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THE SCRANTON TIUHUNJU-WEDNESDAY MOKNlfltt, DECEMBER L'G, 1S'J4.
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No Oriental opiam-scentcd linen
frayed, fretted and worthless, but all
returned fit for wear, Ironed with care,
and all of it there.
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A GREAT SALE
BABY CARRIAGE ROBES,
Ruga and Sweepers for the Holiday
trade. "Gold Medal" Sweepers In
twelve fancy woods for Cbristniaa Glf ti
127 WYOMING AVENUE.
Pay your poor taxeB and ave costs.
The pole of seats for "In the Tender
loin" will open at the box office ot the
Frothlngham this morning.
The Sunday Bchool Christmas exercises
of the Zlon Lutheran church, Mifllln ave
nue, will be held this evening.
Nine prisoners were arrested for drunk
enness on C'hrlstmus eve. The number
compares favorably with previous years.
John Hopkins, of Linden street, who
was arreseted on Monday night for wife
beating, was sent to the county Jail yes
terday for thirty days' meditation.
Jospeh Oliver, who Is a candidate for
common council from the Fifteenth
ward, desires to explain, that he hus not
combined with any candidate for any
The Lackawanna Trust and Safe "De
posit company has distributed among lis
fatrons a handsome souvenir in the
form of a morocco-bound vest pocket
memorandum book and canledar.
Dennis Jones, a well known colored resi
dent of- the city, who spends a consider
able portion of his time in the county
Jail, was yesterday sentenced to thirty
days' vacation at that Institution.
The funeral of Mertle Mofflt, the 4-year-old
daughter of William and Annie Aiof
Jlf, of 1423 Nay Aug avenue, will take
place from the residence tomorrow at 2 p.
m. Interment at Washburn Street ceme
tery. Julia Morresty, of the West Side, cele
brated Christmas day by cruelly beating
her husband. Julia will not have an op
portunity of repeating the performance
for thirty days, as she will spend that
time In the county jail.
At the lecture room of the Penn Ave
nue Baptist church tomorrow nlglit the
Hunday school members will hold their
Christmas exercises when the usual gifts
will be presented. A splendid programme
has been arranged.
.' Six tramps who slept at the police sta
tion last night were duscussing their
Christmas day experiences and were
unanimous In voting Scranlon one of the
most hospitable places on their Journey,
1'Iach one had partaken of an excellent
Pabst't Milwaukee Beer, cool and spark
ling, at Lohman's, Spruce street.
SUNDAY SCHOOL EXERCISES.
Attracted a I.orgo Number of Pcrsun.ito
the Win Park Church.
Over 2,000 persons assembled In the
auditorium and Sunday school room
of the Elm Park church Inst evening
to take part In the Xmas exercises.
A delightful programme was per
formed, the superintendent, Professor
Wood, presiding. Miss Gertrude French
played several selections on the harp
and was highly applauded. Miss Sweet
zer, of Biston, an accomplished elo
cutionist, recited "Angels and Shop
herds" in a manner which elicited
rounds of applause. Mr. Wooler, of the
Church quurtette, sang various selec
tions In Ills admirable style, and the
two little daughters of Tallle Morgan
showed remarkable musical skill In the
duets, which formed un unique feature
In the proceedings, Harold and Hay
burn Watres gave several splendid se
lections on the autoharps, and recita
tion were delivered by Miss Elolse
I'helps, Miss Helen Morgan and others.
In the eyes of the Juvenile element,
which comprised a considerable por
tion of the audience, the most Import
ant feature of the evening was the dis
tribution of 1,000- pounds of candy , by
Dr. W.' II. Pearce. Each person re
ceived a half pound packet, no discrim
ination being made between the young
and old present.
Theory Is good, but It takes soap to
ash. W have It. The Lackuwanna.
MR. ISRAEL'S TIMELY SERMON
Delivered at St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Yesterday .Morning-lit. Hcv. Bishop
' O'llara Sung Pontifical High Mass
at Cutlicdral Other Churches,
Services appropriate to the day were
held In many of the city churches yes
terday to commemorate the birth of
the Saviour of mankind.
Special musical programmes wore
rendered and the Interiors of the
churches were tastefully adorned in
honor of the event. Large congrega
tions attended at all of the services.
REV. MR. ISRAEL'S SERMON.
Delivered at Morning Scrvico in St.
Luke's Kplscopal Church.
St. Luke's church on Wyoming ave
nue was most artistically and appro
priately dressed for yesterday's ser
vices; the -altar decorations were re
splendent with numerous electric Ha'hts
subdued with frosted glass. The pil
lars In the nave of the church were cov
ered with Ualefully nrrungwl wrt.iths
and every portion of thi church wxs
clothed tn green.
H'dy communion was celebrated at b
a. m. and at 8 a. m. and morning prayer
and holy communion a t 10.30 a. m. The
offertories at all 'the services were de
Voted to the fund for the aged and in
firm clergy, and widows und orphans of
The service, which was fully choral,
was brilliantly rendered, the holy com
munion service especially being u selec
tion of most appropriate and masterly
music. The offertory anthem was
"There Were Shepherds," by Foster.
Mrs. (ieorge I)u Bols Dlmmick sang the
reclt and John Jones and Thomas Au
brey the solos. The "Sursam Corda,"
"Sanctus," "Agnus Del" and "Gloria In
Excelsls" were from Garrett's composi
tion, und were rendered with much
dignity. J. Willis Conant, the efllclent
orga-mint, has labored energetically to
present a first class musical service
and was complimented after the ser
vice upon his success.
At morning prayorltev.Kogers Israel,
reotor, delivered a powerful sermon
from Luke, Il 11, "For uitto you Is born
this day In the city of David, u Savior,
which Is Chrlat the Lord." In the course
of hU sermon line reverend gentleman
Advent of the First Born.
With what Joy Is the coming unto the
family of the Unit babe looked forward to.
Skilful fingers weave and knit and sew,
while u great heavenly love guides the
needle and lay straight every stitch.
Silk and wool and linen are not thought
too line, while a bed of down perfumed
with the sweetest extracts of nature's
loveliest flowers awult the little strang
er's needs. All that love or thought or
means can secure is provided while u still
more precious reception' Is prepared In
the hearts of friends and parents. Were
this care but always expended In rea
sonable and wise provisions, a child's fu
ture might almost be foretold, at least,
to lis physical development by the prep
arations. The discoveries and Inventions
of science and the gradual elevation cf
woman through the refining Influences of
Christianity has brought about a wonder
ful change In the preparations for the re
ception of the Infant.
The rule of the babe, begun over eigh
teen centuries ago In the homage of shep
herd and sage, has continued to grow
stronger and stronger until the present
absolute authority of children is acknowl
edged. Today, bowing our heads to the
power and scepter of Infancy, we gather
to do a tardy homage In the celebration
of the birthday of one who has Indeed
brought nil men under Ills rule.
The reverend gentlemen then spoke
of the difference In the arrangemnts
for the coming of the Infant of today
to the advent of our Kcdeemer and the
piophesles of His coming, and com
pared In an Interesting manner the tes
timony nt the time of our Saviour's
birth and the testimony of today in
corroborating the story of the birth
Render to Mm His Due.
Pender unto Him today His due In the
gift of yourselves, your souls and bodies
to be a reasonable, holy and living sac
ritlce and confirm and perfect this gift
at Ills holy table.
It easts no shadow unpon this Joyous
day to remember the words, "Do this in
remembrance of me," for we behold not
the thorns, the cross, the tomb, but the
star, the manger and the Babe. God de
scended to dwell with man and we realize
that the Advent receives its highest ful
fillment the ascension to the glory of
the right hand of the Father.
AT ST. JETER'S CATHEDRAL.
Pontifical High Mass Sung by Kt. Hcv.
The services at St. Peter's cathedral
yesterday were of a very impressive
character, ns befitted the observance of
one of the great feasts on the calendar
of the Catholic church.
At S a, m. high mass was read by
Rev. J. A. O'RIolly, rector of the cathe
dral, the full choir assisting. The
church was crowded. Low masses were
read at 7, 8 and 9 o'clock, and nt 10.30
pontifical high mass was sung by Rt.
Rev. Bishop O'Hara, who appeared
quite robust for one who has been so
seriously 111 during the year. The ser
mon was delivered by Rev, James
Dolan, of St. I'.onnventure's college,
Allegheny, N. Y., who delivered a schol
arly and eloquent discourse on the les
son the day brings home to every Chris
tian. He painted a beautiful word pic
ture of the sacredness that surrounds
Christmas and the tender memories
that are Inseparably connected with It
In every household. It is not only a
day that brings forcibly home to the
Chrlstlun the wonderful goodness of
Almighty God In sending His only be
gotten Son to bring hope and comfort
to the sinner, but It has become a day
when family ties are more closely
drawn together. A day when the wan
derer returns and fills the vacnnt place
at the board. He urged his hearers to
imitate the life that Christ led while on
The music was under tho direction of
Professor W. P. Schilling and was very
fine. Gllsinn's grand Italian mass was
sung by the choir to the accompani
ment of Bauer's orchestra. Mrs. Flor
ence M. Schilling sang the soprano
Bolos of the mass. At Its conclusion
Bishop O'Hara Imparted the papal
The Interior of the cathedral, es
pecially about the sanctuary, was elab
orately decorated with evergreens. The
high altar had also received much
ornamentation. In front of the altar
of the Blessed Virgin was a representa
tion of tho crib In the stable at Beth
lehem where the Saviour was born. In
the crib lay the newly born Christ with
the wise men of the east and Shep
herds bovflng down In homage before
him. Visits,- were paid to the crib by
hundreds during the dny.
OTHER SERVICES OF THE DAY.
At tho 10.30 mnss nt St. Patrick's Cath
olic church on the West Side yesterday
Special Services in Many of
Churches of the City.
morning an unusually fine programme of
music was rendered. A large Christmas
offering was mada to the ener.xetlo am!
worthy pastor. Rev. J. B. Whenlan.
At St. Paul's Catholic church, Green
Ridge, several masses were read (luring
the morning. The last was a high mass
at which the- choir assisted In a most ac
The sunrise prayer meeting held at the
Penn Avenue Baptist church under tho
auspices of the City union of the Chris
tian Endeavor society was well attended.
E. 8. Williams, president of tho union,
conducted the meeting, which lasted from
7 a. in. to 8 a. m.
An early celebration of holy communion
at tho Trinity Lutheran church was at
tended by a large number of members of
th echurch. Rev. E. L. Miller adminis
tered the elements. Tho school exercises
were held In the evening when a splendid
programme of sacred music was rendered.
The Christian Endeavor societies and
Epworth leagues of the West Side held a
meeting" In the Scranton Street Baptist
church yesterduy morning at 7 o'clock.
There was singing by tho assemblage
and Rev. T. J. Collins delivered a short
sermon. Addresses were mado by many
prominent church workers. The meeting
was a most earnest one.
At 7 o'clock yesterday morning a sun
rise prayer meeting was held in the Pro
vidence Presbyterian church by the North
End Christian Endeavor union. It was
led by Giles Clark, who took for hlH sub
ject "God's Gifts to the World," using for
Ids reference the third chapter of the Gos
pel of St. John. The meet tug opened
with a fifteen-minute praise service.
At tin- Church of the Good Shepherd,
Green K!d;re, Christmas day was ushered
In by u midnight celebration of the holy
' communion in which several members of
! the church participated. Rev. V. S. Hul-
lentine preached a very suitable sermon
at morning service upon the history and
meaning of the anniversary. Excellent
music was prlvlded by the surpliced choir
j and the services throughout were well ut-
tended und highly appreciated.
Early communion was celebrated nt St.
David's Episcopal church on the West
Side, when a large number of communi
cants Joined In the Impressive communion
service. At 10.3U o'clock communion wan
again celebrated with a full choral ser
vice. The splendid music was excellently
rendered by the surpliced choir. The
chancel was very prettily decorated with
appropriate flowers and Christmas decor
ations emblematic of the day. Rev. H.
M. Mill preached a powerful sermon from
! St. Luke, II. 10.
1 Zlon Lutheran church, on Mifflin nvi
i nue, wus well filled yesterday morning,
j when Rev. Frederick Zhilemann, pastor,
objects of the anniversary und discoursed
upon the following point: He who cannot
be held by the whole world, Ho who lay
In the manger wrapped In swaddling
clothes, Ho whose birth was announced
by the ungels to the shepherd, Ho who
holds the whole universe In His hunds.
Special music was contributed by a wall
trained choir under the direction of City
Controller Wldmuyer. A. A. Korn pluyed
Holy communion was administered ut
the Grace Reformer church, Wyoming
avenue, ut the morning service, when
Rev. G. L. Aldrlch delivered a scholarly
cermon from Isaiah, 111, ID: "The Lord
hath laid bare His holy arm In the eyes
of all the nations." After defining the
meaning of the "holy arm" by showing it
to be the power of God, he demonstrated
how it was manifested in tho creation, in
the redemption of sinners, and how that
power will be displayed In the second
coming of Christ when all the nations
will be gathered together. The special
music provided by the choir wus highly
appreciated by the large congregation.
The Christmas day services In the Holy
Rosary church were well attended. ' High
mass was read at 5 o'clock by Rev. N. J.
McManus. Low niassess were read at 7.iW,
9 and iii.30, the latter being a high mass
and was celebrated by Rev. J. O'Toolc,
Rev. W. P. O'Donnell acting as deacon
and Rev. N'. J. McManus as sub-deacon.
Father O'Donnell preaching the sermon.
During this mass the choir renderod De
Monti's favorite muss In B flat under the
direction of Miss Llbbie Neary, who also
presided at the organ. Solos were ren
dered bv Misses Gertrude McEachen,
Mary (V Boyle, Annie Bell, Cecilia Walsh.
Mrs. George H. O'Donnell, Mrs. James
Flynn, Mrs. Charles Connelly und Dr.
M. H. Murphy. The church was hand
somely decorated for the occasion.
NOTICE TO INSURERS.
Regarding Collection of Premiums.
The undersigned lire insurance agents
hereby give notice that on and after the
first day of January, 1895, the following
notice will appear on all policies and re
"Particular attention is called to the fol
lowing notice and condition of this con
tract: "This policy or renewal thereof shall
become void on the 20th day of next
month following date of Its Issue, unless
the premium or consideration named
therein shall have been actually paid at or
before 12 o'clock noon, of said 20th day,
and this notice is accepted as sufficient to
comply with cancellation notice required
by lines Nos. &1 to 65 (Inclusive) of the
printed conditions of this policy, reading:
"This policy shull be cancelled at any
time by tho company by giving live days
notice of such cancellation, etc., etc."
The privilege of credit for premiums due
having been abused, It has been neces
sary to adopt the above rule governing
the payment of premium, which will be
strictly adhered to, on and after snld date,
ROBERTSON & HITCHCOCK,
'NORM ANN & MOORE,
D. J. EVANS,
CHARLES FI LLER & CO.,
E. M. HATHAWAY,
HENRY BE LIN, JR.,
A. CONRAD & BON,
H. W. LI CE & SON,
C. H. SCHADT & BROS.,
SCHLAGER & CO.,
W. J. BURKK. .,
C. G. BOI.AND.
KELLER A LOOMIS,
Q. H. BIRDSALL,
H. E. PAINE & SON,
JACOB F. MILLER,
WALTER B. CHRISTMAS,
A. B. STARK,
MONIES & JACKSON.
PHILLIPS A HOLMES,
JAMES D. EVANS,
W. J. LEWIS A: CO.,
WM. F. KIESEL.
Excelsior Diaries for 1S9G.
Magnesia and Mngnabcstos Sectional
Orders for breakers, houses and steam
plants generally, solicited.
O. F. REYNOLDS,
Successor to Macan & Co.
J. S. REYNOLDS, Manager,
321 Center street.
Beautiful Water Colors, Fac-slmlles,
Photogravures and Etchings, Framed and
FRATT'S BOOK STORE.
For Capes and Cloaks.
Our assortment for Christmas Week Is
Fur Capes, J7.00 to J"0.00.
Jackets, $.1.00 to $30.00.
Also lorge assortment of Fur Scarfs and
Q. W. OWENS, Cloaks and Furs,'
DOS Spruce St., Court Houso Square
Leather Traveling Cases, Collar and
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
for the i
All parts on salenow at The
Tribune business office.". '
Interesting Musical Event Held at
. That l'lace Yesterday.
WINNERS 01 VARIOUS PRIZES
Taylor Choir Won tho Chief One of $100
For the Best Rendition of the Gloria.
S. XV. Griffith's Impromptu
Speech Won Prize.
Christmas Day was most appropri
ately celebrated yesterday at Taylor.
An eisteddfod was held In Weber's rink
and tho event was a marked success to
the originators. In the morning ses
sion the crowd was very small, but
apprecilatlve throughout. W. D. Evans,
f Plains, was adjudicator for (the
music, and Rev. H. H. Harris, of Tay
lor, acted as adjudicator on recitations.
Roth performed 'their duties to the en
tire satisfaction of everybody. Dis
trict Attorney-elect John R. Jones was
chairman, and in opening ithe session
addressed the audience.
H. T. Jones, of PIttston, who was ex
pected to be conductor, failed to put In
an appearance, and V. (!. Howells, of
Taylor, aoted la his stead. Henry Bon
int. of Taylor, sung a Wcli'h tenor solo,
"Povvy Sydd Eifilan Papy NVwydd." In
iv.'iponse to an encore Mr. Bonna recited
an original Wehih poem.
The first competition of the day
was a solo, "I Am a Pilgrim," for chil
dren under twelve years of age. Those
who competed were Willie Morgan,
Miss Lenoiu Hovvells. Evan Howells,
Hludwln Grilllths and Miss Maggie
Pickerel. Tho prizes were awarded to
Willie Morgan, Evan Howells and Mag
gie PlckiM-cl, tihere being three.
Prize Wus Divided.
In -t)he content on an alto solo there
were fourcompi'tltors. Miss Sarah Sam
uels, of Taylor, and Mrs. Gwllym Will
lam of, Olyplrant, were successful, the
prize being divided butween both. The
next compcltitlcm was the most Import
unit of this sespflon, hut only one party,
Che Foresters, of Taylor, entered for the
prize of The adjudicator compli
mented tho patity on the good qualities
of their voices and mild with little prac
tice itihey -could compote with the best
panties In the valley.
Following came the competition for
the one giving tihe most number of
words In a lftter. About six computed.
J-ames E. Walking was the successful
competitor. This closed the morning
The aOUrnoon sesnlon was much bet
ter attended than the morning. Hon.
J. A. Scranton, who had been an
nounced as c'hiLlrman for this session,
failed to appear. S. T. Evans, of Scran
ton, was conductor.
In the F.vcning. '
In Che evening session the crowd was
very large, the rink being crowded to
its full capacity. Hon. II. M. Edwards,
of Scranton, was conductor, und opened
Che session with an eloquent address.
Mrs. Robeut Llewellyn, of Taylor, sang
a solo In a pleasing soprano voice. The
chairman, Hon. R. W. Archbald, of
Scranton, made u few humorous re
marks. The first competition was a
tenor solo, 'Like As a Father." Henry
Bonna, Edwin Howen, William Jones
and Jiifon Jenkins were'.the competitors.
Mr. Bowcn was given the prize of $3.
Jimn E. Evans and S. C. Slnfferd re
cited "Cardinal Woolsey's" in competi
tion, Mr.' Evans winning the prize.
Tho Other Competitions.
In the duet competition, "Flow, Gen
tle Deva," the following entered: David
Rlahards and David Davies, of Scran
ton; Henry Bonna and Moses Thomas,
Edwin Bowen and John Jones, of Belle
vue; itihe last couple being declared the
winners. S. W. O-riflUhs,' of Bellevue,
ca ruled off the prize for the best Im
The chief choral competition attract
ed two choirs, the Taylor Choral union
and 'tihe South Side Choral umlon. The
subjeot being the "Gloria." The prize
of $100 was u.varded ito the flrnt 'men
tioned choir. Rounds of applause
greeted the decision. '
TURNED PEOPLE AWAY.
Big Business Bono at Davis' Thcaicrat
Yesterday was tihe moat notable day
In the history of Davis' theater in point
Hundreds of persons were turned
away from the house at each perform
ance because it vvaa Impossible to find
even standing room for them.
The New Webster Dictionary, bound in
Leather, for DO cents, at
Antl-Swenr Button Holes In your Col
lars when Laundrled at the Lackawanna.
Finest line of Davis' Automatic Ink
stands at REYNOLDS BROS.
Buy the Weber
and get the best. At Guernsey Bros
Finest line of Calendars ever shown in
the city at REYNOLDS BROS.
Lackawanna Laundry, Clean Linen, 308
Penn ave. A. B. WARMAN.
Fancy Wasto Paper Baskets.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Oxford Bibles and Family Bibles at
Plllsbury's Flour Mills have capacity
of 17.&00 barrels a day.
Engraved cards at REYNOLDS BROS.
Episcopal Prayer Books and Hymnals.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Catholic Prayer Books, largest line in
the city at R1SYNOLDS BROS.
BUY IT NOW
Buys fine mixed in
J h 0 handsome boxes. 5 lbs.
QC Buys the finest candy
UUUi made. Fruits 25cto 35c
E. Q. Coursen
'429 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
JANSEN AT FROTHINGIIAM.
She Entertained Two Audiences In Del
monlco's at 0.
Marie Jansjn and company presented
"Demonlco's at 6" yesterday afternoon
and evening at the Frothingham. The
audience In the afternoon was not very
large, but ut night the house was
Mlss Jansen as Trfxlo Hazelmere,
queen of the vaudevilles, was chic,
dashing and clever, and Bhe received
splendid support from Frederick Bond,
William Norrls, Charles Mason, Grace
Huntington and Hope Ross.
"Delmonlco's at 6" Is a farce written
for Miss Jansen by Glen McDonough
and has to do with the complications
that arise from a dinner party at Del
monlco's, In which Trlxle Hazelmere,
u vaudeville ' star, two admirers, a
s.'rong man and a bogus French Noble
man, a married man and a young olll
cer, who has plighted his troth, are
Inextricably mixed up.
NOTED ABOUT TOWN.
Postmaster Vandling has over 100
letters which are held for "better direc
tion." The missives are In Juvenile
handwritings and addressed to "Santa
Claus," some having having the locali
ty "North Pole" added for the mail
man's assistance. Mr. Vandllng also
received some personal communi
cations respectfully asking him to be
cureful to tell Mr. Santa Claus of the
condition of the "writers and the exact
situation of their residence.
Parents Interested In gymnastics
should pay n visit to Professor Weston
at the Young Men's Christian associa
tion, where he has a very clever "exer
ciser" which can be fixed upon an ordin
ary nail In any part. of the house. The
exerciser Is made of gum cable and tlx;
Professor remarks that it Is Just th.;
thing for children's morning exercise,
and suited for those who have made
Inquiries with him.
To the attacks made by tho Carbon
dale Anthracite charging him with
dereliction ot duty in not conducting
an Inquest upon the death of the two
miners killed by a fall of rock and coal
recently In the Northwest colliery of
Simpson & Watklns, near Caxbondale,
Coroner Kelley yesterday said to a
Tribune reporter: "The act of 1891
specifically provides that the mine In
spector shall notify the coroner when
a fatal mine accident suggests the ex
pediency of an Inquest. I received no
cillletal notice from any person of the
Northwest fatality until the men who
were killed had been burled. Mine In
spector Roderick was my informant.
We met casually on the street and af
ter telling me of the accident he said no
liiquvst was necessary. Possibly the
Anthracite expects me to go Junkettlng
about ithe county looking for dead
bodies to sit upon, but 1 am of the
opinion that I can properly fulfill the
duties of my oflice by conducting In
quests when I am notified of suspicious
deuiths und where I have the authority.
In 'this case I had no reason for believ
ing an Inquest neeespary and had not
the power to conduct an Inquest with
out the request of the mine Inspector."
Charles X. Crittenden, founder of tho
many Florence Rescue missions spread
over the States, has many admirers In
Scranton. It Is Interesting to note that
Mr. Crittenden, who is one of the mer
chant princes of New York, devoted
himself to the work of rescuing fallen
women and founded the Hoivnce
homes as a memorial to his little daugh
ter, Florence, who died at the age of 4
years. The success of the work was
demonstrated In a remarkable manner
at a meetng recently held at New York.
In that city 12,000 fallen girls have been
received, and a large portion of whom
have appreciated the work of the phil
anthropists by leading better and re
formed Ives. In Scranton the work,
although In operation but one year, has
been highly successful and Mr. Critten
den has promised to pay visits to the
city to encourage the ladies in their
mission. In case he delivers an ad
dress In Scranton, he will probably ex
press views which may provoke some
"Why do not the Welsh churches cele
brated the old 'Plyglan' service on
Chrlstmns day?" was the question
asked by a well known AVelshman yes
terday. "Many of the old folk recall
with enthusiasm the early service on
Christmas morn," he continued, "when,
In spite of frost, hail, snow, wind, ruin
or other element, they trooped to the
church about 5.30 a. m., and although
the edifice would be crowded beyond Its
cnpaclty, they would always remark,
'the more the merrier,' and move
around to find seats for the ladies. The
old tune, 'Helmsley,' would always be
sung by the congregation, but, alus,
although It Is one of the finest composi
tions In 8.7-S.4 metre It Is almost forgot
ten. The village artists, who had
usuully been preparing their carols for
two months previously, would approach
with evident signs of nervousness, to
render what would now be regarded as
old chesnuts, but in those days were
great feats of difficult music. In many
places the organ was unknown and the
wheezy orchestra, which had been re
hearsing almost since the previous
Christmas, would grind out a Christ
mas voluntary. Why they are not con
tinued Is difficult to explain. The Welsh
are celebrated all the world over for
clinging to their old Institutions, their
THE LATEST FAD.
Now Is the Time to Look for Yonr
W. W. Berry
Has a larger stock of Novelties
than ever before. RIGHT IP
TO DATE,'with everything new
Including the painless extraotlnt of
tth by an entirely new process.
8. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.,
135 WYOMING AVE.
eisteddfods, their gorsedds, their
prayer meetings full of hwyl, their
great love for music, but, alas, the
Plygaln,' the greatest of all the Christ
mas services, is fast becoming a relic
of the past and in all probability will
soon be In the realms of the forgotten."
Wood and Brass Easels.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Fountain Pens, Gold Pens and Pencils
at REYNOLDS BROS.
Catholic Prayer Books.
PRATT'S HOOK STORE.
We had thought that
with a store four times
the size of our old one that
we could accommodate ev
eryone, but we find that
even now we are crowded
afternoons and evenings.
We would ask as many
as can to
C01E II THE 1911
319 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
Green and Gold Store Front
215 LACKAWANNA AVENUE,
Is receiving daily all the lat
est novelties in
JEWELRY AND SILVER LINE
When in need of something
late in the Jewelry line call
and see Rogers' stock before
making yonr final selection,
as he can show you the latest
and a large assortment to se
lt tt rrcitnt (ho Moot Popnlar tr.4 l'nferrtd by
Warerooms: Oppotite Columbus Itonumant,
ob Washington Av. Scranton. Pa.
Will be open evenings
until S o'clock.
&fs mm at
We can suit you in Shoes and will deal lightly with
Of what to buy as Christmas Presents. Xow let us remind you of a
few things that are very useful and durable, and would be very much
appreciated as a gift at this time of the year. Just think of a man's
Mackintosh at $8.00 or $10.00 as Rood as a $15.00 garment, or an ele
gant Umbrella. We have them mounted with elegant handles, silk
covered, from $1.00 up, and then our Cloak and Fur departments are
full of desirable goods. Do you know that we have more Cloaks and
Capes iu our store than any three stores in the city.
Consequently, ours is the stock to select from and our prices are
right. Almost forgot to mention that we have a splendid line of Neck
wear, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, etc.
1 1 , "
224 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Astrakhan Circular Capes
$!).98, worth $1S 00.
Wool Seal Circular Capes
$18.5)8, worth $30.03.
Electric Seal Circular Capes
$19.00, worth $3o.OO.
Persian Circular Capes
$(S.O(), worth $95.00.
Brown Marten Circutur Capes
$35.00, worth $30.03.
60 dozen Fine Neck Scarfs with Ani
mal's Heads at $1.49, worth $3.00.
50 dozen Bnltlc goal Mull's
$1.49, worth $3.00.
50 dozen Children's Sets at
98c, worth $2.50.
3 dozen pairs Electric i'ea Gloves for
Gentlemen $2.4-tt, worth $3.00.
The balance of our Cloth Coats and
Capes we will oll'or for 50c. on the
Wc will sell for less than 50c. on the
138 Wyoming Ave.
Have your Furs repaired by the only
Practical Furrier in the city.
Floe Tricot Cloth
In Colors Brown, Blue
$4, $5 B $6
BETTER ONES AT
$8, $11 AND $12,
And as High as $20.
ASK TO SEE THEM.
123 WYOMING AVENUE.
GLOVES Reduced pikes
o make room for entirely
new stock of
FALL - AND - WINTER - GOODS
during the mouth of December
Corner of Lackawanna and