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THE SCR ANTON TRIBtWE-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26; MOO.
FEATURES OF CHRISTMAS EX
ERCISES IN CHURCHES.
Sunday School Pupllo and Pareutn
Entertainod by the Methodists,
Baptists and Congrogationalista.
Opening of St. Brondon'o Now
Homo Foativftl Wedding of J.
Goraer Reeae and Miss Forigo at
Montroso Athletic Club Ball Po
litical Jottings and Other Notes.
Klulior.ito Chrhitmas exeiclsrs we to
held hint, cvunlnir In the Hltit)i.-m
iUothodlst Hplecoiuil cliurt'li, Plymouth
'ongicsiillonal chut-cili and thu .luck
.snn Htret't Hnptlst ehiircjli. In which
the pupils of the tllffeicnt Hiitiilu;
hcIiooIh took an ncllw pait, At the
Klnipson church the scjliohnu nf the in
termediate! anil Ulbli- class tlc'iurt
jiientM presented the cantata, "All Hall
to Santa Glaus," to an audience that
ciiinpletcty tilled the spacious edillce.
The cantata was Klven under the
direction ot the ellieleiit choi later,
rrof. W. W. Jones. In addition to the
noiiffH and choruses there were iipie-(-cntallves
of the Filipinos. Cubans,
Japanese andother feature"-'. Th ''Inr
acters were assumed by Mrs. Itoti-it
'Williams, William Lmiik. I.ouls Joins,
Florence Williams, Koda Stnuik, Paul
3Hirros, Jessie Klorey. IJIanche Thomas.
Uoda. Clark, Resale Hern, Until Acker.
Kthel Carr and others, A law chorus
nf children san;v In the cantata, v li'eh
was an admirable production and te
ilects credit on the promoteiN.
The Kiownles' hvlilne, a re.il stl
Know stoim and Santa Cl.itiV vl--lt
tweie the features ot the exeiel'-CM at
the Jackson Stieet lluptlst chinch,
which were held In the lectin e rorm
before an audleme that crowded :l
the door space and s.illery. A .luven'-
choir, led by Prof. I,evvU ll.ivb, :..s
nlsted in the entertainment.
John Tiloyd made a capital Smti
t'laus and created much minis nuir
n mring- the children. Mediations ue-e
Klven by Grace Itoderli'k. Fetln l,"ivN
and Lizzie Thomas, and the solti . 'i
rendered by Annie llyall. Kliiwli- -
Grilrhy, Bessie Powell an I iribeii
Williams. A dlsti Ihution ol uiiirly .nul
presents was made at tli' eloae if til
The cantata, "Klmi Kin.iiuiel." wis
aendeied at tin- I'l.nmiutli Cnnc"i"-a .
lionnl cliureh bv ihn Hnnday ! h ol
pupils, under the dlicction of Sinur
intendent A. I'.. Kynon and Chmhter
ABOUT THIS ( CO'JGll'
TIME LOOK -' . ."' ' .
i aim LULUj
DUFOUR'S FR.:f.U 'I A t.
Sale of Left
Everything of a Holidayish
nature is being marked down to '
ridiculously low figures this
If. you have forgotten any of
your iriends, you can remember
them now, or for the New Year,
at a fraction of what the cost
would have been had you made
the purchases last week,
(Joiner lleese. An orcheslra of four
pieces unhIsUh! In the exerclseH. The
programme consisted ofwhoruses, tecl
tiulons, minus, solos, and other exer
cises, nnd at the close gifts vtie iHa
trlhtitcd among the chlldicn.
Now Home Festival.
Tho most pietentlous affair over un
d'ftnken by St. Drondnn's council,
YoutiK Men's Institute, win InuitKur
uted ytsluidny In their new quartern,
tit 12J North Main avenue, In whit:
the boys are pleased to call their
"new home festival." The en tiro build
ing hits been utilized In entertaining
the patrons, and the crowd that
tluoiitrml the place last night vn
HUlIiclent evidence that the festival
will be u success.
The main lloor has been llxed up
for the display of fancy articles, io
freshment booth1) and the "plum tie"
shaklntr," In which much Interest In
manifested, in the basement a cii'io
hall anil musee has been Htted up
evceptlonally original. On the neeon I
lloor the ladles aie In charge of the
DurltiR the evening: Miss Teresa Mo
Cc tendered a plcaalnir. vocal side,
Miss May Jordan played a plane ?
lection, and Frank McHnle gave u
violin solo. The entertuliimentii coin-mllle-
will provide a suitable pio
Kramnio each rveuliur dining; the fes
tival, In which some evellent talent
will br heard.
The eiitlo hall N the pilnclpal at
tiactiou, and therein ran be cen the
Filipino hoy. the s'hirt waist man, ,t
blind hluir, the battle ae used by Slt
th'B Pill!, tile Waldorf-Astoria. tlu
iVKtsil maze, the fac" on the barroom
llnoi, a picture no a.tl'-t can ja'tit.
the sir er int. sentinel. the doilbl--headtd
man. Illndn: fakir, an opium
lit ml. cablt-..'t nl' curios, the ween
hor.-e, i!-orti'n lynidihiK. moving pie
lure", nienaiterle of wild animals, fa
man's dellrh:. the vacant stall, an
if ivlimi. mil otli"!- ItiloeestliiB fea
tuies. The resil-.nl will be continii"d imfl
after N , in's. and the funds ralse.l
will be devoted to the new lionr- I
Imlidlim' fund. A number of wel'
knouii yiuiin; In ie i .ue a-slstinj" the
boys in ("iirluethiK tlie festival,
Wedded at I.Iontrcse.
.!. Ctv.:- ' l'.v in-, of Smith I'ebuee.i
avei'iie. .in'! .Ml-.- IMbiabeth Maude
J'-'Iro '1 n:'i '"' "I" y"- and Mrs. Al
b"i i i'iI'd wee mil! '.I In mnnliise
:it ! .)' io"'-: ycp'enNy ."floiiioon at the
M, '!!" Pi' ' ''.rii eh, in the prcs
i'ii of 'i 1:1 'lit'! I" n f fiiend.i of th"
.IIIIK I' ' !'!"
Tli" I'li'irv '.vs pe fni nifd 1
Ke, I!. Js. Tllnmcs, pjStd! of lllL'
chim h. !! i ': lufdesm.il Is wet"
Jlb'e- M'v "(.t Kvi;e, sister of Hi
Siwim, ii"'l Mi's Jlyi'lie Perifvo. sister
of llu 'i'i ': T.ii'i"l l4. Thoimi'-, ol'thi;
ol : , 's !. i; "i i im.-eian Mis Mary
Ii'v't.n i 1,!." i ci'tfil a llmv r f'''
lied Hie '.el''ii",' ".viieiies iveie p! '
l)V MlV llcille" Wl7!!l1l Tin- OS l'i
were N '-o'l "r;i'i. D.nia A. Wat-
r"ii- H':l Iii'i) Will .Imiiicoii, I!.
T. l!:-nun in. i T.'l!' M. Hvens.
'I'lli i'.ide l i I'll'.'1 ." Tire ill a
crstor eohi. cl iso'.'.n nl sili,. liioimel
Oses Pe-rti-na wg in His Family
For Colds JffiflH and Grip.
ifl HBP IB Hill E22a OlD BH HHHbHBhI SHk
(UP1T0L UUIMHNU, SAMIM, 01tK(.'0.
A I.ctlcr from (lie Kxecullvc Ofllcc or Oregon.
The Clovernor of Orepon Is an ardent
admirer of l'e-ru-na. lie keeps It con
tinually In Hie house. In a recent let
ter to Dr. Ilartmnu, he says:
.State of Oregon,
Salem, May 9, ISiiS.
The I'e-iil-ini Medicine Co., Colum
Dear Sirs: 1 have had occasion to
use your Pe-ru-na medicine m my fdin
lly for colds, and It proved to bo u,n
excellent remedy. 1 have not had oc
casion to use It for other ullmeiits.
Yours very truly. W. M. Lord,
Any man who wishes perfect health
must be entirely free from catarrh. Ca
tanh Is well-nlRh universal, almost
omnipresent. Pe-ru-na is the only ab
solute safeguard known. A cold Is the
beginning of catnrrh. To prevent colds,
with velvet and lace, and the brides
maids wore gowns of light blue and
pink, with plumed hats, trimmed with
velvet. The church and home of the
bride were elaborately decorated with
holly, ferns, potted palms and cut
Unworn. The reception tendered the
youni; couple was a brilliant social
function, and was attended by a num
ber of Seraiiton people and representa
tives of the leading families of Mont
Among the West Seraiiton people
present weie Mrs. Morgan Evans,
mother of tho groom: Air. and Airs.
Ceorge W. Engle, Misses Grace Doud
and May AI. Evans, Messrs. Edward
Davis. Will Jamleson, Tallle M. Evans
and Daniel S. Thomas. From Alont
rose there were Judge and Airs. D. W.
Senile, Dr. and Airs. Wilson, Judge and
Mrs. AlcCullom.Seaiie AlcCulIom, Prof,
and Alts. B. E. James, Mr. and Airs.
AI. B. Perigo. Air. and Alts. Hiram
Hall, Allssi Eliza Brewster, nnd many
others. Ft om Hallstead were Miss
Ala'ilda Atlllard. V. D. Shaw, C. W.
Hanks, and others.
The bride Is an accomplished 1'oiing
woman, with a host of friends, and has
been prominently identified with the
i elisions and social life of Atontrose.
The e.ioom Is Identliled with the
Ait" "ow IJronk Store company, of
S'"i t!i Scranton. and was formerly a
r, -Ideal of Lansford.
Mr. and Airs. Evans will enlov a
wedding Hip In New York and will be
nt home to their friends at 70! Alnn
nie avenue after January 10.
Voat Side Athlotic Club.
The smolitii annual ball of the West
t-He Alhhtie club was held in Alears'
lull last evening, and several liiin
drel otir.g people weie In attendance.
A pinyiamni of t he latest dances was
fommllliHM in charge of the affair
' ie: dener.il manager, John P. CJal
I ighei : as-sistiun manager, John J.
ll-nnlgau; door committee. Alichael J.
?'"-dh a in, Alich'iel J, AIoHugh; lloor
I'wnnilltee, Alichael J. Diiikin. Jacob
Horowitz: check loom. John I. Car
loll. 10. McTlernoy; pr impter, S. Car.
I.vnjaniln Iloyd, of Lafayette stieet,
a candidate for register of oter.i
in the Third district of the Fourth
Thomas t'oi-grove, of North ATaln,
lueime. is the onlv candidate lor the
Democratic nomination for select
council in the Fourteenth ward, all of
the other asplrantls having wlth
diawn. Axel Kullburg, of i:i; South Sheiman
avenue, has registeied as a candidate
for .-elect council In the Fifth ward,
lie Is a member of the Swedish tte
Christmas in Police Court.
The West Scranton patiolmen wejte
kept quite busy 'Christmas eve attend
ing to a number of people who wote
unfortunate enough to need their as
sistance. Font' cases were heard by
Alderman Alosts In police court yes
terday luoinliig. All were cases of
diuukeniit'ss and disoiilerly conduct,
John liueldey, of Sumner avenue,
contributed $4 towards tho city's in
debtedness; Frank IHuke, of Quay ave
nue, paid a flue ot $3, and Katie Alc
Cilll wns left on' with iv $1 tine. James
llunlon, of Sterling, was fined $3, but
after "due consldeiutlon" the alder
man discharged him with a lepriniand.
GENEHAL NEWS NOTES.
Alis. Cl. W. Jenkins, of Sou ilydo
Park avenue, yesterday luet. nl a
telegram 1'iom her sister, Airs. A, AI,
liidleinan, of Nnntlcoke, announcing
tho death of the hitter's Infant child.
John Fern, of North Sumner avenue,
who has been confined to the house
during tho luiBt two weeks by Illness,
was able to hu out for a short time
Miss Susan Aluttlunvs, of Harford,
Susquehanna county, s'pent Christ
mas with West Scranton friends.
John H. Phillips, superintendent of
the postofhee, Is able to be around
aguln after a slight Illness.
Tho newly-elected olllcers of Hyde
Park lodge, No. tl'J'.i, Free and Accepted
Atasons, will be Installed this evening,
Supper will be stirved after tho Instal
lation. Horn To Mr. and Airs, Schuyler
Davis, ut 1113 IJynon street, a son,
Yesterday was an unusually quiet
holiday In West Scranton, and theio
was "nothing doing" In a general way.
Aside from the church and social
events nothing of Importance trans
utred. The Salvation At my served dinner to
many poor families yesterday, and In
the evening presents were distributed
among tho children at the barracks on
Airs. McHugh, of Sixteenth street,
had a limb amputated at the Scranton
Private hospital recently.
The Young: Women's Christian asso
ciation will provide dinner to a num
ber of poor people at tho rooms today.
A social will be held at tho Jackson
Street Baptist church next Monduy
to cure colds, Is to cheat catarrh out of
its victims. Pe-ru-na not only cures
catarrh, but prevents. Every house
hold should be supplied with this great
remedy for coughs, colds and so forth.
It will be noticed that the Governor
savs he has not had occasion to use
Pe-ru-na for other ailments. The rea
son for this Is, most other ailments be
gin with u cold. Using Pe-ru-na to
promptly cure colds, he protects his
family against other ailments. This Is
exactly what every other family In the
United States should do. Keep Pe-ru-na
In tho house. Use It for coughs,
colds, hi grippe, and other climatic af
fections nf winter, and there will be no
other ailments In the house. Such fam
ilies should provide themselves with a
copy of Dr. Hartman's free book, en
titled "Winter Catarrh." Address Dr.
Hartman, Columbus, Ohio.
evening, which will be free to all.
Phonographic selections, recitations
and singing will be the features. Ice
cream will be served.
NORTH SCRANTON NEWS
Large Audience Saw the Production
of " Arizona " in the Auditorium
A large audience saw "Arizona" pre
sented in the auditorium last night
by the Crystal Literary and Dramatic
club. The following was the cast of
Henry Canby, owner ot the Ar.iri.qu mmli,
V. .1. t'ancrty
C'.il. Itonluni. Kleu'titli U. S. C.iN.ilrv,
.1. J. Moran
Sam Wnng, amok V. .1. SIcDonnell
Mis. Canity, wife nf Hie i.inilicr,
Mi Anna V. Hoche
K, 1 1 1 1 a nonlinin, wife nf Hip Colonel,
Mk4 Helen h. DuciMll
I.uia Kelljr, a w.iiliiM Mi-s Anna T. Wnl.-h
l.leul. Denton, Klcwntli I'. S. Civilly,
I). J. i:ans
IlnnlM C'.mliy, IMiell.i's SMpi,
Ml. K.ithryn I. Henry
Mis- MfCullaeli, a sehonl ttucher,
MNs t.oretto C. lliiKuan
III. Kinlon, suijfeen Kleientli IJ. 8. Cavalry,
P. .7. MiOuiie
Cq lain llntlgniin, Dlenntli IT. S. C,i.iliy.
M. J. D.iluiran
Tony Muslano, ,i Voiiin J. J. Ne.ilon
l.inif. Il.illliK, t:iefnlli C. P. Cavaliv,
V. ,T. MulloiineM
SiMiiiMiit Kell.if, i:ieenlh I.'. R. C.nalry,
P. .1. Mcllnnmll
Mint. Young, I'.leienth IJ. S. C.ijhy,
T, .1. .u I ett
Major Coiliran, Eleventh lT. S. Cav.ilij,
I'. .1. I'otey
Cobo,5, SoUlid. Kle.
Miii,i! Dircilor Mi- l.ililiie Ne.n'y
Ma-lir of Propeitiis lolm Mi'liuii,;
Stase Miinaiter M. F. I.jiuli
.Maiuser I. II. Keiloy
The pi eduction showed careful re
hearsal and preparation, and was le
celved with gieot favor by the audi
ence. Beautiful Cantata.
The beautiful cantata, "AH Hall to
Santa Clans," was given at tho Fhst
Christian church last evening. The
chorus of the cantata were new and
the best ever written by Charles H,
Gabriel. Tho song sung by a delega
tion from Japan, Cuba and the Phil
ippines were especially pleasing. The
delegations, six from each country,
weie conectly costumed.
The leading characters, all of whom
had solos to sing, were: Santa Claus,
John Diown: I'ncle Sam, Arthur
Bright; Alts. Santa Claus, Alarg.irette
Hodgson; Miss Llkety, Estella AlcCul
loch; Jack Frost, John Dixon. After
the cantata the favors of the Sunday
school were given to the scholars.
TOLD IN A FEW LINES.
The pastor of the Christian church
will resume his cluss in Bible study on
Thuisduy evening in the lectuie room.
Subject for Thursday, "Galatlans."
Bert Cornell, of Philadelphia, Is vis
iting his parents on Edna avenue.
Olen Lvman, of Court street, and
Allss Hattle Finn, of North Alain ave
nue, were quietly murried at Blngham
lon last Saturday morning. Air. and
Alls. Lvniiin returnedV home In tho
evening-, and will reside with Airs. Ly
man's father, Wade AI. Finn.
Thomas White, of Allegheny, is vis
King his parents, Air. and Airs. John
White, of Williams street.
Thomas Evans, of Davis' drug store,
will leave today for Utlca, where ha
will attend a banquet hold by the New
York Phatniacy school graduates.
Sidney llenwood hn returned home,
after visiting fi lends in Honcsdulo.
The North End Stars defeated the
Sanderson Hill Stars yesterday aftet
noon by a score of H to 15, at the Audi
torium. After the llrstof the month the drug
gists will close their .stores at 9 o'clock,
excepting Saturdays und) the first ten
days of the month.
Miss Sarah Fordhum, of Capuqse
avenue, will leave this morning for a
ten days' stay In Now York city,
Airs. George Hay, of Dickson avenue,
is fpendlntf the hollduys with her
granddaughter, Mrs. W, H. Bennett, of
Brooklyn, N, Y.
Walter Hyslor, of C'orbondale, spent
Christmas with his parents, Air, und
Mrs. John Hyslor, or Mousey avenue,
The Christmas exercises of the As
bury Methodist Episcopal church were
held nt the church lust evening-. The
attendance was so large that the seit
Ing capacity of tho church was Inade
quate and chairs were placed In the
aisles. An excellent programme was
rendered, and all present were highly
pleased with t,he evening's entertain
ment. A couple of original Christmas carols
and the seuson's greeting, nicely print
ed in booklet form, have been received
by the friends of the rector of Christ's
Tho Christmas exercises of tho Green
Itldgo Presbyterlun church will bo held
JONAS LONQ'S SONS
The Forgotten Christmas Gift
Can Be Bought for a Song Today
What.few Holiday things And there
are not many riust go before the end
of the week, at some price or other.
The .biggest Christmas that we have
ever had has left us with some few odds
and ends, but no quantities of any
thing. These have all been
For the quickest kind of selling and
includes, Silverware, Jewelry, Novel
ties in Leather, Books, Perfumery and
fancy articles in China and Glassware.
in the chape u Thursday evening.
What the entertnlnment will be Is
known only to the committee In charge,
but past efforts on their part promise
a treat to those who attend.
The members of Airs. W. G. Simp
son's class of the Asbury Alethodlst
Episcopal Sunday school will be ten
dered a social at the residence of J. S.
Miller, corner of Penn avenue and
Delaware street, Thursday evening of
this week. Every member is urged to
Ttev. W. II. Williams, the "Drummer
Evangelist" and district superintend
ent of the Anti-Saloon league, will as
sist the castor of the First Methodist
Episcopal church in evangelistic ser
vices, beginning December 31, with a
century watch-night service, and will
continue dolly for two weeks. Sub
jects: Monday, Upc. Ill, 'J p. ml, "A New Veal's
Tuesil.iy, .l.in. , T.od k m., "1 lie TlooK-i
WeilneMlnv, .Inn. 2, 7.:.U p. in., "The l-ut In
Ulntii.n." 'I'lnii -d.iy, .l.in. :J, T..1H p. in., "ConwiMim."
1'iid.iy, .T in. I, ,1. i.'i p. in,, a klndcrK'.u'tcn
sermon. 7.II0 p. in., "Oonseieme."
Satuida.v, .1 in. .". 7.H0 i. in., '"Hie Young
Woman and Iter Coimunv."
Sunday, Jan. IS. 10..10 a. in., seiinon by tlie
pastor. 4 p. in., a sermon for men only. 7.30
p. in., '"Ibei Young Man and His Company."
Monday, .tan. 7, 7..'!0 p. in., "Km Against
the Holy (lliot."
Tuesday, Jan. S, 7.30 p. in., "Will We Know
Our t''iieiids in IIeaen."
Wfdneiday, Jan. ii, 7.S0 . in., "Doubting
'lluuda, Jan. to, 7.H0 p. in., "Xn Itoom for
I'll, lay, Jan. 11. ::.4. p. in., Uiildien'H nu'et
inir; miIjJmI, "LIrIiI." 7.:'0 p. m., "I'lie
Nituidiy, Jan. 12, 2.S0 p. in,, j meeting for
aei people, 7.1:0 p. m., "Tile Last ltonip with
Sunday, Jan. 1:1, 10.:i0 a. in., a sermon by
the pnsior. t.lHl p. ni., a meeting tor men and
bojs. 7.) p. in.. "Ilicihlng Home Ties."
Mondiy, Jan. IJ, 7.30 p. in., a faiewell seimon.
A praise service will be held eacli
evening for fifteen minutes. Every
body Is Invited to attend all these ser
vices. Persons who have carriages will
lie asked to loan them to take old peo
ple to the services.
HIS SUSPICION CONFIRMED.
A Great Deal of Money Lost Dally
in a Large City.
1'iom London Tit-Oils.
An old gentleman, evidently a gath
oi er of statis-tlcs, but with, a kindly
face which shaded off to something
like philanthropy about the ed.es,
was gazing' abstractedly down ftegent
street. Suddenly he stepped up to ,i
gentleman who was waiting for a bus,
and, touching him lightly on tho shul
der, said: "Excuse me, but did yu lust
drop a sovereign?" holding out in Ills
hand the coin mentioned.
The gentleman questioned made ,i
hasty sr-aroh of his pockets and said:
"Why, so I did! And I hadn't misled
It!" holding out an eager hand.
The old man drew forth a note book
and took his name and address, and
then Mild: "I thought so," turnlncr
"Well," suld the other, "do you want
It all us a i award''"
"I did not find one," sold the old
man, "but It s-truck me that In a
large city like this there must be u
lot of monoy lost, and upon inquiry I
find you are the thirty-first man who
hos lost a sovereign this very morn
ing." DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW.
Illustrating That It Hakes a Dif
' ference Whose Ox Is Gored,
l'lom the Albany l'osl,
"We heard you whipping your boy in
tho woodshed last night," said the
spokesman of the, party.
"Yes," replied the Indignant paient,
"the youngster played hookey from
school, ate up two jais of his mother's
jam, tumbled his little sister out of
her high chair and tried to build a
bonflie In tho barn."
"No mutter," returned the spokes
man "It Is government without tho
consent of the governed, and we can
not permit it," ,
"Uesldes that," went on the Indig
nant parent, "ho broke three windows
In your busenient."
"What!" cried tho spokesman; "is
he the boy who did that? Why, he
ought to be licked within un Inch of
his lire! I'd like to have the handling
of him for a day or so and I'd teach
him to behave himself,"
"Hut government without tho con
"Is a theory, nothing but a theory
a measly little impossible theory!"
JONAS LONQ'S SONS
A BIG SUCCESS
A COMPETITIVE CONTEST AT
There Were Three Sessions; all of
Which Were Well Attonded- The
Contests Were in all Instances
Very Spirited and the Programme
Was One of Exceptional Merit.
Prize of $30 for Best Adult Chorus
Divided Between Taylor and West
There have been eisteddfods and eis
teddfods hold In the borough of Taylor,
but never a more successful one than
that conducted yesteiday, morning, af
ternoon and evenLug.in the First Welsh
Congregational church in that place.
It was successful In more ways than
one. There were large audiences pres
ent at the three sessions; the pro
gramme had been prepared with great
care and those who contested for the
various prizes were till capable artists
In their particular lines.
The morning session was presided
over by Alorgan AI. Williams, esq., and
the conductor was James E. Watkins.
At this session and at the other two
the following gentlemen acted as ad
judicators; Aluslc, Prof. Cynwyd
Evans, of Wilkes-Barre; literature,
Rev. D. D. Jones, of West Scramton.
The pianist was D. E. Jones, of Taylor.
The first competition was a boy's
solo, "The Story of Old," and
two youngsters with well trained
voices, Evan Howells, of Tay
lor, and Willie Reese, of Scranton,
un tlie Hint and .-erond piies ot 1 and 00
relit, iopeilludy. Them weie fum eonipitltois
for the Knglisli ieiitii.il, ".Some Mother' Child,"
and Hit: prUe wlimeis were: rirt prize, 7T.
Mi-s Maud WeatliuhOBg, ot Wesi .vr.uilon; sei -ond
pii?e 50 ants, Mi-s LoiiPu Mi!iola, of
The first prize of $1 hi tlie girls oo compe
tition oil the piece, "Window.) Open T'owaid
Teiirulcin," was Hun by Itutli 'tlioina-, ot
SeMiiton, and the scimul nii.c of .'ill tents wh
applied by Miss lllodwin I'wms of l'ltlstmi.
Then? were four competitions for the prie of
.10 irnU for the lust leadng at sight, but lll-s
I'.dilli W.ilkius won mil mer .ill.
Mls'i Olweu, of 'la.vlor, named lllty-seun
wolds beginning witli the letln II in .1 given
time mil won the piiie of .VI lent-, olleied.
'1 tie big dent of llie iiiuinlug M-Stlim w.n the
llillilli'ir hotll lolllpelilloll nil till" selLltion,
"1'iuco He Still." Time wue two I'loiusis mm.
luting, one fiom (iiecnwuod and one fioiu Tuj
Iiiy, The luulist was inil.iily spiillid and Urn
prize of SID was im,iiil"il thi Tailor i-linru-,
William II, Tlii'iii.i-, le.nlr-1, 'I he mi ulii-jr ,n
tin-id by tin' i-inging of "My I'ouutiy "l'ii of
Tine" b,i tlie iiudli'lue.
Unvlil 1!. Lewis, of llhphiul, pie..lded at tho
afternoon seasion and livv. Dr. II, II. Iliiri-, t
Til) lull .it tttl 11s condiiitor, Tlie l.rat munliir was
a lumpclltuii for a prize of .SJ for tlie best lui
dltlou of a liass solo, "The N'oble Hoy of Tiutli."
There wire four competltois and tlie jni.a win
ner w.u lllcliutl Watkins, of Tiijlor.
Mmiicl ,1, I'liilllps won tlie piie of id tor
liaiisl.itlng tlie l.itui I nuiuber mil nf .1 ginn
twelve Wel-li wools Into Cngllsli. Al Will
lams, nf West I'itutiiii, won llie ul7e of 4 if.
It 1 i'il for tlie best lendlllnu of "lli,inl.iii C.nsl.i,"
li) men m or f0 ,e.iis old. There were im levi
tlun elglit old men cninpitliig for this pile,
.MISS W.VTKINh WON.
MI.- (intitule Wutl.lns' es.-ay on "A Mulhei'a
Intlueiite In Soeitty," won tlie prize, of $'. 'ilirre
were two eoinpetllloiis foi tlie prize of 50 coins
iiifrictl foi tint btst liiiiironiptu spicili anil Will
iam llinii", u Tujlar, was clrcl.ucil the prize
Iliero was n mosi ipiiitid contest for the prizo
of ii offeied (or the tinor mlo, "l.uie l.lcs
llleedhig," The pilze winner was William
.lone, ot Taylor, 'llie FnglUh riellatioii selecteil
for loinpetltlon ii Tenii.non's blliilng battle
ode, "Tlie Charge of the Light llrlgade," Um
(Irlffllha, of Wcs-t Scianlon, won the prize of W
ollered in Hits lontesl.
Mm. Hubert l.lewvlhn vas llie only torn
petltor for llio prize of hi offered for the best
leiidltlon of "Meith y Mellnydd," by women
of over 15 years old. .lames II. Winklns1 paity
won tlie pilze ofined foi the best leiidltlon by
a double quartette of "'llie Hadiant Morn Hath
Passed Away," Tlie' afternoon session wan
iloi-d with the singing of "dug y liar, O
I'Dinan Cairalem," by Hie audleiue.
Judge II. II. L'dward prerldiil In his usual
happy manner at the evening session and aln
arted a? conduelor. The big event was- the
choral coiiipetlllou on tlie H'lettioi, "Tlien Hound
About the Starry Tin one," for a prize of MO ami
a ilulr for the suuesaful leadir. Tivo clioruaes,
one from West SiaiTiou, uud one fiom Tajlor,
tomptteil and both tang so well tlut it was de
cided to divide tlio money prize. Just wlut will
be done witli the ilialr I) an open iUealion,
Tbu competition for tlie prize of fi vlTried (or
the best sopran tolo, Ibc selection I, 'ing "The
lleggar Girl," ii one of tlie best of the day and
tho prize went to Mlis Kdilli Watkins, of Tajlor,
Them weie two tompetitors for tliu prize o( ?-
JONAS LONQ'S SONS
I YCEUn THEATRE
-Rej & Burgunder, Lessees and Manager
A. J. Duffy, Business Manager.
1'vening Performances at 8..10.
Matinee Performances at 2.SG.
Thursday and Friday, Dec. S27 and 28
MATINEE 1101 It DAYS.
Burke & Chase Vaudeville Go.
Queen of Magic In her oiiginal conception,
"A NIGHT IN JAPAN."
And .1 company ot vaudeville artists including
McMahon and King, .Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Bar.
ly, l'rof. Howard and ids ponies, dogs and mon
key;, Keller and Violctte, Zimmer, Mabel Halt
land and tlie Hessett Marshall Company.
Pi ires Evening, 23, CO, 'ioc.; matinee, 25 and
C0f. Children to any part of the house, 15c.
Seats on sale Tuesday at 0 a. in.
Saturday, AMS?r. Dec. 29.
AI, 6. Fields' Big Minstrels
The mo-t expensive Minstiel Organization in
cslence traveling in their own special train ol
oalace and luggage cars.
MORE NOVELTIES! )
Tlie ciicUacuJar first part,
A r-JIght In Paris
See daily paper) (adv.) for prices.
Seats on sale Thursday At 0 a. in.
ACADEHY OF HU5IC,
RBIS & BUUaUNDBK HARRY A. BROWN
Managers and Lessees. Local ltcpresenlativt
ALL THIS WEEK,
Supported by his own big company. Presently
high class productions.
Matinee daily. 1'riccs, 10 and 20 cents. Even
ing prices, 10, 20 and 80 cents.
New Gaiety Theatre
THREE DAYS. COMMENCING
MONDAY DECEMBER 24.
The High Class Vaudeville Production,
Mcginty The Sport
Three Davi Commencing
THURSDAY, DECEMBER. 27.
Tlie universal favorite.
(Vilas New York, Jr.
Ii ins-Mn line-, 1.1 and iJe.
Cuiiing, 15, 23, 33 and 50c.
Uuistinaj- iu.it luce, 13, U3, 35 and OTc.
Glee, Hanjo and Mandolin Clubs.
SCRANTON BICYCLE CLUB HOUSE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2!J.
Ilelng diveirt vocal and lnstrmiiental doings ol
a college hind by i-ountyllvc ttludtuU.
Conceit begins at 7.C0 Miarp. .,.,
Tli M Hat li. B. I'ovvellV, Washington Avenue,
. 4 "f-f-f
IIIQT OUT I
X The Chesterfield Overcoat X
ASK TO SEE IT.
t 4-r-f-ff t-r'f t -'
for the Welsh letllallon. David James, of Weat
Suanton, was deeliu-il the v inner.
Twelve person competed for tlie prize of &
for tlie duet, "l.arbo.ud Watch." It was won by
Harry Evans and Richard Uatliiiu, of Taylor.
William Evans, of Ta.vlor, made tho boat speeili
on "Tlie Dilfcrtnce lletvveeii Anarchy and So
itaUni," and vvaa avvaided tliu prw ol $1.
Koiir parties of four voices each, contested lor
tho prle of l nlteicd for tlie bent sight read,
ing of iniijli'. The prlie was won by the party
led by Thoni.n Evans, of (iiimvvood.
Tho prize if St (or tha linpiouiptii debate wai
won by David Davis and William Evaiu.
AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PREMIER,
Edmund Bm-ton to Head First Cabi
net of the Federation.
Ily Eulusive'1 Win (lorn Tlie Aswclated Prcis.
Sydiifiy. N, S. V.. Die, 25. Eilmunil
lirttton, who wins tho leader of tho fed
eral convention, hits accepted the cat I
of Hopcoun'fl offer to reform the first
t'iililnct of tlie federation. Ho antici
pates no difllculty.