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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNETUESDAY, MAY 20, 1902.
IUJLINOS MADE YESTERDAY BY
Decree Enjoining the Construction of
the West Lackawanna Avenue Via
duct Is Reversed and the Bill Dis
missedFindings Affirmed in the
Cases of Kraft Against Neuffer,
Taylor Borough Against the Pos
tal Telegraph Company, Reynolds
Against Boland and Cameron
The Supreme court at Plillndolohla
yesterday handed down the following
Lackawanna county decisions:
Keller against ttic City of Scranton, rt ul. ;
decree reversed find bill directed to be dlsnil'seil
Itorough of Taj lor flfinlnst the Postal Tclcirnili
company, appeal from the superior court; Judg
ment affirmed on the opinion of .luiltfc I! Ice, of
the jupcrlor court.
Kraft against Neuffer, ct nl.; decree affirmed.
Cameron, ct at. against Cray, ct ul.; decree
Itejnolds against Roland, ct al. ; decree affirmed,
The case of Keller ngalnst the city
of Scranton et nlf Is the one Involving
the building of the West Lackawanna
The city passed an ordinance, Nov.
17, 1900, providing for the construc
tion of the viaduct, the expense of
actual construction to be borne by the
Delaware, Lackawanna and. Western
Railroad company and the Scranton
Railway company, and the city to be
responsible for any resultant dam
ages. Luther Keller, a property holder
along the line of the proposed Improve
ment, brought a suit In equity to re
strain the building of the viaduct un
til the city gave him Indemnification
for damages that might be caused his
ATTACK ON ORDINANCE.
He attacked the ordinance on tech
nical grounds, but his principal con
tention was that the debt of the city
at that time already equalled two per
cent, of the assessed valuation and
could not be further Increased without
the consent of the voters.
He contended that by assuming lia
bility for the damages, the city was
increasing its debt by at least $100,000,
the minimum figure, it was estimated,
the damage would amount to. ,
. The defense contended that possible
damages, or an unascertained liability,
was not a "debt" such as was contem
plated In the law limiting the debts of
Judge Kelly decided that the word
"debt" was used In the constitution,
In this instance, In Its technical mean
ing, and, consequently, the unascer
' talned damages that would result from
the building of the viaduct could not
be computed as part of the city's debt.
He refused the Injunction, and Mr.
The Supreme court chose to give the
word its natural and ordinary mean
ing, Instead of its legal meaning, and
reversed the finding of Judge Kelly.
Judge Kelly thereupon entered a de
cree in accordance with the Supreme
court's ruling, awarding to the plain
tiff the injunction preventing the con
struction of the viaduct.
The city and the co-defendant com
panies took a second appeal. They
based It on a contention not brought
up In the Keller appeal, namely, that
in ascertaining the indebtedness of a
city, the indebtedness incurred by con
sent of the electors must not be In
cluded. Part of the city's debt was
authorized by the electors and part was
incurred by councils, without the elec
tors' consent. If the part authorized
by the electors was subtracted from
the city's debt, it would decrease the
debt far enough below the two per cent,
limit to permit of the city taking on
the possible damages resulting from
the viaduct construction.
The Supremo court, according to
City Solicitor Watson's interpretation
of the telegraphic account of the de
cision, icverses the decree which Judge
Kelly ninde at the direction of the
Supreme court, In which he awarded
the Injunction he previously had re
fused. This would permit of the build
ing of the viaduct under the old ordi
nance. BOLAND CASE.
The opinion of Judge H. M. Edwards
is affirmed in the equity case of H. B.
Reynolds ngnlnst William P. Boland.
Plaintiff and defendant were stock
holders in the People's Coal company,
which was organized in this city sev
eral years ago. Reynolds nlleges that
it was deemed advisable for him to get
out of the company for a time, because
Samuel Stetler, who owned n portion
of the coal the company contemplated
mining, did not like him and refused to
have business dealings with him. He
therefore transferred his stock to
Boland to be held by him until hn
(Reynolds) could again take his place
in the company nfter the deal with
Stetler had been consummated. Boland
said that Reynolds got out or the com
pany entirely, and that ho held no stock
in trust for him. Judge Kdwnrds, be
fore whom tho case was tried, decided
in favor of Boland. and tho Supremo
court yesterday said that ho was cor
rect. Major Everett Wurren and E. ('.
Ncwcomb were the attorneys for tho
plaintiff, and Attorneys Joseph O'Brlpn
and Herman Osthnus, of this city, and
John T. Leuahnn, of Wllkes-Barre, ap
peared for Mr, Boland.
In tho case of William Kraft against
Charles D. Neuffer and Mrs. Mlnnlo
Kraft, another of Judge Edwards' de
cisions, was sustained by the Supremo
nouy. jn ioia wiiuam Kraft and his
wife mndo n deed of tho property at
tho southeast oorner of Jefferson nve
nuo and Linden street to their son, Jo
seph, and their daughter, Elizabeth,
each to have a half Interest, tho par
ents to have a life Interest In the prop
erty. Joseph, the son, married Miss Minnie
Myers and subsequently died, leuvlng a
child, which also died. Joseph Kraft's
mother died a short tlma after he was
Beware of a Cough.
Now is the time to get rid cf that
cough, for if you let It hang on no one
can tell what the result may be. Others
have been cured of their coughs very
quickly by using Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, Mr. A. J. Da Costa, of Gaines
ville, Flo., says: "A friend "of mine, a
painter, of this town, who was nearly
dead with u cough, was cured by one
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
He also recommended It to a lady here,
who was suffering from grippe and a
severe cough. She gratified him by try
ing It and was cured by one small
bottle," This remedy Is for salo by ull
laid to rest, William Kraft, the father,
then attempted to revoke tho deed
given In 18TS and substitute one leav
ing tlto property entirely to his daugh
ter, Elizabeth. This was objected to by
Joseph Kraft's widow, who claimed her
husband's half Interest In tho property,
and also by Charles D. Neuffer, who
had been appointed trustee of tho prop
erty by tho court. Tho widow's con
tention wits thnt the deed of 1878 was
Irrevocable, while William Kraft con
tended that It was not. The case was
tried In a very spirited manner by At
torneys S. B. Price and H. M. Hannah,
for tho plaintiff, and Welles & Torrcy,
Joseph O'Brien and Major Warren, for
tho defendant. The verdict was for the1
plaintiff, and It was sustained by Judge
Edwards. Tho Superior court affirms
the decision of this court. i
One of the most Importnnt cases over
tried In these courts was that In which
the Borough of Taylor Is plaintiff and
the Postal Telegruph company, defend
ant, In which the Supreme court yes
terday sustained the court of this
county and tho Superior court. Some
years ago the borough of Taylor levied
a tax on the poles and wires of the
Postal company within tho borough
limits, under Its police powers. Pay
ment was always resisted for a num
ber of years, but about the time the
case was ready for an appeal to nn ap
pellate court the company decided It
would settle the judgment. When the
Judgment for the tax of 1898, 1899 and
1900, amounting to about $250, was ob
tained tho company decided to appeal
to the Superior court, where the decis
ion of this court was afTlrmed. An ap
peul to the Supreme court followed.
with a similar result. An nppenl to the
United States Supreme court Is the next
step tho company proposes to take.
Attorney John M. Harris has repre
sented tho borough In all of these pro
ceedings. CAMERON EQUITY CASE.
Judge Edwards' decision in the equity
case of Cameron and others against
Angus Gray and others, was af
firmed. Angus Cameron, of Carbon
dale, was the grandfather of Angus
Gray, who lived near Bull's Head, In
this city, but Is now practicing den
tistry In Philadelphia. Cameron
owned a property In this city, and some
time before he died, he mado a deed,
conveying it to his grandson, Angus
Gray. It was not delivered, but after
his death was found among his effects.
His daughter, Mrs. Gray, took posses
sion of It, and delivered it to her son,
Angus Gray, who had it recorded, and
on the stiength of it borrowed $1,000
from Dr. Kay, to pursue his dental
The children of Angus Cameron filed
a bill in equity, asking that the deed
be nullified, for the reason that there
had been no delivery of the deed upon
the part of Cameron. The court sus
tained the bill on this point. AVith this
the mortgage of Dr. Kay also fell. This
decision of court of this county tho
Supreme court sustains.
Attorneys H. C. Butler, of Caibon
dale; W. W. Lathrope. of this city, and
T. D. Davis, of Montrose, were the at
torneys for the Cameron heirs, and At
torneys W. W. Baylor and Vosburg &
Dawson, for the defendants.
TAX LEVY WILL BE
TWO MILLS HIGHER
Finance Committee of School Board
Decides That Increase Can't
Chairman Francois, of the finance
committee of the board of control, an
nounced nfter last night's meeting of
the committee that the tax levy for the
coming fiscal year will probably be
about five and three-quarteis mills.
Roughly speaking, this would be
about equal to a levy of seventeen and
one-quarter mills on a one-third valu
ation as compared with a fourteen mill
levy for the fiscal year just drawing to
a close. The total assessment for this
year made on a full valuation basis is,
however, not Quite three times the as
sessment for last year, and it is be
lieved thnt this fact will make the five
and three-quarters mills levy about
equal to a fifteen and a half or slxten
mill levy on the old assessment.
The committee last night chopped the
estimates, submitted by the several
committees down from $487,000 to $432,
055, and the members maintain that
they have stricken all from the esti
mates that can possibly be stricken out
without seriously handicapping the
proper conduct of the business of the
school district during the coming fiscal
year. The total amount of money ap
propriated for tho maintenance of the
city government this year is only about
$425,000, or about $27,000 less than the
school board proposes to expend.
At the first meeting of the commit
tee the amount to be allowed the teach
ers' committee was placed nt $218,000,
this being based on a plan for the ad
justment nnd Increase of the teachers'
committee submitted by President Gib
bons. This item, was cut down last night to
$186,000, which allows tho teachers'
committee nn increase of only $22,000
over tho nppropt latlon for tho present
year. It Is understood that the teach
ers' committed proposes to allow tho
teachers nn Increase In their salaries
which will amount to only about $5 per
month for each teacher, Tho teachers
have asked a flat Increase of $10 eoch
per month. Another i eduction made by
the committee wus a reduction of the
kindergarten committees' estimate from
$10,000 to $8,000.
From the $452,055, which will prob
ably bo Included In the budget, Is to
he subtracted the stato appropriation,
amounting approximately to about $80,
000. This would leave the total amount
to bo raised by taxation $372,055 as com
pared with S2S7.S40 for tho nresent fls.
cnl year. v
The finance committee will meet onco
more before finally submitting their re
pot t to the board, but tho members aro
satisfied that thev havn cut out about
everything that can bo cut out. Tho
filial details of the budget will bo
agreed upon at this meeting.
DR. H. J, WHALEN CHOSEN.
Will Be Delegate to Prohibition State
At an Informal gathering of Prohlbl
tlonistB from various parts of tho
county, held yesterday afternoon In
Guernsey hull, Rev. Dr, H. J, Whalen,
pastor of the Berean Baptist church,
of Carbondale, was selected as a dele
gate to the Prohibition state conven
tion, which Is to be held In Newcastle,
Dr. Whalen's exnenses will ho Imm.
by voluntary contributions from among
the prominent Prohibitionists of tho
county, It was stated yesterday that
me county convention win not be held
until soiuo tlmo In September,
PAPER BY THE
WAS READ BEFORE THE BAP
Considered the Charges Made by
Hall Calne to the Effect Thnt the
Churches Never Improved Political
Standing of People, Wlthold Ap
plication of Christian Teachings to
the Industrial and Social Questions
and Betrayed Their Divine Message
by Upholding Social Inequality.
In the Penn Avenuo Baptist church
yesterday, before the Baptist Minis
terial conference, the Rev. Owen James,
D. D., of Johnstown, Pa., formerly of
this city, read a paper on "Hall Calne,
the Labor Movement and the Church,"
It was a scholarly and able paper, and
was as follows:
Mr. Hall ("nine, the famous novelist, delivered
a few weeks ago, an address en "The Gospel and
the Social Qwallon." In this address lie claimed
that the two great antagonists of the Labor
Movement are the Press and tho Churches.
Against the churches he bnnys four charges:
Klrst They have, never helped to Improve the
political standing of the people. Second They
have kept from the people a most important part
of the message commluloned to Hum to preach
and practice, lt.t tho application of the Chris
tian teachings to the Industrial and nodal ernes,
lions. Third They have betrayed their Divine
manage by using it to uphold social inequality
and economical Injustice. Tlds tliey have done by
telling the people that the awful extravagance of
the rich and the frightful privations of the poor
arc a part of the Divine ordinance and therefore
only to be remedied by another and better exist
ence. Fourth They hoc flattered the rich, have
pandered to their whims, hae pushed them to
the front, have poured upon them adulation, liava
become senile to them and have withheld from
them a part of the truth as to their duty. This
they are doing in order to obtain the money of
the rich for their treasuries.
What slull we cay of these charges? I'lrst
Ihey arc indefinite and vague. What arc the
political interests of the people Arc we suie
that thy ore the political sche.-rs that Mr. Hall
Calne has in mind? One may regard himself ns
in duty bound to resist certain thing that an
other advances, or to advance certain things that
another resists. It is not fair to charge a man
with Indifference to tho interests of the people
until there Is a clear understanding ns to what
these interests are. Then again, what does Mr.
Hall Calne mean by the churches? Does he mean
the members of the churches, or docs he mean
the preachers? If he means the first, he plates
one part of the people over against the other.
Tli churches arc nude up of people all classes of
people. In my life-time I lave been a member
of tnehe churches'. These consisted of fanneia
and farm hand, miners and groccis, clerks and
nurses, doctors and tailors, railroad men aril
brokers, professois, school teachers and washer
women, lavvjcrs, servant girls and capitalist.
All the people arc not In the churches. Hut it
would be absurd to think that llio.se who are bo
come thereby antagonistic to the political and
socljl niogie of themselves and their asso
ciates. If he me ins the preachers, his charge Is cquilly
wide of the marl:. As a matter of fact, some
prcacheis Iue alwajs been In the front rank
with workers for the bringing of the people into
possession of tlielr political and social right?.
All prcachrs lme not. Some have different
views of their function. Some ar? not qualified
for leadership. It is the few who are doing any
thing. It is given but to the few to conceive of
ideals differing from present realities. It is given
to but fewer still to have the courage and power
to conert Ideals into actualitleti. Hut a very
large proportion of these few hac alwajs been
church niemuciu and preacher-.
The charge is utterly false that peachers teach
that the existing order of fociety Is ordained cf
God and that any attempt to alter it is a nicked
effort to disturb the scheme of the Creator.
Preachers do not attribute the misery of the
world, the shocking inequalities of wealth and
poverty, the fearful want and frightful liiMiry
existing side by side, to an ordinance of (iod.
They do not teach th.it the Gospel is a puie'y
religious message which has nothing to do with
economic questions or with the conditions of men
in thin vuuld; they do not Icjch tlut the mis
sion of Jci-us was In no way Clrccted to the mi
ttrial improvement of the position of the people
and that he had nothing whatcur to do with the
social condition of his own or any other time, ft
is not true that when the poor hale gioamd un
der their hard lot the chinches have told them to
look up from the miseries of this world to tho
joa of the world to come. On the other hind,
thousands of us preachers find our daily heart
bical. in Hi" sodden apathy and cr.-ss Indiffcience
of the people as n whole to their political Inter
e.,tj and soclil uplifting. What wo desire to do
what we ara continually striving to do is to
awaken and arouse the maws to rise to their op
portunities, to show Home Independence of
thought, nnd to nnko some display of self-respect.
Ood forbid that we should tow the sied
of social discord and turn the masses agairst the
dase3. That would entail the loss of cveij
thlng. Hut we do want the people to realize tint
there Is tbe by them a land of promise that
they can enter, but only through aspiration,
ttruggle and self-sacrifice, We arc eager to
create dissatisfaction, not with environment, but
with self; not with the position, but with tic
disposition. The change that must first come is
an Inward change. Kvcrjthlng else will .follow
as the verdure follows the sprlnsr life. Nothing
Is nearer our heaits than the changing of the
woild in which we are now living into a uivv
vvnrld of ilghtcousncjt, love, peace ami pio.
We aro not willing to turn our thiirclrs into
political clubs or our pulpits Into platforms for
tho exposition and disur-sion of cioiioinic sclc'iie.
Our Master gavo in a message to proclaim. I
nm willing tint Ibis should be cprr.N-rd in two
phi uses: The fatherhood of (lod, tlm brotherhood
of man. These two truths properly felt would
nw uken an awful sense of the tucredne-s of lui-
man life, the loftiness of human possibility, tho
stringency of human duly and the compiehin
Hiveiic.sj of human responsibility. Tho mes-.ige
of Jesus brings to the Individual self-know l.'dge,
self-reverence, self-culture, self control. It liilngs
also the keenest sense of Justice and the stronge.t
sense of kindness. Hut Jrus gave us more thin
a message. He was a living, forceful character
nnd those who come under his influence partake
of Ills spirit and are thereaftir under Ills control.
The Kingdom cf (iod-lhe rule of Cod Is within
them. Put it cannot be within and not winner
or later be without. No one can think the truth
and breathe the spirit of Jesus and be earelcu of
himself and unjust and unkind in Ids fellow?.
A slovenly, selfish hrlstlan, n Christian Indif
ferent to his own development and to the rights
and development of his fellow-men, Is an impu
sibllity. An unjust, an unkind or an unhelpful
Christian Is the most mocking of all false pre
tellies, (jet the message and the spirit of Jesus
into the hearts of men and mi ma)- trust them
to manifest themselves. Ily the grace of (lod, this
Is tho work of the church. This was what Jesus
sought from beginning to end of his ministry en
earth.- Once a man came to him with some farn
ily trouble about the division of property,
"Speak to my brother," he demanded, "that he
divide the inheritance with me," Hut Jesus an
Bwcrcdr "Who mado inc a judge und a divider
over out Take heed and beware of covetous,
neu." That is: Cast out the spirit of htflUli.
nets, bring in the spirit of brotherhood, and jour
difference will speedily right .Itself,
litis Is the principle of Christianity, (Jet
the kingdom of (lod into a man's heart and ou
may trust Mm to get Hat kingdom in lita life,
What la it that stands in the vvav of getting
better men and a better world? Is It the shock,
lug Inequalities of wealth and poverfj? Is It t lie
Aid social and economic conditions of the people?
Ily the law of reaction and momentum these
things, undoubtedly, intensify themselves. Hut.
speaking comprehensively, all Is the effect of a
cause, the root nature of whlrh is tho sin cf
the human heart. I know with what Impatlcnco
the world turns away from this old insistence,
Men like to be told that they can be changed
through circumstances, and it Is the offence of
the Cross to tell them that the only change
that can permanently change circumstances is
themselves changed in heart.
Has Christianity done an; thing for the work,
lug people? lt w see. When Jesus come into
the world there were three classes; The patil-
The Offer Drawing to a Close
Doctor Churchman Dyers' Pledge Made Good to the Pcople-PiiVsunnt to His Promise Made Last Week He
Inaugurates the First Month of His Practice in Scranton with the Lowest Fee Ever Given All Persons
Applying Before June 1 Will Be Treated for $10 Until Cured, Medicines Included-T his Does Not Mean
$10 a Month, but $10 for a CompletoCure-No Further Charge Will Bo Made All Cases Accepted Un
der a Positive Guarantee to Cure or Money ltcfulided A Startling List of Cures.
When Doctor Dyers established his practice in
Scranton he told the people that he would In
troduce methods of curing them of which they
were uninformed. He told tho people tli.it ho
came with a clearly defined purpose, to show by
the results in his own practice under his personal
care and nttcntion the wonderful value of tho
latest discoveries in medicine when properly ap
plied, and of the marvelous results of his treat
ment for all Chronic Dlseasis. lie did not ask
the people to take him on faith. He told them
that until May It he would treat nil who came
to his offices absolutely free. He agreed not only
to doctor the sick, but to aupply them with
medicine without cost us well. How well Doe
tor Djers has kept Ilia promise the people of
Scranton can tell. Kiglit hundred of our most
intelligent people have visited him, have con
suited with him In person, have received the
needed counsel nnd medicine, and over 300 sick
people have already been cured or much benefited.
The good he was doing had so spread among
the people that toward the last the majority of
those who consulted him did so wltlnut regatd
to the free offer, nnd only sought his aid 1 ecau.'o
they were sure they would receive what they re
quired in the way of a cure, but he kept his
promise to the letter, and not one cent wis ac
cepted, although large fees were offered in
scores of cases.
Tho news of the way he had kept his prom
ise to the public, the news of the fact that he
absolutely refused to receive a cent from any
one, had spread like wildfire, nnd the throngs
toward the lest were so great Hint had he been
twenty doctors instead of only one doctor, he
could not have cared for them.
Doctor Bvcrs would like to treat every sick
fierson in Scranton absolutely free, but even If
ic were a millionaire a hundred times over and
rould afford to do this, the crowds that throug.'d
his office during the past few days have shown
the impossibility of it. While he cannot treat
all free forever, he can, however, do one thing,
nnu mat lie will do; that Is litis:
He will guarantee to treat all per
sons applying at his office before
June 1 for the nominal sum of $10
until cured. That is, $10 covers the
entire cost for a cure, and no fur
ther fee will be asked.
He furthermore agrees, that if the
person is not entirely cured in a
reasonable length of time to refund
the amount paid without any quib
bling or evasion. It has always
been the principle of his life never
to keep a fee unless the patient was
Doctor Byers wishes- to make it
emphatic that this offer expires on
the 31st day of this month, and in
order to get the benefit of it treat
ment must be commenced on or be
fore that date.
WHAT YOUR FRIENDS
AND NEIGHBORS SAY
Head below the testimony of .vour friends and
neighbors. They tell the story of Doctor livers'
treatment. It is not necessary to make any com
ment upon this tcslhnonv; go and see them,
investigate for jouself. Doctor Bjers cures be
cause bis treatment is baed upon scientific pi in
clple. lie cures because be is endowed by Na
ture vith the Power of Healing. He cures be
cause he lias discoveied that all discuses arc due
to a clisorganirirtion of cell life, and b.v applying
the proper remedies to ietore the cell life to its
natural functions, health is' the result.
clans, the slaves, the plebs. The patricians of
Home numbered i.OOO, owned nil the wealth and
lived in disgusting Itr.ury and sensuality. The
slaves numbered slty millions, lived in most
abject squalor, in old age were cvposod to die
on an island in the Tiber nnd had no rlglits'whi'.h
on body was bound to lespect. The plebs were
an idle, shiftless da's. Work was beneath their
dignity. Tint was the busivess of slaves. Their"
try was ever: "Ilicad and games." 'three hun
dred anil twenty Minus ind of them received pub
lic grain i.itlcns diily. 'Iheie wcie Mj,000 cat3
in Hip circus. The games, like the bread weio
at public expense. 'Iheii Ironies wcie iucompir
ably more wretched than Hie mo.t wretched
tenement cf todav. A pleb wore only a tunic,
for he had but a singl- giiincnt to his mine. If,
by chance, he owned a toga he kept it to lie
buried in. Thco forme I Ihe b'dk of the citi
7ns of proud Hone. Of the thrift middle class
tint constitutes the stiength of our modern ilv
illzation there was absolutely none at all.
TVn the Nanrcne carpenter came, lie was
dUtinctlv one of the misses. The halo uf light
mound his lieid ii n stupid blunder, nut Ids
soul was gripped by the liriths of divine Kinship
nr.il human brotherhood. 'Ihk made him Hi?
knight-citant of man as man. That was nine
teen hundred c.ir.s ngo. The leaven has w.iihcd
slowly mill, for the most part, quietly. Sonr
times we feu it lias not worked at all. Hut a
long look luck shows a vast change.
1. Tho race is levelled up. The cry of other
social rcforircrs has been: "Down with the
arlntnuaiy, ilo.-n with ve.ilth and noble biitli
and cultine." Hut Jesus put it in our h"irti
to say: "l'p with the people!" 1'ioni that liy
cm the trend '.as steady inwards Itimiiviucdo
and Magna (hula, 1'hll idelpldn and the DcmI.i.
intloii of Independence, Washington and the
emancipation l'roi lam.it Ion, towards personal
suffrage and universal education.
'2. Labor has been dlgnlflrd. I'lato, I.vcurgus
and Cicrio said it was ,i disgrace to tcnrli com
mon tonK Hut .lesus was an ordinary workman,
lire luminous halo ought to have given place tn
the cap of a carpenter. That was Ills glory. Il'n
disciples were nil men of bralncr.ift or handi
craft. Of gentlemen of llesure there was not one.
His apostle was Inspired to say: "If any will
not work, neither let him cat," This principle
his permeated human life, until today the dlnn-r
pall N the noblest Indge on earth,
it. 'Ihe material condition of the working man
Is bettered cverwhere. The ancient world had
no thought of wages. An honest wage for nn
honest di's work was unheard of before Jesus
Mid, "'llio laborer Is worthy of his hire." The
Human laborer was fed like a lieast. Tlm d(H
picablc custom of tipping vvaltcis at hotels Is u
suivival of the ancient pigan world. The Pyra
mids wire built by men who lived nn onions and
lentils doled out by the I rsk masters. Ily nnd
by the truth of Jesus took hold of the hearts and
cousi'irmcs of men until it was felt that jastlcr
and kindness were due lo the tollers. This spirit
Is nnrchlng steadily onwards. Its progrrss Is
the direct result of Christian teaching, f'hlni In
today a land of mandarins and coolies, F.gypt is
a land of rich men ami beggars, Turkey Is a
land of pashus nnd slaves. Nowhere outside of
Chrlftendom Is labor honored, Hie laborer per
mlttcd to rrspert himself, or are the Ideas of
justice and kindness Introduced Into tho relations
at capital and labor. To lw sure, there is social
discontent. There arc strikes and processions of
striken In Christian lands. Hut notice that they
aro nowhere else, The desire for Improvements
and the rights of complaint and petition are tl.o
products of Christianity,
4, Christianity lias llquittcd the race so thit
men may move freely up and down without arti
ficial hindrances, "j.et the shoemaker stick to
tils last," said tho old Latin proverb. In pagan
world J, the lines between the castes are linpa-s.
able. Hut in Christian countries ascent is pcs.
bio for every man Independently of parentage and
previous conditions. Millionaires may bo a men
ace. It Is not for me to say, Hut notice that
nearly all of them wero once poor men or the
children of poor men. This U an effect of the
loosening power of the spirit of Jcaiis.
Hut how have the teachings and the spirit of
Jesus been propagated in the world? fly hla
churches, his preachers and teachers. Chris
tianity has done Its work In the world through
IU churches. The churches have not alwaji
WmgVa t remedy
DISEASE OF BOWELS
Mrs. Barbara Dickson, Parker
street, Providence: I had chronic diarrhoea for
fourteen years, which caused violent bearing
down and dragging pains In mv abdomen an I
loins. My bowels were oflen moved ns high as
seven times In one dar. The straining finally
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Doctor Byers was born of Quaker
parentage and received his early
education under the influence of that
He graduated with honor from the
Jefferson Medical College of Phila
Matriculate of the Philadelphia
College of Pharmacy.
Full course attendance Pennsyl
vania Hospital for Acute and Sur
Mrs. A. C. Schang, Etna, Pa.: "I
had been troubled with asthma, for 12 jejis
During Ave .vc.rts of that time I did not lie in
bed on account of the terrible suffocative spells
that would come on every time f assumed a
recumbent position. I had to sit up every night
gasping for breath. In addition to the violent
attacks of asthma I was sick at my stomach
nearly all the time with distiesslng bloating and
rifting after meals, smothered up sensations, flut
tering of the heart, dirlness, eic.
"After trving vainlv fur relief I finally (.outfit
treatment from Dr. Iljcrs, and as the icsult I
been, nnd arc not now, what they ought to have
been. I do not want to shield them from ju't
criticism or deserved rebuke. An Idle church,
an indifferent church, a sclf-centeied church, n
meie class church proclaims It-elf al once
branded with falsehood, stamped with unfaithful
ness, corrupt at the veiy core; or else gnoiant
of the very first purpose of its existence. Noth
ing would so flood all true Christian hearts with
joy; nothing on the human side would so icin
force the power of the churches as the coming cf
the mighty ho3ts of the workers to claim tint
f.ife which vivifies first Hi" i-ntles and then tho
rights of man. Hut the churches must keep their
renter light in tire twin facts, of sin and redemp
tion. Then they may describe as big a circle ns
possible, including nn thing which helps to make
mankind one realm over which the law of Christ
shall at last prevail.
CONVENTION OPENS TODAY.
Representatives of the United Evan
gelical Church to Meet Here.
Tho ministerial, Sunday school and
K. Tj. of C. E. convention of the Lewls-burg-
district of the Central Pennsyl
vania conference o; tho United Evan
gelical church will open In this city to
day and continue on Wednesday and
Thursday. Tho following: programme
will bo observed:
TUI&DAY Al'lKIlXOON, 2 O'CLOCK.
Devotional Tserclses V, Young
OiganiiMtion end Appointment cf Commlttem.
Address of Welcome I. W. Mcdngrr
Hespoirse tV, .1, Cimph 11
"Kffcctive Preaching for the 'limes". II. W, Buck
"Elements of .MlnistciLiI bucecs3"
J, W. Thompson
TL'I-MIAY KVKXINfi, 7.S0.
Kong nnd Devotional Service II. Min.kcr
Knrnllment and Hi ports of Delegates,
"Church Life and Work Their Mo.t Hrn-ft-cial
ItcsulU to the Individual and Others"
WKDXKSOVY JIOBXINO, S..10.
Hope Service 1', r. Mavcr
"Ilindrranccs in S. b. ami K. L. of ('. V.,
Work" J. I'. Honer
"Personal Work In Soul Winning", ,S. V. Young
Parliament; "Huslness Methods in Church
Finances" D. I.. Kepncr
vi:dxi:sday aitiiiixoox, i,:io.
Faith Service J, A, Fos
"The Necessity of Keeping the Pledge"
K, I(, Kessicr
"The Itesponsilillitlcs Assumed by Church
Membership" I!. K. Miaffcr
"How Shall the Sunday School Tvachrr
Study and Teach",,,., S. b. Mumey
vi:i)xi:sDAY i:yi:nixo, 7,co.
Love Service , ,...). 0. Illggs
Parliament; "SabbaUi Observance,"
J, W. Mc-Alngcr
"The Liquor Traffic" V, J. Campbell
TIIUIISDAY MOHXlXa, 8.20.
Promise Service ..., II. r. Keller
"The Holy Spirit In Personal llupcrlenre and
Service" ,,,.,,,,,,, I, W, Ilentz
"The Model K, L. of C, Ii", ft. K. Wilson
"Tho Model Sunday School" ,.,V, A, I'uus
TIIUIISDAY AFTKnXOO.V, 1.30.
Praise Serlce ,,,,.,,, ,,,J, W. Mcsalngcr
(a) Home , ,,',,, ,U. F. Keller
(b) Frontier .,.,, ,,,.. ,.li II. Dunn
(c) Foreign ..., ,,..J. O. Hlggs
Parliament; "llest Methods of llalslng
Mlsslonary Monc" ,,, ,,..11. Minskcr
TIIUIISDAY KVKX1XO, 7.S0.
Song Service .I,,,,.,,,,,,,.,,,.,, ,,,.!!. Minskcr
Pentecostal Service.,,,, W, II. Stover
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brought about severe protruding pile). Time
caused me much misery. When I went to Doc
tor Bjcrs' ofllce I was so weak from my suffer
ing tint I could hardly drag myself nlong. 1 lie
first treutmrnt he gave me drove all the piln
out of my hips unci legs. My bowels now move
regularly once n day, and the piles have oewd
troubling me. (lod bless the good (Juakcr doctor
foi what lie has done for me.
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Full course attendance Blockley
Hospital for Skin and Chronic Dis
eases. Late of Eye and Ear Clinics Will's
Late of Prof. J. Soils Cohen's Clin
ics Diseases of the Throat.
Late Examining Physician Knights
Templar and Masonic Mutual Aid
Association of Cincinnati, O.
Late Examining Physician Mutual
Reserve Fund Lifo Association of
sleep comfortably at night, and cheerfully rec
ommend the treatment to any bne suffering witli
this distressing complaint."
Mrs. Jane Splano, corner Larch
street ami Wjomlng avenue: "I had been
troubled with mv stomach for a good while.
After eating I bail such bloating spells it cauxed
distress and smothered up sensations, rilrzincss,
ircrvousne-s, and an all-gone feeling. As a le
Fiilt of Doctor livers' treatment I am enlircly
free of these vmptom, ard recommend the treat
ment to my friends."
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Sole, Porsian lawn Wash
Chiffon, French Organ
dies, Lawnsdown, Alba
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Colored Pongees, Eta
mines, Voilets, Printed
Foulards, Dimities, Silk
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ru't tl' occasio i,
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Strap Koller for
Awnings a Specialty
328 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, Pa.
Ml 1 1.
Mrs. Foter Thomas, 426 Lrch
street: "The first treatment I received from
Doctor livers relieved me so mucli'of the pain
from which I bid been sufftrlng that I already
feel like a new worn in. My nervous ajslctn hrl
become entirely broken down as the result of
these severe agonlrlng pains. I was weak! every
little noise startled me and I felt I was fast be
lomlng a nervous wreck. This good Quaker day
tor has placed me nn the road to health, and I
feel certain his treatment will restore my health
RESTORING LOST HEARING
Mr. John Frovines, Hanlon, Pa.:
"I am fi-t jears of age, nnd several ears ago
my hearing began to fall inc. first in one car
and then in the other. I had awful noises In
my head, nnd I tried to uvold my friends, never
going to church or any other public place, as I
was made miserable because 1 could not hear.
People bad to put their fares right up to mlnu
and speak very loud to make me hear. Kver.v
person discouraged me when I spoke of trying
to be cured, and 1 had no hope until one day I
read of Dr. livers, and the methods he used for
restoring Inst hearing. Something told me thi&
I ought to go to him, and three months ago I
went and placed mvself under his care. It la
Willi great pleasure I can now tell of my recov
ery. It wn only a month when suddenly I
heard the noise of cars, wagons, cverjthlng, and
it seemed so loud It startled me; even the clock
seemed to tick four times as loud as It should.
Since then I have improved, until now I am per
fectly well and can hear perfectly. I meet and
converse witli my friends, go to public meetings
and enjoy life agiin. Any one who has sim
ilar affliction misses' a great opportunity If they
fall to. consult Dr. Ihers, the most successful
specialist In this work."
Diseases Due to Cell Disorganization
The different tissues of the body are made up
of minute Lells, and when these cells become
disarranged, disease is the result. By sup.
plving the proper nutriment to the cells,
pel feet health can be obtained. All dis
eases, no nntter how chronic, can be
cured by bringing the cells back to their nor
mal condition. The treatment used by Doctor
Mjers is not allopathic or homeopathic. It is n
treatment based upon an exact science and cures
with the certainty of a fhed law.
FREE X-RAY EXAMINATION
Doctor Djers never accepts a case unless he
knows to a certainty the cause of the trouble,
nnd tills can only be determined by ,1 scientific
X-ltay examination. His X-Tlav outlit is the most
elaborate and complete In this country. By his
special Fluoroscopic attachment he is able to ex
amine nil parts of the body and And out to an
absolute certainty the cause of the patient's af
fliction. Come and be examined; it is abso
lutely free. He will not charge you one cent.
Come and find out what your trouble Is and he
will advUc vou in reference to u cure. It is all
free. lie asks no compensation.
(Entire Second Floor.)
412 Spruca St,, Scranton Pa.
Office Hours, 0 a. m. to 12; 2 p. m. to 4.
livening?, 7 to 8 Daily.
Sunda), 10 a. m. to 12 m.
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It minutes' walk to Wanamakerii
S minutes to Slegel Cooper's Bit
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