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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1900.
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
resents ftt the most acceptableban
tic faxati'ye principles of plants
mown to act most Lencficialfy.
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BEST IN TOWN.
LACKAWANNA DAIRY CO
ZelepfaoneOrdari Promptly Dell Tarsi
;i 1,-327 Adams Avenua.
Scranton Transfer Co.
Baggage Checked Direct to Hotels
and Private Residences.
Office T., It. & W. Passenger
Station. Phone 625.
DR. H. B. WARE.
E3'e, Ear, Nose and Throat
oitIcb Hours 8 a. s. to 12.30 p. in.: ! to 4
Williams Buildlnf, Opp. Po?tofflca.
l'AV DAY, 'i lie Delaware anil Hudson com
pany paid jcstciday at I i.Miiouth No. 4 and No.
WOMi:M WILL Jil'.lX There -ttill be a meet
ing cf tlio literary section ot the Grten Itidge
Women's club today.
MlXlIXfi THIS AI'TEUXOOX. The regular
meeting of ilio licrary section ot Iho ("irecn
Hidgu Women's club will he hehl in the Green
Kidnc Llbiaiy looms this afternoon at 1 o'clock.
W. I,. L.WOAN- Al't'OINTLl). William L.
f.'iug.in, o 1103 Sir.den.on avenue, lus been ap
pointed to a position in the local weather sta
tion, having paed a cicdltable civil mi vice cx
aiuinalion. JIASOXIO VihIT, A party of Scianton Masons
ttill sq to Ilinghamtou, today, on tho CIS Lacka
wanna train to witness the uoiking of the third
degree ly Ostennlgo lodge. All Masons arc in
vited to accompany the parly.
DR. PKCK ItC-KSCSAflKP.-At a meeting of
Iho iliitutoiii of the Hahnemann hospital, held
on Tiioil.iy luoinincr lift. Dr. ,1. L. IVck was
re-engaged as resident ph.vsklan mid chief of
abdominal turgciy for tho comlne jcar.
OAJIIi C'ALLL'D OFF. The St, Tlioina5-Con-,ol-idated
Suanton eleven gaine for Christmas has
hecn called olT. uud instead of the collegians,
it will bo tho stalwart Thliteciith icglmcnt grhl
iion waiilon who will face Chuilic Oclbcrt et nl.
urxt Tuesday afternoon.
DUIIJriS AllltKSl'i:!). Domlnlck Digutls was
held in 100 hall by Alticiiii.ui .Millar jler
day on thu ehaige of threatening tho fife of
l'raulv l'lax, Dagulls is n l'ciin avenini mIoiiii
I-ccpcr, and l alleged to Inve yesterday morn,
lug uttircd diro threats against l'la. t
WON Till: CIJI', The winners ot the silver tup
lit Tucwl iv . night's ball of tho Young Men'
Hi Incur Lllciaiy association vwto Mi, Johnson,
of thU illy, and MKi T.ulu I'Wicr, of Wilkes.
P-ane 'lliey wero judgid the unt gi icctul
couple that tool; part in tho grand march,
l.'jon I'OUXI) Sl'i:i:i!. A magnificent drcscd
slrer has been received at Swift & C'os branch
heir, welshing over 1,'JOO pound. This mag.
nitlrcnt plero ot beef was onleied for D. II.
Marlmrgcr, the butcher, and will be on exhibi
tion at his pl4cc of liutinoM today, Mr, liar,
lis, the local manager for Swift k Co., sajs
Hoxci of 25, DO mill 100 encli;
Jmjwrted, Freshest stoqlj. Pineal
qudllty ,Key "West, All Vuottu,
Clear Havanu, Kl Cutucter, Cor.
Ina, Duo do Albu, Solace, Domes
tic1, tho great "Geo, Fox" and
E. C. Dean,
k , 40S Connell Uulldlng.
! PHONE BS23.
this Is probably the larirest and Uncut Drcscd
steer ever oen In Hcranlon.
niNIMlAti Ot-' M1IS, SMITH, The I11ncr.1t ot
tto Into Mm. .tctli Pniltb, of Orriianl direct.
M held jesterday momllig from St, I'etcr'R
cathedrat. where A high (pass of requiem wot
relehralcrl. The piltbonrcm wcret 1'. !. Merrick,
l'atrlck Mellite, .lohn Durkln, John tclln, John
Walsh and James Gotten,
WORK OF M'ALL MISSIONS.
It Was Outlined Last Evening by
Rev. S. P Itosslter, of New York
Tho ffront work bolnp done In Franco
by tho McAII Mlssonary society wtw
most ably and eloquently outlined luat
night In thu lecturo room ot tho Fltst
I'rcHbytorlnn church by ltov. Dr. S. P.
Itosslter, ot Now York, representative
nccretary of tho American AIcAll asso
ciation. Tho Jnootlntr was held under the nus-
plcea of tho local McAU auxiliary and
was attended by many of the repre
sentative members of tho principal
Protestant congregations of tho city.
Dr. Hobs I tor described the establish
ment of tho original McAU mission In
Paris on January 17, 1872, and then told
of tho wonderful progress made since
that time, there being now eighteen
missions In Paris, cloven In tho suburbs
of tho city and fifty-four scattered
through tho various principal cities ot
"These missions," said he, "arc per
meating French society with tho gos
pel of Jesus Christ. There Is now no
agency at work In that fair land but
tho McAU missions adapted to reach
tho people. On tho ono sldo there Is
the Itoman Catholic church with itu
centuries of history. It Is doing noth
ing to reach tho mosses, nnd if It did
try to do something it could not, for It
On tho other sldo there Is the Pro
testant church of Franco and that, too,
Is doing nothing to reach the people.
Between these two churches with their
centuries ot the shedding of each
other's blood comes the McAU mission
ary work with Its .simple gospel of a
As an instance of tho materialistic
and atheistic spirit which prevails In
France, ho told of the recent dinner
given by President Lotibet in honor of
tho mayors of all the towns In tho
country. This was attended by 22,000
mayors, who sat down to four miles of
tables, but the name of God was not
spokon once at the gathering.
He told of tho work done by tho boats'
which ply the rivers carrying the gos
pel Into the very heart of the land, and
urged upon those present 'tho necessity
of contributing liberally to the work of
the association. A goodly sum was col
lected at tho close of the meeting, and
pledges were secured for a considerable
CORNELL MUSICAL CLUBS.
Concert Saturday Night in Bicycle
The Cornell University Musical
clubs, which give a concert in this
city on. next Saturday evening at the
Bicycle club house, will present a
programme full of tho freshness, life
and frolicsomeness of college days.
The gleo club has jests and "stunts"
set to music that sparkles and laughs.
Tho mandolin and banjo clubs will ba
at their best in tuneful, rhythmical,
organ-toned music, as well ns simper
ing, sentimental music, all tumbled
Into a medley which pleases tho ear
while It excites laughter or tears.
Above all, there will bo a college at
mosphere about the concert which is
the particular charm of student pro
ductions. Tho Cornel quartette, composed of
Messrs. Cavnah, Sommer, Bole and
Cooper, will sing several pieces. In
cluding the "Mermaid and tho Canni
bal," by K. Grlebel; the "Phantom
Band," by Thayer, and the "Feller
with the Drum," by Dan Dore. J2. C.
Mott will sing the solo parts to Cor
nell tongs and tender new versions of
"Grandma" and "Nellie Was a l,ady."
M. R. Ebersole will sing "What Do
You Think Ho Said" from the
"Sphinx," and "Predicaments," as well
as several "stunt" productions, with
the assistance of the glee club.
The mandolin club, which js known
to university men as taMe best produc
tion of its kind, will give tho pro
gramme pieces "Ameer" and "Uonheur
Perdu Valse," under the leadership of
John O. Dresser, of Brooklyn. M. A.
Beltalre will direct tile banjo club In
overal now pieces. There has boon
a large advance sale of seats, and tho
alumni have arranged to entertain tho
visiting students after the concert.
Tickets are on sale at L. B. Powell's
FUNERAL OF REV. BRADBURY.
Remains of the Dead Clergyman
Taken to Painted Post.
Tho funeral of the late Itev. C, J.
Bradbury was held yesterday morning
from tho homo of his son, Charles 15.
Bradbury, of 40S Quincy avenue, tho
services being conducted by Itev. W.
II. Pearce, D, D pastor of the Frank
lin street Methodist Episcopal church
Alfred Wooler, of tho Elm Park
church, sang with splendid voice
"Sweet Bye and Byo" and "Abido
With Me." Tho remains weio taken
on tho 0 o'clock Lackawanna train to
Painted Post, X. Y whore the body
nf tho deceased clergyman was laid
beside that of Ills wife,
Patrons of the Larkin Soap Co.
aro -warned not to anwer advertlso
m unt.'i asking them to address an an
onymous advertiser In Seraiiton or else
where, and to tako notice that money
duo us from our pations la payable to
us at Buffalo. Pay no money to un
" Larkin Sonp Co,
t Biggest Assortment
of Xmas slippers In Scrnnton at Ma
hanVi shoo store, C08 Lackawanna nvo
nue. For Sale.
Two heavy and ono light delivery
wagons; ono buggy polo; cash register;
two pipe-cutting machines; ono four
horse-power engine; $1,000 worth gas
lixtures and supplies; ?2,500 plumbeis'
and steam-fitters' supplies, and one
two-seated open wagon,
Hunt & Conhell.
Mounted Pockotbooks, Iteynolds Bros.
Tho cream of the shoo markets, Every
pair a work of art, ut Muhon's shoo
atoe, 608 Lackawanna avenue.
Clark's Xmas Tree Annex,
421 Spruce street.
ut Million's. 608 Lackawanna avenue.
Mounted fountuln lions. Reynolds Bro3.
COURT DIREOTB ATTORNEY TO
RETURN $100 TO A CLIENT.
It Was Furnished as tho Means with
Which to Settle a Case, with the
Understanding That if the Case
Was Not Settled the Money Should
Be Refunded Arguments Heard
in the Edgar and Reynolds Cases
Against Callander Other Court
In argument court yesterday, Judges
Archibald, Edwards and Kelly, summar
ily, made absolute tho rule on Attorney
George W. Bealo to compel him to re
turn $100 which, It In alleged, he Ille
gally detains from ono of his clients,
Kotchum was convicted of embezzling
funds while secretary of tho Brother
hood of Rullroiid Trainmen. Sentence
was delayed at'tho defendant's request
for the purpose of giving him time to
effect a eettlemont with tho society
and put himself In a position for
a suspension of sentence. Ho did not
effect tho settlement and -did not ao
pear for sentence at thcappolntod time,
and a capias had to he Issued for him.
Ho was llnally brought In and sen
tenced to six months In the county Jail.
Kotchum now alleges that he gave
his attorney, Mr. Bcale, $100 with which
to settle tho case, nnd produces a writ
ten agreement to tho effect that If tho
case was not settled tho $100 was to he
returned. Tho case was not settled, and
according to Ketchum's testimony the
money has not been refunded. Ketch
urn's brother, from whom the money
was borrowed, Is prosecuting tho pro
ceedings to secure Its return. George
D. Taylor Is his attorney.
Tho order of court directs that Mr.
Beale refund the money within ton
Arguments were also heard yesterday
In two other suits to secure the return
of money under written agreement.
Mark K. Edgar and George F. Rey
nolds are the plaintiffs and S. N. Cul
January G, 1000, Mr. Callend'er sold
them each 100 shares In the Arizona,
Eastern and Montana Smelting com
pany at ?."i a .share, with the under
standing that if, at tlfo end of six
mouths, they did not want to keep the
stock, he would buy It back at $6 a
share, providing they gave him fifteen
days' written notice. The plaintiffs did
not look with favor on the Investment,
and so gave tho prescribed fifteen days'
notice on June 21. Mr. Callendea) re
fused to grant their demand to re-purchase,
and hence the suit.
Mr. Callender makes tlie technical de
fense that tho stock was not offered
for re-purchase on July 6, the termina
tion of the six months' period. Judge
Archbald said he believed the notice of
Juno 21 was sufficient, but took the
papers for further consideration. E. C.
Nowcoinb appeared for the plaintiffs,
and W. S. DIehl for tho defendant.
In tho mandamus proceedings brought
by the Barber Asphalt company to
compel City Clerk Martin T. Lavelle to
draw a warrant for one of the com
pany's approved claims, arguments
were made on the demurrer by ex
Judge E. N. AVillnrd for Mr. Lavelle,
and I. H, Burns for the company.
Tho claim is or $00 for tho city's share
of tho paving done in front of tho
Handley property on Penn avenue.
Councils, In providing for the work,
directed that thecost should bo onaV'getl
to the judgments and incidentals fund.
City Clerk Lavelle refused to draw the
warrant on the ground that there was
no appropriation to meet it, the few
thousand dollais still remaining In tho
Judgments nnd Incidentals fund being
covered many times over by prior
MR. BURNS' CONTENTION.
Mr. Burns claimed that as tho clerk's
duty In the promises is simply minis
terial, he has no right to exercise anv
discretionary power. Judge Wlllard
contended that the law makes It a
penal offense for a city ofilcial to draw
a warrant for a claim for tho payment
of which no provision has been made,
and that by drawing this warrant tho
city clerk would be laying himself
liable to the penalty, as there Is no
available money to meet the claim.
Other cases weie disposed of as fol
lows: Aigued M. .1. Ruddy against William Ilepp,
nili? to ct nsldo veuliet; ,T, A. Splcer against
Mary .1, Jones, nde to stiiUc oil appeal; S. N,
Stettlcr agahibt tho Delaware and Hudson com
pany; rule to pcifcct ball; L. U. Grosrcnor
against T, .1. Cook, rule for a new trial;
Thomas W. Davis ct al., rule to ttrike off non
suit; Charles Heed against A. N, Walker, ex
ceptions to ailldavit of defense; Charles Iteed
against 0. M. Hallstead, exceptions to aflldavit
of defense; It. L. Riuaburg k Son against
Siianton Hallway company, 111I0 for judgment.
Judgment nmuncd Commonwealth against
John Maekcy, ceitioraii; A. Drown against Ilclle
Continued Ch.ules M.vlcs agalnbt Claicuee
Colo et al., cerllorail; M, Callcudcr against 0,
Submitted David Jones against Elizabeth
.loiiej, divorce; Kusan Solium agaliiat Simon
Kehoen, divoiic; S. M. Lewis against Canie
Lewis, dlvoiee; Mitharl Lainonca aguinst Luela
I.'imonca, divoice; Ci'urge lllrtcli against Ida
Hirtrh, divorce; Alcc Dunn, sr., against Julia A,
Charprat et al., omit) ; Sirah J. Iloland
against John I', Poland, divorce.
Wilt uoii'piOMsed-Johu Scwltska against Am-bra-o
llulo absolute Maik I'oiter against John
Itecso, rule to open Judgment; John Chinch com
pany against M, W, fluernsey ct al., rule on
plaiutilfs to flic an account.
SAUL AND DWYER CASE,
Tho enso of ox-Patrolmen James
Saul and Stephen Dyer against tho
city of Scianton wero put ovon till
Court made a special order fixing to
mono w morning as tho tlmo for the
hearing In tho application for un In
junction restraining tho city from
erecting tho West Lackawanna ave
Tho order was matin at tho request
of all the attorneys interested In tho
caBe, who desire to have tho ques
tion settled as quickly as possible,
Ordinal lly, tho case would not havo
come up until next mouth,
Tho healings on tho rules to revoko
liquor licenses and other criminal
court matters wero not 1 cached yes
teiday and had to bo put over till
Two Divorces Granted.
Mrs. Susan Schocn, of Swetland
street, was yestouluy granted a di
vorce by Judge Edwards from her al
leged ciuel husband, Simon Schoen,
tho Ice man. Thoy wero married
Feb. 19, 1900, by Alderman Howe, und
not long afterwards Mrs. Schoen was
compelled to leavo his companionship
becasuse of his treatment of h"or. Ono
of the, cruel deeds he Is alleged to luivo
committed was to refuse f buy her
an egg When Bhe expressed a deslro
for It, after a long fast In a savera
Illness. Wi M Bunnell was Mrs.
George Blrtch. formerly of Tunk
hannock, now of Scrnnton. was aHo
granted a divorce by Judge Edwards.
Fiom alt accounts' he drew In hard
luck when ho took a try at the mat
January 19, 1899, they were married.
Aug. 10, 1900, ho withdrew from her
companloshlp. According to Nathan
iel Evnrts, of Vernon, Wyoming
county, Mrs. Blrtch, on Sept. 1, 1S99,
at the house of Benton Houser, In
Tunkhannock, was Intimate with a
young man, and eight days later, ac
cording to Joseph Klynn, of Tunk
hannock, at whoso homo Mrs. Blrtch
was lodging, Mrs. Flynn drove one
Dell Scutt out of Mrs. Blrtch's room.
Mrs. FJynn corroborated this, and fur
ther testified that Mrs. Blrtch was In
the habit of receiving attentions from
Jacob Sands. C. B. Ourdner was Mr.
Counting the Returns.
The official count of the ballots cast
at Tuesday's special election will take
place today. It will be conducted by
Deputy Prothonotury John F. Cum
mlnga and Attorney Milton W. Lowry,
under tho supervision of ono of the
A close watch will be kept on the
vote ot the Second ward, whore H. S.
Alworth on the open returns has a ma
jority of only seven, and In tho Third
ward, where Jnmcs J. Haggerty has
the narrow margin of four over his next
The count, It Is expected, .will be fin
ished In u couple of hours, nnd the re
sults certified In tlmo to permit the new
officials to be sworn In at tonight's
Clarence Kittle 103 Chestnut Kt.
Gertie Parley 1511 Olive st.
ARE UP IN ARMS
Upper Valley Hotel Men Organize
to Make War on the Speakeasies
Charter Has Been Applied For.
"The United Liquor Dealers' associa
tion of Olyphant and Surrounding
Boroughs" is the title, and "the sup
pression of the unlawful sale of vin
ous and alcoholic liquors" tho pur
pose of an organization for which At
torneys Vosburg and Dawson yester
day made application for a charter.
George Prokopovltsh, of Olyphant;
James O'Brien, of Olyphant; 'Michael
HIzvay, of WInton; Mart Price, of
Archbald, and Kichard Owens, of
Dickson City, five of the leading hotel
keepers of the upper valley, are the
subscribers to the petition. Messrs.
Prokopovltsh, O'Brien and Hizvay are
the directors of the association.
It is the purpose of the new organ
ization to make an active campaign
against the unlicensed sale of liquor
which prevails to such an alarming
extent In the territory In which It pro
poses to wage war.
Funds are to be contributed for se
curing evidence and enguglng attor
neys to prosecute the violators, and it
is proposed to keep up this sort of
thing until they exterminate their il
WILL TRY AND GET IT.
Opinion of President Jayne About
Announcement was made yesterday
that the state administration had
abandoned Its defense In the test case
made by the school district of Lower
Providence, Montgomery county, to
recover Its full share of the school ap
propriation for $.;,B00,000, which was
cut down by Governor Stone to $3,000,
000. It was contended at the time the
cut was made in the appropriation for
the present fiscal year that tho gov
ernor had no right to veto part of an
item, and the Lower Providence dis
trict brought the matter Into court
by applying for a mandamus to com
pel tho state treasuier to pay the
full amount ns the district's propor
tion of $5,u00,000 rather than $5,000,000.
The case was argued on November 2,
and it has just leaked out that the
state treasurer on November 22 sent
to tho district tho full amount of Its
alloted share on a $5,500,000 basis. Not
only was this done, but Attorney Gen
eral Elkln has caused tho payment
by tho state of all the costs In the
Several of the school districts of the
state havo aleady petlt'loned court for
mandamuses to compel the state treas
urer to pay them their appropriation
or the $5,500,000 basis.
President Jayne, of the school board,
when seen yesterday, said:
"You may rept assured, however,
that If thero Is any possible way of
our getting the extra money we will
adopt it. If wo are legally entitled
to It we should and will get It."
The Scrnnton school district's share
of tho appropriation of $5,500,000 would
bo approximately $73,000. If the veto
of $500,000 wero allowed to stand It
would mean a loss of about $G,fi0J a
year, or $13,200 for two years, the
total appropriation for that period be
Rock Island Route Announces Low
Rate for Denver Grand Army En
campment. Tho proposition submitted to tho
Western Passenger association to
make a rate of ono cent 'per mile for
tho encampment of the G. A. R,, to be
held In Denver, Col., Septomber, 1901,
failed to carry,
Notwithstanding this action by tho
association, the Rock Island routo has
served notice that a rate of ono cent
per mllo will be made by that com
pany for the occasion and applied
from nil points on Its lines.
It Is expected that a largo attend
ance from all sections ot tho country
Colds Melt Away
If you use fcrauso's Cold Cure, Pre
pared in convenient capsulo form thoy
aro easy to tako and effect a speedy
euro of the most obstinate cases,
Price 25c. Sold by Matthows Bros.
Clear Havana Cigars,
20,000 Imported and Key West cigars
at Now York prices for box trade.
O'Hara's clgur store, 4.1t Spruce street.
The busy shoo stores ot Lewis &
Rellly will bo open this evening and
every evening until after the holidays.
Fancy Leather Bags. Reynolds Bros,
INQUIRER SCHEME COMMEN
DED TO BCRANTON PEOPLE.
Thoughtful Suggestion of Philadel
phia Newspaper for Making the
Motormen and Conductors Realise
That Christmas Means Somothing
Mora Than Cars Packed With
People and Packages A Small
Addition to Regular Fare to Be
Given As a Christmas Offering.
The Tribune takes pleasure In com
mending to the patrons of'tho trolley
lines In Scranton and neighboring
towns tho plan suggested by tho
Philadelphia Inquirer to provide ,a
Christmas present from the publlc-at-largo
to tho hard-working, obliging,
quasi-public servants, tho street car
The plan Is succinctly set forth in
the following from tho Inquirer:
I1ULP Tilt! CAR Mi:.V.
We are en tho border of the holidays. Every
thing gives way to Christmas and Christmas
cheer. There is not a waif on the streets who
docs not have the sympathy of every right
minded man at this J030113 season. Wo all "chip
in" when the newsboy or tho bootblack presents
his tin dipper.
Everyone 13 rememhered the letter carrier,
tho policeman on hht beat, the boy who delivers
groceries, tho ashman everyone except the con
ductor and the motonnun the men who success
fully take you to your business In the morning
and return you to your home at night.
What is the Christmas of the conductor of
tho electric street car nnd the man who drives
it? It Is a day of work ten, eleven, twelve
hours of work on a holiday and the pay is not
These men who mn the rtrrrt cars, not only
In Philadelphia, but in Lancaster, Scranton, Har-rlsburg.Wilkcs-Darrc,
Chester, Media, Xorristown.
Lebanon, York, Doylestown, Heading, I'aston,
Dethlchem (why enumerate all the 1 itles and
towns of Pcnnsjlvanla!) are hard working men.
The lives of the patrons of the lines arc In their
hands. Who thinks of them?
The Inquirer thinks of them, and it proposes
that Christmas shall be a day of cheer to them
as well as to tho more favored persons who arc
permitted to have "a day off."
All tho world will celebrate Christmas all the
world savo tho men who must face the icy blasts
and carry their more fortunate brothers and sis
ters to Christmas dinners, Christmas entertain
ments and the theaters.
There is no let up in the lives of conductors
and motormen. There are no holidays for them.
They work when other people are still sleeping
in the morning, and they work when other people
arc in bed at night.
Why not, then, on this holiday occ.uton, re
member the men who ruu the street cars?
And it is so ca-y to remember them, tool
Let the remembrance come on the day before
Christmas, when cverjbody is traveling.
Instead of paying five cents for a fare, let
everyone who patronizes the trolley lines pay six
cents just one cent cvtr.i the extra cent to go
to the hard-working men who control the cars.
One cent extra from all the patrons of the line
would mean a goodly sum. Of course the pas
senger can give a nickel or a dime or a quarter
if he wishes, but let him or her give something
if it is only a cent.
That cent, given by thousands of passengeis,
will mean a happy Christinas in many a home.
There are about 250 conductors and
motormen on tho linos in and about
Scranton. On the day before Christ
mas, when travel Is unusually heavy,
there surely ought to bo enough Yule
tide spirit aboard a car during the
twelve or fifteen hours tho conductor
arid motorman will be compelled to
work, to guarantee them at least tho
price of a couple of turkeys. No ono
need hesitate about making the gift
because of any fear that it will be re
garded as charity. There is nothing
of that kind about It. All there is to
it Is simply the extending to the trol
ley men tho custom that obtains be
tween the public and the letter ar
rlers. policemen and other public or
All through the states of Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey and Delaware, tho
plan Is receiving tho comomndation of
tho press and public and tho Inquirer
has received numerous letters from
clergymen warmly approving tho pro
ject and saying that they will com
mend it to tholr congregations next
In Reading, Altoona, Camden and
several other town, clubs, socletlej,
Grnnd Army of the Republic posts and
other organizations have nrrnged or
are arranging to ride in a body on
trolley cars on Chrfstmas eve and
pee to it that some few trolley men,
nt all events, will bo made to feel that
there is something peculiar ta Christ
mas time other than trying to make
room on n fifty-passenger car for ono
hundred women with two hundred
bundles and a quite perceptible sprink
ling of toy express wagons, rocking
chairs, Christmas trees and an oc
casional baby carriage.
It Is to be hoped that when tho dif
ferent cities make comparison of how
generally this thing prevailed within
their borders, that Scranton will not
lie found to bo among the tall-enders.
THE PUBLIC IS WARNED.
Look Out for a Subscription Agent
Named J. O, Hart.
Chief of Police Robllug yesterday
received a communication from the
Curtis Publishing company, of Phila
delphia, requesting him to warn tho
people of this city against a former
agent of thelr's, J..D. Hart by name,
who Is soliciting subbcrlntlons lime
for tho Saturday Evening Post and'
Ladles' Homo Journal, two publica
tions Issued by tho company.
Tho letter states that Hurt was for
merly an authorized agent of tho con
cern, but that his authority has now
been entirely 1 evoked and that any
persons paying him money will bo
It Is understood that ho has been
soliciting subscriptions here for soma
time, collecting tho money from tho
parties giving him their names. Just
whether this was before his authority
was revoked or utter Is not definitely
known, because tho company's com
munication falls to announce when he
ceased to bo In Its employ, Neither
Is a description of him given,
NEW MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.
They Will Be Sworn in at Tonight's
Tho common council will meet la ad
journed session tonight and tho eight
new members elected pn Tuesday will
bo sworn In. A chairman will also bo
Tho select founcll will also meet to
night In regular session and tho two
now members from tho Fourth and
Twentieth wards will bo sworn in.
It Is understood that a special elec
tion to till the vacancies liuthu Fifth
and Fourteenth wards, caused by the
resignations or woiuiciimcu wiiuums
and McCann," will bo authorized,
She will not be entirely satisfied with her Christmas din
ner if she las no oyster forks for the blue-points, particu
larly when she knows they cost but $5.50 a'dozen and when
she has been expecting them all along. She would be still
better pleased if these beautiful salad forks with the most
correct Louis Scigc design were added to her store of sil
ver. Such a happy woman as she would be at the low rate
of $7.0. The new silver tea sets arc a most desirable gift,
the four pieces costing but $17. They are gold-lined and in
the modish panelled shapes with the severely plain finish so
much in demand. Being quadrupled plate they arc war
ranted to wear. A silver bread tray with filagree work in
gold may be had for $3.70 while bouillon spoons at $6.50,
and crumb trays with scrapers at $1.00 make up a list from
which pleasing selections may be suggested.
Geo. V. Millar & Co. "ISS&KS?
Gold Crowns $3
Gold Fillings $1
Bridge Work (tEW $3
Set of Teeth $5
All work guaranteed for 10 years. Call and
have your teeth examined free of charge.
Satisfaction or no pay.
Schimpff, the Jeweler,
That's the name. You've heard it a good many times
most every time in fact, when jewelry is tho topic of convert
sation, for the one implies the other.
Schimpff, the Jeweler,
Has much to show you in the Gift li e more than you'll sea
in most other stores. Not only more, but something .'dif--ferent"
novelties that appeal to you, because of their
Schimpff, the Jeweler,
Has everything going in the jewelry line. Think ol what
you want; it's there. Prices, too, are less than you think,
when you consider that no matter what you buy, quality is
317 Lackawanna Avenue.
A The New Neversllp As
A plinlt Removable
Horse cannot slip
j and will outweur three
t sets of any other calk
For Christmas the handsomest and largest display of Box Papers ever
brought to Scranton. Buying this at a real stationery store assures you
the best value and the most tasteful selection, Our boxes are made for
us especially. Many novel designs and quality of the best. Large, rich
boxes from CO cents to $7.30. Genuine Mahogany Boxes filled with paper
at hardly tho cost of tho wood.
Stationery Sets, Desk Puds, Pens, Penholders, Fancy Ink Stands,
Your most critical taste or fancy satisfied In the fullest degree.
R. E. PRENDERGAST.
WASHINGTON AVENUE. Scranton, Pa,
REUNION OF CLASS OF 'DO.
High School Graduates Will Meet
and Make Merry Next Week.
Arrangements aro being made by a
special commlttto for tho annual re
union of the class of 1899 of the Scran
ton high school, and from present In
dications the affair Is bound to prove
oven as great a success as lust year's
This year's gathering will be for
members of '93 ulone, each of tho fav
ored number being allowed tho privi
lege of bringing along ono friend,
(iueriiboy hall will probably be the
scene of tho mooting of the "old
grads.," and next week Is set is the
COMMITTEE IS NAMED.
J, H. Torrey and D. B. Atuertoa to
Confer on Second Class Matter.
President J. A. Lansing, of the board
of trade, 1ms named Attorney J. II,
Torrey and Secretary D. B. Athertou
as members of tho special committee to
confer with the Pittsburg chamber of
commerce and the Allegheny board of
Our system of PATNLK&S Dentistry Is tar
superior to the old method ot doing; work.
Me both till and extract teeth without the
least particle of pain. Our prlcni for the
present are extremely low, and if you are in
need of any Dental work. Call and have
your teeth examined.
We make a specialty of fine Crown and
Bridge Work and it will pay you to call and
get our prices before going elsewhere. All
work absolutely rainless.
Dr, Reyer, Dentist
5U Spruce St, Opp. Court House.
pn 126 and 128
III., Franklin Ave.
JUST OUT t
: Tbe Chesterfield Overcoat X
ASK FOR IT.
trade; relutlve to the second-class cltv
problem, which Is now tho question ot
Secretary Athertou has communi
cated with the Pittsburg and Allegheny
bodies, nnd expects to bo able to ur
rango a conference for the beginning of
Sterling Desk Blotters. Iteynolds Broi.
Patent Leather Dress Shoes
for gentlemen. This Is where nobblness
lets Its tlno touch Jn. New York can
boast of nothing with more tip-top
swell shoes In $3, I3.E0, 1 and $5. What
Is nicer for a Christmas gift? Mahon'y
shoe store, 60S Lackawanna avenue,
Newest Calendars. Reynolds Bros,
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