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OUB WOMAN'S PAPER, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1890.
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QUARRIES and WORKS,
NOTABLE SCRANTON HOIS
A Charming Description of Hindsonie
NEW DWELLINGS AND OLD
The Flrai Hoot la 6ratoa-Helml-kiimi
of Other Days-Steady Ad
vaaeement of Property la Clly.
Foreoast of tha Fntaro.
few short year ago we lay in our
chryaals state, anugly ensconced ltt
fcilocuin Hollow. Behold ua now with
widespread wings, " a city bullded on
a hill that cannot be bid." At our pres
ent rate of progress we will soon rival
ancient Rome In disporting ourselves
over many pinnacles our latest
achievement In that respect being the
most Important as regards tha city's
Up the sides and crowning the sum
mit, from which la exposed to view a
panorama of scenery rarely equaled,
are being developed stately structures
that can but bring added laurels to our
Noteworthy among them are two Im
posing stone mansions just completed
for Hon. Alfred Hand and Mr. Thomas
14. Watklns respectively. The home of
i the former Is constructed of Forest City
stone with Belleville red sandstone
trimmings while that for the latter is
. of West Mountain stone with Lake Su
perior red sandstone trimmings thus
securing a richness of effect and
warmth of coloring not usually found
' In such substantial materials. By beau
t ty of architecture, elegance of construc
tion, niassiveness of proportion each
'' conveys an air of distinction on Us
Equally artistic la the residence of
Mr. Frank E. Piatt crowning, as it does,
the very apex of the hill. In perfect
keeping with this home, on adjoining
ground, will soon bo erected one for
Miss Ella Piatt the furnishings and
art treasurers for which have been
gathered during extenslvo travels in
this and foreign lands.
On the same commanding point of
ground cluster three homos belonging
to the Messrs. Rice In whose social
life Is verified the saying "How pleas
ant It is for brothers to dwell together
in unity." mM
Another beautiful instance of family
devotion is found in the example set by
one of our representative citizens and
one who has done much for the weal of
Scranton, Mr. William Connell, who has
made his own palatial home a nucleus
around which gather those of his chil
Farther along on the hill's brow la
taking shape an elaborate dwelling In
colonial design, for Mr. Georne B.
Bmlth, one of our railroad presidents.
Among other contemplated housemak
ts In this vicinity are Mr. W. H. Tay
lor, Mr. II. C. Reynolds and Sheriff
In pleasing contrast with these latest
Ideas in architecture, standing like an
Kngllsh ancestral hall, securely In
trenched behind a wall of granite, is the
stately pile still occupied by descend
ants of the family from whom our city
takes Its name. Another representa
tive of this family, Hon. Joseph A.
tteranton, one to whom tho city owes
much for his efforts In her behalf not
alone In the halls of congress but
through his power as a Journalist as
well selected one of the city's pivotal
points commanding a magnificent
stretch of country, whether the eye fol
lows the mountains ranging to the
north or turns to the sunlit valleys
trending to the south.
While the exterior Is suggestive of a
Washington residence, the distinguish
ing feature of the Interior Is a superb
Napoleonic drawing room, whose
scheme of decoration and adornment is
carried out elaborately to the minutest
detail. Standing alongside, the two
homes monopolizing the entire front
age of a block and each making a tit
ting foil for the beauty of the other, is
found the abiding place of Mr. John
Jermyn, who has been Identified with
much of the city's substantial growth,
not alone In the business blocks that
bear his name, but in the erection of
the finest and costliest building yet cre
ated In our midst a hostelry represent
ing an outlay of over half a million dol
larsall this for the comfort and con
venience of those desiring a temporary
But where does the eye linger longer
than over the spacious residence, with
its beautiful environment, of Col. H. M.
Boles? It matters not whether one
turns one's steps Indoors, up and down,
tha aisles of conservatories filled with
choicest exotics, or wanders outside
among rare specimens of tree and shrub
there Is always a succession of floral de
lights. The occupants thereof need not
go to Japan .for famous cherry blos
som time, for a native of that far-away
clime sheds its petals at their doors.
The example cited is typical of the care
and taste exercised In the other ap
pointments of i this luxurious abode.
But the homes of taste and culture and
attractive surroundings are by no
means confined to one locality, but are
distributed to the remotest bounds of
the city and up and down the length
and breadth of our picturesque valleys.
Within easy access of the heart of the
city, on a sightly knoll of ground, with
a lawn sloping to the confines of the
valley below. Is found the sumptuous
home of Mr. William H. Richmond who,
amidst a multiplicity of business cares,
j Is able, as Bryant says, "to hold com
munion with Mature in all of her visible
Boon In what has been erstwhile one
of the most exclusive residence portions
of the city wilt be erected buildings for
the accommodation of the International
School of Correspondence, which num
bers In its enrollment over twelve
thousand names of students from every
Churches are hieing themselves away
to localities where the clamor of trade
and traffio will cease to annoy. Yawn
ing abysses lose their terror when
iron and steel spread a pathway
' for our feet. Our mountains 'of culm
n-s.dua.llv disappear down the throat-
- It will pay you better than putting your money in a Siyings Bank at a small rate of interest, and the invest
ment is as secure as a Government Bond. Buy a lot on the Fair. View Land Company's Plot, tlio Most ltonutlful
Building Sites in tho City. Electric lights, electric cars, water and gas. Call and see map, Price Building. Washing
tea avenue, : Scranton, Pa. , . ...... , , JOHN 'A. MEARS, President.
Vv, ., ' JOHN T. RICHARDS, Treasurer.
Imported and American
All best Brands of Rosendale
Plaster, Flue Linings, Plastering Hair.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay
Plasters in the Market. Best Brands of
way of Iron monsters, and, soon. It Is
prophesied, will resolve themselves from
inky blackness into an Illuminating gas.
The skating ground of our childhood
days has become the piece de resistance
of the whole city, holding as it does the
Temple of Justice, as well as our trib
utes to the memory of departed geni
uses. Land bordering upon this one
time dumping ground" is vielng in
value with thut upon the avenue, which
is our chief artery of trade. Our ad
vancement has not been fitful and spas
modic, as has been the history of many
western cities, to which we are likened
because of our thrift, but has come
about during the memory of the oldest
Among the few pioneers left wa have
In Dr. B. H. Throop,' who has ever
watched our progress with keen inter
est, the builder of the first house aside
from company holdings.
Shall we not look upon the strides
made, the victories won, the results
achieved as an earnest of what the
future has in store for us?
CHINA PAINTING IN SCRANTON.
It is scarcely six years since there
were scarcely six mineral painters in
this city, or even in Lackawanna coun
ty. Nothing In tho way of the refining
lnlluence of a delicate art has so seized
upon the fancies of many women of
leisure, and, indeed, of those who never
had any of that elegant commodity In
their whole busy lives, as bos the fas
cination of china decoration.
No doubt some of us have spoiled an
appalling quantity of very nice white
china in striving to reach a more or
less exalted Ideal. Doubtless, too, as
we have progressed in art, we have
been devoured by the desire to pay a
Burruptitous visit to the china closets
of many of our friends and proceed to
smash the gifts which we so proudly
bestowed upon those defenseless vic
tims at the opening of our artistic ca
reer. Not a few of us can recall certain
miraculous designs, the likeness of
which never was on sea nor land, but
which we once fondly believed to be
lovely sprays of for-get-me-nots, or
wild roses. We can recall the thick
greens, the startling yellows and the
it is a pity that we did not break
those dishes in their pristine beauty.
They are always the pieces which our
friends display, with the loudest fiuortsh
of trumpets, to the connoisseur in art.
It is always those trophies of our early
aspirations that are paraded forth on
special occasions, and how many times
have we hesitated to. eat from these
treasures, when entertained at our
friends' board, lest we should reveal the
strange and unhealthy apparitions
which underlay the viands.
Six years have greatly changed the
methods used in amateur china deco
rating, particularly In this region. Thin
washes, Boft, silvery greens, transpar
ent pinks, and delicate shading have
taken the place of the crude coloring
so much seen at that time. It Is seldom
that really atrocious work Is now dis
played. There are enough competent
Instructors to be secured fh this vicinity
to preclude glaring faults. The vulgar,
heavy and carelessly applied gold bord
ers, stippled on, are a thing of the past
Instead are seen dainty, graceful trac
ery In raised gold, and as frame work of
vignettes. Wonderful landscapes and
wide-spreading designs have given
place to fine sprays of flower with faint
ly shadowed back grounds, subduing
the gleam of the white china.
The value of soft, melting delft, with
Us simplicity of landscape and sheen of
water, is coming to be appreciated by
those who have hitherto neglected
monochrome work, and the rich tints of
roses, attained only by repeated firings,
as well as the rare daintiness of empire
festoons and garlands, are a long way
in advance of the startling productions
seen but a few years ago.
Do not say you can not learn to paint
china. It Is one of the simplest arts in
the world. Given a little taste, a light
hand and perseverance, any woman un
der the age of SO can learn to do really
pretty work, If her eyes are fairly good.
It is the study of natural flowers and
continual practice in imitation that will
produce fine color effects, and the con
stant effort to draw graceful curves
that will give success In gold designs of
scrolls. Lessons at the start are indis
pensable, but after the colors and their
change with firing are understood, pa
tience and perseverance will give beau
tiful results even if the learner paints
unaided by a teacher.
SOME SCnANTON ARTISTS.
Miss Cornelia Weltzel was a pioneer
In China painting in Scranton. She
was particularly noted for her artistic
designing and through her gentle In
fluence her pupils and friends gained
much experience in the art,
Mrs. Thomas Dale has long painted
In minerals and had the first kiln set
up in this city. Her beautiful work is
too well known to need mention here,
as Is also that of her daughter, Miss
We owe to Wllkcs-Barre the Incen
tive to perhaps the most advanced china
decorations, for it is due to Miss Esther
Kline, of that city, that such a very
large number of amateurs have achieved
more or less proficiency. She has a deft
ness of touch, a rare artlstlo sense and
a rapidity in effects, which, added to
markablo gifts as a teacher.have made
her very poular in class work. She has
studied under some of the best ceramic
artists of the day, among them Blschoff,
famed for his transparency of coloring
and shadow results.
Among many who have been under
Miss Kline's direction are Mrs. John T,
Porter and Miss Sophie Nonlaser, both
of whom do exquisite work; Mrs. Wil
liam Marple, Mrs. C. C. Rose, Mrs. W.
L. Connell, Mrs. T. F. Penman, Mrs.
Shopland, Mrs. Max Rice, Mrs. Win
gard, Mrs. T. H. Watklns. Mrs. A. J.
Connell, whose china decorations have
attracted much attention; Mrs. Sturde
vant, Mrs. F. H. Connell, Mrs. Arthur
Frothlngham, Mrs. H. H. Coston, Mrs.
C. W. Fulton, Miss Mary Manness, Mrs.
John Broadbent, Miss Moses, Mrs. W.
R. McClave, Mrs. A. It. Gould.
One of our most talented townswo
men, Mrs. J. A. Scranton has done some
of the finest work seen In Scran'ton, and
has studied with famous artists at the
OFFICE md Yard,
W. Lackawanna Ave.
National Capital during the many sea
sons of congressional life which she has
passed in that city.
Miss Grace Norton, who has studied
abroad, and has orlglnulity and
great natural ability. Is a successful
teacher and fires her own china.
Miss Josephine Mercereau is studying
In New York and has done much beau
tiful work chleily In Dresden style..
Mrs. V. D. Brewster Is particularly
successful in small and dainty designs.
Mrs. W. W. Berry has a kiln and
Mrs. Wingard tires China and gives
Miss Anna Robinson, of Green Ridge,
has been especially successful In Royal
Worcester, but paints very gracefully
in every style. She also teaches and
has a kiln.
Among others who own kilns are
Mrs. A. J. Connell and Mrs. H. H. Cos
ton. Among many who painted ' with
much taste are Mrs. Morris J.
Andrews, Mrs. R. M. Stratton,
Mrs. J. H. Hopkins, Mrs. Alex
McKee, Mrs. J. L. Crawford, Mrs. Kath
arine Wilcox, Mrs. C. B. Scott, Mrs. L.
C. Hessler, Mrs. S. P. Fenner, Mrs.
Lemuel Amerman, Mrs. 8. W. Edgar,
Mrs. Joseph Alexander, jr., Mrs. C. K.
Connell, Misses Bessie Sanderson,
Helen Hand, .Nettle Henwood, Bessie
Rice, Lydla Farrar, Adeline Hall,
Edith Jones, Elizabeth Raub, Mrs.
Rice, Lydia Farrar, Adeline Hall,
James, Misses Jones, Barnes, Williams,
Hill, Lewis, R. Williams, K 111am. Mrs.
E. L. Jenks. Miss Dolph, Mrs. Wlllard
Matthews, Miss Flora 'Matthews, Mrj.
N. E. Rice.
Among young women In nearby
towns who do pretty work and have
studied with local artists are Miss May
Courtright and Miss Lucia Brisham,
of Clark's Green, Misses Stella Miller,
Rose Johnson and Ruth Perry, of Wav
erly. Naturally, it' is Impossible to men
tion In this sketch all who paint cred
itably in mineral colors. These are but
a small proporton of the number, but
enough to prove that we should have a
ceramic club in Scranton and an an
nual exhibition. H. C. P.
THE ITALIAN ART CLUB.
When the Italian Art Club was
formed for the study of tha painters
and painting of Italy, none of the six
teen members appreciated how much
pleasure was before them and what
unusual privileges they were to enjoy.
Miss Heath took charge of the class,
planned the work and gave the mem
bers the benefit of her knowledge of the
The Albright Memorial Library was
the place of meeting, where one after
noon a week was spent In the reading
of papers written by the members of
the class and' Illustrated by beautiful
photogravures of the pictures studied.
Each photograph gives one a fine idea
of the original, though of course the
coloring Is lost. The books of refer
ence needed for the work of the class
were arranged In the gallery of the li
brary, where they were easily accessi
ble. METHODS PURSUED.
The first few lessons of the class were
devoted to the study of color, compo
sition, perspective, chiaroscuro, style
and tho materials used In fresco, mo
saic and other processes. Then the
different periods of art were considered
such as the Byzantine, Romanesque
Giotto was the first great artist the
class studied. In his works they found
great originality, dramatic insight and
Fra Angelico was admired for his
spirited discernment, simplicity and
purity. Masacclo's works show that
he was a student of nature and had
high ideals. In Andrea Mantegna we
find a return to classic models. His
drawing Is fine, his style severe and
his handling of perspective wonderful.
Peruglno, the teacher of Raphael,
shows in his work great sweetness and
Botticelli's individuality of tempera
ment is stamped on all his paintings.
He has an exquisite flow of movement,
his action is always graceful and the
faces of his madonnas most serene.
Leonardo da Vinci's power Is mys
terious and subtle. He had an Invent
ive mind and his genius had many
The work of Michael Angelo Is stu
pendous and overpowering. In no
other painter do we find such grandeur
of conception and such truthfulness In
drawing. Glorgioni's paintings are
joyous and poetic, reveling In the free
dom of nature. Titian, besides being
the greatest colorist, was a splendid
THE GENIUS OF RAPHAEL,
showed itself In the noble purity, re
ligious sweetness and charming grace
of his work. Everything he touched
was idealized. Corregglo's paintings
are of a peaceful and joyous nature.
They show beautiful coloring and ex
traordinary chiaroscuro. Tintoretto
had a mighty genius, but it was
marred by lack of training. The work
of Veronese is brilliant in style. He
was fond of a pompous splendor and
reached the height of decorative art.
Besides these great artists, many mi
nor ones, too numerous to mention,
were studied and greatly enjoyed by
The object of the Italian Art Club
was not only to gain a knowledge of
the painters and paintings of Italy, but
also to arouse in the members a love
of the beautiful in art that would be
of lusting benefit to them.
Among those who at different times
enjoyed the privilege of the lessons
were Mrs. A. H. Storrs, Mrs. C. S. Wes
ton, Mrs. J. Willis Conant, Mrs. W. I.
Finch, Mrs. Kay, Mrs. C. B. Penman,
Mrs. George Jermyn, Mrs. G. M. Hall
stead, the Misses Gllmore, Miss Kufli
Dale, the Misses Archbald, Miss Clara
Simpson, Miss Emma Mott, Miss Mary
Foster, Alius Jermyn.
The Thomas House.
803 Linden street. A first-class Board
ing House, will be ready for the re.
ceptlon of guests about June 1. Pleas
ant location and appointments new
GSTWi oJJ F. S. GODFREY.
$2.50 PER DAY AND UPWARDS
250 Guest Rooms. 100 Private Baths. Electric Light and Gas
Throughout. Steam II eat. Hot and Cold Water la Every Room.
As the paper for which I have been
asked to write an article Is wholly and
entirely prepured by women, 1 want to
air a few of my Ideas and convictions
about bicycle riding for women alone.
There Is no need of giving; any advice to
men riders, localise they know It all,
and will continued to hump themselves
to the end of time. One seldom or never
sees a woman humping herself in that
manner, but she la apt to do other
things equally ridiculous. 1 wish every
woman in Scranton who rides a wheel
could stand with me on the curb on
any of the avenues leading to the park
some pleasant afternoon and see the
pageant go by. I think after such an
experience, there would be no ned for
me to say don't wear bloomers or
knickerbockers or very short skirts, or
sway yourself from side to Sido In the
mistaken Idea that you are getting up
Bpeed In an extremely graceful manner.
It has been said by those supposed to
be good judges that only ono in ten
women rides well. When we say rides
well, we mean rides gracefully and looks
well In the saddle. As I ride through
Central park these lovely 'April morn
ings, I am impressed that this is a large
percentage and would cut it down to
one In twenty aiid out of that number
about one in three I recognize as mem
bera of the Miclmux club, emphasizing
to me the fact that none but thoroughly
good teachers can make good riders.
Most teachers think when they have
taught one to boost herself into and
out of the saddle and to keep the wheel
going, by hook or by crook, that tney
have done their duty by a pupil and she
must learn the rest by herself. Some
times she does learn it more times she
. "O wad some power the glftle gle us,"
a friend quoted to me the other day,
"Don't ask me to ride a wheel, leave
me in my studies to slave. I saw a
woman about my age today on a wheel
and, no, I thank you."
I said nothing, but a few days after
inveighed her Into a visit to ono of
the private meetings of tho Mlchaux
club. It was one of tho afternoons
when the members went through the
intricacies of the grand march on their
wheels, danced a quadrille and the Vir
ginia reel all In the most graceful and
charming manner. The dresses? Well,
you don't think much about the dresses
there. They arc all bo inconspicuous
and thoroughly well adapted for the
wheel that one scarcely notices them.
By the way this seems to me the
very acme of the art of dressing for all
occasions. I don't believe I need add
that my artist friend is assiduously
devoting every spare minute to the task
of learning to ride.
I hear my women riders exclaiming:
Oh, it is easy enough to say don't wear
bloomers, nor short skirts. Long skirts
are dangerous, bloomers are hideous.
What shall we wear? To all these I
Bay, wear a narrow skirt, gored to fit
the figure, coming just above the an
kle. In Buch a skirt every woman will
find herself thoroughly comfortable,
especially if it is silk lined and silk
bloomers are worn underneath It I
have studied all the patent skirts di
vided and otherwise tried several of
them to my sorrow, and the narrow
skirt is the result of my study. A
divided skirt cannot be made graceful
without being full. They must then be
made short enough to escape the
sprocket or they are dangerous. Any
skirt with fullness enough to fill with
wind is bound to be ungraceful. ' If
the narrow skirt I recommend is not
made of material heavy enough to hold
Itself In position, put a couple of
weights at tho bottom directly in the
front and back. This makes adjust
ment easy when mounting and there
is no danger of a skirt so weighted
filling with wind. Above all things
don't be taken In with the five thousand-dollar
prize skirt. It's a delusion
and a snare. If you must have one of
them, take any skirt and put a tape
on the under side lengthwise up the
front and back, run a black cord
through this, fastening It at the bottom
and bringing it out through an eyelet
hole about three Inches below the belt.
When you mount your wheel Just haul
up these cords, gathering your skirt
into the semblance of an ill fitting pair
of bloomers, and there you ihave the
flve-thousand-dollar prize skirt. I met
Mrs. James McCreery on the Boule
vard the other dav with one of these
skirts on and if Mrs. James McCreery
could have seen herself well!
A Norfolk jacket, a shirt waist, a
Bweater or even a Plainly made silk
waist are all suitable for the wheel, and
a cut-a-way Jacket Is always pretty.
Everything depending on the cut and
There is another thing I notice about
the few women who ride really well.
They nearly all ride with thfl saddle
pretty well forward and slanted a little.
This elves them the appearaHc.e of be
ing simply poised and sugsestn nothing
o the rocking chair effect 'to which
women are more or less addicted. No
one rides well who puts her weight on
the saddle. Put your weight on your
pedals and unless you want to scorch
(which Heaven forbid) your strength in
the forward stroke. This does away
with the clawing appearance so many
women have. Do not consider yourself
mistress of your wheel until you can
ride fearlessly with your hands off the
handle bar, guiding entirely with the
pedals. When this has been accom
plished, one Is safe to ride anywhere.
Of course If a woman desires to ride
a diamond frame wheel all I have said
about bloomers and knickerbockers
goes to the fore. She must adopt one
or the other. To my mind there is no
more ungracerul Bight than a woman
mounting a diamond frame wheel. On
tho other hand what sight Is prettier
than the woman properly dressed, slow
ly, gracefully mounting her wheel and
without apparent haate or effort, skim
ming like a swallow out of sight?
I am afraid I have more than taken
up the space allotted me and I haven't
said half I would like. There are about
a dozen more don ts 1 want to write.
In all the large cities war Is bolntr
waged on the "scorcher," the author
ities In conjunction with sensible wheel
men have decided that It Is time a stop
was nut to these careless, selfish rld
cru. There are a grout many riders In
Hotel In the State.
this city, who imagine they have a
right to speed over our streets at any
rute they choose. They do not take into
consideration the rights of pedestrians,
and the result is that many accidents
occur that never reach the public.
Children and aged persons are in con
stant danger from the obnoxious
"scorcher." He detests a brake on his
wheel. He does not want to slow up
at crossings. He has no ttme to give
warning of his approach by ringing the
bell, if there Is one on his machine.
He is the most unpopular wheelman,
yet in his own estimation he Is far
above the careful bicyclist.
It is time reckless riders were given
to understand that they are not the
Bole owners of our streets. A few ar
rests would work a much needed re
form. THE BICYCLE INSTRUCTOR,
Some of the Private Opinions.
"No, It ain't as much fun as a fellow
might think," sold a young man, with a,
weary eye and a limp, to a representa
tive of Our Woman's Paper the other
day. He had been asked how he liked
teaching bicycling to women.
"No, It ain't such a snap," he con
tinued, "at any stage of the game, un
less they get expert and a man can go
off by their side on another wheel."
"Why, you ought to see tha woman
I've given lessons to," he went on.
"Lots of 'em you never see down on the
avenue, and I'm mighty glad for the
sake of my own reputation as an In
structor as well as for the safety of
their necks. They never would learn
to steer out of the way even of the
Hotel Jermyn, If it should start up the
street. The only thing for everybody
to do when some of these women are
seen coming Is to get up close to the
buildings, as far in from the sidewalks
"Oh, yes," he said, "we have all sorts
of women who try to ride; fat ones who
want to get lean, and skinny ones who
want to get fat; pale ones who want to
get tan brown, and brown ones who
are advised by the doctor to bike and
let the fresh air fix up their complexion.
Timid ones who do it to please their
husbands, and sassy ones who want to
spite theirs, jolly ones to work oft
extra spirits, and mournful ones who
are anxious to cheer up, and the fun
niest about 'em is," he remarked, im
pressively, "that they all have a dozen
excellent excuses, any one of which
would do, but none of 'cm Is ever heard
to give the real, true reason for want
ing to learn to ride and that Is because
most of the other women know how, or
because so many of the swells are
"Kasy to give lessons? No, ma'am,"
he exclaimed, in emphatic response to
a question. "Think it any Joke to run
along by the side of a big woman,
steadying her wheel and trying to guess
which side she Is going to fall next
time, which Is something no fellow can
find out till she tumbles? That's where
I got my sore toe," he remarked,
parenthetically, "and then you al
ways feel as If you must save
the wheel, and if you do happen to let
the woman go kerflump on the floor or
the ground, she is more mad than hurt,
and she gets somebody else to show her
next time and probably you lose com
mission on a bike sale.
"When they get so they can ride
without wobbling all over the place,"
he explained, "they want to go out on
the boulevard; and when they find they
can't ride up the Mulberry approach,
they blame it all on the instructor and
warn their friends to get somebody
"Then they want to go up Jefferson
avenue nights and expect you to run
alongside when they light out and I
can just tell you, I'm always tickled
when I see some of the swells trying to
show 'em how to ride," he added as a
pretty girl came In and gravely assured
him that one of her wheels went round
faster than the other, and she wanted
a different bicycle.
A NOTABLE IMPROVEMENT.
Among the many notable improve
ments which in recent times have made
Philadelphia one of the most delight
ful cities to visit on this continent, the
foremost has been the opening of the
palatial Hotel Walton, without ques
tion the most magnificent hotel In the
world. The great structure, which
stands at Broad and Locust streets, In
the very heart of the life of the great
city, is a revelation to all travelers, and
although It has been opened but two
months, It Is by far the premier hotel
of the city, and Is an Institution of
which Phlladelphians never tire of talk
ing. The great edifice was erected by Rob
ert Ooelet for Messrs. Stafford, Whlt
aker & Keech, the famous hotel men
whose success at the Imperial and New
Netherlands in New York has been
phenomenal. The hotel Is operated on
both the European and American plans,
and has splendid accommodations of
every kind for the taste of .each guest
In every point of architectural de
sign and decorative finish the palatial
edifice Is consummately mngnlfleentthe
embellishments and adornments being
of the rarest and most luxuriant order.
On tho first floor is a spacious lobby
of such vast dimensions that the like
has never before been attempted, and
the walls on every side uro lined with
richly polished onyx and the rarest
Italian marbles. The Louis XVI Res
taurant Is the most spacious and artis
tic dining room in the world, and the
Palm Cafe, Turkish Room, North
American Cafe, the Renaissance Din
ing I loom and other features are all
unique. One of the most popular fea
tures of the house Is tho concert ren
dered each evening, at dinner and dur
ing the after-tho-theater-supper, by
Mark Hassler'a celebrated orchestra,
and the several cafes are the resort for
the best known ladles and gentlemen
of Philadelphia society.
In every detail the apartments are
magnificently adorned, the bath rooms
being tiled, nnd every room Is furnished
with the latest appointments, sanitary
plumbing and electric llghtinjr. A re
marknble feature of the opening of the
new hotel la that half a dozen conven
tions were booked for these months of
May and June, before the foundations
had been laid, and since the splendor of
equipment and service has been noted
no other place In Philadelphia has re
tained its standing, either as a hotel or
Connolly & Wallace offer the "Trou
vllle" Cycling suit for ladles. It Is
pronounced the most practical, grace
ful and becoming costume of Its kind
Attention. ,v? hHTe ,h)-
piiwo( nn of th rovaet., i' tlioy luinire
both oomfort .ml hnnlth tn th. i .n
nil examine th.ni whether you purchase or
MISSES L. A. & E. A. TYLER.
840 Sprue Strut, Scranton, Pa
fit ill! IIS 8 BAZAAR
Dry Goods and Carpet Store
To Visit this city without going to sec the Hoaar would bo like
Roing to St. Petersburg and not seeing the Oar. 21 Depart,
meuts always well stocked with the necessary arparcl for man.
woman and child. Being in touch with first hands on evervthlnn
that we sell and buy in such large quantities, the purchasing
value of a dollar is ulways greater here than In any other store.
FOR WITHIN AND WITHOUT DOORS.
est Our seasonable stock is
will find our prices reasonable
Silks Have Ceased to Be a
Since such low prices prevail. In former
days cotton fabrics commanded a higher
price than Silks of today. You will be as
tonished when you visit our great depart
ment, to learn how little money it takes to
buy enough Silk for a Waist, Skirt or Full
Special Sales Occur Almost Daily.
leums. No matter what material, what pattern, or what ef
fect in coloring is desired, we can meet the case exactly and
charmintrlv. With a stork lilrf niirs pvprvtliino ia nr.ssible.
We show many exclusive patterns at prices that exclude
DRAPERIES AND INTERIOR DECORATIONS. Mr. drlffen, tha chUf designer la thle
department, formerly for ten year with Shepherd, Knaap Co. , of New Yark, la always a
the command el our customer ier suggestions, and will cheerfully sabmlt sketches ana1 est.1
This department which was opened up
by us one year ago, has been a marvelous
success. People already know where they
can find the largest assortment, and at Dry
Goods profits, which means a saving of at
least 30 to 50 per cent. Our prices on Wall
Paper in any quantity is just the same as
small dealers have to pay for it to the Job
ber; because we buy it for cash in carload
lots, direct from the manufacturer.
Ice Cream and Soda Water Parlors,
301 North Main Ave., )
1 1 2 South Haiti Ave., SCRANTON, PA.
312 Lackawanna Ave. j
J, D. WILLIAMS &
Fine Sanitary Plumbing, Metal Cornices,
Skylights, Tin Roofing, Gutters and Spouting.
THE LADIES' FRIEND, OUR UNEXCELLED
Valley Novelty Range
Challenge Iceburg Refrigerator.
Own one and be Happy.
327 Penn Ave.,
So thought every man until the hour of
his accident arrived.
Insure with the Electric Hutual Casualty
Association against PERSONAL INJURY.
HORACE E. HAND, President.
NEWTON JACKSON,. Secretary.
Ladies are pre-eminently
suited in our display. AU who
see the new Capes, Suits and
Waists' are charmed.- For ele
gance and style there's nothing
left to be desired in these gar
ments. When it conies to
styles only the latest are tolera
ble, and we show only the lat
greatly admired. Ladies will
for really elegant garments.
There's nothing pleasanter
than a Fine Caroet. It's nosi
tively disagreeable to tread on
worn and faded floor coverings.
The lightest and lurnished
room is spoiled by an unsight
ly Carpet. It is easy to make
any house inviting with proper
selections from our display of
new designs in' Carpets, Rugs,
Mattintrs. Oilcloths and Lino
$16.00 Per Year.
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UEQ. M. HALLSTBAD,