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TIIE SCRANTOX TRIBTTSTE THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1895.
Great -:- Alteration -:- Sale -:- Continued
We Mention a Few of Our Prices for This Week:
Linen finish 17-iiick Towel-
Regular Price. Alteration Price.
Regular Price. Alteration Price.
was 6 cents, HOW 3 3-4c jj China Silk, all colors
Apron Ginghams, best qual
ity !was 6 cents, HOW 3 3-4c jj Surah Silk, all colors.
was 35 cents now 20c.
Indigo Blue Calico, best qua!
ity was 6 cents, 110 W 3 3-4c jj Fancy Silk for Shirt Waists was $1.25, 110W 79c.
was 69 cents, HOW 43c.
' Children's Black Hose, seain
1 less, 5 to 82
Regular Price. Alteration Price.
was 15 and 18c HOW 10c.
Ladies' Black Hose, imported,!
regular made jwas 25 cents, now 15c.
Ladies' Kid Gloves, Foster 1
$1.00, now GOc.
Shirting Prints, best quality
was .6cents,now 3 3-4c 1 1 W,llite Bed reads' extral
' 1 lare-e iwi
large iwas $1.00, 110W G2c.
Unbleached Sheetings, 1 yard I Table Linen, unbleached andj
wide was 6 cents,now 3 3-4c!i turkey red was 29 cents, 110W 19c.
Bleached Muslin, 1 yardj
wide ' jwas 9 cents, HOW
j Table Linen, bleached, un-
i bleached and turkey red.... was 50 cents, now 34c.
, ! L, , 4 was 9S cents, now. . . 5Jc.
Dress Goods, all kinds... ;was.....i5 cents, HOW l)C ; Blankets ...$4.00, now o .,5
' All colors Cashmeres, 36-iuch I
wide was 25 cents, HOW-
j Ladies' Handkerchiefs, all i
jwas 5 cents, HOW 2 1-2C
; Ladies' Handkerchiefs, em-
j broidered was '25 cents, now 12 l-2c
! was 5 cents per yard, now 2 1-2 cts.
Ribbons was 10 cents per yard, now .Scents.
IwasiiO cents per yard, now 11 cents.
All colors Cashmeres, 36-iuch ; j! Udies' Fur Capes.
wide iwas 39 cents, HOW 2GC ! r
: Ladies' and Misses' Tuckets., wtw IZ. 15.00, now IZZ 7. so
JiC' J 1 was 20.00, now 10.00
jwas $10.00, now 5.00
was 18.00, now 9.00
All wool Cashmeres, 3S-iuch!
wide !was 50 cents, HOW-
Ladies' Wrappers, calico audi
3oC I flannel was $1.00, HOW G9c.
All wool, 36-inch wide, Dress j
Flannels - 'was 39 cents, now.
I1 Ladies Hats, trimmed and
.2GCi uutrimmed was $1.00, HOW 39c.
All wool, 40-iuch wide, Dress
Flannels jwas 50 cents, HOW-
was $3 and $4, HOW 1.50
i-ie c anA m 11 AW 4 . f0
was 50 cents, now 38c.
was 75 cents, now 48c.
was 1.00, now 72c.
Ladies' Muslin Underwear jwas 50 and 65c, now 3SC.
Ladies' Muslin Underwear.
was S9C and $1, now G5c.
, ,. , 01 , was $2.50, now $1.25
Ladies' Shawls .. was 4.00, now 2.00
was o.uo, now 3.00
Ladies' Skirts was ... .50 cents, HOW 35c.
35c j! Boys' Suits : ;was 5 and 6.50, HOW 2.501; Gent's Shirts and Drawers ,was 50 cents, HOW 25c.
FOR BARGAINS SG?
"2 FOR BARGAINS
T H E
of the Atlantic.
By DAVID WECHSLER.
(These short atrial atorles are copy
righted by Baoheller. Johnson & fiachel
!, and aro printed In The Tribune by
ppplnl arr.nisi'Hert, simultaneous with
their appearance In the leading daily
Journals u( the huge cities).
A doad silence followed this (xtraor
flinary Htiury. It had bwn told In mioli
a way as to convince us that there was
something In It. liven Captain Lorton
appeared .to ponder over the facts.
After a lone pause Moxly said:
"I remember onee henrlntc an old
pklpper from .Dundee tell pretty much
Ihe same story."
It was plain to be seen that Llnk
later's stranne yarn hail made a deep
Impression upon every miii present.
After that last remark no one spoke.
I'erhaps If It had been told under dif
ferent circumstances It might not have
taken inch a hold unon us: but some
how the pounding of the billows on the
beach, the rumble of shingle and the
furloua gusts- of wind that sent the
rain dashing against the window
peemed to deepen the effect.
"What do you think of all this, Cap
tain Oeorge?" I suld, at length, turning
"I think Captain Mnklater Is right,"
"You believe In thjs myBterlous rock,
"I have seen It."
"Well, If that Scotch skipper could be
found, three of us could bear witness to
the fact, at any rate," remarked Link
' "It may be as you say. of course,"
Knld Captain Lofton, doubtfully, "but
how is It, If such a rock really exists, It
has remained so long unknown?"
"I have my own theory as to 'that,"
replied Captain Oeorge.
VWould you mind giving us the bene
fit of It?" .
"My belief In this: That rock appears
end disappears at Intervals."
"Why ..so? How can you or I tell
What goes on In the bed of the ocean?
It- Is a sealed book to us. We are told
there are hills and valleys there, just
(he same na on land. How do we know
what forces are at work In these, sub
marine tracts? In South America, and
other parts, nn earthquake will change
the whole fact of a district In hatf an
hour. If such un alteration can take
)ilace on land, who dare venture to say
It cannot occur at the bottom of the
"I should be Blow to believe It," Bald
"Look at the raclflc," continued
Captain Oeorge, who appeared strange
ly Interested In this' question. "There
you will II ild that not only a rock, but
e whole Island, will come to the surface
In a iilngle. week.lf you goto look for
It a month later, moet likely It will
JiitVe .vanished. What Is to prevent a
thing- of tula kind happening nearer
home? Why, only fie other- day the
hull of : a brig which hud been burnt
at sea fifty years ago, was thrown up
off the Faroe Islands and towed Into
flulvestoiK harbor. How do you ac
count for that?"
The question led to a pretty lively
discussion, and It was 8 o'clock be
fore the party broke up. Hy that time
the rain had ceased, and the wind was
dying down. Captain Oeorge asked for
a lantern to signal the Wanderer to
send a boat on shore.
"Come on board with me, Lawrence
son," said he, as he was leavliitf. "I
"I Think It Will Convince llim."
want to have a chat with you about
this matter we have just been discuss
ing" When we reached the wet, slippery
deck of the yacht he led the way into
the saloon, turned up the lamps, and
pointed to a chair near the table. I
Bat down. He folded his arms, and
walked backwards and forwards with
"A snug cabin this. Captain Oeorge,"
I said, glancing around.
"Itather too large for my taste," he
replied, "but due requires a roomy
boat when their home Is on the sea.
It Is strange, Lawrenceson, what dis
appointment will do for a man; It drives
some to drink, some to a monastery,
nnd some to an asylum. It has driven
me to the sea." .
I didn't exactly know what to say,
for I had never Been him In one of
these dark moods before, and thought It
best to remain silent.
"Well," he said presently, brightening
up a bit, "I didn't bring you off here to
listen to my growling, About this
rock, you heard what Llnklater had to
say, though, perhaps, you may think he
was mistaken. He was not. I can
give you pretty fair evidence of Its ex
istence." He went to a sort of writing table at
the head of the saloon, unlocked one of
the drawers and took out a piece of
torn, discolored paper.
"Head this," he said, laying it on the
table before me. "You can take it on
shore If you like, and show It to your
surveyor. I think It will convince him."
The writing wan blotched and blurred,
an If the paper had been under water a
considerable time. NeverthelcBB, I had
little flllllculty In making It out. I
have that scrap of paper still; I keep It
with a few other curious relics of the
sea. Here it is:.1
"Nevada struck unknown rock In mid
ocean. Ood hsve mercy upon us. We are
all lost. II. B. West, Klmlra, V. H."
"A strange message' said Capt.
Oeorge, "and It came into my hands
In a very singular way. Some years
ago I wan cruising off the west
coast of ' Ireland. One morning we put
out a trawl, and In making a haul we
Captured an enormouft codfish. When
the cook opened It he found In the maw
a silver match box, a plain gold ring
and a small case of cedar wood. That
case, which bore the Initials 'II. II. W.'
contained this scrap of paper. Though
the water had soaked Into It, I fancy It
must have been lloating when the
greedy fish got hold of it. I Infer this
from the fact that there was an Inch or
so of string hanging from the case, as
If It had been originally attached to a
bottle, a piece of cork, or something of
"The Nevada," I said, repeating the
name. "I fancy 1 remember hearing
of that vessel."
"Very likely," he replied. "She was
an Atlantic boat, running between I!os
toii and .London. If I'm not mistaken,
she was lost in '78 another of those
ocean mysteries, you see, for her fate Is
still a matter of mere conjecture in the
"I suppose you endeavored to trace
the friends and relatives of this Mr.
West? for it looks like a man's hand
writing." "Not I. Wnat good would It have
done? His friends or relatives, if he
had any, had long ago given him up for
lost. Why should I open am old wound?"
"Hut at any rate you communicated
with the owners of the vessel?"
"I did nothing of the kind. I should
only have brought their representative
down upon me; probably he would have
followed me from port to port, and I
had no fancy to bo pestered In that
way. Very possibly a newspaper man
would have been set on my track, and I
couldn't have given him the slip so
easily. If he failed to find me In port,
he would have started off In chase of
the Wanderer, und tried to interview
me on the high seas as one of them
did, you remember, in the case of Capt.
Morrell, of the Missouri."
"So you kept this Information entire
ly to yourself?"
"I made good use of It. I went nnd
searched for that rock; and I found it."'
"Where does it lie?"
"You shall see for yourself; thut Is,
if you agree to a proposition I have to
make. When I discovered the position
of the rock I determined, some day or
other, to make a careful survey of the
spot on my own account by sending
down a diver to examine its forma
tion. The conversation this afternoon
has revived my well, whim, fad, or
whatever you like to call It. 1 am
ready to set out on the expedition
whenever I can find a diver bold
"I'm your man, Captain Oeorge!" I
"flood; I couldn't ask for better. I
think you will find It n profitable em
ployment as staying at homo and tak
ing your chance at wrecks. This Is
not exactfly the .best time of year for
the enterprise, but no matter! it will
take a week or bo to get the Wanderer
properly fitted out and ship sufficient
stores. Can you be ready within ten
1 told him 1 had no other, work In
view once we had finished with the
Magellan, and, after that day's storm,
I fully expected she would give us lit
tle further trouble.
"I will drop Into Landport nt the end
of next week," he said. -"Meanwhile,
keep this project to yourself; I don't
want It talked about; or to have any
fuss made In the newspapers."
He accompanied me on deck, . the
boat was hauled up alongside and I
returned to the shore. When I awoko
next morning and looked out over the
bay the Wanderer was gone.
On Sept. 27 we commenced our re
markable voyage. I folt somewhat de
pressed, I don't know why, at leaving
home on that occasion. There was
something , attractive . In. the Idea of
solving this great Atlantic mystery,
which, if it ivu'Uy existed, must have
caused untold disasters. Still, I was
not altogether carried away by Cap
tain Oeorge' s views, and entertained
considerable doubt as to our success.
We steered west-sou'-west for several
days. We sighted some of the big At
lantic liners In the distance. One even
ing a huge Cunarder passed within a
mile or so of us, ilights all aglow, her
funnols belching out columns of smoke
that traled away far behind.
"Making a rush with the malls,"
Captain Oeorge remarked as we
Next day It was blowing rather fresh,
and we had a choppy sea. It struck
me as strange that, up to the present,
Captain Oeorge had made no direct
reference to the object of our voy
age. That morning, however, after
breakfast, he said to me:
We must lake our beatings at noon,
Lnwrenceson, or we may overshoot the
We did so, and when we had picked
out our position on the chart, the
course was altered to sou'-sou'-west.
This brought us more out of the track
of Atlantic steamers, though we still
sighted a number of sailing ships. I
noticed that Captain Oeorge kept a
close eye on the chart during the next
One morning, when he had made the
usual dally reckoning, he came down
Into the sailoon with a paper in his
hand, upon which was marked the
latitude and longitude.
"C.et your diving gear ready, Law
renceson," he said. "You'll want It
"Is the rock In Bight?"
"No, nor llkelj to be. Probably It Is
submerged, as I believe Is generally
the case, though at what depth Is an
other question. All the same, we are
not far oft It."
That evening the engines were slowed
down. Captain Oeorge stood oil thu
bridge, and for upwards of an hour ho
took entire charge of the vessel, alter
ing the course from time to time. Then
he gave the signal to stop.
The men In the bows were r?ndy with
the anchor, and presently 1 heard It
"Making a Hush with the Malls," Captain
splash Into the water. We were pro
vided with a speolal deep-sea cable,
but I was rather surprised to find the
depth was not so great jib I had fancied.
Captain Oeorge ' descended ' from the
bridge, and Joined me.
"Tomorrow morning we will get the
long-boat out, If the weather holds
fine," he Bdld. "You will have to 'pro
ceed more to the south, before you
make your first descent."
I confess I did not Bleep much that
night. My mind was too full of the
mystery of this ocean rock. Was the
story true? Did the terrible spot really
lie within reach of us? It so, what an
appaling sight would meet my view
when 1 stood beneath It, and gazed
around at the havoc it had wrought! I
felt I might be on the verge of some
I lay awake until long after mid
night. Then I determined to get up
and go on deck. As I passed Captain
Oeorge's cabin I couild tell by his heavy
breathing that he was sleeping sound
ly. I moved on, and stepped out Into
the cool night air.
How well I can recall the scene from
the Wanderer's deck at that silent
hour! The moon was on the wane; she
was wading slowly through a mass of
dark olouds emerging occasionally to
flood the ocean with her sliver light.
Not a sound was to be heard, save the
melancholy moan of the sea or the
splash of the water against the yacht's
In the morning I felt more like my
solf; perhaps I was too busy with my
preparations to think much of any
thing else. Following Captain George's
directions, we rowed away to the
south, and when we got about half a
mile from the yacht I went down.
To He Concluded.
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ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7.
THE NAVAL PLAY,'
4 QT." THOSE WHO SAW IT
iiOlV. WHEN HERE liEl'OKE.
Sale of seats oueni Tuesday, Feb. &
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
FRIDAY, FEB. 8.
HIS GRACE DE GRAMMONT
By CLYDE FITCH,
With all the beautiful stage aettinn, rich
costumes and el.'niit appointments, under tbe
direction of J. J. Mt'CKuEY.
PRICES-Lowor Floor. JI.GO, $1.00 and T5c:
rialoony. jOo. : Uallery, ic. Sale of seats opens
Wednesday, 9 a. m.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Saturday, February 9.
CHAS. E. BLANEY'S
Latest Successful Musical Farce Corned'.
A Whirl of Fun In Tliree Acta, Called .
A BAGGAGE CHECK
Presented bjr a Clever Company of Far
ceurs, led by the COMEDIAN
The Real Thins"! "A New Idcu."
Sale of seats opens Thursday. Feb. 7.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 1895.
Ihe Musical Farce-Comedy,
Wm. Keller Mack
The Eccentric Comedian, Supported by
an Excellent Company. -
ADMISSION, 10, 20 OR 30 CENTS
Two performance dally at 2.3) and ilip. m.
NEXT ATTRACTION :
ROOF TINNING AND SOLDERING
All done away with by the use of HART
MAN'S PATI3NT PAINT, which constats
of Ingredient well-known to all. It can b
applied to tin, galvanised tin, sheet Iron
roof, alHo to brick dwellnt, which will
firevent absolutely uny crumbllnjr, crack
UK or brenklng of the brick. ItSvltl out
last tinnliiK of any kind by may year,
ami It' coat does not exceed one-fifth that
of the cost of tinnliiK. 1 "old by the Job
or pound. Contract taken by
. ANTOMO HAKTUAM, Birch St.