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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1900,
Till taoDxtt ItAiiDiTAita Hrom
Will be welt lighted If It
liaH one of our DROP
IjICIHTS In It. 'i'ho
largest assortment In tlio
rlty Is hero to Boloct
from. Stnndst tiro Howcn
Unrff antique copper,
polished lirftfH, old brass,
etc. Shades In nil the
latest styles all at rea
Foote & Shear Co.
119 N. Washington Ave
L. R. D. & M.
YOU CAN'T HIDE YOUR FEET
On Thanks gi inir Piy a pair of our new shoe
will mltl to your appeaianec. In s-tvic, puce
mill quality our shorn are Jmt what every vvcll
Ircsscd man or wonnTl. ailmlioi and vou should
nut fail to sco them. Come in.
DAV1ES & HURPHY
330 Lackawanna Avenue.
cRPenn Avenue. A. B. WARM AN.
THE WEATHER YESTERDAY.
Local data for Dec. 3, H'00:
S a. m
8 p. ni
. I llciriei".
. 27 elcsiri-i
01 iei cent.
i inr iint.
Mr. 1'. A. Haker, uprc-cnliuK llu- fiimp .'.'.
ficrie company, of HufTulo. ?v. Y., makci.-. of
"I'icicc" eyelet, i in tho illy.
'I'ho many friend"; of Mis Sailie Jewell .ill lip
pleased to Irani tint .sho i.n l elm noil nflri ,i
pioiougcd vacation, very much iitini.tved in
Mr. and Mis. Hoval (,'oulil li.ivi- not li (t tlie
city, as has bcc.i n re.ncou-.ly icpoiteel, I.ut air
.it present rc-ldinir at tho home of Ml-.. I.ould'.,
parents on Gibson Uriel.
U.i.eii Blown, of Madison avenue, will leave
tills moment,' for lliiiisbmir, wheie he will act as
Kioumsmun at the vvcddmsr rf Alficil Wuruwi,
loitneily crmmivuiy M'nnMiit el the riihticnth
Caiels have been iueel bv Mi Alarvaiet (Iil
lepii, anninmciii:: th.il the maiiiae;i ot In
Mauddiuerhlcr, Miss Annie ltciulngtun (.Ulc-pie,
to Thomas Miotton will he h.'Id at nnon.'-atuulij,
Dec. lfi. The ii'iimnny will lake plate In the
l'lnvldcwo I'rrslejleri.m chinch,
DONATIONS FOR THE HOME.
They Came in the Shape of Thanks
The treasurer of the Home for tho
Friendless acknowledges with thanks
the following Thanksgiving donations:
t'nlon Thanl.ijjMnK oflirimr, Diinnmic ...f II 21
Villon Tlianksyii In;,' olIcriiiK, (been Hidce
chuich 'il llu
Union ThanksRlWiiir olfcrini;, Seiiiml I'm-.
h.vtcilan chuuh tu ni
t nion 'Ihank-sfriviner oDeilng, l'lwt l'iesb.
terian ihitrcl ci,"i 00
Union ThanWdUni? otfeilnir, I'rcivldciiec
c uiigi ck.iI Ion I ci
Mr:. Louis I.olmi.iim 3 00
Mm. C. ', Davidson in on
Mil. II, M. Holed 230 00
Mis. .1. W. IVlll, Jr r.00
Sirs, T. V. Toitcy, New Yolk Jjiio
William A. Jtaphel a ?0
Lewis & llellly ,100
Mrs. S. Morris ,,,.,, 1 1X1
Total $ft0 CG
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JEFFEHSON AVENUE HOME FOR
Real Estate Dealer W. T. Hackett Of
fers the A. D. Holland Residence,
In accepting the general agency of
tho Home Life lnsiuunco company, of
New York, Mr. A. D. Holland found It
to his advantage to reside In Cheater
Now York. This accounts for the op
portunity offered to purchase, at a very
reasonable figure, tho beautiful homo
at 024 Jefferson avenue.
Price, etc, made known upon appli
cation to W. T .Hackett, Price build
ing, 126 Washington avenue.
J, W. Guernsey
has Just received 11 largo and beautiful
stock of plunos and organs for the holi
day trade, tho finest ever seen In
Scranton. Please call and get prices
mid terms, Guernsey Hall building, .,
W. Guernsey, proprietor, 3U Washing
ton avenue, Bcrnnton, Pa.
. Tender Sentiments
find nq inoro delicate expression In the
lino of Christmas remembrance than
through Borne appropriate products of
tho palet and brush.
The salesroom of tho (lilflln Art Co.
nbounds In these high In urt, low In
A Good Place to Purchase
Presents t the Scranton Athletic
club fair. '
HHfttoi WWII 1HWiim4jM" l
Annual Gathering Held Last Night
In Masonic Hall.
About thirty of tho Masons of Lack
awanna rounty who have grown gray
In the order mot last night In Masonic
hall on Spruce street, the occasion be
ing the annual gathering of the Ma
sonic Veterans' association of North
No one Is eligible to membership In
this association who has not been a
Mason for twenty-one years or up
wards. Once it year the members meet
and spend nn evening of delightful
chitrtn, exchanging reminiscences and
going over old scenes.
The folowlng officers were elected nt
a brief business session held early In
tho evening: President. Jason H.
Wells; first vlceprcsldent, Preston Itob
Inson; second vice president, John Pen
man; third vice president, linos T.
Hull; treasurer, Thomas K. Lydon; sec
lelary, K, L. Buck; chaplain, C. L. Van
After the business mcitlng an infor
mal banquet was served by Mine Host
IJarnes, of tho Brunswick. Several .id
dreses, or more properly speaking,
heart to heart talks, were made by a
few of tho members.
Those present at tho affair were as
follows: Edward L. Buck, J. P. Hetzel,
L. M. Woodruff, A. H. Shopland, Will
iam II. Heath, John Bacon, S. D. Davis,
Thomas Barrowman, Fred W. Mason,
H. It. Hofteckpr, Silas W. Finn, Frank
Leuthner, Jason II. Wells, John Pen
man, Preston Robinson, K. G. Stev
ens, Fred J. Amsden.E. T. Swartz, E.
T.Hall, J. D. Peck, A. Barrowman. F.
M. Williams. Frank Alexnnder and C.
L. Van Busklrk.
PEOPLE'S BANK IS
TO BE CHARTERED
Stockholders of a Bank That Is
About to Be Started in This
City Capital 100,000.
Scranton is to have a new bank and
it glance at the list of stockholders
gives promise that It will be an Insti
tution which will take Its place In the
front runic of the sound banking
houses of which this city Is already
The stockholders are all men who
inn be counted among the leading bus
iness men of the city; men of the
.strictest Integrity and of long experi
ence in tho hum-drum world of com
mercialism. The promoters of the new Institution
are G. F. Reynolds and Attorney Ar
thur Dunn, who have been working
securing subscriptions since last sum
mer. 'The bank will bo known as the
People's bank of Scranton and will
have a capital of $100,000, which Is al
1 eady subscribed.
It will be chartered under the gen
eral bunking lnw of Pennsylvania and
a general banking business will be
done, Including the receipt of savings
deposits. Several sites for the loca
tion of the bank are under considera
tion, but no place hns as yet been de
finitely deckled upon. It will, however,
be located In the heart of the central
city some place. That much is as
sured. A meeting of the stockholders was
held yesterday In the office of G. F.
lteynolds and Attorney Dunn was In
structed to tuke the necessary steps at
once to secure a charter. This will re
quire several months, so that It Is not
expected that the bank will be ready
for business much before April 1.
The stockholders who control the
larger portion of the stock are as fol
lows: G. F. Reynolds, Cyrus D. Jones,
E. B. Sturges, C. S. Woohvorth, Dr.
W. G. Fulton, Thomas Sprague, Char
les Schlager. Samuel Samter, W. D.
Kennedy. Arthur Dunn and Dr. D. A.
Xo organization will be perfected un
til after a charter Is secured.
THIS MAN HAD TROUBLES.
Now Seeks to End Them by Getting
About as varied a list of charges as
ever has been tecorded in a bill of di
vorce In this county Is contained In a
bill filed on Saturday by John Hum,
who wants a divorce Irom his w'fe,
Mai vina Hum, to whom he was nur
rled on Feb. 12, 1S70, and from whom he
separated on Nov. 17 last,
He claims among other things that
she has subjected him to gross Indig
nities, using Insulting, vile, indecent
and threatening language: reviling
him with oath and profanity; calling
him indecent, and opproblous names,
and using personal violence to him.
Her drunkenness for said peilod ha:i
been habitual. She has threatened to
shoot and to poison and to burn tho
house on him, About twelve month
ugo she struck him upon the forehead
with a stove lifter, cutting his fore
head; another time she struck him in
the mouth; tore the clothes from him,
bit him, pulled his hair out, and at tin
other time she picked up a butcher
knife and threatened to kill him. She
refused to get his meals- goes away
for weeks at n lime; nmltuMls tho
children, drugging them by the hnlr
of tho head and beating them fear
Mr. Hum Is represented by Attor
neys VoBburg & Dawson.
Scranton Business College,
"hchools may come and schools may
go, but we go on forever," advertised
a foimor competitor. Ho has been
going nearly ever sjnee. Others, too,
have been coming and going more Mr
less recently. We are "slayers," how
ever. If You Go to New York,
Boston or other cities for art wot Its,
your purchusea aro likely to Include
many productions of the Grlllln Art
Co., of Scranton, who supply tho lead
ing American dealers with their crea
tions. If you grasp tho moral of theuo lines,
you will at least save railroad fare. '
Spend Your Evenings Profitably,
Young men and women who are em
ployed during tho day should qualify
themselves to arn larfler salaries by
spending their evenings at the Scian
ton Business College night school.
AMagnlflcent Christinas Gift.
Now Is the time to select it, Go to
J, w. Gurensey's delightfully arranged
music store and see what tempting bar
gains can be secured on a choice piano
or organ. Don't foigot thu place.
Guernsey Hnll, 314-310 Washington ave
nuo, Scranton, Pu.
, Lady Bookkeepers.
For some months past there has been
unusuul demand at the Scranton
Business College for lady bookkeepers.
NOT YET TAKEN
COUNOILMANIO OASES PUT
OVER FOR A WEEK.
This Was to Enable the Resignations
o'f the Councilmen to Go Into Ef
fect and to Give the City Fathers
a Further Opportunity to Get To
gether tho $2,200 to Bo Given to
the Charitable Institutions of tho
City Mr. Sturgos' Statement.
A surprise wns In Btoro for tlir;
large number of spectators who crowd
ed tho main court room yesterday
morning In the expectation of hear
ing the counsel for the Municipal
league request the court to permit
verdlrts of not guilty to be taken In
the enses charging soliciting) and ac
cepting bribes against Common Coun
cilman D. H. Heese, First ward; Com
mon Councilman M. V. Morris, Second
wnrd; Common Councilman James J.
Grler, Third ward; Common Councll
mun W.V. Grlftlths Fourth wnrd; Com
mon Councilman C. E. Gndshall, Fifth
ward; Common Councilman C, K
Wenzel, Fourteenth wnrd; Common
Councilman T. M. Watklns, Fifteenth
ward: Common Councilman T. F, Mor
ris, lOIghteonth ward; Select Council
man Simon Thomas, Fourth ward; Se
lect Councilman Coyne, Twentieth
Fotmer Select Councllmnn IT. T. Fel
lows, of the Fifteenth ward, Is also
Included In the Hat of the eleven In
dicted. After the quarter session opened yes
terday morning, District Attorney
Jones requested Judge Archbald to
allow tho cases to go over until r.fxt
Monday, and the request was grnntcl.
This was done at the desire of the
members of the Municipal league, who,
It Is understood, wish all the accused
councilmen to be out of office before
verdicts of not guilty be taken In their
A regular meeting ot select council
will be held Thursday night, and In all
probability common will also in?et.
The resignations of the Indicted mem
bers will be presented and accepted,
and thus will everything bo put Into
readiness for next Monday. Another
of the circumstances which occasioned
yesterday's nctlon Is said to be the
fact that tho $2,200 to be paid over
by the councilmen has not yet ex
changed hands. This money will bo
paid by the accused men to their coun
sel. Attorneys Joseph O'Brien, M. A.
McGlnley, George Horn and John
MONEY FOR CHARITY.
It is the purpose of the Municipal
league to have the money distributed
among four of the city charities, nnd
it will be divided into equal portions
and paid by the attorneys direct to
tho Lackawanna and Hahnemann bos
pltaiF, St. Joseph's Foundling Home
and the Home for the Friendless.
There Is no regular meeting of tho
common council this week, so that If
the indicted members of that branch
desire to fulfil the agreement which
they have signed to resign before De
cember 10, which Is next Monday, a
special meeting will have to be called,
that their resignations may be received
and acted upon.
Several of the membeis seen last
night said that no special meeting had
been called so far, but It Is generally
understood that one will be called for
Thursday night. To call a special meet
ing under the existing rules of council
It Is required that five members sign
a call and that It be placed in the
hands of the clerk of the council twenty-four
hours before the meeting.
This gives them until tomorrow night
to sign such a call, If they desire to
have a meeting on Thursday night.
Select council meets In regular session
on Thursday night, when It Is expected
the resignations of the two Indicted
members of that branch will be re
ceived. The act of assembly governing third
class cities provides that when any
vacancy occurs In councils by resigna
tion or otherwise the councils shall fix
by joint resolution the time for holding
such election and that the mayor shall
advertise It for at least ten davs. In
case the resignations are received on
Thuisday night, an effort will be made
to hold this election on Monduy, De
MUST B13 HELD SOON.
This will bo Just 011A duy more than
the required ten. It will be necessary,
for obvious reasons, to hold the election
within as short a space of time as pos
sible, because It would not do to leave
too many of the wards of the city only
partly represented for any length of
time. The Fourth ward will bo with
out a member at all for a time, as both
Its councilmen, W. V. Griffiths and
Simon Thomas, are among those In
dicted. Three other vacancies which have
not been considered so far have been
created by the signing of the agree
ment with the Municipal league. These
are vacancies In the board of revision
of taxes and appeals. Throe of the
live membeis of this board aro among
the ten councilmen who are said to
have signed tho agreement. These aie
Simon Thomus, the president of tho
board; David H. Reese and 'Morris V.
Under the terms of tho agreement
they pledge themselves not to hold any
public office for the space of ils'o years,
so that they must needH resign their
positions on the board If they desire
We offer fat No. i. Mack
erel at 10c; value ifc,
Norway Bloaters, Mackerel,
large, finest fish imported.
Finest .Cod, (without a
bone) packed iu 3 lb boxes,
Cream Cod, desicated, 10c
Boneless Herring, in glass
loc, EugUsh Smoked Bloat
ers, Kenebeck Smoked Sal
mon, New Lobsters,
E. G. Coursen
Best Goods for-Least Honey,
to live Up to their pledge. The mem
bers of the board are elected by coun
cils In Joint session and the present
members serve until next May. The
law provides that vacancies shall be
filled us soon ns crcnted.
Common Councilman Luther Keller
stated last night to a Tribune man
that an effort would bo made to He
cure the election of citizens who are
not councilmen to till these vacancies.
He hns contended nil along that with
councilmen on the board It Is absolute
ly Impossible to pass any legislation
regulating I he board In any way.
LEAGUE'S SIDE OF CASE.
E. B. Sturges yesterday gavu tho
following statement defining the Muni
cipal league's position with referenco
to the Indicted councilmen:
When the attorneys for the councllmrn tint
came to 111 oliout tell it i.s Dime, they ntlpulateil
for absolute gllcnic on our part, M they Wire
virtually putting the defendant' caies upon our
honor, if their proportions nhould he declined,
tint Borne of t hi ir illenta must have talked ury
prninptlj, for, allliuiinn nothing wlutccr has
conic from nt.y member of tho Municipal I.etgtic,
yit the pLhllu utmi to be already quite writ in
formed 111 to the situation.
Now, howoer, a few words as to tho Fcllle
mint, and our mothes for Joining In the rcquct
to the court and dlstilet attorney to allow It to
he made, teem ncciisiiry.
Ah 11 matter of luursc, the great cxpenw at
tending the nionecutlin (home by a MTV few):
, the doubt iu to necuriug coiuictloim, owing to
I the low aicragrc of our Jurlei, which we fear Is
' lo conl.nue for another yeir lit least, and the feel-
, lug that ten after comictloti, political influence
might be ucd to secure puidons, all bad their
clfect. Hut none of these decided the matter,
fur this had been norc or loss anticipated from
the start. 'ihe pioposltlon as originally pie-
sented by (ho defendant), uhleh waa an offer to
resign, and a promise not to hold orhVc again
I for he jears, was not favorably recoiled, llul
I after full consideration, it was ulmoi't unanlmous-
j ly the opinion of the members of the cceiutlvc
' pciliiiiilltin llmt utirl, cMiliriiatlntic. acfiiiiiliinlprl
by a written Muteim'iit of the reasons therefor,
and hy some restitution 9! funds illegitimate!
received, would have a better clfect than many
'I lii object of the Municipal t.eagoe at, at least
0111 papir has stated, Is not primarily to puniih
and cause illitic.". hut to purify our city and
to 1.1 Ue the standard of public morality from
the low level that it has reached in nearly id:
ilip.utmcnts ot our government. It seemed to
us that nub resign it!on, agreement, and resti
tutloiiJ, lould not fall to t.illsfy futme candi
dates for public olllee that they must do their
sworn duty or neiept lertaln punishment there
for. uirrniiKME or okadk.
Next to this judgment, perhaps, the most con
vincing argument was the dlltereuec In the
guiles of guilt of the panics already indicted,
four or live of these uuii win nicttly beginners
ill the. "boodle" liu-.ttn-.sj.antt it they must nutlet
as much as the 1uo.1l hircliuid, long-time bribe,
taken-, since they had foolishly cast thcli lots
all In together. In fact, they would be the
ones that would most nitaluly ami easily he
conviitid, since some of them, at least, would
never lime added perjury to their other offences,
as has aluad.v been done1, both by bribe-givers
and bribe-takers. Some of thoe lesser offenders
have confessed their wrong-doing, viitually put
ting themselves in our hands. Interviews I have
had witli them and their friends and lelithcs
would almost melt a heart of stone. So the
worst offenders have hid the benefit of the cleni
euiy we feel should be shown to the otlii'is.
As to the money penalty, it might well have
been demanded that It be pitel to our committee,
to assiel in 0111- fill me- work; but we lelt that
n the best object Ieoii for both the guilty ot
Bcials and the gencuil public, it should be equal
ly divided among four most worthy charities,
which we alone named. That U, the Laekavvau
111 hospital, the llahnemaiui hop!tnl, the Home
for the Friendless and St. Joseph's foundling
I should say further, that the personal element
entered somewhat Into the nutlet. Messrs.
O'llrien and Horn, while making nery effort to
properl.v defend their clients, have been perfectly
open, fair, and above board In their course;
and when they came to me they gave the propo.
sition far more wnglit than it would have had
if presi nted by men of .1 lower standard of pro
'I his settlement thus far includes only about
one-half of the louiiiilmeii, as to whose guilt
we have cvidci.ie. Sunn? of them, for leasons
nut mcessary now to eh-Hose, have not Jet even
been arrested, The position of our committee
I understand to be, that if these men. on or he
foie the 10th of December, come in and go
thiough the same pioeess ils the ntheis have done,
they will iciclve the Mine lenlcnev. Tills, hem
ever. Is not to be done unless the- move-mine be
general; for we cannot ctend thin ilemenoy tn
three or four who are the most guilty, while
the others remain outside. If, within that time,
they clo not come in, wo shall proceed with our
prosecutions and shall ncvn etend to tl.em the
teiiiis that the other councnuun have received
'lhey must sec 1110 an .u-rniltlal by jury or anept
full punishment. As lo those who have ottered
bribes, the Municipal League will clo its best
to feiret out, and punish these olfendeis, without
fear or favor. Whether It will succeed or not
depends on the amount of perjury and pulitieal
iulluence it lias to meet and overcome; but
against some of them we feel that wc ulicady
have ample evidence.
WII.I, CUNTlNfiK WORK.
'Ihe Mimicipil League will continue lt work so
long as such work be needed. The men who are
in it wmt in without any prejudice against any
one, and with .1 full mulct standing that the
work that they had uudcitakcn was a matter of
veils and not of months. The expense attend
ing it is enormous, and jwe ask co-operallon of
all those who are iw ninth as ourselves interested
in good government.
Theie is one way in which 111 iny gooel citizens
car. and should assist the movemiut. Since my
election as Jury commissioner t have been fre
quently aciosted by lci-ldcnts with tho remaik,
"l'le.iso don't put me in Ihe wheel," or, "t am
exempt, I e-anuot serve if drawn." The man
who, ovin if exempt, will not serve in these
times of sp-cial effort and of great personal
baciiflce on the part of the few, is unworthy of
tltleiiship. The commissioners, elected in No
vember have had milling to ilo with tilling the
wheel for the year 11X11. The character of 1
very large proportion of the names put in the
wheel can be surmised. The only chance for
securing justiie in jury trials, where law
lueakers of note are concerned, during tint jear
will be for eve-ry intelligent, conscientious nun
tli.it u y be drawn, whether rich or poor, to do
his duty and serve. He can at least prevent the
aeendttat of the guilty, or the conviction of tho
innocent, and in that way have .1 part In the
work tliat will, we believe, make Scranton a tit
place of icsidence for honest men, whether rich
Dr. Carl Dufft Will Be the Vocal
Xext Monduy evening tho Scranton
Symphony orchestra will give Its first
concert of the present, season. Dr. Carl
Dufft, the great basso, will ba the
vocal soloist of the evening.
The orchestra now has a membership
of sixty-two performers, and Scrantan
may well bo proud of this enthusiastic
society, for the only other cities hav
ing llko societies who have the same
motives In view are Boston, New York
and Chicago, There Is nothing like
being ono of the big four.
The Future Value of Xmns Purohases
should bo a consideration with holiday
Nothing excels tho lasting quality of
homo decorations like bric-a-brac, art
pictures or frame novelties.
Think it over you may thank tho
Griffin Art Co. for tho suggestion.
Scranton Business College.
Sinco the ending of the strike stu
dents have been securing positions al
most at tho rate of one a day. Were
Principals Buck & Whitmore able to
qualify them rapidly enough the rate
would be much higher. The demand Is
greater than tho supply,
Young men should realize that It
costs les.3 to spend their uvenlngs at tho
Scranton Business College night school
than It does to spend them on the
W. T, Hackett
buys, sells, rents, Insures, exchanges,
nppralses and cares for property.
Itooms 9 and 10, Price building, U'3
423 and 425 Alder Street
Is where tho Scranton Athletic club
fair is being held. Admission 10c.
A BIG SUCCESS
GREAT AUDIENCES THRONGED
-Much Pleased with the Marvelouuly
Fine Entertainment That Was
Given by the Young People of the
City Scenes from Various Operas
Given with a Spirit That Hns Not
Been Surpassed by Professionals.
The Various Features ,of the Car
nival. Tho Opera-Carnival was a far greater
success than even Its most nrdent wcll
wlshcrs dared anticipate. That this Is
true was repeatedly attested by the
comments of those who, nn a rule, are
rather skeptical concerning the merits
of home talent nnd npt to be severe In
their criticisms. There have been en
tertainments In the past when a kind
mantle of charity was drawn over tho
little shortcomings of the performers
and when people were enthusiastic t
was with reservations ns they said: "It
was very good, Indeedfor amateur
work." This familiar remark was not
heard In collection with this affair, for
no excellent was- It In every detail that
the audience forgot to criticize nnd
Indeed, no entertainment has ever
heretofore been attempted In this city
when so much fine musical tnlent wns
employed. Tho soloists were artists nnd
did great credit to their teacher,
That tho opera was such an unquali
fied success Is largely due to Charles
F. Doersam, the musical director. The
financial results rellect most compli
mentary on A. II. Storrs, upon whom,
as business manager, much arduous
work has fallen.
MRS. DIXIE'S WORK.
Too much cannot be said In praise
of Mi b. Henry F. Dixie's painstaking
work In coaching the performance, a
task In which her patience and great
tnlent secure wonderful results. She
was assisted In stage management yes
terday afternoon and evening by Mr.
Dixie, who came down from Elmlra for
The expeditious methods employed
may be realized In the fact that with
encores, Intermissions and all, the per
formance lasted only one hour and
three-quarters. The Hahnemann hos
pital, for which It was a benefit, will
be much richer by reason of this en
tertainment. The "Chimes of Normandy" was ex
ceedingly well sung, Mrs. Henry H.
Brady, jr., taking the role of Germalne,
her great benuty and grace making the
character especially attractive. Ralph
D. Williams sang magnificently in the
character of Henri, and Miss Clara
Langford, of West Plttston, was a
sweet-voiced Sevpolette. Harold Bat
tin displayed exceptional abilities as a,
comedian In the Notary. The chorus
was strong and well balanced, an ar
ray of unusually pretty girls making It
effective to the eye as well as their
finely trained voices pleased the ear.
The men's chorus was remarkably
good, the tenors. In particular, coming
out well In the "Silent Heroes."
SCENE FROM "IL TROVATORE."
Without a fall of curtain, tho tower
scene in "II Trovatore" was presented.
Miss Grace Spencer certainly surpassed
all her previous successes In public aa
she gave that great dramnt'" finale to
the tenor's farewell In "Ah, I Have
Sighed to Rest Me." T. R. Williams,
of Wllkes-Barre, In the role of Manrlco,
brought down the house with his splen
did resonant tones. Tho men's chorus
In the vesper music to the organ ac
compantment of Prof. Chanco was ex
"Futinitza" made a great hit with
Miss Susan Black as the Princess and
Miss Garagan as Vladimir, W. M. Bun
nell und M. J. Long as the Correspond
ent and the General. Miss Black's
powerful soprano was unexpectedly
brilliant In her solo work, and Miss
Garagan sang delightfully. The final
trio was a gem.
The Cachucha followed. The bright
and charming costumes and the grace
ful figures being especially effective
under calcium lights. As an Intermezzo
Bauer's orchestra played a two-step
from "The Ameer," and the curtain
came up above what had probably ex
cited more anticipation than any other
number "TheArtlst's Dream," a series
of tableaux, arranged by Mrs. H. F.
Dixie, Jmnes Gardner Sanderson xvas
discovered In the foreground of a
studio, putting the flnul touches to a
.surpassingly lovely statue, the person
nel of which In this case happened to
be Miss Ethel AV. Fletcher. Others In
groups of twos were placed at Inter
vals about the studio. The artist looked
at them with pride as he uttered aloud
his thoughts, referring to the legend of
Demetrius, who so loved the beautiful
sculptured form, the work of his hands,
that he besought Jove to give it life.
WOULD DESTROY LIFE.
His request was granted, but with the
warning that a kiss upon the lips of his
bride would destroy the life which had
been bestowed. Once, in a moment of
madness, be disregarded the command
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and kissed the dear lips, only to see
his Idol crumble at his feet. The artist
in the tableaux decides that such a
fate shall not come upon his treusures,
and throwing himself Into a chnlr, falls
Into slumber. Suddenly tho statues be
gin to show signs of life, nnd In In
numerable graceful poses, to tho slow
music of "Ulumenlled," enter Into a
girlish frolic. They pluck flowers, form
j themselves Into a beautiful dance, sing
1 in dramatic attitudes, play blind man's
buff and snatch a love letter from one
i of their number. Finally, as the artist
slowly awakens In wonder at the vision,
they stretch out beseeching hands to
ward him and seem to draw him Irre
sistibly toward them. But as he turns
away they fall Inanimate upon the
The ladles In these beautiful noses
were Miss Alice Belln.Mlss Helen Stev
ens. Miss Augusta Archbald, Miss Clare
Reynolds, Miss Mabel Schlager and
One of the finest vocal efforts of the
evening in a piogramme filled with ar
tistic gems wns the celebrated Tltanla
recitation and aria from "Mlgnun"
given by Mrs. Henry Brady, jr., whose
beautiful, clear soprano was never
heard to better advantage than In this
most difficult and elaborate example of
coloraturo singing, notwithstanding
the fact that she was almost 111 with a
cold. As an encore she sang "Ma
vourneen" with exquisite pathos and
The evening closed with "The
Mikado," which for beauty of
costume and grace of action has
seldom been surpassed on a Scran
ton stage. Many of tho Klmo
nas worn were costly ones picked up
In tho Orient and loaned for tho occas
ion. Miss Spencer, Miss Gallen and Miss
Duncan were charming as the "Three
Little Maids." Miss Spencer as Yum
Yum was very clever. Mr. Emerlck
was a splendid Pooh Bab. R. D. Will
iams filled the role of Ko-Ko to per
fection and Mr. Bunnell as Nankl-Poo
was especially good. The madrigal,
"Hrlghtly Dawns Our Wedding Day."
was a fitting finale to an evening ot
The ladies' chorus was perhaps the
best of all In this opera. The pretty
gyrations and fan effects were exceed
ingly well done. The encores were
many and the applause was continuous
and effective. The leading ladles re
ceived quantities of flowers from the
directors of the Hahnemann hospital.
The calcium lights under the direc
tion of Mr. Hutton were notably well
managed. The souvenir programme
contributed by the International Corre
spondence schools was beautiful and
Altogether it is a great pity that tho
performance cannot be repeated this
evening as more than ono house could
be filled to witness the performance.
Boxes were occupied by Mrs. Thomas
Dickson and party, Colonel Boles,
Messrs. C. D. Simpson, T. H. Watklns,
W. F. Hnllstead, Dr. A. J. Connell, O.
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