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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, . DECEMBER 10, UIUO.
Fpec'lnl lo (lie Soruulon Tilbnne.
Factory vllle, Dec. 8. Mm. W
l-'lsk, woli Iuib been sitetullnfr u tvw
weeks with relatives in Now York,
jeturned Inst Thursday evenlmr.
iti-glster unit Iteeorder V. 1). Nliuw
returned from Pike county with u
tilee Inrcto deer, the result. of- Wil
liam's utierrltiif iilin, and .skill us a
Mm. .Mtnttlcy rtcynolds spent a few
days lust week with friends In Klntrs
Mr. A. H. AVulille, of Hrooklyn. Pa.,
cns it business visitor here oik; tiny
AUhs Ada- '.'hit spent lust week uL
.Several members of licit Jacket, lodifi;
No. HL", Independent order of Odd Fel
lows, assembled nt their hull hint Fri
ilay nml gave It n thorough renovut
Intr find clennliiK.
Just ns thp tlniii limit wus about to
expire anil after people hnil begun
to conclude that a contest over the
rloctlon of representative would piob
nbly bo abandoned, Hon. H. D. Tiffany
Jllod his petition and Judge Dunham
.'ranted nn order to proceed with n
contest. The henriiifr In the matter
will focf?ln Holiday, Dec. 17. anil the
case will have rlRht of way over all
other business In court until It Is con
cluded. The. contest will be u Bcnerul one,
covering every precinct in the county,
the petition iilloslnpr illegal voting
and improper counting in numerous
instances. The disputed tally sheet
in Monroe township will, of cours--,
come up for Inspection nuiong the rest.
'Mr. Tiffany claims to have the signa
ture of every business man, regit rtl
less of politics, In Nicholson borough
to Ills petition. suVe one, and that In
illvIUlinl was illiasUc-d. The costs Mill
b" borne by the stale at large.
.Mr. H. J. Crlsmiin has returned from
n two weeks' sojourn with friends ;n
Flieclal li- I lie Sr i ntttoii 'Jiibune.
Duryea, Pec. !). Miss Hull i Knowls
is visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. V. H. Ilobbs.
Mr. and Mrs. If. JT. Host have re
turned home after attending' the fu
iieral of the former's sister, Mrs. J.
K. Best, of Ploud Kddy. X. Y.
Sir. Oscar 'Walbern, of IMttston, was
a visitor In town Saturday.
The ladles who intend to aid the
Lawrence Tlnse company with their
fair, February 1S-23, held a business
meeting. Friday evening. The hose
eonipany'.s future looks bright. They
have already been presented a house
and lot and money has been contri
buted for the. great event that will
lake place in February. The history
of this hose company can be pointed
lo by its many members with pride.
"Sot only have they protected their
own district, but have aided their
neighboring hose companies in Old
Forge, Mooslc, Avoca and Duryea. s5o
far the committee In charge have,
arranged to have an entertainment
Mr. Jonn Bliss was a caller in town
Class No. 7, of the Hrlek Methodist
Kpiscopal Sunday school contemplate
having the church supplied with gas
or electric lights. Therefore any per
son who desires to have the contract
for snld work will kindly give or
jnall their bid to Duane 11. Dills, sec
retary, or Mr. Thomas Martin, presi
dent, Duryea, Pa.
Mis. John Johns, of this place, vis
ited friends in Wllkes-Uarro on Fri
day. Mrs. John Dills visited her sister.
Mrs. W. O. Kvans, or Scranton, the
last few days.
Mr. W. G. Watklns. .supervisor of
the International Correspondence
schools, of Scranton, was a visitor in
this place Friday.
.Mr. Duane Dills, of this place, vis
ited In Pittston on Friday.
Mrs, Connolly, who was injured hi
tlie Traction company wreck, is im
proving. Mrs. linker has returned home af
ter a few weeks' visit with friends at
Special In tln Scinnlon Tribune
Tunkhannock, Dec. 0. Ilev. AValter
Dunnott has closed tho series of spe
cial meetings which he has been hold
ing at the Methodist church here. He
lias been here three weeks, and the
meetings under his churge have been
Mrs. Purdon has returned from Car
Vmndale, where she has been visiting for
the past week.
Hon. IT. D. Tiffany, of Nicholson, was
In town on Friday last,
(1, AY. McKown Is home, after a two
weeks' trip to Philadelphia and Wunes
boro. The Impression has arisen, and Is be
ing fostered by the Democratic news
papers, that the county is likely to bo
saddled with a largo bill of costs on
account of the legislative contest In
augurate by Mr. Tiffany. The fact of
the mutter Is, that tho cost can In no
case como on the county, hut must lie
pule! either by the signers of tho iintl
tlon or by tho state. If It .shall appear
in tho contest that there Is probable
cause for starting the contest, then the
state, must pay tho costs, otherwise thu
petitioners are liable.
of double harness was found. Owner
can Imve It by proving property.
Mrs. ThoinaH UowuhIIuh. of Vlti"
street, recelveij a letter last week. In
forming her of the death of her
brother tit Hay Hi. (s'oorge, New
Foundlnnd. Deeensed was for many
ycair u resident or this imvn unil an
ucth'e member In temperance socle
ties. After the death of his Wife hum,
hln health began to full and upon th'
advice or a physician he was lold to
leave tills section.
THE ISLAND OF ST. HELENA.
persons nnnuatly emigrate to tfae
United mates and to Mouth Africa.
Cronje tind his men would help to
bring these numbers up again, it Is
said that this Is, one of the most salub
rious spots on the face or the earth,
unit the longevity of those who re
main there is great.
PLANTS AND ANIMALS TRAVEL.
Interesting Facts 'About the Place
and Its People Recalled In Bad
I'rnin tin- New- Veil. Tilhiiiii-.
All that has given the Island of St.
Helena Its fume Is the fact that II was
theic that Napoleon spent Hie lust six
ycurs (ISiri-lSL'l) of his life. Ho long
as his name continues to hold Hie place
It does In human history, the little
Isolated volcanic cone of foi tv-seven
square miles, with a population of
baiely -MOO, will not' be permitted to
sink Into oblivion. The transportation
of General Orotijc and his men to that
lonely plate, more than l.-u guiles
from Africa and sou miles from the
neai est Island (Ascension), would, of
course, serve to add to It new Interest
and bring it one" more lnv.r promi
nence. St. Helena was discovered la l.lirj
by a Portuguese exploier. Jltiiu de
Nova Castillo. It was then densely
wooded, with redwood and ebony, but
the destruction of its forests has been
followed by a wasting away of the sbil,
so that1 the slopes are now mostly bar
ren. Willows, poplars and other trees
from l he temperate zone have been
introduced. Apples, pears, grapes and
potatoes have been brought and now
grow side by side with coffee and tea
plants, sugar cane, cotton and bananas
The Island was llrst settled by Portu
guese deserters, who were afterwurd
Joined by escaped slaves. Their off
spring were a little later largely cjc
tiwmlnated by the Portuguese. Some
of them, however, must have escaped
the general slaughter, for when Sir
John Cavendish, In his voyage around
the world, visited St. Helena In 1SSS
he found it Inhabited and containing
a small town. In llil'i the Dutch at
tempted to establish a settlement, bur
relinquished the island to the Kilish
In 1651. in K16S the commander of a
homeward-bound Bast India fleet of
F.ngllsh vessels took formal possession
of It in tlie inline of Charles II. who
immediately made it over to the Kasl
India Company. The Dutch again ob
tained possession in KiTL'. but the next
year it was recaptured by Captain
Richard Munden with three ships.
Since that time tho island has re
mained a British possession.
The East India Company invited set- islet.
tiers to emigrate from KiiRland to St.
Helena, and numbers of families which
had been reduced to beggary by the
great tire In London took advantage
of the offer of free land, which was
assigned to them provided they would
cultivate it within six months. Slaves
were also introduced from Madagascar.
Being situated in the direct track of
vessels bound from the cast to Eng
land around the Cape of Good Hope
it soon became an important port of
call for a largo number of vessels.
The chief source of income of tho in
habitants was derived from supplying
fresh provisions to the ships that put
in at the port. A large garrison was
also kept up, there being at one time
nearly 12,000 men stationed there. Be
tween 1S15 and 1S21 tile British gov
ernment withdrew the Island from the
East India Company, its chief use
during the period being as a prison for
Napoleon. In 182:2 the Kust india Corn
puny resumed its jurisdiction over it,
but In 1S31 It her; line .1 erown colony.
'I he Island continued to prosper until
the opening of the East Indies, thus
depriving the 'nhnhhaiit? of their
menus of IIv'.IIuxmi, The imrodu.'ti m
of .stenm imvi.fi. Ion also made it un
necessary 'or vos-M3 to touch at' that
'I l.o island alsj received another blow
In the reduction of the garrison and of
the naval squadron which had been
kept' up for the suppression of the
slave trade. The inhabitants fell into
poverty, having nothing to depend up
on but the precarious sale of supplies
to American whalers which sometimes
make St. Helena a port or cull. It is
now a British admiralty coaling h ra
tion, to which the Cape and West
African squadrons sometimes resort.
One battery of Hoyal Artillery and one
company of Infantry are also stationed
Almost throughout Its entiru circum
ference of twenty-eight miles the Is
land presents to the oye an unbeaten
wall of cliffs, varying from M0 to 1,000
feet In height. Jamestown, the capital
of the islund Is built in a ravine which
lias almost vertical sides, the height
to the east being called Hupert''s Hill,
and that to the west Ladder Hill.
These two mountains gradually recede
from one another until at the sea,
where they end in perpendicular cliffs.
The ravine is nr.O feet broad. This
triangular space Is about one and a
quarter miles long, and ip defended
The Ladles' Catholic Benevolent as-s-o'clatlon
will meet In regular session
tomorrow evening. Thero will be elec
tion of ofilcors.
Thu marriugo of Miss Bellmiu Denip
ney and James O'Boyle, both residents
of this town, Is announced to tako
pinto on the VOth Inst.
T,. J. Deeblo has accepted a post
Hon us bookkeeper at tho Erie and
J, 'J, Gibbons, of Duniuore, spent
yesterday with hl.s parents, on Mdlu
Mrs. W. 11. Hurgu. Is seriously Hi,
Th'? iniirrlago of Miss Mury O'ltoylo
ntul Joseph Davis was announced yes
ferday jn at. MuryV church.
MIsbss Mary rianiiery (,lid Mury
Barrett have been added to the corps
nt inDtriictoi'H at tho International
Alfred Thomas, ot Hecla, Montuna,
has accepted a position iih engineer
for the Electric Light company,
Mrs. M. F. Whiilcn, of Wllkes.Barro,
spent' yesterduy with friends In town.
While surveying In the old workings
in the Langclllfe colliery, a fine set
by forttlicntlons at the oiilianco of tho
ravine. Ladder Hill gets its name
from the steep wooden steps known
as Jucoh's Ladder, which lead directly
to Its summit, COO feet In height.
One of the chief objects of Interest
in St. Helena Is the house at Long-
wood In which Nnpoleon passed his
captivity. ' Tho plateau of Longwood is
about 2,000 feot above tho level of the
sea and hounded by deep ravines. It
is on the Rupert Hill side of the ra
vine in which Jamestown Is built, Hern
uro the long, low bu'lldlnKs In which
Nupoh'on lived and the new liouso
which ho did not live to occupy. Here
also Is Marshal Ilertrand's cottage,
Napoleon's tomb Is In Slane's vallev,
about a mllu from Longwood, Hut the
body was removed to France In a inan-of-wui
by the Prince de Jolnvlllo In
1810, utid now lies under the dome of
the Hotel des Invnlldes In Paris.
IMrhops tho taking of Uenerul Cronje
and his men to St. Helena would re
store to If some of Its former pros
perlty, For some years the Island has
been getting deeper and deeper Into
flnuuclal straits, and the population
hatj been steadily diminishing, in JS71
the Inhabitants numbered f,AU; ten
years later tho population was i",o;9,
while by tho census of 1S91 It was only
4,110, Including the garrison. Accord
ing to "Tim Statesman's Year Book"
thero arc only about one hundred
births a year and abuut seventy-live
deaths. However, about two hundred
Thoy Follow Emigrants and Tour
Ista Hound the Globe.
I'roin !li" (;Mmuii rimiiililc.
Apples whiu unknown In California
previous to the eastern emigration to
the coast In ISI'J. In that year and
the following years until the railroads
weio built the thousands that went
overland made huge provls'loii for sus
tenance on the way. Hales of hav
and whole oats were carried ulong
for the cattle and mules, and from the
.Missouri river to the Paoltlo oceiiu
theie sprung up grasses that were
sttange lo that country, and lo tills
day the old trails are marked with
tlmotlv and oats that grow wild utwl
are Indestructible, in course .if time
oais came to be cultivated In some
sections, us barley had always been,
it was tlie same with certain kinds of
fruits. Milligrams from Michigan and
Wisconsin, both apple-growing states,
took with them the llnest of apples lo
eat us they imlved across tlie plains.
The seeds of this fruit were dropped
here and there, on receptive soil In
favorable climates, and hence the new
legion of i he Hookies and beyond wum
soon thereafter known as an apple
growing region. NoW some of the
llnijst Baldwins ami pippins to be found
anywhere are growing abundantly In
This is only one instnnce of what is
happening all the world over. Num
bertf of the common plants and weeds
of civilized countries, as well as of the;
blids, beasts and Insects seen mound
the homes In those countries-, travel,
unnoticed, thence with man and so pass
to the remotest continents and islands,
lake lilni, they possess tlie uronertv of
crushing1 the resistance of the natives
and ousting them from their ancient
possessions. A recent Investigator re
ports that to New Zealand, within this
century, nuu species of plants, besides
animals and birds, have come from
England alone and establshed their
quarters. Many of them ate small
species, but all are driving out the
natives before them. Scotch thistles
have spread enormously. The slinging
nettle beurs It company. Dock and
sow thistle nourish amazingly, while
the ponds are choked with water
Besides die line cultivated oisume
trees of Florida, which have been im
proved from the native stock, there
aie yet thickets of thorny wild orange
trees In the southern lake region of
that stale. The fruit of these Is coarse
and sour and of no value. The origin
of t beni dates from tlin centuries ago.
Before some Spanish invader in Ponce
De Leon's force carelessly dropped Hie
seeds of one of the last oranges tlie
company had brought on tlie long voy
age, to guard against scurvy, the tree
was unknown in America.
Down in the lonely anturctic Sir John
Hooker found a wild flower brighten
ing with Its dainty blossoms a lonelv
The great naturalist know the
flower for one which had irrnduallv
suiead from Its home In central Asia
across tho continuent of Europe to
Britain, but how it had Jumped into
this far corner of the earth ho was
puzzled to imagine. He knew, too, that
some llfty years before his visit the
island had been bleak and bare, and
now there was not a spot uncovered.
He set out to explore. In the center
of the island he found tlie grave of
ii n English ex-sailor, it turned out
that the spade tlie grave had been dug
with had last been used in England. A
KhiL'le seed of the llower must have
clung to the mold on Its blade, and
from this grew a carpet that covered
tlie whole island.
Invading armies are great agents in
tlie spread of plants. Naturalists
twenty years hence, writing on South
African botonj', will date many a weed
back to this year of war. Enormous
quantities of forage is being sent up
country from Cape Town every day to
the front. The hay conies largely from
Canada us well as from England, and
the seeds of which it is full will eer
mlnate and spread on the river banks
and veldt. The common sorrel, with
its red spikes, has already made Its
way wherever American hay has been
used. Another plant which is likewise
forcing Its way into every -warm coun
try on earth Is the South African
passion flower, which now covers thou
sands of acres of the fruit orchards
of. the United States with Its trailing
Such well-known English garden
plants as the phlox and the verbena
have run wild over hundreds of acres
of sandy Texan plains, as well as in
If a white man tents for a few days
in the newest of new lands behold tlie
housefly is on hand. If he builds a
house the cheeky sparrow Is speedily
to be seen quarreling with the poultry
for their grain. A little longer and the
big brown rat appears as If by music
and makes short work of the weaker
und smaller native. Our common Brit
ish mouse lias also spread over Ameii
LAST DAY OP
CLOSING SESSIONS OF THE
Leaving Washington every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 10.45 p. in ,
via Southern Railway. New Tourist
Sleepers, personally conducted, go
through to Sun Frnncisco with out
change of cars, conductors or porters.
The routo is through Atlanta, Mont
gomery, New Orleuns. Houston, San
Antonio, New Mexico, Arizona and
Southern California. The curs uro tlm
very latest pattern of Pullman Tourist
Sleepers, birch-wood finish, high-back
seats, sixteen sections, supplied with
linen, etc, same as standard sleepers,
lighted with Plntsch gas, wide vesti
bule, double sash, roller curtains,
lavatory and smoking room for gen
tlemen, and two retiring rooms for
Three and one-lmlf days to Mexico
and Arizona, four days to Los Angeles
und live days to San .Francisco, The
Tourist Car fare Is less than via nny
other route, suvlug from 423.00 to $30,00
for the trip.
Chas. L. Hopkins, District Passenger
Agent, Southern Railway, S2S Chest
nuo street, Phllndojphln, Pa,, will bo
pleased to furnish all information,
Wis oftiT Olio Hundred Dollain ltruard .'or nut
unu of ('Jluirli Hut uniiot In- uuv4 ,v jU',
V. J. CIIJINXY i- CO., Toltdu. O.
We. tliw iiiiiirtslsiwu, have known 1', ,), ciuncy
for til luil 15 J cam. uml ln-Uute Mm perfectly
honorable in all InaincM tiaiujuiom and llnan
dully ahlu to carry out any obligation iiuilc
bv their Hi m.
West k Tuuv, VioUvale DrumrUtt. Tokcio, 0.
Walillnif, Kinnaii & Marvin, Wlioleula Jiriif,
(,'UU, Toh do, (,
Halt's Cutarrh Cure U lal.eu Internally, octlin;
directly upon the blood and inucom surtaiea of
thu syoteui. Testimonial-, tint fiee. t'lleo Tje
per liotlle. Sold by all PrugitUti.
il.ill'H Family I'ilN jrr the best.
Delegates Worn by the Week's Ex
citement, Seek Repose but the
Vigor -of the Speakers Is Unnboted.
An Intertlew with Belva Look
wood She Never Wore Short Hair.
The Colored Women Prominent.
Unique Feature from Syria.
Washington, Dec. '. The hist day's
meetings, with the exception, of tlm
evening session, sliowed some abate
ment of the ciowd of the week, as many
delegates were moie or less worn by
the week's excitement, slKlttseelns,
shopping, and attending the stirring
meetlntis In tlie "city of magnificent
distances" making u combination cal
culated to tile any ordinary woman.
Those who spoke had not uppaiently
lost vigor, however, nor had the hon
ored president, from tlie sounding
blows of the guvel when unparliamen
tary attempts at speech were made.
Anyone observing Mrs. Stevens will ad
mire her decision or character, how
ever, and see how necessary are such
attributes as hers In presiding over
these greut meetings. Wlthji less de
cided chairwoman much that Is useless
and tiresome would be said, but Mrs.
Stevens is Inflexibly prompt and every
one recognizes the Justice of her dlc
llmis. Her heavy voice, as one becomes
accustomed to It, Is not displeasing, hut
on the contrary gives o.e a sense of
raie confidence in the owner.
Your correspondent was delighted to
imve the opportunity of meeting und
conversing several times with the noted
Belva Lockwood, who instead of being
tlie short-haired, aggressive person we
have repeatedly seen described, Is a
dear little old lady witli u peaceful face
framed In waves of silvery hair, and
such a friendly way that I was em
boldened to ask her about tlie truth of
certain newspaper legends I had read.
"Now, did the conductor ever shout
'Belvldere!' when yuu were going
through Ohio, and did" you want the
men on the cars to punish him for Ills
remark?" 'Bless your heart, no!" said
the little old lady cheerfully. "Any
thing else?" "Didn't you ever have
short hair." "Savor since I was ten
years old. Do you feel better, child?
Well, sign my peuce. petition," which I
willingly did, to her greut. satisfaction.
The women of the Women's Christian
Temjierunce union evidently tuke a
proper interest in dtess In spite of their
"blue-stocking" propensities, as uny
one who saw tlie "whlte-rlbbon" host
at tlie white house yesterday would
agree. A proof 1 that a photographer,
wished to take the throng on tlie treas
ury steps the last afternoon.
National Superintendents of the
Press, tlie Women's Christian Temper
ance L'nion Institutes, of Scientific,
Temperance Instruction, Non-Alcoholic
Medication, Health and Hereditary,
and Work Among Colored People, all
gave leports of the year's work during
tlie day that were very gratifying. One
hopeful fact was that the consumption
of cigarettes hud decreased from 4.150,
oou.ooo in 1S95 to ar little over L'.non.Onn.rrm
for tills year.
COLORED WOMKN AS SPKAKEHS.
A noticeable feature of the meetings
was the prominence of colored women,
sixteen attending as delegates, eight
making addresses or prayers -from the
platform, and for the first time in the
history of the Women's Christian Tem
perance union national meetings a
young colored woman was among the
newspaper reporters. Most of them
were of slave parentage, I was In
formed, but they appeared uniformly
at ease on tho platform, and spoke with
energy und to tho point.
Many of the delegates Improved their
last day in gazing sit the various and
wonueriui sights or the city, some
sauntering through the fish commis
sion gazing at beauties of the flnnv
tribe flashing like jewels through ..the
pale green waters of tlie huge tanks
with river weeds and white pebbles
making it home-like to them, some
rushing through the Coreorun art gal
lery with but scant time to "do" its
wonders, some climbing "winding stair"
of the W 'slilngton monument, others
visiting congress, where the anti-canteen
bill is ponding.
But all joined to fill the Lafayette
opera house at the farewell evening
session, which was a worthy climax to
fo memorable a week-.
LADV FROM SYRIA.
A most unique feature was the ad
dress by Mudame Layyah Barakat, of
Syria, In native costume of pink and
blue plaid with white gauze head dress,
Bible In hand. Her delivery was most
Impetuous, and her broken English did
not mar the effect of her eloquence an
she spoke of the mission und right or
American women to carry the temper
ance gospel to every land.
Rev. Anna Shaw gave a temperunco
lecture of the old-fashioned sort, a
strong arraignment of the "debasing
trafllo" with a modern application of
its degrading effects In the Philippines,
where the canteen was Instituted as a
so-called temperance measure, the fal
lacy of which with keen logic sho ex
posed. Miss Kale Lunden, a Swede, spoke
on Coluiubla'B unique position and re
sponsibilities among the tuitions of the
enrth. She wns very witty, und was
Miss Alice J. Harris, of Massachu
setts, sung a solo, "victory," in a most
triumphant, clear und bugle-IIko voice,
with cornet accompaniment,
Mrs. Leonora Luke, of the Cuthollo
Total Abstinence Union of Amnrlcu,
spoko In u powerful und Intensely dra
mutlo manner on tho evils of Intemper
ance, and the perils of Irrellglon In our
land, She claimed the great conven
tion to be ns important as the session
of congress, und to be In the great en
thusiastic assemblage was to believe it.
The Hosing hymn, "Qod Be with You
TllUWo Meet Again," was sung by the
assembly with Joined hands holding u
white ribbon that girdled the audience
room, and the greatest national tern,
peianco meeting ever held wus u thins
of the past, but forever to he tin In
Orluiiu M. Williams.
In getting the boomerang's curve und
recurve In rings. For a little sport
good models of the Australian weapon
can he Imllnbid In stiff cardboard and
nil sorts of different achievements uc
compllshed through the diversity ot
their shapes, Crescents and almost
olroular ones cuij be thrown so us to
curve und recurve In rings und lettlrn
finally to their owner's feet. Long,
slender ones broadened ut one end wilt,
ot course take longer distances, but
they ihi not return. Triangles pass
through the nlr very swiftly and usu
ally puss through the ulr vety swiftly
It ml usually hike a sine nlm, In throw
ing them Ihoy are held between the
thumb und two llrst fingers and let fly
hi the same way as Is customary In
native sport. The cardboard should be
firm and thick, but nlwuys kept' thin
on the edges, as are those made of
wood, or they will not slip throuKh the
At u parly urrunged for this amuse
ment It Is customary for eueti guest' to
cut out his own weapon that he may
gel an Indlvldutil shape. The hostess
simply provides good shears and u vast
amount of cardboard. It Is necessary
to have an objective point- to throw at
and for this purpose there Is usually
suspended from the celling on n light
cord a bird inude of cotton halting,
When the boomerang has been success
ful In its aim can always be lold by
tlie swaying of the bird. Such a func
tion most often devolves Into a contest
of skill, and the one that hiu the bird
the oftenest' Is awarded a prize, while
to ull I hero Is opened a field for per
sons! Investigation and u sjnod lilt of
ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK.
MOXDAV. -Sluihoiiy Orihetu Coiieeit.
Ti'l'.hDAV.IliilKe's Vaudeville IV-lhal. Af
ternoon and ldirlit. '
TIll'nsDAV. I luilf VirthniiniN i oiuediiiiH in
".lf and bade."
l-'lttl)AV.--"Hie lllKliH.iyniiin," lie Kini-n and
Smith' comic opera.
SVI'UHIJAV. -"In Old Kentucky." Afternoon
Academy of Music.
AM, WtXh'.-llor and Penticitf iomuny In leje
Fllt-T TIIIIKK DAYS. Hire and Hmtuti'e i one
I.AVT THItKK DAYS. lion Ton lliulM)uen.
'the Itoe and reiikiig company, which oen
a week's eiiKimenieiit t thes Academy of MimIc
lonifKc. comes highly leeommended from Wilkc.
Il.il le, where the) have Juat closed a wcek'cc en
gjienient, plnjlng lu leeord-bieaking businea
and inditing much praise tiom the press und
a.dau-e Irom Hie public. The opening; perform
ance to be giu-n lliU evening is one of Hal
Ueid's bip -cueeeJ-e-i, entitled "ltoanoke,
Going to buy a gift for Christmas:?: Why 'J?
not make it a useful one a, sensible .one ?
We are stocked with a splendid lot of
Novelties amongst them you'll find just what
PANCV STANDS AND TABI.l'.S
VI-KNIS MARTIN PIKCT-S
Might go on with a list that would keep you .
thinking for a week. Supposing you take time
by the forelock come and see what we have.
ln Our New Store.
406 Lackawanna Ave.
& Furniture Co.
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MERCEREAU & GONNELL
JEWELERS AND SILVERSMITHS.
Now Open in Our ,New vStore with a
NEW STOCK FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Diamonds, Fine Jewell ry, Watches, Silver
ware, Cut Glass and Leather Goods.
4 Our stock for extent, variety and fineness in.
every department is not excelled in tins locality.
Our well-ku own Guarantee goes with every
article, aii are welcome.
No. 132 Coal Exchange,
4 4 4 4 4- 4 $?- $ f f 1 .f. .
l.cte. MiM Kaflieiliie .Stiindi-.li npjje.ii in tlie
title idle of "Uamokc," in wlcicli fmrt li" lia.-c
(iitmrtitiilt.v ot ili"ijiiviiiK Iter ability u mi nol
le--! and iil.o many pietty cotiune. 'tlie rlec
iikal ami ealelimi ejects which :cie ucli
necessity lo i?ire .1 litnt duvt unci flnUhed per
furmanoe ore ciriled Icy the- Itne and penhi-ru
Tlii. jii.itincc! Tuda.v, the llil of lice daily
matinees to be given, will he a very funny com
edy entitled "A I.hely Time." Tuesday eieninir
another of Hal tleiii'-. oil- rtiutciKiH will he- pin
dined in its entirety. This is certainly the play
that made Hal He-id fumou-, and much ot Mr.
Itcid'e popularity should he attributed to tlie
Hoe and lcnbciK company, as their production
(cf 4he piece U claimed to be the best yet. In
order In Introduce thN company to Scranlonian-.
it has been decided tu admit any lady to tlie
her lc-ceru-d oc-at in the liiiii-e Monday eeniuc;
tor ." cent, providinc --lie t'ciires her tickets
hef-.re ," p. m.
Rico & Burton's Company.
like and Uailoic'-. Hie,' .Spectacular r.lra.mJiiz.i
company hejiiii an enu-ujretueiit a '.lie ISaieiy
Ibis afternoon. This new slmw is' one of the
.strongest now befoie the public. Tint cui'laln
i.ci-ei- 1- Jtlce find llai ton's late-t miccc--- and
Lkutrlilns conceit entitled "Drown Aliiont,' the
DaUle-i." Ill the olio Eckhon' and Cioiilon intio
duce their musical act. ltice and Kliner their
wonderful bar act, and the .Sisters Princeton will
prevent a novel specialty. The olio will al-o in
clude Ituf and Itetto, in eccentric; burlesque
comedy; lleier listers, change uitists; Muhliii
and Dunn; nibbmn and llairett. (haraeter (ome-
itlan. Tlie new after-piece U called "MeDoodle's
Kbits, or Sritan'i. Inn," in which lhe famous Coney
Island Mud (Sutter land will be intioduccd with
il- din-itor, Sulci', iriejt imitator, Chaflcs liar.
High Class Entertainment.
The culluied plajiroei s of Scranton need hue
no fear about tlie cliataclt-i- and enlertaiuinic
quality of tlie Buike vaudeville piesentfltioiis.
which comet to the Lyceum tomoViow after
noon and eU'ltiliK. Xotliini;' is done in speech
or action that can nffend. and each arliM has
won a reputation In bis or her line. Lillian
IhiiMuit heads the Ml of stain. .She has been
recognized by eminent critics as one ot tlie hest
comediennes ot the day. She will appear in a
meiry pla.vle.-l entitled "A Passing l-'iuicy." Sidney
((rant and Agues Noiton have won high praise
for their comedy work and (musty peifoim
a 1 iocs,
1'iolmbly th" nio-.l unlifiie attraction Is El
stretu'a wonderful loe dancing, which she doc-s to
her own piano accompanimenls. A,tonLhlng is
tlie exhibition of knowledge by little Lovander
Itiiliaici.on, 0 jears old, who answers all ciies.
tiuiii. put lo him. Kor a clean, clear-cut and
happy team of trlili comedians Casey nml I.e
(lair cucl. What they do is tlioroinrhlv enlov-
Hlili', Deuuiix and Deveuu appear in a mu.ie'nl
comedy act. Tlie lle.vfold Ilrotheis have some
Ihlin; new to oner in the way ot acrobatic per
foiinauees, while Sophie Burnliani, one of (lie
sweeie.t allien, on tlie (.tune, will ilrllirlit with
new songs. The children will be especially
pleated with the matinee. See adveiiUnieiit W
shot foiniK Itself, and the height of
the tower has nothing to do with shap
ing the pellets. Height is only neces
sary to give them time to harden be
fore they c'oiiie lu t-ontact with anv-
hcuititul southern comedy full of bcait interest. ' thing that might destroy their shape,
pathos and comedy, .sure to please tho--e who I The old tower on Center street Is 170
with to Immli mid to satisfy tlio-e of diamatic 1 ,eet taj A, i.f. bottom Is n well thir
teen feet deep, tilled with water. Into
which the hard, but hot, shot fall. An
endless chain works at the bottom with
buckets, carrying the shot up to a
platform as fust as they reach thei
bottom of the well. On a working day
twelve tons of shot will be rained down
I from the giddy top into this well and
1 the frnter will be kept hissing with
the torrent. The real skill Is recitiired
I in mixing the lead to be poured.
! Melt pure lead und pour it through
I the colender at the top of the tower
' and II will be taken from the water in
short strings, more like crooked nails
j than shot. To make the lead form
' pellets it must be shortened, or "short
j ened," just as a housewife shortens
dough with lard to make pie crust.
: The shortening for lead is arsenic. The
i amount of ursenic used is so alight,
! and so perfectly assimilated by the
j lead, that it Is harmless. It Is mixed
with the lead thus: On the bottom of
I a great retort is placed a heap of forty
pounds of pure arsenic. Over it Is
placed an iron crown, which fits air
tight. On top of this is put a ton of
cold lead. The lead is then heated.
The moment it begins to show red an
attendunt plunges an Iron rod into li
and upsets the Iron crown, or bowl,
that held the arsenic down. The poison
is thus released at. the bottom of tlic
hot lead. Tt begins to work Its way
up thuough the mass, but by the time
It reaches tlie surface there is barely
a fume of it left, the lead having ah
s plied It.
T.eud thus treated Is as brittle. as
quicksilver, and a bit of It dropped on
the tloor will My in a thousand direc
tions and come to rest In a myriad of
tiny pellets, it Is loo brittle for Bhot.
It is "shot stock." One hundred pctnds
of this stock Is melted with a thou
sand pounds of pure lead and the re
sultant mixture is short enough for
shot und Is run off into bars of L'OO
PQtinils weight each..
At the top of the tower on a sort
of dlas Is a melting pot. The prepared
lead is hoisted to this on an elevator.
The uolender. which is like 'those used
SATUBDAY'S STOCK QUOTATIONS
The followim,' quotation are turntihed Thd
Tilbuua by St. S. .lordan rt Co., room itti-rM
Wears buildlr.g, Scranton, Pa, Telephone SOUS:
Open- High- Low- f.'loic-
uig. est. eat,
Aiiiciicnii Mcnr lii
American Tobatco lOiVi
Am. Steel & Wire 11',.
Atch., T. .V: St. Tj.... :t7-U
A., T. te fee Fe.. IV... S2?i
Biook. Traction 70
Maltu. K Chlo 76
Com. Tobacco i
dies. Ac Ohio OW,
Chic. eV (It. West W.i
tide.. Bur. (J Vm
Si. Paul Il'IH
Hock Island U3'
federal Meel IJ
Vccler.il Steel, lr. 7"i4
Kan. i; Tex., Pr. ;iTa
Jouis. & X.islnillc sii
Alan. KlMiited 107s
Met. Traction KSIJ
.MissO. I'aiiric .V)'4
People's (Ian !."si
Southern PjciHu It
Noifolk West ilU
N'ortli. Pacific Wi
Veirih. Pucilio. I'r. .... 8Ui
X. Y. (.erilr.it lll-'i
ilmniio .t Wc-tcrn .... '-M'-ii
i'i i. It. It 111T4
Purine. Mail Il.
Heading Ity 20
Heading Ity., I'r. tt:
"Southern Jt. It 17' i
Sovih. it. It., I'r. iIH
Tciin. Coal Se lie u)
t. S. Leather 1V,
V. . Leather, Pr 7trs
t". S. Ituhber it
l'nion Pacillo 70?,
l'nion PuclflR, Pr. Mii
Wabash. Pr :8
We.stcin I'nlci ,!
sew vohk Fitoimci:
3 J Hi
7"-! 71) X
Scranton Board of Trade Exchange
Quotations All Quotation! Bused
on Par of XOO.
I'iist National Uji'Ic
.-Sctantoii Senilis Hank
Third National Dank
Dime Dt'l'Oelt and Discount Han!.,.
Economy Light, II. . r
l.tcka. 'IVnst Safe Ikposit Co
Clarl: fc Snover t.'o., Pr
Scranton Iron Fence 4: llfir. Co. ...
scranlon Aiie Werhn
I.cckiiuanua Daily Co., IV,
i.'ountr Satiun- Hank i: Trust ( ..
One New Method of Winter-time
r'loiu the Chliaifo Itecoid.
iioomeruii(ts arc now Hipped for
umusemuttt In the drawing room, finite
as nnlurully as nmtshmallows were at
one tlnto toasted beforo the lire. For
parlor pructlcu, however, the sport hits
Its llmltatloiis and skill Is expended
"Self and Lady."
Chailcs riohuiaii'i. coinedl.ius, no.v In lluir
lentil .eiiAon, will tome lo the l.yc 11 wu
Tliurida.e cicaina; for one peifoiinaiicc, piesent
inif the very late-.! uotelty in IVncli fane, en
titled ".-'elf and L-idy." Thi-s oicianizatlon Is
tin; uiicciul pet of the ciitcipil.iiii; iiiananei
whft.c name It hcuici and il is compo-cd of the
eiy (leam of his forces. It Is headed by four
tj, E. l, Ifollaud, Frit Williams, Isabel liv
Ini,' and Jlay ttobson, The play It will e-.vlit
heie coiuej with the prc.llKc of New Yoik an
prnval, and, furlliennore, It ban had rcnuH.abh
iiecc'.j in Loudon and Pari..
It was wiltten by Pierre Deeouu-elle, one of
llii! niost notable Parisian wilier 01 high c1.ks
comedy, and I., peihajis, ihe best evaninle of
that autl.or'a brilliant .,otk. All its Uihne,.,
all Its, piquant episode and uihii.Iiik ultuatloiu
have been relalned In tlie tivtisplantattuti from
ihe trench lo the .m,.,-lia kiave, ld ,,,
while inokiiiLj It ullotrether in roiuonjnce with
Amerlean taste. It h funny f,,,,,, jturt to flnUli,
and its fun i. of that particular order which
does not t,tv the Imagination. It tells a 1110,1
liiterestlntr story and it U ncedlvw lo add ih.i
(lie iiroductiou will he one of the most coinnlele
per .cen on tho local Uite. The I'lohman name
is u .nillefcnl ituaranlee that IhU will he .0
Standard Dril lie '
Tiadeis' National Dank
.-cianton Holt and Nut Co
Scianlon P.iseiitjer Hallway, Hist
MuitcraKC due 1U.1I
Peoiile'a hllect Itallivjc, Urn iniiit-
cjiise, due lUIS
People'" Street Hallway, llemi.cl
mottBllEC, due lU'.'l
in any kitchen only vastly more heavy, 1 I'-r-Vatio.iarflaiikCiiSale;
Is a foot lu diameter. It is ulm-eil m-i I Uv.i 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 L-- (
the center of a wo.odcn tube, three feet
in diameter, that stands In the center
of the tower. Scum from bolllnu- lead
is powdered, and the bottom of the
colender Is covered with . It to the
dpnth of half an Inch. On top of this
tho lead is poured. U percolates
-Llllinneh tin iinu-fliii nml lerinci chi.nnni. Dickson MaiiUfacll'i'Ini: t'n.
-! """"1,11 .-...,. .1.1,. i,,.l -t ,,. ,.,
tie uoies exactly as water throuuh u , : ,? s n'-Tiii n per
mtcr. Each drop that leaves the sus- ,..,it
pended colender Is a perfectly rounded snaniou TuilUm per eem.
snot, its rorm Is tiover (thauRed for
the better. After the drops beuln to
lot bo they fall so fust from tlm iimnv
holes that to the eye they seem lp
solid streams of lend instead or a suc
cession of tiny globes. The duliv of
metal fleams like Oliver and Is a pietty
thlimr to look at. Hut if one were to
thrust one's head Into the shower one's
head would bo chewed off In a twinkl
ing, especially at tlie bottom, ifor tin
speed It actiulres In Its fall Is almost
as sreut as that It has when fired fjotn
Nearly every stranger who visits the
Scranton Wholesale Market.
(Coiii-cled by II. (I, "le. V Lcluwnn4Ae )
lluller -I'leameij, 2lat!W,
ElilfS--Select Wl'oletll. 21c. i intJlliy ktale; .tic',
t.'hoew Full cream, new, I2e,.
Means Per Int., ( liolce ni.icii.ss, f.'.OT."
Onions- i'U, per hil,
Flour - Hest IMIllll, l,ti.
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Philadelphia Cattle Marget.
Philadelphia, Dec. P. Hecflpls for the week:
Cattle, ,'t.esOj cheep, twit; hoi;, ."i.'IO. fteef
cattle luled ilow, p.irticiiljily on common and
iiiedluin stock on which prices were lower, flood
cattle in liai.t oiimib and tallica .tcidv under e.
Ill m nciiill. He.l, .V2Vsa-"'.8"J elioli.-. W,?7U
tower for the first time wants to puko I "5'5'Ji- -00;1, . ,'7',uVi5! ""rt'",n' ..t-ai.fn,
nis Hand into the stream to sec how
hard It Is falllm;, itecenlly a wise
yount? ntttn with a silk hat Insisted on
holding out his hand, ulid Ktmlneer
Trucey, who lias run tfie lower for
thlrty-tlve years, Jerked lilm buck just
in nine 10 save lite lutnu, Tlio .voliiiir
HOW SHOT IS MADE.
Dropped Through a Colender
Water Many Peet Below.
i iiu Ihe Mail und Exnc-..
Kvei-y (feneration or so some crank
comes forward with scheme lo make
small shot without a lower, Kvurv
plan has been tried but not an ounce
of small shot is on the murket except
what was made lu the old-fushlohcd
way. The larncst shot that can be
nude In a lower is twenty-three-hun-dredths
of an Inch in diameter. Buck-
suoi ana all sizes larger ant moulded
hutlul of tint shut. The hat was eaten
up so quickly that only a few bits of It
could be ashed from the well. Tlie
enti'lneer then held a pine board Inlu
the rain, and when the shot passed
right through It tint visitor shuddered
at the thousht of the hand he nilulii
have tuken home..
Mrs, Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup
lias been u.cd fur over l-'IFTV VI.'UIS l,r
WII.LIOSS of MOl'UEIIS for their CIIILiJUKS
WHILE TlXrillNU. witli PERI-'KOT sUCts
It hOOTUUS ihe CHII.O. SOFTENS the (U'I9
ALLAYS all PAI.Ni CITIES WIXD COLIC, unci
in the best ifiiiedy for PI VRRIIOKA. !oj by
Uriik'tUu in eiy pait (if . the. norld. Il ,m
and ak tor "Mr. ' Vlnlo'' Soolliiii-,' Sirup,''
The process Is extremely slinple-the J i1B,,u.. no u,l"r hl ' lw,"J-m- ''"
Mioop and lamh- Mipplics libeial; eood theep
ililecl .tindy unclc-r a flit demand; culls and in-U-vlnr
.lock iiiacliic- und neglected. i.'hoie
l.imbn luled llimer Willi good iiiriuli)', .Sheep,
choiie, I'.l-U'.ic: cood, ial,-. ; indium, :t.t
Hjc; oinuioii. 2.12! ;c; siiiil.- laiiilw, IV-iiuc.
Ilcic Price veil maintained under iit'tsdy
iKiiijikI; best western, Ttici oilier kinds, ""fctit
liinii then lic.lil .,ni lclu hiu i .. ,.i. 7c. j tJle lios led cm sjw, rai lu-ii.aoiu or.
,1,1 e ci ., ,Ut ' l'"1' U 'libaiily ftoin 8Jil3JP.: tl.lli cowk, inodelale
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in-line, at aas2c, l?ai c.iitc, cciuujiii vrpne
icwei, in Bond ie.uest, 4H.'i7',ic.; liillcli ernes,
' k-.T.'jl lli.tk.i.il tlK. ttitlHv rli.iii:m,l jl. Kt..
flics 'lief id cows lield at da'tic
Buffalo Live Stock Market.
b'li.t Iluffjlo, T): ?.lteceiiiU-Ctll..JH
cmi; ohec-ii uml lainU. 21 can; hQv,'"fo!fcJl.
Shipim-iiH-C.UIIo, 121'cais; sheep and Umbo," i
ens; hogs, 15 pair.
Callle (icneially uitti calves, choiee to t
lia, ij7.oD.i7.75- Lamb., choice to ettu, ff.90l
,'i.t'i; sheep, choice In cMn, tal.2j.
Ili'lty-lleaty,-f.la3.15; pigs, I.I06.I. ,
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THE BEST rtiN-MalXBRa, '..
And simple 'i!eoit that slwajs pleats,
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