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THE SCltAXTOX" TR III UN K WEDNESDAY MOIINLNG-, UECEMUETl 2G, 1894.
122 N. MAIN AVENUE, SCRANTON, PA.
303 MAIN STREET, TAYLOR, PA. '
4 ns. les,
We have a large assortment of Can
dies at prices that will please you.
Passing Events of the Day on the
West Side of the City Noted. '
WORK DONE 3Y YOl'XG THIEVES
Stolu Feed, Hugs from a Number of Hums.
Special Christmus I.xcrclscs Conducted
ut thd Juckson Street lluptlst
Church-Other News of the Duy.
Tor soma time pust young thieves
have been at work on the West Sido
stealing feeU bags und other articled
from different burns. Davles & Duvles,
the butchers, on North Lincoln avenue,
captured two youths a few days ago
while In the act of Bteallug several
bugs, but let them off with a repri
mand. Thomas F. Mullen, of Nortli
Sumner avenue, had eight bags taken.
Some boys entered the burn of 15. J.
Davles on South Main avenue and took
about forty bags, and William Griffiths,
of North Sumner avenue, had thirty
bags and a tie strap stolen. All efforts
to capture the young marauders have
been in vain. The object of the boys
visits was to procure Christmas money
us the uug3 can be sold for the sum of
G cents each to any feed dealer.
Special Christmas exercises were con
ducted last evening at the Jackson
Street ISaptist church by the members
of the Sabbath school. The auditorium
was beautifully trimmed with tree
sprigs and evergreens. William It.
Owen, superintendent of the Sabbath
school, had charge of the entertain
ment. The first number on the pro
gramme was an Invocation by the pas
tor,. Rev. D. C. Hughes. A speech of
welcome by Oliver Price followed. 1-tec-itatlons
were given by Robbie Dawes,
Miss Bessie Boddoe, JIIss Merian Parry,
Miss Edith Lewis, Miss Alice M. Will
iams, Stewart Lewis and Willie Nich
o!ls. Selections were rendered by
classes 1, 2 and 3,. A dialogue by..Blx
young girls was received with applause.
Will Thomas and Miss Nellie Lunce
sang a duet. The infant class sang ad
mirably well. After the entertainment
Christmas gifts were distributed by
SuptV,. enO'ent W. U. Owen to the
great delight of the young people. The
accompanists were Misses Celia Lewis
and Winifred Uarris.
llricf Notes of Interest.
Miss Amy Williams, of North Main
avenue, Is visiting friends ait Frostburg
Mrs. J. M. Williams, of North Main
avenue, is the guest of relatives in New
Thomas G. Thomas, of Lafiln, spent
Christmas with- his family on North
Miss Sarah Post, of Towanda, Is
spending the holidays with friends on
Many West Siders attended the eis
teddfods which were held in Carbondale
and Taylor yesterday.
y. W. Peters, of the Fifth ward,
Fourth district, announces himself as
a candidate for common council.
John Phillips, of Nebraska, a former
resident of this side, is dhe guest of Ills
brother, Reese A. Phillips, of South
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Warner, of Newark,
N. J., are visiting at the home of Mr.
nnd Mrs. John II. Phillips on South
V'nlon services will be conducted in
the Simpson Methodist Episcopal
church every evening of next week bv
Rev. L.C. Floyd. . ..."
The funeral of Alfred, the 10-months-old
child of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Kd
wards, of Evans court, occurred yester
day afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Inter
ment was made In the Washburn Street
cemetery. , , . ...
A very pleasant programme was ren
dered at the Ohristmas exercises which
were held in the, Simpson Methodist
Episcopal church last evening. The af
jfalr was given by the mdmbers of the
Sunday school and was a decided suc
cess. John Cavanaugh, Edward Kenny,
John Crowley and. Michael S. Lavelle,
members of the Hyde Park Father
JIathew society, have been appointed
ns delegates to the quarterry conven
tion of the society to be held on the
South Side in January.
Mrs. Ann Prltchard, a former resident
of this side, died at her 'home near Kd
wardsdale on Monday. The deceased
was well known here. The remains will
b brought to this city (tomorrow after
noon at 1 o'clock- via the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railroad. In
terment will be made in the Washburn
Christmas exercises were conducted
last tvenlng In the Welsh CalvlnlHtlc
Methodist church by the young people.
A ChrlKtmas tree laden with presents
was on the platform, and at the close
of the ei.tertalnment the gifts were
distributed among the young' people.
The Sunday school and Hand of Hope
furnished selections under the direction
of Miss Lizzie Parry.
The young people of the First Welsh
Baptist church rendered the cantata,
"Christmas Giftu," in the church last
' All parts on sale now at TliE
Tribune business office.
evening. Benjamin Hughes, superin
tendent of the t'abbath school, had
charge of the meeting. The young
members, rendered a . delightful pro
gramme to the satisfaction of the large
number who attended. The singing
was in charge of Thomas M. Watklns.
Miss Emllle Evans, of North Hyde
Park avenue, had charge of the recita
tions and dialogues.
West Side Husincss Directory.
PHOTOG RAPHER Cabinet Photos, SUO
per doien. They are Just lovely. Con
vince yourself by calling at Btarner'H
Photo Parlors, 1U1 and 103 South Main
HORSESHOEINO-N. Bush, practical
horsenhoer. Work done only In a flrst
cluss manner and guaranteed satisfac
tory. Shop, Price street, close to North
GROCERIES Revere Standard Java
Coffee Is unexcelled. The loading coffae
ot the day. For sale only at K. W. Mn
aon & Co. Fine Groceries, 116 South
SECOND HAND FURNITURE - Cash
for anything you have to soil. Furni
ture, Stoves, Tools, etc. Call and see
the stock of J. C. King, 1024 und llU)
WALL PAPER-Go to Fred Reynolds.
200 North Main avenue, and see his
complete line of Wall Paper, Paints
and Window Shades. Just opuned with
new stock. :
PLUMBING-Vllll'am D. Griffiths, IIS
North Main avenue, does first-class
Plumblnif, Steam Heat and Gas Kitting.
Satisfaction is strictly guaranteed. ,
OYSTEH3-R. E. Davis' market house.
Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fruits.
Oysters served In every style. 310 North
Main avenue, next to Clarke's.
BYGONE METHODIST DAYS.
Reminiscences of When Three Sects Wor.
shipped in One Church.
The recent celebration by the Elm
Park congregation of the llrst anni
versary of the dedication of its present
magnificent 'edifice, suggests some In
teresting reminiscences of the early lo
cal and ordained preachers of the first
Methodist society in Scranton.
Few men are better qualified to speak
of bygone Methodism than Joseph S.
Mann, un old resident of Scranton and
an engineer In the Lackawanna car
riage works. His recollections are
strengthened by the fact that his father
also was an old resident of the city and
a pioneer Methodist whose fund of
prior Information makes ' the later
knowledge of the son all the more
pertinent. To a Tribune reporter Mr.
"It Is generally understood that Rev.
A. H. Schoonmaker was the llrst Meth
odist preacher In Scranton; this Is cor
rect only In the sense that he was the
first ordained, preacher who olllclated
in the church built In 1S35 oh Adams
"A Rev. Reddington was the pioneer
Methodist preacher who was "on the
circuit" and visited Scranton every
three or four weeks. During the Inter
vals Elder Mott, a Baptist, and Rev. Dr.
N. (3. Parke, now of Pittston, a Presby
terian, occupied the pulpit. John
Mulkey then preached for awhile and
after he left the city, then "Slocum
Hollow," Adam L. Horn and Noah
Davis, ordained local preachers, were
wont to show the small congregation
the ways of rectitude and wisdom. The
now Bible agent, Rev. Mr. Kennedy,
of Waverly, preached for a .time, but
became allllcted with throat trouble
and was sent an assistant by the name
of Cargell. Then came a Mr. Browns
comb, and after him Charles Perkins.
"Now, Rev. O. 11. Schoonmaker,
whom I mentioned before, hnd been liv
ing In Providence, but, ufter Mr. Per
kins left, removed to the flats, where
he occupied the house of David Major.
During his term the first parsonage
"My father, mother, grandmother
and an aunt, who Is now living with
me, came to Scranton, Oct. 3, 1S47. and
on the second Sunday after their ar
rival, Oct. 14, were received into the
church 'by Mr. Mulkey. Each was pos
sessed of a transfer letter from the
church in their former home, Oxford
Furnace, N. J. I recollect many of the
faces seen In church those days; some
of the names I will never forget, while
others I remember only in fancy.
"We held Sunday school in the old
Odd Fellows' hall, which then stood on
a knoll where the modern store of the
Lackawanna Iron nnd Steel company
is now located. Methodist, Baptist and
Presbyterian mingled in those good old
church days and worshipped together
In a little wooden structure at the
corner of Lackawanna and Adams ave
nues. The building was high above
the roadway and was approached
by two stairways of fourteen or
fifteen steps each. A hallway ex
tended completely across the front of
the building with a small door at either
end of the hall leading Into the body of
the church. It was then the custom
for the women to enter the eastern door
and the men the western door.
"Without Intending to criticise the
church customs of the present day, I
must say I like better the simple fervor
and honest worship of bygone Method
Ism, when men and women put aside all
pomp and vanity for devout praise and
Beautiful Juvenile Books.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
: PERCY AM) HAROLD.
They Furnished Interesting Entertain
ments at the Academy of Music.
"A Run on the Bank,'.' a musical
farce, was given at the Academy of
Music, yesterday, afternoon and even
ing. The house was crowded at each
Ward and Vokes as Lords Percy and
Harold, respectively, showed very
cleverly what gentlemen of unlimited
nerve and experience could do In the
way of running an American bank. In
cidentally all of the latest songs, paro
dies, dances and funny sayings are
introduced In an artistic manner by the
comedians and a varied cast of charac
ters equully Btrong.
Harry Clay Barney's acrobatic dance
and all around good work was a feature
of the show. As a Christmas attrac
tion Ward and Vokes were strong and
gave general satisfaction.
IF YOU NEED a good medicine to
purify your blood, give nerve strength
nnd build up your entire system, take
Hood's Sarsnpurllla. It ptevents Blck
ness by making pure blood.
HOOD'S PILLS cure nausea, sick head
ache, indigestion and biliousness. 25c.
Picture Framing at Griffin's new studio,
209 Wyoming avenue.
Fino assortment of calendars, 1895.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Music Itoxcs Inclusively.
Best made. Play any desired number ot
tunes. Gautschl & Sons, manufacturers,
1030 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Won
derful orchestral organs, only $5 and. flu,
8poclalty: Old muslo boxes carefully re
paired und improved with new tunes.
Rare Collection ot Books In Holiday
, PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
I am prepared to receive a limited num
ber of piano pupils. For terms, etc., nd
drosi Richard F. Lindsay,
822 Mulberry street.
Or at Powell's Muslo Stor. .
Hocking Horses and' Shoofllei of oil
Sizes and Styles.
PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
Five Hundred of Them Gathered There
to Witness a Cockintj-Muin.
LONG GKEEX CHANGED HAXDS
Over $1,100 Posted as Stakes on the Re
sult of tho Different Battlcs-I'ricc
burg Birds Wcro Winners in Sev
eral of the Principal Events.
Christmas Day was ushered in at
Prlceburg by a big cocktng-main at
Twiss' Grove House, which drew about
500 lovers of that peculiar sport to
gether. Sums aggregating $1,100, de
posited as stakes, changed hands, and
equally as much money, if not more,
was won on side wagers on the result
of the different battles.
Tho main took place In the hall at
tached to the Grove House, and was a
very orderly affair as such events go,
but few passages of arms occurring
between the admirers of the different
birds. Scranton, Prlceburg, Mill Creek,
Hazletou and one or two other places
had birds in the pit, but those from
Prlceburg proved to be thoroughbreds
and carried oft the principal events.
From $2,r to $.-o was placed on each
bird that entered the pit, and the bat
tles lasted for five hours ull told. -
One of the chief events was won by
a Hazleton man's bird, which was
killed in a contest that afterward took
place. He went home yesterday minus
his pet brass back, but $100 richer.
In several of the contests men who
had staked large sums on their favorite,
birds declined to allow them to be with
drawn when they had lost all pluck,
and allowed the fights to go on to a
Scranton sportscen won two prizes of
$35 each, besides a number of bets. In
the resorts frequented by the sporting
fraternity much money was displayed
last night by. men who said they won
It at the main. One Scrantonlan. lost
what he described as a "dandy bird,"
in addition to $120 in cash. He was
laying plans for another main, at which
he holies to secure his revenge.
AX ODD PLIGHT Sl'BELY.
Otis Reynolds Said to lie Insane but Ills
Nephew Could rind No Place to Have
Otis Reynolds, of Dalton.was brought
to this city yesterday afternoon by his
nuphew, Oscar Reynolds, who alleges
that Otis is insane. As a proof of this he
declares that his uncle Cht'lstmas eve
threatened to kill his (Oscar's) molhei
with a desperate looking knife he was
As soon as Otis stepped on the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western sta
tion platform he began to turn cart
wheels. After tiring of that pastime ho
went to the Carpenter house to get ma
terial for other cart wheels and his
nephew, Oscar, went in search of a wur
rar.t to have Uncle Otis arrested on a
charge of threatening to kill.
The warrant was procured and nt S
o'clock last evening young Reynolds
ruNhed into police 'headquarters and
asked for an olflcer to arrest his uncle.
Captain Edwards, who was on duty, re
fused to have anything to do with the
insane man or as:iign anyone to urrest
Said He Was Dangerous
"But he is' dangerous and we are
afr.xld of him. I only want him locked
up until tomorrow, when steps will be
taken to ,hav him sent to Danville,"
"We ihave no right to Vecelve that
man," replied Captain Edwards, "nnd
you did wrong to bring 'him here. We
have more than we oan do to attend to
the Vloious and insane of this city with
out extending our Jurisdiction to Dal
ton. It's an old trick for people to
bring insane people here and then
leave them on our 'hands for a week."
That was a knockout blow for Reyn
olds and he wanted to know if he could
take his uncle to 'the county Jail for the
"Well, I guess not' answered tho
captain. "You don't suppose they ur?
taking insane men up there."
There was nothing for Reynolds to do
but to tuke his uncle home again and
run the risk of some one bolnff injured,
and with a rueful countenance he left
police headquarters to accept the only
alternative left him.
Thought Ho Would Be Killed.
Oscar Reynolds was strlckerf wlfh In
sanity about five years ago, it is al
leged, in consequence of trouble with
hlH wife, who deserted hlm. He was
confined in Danville asylum for a time,
but recovered and was released. ,
About a week ago, his nephew says,
ha began to show signs of returning in
sanity and Christmas eve became very
violent. He was possessed by the idea
that his relations were trying to murder
lilm. , . .
MARCKELL THE VICTOR.
Ho Defeated Thomas io'dd in tho Quoit
Over 10) sport's- gathered in the rear
of the Palentlmt lmlol nt Tt...i,i,...
' ........ hi. a iuriu'.nt.c
yesterday afternoon to witness the
quoit match between Stephen Marckell,
of Grasny Island, and Thomas Dodd, of
me i-uieiiuiie, ior a purse or 1U0. The
game was called at 1.45 by George Kell,
who acted as referee.
Dodd gave Marckell twenty-one
points out of Hie Blxty-one to start
SUFFERING WOMAN TESTIFIES
Mrs. Henrietta Button, of Janvier, N.
3., writes: "For a long time I suffered
from a disordered stomach. My appe
tite was gone and what little I ate dis
tressed me terribly. My health failed
rapidly. I became very weak and feared
I should never be well. After reading
your "Guide to Health," I was encour
aged to try Munyon's Dyspepsia Cure.
Its action was so prompt that I soon
felt like a new woman, and am now
MUNYON'S STOMACH AND DYS
PEPSIA CURE cures all forms of In
digestion and stomach troubles, such as
constipation, rising of food, distress
after eating, bloating of the stomach,
palpitation of the heart, shortness of
breath, and all affections of the heart
catlsed by indigestion. It soothes, heals
und invigorates stomachs that have
been weakened by over-eating, or where
the lining of the stomach has been im
paired by physio and Injurious medi
cines. Price, 25 cents. .
Munyon's Homeopathic Home Rem
edy 'company, of Philadelphia, put up
specifics for nearly every disease, which
are sold by all druggists, mostly for 25
cents a bottle.
with. The game lasted about two hours
and a half and was awarded to
Marckell. who won by thirty-one points.
John Ley borne acted as stakeholder.
Considerable money changed hands as
the result of the game.
FORGOT WHERE THEY WERE
Olyphant Young Men Start a Fight and
Come to Grief.
About 11.30 o'clock last night a young
man hailing from Olyphant, accompa
nied by a dozen gay young spirits, en
tered the Delaware and Hudson depot
and attempted to take possession of the
whole establishment. The special offi
cer on duty warned the young men to
conduct themselves properly, but was
met by an attempt on the part of the
young citizen from Olyphant to eject
him out of the building.
The ofllcer drew his club and struck
the aggressor, when the gang set upon
him. Police Officers Haag and Thomas
Jones were called for and took the ring
leader into custody. He will be given
a healing this morning.
EXCELSIOR CLUB'S ANNUAL.
It Wns Held Lost Night at iMusic Hall.
Great success attended the eleventh
annual ball of the Kxcelslor Athletic
club, which wns held at the Music
Hall, last evening. The hall was pret
tily decorated with bunting and about
2U0 electrical lights. Over 400 took part
In the grand mnruh which opened the
The members of the committee of ar
rangements wore: Thomas Hughes. H.
Bunting, Thomas Langan, Hugh.Ser
llce, A. Doherty, J. Boland, G. Cobb, M.
O'Brien, P. Clark, I. J. Durkln and
VERY QllET CHRISTMAS.
Buy Was Observed in an Appropriate
iMunncr-Services in the Churches Last
Christmas was observed throughout
the city yesterday in a quiet and or
derly manner. The -services at all of
the churches were well attended and
showed that the people of the city nre
thoroughly imbued with the spirit or
Many Informal social functions in the
way of dinner parties, small receptions,
etc., were held during the day, but
they were, ns a rule, confined to rela
tives. In the afternoon and evening
the theaters drew large crowds.
Christmas trees, carols nnd similar
entertainments were the chief events
of the majority of churches last even
ing. The scholars of the Asbury Meth
odist Episcopal church Sunday Hchool
were entertulned by the church and re
ceived gifts from an enormous Christ
mas tree, which was loaded with beau
tiful presents. Several carols were ren
dered as well as vocal and Instrumental
selections, which were highly appre
ciated by the Juvenile audience.
Entertainments were also held and
Christmas gifts presented at the Provi
dence Christian church, Providence
Methodist Episcopal church, Jackson
Street Baptist church, Elm Park church
and ut various mission rooms In con
nection with the city churches.
Superintendent Sanborn, with an ef
ficient hand of assistants, had com
pletely transformed the appearance of
the Rescue Mission rooms. Large gar
lands of evergreens were nrtlstlcnlly
suspended around the mottoes und
splendid wreaths were placed around
the rooms. Last evening the Chrlt.mnus
exerclHes were held, when the hall was
filled. Mr. Sanborn and others made
brief addresses especially upon the
origin of Christmas day and the object
of Its celebration. Light refreshments
were served by the ladles interested in
the mission work, and was followed by
an Interesting social by means of which
a very pleasant hour was spent.
Police officers and others who nre
qualified to express an opinion were
unanimous last evening In declaring
that the general sobriety and orderly
demeanor In the city yesterday ex
ceeded the record of any Christmas day
for some years past.
The number of arrests during the day
were few, some of the cases occurring
in private houses and almost all the
remainder on Lackawanna avenue,
where certain visitors to the city who
were waiting for cars conducted them
selves in a manner which compelled the
officers to arrest them.
No arrest was made for any offense
other than the few cases of drunken
ness or consequent dlsorderliness.
X0RTH END XPTES.
Great prepuratlons are being rvle by
the Liberty Haso company for Its nnual
ball which will be held next Monday night
in Company H urmory.
Carolina, the 1-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Thomas Ha'-tiell, has been missing
since Friday night. Bho left tho hou.ie
about ii o'clock with nothing on her head
or feet and has not been seen since. She
Is ra'.her small for her ugc, and has light
huh-and blue eyes.
John V. Hopewell, of the Register, will
celebrate the tlfteenth annlvorjary of his
marriage tonight at his home on Sander
Miss Amy Mulley has Invited class 16, of
the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school,
which she has taught for over twelve
years, to spend Friday evening at her
home on Main avenue.
The North Muln Avenue Baptist church
was well tilled last, night when the Sun
day school Christmas tree entertainment
Was held. The exercises were In charge
of Charles Henwood, the superintendent,
who was assisted by Rev. W. O. Wat
kins. The music was furnished by Alma
Clancey and John Stopford. They con
sisted of songs and recitations by the
Chester Slevcns. of Weston place, while
on horseback on North Main avenue Sun
day morning was run Into by Btreet car
No. 75 and badly bruised.
Tho Sundny school rooms or the Meth
odist Kplscopul church wns completely
filled lust night when the ChrlHtmus tree
exercises were held. They consisted of
recitations by Hazel Havls, Bessie Mend
Laura Llnney, Ethel Llnney, Hertha
Courslns. Carl McDonnell, John Grlllln,
Iry Anderson, Sarah McCloskey and a
duet by Cora Snyder and Lulu Constan
tlne. The exercises were In charge of
John Armstrong. Books and cundies
were given to the pupils of the primary
depurtment, also to the different classes
by their teachers. Mr. Armstrong was
presented with n hun.i
Cambridge Bible by tho ofllcers of the
oummy mnooi ior nis emeietit work as
The primary and Intermediate depart
ments of the Christian chapel presented
the cantutu "Santa Cluus is Coming"
lust llluht under the ill
H. Moore. The chorus consisted of about
rony voices. Tno cantata Is supposed to
bo U HlindllV fW'hrml Pit tor til ttlldu tit sin
Christmas eve. Tho part of Santa Cluus
was lunon ny v imam Wilson and Jack
FroBt by John H. Wilson.
Tho CrVHtnl Literurv nlnli ntwliir.ii.1 t.A
"Woven Web" last night In Company H
urimiry io a iun nouse. . The principal
narts were tiiken hv .1 TP lOvnnu t u
Kelley, P. J. Mulherln, Frank Deverg and
mmnen ncillB jj. Jjuggan, Anniu Walsh
and Charlotte A. Beatty.
Miss Rachel nrldllhn. nt vm,nd-T)..
Is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Setli
uruiiwiH, on npring Btreet.
The Record Beaten.
By the United Press.
Paris, Dec, 25.-Rivlerro, the cj-cllst, hag
lUBt covered l.UOfl kllnmnlra i'.'M n,n..B in
M hours, 53 minutes nnd 38 seconds, beat
ing siepnen ana record ny tlve hours.
Standard Diaries for 1895.
, PRATT'S BOOK STORE.
CONDITIONS OF PEACE.
lupun Desires to Act as General Manager
for the Flowery kingdom.
By the United Press.
London, Dec. 25. A dispatch from
Shanghai to the Central News gives an
extract from n article In the Shanghai
Mercury, which says:
"One of the conditions of peace which
the Japanese want to enforce is a close
alliance with China against European
influence. Japan also wishes to under
take thu re-organlzation of the Chinese
army and nivvy, and seeks control of
the Chinese government upon the same
lines which Bhe attempted in Korea."
EMILY IS REAL SMART.
Will Pnssllcr 105th Christmas in Vigor
By the United Tress.
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 25. Mrs. Emily
Robblns Talcatt, of West Hartford,
celebrated 'the one hundred ai.d twenty-fifth
anniversary of iher tlrth to
day. She was born in Weitliersfield,
Dec. 25, 1790, and was man led In 18'0 to
Ansel Talcott, 'who died a few years
She had four children and a number
of grandchildren and great grandchild
ren. Her eyesight nnd hearing ure im
paired, but ahe Is mentally vigorous.
NOAH FOSTER'S CRIME.
Killed a Boy for a Box of Cigars und it
Pint of Whisky.
By tho United Press.
, Pana, 1111., Dec. 25. Noah Foster, the
murderer of young Arthur L. Blnnlen,
made a full confession of hi.? ciim?
thin morning. He said his only motive
in hilling the boy was for a box ot
cigars, a pint of whisky and his cloth
ing, of which he robbecj him after kill
Fonter, In company with the boy, was
tramping around the country.
CHILD DIES OF GRIEF.
Pined Away After the Death of an Only
By tho United Press.
NoniHtown, Dec. 25. A 6-yoar-old
daughter of John Washington died to
day from grief.
Two weeks ago an older sister died,
and ever since the lititle one refused to
cat and gradually pined away,
' . .
HEFFERN. -Michael HeKern, at 215
l'enn avenue, at 7.30 Chii.Urnas night
Funeral notice luter.
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they would never be without them. In
every way the purest, sweetest, aod
best plaster for wojiea and children.
Instruments in every tense of the term
aa applied to Pianos.
Exceptional In holding their original ful
neBa of tona.
NEW YORK WAREHOUSE, No. 80
1115 Adams Avo.New Telephono Bdg
ROOF TINNING AND SOLDERING
1 i'iS wUh ly the " of HART
MAN'S PATENT PAINT, which consists
of ingredlentn well-known to all. It can be
applied to tin, galvanized tin, sheet Iron
roofn, alo to brick dwellnKM, which will
prevent absolutely any crumbling, craclc
insr or breaking of the brick. !t will out
last tinning of any kind by many years,
and it a cost does not exceed ono-llfth that
of tho cost of tinning;. Is sold by tho Job
or pound. CoiUrucIs taken by
ANTONIO HARTMAKN, 627 Birch St
The Only Manufactory
518 Lackawanna Ave.
. FOR THE HOLIDAYS
In addition to our rendy-miide ntuek,
our Bl'KClAli OHUKH department
CHiiuot fall to Interest yon. Nj such
variety of CHOICE HANDLES AND
FABRIC; u ever Iwforj shown lu
this city, W shall ha ulad to bava
you call, whether you purchase or not.
Repairing, Ke-coverlug equal to new.
SILK LAMP SHADES
All our own mnlce. nhsoluMr urie
n..ni0;i for STYLE, QUALITY and
For all tf2
' ' WtVfV.VWWf4
Surrounded by Plenty, but Dyln,
Aa Every-day Occurrence. Oar Friends
Perishing Before Our Eyes. '
A terrible experience for any one to eo
through, that -of seeing some beloved
friend actually wastiug away before our
eyes, unable to derive sufficient nourish
ment from their food to sustain life.
Medicine naturally becomes of little
avail, and the various organs of the body,
debilitated from a lack of nourishment,
take on themselves the disease that was
originally the cause of the " breakdown,"
and help hasten the end.
Such cases, though too prevalent, are
happily becoming less frequeut. Tho
prominent physicians of to-day do things
differently from those of twenty years
ago. They lint put the patient in a con
dition to stand tho "siege,'' then enrich
his blood, create for him new strength,
and " build him up " generally. Tho
patient is then In a condition to derive
bcnelit from his medicine.
This Is done by the use of Boviiiine,
the original raw food. It is an extract
that contains the greatest amount of the
life-sustaining and tissue-building proper
ties of lean, raw meat, concentrated in
the least possible bulk.
The advantage of this is obvious. A
patient already greatly weakened by dis
ease, needs to husband every particle of
strength. A few drops of Uovinine will
impart as much nourishment to thu body
as would be derived by a well person
from an ordinary meul; and, in' getting
this nourishment, the stomach has been
forced to do the least possible amount of
Uovinine, coiilimted throughout an ill
ness, greatly hastens recovery. Taken
at the beginning of a wasting disease, it
diverts the cause of the trouble by toning
up the various organs, and getting them
In a normal condition.
Uovinine is iudorsed by 20,000 doctors.
Its action is always heuclicial, as a single
trial will couvluee, the most sceptical.
We Are Headquarters for
Sleds, Skin Horses,
Iron and Wood Toys,
For the Holidays.
BUYERS FOR THE
Sunday Schools, Etc.
Should call early to secure prompt
Our Line of Candy
18 THE LA HQ EST AND BEST
WE EVER HAD.
J. D. WILLIAMS 5 BR0.
314 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
national Bank of Scranton.
'' ORGANIZED 1890.
SAMUEL HTNES, President.
W. W. WATSON, Vice-President.
A. B. WILLIAMS, Cashier.
Samuel Hlnes, Jnmos M. Evcrhart, Irv
ine; A. Pinch, Pierce 11. I'Mnlny, Joseph J.
Jermyn, M. S. Kemerer, Charles P. Mat
thews, John T. Porter, W. W. Watson.
This bank invites the patronage of bus
iness men and llnus uenuruly.
;f HAVE YOUR
l! fiorsesSboil 1 f
I f W'TH -J
I I UV1U 1UJI I l
1 Shtti Ceri liW A
I tercd, Self- U J
V Sharpening, tJ 4? I t
X Detachable f V U U
Mr SHOE v.
w CALKS NsJ
Have now completed their arrangements
for the holidays, showing the largest and
most complete stock they have ever dis
played, consisting of
Which they have In great variety. All
groades In Gold. Silver imil Ralil Fillxil
Cases. Having had numerous concessions
irom manufacturers, they have given
their customers the full benefits of thorn,
maKing the prices of tho best watches
nearly ns low as uro asked by others for a
ery uucrior quality.
Having made our uurehases hfifnrn Ilia
late raise of 15 per cent. In tariff and hav
ing been VKRY PARTICULAR in Belect-
ing only perfect stones of a fine color and
cut, we are suro we can satisfy the best of
Judges as to price or quality. We hive
mem mounted in Brooches, Rings, Eur
rlngs, Sunls, Scarf Pins and in nearly ul"
articles of Jewelry.
Is now very cheap. We have It In a
thousand shapes, from a cake basket to a
tOOtlllllck. A WllNDRHlfm. vnrlnlv
People are ASTONISHED when prices
RICH CUT GLASS
A brilliant and dazzling display. Low
prices for lnbur und perfected machinery
have done wonders with the prices.
The finoHt on earth.
Hundreds of styles of '
New and beautiful.
Chains, Lockets and Charms,
And Onyx Top Tables. All new and ele
gant designs. Art Porcelulns, all brought
in since the new tariff went In effect.
Porcelain, Onyx. Marble and Gilt. We
have iilli P.AltCJAINS In a lot of JIarblo
Clucks, just received. Less than half
price. They ure fitted with the best Amer
ican Jeweled movements und are about ut
cheap as a Rood common clock. They urj
well worth looking at.
All nre Invited to look at our display,
whether purchasing or not. At the old
307 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
The Great Blood Purifier and
200 DAYS' TREATMENT, $1.00
HERBS, Mil, Mil
And will PoitIvlv euro nil diseasm arising
from IMPURE BLOOD, SUCH AS
Rheumatism, Kidney Disorder,
Liver Complaint, Sick and Nerv
ous Headache, Neuralgia. Dys
pepsia, Fever and Ague, Scrotu
la, Female Complaints, Krysipe
las, Nervous Affections, Catarrh,
and all Syphilitic Diseases,
E. M. HETZEL, AGENT,
330 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
Call and Get Circulars.
Manufacturers of tho Celebrate!
ioo.ooo Barrels per Annum
Coal of tho best quality for domestic
ose, and of all sizes, delivered in any
part of tho city t lowest price.
Orders left at niv OHUo
NO. 118 WYOMING AVENUE,
Hear room, iliwt lloor, Third National
Uunlt, or sent by mull or telephone to the
nine, will receive prompt attention.
Special contracts Mil be made, for the
lala and delivery of buckwheat Coal.
WM. T. SMITH.
SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS.
Also a Full Line of
it j 1:11.