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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY, JANUARY' 18, 1901.
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HARMONY CHARACTERIZES THE
At the Gathering at Burke'a Hall
Last Evening, Nearly All Selec
tions Were Made Unanimously.
Chairman Humphrey Presides.
List of Candidates Nominated.
The Republican city convention was
held last evening In Burke's hall, on
Sixth avenue, nnd tho proceedings
went through as quietly and harmoni
ously as wns expected, nearly every
nomination bolnir made unanimously.
There were one or two minor inter
ruptions to the quiet proceedings, but
they did not disturb the deliberations
of tho convention In the slightest, ns
tho interrupters subsided immediately
when they were told they were out of
order. The convention lasted Just forty
minutes from the time of tho chair
man's rapping for order until the
meeting wns adjourned. Enthusiasm
V.US Ircely displayed when tho noml
nntlonx were announced.
At 8.20 Duane AV. Humphrey, chair
man of the city committee, called the
convention to order. City Clerk N. L.
Moon was temporary secretary. The
first business done wns to call tho dis
tricts in rotation and accept the cre
dentials of the delegates. As the roll
was culled each delegate responded.
All went smoothly until the Fourth
ward wns reached, when In tho First
and Second districts contesting dele
gations appeared. These wero the only
Chairman Humphrey upjolnted R.
1). .Stuart, J. It. Shannon and J. J.
Jones as a committee on contested
neats, and they took tho credentials of
tho disputing delegates. After n short
deliberation they decided that Andrew
. Nlcol, of tho First district, Fourth
ward, bo seated, Instead of Anthony
Llewellyn, and In tho Second district,
Fourth ward, they gave the seat to
Frank Franey In place of P. J. Mc
Hugh. Then Chairman Humphrey called for
nominations for permanent chairman.
Frank Smith and A. D. AVyllie wero
named, but both gentlemen declined,
nnd R. D. Stuart was nominated unci
unanimously elected. For temporary
secretary Norman J. Goldor and Fred
Thomas wero named and a standing
vote taken, Thomas being1 elected to
the position by a vote of 18 to 15.
CJhnlrmun Stuart advised the dele
gates getting together from the vari
ous wards and considering nominations
for school directors, common council
men, aldermen and poor directors,
whero those ofllcers were to be nomi
nated. The first discussion was over
school directors, nnd ns the delegates
Kat into bunches It looked ns If sev
eral large Sunday school classes were
In session, with an earnest loader or
teacher explaining some obtuse point.
A background of interested spectators
wrrn in tho rear of tho benches sot
aside for the delegates. There were
about three spectators to each dele
gate. In n few minutes the chairman an
nounced that th delegates wore ready
to report on the nominations for school
directors. These wero the nomina
tions: For School Director, one year. First.
Fifth and Sixth wards Gustavo H.
For School Director, three years,
same wards Robert M. Vnnnnn.
For School Director, three years.
Third and Fourth wards Thomas Boy
Inn. Messrs. Vnnnnn nnd Bnylnn were
nominated unanimously. Mr. Swlgert
bad an opponent In O. it. Van Gorder,
who received S votes to Mr. Swlgert's
The nominations for councllmcn, al
derman and Poor directors were next
in order, and the chairman advised the
same course us before. Again tho
lipids were bowed together and In a
shorter time than previously the dele
gates announced their readiness to pro
ceed. Tho following nominations wero
declared, amid much applause:
First ward Common council, Earl M.
Peck nnd Fred Thompson: poor direc
tor. James McMillan.
Third ward Common council, Char
les A. Kass and Robert "VhltIleld.
Fourth ward Poor director, Jnmes
Fifth ward Common councllmen,
Krvln II. Stone and William H. Mns
teis; alderman, Lorlng I. Bunnell.
When the nominations wero declared
a list of the district oincers were read,
with tho exception of the Second dis
trict of the Sixth ward, which sent no
delegation. Tho convention then ad
journed. Following la the complete list of the
' First, ward First district, Frank
Smith, H. II. Brings, J. B. Shannon, M.
H. Tappnn, It. McMillan, T. Morgan.
Third district, Felice Pnone, Lulijl Mor
eiiso. r Second ward First dlstriet, Isnno
Rogers, William B. Evans. Second
district, j. Norman Gelder, William
Barber. Third district. Anthony
Third ward First district. W. D.
Evans, W. B. Ocary. Second district,
Fred Thomas, John I'rlce, Thomas
Connell; Fourth district, J. D. Scher
merhorn, George 8. Seldler, William
Fourth ward First district, Andr.ew
,G. .Nlcol. Second district, Frank Fra
ney. Third district, John Kllleen,
Fifth ward First district, A. D.
Wyllie, C. Alexander, E. H. atone, W.
II. 'Masters, R. D. Stuart; Second dis
trict, Frank Clune,
,. ..Sixth ward First district, Harry
Williams. J. J. Delovan, Robert Beard
James Morgan. '
, Tonight "A Woman's Redemption."
Matlnoo tomorrow "A Romance of
Tomorrow night "Human Wolves of
Tho Germania's Ball,
The Oermanla Singing society's ball
Inst evening was ns great a success as
hui been anticipated. Many dancers
thronged the handsomely decorated
rooms nnd a number of pretty, gro
tesque and comical costumes wero
worn by tho maskers. At 12 o'clock
all unmaskedi nnd many wero the ex
clamations of surprise at the Identity
of unsuspected wearers of costumes.
Profs. Collins and Firth had charge of
tho muslo and dancing. The enjoy
ment was kept up until 2 o'clock this
Two Young Persons of This City
United at Baptist Parsonage.
Henry Cornell, of Laurel street, and
Miss Edith Hawkins, daughter of ;Mr.
nnd Mrs. Job Hawkins, of Sand street,
wero quietly mnrrlcd nt tho parsonage
of tho Bercan Baptist church by tho
Rev. Dr. Whalen, on Wednesday even
ing at 7 o'clock. A few friends accom
panied them and witnessed the cere
mony. The bride was attired In a gown of
blue brocaded silk, trimmed with
duchesse laco nnd ribbons. After tho
ceremony Mr. nnd Mrs. Cornell drove
to tho residence of tho bride's parents,
whero tho family of each had a sup
per. The bridegroom has for several ycirs
been a trusted nnd esteemed employe
of ex-Mayor Hondrlck. Tho brldo la
well known ns one of the most active
workers In the Bercan Baptist church
and Sunday school nnd ns an officer of
the city's social and fraternal organ
izations. They will make their futur
home In this city.
Mrs. Jennie Stanton Potts.
Mrs. Jennie Stanton Potts, of Way
mart, died nt the Emergency hospital
In this city yesterday morning, whero
she underwent an operation on Jan. 0.
Tho body was taken In charge by Un
dertaker J. H. Stephenson, of Way
mart, who came to this city and pre
pared It for burial at tho Purple fune
ral parlors. It was taken to her late
homo carlS- In tho afternoon.
Mrs. Potts was a native of Wnymnrt
and was tho daughter of F. II. Stanton.
She was 37 years of age. She was an
active member of the Presbyterian
church of Waymart and one of Its fore
most workers. She is survived by a
son, aged G, and a daughter, aged 1:
two sisters, Mrs. William Matthews, of
Clinton, and Miss Helen Stanton, of
Waymart: her father and one brother,
Professor Edgar Stanton, professor of
mathematics and polltlcnl economy in
tho State College of Iowa. Contractor
William Edgett. of this city, Is her
cousin. The funeral will probably ba
held tomorrow at Waymart.
The Pool Tournament.
The fourth night's play In the pool
tourney being held at tho Carbondalc
Cycle club took place last night. In
the afternoon one game was played,
W. Smith (fourth class) beimr defeated
t "' TTllm1tii filial rtlnui In 4 li 1.
evening Derby (third class) beat Ren
nlo (third class), and Brlggs (third
class) defeated Rutherford (fourth
class). Following Is the complete
standing to dnte:
CU-a. Won. Lot.
ttcntoii 1 o 'J
Sivinulo 1 'J 0
Stewart l i
Morgan '. 2 0 il
J. II. ltceso ! 0 2
Ifonle 2 1 0
J. (1. lteese 2 o 1
Knnpp II i o
DjvIs :i o
IKily II o
Manners :i n 2
lijy ;i o i
Hlnircr :i o j
Hrlcgs 1 i o
.lamca ?, o 1
Huinplnry :; o
lltnnle 3 i i
Strickland 3 j i
(lllhool ;j o 0
MacMillaii I ;i o
('rare i 2 0
DlUliburn I 0 1
Ilutlierford I 0 1
Moon t 0
W, Smith 1 n 1
Clifford 4 1 n
Mitchell 1 t 0
Due Here on Fob. 1.
A delicious morsel In tho musical
farce, "A Wise Woman," Is the Intro
duction of a quaintly melodious south
ern "crooning" song and lullaby, done
by Miss Mario humour. The muslo of
this number Is said to be extremely
catchy and ensy to remember, and so
popular does It Immediately become
that it Is whistled and hummed by nil
the small boys and by many of the
big ones wherever the play Is produced.
A New Location.
Edwards Brothers, the butchers, will
soon move from their present quarters
to tho Rlvenburg market on Salem
avenue. They have secured control of
the latter place, and their increased
business demands a larger establish
ment. Meetings Tonight.
Junior Order United American Me
chanics. Lnckawanna encumpment, No. 16, In
dependent Order of Odd Fellows.
A special meeting of Local No. 877,
U. M. W., was hold last evening, nt
which several matters of Importance
were discussed nnd action taken.
Will Be Home Tonight.
Dr. W. W. Fletcher, tho oculist, who
has been In Now York on business
slnco Monday, Is expected to ariivo
homo this evening,
Two Girls Born.
Twin daughters wero born on Wed
nesday to Mr. nnd Mrs. Edward Quln
lan. One died about half an hour af
The Nealon building on South Mnln
street Is undergoing extensive repairs.
r Cures ll Throat uud Lung Affections.
EX. Hatfield, man
ager of the Carbon
dale edition, wilt be
pleated to receive
callers seeking Infor
mation or desirous of
Imparting It. Tele
phone numbers: New
aSS: old, 0433.
WILLIAM SCOTT KILLED.
Meets Death In Olnghnmton by Pall
ing from a Train.
William Scott, formerly of this city,
was killed last night near Blnghnm
ton. Ho wns a brnkomnn on the Erie
railroad, his run being front Blnghain
ton to this city, his homo being In
Susquehanna. John Scott, his brother,
mine foreman at Coalbrook breaker,
went to Susquehanna yesterday af
ternoon to Investigate, no details of
tho accident having come hero:
Tho following In tnken from yester
day morning's BInghamton Republi
can and Is supposed to bo In regard
to Mr. Scott's death:
"An unknown man was crushed nd
lnstuntly killed by tin extra freight
at tho Chenango street crossing of the
Erie ubout 2 o'clock this morning. Ho
wns mangled beyond recognition.
"Shortly nftor 1 o'clock he came into
tho Eric waiting room nnd engaged in
conversation with a young man who
was. waiting for Eile passenger train
No. JO, which leaves at about 1.40 for
"He said that ho was bound for
Susquehanna nnd asked the man to
nwaken him when the train started.
The young man forgot to do It, nnd
not until after tho passenger train
had departed did ho wako up.
"Tho extra freight was just passing
through nt tho tlmo and ho rushed
out the door, caught the step and
handle and crawled up to tho top.
That Is tho last that was seen of him
until screams wero heard by an old
gentleman who wag waiting for tho
train to pass. Ho saw the man fall
Just ns ho pnsscd under tho viaduct.
He was drugged four hundred feet by
the nxlcs of tho wheels.
"He told somebody at tho depot that
ho was a brakeman nnd lived nt Sus
quehanna. Ho was medium height, of
stout build, wore a light sandy mous
tache, and had no overcoat on hlin.
His remains were tnken to Cornell's
Mr. Scott wns born thlrty-ono years
ngo in this city and was the son of
tho late Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Scott.
Ho resided hero continuously until
Ave years ago, when ho went to Sus
quehanna. He has been in tho employ
of the Erie company as brakeman for
several years and was known ns a
cautious and capable employe. He
wns n young man of excellent habits
and was a prominent member of tho
Railroad Trainmen Brotherhood.
He Is survived by three brothers,
John and Patrick, of Brooklyn street,
nnd Edward, who Is a member of tho
volunteer Infantry, now stationed In
the Philippines: nlso by four sisters,
Mrs. Michael Tlghe, Mrs. James Sur
doval, Mrs. Michael Gallagher and
Mrs. George Mannlon, nil of this city.
He was unmarried.
Tho remains will be brought) to this
city for Interment. The funeral will
be announced later.
Donald Young was waylaid by three
men In Simpson nbout two months
ago nnd was robbed of all his val
uables. The only description he could
give of them wns that they wero trav
eling nogro musicians, as shortly be
fore the hold-up ho had seen them In
a bar room playing. Since then he haH
kept his eyes open for them, but to no
avail, until this week Ho found throe
darkles playing In a central city fa
loon and lmcmdlntcly had n warrant
sworn out for their arrest. The dar
kies were taken before Alderman J. Tt.
Delovan, but there not being sulllclenc
evidence to Incriminate them, thoy
Will Remove Next Week.
Tho Salem avenuu store of D. W.
Humphrey, which was badly damaged
by fire and water n few days beforo
Christmas, will soon be In readliifss to
be re-occupied. A force of enrpenters
and mechanic:; have been hnrd at work
for the past fortnight rebuilding the In
terior. A number of Improvements
have been made, notably In tho office,
which will add greatly to tho appear
ance of tho store. Mr. Humphrey ex
pects to be back In his old location by
Wednesday morning, moving between
darkness and daylight.
High School Entertainment.
The Literary Boclety of the Carbon
dale High school will give one of Its
enjoyable entertainments this evening
In the auditorium of the Central school
building. Following is the programmo
that will bo given: Piano solo, Miss
Graham; recitation, W. McHnle; vo
onl duet, Messrs. Murphy and Brown:
loading, Miss Dolph; plana solo, Miss
Klrby; essay, R, Meakerj vocal solo,
Miss Morgan: reading, J. Loftus;
piano solo, Miss Graham.
Baptist Supper Tonight.
The annual supper of tho Bcrean
Baptist church will take place In tho
church parlors this evening from 5.30
to S.30 o'clock. An appetizing menu
will bs served and n, social feast, ns
well as a literal one, will bo enjoyed
by the participants. Tho annual recep
tion on Wednesday evening wns such
a success that the ladles are anticipat
ing a like result lor their supper.
Michael Mornn Comfortable.
Michael Moran, who received such
terrible Injuries by being hurt by a
fall of mine props on Wednesday af
ternoon, was qulto comfortable last
evening nt tho Emergency hospital, or
us much us a ninn can bo who has Just
had an arm amputated andts a mass
of bruises from his head "to" his feet.
He Is now out of danger unlets com
A Fractured Arm.
The 2-yenr-old daughter of Patrol
man and Mrs. Patrick Carden, Isa
belle, while climbing on u chair lost
her balance and toppled over, striking
on tho floor with her arm under her,
Tho limb was fractured. Tho little girl
Is now resting comfortably nnd it Is
expected that she will soon be nil right,
Comes Hero for Treatment.
Edward Owens, of Seeloyvillo, who
has his back broken In a runaway ac
cident about thrco Jmonths ugo, la
now nt the Carbondnle hospital for
treatment by tho surgical staff there.
Since the accident ho has been help
less. A New Position.
Charles allien, who had his foot am-
nutated ns the result of an accident
In Van Bergen & Co.'a foundry uomo
tlmo ago, has been discharged from
tho Emergency hospital and has ac
cepted a position with John J. 8lmp-
The Passing Throng.
James Toolan, of Brooklyn street, is
III with typhoid fever.
William Gillespie, of Scrnnton, was
a visitor In town today.
Mrs. John Lynch, of Seventh avenue,
Is suffering from the grip.
Miss .1. D. Nealon, of South Main
street, Is 111 with tho grip.
Miss Gertrude Smith, of Belmont
street, Is quite seriously ill.
Miss Laura Langan, of Hawley, Is
visiting friends In this city.
Arthur Thomas has acccptod a posi
tion In thu Hotel Anthracite.
Miss Gertrude Gallagher Is visiting
Miss Mnry Dougher, of Olyphant.
Mrs, Frank Couch spent Wednesday
In Unlondale, visiting her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burko have
returned homo from their wedding
Miss Kemmorcr, of Scrnnton, Is vis
iting Mrs. Edwin A. Morgan, on Parle
John J. Brown, of tho Park Clothing
House, is 111 at his homo on Eaton
Miss Nora Nenlon, of Seventh ave
nue, spent Wednesday In Wilkes
Barre. Rev. M. E. Loftus, of Scranton, was
n caller nt the parochial residence yes
terdny. William F. Loftus Is confined to his
house on Sand street by an attack of
Mrs. Esther Keating nnd daughter,
May of Plttston called on friends hero
Master Edwin Purple haH been ser
iously 111 with tho croup, but Is now
Miss Eleanor Mannering, of BIng
hamton, Is spending a few dnys with
P. A. Duffy, of tho firm of Lakln &
Duffy, Is home from the City of
J. F. Sullivan, tho Salem nvcnuo
plumber, Is at work again nfter sev
eral days' Illness.
Master Edgar Reese nnd sister, An
nn, of Washington street, are quite
111 with the grip.
Thomas Hlgglns. of the Wall Street
hotel, Is confined to his home on Pike
street with tho grip.
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. W. Watt nnd Mr.
nnd Mrs. Daniel Scurry spent yestcr
dny with Scranton friends.
Julius Moses, of tho Star clothing
house, is confined to his room at the
Hotel Harrison by illness.
Edward McGouty, of Laurel street,
has returned to Scranton, utter spend
ing u few days with his parents.
Mrs. Ed. Isger, Mrs. William Thom
as and Mrs. James Isger made a trip
together to Scranton on Wednesday.
Michael McGarry left yesterday for
Toronto, Canada, where he will take
up a commercial course in St. Mich
Daniel Foley and his daughter, Ag
nes, of Mnhoney Plane, have returned
home, after a visit with D. J. Foley,
of North Church street.
Misses Jennie Bennett, of Unlondale,
Lena BIdwell nnd Mabel Bllckens. of
Dunmore, are guests of Miss Isabella.
Maxwell, of Park street.
Gavin Cralk, of Blrkett street, left
yesterday for Portland, Ore., whore he
will Join his brother, Andrew, a suc
cessful business man there.
Miss Catherine Sullivan, of Forty
Fort, has returned homo after a short
visit here. Miss Marcella White ac
companied her and will spend 'several
Benny Phillips, of South Church
street. Is nfillcted with the grip. Ho
In one of tho brightest of The Trib
une's carriers, and his customers will
miss his calls.
JERMYN AND MAYFIELD.
Frank Jeffry and Miss Mary Ann
Lnngmnn, two well-known Jermyn
young people, wero united In mar
riage at tho homo of tho bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lang
man, of Fourth street, on Wednesday
evening. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Thomas Cook, pastor
of tho Primitive Methodist church,
nnd wns witnessed by the friends of
Rushbrook lodge of Odd Fellows last
evening conferred the second degree
upon a candidate.
The employes of the Ontario nnd
Western railroad were paid yesterday.
Dr. C. P. Manley, of Scranton was
n caller In town yesterday.
Mlsa Jennie Greenslade, of Main
street, attended the Cornell-Hawkins
wedding at Carbondale Wednesday
Five members of Councilman
Mooro's family are ill with grip.
John J. Farrell, of Main street, is
111 with an attnek of grip.
Mrs. Burt Parks, of Third street,
wns a Scranton visitor yesterday,
Mrs. B. Sullivan and Miss Kate
Cain, of Second street, attended tho
McGuInness-Cuff nuptials nt Scranton
Mrs. La Verne Samson, of Archbald,
and Mrs. Lee Horton, of White's Val
ley, were Jerinyn callers last even
ing. Rev. M. D. Fuller will take part In
the Central district Epworth League
convention, which will be held in tho
Methodist church nt Peckvllle, Jan.
IS and 19.
Born Yesterday to Mr. and (Mrs.
Finnic Depew, of Third street, a
Mrs. Jennlo Baker, of South Main
street, has been seriously 111 for tho
Tho primaries of tho Fourth ward
will bo held at tho usual place next
Tuesday from 4 until 7 o'clock. Vigi
lance committee, dwilym Jenkins and
George Williams, Jr.
Don't miss tho exhibition of Edison's
wonderful moving pictures at the
Welsh Baptist church tonight and to
morrow night. Tickets, ton, twenty
nnd twenty-live cents, for sale at AVut
klns' drug store.
Miss Mary Bannon and James Casey,
of Dunmore street, wero utdted in
marriage in St. Patrick's church on
Tuesday evening at 7.30 o'clock bv
Rov. P. J. Murphy, the pastor. Tho
brldo was attended by Miss Nellie,
Cavanaugh nnd Michael Bunnon was
best man. Mr. nnd Mrs. Casey will re
sldo on Dunmore street.
The members of tho Olyphant Con
clave of Heptnsophs will give an en
tertainment In Edwnrd-s' hall, Thurs
day ovening, Jnnuary 31. At tho con
clusion of the programme the mem
bers and their friends will bo nerved
with a turkey supper In tho social room
of the Blakely Baptist church.
J. II. Mahon returned yesterday
At tho closing session of tho United
Mine Workers nt Edwnrdsvllle, Wed
nesday, Olyphant was selected as the
JONAS LONQ'3 30NQ.
Il OUR GREAT ONE HlF I
1 FRIDAY AFTERNOON SALES I
Ar on tho boards for today. The programme for one hundred and eighty minutes is about the liveli
est evar prepared by us. The day U marked by extraordinary offerings; thev border on the unusual,
the exceptional. The Bnseme it Sale alone is worth coming many miles to attend. The White Sale
bargains all day, of course. The Hourly Sales begin at two o'clock, and Inst through until five.
At 2 O'clock:
WASH BOILRKS, No. 9 size, worth 50c. at ; 37c
DINNER PAILS, with slip cup, worth 29c, at oc
WHITE SOUP PLATES, werth 75c dozen, at 3c
CLOTHESPINS, best wood, at 60 for 5c
OIL CANS, gallon size, worth 30c, at 18c
LAUNDRY SOAP, full lotf ounce bars, 14 fer 35c
WOODEN WATER PAILS, large size, at 4c
WHITE PORCELAIN PLATTERS at Hall Price.
At 3 O'clock:
FRENCH FLANNEL, all colors, at oc
WHITE GOODS, fine patterns,, worth 15c, at 9c
EMBROIDERIES, rich, worth 20c yard, at 13c
DRESS SKIRTINGS. Fine Frieze, 30 inch, at aSc
Kid Gloves, fine quality for ladies, at 55c
LADIES' WHITE SKIRTS, cheap at $1.00, to go at 58c
FLANNEL WAISTS, pretty colors; worth 69c, at 39c
At A O'clock :
FRENCH MADRAS GINGHAM, fine quality, at 6c
TABLE DAMASK, Co-inch, line finish, at aac
GINGHAM APRONS, full size, deep hem, at 15c
TORCHON LACES, big variety, very special, at a 7.8c
MEN'S BLACK SOX, fast color, special at 4c
CHILDREN'S SLEEPING GARMENTS, worth 35c, at 19c
COLORED MERCERIZED PETTICOATS, worth $1.15, at 75c
place for holding the next convention,
which will occur In April.
Samuel Levy, of New York, Is tho
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shultz, of
Joseph Farrell, of Jerinyn, wns a
caller In town yesterday.
A. J. Cawiey and T. F. Loftus, of
Archbald, spent last evening with
friends at this place.
Democratic primaries will bo held in
tho First and Third wards on Satur
day, between the hours of 4 and 7.
The funeral of tho into Mrs. Wil
liam II. Vandervort was held yester
day afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. The ser
vices Were hold at tho Methodist
Episcopal church. Rev. S. C. Simp
kins, of Ilnwley, assisted by Rev. F.
Oendall, officiated. Tho order of the
Eastern Star, of which deceased was
a member, had charge of the burial
Miss Bertha Reynolds has resigned
her position ns clerk nt the post
office. Tho following nsplrnnts for ofllco
have registered with Calrman Picker
ing, of tho Third ward vigilance com
mittee: Councilman N. H. Johnson,
W. T. Griffiths, A. J. Ilazon. School
director Harry Simpson, W. B. Ste
vens. Justlco of tho pence S. W. Ar
nold. Auditor G. B. Reed. Assessor
II. E. Malncs. Constable Leonard
Curtis, William E. Pollard. Judge of
election L. B. Thompson. Inspector
of election A. W. Pentecost, J. R.
Bell. The Third ward primaries will
I uu iieui .-unuruuy uun. iv, at. mu uui-
Mrs. Theodore White, of Scranton,
spent yesterday with her parents, Mr.
I nnd Mrs. W. F. Kctchuni, of Depot
At the Baptist parsonage last Wod
nosduv evening, Milton J. Ketchnm.
and Miss Ilalllo Ollendlck were united
in marriage by Rov. J. S. Thomas.
The bride and groom were attended
by tho bride's sister, Miss Lizzie Ol
lendlck, and by Mr. Day. Tho brldo
Is an estlmablo young lady of Arch-
, bald and the groom Is a highly re
spected young man of Peckvllle. That
they may enjoy all happiness and
prosperity Is the wish of their many
The social of clnss No. 13, of tho
Baptist Sunday school, at tho homo
of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff. Warren, was a
Tho following Is tho programme, for
this evening's session of tho Epworth
league convention, to bo held in tho
Methodist Eplscopnl church: Song
and prayer servlco led by Rov. O. A.
' Williams; music by choir; "What
..-!' v.,, i-iiujiiern la'iiucr ill uevivni
Work," D. Stnnley Evnns; muslo by
choir; address, "Tho Blblo In Refer
ence to tho Problems of tho Hour,"
Rev. M. D. Fuller; altar and conse
Mr. David Shay, of Hartford, is vis
iting Mr. George Shay, of Main
Thomas Thorburn, general secretary
of the Young Men's Christian nssocla
tlon of Northeastern Pennsylvania,
will address the members of tho Young
Men's Chrlstlun association of this
towns nt tho rooms on South Main
street this evening.
Tho Ladles' Aid society of tho Welsh
Congregational church will conduct a
grand social on pay night In the
church basement. Cake, faggots and
oysters will be served for tho small
sum of 10 cents.
The following unclaimed letters re
main at tho Taylor postolllco for tho
period of Jan. 10. Persons calling for
the samo will please say advertised and
glvo date of list: Mrs. M. Howells,
Edward Isuac, Edith Lavls, Allco
Moys, John Thonins. Wllllnm Richards,
P. E. Wlcklzer, Miss Mattlo Wlcklzer.
Foreign James Yancl, Iszay Syklz,
Antonl Polenski, Nawzynlo Kotozlyczk,
Knmpn Bnjnk. John AV. Reese, post
master. The members of the Century Hose
company. No. 2, ure working zcaolusly
for their fnlr. which will bo held In
Websr's rink Easter week.
The William Tell nillo club elected
oincers for tho ensuing term at a re
cent meeting nt their headquarters In
AA'elHonlluh'H hall. TI19 officers nrn as
follows: President, Arnold Moore;
vice-president, John Shields; secre
tary, John Relder; treasurer. Alex.
Shields; Instructor. Uliich Horgcr;
captain, II. V. Welsenfluh. The fol
lowing committee wns appointed to
purchnse gunB and medals for tho com
ing match: II. A'. AVelsonfluh, Arnold
Moore and John Horger. The contest
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promises to bo an Interesting affair, as
there are eight prizes In cash and
medals. The conditions aro as follows:
Twenty-two cnllbre rifle, any weight;
distance, seventy-five feet one hundred
Inch measure; ten shots In a target.
Rev. James AValkor, of tho Primitive
Methodist church, of the Archbald,
united In marriage Miss Elizabeth
Knott and Stephen Fraley, both popu
lar young people of that place, on
AVednesday evening at 7.30 o'clock at
the home of the bride's parents. The
bride was attended by her cousin, Miss
Knott, while Mr. Harry Barrier acted
as best man. After the wedding cere
mony congratulations wero tendered
and a wedding supper served.
Invincible commandery, No. 232,
Knights of Mnlta, will meet in rcgulnr
session this evening.
J. T. Weber, of 'New Jersey, Is visit
ing relatives in this town.
Extensive preparations are belnff
made by the members of the Taylor
Silver Cornet band for their concert,
which .will be held next Wednesdnv
evening In AVeber's rink. An elabor
ate programme hns been arranged.
Tho Young Men's Literary society ot
the Church of tho Immaculate Concep
tion will meet this evening, when tho
presence of every member Is urgently
requested, as Important business will
Mr. teller, of Pottsvllle, spent Sun
day with his son, Dr. C. A. Zellor.
Mrs. II. D. Swartz has been con
fined to her home for the past two or
three weeks with grip.
Mrs. It. M. Richards Is spending this
week at Scranton.
The senior class of tho high school
Is preparing an cntertnlnmont to bo
given some time next month In the
The record of deportment during
tho past month at the High school,
shows Ernest R. AVhltman at the head
of the list, with a mark of 98 per
cent. Miss Hope Frear, of Lake lA'I
nola, stands second, with a mark ot
97 per cent.
Examinations are In progress at the
High school this week. Tho seniors
nro working hnrd and the wonder of
all Is, who will capture tho gold and
silver scholarship medals offered by
Samuel Stnnllck has been puttering
with an attack of grip.
Special meetings have been In pro
gress in the Methodist church this
week, nnd they have been well at
tended. Services at the Methodist church will
be held on Sunday at tho usual
hours. At tho Baptist church Sunday
morning the pastor will preach upon
"Conditions of Beeolvlng Divine
Blessings," nnd In tho evening tho
theme of tho discourse will be "How
May AVo Know That the Bible Is a
Revelation from God."
John AA'. Dershlmer has been con
fined to his home this week with Ill
ness. Mrs. Henry M. Ives will lea'0 on
Monday evening for an extended ko
journ In Southern California. She.
will be accompanied by Miss Jessie
Hall, of Glenburn. Mr.--Ives nnd
daughter will go to AVyomlng tostay
during Mrs. Ives' absence.
Mr?. Robert R. Thompson Is spend
ing a few days with her parents nt
The public school at Glenburn, un
der the prlnclpalshlp of Miss Lena
Northup, will glvo nn cntertnlnmont
In tho school building this evening.
Many of tho farmers about this vi
cinity nro finding It difficult to dis
pose of their milk slncii the closing of
tho conjlcnsorles at Clark's Summit
nnd La" Plume.
Harrison Colvln, who was seriously
ill a short tlmo ngo, hns recovered
sufficiently to be out ngaln.
E. G. A'on Storch has been Quite 111
the past fow days.
All mothers aro Invited to attend tho
mothers' meeting of tho Women's
Chrlstlnn Temperance union at tho
home of Mrs. O. P. Stoll, Friday af
ternoon nt 3 o'clock. A lunch will be
served nnd a social time will bo en-
Rev. James Putnam, D. D of New
York, will deliver his three well
known stereoptlcon lectures In th
Baptist ehuieh jm tho evenings of
Jan. 21, 30, 31. Tho subjects of the
lectures are ns follows: "The Romo
of the Caesars nnd the Rome of tho
Pope," "I'nrls, the Queen City of tho
Woild," nnd "Tho Lund of tho
Phnronhs." Tho ndmlrslon will bo
ten cents each evening.
Tho supper served on AVednesday
ovenlng nt tho homo of Mrs. M. B.
Sherman, bv herself nnd two daugh-
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tors. Mrs. E. G. Von Storch and Mrs.
Snmucl Stunllck, was larnely at
tended and proved a success finan
cially. A pleasant tlmo was spent
The barbers of Prlceburg will closa
their shops after Feb. 1 nt 8 o'clock.
To Cure tho Grip in Two Days.
I.aiatlvo Bromo-(julr.lne rcmou-s thr cause. '
WHITNEY'S GREAT WORK.
How He Reconstructed the Surface
Hallways or new xotk.
George I.. Fielder la Alnslce'i.
William C. AA'hltney's public reputa
tion Is most closely related to his con
ttol of tho street railways of New
York, When he returned to New York
in 1S8G the street railways of the me
tropolis were perhaps the most unpro-l-'iesslve
in tho United States. As soon
ns he took hold of tho Broadway sur
face road he replaced the ancient, ram
shackle vir& with cars of now and al
most elegant design. Ho recognized
Horn tho beginning the common senso
princlplo that so many corporatlonn
and dlrsctors of corporations ignore,
which Is, that the better tho service
ftlvcn to tho public tho heavier tho
dividends paid on Investment.
But he did not stop here. Ho began
to investigate the cable system of sur
face roads In other cities. Ho found
that while It cost 18 and 93-100 cents
yor car mllo to run horse cars, cable
roads cost only 17 and 70-100 cents. Ho
had no sooner reached this decision
than he introduced cable traction. But
ho went right on Investigating, for tho
Impulse of Whitney Is always to haVe
nn eye on the tomorrow of things. His
cable cars were lurger and of costlier
fittings than any other in the country.
Realizing that the only chanco many
t'coplo have to read newspapers Is
while they are In the cars, ho put In
the PlntBch system of lighting, which
was as much of nn Improvement on the
oil lamp ns the lamp was on thu origi
nal tallow dip. Then he Inaugurated
the transfer system by which a pas
si ngor can ride all around New York
for 5 cents. Railway people laughed
ut him and made all kinds of prophe
cies about tho folly of tho innovation.
But the transfer system proved to be
the right thing and hns sines been
adopted by other lines.
Last year the Metropolitan Railway
took in ninety-nine million transfers.
Ills next discovery was that while his
caolo traction cost 17 and 7C-100 cents
iv r car mile, election traction would
cost only 13 nnd 1C-100 cents per car
mile. Then he began to change the
entire system to electric traction. The
wisdom of AA'hltney's progressive
methods Is ovldenced In the steady In
crease of tho net earnings of the sur
face joads as compared with tho de
clining receipts of the elevated rail
roads over a period of years.
TO LITERARY WORKERS.
Julian Hawthorne Gives Them Some
Tho Idea that good literary work is
done by the talented without, great
labor In preparation, ut least has
been exploded time nnd apaln. Every
one ot our great authors has succeed
ed only nfter severe application,
wrought in a spirit of love mingled
with the most rigid eelf-crltlclsm.
"Without tho real Itch for writlnp, nnd
tho courage and patience for self
crltlclsm, one should never undertake
this career. 1
To acquire n good style, read the
Blblo and classic literature, study
character, and Icnrn to express your
self clearly; but beware of too much
facility, a. eerlous fault. You can
Judgo of your own writing only after
n lapso of time. After your fervor
hns cooled, you may ba able to sub
ject it to Impartial criticism. That
which you nro reasonably sure is pass
ing fair, Is only that which you nro
surprised to see was created by your
pen. If you would really learn th
value of your books, have them pub
lished unheralded. Yon may then
profit by their reception.
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