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THE MISSION CLOSES.
. Solemnly Impressive Ceremonies nt
St. Rose Church.
Tlio missionary services whloh hove
been In progress nt SI. Hope church
' for two weeks ended last night.
The services wore conducted by the
Ttcclcinpturlst Order of Mlsslomirles,
whoso mother house Is In New York
city. They were opened on Sunday,
April 14, find during the first week the
spiritual needs of the women and chil
dren of the congregation were admin
istered to. Commencing on hist Sun
day, and continuing during the week,
.services wore conducted for the men.
The zenl and the eloquence of the mis
sionaries awakened n spirit of relig
ious fervor that was strikingly mani
fested 111 the crowded attendance at
each of the dally services, particularly
In the evening, when tit. Tloso church,
With lis large capaHty. was tilled to
ovorllowlng, and even the sanrttmry
wr." pressed Into servlc to accoinmo
dnie tlioi' wli3 rani" from the city and
Saturday evening proltahly the most
beautiful and solemn service of the
w vl: was xlcbruted. It was the ccr-
' oniony of (in'1 dedication of the Hlessed
Vltgln, of nil v. Iioin attended the mis
sion. Tlv fiirnint dedication was pre
i i.'doil hy a procjsslon of a host of
vltar boys, tobed in eassnokH and sur
nlli'.'J, and hearing lighted candles,
"inljluumllc of the light of l'altli. fol
lowing were the priests who partici
pated in the i .-r-.-monles. While l ho
.i(..les "iv being traveled the alliti
boys chanted. The union of their
M'.ot-f"iiicd voices In the sacred
! j'mns way inspiring.
At the shrine of the Blessed Virgin,
" hli'h was raised in honor of the occa
sion, una which was surrounded with
a wealth of Moral offerings, the prn
ce.slon halted and the priests read the
act of consecration, which the congre
The close of the mission last evening
v. ns marked by a beautiful ceremony,
. 'untltlcul vespers. The ceremonial fol
lnwed on this occasion is rarely used,
only on the more Important feasts, anil
the privilege or tt.s u.sp last night fol
lowed the fruits of the week's labors.
I'ontlflcal vespers differ from the us
ual Sunday vespers In the elaborate
musical arrangemant of the psalms
and the circumstance of the officers
of the ceremony being robed in full
vestments, as In the celebration of the
The imparting of the papal benedic
tion by the missionaries brought the
successful mission to a close.
DEATH OF THOMAS JOHN.
He Was Crushed Under a Fall of
Top Coal in the Clinton Mine.
Thomas .lohn, who was crushed un
der a fall of top coal In the Clinton
mine last week, died Saturday at his
home in Vanillins'.
John's death is surrounded by many
sad circumstances. He leaves behind
him a large family, who will keenly
feel being .10 suddenly bereft of their
John was a miner itt the Clinton
mine of the Delaware and Hudson
company. On the day of the accident
he tired .1 blast and when he returned
to the chamber an Immense quantity
of lop coiil that menacing element of
mining-descended upon him and al
most. ,. rushed his lite out. He was ter
ribly squeezed about the chest and the
compressed lungs, which an examina
tion revealed, indicated 'to Doctors
McOtilro' and .1. S. N'iles, who were
summoned, that his recovery seemed
impossible, and the suggestion that ha
be removed to the hospital was aban
doned. The death followed on Satur
The dei eusifd was a native of Kug
iaud, where he was born about ttfty
innr yeuis ago. ue resided in Avoea.
!.U7.erue .oiinly. for a number of
.(Mrs. but eaine to. Vandling about
three years ago, when1 lie has since
1 1 !! employed in the Clinton mine.
John Is survived by bis wife and
nine sons and daughters, all of whom
if side In or about Vandllng. He was
a member of the Clinton Accidental
Hind and several fraternal organiza
tions. The funeral will take place Wednes
day afternoon. !-'ervlees will be at the
Methodist Kpiseop.il church and Inter
ment will he in the Hillside cemetery
nt Forest City.
The I'urple I'ndertal'.lim eonipany
v ill dlri'i t the funeral.
Diagram Opens Tonight.
The diagram for "The Christian," the
play which made such a singular record
lor large attendances In all the cities
In which it was bIwwii, will open this
evening at Vein. Checks will be given
out, coiunienrinc at t o'clock,
"The Christian" will be produced at
the tirand on Thursday evening.
Accepted Employment Here.
Miss Mary Hand, who has been em
ployed in li. i"i. Hell's tailor shop nt
N'ew Mili'urd, I'fis accepted a similar
position in this city,
Mrs. Margaret Churchill Dead.
Mrs. Miirsnrrt Churchill died at her
lioiiio In l.enoxvllle, Susquehanna coun
ty yesterday, aged seventy-six years,
Mrs. t'litu'chlll was bom In l.ntuii
dibo, Erglumi, und resided in tin- same
ret-ldcim ,t I.enowllle for fifty eon
Ihcy Ave Often Together These Days.
Thoy Work Havoc All Over the
Country and in Scvnnton.
. Weak, nervous, the digestion out of
order that Is what alls a host of pc-o- 1
pie. It comes about In this way; First
from overwork or other causes, the
nerves are burdened beyond endurance, '
nerve wwnt; is not replaced, nerve '
force Is weakened, then tho stomach !
josss us nerve-controlling power and
Indigestion follows, wiiii fulling
strength, When first Dr. A.W. Chase's
,'crye Pills came to Scranton peoplo
could hardly bo convinced that this
gtaf medicine would remove theso
.t'rpnbes. Now It Is an accepted fact,
because of their cure of very stubborn
criee no other medicine would inllu
nice, Mrs. J. h. Johnson, of No. 720 North
,Mu!rt ?reet, Scrantoi),,x'n., says: "Dr.
A 1 V. Chase's Nerve Pills are excel
lyut. I wos so dlazy and nervous, and
(ho stomach dloested Its food badly.
This condition Induced n feeling of de
bility and lassitude. Hearing of the
nerve, 'pills at 'Matthews llros.' tem
porary heud(jit:rtara, cointr Washing-
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sec.utlve years. She Is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. D. K. I;ec, of Uelmont
street, this city, and three sons, W. 13.
Churchill, of Oakdtile, Pa.! W. A.
Churchill, of Atllo, Texas; C. Churchill,
of Philadelphia, who vtin at one time
a prominent merchant of Curhondale.
Airs. Churchill Is alao survived hy
two brothers, John Chirkson. of Kleet
vlllei James Chirkson, of l.enoxvllle,
and one sister, Mrs. O. A. .Mumi, of
Church street, Carbondifle. The funeral
will take place Tuesday, with services
In the JUenoxvllle Methodist Episcopal
church, commencing at 1 p. nt.
TO AID HOSPITAL WORK.
A Woman's Auxiliary Formed Gient
The deeper Interest which the ladles
of Carbomlale have recently manifest
ed In the work of the Kmergeticy hos
pltnl has already shown good results,
for at n. meeting held at the home of
Mrs. K. V. I.athrop, on Lincoln ave
nue, on Friday night, a woman's aux
iliary board was foimed, which Is to
Include representatives from every sec
tion of the city who are willing to en
gage in the laudable work of aiding
tlio ltospltai ofllciuls In their minis
trations to t.lu sick and Injured The
ladies who will signify their willing
ness to support this movement will
be regarded as patronesses r( the hos
pital. The play has been followed In
the larger cities with fruitful results.
At the suggestion of Mrs. .1. K. IJurr,
the board of managers of this wo
man's auxiliary will consist of one or
two members fiom each church in the
The following persons who were
pic pent latt evening were elected us
otllcers of the woman's board: Presi
dent, Mis. l-M ward Lathi-op; vice presi
dent, Mrs. 51. H. Mulligan: secretary,
Mrs. .T. P. A. Tingley; treasurer, Mrs.
Frank K. Dennis. Mrs. John J. Bren
tinu. .Mrs D. W. Humphrey and .Mrs.
.1. P. Loftns were also mode membeis
of the board, with Superintendent
Wi iglit an ijs-offlcio member.
A committee consisting of Mrs. A. V
Reynolds, Mrs. X. H. Illller and Mrs.
M. C. Elliott was appointed to consult
with the ladies of the city to ascertain
those who are willing to act as per
manent patronesses of the hospital,
to work for the Institution under the
direction of the board of managers.
One of the plans talked over was that
of laving' one day every three months
set Apart as donation day, when the
articles most needed In the work of
1he hospital will be solicited and for
warded to the institution.
At Friday night's meeting the final
ic-port of the treasurer of the recent
benefit concert fund was presented.
The exact amount realized was $t9Ii.,r,n.
After consulting with Miss Wrlgbl.
the supeiihtcndenl. It was decided to
use the money to purchase for the
hospital one of the latest sterilizers,
an f.ppparatiis of which the hospital is
in urgent need.
THE PTJGLIANO BUILDING.
Workmen Hastily Removing tho
Ruins of Dundarf Street Fire, in
Preparation for New Structure.
The ruins of the costly Dundaff street
fire of Several weeks ago, which de
stroyed Councilman Piigliano's build
ing, are hastily being cleared, to make
room for the preliminary work of erect
ing the imposing building which the
owner has planned to replace the
A substantial brick building, one
which will be a creditable addition to
that section of the city, is embodied
in the plans which Mi: Pugliano has
Instead of Uo buildings, one struc
ture occupying the entire area of the
two lots will be constructed. The build
ing will lie tilt 00 stories high, modern
in every particular and ornate in de
sign. On the ground door will be two largo
rooms and an entrance to the upper
stories. One of the rooms, that on the
south and adjoining Hlectile alley, will
be occupied by Jlr. Puglianu's general
The other giouud door room will be
occupied by Santo Pugllano's restaur
ant. The second floor will be fitted up as
a lesldenee for Mr. Pugliano. The third
floor will be made Into a large hall,
which will readily accommodate onter
Inlunients and other assemblies,
WILL BE INTERRED HERE.
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Funeral Services of Mrs. Ellen Owen,
a. former Resident.
Mrs. Kllen Owen, who died in the
Home for the Friendless, Scinutoii, will
be taken to this city on Tuesday for
Interment In Muplowood cemetery,
Mrs, Owen was n resident of Carbon
dale many years ago, and for nearly
eighteen yuars she had been an Inniatu
at the Home for the Friendless in
Scranton, where her death occurred,
Her husband lies In Mapluwood ceme
tery and she will ho laid at rest beside
him. The deceased will reach hero on
the LMO Delaware and Hudson train,
Tuesday afrernoon, The fuiiei.il ar
rangements will be conducted by the
Purple I'ndert.iklup; company.
Music nt Congregational Chmch,
.lis Mnrtlin'llllls, the new contralto '
soloist at the Flrmt Congreg.itionul
church, was heard for tho llrst lime
yesterday, when she participated In
tho programme that was given under
the dlrecll.'ii of Chorister Nuyjor.
Beside ihe quartette numbers Miss
Hill's cultured voice was lieurd in the
duet, "Jesus Lover of My Soul," with
Miss, Benson, Tlio programme was as
follows! Prelude, Allegntto lirazlosso
(Tours); anthem, "Behold, How Good
und Joyful" (Clark- hittlcid); re
spouse, "I'm a Pilgrim" (G. W. Muni.
ton'i quartette- chant, Psalm si;
duel, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" les
sen), Misses Benson and HIII3' pos
tludo, allegro (Stern), Mr. Nnylor.
Fair to Opon Tonight.
Tho fair of the Cottage Hose com
pany will open tonight with a big dem
onstration, a parade of the three com
panles of the local department, headed
by the -Mozart baud, At the prettily
decorated hall tho fair will be opened
by an address by lion. J. J. O'Neill.
The programme Mill be as follows:
Opening, Hon. James J. O'Neill; vocul
solo, K.-tthurliio Flaunelly; vocul duet,
Mury mid I.izzlo Powdeily; vocal solo,
Margaret Duffy; closing, "All, There!"
Some Interesting Historical Relics
That Have Been Brought to Light.
Among tho many interesting histori
cal relies which have been nenulrcd in
tho preparation of the soml-ccntennlal
celebration details tiro the platu of tho
first seal of the city and n picture pt
"the old log tavern," the llrst house
erected In Carbondulc.
The seal was cut out of a block of
lignum vltno about two Inches square.
Some one has used his pon-knlfu on
the back of the block In tin attempt
to cut It, hut tlio face Is unmarred
and In as good condition ns when
The design of the seal Is decidedly
primitive and exemplltles our princi
pal Industry of early times, in n cir
cle on the words, "Seal of the City of
Carbondtile," and within theso uro a
pick and shovel crossed. The origin
of this coal of ni'ina conies from tho
fact that tlio name "Carbontlald" was
llrst seen on 11 packngo of tools sent
to the miners at this place. This sent
will lie 11 feature of each cartlflcate of
membership In this semi-centennial as
sociation, which will be issued to sub
scribers. The seal will be printed In
gold direct from the original block.
Tho second principal "find" is a pic
ture of tile "Old Log Tavern," the
first house erected in Carbomlale. It
Is a great curiosity mid It unique from
the fact that there Is probably no oth
er in existence. It appears to have
been sketched In ink and was then
colored as true to nature as possible.
Put the entire work is done crude. This
gives added Interest to the picture,
however, as It speaks plainly of the
conditions then existing. It is "the
property of Townsend Poore, of Scran
ton, who was one of tho chain boys
who helped to run out the city lines
on Jan. 1, lS.'T. It formerly belonged
to his father, J. M. Poorc, one of the
pioneers of this section.
The painting shows u long, low
house with four windows and a door
in the front. There Is also tho com
pany's ofllces and another small addi
tion. What is apparently the bluff at
Sundy's field is shown at the roar ant
a tiny building is standing there. A
cut of the 'log tavern is to ba made
for use in tho souvenir descriptive and
commemorative of the semi-centennial
and Cnrbondale from 1S27 to 1001.
FOR DECORATION DAY.
Commander John McComb Has the
The programme for the celebration,
of Decoration day by the Grand Army
of the Republic post Is under way.
The programme, and the varied de
tail .work that it entails, is being pre
pared by Commander John McComb,
whose peculiar fitness for the position
Is generally appreciated.
Commander McComb has already
given much attention to his task, and
each day adds to the details that are
So far as has beep decided, the cus
tomary parade and decorating of de
parted heroes' graves will take place,
and In the evening the post members
will assemble to attend the entertain
ment that the High school is arranging
for that evening.
Another custom tbatwlll be observed
is the discourse to the veterans by one
of the local pastors.
The honor this year has been prof
fered to Kev. Mortimer C. Elliott, pas
tor of the First Congregational church
on Eight li avenue, who has accepted.
The Woman's Jtelief corps and the
Sons of Veterans will be guests on tills
occasion. The discourse will be deliv
ered on Sunday evening, May :!.
May Be Heard in This City Before
the Season Closes.
Certain public spirited citizens who
l'fivo been successful in providing ("ar
bouilule with a number of delightful
c-.ntertainmouis by artists of renown
are now endeavoring' to secure u con
cert by the Metropolitan male quar
tette of New York city. Tho Star Ly
ceum bureau of New York announces
this quartette out as its strongest
musical attraction. Fifteen years of
unsurpar-is-ed success has attended these
artists, j.nd during that time they
1 have been the central nttructlon in
' noted musical gatherings. This quar
tette bore the leading part in solo and
quartette work In the fninoug Hv0
days' festival at Manhattan liesich last
season by Sousa's band, and have tho
highest personal endorsement of John
There would probably be some risk
in attempting to bring so high priced
on organization hero so late in the
i'. . on. yet the people of Carbondalo
1 : oiu fail to give good support to high
cl-.ss nimlcal performances.
A Souvenir Social, I
An unique entertainment Is promised
in the souvenir social which will bo '
I conducted 011 Tuesday evening, April '
1 ,'!0, nt the homo of Mrs. Frank Hub-
I bind, on Lincoln avenue. j
I The social will be under the auspices
' of Trinity guild, and tho money real- ,
I Ized will bu added to the orgun fund of '
Tilnlty Episcopal church.
choice refreshments will be served,
and for theso and for the souvenir,
from whence the function derives Its
ni'"e' tllt;''1' "' '" charge of twenty
live cents, M'he occasion will bo 0110 of
much amusement and uorlal pleasure,
and a good response to tho efforts of
tho guild Is looked for,
Homo After Two Monthn' Absence,
Miss Agatha Dwyer. trained nurse,
has returned from Jermyn, wheru she
has been engaged cm professional duty
for the past two months at the homo
of Mr, Hemelrlght. She has again
taken rooms at J, It, Shepherd's, on
Olive Leaf lodge, No, ICG, I. O, O. F.
Federal union No, 7iOI,
Pulrlotle Order Sons of America.
Arbor Day Observed,
Arbor day was fittingly observed at
USE ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE
A iwu'ilvr to In; ilwU-ii into the liow. 011r
fid feci jMOllcn, lioiiouj .mil djnii, und Ket
iiicil tM?il'. If iu iaie aching feci, try .Mien's
I'oot-Kjo. It icU llic ffi'l nuil iiijKcs new cr
tflit (lioio May. fun (.IiIIIiIjIih, tnollco
twwtiiiK fori, lilUtcr .mil tullom spqlt, i(..
lieu., corns ami ln:nloii of all iuIii ami ci,cs
I rt and luiifuit Try It toddy, bold by all Uruj.
gliti mill Show tlealois, as cintn. Trljl pji-Ua.'e
Bt:i;. Addittw, Mini S-. Olui-U'd. I.i Itoi, X. V
the city public schools on Friday. The
Important and valuable lesson of tree
planting was given tho children In a
practical manner nnd the Interest
evinced by the pupils In the object les
sonthe setting out of trees In well
chosen spots was a goood Indication.
The Delaware and Hudson uompany
has a. gang of men tit work re-opening
the old No.'l drift near tho railroad
bridge. The work Is lit charge of
Foreman Lavln. It Is the intention
of the company tu remove coal from
the top vein and have It prepared for
market at the No. 2 colliery.
A birthday party was tendered Miss
Helen Patten at tho home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Patten, on
Delaware street, Saturday afternoon
between the hours of 2 und f o'clock In
honor of her eighth birthday. A largo
number of her little friends passed a
merry afternoon In games and other
amusements. At 5 o'clock lunch was
served. She received many pretty
At 11 meeting of the Lackawanna
lodge, I. O. O. F held in their rooms
In the Sweeney building on Saturday
evening tho second and third degrees
were conferred on twenty-two candi
dates hy the degree, team of tho Robert
Burrrs lodge, of Scranton. After tho
degrees were conferred a social time
was enjoyed. Refreshments were
served In Keystone hall. The mem
bers of tho Lady Ellen Penman Rebec
ca lodge wore present.
Joe, tho little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick Murphy, of Dunmorc street, la
ill with pneumonia.
Tommy Shearer and company, with
Isabelle Fletcher as the loading lady,
will open a three nights engagement at
tho Father Mathow Opera House this
evening. Tonight they will present
"The Victorian Cross." Prices, 10, 20
and 30 cents.
Edmund Williams, of Taylor, was a
caller In town yesterday.
The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
John Glldea, of Jones street, dted on
Friday last. Interment was made In
the Carbomlale cemetery on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ell Longalre. nnd chil
dren, of Hyde Park, visited relatives
The St. James bazaar will re-open
In the St. James hall this evening and
continue until Wednesday evening,
when all contests will be called in. A
first class entertainment is arranged
for this evaning and a good time Is
In store for those who attend. Admis
sion, 10 cents.
Mivand Mrs. Michael Fngan.who are
enjoying their honeymooon in Buffalo,
are expected home this evening.
The Mine Workers will meet at St.
James hall this evening. All members
are lequested to be present as business
of Importance Is to be transacted.
The Elite Social club held their first
social at Billing's hall Saturday even
ing. A full orchestra, furnished music,
which was enjoyed by a merry crowd.
Mr. Daniel Buckley, of Avocu, for
merly of this place, was a. pleasant
ctller In town yesterday.
Miss Belva Taylor, of South Gibson,
has returned home after spending tho
past three weeks visiting friends in
ti v. n.
ISaiber II. V. Lawier Is having a
new front placed in his barber parlors,
which is mostly glass, and when com
pleted will surpass anything in tho
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lawler, of Oly
phaut, spent Sunday In town.
James Collins, of Scranton, was a
caller In town yesterday.
JERMYN AND MAYFIELD.
Attorney and Mrs. H. D. Carey re
turned lust evening from their brtdi.il
lour and will reside in their pleasant
homo on Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Soby, or Sec
ond street, spent yesterday in Vand
llng. The Delaware and Hudson company
will pay here at their colliery this af
ternoon. Frank Dltmore. of Vandling, spent
yesterday with Jermyn friends.
Miss Jennie Circenslade, of Main
street. Is visiting in Green Ridge.
Attorney John K. Jones, of Klakely,
drove through town yesterday,
Alexander Dunn, of Scranton, Is vis
iting friends here.
Mrs. ,lohn Solomon, of Main street,
spent Sunday with Oarbondale friends.
Wallace and Wille ("!ardner, or
Scranton, former Jermyn residents,
were visitors here yesterday.
Miss (lertle Baker and Miss Mary
Nicholson are visiting at Dundaff.
A grain! entertainment will bo held
nt the Primitive Jlethodist church of
tlie Archbald mine tomorrow evening
under auspices of the Young Men's
Bible class. An excellent programme
has been arranged as follows: Organ
voluntary. Prof. Thomas Jenkins; solo,
Sarah Jones; recitation, Qlodwen How
ells; .solo, Mercy Plnnock; recitation,
Alice PfnlT; solo, Emma Kahn; recl
tatiun, isdna Sanderson; solo, Mrs.
Huiitsmiiin; dialogue, Kdlth Thomas,
l-Jmir.a Davy, Jennie Pascoe, Lizzie
F.vans, A. M. White and Cornelius
Mess; tolo, .Mary Jones: recitation,
Annie 'White; solo, Miss Dawsu; reci
tation, Ksther Plnnock; solo, M. J.
Rogers; recitation. M. H. Grllliths;
i-olo, Mr.i. John Day; recitation, Ethel
Harris; solo, Martha Morgans; dia
logue, lilodwun Howells, L'thel LaiuUr
and Samuel Masters: solo, Lizzie
Williams; recitation, Ylolr. Jones; solo,
Mrs. John Day; tecltullon, Hnttle
Hvuns; duet, Manila Williams and
Mattlu Francis: jtcttrf drill, by nine
young ladles of Taylor; solo, Miss
Nicholas; iccitution, Mr, D, Grllliths:
olo, Martini Morgana; recitation,
Kdlth Thomas: solo, Mrs, John Day.
A meeting will he called tomorrow
evening In the Price Library hall for
the purpose of reorganizing tho Price
Library bare ball team, formerly known
as tho Taylor iteds, Tlw attendance of
lust year's members Is especially re
quested. The survey for the proposed sewer
bus been made from tho Lackawanna
station to Main street, from there to
Iti-ilroud stuet to connect with the
Pond street sewer. From tho corner
of Railroad btieot tho sewer will lie
continued up to Union street,
The employes of the Taylor. Pvne
nnd Archbald collieries lecelvod their
semi-monthly pay on Saturday.
Hotolkeejier John Youngblood, who Is
having a balcony added t his property
oil Main street, from which the Taylor
Sliver Comet hand will delight the
music-loving peofde with a scries of
open-air concerts during the summer
Tht' social given by the young mar
ried women tit tho Calvary Haptlst
church on Saturday evening was a
pleasant and enjoyable affair nnd was
The marriage of Miss lClla Hums, nn
estimable young lady of this borough
THE PERFECT WAY,
Scores of Scranton Citi
zens Have Lenrnedilt.
If you suffer from backache
There la only one wny no cute It.
Tho perfect way Is to euro the kid
A bad back moans sick kidneys.
Neglect It, urinary troubles follow.
Doan's kidney pills are mode for
Are endorsed by Sernnlon people.
Mr. Hugh Larkln, of 317 North Vuti
Huron avenue, Hyde Park, employed
In tho mines, says: "I Buffered from
kidney nnd bladder trouble for six or
seven years. There was a constant,
dull, nchlng pain in tho smull of my
back, extending around my hips, I took
:old easily und at such times It was
ucltial torture for 1110 to stoop or
straighten, and nt night I could lutrdly
turn over In bed. A bladder trouble
also gave mo much suffering. I used
several remedies, but could not get
tho desired relief. I was laid up for
some mouths, i had the doctor and
used his medicines, but with little ban
etlt. A friend who 'had been trouble
as I was recommended Doan's Kid
ney Pills so highly that t gave up oth
er remedies and got them at Matthews
Brothers' drug store. I felt their ben
otlclal effects nftcr 11 few days und I
continued taking them until 1 had
used three boxes, when the pain In my
back and bladder disappeared. Last
spring when I caught a most severe
cold I had a return of my back
trouble, which affected the kidney se
cretions. I got two boxes of Doan's
Kidney Pills and they promptly re
lieved me of all the trouble, as they
had done formerly. My wife joins me
In recommending this remedy nt every
For sale by all druggists. Price, B0
cents. Foster-MIIburn Co., Buffalo, M.
Y sole agents for tho United States.
Remember -,ie name, Doan's, and
take no substitute.
and Mr. James P. Doyle, of Starrttcca,
will be solemnized at the Immaculate
Church of Conception today at high
noon by the pastor, Rev. .1. P. Moffat.
Rev. J. J. Jenkins Is home from
Brookvllle, O., where be burled his be
loved wife some few weeks ago.
THE WORLD'S IRON.
Our Successful Race with Great
Britain for the Leadership.
W. J. Lamptun in Alii'loc's.
Four hundred years ago the entire
world produced and found use for sixty
thousand tons of Iron annually; today
It produces and uses forty million tons
every year, a growth so marvelous as
to surpass belief were It not verified by
ligures which cannot be disputed. Four
hundred years ago the United States
were not in existence; in 1583 iron ore
wan discovered In what is now North
Carolina and the first attempt to
manufacture It was made in Virginia
in lt!ll. In 1BI3-45 a blast furnace was
built at Lynn, Mass., and three years
later a forgo was erected. Interference
by legislation of the British parliament
stopped the work for a time, but It was
resumed later, and in 1740 one thousand
tons of iron were produced. In 1790 the
United States gave to the world KO.OOO
tons of Iron, and was exceeded among
iron producing countries by Great
Britain, France and Germany. In 1S00
it produced 40.00U tons, tielng with Ger
many; then it went forward at great
leaps until 1S70, when, with an output
of 1,670,000 tons, it. had passed France
and stood second to Great Britain, the
leader -of the Iron world for four hun
For about twenty-five years tho two
great nations stood in this relation,
the United States gaining a. little one
year to lose it another, but in 1SS0,
alter a Titanic I'.ico of over one bun
dled years, we forged to tho front and
led tho lenJer of the world of nations
with tho production of 0,202,70:5 tons,
an increase over the British output of
1.20S.489 tons. AVe held the lead for,
three years, but in 1S91 we lost It to
gain It again in 1S9,",, to lose it in 1S9B;
but In 1W7 we led again, f.nd again In
1S9S, and in 1S99, with our output of
1S.C20.70U tens, exceeded that of Gteal
Britain by 4,:15,394 tons, we have put
our great competitor out of the race.
This excess over Great Pri tain's pro
duct is greater than our entire annual
output of but fourteen years ago.
Verily, for the youngest of the great
nations we have done exceedingly well,
and we shall hold the po.-.ltlon we have
reached because our youth gives us the
advantage of illimitable fields of fuel
and ore, which are as yet practically
untouched and easy of access, while
those of the old countries in competi
tion have been worked almost to the
limit. I'nder such conditions, it ia
safe to' predict that the United States
will not only lead the world in iron
production, but in time will supply
all the' nations of the earth with their
lion. That this country bus so rapidly
reached first place and ulready pro
duces nearly thirty-five per cent, of
the world's product Is earnest of whnl
it can do when its lull energies and re
bourees uie brought into active opera
tion. Cheap Bates to California.
Parties desiring to make trip to Cali
fornia, Arizona or New Mexico, either
for business or pleasure, can do so now
at almost half price.
Every Tuesday, until April aOth, In
clusive, tickets marked "Colonist" may
bo purchased via Southern Hallway for
$14,00 from Washington, $4.G0 from
Philadelphia, and correspondingly low
prices from other points,
The Southern Hallway and southern
Paclflo company operate through ox
curslon sleepers from Washington,
leaving Mondays, Tuesdays and Fri
days, the Tuesday sleeper being avail
able for "Colonist" tickets. Tho berth
rate In these sleepers Is only 57.00, two
peoplo being allowed to occupy one
berth If desired. Personal conductors
and Pullman porters go through with
each sleeper. Thero aro other new,
convenient and economical features
connected with these excursions which
may he ascertained trom Charles L.
Hopkins, District Passenger Agent,
Southern Ttullway, S28 Chestnut street,
Low Rates to Buffalo and Return via
On account of the Paii-Anierlcau ex
position the following rotiiul-tilp rates
and arrangements will bo in effect from
Scranton: Season tickets will be sold,
commencing April 80 und on every day
thereafter during the exposition, lim
ited for return until November 30 in
clusive, $11.20. Ten-day tickets will bo
sold, commencing Apill 30 and on every
day thereafter during llio exposition,
J8. Five-day tickets will be sold, coin
inenclng April 30 and on every Tuesduy
und Saturday thereafter during the ex
position, All tickets will bo hon
ored in sleeping or parlor cars In con
nectiou with proper Pullman tickets,
except the five-day tickets, which will
bo honored In day etiauhes only, chil
dren between the ages of five and
eleven years, one-half of the above
"Ami loifii in.iy many ut 10,
Ayr, mill Iho happy to lioul,
TIwiirIi 1'li.vllU to Riny in liAiltr,
Ami Coijiloii ImIiI ii. .1 coot!"
T WAS 11 very well kept house In
Moadowereek it wiim tlio house of
Miss Polly I.nno. If there was it
thriving gulden In Meadowcreek
It was tho garden which In
cluded vegetables, (lowers and fruit
of this same Miss, Polly Lane. And
If thero was a thrifty maiden lady In
tho country who had refused many 11
good offer In her day because sio
could not bear the shiftless ways of
men folks, It was the same well-preserved,
alert, competent and decisive
"It beuts me that you ain't ever got
married, Miss Polly," said the village
seamstress, who came twice u year to
make the gowns for the owner of
Spruce Farm. She had made the same
remark every spring and full for sev
eral years. She made It this golden
morning in the early summer when
she sat down to blind stitch the rallies
on Miss Polly's black grenadine.
"Why should IV" asked Miss Lane.
"Here I've got a better tondeil farm
than any woman who has to keep stop
ping everything they start to do Just
becnuse there's a great big man to be
humored. 1 don't have my curtains all
smelted up with smoke. I ain't got to
lie awake lodge nights. And I'm laying
iil money in the bank sure and
"Hut don't you ever get lonesome?"
inquired Airs. Gibbs.
Aliss Polly sniffed. "Catch 1110! AVIth
old Cousin Susan to do for, and all tho
overseeing of tho place, not to talk of
the church work that somebody's got
to help with; and then there's Matilda
Brown, who's as nice a hired girl as
there is in tho country! No, I ain't
ever seen the man I wanted to sacrl
llce my comfort for, and I'll thank you
to cut that sleeve loose enough at the
elbow, for the brown wrapper you
made was that tight I could hardly
crook my arm when I was drinking my
Airs.. Gibbs promised, nnd watched
Miss Polly as she prepared to accom
plish tlio task of training the wisteria
that trailed its luxuriant growth all
over her front porch. Aliss Polly was
40, if she was a day, but she was
mighty good to look at. She was tall,
and strong, and deep-chested. She had
a, well-modeled face, lit by keen gray
eyes. An outdoor life and sulllclent
sleep had kept her complexion fresh
nnd clear. There was never u thread
of gray In the abundant dark hnir,
over which she now tied a sunhonnel.
It was a pink mmbonnct and distinctly
becoming. In its roseate shelter her
somewhat severe countenance, wore 11
softened charm. The folds of her blue
percale morning wrapper were trimly
belted In at her waist, and the square
toed, black kid slippers were quite in
keeping with the rest of her attite.
"Now, Lord bless that lazy Si Kup-
pers!" exclaimed Aliss Polly. Armed
with hummer, nails, scissors and 11
strip of old red llantnel she was about
to proceed to her task, when her dis
covery of the absence of the stephtd
der brought her to a standstill. "It's a
week since he borrowed it, and he's got
ir yet!" She looked around the orderly
barn. When she hud planned to ac
complish certain work she was an
noyed at any interference with these
plans. And now she did not propose to
let tho trailing blanches of the wisteria
flap unsupported another day. Sudden
ly she spied a ban el of height, but of
"There!" she cried, with an air of re
lief. "There'K that barrel! It's stout."
She promptly rolled the barrel around
to the front porch, brought her imple
ments of labor, climbed to her perch 011
top of the inverted barrel and pro
ceeded briskly with her task. Now, as
she worked she sang. There was no
one to hear. The liou.se .stood back from
the toad. Few passed at this early
hour. And theie was Unit In the fra
grant, delicious morning which made
singing as Involuntary and expressive
as the warbling of the birds in the
" 'Tw.i-i tliv mcc, jn.v lionde .M.u,i.
And ih.v uitltss Mlmiiiijr .nili."
sang Aliss Lane. A mini driving up the
road In 11 lented livery rig drew his
horse to a slower pacing at sound nf
the song at sight of the wholesome
picture before hint. The Hue, substan
tial old farm bouse standing In its
.smooth lawns and glowing flower beds.
The rich green orchard in the rear. The
smiling windows, curtained with the
most Immaculate of Swiss curtains.
The comely woman on the band,
wielding her hummer with much force
and precision, und singing the pretty
old love song his mother used to sing:
" 1 11.11 ii.uli 1110 Uiinc luii'wi -llunny
May uf AirjIi';"
"Now, this Is certainly the Utile
homestead," decided the stranger.
"And 1 wonder If that Is Miss Lane,
Somehow though I can't gel a look at
her face with that sunbomiet, some
howI hope so, t), by thunder!"
lie diopped the reinssprung from
tho buggy. For at that Instant the song
had abruptly ended In u scream a iu- j
tie shrill scream or dismay, and the
figure In the percale gown and niuk
sunboniiec had disappeared from the
barrol. Not that she was quite los,t to
.sight, but til 10 was In the barrel, clothed
hi it, surrounded by it, and wedged to
her hips In Its wooden clutch!
"I'm coming!" yelled the stranger, niul
spurted aeio.ss the lawn. He was wun
deily agile for a man of his years, for
If one took his silvering hair as war
ranthe was older than the peculiarly
Imprisoned woman before him. ,
"Got the hatchet In the bain!"
gasped JIlss Polly.
In tho shortest time possible he was
back with the Implement of liberation.
And he knocked off tho conilnlng hoops
with much dispatch and accuracy of
aim. JIlss Polly for once in her will
poised life experienced the agony of
helplessness and embarrassment. She
faltered out a string of apologetic ex
planations. And ihoi'o were 110 rosps In
all her garden quite as red an her
cheeks Just then.
"That's all right!" he cried, cheerily.
"Now Just wait till i get a grip on
theso boards." Theie wuu a tearing,
splintering sound, and Miss fully
stepped from her temporary barrier In
which she had been girt. He took off
Ills hat, "Aliss i.une, "l believe," he
Aliss l.ane admitted her Identity.
"My name Is John lluverton," ho ex
plained. "I was coming out to see you.
They told me In town you could ulvc 1
1110 a good deal ot julormutlou uboul the
estate which Joins your property the
old lluverton place. Aly uncle left It to
find a true
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iiiiv and I've conn- from tho rily to si ft
MIhs i'olly held nut n cordhil linnd
"Of ooiirw I inn mid will! i'oiiv
riulit in, Sir. Huvei'ton. No nevnr
mind plKkliiK up tlniHi' thins.". It
piety warm, isn't it'.' I've some oidei
that's wiirth drinking a day like this -I'oini
fc-u M Huvorton vw'iit In only tr
I'oine out shortly al'lnr mid li-ad the
horse around vo the Imrn. Kor Aliss
I'olly Imd Invited I1I111 to stop for dln
ner. And truth to tidl, In- needed no
ui'Klm?. He was Intnii'iisi'ly Interested
in .Miss Polly. Ho could not funey that
sins was a day over t'.O, And the dinner
she servi'd him ami t lie mournful Mrs.
Uibhs was :i delightful one indeed,
"f never ate stioli tried ehleken," lie
Bui then lie had never oaten eliiek
iiiit. wlilel) hud been 1ui.s1.-d and eookud
hy Miss Polly.
"IJelielous Itihoiuts-!" lie eiied, 'le-lk-lott.s!"
Miss I'olly beamed vijth pride.
And the coffee was such that the
godn would have resigned their am
biosjit for It tiny day ill the week.
There was 11 good deal to say. it seem
I'd, about the Haverton property. Miss
I'olly know how to tny it. Shu wn
slud, falie admitted, that Mr. Huvor
ton wat, to. take personal possession
soon. And. when she had excused her
self und slipped away, only to i-onu-down
quite charmingly dressed in an
afternoon gown of green and white
luwn, all trimmed with black volve'
b.iu'rf.Mf, Haverton felt absurdly pleas
ed thai his uncle had remembered to
will him this particular- property. .She
walked with him to tho gate when tip
chore boy had brought around his vlfc
And she asked htm to eome out nguln
if ho was slaying long In Meadow
creek. IIo came not once, hut manv
times, And the way Miss I'olly i-ume
to wave her liulr in the afternoons and
take to nirv hats and tlowers in her
belt ucuilv caused the untimely death
of Mrs. tilblis.
"After all her talk," she said bitter
l.v 10 her friends. "After nil her ttlk"'
And she really felt aggrieved when she
was sot to the fashioning of the violet
silk Ml.-i I'olly was to wear on he
wedding day! Somehow she blame 1
.Miss Polly's pri'dlcunit-nt for the turn
affairs had taken.
"If It hadn't been for that old br
I'd busting'." said the widow, mthei
llloglcally. "it mlKht have been me!"
FATAL PIItE AT OINOINNATI.
Hy Cxiludiv Mil') fiuin The ,.ociateil 1'iesj.
I'ineiiiiiatl. April :'S. Kiie last night
ili-blioycd the four. story building tu K
Junudway and resulted In the death o
i'led .lotj;gei' und Lena Motif, who
were found suffocated on tho fourth
lloor. The building was occupied by ,1
picture frame factory, and It Is be
lieved tho lire was caused by the ex
plosion of i-liemicals.
Metzger ami Ills housekeeper, Imih
Metis, occupied tlio fourth floor. Th-
loss on the- building W estimated ai