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OUR SCRANTON WOMAN'S PAPER. THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1S9G.
HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
The HouRe of the Good Shepherd was
established In this city January 25.
1889, the object being the reclamation of
fallen Kirl and women and the preser
vation of fallen young girls whose mor
als on account of circumstances of
place or position are exposed to dan
ger. Since that time there have been ad
mitted Into that Institution, and re
tained for longer or shorter period of
time, according to necessity, of the for
mer class, 4B. Of these the greater
number were young ftlrls placed there
by their parents, guardians or other
friends, by the authorities and in many
Instunces the erring one has herself
sought and obtained admission.
All are received without distinction
of creed or nationality. The peace and
calm that prevails, the kind and en
couraging interest of the Sisters is a
consoling balm to poor wounded hearts
which Boon yield to the gentle intlu
ence and In a Bhort time are made to
taste that Joy and peace which true
repentance brings and which they had
almost despaired of ever finding in this
All are required to conform strictly
to the rule of the house by which the
duty or exercise of each hour is defined
the diversity of which precludes monot
ony and causes time to pass almost un
percelved. They have their hour of
rising, of prayer, of meals, of silence,
of singing, of recreation and of work.
As a general rule those penitents or
"children" (as they are affectionately
called by the .Sisters) are very happy
while In the institution and seem to ap
preciate the care and kindness shown
them. They do not fall to see that
nothing in the power of the Sisters Is
left undone which would contribute to
their comfort and happiness, these be
ing the only means used by the Sisters
to effect In them a change of heart and
they find but very few coses where this
Is not most effectual at least for the
time they are under their care.
It Is a great source of consolation to
the Sisters (being the only earthly
recompense they have for their labors)
to witness the good dispositions of grat
itude that till the hearts of numbers of
these children when leaving the home
to return to their parents and friends,
strengthened and encouraged to begin
new the battle of life. It frequently
happens that these poor children re
turn of their own accord to remain for
a longer period and even for the re
mainder of their lives under the kind
protection and care of the Sisters, many
among them never have a desire nor
can they be induced by their friends
to return to the world but prefer to live
secluded from it, either in the class
whero they are or If blessed by God
with a vocation to religious life are ad
mitted, after a term of probation, to the
community of Sister Magdalens. This
is a community entirely distinct from
the community of the Sisters of the
Good Shepherd by which they are gov
erned. The Magdalen community is
formed of those among the penitents
who desire to give up the world and
its deceitful pleasure and consecrate
themselves to Clod in a life of solitude
and prayer. They enjoy all the privi
leges of a religious order, make the
three vows, etc., after having complet
ed the term of novitiate.
This community which was estab-
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iiBiiuu in loai iius uncuuy rei:civeu i
In the department of younger chil
dren called the "Preservation Class"
about 70 have been received. Their
time Is divided between their studies
and other industrial works as needle
work, embroidery, etc., one half of the
day being given to each branch. They
are also given other useful Instructions
to enable them to earn a livelihood
when they leave the institution.
As the Institution is supported solely
by its industries the inmates, in every
department are always usefully em
ployed. Sewing and needle work In all
Its branches Is taught to each one ac
cording to her capacity. In some this
talent is developed with marvelous suc
cess as Is shown in beautiful specimens
from their hands.
FLORENCE CRITTENTON MISSION.
The purpose or intent of Florence
Crlttenton work Is becoming pretty
.well understood, through the efforts
ofthe earnest workers who have found
ed homes for the escape of fallen girls
and women. The object of the society
Is the establishment, support and man
agement of an Institution for the pur
pose of receiving and encouraging fall
en women of every creed, nationality
and color and elevating them to a pure
Christian womanhood: and for tho fur
ther purpose of preventing unprotected
women from falling Into the hands of
designing and unprincipled persons.
Any fallen woman who hns a sincere
desire to leave her sinful life, or to es
cape from such a fate, when habits,
appetites and environments seem to be
dragging her to Its awful precipice, can
find in a Florence Home a way of es
cape. No person can be compelled to
enter a Florence Home. It Is not an
annex to the Jail. It has no legal con
trol over the inmates and desires none.
The act must be voluntary and In the
spirit of the returning prodigal. There
are no bars or shackles except thope
that sin has fastened upon the soul and
The only force it seeks to exert is to
reach and hold them by the power of
Christ's love. This can be more easily
accomplished through the efforts of the
mission than through tho churches.
There must be a loving welcome into a
home life as they present themselves,
sick in body and at heart. They realize
that they have separated themselves
from all that is pure and good by a wall
that reaches as high as heaven, and
loathe themselves and the life which
they have been living. Oh! the heart
ache, the soul hunger, the desperation,
that drives them to us, disheartened,
discouraged, hopeless, embittered;
weak in will and body.
Any hour of the day or night, without
any other recommendation than a de
sire to leave the old life, any fallen girl
can find (trance and a loving welcome
awaiting her in a Florence Crlttenton
Home. If they desire, they can remain
until strengthened in body and will
guarded, guided and fitted for honor
able employment when it can be se
cured for them. A noted mission work
er has truly said that "no higher ser
vice can be rendered to humanity than
to open to redeemed women opportuni
ties for virtuous and honorable self
support." Too often among so-called
Christian women are noted the con
temptuous sneer, the look of scorn,
while the skirts are drawn aside for
fear of contamination.
Some mother's girl! Not yours. Why?
Simply beoause, through the grace of
Ood, her environments were different.
Human nature It Is to err, but not to
forgive, and In God's sight the sin of the
fallen woman may be no greater than
.other sins which are committed and
condoned by humanity at large. It was
the Saviour of mankind that wrote In
letters large and bold "He that Is with
out sin among you, let him first cast a
Btone at her." It is because the better
nature can be cultivated, the law of
heredity overcome bv edncntlon a-d
the baser tendencies destroyed that th
work of reclaiming tho fallen goes on.
Earnest Christian workers from shore
to shore are being Impressed with the
needs of this class and today there are
thirty-one Florence Crlttenton Homes
In as many different cities. The mother
mission was established in New York
thirteen years ago by Mr. Charles N.
Crlttenton as a memorial to his little
daughter Florence. By her death the
biblical truth was verified "A . little
child shall lead them." In his sorrow
4 he was led to work In the slums, and
trhtl urging a young woman, late one
night, to forsake her life of sin. she put
the question to him. "Where can I go?
Who will give sheiter to such as I?"
The Scranton city mission was es
tablished in September, 1S'J3. and
though only two and a half years
old, more than uhundred g'.rhx n.ii' wc -men
have been given shelter during
that period. It may surprise many
Christian workers to know that this
mission, which is intended to care for
fallen woman alone, has been called
upon again and again to shelter home
less women who could lnd no other
refuge from the streets and houses of
Infamy and whose only excuse for the
necessity was their poverty and Inabil
ity to pay for food and lodging else
where. This should be a plea for a
home for the Young Woman's Christian
Association, whose legitimate work this
Is. If space or wisdom would pfrnilt,
many very interesting and hopeful
reformations in the mission coud be
noted. Many can and do testify to the
fact that they have been redtemed to a
better life while within Its walls. One
Is singing Cod's praises before th
throne; two dear young girls are fitting
themselves for missionary work; some
have married; some have been restored
to loving friends, and others still are
living upright Christian lives in honor
able service. Not all have been re
deemed, but the better life has been
made possible to all. Keen has been
the disappointment as some have falli n
to the wayside, but who can tell what
the harvest shnll bp?
No fallen girl In our city or sur
rounding towns con say, "No one hath
cared for my soul." Kppeclally In pre
ventive work among the young have
good results been achieved. The pres
ent home Is wholly inadequate to its
needs, and the managers hope In the
near future that the liberality of our
citizens will make It possible to locate
In a permanent home, better adartel to
the work. Tho mission Is sustained en
tirely by voluntary contributions and
membership fees, having no other
means upon which to depend, as is
erroneously believed by some. Tiv?
work has sustained a great loss In tho
death of Mrs. Saxtnn, who gave her
time and strength, as matron, without
compensation; also In the enforced re
tirement of the nss!( tnnt matron, Miss
Sarah Johnson, by 111 hi a'th.
The following named Indies reive
upon the executive staff: Mrs. Frances
13. Swan, president: Mrs. II. M, Uook
staver. first vice president; Mrs. Will
lam S. Diehl, second vice president;
Mrs. Charles H. Von Stnrch, secretary;
Mrs. Arthur H. Chr'sty nesiftint secre
tary; Mis. Willlm H. Taylor, treasurer;
Miss Jennie Iteynnlds, assistant treas
urer. The board of managers com
prises Mrs. Thomas Dickson, Mrs. O.
Kdgnr Dean, Mrs. Arthur H. Christy,
Mrs. W. H. Sadler, Mrs. Heese (1.
Hrooks, Mrs. Charles Von Storch. Mrs.
Kdgnr O. Cotirsen, Mrs. Willlnm II.
Taylor, Mrs. William T. Hackett. Miss
Anna K. Sanderson, Miss Jennie Rey
nolds, Miss Dolph.
FUANCES B. SWAN.
W. C. T. U. WORK IN SCRANTON.
It certainly Is fitting that the work of
the Woman's Christian Temperance
I'nlon, which Is upparently so little un
derstood by the public in general and
those not immediately Interested,
should receive some attention in the
Scranton Woman's Taper.
The general idea of Woman's Tem
perance Union work seems to lie that
its mission Is solely to reform drunk
ards and day after day, and time after
time, to pick the drunkard out of the
gutter Into which our man-made laws
give him an immediate opportunity to
plunge again to pray with him, en
treat him uml provide- for his family
This may huve been the purpose with
which the organization flist slatid tut.
andthls the limit of the horizon pre
sented to the view of the noble Chris
tian -women who first begnn the work
in the Ohio crusade. Hut the field has
broadened, the horizon has enlarged,
and under tho leadership of the Indomi
table Frances Wlllard, aided and abet
ted on every hand by her generous and
noble Bnglish ally, Lady Henry Somer
set, the While Ribbon band now belts
the world, nnd under Its supervision
are over forty different departments of
work, Including much that Is not only
philanthropic but educational.
For In nothing has the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union be?n more
progressive than In the development of
women themselves. It has helped many
a woman to find her own soul and to lis
ten and be guided only by Its highest
mandates. To be a membpt1 of nn ac
tive, wide-awake Woman's Christian
Temperance Union is nn education for
any woman. But In the space of this
short article It Is Impossible to give
any sort of an Idea of the work of the
organization in general; we can only
give a brief outline of that done In our
Scranton has three separate unions
one In the central city with headquar
ters on the second floor of the building
on the corner of Linden nnd Spruce
streets, president. Mrs. C. p. Simpson;
secretary, Miss Fannlo Raub; treasur
er, Mrs. Tewksbury; one at Green
Ridge , which meets In the Christian
church on Penn avenue, president, Mrs.
Dorsey; secretary, Mis? Treverton; and
one among the colored people at How
ard place, whose efllclent president,
Mrs. Hart, Is ably assisted by a corps
of energetic superintendents, promi
nent among whom is Mrs. McGee, wlfo
of the pastor of tho African Methodist
Episcopal church at that place. .
The central union has been actively
engaged during the past winter In tho
study of municipal government and
several most interesting papers on the
different departments of our city gov
ernment have been read by the differ
ent members of tho union. Once or
twice a month there are parliamentary
drills, led by Mrs. Vail, superintendent
of that department.
Thus it will be seen the women of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union,
though by no means what would be
called "strong-minded" or "masculine"
women, are being prepared to Intelli
gently take a hand In city government
when the time shall come for them to
do so, ,
This union numbers seventy-five
members and holds Its meetings every
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Green Ridge union meets the same day
and hour and has carried on most suc
cessful evangelistic and mothers' meet
ings during the winter. The union at
Howard place has been most aggressive
and has been Instrumental in ferreting
out violations of tho liquor laws and In
striving to bring offenders to justice.
Any history of Woman's Christian
Temperance work done In this city
would be most incomplete without an
account of the Loyal Legion work, for
our hope for the future Is In the chil
dren. Mrs. Swartz. the energetic su
perintendent of that department, Is In
defatigable In her efforts. She first or
ganized a Loyal Legion at Little Eng
land three years ago, which now num
bers seventy-five members, of which
Mr. Sidney Stone Is president; secre
tary, Mr. Ernest Watrous; Pearl Sal
mon, organist; Harry Flaelc, chorister.
Dunmore has a flourishing legion
of over two hundred members, led
by Mr. J, Easterllne, and although this
legion was not organized by the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union, It
has since come under their organiza
tion and taken up the study of the
Loyal Legion manuals, This legion is
working for fundB to secure a fountain
at Dunmore Corners, where it Ib greatly
Tho county convention of Loyal Le
gion workers will be held there the last
of May or first of June,
There Is also an active legion of over
fifty members at Richmond Hill, of
which Miss Lowery Is president and Mr.
Williams vice prt-sldont, and one at
Green Ridge of over 100 members, Mr.
Mrs. SwarU is now engaged In drill
ing four classes in the Loyal Legion
manuals, a class, that is. In each leg.on
already named. Every member of
these Loyal Legions is obliged to sign
the pledge against alcohoile drinks, to
bacco and swearing. Thus it will read
ily be seen what a power for good citi
zenship these Loyal Legions will be in
the future. This is Borne small part of
the preventive work of the Woman's
Chtistian Temperance Union.
Then. too. the generous hearts of
these women have been stirred to sym
pathy with the railroad men who.
standing dally at the throttle and the
brake, have little time and sometimes
less inclination to attend divine servic?
and to h-nr the word, but who per
chance may snatch a moment at the en
gine or in the caboose to catch a text
or read a tract. With this thought in
mind, th able superintendents of this
department, Mrs. Field and Mrs.
Wright, with the kindly permission and
of Superintendent W. F. Hallstcad,
have endeavored to have every pas
senger, freight or coal train carry with
it God's holy word. Almost every ca
boose is equipped with a wall pocket
furnished with a Bible and with tem
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union has also placed Bibles and tem
perance literature in every railroad
station, has prepared personal letters,
and hud them printed, to shop nnd
street car men. Thousands of pages of
literature are distributed in this way
during the year, and on Decoration Day
last year the superintendents, assisted
by Miss Raub, the superintendent of
the flower mission, distributed to the
railroad men thousands of bouquets
tied with white ribbon, with a text of
scripture concealed among the dainty
blossoms. Arrangements are being
made for the observance of the same
custom this year. ThiB means much la
bor and many journeys to and fro In
dirty car shops and among oily wheels,
but while we scatter flowers over the
graves of the soldier dead, should we
not honor those "who live and die In
their own clothes?,.
Are they not heroes?
Huve they not died
Under the engines, side by side?
Have they not Btood by throttle and
And gone down to death for their pas
Thus is briefly outlined some small
portion of the work done by the local
Woman's Chrlstlnn Temperance Union,
nnd while but a little rift within tho
rill, In conjunction with all the efforts
mode by women for the betterment of
the human race, must tell largely for
good In the future, not only of our city,
but of our nation.
MRS. A. F. YOST.
BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN.
What lies beyond the mountain?
leagues of land,
Broken and barren, arid wastes of
Where One, aforetime, smote with
A weary place of deserts wild and wide,
Where men, athlrst, the meagre
Fall down and drink and die unsatis
fied? Nay. Wherefore hurt our hearts with
Beyond the mountain's misty summit
A land that holds a hint of Paradise,
E'en as the Prophet gazed, we gaze
Our fields of promise, evermore with
drawn, Vague, indistinct and distant as the
A fair, far land, along whose valleys
Only In dreams we pass with winged
Only in dreams we pluck Its fruits and
Only In dreams, with happy hearts we
The land about, where shining waters
uowv . .
And all year through the royal roses
Here, forms the frost, and yet we keep
Asnired that all the mountain's thith
Is sweet with thyme and fragrant heli
otrope. Not thore, as here, falls down the sud
Not there, as hero, with faces, whiten
Men die in dread of what they may not
We call It "Good" this world our hopes
Beyond the hills, where, as the fair
Men live and pass, serene and un-
And yet If, haply, casting loose our
We walked in very deed, beside Us
Would life prove more complete than,
here, it seems?
Sated with sweets, might we not yearn
For some swift draught of bitterness
For some high Joy whose price was
sweat and pain?
Wherefore, I hold it fair and Just and
That while our bright blood burns, our
strong hearts beat.
We strive our strife and run with rest
Wringing from pain some respite, some
Wresting our Joy from out the gripe of
Despite the thistle binding, well, the
Nor wholly sad that, of that land afar,
Vague, indistinct and distant as a star,
None, ever, seeking, finds the gate ajar.
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Written for Our Woman's Paper.
The followlrg lttttr from the author
will explain Itself: "Although it Is sever
al yeurs since I left Scranton, and my
visits hava been the proverbial ones
"few and fur between" yet I sil l call
It home and keep in touch with It. es
pecially through the columns of its
newspapers, which I receive dully, ow
ing to tho courtesy of the exchange edi
tors of The World. Hence I have learn
ed of the fact that a woman's paper Is
to be published soon, and like Glory
McQuirk I am desirous of "being In it."
I therefore send herewith a manuscript
story of twelve or fifteen hundred words,
as the contribution of a Scranton wo
man to the enterprise, and hope it will
not be the less acceptable because I am
no longer living there.
Here Is the story of one who lived
and loved and endured. The veil of the
unseen was lifted thut he might sue,
and the vision made him content. It
was on this wise:
The Dabueys of Merry Oaks had be?n
for generations a race of handsome and
talented men. Wealthy, prominent,
able, they had filled positions of State,
llut they were of hot spirit, and had
such a record of tights and feuds thut
others feared to cross their paths.
In their way they were honoiable,
being open in their enmity and cour
ageous in their warfare, taking as well
as giving. Outside of overweening
pride no one could say a word against
any Dabney of Merry Oaks that ever
lived, until the last two generations.
In them the open hate of honest war
fare degenerated Into plots. Intrigues
and secret assault, and It was only
through the merest technicalities and
the free use of money that ignominious
punishment was not meted out to thorn.
The last one, Miles Dabney, left one
child, a noble looking boy of fourteen,
who apparently had none ofthe recently
developed fallings of his family, al
though he had much of the original
taint, nnd angry pride.
Two days after his father's burial this
boy, Philip, was thrown from his horse
and Injured so that for weeks he was at
the point of death and recovered only
to be a helpless cripple. Ills mother,
than whom no sweeter soul hncl ever
lived, devoted all her time to him and
softened his affliction with her tender
ness and love. The best teachers were
procured for him. He studied, read,
thought much. His table was covered
with books and pamphlets, Intersi eis d
with microscopes, boxes with birds'
eggs, tll'"s, bug., even worms. Children
loved him and stood by his wheeled
chair for hours, listening as he gravely
drew their attention to the beauty and
the curiosity of common things. His
room itself was a cabinet In which was
gathered minerals, shells, fossils and
also historic articles from all parts of
At twenty he took up the ptudy of
the law. At twenty-five he was
"Squire Dabney," and men said that
but for his misfortune he would have
been one of the best lawyers of the
State. He thought he had become
reconciled to his lot when the time that
tried his soul came.
He was eight and twenty. Half of
his lifetime had been spent in thnt
wheeled chair In which he sut this sweet
summer morning, gazing with troubled
eyes at the far-off, dim, blue hills. Why
need this unknown cousin come from
her northern home to gaze with pitying,
perhaps scornful, eyes upon such a
wreck as he?
Away on the dusty stage road, wind
ing through the fields and among the
oaks he saw the carriage coming. A
few moments more and It was there.
He saw a woman, tall, fair, grave, yet
withal bright and sweet looking, and
dressed In something dark, soft and
clinging. He heard a kind voice with
no trace of pity nor of scorn, call him
cousin Philip. As he felt the touch of
her friendly hand the dread rolled away
from his sensitive soul.
His cousin stayed with them all sum
mer and became the brightest presence
their quiet, saddened home ,had ever
known. For eight years Myra Clifford
had been a toiler for her dally bread In
a position of responsibility; therefore
at twenty-five her face might well be
grave and thoughtful. But that grave
face was often alight with smiles. ene
would come in as delighted as a child
If she had been fortunate enough to find
for Philip the feather of a bird or a
bright colored moth or a pebble. She
seemed to love to make him smile and
would watch his" face for a passing
gleam of pleasure.
There were but two days left ere she
would leave them. Philip sat in his chair
In his room alone, struggling with self
till drops of sweat started on his fore
head and his white lips trembled.
If he could but keep her. He loves
her so. But what has he to offer? A
maimed and broken body; a maimed
and broken life. He looked at the grand
faces of his ancestors, staring at him
dimly through the twilight from their
glided frames. He cried In anguish, re
membering the promise of his youth,
"O, let me see myself like these. Iet
me see what I might have been had the
promise of my youth been fulfilled."
He laid his head on the table at his
side and wept such tears as only strong
natures can weep.1 He felt a touch on
his Bhoulder and then a wcll-remem-bered
voice, silent on earth for fourteen
years, a voice he loved, despite of evil
or of good report, said: "My son, look,
and have your wish."
Raising his head he seemed to look
from his room Into another Just like It,
except that It was light, not in the shndow
of coming night as where he sat. There
were the portraits on the walls; the
table, the books, the chairs, even the
vase of flowers at his side. And there
he stood himself, tall, erect, athletic,
manly, the handsomest 'Dabney of them
all. A longing sigh escaped the watch
er's lips; but as he gazed the features
changed. The face grew hard and cold
and dissipated. Deep lines furrowed
It. With straining eyes he watched the
figure throw cards upon the table; then
lift liquor and drink long and deep.
Through the open door he saw come a
fad, a youth of nineteen he might be,
lut he was wild. He, too, drank. Then
It seemed as If words passed between
fatSer and son, and then what seemed
a blor followed by a woman's cry.
Then all as gone, except that room
within a ro.vn remained. He saw a
coffin there ancKn It lay himself, dead In
his prime slain -fey his ion. And by
him stood two women; one, his aged
mother, bent, worn, feeble. The other
woman, with haggard face crowned by
a halo of prematurely- whitened hair,
was his beloved cousin, his wife the
mother of that boy. .
This, too, passed. In its stead was a
prison cell and In it sat the boy, a felon
ere he was of age. With ugonlied
voice, so real had all this been, Philip
cried. "O, my son! Comfort yourself;
I urn not dead!" and la, nil the vision
passed. He was alone in the darkness,
no light rave of the sentinel stars shin
ing UirntifTh the windows, no sound
save a sweet voice In the garden, out
under those gleaming stars, singing,
I know not what lies before me;
God spreads a mist o'er mine eyes."
A great peace came over him. "It Is
well,'" he thought. "Better to live and
die a helpless cripple than live In health
and strengt h to become a drunkard and
to drag others Into such a depth of Buf
fering. Henceforth I live for the poor,
the helpless, the sinning; live to teach
men that by their lives now they are
either causing or preventing the crimes
of a hundred years to come. Forgive
my selfishness and weakness hereto
fore. Thou who loudest me."
Two days after he kkwd his cousin
a tender good-bye. A farewell that
meant more to him than any one knew.
Ten yenrs after his mother said to
him, "I wonder why Myra never mar
ried. She la so lovable and womnnly. I
can Imagine what a grand wife and
mother she would make."
With his low, sweet Einllp Philip an
swered, "Tho man she would have mar
ried died years ago, mother. It was
not her lot to marry any other thnn he
the man who died, mother, dear. Fall
ing this she walks life's path alone. She
is often lonely, often grieved, perhaps,
not knowing that in Clod's providence
she Is blessed."
Another decade passed. Philip had
reached forty-eight years of age. As
we saw him twenty years before so we
see him now in his chair on the vine
covered porch of his southern home.
At his side stood his aged mother
sweet, cnlm and peaceful in her declin
ing years nnd his cousin Myra. who
was waiting the carriage that was to
take her away. And as sho waited she
said. "I had a strange dream Inst night,
Philip: I thought 1 saw myself standing
In your room. My hair was white as
snow and I wus crying. And I saw you
in a coffin before me. It makes me
afraid: 1 do not know that I should tell
you; I trust It will be many years
"lie content, Myra," he sold. "That
Is no warning of what Is to come; It is
the shadow of the might have been."
He laid his wasted hand on hers, drew
her down nnd klss.nl her face, fair nnd
sweet despite her five nnd forty years,
cnlm, earnest, untroubled, no sign of
the whitening hnnd of time and care
among her brown tresses; and he said
again, "Bo content; It Is well,"
And then she went away; but thfy
Baw each other no more in this life. For
that night Philip Dabney died. Not us
the fool dieth, but in peace and love
and quletnctjs. There was blessing be
hind him and hope before him. He
passed because his time had come. It
MARTHA WARD OI.KASON.
308 PENN AVENUE.
A. B. WARMAN.
J. B. WOOLSEY & CO.,
, AND DEALERS IN
LUMBER OF ALL KINDS.
313 and 314 Forest Street, Scranton.
Half the Enjoyment
Of Life Is Good Living
To live good you must use the best flour, and the
best flour is Washburn, Crosby Co.'s Gold Hedal
Ambitious housekeepers, sensible girls and good
wives all pride themselves in making good bread, and
no one will fail doing this if they will use Wash
burn, Crosby Co.'s Oold Hedal or Superlative
' Flour, known the world over. Our mills are the larg
est in the world, and every barrel of flour is guaran
teed to be perfect. Beware of imitations. See that
every barrel and every sack has a yellow center with
Washburn, Crosby Co.'s name on it.
MEGARGEL & CONNELL,
n tiie Equitable
Life AsMirnuce Society of the
U. 8.. liecuuaa they write Ltfo
and Endowment policies at the
sr.nie rates ns for men, and a
thut Company has iustituted
many reforms iu Life Insurance
lilicies, lucludiug iuconk'Htible,
lion forfeitable, ami gunrauteeu
cah surrender values beginning
with the third year The Equi
table is nlno the strongest com
pany, linvlug n surplus of over
$-10,000,000. Many Bcrnntou
ladies are lusured in the Equi
table. Kates will be given 011
application. A lady agent is
wanted for this city.
for North Eastern Pennsylvania.
4 Coal Exchange Scranton.
SEE THE STOCK OF
Estimates Cheerfully Given.
218 and 220 Adams Ave., Scranton.
Opposite Court House.
325 N. WASHINGTON AVE.,
Fred. J. Amsden,
102 and 104 Washington Ave.
Ice Telephone 1131. Coat Telephone 1133.
Consumers' Ice Co.
W uolosalo Mid ltotutt Dealers in Ice and
Main O.Tion nni Irs Dopot : Adam avenuo
and Ai.li street. lirauch uttlce aud Depot :
lliK-ka'h l'hre. Coal OfTke and lard: 00U
ahd tS Washington avnnuo.
C. rl. SCHADT, Uen'l Uunager, Scranton.
PENNSYLVANIA AVBNUE, (Uc.an Front)
Oppii nil tlio jvur. Kn urod ot.d greatly im
proved, All modorn ronvenluucos, inclndlUK
Monitor. Hun Onllerios, aud Hot and Cold
Htn Wntnr Hath iu tho hoime. Heated
throughout with steam aud grata Urea Coach
mou all trnfnrt.
CHARLES EVANS, Atlantic City, N. J.
T70R CHILDREN WHILE CUTTING
I1 their tooth. An old and weil-tried rum
edr. For over Fifty Vears Mrs. Wlnslow's
Southing Syrup liaa been used tor over
tin v yei hv minion, of mothers for their
children while teething, wita perfnrt success.
II BoolhoH tlio child, soJtonH the dims, allavs
all B.iiiii cures wind colic, and U the best rem
edy for dhiri hoen, Hold y drug.lts In every
jiiirt of the world. Besuro nnd ask for Mrs.
vVinslow'8Oothin9 Syrup, and take no
other k.iid. Twanty-Flvo Cants a tot"
I DO WOflEN
READ ADS ?
H Why. certainly, especially oar
B Special HmU Advertlesmenta la
B all the Holiday paper. The
m economical buyer take advaa
m tan of oar offers t Whose 1
I THE POPULAR STORE.
I M. IRK BEE
Yienna Bread B RjTSnV
Cake & Pie DAMjIII
Vienna Bread a Specialty.
DINING ROOM CONNECTED.
No. 210 FRANKLIN AVE..
fi 11 n
And Fine Furnishings,
412 Spruce Street
Sp'dal Agent Tor Dualap and
An establishment whore the women of
Laekawanna can secure entire satisfaction.
'1 be lost paradise baa been found, that is. It
has been tor tbe female portion of the popula
tion of the city of Scranton and Tlcinity. A
nrst-class millinery eerablishment in their
midst can five them tlinroutrh satisfaction.
Miss I,, ah I-anlee, of 211 Wushlnfron avenue,
carries a Bna lino or millinery, where ahe la
prepared to supply the ladlea of Lackawanna
county with tbo latest styles. A capable
(turps of assists are always attentive ami will
ing to show tm'His to visitors. A vlstt to this
Emporium will -onvinae you. Satisfaction it
guaranteed. Remember tb plsoe.
Miss Leah Pardee,
211 Washington Avsnue.
Location in North
Refer to Mr. J. L. Stella.
And culture can at once
bo distinguished by tb
T'. J A Invite ladies and gentle
OT I ilStG men looking for blgh
" 1 1 lV cl.M Art Jewelry to . all
and Inapect our stock, No finer in the city
A. E. ROGERS. Jeweler,
sij Lackawanna Avenue.
308 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
Dvinell Wright & Co. Famous Roasted Ccffies.
WILL O'BRIEN, Proprietor.
ENTRANCES: Sprue 1 street and Main
Lobby el Hotel.
LOOK OUT FOR
MIDSUMMER OPENINO at her
201 Washington Ave.
John , ,
n . 1 Paints, Oils,
Brushes, Etc. Agency for tho Sherwln
Williams Paints and Colors.
338 Penn Avenue,
M. A. FRIEDLANDER & CO.
Are the Leaders In
508 Spruce St. Opposite Court House.
THE HIGH ARM
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
Over 13,000,000 In Use.
The Ladles Friend the World Over.
Office, s4 Lacks. Ave.. Stranton.
Joseph, CaU and see
427 Sprtuc Street.
R. H.STRATTON, D. D.S.
36, 37 and 38 COAL EXCHANOB.
PORECLAIN & GOLD CROWNS
And Bridge Work Specialties.
DOUGHERTY, THOMAS & CO.
LEAH JONES & CO.
Cheapest Place in town tobny Millinery
ROZELLE BROS., 310 Lacks. Avt