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THE SORANTON TRIBUNE- MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1900.
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THE PEOPLE'S EXCHANGE
A )OPI)t..lt CI.I'AltINO HOUSE for llie Bom-
lit ol All Who Have Houses to llenl, Heal
'.state or Oilier Property to Sell or Kxclmwrc, or
Who Wnt Situations or llelp-Thesu Small Ad--icrllwrnetil
Cost One Cent u Wurd, Mx Inser
ting for l'lve Cents a Word-Kicopt Htuatlcns
Wniitcil, Which Arc Imcrtcd Free.
a 111: cAitiioNDAt.i: .iouii.ntymkn iiauhkks'
Intrmiillonit union will In-lnll ircmlipra ut
M. Ito'P Imll cm Widnrsclay eionlnu; lit 8..10. All
limbers between I'eclnlllc nnd Purest City nru
reii talrd to Join.
jo i.omu: 'si:c'Uctaiiii:s-a i.auoi:. iiand-
wmtly 1'c.iiihI minute 'wok fn.- r lie cheap.
Inquire ut 'I'rihuns oldie, HiirKe bulldl.ig, f'Jr
bbnd.ile. A MIDNIGHT MASS.
Will Bo Celebrated in the Iiocnl Cath
olic Churches Tonight.
Announcement wits made yesterday
lit nit the massed In St. Rose church
of special services to ho held there to
night. 'A midnight nuitiH will bo cele
brated. The century's close will be
marked by extreme aeln of devotion on
the jmrt of the Catholic clergy every
where by reason of the pope's desire
"that they specially signalize the event.
Ufllelul Instruction has been received
at New York troin Rome detailing how
Roman Catholics are to observe the
eeiouionlul closing of the year and the;
century on the night of December 81.
It Is Issued by t'nrdlnnl Cretonl, pre
fect of the siicred congregation of in
dulges and rites and signed also by
Archbishop Sogora, secretary of the
congregation. Tile decree Is from the
pope, dated November 10, and addressed
to ail the world.
"Now that the present age I.". draw
ing to a close," It begins, "and a new
one Is about to begin. It Is highly prop
er that all who have been redeemed
by Him In every part of the world
should be solemnly consecrated to tho
King of Ages. Jesus Christ. In order
that this gratitude may be shown for
the special favors received from Him
in the past, and also that In these
troublous limes He may, through His
mercy and clemency, grant even
stronger aids to entering happily on
"While thinking of some new means
of Increasing the piety of the faithful
In connection with an event so solemn,
the holy father learned that many pre
lates and pious sodalities anxiously de
sire that the faithful of Christ, moved
by an eagerness to participate in the
lich treasury of spiritual indulgences,
should everywhere be invited to come,
and adore the most blessed eucharist,
and thus strive to repair the injuries
done to the Divine Majesty, and unite
themselves closer to His most sweet
"As this was in most perfect accord
ance with Ills own wishes, the holy
father has benignly granted that a
plenary indulgence may be gained by
all the faithful of Christ, who, having
properly .approached the sacrament of
penance and received holy communion
in n church or chapel where the most
holy eucharist is reserved, shall spend
any full hour they please between mid
night of December .'11 and the noon of
January 1 before the most august sae
lament exposed to public adoration,
and shall, moveover, offer pious pray
ers to God for the intentions of his
holiness. How long the adorable eu
charist should remain exposed is left
by his holiness provided that time be
within the twelve hours specified."
A STRONG CAST.
Will Appear in "Jack and the Bean
The original production of that mar
velous extravaganza. "Jack and the
Iteanstalk." will bo seen at the Grand
tonight. The coming of this attraction
has been looked forward to with pleas
ure, and its engagement will, no doubt,
witness the gathering of one of the
most brilliant audiences in the annals
of local theatricals.
The appearance of Isabolle Under
wood in tho titular part of .Inck will
have special interest. Miss Margaret
Mills, whoso vivacity and dash have
been tested in many productions and
is also an actress of decided personal
magnetism, will be Mistress Mary
quite contrary. Hudd Ross finds a con
genial Held In the part of King Colo,
and MIsh Salinger will be seen as
Mother Hubbard. Grace Hazard will
bo Miss Muffot: George Gorman will
illustrate Klnbud, and Tlieo. Lytic will
bo the eccentric Queen Dowager. As
to tho rest, there are eight pretty
maids, each a paragon of personal
comeliness, the good fairies, the forty
thieves, and all tho famous personugea
of fable, song and legend, ho dear to
the heart of the small and fully grown.
The Striking Traction Men.
Yesterday afternoon the headquarters
of l lie local traction men who are on
strike were filled with tho men and
.their friends, all taking it easy and
.sitting around with chairs tipped buck
against the wall, discussing the phases
of tho situation. Nothing was known
fhuL'u definitely about tho rumors of a
Tho local soliciting committee, of tho
ifltrikers report that they have secured
jftil,35 up to .Saturday night from the
unerchmits and others in this eltv. In
forest City $75 has been raised toward
maintaining the. strike, tho llttlo town
,'golng this big one nearly $lli hotter.
All donations will bo thankfully re
ceived by tho strikers at their head
quarters. Those who arc Inclined to
help them along and have not yet been
.approached will (hid some one to whom
,uhey may Intrust a gift nU the rooms
In tho Leader building,
New Year's Eve Banquet,
, Tho Carbondala Cycle club has ar
janged to hold a "feed" In Its club
-house, on North Church street, this
"venlng, to celobrate tho birth of the
new century. The occasion will be for
members only, and the usual nnange
ments have been made by the commit
tee in charge for an enjoyable time.
John Roach's Funeral.
' The funeral of John P, Roach, who
died at the Carbondule emergency hos
pital on Friday of injuries received
while at work In the Wilson Creek
mine, was held yesterday afternoon.
A large funeral procession proceeded
from his late residence on Orchard
street to St. Rose church. Court Dan
iel O'Connor, Foresters of -America, of
which Mr. Roach was a member, and
Court Lily, No. K0, Foresters of Amer
ica, and tho Keg Fund formed tho pro
cession and behind theso lodge men
cntno n large number of ladles. Father
Dixon presided over the requiem muss.
Tho pull-hearers were: Anthony Con
nor, William Williams, John Murray,
James Uarrett, John Sotttan, George
Hobbs, Domlnlck McGowan and John
WATCH NIGHT SERVICES.
Methodist Episcopal Church Will
Welcome .Twentieth Century.
At (ho First Methodist Episcopal
church tnnlglit, ti Twentieth Century
Watch Night service will bo held,
commencing at !) p. m. Tho Senior
Kpworth League will have charge of
the llrst hour's service. Speeches ap
propriate to the closing or the century
will be made by Brothers Dlx, Robert
Meaker and Prof. Hockonberry. New
League ofllcers will bo Installed, jun
iors promoted, and' all these feature
will bo Interspersed with special mu
sic. A Watch Night sermon will ho
preached, and the last hour will ho
given to prayer, testimony nnd con
versation. In view of the Twentieth
Century movement now engaging the
energies of the Methodist Episcopal
chutcli, this Watch Night service will
bo or unusual Interest.
At the Churches Yesterday.
At the First Presbyteilan church
yesterday Christmas services were held
both morning and evening. The Rev.
Charles F. Lee, the pastor, preached
in tho morning, and In the evening
Frank C. Harper, brother of Dr. J. G.
Harper, of this city, preached a bril
liant and masterly sermon. Mr. Harper
Is a theological student at Knox col
lege, Toronto. Tho following special
programme was rendered:
Volutil.ii.v. Dovulnjry. Invocation.
Anthem, "Come. Hear Ye Nations" Wation
Old Testament Le-vm.
Anthem, "Theie Weio SheilicrcU"..W. It. Spencer
Indies' Quailcttc, "SUr of filory,'"
Mis. Hnilvocl.', Miss Loer, Atlss Kills and
Mis. P. i:. lluir.
Soprano b'olo, "The Christinas lieinhl,"
Mrs. I.itev 1 fade nek
(Violin Obligato by William Ljnott.)
Anthem, "The Woudiuu Moil," Adams
Pro j er.
At the First Methodist church the
special Christmas music of last week
was repeated in its entirety and was
again greatly enjoyed by big congre
gations. The pastor, Rev. A. F. Chaf
fee, occupied the pulpit both morning
and evening. The choir was assisted
by additional singers and Mrs. G.
Ackerman, organist, and Leon Bly,
At the llerean Baytist church the
Rev, H. J. Whalen, D. D., pleached in
the morning on the theme: "Remem
brance of Mercies." In the evening
tho services were largely musical, the
sermon being the fourth In the series
of denominational hymn services, the
subject comprising "An Evening with
Roman Catholic Hymn Writers and
Their Hymns." The pastor gave a
brief biography of each of tho writers,
told tho story of the 'hymn in Its origin
and use, and the choir and congrega
tion sang tho following songs: "Rise,
Crowned with Light," Alexander Pope:
"Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,"
Bernard of Clnlrvaux; "There's a
Wldeness In God's Mercy," Frodeilck
W. Faber; "Come, Ye Disconsolate,"
Thomns Moore: "O, Christ, Our King,
Creator, Lord," O'vgory the Great;
"Lead Kindly Light," John Henry
Newman: "My God, I Love Thee,"
At tho First Congregational church
Rev. M. C. Elliott spoke In tho morn
ing on the theme, "The Last Sunday
In the Year." In the evening the topic
was "A Told Tale."
Watch Night Services.
The congregation of tho First Con
gregational church will observe Watch
Night services tonight und bid good
bye to tho Nineteenth Century nnd
welcome tho Twentieth with prayer,
praise and devotion. The services will
bo held in tho church, corner Eighth
avenuo and South Church street. All
members and strangers will be wel
comed. Going to the Capital.
Constable Mlcluiol Moran, of Alder
man Morrison's court, departs early
this morning- for Harrisburg to wit
ness tho opening of the sessions of tho
state legislature and to sui thu big
'twentieth Ontury parade and jubila
tion thai will taKe place In tho capi
9l tonight. He will bo gouo about
A reception will be given this even
ing in tho Trinity patish house- In
honor of E. C. iluruden, who Is soon
to le.ivo this city to tako up his resi
dence at Ulnghamton, N. Y. Mr.
Haruden has for many years boon a
piomlncnt flguro in Trinity church,
being superintendent of tho Sunday
school and a vestryman of tho church,
Two Watches Won.
The Hoofller company closed 'their
week's engagement heio on Huturduy
night, presenting "A Daughter of
Corsica," Tho pluy was witnessed by
ti very btnnll house, James Mulono
drew tho watch given awuy on Friday
night by tho company and on Satur
day night Mr. Al, Williams held the
Injured at Providence.
Engineer Thomas MeCawley, of tho
Delaware and Hudson, was mixed up
with a wreck ut Prnyldenco on Satur
day morning. Four or live ft eight
oars woro badly smashed. Tho engi
neer was bruised about the legs and
body, but fortunately his Injuries are
Tonight "Jack and the Heanatulk,"
Tomorrow (matinee und night)
Burke's Vaudeville company,
Saturday Dan Sully in "Tho Patish
EX. Hatfield, man
ager of the Carbon
Mate edition, will be
pleased to receive
callers seeking Infor
mation or desirous of
Imparting It. Tele
phone numbers: New
386! old, 0433,
AN ECHO OF PAY-DAY.
Natives of Sunny Italy Indulge in
Pleasantries on Saturday Night.
Saturday was pay-day at the North
west breaker, Sulvatoro Chore nnd
Nick Folettl, who board with Frank
Roccl on Hospital street, were among
tho miners who received the wages duo
them. Saturday evening they notified
Roccl that they would not bo In until
late. Roccl told them thnt If they
stayed out after midnight they would
not get In. They said that would bo
all right and started to enjoy them
selves. About 12.S0 on Sunday morning the
twain nrrlvcd nt their home, both Im
mersed internally with a miscellaneous
assortment of tho kind of liquor that
makes an Italian want to draw his stll
ietto. After repeated hammerings on
the front door their landlord stuck his
head out of tho window to sec what
was going on. Catching sight of him
his boarders commenced to yell en
treaties at him to let them In, to which
Roccl emphatically declined to yield.
,Thc entreaties changed to shouts of
defiance and finally the two oelebrators
made n fool ball rush at the door and
broke It down. Then they hunted for
Roccl, with a miniature arsenal of
weapons. The latter had fled for help,
Yesterday morning Roccl appeared
before Alderman Morrison for war
rants for his two unruly guests. Fol
lettl was secured and placed In the city
jail. Later Chore came to the alder
man's office and surrendered himself.
At tho hearing yesterday afternoon
Follettl was held In ?500 ball on tho
charge of carrying concealed weapons,
but the evidence was not strong
enough to hold Chore and Roccl with
drew his complaint against him. Fol
lettl wns taken to Scranton last night
by Constable Moran.
A LAMP EXPLODED.
A Former Resident of This City Re
ceives Fatal Injuries.
Mrs. William E. Walker, of Plttston,
sister-in-law of John 31. Walker, of
Upper Lincoln avenue, this city .died
on Friday evening In that city from
injuries received by the explosion of
a lamp. She was a native of this city
and has a number of relatives here.
She will bo remembered as tho pro
prietress of the Campbell's Ledge
hotel some years ago. She is survived
by three children. The funeral will
be held this afternoon In Pittston.
An Evening Reception.
Mise Hattle Dennis, of Susquehanna,
has been the guest of Miss Ella Esta
brook, on Archbald street, for a few
days, and on Friday evening her host
ess invited a number of friends to
meet Miss Dennis. Music and games
were the features of tho evening. Re
freshments were served nt 11.30. Jos
eph Sherer took a llashlight picture of
tho party during the evening. Thos
pi sent were tho Misses May Bate,
Rose Sherer, Mettn Ken worthy, Liura
Glbbs, Mabel Kenworthy, Edith
AVright, Evelyn Rate, Lucy Kenwor
thy, Ella Estabroolc, Hattle Dennis;
Messrs. Frank Bate, Will Glbb.-s.
Clmles Glbbs, Joseph Sherer, Thomas
Layman, Robert Lamoraux, William
Shelley, Jr., and John Estabroolc.
Burke's Vaudeville Company.
At the Grand Opera House tomor
row, Tlurko'a Vaudeville company will
give two performances. The matinee
will begin at 2.15 and the evening per
formance at 8.13. Among tho per
formers will be Joseph Hart and Car
rie De Mar in "Tho Quiet Mr. Gay";
Henri Trench, equilibrist; Dempsey,
Mack and Company, comedy, sketch:
Coakley and Husted, singing and
dancing comedians; Lozella, European
aerial acrobat; Laura Comstock, vo
calist; Prouty Brothers, comedians,
and Prince Albeno nnd May La Brant,
second sight. This Is one of. the most
expensive companies ever brought to
A Birthday Party.
The Ladles' Aid socletyof the Metho
dist Episcopal church cordially Invito
all to attend1 a birthday party at the
homo or Mrs. D. Scurry, -10 Washing
ton street, tomorrow afternoon from 3
to C o'clock. By request we publish the
Wo ask .i small f.ior, pray don't think us bold;
.!ii-t Ining us .i penny fur eery jear old.
If the jcuH of jour life jou don't like to tell,
A dollar ill Mher will do Jie-t as well,
Coffee and lake we. will kIc you to eat
Anil kind friends will furnish a mu.sli.il treat.
Now Year's Eve Meetings,
installation and Dance Daughters
of Pocahontas, Watt's hall,
AVateh-Nlght Services First Metho
dist Hpiscopal church.
Watch-Night Sen-Ices First Con
Mldiilaht Mass Church of St. Rose
Barbers to Organise.
Tho barbers of this city will formally
organize their union In this city on
Wednesday evening at 8.30 o'clock In
St. Ruho hull. All members, of tho craft
from Peckvlllo to Forest City are cor
dktllv Invited to come to this city on
that evening 'ami atllllate with the new
union. Tomorrow at the Hospital.
The Baptist and Episcopal Sunday
schools will give the New Year's din
ner to the hospital, and all who wish
to join with them in making tho
spread an eluborato one, should mu
their gifts to the Sunday school rooms
of either church this afternoon,
Pushed Too Hard.
Martin Casey, employed at tho Pow
derly mine, had his back sprained on
Saturduy in pushing a loaded cur. He
wns removed to Emergency hnspltul
Get Your Hair Fixed Today,
Tho barber shops of this city will be
closed tomorrow nil day for tho holi
day, Tonight they will all be opened
until 11.30, so n to aecommodato all
The Companies Choose Officers.
Circle 651, Companions of the Forest,
elected tho following olllceis at llmlr
regular semi-monthly meeting on Fri
Chief companion, Mrs. Jenule Beers;
sub-chief, Mrs. Wasmanj treasurer,
Mrs. Bridget Feel recording necretary,
Agnes Flynnl financial secretary, Louis
Williams? right fruard, Mrs. Addle Hcr
mesj loft guard, Mrs. Mary Whipple;
inside guard, James Steele; outside
guard, Mrs. CarlBton.
The installation 'of Uicho officers will
occur on January 11, 1001.
Among the Sick.
Dan Healy, of Dundaff street, Is re
ported to be In the doctors' care.
Mrs. Ida McComb Is 111 at her home
on Belmont street.
Willie Reagan, of Rlrkett street, who
for several days has been confined to
his homo with a sprained ankle, Is
Llewellyn Williams Is confined to his
home on Belmont street by Illness.
Miss Ruth Dllts has recovered from
her recent Indisposition.
The Passing Throng.
Miss Emma Utlcy has returned
from a week's visit In New York.
Misses Emma and Lucy Kearney
are visiting In Plttston nnd Dunmor.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lathrop return!
on Saturday evening from New York
Miss Alice Robblns, of Belmont
street, Is visiting relatives at Han
cock. J. N. Geldor has gone to New York
to witness tho New Year's ceremonies
Mrs. Mlnnlo Yarns and her son,
George, spent Saturday In Wllke3
Barro. Miss Mary Connerton Is home from
tho Bloomsburg State Normnl school
to spend a few dnyp.
Fred Gloason, of Harford, has so
cured a position with the Clover Leaf
Misses Nettle Gibbons nnd Anna
Gllhool, of Avoca, who havo been vis
iting here, returned homo Saturday.
Frank Mlssctt, of Schenectady, N.
Y., Miss Anna Mlssett, of Brooklyn
street, and Miss Anna Madlgan, of
Salem avenue, left town on Saturday
morning to visit Dr. J. V. Mlssett, of
JERMYN AND JHAYFIELP.
The funeral of little Lewis Pugh, the
Mayfleld boy, who died from injuries
received on the railroad, took place
yesterday afternoon. Services wwe
held at the house by Rev. C. E. Fes
sonden, rector of St. James Episcopal
church. Among the floral gifts was a
pretty wreath from the children of tho
Congregational church. The pall-bearers
were Thomas Williams. Eugene
Hutchlngs, John Rldgcwny and Willie
Parry. The flower-bearers were Sarah
James and Elizabeth Owens.
Clarence Ball, a teamster of the Hill
side Coal company at the Erie breaker,
had an exciting experience Saturday
afternoon. For several days past the
surface between the Erie breaker and
tihe Keystone colliery has been slightly
caving. On Saturday, Ball was taking
his team to the scene of the caves to
assist In filling In the holes. 'While on
his way tho ground suddenly disap
peared underneath the horses' feet.
The weight of tho horses caused the
whlffletree to break and to this for
tunate circumstance Ball owes his es
cape. The cave was a deep one, nearly
twenty-five feet deep, ope of the horses
being completely buried. Tho other
horse was gotten out of tho pit after
a large gang of men had laboriously
worked for several hours, their task
being a most difllcult one.
At the last regular meeting of Local
union, No. 1025, Pnlted Mine Workers
of America, the following officers were
elected: President, Fred Dawe; vice
president, William Bennett; financial
secretary, Bartley Mullen; recording
secretary, James Doud; treasurer, Will
iam Laugnmn; trustees, William Wes
Ington, James Tucker; delegates to tho
district convention, Nicholas Bennett
and John Clark. The union also adopt
ed a resolution, In which the members
pledged themselves not to patronize
the street cars In the event of their
being run by scab labor.
Theodore Townsend, of Bacon street,
has nccepted a position asweighmaster
at the Northwest colliery of the Temple
A llttlo child of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Clark, of South Main street, Is 111.
The dime supper in the basement of
St. James church will be served by the
Ladles' Aid society this evening from
5 until S o'clock.
The Miners' union desire to acknowl
edge tho receipt of a number of maga
zines for their reading room, the gift
of the) Ladles' Magazine club, for
which the men are grateful.
An excellent entertainment will bo
given at tho Father Mathew opera
house tomorrow evening under the
auspices of the Susquehanna Street
Baptist chuich and tho Father Mathew
society. The programme Includes se
lections by soma of tho best local tal
ent. There will also be a number of
utereopticon views shown. Tho ad
mission fee will bo ten and twenty
Tho funeral of tho late Miss Eliza
beth Conroy was held yesterday after
noon. At 3 o'clock tho remains were
taken to St. Patrick's church. Rev. P.
J. Murphy, tho pastor, conducted the
services. There was a largo number
of persons Jn attendance. Burial was
made In St. Patrick's cemetery.
Tho Junlnr Order of Foresters at
tended tho services at tho Blakely Bap
tist church last evening and listened
to an Interesting and impresslvo ser
mon delivered by Dr. Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. MoIIalo havo re
turned from a visit with relatives at
Druggist and Mrs. H, B. Bush re
turned home Saturday after spending
Christmas at Mauch Chunk.
Miss Emma Kelly, of Mill City, Is
tho guest of Dr. and Mrs. L, Kelly, of
Miss Sat ah Harris, aged 17 years,
passed away at tho home of Mr. and
Mrs. David Grllllths, of Cooper street,
yesterday morning, after a brief 111
unss, Decea&ed was a young lady who
was held In high esteem by all her ac
quaintances. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon. Interment iwlll
bo made In tho Forest Home ceme
tery. Watch services will be held n the
churches In this town this evening,
when the Nineteenth century will bo
uphored out and tho Twentieth wel
comed. Postofllce hours tomorrow (New
Year's Day), will bo fiom 0 to Vi.
Money order department will remain
closed ull day.
Tho Gorman Beneficial society will
hold its annual entertainment and hall
tnmoriow evening at Wober's rink.
An excellent piogramme has been ar
ranged. The best of music will be
fill nished for dancing.
An Impoitant meeting of tho strik
ing employes of the Rtnard silk mill
The finest and most complete wholesale and retail musical es
tablishment in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Great inducements and great attractions will be offered dur
ing the Holidays.
OVER ONE HUNDRED
Have Been Provided for the Holiday Trade.
Prices will be made extremely low and terms reasonable.
Every instrument fully guaranteed. Don't fail to call and get
prices and see what money will buy.
Remember the Place-Guernsey Hall
314 Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
will be hold this afternoon at 4.S0
o'clock, when It is said a settlement
will bo effected. All are urgently re
quested to be present.
Thomas Jones, who Is a student in.
tho pharmacyi department or the Buf
falo college is homo, spending his holl
diy vacation. Tho numerous friends
ot Mr. Jones will bo glad to learn that
his professional prospects are bright.
Mr. Jones is the son of Mrs. Thomas
Jones of Main street.
Tho Delaware and Hudson company
is reaping a rich harvest on ac
count of the strike of tho stioct car
men. They havo put on an extra train
between Mlnooka and Olyphnnt to ae
commodato tho public. On Saturday
evening, the 11.45 train was so crowdel
that it was found necessary to put on
two extra coaches.
W. J. Tlosklns, jr., spent yesterday
visiting friends in Wllkes-Barre.
The following ollicers weio oleoted
at a recent meeting of tho Lacka
wanna Valley council, No. SI, Junior
Order United American Mechanics,
for ihe ensuing term- Past councilor,
John W. Oiiftlths; councilor, Oomer K.
Davis; vice councilor, Charles Perry;
recording secretary, Evan O. Watklns;
financial secretary, Kvan A. Davis;
assistant, George Evans, jr.: treasur
er, John Von Bergen; warden, Charles
Curtis; conductor, Elmer Belscckor;
inside sentinel, Henry Spolber; out
side centlnel, Oomer E. Davis.
Mr. Bert Gendall, of Peekvllle, called
on T. A. ISvnns, of North Main street,
Emblem division, No. 57, Pons of
Temperance, will moot this evening in
Raw V. A. Mollltt spent yesterday
with friends in Plttston.
Mrs. Henry Lewis left for her homo
in Dover, N. J., yesterday, accom
panied by Mr. John Crocker.
Mr. H. C. Peterson, of Plttston,
called on his brother, Agent William
H. Patorson. In town on Saturday.
Robert Lake has returned to his
home In rrnvldenco nfter spending tho
holidays In town.
Misses Annie and Edith Watklns
were tho guests of relatives In Oly
phant on Saturday.
Tho Young Men's Christian associa
tion will hold nn Important session
this evening, when nil members nro
requested to be present,
Peculiarities of South Dakota's
From Hip Chicago litem il.
The famous Wind cuve, located
about twelvo miles southeast of Cus
ter, S, D., Is to be examined thorough
ly by it .special ugent and geologist,
according to otdors teeently Issued by
the pocretary of tho interior dapart
ment. Wind cave was examined this
past summer by two government seol
oglsts, who found it to bo a wonder
ful place, and u lecoinmendatlon was
inndo lo the ieeietary to lme tho
tavo set aside by tho government .
u national tes-ort. For tho time being
all lauds around the cave havo been
wlth.lrawn from witty and It Is ex
pected that the JlndlngH of the export
and geologist will bo sulllclent to war
rant tho government In t-ettlim usUe
tho place as a resort,
Wind cave Is destined to heioinu us.
well known as tho famous .Mammoth
cava of Kentucky, it bus been ex
ploied for over one bundled miles and
hundreds of caverns have been opena I
up and named. Prominent orders of
the btute und nation are reptesunted
by chambers scattered throughout the
Si eat cave.
It la the de.she of all the lilac!: Hills
J. W. GUERNSEY, Proprietor.
people and the thousands of tourists
who have come to love thq dark re
cesses of Wind cave to have tho gov
ernment take control of it. There has
been more or less vnndallsm in tho
past few years und many of the fin
est crystals have been broken off from
tho walls and ceilings and sold.
The Black Hills has two other caves
that are coming to ths notice of tour
ists. Crystal cave Is located only a
short distance southeast or Deadwood.
It is believed by some that this cave
and Wind cave are connected by suh
terrunean passage ways, although
more than forty miles apart. The for
mations In Crystal cave aie very sim
ilar to those of Wind cove, being per
haps u llttlo coarser In texture. Thoro
are a great many beautiful chambers
In Crystal cave that rival In grandeur
those of Wind cave. The most re
markable chambers are the "Klon
dike," "World's Fair," "Whalo" room,
"Chamber of the Gods" and tho "Cit
adel." This cave, too. lias a number
or noted chambers, which have been
dedicated lo societies and orders oc
this state. Over fifty miles of pass
ageways havo boon opened up. thoro
being over 200 chambers. The deepest
chamber is nbcut 300 foet below the
level of the little creek, which flows
down tho stoop gorges ot tho Crystal
About sixteen miles west of Custer
a now cave has just b'-en discovered,
which bus promised to b come a closi
llval of both Wind and Crystal caves.
Two young Frenchmen while prospect
ing for gold camo to an opening In thu
limestone formation of thnt district,
which I hey at once commenced to ex
plore. Ten miles of passageways havo
already been opened up and some of
the most beautiful crystals of lime In
all tho different stages of hardness
havo boon taken out. One chamber,
J00 feet .square, has been round.
CENSUS PHOPHEOY FULFILLED.
Startling Accurancy of a Harvard
Professor's Forecast in 1775.
Pioin thi National .Maitiiliu".
Edward AVlggleswotth, 'Hollls Pro
fessor or Divinity at Cambridge," In a
little pamphlet published In tho porten
tous year of 1773, must havo had n
con cot idea of the prospeilty or this
country, during the century Just clos
ing, as he ptedlcted that the popula
tion of the "Urltlsh American Colonies"
In 1900 would ho 80,000,000.
Included In this estimate was Nova
Scotia, now the Dominion of Canada,
which with Its last recotded census re
sult of 1,800,000 added to thu 76,000,000
of tho United States fulfills utmost to
the letter thu accuracy of the Wlg
glesworth ptophecy, And this i-ome-whtil
remarkable forecast wns not
bused upon any species of guess woik,
but upon a well dellned und dourly
consti noted mathematical theory,
which, teduced to plain words, can bo
best descilbed In the languace of its
"Tho lb ItUh-Ainei Runs huvo doubled
their numbers In every period of S7
years ftom their llrst plantation."
Taking this statistical fact us a busls
for his calculations tho Harvard di
vinity professor constructed system
of reckoning the Increase of a coun
try', population which history has
shown to bo us coirect as his method
Assuming that the 177'' population
was L'.iiOO.OOO .Mr. Wlsglesworth estimat
ed 5,000,000 for 1S00, 10,000,000 for 1825.
20,000,000 for 1SX0, 10,000,000 for 1875 und
80,000,000 for 1000; und the record of tho
Uuted States census, blucu Its Initial
taking in 1790, shows substantially
these itgures, us follows; Census of
ISOO, 5,30S,000; 1S23, (1S20), 9,633,000; 1830,
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YANKEE LIVES LONGEST.
Leads the Englioh, French and Ger
man TVIan in Longevity.
I'ioiii the London filobe,
It has often been remarked that
while nothing is so uncertain as, thu
duration of any given human life,
nothing is more certain than the aggre
gate of years which may bo assigned
to a group of 100 persons or more at
any particular ago. The expectation of
lire at a given age differs considerably,
us might bo expected, In dlffarent coun
tries, und 'Englishmen may be sur
prised to lourn that they uro not thu
longest living among the white races.
At tho uge or 20 un Englishman In
uverngo health may expect to live forty-two
yeais. nnd uny lire office will
grunt him a policy based on that prob
ability. The American's expectation Is
for a slightly longer peiiod. On tho
other hand u Cierman lad of 20 can
count upon little moru than thlrtv
nlne years und n half,
It would seem, therefore, that the
lestlessness attributed to the American
temperament does not necessurlly con
duct to the shortening of life, nor the
composuio of the (let man to Its pro
longation. Porlbly the better feeding
and clothing of Americans In tho lower
classes of thu papulation Is tho prin
cipal euuso of their sreutor longevity.
Their position is, at any rate, main
tallied In Inter us well us In earlier
yeais. The American who has reached
00 may look to complete fourteen yetirs
more, while the Uiltlsher's expectation
Is onlv about thirteen yeais nnd ten
months, and the Oct man's us nearly
us possible twelvo months less, 'loth at
20 and at 60 the Frenehmun's prospect
la a little better than tho Ciermun'i
and a llttlo worse than tho lngllHh
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