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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1900.
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'plton A DISASTROUS FIRE.
The Grocery of D. W. Humphrey on
Salom Avonuo Wrockod.
At 1.15 o'clock yesterday afternoon nn
alarm of lire was .sounded from Box 2t,
lit. the corner of Snlcm avenue ond
Mulni.trcot. Tlic llrcmen quickly re-
,irion3U, and found a dense volume of
"TsuSoh cohilnTfrant the cellar under
T?ne jwoMySSture 'of t. W. Humphrey,
"-ntfn HnTem" avenue. Befoic the lire
could bo suhdued a Brent volume of
water was turned into the cellar and
Htor completely rulnins: the Ini-jro
mock of Kroei-rles. and the roinblncd
loss by Maine and Hood la estimated at
fuim .f::,ooo to' $3,roo.
At about 1.15 Mr. Humphrey started
for hia home at 10S Salem avenue, leav
ing tho store In ohut'Ko of two of bin
I'li'ikM, 'Minor Urokenshlre and Fred
A'an ( (order. Mr. Humphrey's daugh
ter. Miss Cii.'icc, wis also In the store,
In tlic! olllce. She Is the bookkeeper and
cashier. Mr. Brokonshlie started in to
.-Ivlni.tinJIiQ windows for the holidays.
"-He -hurt junt begun, and Mr. Van Gor
der and he were tllscusslni? the style of
.tilmuiliiRr. Jliuiusor Byrne, of the opera.
, 'house, and City Trensuier Connor were
- In the store anil the four were hi an
animated ronveiMitlon when Mr. Hrok
rnblre looked to want the buck of the
store and saw smoke curling up bo
t"'en the boards of the floor.
He Jumped out of the window and
p.iid: "Tbo .store's on lire!" He ran
for a water pall and shouted to Man-as-er
Byine to turn In an ahum. Fill
in;; the pail with water he raised the
cellar door and was Elected by a dense
' Noluine of sirioko-iif a heavy, pungent
odor. He at once, saw the futility of
ftttcmptliiK;to descend and ran back to
the C'isbier's otlice to tell Miss Humph
rey of her peril "and to save the book
and lock the safe, lie succeeded in
sottim? her to a. place of safety and
had just lime to Krab the books and
suliicr tlio safe door shut and f?et out
iM'fore Lhe smoke made it perilous to
Then the llremen anived. They founil
smoke pouring fioin the cellar, the i-oof,
the chinks over the doors and from a
multitude of other places. They at
tacked the cellar llrst, but had to turn
their attention quickly to the upper
poition of tho building, which seemed
in imminent danger of combustion. For
Jialf un hour they worked with great
zeal and then the fire was drowned out.
An element which tried the courage
of the llremen severely was the knowl
edge 'that In the cellar and not far
from the fire "was a tank of kerosene
oil, containing four barrels of the lluid.
Despite this the volunteers worked with
a will and were helped by a number of
bystandeis in shifting their hose and
directing Its nozzle where It would do
the most good.
When .It was declared safe to go in
the store a number of curious persons
followed the clerks and firemen Inside.
It was a most deplorable looking place.
The tiro had only scorched the walls
on the main floor, but the energy of
Iho water had knocked everything
moveable askew, tore the labels off the
canned goods, and tho floor was cov
eiucl with a litter of crackers, nuts,
apples, nnd many other parts of the
utock. Mr. Humphrey looked on and
sadly observed: "Well, this Is a dandy
'looking store now." A small square
register In the center of the floor was
taken up to sweep tho water into the
collar and tho front door was opened.
A number of persons walked in and
were cautioned to look out for the hole.
Mr. Fred Lieberman, of the Carbondalo
Telephone company, came In behind the
ve&t.oy the cirowd, and did not hear the
warning. He promptly put his right
foot lnXtho hole and but for the pres
ence of bystanders would probably
have been seriously hurt. As It was,
be was grabbed and saved from fall
ing. His lej; above his ankle was badly
Mrs, Smith, Mrs. Humphrey's wid
owed mothe lived upstairs over tho
stoie. She did not suffer a bit of loss,
as neither the fire nor water penetrated
her apartments. Hack of her home,
however, Mr. Humphrey used tho sec
ond floor as a storeroom for flour, tea
nnd other goods in bulk, and some of
thehu were soaked.
Mr. Huinphiey d!dxnot sit around and
tlVn all"h is loss, as many another man
would liavo done. Although tho fire
bad spoiled his tiade In the busiest
lAveek .ot.tbe-. yeaivhe took .matters
'philosophically and In half an hour
after he saw his stock of goods was
1 uined beyond redemption, he had hired
another store and was busy ordering
a bran new stock from a local whole
sale fjioeery house. Although it was
Jiecehhiyy for. hlin and his clerks to
woik h'uid all lust nght, he proposes
to bj'tppen and ready for business this
morning, .This commendable enterpiise
was to be expected of Mr, Humphrey,
as be is one of the greatest "hu.sflers"
In the city. His new location will bo
at tho corner of Lincoln avenue and
Main stieet, In tlio old Arnold store,
He will be ready to receive all Ills cus
tomers nnd llll all orders this morning.
Tho grneeryman had just stocked up
-ltlff fujl line-of, holiday uoods and
tlio sfoui was packed from cellar to
u. "'' w"n iV IISO extra stock. He estl-
"timtes ills loss nt about $3,000 to $:i,r,00,
T'J'.'JU' rovered by Insurance.
t The store cat was found by the fire
men In n dying condition, oveicomo by
Rinoke. A meiciful hnnd put It out oC
, .MANY MOURNERS. ,
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Two Funerals Held Yesterday in
..'&. V.i' i This City.
"""The funeral tit. Mrs. Cathoilne
While, w:ho"iu"ed' "early on MbhtUy
nioiulug at her homo on upper Caiman
street, wns held yosturday morning
,jtf-tha.-Uwrcli'-of Htyttose de Ulna,
Tlio .funeral prijcpssjon was one of ho
largest Mh'at 1ms been seen In this
xMy fur n long tlnu A laigo number
'"Jot her foimer friends wero pio&eut,
Tho Hev, George Dixon conducted the
services' and delivered u touching cu
'lojty of tho deput'ted.
Tho pall beards wore nil Binnd-
t-ohlldren of Mrs. White. They were
-Cgrt.f a Cough or Cold at onoe.
-,;caitqucr croup, wnQopinj-vouKii, uroucnnu,
?:Trrpiie "nil Couturaption. QuIcW, sure rc&ulti.
f William McHalc, Frank Collins, Ed
ward nierdon, Wulter Rlordon and
Bert White. The ftincrnt cortege pro
uoeded to St. Itoso cemetery, after tho
obsequies, where tho interment wus
The funeral of Utile Mary Mar
guerite Kurl was hold yesterday af
ternoon nt her mother's residence, nt
21 Forty-second street. Little Miss
Karl in is but 3 years old. Tho Inter
ment was made In St. Rose cemetery.
This is the second tlmo within a
month that death has invaded Urn
Km I home. Only a few weeks ago her
husband died nt tho Emergency hos
pital, In this city. Mrs. Karl has tho
sympathy of the entire community in
her two-fold uflllctlon.
A MAMMOTH CHURCH ORGAN.
The New Organ for Trinity Epis
copal Church Ready to Bo Sot Up.
The new orgnn for Trinity Episco
pat church was unloaded yesterdav
afternoon and this morning work will
be begun to get It In position ami
lendy for the opening of the new edi
fice. The organ Is from the firm of
(leorge S. HutchliiBs & Co., of Boston.
The new Instrument Is a two-manual,
tubulur-pneumatlo organ. Its cost is
i 1,400, and it is the lincst and largest
church organ in Northeastern Penn
rylvanin, with tho possible exception
o;' the one In the Klin Park church in
Scranton. Mr. Charles A. Ryder, the
builders' representative, arrived from
New York yesleiday afternoon and
will commence woilc on setting it up
at once. He Is accompanied by two
expert organ builders. It will tak
four weeks to get the multiplicity of
parts together and in working order.
The Trinity organ is described as a.
two-manual, tubular-pneumatic on".
Tho wind chests are of the Hutoh
Ings patent and tho repetition for the
action Is Instantaneous. It is abso
lutely quiet and the organ is (to be
blown by a Kos water engine. The
action, Instead of being on tracks, as
in most organs, is tubular pneumatic,
and all the vnlves in it are opened by
pneumatic pressure, which, in turn,
are operated by a column of air forced
through lead tubes. There is in the
neighborhood of neatly a ton of (lead
It is easily the larg-est church organ
In town, weighing nbout seven ton?.
The action of the organ runs from tho
organ chamber, in the southern side
of the chancel, down a square pillar
in the chancel, under the flooring and
to the northern side, making the
length of each pieco of lead tubing
about seventy feet. The front purtVof
lhe instrument will bo painted in plain
gold. It has all the vciy latest me
chanical appliances In tho way of
couplers and combinations.
It was the same firm of organ build
ers that built the handsome organ
in George Vanderbilt's church at Bilt
more. A description of tho orgnn, its
couplers, combinations and pedals,
Compass of ni.imial from C to e, CI notes.
Compaq of ih-iUIs fioin C to 1 CO note3.
1. Eight-foot open dlui.isuji.
2. Kiglit-foot iliik'i.m.i.
". Klglil-foot cross lloctc.
4. Kiglit-foot K(iii.lioiu.
0. Four-foot oUite.
C. Tour-foot flute.
HWT.U, OIIU V.V.
7. Sixteen-foot bouulou ba.
5. bitec-foot bourdon tieblc.
0. IMglit-foot open diapason.
10. I'.iglit-foot s illeioiul (lower T-ftopped),
11. i;i(,iit-foot Aeollnc (lower 7-itopped),
li i:ight-foot vo: cclestti.
ill. lllehl-foot stopped diapason.
II. l'our-foot flute (liiirinoniqiic).
15. l'oui-foot vlolini.
l(i. Two-foot flautino.
17. Eight-foot fagatln,
IS. Sixteen-foot bourdon.
If). Eight-foot flute.
20, Swell to great uiiUon.
21. Swell to great lit octinc-".
22, ire.it to pedals.
21, Swell to pcdiR
2.-. 1'oitc gieat.
CC, Piano meat.
27. I'm to swell.
23. Piano swell.
29. llalauccd cicaccndo pul.il.
III. 0'ic.it to pedil reierbiblc coupler.
32. ll.il.imc swell pedal.
Lost Part of His Ear.
James Weidner, a driver Ifor John
Booth, was waiting in front of tho
ear shop with a team on Tuesday
evening, when his horses became
Beared at some objeot and started to
run. Ho was unable lo gain control
of the horses and was speedily spilled
Into heap of scrap iron, his head
coming into contact with tho iron, tho
rough edges tearing off a part of his
light ear. The team 'was stopped be
foie doing any damage to themselves,
Dr. Nlles attended tho Injured man
nud took several stitches In the re
mainder of the torn organ,
Tho Theatre Dark.
Nothing will bo doing nt thoiGrand
Opera House for tho rest of-tho week,
l'hu next production will bo "Tho
Woman In Blauk," to bo given by tho
Jack Hoelller Stock company. This
play Is fioin the pen of H, Cirattun
Donnelly, whose works huvo been por
foimed In this city a number of times.
Decides the above piny, tlio stock com
papy will All out tho week, beginning
Monday next, with an extensive re
iibitolie, giving a routines Clulstmns
Union Boor Now.
The Cnrbondale branch of the Cen
tral Pennsylvania Browing company
was among tho locals that signed the
union scale submitted by tho Brewers'
union. Manager KruiiU has now com
piled with ul) the rcqultements of tho
scale, nnd no inoio will tho union men
of, the city boycott the pioduct of the
South Church street biewery.
The ladles of ,tho First Congrega
tional chutch will open a bazar this
afternoon in tho rooms usually oc
cupied by tho Young Men's union,
downstairs in 'the church. Fancy ar
tloles of all descriptions, Christmas
knick-knacks, and other hotkluy
goods will bo on sale. Bcfieshments
will bo served. The fair will continue
tomorrow and Saturday.
EX. Hatfield, man
ager of the Carbon
date edition, wilt be
pleased to receive
callers seeking Infor
mation or desirous of
Imparting It. Tele
phone numbers: New
a8fi: old, 0423,
NEW PLANT FOR HIGH SCHOOL.
A Contract Awarded to Eugono H.
Howe to Roplaco Inadequate Heat
The school bonrd has awarded a
contract to Eugene If. Dowo, of this
city, to replace tho hollers nowdn use
In tho Central pchool building with
om of another kind. Tho present boi
lers have proven woefully inadequate,
and on cold days It has been essential
lo tho well being of pupils and teach
eis to close tho school, Tho school
board concluded that this sort of thing
had gone far enough. About n month
ago, their attorney, Henry Butler, was
Instructed to notify the contractors
who had put the heating plant In, thnt
they must complete their contract,
and have It come up to tho architect's
specifications or they would make the
necessary repairs themselves and take
It out of the contract price.
These contractors were a Scranton
Arm.' The two weeks elapsed, and
nothing was heard from them, but a
brief note of acknowledgment of the
school board's communication. Then
tlio school board prepared to carry out
the letter of their resolution. They
nskod for bids for Installing a now
On Saturday night, ut a speclat
meeting of tho board a contract wa-i
awarded to Mr. Dowe, and he was giv
en until Jnn. 1 to fulfil it. He if to
put In a Gurney boiler, from the Gur
ney Manufacturing company, of Bal
timore. A representative of tho llrm
j was in this city on Saturday. Tho
company is the oldest in the united
States In their line of work and their
pioduct is favorably known all over
Mr. Dowo is an experienced man at
this kind of contract. Ills father was
in the heating business for thirty-
l live yeais, and he learned till the de
tails and technical points while as
sociated witli him. He has of late
been with the Sperl Heating com
pany, of this city, but about two
months ago decided to. again take up
contract work on his own account.
Mr. Dowo will be very busy the next
ton days In order to finish his con
tract In the specified time, but he is
very confident of his ability to do it.
George 15. Randolph camp, No. l.T?,
Sons of Veterans.
DIvMon No. 5, Ancient Order Hi
bernians. United Mine Works, No. S77.
Branch No. 77, Ladles' Catholic
Local council, No. 1S9, Itotail Clerks'
JERMYN AND MAYFIELD.
Michael Collins, of Archbald, who for
tho past .six weeks has been flagman at
the Ontario and Western railroad cross
ing on the Kast Side, died very sud
denly yesterday while attending to bis
duties. Deceased, who had suffered for
years with mlner'.s asthma, had been
complaining considerably of late and
about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon he
balled Dr. P. C. Manley, of Mayfleld,
who was calling on a patient near the
crotslng. Dr. Manley went into the
shanty and was In tho act of writing
out ii prescription for the unfortunate
man when the latter fell from his chair
and expired almost instantly, tho Im
mediate cause of deatli being heart
trouble. Word was at once sent to bis
home at Archbald, and a short time
after an undertaker came here and re
moved the remains to the home at
There will be a. special meeting of the
miners and laborers of the Hillside
company's collieries on Saturday even
ing for tho purpose of electing check
Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hosmer
Fowler, of Fifth street, while playing
with some companions on Tuesday
evening, fell and fractured his fore
arm. Dr. A. J. Baker, of Duryea, formerly
of this borough, has just compiled a
physicians' combined visltng list and
The Ontario and Western railroad
employes In this vicinity received their
month's pay yesterday.
A child of Engineer Boycr, of West
Mayfleld, Is seriously ill of pneumonia.
Tho store window of Furniture Dealer
Battenberg, of Main street, presents a
very attractive appearance nt night,
with Its red, white and blue incandes
Councilman J. J. MeHnle, of Arch
bald, was a caller In town yesterday.
John McLoughlln, of Forest City, is
the gue&t of his daughter, Mrs. Fred
Soby, of Third street.
Miss Tessio McCloskey.of South Main
strcot, was u visitor at Scranton on
Arthur Blaino Winter, who Is a stu
dent at tho Wyoming1 seminary, is homo
for the holdays.
Tho Ladies.' Aid society of tho First
Baptist church desire all those holding
albums for the benefit of the church,
also blocks for the quilt, to have them
brought In before January 15.
The Olyplmnt Minstrel company has
been reorganized. A meeting was held
Tuesdny evening nnd tho following
electod: Manager, F, B. Ferguson; sec
rotary, David A. Patten! treasurer,
JaroeH Loftus; musical director, F. B.
Ferguson; stage carpenter, Anthony
Flnneity; Inteilooutor, David A. Pat
ten; bones and t umbos, George Mount
ford, Thomas Carey, F. B, Ferguson,
William Patten; circle, Robert McCor
inlck, Frank Moran, Joseph Vasey, W.
J, Thomas, James Loftus, John Hawk,
John Ferguson; pianist, Edward Will
iams. Another meeting will be held on
St. Patilek's church choir will ruuder
Curl Von Weber's mass In O at tho
10.30 o'clock mass on Cluistmus morn
ing. Tho parts will bo taken as fol
lows: Kyite, choir; soloist, Miss Liz
zlo Dempsey; gloria, choir; soloists,
Mr3. Anna Brown O'Malloy, Miss Liz
zie Dempsey, Itobert McCormack;
credo, choir; solTilst, Mrs. Anna Brown
O'Malley; offertory, "Adesto Fldells,"
choir; sanctus, choir; benedletus, choir;
"Agnes Del," choir; soloist, Mrs. M. E.
Dardls; leader. Prof. T, W, Watklns;
oiguulst, Miss Nettle McDonnell.
The entertainment to be given by the
pupils of St. Patilek's academy tomor
row evening at the FutliPr Muthew
opeia house promises to eclipse any-
UK UNUSUAL OFFER,
The following card is placed in the
Reception and Consulting Rooms of tho
European Medical System at 400 Lack
awanna nvcnuo, over the Paris Stores
Any person receiving treatment at
this oftlcn who is not satisfied with
tho benefits received can have tho
full amount of tho fee paid refunded
nt nny time within thirty days
from commencing treatment, and no
charge will be mudo for treatment
or medicine furnished.
The European Medical System.
C. H. STRONG, M, D.
Such an offer as the above has never
before been matte to the people of
Scranton or vicinity, und It should con
vince tho most skeptical person that
the practice of Tho European Medical
System is conducted in a straightfor
ward nnd honorable manner. This sys
tem of treatment Is applied with re
markable success In tho following dis
eases: Chronic i Diseases, Diseases of the
Nose, Throat, Bronchial Tubes ana
Lungs, Caturrh, Diseases of the Stom
ach, Llvor, Heart, Kidney and Urin
ary Organs, Blood and Skin; Diseases
Peculiar to Women, Diseases of tho
Nervous System arising from various
causes, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, etc.
Conultatlon and examination free.
Office Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4, 400 Lacka
wanna avenue, over the Paris Store.
Office Hours!) to 12, 2 to 5, and 7 to
9 o'clock; Sundays, 10 to 12 only.
thine of Its kind yet given, by them.
Don't miss it. Tickets, twenty-five
Tho funeral of Arthur Brown, the
young sou of Edward Brown, was held
from his late home on the Red Row
yesterday afternoon. The services wero
conducted by Rev. James Hey, nastor
of the Primitive Methodist church. In
terment was made in the Union ceme
tery. An exhibition of "The Little World,"
a phonograph entertainment, will bo
given at the Father Mathew opera
house this afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Admission, ten cents. A present given
to each child attending.
The Christmas bazaar, which was
opened in the Blakely Baptist social
rooms, will close tills evening. The at
tendance each evening has been very
largo. Tho articles on sale are being
disposed of rapidly. This evening an
entertainment wil be given. Admission,
Shortly after 1 o'clock Wednesday
morning, a double block owned by
Mr. Thomas Bell and located at the
i oar of the school building at Grassy
Tsland, was found to be in flames.
The home of 'Mr. James Mackerel
stood near and quickly caught fire and
was destroyed. Mr. Mackerel lost
nearly all of his household effects
The fire originated in the double
block, which was unoccupied. The
origin of tho" fire Is not known. The
Wilson Fhe company, of Peckvllle,
was summoned and did cfllcient woik
In saving adjoining property.
Mr. Joseph Best and family, who
made there home in Peckville for the
last live years, will move to West
The Jessup Kindergarten pupils will
enjoy their annual Christmas exer
cises on Christmas day In the Mis
sion church. Miss Carrie Best is in
charge. -A short programme will ba
given. Parents and friends of the
school are Invited to attend.
At a regular meeting of Class No.
9 association, held Tuesday evening at
the home of Joseph English, the fol
lowing oflleers were elected for the
neNt six months: President, D. S.
Evans; vice president, Joseph English;
secretary, G. F. Taylor, assistant sec
retary, F. W. Gendall; treasurer, A.
D. Warne; chaplain, G. L. Keller,
critic. Charles Harding.
The members of the Wilson Flro
company were at Carbondale last eve
ning attending tho fair of the Mit
chell Hose company.
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. SIckler expect
to leave in a few days for Jackson
ville, Fla., where they will spend the
A cottage prayer meeting will be held
at the homo of Lewis Tingle, on Car
malt street, tomorrow evening, under
the auspices of the Primitive Metho
dist church. All are welcome. Rev.
Wilson Bontloy, pastor.
John AVesley castle, No. 349, Knights
of tho Golden Eagle, will hold their
regular meeting tomorrow evening.
Nomination of oflleers for the ensulnrr
term will bo in order, after which there
will bo a smoker.
Golden Chain lodge, Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows, will hold their
regular session this evening.
Mrs. George Cooper, of Albert street,
received the sad news on Monday of
tho serious Illness of her sister, Mrs.
Jetter, of Trenton, N. J., and started
for that city Immediately, but news
reached here that she was too late to
seo her sister alive,
Krause's Headache Capsules
ore unlike anything prepared in Amor
lea. They wore first prescilbed by Dr.
Krausc, Germany's famous court phy
sician, long beforo antlpyrlno was dis
covered, and are almost marvelous, so
speedily do they euro tho most distress.
Jr.g cases. Price 25c. Sold by Matthew
Mr. E. J, Chapman Is on tho sick
The Methodist Sunday school Is
making preparations to hold their ex
ercises on Chrstmas night.
December 14 was tho ninetieth birth
day of Grandma Parker, and her near
relatives gavo her a very pleasant sur
prise at the home of her daughter, Mrs,
Win. Frace. Mrs, Parker has been a
life ong resident of this place, and Is
also a member of the Baptist church
here. Tho day was spent very pleas
antly by all. Those present were; R.
P. Parker and wife, E. R. Parker ana
wife, F. A. Paiker, wifo and daughter
Minnie May, Mrs. HuhU AVethorby, T.
S. Parker, U. U. Parker, wifo and
daughter, A. C, LaMonte, Mr. Wm.
Frace, wifo and daughter Elizabeth,
Frances Elizabeth Frace.
Mr, and Mrs. F. U. Phillips wero call
ers in town on Monday last.
Mr, Judson Wells Is u convalescent
from his recent Illness.
Tho two Illustrated lectures delivered
by Itey, H. J. Whulen, In the Baptist
The finest and most complete wholesale and retail musical es
tablishment in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Great inducements and great attractions will be offered dur
ing the Holidays.
OVER ONE HUNDRED
Have Been Provided for the Christmas Trade.
Prices will be made extremely low and terms reasonable.
Every instrument fully guaranteed. Don't fail-to call and get
prices and see what money will buy.
Remember the PlaceGuernsey Hall
314 Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
J. W. GUERNSEY, Proprietor.
church, were well appreciated. The en
tertainments were both spiritual and
Intellectual. They could not fall but bo
Instructive and helpful to .those who
were present. We hopo Mr. AVhalen
may again appear In our town in the
The Baptist Sunday school will hold
their exorcises on Christmas eve.
Miss Marion Harlan is vlsitinpr rela
tives in Scranton.
The young people here who wore em
ployed In tho cannery, are highly de
lighted to think they received their pay
Kdwaril K. Kvnns, a miner employed
in tlio Pyne mine, was fatally Injured
by falling roof yesterday morning. He
was removed to his home on Taylor
street, where medical aid was sum
moned, -which was to no avail, as he
succumbed n few hours after. Mr.
Kvans was a widely-known' nnd re
spected citizen, and his untimely death
will bo a shock to his many acquaint
ances. Deceased is survived by his
wife and eight children, namely:
James,- Annie, Harry, John, William,
Arthur and Udianu. Tho funeral will
probably occur on Saturday.
Local branch, No. 1,013, United Mine
WorJcers of America, held an Import
ant business session on Tuesday even
ing in their rooms at Basham's hall,
when the following oftlcers were elect
ed for the ensuing term: President,
Edward Frlest; first vice-president,
William Stone; second vice-president,
John Mando; recording secretary, Sid
ney Owens; financial secretary, John
Thomas; assistants, John E. Owens
and John Francis; treasurer, David
Lloyd; sergeant-ut-arms, John W.
Jones; Inside sentinel, William Itun
dle; outside sentinel, John Masters.
The annual convention of United
Mine Workers, District No. 1, which
Taylor union is a purt, will be held at
Fdwardsdale, and the session will
open on January 14 und continue sev
eral days. It will bo presided over
by President T. D. Nlcholls.
The employes of the Renard & Son
silk fuctory here went on strike yes
terday. A beautiful Emerson upright piano
has been placed In tho parlors of tho
Church of tho Immaculate Conception.
It is beautifully finished and Is of ex
quisite tone and much admired by the
rector, 'Rev. Mollltt und his congrega
tion. The Instrument will be usco
furnishing entertainments, etc., and is
also at the disposal of the members
of the newly organized literary society.
Mr. William Atherton Is erecting a
beautiful cottage on tho plot of the
Atherton old homestead on South
Announcement lins been mnde of the
coming marlnge of Miss Llzzlo Knott
and Mr, Stephen Fraley, both of tho
Archbuld mine, to occur during Cluist
Mr. AVillluin Joljn, who loft for his
native land, Wales, some few mouths
ago, has returned much Improved from
his trip. Mr. John Is now the guest
of his son, Davd John, of Main
Taylor castle, No, 267, K. of Cl and
Lackawanna Valley council, No, Si, Jr.
O, II, A. M., will meet In business ses
sions in their respective halls this
Mrs. John K. Davis, of North Muln
street, visited relatives In Kingston
Miss Susie Simmons, of Marlon, Ind.,
Is the gqest of her sister, Miss Oer
trude Simmons, of South Taylor.
Miss Jennie Davis, u trained uurio
of Philadelphia, Is visiting ut the
home of her sisters. 'Misses Rebecca
and Polly Davis, of Taylor street.
Barney & Berry
45c a Pair.
F00TE & FULLER CO
A JOKE ON THE MINISTER.
But It Was of the Kind That He
from the OUoiil (MUli.) Leader.
A good story Is told on the Uev. Mr.
Hagemaii. At the annual meeting of
tho Congregational church the question
of hiring a preucher comes up. At the
last one, when tlio question cnino up,
Hageman was rather anxious. Tho
chairman, a good old deacon, arose,
"All those in favor of retaining Elder
Hageman for another year at the
same salary will plenso rise,"
Not one rose, and Hageman felt
about as mean as mortal man could
feel. Hut tho chairman roso again,
putting this question;
"All thoso In favor of keeping the
Rev. Mr. llngenian ut an Increase of
salary will please rise."
Every one rose. When It dawned up
on tho good old elder that they hod
been only Joking with liini, tho scowl
on his faco broko Into a broad grin as
an Icicle breuks away In sparkling
water before tho benetleent rays of a
warm win. Somo of his best friends
hud planned tho scheme, which worked
NOT FAR AWAY.
Why tho Roar of the Cataract Could
Not Bo Heard.
I'rom tlio Youth' Companion.
Tourists who go to seo Hoi ton Abbey
in England usually push on to Posforth
Hill waterfall, which Is nearby. On
ono occasion an old gutdo accompanied
a party of very garrulous ladles und a
solitary gentleman to tho head of the
gorgo whero tho water comes down.
Tlio gentleman became somewhat tired
after awhile, possibly from sight-see.
Ing, nnd remarked:
"My good fellow, how much farther
Is It yet to tho fall?"
"Just a minute or two, sir," the guide
answeicd. "As soon us the ladles stop
talking you will hear tho roar,"
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund tho money
If It fails to cure. E. W. drove's sig
nature Is on cuch box. 5c. '
Have just received two cases of Cor
tez Cigars, direct from Key West, fresh
Other brands of clear Havnnus, Ilk
Satlsfccha, Garantlza, Mandato, etc.
Full line of Brier Pipes and smokera'
W. P. Shoop,
A Skin of Beauty Is a Joy Forevar.
Dlt. T. KEI.IX tilllWAUll'l ORIENTAL
t'UEAM, OU UAU1UAL IlKAVliriEB.
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dlwuu. Md titty blcrolih oa
ideucUon. u fcM
Itioad u. tart (fB
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to bo tur. it la prog
erly mide, Aoctp
no consUrf.Jl of
similar nun. Pr.I
A Sayr. aatd to
Udjr ot Ih bauHo
(a itlent)i "At yea
aud's Cream aa tbf
leak! harmful of all
lh hkln prepara-
tlnn, " Tflr Mi. b
W ."! IVf , an DrnraUta ana
hncj-Ooodi Dealers In th V, S., Canada, aad Curoftt
Hiuj. j, awrxuo. rrwr. " " "
"Through the Hesperian Garden of
the West" Runs the Luxurious
The Finest Thing on Wheels,
AND IT TAKES YOU TO THOSE
Summer Lands of " California."
bpcclal through trains coiwMing ol lUeplnj;
ami diulnc'car:. nil) Irute New York ewry git.
uiday, TuenUy and Tliuwby. counseling dl
lictly wl'li the "bunwt Limited" at New OrUanj.
For lull information, frru itlustiuteil panipli.
lets, ruapj anil tlinMuhU9, also lowest rates,
deeping cur tliActs und ttgtJgo checked, apply
to Southern I'acinV Co., 1VJ S. Ihltd street,
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