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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE- FUltiAX APRIL 4, 1902.
JONAS LONQ'S SONS,
FURNISHINGS. The first Friday in April will go on record at the Big Store as one of the liveliest
retailing days that has been seen in. this city. . " "
ii nis win oe due to the popularity of
FR I DAY
(f Shoe y News
BIG SHOE SALE
Sale of the Entire Stock of the Newark Shoe Store
Begins Promptly at Nine O'Clock Saturday Morning.
Until you see the Shoes in the Big Sale, it will be hard for you to realize
how much of a bargain they will be. You will find extra help, extra display
tables. Come early and choose from this immense stock of Shoes for Women,
Men, Children and Misses at half worth price, and in many intances less.
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Starts Tomorrow Morning
Scranton's 59 Store.
Hamilton's Prettu Cook!
Viom llio tliii.ijtu Tiiiusllualil.
THERE was a "coolness" between
Billy Hamilton anil Ills youns- wife
no doubt about that, lie knew
it, felt it, saw it, but bulns a
philosopher and an optimist, lie
ascribed the temporary ehunge in her
behavior to the natural disappointment
of a young: matron of two years whose
maternal yearnings had not been grati
fied. "We'd be all rlfiht IT we only had a
child," he would murmur to lilmselC as
he walked 1'iom the station to his lint
and bounded up the back stairway to
show Ills smiling face and erack his
joke of greeting with his pietty wife,
lint somehow his smile looked like n
grin to her, Ills jokes didn't go any
more, and she would loll toward the
dinner table and earry the conversa
tion no further than a monosyllable.
Of course this got on Ullly's nerves a
bit, but lie didn't show it. He was one
of those Irrepressibly amiable men who
won't "scrap" with a woman. That
makes some women fuilous. There are
some women who llml it hard to forgive
the man who will not argue, scold and
even threaten. A lamlly row always
gives them a chancu to air their griev
ances, to unburden suspicions and to
wind up with a "good cry." Mrs. Hilly
didn't know it, but she was one of
those thoroughly feminine persons who
resent the denial of these wifely privi
leges. Now, cute as he was, Hilly was all
wrong In his guess nbotit his Martha's
"spell." She wasn't yearning for a
child at all, but In her fretful soul the
shadow of an ugly suspicion had grad
ually grown into the intolerable eer
tnlnty that Hilly, her llllly, was un
faithful. Sho didn't have any Until
proof, as yet, but she was so sine (it
the hateful truth that she hardly duied
to faco the visual certainty. Mean
while her husband came home each
evening gny with a gayety that she re
garded as a mask, full of such tender
ness as he had not shown since the
days of their courtship, and as sprucely
dressed as if he weie a lover instead of
Now, the Impending domestic trage
dy, which didn't worry Hilly half as
much ns It should huvo done, started
in ti very innocent and natural way.
Coming back from her sumpier vaca
tion to rehabilitate her Hat, Mrs. Ham
ilton had beou unable to find a suitable
domestic, Shu was n poor housekeeper,
couldn't cook, and hated houseclean
)ng. Furthermore, who didn't like
housewifely "drudgery," as she called
it, nnd llllly, who was something of an
epicure, fond of all crentuic comforts
and proiio to take Miuihu to the thea
ter with him, was even more anxious
to gel a girl than was Ills wife,
She was sitting In the parlor one
evening reading the paper, when ho
rushed In with:
"flood news, Martlm! I've got a
He 4puld have plunged into details
then ami there, but smelling tit the air
with a sickly grin, lie added:
"Supper's burning, Martlm!" Hut
is she ran to the kitchen to pull forth
:ho chaired turkey ho followed her
.vlths "I.vt the darn thing go, Martha.
iVe'll go down-town nnd celobrute.
The glti will bo heie in the morning
lure. Luckiest UilitK li the world for
as. Tompkins and his wife are going
to Europe for six months, l just hap
pened to mention tho llx wo were In
Uils morning, nnd he up and says:
What's tho matter with taking my
Slrl till wa come back.' Toinky says
lie's a trcilsure. You won't even haye
Jo tell her Vfhut to do,"
So they abandoned the uneatable hol
ocaust and went down town for the
merriest little feast they had had In
two years. The next morning Billy sal
lied foi th like a conqueror, and in two
hours returned but what's the use of
descilblng poor Hulda Mrs. Hamil
ton's faco fell the moment Hilly showed
her Into the house, for the glti was too
That was the beginning of the "cool
ness." Martha began to recti 11 her luis
1 ami's extiaordlnary enthusiasm over
what he continued to call "his lind."
Even the pleasant memories of that
feast of eelebiatlon became bitter to
her. To (onllrm her suspicions, on
Hulda's very llrst night off, Hilly was
"detained at the olllce."
"Double work, Martha, since Tonilsy
went away," laughed the rascal, but
his wife knew better, and her heart was
pinched with silent rage. Suspicion be
( ame conviction when she noticed that
her husband never came in by the front
entrance alter Hulda's arrival, nor left
except bv the back stalnvav.
"Billy," she began one evening, trying
to antiear calm, though her pretty
mouth twitched as she said It, "Billy,
f wouldn't use the back entrance. It
hn't exactly that Is, I think it's rather
vulgar. M'liv do you do it?"
"Oh, It's just to save me half a block,
Martha, and In this muddy weather I
hate to come In the front way with my
shoes dropping real estate."
And so the subject was dropped, for
she felt that her expressed objection to
the back mode of entrance was palp
Tho Iron having entered her soul,
however, she continued to torture her
self, and every time Hilly praised the
cooking or said a good word for Huldn,
Martha winced as If he hud struck her.
She tried to trap him Into arguments
so that sh might pour out the flood
tldu of her misery, but he dodged every
effort at a wrangle, and even made
lovo to her till slio begun to almost
loathe lit in. To make matters doubly
horiible, she began to notice that he
never passed through tho kitchen with
out speaking in low tones to tho ser
vant, and once, listening cautiously tit
the closed door, poor Martha was sure
she heard the sound of aidss!
That settled it. The next day, with
no explanation but tho "necessity for
economy," Mrs, Hamilton dismissed
Hulda and laid a trap for uilly that
could hardly fall to bring about tho
Until i upturn that was already a neces
sity for her outraged feelings, Ho al
ways arrived at his homo upon the
stroke of 0, nnd nt that hour, dressed
in a calico wrapper, with a light shawl
on her head, tho better to conceal her
features, Martha lay in wult for him In
tho unllghted kitchen, Sho was peel
ing potatoes over tho kitchen sink
when she heard his merry whistle and
his light step bounding up the'Hiilr, In
a moment hu had enteied and was bay
Ins; "Hulda, why don't you light the gasv
Ycnj'jo not tired of your Job yet, I see,
How's Mrs. Hamilton this evening?"
Ho upoku softly and quickly, and went
on Into the Hut. Hut III a moment, as
she expected, ho was buck, tip-toeing
softly this time.
"Is tho old woman mound',"' bite
heard hiu whisper, his voice husky
with unholy passion.
"Out," murmured, Martha, bending
her head, both with shnmo und' a de
termination to keep her disguise. Hut
shu felt like stubbing him as his arm
stole softly round her waist. She
icached for a match, und would huvc
lighted it und faced her vile, husband If
another strong arm hud not pjnlonod
her arms and drawn her slowly round
so that he held her close to him and,
with his hot breath in her raging ear,
"Sweetheart, do you love me?"
He had kissed her before she could
cast him off, but then she leaped away,
smote lilm a stinging right-hander in
the face, and in another second had
lighted the gas. Frantic with rage she
whirled about and saw the butcher boy
wining his bloodv nose.
Then Hilly rushed in, shouting:
"What's the racket?" but was aston
ished at seeing his wife there and be
side himself when she told him "The
nasty thing kissed me." Billy was for
slaying the luckless offender then and
there, but Martha stopped lilm and
said: "Let him go, Billy; he thought
I was Hulda."
"And so did I when I came In," quoth
Mr. Hamilton, as the butcher slunk out
of the door; "Murthu, what on earth
where Is Hulda?"
"1 I let her go, Billy," stuttered
Martha, looking down at her tattered
calico; "she was too extravagant, and
and, besides, I do so want to learn to
be a good cook,"
They haven't had a servant since,
though they are strangely happy.
ALMOST A BIVER OF LAND.
Figures Showing- the Sediment Car
ried in the Mississippi.
.Mm fcualn in Atn.sUf'is.
The capacity of the Mississippi for
tilling up canals and old channels la
something awful. Government engineers
have found that tho amount of solid
matter annually carried past Vicksburg
in suspension Is enougli to make a block
of earth 300 feet high and a mllo square.
Fifty feet oft the top of this is spread
around on the vulley between here and
tho sea, and the rest goes out Into the
Ciulf of Mexico, to build up more con
tinent. Think what that means, instead of n
river of water, this is a river of lund.
It would make a solid stream of earth
live feet deep, and nine feel wide, (low
ing night and day as fast as a man can
walk four miles an hour all sliding
down off the northern half of the coun
try towurd the sea. Year In, year out,
that endless line of earth goes on. It
would take a force of more than 50,000
men, working in eight-hour shifts, to
throw the dirt into the stream, sup
posing tho river bed were rigid and an
inexhaustible supply or dirt on tho
bank. It would make i'3,000,000 wagon
loads every year.
Hut here what are the iibu of such
figures? Below Vicksburg and abovo
it, too, to an extent wo have tho earth
Itselr to speak for It, Except for the
occasional fragments of the lino ot
bluffs along the eastern edge below
here which bob up at Fort Adams, at
Natchez, at Grand Gulf, at Baton
Houge, at Port Hudson there Is noth
ing about tho level of the high-water
liver except the artificial levees. These
aro In places mlica back great east
ern banks, sometimes thlity feet liisU
or more, sodded nnd free from trees,
which protect the wonderfully fertile
region behind them, And nil this level
country which the liver oyerllowH and
fertilizes Is constantly increased by this
liver of dirt which the Mississippi
bilngs down from tho Inner region,
gathered all the way fiom the Hookies
to the Atleghenles.
Sometimes tho liver starts to eat
away this land that it has made. In a
single summer, If It will, It eats awuy
half a mile of it out of some bend. It
cuts It out sometimes un acre Ut a bite,
and takes with it forests, houses, levees
and all else. The river Is not a uni
formly moving stream. One side or the
middle moves swiftly, tho other parts
are still or sluggish. Sometimes even
these run up stream. The swift part Is
the channel current, and runs In the
deepest sections. It makes crossings
whenever driven off shore by a pro
monotory. These crossings are dump
ing places for the surplus earth tho
river has picked up in the bend it Is
TAXATION- OF CATS.
Provision of a Bill in the Massachu
l'lum tliu l'liili.dclphla It ic orcl. ,
In every considerable community in
this broad land the owner of a. dog has
been compelled to pay a license tax,
while his neighbor's cat has been al
lowed to expand its tail on tho wood
shed root" In costless liberty. The rank
Injustice of this discrimination has
been appaient to every catless dog
owner. In the name of kindness a bill
has been introduced la the Massachu
setts legislature which provides for a
license on cats, the tax being 50 cents
each. It authorizes mayois and select
men to kill all unlicensed felines. In
order to win the support of the lovers'
of the cat it is pretended that there are
many staivlng and boy-tortured stray
cats which it would be a mercy to put
ouof the way. In fact, however, there
Is little doubt that it is the long-liullg-nant
dog owners who have devised this
scheme of justice.
Hogs are taxed partly as a means of
revenue, but chiefly to get lid of stray
cms. It Is urged that dogs are a.
nuisance on many accounts, noisy at
night and a danger in the alleged mad
dog season, in the city they are hold
to be entirely useless. If a dog be
worth his bones as a guurdian of the
home hu will be a menace to the legs
of the letter carrier and to children.
The amiable dog which wags his tall
when the delivery boy conies,1 will wel
come a tramp or a burglar as u dear
friend. Cats, however, aro not less
noisy and dangerous than dogs, but
the reveise. Their midnight imitation
of a baby with the colic creates an
epldemiu of Insomnia, and they are as
liable as dogs to rabies. They are
vastly moro dangerous us carriers of
disease germs. They luck the affection
and fidelity of the dog. in short, evry
argument In favor of dog license is
fully as strong In favor of cat license.
Very Low Bates to Charleston, S, C,
and Beturn, Account Pennsylvania
Day, April 16th, via Southorn
On April Uth and lflth round trip
tickets will bo sold from Philadelphia
to Charleston aeeouiit of fenniiHylvanla.
Day, April 10th, at extremely low rate
of ?1U,70, correspondingly low rates
from all other points within tho state
of Pennsylvania, tickets good for eleven
Tho Southern i all way opera tea ves
tlbuled 'limited trains dully ' with
lluoiigh Pullman drawing-room sleep
ers between Philadelphia and Charles
ton without change, leaving Philadel
phia. 0.0.") p, pi,, arrive Charleston 3.H5
p, in, next day, In addition to the
abovo train service there aro two other
fust dally trains via Southern railway,
Clms, J,. Hopkins, District Passenger
Agent. .Southern Hallway, S2S Chestnut
St., Philadelphia, will bo pleased to
furnish all Information also lUt of ho
tels and boa; ding houses,
Convention of Federation of Wo
men's Clubs, Los Angeles, Cal.
For the abovo occasion, which takes
pluce Muy 1st to 8th, 180:', tho Lacka
wanna railroad will sell special round
trip tickets good going April 10th to
26th inclusive, and for return, to reach
starting point not later than midnight
of Juno 25th, at fare of Jtiii.25 for the
round trip. Seo ticket agent for Infor
mation ubout stop-off privileges, yitrl-
able routes, side trips, etc. . "
And 'the well-known fact that the goods on sale during the Hour Sale are sold
at prices that mean economy to all buyers.
Sale No. 1
Begins Promptly at
Every item in this hour sale today speaks loudly for this time
of season. Articles needed in moving and houscclcaning.
Sale of Tea Kettles All copper, heavily nickel plated, size No.
S. Every stove wants a tea kettle for a companion and you
will want this one dollar kettle at the price asked for it. '
Sale of Buckets Galvanized water buckets, regular
size, value 25c. This Friday buy them at 1 C
Sale of Tacks Double pointed matting tacks, come 100 '
in package. This Friday, 4 packages for 5C
Sale of Furniture Nails This kind, on sale today, are used for
upholstery and furniture. Regular price for 100 is 10c.
Friday buy them at- 5 C
Sale of Brooms Extra choice selected green corn, spiral wire finish, 5 string; value
45c. Friday 29C
. Sale of Tea Cups and Saucers White semi-porcelain, the always wanted article in every
house. This kind, on sale to-day, is worth !)c. ; but for this hour sale buy cup and sauc-
Sale of Willow Clothes Baskets This basket is very well made and is a good size ; ,
always sold for 40c. Friday hour, buy them at, each 35C
GroceriesIn Grocery Department
Sale of Sugar This sugar will be sold Friday at less than wholesale price. This is
an every day article, and for Friday, one hour, buy ten pounds for , 45C
Sale of Macaroni Very best domestic; regular 10c. article. For one hour I'nday buy
it at '.
Sale of Prunes Choice Californias. For this hour Friday buy them at per pound'. .
Sale of Peaches California lemon cling, put up in heavy syrup; regular price 2.5c. ;
for Friday hour buy them at
Sale of Pears Large .'5-pound cans; regular 15c. quality. For one hour Friday buy
what you want at, per can
Sale of Sweet Chocolate Regular price Oc. For one hour Friday, per cake
Sale No. 2
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Begins Promptly at
Sale of Silks Extraordinary sale, of China and Corded Wash
Silks. The China Silks are all staple colorings. The Wash Silks
have single and double cluster of cords. A variety of soft shades
and a large assortment. Don't miss this sale on Silks; be on
time. The value is 50 cents a yard, but for one hour Fri-
day buy at Oj&C
Sale of Writing Paper and Envelopes A very high grade vel
lum in cream and azure. Ruled and unruled, also a plate finish:
twenty-five envelopes to match. A rare opportunity to lay in a
stock. Regular value for paper and envelopes, 25c. Fri- ,
day, one hour 1 JLQ
SaU of Dress Ginghams Just what you have been waiting
for. They are all this Spring styles in colors and patterns, and
value that is Al for wearing. Suitable for Wash Dresses, Waists
and Children's Dresses. Always marked at S cents. This .
Friday hour OC
Sale of Men's Underwear Grey random, medium weight ; finished rounded neck with tape ;
over-locked stitched edges, pearl buttons. Drawers have suspender straps, adjustable band,
taped seams. A regular 30c. garment for, Friday .Z 1 C
Sale of Women's Fine Mercerized Skirts Deep ruffle with extra rulik of line knife pleating.
All lengths and full widths. Considered by everybody a garment fully worth $1.25. Priced q.
for this Friday hour, on Second Floor, at OVC
Sale of Curtain Shades There couldn't be a more opportune time to buy shades than now; in
spring cleaning and moving, one or two shades arc needed. The kind on sale today are 0 feet
long, 3( inches wide, good spring roller, fringed edge; value 17c. Friday buy them on
the Third Floor for, each - 11C
Sale of Tailor-Made Dress Skirts The skirts arc made from marble tweeds, melton and cov
ert cloths, trimmed with two bauds of satin. Come in black, blue, silver and mixed grey; q
worth double the price asked for them today ; Friday, each 1 VO
Sale of Fast Black Hose for the Children This Ribbed Hose, made of extra heavy yarn, size
5 to 0A, sold Friday for one hour, 4 pairs, no more or no less in quantity, for the small
priCC O t t ,.. 4 Jm
. Sale of Infants' Caps Warm days will soon be here. Lawn
Caps, hemstitched, trimmed with niching or a silk embroidered
cape with fine niching; oftentimes sold for 30c. each. This
Friday, on Second Floor, buy them at jLQ
Sale of Bureau Scarfs and Stand Covers Fancy cnihrpidcr.ctl
work; patterns cut out from material in odd designs and double
stitched; usually called sprochetel work; priced at 20c. to i
35c. For this hour sale, Friday, buy them at, each It 1 C
Sale of Women's White Vests For Summer wear; very plas
tic ; full sizes ; lace trimmings and lace straps over shoulders ; '
value 17c. For this Friday hour sale, buy them at 1 XC
Sale of White Goods Single and cluster cords. A splendid
value and usually sells for 7c. and 8c; but for Friday hour i
buy them at, yard ' 5C
Sale of Scissors This kind on sale Friday arc made of good material and have a nice finish;
0 inches long; large enough for all uses. A scissors generally purchased elsewhere at 15c. -.
each ; but for Friday hour buy them at '. 1 UC
Sale of Colored Lawn One case of Brooksidc Lawn. We don't expect to sec any of this left" ,
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Ul Mil: i:,m ui i lignum .-uwv;. iwiiiu twill ai:t; iui jiumnll, lll; ill nil nun ,jllllln iwiuip . , -(.
and designs and a fabric that has sold oftentimes for (Ic. ; but I'nday for one hour buy it at oC ;i
Sale of Unbleached Towels Honeycomb and Turkish Towels are the kind on sale todav; the
Honeycomb Towels are size 22x'J(i inches; the Turkish Towel is a medium size; both arc ,i
splendid values for the price asked at this sale for rnday, each , ,
Sale No, 3
Begins Promptly at
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