The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 20, 1901, Page 10, Image 10
'ft' TW !''." :"ii, -wrv 7?W?5yj 7tf T7 Sr?t eOwtXYtvnr KdT&R ' '- w ;-.- r f- Zt-e W 9.6: THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1901. ,. .-n f - . i a A Romance of the Culm. IThe ulnner ol Hip follmilnir Mury, In which ,, bcru uunrilcil Hip ncioncl nli In Tho Ttl'f line'n aliort iliiry run teat, prr-fiT In conceal her Mriitlly Ik'MiiiI the pen-tunic "lion nf (lien Imrtilo"! lint tm hccn Iclml i mxiitli I" Inform tu of the lollnwlnit liliiK-ninlilt.'ul ilala, which nuy isnltl our loailei In Milting the mystery of her Itlcntlty: Who wn born at lllk Hill ot oll-umiul Revolutionary down Knsteras ipriil I'" l'Jlly H'' III the Wjnmlnfr valley! I'Wili writing ut I' tears nf aire (or Hie Iticotd nl the Times imtlei ihe wlitR nl Hon. WIIIIjiii 1'. Miner! Innite lit-r ilehut In Harper's M.iK.i7lne at l"i unil lim lnce written many mtlelr (or It and lor other lend Inc ni.iaui!liir. She lo. now, she. Inform in, lltlnp; as HolniM uWrlbes no inimy, "on tin' llletary reputation tho nilirht linvr made" i atalcntcnt we arc not compelled to liellc!e. Tie!, libraries and (own adornment nio her bubble.; and ahc has given lllierally ol time, talent and mean toward their (iirtheranec. It intuitu l bo said upon authoilty thai nome thlnKiWthe tory uhltli (ollows are real; the mmtw, mainly, are fictitious.) 6LLUN LYNN'S homo fronted squarely on the culm dump, nnd she stood at the win dow looking out upon It. To her the vnst pile was but un ugly, ever en croaching thing looming; up against a gray sky. Her thought never Invested It with dignity as the monument of the great toll which had delved It out of the earth. It stood only as the dark frontage to her dull world. In these days she was tilled with the unrest of this Ameri can life which forbids content In our estate. At least at least she repined. Pate might have cast het lot anions those other girls who lived In streets so far removed from this grime of the coal mine! Her brother Hugh, up there busy with car and mule on the summit of the dump, looked to her but squalid and gnome-like. Instead of the strong, cheery son of labor that he was. She saw him wnvlns his cap to someone below, and looking along the road per ceived It to be Griff, coming out of the mine. He came tramping down the way with the heavy step of fatigue. The black of the mine seemed to have dyed him through and through. Pass ing the window he touched his cap, with Its greasy lamp, to Kllen, and the motion appeared strange and pathetic, coming from one so removed In ap pearance from all the graces. Ho looked at her. Griff's eyes might have been beautiful they were. They might have been full of love and longing they were! But the only thing to be seen in that face was the glare of white eyeballs through a mask of blackness. Bllen had read of no lover like this; he had no place among the belted knights or courtly modern youth who peopled her fancy. She smiled kindly but not warmly upon Griff, and he passed on. Directly after, two grimy hands came about her waist and faced her from the window towards the kitchen, Hugh had come home to supper. "Now, Miss Hiddy Lynn, Griff has gone by, and I've put on the griddle all ready for the slapjacks, so turn 'em up ( "'"ji ""i i "in cu-an lamisneu. This speech was every word of It dis tasteful to the sister. First, in the Im plication that she had been watching for Griff. Second, that hated name. Uuptized Bridget Ellen, she had reso lutely banished the Hist title, and by it none addressed her without peril. Third, the buckwheat cakes, she had cleaned the house from their morning smoke, and now must that vile stuutcher be started up again to poison thelr'evening? "Griff! AVIui cares for him 7" retorted ?'!c- "Al,fl 'f J-"" think calling me Biddy the best way to get waited on you re mistaken. As for those vile pancakes, not one will I bake tonight not one. The table is sot, and there's Plenty else for supper." "Mighty fine, Miss." responded Hugh hungry, and now huffy. "A girl Is a' fool that don't jump at Griff Howard, not his etmal In all Scranton. Brid get you were christened, and buck wheats I will have, if i ,st bake 'em myself." "Oo it thou." snapped Kllen. and she whisked upstairs nut of Fight Hugh brought forth the bailor jug and by the advice of his father added a wlieen snleratus In hot water." Hospitably bidding his parent sit "I to the table, Hugh poured on cakes ot heroic size, and. under a growing cloud of smoke, moved from stov to table like a benevolent goblin. As this gradual meal drew to an end Griff nti peared and looked through the haze upon his neighbors. "Arc .you smoking anybody out 7" he asked, laughing. "Not you, Grlffy, any way; come vo In old man." "Aye, Griff, yo're welcome as the morning and always was," responded rather Lynn, as he moved to his cor ner for pipe and evening paper, Here h" spent his leisure seeking K!neo In the shelf of books since his faithful wife had died, Hugh sat down beside his welcome vlsjtor and uyed his handsome face, now clean from the coal dust, and his munly proportions with deep favor. Hs spirits rose with the certainty that ho would now got light on the nilthmetli!. whose problems now hung nQpHlffj IjjtVlew of tomorrow's night school,--' But Grift's eye sought out tho corner of th. room and Hugh responded to the tonij, "Von won't fight U. Kllon Lynn any where in this smolu. She's getting too eenteel to bear the sound of her own name, or to bear the smell of tho oook In'.v , Hugh was aware that Kllen must b.j cdovq close by tho stovepipe and ha njatlij hU remarks distinct for her bopftAlf i 'oU've been teasing your sister, Hush, I believe." replied Griff. "It inusl, ba cold up there. Now go and mnbo, up and coax her tu conis down, 'J. "(WA'dia won't como down for me nor'-yoii; a riff, We're within' but la borh) men. Try her with J. Charles I'Mdehlll and his nejv bike. But It's noth'lp!' to me," continued tho wily lad,, ''whether she's upstairs or down. Just tiiindlo my derby off that nail hack of you nnd I'll be out on the ave nue.'1' So i speaking Hugh moved audibly Aorcaa. tint I'oor uu if to cany out his full puriMise. Out on the cvemio Ellon know meunt btet"', saloons and all evil to u boy. Sulks must Klva way for this time. Her 'steps sounded on the stairs and she Vanio down quiet and pleasant with u IJglit, ktti4 touch on Griff's klu'uMu's us she passed him, (or she knew Hugh's talk had carried a sting. "Now, let's make haste," said she, "mil clear nway this table and bring out the games, for we've got the right iiiniil er Just' four nnd no more." 1'ndor her glrl'ii jungle all was smothered. The big kerosene lamp but tied strong nnd steady and shown down on four goodly Scotch-Irish faces. The blue of the northern seas was in Ullen's eyes, and her face and rippled hair came from the Jennie Deans and Nora Crcenas of Britain's oiir and story. Orllllth Howard wit there looking the tower of strength ho had been to Kllon nil her Wo from tho days when he h.id led her through swamps of "dis mal fractions" at the school ant gui.rded her steps from big dogs and big boys. A few years back, himself at the end of the High school, ho could chirse between a clerkship and his father's llnco as a boss miner. Ho looted himself over, stretched his ,trong hands fcufore him nnd went in to the mine. The supreme object of his Wc was to marry Kllen Lynn und they would now ;-nve beer betrothed and she at last 'n his homo had not a new ele ment entered her life, making it all .me unhappy tumult. Ao tho head of Lackawanna avenue stand monstrous Iron chimneys, like giant gato-posts to the house of toll. At night, belching out llamcs. the guide the slght-scer to a wonderful .'cent'. . , ,. Hero Kllen went with her brother one night to watch the giants of labor :ts standing In the tremendous g arc of the furnaces they drag the molten it on seething from their Jaws. n the midst of this great picture, J. Chnrlcs Kdghlll Idled with his cigarette when Kllen came. She attracted the eye of the vouth without delay, nnd he gazed nl her intently, After a while he noted thai a Hying spark had lighted on her skirt ami was outing Into tho fabric. Hugh saw It also, and with a turn or. his hand bent to crush it out, but Mr. Edgehlll was before him. W"h gallant dash he throw himself on his kroes before Kllen and mode an elab orate business of quenching out tho danger. This act, romantically con strued, had posed him in some slight aoi.-io as her deliverer, and opened up the way to u bicycle aciiualntancc, after a chance meeting on the Klm hurft boulevard. In these days, all the world Is awheel, from the barefoot darky in the south, who from this chariot delivers marketing marvel oiif.lv, poised on his head, up to the lady of fashion. Between these two rxtrcmes, nil sorts of people ride. So naturally Griff and Hugh, on holi days, took many a joyous spin beside the lithe Ellen along the glorious, smooth boulevard, winding up into re gions of pure air. Site, with more Jeis iiro, went oftencst, and sometimes here she had found Edgehlll after tho visit to the furnaces and apparently by chance, encounters grew apace. Ho was the son of one of those men, them selves diligent, to whom coal has a wealth which will bless or heavily curse their children, as the case may be This particular young man had embarked thus far only in the enter prise of living upon his father. Some pretext of business might be found for him eventually. Meantime, he idled the livelong day, full-fed on light lit erature ami ready for romantic tepl sodos to fall in his way. f'ertnlnly he could not let this one, with such a beautv as Ellen, lapse without result. Fancv and imagination How to work, and the pursuit of Kllen became the chief business of his hours. What he proposed to himself as the outcome of the chrtse. no did not in quire, but he was qulto sure that lie wanted extremely to make lovo to Ki lo,, to kiss those beautiful lips, and to awaken the lovo-llght In those deep eyes. And she" All through tho budding spring, tliev skimmed awheel, till her brain wiw (Hied with countless llat terles and vague visions of an opulent fin ure as his wife, far away from culm piles i.nd strenuous loll. Aeutelv conscious of II all, liiillUh Howard fought with apprehensions until that died down Into silent, angry tli-spalr. The end cMme one day, when he and Kllen wheeled up the boulevard for the llrst time together in many months, lie bail n few hours from his work ami could not deny himself the miserable pleasure "f being beside her, closed to him as he felt her heart and thoughts. When they rested at length on the rocky bank, high above the cliv, she would not have been woman hail not her eyes drooped under tho lovo and pain In his. Looking down on those homes, a vision sweet as heaven eamo to him of tno one he had looked to share with her. But Ellen tinned a moody gaze below, upon tho strange Jumblo of stately homes and black culm mountains, "How miserable It Is to be poor," said she, thinking aloud. "Yes, most miserable, for us if tho money and houses are nil that mako the happiness; but are they'.'" Ellen did not respond. He longed to take her In his arms and cry "Lovo is enough!" but In her eyes he already saw tho answer. "It Is 'not enough." And so they lingered for a poor little hour till tho westward sun reminded him of a night errand In tho mine, As he aroso heavily. J. Charles Kdgohlll rtimu whirling up tho road, He hud apprised Kllon that he should be thero at that hour and view the sunset, and though she hud mado no appoint ment, ho now assumed that she Intend ed to linger. Ellen hesitated between tho two men wishing to remain and but little perceiving In her unawakonou heart the pain and fury and grief of Oiil'C Howard, Sho sat upon the rock the men standing bosldo It. Finally shn said lightly; "You will have to make iv rush for It, Griff. If yon a''0 to be In tho mine at tho hour, I shall only hinder you and will como down more, slowly with Mr. Edgehlll." rii.irr mmln no word of renlv but turned downward to the shado of tho valley leaving these two on tho heights. Tho soft sunset drew on npace and mi there In "tho sweet spring wlta all her queen completed," ami under her wooing ulrs, Mr. Kdgehlll drew forth u sperkllng ring to place on El len's linger. Tho moment, however, was not so all propitious as ho Imag ined He did not know of the dull aeho that lingered In tho young girl's heart because of her rude and cruel dis missal of Griff. Contldently J. UhurU'3 stole his arm about her waist nut! drew her to him with Intent to put on the ring, Ah Ellen saw those eyes of no particular color, and the waxed molts titche upproai'hlng her face, u blind, nervous,, but heavenly true Instinct prompted her to draw back. At this moment the ring slipped from the young man's lingers anil dlsappcnrl-d among the fern and wlntergreen ut their feet. With deep vexation he stooped to llnd It, and by the time this was accomplished the voices of a group of sunset gazers were heard who were approaching tho rock. The spell was broken, there was no further time for tender cntrcutlcH or the putting on of u ring, however much or little Its wear ing might Intend. Mr. Kdgehlll. how ever, refused to retain It, but opening the little bag at Ellon's side he dropped It herein, telling her he would live In expectation of finding It on her linger the 'next time they met. There was now no time to be lost If Kllon would be at home for her evening duties, and the wheels were turned townward down the swift and dangerous descent. The next few dnys wore spent by El len In a whirl of indecision. Agnin anil again tho took out the brilliant ring lit tho safety ot her room, und dreamed over It. Dltl the wearing of ll mean In reality wifehood In a lni'ge place among the roses of life? If so why hesitate? Was not this the end towards which all her young drenms and hopes' had tended? Sho had never fledged herself to Griff, so why hesi tate? Site could not quite bring her self, after all, to appear to Mr. Edge lull with the ring on her hand, yet she carried it always with her, and thought that some near day upon that enchanted height, after all due and dis tinct asking her In marriage sho should have him put it on. (Tp there' she seemed always tending now, but her next visit after tho offer of the ring was with her brother Hugh. It was a public, holiday, nnd Hugh had looked forward to meeting various others of their young friends up at' Lake Scranton for a happy day. Early summer clouds tempered the hot sun as they tugged up the hills, but by the time they reached the lake those were gathering for a brisk shower. Hutming for the nearest shelter they found It already occupied, and slacking pace, -heard a young lady remark: "This Is ti mine holiday, and I expect the place will lio overrun by the rabble to get out of the rain hero are two of them coming now." The speaker was tho sister of J. Charles Edgehlll, who with the elegant Miss Maud Pryor completed the group. After a quick half glance at tho new comers, Mr. Edgehlll turned his hack and began a rapid conversation with Miss Pryor. It was the cowardly im pulse of the moment on his part, and whether he would have recovered him self nnd tried to make amends can never be known, for he was left no room for repentance. Ellen's percep tion of tho slight was as instant as the act Itself. With a gesture to Hugh, she was out in the blinding rain, snatching un her wheel. . Then she halted, nnd taking the ring from .her pocket pressed it into Hugh's hand, and bade him take It to "that man." The quick-witted Hugh, waiting no further instruction, 'sped back to tho shelter where they had left J. Charles Kdgehlll and the young ladles, and throwing hack, tho lid of the ring box, walked up to the startled group, say ing to .Mr. Edgehlll: "The one you offered lo rIvo tills ring sends it back, she having no use for it." Pushing it into tho In-east pocket of the speechless youth, Hugh strode out to Join his sister in her return to the kitchen and the culm. And so all the dream vanished, while the long hot summer came and dragged lieavlly along. Hugh, sharing the mortlilcatlon that enveloped his sister, confided in no one, least of all to Griff, who had never been near the house since Ellon's de sertion of him on the hill. As summer ended and evenings grow hi'iC Father Lynn began to miss him greatly. "Tlt- lad never comes near us now, ' he complained cue night tc Hugh. "Oh. r'.llon has e'ean killed him," re plied Hugh, bitterly. "Ever since that time ulit.i It was on with the dude and good-bye to the laborln' classes. There never was a man who thought so of n woman as lie did of our Kllen, Over and over I used to hear him liuminln low in the mine that old bal lot!: l! r.llon, (air beyond roiitpjir, I'll ui.tki- a Birlaiid of thy hair; I will Mini my hent fur ever nulr, "He's glum as the grave now. I wonder if girls over know what cruel fools they can bo!" And Ellen from up tho stairs heard il all. The days went on and brought the llrst winter snow, with Its pnll so strangely whlto over the deep black about the mine. Into Its dangers went down fathers ami husbands ami sons, followed always by anxiety, for mtny a llfo has gone out below there in the dark. On. day a sudden movement from the toil of tho culm caught Ellen's eye, A man flashed madly down the side of the heap. Tho one thought In that neighborhood of any sudden stir Is Hint something tins happened In tho mine, Something had happened know, r'.llon knew It as sho joined the pale, wild women dashing from their homes towaul that black opening in the hU), Otu of it shaking men wore coming will a staggering man. Gasping with fear for her father and Hugh, Kllon seized one of tho black figures and questioned him. There had been ft fall from tho roof ho told her. Those near est the mouth of the mine were run unlng cut, but somo luy under thf fall and ethers wore pinioned beyond It, Who weto these crushed ami pin ioned ones? The awful question choked 'every throat. The man want un with hit painful recital. "Tim Langdou and mo was workln' together. We heard the erackln' nnd knew what it meant. I gave a, big Jump .uifi gut away, but poor Tim 'iilek anil there he lies un der It all." ' ' A woman hai coins up behind the speaker with a tiny baby in her arms. It was Margaret Langdon, Tim's wife. Casting tho child to a neighbor, with one terrible gesture she toro tho gown nt thu nsck with a mad instinct to re lievo her suffocatinif grief anil then fell forward with face and mother's bosom prone on the winter snow. Ellen, Hying onward Into the mine, by Heaven's mercy met Hugh stum bling forwnrtl and helping their father on. IJitt tho boy's sorrow broket from his trembling lips at sight of his sis ter. "Oht Elian. Griff, poor Griff, he's In there. Ho might have got nwny easy, but ho wouldn't leave father; ho Just put his arm 'round him and dragged him along. Father couldn't get on fast enough alone, he Is Hint stiff nnd lame, 1 was on this side when tho root fell, and I saw Clrlrf comln on with father, Just ns a he gave him it great shove and tumbled' him on all light to mo, tho rock fell, and, oh, Kllen! Oi-lff hasn't como otitl Maybe he wan only stunned and not covered up, but nobody can go near there now, for tht roof Is Just hnnglu' and crack In', and old Donald says there'll bo (mother fall any minute." Hugh helped his father out and to wards tho house, thing Ellon close at hand. Hut she hntl kept straight on Into that fearful hole urdor tho hill, speeding unnoted through the dim, dcsti'tcil plane. At tho moment when Hugh described this crowning net of Grllf's nobleness, her heart awoke. "I will save my faithful lover or 'I'll die on thy deatl heart, Douglas!' " was her soul's cry. At the lust outpost of safety, she found their neighbor, old Donald, lamp In hand, making for lbs mouth of tho mine. "Come nway, lass, quick' This is no place for nny llvln' creature," cried tile astunished old man. "You can see the light at the mine's mouth now, Donald, go jou out, but I must have tho lump," end snatching It from him, Kllen ran on. That ter rible crumbling canopy wits above her, but she Kept on, till the awful wall of fallen rock barred her way. Hero she paused and searched the ground with her lump. And there, covered with heavy fragments, lay Griff, stunned und motionless. She rolled I ho cruel stones away and, kneeling, lifted the fallen hem! In her warm arms, thawed tho chill ftoni his face with her young kisses till he woke lo life under that longed-for, blessed touch, nnd opened dim eyes that rest ed on her with vague bliss. "Try, try to rise up, dear Griff," ho hoard her whisper, "and let us leave this awful danger." Slowly and with u dreadful effort he struggled to his feet. Clinging each to each, that they might live or die to gether, they began the slow journey towards the light. And the jarring echoes of Death rested and let them come forth to new life on the earth. "O, Ellen, fair beyond compare," said happy Griff, and took her in his arms. FASHION NOTES. New York, April "19. In tho midst of her preparation for summer the woman of fashion busies herself with the se lection of Hlniy lawns and muslins, with blissful Indifference to the exquis ite spring modes which so recently have burst forth In beauty upon her. When she takes her exodus to country, mountain or senshoro this year her wardrobe will consist almost entirely of whlto gowns, for white has been de creed the color of summer. The possibilities presented In whlto ure too numerous to mention. Beguil ing excellencies In dress greet you at every turn and sho, who cherishes a de sire to be smartly habited rather, than a regard for her purse, overruns her dress allowance with as much calm ness as though money was no consider ation whatever. No material suggests luxury and comfort us does silk crepe de chine. A gown developed In this fabric Is very elegant inset with wide Insertions of old lace. The edges of the lace ure Irregular In pattern and where the skirt is made over n handsome lining the crepe de chine is often cut from under neath It. Indescribably enhancing the effect of the gown. In anticipation of the torrid days ot midsummer many airy creations are bong made. One particular design In silk mull has tho skirt draped over a drop lining or white taffeta. .The mull is" overlaid with real Valenciennes in sertion stitched over the skirt in lat tice design with all the ends meeting In points at the front. To accentuate the effect tlnv carved pearl buttons mark the junctures, making ft charm ingly orlginnl design. With pure white gowns touches of color are gained In rosettes nnd bows of louislne silk. This is very soft and sheeny and Imparts an air of dainti ness not to bo found In the other silks. Sashes are in vogue and consist of a narrow hand finished at tho back or left side in a small bow and long, flow ing ends. An odd feature in bolts Is one of silk moiissellup draped wide and full around a white satin striped blouse and fastened with a large rosette. It may be mentioned. Incidentally, that finely striped silks nro one of the nov elty materials for tho blouse. Tho whlto sflks show many varieties In stripes and cpmblno almost nny mater ial in those effects. Going back to louislne, however, It may be stated that It Is trespassing upon tho province of foulard to a marked degree and It Is not Improbable that the latter has seen its best days as far as fashionable success goes. Louislne makes a dressier gown be cause of the silver sheen previously re ferred to, and, consequently, Is more desirable. A pretty design carried out in this material Is trimmed with cafe an ln.lt Insertion sowed upon tho bodico to outline a deep round .yoke. The skirt Is laid In groups of tiny tucks three tucks to a group nntl finished around the foot with u shaped Hounco Tho yoke Is tucked and made very smart with a wldo collar or silk over laid with Insertion, Wldo collars ap pear on all kinds of gowns and coats, and tho prettiest, of course, are of lace, embroidery and batiste, A very dosirablo model made of one of tho diaphanous fabrics shows a tucked skirt and a deep plaited Hounco with four narrow rullles edged with u tiny ruche, The bodico has a loose front In which U set a vest of plaited chiffon. The sleeves are tucked ut tho shoulder and appllqued with diamond bhaped designs of point d'Arabe luce. Some of the prettiest tdeoves show tho undersleove effect only ut tho el bows, whoro tho sleeve Is slushed and filled In with lace of inoussolino puff. Below this, as well us above, the sleeve tits closely, shuplug down In a little cuff which Ills over lite hand. The stralght-arouud wristband has lost some of Its popularity and Instead thero Is a shaped band with tho bo coming flare. Fichus are being displayed In. gieuter variety than ever. They como in grad uated lengths and may depend from either tho stock or a rosette nf tho bustline with equal effect. An Important place In the fashion able summer outllt Is occupied by tho traveling coat of dark taffeta. The prettiest uie tucked till over nnd worn with elegant collars or renaissance and other lovely litems, THE TREASURY AT BUFFALO DEPARTMENT'S PAN-AMERICAN EXHIBIT A PINE ONE. Bbrty-flvo Foot Light-house, a Re production of Famous Atlantic Beacon, Reared Under Dome of Government Building, Fully Equipped Surfmen to Show on Lake How Seamen Arc Rescued. Fine Display of Mints Presses to Be in. Operation. I'rotn the Washington Post. During tho past few days final ship ments have been made from Washing ton of mnterlals for the United Stales treasury exhibit at the Huffiilo Pan Atno rean exposition. Most of the ex hibit Is now on tho grottnjls,' other shipments buying been made from Philadelphia, New' York, Boston, nnd from life-saving stations along the coast. The dlsplny will be In chaigc of Mr. Walter II. Hills, superintendent of the treasury, ami will bo tho most com plete and comprehensive the depart ment has ever made. Seven thousand square feet of floor space has been re served In the government bulldintt for the trensury exhibit, but even with this, Mr. Hills will bo more or less crowded for room. About every di vision of tho treasury, except the rev enue cutter service, will bo represented. Among the most attractive showings will be those of tho lighthouse und llfosuving services. In the center of the government building, under the big dome, will be erected a lighthouse fort.v-llve fett In height, fully equipped with" lights and signaling apparatus. It will be un exact reproduction of oiif ot the best known lighthouses on tho Atlantic coast. The life-saving service exhibit will be outside the building, on tho shore of an artificial llke. There will be a crow of cloven surfmen, In charge of a lieu tenant, nnd two surf boats, one twenty six feet in length and the other thirty four. In the center of the lake will bo elected a mast, to represent a dis abled -ship, and from this daily res cues will be made. Lines will bo thrown to tho mast from tho shore, and the breeches buoy and other ap paratus will be operated. Among the curiosities shown will bq tho first life car ever used In the service. MINT PUKSS TO TUUN OUT SOU VENIRS. The mint will bo represented by n coin press of the very latest pattern, with a capacity of eighty coins a min ute. This press will he kept In opera tion, turning out souvenir medals at the exposition. The bureau of print ing and engraving will show a plate printing press. Tills will also bo oper ated, turning out lmndsomo exposition souvenirs. The marine hospital ser vice will show models of quarantine stations, tho const and geodetic sur vey will exhibit a miniature tide guage, and other bureaus will have exhibits pertaining to their particular work. The redemption division probably has the greatest curiosity to show. It is tho old knife that for more than a quarter of a century was used in the, trensury for cutting, in two bills that had ' been turned in for redemption. The knife is a huge affair operated by hand, and was displaced only a little more than a year ago by electrical machinery. After the money turned In for redemption was counted by clerks, it was cut in two lengthwise, and the halves counted again, it was for this work the knife was used, and during recent years, when an average of near ly a million dollars a tlay was turned In. the man who operated the knife did not have a sinecure. Treasury of ficials estimate that the blade of tho knife has passed through bills repre senting a face value of between $.1,000, 000,000 and $11,000,000,000. OLDEST GOVERNMENT UECOUD. Another curiosity will be the first ledger and journal kept by tho trens uier of the colonial government, the early entries in which antedate tho signing of tho Declaration of Indepen dence. It Is undoubtedly the oldest go eminent record In existence. The display of coins will be very complete, embracing every coin Issued by the United States, and some of the finest made by other governments ot the world, ancient and modern. There will also be shown a largo number of government bonds and securities, In cluding some of the bonds of tho Dis tilct of Columbia. Mr. Hills will spend a largo share of his time In Buffalo. after tho expo sition opens, und will have as assist- I ' $500 REWARD We will pay the above reward for any case of Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Indigestion, Constipation or Costiveness we can not cure with Liverita, the Up-To-Date Little Liver Pill, when the directions are strictly com plied with. They are purely Vegetable, and never fail to give satisfaction 25c boxes contain 100 Pills, JOc boxes contain '40 Pills, 5c boxes contain 15 Pills Beware of substitutions and imitations. Sent by mail Stamps, taken Nervita Medical Co, Corner Clinton and Jack son Streets, Chicago, 111. Sold by McQarrah & Thomas, Druggists, 209 loick a wanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Special Diseases of Men IS MY SPECIALTY. Do mtS'W Cente r Not I'Hfinlk Them Scatter iiHBPMi ' on Faculties nliHtf Specialty! If you r uDrlnpr from any cHm or contllllon ptctillur to men, or. It yu h be dlwnnointcil in not letting ft permanent cure, I wint you to rome and hive a Mclal chat with m. I will explain to yon MY SYSTEM OF TFtEATMENT, wlilch I hire originate nl developed, alter my whole life's experifnee In treating tpecial dlaeaaea of men. I have no bolts, specifics, free samples, trial treittmonts or electro medical combination! or striiHr devices which do not. and ennnot'tntre dUeanes peculiar to men. My education, my experi ence, mv conscience, my reputation condemm all such quackery. II you vrtlt pay me a vlilt I will Kvc you 1'IlKE Of CIIAIWK a thoroiwh personal examination and an ho.nei opinion of your caie. If you are Incurable t will Irlhyou so, and advise you to that you will not be htimbuKired bv unscrupulous practitioners who claim to cure all. If alter " nlnir you, I Bnd you curable, I will Imure you of a permanent cure. Inaamueh as 1 will Kite you a written guarantee to refund ou cfcry cent you have paid me In ease I fall to effect a cure. I make no charge for medicines, as they are always included In th Botnlnal fee, asked, and you know to the tent, before you start what your whole treatment la gotna; to cost, and I will make no false promises as to the time for the aake of felling yu aa a patient, ns 1 promise only what I can do, and do as I promise. ttNXATUIUt. Ult-CIIAnOES stopped III S to 10 days. njflfiSIOSS and Drains stopped In 8 to 15 days. ULCEUS. I cam not of how long standing, I will dry them up at one. STRICTI'MS cured without cutting or dilating. HVnitOCKI.K or any swellings or enlargements reduced it once. l.MI'OTENCV by my system of trcatm-nt Is curable Irrespective of the time itandln? or yo'ir hkc. , , nt.APDIlU AND KWXKY derancements by my system of treatment ihow ilgni l " pnetnenl from the very beginning. . ,. , RHEUMATISM, being caused by Impure condition ot blood, Is cured permanently uy SPECIFIC IU.OOI) POISONING, permanently cured without the use of lodldi ol Tolash WRITE If you cannot call. All coi respondent strictly confidential and alt repllea sent In plain envelopes. Inclose 2-rent sUmp to Insure reply. OFFICE HOURS, 0 a. m. to 6 p. m. and 6 to 8 p. m.; Sundays, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. DR. MACKENZIE'S U I Permanently Located at Rooms 208-209-210 Pauli Building, 1 426-428 Spruce St TAKE ELEVATOR. mils a force of treasury employes who nro experts on matters pertaining to the divisions they represent. ' NICHOLSON. Special to the Scranton Tiibuni;. Nicholson, April 19. Mr. and Airs. "William Jeffers. of Lenox, and Mr. and Mrs. will lam lirown ,of Foster, spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hell. The funeral of Alden J. Stephens will bo held at the late residence of. his father today (Saturday) at 11 a. m. Itucl Tinffley spent a few days this week as tho guest of his uncle, Carl Tingley. Mr. and Mrs. V. A.' Colvin spent Thursday In Scranton. John MacDonoush, of Kingston, Pn., was a. caller in town Friday. The taxpayers ot Nicholson will have an opportunity on Tuesday, April 'Si, to vote for or against lighting the bor ough streets with electric lights. UNIONPALE. Special to Iho Scranton Tribune. Uniondale, April 19. Burns Lyon has been very 111 with the measles. Hov. A. Kastman, pastor of tho Mothodist church, has been returned for another year. , Adel Curdlck and Noel Mapes are employed on tho Eric track. Mrs. Harriot Hoswoll has been spend ing tho week with relatives la Scran ton. The ninplp sugar and pancake social held In the Presbyterian parsonagu lately was a pleasant affair. Hov. II. J. Crane and Theron Dim nilck attended tho presbytery in Scran ton. Several persons have fished for trout, but with no success. Hov. W. L. Slnaborry, former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, now IB 01 It SCKAHTUH, FA, of Mount Vision, lectured In the Metho dist church last Thursday evening. His subject was "Conflict of Christianity with the Oriental World." The lecturo revealed a great amount of research, and was very earnestly delivered. John Clark will soon move his family into U. Barrlger's home. Mrs. Randall, tho fashionable milli ner of Lake Como, left town on Thurs day. Prof. A. P. Thomas, of Cartoondale, 'was a caller among friends here on Wednesday. HAWLEY. Special to the Scranton Tribune. , Hawley, April 20. About the most unique and pleasant entertainment" given thlswintorwas the country dantw given by the L. C. M". B. A. at tin Maennorchor hall oil Wednesday oven, ing. The prizes wore awarded In James Hoggcrty and Miss Sarah Dov ers, tho former receiving an applo pie, nnd the latter a pumpkin pie. About $100 was cleared. Carpenters nro at work erecting a building on tho lot of Thomas Nallin, on Main street, where tho Are burned tho former store. Mrs. Alfred Decker Is 1n Washington, D. C. Mrs. Charles Ammerman and daugh ter, Alice, of Honesdale, have spent this week with relatives here. Misses Isabel L. Atkinson and Lucy Pellet accompanied Miss Margaret Lambert to New York on Saturday, from where Miss Lambert, In company with Misses Annie Axleby and Brown, will sail for her homo In England. Wof.G.F.THE&&27 lAi'f al rbllsdflphla, ra. Oal? tttraaa DpoUlbt . v jJS ABrlfft.tlutrutfU rare alts fcyastlrrl'Sl. I OjL nUruM,(fmh nm I U 10 dsyill lbtw,l lfaMsL Blood foltoB, JUrfOff Dobltftr. toil lukMd,' . 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