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    TIIE SCRANTON TRIBUNE MONDAY MORNING, MAY- 20, 1895.
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WiLKES-BRRRE.
CTlie Trlbuno has opened a briinpli of
fice at No. 20, Latinlmr building, Public
Square. Wilkex-liurre. for Co transaction
of business. The publishers propose to
c:tcnu the circulation of The Tribune in
n llkeg-Rarre and the surrounding towns,
and to that ond will present a very com
plete department of Luzerne county news.
For success in this undertaking depend
ence is placed solely upon tho superiority
of The Tribune as a purveyor of all the
news or tno day domestic, rorelRn, loeni,
commercial and financial. The general In
terests of the people of Wllkes-Hnrre and
win n yominir valley will nave in tub mu
rine an earnest advocate, editorially and
otherwise. It Is Hi of the tmli-
llshers to Ihsuo a newspaper as valuable
10 me Eonerui public ns the inetropiiiiuiii
dallies, and deliver it to tho people
throughout northeastern Pennsylvania
from three to five hours enrllor thou the
Philadelphia and New York papers cun
leach them.
COURT HOUSE CONTRACTS.
Local Contractors Appear to Take Very
Little Interest In the Matter.
Although the plans for the proposed
new court house have been on exhibi
tion for Inspection by contractors who
desire to make bids, for a week, It Is a
subject of remark and comment that
only three Wilkes-Barre contractors
have even so much as looked at them.
The three exceptions are Joseph Hand
ler, Wilson Smith nnd Phillips & Son.
Five Scranton contractors have ap
peared on the scene and manifested an
Interest in the matter. A perfect
swarm of contractors from other sec
tions of Pennsylvania and from dis
tant states have appeared and it Is cer
tain that many bids will be made. The
apathy or Indifference of the Wilkes
Barre contractors Is attracting atten
tion here. It con probably be explained
on the grounds that the people of
Wilkes-Barre generally have no Idea
that the new court house will be built,
at least not now, nor on the plans of
Architect Myers now on exhibition.
The contractors probably share in this
sentiment and would consider it a
waste of time to examine the Myers
plans with a view to making bids. It
Is also a fact that the opinion prevails
that the architect favors certain for
eign contractors, and that Wllkes
Barre men will In any event be at a
disadvantage in the awards. How this
Idea originated or what It rests upon It
would be Impossible to say, but It ex
ists and will not be allayed. Under dif
ferent conditions every Wilkes-Barre
contractor would put in a bid for some
part of the new court house work.
GROW COUNTY FIASCO.
Not EnoDgh Territory to Constitute tho
Proposed Xcw County
The movement. for the erection of
Grow county out of portions of Luzerne
has collapsed In a way altogether un
expected by its friends. The survey of
the territory was completed last Wed
nesday and the commissioners have
forwarded their report to Harrisburg.
From this report It appears that the
projectors of the new county made a
fatal mistake In tholr calculations.
The territory surveyed falls short of
the 400 square mlle3 required by the act
of 1S7S. The measurement was made
and the lines run to within ten miles
of the court house. Instead of ten miles
from the city line3. but even If this
measurement had bocn allowed the
necessary territory would not have
been secured. Had liable. Faster and
Denison townships been Included there
would have been more than enough
territory, but the Grow county people
did not want the extreme lower end in
cluded and thought they had enough
square miles without It.
So the Grow county scheme ends In
a fiasco and great will be the disap
pointment of the enthusiastic people In
and around Shlekshlnny. Visions of a
real estate boom, an Influx of popu
lation and new industries, of a trolley
system and nice new county buildings
have vanished in a night. The collapse
of the Grow county scheme has come
Just in time to revive the hopes of the
Quay county advocates, who will now
make a last desperate attempt to se
cure the passage of their bill. It Is ex
pected that the bill will be called up to
morrow or Weurtfcday for final disposi
tion. For the Cadetshlp.
On Saturday the nineteen young as
pirants appeared before Professors
Harrison, Shlel and Hurmon, at the
Union school building for examination
as to their educational qualifications
for the Westt Point cadetshlp In the gift
of Congressman Lelsenrlng. The ex
amination was very thorough, but noth
ing Is known as to the standing of the
several candidates. They were a bright
body of young men, and it is said nearly
all of them made an excellent showing.
There will naturally be great suspense
among the aspirants and their friends
until the seals are broken and the name
of the winner of the prize announced.
The Statue of Washington.
The Patriotic Sons of America, of this
city, are at this time very much inter
ested in the proposed erection of a
Statue of the father of his country on
the River street common. The Patriotic
Sons are very strong in this city and
surrounding towns, and It la believer
they will have little difficulty in ac
cumulating the fund of $10,000 required
to carry out the project. At a meeting
of the State association, held on Satur
day evening, there were reports from
seven or eight camps, and the prospect
of success is very bright. The Wash
ington statue will be reared In the near
future.
Serious Runaway Accident.
On Saturday one of the heavy teams
employed by the AVyomlng Valley Ice
company in delivering Ice ran away
on Fell street and dashed furiously
toward Northampton street. In turn
ing the cornej: the team plunged Into
the building occupied by Frank Mo
Gourty as a shoe shop, almost demol
ishing It. The horses, a heavy span of
splendid animals, were iseverely in
jured, and Mr. McGoutry had a narrow
escape from being caught In the debris.
Some Men Are Honest.
The other evening Michael Jennings
and John Mangan found a pay enevlope
on Market street containing IG5. They
hunted up the owner, a miner, who had
lost It, and restored the money. (
Suspended Lotter-Carriers.
It is stated on good authority that
four or Ave of the Wllkes-Barre letter
carriers have been suspended by orders
from Washington. It was known that
special agents of the postofflce depart
ment have been in town keeping a close
watch on the carriers, to ascertain how
they performed their duties, note their
habits and general bearing when on
and off duty. The letter-carriers have
for years been so attentive to their
duties, and are men of such exception
ally good halts, that no apprehension
bbors
was felt by anybody that anything but
favorable reports would be sent in by
the specials. It seems, however, that
reports were made of such a chnrnctcr
As to lead to the suspension of a num
ber. Who tho carriers are, and what
Is the nature of the charges ugiiinst
them, has not transpired. Postmaster
Landmesser Is reticent, mud declines to
give any Information on the subject.
TIIE CHASE DEFALCATION.
Somo More Claims Arc Presented for
Collect Ion.
There have been no Important new
developments In the Chan defalcation,
except that dally new claims are being
presented. Some of Chun's friends In
this city claim that they have In their
possession n confession from Chan in
which he claims that the sum misap
plied by him does not exceed $.1,000, and
that he hopes nnd expects to be nble to
restore the amount. What surprises
Chan's friends Is that he made no
effort to raise this amount here Instead
of going to Germany, the belief being
that he could have done so. The larg
est single sum thus far discovered that
was appropriated by Chan Is $320, In
trusted to him by a man named Fritz
to bj sent to his friends In Kurope.
One friend of Chan's In conversation
with the writer on Saturday evening
expressed the opinion that he would
return to Wllkos-Barre In a very short
time nnd make good every claim
against him. No one regards Chan as
a deliberate and calculating criminal,
and If he or his friends restore the
money he owes there will prbably be
no prosecutions. Few seem to have
lost faith in his integrity.
Carriage Shop Dnruuficd.
An alarm of tire was caused on Sat
urday evening, between 10 nnd 11
o'clock, by flames Issuing from the car
riage shop of It. E. Wallace, on Fell
street. The fire department soon had
control of the cumliigratlon. but not
before much damage was done to the
building Hiid Its contents. Mr. Wallace
carried Insurance, and will not lose
heavily. The origin of the lire Is not
know'n, but Ignited In the boiler room.
Fatal Miiu Accident.
A fatal accident occurred at No. 2
mine, owned by the Delaware and Hud
son company, at Plymouth, on Saturday
morning. A Hungarian laborer was
standing on the track In the mine when
he was struck by a runaway car and
so severely Injured that he died before
reaching his home. The victim was
John Lavitzki, and he leaves a widow
and five small children.
PERSONALS.
R?v. Dr. Jessup was the guest of Dr.
Urquhart during his recent visit In this
city.
Major J. R. Wright Is In Denver, Col.,
looking after some mining Interests In
that locality.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graeme are vis
iting their son, Joseph, who is a naval
cadet at Annapolis.
Dr. Harvey and his family will next
week occupy their cottage at Harvey's
lake for the summer.
Attor.i-sy .Tohn S. Harding will sail
for Europe June IS. Ex-Senator Will
iams leaves for a trip to Wales June 29.
Editor Fowler, of the Freeland Trib
une, accompanied by Mrs. Fowler, has
been spending a few days with friends
here.
The Philadelphia papers always have
something pleasant to say of Major
Ridgeway Wright whenever he la In
that city.
Mrs. Charles M. Conyngham, with
her son and daughter, will sail for Eur
ope June 6. to be gone the greater part
of the summer.
William C. Allen, secretary of the
ParriFh Coal company, will sail for
Europe the latter part of June, to be
gone for several months.
Deputy Internal Revenue Collector
Burke, of Scranton, makes frequent
visits to this city on official business
In connection with the tax on incomes.
BRIEF NOTES.
The Grand Opera house closed for the
season on Saturday evening.
Contractor Fred Hendlnr has given a
bond to complete the new poorhous
building by Nov. 1, and will forfeit $50 If
he falls.
Robert Chalu, of Wilkes-Barre, has
been granted a patent for an elevator
Indicator, and expects to make somo
money out of It.
A slight fire occurred at No. 67 Dana
place on Saturday afternoon, coused by
mice grawlng a box of matches and
igniting them. Very slight damage was
done.
The Crescent File works was sold by
the sheriff on Saturday for $4,200. The
purchasers were attorneys representing
banks and othe-rs. In the course of
time the works will probably resume
operations,
AN AMERICAN.
He got to Paris late at night,
Ho tired he couldn't stand,
He'd three valises by his side,
A guide-book In his hand.
He singled out a hackman from
The crowd. Bald lie: "My man,
Just drive me to the best hotel,
Je suls Amerlcaln."
Tho Jehu drove him to the Grand
Uy course circuitous.
And charged a price which was well, by
No means gratuitous.
The stranger paid, then registered,
And to the clerk began:
"I want tho best room In the house
Je suls Amerlcaln.
They showed him up to twenty-blank,
Upon the parlor floor;
Two candles on the mantleplece,
A gilt plate on tho door;
But, ere he slept, he mused, end thus
His lucubrations ran:
"Tomorrow I'll make Paris howl
Je suls Amerlcaln,"
Next day he to the summit of
The Arc de Trlomphe hied.
"Veil, vat you zlnfc of sis?" inquired
A Frenchman at his side.
"This? This is nothing," answered he;
"Deny it if you can;
You ought to see our Brooklyn bridge
Je Buls Amoriculn."
Into a gilded restaurant
Hn chanced to droD one day:
Tho waiters' Jargon fairly drove
His appetite away.
"Confound your dishes, cooked," said he
"On the Parisian planl .
I want a plate of pork and beans
Je suls Amerlcaln."
Where'er he wont, whate'er he did,
'Twai always Just the same;
He couldn't, It appeared, forget
The country whence he came;
And when, once more at home, his eyes
Familiar scenes did scan,
He doffed his hat, and cried, "Thank God,
Je suls Amerlcaln."
Philadelphia Times.
DoWd the
PITTSTON.
The committee from tho Scranton
nnd Suburban Traction company ap
pointed to confer with Hughestown
borough council on Friday evening
came to an amicable agreement with
that body by which the company were
given the right of way to lny their
tracks on three streets of the borough,
Center, Railroad nnd Parsonage, the
company to construct railways within
two years or permission to do so bo re
voked. In return for the privilege of
laying tracks through the borough tho
company agrees to pay half tho cost of
grading the streets on which Its lines
are constructed. It Is expected thnt
tho company will begin operations on
Knlti'Ond street ut once, This Is a part
of the route which has been laid out
along' Broad, Fulton and Williams
streets. The work commenced will has
ten tho time when we shall have elec
tric car service to Avoca and Scran
ton. Merchant's Enterprise.
James D. Monlo, the enterprising
West Side merchunt, will In addition
to his already well equipped grocery
slore, conduct a dry goods store In the
building adjoining that which he now
occupies. The new 8tor will bo opened
to the public during tho early part of
this week. Mr. Monle deserves much
credit for his efforts to attract trade to
this portion of the Garden Village, as
It still has a vast amount of room to
expand and will be the means of bring
ing West I'lttston Into a greater prom
inence. Property owners of tho South
Side should render Mr. Monle any as
sistance he should need with a view to
making a Greater West Plttston.
Death of Mrs. Corcoran.
The death of Miss Bridget Corcoran
occurred at the home of her father, Ed
ward Corcoran, at Oregon, Saturday
morning. She is survived by her fa
ther, two sisters, Mrs. Ann MeNulty
nnd Miss Maria Corcoran, and a
brother, 'Martin, all of Oregon. The
funeral will take place from the family
home In Oregon this afternoon at 3
o'clock. Interment will be made at
Market Street cemetery.
New Culm Washer.
A new culm washer Is being erected
on the west side of the Clear Spring
Coal company's breaker. West Pltts
ton, by Smith & Lameroux. It Is tho
Intention of the company to work over
the lurge pile of heretofore worthless
matter and secure all the small coal.
The slate and other refuse will be run
Into the abandon c". workings.
Other Items of Interest.
The old engine, Luzerne, which has
been at the Kingston Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western shops for the past
few months, and has undergone a thor
ough overhauling. Is now again In ser
vice, equipped with all the modern Im
provements, Including air brake, auto
matic bell ringer and sand blower.
Peck & Farrer, the West Side drug
gists, have placed In front of their
store, located on the corner of Luzerne
and Wyoming avenues, a large stand
ard thermometer of the Hicks London
pattern for the benefit of the public.
The thermometer also has attached a
Lambrechts hygrometer, showing the
percentage of moisture In the atmo
sphere. Mrs. A. J. Marsh, of Sayre, Is visit
ing her mother, Mrs. B. F. Emlgh, on
Dcaware avenue.
Miss Virgil Gibbons has resumed her
duties as operator at the telephone ex
change after several weeks Illness.
Harry Lee, of the West Side, has re
covered from his injuries received on
the railroad a few weeks ago, so as to
be able to circulate among his many
friends.
Landlord Joseph Curt was at the
county seat on Saturday.
All collieries of the Pennsylvania
Coal company In this vicinity will re
sume work this morning and will also
work Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week.
Willie Snyder, son of Landlord Sny
der, while riding down William street
The
Saturday
Tribune.
ONE of tho secrets of the
great and growing popular
ity of the Saturday Tribune
Is Its originality. Unlike the
special editions of many other
papers, it ts not made up largely
If not exclusively, of stereotyped
features widely syndicated for
simultaneous publication. On
the contrary, the bulk of the
special matter presented in The
Saturday Tribune is prepared
especially for this paper. Tha
The Saturday Tribune Is satis
factorily filling Its field Is sub
stantially matflfested by a
steadily growing constituency.
No other paper ever printed In
the history of Scranton Journal
ism has achieved a fuller meas
ure of success than The Satur
day Tribune.
The Saturday Tribune is es
sentially Hcranton's Favorite
Newspaper.
BASE BULL AND OTHER SPORTS.
A
LL the year round The Trib
une Is In advance In cover
ing events of note in th
sporting world. But with the
opening of the base ball season
it will, as heretofore, give addi
tional attention to this depart
ment. Base ball lovers will And
the games covered more fully
from day to day In The Tribune
than they are covered by any
other paper printed or sold In'
Scranton. This paper is the
recognized authority In Scran
ton on base ball and other sports
and arrangements have been
made that will Insure fuller and
better reports than ever before.
Patrons of the national earn
will find In The Tribune every
day In the week Just what they
want In the way of detailed re
ports, which will be supplement
ed each Saturday with a page of
the freshest and most readable
sporting news and gossip. Due
attention will also be given to all
other out-door pastimes.
Ualley.
yesterday morning on his wheel, fell
and received a severe cut on the chin.
Edward Grubo, of Blnghamton, spent
Sunday with his parents on Luzerne
avenue.
Edward Brewan, of Port Blanchard,
was struck by train No. 1 of Lehigh
Valley near Port Urlfllth. He received
a fracture of tho arm and was taken
to the hospital.
Wall paper from 7 nts a roll up, at
W. F. Moycr & Bros., 1)8 South Muln
street.
TUN KH AIM NOCK.
Dr. C. H. Dana left Saturday for a
little outing, during which he hopes to
get rid of the effects of tho grip. He
was to spend 'the Subbath with his
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Berry, of West
Plttston, who will accompany him to
Atlantic City nnd New York,
Alvnh Melhulsh and Austin Carey
have formed a co-partnership and ure
engaged In house pulntlng.
Tho entertainment and social given
by the Junior Epworth league Friday
night was a complete success In every
point. The programme was rendered
entirely by the youngHterB themselves,
and they acquitted themselves very
creditably, the music und rocltatlons
being very pleasing and the various
parts In the dialogues well sustained.
After tho entertainment was over, Ice
cream and cake were served, the pro
ceeds amounting to about $22.
8Hncer D. Reed Is the owner of a
colt that Is the admiration of horse
men In thlB section. It Is of Electioneer
and Smuggler stock, and Is one of the
finest bred animals In the country.
Mr. und Mrs. Harry Billings spent
Sunday at Kingston.
A movement Is on foot to organize
a minor base bo.ll league, to comprise
all the Junior clubs from Tunkhannock
to Sugar Notch. The Vespers will be
In it, no doubt.
The cold, stormy weather of tho
past week has been hard on the sheep
raisers, and the farmers have lost
many young lambs.
Mrs. George Lclghton spent Sunday
at Glenburn,
Michael C. Doyle, formerly of this
place, has Just been appointed assist
ant road master on the Buffalo divi
sion of the Lehigh Valley.
George H. Sheldon and faintly were
down from Lynn Saturday.
The ball gamo between the homo
team and Wilkes-Barre Young Men's
Christian Association club attracted a
large crowd of spectators and was an
Interesting game throughout, though
devoid of any brilliant features. Samp
son, who pitched for the home team,
did good work up to the sixth Inning,
when he became nervous for a short
time and the balls flew wild, but he
soon recovered his composure and ac
quitted himself well to the end of the
game. There was an absence of any
heavy hitting by either team, and sev
eral errors occurred on both sides, but
there was good straight playing enough
to forestall an easy victory for either
party. The game closed at the end of
the ninth Inning with a score of 8 to
10 In favor of Wilkes-Barre. Tho
team was as follows: Short stop, Alex
ander; second base. Drum; catcher,
Calahan; center field, Jenkins; first
base, Hlgglns; third base, Maitten; .left
field, Leyh; right field, Leonard;
pitcher, Groux. The Tritons were:
Short stop, Harding; left field, Frear;
center field, Cortrlght; first base, Zang;
catcher, McKown; third base, Wolfe;
second base, Keating; right field. Bar
low; pitcher, Sampson.
Mrs. Jennette Wyckolt and Mrs. John
Wyckoft, of Plttston, spent Sunday at
Theodore Streeter's.
Relief in Six Hours.
Distressing Kidney and Bladder dis
eases relieved in six hours by the "New
Great South American Kidney Cure."
This now remedy is a great surprise on
account of its exceeding promptness In
relieving pain In the bladder, kidneys,
back und every part of the urinary pas
sages, in male or female. It relloves re
tention of water and pain in passing it
almost immediately. If you want quick
relief ond euro this Is your remedy. Sold
by C. M. Harris, Druggist, 125 Penn ave
nue, Scranton, Pa.
DUN MO RE.
Mrs. O. W. B. Allen is convalescing
after a severe Illness.
The entertainment to be given by
Miss Lewis' elocution class this eve
ning In Manley's hall promises to be
one of the finest of thes eason. An ex
cellent programme will be rendered,
consisting of local and outside talent:
Part 1: "Mrs. Wells' Will" Mrs. Robin
son, Miss Maggie Kelley; Lady Spindle,
Kate Gullera; Mrs. Dwindle, Mamie
Bushncll; Jennie, Anna Oliver; Rachel,
Agnes Mongan; recitation, "Happy
Little Cripple," Miss Cora Edwards;
recltutlon, "Grandma at the Masquer
ado," Beatrice Morris; recitation,
"Peggy In the Low Backed Car," Trls
tlne Morris, recitation, "The Chimes of
Amsterdnm," Arthur Samuels; recita
tion, "How Salvntor Won," drapery
posing, Miss Lewis. Part 2: "Cham
pion of Her Sex" Mrs. Duplex, Miss
Nellie Flynn; Mrs. Deborah Hartshorn,
Miss Kate Gallena; Florence Duplex,
Mollis Henley; Caroline Duplex, Maggie
Kelley; Rhoila Dlndron, Polly Ney, her
friends, Jennie Oliver.
J. C. Byrne returned from Elmlra last
Saturdny, after spending a few days
with relatives,
MtNOOKA.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cotten, of Carbon
dale, visited friends here Sunday.
The Mlnooka Base Ball club will hold
a grand entertainment tonight at Cal
lery's arcade.
The employes of the Greenwood No.
1 and 2 collieries will receive their
monthly stipend today.
P. J. Mulkern Is making a hustling
canvass for the office of township
clerk, recently vacated by the resigna
tion of Alex. MoCormlck.
ANOTHER MYTH EXPLODED.
The Story of Jnckson'sCotton Bale Breast
works Mere Fiction.
From the Boston Herald.
There are few of the schoolboys of
several generations preceding the pres
ent who do not remember being taught
that General Jackson won the battle of
New Orleans by 'throwing up a breast
work of cotton bales and meeting the
British assault behind them.
A dramatic account of this was In all
the school histories and several others,
and the novelty of the affair appealed,
vividly to the Imagination. The cold
facts of later history prove this all to
have been notion. Henry Adams In his
history of Madison's administration de
scribes tho battle of New Orleans and
mentions no such feature. McMaster,
in his latest volume, refers to the story
In a note only to say that there were
two or three cotton bales used In one
place, and they were either set on fire
o knocked out at once.
Jackson' line of breastworks was of
earth Irregularly thrown up and of
varying height along its length. The
trained sharpshooters of the west did
great work as marksmen behind It, and
so galled the heavily-laden British
troops that they had no alternativo but
to be shot or retreat before the Ameri
can line.
The school-book story used to be that
the Americans lost six killed and seven
wounded. McMautem places the fig
ures of killed and wounded at seventy.
The British, It seems, were not all re
pulsed according to the popular story.
The right line of the American troops
was driven In, and the British left ad
vanced a mile In the rear of Jackson
on the wayi to New Orleans.
lie was really flanked by this suo
ccss, but the terrific slaughter he In
flicted upon the British In the center,
Involving the death of the first and
second generals In command, completely
dispirited them and Induced the return
of that wing of their army that was on
the way to the city.
ART TIIE WOULD OVER.
Ruffaell Is expected to be one of the
guests at a large dinner to be given by the
Murquutto club of Chicago to the artists
resident or stopping In that city.
The Boston Camera club has been hav
ing a competitive exhibition of photo
graphs und nearly 200 were displayed.
Mrs. Arthur Hewell took tho prize for gen
eral excellence und Mr. J. Price Loud fur
the most artistic sentiment. Prizes were
also given for technicality, flguro compo
sition, etc.
An Interesting exhibition of modern
Dutch pulutlngs Is now going tho rounds
of the different cltlog. The exhibition
comprises a large number of paintings, the
subjocts being chiefly drawn from local
Holland scenes Bind figures. The best
known urtists represented are Israels,
Mesdug, N'euhuys, Koelofa, Marls, Tur
Meulun, UlummerH, Bosboom, Hlsachop,
Uubrlel, Du Chattel, and Valkenburg,
We are told that at Vathy, In Samoa,
with tho help of the new governor, Buio
vltch Pasha, a museum has been estab
lished for the antiquities of the Island.
Tho success already obtained by tho pro
vincial museums of the Syllogoa of Candla
and of the Evangelical School of Smyrna
In preserving the antiquities of the Turk
ish empire, If followed by that of Samos,
will be of great use to future students of
archueology.
It Is reported from Paris that the draw
ings of tho lute M. Alexandre Blda will be
sold at tho Hotel Drouot this week. This
sale awakes especial attention In Paris,
because for many years M. Blda had en
tirely ceased to exhibit his work. Forty
large water-colors,, Illustrating Shake
speare, and thirty-two drawings after Mol
lero, are suro to be much discussed; but
the pearls of the collection are said to be
the numerous series of sketches and stud
ies from nature, the result of the artist's
frequent travels In the East. Borne are a
painter's notes of a curious impression,
some are the first Jottings of his illustra
tions of the gospels.
Dodge Macknlght, a New England land
scape painter of the new school, has been
rather roughly handled by tho critics out
west. "Boston Is going crazy over him,"
aays a Chicago scribe' "and RoberlVon
noli has set the seal of tils approval on
him; but, Vonnoh and Boston notwith
standing, I cannot believe that his wild
imaginings are anything like nature. Vlo-lot-tlnted
landscapes and Impossible sun
rises and sunsets have been meekly swal
lowed, but when a person not strictly color-blind
Is asked to accept blue shadows
thrown by red trees. It Is time for revolt.
As yet Macknlght's pictures have only
been seen at close range, and It may be
that when hung and viewed from a dis
tance they may show some merit. Time
alone can tell, and until time has told Mr.
Macknlght must be written of as one still
too far advanced In the wild flights of
fancy for ordinary mortals to overtake"
The war with China has given a great
vogue to war pictures In Japan. A large
number of these have been sent to this
country by Bunkio Matsukl, a young Jap
anese art dealer of Boston and Salem, who
Is now on a visit to his native country with
his American wife. These pictures are
remarkably spirited color prints from wood
blocks, and combine the effect of Occi
dental realism with the principals of pe
culiarly Japanese art in a way that, while
often marked with much crudeness, is not
Infrequently remarkably powerful and at
times lmpresively poetic. "One of the
strongest of these pictures," Bays the Bos
ton Herald, "Is that of a Japanese gen
eral mounted on a splendid horse, standing
on high ground and watching the progress
of tho battle below. It Is a beautiful piece
of drawing and military pose, and would
be worthy of a Regnault. Such a picture
would make the reputation of a painter in
tho western world."
vivo rounds Out of Packet.
Jamoi Pnyn, the English novelist, who
has of late years been much afflicted with
deafness, tells a capital story against
himself. A man called on him the other
day, and Mr. Payn understood him to say
that ho wished to borrow five pounds.
"Not a penny," exclaimed the author,
who knew this person of old, having lent
him moneys which had not been returned.
Looking very pleased his visitor d
pnrted, but one may Imagine the chngrln
and vexation experienced by Mr. Payn
when ho subsequently heard that the man
had come to pay him back live pounds
and not to borrow that sum,
In Curing
Torturing
Disfiguring
Skin Diseases
Works Wonders
Hold thrmittiooi lh epria. Britldi Mi F.
Biar ft. Son., , Kim Edw.nl !, Lofdupv JJ'
luo Casaiuu. Cor., Bolt Vruf., Itotlw, U. i. A.
Executors' Not es.
INSTATE OP JOHN HANDI.EY, DE
!i ceased, late of Sorantos, Lackawanna
county, paa.
Letter testamentary upon tb above named
estate having " granted to the under
signed, all persons having claims or demand
agalnat the said estate will present thsin for
payment, and those Indebted thereto will
pious make immediate payment to
1IKNKYW. PALMER. Wilkes-Barre, Pa
LEMUEL A HERMAN, Scranton, Pa.
JOHN T. RICHARDS, Borauton, Pa
Executor.
Strayed or Stolen.
STRAYED OR STOLEN FROM MY PREM
IUM , on Thursday night, a Jersey row,
with halter on.. A suitable reward will be
paid for her return to H. A KaUFHOLD,
oorner of Pine street and Prescott avenue.
Money to Lean.
fin tWO, 18,000 AND UPWARDS TO
toau oa real estate eoariiy. aj.ii.
EPLOOLK, attorney, Mb Bprne ilwt.
Houses en Credit.
H
OUBES BUILT ON CREDIT. AD-
dree look box jus, Boranton.
c
onnoliy & Wallace
AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY.
We offer
SWIVEL .'SILKS
The quality is the highest grade ever produced in this weave and the
DESIGNS - ARE - EXQUISITE.
THEIR ACTUAL VALUE IS 60 CENTS.
Our Special Price Is 31c. Per Yard.
CONNOLLY & WALLACE, 20M
CARPETS CLEANED,
FEATHERS RENOVATED,
MATTRESSES MADE OVER,
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERED,
BED SPRINGS REPAIRED, Etc.
U2rWe don't ask you
satisfied with our work.
TH
01 CENT
A WORD.
WANTS OP ALL KINDS COST THAT
MUCH, WHEN PAID FOR, IN AD
VANCE. WHEN A BOOK ACCOUNT
18 MADH, NO CHARQB WILL BE LESS
THAN 26 CENTS. THIS RULE AP
PLIES TO SMALL WANT ADS, EX
CEPT SITUATIONS WANTED, WHICH
ARB INSERTED FREE.
Help Wanted Mai.
TJHOTO TICKET AO K NTS AND PICTURE
i men enn learn of a fine position by ad.
drefuin WILLIAM U. PLATT, 720 Elm
.treat, Camdou, N. J.
w
RITEKS WANTED TO DO COPYINO
at borne. LAW COLLEGE, Lima, Obio.
WANTEDA YOUNG MAN WHO HAS
bad two or three years' experience In
blaokamltbinir, horse ahneltig and wanon mak
ing. Addreaa JOBGPH MAURER, 848 tt.
Blakely street, Dunmore.
WANTED - WELL-KNOWN MAN IN
vury town to solicit stock subscrip
tions; a monopoly: biir monry for agents; no
capital required. EDWARD 0. FISH CO.,
Borden biuck, i.moago. iil
SALESMEN RESIDENT tyLESME!I
wanted, acquainted with tha local and
nsarby Ami and grocery trade, to handle our
lino of high Brads cigar. Address, giving
references, J. EDWARD COWLES A CO., U3
Chamber street, N. Y.
Helo Wanted Females.
WANTED SERVANT OIRL AT HORN'S
hotel, Frenkllu avenue.
WANTED IMMEDIATELY TWO ENEB
gstie saleswomen to represent us.
Guaranteed $S a day without Interfering with
other duties. Healthful occupation. Write
for particulars, inclosing stamp. Mango Chem
ical Couipsnv, No. 73 John street. New York.
Agent Wanted.
AGENTS HINDE'8 PATENT UNIVKK
al Hair Curlers and Waver (usod with
out heat), nd "Pyr Pointed"Hair Pins. Lib
eral commissions. Free anniplo and full par
ticulars. Address P. O. Box New York.
WANTr D - ACTIVE SALESMEN TO
handle our lino, no peddling. Salary,
$75 per month and expenses paid to all. Hoods
entirely now. Apply quickly. P.O. Box, WOti
Boston, Mask
For Rent.
IORRENT-9-RQpM HOUSE: OOODOON
1 dition, furnsce, gas, bath. 41H Vine street.
Apply L. M. HOHTON, Commonwealth B'ldg.
FOR RENT-DESK IN WELL FURNI8AF.D
office in new WUliams building. Box 1-D,
postoince.
OFFICES TO LET. DESK ROOM TO LLT
and Assembly Hall to lot. D. B. RLP-
UUULB, upruce sireoi.
rpwo B-ROOM HOUSES FOR RENT ON
1 Jefferson avenue: also a house and lot for
snle ntOlonbnrn: a nice iinnner resilience,
lnquiro of e. N. Calleudor, Dime Bank Build
ing. VURN1SHED HOUSE TO RUNT EIUHT
I1 rooms; modern improvements. 1IU1
Green Kidge street, corner Wyoming,
IX)R KENT A BUILDING ON FRANKLIN
1 avenue, suitable tor business. Addreaa
P. O. Box4S.
."OR KENT THE PHOTOGRAPH OAL
' lerv formerly occupied by 0. L, Orlftln,
Including rooms for housekeeping. 1.W Wyo
ming avenue V?.?" SOHLAUElt
17oR RENT-A LARGE. 4-8TORY BUILD
1 IngatlKI Frankliu avenue; suitable for
wholesale business. CARSON A DAVIES,
Scranton.
LXR RENT FURNISHED AND UN FUR
P nlahed rooms at SIM Lackawanna avenue.
F'OR RENT-SIX ROOM HOUSE ON WEST
Lackawanna avenue, Addross THOMAS
E. EVANS, sear liailjnaeriie, Hyde Park.
tToRBENT-NICELY FURNISHED HALL
r suitublo for lodge rooms. JOHN JEK
UYN, 11V Wyoming ovenue.
For Sale.
IDS SALE SEVERAL GOOD HORSES.
Oil at no Auams avenue.
IOR SALE FIRST-CLASS PACING
1 horse at votir own price- Come and see
them. W. M. JERMYN, Prleeburg, Pa.
Special Notice.
LARUE STOCK OF GOLD WATCHES
at reduced prices. We have got a big
stock, too big in 'act, of watches, good
watches, whloh we are willing to sell t very
close figures, barely coat, to reduce, at Mer
oerean A Connell'.
NOTICE-ON AND AFTER MAY 1. I
will make a monthly tour of the follow
ing places giving free opjn air advertising ex
hibitions with the stereoptlcon: Taylorville,
Hyde Park, Providence, Dloltson Olyphant,
Peokville, Arebbald, Jurmyn. Exhibition
given on Wednesday and Friday of each
weok during the mouth, the ratoa for adver
tising are ill) per month. Addreaa E. H.
Call, Tribune ofBoe, elty.
"rpHE SOLDIER IN OUB CIVIL WAR."
1 You want this relic Contains all of
Frank Leslie's famous old War Pictures, show
ing the force In actual battle, sketched on the
apot. Two volumes, il,0uO pictures. Sold on
easy monthly payments. Delivered Uy ex
press complete, all oharge prepaid. Address
P. O. MOODY, oi Adams Ave., oeraniou, jra.
BLANK BOOKS, PAMPHLETS. MAOA
ainea, etc., bound or rebound at TH.
Tkidumi efttce, uick work. Reasonable
prices.
E SeMli lEODlK CO. "
for a few days a large purchase of
to pay Ud.for Cleaning your Carpets unless you are perfectly
Proposal.
OrricE or the Board or Commissioner or
Public ubounu and Buildings.
Daniel H. Hastikqb, J. C. Dblaset.
Governor. Superintendent.
Amos H. Mvlis.
Auditor General.
Samuel M. Jackson,
State Trtaaurer.
PROPOSALS FOR FURNISHING STA
tionery. Furniture. Fuel and other Sup
plies. In compliance with the Constitution
and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia, we hereby invite sealed proposals, at prices
below maximum rates flxod in schedules, to
furnish stationery, furniture, fuel and other
suppliee for the several departments of the
State Oovernment, and for making repairs in
the sovoral departments and for tne distribu
tion of the public documents, for the year end
iug the first Monday of June, A D. 16M.
Separate proposals will be recJlved and sep
arate contra 'ts awarded as announced in said
schedules. Each proposal must be accompa
nied by a bond with approved surety or sure
ties, conditioned for the faithiul performance
of tho omitract, and Addressed and delivered
to the Board of Commissioners of Public
Uroundeand Buildings before IS o'clock m , of
Tuesdav, the 4th day of June, A D. W5. at
which time the proposals will be opened and
published, in the Reception Room of the Ex
ecutive Deportment, at Rarrisburg, and con
tracts awarded as soon thereafter as practica
ble. Blank bonds and schedules containing all
necessary information can be obtained at this
Department.
J.CDELANEY.
For the Board of Commissioners of Public
Ornnnas and Bnlldlngs.
Assignee' Sale.
A SSIONEE'S SALE-THE UNDERSIGNED
IX the assignee or tne scranton irust com
pany and Savings Bank, will expose to public
sale at the Arbitration Koont in the Court
House in the city of Scranton, on Satnrday,
the 2Ath day of May, lfUi at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, the following property and assets
of the taid bank to wit:
One otltce desk, one office chair, 14 shares of
the stock of the Terre Haute and Logansport
Ruilroad Company, 645 shsres of the stock of
the Oxford Iron and Nail Company, judg
ments in Common Pleas of Lackawanna coun
ty, as follows;
DEPT. HO. AND TERM. AMT.
W.W. Winton 6S Jan. T.. iml...
46 April T., 185.. MttM 12
Michael J. Walsh... M Oot. T., 1SS4... MX) 00
A. B. Dunning 1CH April T., IKSH.. Ml (10
Isaac Dean 197 April T., IS!.. l,& 00
Richard A Howell.. IDS April T., IHWi.. M0 U)
Judgments upon docket of F. Fuller, alder
man, as follows:
riKrT PATE. AMI.
C. W. McKlnney....H0 June, 18R4 J28 10
Freak Kepp 90 Juno, 1AS4 2t 10
W. H. Hailett. 15 July, 1H78 47 34
D. P. Barton June, 1880 2W 75
W. W. William.... 17 Oct., 1877 82 46
Two claims proven in District Court of the
United States against the eatste of Aaron
Griffin, bankrupt, amount, I7.0OU; and other
assets of tho said bank remaining in my bands.
Term of Sale Cash on dav of sale.
('. 11. WICLLES, Assignee.
JAMES H. TORRE Y. Attorney.
Situations Wanted.
tjlTUATION WANTED BY AWOaiAN AT
O bouse e'eaning and washing. Address 618
Lee court, city.
SITUATION WANTED BY YOUNG LADY
10 years of age: prwsessa good business edu
cation, as grocery olerk or cashier; atrictly
houeet; wants position immediately. Address
FAITHFUL." MOfl Lsckawsnn avenue.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
Physicians and Surgeons.
DR. O. EDGAR DEAN HAS REMOVED
to 610 Spruce atrcet, Scranton, Pa.
(Jiial opposite Court House Square.)
TH A 3. CONNELL, OFFICE Ml
Washington avenue, cor. Spruco street,
over Francke' drug stroe. Residence,
722 Vine St. Olllce hour: 10.30 to 12 a.
m. and i to 4. and 6.SU to 7.3U p. m. bun
duy, 2 to 1 1. m.
DR. W. B. ALLEN, (U North Washington
venue.
DR C L. FREY, PKACTICK LIMITED
disease of the Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat: office, 122 Wyoming ave. Resi
dence, 629 Vine street.
DR L. M. GATES, 128 WASHINGTON
avenue. Office hours, 8 to S a. m., 1.30
to t and 7 to 8 p. m. Healdenoe S09 Madi
son avenue.
JOHN U WENTZ. M. D., OFFICES G3
ana m vuiiiiuunv.iiii wuiiuiiih; resi
dence 711 Madison ave.; office hours,
10 to 12, 2 to 4, 7 to 8; Sunday, 2.30 to 4,
evenings at residence. A specialty
made of diseases of the eye, ear, nose
and throat nnd gynecology,
DR. PARKE HAS REMOVED HIS OF
flce to corner suite over Loren. & Koem
pel's drug stroe, cor. Washington ave
nue and Linden street. Office hours, 10
12 a, m., 2-4 and 7-8 p. m. Telephone No.
8002.
DR. KAY, 208 PENN AVE. ; 1 to 8 P. M.j
call 20U2. Dl. of woman, obatretrlce and
and all die. of chll.
Loans.
THE REPUBLIC B A VI NOB AND
Loan Association will loan you money
on eaBler term and pay you better on
Investment than any other association.
Call on 8. N, Callander, Dime Bank
building-.
3
FOR CLEANING
Brussels & Ingrain Carpets
and 604 Lack, are.,
Corner Adams.
EYESIGHT PRESERVED.
Headache prevented and erred by hartal
your eyes sc'.sotifleally examined and
fitted accurately by
DR. SH1MBERG.
EYES EXAMINED FREE. Satlafectlot
guaranteed in every case.
305 Spruce Street.
Lawyers.
JESSUPS & HAND, ATTOP.VEYS AND
Counsellors at law, Commonwealth)
building, Washington avenue.
V. H. JESSUP,
HORACE E. HAND.
W. H. JESSUP. JR.
WILLARD. WARREN & KNAPP, AT.
torneys and Counsellors at Law, Re
publican building, Washington ave
nue. Scranton, Pa.
PATTERSON & WILCOX, ATTOR
neys and Counsellors at Law; olBces 4
and 8 Librarv building , Scranton. Pa.
KOSWELL H. PATTERSON.
WILLIAM A. WILCOX.
ALFRED HAND, WILLIAM J. HAND,
Attorneys nnd Counsellors. Common
wealth building. Rooms 1, 20 and 21.
W. F. BOYLE, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW.
Xos. 19 and 20, Burr building, Washing
ton avenue.
FRANK T. OKELL. ATTORN EY-AT-Law.
Room &, Coal Exchange, Scran
ton. Pa.
JAMES W. OAK FORD, ATTORNEY
, at-Law, rooms 63, 04 and &, Common
wealth building.
S A M UEL wTeDGAR, ATTOR NEY-AtT
Law. Office, 317 Spruce St.. Scranton. Pa.
L. A. WATRES, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
423 Lackawuna ave., Scranton, pa.
URIE TOWNSEND, ATTORNEY AT
Law, Dime Bank Building, Scranton.
Money to loan In large sum at 5 per
cent.
C. R. PITCHER. ATTORNEY-AT
law. Commonwealth building, Scran
ton, Pa.
C. COTfEGYs7s21 SPRUCE STREET.
D. R. P.EPLOGLETAf TORNEY-LOANS
negotiated on real estate security. 40J
Spruce street.
B. F. KILLAM. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
120 Wyoming ave., Scranton, Pa.
JAS. J. H. HAMILTON, ATTORNEY AX
law, 45 Commonwealth bld'g, Scranton.
J. M. C. RAJJCK. 136 WYOMING AVE.
Dentists.
DR. WILLIAM A. TAFT SPECIALTY
in porcelain, crown and bridge work.
Odontothreapla. Office, S!5 Nona)
Washington avenue.
C. C. LAUP.ACH. SURGEON DENTIST,
No. 116 yomlng avenue.
R. M. STRATTON, OFFICE COAL Ex
change. Schools.
SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA,
Scranton, Pa., prepares boy and girls
for collge or business; thoroughly
trains young children. Catalogue al rt
auest. Opens September 10.
RKV. THOMAS M. CANN.
WALTER H. BUELL.
MISS WORCESTER'S KINDERQAR.
ten and School, 412 Adams avenue. Pu
pils received at all times. Next term
will open April 8.
Teas.
GRAND UNION TEA CO., JONES BROS.
Wre Screens.
JOS. KUETTEL, 615 LACKAWANNA
avenue, Scranton, Pa., manufacturer of
Wire Screens.
Hotels and Restaurants.
THhl ELK CAFE, 125 and 127 FRANK
lin avenue. Rates reasonable.
P. ZIEGLER, Proprietor.
WESTMINSTER H"TWT,.
H. m. ain AJjLtUL, rTopneier.
SCRANTON HOUSE, NEAR D., L & W.
paesenger depot. Conducted on the
European plan. VICTOR KOCH. Prop.
Architects.
DAVIS & VON STORCH. ARCHITECTS.
Rooms 24, 25 and 2ti, Commonwealth
building. Scranton.
E. L. WALTER, ARCHITECT. OFFICB
, rear of ftJ Washington avenue
LEWIS HANCOCK. JR., ARCHITECT,
435 Spruce St., cor. vvasn. ave., ocramon.
BROWN MORRIS, ARCili'l 'iiC'A'a,"
Price building. Us .Washington avenge,
Bcranton. ,
Seeds.
Q. R. CLARK & CO., SEEDSMEN AND
Nurserymen; siore no nMiimsiun
nueV green house, 1350 North Main ave
nue; store telephoe 782.
Mi?".ellunemig.
BAUER'S ORCHESTRA MUSIC FOR
balls, plcnice, paruen, iuU.. "v-
dings and concert work furnished, for
terms address R. J. Bauer, conductor,
117 Wyoming avenue, over HulbertS
musio store.
MEQARGEE BROTHERS. PRINTERS'
supplies, envelope, paper bags, twine.
Warehouse, Ml) Washington ave., Boran-
ton, ra.
FRANK P. BROWN ft COy WHOLE
sale dealer In Woodware, Cordage and
UU CIQtn. iOl west myftqw.i"'" -
THOMAS AUBREY, EXPERT Ac
countant ana auanor. xwu
Williams Building, opposite poatofilee,
Axent for tb Res Fir Extinguisher.
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