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THE SOltAJSTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY MAY 29, 1902.
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We've been doing considerable talking the last few days about a special line of Men's Ready-to-Wear Suits at $10.
We told you the whole transaction in our last 44Ad." how the cloth , mill offered us their over-production and our
tailors done the rest. If we had marked these suits in the regular way they would be $15.00, We f A
bought these cloths to give you a very big special, and we're doing it. Plenty of them P I vl
$10 Young Men's Long Trousers Suits, $7.25, Boys' Two-Piece Suits, Regular $4 Quality, $2.75
tl-See our Penn Avenue Window for Men's Suits, and Lackawanna Avenue Window for Boys' Suits."
His Grandfather's Grandson
r UXHAM GREEK sat in the
L oITlco of the A-illuge hotPl
and looked out through
the long window.". He
m saw wide stretches of
f farming lands, criss-crossed
w lth rude fence.", with
blue hills rising In the dis
tance, and over all the fleecy sky.
White farmhouses dotted the landscape
here and there, and far away he caught
sight of a sunlit steeple.
It was a. quiet scene, with such a
Rabbath-llko stillness about It that
somehow Dunham felt his spirits droop
and a wave of sadness seemed to 1111
Ills breast. He felt sorry for the grand
father he had never seen, the grand
father who had come bete in his early
youth and lived here and died- here,
and was laid beneath the humble stone
In the little hillside cemetery. Xo won
der Dunham's father hud escaped Into
.the-bustling' world beyond those' hills,
and no wonder he never eared to talk
about his early boyhood in Eaglevllle.
Dunham looked around at the land
lord, who had drawn up a chair beside
the sto.ve, through mere force of habit
)t was a warm, springy day and was
trying to be agreeable to his only out-of-town
"You never knew Abner Greer, did
you 7" Dunham presently asked.
"Abner Greer?" repeated the laud
lord. "Xo, I never saw him myself. He
died when I was a boy. Took a cold
on' his chest they call It pneumony
now, I s'pose, an' went off in a twlnk
lln', You'vo heard of him, eh?"
"I've heard his name," replied Dun
bam. "He was quite a fellow from all ac
counts," said the landlord. "Rather
peculiar, but straight as a string. I've
beard my father tell a good deal about
him. He used to like to fish an' hunt,
mi' be knew soinethln' about (lowers,
and books, and he talked well, an' fath
er says they thought once of runnlu'
him for sheriff) but Abner said be
didn't care for It an' wouldn't lift his
band to get the nomination, He didn't
have any ambition. If he'd been sharp
he could have bought up a lot of land
'round here for 'most nothing, but all
he owned was the hundred acres he
bought when he came. Mnbbe his
.wife's dying so soon after they was
married kind of spoiled his life. Ho
didn't seem to take much Int'rest In
anything after that, father said. Ho
bad one son and be sent him away be
fore ho wus full grown. Said Eagle
vlllf was no place for a boy that want
ed to be somebody. Don't think the
boy ever came back but once, and that
was to 'tend his father's funeral.
Somebody's got it that he's grown to
!bo quite a fellow. Married Into the
four hundred, or somethln', and bad
moro money than bo could use. Of
course stories like that always glow
A vision of his lonely grandfather
plodding about the fields or sitting In
the silent farmhouse, a forgotten book
on his knee, and his sad eyes turned
towards the distant hills, aroso before
Dunham, and the chords about his
henrt suddenly tightened.
"Ho was honest and clean and stood
well with his fellow men'.'" he presently
"Ho did," replied tho landlord. "My
tather used to say that everybody liked
'Abner. And when ho was quite a
fnung man they were pioud of him,
"Why was that?" Inquiied Dunham
"Father used to say that he was the
test runner Mint ever footed It in Mils
county, Heat every fellow for miles
kround, 'X once a chap camo all tho
Any from Springfield to raco hltu, an'
Kbnor beat him, too. Guest ho must
lavo been a wonder," '
Tho door nt the aide of tho oillro had
ipened as tho landlord spoke, and Dun.
ham heard footsteps on Mm lloor be
Mud him. Ho looked about casually
knd saw Ittiut several of the village
ninig men had entered,
"What you talkln' about Cy?" ono of
"Somebody you never saw," replied
Sie landlord, "This gentleman was
(Hltlng me about Old Abner Oreer, an
I wus tellln' hltu what a leputatlon he
lad as a runner,"
One of the young fellows laughed
. Thoy didn't know what ruunn' was
h thoso days," lie said. "I'll bet Dob
TWTlh i remedy, that t-nrea a cola in oue dn;
Slocum here could give him ten yards
In a hundred and beat him out easy."
Dunham looked at the young man at
whom the speaker pointed. He was a
tall and wiry youth, with an extremely
good natured countenance.
"I know nothing about Mr. Slocum's
ability," he said, "but I prefer to be
lieve that Abner Greer was the best
runner this county ever produced."
Dunham Fald this with such a solemn
air that the landlord and the young
man stared ut him hi surprise.
Then one of the boys suddenly
"That's funny," he said. "Xobody
knows really anything about what this
man Greer could do, while Bob here
holds the record at 220, and beat Jim
Gilman out at 100 only last fall."
"Just the same," said Dunham, "t
hold that Abner Greer was a better
This time they all laughed and stared
at the neatly garbed young man with
his clear eyes and his clean cut face,
and laughed again.
"Runnln' s a good de.it of a craze
around here." said the landlord. "It's
about the only amusement th' boys
have, an' they've got it down pretty
line. Hob Slocum here is about the
best man that ever went down th' track
in these parts. My boy John, that's
gone to the Philippines, was a good
one, but Bob was just a leetle better.
I really can't believe old Abner Greer
could hold a candle to him."
"I say Bob could give him ten in a
hundred an' beat him out In a louip,"
sneered the spokesman of the group.
"And I hold that Abner Greer was
the better man," said Dunham dogged
ly. The young fellows looked at one an
other with lifted eyebrows and twisted
mouths. It was a most excellent bit of
"Mnbbe, " said one of them, with a
prodigious wink at his fellows, "mebby
you've thought out some way of provln'
But Dunham did not smile.
"Yes," he said, "I have." He looked
them over. "I don't blame you for
thinking me foolish. Perhaps I am.
But if I explain the matter to you I
hope you will see It in a new light. 1
had a day to spare and 1 came down
here to Kagleville to look at the old
village. 1 had thought about It a good
deal lately. There were reasons why
It should interest me. My father was
born here and my grandfather, Abner
Greer, lived nnd died here."
Tho landlord looked uround quickly,
"Sho!" he exclaimed.
"I am the son of Abner Greer's only
son," Dunham went on, "My father left
here at so early an ago that ho lemem
bered but little of the placp. Besides,
he is a very busy man and has no time
for reminiscences, And, then, I wanted
to see the place for myself. I camo
heio to llnd that the one thing that
really Interests mo Is my grandfather's
memory. They tell me lie was a sweet
and lovable man, ono who stood well
with his neighbors, and no doubt with
his Maker, Gentle and modest In his
way?, there seems to have been but one
thing In which ho was ambitious to ex
cel. Ami that, they say, was running.
It pleases me to think that even In this
minor accomplishment he was a leader.
1 want to believe that Micro was no het
ter runner In all the county, and that
there never since has been as good a
runner. You may call Mini a foolish
fancy, If you will, but to mo It seems
like paying a tribute to my graiidfatli
pr'H fair fame when 1 tmn hero and
nssert that he was the best man that
uver came down tho cinder mini "
There was a little silence. Dun
nati cxciteu a rudo guffaw.
The landtoul put out his hand.
"Abner Greer's grandson," ho said.
"Well, well," Then ho added with n
quick pressure of Dunham's hand, "It's
good stock, my boy, It's good slock."
Tho little group pf young men who
hud been staring hard at Dunham
"Talk Is all very well," said the
spokesman, "but how do you propose
to prove It?1'
"I have thought of a way," Fald
Dunham, and io faintly smiled as he
said It. "It Is modeled on the fashion
of the days or romance. Koiuo of you
no doubt,' luiva read of those chivalrous
customs. WIipii it good knight started
out with Mm assertion that his ladylove
was tho falfest and 'most accomplished
This elgnaturo Is on every box of tho genu.:-.
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablet
maid in all Christendom he stood pre
pared to prove his claim with lance
and battle ax. If he conquered the fal
len foe acknowledged the lady's su
premacy." Dunham paused and looked
around at the open-mouthed group.
Again the faint smile crossed bis face.
"For the fair name of my grandfather,
for the upholding of the family pride,
1 will run with Mr. Slocum myself."
"You!" cried the landlord.
Hut the others -weio too dazed for a
moment to speak.
"There is to be but one condition,"
Dunham continued. "If I beat Mr.
Slocum he must agree to acknowledge
that my grandfather was the better
"Do It. Bob; do It," cried the spokes
man, and then there was a wild burst
"I'll do it," said the eminent sprinter
with a broad smile.
And the two men solemnly shook
"fuy. does this really mean a race?"
cried the spokesman.
"It's what I mean," said Dunham.
"I'll leave that to Mr. Slocum."
"Ills choice is 220 yards."
"It must be this afternoon," replied
Dunham. "I have a business engage
ment In Clevelan'd inrly in the morn
ing." "What do you say to 4 o'clock?"
"It suits me," replied Dunham. He
looked aiound. "I will have to ask one
of you to lend me a pair of shoes," ho
"That's all right," cried tho landlord.
"I'll fix you out. I've got all of my
boy's running togs here, an' you'ie wel
come to 'em."
"Thank you," said Dunham
I think, settles all details."
The spokesman looked him over.
"Ever run befoiH?" he asked.
"Yes, In college."
The spokesman looked him
again and Dunham fancied there
pity In his glance.
"Come, boys," he said: "let's go out
and stir up a crowd." He looked back
from the open door. "See you later,
Mr. Greer," he called.
"I think," laughed Dunham, "that
you will see me first."
Whereat they vanished with a gust of
The landlord looked up nt Dunham.
"Say, you've got the spunk, all right,"
he cried admiringly. "Denied If T don't
most hope you'll win."
"Thank you again," said Dunham.
"And now one other thing. Have you
a college man In the village?"
"There's Parson Giddlngs," said the
landlord. "He's a college man. Ain't
much older 'n you, either. He's a good
deal of an athletic fellow, too. Goes to
all the races, and everybody In town
swears by him."
"I want to meet him before we run,"
suld Dunham, "t want to explain to him
who I am. 1 don't want them to think
I'm a piofesslonul ringer."
The landlord laughed,
"They ain't afraid of no ringers here,"
It was a beautiful atternoon. and It
seemed as If all Kagleville had come out
to the fair grounds to sso the race.
Xo doubt the novelty of the challenge,
as well as the deilre to see the local
champion pitted against a city fellow,
and what the village was pleased lo
call a dudo ut that, helped to swell the
Dunham himself .standing in tho Utile
room beneath tho judges' stand, with
his nielng costume cuvcred by a blank
et, smiled, loo,
And then a shadow in the doorway
cut short his amusing reilectlons.
A pleat-ant faced young man In a suit
of sober black was Intently regarding
him through a pair of shining specta
cles. "I am Mr, Giddlngs," said tho strang
er. "Arthur Giddlngs, Amherst."
"Ibmham Greer, Princeton."
Ami they solemnly shook hands.
"I wanted to have a little talk with
you," said Dunham, "I feel that I need
somebody to vouch for me. I trust you
can do It. I want you to represent me
"I will do It with pleasure," said tho
young pastor, "But you need not ho
ufruld of these people, Thero will bo
no trickery. They tiro as honest as the
"It Isn't that," suld Dunham quickly,
"But I want them to understand that
I nm square, too. Have you over heard
my nsiino before?"
"I have often heard tho name of
drier." tho young pastor said, "They
culled lilm the railroad king, I believe."
"No," said Dunham quickly, "It's the
younger dreer this time." Ho turned
and drow his pockelbook and gold
watch from the garments that hung on
the wull. ''Here," he said, "kindly tuko
charge of these. But first look at the
Inscription on tho watch."
The pastor opened the case and read
the words aloud; "Fiom his Princeton
classmates to Dunham Greer, whose
mighty legs have brought undying funio
to his doting Alma Mater."
The pastor looked up.
"Xow 1 remember hearing about
you," he cried. "Yes, yes, Greer, the
Princeton splinter. Your star was ils
Ing about the tlmo 1 left Amherst. And
aro you still In training?"
"Xo," replied Iiuuhain. "But I never
loso an opportunity to run, and I don't
bclluvu I nm really out of condition."
The pastor looked him over with u
"I begun to think It will be a great
race," ho said. Then his eyes suddenly
softened. "Pvo heard of your leason
for entering Mils contest. Mr. rsiwiv
and I I honor you for It." Ho gave a
muo sign. "There isn't much romanco
"I can well hellevo that," laughed
Dunlium. "But now I wunt you to
vouch for mi' to these people, Tell
theni, please, that I am an amateur
In good standing, and that this will bo
an honest race,"
"Certainly I will." said thu young
pastor, He looked back from tho door
way. "You've got a bit of haul wnrk
cut out for you," hs said, "This young
hiocum is really a great runner, uud
he's In the very pink of condition."
"Yes," said Dunham with an em.
phatlc nod. "And Just tho sumo I mean
to beat him from the start."
A Utile shout went up as Dunham
came upon Mio track, but It was miltn
lost In the mightier one that greeted
tho favorite. Klocuni certainly wus a
remaikablv trim built fellow, ami I hero
could be no doubt that ho was In ml.
mlrublc condition. Dunham podded to
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Such a shoe for three dollars is a
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it doesn't wrinkie nor doss it pinch.
It's just right, and besides it has ail the
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a shoe designed for women by a woman
of artistic taste and special skill.
The Boots are $300
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Let us show you the
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the shoe trade.
The Brooks &
him pleasantly and tho redoubtable
Hob Inoudly smiled.
And then, at the starter's first warn
ing woids, they crouched at tho lhie.
Dunham with a little thrill of pleasuro
felt himself drop .is If by Instinct into
his old starting form, He made up his
mind that ho must get uway first, lie
felt that ho could never overhaul his
opponent. Would the old trick coino
back to him?
They were ready. The stillness was
Urnek! went tho reVolvor and Dun
ham leaped far forward, Instantly, us
he fell Into his. stride, he realized that
ho was alone, Tho swift thuds of Slo
cum's llyins feet came from back of his
right shoulder. He left himself out at
)op speed, determined to break Master
Hob Slocum's heart,
Then there wus a sharp yell from tho
crowd, but It died away instantly.
Dunham saw but ono object ahead,
It was the face of tho spectacled par
son. Slowly It grew larger nnd clearer,
brlghtler and friendlier, iind all at onco
with u mighty plunge, Dunhaui went
over the tape and fell Into the parson's
open arms, a winner by fully two yards.
Hut lie wus up again In u moment and
pushing his way back through thu
hiirglng crowd to tho bide of his lute
1 1 vu I.
He put out his hand with his bright
"Your grandfather was the better
man," said thu great Slocum u little
Then their hands met In u warm
and Wyoming Avcs
SENTIMENT AT PITTSTON.
Piicmen and Pumpmen Favor Strike.
Sprclnl In tho Sranlon Tribune.
I'lttslon, May 2S. All those llremen,
engineers and pumprunners who wero
on tho night shift last week and un
able to attend tho meeting of those
workmen held on Saturday evening,
weio present at another meeting last
night In St. Aloyslu's ball.- The result
of Mils mooting was similar to the first
meeting, showing a unanimous senil
ment among tho firemen In favor of
striking, while the eugiutcrs nnd pump
runners aro divided on the question,
Last night's meeting was attended by
one hundred men, and the actual voto
polled was as follows; Engineers for
strike JT, agulnst -13; firemen for strike
"I, against L'; pumpmen for strike 1L
against 7. Considering tho result of the
two meetings It is sure to estimate that
S5 per cent, of these workmen will quit
work on Juno l1. The Krlo company
has a force of men at work erecting an
eight-foot hoard fence around Its Nos.
s, ft ami JO collieries at Hughestown.
Today un elllgy of Patrick t.'arden, a
returned United States soldier from the
Philippines, who Is serving its u, deputy
at ono of tho collieries, was dangling
from u telephono polo on Market street.
Siccus '.'.' the b'cranlon Tiibunr,
Plttston, May 2S. Juines Donahue, of
iiebamopol, died at tho I'ittston hospi
tal yesterday from the effect of Injuries
Mfcclved on Monduy night, ncur the
VIE G1YE TRADING STAMPS. fiBL
Cork Lnno station of the Delaware nnd
Hudson railroad. Donahue was walk
ing along tho track and was struck by
an empty engine, Ho leaves seven or
The chief amusement event hi this
vicinity on Decoration day will bo the
matinee ibices to bo belli at the West
Side fair g'rniinds In the afternoon,
under tho auspices of the fair associa
tion and ICIwood Smith, of Wllkes
Harre, Hesldcs tho match race between
Lucy Iloyer and Major Iloss, two fust
Wllkes-Harro horses, there will be threp
races, and sonio very good horses nre
entered. Three $23 purses are offered,
and tho list of entries 1s as follows;
L',22 clnss, purso $2."i, half-mile heals,
best three In live Minnie Mills or Jen
nie Glennon, by Perrln; Fusty Garret,
by John Wood, Ijickuwnimu; Thomas
W by M, M. Sherwood, Scrunton;
Avoe.i Girl, by Webster Howell, of
Avoca; Miss Jennie, by Edward Tntrm,
Wllkes-Harre, Ito.ul rare, purso J.'5,
one-half mile heats, three In five Mike,
by John Fllley, Plttston; Poor Hlehurd,
by William Davis, Plttston; Kansas
Chier, by Delahuuly & Co.; Victor, Ji
by Mayor Corcoran; Dan, by Fred
Hohlnson, AVest Plttslon. Free-for-all,
$25, half-mllo heats, three in five Ex
ploit, by Perrln;' Kulllo K., by Edward
Tut em, Wllkes-Harre; I.lzssio I.unnlng,
by Andrew Holand, Wllkes-Harre.
T. It. Williams, Plttston's popular
tenor singer, will sing tho solo for the
Mason Glee club, of Wllkes-Harre, at
tho eisteddfod to bo held In Scrunton
11. S. Emory has returned from a trip
to Washington, uhcro he attended the
funeral of un uncle.