The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, September 14, 1901, Page 8, Image 8

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A Olance nt the Pnlm and Orange
Groves of the Now Peninsula.
Pineapple and Banana Culture In
the Southern Belt Origin of the
Cocoanut and Date Palm The Pa
latial Hotels and Transportation
THE charm and lovllne. of Palm
Beach, no a winter ic?ort,
transcends It seems to me, any
possibility of description. On Kake
Worth, some -'TO miles south of St.
Augustine, n broad and fertile penin
sula, covered with n luxuriant tropical
giowth, Is by far. the iiucen of all the
catil coast lesorts. The great, green,
gulf stream sweeps nlong on one side,
close to the shore laden with life and
sea-ozone, while 'the tranquil Lake
Worth, with Its jcflstlrsi tpinptmloim
for falling nnd Uniting, peacefully las
on the other side. Tin- loio.iuiit palm,
that beautiful and tiuiJoMli tree, n
one says, "ever an Index to an emthly
paradise," grows heto to pcifeetlon.
The shores of the lake, for miles ate
fringed with stately cocoanut trees al
ways In full beat Incr. Great groves of
them with latse hunches of gieen
husked coeoanuts. hanging from the
crown, together wlih the bananna, aie
seen on all side". Nature has here
supplied all the material the most
lavish Rai finer or lover of nature could
Lake Worth, Is like other waters of
the Indian river sstcm, n salt-water
lagoon, -'J miles long, by nn average
width of a mile and separated from the
Atlantic ocean by this peninsula about
a mile wide.
CrosslnR the lake and approachliiR
West Palm Reach, even before nllght
Ins from the train, one feels that the
most expreslp adjectives at his com
mand, Is too InslRnlflHant to cxptess
his delight at the matchless and
majestic view that gteets him. The
grounds favored by stature, have been
greatly enhanced In beauty, by the
lavish expenditure of money. Heie
are tropical treeo and plants gathered
fioni all partr oft the world. In the
"Royal rolnclana" grounds, aie cocoa
nut palms of lordly dimensions nnd a
great variety of other tiopieal flora
These gloves extend to the spacious
veranda's of the hotel, and the walks
around nnd connecting with "the
Bi fakers" (those two famous hotels
about! tcr of a mile aput.)
The walks are of asphalt, shaded on
all sides by a variety of raie and In
teresting tropical growth, while the
borders are a solid bloom of sweet
scented flowcis. Think of walks laid
out in geometrical patterns, bordered
with concrete curbs, and with lawns
protected by curved sea-walls of con
crete and cnqulna on the lake fiont
Walks twenty feet wide and one mile
long, bordcied with cocoanut palms,
oleanders, and azaleas, that lead from
the lake to the ocean with a isteop
and nanow beach, upon which a mag
nificent surf break, In color a clear,
bilRht and ultramarine blue.
The lawns, too, of whkh there are
act es upon act es planted in Santa Lucia
gras-r. green the entile ear. like a vel
vet cat pet with no signs, "keep off the
grass," to heed. Here oleandeis, hibis
cus and passion flowers ate In bloom
In .January. Mangoes, guavas, llmep,
lem.ons, oranges, tigs, papodlllas, date
palms, bananas, pineapples and early
vegetables are common In all the gar
dens. Some have straw beirles ilpc In
February and tomatoes in abundance
in March. Then hete is the rubber
tree, the royal polnciana. paradize,
coffee and other curious tiees. orna
ment the gardens, while the gnailed
fttaggllng arms of great live oaks,
covered with knobs nnd hunelis of
orchids and hanging moss, add to the
beauty of this paradise.
Glance nt the Hotels.
Of the two palatial hotels, I will only
describe one, the Incomparable "Hoyal
Polnciana," built in colonial style, 5.",5
feet long, sK stoiies high and contains
500 hundred sleeping rooms, beslds the
usual public rooms. One good feature
is each of there rooms contain thirty
six squat o feet of cloct space. Here
is a dlnlnfir room, 210 feet long, le
sembling a royal court, where over
six hundred guests can at one time sit
down to banquet. Wide pavllllons ex
tend nearly around the superb struc
ture, which stands In the midst of
tropical vegetation of which tho rar
and beautiful Hoyal rolnclana. Is a
conscious growth, and which has
given name to tho hotel Itself
There are other and less piotentlous
hotels here, with rates varying from
$2.00 to J3.00 with superior service, lz.
"Hotel Hibiscus," located near the
railroad station amidst tropical scen
ery, for those who dislike the stir and
bustle of tho Royal rolnclana. nnd
In addition to its delightful climate,
its tropical fruits and flower. Palm
Beach offers unrivalled spott for the
hunter nnd Angler. It Is said that "a
fish in the hand, Is worth two of tho
anglers story," still It is a fart that
nearly all tho sea fish ate found in
Lake Worth, such as blue fish, spotted
tea trout, vallo red-snapper, barracu
da, pompano, saw fish, mullet and
channel bass. The king fish Is caught
outside of the inlet and Is a veiy gamy
one. Extraordinary catches have been
made her. On March 2!, two men with
hook and line, caught one bundled nnd
thirty-three king fish that welched
1101 pounds. It seems hardly possible,
aut true. From the ocean pier, which
xtends one-thirds of a mile into the
scean. almost any kind of fish nre
jaught and one never returns empty
hand eel.
Other attractions at Palm Beach are
the immense salt-water awlming pools,
turf bathing 365 days of the year. Tho
irlglnal Indian trails, tho blcyclo
laths and Palm Beach golf links. The
utter enclosed by a dense fotcst of
ropical palms and shrubbeiy, Gr
ounding the "Royal rolnclana "and
n, he "Breakers." On tho western shorn
if the lake aro large plenapple planta
ions. Thirty miles Inland, ! Lake
Skechabee, with tettlements of Stm
nolo Indians.
t The Pineapples.
The pineapple Is a species 'of nlr
jplant and belongs to the same fam
ily as Spanish moss. It Is piopagated
.'iqm slips and suckers or ciowns of
Ihe pines taken Horn the baso of the
pineapple, each pine producing from
Jve to seven slips. The mature plant
s two and one-hnlf feet In height,
alth a t-juead of two feet huoss, the
rult Is borne on stalk In the ten
.eivinly one apple, to each rtalk In
I M-.itnn The ps are et mn In
niQiWrnimr. in.coo to i:,fl(M t thu ,uie. i
lilt planti "' 6l In I'tiUvt lows is I
by 30 Inches apart, nnd the entire area
thus planted Is covered by an awning
of slats one by three Inches and
placed four Inches apart and about
eight feet above the surface; this cov
ering protects from both heat nnd
cold, After planting the slips will pro
duce fruit In eighteen months to two
years, the suckers In one year. They
need but little attention, their luxuri
ous growth soon shades tho ground,
preventing the growth of weeds nnd
rnpld evaporation of molstuie, The
tost of planting, fertilizing nnd culti
vation for one acre In pineapples, the
same covering a period of eighteen
months from beginning to maturity of
the first crop will be nlwut $2,600.
At present prices tho ciop Is worth
nbout J.'.OOO. With necessary fertil
izing, etc., withoutscttlng new plants,
the same land will twelve mouths later
yield another crop worth fully ns much
as a cost not to exceed $100, and with
proper enre this repetition of crops
may bo (ontlnued terr or twelve years.
The pineapples llpenen on tho sterrr
nnd eaten when freshly plucked Is of
better flavor nnd ns superior to the
Imported as the oianges from the
proves of Florida aro superior.
Bnnana Culture
The ha nana is not properly a tree,
but a plant of leafy, succulent growth.
The stock Is formed of the stems of
the leaves In toncentrlc layers, reach
ing with Its leaves a height of lfi or 20
feet and S to 10 lnihcs In thickness,
and contains no woody llbre. From the
centre comes the frult-hcnilug stem,
which turns nnd grows downward.
The end has the nppearnnce of nn ear
of torn with purple shuck. This un
folds, one leaf nt n tlrrre, dlsplaMng
two rows, eight to twelve ench, of
tiny little fruit with their delicate blos
soms, until It nttalns a length of two
or threefeet, covered with fruit. The
leaves arc a marvel for size and np
pearnnce, sometimes reaiblng a length
of six feet nnd eighteen Inches wide
of a glossy pen green. The root Is
perennial. It Is large nnd floslo , some
times the size of n half bushel meas
ure, from which Is put forth l ootids
half nn Inch In diameter. From the
main root nre constantly springing
numerous suckers, which go to form
new plarrts.
There arc several varieties of ban
ana, among which Is tiro "dwarf."
This plant rarely attains the height
of more than seven feet. The fruit H
noted for Its large size nnd delicate
flavor. Tt has been successfully culti
vated for years nt Lake Worth. Laih
stoik bears but one bunih of fruit.
They are planted ten feet apart; this
gives 00 to the acre, nnd tho s-ocond
year there will be six or eight plarrts
to each hill. Three bunches a year per
hill Is n fair estimate; this wilt give
1.200 hum lies per acre. Many of these
will contain over 100 bananas each. It
Is n profitable and safe Investment,
nnd $.:,noo per ear from a single
acre, including plants sold, have been
An Ostrich Farm.
Palm Beach has a binnch of the
Florida ostrich farm. Here aie T5
ostriches from there of gieat beauty
and value. Tills tompany owns six
hundred ostriches, and now control the
domestic output of ostrich feathers in
the country.
Palm I'eaeh, owes to a shipwreck
the cocoanut trees which have given
to it distinguishing beauty nnd name.
VeaHs ago, the Spanish brig, Pio
vidence, cocoanut-laden, was cut
away off this coast, and the cocoanuts
were washed ashore to find growth In
a congenial soil. Thcie Is quite as
much romance In tire coming of the
dale-palm to Florida. From S.vila, the
conquering Moots can led 11 to Spain
and the Spanlaids brought It heie.
The palms Indigenous to Florida, nre
the low -saw, or scrub palmetto, vvhlih
covets vat area, of the Mate and
tho bahbage-palmctto. so called, be
cause of the cabbage-like growth
which is edible. The palm Is typical
of the South, as tho pine Is of the
North. The palm speaks of brilliant
skies and tropical sun and ea-y In
dolent oxlstem e, while the pine (.peaks
of struggle and enduiance, defjlng
wind, fiost and snow.
Palm Reach Is the social center of
southern Florida. As a winter rcsoit
It Is extremely popular, so many per
sons are annually coming heie that
Its leputatlorr Is almost n household
word everywheie. It Is strange how
the chill of the Icy north recede from
thought, as one walks heie through
these long, niched avenues of palms,
with the song of the sea hard by,
amid homes of Northerner whose
wealth has assisted the desert of a
dozen yea is ngo, to bloom ns the iom,
This reason has been the most sue
cessful of any In the history of Palm
Beach. The present accommodations
being inadequate. Mr. Flagler will add
400 moie rooms to the Itovnl Polnciana
making it the laigest hotel In the
world. It Is estimated, so .says the
"Hotel (Jazette," that one million dol
lara will be expended In building
giand winter homes by eastern capi
talists, who have seemed $100,000
worth of property south of tho Poln
ciana, usldo fioni the outlay of Mr.
Flagler, who has already advertised
for one thousand mechanics.
From Palm Beach we orrtlnue down
tho coast 67 miles to Miami, the tei
minus of the Last Cast Rallwav and
tho "Jumping off place" of Florida. At
Intervals, the train pa'-'-es over ties,
ties nnd bridges spanning the numer
ous rivers, sounds, and bays that rim
from tho coast to the Interior. On
the border of these streams can be
seen pineapple plantations and vege
table guldens without end. As we
pass the fifteen stations southward the
lnnd seems mora and more productive,
it possible. Wo parallel the shore of
Lake Worth awhile and soorr crrter the
heart of tho celebrated "Morning
Glory." muck lands, on which tiro
phenomenal yields of various vege
tables nnd fruits. At Santana the
southern end of Lako Worth is the
commencement of the great drainage
canal, of which I will speak later. At
Boynton nnd Slnton are colonies from
New York nnd Michigan engaged in
the cultivation of tomatoes and beans.
Hero nre largo celery farms, besides
orange, lemon nnd grape ftult groves
cf numenso yields.
Next como Fort Lauderdale, here
an old Indian fort still exists and
where Seminole Indians tome into
trade. Tho train was welcomed and
Its departure speeded by Scmlnola boys
and girls, the former In their native
dress. At Everglades aro orange trees
of great age, wheio the groat freeze
did not reach In 1S95. At .' v . is a
nourishing colony of jrl(.
large quantities of pineapples timu,
grapes and vegetables aro giown.
Drains for reclaiming tho great New
liver mat h ( "i the Ilvergladcs are
seen. A' vr. h M, 17 miles fioni
Maim' a phm - , spot where the
hoc worn i.f . thtough solid
" I I: the . n of which
f "' 'tttial . ?,-. This stream
coi .ii ;'...i ii L'verglades, Is deep
and lull of all kinds of nsh. A good
slue ,o,v boat can taslly pass through
and unier the natural curiosity.
Lemon City comes next, a. thrifty set
tlement on Blscayne Ray, where the
residents are chiefly engaged In lemon
nnd citrus fruit growing. Here we
have our Orst view of the wonderful
sheet of water-nnd Mnlmi, tho future
metropolis of riorlda,
Birth of the Miami,
Some sections lay great stress on
their nge, nnd refer with pardonable
pride to the fact thnt they nre old
and have a right to be numbered with
those who made history years ago.
Although Miami cannot ro so far back
as St. Augustine, yet In the five years
of her history she nurpnsses all others.
She has a record that Is a surprise
to tho world.
Before the advent of the Hast Const
railway In 1S76 this point was a wil
derness, later u scattering hamlet of
tents, containing not over fifty souls.
Today It Is u young city of great
promise, called the- "Mnglc City," "Tho
fSntowny of the Antilles." It Is the
southern terminus of the Florida Last
Coast railway, nnd Its several steam
ship connections nnd the neatest to all
points in the West Indies. It Is
miles from Jacksonville, nnd the last
one of the charming unci delightful of
Florldn's Last Coast winter lesnrts.
Think of It; live years ngo a sleepy
little vlHage, whose sole attraction
wns beautiful tropical scenery and ell-'
mate peculiarly soft and mild, nnd an
old foit, now transformed to it modern
and up-to-date city and tourist re
sort. Miami Is located dhectly on the
beautiful Blscayne Bay at the mouth
of the Miami river, whose source Is
In the Kverglades, on n narrow pen
insula, the tip-toe ofthe Fulled States,
separated frorrr the sea by n nartnw
strip of land and some ninemlles from
tho ocean. Here you have the always
inspiriting boom of the suif nnd get a
fresher scent of the salt breeze with
Its surprising softness and moderate
temperature. The leason for the
balmlness and freclom from chill lies
In tho fact that the great ocean river,
known as the Gulf Stream, tempers
the air that blows from the Atlantic
nnd gives It Just enough Northern vig
or to free It from uneiiervntlng qual
ities that proves so soothing nnd rest
ful for tired brains or woin bodies.
It Is ttuly a delightful relief fiom
the shivering dampness left behind
so sbni t time ago.
The sboies of tho bay nnd the banks
of the river are fringed with full
grown cocoanut trees laden with their
luscious ftult and luxuriant tiopieal
vegetation. The cocoanut palm Is
found wild around the bay, the leaves
of a full-giow n specimen will nttaln a
length of I.", to 20 feet, and on ac
count of their ft n it Is one of the most
valuable of palms. Miami has a resi
dent population of over 2,000, while In
the winter thousands of tourists visit
here. Hero are six churches, tine
schools, two up-to-date newspapers,
good business places, a bo.nd of tiade,
electric light svstem and water plant,
and a remarkable fwatuic, Jl.uOO.OOO of
taxable property bringing a revenue of
Jrt.OOO per year nnd no tlnnncial In
debtedness, iipio aie htoail avenues
and parks and handsome residences,
rapidly multiple, lug yearly. Tho
stieets aie a striking featuie, wide and
made of giound coial, which becomes
quite baid and smooth as a floor. All
the streets are paved with it and
several roads extend Into the country
four or live miles, forming excellent
drives. Miami Is a typical Florida
city, and lias extensive trade in early
spring tiuck for Noithern inaikcts.
The lC' licenses to do business granted
last year attests the number of busi
ness establishments. Mi. Flagler has
given of his wealth with a lavish hand
to w oi thy institutions, among them
Is the Presbyterian chinch, a beautiful
stiuctuie. together with the parson
age, costing Jiia.OOO, a fice-wlll gift to
that denomination. It Is built of na
tive rock of coral formation, rising In
puio unsullied white against the sky.
He has nl-o donated a valuable plot
of land In the heart of the city for
the erection of a $.10,000 court house,
as Miami is the county seat of Dade
county. These Institutes of gencioslty
of Mr. Flagler may be multiplied, as
he Is spending money without stint
In nil public as well as private enter
prises along the entlie line of the Last
Coast railway. But the cr owning
gloiy of his achievements Is the erec
tion of the Royal Palm Hotel, a veri
table palace, costing over a million
dollars. In which one thousand guests
can be accommodated. The site of
this palatial palace Is admirably
choen In the centio of n.tiopkul gar
den that enchants tire ee nt every
standpoint, commanding a inagnlllceiit
view ofthe bay and river, and the toui
lt standing heie can look far out to
sea. The giounds cover twenty ucics,
set with bearing tocoauut tties, bril
liant h.vblscus and beautiful tiopieal
foliage, nnd Is n bovver of beauty.
They contain a number of rojal palms,
some of them fifty feet high, many
of them were dug up op tin West
Coast and called bodily and trans
planted along the shore. Mr. Flagler
planted 1.000 trees, now giown to size.
The hotel giounds me skilled by the
Rise nv no Ray nn the east and pio
teited by a seawall, between which
nnd the giounds Is a magnificent drive
way. foinilng a rratuial promenade of
unrivalled beauty. The hotel Itself Is
finished and furnished itgaidless ot
cost, simply elegante personified, while
the cieatute lomfoils of the house nm
nil that the most fastidious taste could
desire. The hotel, the manse, the
streets of the clt leading to the or
namental giounds, the handsome dwel
lings, glassy lawns, (lowers, shrubber
ry and trees, combined with the hotel
err v irons, Is a scene of bcu;y itiiely
witnessed. Tho broad, peaceful nnd
beautiful bay Is beautiful to look upon,
dotted with sails, canopied launches,
sail and fishing boats und oven stenm
ers Just arriving from Nassau and Key
West, with the white breakers of tho
sea glistening between.
The Bay of Blscayne.
The bay of Blscayne Is a lagoon,
sheltered from tho Atlantic ocean by
numeroua kes nnd coral Islands. The
kcs nre covered with a heavy tropl
cal growth and a variety of woods
fceldom found elsewhere. Tho shores
aie lined with palms nnd mangroves
nnd tho blue water is of remarkable
clearness and taken altogether, the
handhomest sheet of water we have
seen. Its length Is torty miles and
from flvo to ten miles wide, with a
prevailing depth of from six to ten
feet, originally. Tho water Is of such
crystal clearness that It reveals even
to great depth, the wealth of vegetable
and animal life everywhere present.
This submarine llfo Is n never falling
attraction. Turtule Harbor, Is said to
rival tho far-famed sea. gardens of
Natau. It is a great rendevous for
Northern ynchtmen In winter.
In JSD5 Mr. Flagler commenced tho
c1'. mtlf tnsk of opining up a deep
'"" l. of sunk lent depth for
-' in i ', from Miami liver to
the c em '.id In 1007 It was near com
pleted and a lino of steamers was put
on between Maliul and Key West is
3 miles (Inside route) and to Havana
20$ miles --i Malml and Nassau, 165
miles. This chnncl was 14 feet deep
and 16 miles long, dregged dlngonally
across the bay from Cape Florida to
the Malml docks. These termlnnt
wharves and buildings ot tho Florida
Last Const Railway nre tho largest
and most complete of any south of
Savannah, Oa. The wharf Is 900 feet
long nnd 400 feet wide. While tho
present channel Is only fourteen feet,
It Is confidentially expected that with
the aid of the United States Rovern
ment, It will soon be Increased to at
least twenty-two feet, so that deep
draft vessels may enter this port.
The members of the river and hiubor
committee, who were hero on Mnrch 18,
for the Inspection of Blscayne Bny, are
heartily In favor of deepening this
harbor. Congressman Hester said: "I
seo the pmspectlvo development of a
great commerce here. This Is an enter
prising community nnd with the ex
i.iii'inii of commerce with the South
American states, a deep water harbor
here would have Increasing Impor
tance, The port deserves special con
sideration from congress,"
The fish In this bay ate plentiful nnd
of a great variety and add much to
the amusement of guests We wero
shown a morning catch of king ilsh
weighing not less than nve to eight nnd
ten pounds ench. One day's catch of
king fish by Prof. Hand nnd Mr.
Blackkburrr, aro said to weigh from
twelve to forty pounds ench, verified
by a photo nt the hotel Tarpon aro
taught outside of the bay.
The forty foot chute and Malml
sw lining pool, of Hotel Royal Palm Is
nn Intetestlng feature. It Is used all
the year round. Resides the Malml
golf links, (nine hole) laid out in a
Savannah, level as a blllard table nnd
fringed on all slde.s by stately plne.
The drive over a coralline-rock road,
as smooth as asphalt, through the city
out to the links, is n delight. The nve
courses running from St. Augustine,
Fla. to Nasviau, has become the laigest
In the country. Holders of season
tickets nre entitled to play on each of
the links without extra charge.
Old Fort Dallas.
On the north of the river stands old
Foil Dallas, once occupied bv the
I'nited States troops In their nnnl
struggle with the Aborigines and dur
ing the civil war. It has been con
veited by the present nvvnei, Into a
luxurious home sin rounded by exten
sive tropical gardens in a high state
of cultivation. Florida begins to sup
ply the Northern matkets with early
fresh vegetnbles In February. Tho
tomato industry Is something surpris
ing. Mi. J. V. Ives, who Is a diction
ary of tomato lore, and well styled the
"Tomato King," has a faun ot forty
acies on the border of tho Lverglades,
who estimates his crop at 400 crates
per acre, while near him, a Mr. Kin.;
grew over 100 cr,tt fioni two and
one-half acres which at this time Is
selling nt $3 f0 per ctate. We visited
the oichards of Mr. Filer and was
louitoously shown through his planta
tion, some two miles out of the city,
where Is every variety of frtill In ripe
perfection. Oiange tices with their
golden lucious treasure to their top
most branches, also pineapple and
banuana trees, lcinoii, limes guavas.
alligator pears, and cocoanuts, all
beating ft ill t.
The orange trees hung heavily with
ripe fruit and much was lying on the
ground awaiting the gatheier arrd go
ing to decay. To pluck the golden
balls and eat them on the spot, Is n
luxuiy indeed. Florida has demon
strated that she excels the wnild in
glowing the otange and that her pine
apples are so abundant, large and
lucious thmat she Is now nlieady in
absolute control ot the m.iiket. I
might add that In Sea Island cotton
and cigais, she was awarded first
prize at the Paris exposition in com
petition with all nations.
In the pcifeetlon of her climate, her
wealth of picturesque and tropical
scenery, her splendid hotels, and her
wealth anil opportunities, her sport
and i eci cation, Florida nffeis to the
tourist an ideal combination which can
not be excelled, If equalled In any
other spot lu the country.
One says, "Adam and Lve of Ciaiden
of Lden fame, were they pel milled to
gaze upon the beauties hi ought Into e.
Istence on the east coast, by the magic
wand of Henry Flagler, would ex
claim! Had such splendor existed in
the garden, the story of the apple
would have been lost to the woild."
The beneficial results to the state
of Florida thiough the work of the
Last Coast Railway company, can
hardly be estimated, for it has open
ed vast aieas of land,
given inuikcts wheie none existed a
f -w jean ago, and will make the for
tune ot any fanner and dealer in fiults
and pioduce who will give himself to
the work with Intelligent Industry.
While Mr. Flagler has con
fidence lu tho future of f i ult culture,
he has, however, gi eater faith In rhe
Incomparable climate, to draw the
thousands of pleasure scekots and
peimanent scttleis. Heie in Malml,
winter is so mild that a lire Is rarely
needed aim the r llinate so equ.iln that
even summer here, Is picfen I, by
many to jiuic Northern latitudes
What we have said ot the "Plant
system," we now say of the "Flagler
8 atom." The whole syctein Is a g.
gantlc Httoke of cntci prise and Florida
owes much of Its unexampled prosper
Ity to the genius, faith nnd liberality
of this corporation.
As an invited Riiest of the "Florida
lieis association," wo had the good
fortune to Join lu some ot tho festiv
ities, on the occasion of their annual
meeting at Mnlmi nnd heartily Join
with the press and people of the
"Flowery state," In giving unstinted
praise to Mi. Flagler, whose busi
ness ability iind lavish expendUui.-s
have nsslsted nature to create a para
dise at both Palm Reach and Malml
1 am Indebted to Ldltor B, R. Taium,
of Malml Metropolis, for valuable In
formation and polite attention.
J. L. Richmond.
Fptrlal to th Amnion Trlbunn.
Sept. 13. A number of friends of Mr.
and Mrs. William Waters' friends
pleasantly surprised them on tho 2d of
this month, tho occasion being the 2.1th
anniversary of their marriage. A num
ber of very handsome and u.-' fill pres
ents were received by them. Those
Ptcsent were: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
L, Ldwards, Mr. and Mrs. William D.
John, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Phillips,
of the West Side, Scranton; Mrs. CIiiib.
Oakley of Factoryvlllc, and Mts. L'u
gene Myers of this place.
Dexter Colvitiand sister Carrie have
been taking in tho I'nn-Amerlcan tho
past week,
D. F. Smith has been spending the
week in Wnyno county fishing.
Ldgnr Shlck and family will move
to Fcranton in tho near future.
Mr. and Mr.. Walter Chanl.trs will
mo in Mr. Shlck'fc'house.
Mrs. Charles Dally from Last Lemon
was a caller in town yesterday.
The Lender $2.00 The
lnBWittSly'3Htwsiarx?w,y'?J ":!""
The New Shoe The Leader $2.00 Price here
29c for 50c Stockings.
A cmultip lurt'iln In ladlrs' hoic. All tho
flru Miipi. t!iH lutein",
IIMI sfniKIM.S f 2V -Plain IiIjiV.
9 miiIi iiiii fcrt, iiNo giuc I.ip TliriMil TCn
ll.v.1 it XiJL.
I Mill MCKKIV.n VI' .Vk Pino liUik fjrc
am lane. Aliped, 1.; tiiiclo and the :iP
litc-t pcltum, I'.cir UUL.
WV. Alii: a volatile- jioo.. nt
ltilo ns much so poihapH, ns
tho rtcinh, hut today vp
foci volatile piuuikIi. "up week oro
most ciC us IpIi, us if .semipliclj hail
lied In our own homes. For avvhllr
at lp.twt, it hcciiu'd to our ctuniipd
mmi -ei ns If the unlvoisp reeled. .Many
tealhcd for the first tlnip vvhnt n en
pac-Ity they had for pain produced hj
iIi'L'tiiiif t.inces which tout hid only
outnlde the i lm of their immediate
p 'lxmulltj.
lint- man f.vlc earnestly last Frlda
nlfrlit; "I haven't pmyed In forty
eaiH, hut I've prajed this night feu
William .McKlnley to 1p pnr:d." A
woman oxclnlnipd, in n voice broken
with polis: "I h.ivv my two hoys f,ro
to war, and my heart lebelled, even IC
It was for their eountiy thry went,
but I would Kindly send them this day
If tlioy could tUht tor the pie.sldsnt'.s
life at the ilsk of their own."
Thus It vva.s that li respective of
party or ptejudiie, Ktief and iinxiety
i loudcd every face. Perhaps uninc
tlniPH vvp m cd homethlni? to an est u.s
lu our wild lirrii, our occupation with
tiillp-, and with n heavy hand pilp
pliiK our hearts, make us conscious
that wo have not grown so worldlv.
m hardened, that we cannot feel mid
.suiter, and, Mantling mill for once,
cliown our .selllh alms In toiimvv I'oi ,1
public calamity, but Miiely we did lmt
need the s.uilllie of tho .stiongest,
biavest, puicst man In our laud.
There has been a peculiar wave ot
emotion Mveepim; over this country ot
oms "luring the week Ju.t past, in
:-oiiie lespects, while the religious feel
ing was uppeinioM as never peihaps
befoie In t-u vast a nunibt r of lienrt
In another thPto was nlmot a revei-
slon o I'a.;!.-1 hcntlnieiit. A stud el
these prevailing conditions during this
hi let per loil would present many points
of ivyeholoRieal iietetest. Aftei the
first rhock of hopeless lethnigy was
Mid ceded by the pain which usually
follows numbness, tho first Impulse
of those who had n (lod and mou
people have piaycd moie In these
s-evoii dnv.s than have been ncctis
tonid to pray In all their lives atter
that Inst stupor of lioiroi, thojp who
hid a 'Joel iraed to Ulni often with
half finntlu Ins'storice. fim there were
othpis-.omu who had never prajed
slneo thry 'aid that little tender prayer
nt their inrtheiVi knee, mid who had
tound no il.ilnea to their liking In the
wide eirth. To them came nt first the
dPcperate fr ling which In the for
got tPti 11301- led men to find a deity In
evi-ty phaso of ualuie, in tin storm,
tne him. the sea nnd the peaceful
!'. lc'.s. 'If they could these unhappy
c H-beiaiiso of ihe ealainil.v threat
ening the nation they, like Jaou in
his perilous quest tor the Golden
Klrcee, would have besieged the niacin
hidden In some undent oak, If by thus
doing they could vie,-,t fioni It the
pledge or tho piophccy of hope amid
til,' (.'loom.
.eciets u divination, pininlsis
dtawn ftnm occult science, the power
oi "charms" fetishes, ami dieam-loro
have Iron evoked to lift the veil from
the futuie mid In some mystic way
tinnainuio the clouds of hastening
death Into the gold of lite and thus,
too, In an age of enlightenment II kn
outs and in the laud ticcst on earth
from sii) eistltlon,
Kalth-cuilsts have sent loith their
good thoughts. Men whoso speech
held no holy wonls. save in blasphemy,
have unconsciously cried "Uod save
him!" Kittle children have added to
their Inlet petitions "and please, dear
father, iimko our I'tesldcnt get well"
Othois, who long ngo, ono dark day,
lost faith In n nivlno Jtulor, nnd In
nnythlng beyond tho grave, unknow
ingly drilled back to tho spot where
they had onco tstood In their spiritual
life and whlspeicd "ilenvcn, spuro him
to his country."
If nciv iiiiii'a internal cam
Were written on lila brow,
llow many would our pity iharo
Who raie our eniy nowf
The fatal fcrt, when revealed,
(if fiery aching hreait,
Would prove that only while concealed
Their lot appeared the beat,
New Shoe
Our Regular
Saturday ValueGiving
in Ladies'
Shoes and Stockings
Our Shoe Department is a modern shoe
store by itself. The shoes we sell are a
combination of comfort and good shape.
We guarantee the leather thusly: A new
pair for the old ones if unsatisfactory. Can
anything be fairer?
The "Leader" at $2.00
This is the newest ladies' shoe of fall, made
of splendid Dongola Kid in the latest fall toe
shapes, feels good on the feet
and looks dressy
Ladies' Shoes, $1.50
Slmull hr $1 "n. Dnncrii and Vli 1 Kid. prrp
rrlji undo and cuiranlrrd in went and til
tilnh Ml the ncir Minimi, 'lhny CI CM
ionic In all i (iood value .it PJ
Odd Parlor Pieces
Yon can't hace too many nf th.
Wo aro showlntr an unmuillv brfuht
lino of odd pirlor plcrca, plain and
carvrd, beautifully upnolsterod in
leatter or silk clamak
Office Furniture
The largest assortment of Office Furniture
in the city. Our slock is complete.
Dining Room Furniture
No furniture In tho home coire in
for hvrder or more ronitant u.e. We
hall esteem it a pliure to fhow you
our new stvlr of ilinlne furniture, that
are thorouehly ind artistically made.
Hill & Connell,
121 N. Washington Avenue.
I $3.50 and $4
Fall Styles
Thl well known Beach I'ront Hotel will remain open throuehout the year. Every moajnv
(9 (el Improvement, intludme Hot .salt Pathi in home, etc. Perfect unitary arrangement. Ae
Cmmodatea 300 ueu. ALL COLl' pmlhgti.
and stylish. ' AA
Ladies' Shoes, $1.50
Vlrl Kid and Cilf. All the late fall thipM
and new "ctjle tnca, correct Bttlns and.
nf hindwmc appcirance. Regular CI KA
.no wluc. llrrc for I,BU
All Sioa and Widthi.
Toilet Tables
We harc rjult. a number of my
handsome toilet tables u eomplett m
tort ment w you will tlnd anywhere.
Wo have t)m in oak, mahogany and maple, with French bereled
Brass Beds
We hire ivorae ery artlatlo design
in F.ra Beds which we would be
pleased to ahow you. Ton ahould leok
over our large auorrment before buy
in? iiiiiiiiiHnmmmnnHi
er Shoe I
.00. I
Now Ready.
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