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THE SCEANTOv TKIBlTJSJS-l'UESDAT MOItNTXGr, APRIL 7, 189.
- rure and
Norrman & Moore
120 Wyoming Ave.
BI6 BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES IT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
NO WORE SAW-EDGED COLLARS-
Old Solid Comfort to have one encircled
around your neck. We are giving
them to our patrons.
308 Penn Ave.
A. B. WARMAN.
Tbe most com
plete stock of
private to ns for
Join the 131uen anil cut Turkey.
HlHns have, been innpnr-il for a new
residence for hobert Mclveima on JIuill
The ballots cast Satunlay for ' llvo
Youiik -Men's Christian association, direc
tor!) have not been counted.
Thp Vesper Literary and llobntlng o
oloty met In their rooms In the I'enn Ave
nue JXptlBt church last evcnlni?.
Professor Oarl Staiher, of 'the Turn Ve
rein assisted by a number of the Turn
pra.will give an exhibition In Turner hall
'fho Green Itlilge Woman'!! Christian
IVi'mperance union will hobl a business
.fneetlnir Tuesilay at 2.30 p. m., at J'ilO
In the estato of James llognn, late of
Dickson City, letters of administration
were granted yesterday by KcRlMtor of
Wills Hojikinti to .Mary Honan.
- The Peaf Mutes' League and Penny
rlub of St. Luke's church will hold n sale
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings In the
Davidson store. Washington avenue.
The Wllkes-Harrc Ch'ess and Checker
club has reconsidered its acceptance of
the challenge of the. Scranton Chess an 1
Checker club for a chess tournament.
The porposed matches are now iinlullnite
The Delaware nnd Hudson Canal com
pany paid yesterday at the Kddy Creek
and Olypliant collieries. Today the Dela
ware, Lackawanna nnfl Western com
pany will pay Its employes in the. yard
and In the machine shop In this city.
Thieves entered the'meat market of J.
and T. Walton on South Washington ave
nue early yesterday morning and rilled
the cash drawer of a small amount of
money. The drawer was found on the
cinder dump near the Dodgetown bridge.
The Woman's Christian Tempera nco
union will hold a meeting this afternoon
nt 3 o'clock In their new rooms corner
Washington avenue and Linden street;
room adjoining Dr. Ware's oltlee. All
members are urgently requested to be
. Yesterday morning the following ves
trymen were elected bv St. Luke's church:
Dr. B. H. Throop, George L. Dickson,
John Jermyn, A. D. Holland, William T.
Smith. Samuel Hlnes, J. 11. Kverhart,
Kverett Warren, J. If. Dessell, F, P.
Price, Theodore G. Wolfe.
The members of the Lackawanna liar
and Library association held their annual
meeting yesterday morning In the law
library, at which the following officers
were chosen: President, James II. Tor
rey; secretary, Colonel H. Dsthnus; treas
urer, James W. Oakford; board of direc
tors, H. A. Knapp. W. A. Wilcox. John It.
Jone.s, James E. Tlurr anil the three of
ficers above named.
Tomorrow morning Sheriff demons.
Jury Commissioner John K. Mnnlilon and
Clerk Charles V. Wagner will draw from
the wheel the names of twenty-four citi
zens to serve on the grand Jury, nnd VM to
nerve on the petit Jury for the Juno term
of quarter sessions court. The drawing
will begin at 9 o'clock. T. J. Matthews,
of Spring Urook, the other Jury commis
sioner, Is 111 ami will not be able to at
tend. A meeting of the City Pastors' union
was held in the Young Men's Christian us
deflation yesterday. Itev. W. J. Fo,-l
presided. During the progress of the
meeting an mrormnl discussion! took lace
with regard to V. M. Iluthven. the lec
turer, nnd several of those present de
clared that If he was really a Presby
terlan minister,. as he claims to he, should
have no dltllculty In showing that he was
an accredited minister of that denomina
tion. (Marriage licenses were granted yester
day by Clerk of the Courts John H.
Thomas .to Gyura Chontas end Hnrbnra
Kiss, of Throop; Henry Iloberts, of May
field, and Llziilo Walker, of Carbondule;
Joseiph V. Oower and Sarah Gatighan, of
Hellevue; John Hudak and Mary Mandu
Jik, of Kdgerton; Stephen Llpn.i and
Mary Ttutehkii, of Scranton; John Gal
lone nnd Josephine Hosachl. of Scrnnton;
Penry J. Davis, of Plains, and Halite It.
Seuman, 'Of Wllkcs-Harre; Jami's Perrv
Purcell, of ISmUon, and Ilomaln Itowlo'v
Dickson, of Scranton.
Clothlnjr, uniforms, plumes, ohnrms
nnd all goods pertaining to Knight
Templar's outfit can be had from the
well-known house of Horstnian & Co.,
Philadelphia, through R. P. Mucklow,
of Boyle & Mucklow, 416 Lackawanna
' Mist McLane 1 now in her nuw store,
Ml Washington avenue,
CITY INAUGURATION DAY
New City Officers and Councilmen
Inducted Into Office.
SlhTKISE IX COMMOX COUNCIL
Tho Eight lonely Republicans Succeed
In knocking Out the Democratic Slate.
The Various Sessions of Councils
and Mayor Bailey' .Message.
Tho stormiest kid of a scene was en
actc,I in common council yesterday
when the serenely contident Demo
crats awoke from a contemplation of
easy victory to tho realization of litter
defeat nt tln hands of the C.rier-Hat-ton
At tho reorganization a year ugo this
same combine defeated the Democratic
slate. This year the Democrats were
determined that they would net be
Hf,nlii caught napping, so about two
weeks ago a caucus was called and all
differences. It was thought, were ad
justed between the two factions. P. J.
Noahs was slated for chairman anil
John P. Malum for clerk. There were
i nil teen present at the caucus and al
though no agreement was entered lut"
It was understood that this ticket
would be supported by all present,
lint there was a good proportion of
those present who were not entirely
satlslled but that the caucus wus a cut
and dried alTnlr and secretly deter
mined not to abide by Its notion. This
condition of affairs coming to the ears
of the Republicans a combine was sug
gested and this was readily ugreed to.
Tho combination was kept a profound
secret. It wus given out that then.1
would be r.o opposition to Nealls and
.Malum and not until yesterday morn
ing was there any suspicion of defeat
In the minds, of the Democrats.
A complete plan of campaign wns
mapped out, and so well wns it fol
lowed thnt the Xealis-Mahon faction
bad scarcely time to renlize where they
were before the thing was nil over.
It was arranged that after final ad
journment of the old council the Grler
Jlutton followers should stay In the
council chamber nnd be ready to Im
mediately proceed with reorganization.
This was done, and while tho Nealls
Mabon people were loitering in the cor
ridors chatting with the spectators
Clerk Hattnn called the roll and muling
the necessary cloven present declared
the election of a temporary chairman
was In order. Mr. drier was nomi
nated and unanimously elected. Word
went through the corridors and com
mittee rooms of the trick that was be
ing played and Mr. drier had scarcely,
reached the chair when the surprised
N'ealis adherents came pouring Into the
chamber from ull sides.
UK WANTKD A RECESS.
Chairman drier declared the next or
der of business to be the election of a
permanent chairman. Mr. Nealls
moved that n half-hour recess be tak
en. Tills was seconded by Mr.
Sweeney. The motion was put and
then the pandemonium begnn. Mr.
Nealls and Mr. Sweeney and several
others all began talking and to bring
the house to order and shelve the re
cess motion Mr. Keller struck upon the
idea of tabling the Noulls motion. He
fore the ayes and nays could be called
Chairman drier declared the motion to
lay on the table carried. Noalis and
Sweeney called for the ayes und nays,
but Chairman drier refused to order
the roll call, ruling that he had given
his decision. ,
The tumult that followed broke up
the meeting of select council and
brought everybody in and ubout the
council chamber to the scone.
Mr. Sweeney was (laming with rage
and his stentorinn tones could be heard
a block away as he cried "bulldozing"
and demanded a fair deal. At- one
juncture of the proceedings he became
so excited that he advanced to tho
chairman's desk and fairly yelled "We
are going to have a fair deal here and
will pull you out of that chair If you
don't give up a fair deal."
Mr. Grler laughed In his face nnd this
exasperated him the more. He kept
pounding the chairman's desk nnd
making nil kinds of dire threats of ter
rible consequences) if the ayes and nays
were not called.
Mr. Nenlis with almost equal vehem
ence besieged the chair from the other
side of the house. He threatened, ex
postulated, uleaded and finally when
he found Chairman drier inexorable
he poured forth torrents of abuse upon
"the traitors who would turn the Dem
ocratic council over to the Republi
cans." Mr. drier succeeded in restoring quiet
long enough to announce that at all
events Mr. Neuls' motion to take a re
cesB while a question was under con
sideration was out of order and that it
would be useless to continue the de
mands for the roll call.
Mr. Nealls then appealed from the
decision of the chair hut as the suf
ficient number of seconders were not
apparent the chair declared that body
would proceed to permanent organiza
tion, which business was under way
when the Interruption came,
GRIER WAS NOMINATED.
Mr, Oliver nominated Mr. Grler and
as the other side of the house refused
to recognize the proceedings they re
frained from making a nomination.
When no response came to the question
"nre there any further nominations?"
Cleric Hatton proceeded with the roll
call. The Nenlls adherents did not
vote, contenting themselves with a
grunt or a groan as several of the
drier men answered to their names.
The vote was:
For Grler Simon Thomns, R. R.
Thomas. Gllrov. Molr. Wenzel. Wirth.
Seaman. Oliver, Keller, Noone, McQrall,
The result of the poll being an
nounced by Mr. Hntton, Chairman
drier declared himself elected. Here
Mr. Nealls Interrupted ngnln with the
remark that the election was Illegal
as tho new members hud not been
sworn in. Mr. Grler answered him by
saying that the new members had to
be sworn In by the chairman and before
this could be done it wns necessary to
elect and swear In the chairman. "All
fight," Mr. Nealls rejoined, "swear in
our sweet, loving ehairman he's a
Mayor Conncll was sent for and Mr.
Grler took the oath. He in tlmo called
the new and re-elected members before
him and administered the oath to them.
These were MeBBrs. Gordon, M. Orler
nnd ' Flnnnghan, newly elected, and
Messrs. Thomas, Wenzel, Noone, Reajr
nn, Nealls, Zeldler and Sweeney, re
elected. The election of a clerk was then de
clared to be In order. John P. Mahon
was nominated by Mr. Reagan and H.
C. Hatton was named by Captnln Molr.
Hatton was elected by a vote of 12 to 0.
Mr. Loftus, who did not vote for Drier,
cast a ballot for Hatton nnd Mr. Gll
roy, who was a mono; the Grler adher
ents went for Mahon. The voto was:
Hatton LoftUS, Simon Thomas, R, K.
Thomas, Molr, Weniel, Wlrth, Seaman.
Oliver, Keller, Noone, MeUrall, Urler-U.
Mahon Gordon, RcagaX fflroy, Flana
ghan. Sweeney, iNeaU-Zeuller, Hickey,
On motion of Captain Molr the tulea
of the last council were adopted and
council adjourned to go into joint ses
REORGANIZATION OP SELECT.
There was no fun a,t all at the reor
ganization of the select branch. Clerk
Lavelle called the meeting; to order
shortly after the old body had ad
journed sine die and when the certifi
cates of the new members had been
presented and read Mr. Chittenden was
unanimously chosen temporary chair
man. Colonel George Sanderson was nom
inated for the presidency by Mr. Lans
ing and unanimously elected. Mayor
Connell swore him in and he In turn
administered the oath to the new and
re-elected members, who are: Messrs.
Kearney,- Robinson. Frable and Mc-Andre-w.
new members, and Messrs.
Iloss. Williams, Roche, Chittenden,
Sanderson, Fellows and Lansing, re
elected. At 10.40 o'clock the roll partitions be
tween -"he. two council chambers were
raised and the Joint session for the
purpose of -electing a city clerk was
proceeded with. A roll call showed
every member In place. Colonel Sand
erson was chosen chairman. Richard
H. Williams nominated Martin T.
Lavelle for city clerk and he wns re
Colonel Sanderson then announced a
recess until 12 o'clock when council
again met to listen to Mayor Bailey's
At 11.4 Mayor Bailey, accompanied by
his secretary. R. J. Heamlsh. nnd his
personal friends, W. J. Welsh and A.
P. Dedford, drove to the city hall and
repaired to the mayor's olllce where
ex-Mayor Connell received them. Mr.
Kniley took, the onth In the private of
fice in the presence of those mentioned
Just before the clock struck twelve
the incoming mayor, accompanied by
the retiring mayor and a large delega
tion of personal and political friends.
filed up stairs to the council chamber
where the Joint session was In waiting.
Chairman Snnderson introduced Mayor
Hniley and announced thnt the new ex
ecutive, owing to his weak physical
condition, could not attempt un ad
dress, but would be pleased to shake
hands with the members of the coun
cils. The. councilmen thereupon filed
past the new mayor nnd each In turn
wns Introduced by Mayor Connell.
Secretary Beamish then presented
the new mayor's inaugural address to
City Clerk Lavelle. When he had con
cluded reading It. Mayor Bailey was
assisted buck to his carriage and- re
MESSAGK OF THE MAYOR.
To the Honorable, the Seleect ami Com
mon Councils, of the City of Scranton:
Gentlemen: The administration of pub
lie afi'alrs of so great a city as this Scran
lon of ours involves much care, much
thought, much prudence, much responsi
bility. 1 fully realize this fact and I also
realize and appreciate the confidence
which the people of this city reposed In
me when they placed upon my shoulders a
portion of this honorable burden.
Tho distinguishing characteristics
which, in tha past, placed Scranton In the
van of progressive American cities an
still In existence and still potent for tho
city's further advancement. These chnr
aclcrlstlcsareanlmmense municipal pride,
a superabundance of that givut American
quality known as hustle, a high senso of
honor among our business and tradespeo
ple ami un attention of each man to his
own particular business that is unrivalled
in any city lit the world. The. qualities
superadded to the many and great nat
ural advantages with which this region
Is blessed have made us prominent among
the cities of the nation und are a guaran
tee for our still' greuler und better devel
opment. of course, It could not be expected
.that, with our phenomenal growth, there
should come an equally sudden municipal
perfection. The things that go to round
out a great city such as paved streets, a
comprehensive system of sewerage, public
parks, the best lire-lighting system and all
Ihe details that make fof public comfort,
public health, public safety and public
recreation are not expected In their per
fection lit a city so young and so vigorous
In Its development as Scranton. It must
be acknowledged by every one thnt our
predecessors in olllce from the 'time of
Scranton's incoproratlon have worked
faithfully and intelligently for the city's
They have accomplished great resuUs
In the time und with the means at their
disposal, it only remains with us to car
ry on this work of progression.
CONCERNING THE REVENUE.
To maintain this progresslveness there
must flow Into the city's treasury nn an
nual revenue sutllcient to meet the neces
sities of the several departments. How
and from what sources 'this revenue shall
come are questions, the solution of which
I en'trust entirely to you. Many and lario
expenditures have recently been made for
the permanent Improvement of the city
and these have entailed an Indebtedness
which must be met. Scranton's credit has
always been good wherever her securities
were offered and we should see to It thut
phe suffers no deterioration In that re
spect. An equalization of assessments
would provide the needed revenue. 1
would urge your careful consideration of
this most important subject. It Is alleged
that abuses and discrimination exist in
the presnt assessments. If this be true
you have the power to alter that condi
tion for the best Interest of the Individual
citizens and for the welfare of the city It
self. THE CITY'S STREETS.
The time has come when we must pay
more attention to the condition of our
streets, particularly to those In the subur
ban districts. Without wishing to be un
derstood as singling out one section more
than another, I desire to call attention to
some of the streets In the North End of
this city. In their present condition they
are a powerful influence against that section's-
prosperity ami the comfort of the
treveling public. Some measure of relief
should be provided by you. The same
condition of affulrs exists in other sec
tions, notably on the South Side, and the
application of the relief should also be ex
tended to them. 1 would also call to your
attention the condition of the paved
streets. It will be my policy to compel
those who tear up pavement for nny pur
pose whatever to replace them In the same
condition and at the same grade that ex
isted before the exeuvatlon..
THE WEST LACKAWANNA AVENUE
After careful consideration I am fully
convinced that a viaduct Is necessary on
or near West Lackawanna avenue. Such
a structure would. In my judgment, be a
safeguard to human lives and a direct
and widespread benefit to the prosperity
and business interests of our fellow citi
zens. I would therefore most respectfully
recommend that your honorable bodies
bring about the legislation necessary to
provide sullicient funds to construct this
much needed Improvement.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
The 'Serar.'ton fire department Is. ad
mittedly the best of Its class. As at pres
ent constituted, It Is largely composed of
volunteers. These, with the paid men
provided by ordinance, have proven them
selves equal to every emergency which
hns arisen up to this time. It Is, however,
the best Judgment of many men who have
made a study of the subject and I submit
It to you as such, that, In Just!ce to tho
firemen, nnd to every resident or this city
who Is Interested in the reduction of tha
Insurance rate, the fire department
should bo entirely paid. I therefore rec
ommend that the change 'to a paid depart
men be made as. fast as the revenues of
the city will allow.
Nothing adds more to a peoples' happi
ness and permanent well being than a
proper amount of recreation. Our prede
cessors In ofllce have acted wisely in pro
viding for a partial fitting up of two
places where the general public may reap
the benefits-which come from well kept
nnd well orderd parks. While upon this
subject I wish lo call to your attention to
the wisdom of making sullicient provision
for public baths. I understand this
matter has received some attention. I rec
ommend Its early completion.
EMPLOYMENT FOR THE NEEDY.
Several cities huvo experimented with
apparent success upon the grave ques
tion of giving employment and susten
ance to their needy citizens. These ex
periments have assumed the forms of the
cultivation of waste lands, tho making of
kindling wood and of rough carpentry
anil employment of tho poor In city fac
tories. 1 earnestly urge your considera
tion of this matter, A registry ofllce
might be established, say In connection
with the pbltce department where those
desiring work could give their names and
addresses, and where applications from
those desiring laborers might be received.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
I commend to your consideration the Al
bright Memorial Library. It is an instl
tltution which has done Incalculabe good
und its maintenance should be a matter of
civic pride and of civic duty.
THE BOARD OF HEALTH.
Much good hris been accomplished for
the general health of our citizens by the
city's board of health. There are still
places, however, where sanitary condi
tions do not exist. I recommend the en
forcement of the laws already made which
bear uon that subject and, if necessary,
the framing of ordinances which will be
fven more wider in their scope and more
strict In their provisions.
THE BOARD OF TRADE.
Scranton's business advancements. In
large measure, due to the energv and In
telligence of Its beard of trade. I recom
mend that you hearken to ami co-operate
with that body In all matters which re
late to the Introduction here of new Indus
tries and the regulation of matters affect
ing our busines interests.
THE STREET RAILWAY SERVICE.
Valuable franchises have been granted
by you, and those who received them
should make proper concessions to the cit
izens of Scranton. A sufficient number of
curs during tha rush hours of the day, a
running schedule which will give the trav
eling public perfect service, protection of
employes from Inclement weather and a
reduction In fares are some of the conces
sions which may reasonably be asked from
the Ti.H'tion company.
In conclusion I would state that there
n;e othf r matters which will require your
thought nnd action nnd to which I will
call your attention in messages from
time u time as. the law requires. I trust
that our relation will be of the most pleas
ant character and that our mutual labors
will ull tend to the greater glory and ad
vancement of our beloved city.
JAMES G. BAILEY, Mayor.
The message was greeted with con
tinued applause. Colonel Sanderson an
nounced the presence of the retiring
mayor and called upon Mr. Connell for
a few remarks. The ex-mayor said:
"While realizing fully that there are
many new faces in this body still a ma
jority of you are old members and the
retired members are yet within reach
of my voice, so it will not be inappro
priate here and now to publicly ex
press my appreciation of the uniform
courtesy and kindness which the leg
islative body of the city has shown me
during my administration, and to ac
knowledge what they have done In plac
ing in history the administration Just
closed. The councils of 9"-!t6 nave every
reason to congratulate themselves on
the work they have accomplished.
While we have had our differences, t
sincerely believed that every vote cast
agulnst the executive's veto was done
because you could not honestly agree
with me and I expect that you accord
to me the same honesty of purpose.
With all tho clouds of the last three
years there have been so ninny bursts
of sunshine that I will ever remember
them ns three of the happiest and best
spent years of my life." The mayor's
remarks were warmly applauded.
No mention was made of appoint
ments bv Mayor Bailey nnd the vast
crowd which had hung about the chnm
bers all mornlns was greatly disap
City Treasurer C. O. Hnlnnd and
City Controller Edmund Robinson filed
their oaths of ofllce with the city clerk
and entered upon their duties at high
DEATH OF THE OLD COUNCILS.
The final session of the select council
of 'Ho was called to order at 9.15 by
President Charles W. Westpfahl. The
appropriation and tax-levy ordinances
were passed on third and final reading
nnd sent down to Mayor Connell who
signed them forthwith. A resolution
of thanks to the retiring chairman was
offered by Mr. Roche and unanimously
adopted ns was also the following reso
lution offered by Mr. Chittenden:
Whereas. Four of the members of select
council, viz.: Messrs. Westpfahl, Lauer,
Sriiwenk and Kelly close with this meet
ing their connection with the city coun
cils, therefore be it
Resolved. That the thanks of the re
maining members are due to them for
their faithful services to their constitu
ents and to the city, nnd that we regret
that the pleusant relations that have so
long existed between us are now to be
Mr. W'estpfahl in taking leave of the
board thanked the members for the
courteous treatment that had been ac
corded him as chairman and then Mr.
Lauer expressed the thanks of himself
and three other retiring members for
the resolution which had Just previous
ly been adopted.
Common council met at 9.25 o'clock
with President Grler In the chnir and
all Ihe members present with the ex
ception of Messrs. Rattle and Godfrey.
The following resolutions from select
council were concurred In: Permitting
the Valley Passenger railway to lay
tracks along Ninth and Swetland
streets; directing the appointment of
arbitrators to adjust the claim of Mul
doon & Bowie for extra work on the
Linden street bridge, exonerating tax
penalty placed on A. K. Kearney,
Eighth ward, for non-payment of taxes;
instructing the street commissioner to
enforce street laws at the Arcade; pro
viding for settlement of the claim of
Morris Williams; permitting Lacka
wanna Institute of History and Science
to store their books, etc., in Municipal
The ordinance for pavement of Mon
roe avenue and Vine street passed final
reading. The ordinance for an electric
light at Fourteenth and Academy
streets, amended by select council from
Division nnd Fourteenth streets, was
laid on the table.
A resolution of thanks to President
Orler and Clerk Hat,ton was offered by
Mr. Scamans and unanimously passed.
The veto by Mayor Connell of the bill
of ex-Pntrolman Mills wns sent back
to councils and the bill was passed not
withstanding the mayor's veto.
The last ofllclal act of Mayor Connell
was to place his veto on the Chittenden
resolution directing the street commis
sioner to arrest Arthur Frothlngham
thi'PA timea nnd then tnnr flown hla
portico. The measure was vetoed after'
councils had adjourned.
COUNTY JAIL NOTES.
P. C. Connolly, of the North End.
was received at the county Jull nfter
dark yesterday on two charges, refus
ing to support his wife and threatening
her with bodily Injury. He was com
mitted by Alderman Roberts In default
of ball for appearance nt court.
Patrick Murray, of the West Side,
was sent tip In default of ball also. He
is charged with abusing his wife and
neglecting to provide for her.
Mary Donahoe, of Taylor, was com
mitted by Burgess GrlflUhs for 10 days
for disorderly conduct.
Dnnistcr's shno Store Reopened.
After a thorough cleaning up and re
modeling Mr, Banister, the prominent
Lackawanna avenue shoe dealer, again
opens his doors to the public. Mr. Ban
ister having disposed of nearly his com
plete stock during his recent sale has
nothing to offer but tho very newest,
latest and best to be had In the line of
footwear. Among the mnny novelties
In stock particular attention Is called
to the "New Woman's Shoe," and the
different shades of russets. Anyone In
want of footwear will do well to see
Mr. Banister's stock and compare goods
Grand Millinery Opening.
Miss Leah Pardee will open her mil
linery parlors, 211 Washington-avenue,
on Thursday. The store will be stocked
with n complete line of domestic and
Imported millinery goods. A large dis
play of Persian pattern hats can al
ways be found at our store.
Go to Konecny's Halrdresslng parlors
and Bee the great bargains In hair
switches at 817 Lackawanna avenue.
IT WAS AJREAT SUCCESS
Frothingham Crowded to Hear the
SUXG IX A SI'UXDID MANNER
Uayda Evaas and the Stagers and In
trumeotallsts Under Uis Direction
Give the People of Scraatoa m
Rare Musical Treat.
Probably the most k -rcessful. cer
tainly tho most ambitiouv musical per
formance ever attempted Scranton
was the production of the sslah at
the Frothingham lust evenlr..
The choruses wore sung b tt. Scran
ton Choral union, the solos by Mine.
Kathrin Hilke, soprano; Miss Ruth
Thompson, contralto; Mr. J. Henry Mc
Klnley, contralto; Mr. Enison F. Rush
nell, basso; the instrumentation was
by Bauer's augmented orchestra of
twenty-two pieces, and Haydn Evans
was the leader, whose wand directed
The two things preeminently demon
strated by last night's singing of the
Immortal oratorio are the existence In
this section of a body of musicians
.possessing the cultivation and talent
necessary to the production of the
great classics and the atmrociation In
paying quantities of the fruit of these
The distinct triumphs of the evening
were Miss Thompson's sympathetic,
recitation "Behold! a Virgin shall con
ceive nnd bear a Son," Mme. Hilke's
solo, "I know that my Redeemer Liv
eth," Mr. MeKinley's recitative and air
beginning "He that Dwelleth In Heav
en," Mr. RushnelPs solo, "The People
thnt Walked in Darkness," the Pas
toral Symphony" by the orchestra and
the "Hallelujah" and "Worthy Is the
Rreadth of conception nnd balance of
parts were the most prominent char
acteristics of the chorus. The sopranos
were especially good, the voices being
fresh, clear nnd nil possessing the In
definable singing quality.
Of the soloists, Mme. Hilke was per
haps the most brilliant. She wns
strong and tender as well and the aud
ience seemed never to have enough of
her singing. Miss Thompson's concep
tion of the power of her themes was
perfection Itself nnd her translation of
that conception into sound was art In
Its truest sense. Mr. ltuslinell and Mr.
McKlnley were both so pleasing to the
audience thnt insistent applause fol
lowed their every number. It wns a
great night for the music lovers of
Scranton nnd one filled with triumph
for the Choral union and Haydn Evans.
The audience completely tilled the
large theater and In it were noted the
most representative people of the city
The box holders were William Connell,
E. B. Sturges. C. D. Sanderson, E. L.
Fuller, F. K. Piatt. Dr. Rice, W. F.
Hallstead, O. M. Hallstead nnd Charles
Schlager, Horace Hand, W. J. Hand.
Those who had lnges were 3. Ben Ditn
mlck, Mrs. Thomas Dickson. Henry
Belln, jr., II. P. Simpson, 11. W. Kings
bury, A. W. Dickson, Rev. Dr. McLeod,
T. H. Wntklns, F. H. demons. A. War
man, Cyrus Jones and J. F. Megnrgel.
The Ilnllrond Young Men's Christian
association for whose benefit the ora
torio was sung will realize about $1,000.
ROPING THEM IN.
Another of Mrs. Mnggio Conwav'a Ac
complice Arrested Yesterday.
County Detective Leyshon swore out
a warrant yesterday before Alderman
Wright against Michael Murphy, of
Wright court, West Side. The charge
against Murphy, who is about 21 years
of asre. is that he hnd been guilty of
unlawful conduct with Mnggie Con
nors, a child only 14 years of age.
Tho defendant was given a hearing
nt which the girl was present. She
swore that the net was committed on
Dec. 24, 18!4, nt the den kept by Maggie
Conway in Nealls court. Murphy was
held in the sum of $rn ball for his ap
pearance nt court. The girl Is now) In
the House of the Good Shepherd and
she was taken down with three other
girls of tender years who are also there
and were tnmates of the Conway den
at various times.
Only the testimony of the Connors
girl was heard.
Vienna Ladies' Halrdresslng parlors
have removed to 317 Lackawanna ave
nue, next to Woolworth's.
WORKISER To Mr. and Mrs. George
Workler. of Factoryville, April 3, 1S!W.
SAW YElfS MILLINERY
The new store has blossomed forth and
now bears the flower of choice styles, ar
tistic taste and harmony of combination.
With the beauty of all is interwoven ex
cellence of values; that Is a feuture we
shall always keep permanently before us
choice selected materials and qualities
combined with the lowest price possible.
Low prices alone are no attractions. It
Is not obtaining goods cheaply, but get
ting good values cheaply is our motto.
By way of showing you at the beginning
the advantages of trading with us we ex
tend the following prices: Good service
able straw shapes at 35c worth 35c.; a
better grade nt 50e. worth" )c, and so on
up to $4.00. Hats trimmed by thoroughly
competent trimmers for 23c. worth :.".
In order to Introduce ourselves to yon,
and to prove the superiority of everything
we handle, and to show our earnest desire
tc please yen If you are not satisfied
jvlth your ru'enase, your money will be
refunded, bearing In mind we guarantee
the price, quality and style. Store open
Saturday und Monday evenings.
A. R. SAWYER t Wyoming Ave.
Wholesale end Retail Mllllnen.
I SETS Of 111 $8j
Including the painless extracting of
teeth by an entirely now process.
S. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.,
3J' Spruce St., Opp. Hotel Jermyn.
After three months of uttcmptiiiK to sell Carpets in
u room 2Sx:i( feet, we now have the pleasure of
hhowinu goods in our new Carpet Department, which
is well lighted and contains ample floor space to
properly show our select line of Carpets, consisting
of Aloquettes, Axminsters, Velvets, Body and Tapes
try Brussels, Threcl'ly, ARru and InRVains.
tSTCarpets Sewed ane laid promptly. Examine
our stock and prices.
406 Lackawanna Ave.
W. l BERRY,
423 Lackawanna Avanua.
Spectacles and Eye Glasses
to fit everybody. We make
a specialty of fitting Glasses.
TRY OUlt 50c. SPECS.
1 1 k
IT ULL PAY
TO INSPECT THE
URGE ASSORTMENT OF
Tea, Toilet Sets,
231 Penn Ave. 0pp. Baptist Church.
THE MOST IMPORTANT
Part of a Piano is the interior. You want ser
vice m well as tone and appearance. In our
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AN EXAMINATION SOLICITED.
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(Large Show Window.)
150 PATTERN HATS
FOR HALF PRICE:
$18.00 Hat for $9.00,
$15.00 Hat for $7.50,
$12.00 Hat for $6.00,
$10.00 Hat for $5.00,
$8.00 Hat for $4.00f
$6.00 Hat for $3.0(1
An immense stock of pretty
styles to select from. You
will have enough money left
to buy yourself a
NEW SPRING GAPE
Buying Your Hats Hers.
Beautiful Flowers at 5c.
Bunch, 3 Large Roses with
138 Wyoming Avenua.
dough & Warren,
And Lower Grades at
Very Low Prices.
J. LAWRENCE STELLE,
303 SPRUCE STREET.
4 12 Spruce Street.
205 Lackawanna Ave.
IN EASTER JEWELRY WILL BE FOUND
IN ENDLESS ASSORTMENT AT THE
215 Lackawanna Avenue.
nr. .-11 nt. ..1. 11.. ...U .... 7.....! a.m.
tt H. 1 1 UIHIHUUUB. 11 .Mum .1 nsi. I I ww
at Intrinsic, valuo prices, and aa tbere la not
one cent's worth of our law and attractlTa
atoclc that has not onmo direct to our new
store from manufacturers. Importers and job-
Will Open About April i.
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Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry,
215 LICUWANM AVE.
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