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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE "WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY C, 1895.
THE LAST WEEK OF
Norton's Fire Sale
At the Old Store, Lacka. avc,
which must be cleared out
next week for the plasterers,
and the men to take down
the old front and get ready
for a modern new front,
similar to our neighbors'.
What's left of damaged stock
almost given away free.
Ivory Finish Pressed Papers,
Elegant Wide Ingrain Frcizes,
best grade of goods made,
low priced papers for tenements,
Wank Books, Stationery, etc.,
Wall and I rauie Moldings,
at prices regardless of value,
rather than mix with new stock.
A Foe to Dyspepsia
And Always Have
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE
TO THE TRADE BY
The Weston Mil! Co.
THE GENUINE POPULAR
HAVE THE INITIALS (
G. B. &, CO.
IMPRINTED OK EACH CIGflB.
Garney, Brown & Co. Mf r's
Court House Square.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Watres was a
Monday visitor in Philadelphia.
. Alderman Post is absent from the city
attending the funeral of a relative. . He
expects to return tomorrow afternoon.
Alderman John Fltzslmmons went to
Wllkes-Hurre pesterday, giving evidence
In the case of the Ancient Order of For
esters versus Newton. The alderman re
ceived a subpoena to produce his docket.
ORIGIN OF AX APT TITLE.
How the Pseudonym, "Nickel Plate Houd,"
Cuino to Be Applied to the New York,
Chicago & St. Louis Unilroad.
The story goes that shortly after the
New York, Chicago and St. Louis rail
road, or. as It Is better known, the
Nickel Plate road, was constructed, it
underwent a change of control, and
on an Inquiry being made of one of
America's best known millionaires as
to what had been paid for It, he re
plied, evasively: "Why, sir, more could
not have been paid for that road had
the rails been 'nickel plated.' "
Acting on the suggestion that this
answer offered, the service In all Its
different departments wast Improved,
until, today, it is The Nickel Plate Line
of America, with powerful locomotives,
prompt as to time, comfortable coaches,
nicely decorated, richly upholstered and
asy riding dining cars, In which the
welfare of the Inner-man is carefully
looked after and satisfied; Wagner
palace buffet sleeping cars, and sub
stantial stations. These, added to the
fact of Its being the shortest line be
twsen Buffalo and Chicago, via Erie,
Cleveland, Fostorla and Fort Wayne,
with through sleeping cars, from Bos
ton and New York to Chicago, via
Fltchburg and West Shore railroads,
all combine to make It the popular line
between Buffalo and any point In the
South and west.
DIRECTORY WAR ENDED.
tuMishcr Williams Sells His Seronton
Night to James J. II. Taylor.
Negotiations were concluded yester
day by which James J. H. Taylor has
ftf'Cured from' J. K', Williams the sole
right and title to the Scranton City
Directory formerly published by Mr.
Williams, together with an asslgn
' ment to Mr. Taylor of all the orders se
cured by Mr. Williams during his re
cent canvass for the 1895 directory.
Mr. Taylor, will at once renew his
canvas for the directory announced by
him several weeks ago; and his promise
la that the work to be published by him
Hhall be first-class In every particular.
Mr. Taylor, It will be remembered, has
had extended experience In the direc
tory business, In Scranton and else
where; and his promise will be accepted
as genuine by all who are acquainted
POLICE COURT JOTTINGS.
Bridget Lavelle, a frequent visitor to
the West Side police station, was dis
charged on Monday upon a charge of
drunkenness, and vowed with great
emphasis that she would never trouble
tha officers again. She kept her pledge
for two hours and was again arrested
after having what she termed "a beauti
ful drunk." She was ready yesterday
morning to renew her pledge, but was
given fifteen days In the county jail to
consider the matter.
Frank diver was yesterday commit
ted to the county jail tur thirty days
for ordering and eating a sumptuous
supper at 207 Lackawanna avenue on
Monday night. The Italian was hungry
and caw the notice which set forth the
menu, and walked in and accepted the
Invitation. "When through with the
meal he declared he had not a cent, but
he subsequently got thirty days In the
NEWS OF THE RAILROADS
Three Fast Engines on the New York
Central and Hudson River Koads.
ALL AKE RECORD BREAKERS
What President f humus, of the Erie Rail
' road. Says About Clerical TIekots-Jcr.
scy Central Wants to Enter Ha
rletou Items of Loeal Interest.
The Albany Argus has an Interesting
article on "Three Famous Locomo
tives," in which It states that Engine
No. 999 of the New York Central and
Hudson River railroad is still the queen
of all locomotives. Her run of 4:iGVj
miles in 42".; minutes stands as a
world's record, and her mile in thirty
two seconds has mever been equaled
In this-or foreign countries. But it is
more than probable thut within the
next few months the New York Central
officials will order one of these records
broken by another engine, and will
then give the 999 an opportunity to
enter the record breaking business
Engine SS8 and 870 came out of the
New York Central Bhops, at West Al
bany, where the 999 was built. The 870
will be re-christened, and will be
known as the 777. They are now run
ning regularly on the Empire State ex
press, and the company Is experiment
ing by running them first on one divi
sion and then on another, under differ
At present the 999 takes the Empire
State express from New York to Al
bany, the 8SS from Albany to Syracuse,
and the 870 from Syracuse to Buffalo.
The engineers of the three flyers are:
999, Archie Buchanan and Dennis Cas
sin; 838, Thomas Dormady and Edward
Chase; 870, James Foyle and Mathew
Heagan. The other day Mr. Chase left
Albany with the Empire State express
thirteen minutes late. The distance,
ninety-five miles, was made In ninety
six minutes. Mr. Dormady claims that
he made the run from Utlca to Albany
In ninety minutes a few duys ago, and
adds: "I made thirteen miles in ten
minutes last week, and I could have
kept up that speed all day. Consio.
ering the run of ninety-five miles 1.
ninety minutes, I believe that I could
make 190 miles In 175 minutes. That
may sound like bragging to some people
but I am sincere in making the state
ment, for I made the 95-mlle run with
out the least bit of trouble, and could
have done it much quicker."
The dlfferonce between the speed
which an ordinary engine can mako
and the average speed of the 999 Is
shown In a run made by that engine
last Thursday week. The engine left
Syracuse one hour and ten minutes late
with the St. Louis express. The train
consisted of eleven cars, and had two
stops to make, one at Vtlca, and one at
Schenectady, and arrived in Albany on
time, the one hour and ten minutes
having been made up in a run of 135
miles. The engineer of the "Ohio" of
Scranton declined to back his engine
to break this record.
Of a Local Nature.
Frank Koone. who runs passenger
engine No. 83 on the Delaware and
Hudson between Carbondale and
Wllkes-Barre, comes from a family of
engineers. His father Is still one of the
Delaware. Lackawanna and Western
engineers, and claims that he can give i
his son, Frank, ten yards In a 100 yards
handicap. Frank Koone also received
his training on the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western, and is popular
among the boys through the valley.
William Stilwell. painter, who for
many years was employed In the car
shops, died at an early hour yesterday
morning at the Moses Taylor hospital.
Mr. Stilwell had suffered severely from
a dropsical attack and for some time
his friends had despaired of his re
covery. The remains will be taken M
Bulvldere, N. J., on the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western 8 o'clock
train this morning for Interment In
Assessment No. 41 has been Issued by
the Mutual Aid society consequent upon
the death of Michael V. Smith, who
died from congestion of the liver. The
amount Is for $1,000, and the limit ex
pires on March 20.
No. 57 engine of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western Is In the muchlne
shops for a general overhauling.
Kev. Thomas Bell will nddress the
noon meeting at the machine shops
General Railroad Notes.
President Thomas, of the Erie rail
way, was recently interviewed In rela
tion to the abolition of clerical half
rate tickets on through trunk lines,
Including the Lehigh Valley railroad,
and said: "The practice of issuing half
rate tickets grew up In the early days,
when ministers had to make the rounds
of their circuit and preach In several
churches every week. There Is no rea
son at present, looking at the matter
from a business point of view, why a
minister should be given more privi
leges than are extended to the other
The annual report of the Delaware,
Susquehanna and Schuylkill railroad.
Just completed, shows some Interesting
statistics concerning this "baby" road,
which Is owned by the Coxes. The
cost of the road Is given at $1,115,742.14;
equipments, $895,208.14; material and
supplies, $12,382.19; cash and current as
sets, $704,912.70. Its capital stock Is
given at $1,600,000. The report shows
it has 372 employes, who received $191,
611.03 In salaries during 1894. The total
tonnage carried during the year was:
Freight, 39,527 tons; coal, 1,918,908 tons.
There were 33,660 passengers carried.
The compainy operates 3,940 miles of
telegraph and telephone. There are
twelve general ofllcers, who receive an
average of $8.72 a day. The road paid
a 44 per cent, dividend last year.
The announcement is made by Gen
eral Passenger Agent C. O. Hancock,
of the Reading Railroad company, of
the appointment of C. J. Wlckersham
as traveling passenger agent of the
company, with office at 40 North Sixth
street, Heading, to succeed Hayes Dick
inson. A Haaleton dispatch says; "The
Cuutral Railroad of New Jersey Is pre
paring to come into Hazleton. A con
tract between the Delaware, Susque
hanna and Schuylkill railroad is now a
matter of consideration between the
ofllclals of the two - companies. The
Central will build a 'belt' line around
To ease the minds of its employes,
the Grand Trunk has issued a circular
notifying them that there will be no
further reduction in the working or
Mail bags can now be taken on and
delivered from trains running sixty
miles an hour. This h,aa been done
recently on the Lake Shore by a hew
device which will soon be put on the
market, 1 ( .
F. N. Finney," of Mlfwauk'ee, one of
the largest builders of railways in the
country, Is of the opinion that the pres
ent year- will be worse than 1894 for
railway building. And thait was bad
enough on 1919 miles of new road, the
smallest mileage In twenty ' years.
There has been a steady decline in
railroad construction for the last five
yeurs, the figures being approximately
5,670 miles in 1S1I0, 4,282 miles In 1891,
4.17S miles In 1892, and 2,635 miles lh
1893. Last year only 695 locomotives
were built, whereas In 1.S90 there were
2,300 made. From an output of 103,000
freight cars in 1890 the product of the
shops dropped gradually to 17,029 cars
In 1894, the decrease last year being
34,000 cars, compared with 1893. But all
this curtailment of miloage and equip
ment Is due, in Mr. Finney's opinion, to
the foresight of the shrewd railroad
managers, who realized that ithls coun
try was approaching a period of de
pression, when there would be a falling
off In traffic and when expenditures
would have to be reduced to enable the
net earnings to meet the fixed charges
and maintain dividends upon stocks
which had been In the habit of earning
them. It Is believed that the railroads
reached rock bottom last year, .and
Just so soon as their statements begin
to show an Increase in earnings and
the prosperity seems likely to be main
tained then extensions and additions to
equipment will be In order,
AN EXAMINATION HELD.
Candidates for Civil Service Posit lous
lief ore Commissioners.
The semi-annual civil service exami
nations of applicants for postofllce ap
pointments In Scranton was held yes
terday In the United States court room
In the postofllce building. The exami
nations were conducted by a board
from among the employes of the Scran
ton postofllce as follows: W. D. Roche,,
clmlrmuri; Louis 'X, Schantz, secretary,
u.id D. H. Jwikhn.
The applicants were as follows: For
carriers John S. Harris, Division
street; Eugene Hollenbuck, Penu ave
nue; Isaac J. Price, North Fllmore ave
nue; Burton E. Weldry, Gibson street;
Herbert Scott, Diamond avenue; George
W. Lewis, South Main avenue; John J.
Baunmnu, . Lee court; Frank E. Ped
rlck, North Main avenue; John T. Oran
acher, North Bromley avenue; Louis
Olshefskl, Prlceburg; David Martin, Jr.,
Franklin avenue; Thomas J. Watkins,
Parker street; Wanvn G. Maynard,
Amelia avenue; Peter J. Foster, Meri
dian street: A. V. Maghran, Division
street; William J. Morgan, Academy
street; Joseph J. McNally, Orchard
street; George W. Hoffman, Price
street; Frederick E. Emerson, Cedar
avenue; P. J. McGulre, Prospect ave
uue. For Clerks Frank H. Jones, North
Hyde Park avenue; K. R. Harris, South
Sumner av,enue; John McCormuck,
The ages of the applicants for clerk
ships were from 18 years upwards, and
for carriers between 21 and 40 years.
The class consisted of twenty-four ap
plicants, which is an average number.
At 9.30 o'clock the examinations were
begun and were ended at . 2 o'clock.
The papers will be sent to Washington
and the result will be announced In
about two months.
Spelling, penmanship, copying, letter
writing, arithmetic, geography and lo
cal delivery and reading addresses were
the tests submitted. To be successful
an average of 70 per cent, must be ob
tained. IN LOCAL THEATERS.
Pauline Hall and company will play
a return engagement at the Academy
of Music tonight, presonling the opera
tic comedy, "Dorcas." Among the co
teries surrounding Miss Hall are to be
found Jeannette St. Henry, the prima
donna; Kate Davis, the famous con
tralto; F. Michvlena, the well-known
leading tenor of the Emma Abbott
company; Charles H. Bradshaw, whose
many years as principal comedian In
the service of Lotta gained for him
such a well-known reputation, and
Charles Mayer, one of the comedians
In the forces of the fumous old McCaull
Opera company during the days of
their well-earned prosperity.
I! ! !
Fresh from Its triumphs elsewhere,
the successful 'naval druma, "The En
sign," is coming to this city with all
its elaborate scenic equlpmont and
strong company. It is an original
American work treating of an episode
In the naval branch of the civil war
and Introducing, for the first time on
the stage, the characters which made
our history and faithful pictures of
their surroundings during the war
period. Notable among the striking
features of the production may be
mentioned the actual reproduction of
two battle-ships made famous in his
torythe San Jacinto and Kearsage.
Despite the great outlay necessary for
such an undertaking, these marine
monsters are shown complete in every
detail and have been Inspected and
highly approved by ofllcers from the
Brooklyn navy yard." The Ensign"
will be presented at the Academy of
Music on Thursday evening.
If il l
Otis Sklmner's engagement at the
Academy of Music Friday night will be
one of the notably interesting events
of the season. He will present Clyde
Fitch's brilliant new comedy, "His
Grace de Gammont." Mr. Fitch has
found his dramatic inspiration in lOng
lish history. He has chosen a most pic
turesque period and a striking per
sonality for his central figure, that of
the Chevalier de Gammont. De Gam
mont was a favorite at the court of
France In the reign of Louis XIV., but
was exiled from his native land because
he became too familiar with one of the
king's mistresses and took up his resi
dence in the court of Charles II., of
England. Here he established himself
In the good graces of nearly all the fol
lowers of the "Merry Monarch," and
led a life almost entirely given to pleas
ure, distinguishing himself by the
splendor of his banquets, the reck
lessness of his play and the general
profligacy of his conduct toward the
beauties of the court.
II II II
Next Saturday night, at the Academy
of Music, comes another of Charles E.
Ulaney's comedies, which Is said to be
equail to or better than "A Railroad
Ticket," which Is very popular here.
The play Is a satire on the steam laun
dry business, aind the second act shows
the interior of a laundry with several
pretty glnls and all the machinery,
etc., used in an up-to-date establish
Made at. short notice. High
Class ia every respect
Inside Decorating In all its
PRATT'S i Lackawanna Avenue.
IT WAS AJUSTY INFANT
How the Y. M. C. A. Survived Hard
Times and Financial Disease.
TKO ENERGETIC 1'RESIDEXTS
James II. Torrcy and U. I'. Reynolds
Guided tho Association Through Four
Years of I'phill Work-Some Very
Following the business crisis of 186
and 1877 and during a period when
Scranton particularly was disturbed by
labor troubles and strikes many busi
ness concerns were forced to the wall,
money was scarce and public institu
tions found it dllllcult to weather the
storm. It looked unpromising for the
future of the Young Men's Christian
association, but with tha hardihood and
grit which has ever characterized the
asosclatlon it weathered the storm and
came ont of the panicky times stronger
than ever before to continue on the
road to its present high position.
A historical sketch of the association
to the year 1S78 appeared in yesterday's
JAMES H. TORREY,
Y. M. C. A. President, 1878 and 1879.
Tribune. During' 1878 and 1879 James
H. Torrey, Scrnnton'B present city solic
itor, was the energetic president of the
organization. It was during this period
that a great revival of interest In the
temperance cause was aroused by the
work of Francis Murphy and Professor
Kelley. At the request of the minis
terial association the Young Men's
Christian association took charge of
Brought About Tcmpcrunco Ueforin.
The movement resulted in the organ
ization of a temperance reform club,
and also of a branch of the Women's
Christian Temperance union. During
this year noon meetings for business
men, and services at the Jail, hospital
and poor farm were successfully car
The year 1879 was an uphill year for
the struggling organization and its
light almost went out. The association
was without a secretury and funds
were low, the total expense, us reported,
being but $724. But Imperfect us the
equipment was and small as the work
had been up to this time In consequence,
its value to the community was recog
nized and business men rallied to its
support. Generous subscriptions were
given and the association was enabled
to open up better rooms than ever be
fore at 437 Lackawanna avenue.
At this time O. F. Reynolds, who is
at present a member- of the board, was
elected president End served with char-
O. F. REYNOLDS,
President During 18S0 and 18S1.
acterlstic vigor and success for two
years, 18M) and 1881, During the period
covered by this and yesterday's article
great changes hud taken place In the
general character of the Young Men's
Christian nsvoclatlon work. Services
for men and women begun to give place
to services for" men, and the motto
which has since become fundamental.
As any to ct n Watch. Wo want
to talk toiluy about a good, relin
hi timepiece that we uell no
many of. Of couree, we have
tliain nt all prices, high and low,
but for time few Watches bent
Solid NloVel Cane. Amrlran 7
Jewelod Movement, Stem Wind,
Stein But and Warranted Every
213 Lackawanna Ave.
"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SIC
' - CEED," TRY
was adopted, "Work for young men by
Prominent Men Testify.
The result of this development was at
once seen in the hearty endorsement of
the work on the part of ecclesiastical
bodies, prominent clergymen and others
who saw in (his motto the spirit of
A few testimonies from these sources
are herewith appended:
lllshop H. C. Pottor-The Young Men's
Christian association, has outlived the day
of suspicion and distrust, as well as the
day of small things.
Ilev. John A. Broadus. D.D.. of Louis
ville, Ky. It does some kinds of work bet
ter than single churches can do, and when
wisely managed It helus the churches, and
does not Interfere with them.
Rev. David Gregg, D.D., pastor of -Park
Street church, Boston, Mass. I admire its
open and avowed purpose. I appreciate
the work done and the record it has made.
I am proud to claim for myself years of
standing In the association, and a life
Hon. Theodore W. Dwlght, head of the
Columbia Law school These associations
I hold to be a part of the noblest effort of
our modern Christian civilization.
Hon. William R Curtis, formerly chief
Justice of the supreme court, of New York
city When we look at It (the Young Men's
Christian association), with almost us
thousand auxiliaries, with its libraries,
with its work being conducted in every
part of the country, It does not seem an
exaggeration to say that it Is one of tho
bulwarks of tho country against the tide
of dishonesty, public and private per
jury, and corruption which threaten our
Muyor Hewitt's Opinion.
Hon. A brum 8. Hewitt, recently mayor
of New York city Many of the most suc
cessful business men of New York have
been members of this association, and I
know of no agency in our midst which
has done more good. It would be a great
cause of gratlilcation if similar institu
tions were organized in every city and
town In the United Stales.
Hon. It. A. Alger, formerly governor of
Michigan I think the Young Men's Chris
tian association should be encouraged by
the business men of every community.
Hon. William L. Ituger, chief Justice of
tho court of appeals of the state of New
York I can bear most willing and warm
testimony to the great benellt and use
fulness of the Young Men's Christian as
sociations throughout this state. So far
as such organizations have come within
my observation, I think they have been
productive of great good to society, und
are Important aids In the causes of law,
order und good morals In a community.
John V. Furwull, of Chicago Twenty
years' experience In association work
proves to me that no distinctive work has
been so productive of good to the church
of Christ in proportion to the money and
Hon. Kobert C. Wintrop, of Boston No
city will have a prouder or loftier title to
the gratitude of man, or the blessing cf
God, than that where was set on foot
the Young Men's Christian association.
Ilev. Phillips Brooks, D.D., Boston
I highly vnlue tho work of the Young
Men's Christian association and consider
II an Important part of the Christian
Bishop K. It. Hendrix, of Missouri It
has already become a vital part of other
Institutions confessedly permanent, as col
leges and railroads, its organization is
wonderfully complete, and shows great
Fatal neglect Is little short of suicide.
The consequences of a neglected cough are
too well known to need repeating. Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cures a cough
promptly. Sold by all dealers on a guar
antee of satisfaction.
THEY ARE BARGAINS,
DID YOU KNOW IT?
If you don't there lias been
hundreds who have.
ANY ARTICLE IN A fn
THE WINDOW FOR 1 0U
MANY ARE WORTH 50C.
We will continue this sale
as long as the goods last. If
you are wise you will take
advantage of it. We have
other bargains inside, of odd
116 WYOmiNG AVENUE.
You buy your
shoes of Schank
you wear the lat
'JIO Spruce St.
LOWERTHflN EVER BEFORE
THE . FASHION
308 Lackawanna Avenue.
Having completed our Annual Inventory of Stock, wc
STARTLING PRICES WILL PREVAIL
In every department in our store. Cost lias not been
thought of. An absolute clearance must take
place in order to make room for our
large stock of new spring goods.
Ladies' and Misses' Jackets.
ALL AT $3.98 EACH.
ALL l'KICES REDUCED
In Dress Goods, Silks,
Shawls, Blankets, Quilts,
und Lace Curtains.
ft-lfertouFECTAU 3 No.. ")tusx
CS$ 47oau G qX2U "ce. cD
Any person send lag the correct an
Will get a 10 per cent, reduction on all
Bicycles, highest grade, Spalding, Keat
ing, Rochester and others. This ofl'er
good for only ten days.
222 Wyoming Ave.
Something nice for a gift. Chains made out of your own or somo
dear friend's hair. Leave orders as early as possible.
E. M. HETZEL,
If you want a $20 Overcoat, Ulster or
Suit for $10, come this week.
If you want a $15 Overcoat, Ulster or
Suit for $7.50, come this week.
If you want a $10 Overcoat, Ulster or
Suit for $5, come this week.
All other goods at same proportion.
Don't delay your purchasing.
Sale Positively Ends Saturday, Feb.
9th, at 11 O'Clock P. M.
. I . . 1
137 AND 139
V V V
to prove thut
ALL AT $5.98 EACH.
ALL l'KICES REDUCED
In Men's, Ladies' and Chil
Trimmings, Hosiery and
HUNTING FOR BARGAINS
fa profitable as well as amusing sportJ
To make It pay, though, hunters must)
look (or game where game la, or Uetv
where there are fish, to catch them. Wld
awake buyers have bagged more barj
guln game In our stock than ever veterais
hunters round la any forest.
305 LACKAWANNA AVE.
1 YOUR 01 HAIR.
230 Lacka. Ave.
LAST DAYS OF THE
AND SHOE HOUSE