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OUR WOMANS PAPER, THURSDAY, MAT 14, 1896.
W1SHIIGTM ill. I SPaUCi ST.
Our , prescription department is
acknowledged to be the best in the
City. Skill and accuracy in com
pounding, and the pure Drugs used
make it so.
Toilet requisites la endless variety.
We use pure Cream and Fruit Syrups
in our Soda Water.
In all its Branches
I KEYSTONE STEAM UN.
SCIIEUER BROS., Props.
311, 343, 343 and 347 Brook Street
M. II. HOLGATE,
Rooms 602 and 603
Common! 3altb BIdg. SCRANTON, Pa.
Reul Estate, Mort(tn and otlinr
Necnritl Bought ud sold. Loans
QUIET MADISON AVENUE.
Us Residents Entertained in a Novel Way
A girl, a man, two dogs and a lumber
pile llgured largely In an Interesting
scene on Madison avenue yesterday af
lernoon. The man was leading one ani
mal by a long rope, while a rhaln
was attached to the other. One was a
young bull dog with the shortest pos
sible ears and a black patch over bin
left eye, which, as he was otherwise
white, mado him look tough. The other
was a pointer, ecru In tint, with an ar
tistically curved tall and a wild desire
to hunt for Imperceptible game In unget-at-able
The two were progressing more or less
by Jerks, when around the Mulberry
street corner near Victor Koch's new
residence appeared a young woman
with a smile of self approval, a new
Spring hat and a parcel wrapped in
About that time the pointer spied a
mythical duck or a partridge in the
distance, and mude a BUddiu detour,
cutting off the girl's advance by means
of the rope, the outer end of which was
tied about his master's arm. Just then
shp saw the bull dog, who being young
mid curious, wns disposed to sniff at
her heels, and with a shriek she turned
to Hee a performance surrounded with
difficulties, as becoming entangled in
the rope, she and the pointer swiftly
wound themselves up.
"Ulank-blankcty-blank the blankety
dogs!" remarked the man, who mean
while had, in his excitement, lost his
hat, and at the moment the girl made a
lesnerate dash for the board pile, lie
had the felicity of beholding the rapid
devastation of his headgear by the bull
nog's sharp teeth, wh", too, was inex
tvicahly mixed In the situation, and also
of witnessing the Impending execution
of his vnlunble pointer. The latter, on
uecount of the hasty movements of the
girl to whom hi had become attached
by the cord which was wound about
her left anklP, was discovered dangling
in mid air from the farther side of the
lumber pile, her weight causing his
"Woof," said the bull dog, busily en
j:;iged In removing Frank Christian's
nunie from the hat crown,
O-o-oli, dear 1" walled the girl, from
Iter perch. "There goes papa's medicine
nil over the dog!"
The residents In the vicinity were out
of the windows watching the perform
ance with anxiety and Interest as the
pandemonium of noises arose upon the
ulr and It was not until a passer by had
1 he sense to cut the pointer's rope that
the combination was dissolved and
peace was restored to the ouiet neigh
borhood. But tho scent from the pink
draped bottle which the girl dropped
and smashed as she boarded the lumber
pile, hangs round It still and was the
r-ause of many wondering and regretful
anifTs of bibulous looking Individuals
who passed that locality during the re
mainder of the day.
WOMEN WRONGLY CHARGED.
Men Started the Crusade and to Them
Belongs AH Blame.
Men who run newspapers frequently
get things sadly mixed. A statement
has been going the rounds of the local
press to the effect that women eru
aders are after property holders who
deliberately rent dwellings to notor
lously Immoral tenants. It has also
been stated that these reformers weak
ened and did not appear to make
charges when the case was to be heard.
The truth of the matter is that no
women had anything to do with the
crusade at all. The charges were made
xolely by men and were entirely Justi
fied. The real estate holder upon whom
the warrant was served, was badly
scared and It the accusers had appeared
before the magistrate the first step In
a much needed reform would no doubt
nave been taken, with credit to the
crusaders. They were probably fright
toed oil because the matter got mt the
pa pern, but really women should not
be charges with showing the white
feather. The wearing of the plume be-
loiiBs entirety to me men.
SHERIFF CLEMONS' DENIAL.
Says That He Did Not Smnnte James
Balrd Out of Tows.
A representative of this paper ap
proached Sheriff Clemons yesterday
and modestly inquired as to how much
he had paid James liuird to leave
town before the investigation regarding
extortion at the Jail were Instituted.
Mr. Clemons mildly disclaimed the in
timation in the query, and remarked
strongly concerning the absurdity of
Imposing the ravings of a notoriously
Irresponsible criminal on the credulous
nubile. The Hherift Is perfectly willing
to investigate all charges against his
ulticials and feels rontident that nothing
reflecting upon their probity can be
MRS. THOMAS DICKSON.
A Ulrthday Greeting.
No paper edited by the women of
Sr run ton would be complete unless u
contained at least a slight tribute to
one, who holds a large place in the
heaU of her townswomeu. In whose
eyes could be no more welcome sight
than the gentle face at the head of this
Mrs. Thomas Dickson today cele
brates her seventy-second birthday and
the representatives of this paper are
among the throng of friends who will
wish for her many, many useful and
blessed years. She Is one who has
learned the fascinating secret of grow
ing old grncefully, and every woman
might well usk for herself that the years
may bring tho love, the graclousness
and the culture that are hers.
Mrs. Dickson has the rare distinction
of being one, who, left to walk much of
life's Journey alone; and under tho re
sponsibilities of great wealth, considers
herself a stewardess, and thus in all
sweetness of spirit leaves shining traces
to brighten the way of those who come
within her horleon's tine. In her the
needy, the suffering, the discouraged
find a friend never deaf to their plea.
Her beautiful life Is a benediction to all
who know her, and, revered and hon
ored as Is the name of her departed
husband, yet added lustre is given it by
the noble character and the lovely per
sonality of the companion who survives
him, and who, flesplte her seventy-two
years, is young today.
IVORITES IN SESSION.
National Convention Now Being Held in
me twenty-ninth annual' convention
of the American True Ivorltes was in
Besslon yesterday In Odd Fellows' hall,
at Olyphant. Nearly every lodge In the
United States sent delegates to this con
vention. The committee on credentials
and arrangements sent In reports. Pres
ident Hughes addressed the convention,
giving the delegates much encourage
ment. The report of committee on rituals
was next taken up and debated. Af
ter this the convention took a recess
for dinner. At 2 o'clock the grand
lodge was again called to order by
President Hughes and the different
committee reports were all received.
The convention adjourned to meet this
morning at 9 o'clock In the same hall.
The parade started at 3 o'clock yes
terday afternoon with the following in
line: Olyphant band, visiting delegates,
Robert Morris and Dewt Sant lodges of
Bcranton, Taylor and Qarladlawn
lodges of Taylor: ThoniRS Jefferson
lodge. Providence; Henry Williams was
NOT FOR SALE
Messrs. Simpson 4 Watkins Will Not
Dispose of Mt. Lookout Property.
Messrs. Blmpson & Watkins stated
yesterday that the rumor regarding the
sale of their Mount Lookout property
to the Pennsylvania company was ut
terly without foundation. They have
not the remotest idea of selling that Im
portant portion of their coal interests.
Entertained the Blues.
The "Junior Blues," members of the
Young Men's Christian association en
tertained at a reception at the Wyo
ming avenue building yesterday after
noon from 6 to 8 o'clock. A programme
of literary and musical numbers was
also charmingly rendered by the little
ones. Caterer Hanley served refresh
ments to the little ones at the conclus
ion of the programme.
MISS IIARHRNBKRGH'S PIANO
A thoroughly high grade school for
the study of the pianoforte, harmony
and all branches of musical theory and
interpretation. Particular attention
given to the training of young children.
A special training course for teach
ers. C33 Madson ave. .
Most every mother and son will acknowledge that for an exhaustive line
of Juvenile Outfittings, for uniform treatment, for correct styles and reasonable
prices, the foremost firm Is undoubtedly
SQUARE DEALING CLOTHIERS, HATTERS AND FURNISHERS,
THE SCHDOLEIftSTERS CLUB
Requisite for Members to Make
THE WOMEN MAY ALSO JOIN
The Maa Member to Write Three Special
Theme oa Dapartaant Work Pro
posed Reduction, of Carrieolnm.
Mr. Uowell'a Progressive Ideas.
Superintendent Howell has planned
many Important changes for the com
ing school year. Among the proposed
Innovations is a "Schoolmaster's club,"
a requisite for membership in which is,
that the applicant must Intend to make
teaching a life work. This will be a
great objection to not a few who expect
to become lawyers, doctors, preachers,
or something else than teachers. It Is
also required that they must engage
in no other work while on the teachers'
pay roll, which will deter many a bright
and promising young man from being
a Schoolmasters' tlubtte. The women
teachers, however, can revel in all the
advantages which the club can bestow,
as the occupations which engage her
attention out of school are nothing
more lucrative or absorbing than cor
recting examination papers or learning
new embroidery stitches.
The new clubman must also write
three themes on special department
work and during the year must do
something original In the line of school
work, such as discovering a new and
comprehensible manner of teaching
psychology or discovering the microbe
that produces stupidity although Mr.
Howell has made no such specifications.
It Is expected, In short, that the club
will be a sort of sanhedrln of wise
One of Mr. Howell's Ideas that will
appeal to every thoughful person is the
reduction of the curriculum. At pres
ent the pupils study six to eight
branches, and this will be reduced
about half. The superintendent con
siders that the object of the public
school is not to teach many branches,
but a few, well. But because of this
lessening of the labor the teacher will
be expected to keep oft the "dead line"
and do much studying. Another inno
vation will be that they shall prepare
work and recite to the superintendent
once a month. It Is Intended that our
bright teachers shall evolve a "Scran
ton method of reading" from the many
systems now evolved. The primary
teachers have the ability to do this and
can safely be Intrusted with the scheme
wrought out from their own experi
ence. Mr. Howell Is not yet prepared to
state definitely regarding the plans for
the high school. It has been rumored
that he is in favor of excluding women
teachers from positions In the new
building. This is a mistake, as women
will be employed as far as It Is deemed
wise. Already two are selected for
certain work. He will labor for an In
crease In salaries according to merit.
There Is no doubt but that Mr. How
ell's progressive Ideas will make our
high school a model In every depart
ment. MAYOR BAILEY'S VIEWS.
What He Thinks o! Politicians, Civil
Service and Other Matters.
A representative of this paper ap
proached the mayor with some trepida
tion yesterday to ask him very many
questions, which he evaded with much
Impartiality. The mayor is a poli
tician. He was delightfully vague as
to his intentions regarding the appoint
ments, his ppinlon of some Democrats,
a few Republicans and one or two of
fice seekers. He was very friendly and
pleasant, and when asked regarding his
Ideas of civil service reform was em
phatic in expressions of willingness to
indorse any such mensure that could
be adopted. He believed It would
greatly relieve the chief executive of
Irksome honors. He Is not at all dis
pleased with the action of the select
council In referring his appointments
to a committee, and commented freely
upon the disadvantages entailed upon a
new mayor because of the inevitable
changes that take place. Speaking of
a number of the present officials he
would like to retain he particularly
dwelt upon the value of an assistant
like Chief Simpson, who, he said, had
been ready with advice and kindly aid
and of more genuine use than he could
express. He believed that unless the
chief of police and the mayor could
work together harmoniously and as
sist each other, as Is done at present,
the duties of both offices are made par
ticularly unpleasant and laborious.
The reporter being in search of In
formation asked the mayor why so
many men wanted to be on the police
force she had labored under the hal
lucination that it was on account of
the brass buttons and the awful star
but the mayor replied in a matter-of-fact
tone: "For $75 a month."
STATE G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT.
To Be Held at Chambersburg from June
I to 8 Inclusive.
The annual encampment of the
Grand Army of tho Republic, Depart
ment of Pennsylvania, will be held at
Chambersburg, Pa., from June 1 to 6,
Inclusive. The Pennsylvania Railroad
company will sell from May 30 to June
6, Inclusive, excursion tickets from all
stations on its system In Pennsylvania
to Chambersburg and return, good for
return passage until June 8, at a single
fare for the round trip.
Locomotives, Pumps and Electrical
Appliances in Many Collieries.
Electrical mining Is as much in ad
vance In Bcranton aa other progressive
features In the electrical world. Elec
tric haulage was first Introduced In 1889,
by the Hillside uoal and Iron com
pany, at Mayfleld. Another locomotive
was started at Forest City with the
addition of a drainage pump in 1890. It
had the finest set of direct connected
generators used In mining.
Simpson and Watkins have a six-ton
pump and hoisting engine at Mount
Johnson's mine Is equipped with a six
ton locomotive. The E. K. Sturges mine
at Peckville. and the Enterprise col
liery at Shamokln also have electric
The Delaware. Lackawanna and
Western Bel lev ue mine has a ten-ton lo
comotive. The W. A. Connell colliery,
at Duryea. has a pumping engine. Tho
Jones & Simpson mine at Archbald has
two six-ton machines. W. T. Smith's
colliery has a six-ton engine, another
to be added very soon.
Three locomotives will do the work of
ninety mules. The cost of running elec
tric haulage is about per cent of the
investment. The cost of engine and
equipments Is about seven thousand
A BOON TO TAXPAYERS.
Mr. Torrey's Bill Would Enable Them to
Pay All Their Taxes to One Man.
City Solicitor Torrey has drafted a
law which provides for a general
receiver of taxes In cities of tht third
class. Such a law exists In several
states and has given great satisfaction.
Mr. Turrey Intends to submit his draft
of the bill to the City Solicitors' conven
tion on May 25.
The act. if It becomes law. will make
It possible for a taxpayer to pay all hla
taxes to one collector instead of going
to the trouble of paying them to sev
eral. Under the provisions of the new
bill the county tax collectors and poor
tax collectors will be abolished and the
double assessment, county and city. In
third class cities, will be done away
with. This will save a large amount of
money that Is now expended for extra
t'nder the proposed law a taxpayer
will be allowed a 2 per cent rebate If he
pays his taxes on or before a certain
date. The bill has many other excel
lent features which will make It popu
lar with every taxpayer.
Mrs. H. M. Boles, Mrs. William Connell,
Mrs. R. J. Towell, Mrs. C. D. Simpson.
Mrs. K. N. Wlllard, Mrs. J. A. Price. Mrs.
13. H. Rlpplo.
Mrs. Thomas Dickson, Mrs. Frances
Haekley, Mrs. Charles Doud. Mrs. H. H.
Holllater. Mrs. T. W. Phillips. Mrs. J. U
Kordham, Mrs. Ira Tripp, Mrs. Joseph
Slocum, Mrs. R. Oakford, Mrs. B. H.
Throop, Mrs. Thomas Moore, Mrs. William
H. Richmond, Mrs. B. Hoban, Mrs. J. A.
Bcranton, Mrs. Richard O'Brien, Mrs.
John Jermyn, Mrs. J. Feuerlicbt
Mrs. I. F. Everhart
Mrs. J. L. Stelle.
Mrs. William Matthew, Treasurer.
Mrs. I. F. Everhart, Mrs. 3. twrenee
Stelle, Mrs. E. H. Ripple, Mrs. William
Matthews. Mrs. William Connell, Mrs.
John Genter, Mrs. Frank H. Jermyn.
Mrs. C. L. Frey, Mrs. Lewis R. Stelle.
Mrs. Frank Watts, Mrs. C. B. Derman.
Mrs. W. T. Hackett, Mrs. J. A. Iansing,
Mrs. L. J. Northup, Mrs. Frank Merrl
field, Mr. E. F. Chamherlaln. Mrs. C. F.
Whlttemore, Mrs. Charles H. Welles, Mrs.
L. W. Morss, Mrs. Walter B. Christmas.
Mrs. E. B. Jackson, Mrs. C. R, Shryer.
Mrs. Eugene Fellows, Mrs. Charles
Bchlager, Mrs. A. D. Blaokinton, Mrs. M.
Poster, Miss Horn, Miss Rowlands.
Mrs. Josephine C. Koons.
Mrs. L. A. Watres.
Mrs. Lemuel Amermaa.
Mrs. L. R. Stelle. .....-,
Mesdnmes William Connell, A. M. Deck
er. H. V. Logan, O. M. Hallstcad, R. G.
Brooks, John Sherwood, H. Langfleli.
James Merrill, Louise Christy, E. H.
Ripple, Streeler, Shryer, Fellows, E. C.
Lynde. H. Stelle . Ottinger Wlnt Dr.
Cramer, La Rue. Brewster, Hull. J. Levy,
J. D. Edwards, Chrlslwnan, Alexander
Dunn, Jr., O. F. Weeks.
Misses Jennie Andrews, Esther Row
lands, Rica Derman, Anna Salmon, Jose
phine Phelns, Moses. Martha Mold, Ada
Bone, Helen Stevens, H. Coyne, Caro
Dickson, Louise Matthews, Brown. Bui
ley, Doersam, Goldsmith, Cramer, Norton,
Decker. Hanley, Gesrheart, Frances
Hunt, Augusta Archbald, Jessie Courann,
Harriet Stelle, Grace Sanderson, Clara
Reynolds. Ella Roney. Lydla Poore,
Neiley, Anna Buck. Emma Foster, Nellie
Steele, Grace Kingsbury, May Kingsbury,
Joy Dorter. May Doster, Sue Ripple, Jes
sie Ripple. Lois Schlager, Marie Nettletoa.
A. B. Robinson. Murinn Lindsay. Eliza
beth Parke, Gussle Blair, Lilian Shlvely,
Lizzie Heermans, Marcaret Edwards. Ell.t
Williams, Kdlth Richards. Grace Walker,
Florence Glbbs, Margaret Glbbs, Anna
Morgan. Louise Johnson. Rachel Will
lams, Bertha Jenkins, Martha Nichols.
Laura Hughes, May Transue, Grace Good
rich. Ella GodMhaw. Amy Howell, Ida
Kvana. Edith Blair, Lizzie Helser, Annie
Willlsms. Martha Hughes, Adeline Hall,
Lois Fellows, Esther Perkins. Nellie Fel
lows, Funnlo Kennedy, May Bell 8wltser,
Jennie Fellows. Eflle Fellows. Ethel Fel
lows, Edna Saxe, Gertrude Fellows, Lou
Deppen, Ethel Porter, Belle Warren, Min
nie Hughes, Harriet Davis, Laura Btub
blebine. Bertha Sanders, Lydia Hall,
Maud Berkeley, Bessie Slatlt, Abbl Hc.n
cock, Anna Atherton, Carrie Atherton,
Grace Sllkman, Florence Silkmun. Ruth
Jackson. Meta Osterhout. Anna Gillespie,
Surah Evnns, Anna Reese, Evana Huff,
Carrie Huff, Bertha 81ms, Mary Davis,
Cora Roberts, Esther Jones, Susie Fisher,
Elsie McDonald. Hattle Finn. Anna
Walsh, Anna Hell, Nellie Bell, Florence
Crcston, Frank Washburn. Florence
Swartz. Nellie Thomiis, Cora Reese. King,
Gertrude Northup. Mary Bevan, Orie M.
Williams. Luella Pearce. Emma Gardner
Fuller, Mrs. Anna T. Battenberg. Mrs.
Sophia Wade Luce, Mrs Maud Vlpond
Walker. Mrs. Z. D. Edwards, Mrs. C. E.
Burr, Mrs. Spencer Stelle.
NIAGARA BAKING CO.
AH ladles who want the best, should
use cakes and cracker made by the
Niagara Baking Co. .
Miss Louise Shoemaker, dressmaker.
212 Adam ave. Skirt making a spe
cialty. A large stock Butterlck Patterns
always on nana at Miss Nora Cleve
land's, 504 Lack'a ave.
Wedding suits of correct style at
Horan & Merrill's.
Hopewell & Hotchkiss, Painters and
Decorators, 123 Adams ave.
For good hanging skirts go to Bolx,
138 Wyo. ave.
124 and 126
Heartily congratulate the Ladies of Scranton on their
enterprise in the journalistic field, Hay their success sur
pass the most liberal expectations both financially and
Wo also most cordially invite all ladies of Scranton
and vicinity to visit our store, recently enlarged, where, we
take pride in saying, will be found line of dry goods that
stands second to none; also trimmed and nntrimmed millin
ery, cloats, suits, shirt waists, mens' furnishings and
notions in endless varieties. Always at lowest prices.
Uniform courteous treatment by an efficient army of
salespeople is a prominent feature. Customers will find
our store one of the best lighted and ventilated in the city,
where shopping can be done with comfort daring the hottest
We will cheerfully
refund money for
any goods not found
Fine Bedding, Feathers, Pillows, Springs, etc.
Carpets Cleaned, Feathers Renovated, Furniture Upholstered.
Cushions, Brass and Iron Beds, Cribs, etc.
ii n ie muni.
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SCRANTON, IP A.
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Sho. store In the State. Bilore Purchas
In. fllve us a Call and Convince Your,
J. R. COHEN, Hanager.
When the question of marketing is considered that
they can find at Pierce's every thing the market
Best Goods, Quick Delta
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