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TLIJS SCU AN TON TRIBUNE THURSDAY HOKNING. FEBRUARY r l, 1895.
THE LAST WEEK OF
Norton's Fire Sale
At the Old Store, Lacta. nve,
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 l'rcizcs,
best grade of goods made,
low priced papers for tenements,
Blank Books, Stationery, etc.,
Wall and Iramc 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 DY
The Weston Mill Co.
THE GENUINE POPULAR
HAVE THE INITlgLS
G. B. & CO.
IMPRINTED OH EACH CIGHR.
Garney, Brown & Co. Mf r's
Court House Square.
E. J. Mlsbler, of Reading, la here.
Colonel II. M. Botes is in Now York on
Dr. A. J. Kelly, of Arehbald, was here
P. Drlsuoll, of Waynesburs, was here
J. M. Ash, of Pittslon, was yesterday en
gaged here on business.
tieorge P. Parton registered at the St.
Denis, in Xew York, yesterday.
.Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Decker and niece,
of Kingston, N. Y., are at the Wyoming.
Council Edward F. Wenzel, of the TVnth
ward, visited yesterday in Wllkes-Barre.
Silases Nellie Foster and I.lzzlo Gibbin,
of Blnghamloii, are visaing friends in the
Miss Alice Irving, professional nurse,
of Sumner uvenue, has been III during tho
Colonel K. H. Ripple is attending a meet
ing of the orphan school commission in
Mrs. W. F. Hallstend and niece, Miss
Harding, will leave early next week for
Thomas M. Fuller. D. C. Osborn and J.
Kirk Itose, of Honesdale, witnessed last
night's dancing at the Klrmess.
General Manager J. R. Heetem, who was
called to Carlisle by the Illness of one of
his children, returned to the city yester
day. Dr. Gulkk, of West Virginia, who Is
the guest of his sister, Mrs. Decker, of
Sumner avenue. Is confined to his room
James Doyle, of Dunmore, left yester
day for Norwich, N. Y., where he has
charge of a large contract as superin
tendent for Burke Bros.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Morris, of Sanderson
avenue, are entertaining Rollln F. Cham
berlain, superintendent of the Wllkes
Barre Telephone exchange.
Walter Gorman, of Penn avenue, will
leave this morning to take up his studies
at St. Mary's seminary, Baltimore, after a
fortnight's visit with his parents.
R. O. Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. William Mc
Clave, Mrs. Wlllard Matthews and Miss
Jennie Andrews, of this city, and Miss
May Matthews, of Pittston, leave for
Mrs. A. F. Yost, president of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance union. Is
Buffering from a severe attack of grip
and will probably be unable to fulfill her
engagement to address the nikl-wlnnter
convention of the union at West Pittston
on Feb. 14 and 15.
Mrs. 1j. C. Cubing, of Wyoming ave
nue, daughter of the late Lewis Pughe,
will leave this city tomorrow for New
York, where she will make preparations
fdr on Kuropean tour extending over
three years. Mrs. Cushlng will leave New
York on Feb. 15 and will proceed direct to
Genoa, Italy, and will spend the spring In
SCRANTONIANS WILL GO.
Cheap Hutcs to Montrose for tbo Fire
' A larg-e number of Scrantoniann to
morrow propose to take advantage of a
cheap excursion rate on the Ijicka
vanna road and attend the reception
nnd minstrels of Rough and .Ready
Fire company at Montrose. Interest Is
added to the event from the fact that
the music will be furnished by Bauer,
of this city.
According to' an advertlsemen,
"Larry Ketrick, of Scranton, known In
all the large cities as the funniest mnn
hat ever" shook a tambourine, will
play on the end of the circle in the first
part," and "Messrs. Frankey, Sklft and
Kvans, of Scranton, comedians and
dancers, will appear In their well known
statue clog: and other dances." It Is
Btated that the entertainment will be
one of the old-time firemen's recep
tions. The excursion rate from this
city Is $1.62.
20c. a pair at Banister's February! shoe
TREY KNOW A GOOD THING
'hy So .Many Business Men Climj to
the Y. M. C. A.
THEIK INTEREST UNSHAKEN'
Fx-Judgo II. A. hnapp and William Con
ncll Ex-Presidents, but Aetlvcly Inter !
cstcd Still How the Now Build
ing Was Started.
It Is a curious fact that when a man
Bets hold of a good thing he is not In
clined to let go of it. In this connection
It is Interesting to note that at leust 50
per cent, of the men who have for. say,
twenty years, been prominently identi
fied with Scranton's growth at least SO
per cent, of these have some kind of In
terest in the Young Men's Christian as
sociation. If they are not ofllcers of the associa
tion or actively engaged in its manage
ment they continue to contribute to its
support. The numbers of men who
helped the Scranton association yeurs
ago, still retain their interest "they
have a good thing and don't let go of
it." That Is one of the reasons for the
constant progress of the association.
A Cuse in Point.
An illustration is found in the case
of ex-Judge H. A. K-napp, who served
the association as president in 1882 and
1SS3, and who is still an active member
of the organization and in the fullest
sympathy with all its work. At pres
ent Judge Knapp may be found occa-
EX-jrPGE H. A. KNAPP.
President During Yei"s lSSH ami 15S3.
Elonally during the week engaged In
the rigorous drill of the business men's
gymnasium class under the direction of
From time to time In the history of
the Young Men's Christian association
its existence was maintained and its
usefulness preserved to the community
by the Invincible determination of one
or two men who assumed a large share
of the burden and with steadfast pur
pose strengthened the faltering and
discouraged workers. Such a man was
William Connell, who took the presi
dency of the association In 18S4. From
his first annual report, read at the
seventeenth anniversary, appears this
extract which shows how strongly he
urged upon the association workers an
entrance into a broader field of useful
ness than it had before attained:
"We realize that our work is only be
gun, and that there are higher planes of
labor and success for us to occupy, and
we see no reason why this association
should be longer deprived of the neces
sary appliances to prosecute its objects
and aims to their fullest extent.
A building should be erected in this
city dedicated to the Young Men's
Christian association. We appeal to
you for your prayers, your sympathy,
your money and your approbation of
the work we are engaged In."
How They Kniscd $110,000.
For years those best acquainted with
this work in Scranton had been con
vinced that a building was essential to
Every effort to secure one proved
abortive. It was suggested that Mr.
Moody lie invited to Scranton to hold
a convention. He accepted the invita
tion, and on Jan. 23 began a series
of meetings that culminated in sub
scriptions to the amount of $:;0,000,
which was soon increased to a sum
suflicient to complete the front portion
of the present building.
In 18S6 Mr. Connell again reported for
the association as president, and con
cluded by saying: "It Is absolutely
necessary that we shall complete tho
rear building in which Is situuted tlm
gymnasium and hall. While our friends
have responded nobly, me must still
continue to call, and they to bear with
our importunity, feeling assured that
the time Is not far distant when they
will have cause for rejoicing that they
have had a part In an institution whose
possibilities are so grand."
Is a Lasting Monument.
The association has not forgotten
what It owes to the man whose hand
was at the helm in the very Inception
of the bulldlr.g movement and who re
tired from the presidency only after
the success of the project had been as
sured. Among many monuments to
Mr. Cornell's Interest in the develop
ments of Scranton there nre none more
enduring than his share In the erection
of the noble building on Wyoming ave
nue, which Is today a veritable beehive
of youthful activity and Christian en
NEWS Or THE RAILROADS.
Pay day at the car shops tomorrow,
and trainmen on Saturday. '
Brakeman William Staples lias re
sumed work after his recent illness.
Frank Glover, of the car shops otllce,
Is doing Jury work at the court house.
Harvey Zimmerman Is around again
looking as well as ever, and has re
covered from the effects of his illness.
Brakeman Anthony Loughney, whosa
fingers were amputated owing to the
accident he sustained last Christmas,
Is able to be around again.
Conductor Thomas Kellar has re
turned to work, hating recovered from
the accident in which his hand was se
verely crushed at Factoryvllle.
Rev. Thomas Bull's address at the
machine shops yesterday was highly
appreciated by the men who formed a
high opinion-of .the reverend gentle
man's descriptive powers.
At tho last meeting of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Mutual Aid
society nineteen new members were re
ceived, and six applications for mem
bership were filed. This is substantial
evidence of the progress of the society.
Although the sick list has been heavy,
a considerable number declared off on
A report has been recently issued by
the New York Central railroad which
gives Interesting information relative
to tho average wages of employes. Sixty-nine
general ofllcers receive an aver
age annual salary of $6,030 and the
class which draws the next highest
salary -are the locomotive engineers,
who strike an average of $1,2-0 a year.
Conductors during last year received
an average of $901. Clerks followed
with an average of $880 and next In or
der comes the members of the "float
ing equipment," extra men, etc., with
an average stipend of $704. Mechanics,
$664 a year; and wipers made $646 on an
average, and station arrcnts $o,;3. Train
men, other than engineers, firemen ani
conductors, made the same amount.
Iload musters and truckmen receive J
an average of $609, und telegraph opera
tors, $600. Station men, other than
agents or telegraph operators, made
$565. Helpers in shopH, $523. Switch
men, flagmen and watchmen, $520, and
the shops hands, other than machin
ists or helpers, $160; and trackmen, $119.
There are 5,314 station men, other than
agents or telegraph operators; 4,373
trackmen, 3,516 mechanics and helpers
in shops, and 2,52:1 switchmen.
DOC SAVED THEIR LIVES.
Arouses the Sleeping Occupants of a
Burning Dwelling Two Houses Des
troyed and Others Damaged in the
The intelligence of a St. Bernard
d g saved the lives of a whole family
In an early morning fire in the North
End yesterday which destroyed two
residences nnd damaged others.
At 4.45 o'clock John K. Jones was
awakened by tho whining and scratch
ing of his St. Bernard dog at the door
of the large double dwelling on Par
ker street, und Ilolllster avenue. Mr.
Jones found the house filled with a
dense smoke. He nrroused his family
and they escaped, after donning a few
When the firemen arrived the flames
were discovered In the reur and on the
first floor. The hydrants were frozen,
and by the time a stream of water was
flowing the house was beyond saving
and the adjoining house of Joseph
Luttey was a mass of Humes. This
house was also destroyed, although
nearly all the furniture was saved.
Mr. Jones loss of $1,S00 on the build
ing and $3,000 on the furniture is par
tially covered by an Insurance of $3,600.
Mr. Luttey has only a small Insurance
to meet the loss of $1,500 on his house
and $200 on the furniture. The resi
dence of Patrick May was slightly dam
aged. Other dwellings caught fire, but
the damage is slight.
In responding to the alarm the Lib
erty Hose company cart collided with n
post and mail box In front of Mulley's
store. The box was demolished and
the letters strewn In all directions.
IN LOCAL 'THEATERS.
The appearance of "The Ensign" at
the Academy of Music this evening will
be a theatrical event of unusual import
ance. "The Ensign" Is a naval drama
and exploits our gallant tars In n
strongly woven patriotic plot. It Is
founded upon the Mason-Slldell Inci
dent of the early days of the rebellion,
when our seizure of the Cenfederate
commissioners very nearly sot the
world by the ears. "The Ensign"
comes here with n first-class company
and splendid scenic effects. It Is said
In New York that the shipboard scene
In the third net Is one of the most real
istic and wonderful pictures ever
placed upon the stnge. The beautiful
buy of Havana, Cuba, with its foreign
fleets riding at anchor, and the White
House at Washington and other new
scenery and effects form a strikingly
lovely setting to the piece.
!l I! II
Otis Skinner will make his first ap
pearance In this city us a star ut the
Academy of Music on Friday, Feb. S,
when he will present the successful new
play by Clyde Fitch, entitled, "His
Grace de Grammont." It will un
doubtedly be a brilliant event. Mr.
Skinner has arrived at his present Im
portant position in the theatrical world
through the sheer force of his tine dra-
j matlc abll'ty, assiduous labor and
' earnest artistic endeavor. Though still
I a very young man he has ihad a long
experience as an actor, occupying a
I commanding position for several years
j as leading man with Lawrence Bar
I rett, the famous Booth-Barrett combi
! nation, and Augustln Daly's company.
Last season he was Htarred In conjunc
I tiou with Madame Madjt-ska and
I showed his capability for enacting roles
j by his splendid Impersonation of Shy.
j luck. Mr. Skinner has surrounded him
I self with n splendid company of actors,
: the list of names including Frederick
Mosley, It. 1'ayton Carter, Frank L.
Sylvester, Wardsworth Harris, J. H.
Rrndshaw, John Burgess Weeks, W.
Norwood Wardsworth, Mack Fenton,
Miss Maud Dui'bln, Miss Sarah Trusix,
Miss Rose Sliumuu, Miss Pamela
Keith and Miss Maud Mareau.
- H i! H
People do not tire of novelty or sing
ing, dancing, pretty girls and beautiful
costumes. This Is evidenced by the at
tendance at the theaters where the at
tractions are playing that present these
j acceptable feaures. Charles K. Blanr-y,
the author, has been highly successful
because he has the faculty of making
a performance, by writing "stuff" for
him or her that Just suited them.
Blaney has turned out four successes In
the last two years, and his "A Baggage
Check," which comes to the Academy
of Music next Saturday night, Is said
to be the best of them all, as he had
an unusually clever lot of people to
II II II
William Kellar Mack, an eccentric
comedian of unusual merit! Is the Btar
of Miss Telephonla, an Electric Ilell(e),"
which will be presented at the .Davis
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mr.
Mack has been Identified with some of
the most successful farce comedies of
the past five years. He was the prin
cipal comedian with Jennie Yeamans,
was also a special feature of Tony Pas
tor's Grand company, nnd for the past
season was the stnr of the "Prodigal
Father." "Miss Telephoning'- which
gives him ample scope for the display
of his ability, is a rattling musical
farce, full of life and acitlun, and one
that will please any audience. It has
met with much success the past two
seasons and will1 no doubt draw large
Fire Hydrants Frozen and In a VvelcsB
Serious conflagrations and a conse
quent loss of property and perhaps
lives seems imminent unless the fire
hydrants In several sections of the city
are put lit a proper condition. Many
are either frozen or surrounded by
banks of snow and inaccessible .'to
steamers and hoBe companies. At 4.45
o'clock yesterday morning two dwell
ings were destroyed and other houses
damaged by fire in the North . End
owing to the frozen hydrants. I
The companies which responded to
No. 23 box early yesterday morning
were unable to mako connections with
the hydrant at Adams avenue and Tine
street. The top of the hydrant was
found to be flush with the Ice and
frozen surface of tho street. The fire
was in the house of William Kelly, on
Adams avenue, and was extinguished
by the Phenlx Chemical company,
Turkish on Kiisalun Unths for Ladies.
At the request of physlclnns and ladles,
arrangements have been made to give
baths to ladles on Tuesdays from 8 a. in.
to 6 p. m. Private entrance through
Owens' cloak parlors on Spruce strrot. M.
J. Purceli, proprietor.
Plllsbury'i Flour Mills have ft capacity
of 17,500 barrels ft day.
IKE CHERRYJ1L COLONY
It Cost tiicliiiuanna County $2,6
Last Year to Maintain It.
NUMBER OF PRISONERS THERE
This County Hud Sovcuty-clght on the
Holl During the Ycur-They l.arncd
Amounts Aggregating $840.07,
Those Who turned the Most.
It cost the taxpayers of Lackawanna
county $2,066.18 for the keeping of con
victed felons last year ut the Eastern
penitentiary in Philadelphia.
There were seventy-eight prisoners In
the penitentiary during the year, und
they served a total of 21,150 days ut the
rate of 18 cents a day, making a total
of $3,807. From this amount there was
deducted the sum of $846.07, credited for
work done by the convicts during the
year. Deducting that amount would
leave a balance of $2,060.03, but there Is
an item of $525 charged fur clothing
furnished to prisoners who were dis
charged. The taxpayers will, no doubt, be In
terested In reading the amounts earned
by the different prisoners: James Bur
rett, who murdered an Italian at Dun
more, leads the list with $55.30 to his
credit; Charles Engle, sent down for
complicity in the attempt to rob the
Dunmore paymaster of the Spencer
Coal compuny, earned $55.20; Stephen
De Ayala, who murdered his wife nt the
May House, earned $53.80; Thomas
Durnlng, of Bellevue, the slayer of
Peter Martin, earned $53.50; Paul Hydo
Is the next on the list with $30. Hydo
was convicted of the crime of killing
a fellow-man at Dickson.
Ira Fox, the brute who ravished the
little girl on the West Side, earned
$19.24. He has been in the penitentiary
since May 23 lust. Joseph Noack, who
Is serving a sentence for murder, came
next with the amount of $12 to his
Mrs. Melinzo Boughton, the colored
woman who killed a man a few years
ago on the West Side, earned $0.14;
John Merrlgan, the Providence barn
burner, comes forward with the Item
of $4.26 to his credit; and Joseph Judge,
who is serving a six-year sentence for
the murder of Joseph Tuumalluas, at
Park Place, a few years ago, earned
Peter Hotnbach, who twice burned
the Elm Park church, did not earn a
cent; nor did Augustlno Nolll, who mur
dered Coficordlo Prlgnanno, at Dun
more. Barney McMahon, who mur
dered his wife at Providence by neglect
ing her and assaulting her with a hot
poker, was sentenced to two years and
ho earned nothing.
That completes the list of those con
fined at the penitentiary who are a
charge upon the taxpayers of this
TRAMP'S STRANGE REQUEST.
He Asked Druggist Humphrey foru Cuk
Druggist D. W. Humphrey, of Pitts
ton avenue, has a remarkable story to
relate about an experience that befel
him yesterday morning, lie was seated
behind the prescription case at work
upon his bonks; the door opened and
his clerk walked out to wait upon the
Intending purchaser. A gcunlne, true
blue knight of the road had entered
and he politely asked the clerk for a
cake of soap.
The clerk was not prepared for the
shock and immediately sustained nn
attack of heart failure. Mr. Humphrey
walked out to see what was the matter
and saw his employe gasping for breath.
When he found out the cause of It all,
he too, became fulnt; but after he re
covered the tramp got as much soap,
gratis, as he could curry and was told
to come back for more as soon us that
Fatal neglect is little short of suicide.
The consequences of a neglected cough are
too well known to need repeating. Dr.
Wood's Xorway Pine Syrup cures a cough
promptly. Sold by ull dealers on a guar
antee of satisfaction.
Made at short notice. High
Class in every respect.
Inside Decorating in all it
I o. Lackawanna Avenue.
A Decided Mora In the Skntes trado lias sot
in and It 111 py you to examine the stuck uf
JUKIBCH'S. atM fpruce btreet. Fine llnecf
upertor pocket cutlery, razors, to.. for Holt
day trad. Uun. and ammunition at bottom
fltfUrea. Alto aonia aocund hand keels at
price, that will utonlnh you. Seeing is believing
Kuropean Tlnn. First-class Bar at.
tiichud. Depot for Bergner &. Kngle'l
IE. Cor. 16th and Filbert Sts., Phila.
Most desirable for residents of N. 18.
Pennsylvania. All conveniences for
travelers to and from Broad Street
station nnd the Twelfth and Market
Btreet nation. Desirable for vlBltlni
BcruntonlanH and people In. the An.
T. J. VICTORY,
IWTER HB0R CO., Ine'p. Capital. IJf ,000.00.
IlIUlT SI. AO HHOK II THE WOKLUi
' "A dollar taerd it a dollar eamnl." t
Thia tallica' Snllil Preueh DonRnln Kid Itat.
tea Hoot delivered frae anywhere In the U.S., on
or Piietal Note for !.).
Knnala every wa the boo La
mid In all retail atone for
11.(0. We wake Ihta boot
ourtelvee, therefore we pmr-
unite mi. flwif (m vfor.
ud if any ou la not eul tiled
we win rainno uie money
' eettd another xmt. Onera
Toe or Common Bene,
wraine u, n, b, b in,
1 to I and bait
am nt yo.
BpaeUit trM (f JJtalor: .
THEY ARE BARGAINS,
DID YOU KNOW IT?
If you don't there lias been
hundreds who have.
ANY ARTICLE IN Qft
THE WINDOW FOR oC
MANY ARE WORTH SOC.
We will continue this sale
as long as the goods lastr If
you are wise you will take
advantage of it. We have
other bargains inside, of odd
WEICHEL k MILLAR,'
116 WYOMING AVENUE
You buy your
shoes of Schank
you wear the lat
410 Spruce SI.
OT IB IE
, WYOMING AVE., SCRANTON.
KRANICH & BACK
STULTZ t BAUER
Also a large stock of first-class
the in & mm
VAKcricTimiiw' AomT ro
TRENTON IRON CO.'S
VAN ALEN & CO.'S
OXFORD IRON C0.S
MERCHANT BAR IRON.
REVERE RUBBER CO.'S
BELTING. PACKING AND HOSE.
FAYERWEATHER & LADEW'S
"HOYT'S" LEATHER BELTING.
A. B. BONNEVILLE'S
"STAR" PORTLAND CEMENT.
AMERICAN BOILER CO.S
"ECONOMY" HOT AIR FURNACES.
GRIFFING IRON CO.'S
434 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Standard instrument In every ionae of
the term as upplled to Plunoa.
Exceptional In holdliiK tholr original ful
neaa of tone.
. NEW YORK' WAREHOUSE. NO. W
1 IS Adami Ave.. Mew Telephone B14C
For this nominal amount you can buy
a heavy, extra long, comfortable and
Come in and See Them
THE :. FASHION
308 Lackawanna Avenue.
Having completed our Annual Inventory of Stock, vvc
are determined to prove that
In every department in our store. Cost has not been
thought of. An absolute clearance must take
pluce in order to make room for our
large stock of new spring goods.
Ladies' and Misses' Jackets.
ALL AT S3.9S EACH.
ALL I'KICES REDUCED
In Dress Goods, Silks,
Shawls, Blankets, Quilts,
and Luce Curtains.
-lfertouFECTAU 8 No.-. fe)tusx
CS$ 47oauGqX2 J 1 f, "ce.cD
Any person sending the correct an
sii6 .. ns :. mi
Will get a 10 per cent, reduction on all
Bicycles, highest grade, Spalding, Keat
ing, Rochester and others. This offer
good for only ten days.
222 Wyoming Ave.
Hi CHAINS FROM
Something nice for a gift. Chains made out of your own or soma
dear friend's hair. Leave orders as early as possible.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
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.
137 AND 139
ALL AT $5.98 EACH.
ALL PRICES REDUCED
In Men's, Ladies' and Chil
Trimmings, Hosiery and
THAT'S THE POSITION OF
SPRING STYLES COMING IN.
YOUR OWN HAIR.
230 Lacka. Ave.
LAST DAYS OF THE
AND SHOE HOUSE