The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 26, 1900, Page 3, Image 3
yiy-n-'l r,- ,.rj -.5-,-,5-. WT W?ft,''TOW $w , T'l-T1 U:HVi"- WflPWW9W Kt., VW . Yr ".JtK" V 'H "t J I, Sri , , JI' f "4 THE SCRANTON TBIBUN1-WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2G, 1900. t '1 4 luiiiuuiiiiuumii Best M!!k for Family Use," "Babies thrive on It." DR. HANDS CONDENSED MILKS With Phoaphatea end Hypophos- phltcs Added. Taste not changed. BETTER THAN CREAM FOR COFFEE. Sold by Groccis and Druggists. The Dr. Hand Condensed Milk Co. Wrlto for booklet. SCRANTON, PA. HXEanaaaHaaiiSHBi9aiiHMa Ice Cream. BEST IN TOWN. OC Per 3C Quart LACKAWANNA DAIRY CO StltpboncOrders Promptly Deliver! l'f-3'7 Adam A venuk Scranfon Transfer Co. Baggage Checked Direct to Hotels and Private Residences. Office J., LAW. Passenger Station. Phone 623. DR. H. B. WARE, SPECIALIST, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Office Hour- a. m. to 11.30 p. m.: S to Wllliami Bulletin. Opp. Pastofflce. SCSaEL I CITY NOTES : . MKLTING THURSDAY. A special meeting of Si. Joseph'.-! society will he held Thursday aftcr noon at 3 o'clock at College chapeL All pcrsom not jet having tnado their returns for concert tickets sue icqucsted to do 60. ICC CilllST TJllUVKS. Thicoa isilecl the pouhes in tliu rear ot a number of Washington iiwinii nsidencos e.nly ctcrday moiuing and rciumcd the contents ot the ire chest. Theic vins a Jack of ClnUtmas cheer in several homes in consequent e. EVIDENCES OF A WJXAWAY.-A hor,e and buggy, the latter badly smashed up, were found last night about 8 o'clock at the corner of Clay aeeiuic and Mulbeiry btreet. Tliey were brought to city hall and were lodged by the police in Holies' Ihrty. Inquiry failed to meal the party to whom they belonged. TIN" WOKKUHS' BALLr-The members of Local union, No. feO, Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers' International association, conducted their tlfth annual ball hv,t night in Music lull. It was n most fcuceemful affair, upwards of 200 louplcs being in attendance. Mti-Jc for dancing was furnished by the Lawrence oichestra. KinST l'UL-SBYTEHIAX CIIURCII.-The ser vice this cening iu the l'irst 1'iesb.iteriin church will bo prepnatoiy to the bpcclal cele bration of the Loid's supper ne.t Sunday, which will be the last Sunday of the year and of the lentury. It H the wish of the pastot and elileis nf tlie chinch that cecry member will, if pov.i ble, be picaent. Tlie chinch session will meet nt the close of Bereiee this evening to confer with any who drsiie to unite with the chinch. AT THE CITY HOSPITALS. Way the Day Was Observed at Lack awanna and Moses Taylor. Christmas was celebrated yesterday at the Lackawanna hospital In right royal style. The long winds were fes tooned with ropes of evergreen ami there was a pretty holly wreath in aeh of the window-. Two large Christmas trees wore erected, one In the children's ward and one in the men's sursical ward. The tree in the chlldrnn'M mini ,.n,i. talned many gifts for each and every one of the little sufferers. Over tho lied of each of the adult patients was hung a stocking filled with candles, nuts and other Christmas goodies. A turkey dinner was served at the noon hour. The hospital staff and several of the directors, Including tho institution's fairy godmother, Mrs. E, N. AVlllard, .sat down at a table In tho private din ing room. President James Dickson presided and carved the turkey. The convalescent patients were treated to a dinner of their own at a special table prettily decorated with flowers. At tho Moses Taylor hospltul there wero two Christmas trees, ono In tho men's and ono In tho women's ward, Tho few children now In the hospital wero given numerous Christmas gifts by a number of the friends of the In stitution, The usual Christmas dinner was also served. DINNER FOB THE BOYS. Number of Them Entertaiued at Mc Quhae's Dining Boom, Nearly a hundred youngsters, some barely clad, but full of the life and spirit of Christmas, made things very lively around McQuhae's dining rooimi, on Vyomlng avenue, yesterday nfter noon. They were tho participants in a Christmas feast prepared at the ex pense of Beliord Harris, of the Swift 'Beef company! AV. II, Campbell, of Jonas Long's Sons, and Ernest Bishop, of tho Scotch Wooolen Mills company, Tho little folks were recruited by a committee, of ladles from Elm Park church apd greut euro was taken to avoid getting those who would be so fortunate as to have u dinner else where, The children sat around the tables for more than an hour and they made tho nlr ring with the echoes of their happiness. OBSERVANCE BY THE CHURCHES OF SAVIOUR CELE BRATED IN MANY WAYS. In a Large Number of the Churches of the City, Services Appropriate to the Day Wore Held in the Morn ingAt Night the Sunday Schools Had Their Special Exercises. Details of the Programmes Bon derod in Different Churches Dis tribution of Gifts. Ono of tho best musical programmes ever given at St. Luke's Kplscoput church was rendered yesterday nt 10.30 o'clock, tho last sorvlec by tho vested choir of twenty-flvo voices, under tho leadership of J. W. Conant. There wero throe communion services, at 0, 0 and 10.30 a. m., and there was an especially largo attendanco at each. The programme had boon prepared with great care and Included Men delssohn's "Hark, tho Holy Angels," Puller's "Christians Awake," and a singularly powerful selection sung as an introlt, "The Birthday of a, king," by Ncldllnger. The choir sang, If pos sible, more beautifully than over, the sweet voices of the younger members blending perfectly with tho fuller voices of tho older members. Tho pastor, Rev. Dr. Rogers Israel, preached a Christmas sermon on that old but ever new message of tho angels "Glory Be to God in the High est and "on Earth, Teaee, Good Will to Men." Tho beautiful Interior of the church was prettily set off with ropes and wreaths of evergreen In pro fusion. At St. Peter's Cathedral. As Is usual on Christmas the ser vices at St. Peter's cathedral wero very elaborate. The church was pro fusely adorned with Christmas greens, festoons of smllnx and ropes of ever green being wound about and strung between the majestic pillars and drooped along the balcony front. The main altar was fairly hidden behind a wealth of cala lilies and other choice flowers and resplendent from the Il lumination of hundreds of wax tapers and small red-shaded lamps. At the south nave was erected a full-sized allegorical reproduction of the manger at Bethlehem, the figure of the Child, the Virgin, St. Joseph, the shepherds, wise men and animals being life size and very true to nature. There were masses every hour, be ginning at 5 o'clock, and at 10.30 o'clock a pontlllcal high mass was celebrated by Rt. Rev. Bishop Hoban. It was the first time for the bishop to wear the "Cappa Magna," the large purple, ermine-trimmed cloak, which bishops are permitted to wear on the four an nual feast days of the first class. At the conclusion of the mass the bishop imparted the pontifical blessing from his throne, a special privilege granted him by the pope. Rev. James A. O'Reilly, rector of the cathedral, was arch priest: Rev. Fathers A'an Ray and McLoughlin, as sistant priests; Rev. P. J. Gough, dea con of tlie mass; Rev. Miles MeManus, sub-deacon of the mass, and Rev. J. J. Griflln, master of ceremonies. Twenty two acolytes, censer-bearers, servitors and train-bearers, preceded tho priests and bishop in the procession nnd re cession and made an imposing nnd picturesque spectacle. The sermon was preached by Rev. Myles J. MeManus, from tlie gospel of the day. His sermon was ar repo sition of the Messianic idi j of tho coming of Christ, as comprised in the promises of the Book of Prophets. The augmented choir, accompanied by Bauer's orchestra and led by Prof. "W. P. Schilling, rendered I.amblllote's pascal mass. The solo parts were sustained by Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. Jo sephine C. AValsh, Miss Laura Rafter, Miss Agnes B. Lavelle, Miss Lizzie Snow, AA R. Bradbury and Gustav Reppert. AV. H. Bradbury presided at the organ. St. David's Episcopal. The midnight Christmas feivlee at St. David's Episcopal church, West Scrnnton, was well attended, and was conducted under tho direction of th'3 rector. Rev. E. T. McHcnry. At 10 o'clock yesterday morning tho regular Christmas service was held. A spe cial feature was Monk's communion service, which wits rendered by tho choir. Tho music was particularly well rendered, and the singers deserve much credit for their e-IIlclency. Much credit is also due the organic;, Mis. Sflliort, who executed the dltll cult numbers with case and gr,te The scololsts were Misses Phillips and Parry, .Mr-ssr.s. Thomas Jones. Nichol son AVhltehouse and William Morgan. Rev. aicHonry pr-'itchu. an appropri ate sermon on "The Doctilno of the Incarnation," basing hi. discourse on tli text found In St. John I: 1-1. Ser vices will also bo held to-day, tomor row and Friday, beginning at 7:3') a. m. Holy Trinity Lutheran. A special musical programme ofr.irj excellence was given yesterday niorn in dining the Clulstinns sorvlco-s at the Holy Tilnlty Lutheran church, under the direction of Prof, C, It. Prothei-oo, The .special liturgical ser vice of tho church was conducted by the pastor, Rev, Charles a, picker, who also preached an eloquent Christ mas sermon on "The Christmas Spir it." The augmented choir coryisted cf tho following ladles and gentlemen: Bessie Shive, Lillian Blaschke, Alice Ferine, Victoria Gruner. Katherlne AVIntcrstlue, Jqsepblno Bernhardt. Emma Yost, Carolyn Yost, A J. Hopkins, David J, Duvies, J. AVIlllam Kchuler, AA'atkln, AS'. Isaac, E, .1, Schubert, Carl Sehoen and Charles Mitchell, Miss Bhlvo and Mr, Pavles render ed a charming duet and among the chorus numbers of especial excellenos were "Good Tiding," with tenor solo by David Davits and "Arise, Shine," with trilos by AVIlllam J, Hopkins and AVatkln Isaac. St. John's German Catholic. In St. John's German Cathollo church on South Main avonue, throe mas.ies wero celebrated yesterday morning nnd vesper services wero hold in the afternoon. Thw masses wero sung by Rev, F, A. Flicker nt 6, 8 and 10 a. m. At tho latter the pastor preached tin olotnient sermon on tho birth of Christ. The muslo was Jn charge of tho chorister, Prof George Sless, and tho programme consisted of selections from Mozart's Gloria. Kvrlo in m oat. Credo, Benedlctus.rtanctus, Agnus Del nnd the Adesto Fldoles offertory. Tho "Snlutarls" by Dotmneau wan mint? nt the vesper service. In tho latter n mixed quartette, with solos for so prano, tenor and bass, was a: fcaturs. The soloists wero Mrs. Enima Sloes, soprano; August Foster, tenor, and AVIlllam Shnumnn, bass. The "To Dcum" was sunn; at the close of tho service. A midnight mass will bo sunt? on New Year's eve. St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The usual Christmas Forvlcesf'wero held In St. Patrick's Catholic church yesterday morning. Three masses were sung, commencing at B, ! and 10:C0 o'clock. A high muss was cele brated nt 6 o'clock by Rev. J. II. AVhe lan, who also preached tho sermon, taking his text from St. Luke, "And there were shepherds In that same country watching nnd keeping night watches over their Hocks." Tho 9 o'clock mass was snld by Rov. P. K, Lavelle, nnd at 1":30 Rev. J. J. Ruddy olllclnted. Special muslo was rendered by the choir unldor tho direction of the organist nt tho enily nnd Into masses. The children of the church wOre present at the I9:3i) muss. St. Mark's Luthoran. At St. Mark's Lutheran church, cor ner of AVashburn and Fourteenth streets, matin service was hold at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, nnd tho main" service at 10:30 o'clock. Tho choir rendered choice selections of Clulstmns muslo under tho direction ot the chorister, Joseph Atherton, as sisted by Miss Clara Sanders, organ ist, Tho regular choir was ntigmentoil by n number of additional voices. The pastor, Rev. A. L. Rnmcr, D. D., conducted both services, and at 10:3.1 o'clock preached a forcible sermon on the subject of "Christ, our Savior and King." Large audiences were present at both services, and a general inter est was manifested In the services of the day. EXERCISES OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS aillm Park Church. The vast auditorium of the Elm Park Methodist Episcopal church, with Its vast seating capacity, was literally filled from end to end last nlgtit with such an audience as has never before gathered In this city at a Sundav school entertainment, for the occasion was the annual Christmas festival of the children of the Sunday school, which Is the largest in the city. Directly In front of tlie organ was erected a large platform and on this the exercises were given. At either end of the balcony was n Christmas tree of enormous proportions, bright and brilliant with colored incandescent lights and hundreds of yards of tinsel. The members of the Sunday school had the plaro of honor in the front of the church, while behind them was seated the rest of the audience. The programme was opened with nn organ prelude by Hu. T. Huffmastpr, Prof. Pennington's assistant, and u thorough master of the Instiunient. Rev. Dr. C. M. Glffln, the pastor, of fered a fervent prayer, nnd then came one of the many unique features of the programme. The church was darkened and as tlie organ pealed forth a burst of sound there were thrown on a screen, cover ing tlie entire fiont of the instrument, sacred views representing the "AngM of Night1' and the "Angel of Morning." Then came an anthem, "The Babe of Bethlehem," by a special choir of twenty-five voices, illustrated with a beautiful picture of the Christ child in the arms of the Virgin. The effect of these pictures was wonderfully im pressive and they were greeted with much applause. The tenor of the regular church quartette, Alfred AVooler, whose voice was In well-nigh faultless condition, rendered "Arise, Shine," being assisted in the chorus by the Elm Park Sunday school choir. After a reading by Paul ine Cogswell Hall, there wero another set of appropriate views thrown on the screen, and then the programme of the infant's department was gone through with, under the direction of the super intendent, Mrs. Arja AVilliams. AVlllle Gray had a solo, "When Santa Cluus Comes 'Round," and there were recitations rendered In a remarkably clever manner by Edna Pruener, Ella Gilpin, Lawrence Scott and Romalne Helmer. The biggest hit of this part of the programme, and probably of th2 entile evening, was made by Bessie Marsh, a dainty little miss just seven years old, who sang "The Story of Love." She wulked up on the platform with the air of a professional concert singer and gazed unconcernedly at the great throng of 3,000 persons, while the open ing bars of the piece were being played on the piano. AVhen she sang, people looked around at each other In amaze ment, for every word she said could be plainly heard over tlie entire audi torium. Her enunciation was perfect and she retained such remarkable self possession that when she left the plat form she received a great ovation, Tlie second part of the programme was opened with a rendition of Meyer beer's "Coronation March" on the or gan by Mr. Huffniuster, and following this was given a Christmas drill by twelve ynuni; ladles, nttlred in white and carrying wands. They wem through a soiies of graceful move ments, and upon them were thrown vnti-coloivd calcium lights. Miss Maltha Matthews, whose beau tiful soprano voice is so well known In The "Ifs" A short name, but a very busy family. They're also very numer ous, scarcely a community being without mnny of Its meinhei's. And tiny attempted 'progress or Improvement must pass their criticising or foreboding cavil. Strange It is, yet true; that hundreds of well-meaning folks ullow "IF" Idoas to Influenco "their notion and deluy the enjoy ment of comfort. Then, wonder why their clrcumstnnces never change. "If 1 knew It would pay, If saving were easier than spend ing. If I wero certain of living, If wages were higher, If noth ing seemed to hinder. If, If" Think of It! AYero It possible for such people to save and still spend to "eat their onke nnd yet keep It," all Imagined dlflleul ties would disappear. Hut shrewd savers long since learned the fol ly of such logic, and will smile sure. Havings Department TBADEBS NATIONAL BANK Cor. Wyoming aud(Spruce this city, sang "Tho Christ Child" most acceptably, nud then came the camp scene, Tho stage, was set In a few minutes to tesresent a enmp, with tents nnd nil tho "other requisite mili tary paraphernalia. TwclW' young men, attired In Na tional Guard uniforms and carrying guns, unswored to voll-eall, drilled, messed, nud finally tented for tho night, to tho Hinging of the "Suwanco River" and "Homo, Sweet Home" by the choir. The effect wns very pretty, and tho military atmosphere wns per fectly realized. After a reading by Miss Norma Decker nnd another series of storeop tlcon views, tho programme was brought to a close by the singing of a wondrously beautiful anthem, Gou nod's "Noel," by tho Sunday school choir, with soprano nnd alto solos by Anna Strickland nnd Mary Davis. The entire affair was given under the personal direction of Prof. John T. AVatklns, who deserves a deal of credit for Its complete success, Gorman M, E, Church. The Christmas exercises of tho Sun day school of tho German Methodist Episcopal church, at the corner of Ad ams avenue und Vino street, were given last night In the presence of a largo throng of the members ot tho congregation and their friends. Tho Interior of the church was prettily decorated with evergreens, and there wero two large Christmas trees on the platform heavily laden with pretty gifts for tho crowd of bright faced little boys and girls gathered In the front. Tho superintendent of the Sunday school, Gustavo Deltzel, presided nnd the exercises were all conducted In the German language, not a word of English being spoken. There was nn opening prayer by the pastor, Rev. G. Bobolin. Theru wero recitations and songs rendered by the following children: Edith Kaufhold, Karl Haendlges, Lena AVoehiis, Karl and Theodore Bobolin, Chnrles H. Gabriel, Fred Mehno, Mar garet Haag, Fred Kossman, Bertha Kemmler, AVIlllam Mellne, Paul AVal ter, Edgar Kaufhold. In addition to these numbers there were several songs rendered In a de lightful manner by the children of tho Sunday school, a duet by Miss Baar and Mrs. Gessler, and a selection by the "Klntracht" Musical society. The German spirit of good cheer pervaded the whole programme. Grace Lutheran Church. The Sunday school children of the Grace English Lutheran church, under the direction of the superintendent, D. L. Flckus, esq., gave a most delightful Christmas programme Inst night in the church, which wns simply but taste fully decorated with Christmas greens. After an organ voluntary rendered by the church organist, Miss Harriet Kline, and an opening chorus by the school, t'lo pastor, Rov. Luther Hess AVnrlng, offered prayer. Miss Maude Moser then welcomed those present on behalf of the school, nnd a splendid programme followed. There was a quaintly humorous reci tation, "Tlie Little Feller's Stockin'." by Ethel A'ost, followed by an exer cise, called "Tlie Great Need of the World," by the followingchildren, under the direction of Miss Florence Irving: Elsa Kline, Lillie Foss. Ethel A'ost, Irene Siebecker, Florence Nicholson and Irene Lorenz. The gi eat need was shown to be the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mls.s Jennie Kaufman had a solo, "The Story of Love," with a chorus by the class. An acrostic, representing "Christmas Fruit," wan participated In by Emma Swald, Elmer Kaufman, Byron AVilcox, Frank Zimmerman, Edith Bender, Lewis Siebeck'er, Janet Sunday and Frank and Ella. Grau. The Misses Harriet Kline and Lynola Lohman sang a duet in a most capable manner, and there was a recitation by Miss Jennie Seaman. The pastor de livered a brief address on "A Christ mas Star." and then came tlie giving of gifts with a present for each child. FBISONEBS MADE HAPPY. Express Gratitude for Sheriff Pry or's Elaborate Christmas Dinner. Tlie following communication, re ceived at The Tribune otllce yesterday, written on a paper bag in lead pencil, tells its own story: "We, the piisonets In Lackawanna county jail, known as Hotel Pryor, extend our heartfelt thanks to the sheriff and his corps of efficient as sistants, viz., tlie warden and his obliging keepers, for the kind way they treated us to a Christmas dinner, It consisting of the following: "Soup, roast turkey, stewed chicken, mushed potatoes, sweet potatoes, bread, butter, jelly and peaches (canned), pickles, cranberry sauce, oranges, ap ples, nuts, candy, coffee or lea, cream and sugar and close with cigars. "Yours respectfully, "Tlie Prisoners." This Is tho most elaborate dinner over served at the (all. ENTERTAINED THE CHOIB. Bov. Dr. Piercs and AVifo Opened Houso to Penn Avonuo Choir. Res'. Dr. Robert F. Y. Pierce, pastor of the Penn Avenue Baptist church, entertained tho members of the choir last night at the parsonage on Mlfllln avenue. A most enjoyable evening was spent, and a most bountiful repast served by the doctor and his wife. Dr. -Pierce's son, C, F, Pierce, of AYanamuker's, Now A'ork city, and a friend ot his, Paul Mulier, of Pnssale, N, J., are being entertained during the holiday season nt Dr. Pierce's homo. For Sale. Two heavy and one light delivery wagons; ono buggy polo; cash register; two pipe-cutting machines; one four horse-power engine; $1,500 worth gas fixtures and supplies; $2,500 plumbers' and steam-litters' supplies, and one two-seated open wagon. Hunt & Connell. OBITUARY. Patrick. W, Vteley an engineer at Eddy Creek mine, died jrtteiday iiioiniug lit his home in Olyphant, iiftei two month' illness, JJr, f'teley waa inariled hmci.iI jeai ago lat May to Miss Jlaiy McDonald, and Is siirvlied by liU wife and two children. HU mother, Mu. Ileriuu) I'eeley, of 01) pliant, and thu following named hrothcia and sisters also sunhe him: Itev, .1, J, II. Fecley, of Nicholson j James J. I'eeley, Mis. John Oiloyle, Mrs. James Foley, ol Oly. pliant, and Sirs. I', W, llealey, of Ureen Itldgc Mrs. Martin Saininon, of 327 Twenty-first sheet, died yesterday after a lingering illness. Piccjscd is sunhed by Iter husband and sev eral rhlldiin. the was a sister of Mallcarrlci William Cannlon. 'I ho funeral, announcement will bo inado later, ' Mrs. MjiIIii I. amnion died yesterday, age It jcuis. bite li surtbed by four sons and two I dat'glitcis. 1'uncrul notice later. 1 MENTION OP MENJOF HOUR W. H. BICHMOND, PRESIDENT OF NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY. He Was Ono of the Pioneer Coal Operators of This Begion Drafted the Charter of the Elk Hill Coal and Iron Company W. G. O'Mal ley the New Select Councilman from the Twentieth Ward Popu lar John Van Bergen, Jr., of the Commissioners' Office. AVIlllam It. Richmond, tho president of tho .Now England society, who de livered such it thoughtful and well rounded nddress at tho annual banquet of that society last Friday night, Is a fine example of tho later day New Englandor, who cossesses all the good qualities for which his ancestors were noted and which made them such a forco In this fair lnnd of ours. Mr. Richmond was born In Marl borough, Connecticut, on Oct. 23, 1821, his family having Its origin in Brittany before the Eleventh century. The American branch wns founded by John Richmond, who emigrated from Ash- ton Keynes, AA'lltshlre, England, In 1C37, nnd became one of the original purchasers of tho land on which the city of Taunton, Mass., Is now located. Through his grandmother, Prudence AVadsworth, Mr. Richmond Is descend ed through seven generations from AVIlllam AVadsworth, an emigrant from England to Massachusetts In 1C32, and under Hooker one of the early Connecticut colonists In 1636. Ills son, Captain Joseph AA'adsworh, Is credited with concealing the Con necticut charter In tho Oak tree at Hartford, an Incident which has been extensively dwelt upon by the his torians of that period. In 1S42 Mr. Richmond entered busi ness life in Honesdale and three years later opened a store at Carbondale un der the firm name of Richmond & Robinson. In I860, Mr. Richmond be came Interested In the mining of an thracite coal. His keen business mind showed to him the important place tho coal with which the valley abounded would in later years have In the business world. The mining of coal was at that time practically In its infancy and few men realized the great value of that commodity ns an article of commerce. Mr. Richmond obtained possession of a tract of land at what Is now Dick son City, but which at that time was a part of Blakely township. He or ganized the Elk Hill Coal and Iron company and proceeded to develop the coal land he had acquired. Ho framed the charter or the Elk Hill company and also the subsequent amendments to it which the legislature allowed, special legislation not being forbidden at that time. The thoroughness with which he did his work Is best evidenced, pel haps, by the value that Is now placed on that charter. Some months ago, the New A'ork, Ontario and AVestern com pany purchased the coal properties of Mr. Richmond and came Into posses sion of the charter of the Elk Hill Coal and Iron company. They have utilized it to combine about all of the coal properties they have obtained In this region, which are now opeated under the title of the Elk Hill Coal and Iron company. To speak of a city official as having been tried does not convey an Intelli gent meaning In these parts, so In re ferring to the new selectman from the Twentieth, AVIlllam G. O'Malley, as having been tried It ' Is necessary to make specifications. Mr. O'Malley was for four years the representative of the Twentieth on the board of school control, and to say that no better man ever came out of that ward and into public life Is scarcely doing him full justice. His recoid for Industry, honesty nnd intelligent action was one that any man might well be proud of. He proved himself a man of no mean dimensions in any part and at once came to be regarded as one of the big men of his party. His name has been used in connection with the nomina tion for several important offices since his retirement from the school board, but ho never encouraged any move ment to bring him 'back uctlvoly Into the public service and only last fall refused an unanimous tender of the nomination for county treasurer. Mr. O'Malley holds the highly Im portant position of master, mechanic of the South steel mill. AVhether or not he will go to Buffalo when the com pany moves Is a question yet even with himself. Scrantonlans will hope that Mr. O'Malley will find It to his Inter ests to stuy hero. AVhen elected to the select council a week 'ago, he was a member of tho board of henlth, nnd the two oflices being Incompatible, ho relinquished his place on the henlth board, It seems to be a happy, though pos sibly unconscious, faculty of Lacka wanna county olllclals to select excep tionally capable subordinates, Every olllco In the court house presents strik ing examples of this, and, for years, veiilv from tho very Inception of tho county, It has fortunntoly obtained. On various occasions It has been tho Pleasure of The Tribune, In this col umn, to comment along this line, nnd present the nrgumentuin by pointing out Individual Instances, These Instances, It seems, are not to bo exhausted. One who fairly sizes up to nil thut Is demanded of an Illustra tion of the aforementioned argumeu tum Is one of the newest comers to tho county's forco of court house nttaches, John Arun Bergen, 'jr., deputy clerk In the county commissioners' otllce, Mr, Aran Bergen Is not a whit out of place In tho aggregation of capable, courte ous and industrious men who are en- countered In tho court house offices. His work Is done with ease, accuracy and dispatch; he Is ulways pleasant and striving to oblige those with whom he s called upon to deul, and In his leisure moments can always bo counted upon for sociability of the re freshing, Impressing kind that makes friends und cements friendship, Al ready ho Is one of the most popular men In tho court house, and tho time promises to be not far distant when the people on looking about for avail able timber of which to make an In cumbent of some ofllve of responsibil ity will not let their ycs wander idly past his commanding llguie. Mr, A'an Bergen Is looked upon as one of the most energetic and success ful lieutenants of his party In North Scranton, and the caudiduto who has his uctlve support can roly upon sub stautlul returns. WWMWMWfcViWiW I he Night before Ihnstmas Look at Our Bargains. Beautiful Plates, goc. Toilet Pieces at less than cost. A Dorfllnger Cut Glass Carafe for $4.00. A Llbbey Carafe for $a.7s In the latest lovely Chrysanthemum and Brilliant cuts. Open Stock Dinner Sets much reduced in price. Geo V Millar & VJCU iflllKU X mMmmmmmmMtwmwiF TEETH n Gold Crowns $3 Gold Fillings $l Bridge Work (TSfh) $3 Set of Teeth $5 All work guaranteed for 10 years. Call and have our 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 the topic of conver sation, for the one implies the other. Schimpff, the Jeweler, Has much to show you in the Gift li e more than you'll se in most other stores. Not only more, but something "dif ferent" novelties that appeal to you, because f their novelty. Schimpff, the Jeweler, Has everything going in the jewelry line. Think ot what you want; it's there. Prices, too, are less than you think, when you consider that no matter what you buy, quality is apparent. 317 Lackawanna Avenue. tnKKKK5M50KSMnKKKUK50:KKK q The NewNeversli? As- phnlt ltcmovablc g HORSESHOE CALK. fi Horse cannot slip and will outwear three sets or any other calk mauut'aciiirel. p U CITTENBENDER 0 SOLE AGENTS. KKKKKnnKKKKnKIKKKKKKKKKK5 The JEWETT is modern, up - and rapid. MACHINES PLACED ON TRIAL JEWETT No. 10 Has Ninety-Two Distinct Char acters. Eight riore Than Any Other Standard fla-chine. D. W. WAGNER, 215 Board of Trade TELEPHONE 2498 MOST ANCIENT OF FOODS. This Honor, It Is Believed, Belongs Rightly to the Lentil. Front tho New A'orl: Sun. Of nil the legumes, the ono least grown In this country Is tho lentil, though It Is a vegotnblo held In high es,teem In foreign lands, particularly In the Oriental countries, Tho lentils that we have In our markets are near ly all Impoted, although tho vegetable) Is grown to some extent In the south western parts of tho country. Now Mexico nnd Arizona, for Instano?. whore tho seed was first Introduced hundreds pf years ago by direct Im portation from Spain by the ancestors of the mixed race who now ltvs In that region. Tho Kuropeun supply of lentils comes largely trom Bgvpt nnd tho reddish Kgyptlnn lentil probably furnished tho red pottage of Kstut. It Is the most ancient of food plants, tho lentil, and for that reason nlono has right to respectful consideration fiom Americans even If they do not take so kindly to It us do gome of the foreigners who come here to live and who at present are tho prlnclrnl pur chasers of tho vegetublo In the nmr knt. Americans, however, are begin ning to eat lentils more and mora from being Introduced to them In ths VvxyafaxW. I Co m Wjomlns Avenno jE VUi Walk In .nrt Innk A,n..nrf. 5" Extracted Absolutely Without Pain. Our system of PAINLESS Dentistry is fir superior to the old method of doing1 work. We both fill anil extract teeth without the least particle of pain. Our prices for the present are extremely low, and If you are In need of nny Dental work. Call and luVe your teeth examined. We make a specialty of fine Crown and Pridgo Work and it will pay )ou to call and get our prices before going elsewhere. All work absolutely Painless. Dr. Reyer, Dentist 314 Spruce St., Opp. Court House. nn 126 and 128 LUh Franklin Ave. Writes and shades seventy-five: letters to the line. Writes straight on ruled lines. Has automatic type-cleaning brush. I The best manifolder and stencil maker. The lightest touch to keys and least fatigue. The JEWETT ball-bearing car riage "beats the world." The JEWETT liner is easily the most clever device of its kind. to - date, simple, convenient, durablr AND OTHER MAKES TAKEN. SCRANTON, PA French nnd Italian and particularly the German restaurants where they are not unfrequontly served. Tho len t, It is bellovec), was tho first of the food plants to bo brought under culti vation by map. YEARNED TO BE HELPFUL. But the Thoughtful Young Man for Once Made a Mistake, From the Washington Po'.t, The thoughtful young man went out to Glen Echo one evening last week, and there wasn't a thing that ho could see to do for anybody's comfort that ho didn't nti once proceed to make nn accomplished fact, Ho was falrlv bubbling over with a desire to help his fellow men. One of his fellow men, who happened to bo a woiuun, and n young ono at that, sat directly In front of him. His eye caught sight of a largo spider om her Huffy buck huir. Ho leaned forwurd. "Pardon me," ho said quickly, "don't move; I have him. There!" And with tho triumphant "thero" a shriek from tho girl startled all the car, Tho helpful young man sank bad; In his sent, and an auction Hag wasn't a circumstance to his face for color, A wire und enumel spider dangled from the girl's dishevelled hair. 1 51 J.l M ' '"v I i l !