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THE SCHANTON TRIBUNE THURSDAY MOKNIira. fARCTT 13, 1896.
BrlslitlyV Purtlun's Digest
OF THE LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA
170(1 TO 180.
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SOLD AT NORTON'S.
WE WHOLESALE IT.
Scranton, Olyphant and Carbondale.
lluve til initials (I., B. A CO. Imin lut
ed in each cigar.
GARNEY, BROWN & CO.,
. KIINUFACTURIRS, COURT HOUSE SQ.
Mix. .Tohii T. Swift, of Archhaltl, Is vis
i I hi u Scrnutun friend.
Mrs. olnf II. N. Turnqiicat ha returned
from u vijdt at Uooue. la.
Mr. and Mr. I. F Hpellmati ami family,
of Archtmld, vi!led friend here Tues
day. Alis Pauline Riiim, of Franklin aveii'ic,
Iiarf' returned fnini a visit in New Vorls
"Mm. (.JeniKe 1'. I'arton, of Mllllin ave
nue, is visiting friend In WuhIiIiikIoii,
Mrs. A. J. Hallot, Mix K. I'.rowti. of
Moscow, visited tireen Kldne friend -en-tcrdny.
Mr. and Mrs. James ('. t'onroy, of
Jtniiiklyii, N. V., are vIsltltiK .Mrs. J.
Mr. and Mrs. K. l McAndrew, of New
nrk city, are visitinii .Mrs. Ciross, of
Adams i venue.
.Mrs. J. I.iiKann and Miss Mary Wake,
of Ashliotiriw, are the musts of Mrs. W.
t'olllns, of tjitlm-y avi'iiuc.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hartlett, or I.nrvh
flreet, entertaiiied almnt seventy of their
friends Tuesday evening Music and
euf hre were the diversions. Refreshments
ilranch n'Hrleii. ntHiinger uT the Hun
tlnxtim Stuck company, which will he
lit the Academy of Music all of next week,
Is In the city arraiiKliiK for the appearance
of the company.
Sixty Piano and Organs.
Must he Hold before the twentieth of
March. We retire from business then
unci will positively refuse no reasonable
e.Yer. Credit terms to suit the buyer's
lileastire or extraordinary Inducements
for spot cash. Guernsey Bros., 2l'4
PITAFIClt-WnXHlKK-In Dover. N.'J..
-March IS, n, John H. Sharer and Miss
l.lzsslc 1 4. WenlKer. hy Rev. David Spen
cer. IVONDRRFl'L are the cures accom
jllshed by Hood's Sarsaparllla nnd yet it
Is only because Hood's Sarsaparllla, the
one true' blond puriiler, makes pure, rich,
HOOP'S PILLS for the liver and bow.
els act easily, yet promptly and effl.
I II 1
FOR THIS WEEK.
Just a Fen Good Things for This
Kind of Weather. If You Want
- ! to Save Money Come at Once.
( Ladies' Storm Kubbers, fresli goods,
to dose out 37e. Pair
Men's Storm Kubbers, fresh goods,
to close out 55c. Pair
'' Men's Heavy Sole Rubbers, regular
jjonds, to close out 511 p. Pair
! ladies' Storm Alaskas, wool lined,
two styles, to close out 75f. Pair
(Mtn's Storni Alaskas, wool lined,
two styles' to close out $1.00
Men's J-Buckle Arctics, finest qual
ity, black lined, to close out ; $I.S0
410 Sricct SlreaL
POPULAR PUNCH CIGARS
niK & KOEHLER.
ME DELEGATES ELECTED
U'cre Chose to Represent the Second
MAXNEK IX WHICH IT WAS DOXE
Type Written Cop? of Call Was Cir
culated Yesterday Morning and
at Noo the Membeis of the
At noon yesterday' tht conflict be
tween the Harrity and anti-Harrlty
forces In the Second Legislative dis
trttt culniliiHted in a meet int.' in the
St. Charles hotel, at which K: C. New
comb. S. 8. Siiruks and M. K. McDon
ald were elected deleiratea to the Dem"
ocratic state convention to rvpresenf
that district. . . --
' This meeting was the talk of political
The members of .the Second Legisla
tive district KtanilinK cnninilftee are:
Seventh ward, J a iocs J. 1'adiien; Right li
ward. Thomas Melvln; Ninth ward. T.
1', Huban. Tenth ward, John Hutter
man, Jr:; F.leventh ward, Freil Kirchoff;
Twelfth ward, liavld Clnrk; Thirteenth
ward, M. J. Cadtlen: Sixteenth ward.
John F. .Murphy: Seventeenth ward,
James J. Colcnmn: Nineteenth ward,
Henry F.lden; Twentieth ward, M. J.
I lutiuhne. The lutter Is chairman of the
For n .week u determined effort hns
In cn made to set Mr. Donahoe to call a
meetiiiR of the committee to elect dele
gates, but he has refused to act unless
a paper was brought to him signed by u -majority
of the members of the com
mit lee requesting such action on his
part. Hi' wanted harmony and did not
propose tn do unythlug that would pre
cipitate a tight among the Democrats
of the Second district of lu tire party at
large, fur Mr. Donahue has a laudube
unilillliin to "represent that district in
the stutc legislature some day. and he .
naturally thinks thai he would have u
better chance of an election If bucked
by a united, luirniuiilon--imrly. -
All kinds of arguments were used to
win tit m. but It was id no avail. Tues
day Illicit M. i:. McDoniild. M. A. Mc-
liuley and Nathan Vliliiver called on
Mr. Hi limine to get his ultimatum.
Again he rcfuse-A to call the committee
together unless t lie coiulit ion he named
was complied with - lhe s'ecuring of a
signature o a niujiuity of the commit
tee. vip.WKft ortKW ki.oqvknt.
Mr. Vida Vcr. the local Demosthenes of
the pal ty. made seven ililTereiit speeches
in seven ililTereiit vMns, but Mr. Dona
hue was unmoved. Then .Mr. Vlduver
ihrew a tew stilKxus of poetry nt his
In-other barrister, but it melicd not the
ciininiitli e chairman, and the cullers
wltlnliew. It was resolved to net liidc-peuiii-udy
or the cluilrnijiii. and type
written copies of the following call
were yesterday morning served on
members of Die committee, asking them
to attend a meeting in the St. Charles
hotel at noon:
Scrantoiw I'a.. March 17, ittni.
We, the majority of t lie ciiinmiiteeucn
or the Second legislative district of Lack
awanna county, hereby reiiiest you to
I' I with us nt the St. Charles hotel.
Scninlim, on Wednesday, March IS, 1MW,
at I- m fur the purpose of el"cting dele
gated to I he Democratic stab- convention
to lie In Id til Alleiiliiwu, I'a.. April L'l, Itti'i,
and ir.iuui't such oiher business as may
come before us. Thomas I". I folia 11. .lane s
.1. Col. man. Kred KlrchofT. Henry lOld ti,
John I'.uticrmun, Jr., J. ,1. I'ailile'n.
Thomus I', llobnn and Fred Kirchoff,
whose mimes are signed to the call,
deny having countenanced the use of
their names in such a way. How many
id' the others have similar protests to
enter Is not known nt this time. John
F. Murphy nml M. J. Caclden. members
id the iiiinnili tee. suy they were not
served with u cooy of the call until
tiller II ii'i luck yesterday morning.
They refused to attend the meeting and
so did Thomas C. Melvln. member from
the F.ighth ward, in whose hotel the
meeting was held.
I) FT AILS )F TIIF. MKKTIXO.
At noon the meeting was; called to or
der In the St. Charles and the roll of
tlie committee was culled. Not n solit
ary member of the original body was
present, but the following presented
substitutions: M. K. McDonald, K. C.
Newcomb. S. S. Spruks. Dr. John O'Mal
ley. M. A. McUinley and Nathan Vida
ver. Mr. .McDonald acted as chairman
ami S. S. Spruks as secretory. After
organizing Mr. Mctllnley offered the
following resolutions which were adopt
ed: The Second legislative district Demo
cratic committee learns with much regret
of the aliunde assumed by the county
committee at Us meeting on Tuesday ev
ening, March in. in placing Itself In the
position of seeming opposition to the best
Interests of the Democratic party in this
county and state. Its action in electing
nine delegates to the state convention Is
iinjustiliable. and if done in the full light
and knowledge of the rules of the party,
was an undemocratic and Indefensible
usurpation of the prerogatives of the leg
islative district organizations of this coun
ty. In order, therefore, that harmony may
prevail und that mailing be done to im
pair the prospects of Democratic success
this committee feels It to be Its duty lo
counsel the setting aside of personal am
bition, the blotting out of the desire for
revenge and suggests that the great mass
of Democrats of Lackawanna county can
not be dragged Into the support of a cause
which has for Its support motives un
worthy of Democracy, and w hich. If per
sisted In, means disruption and disaster.
Having coulldence lu the rank und lib
of Democracy, and knowing that they
yearn for nulled, sincere and aggressive
action w hich, under competent and honest
leadership, means a victorious party, we
feel that the unfounded claims recently
put forth will not be pressed when the re
sult is so plainly dlst-rriilhle.
TATTISDN IS F.XDOUSKD.
This committee lakes pleasure In en
dorsing the candidac y of Hon. Robert K.
Paulson for the presidency of the I'nlf.'d
States. Twice he has led the Democratic
party In this state lo victory In the face
of overwhelming Republican majorities.
His courage, his fidelity to duty, his
rugged honesty, his untarnished Democ
racy commend liim to the hearty support
of every true Democrat ill Pennsylvania,
and the delegates today .elected are In
sl raced tn do all in their liower to fur
ther the Interests of his candidacy. We
urge upon all Democrats in Pennsylva
nia not to forget that they are Pennsyl
vanlans; not to forget that this gre:it
commonwealth, one of the foremost of
the commonwealths of this proud nation
has claims upon our common country that
fhould not he disregarded, and that the
Democratic party owes It to the state to
press forward the candidacy of Hon. IJob
ert K. Pntllson for president of the I'nit
The resolutions disponed of. Mr. Vld
nver nominated H. C. Newcomb. S. S.
Spruks und M. K. Mi Donald for state
delegates, onil they were unanimously
chosen. Addresses were made by Mr.
Newcomb and Dr. O'Malley and the
meeting adjourned. Various were the
continents on it during the afternoon
and evening ty well-known local Dem
ocrats. "The thinnest proceeding I ever heard
tell of." was the way ex-Sheriff Fancy
laughingly described it. Others were In
no mood to laugh almut It. and said that
If the brakes are not soon applied the
party will be rent by factional strife.
M It. riL'ItKE'S OPINION.
V. J. P.urkfi. the father of the reso
lution passed by the county convention
of IV.I4. giving legislative districts the
rights to elect state delegates, said yes
terday In speaking-about the meeting
ill the St. Chnrles hotel:
, "The resolution I Introduced and
which was adopted by the county con
vention a ' year ago lust fall did not
give legislative stunding committees the
power to elect state delegates. It em
powered such committees to nume a
time and place for holding a conven
tion to elect such delegates. The con
vention was to name delegates and a
Mantling committee his no right what
ever to do to." ...
In the troubled that now lwset the
Democrats C. O. P.oland is drifting Into
the position of chief adviser. He is
nought by men from both sides, and
the fear that he may seize his oppor
tunity and assume high leadership hon
ors has caused many petty Jealousies
to spring ti( and lie is coming in for
Home of the scaivastlc (lings that in
evitably accompany success.
A desperate effort wan being made
last night by Mr. Boland and others
to still the rising storm, and with that
-nd in view they were using all the
liower they could find submissive within
party lines to beat the angry partisans
into silence. There is a disposition
among some of those in high authority
in the Democratic party Its-ally to have
harmony even If a Harrity delegation
has to be sent to the state convention
to secure that desirable article. A good
many healthy Democrats will have to
be beaten Into insensibility to accom
plish that feat.
WHAT THK HARRITY MEN PAY.'
The Harrity men disclaim any Inten
tion of making a light for the national
c-hairman. Tlu-y say that In the pres-tf-ntrnntroversy
It Is immaterial to them
whether or not Harrity delegates are
-leeted. They are lighting for a prin
cipal they suy and that principal is
the right of legislative districts to se
lect delegates to the state convention.
They are for harmony lirst. lust and
all the time, und the men who comprise
the majority of the county committee
are. they say. the individuals who are
roning party fealty to the bursting
point, and threatening t spread dire
liuvoc in the county organization.
These men, It is asserted, must lie dis
ciplined. In the meantime preparations are be
ing made to call the standing commit
tee of the Third district together with
view to electing another Harrity del
egate to represent that part of the
IX1TED STATUS ( 01 RT.
CUvll rases That Are, on the 1 1st for
I'nlted States Circuit and District
court will open tn the Federal building
In this illy next .Monday morning.
Judge Acheson will preside lu the cir
cuit court and Judge liutliugton in the
dlsfrlet court. The cases that will lie
tried In the Circuit court are ns fol
lows: Anna P.. Dickinson vs. t!eorgr II.
Thompson, Allan F.UKlistnn. Joint S. 1 1,-11-inan,
liideim I'lidcrwood und Henry Jiry
den; trespass vl el minis.
Anna P.. IMckson vs. (iUleon I'lidc'.'
Wnnil; trespass on the ease.
- Anna IMckiiison vs. James Oglesby;
i ri-siass on tile case.
The Hank of Commerce In UulYalo vs. J.
'. Iliight, (ieorge L. Hrliilu, Frank C.
! Palmer and William I''. Maru, surviving
I f-o-iiurtuers of Thomas Tindle, deceased,
) I railing under- the rlirm name or .1. C.
ttrlslit Cn., limited: ussumpslt.
' The Hank uf Commerce in HnlTalo vs.
! William C. Meyers. W illiam A. Uarton,
V. I'. Mar:it. Frank C. Palmer, Co-part-i
tiers tradlnit under the lb in name of 'I lie
I Aliiii ral Ml company, limited: assumpsit.
i-.iih i-. i iiiii-k vs. hidchty and casually
company of New York; assumpsit.
Henry S. I'liini.-r ami P.uiuui A. l'lnni
Iner vs. The Hillside Coal and Iron com
pany ami the Lackawanna Coal company,
Mimlell Dolph vs. The National Accident
society of New York; assumpsit.
Kx-Jttilge A. J. Dully, of the firm of
Hitili-y, Hell cv Crane, of llrooklyn, X.
who wus the senior counsel at the
trial of the Dickinson cuse lasl Match,
will not lie here, nor will Attorney V.
S. McLean, of Wilkes-1 lurre, w.ho was
ussnclated with him. The former is 111
Mini the lutter cnniiot attend to the case
nt tills time. They will lie superseded
ly Attorney J. M. Ferguson, of New
York, and some other prominent attor
ney of .that city. The defence will be
represented by Major Everett Warren,
ex-Judge II. A. Knapp, tieorge S. Ferris
und W. J. IJibbH, of Plttston. John
l'ower. O'Connor, if this city, will act
The other case of local interest Is the
9m it of Mrs. Uulick to collect j.'i.mio in
sula lice on the life of her husband.
F01H IMPORTANT CASES.
Supreme Court Passed I innl Judgment
on Them T his Week-
TIip opinions handed down by the su
preme court this week alTlrmlng Judg
ment In four Lackawanna county cases
over Interesting suits. The lower court
twice non-suited the action of Claude
1. Pitcher by his next friend Charles
It. Pitcher, against the People's Street
railway of Luzerne county. Claude is a
noil of Attorney Pitcher and was accus
tomed to go buck and forth from his
home In Hyde Park to the central city
where he was attending school. One
afternoon he was waiting at the corner
of Lacknwannu and Wyoming avenues
for a car and when one came along he
walked out to meet It and get aboard.
The motorinan did not stop the car,
lut young Pitcher attempted to get on
and fell under the car, sustaining a
Iermuneiit Injury to the right foot.
The case was non-suited on the
Krottnd that the boy was not a passeu
Ker and the company was not liable.
The plaintiff claimed he was a contract
passenger from the time he made known
Ills Intention to get on the car, but
there was no evidence that the motor
man sow him and slowed up for him.
The Judgment of the lower court was
in favor of Mrs. Jennie Brink against
the borough of Dunmore. She got a
substantial verdict for damages to her
property caused by grading Apple street
in that borough-
The upper court affirms the lower in
dismissing the appeal of James Xicholls
against the estate of Sarah Nicholls.
The plaintiff brought action to compel
Asa A. Nicholls, Flora A. Kit-holla and
Alary Davis, the other heirs, to produce
an alleged will of their mother. There
was no evidence that she made a will.
The case of Martha Jane Seamnns,
which was non-suited in the lower court,
against the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western railroad was an action of tres
pass for the death of her husband near
I .a Plume. The evidence showed that
the deceased was guilty of contrlbu
tary negligence, and a non-suit was
granted. The higher court ulllrnied the
ANT II KACm: STATISTICS:
Figures of 189.4 Contrasted with Those
The March number of the Colliery
Knglneer contains a tabulated state
ment of statistics of the eight anthra
cite districts of Pennsylvania for 1SH.1
in comparison . with lfi4, from which
the following summary is made up:
Total production in 'iKi. f.U'Oi.ou" tons;
in 'Ml. r..:!.1.wiri tons: employes, 'ti.'i, 14:s.-
eio: fatal accidents, '.".. 4-i; !4. '; -
fatal, '!.". 1.120; 'H4. 9J."i; coal mined per
life lost In '.i'i. 121.K44 tons; In !'4. 1M2.
281 tons; coal mined per nou-fatal acci
dent In '85. 4.T:il tons; in !I4. 4SU!h tons.
- The accidents and their causes were
nstffnllows: In 'Mi. explosions of gas.
fatal 111, non-fatal. 14: fulls or roof ami
coal, fatal 11. non-latul S74; railing
down slopes, shafts, etc.. fatal 14. non
fatal : explosions of powder, blasts,
etc.. fatal "i. non-fatal 14a; crushed by
mine wagons, machinery, elc. fatal 6ti.
nun-fatal, 24:1; miscellaneous, fatal (il,
1HS4 Kxpluslonn o( gas, fatal !. non
fatal too: falls of roof and coal, fatal
1SMI, non-fatal 207: falling down slopes,
shafts, etc., fatal IX. non-fatal It; explo
sions of powder, blasts, etc., fatal 411,
iion-futal ll:l; crushed by mine wagons,
machinery, etc.. fatal 77. non-fatal 2.'i4;
miscellaneous, fatal K2. non-fatal 14.1.
J.'0i'K(iH FIV8 r .VKl'UMsHED lux IMS
suitable for hounkeeping ou the Hill.
.Add ret or call ut 7UH)live atre-t.
Help Wanted -Female.
Cmhl wanted ii UHT hk v ol no,
I ne.it, r 'nuectkhlo and able to bo home
night.; email Uuilly. Apply, with refereucee,
7-a Olive street.
NEW SOURCE OF REVENUE
Buildings Kill He Assessed ns Soon
as They Are Completed.
0PIXI0X OP CITY SOLICITOR
Heretofore Bnildinfs Were Exempt from
Taxes for tho .Year if Completed
After the Time for Mak
ing the Assessment.
The board of revision of taxes and ap
peals yesterday secured from City So
licitor Torrey an opinion on which he
decided that the board has authority to
assess a building immediately upon Its
completion. The new act. which creat
ed the board of revision and appeal, is
quite explicit on this point, but to
make assurance doubly sure it was re
solved to ask the city solicitor for an
opinion. The question submitted by
the board and the answer of the city
solicitor are contained In the follow ing:
Resolved, Hy the board or revision and
appeals, that Hie city solicitor be request
ed to furnish it written opinion stating
whether this board has legal authority to
assess ami place upon assessment books
for the year IsHti houses or ImildiiiKs which
have been completed after the lirst day of
March of said year.
To this communication Mr. Torrey
yesterday sent the following reply:
I am of the opinion that the power
given to the board to increase valuation
and to adtl any subject of taxation omit
ted by the assessors Is ample authority for
the additional assessment proposed In the
question. I think, however, that in mak
ing such additions It should be borne in
mind that the tax Is for the year beginning
Jan. I. and that the assessment should lie
so regulated that owners will not pay
taxes on their improvements prior lo their
LAW ON THE St'HJECT.
The clause in the law bearing on the
case is as follows: and to
utld to the assessment books, and to the
duplicates thereof In the hands of the
city treasurer, any subject of taxation
omitted therefrom, and any real estate
In such city which lias been exempt
from taxution and ceased to be occu
pied ami used for the purpose or pur
poses which entitled It to such exemp
tion as taxable for the purl Ion of the
year commencing at the time when the
right to exemption censes, and such
real estate shall thereupon become sub
ject to taxation at the rate llxed for the
year for the proportionate part of the
year during which it Is not entitled to
exemption, and it shall be their duty
to rectify all errors mid. when deemed
necessary, they liuiy require the at
tendance of the board of assessors and
the assistant assessors or any if them
or other citizens before them for ex
amination on oath or nilirmatlon. either
singly or together, and they shall hear
and determine all appeals by taxpayers
from the assessments ninde by the city
assessors, at such time and place as
they may prescribe."
The law directs that tho assessment
shall be completed by Jan. 1. Before
the creation of the board of revision
and appeals new buildings which
should happen to he completed after
Jan. 1 escaped taxation for that year.
TlilXfiS A HE DIFFERENT NOW.
Now they will be assessed Immediate
ly upon the occupancy of the building
and will be taxed for the mrtion of the
year that they are occupied. No build
ing cun escape the tax because Build
ing Inspector Nelson files all building
permits with the board and the asses
sors will be charged to take note of the
time the building is completed.
This will be the source of no small
amount of additional ami unexpected
revenue this year. Inasmuch as a mil
lion dollars' worth, approximately, of
new buildings for which permits were
granted last year and the year previ
ous will be finished during the present
year. Among the largest of these
buildings are the Jloel Jermyn, Trad
ers' bank, Mears building and board of
trade building, which in themselves
will increase the valuutinn about .a
quarter of a million, which Is nearly as
much as the total increase in valuation
for 1895 over the preceding yeur. The
city's nuances being in somewhat
straightened circumstances' this new
revenue will be all the more appre
ciated. GATHERED HERE AND THERE.
"One of the most useful places that I
believe the X rays can be used Is In the
medical profession in the restoring nt
sight and lies ring," says Dr. P. J. mil
lions in the Syracuse Herald. "As you are
aware persons often lose their sight either
because the eyeball Is destroyed, or wh-n
the eyeball Is perfect, because the optic
nerves become diseased and are destroyed.
It Is the same way with the ear. We lose
hearing because of the destroying of the
ear proper, or, where the eur is perfect, by
the loss of the nerve of hearing. If the
optic nerve or the nerve of hearing Is not
destroyed, but the eyeball or the ear
proper should be destroyed, I believe that
We will be able In the near future to make
an artllleial eye or an inetritmcnt to take
the nlace or the ear, by which we can
utilize the X jays in Bitch a miuimo- that
It will convey to the nerves or sight or
hearing the same impression that the nor
mal organ does at present. The eye Is a
camera, and It is through the action of
the X rays In the air that we are aide lo
have Impressions carried to the retina.
When the sight is destroyed we must he
aide to discover something to take Its
place. The blind, because of the X rays
In the air, can distinguish light from
darkness, and If a powerful light is
placed In front of them they can easily
tell II, because the X rays penetrute Uio
optic nerve or center of sight In the
brain, I believe that If we can make an
artiticial eye which will be composed most
ly of chemical substances which have the
same effect on the optic nerves with the
aid of the X rays, that sight in such case
will be restored. I am convinced that lu
the commercial world In a very short time
we will be able to speak on the telephone
and see the person at the other end that
we are speaking to, hcause of the repro
duction of the forms through Crookes'
tube by means of the X rays." Dr. Illb
bons was formerly a resident of -plttston,
but now lives In Syracuse. He Is a broth
er of Dr. It. H. (inihons, or this city.
1 1 'i li
Kobert Morris Lodge of Ivorltes will
not be grudged the x:tort prolit made on
Tuesday's eisteddfod. The event greatly
furthered the name of Scrantyn in oth.-r
cities. In Wales the affair was watched
with Interest. The news has not yet
reached there, but when it does there will
not be an abundance of unspeakuble Joy.
Of the several compositions received in
the literary contests from the land of song
not one was successful. After the eis
teddfod Tuesday night the executive com
mit tie entertained the visitors and dis
tingulshil otllcials of the eisteddfod. Da
vid Davis, the adjudicator on music, left
for his Cincinnati home before daybreait
Wednesday. S. Hard Edwards, of Potts
vlllr, and the Wllkes-Barre contingent
also left for home ou the morning train.
During his stay here. Mr. Kd wards was
the guest or Mr. and Mrs. Morgan P.
Daniels, or Division street. The t'ollnu
ule ones who received prizes at the eis
teddfod were busy yesterday receiving
congratulations. Sarah A. Jones, the win
ner on The Tribune's short story contest,
has never before attempted any literary
work. Her pupils at No. IS school yes
terday held hpeclal exercises over the suc
cess of their teacher. David Stevans, the
West Side singer, won more prizes than
Hny man ut the eisleddfoj. The ulTiir
was a big success and there will be an
annual repetition of It,
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A flash light photograph was taken
of the Scrantnu Choral union after its
rehearsal last night In the Young Men's
Chrlslltvn Association hall. The union. l.V'
strong, will sing "the .Messiah under
the leadership of Haydn Kvans Monday
night in the Pruthingha.ui for the benefit
of the Itailroud department of the Yoimg
Men's Christian association. The photo
graph was taTicn by ICusterllne und from
it a cut will be made for use In printing
"Scranton people ure very quick to grasp
the fads and notions which originate in
the large cities," said a well-known drum
mer In the Wyoming House. "This seems
to be true of your Social, business and
other doings. Other cities of this size
have their fads, too, but the fads are pe
culiar to those cities. But here It is dif
ferent, Sruuton Iwa nothing peculiar to
Itself; it is and has'a little of everything
and is constantly changing. Thai's what
makes a city. A city which holds to some
distinctive features Is ulways the same,
allowing, of course, for natural growth.
The people here, though, are never sat
islied they want something new, some
thing 'different' perhaps is the best wor t,
but as the people are a progressive lot, all
the changes show a notch higher up tn the
scale that leads to a big and niUHtiiticent
"I hope ft don't rain hard," said the
Observant Citizen as he cast his eye Into
the heavens and puffed with a little more
alalMrity ut his cigar. "No, I didn't suy
it looks like rain; I said I hope it don't
rain hard. Why? Well, I'll tell you. You
can see a lot of snow, unusual for the last
of .March, lying around the city guess it's
pretty near three inches deep on the av
erage. Now out on the mountains, north,
west and east of us the quantity is double
as much. If it rains during the last ef
March, look out it will rain powerful
hard. Mow with all this innocent looking
snow a rain of a day and a halt would
do more damage than you have any idea
of. Yea, sir. Ive got a farm up the river
and I'm going up tomorrow and see th.it
things are made ship-shape in anticipation
of a Hood. Iteully, 1 hope 11 don't ruin,"
anil the Observant Citizen shiirtled off
through the slush.
CARDS AT THE ELKS.
Pleasant Kuchre Soeiul and Evening of
At an euchre social of the Elks Tues
day night prizes were won as follows:
First. John Bcnore. silver match safe;
second, Charles Fulkowsky. prize silver
drinking clip; John D. Boyle, booby
prize, papier muche Chinaman's head.
Entertainment was furnished by the
following actors from Liavls' theaters:
Dow Leno, churacter songs; Mr. Hutcs.
saxophone solo; Mr. Sheldon, acrobat
clog dancer; Al Tanner, descriptive
songs; Tom Kershaw, pianist. Clay
Clement and Mr. Arthur, of the "New
Dominion" company; H. J. Beamish, of
the Free Press; Mr. Earl, of Harrls
burg, and Thomas Moore, Sol (iold
smlth and A. C. Connell, of Scranton
The social was managed by F. V.
Martin. V. J. Welchel, F. C. Hand and
Secretary W. S. Oottld.
The name of C. H. Jefferson, Klaw
& Erlunger, have been Identiticd with
the lending drumutlc attractions of this
country, during which period they have
produced upwards of fifty plays, all
remarkable for superb mounting and
the excellence of their casta. It is
doubtful if they have-ever done better
than with "The Country Circus," which
will-be the attraction at the Frothlng
hum Saturday matinee and evening,
rotuidnliig ns it does three shows lu
one. interesting and amusing plays, n
circus parade with its horses, with Us
graceful equestriennes, wonderful ac
robats, trained ponies, funny clowns,
during Kinmists and many other sensa
tional features. Many will hardly
credit thut all the above will be pre
sented for one admission, but such Is
the fact. The high standing of the pro
prietors and their productions in the
past, together with the I'll I til I men t of
their promises will be a suttlcicnt guar
antee for the future. Notwithstanding
the enormous expense attached to this
enterprise, the prices will not be raised.
Special matinee prices 23 and Ml cents.
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The Wright Huntington Stock com
pany, an organization of well known
uctors, everyone of whom have appear
ed In successful productions in New
York theaters) within the past year.
has been secured by Manager Hiti-gun-der
and Mlshlcr, and will commonso a
week's engagement at the Academy of
Music Monday evening. The personnel
of the company Is certainly u strong
one. including Wright Huntington. W.
E. Wilson, Hudson Llston. Alt' Hump
ton, J. B. Everhum, Leighton Baker,
Miss Kva Taylor. Miss Nettie Bourne
Mrs. Oeorgle Dickson, Miss Florida
Kingslcy und Miss Carrie Fredrlcks.
The opening piny will be Ouidu's society
creation ".Moths;" followed by "All the
Comforts of Home," 'Woman Against
Woman," "Our Regiment," "Pink
Dominos," and "The Wages of Sin." In
the order named the company have
tho exclusive right to these pluys by
payment of royalty, and Messrs. Bur-
gunder and Mlshlcr guarantee the ex
cellence oc tne engagement.
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This season's production of "The
Phudow Detective" Is said to be the
greatest attempt In the long career of
Daniel Kelly. Every effort has been
directed to bring the representation up
to the very highest standard, and the
success that the play has been meet
lug fully vouches for Its truly excellent
qualities. The scenic effects will be
especially surprising, and the famous
railroad wreck Is one of the marvels of
stage mechanism. Mr. Kelly, as Is
well known, Is a clever actor, mid as
he has surrounded himself with u most
capable company, a thoroughly good
performance can be looked lor. The
last three duys of the week, commenc
ing this afternoon, ut Davis' theater.
We move iu two
weeks; rather move
the goods now than
tumble them around
moving day, cost not
to be considered.
The pictures suffer
a lot;- nicely framed
Ktchiugs and Photo
graghs, no two alike,
were- $2.50, $3, $4
and $5 each. We
place them together,
handy for you to see,
and take your choice
1 Lacka. Ave.
Finest imitation of Cut Glass
Flower Vases. 8
Inches high 1JC
ana other Hiee us
high as i inches.
Faucy Handled 1 K
Jelly Dishes IOC
Fancy Handled 1 '
Spoou Trays 10 C
SALTS AND PEPPERS,
i Small Dishes, tZ
1 Large Dish IMC
Water Pitchers. i'
Gallon Tankard, UJc
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WITH SPRING ROLLERS
Any Color or
Quantity You Need.
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Will Move April ist to 433 Spruce Street.
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PREMIER, $3.50 EACH. J
Finest Sweeper Made. $
Good 4-Wheel Sweepers at $2 and $2.50.
REED CARPET BEATERS, 20 CENTS.
WASTE PAPER BASKETS, BLACKING BOXES,
HAIR AND FIBRE FLOOR BRUSHES.
36x36 inch, 70c. each; 26x54 inch, $1.00 each;
36x72 inch, $1.50 each. See our 30x60 inch
Smyrna Rugs, $1.85. They are great sellers.
In order to clean out all
Winter Suits, also Spring
Overcoats and Spring
Suits from last season,
we make the remarkably
low price of
On $20, $18 and $15 Lines,
l$C5See our spring styles
Derby and soft Felt Hats.
Our Furnishing Goods for
men we sell at our book cost.
. The lowest prices of any
house in Scranton. '
Clothiers. tMeraS. fumishera
STEINWAY A SON'S . .
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Ol the WorloV
kRANICHti ft BACHE and other.
Sheet Music and
Purchaser! wilt always Und a complete
tock and at prices at low an the qual
ity ol the Instrument will permit at
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THE BEST STOCK
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Also the Newest.
Also the Cheapest.
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Porcelain, Onyx, Etc
Silver Novelties In Infinite Variety.
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Of all kinds, manufactured at sfcolf
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