The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 30, 1902, Page 2, Image 2

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The News of
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May Dance
Nighfof Decoration Day
May 30th,
At Burke's Hall,
Commencing at t8 O'clock.
Expense 50 Cents
"Delivered Before the High. School
StutJehts, the Grand Army Men
and" Numerous Visitors In High
School Auditorium Earnest Ad
vice to Graduates, an Appeal for
Forgctfulness of a Nntion's Differ
ences and n Tribute to the G. A. R.
His. 'Utterances Make n Profound
Yesterday was the mosl interesting
afternoon that tha students of the'Cni
hondalo High school have enjoyed this
year; and It can safely be said1 that
110 more Interesting and enJoyablo-ox-
cruises have taken place In the nudlt
orium of the Central school building
for the benefit of the students finally
loundlng out their course of studies
in the city's public schools.
The occasion was the exercises apro
pos of Memorial Day. The programme
of several musical numbers that was
observed wns merely Incidental, how-
"Who Gave Illinium Tull: Before Illsh
School Students nnU, Numerous Vis
itois. ever, the event of the afternoon being
the address of Attorney John McCouit,
of Scranton, who was Invited by Prof.
W. D. Bryden, principal of the High
school, to address thp students this
Memorial Day.
Those who came with the expecta
tion of hearing a stereotyped Memor
ial Day address, associating this belief
with the clay that was being observed,
were agreeably disappointed. Mr. Mc
Court's address was an earnest, vigor
ous talk to tho students, particularly
the graduates of the class of '02, on the
problems of life that confronted them.
It was a sincere, forceful appeal to
all his numerous hearers to avoid on
this Memorial Day "this holy day"
tho word or the thought that might
arouse auger or hate against our foes
of forty years ago; and the peroration
was a grateful, warm-hearted tribute
to the wearers of the Unron blue, the
slivered veteians, who were before him..
Mr. McCourt's effort was brilliant,
and fie most profoundly impressed the
students and the visitors with his rare
eloquence. Mis vigor and his force,
while the old soldiers faces glowed with
the kind feeling that they felt for the
young orator, whose broad-minded
views made an appeal tliut won their
hearty approbation
This was Mr. McCourt's second pub
lic appearance in connection with the
public schools of C'arbondale. The
other occasion was tho debate In this
city between the Scranton and Curbun
d.ilcs High schools. This Incident was
happily alluded to and discussed by
Mr. McCourt In his preface, described
it with n keen humor that lighted tho
way for the earnest and vigorous
thoughts that followed.
Mr. McCourt spokes as follows:
Ladles ami (iontlcmen: Just onco be
fore in my career, a very long tlmo ugu,
not measured by tho count of jcars at all,
but becauso tho rude hand of change
seems to have thrust It very far Into thu
past, I had the honor of addressing the
Cnrbonelala high school under ciicum
stanees to different from thu present,
that, as 1 sat hem, I could not help sd
h'litly contrasting tho two, Dining my
Scranton high school days them came,
down the valley from this hehool a chal
lenge to un to send forward a delegation
to contest tho question as to which of the
two cities was the moro miltnblei iis a
home. Tho day tho Scranton high school
went Into, n pqmmitto of the wholo to
ihooso-tho "wnnlors three" who wui.i to
lopresent them, thorn was a geuciul at
mosphere of melancholy pervading tho
cntlro. assemblage, because' wu felt that
the .Indents' invh6ro"tn their gullelessness
had no knowledge of what piofouml
scholars ami causto manipulators of all
hiibjects, wo were, including International
complications and tho 'nebular hypothesis.
And wo felt, ladies ami gentlumon, that It
lias an act almost akin to tie.icheiy for
us to -Inko -advantage of their Innocence.
Hut, nfter duo deliberation wo enmo to
tho conclusion tliat.all Is fair In love and
war.'jind steeling bur hearts to overy ten
der .seutlmont, threo of us wero dually
selected to jntllct tho ctuel blow, Ayifh
our schoolmates!, .to J cheou i&'iuuV our
teachers to efllry'lia' ami bur city's ur'ch
Ivcatto refresh us, wo swooped down upon
tho-yioneer City, all unconscious of tho
ponding disaster, uud upon tho stage of
youij opora houso tho debate In duo tlmo
began. A young (lady from Cnibondaln
opened the controversy by solving thn clt
f Scranton by its metaphorical neck uml
whirling It uiound Jior head in a way Mint
i positively descilbo. Iiur fmul
cf Uformatloh regarding thu faults and
folblps of tho city of Scranton was (.Imply
Inexhaustible. It wasn't accurate! At
this late day I protest It wasn't accurate
but ladles and gentlumon It was vory cf
fectlyol At the end of an hour tho de
bate'ended, the Judges retired and wo
worn alone with a sickening consciousness
that all had not gono well. "Wo ara
whipped," I said to raytielf, "Wo aro
whipped but the Judges will not daro to
find :agaln3t us. Why If they had tho
temerity to decide ,thaj, was
mori desirable uso, homo-than Scranton
'', "' llfef "" fSS
this county would rlso In Its might and
tho recreant ,1thh;os would expiate their
folly In tho maelstrom of a popular re
sentment. , No they won't Main to find
against tin." lhlt, ladles and gentlemen,
they did find ngnlimt us And thn Mum
students of this school, tenderly took us
down to the depot, gently put us on
board tho train mid ton fully sent us back
from whonco wo came.
Ah 1 said lit the beginning that was u
long time ago. but tilvlnl at the Inci
dent Is It lauglit mo In a meuRuro to look
at both sides of thing's. It taught me Mm
lesson of Toleration, that lost chord In
the lives of so many otherwise perfect
men. Whnt I hnvo paid puts mo In mind
of n time not long since when t was ns
signed In ctlmliml court to defend a mnu
who was charged with having been un
duly familiar with his neighbor's chick
en coot. t defended tho prisoner so very
well that when thn Jury went out I
turned to the defendant and told him to
make some arrangements to pay me -for
my services, lie suld h;j had no money
but that he would very cnslly get work
when hu obtained his freedom mid I ac
cordingly ceinuncneefl to draw up an or
der on his prospective pay. Hut while t
was writing the jury came In with a ver
dict of guilty and tho Judgo after re
marking Mint my client had been very
properly convicted sent him to .inll for
nearly n year, nut as Hamlet says,
"Something, too much of tlilsl"
As we stand hero upon the Mirchold aC
tho rnie ii ml rmlltuil mouth of June, a
mouth dedicated to the brldo and tho
sweet ghl graduate. Mm month when the
school bell hoars Its mandate to be silent,
u silence for some of you that means but
a brief and welcomu forgetfulness of
hehool tasks but for others n sllenco that
Is neither "nuf wolderselm" nor "an re -voir"
but "good-bye" and "good-bye" for
ever." As we stand upon that
Mitcsliold then, surely It Is neither
amisi nor premature to extend our
sincere congratulations to those who
aro about to take their diplomas
and go out Into thu world. H In
far t'lom my intention to talk to jou pros
pective graduates upon what must be to
uil now the veiy threadbare sulilect of
duty. Since your lisping childhood an
endless lino of teachers luov been point
ing the word "Duty" at you miuii as
Hobfu Hood pointed his arrow nnd I for
one am thoroughly satislled that the dart
long klnce struck home. As 1 said I feel
strongly the appropriateness of congratu
lations only,
t feel that the mature men and women
assembled licie need no assurance from
me of the fitting manner in which you
lircMpcclivc gi initiates must necessarily
hnvo sustained yourselves. Tint It there
are any hero present who need such ns
Hinance, to them 1 would say that, tho
student, whether his shining morning fate
boars tho Impress of the ruddy kiss of
strawberries from the hill or is sicklied
o'er by thu pale cast of thought, wheth
er he woais a rap and gown or carries n
broken slate, he has triumphs and trlaln
that are as poignant and numerous as
they nie peculiarly his own. Many iflf
them may bo Imaginary but they are
none the less Intense.
None of your students are very o'd.
yet measured by the length or brevity of
your lives, which ever you choose. It Is a
long time, a very long time, since with
heni ts going pltly pat you first darkened
the primary school house door. How
manv student lads and lassii s have u
stood shoulder to shoulder with since as
the years went by and you advanced rdep
by stop and where are they now? Some
lay down by tho roadside, romp went to
chiifo lalnbows and wlll-n'-tlip-uisp,
some grew weary and straggled to the
rear and still othcir. went n sailiuE with
the gilm ferryman whom all muit know.
For after all the disciplining of the mind
Is half the game of life and it is not sur
prising that many push the game away
fiom them and say It hi not worth tho
candle, lint you a chosen few among the
hundieds have passed through the Hood
and Held of your labors. You are here!
and that Is what I meant when 1 spoke
of congratulations.
You, ladles and gentlemen, of the clavj
of JOOJ. have. 1 do not doubt, begun to live
though a bi let pcilod of sweet conceits.
It Is tho prerogative nl a gi.iduale to
believe that tho wotlel gyia'tea around
him. It ia a dream that will pass away,
but none the less his prerogative. Fur
the next few wee'-n you will be walking
ns on violets tliinugli a coil of fairv
moonlight and as it vanishes you will find
yourselves standing in tho cold gioy dawn
of a now elay, face to face with the' world.
You have been told that It is a hard world
and have been duly ton Hied thereby. So
on that point let mo reassino ou by
suggesting that If tho world is hind, it's
veiy implacability makes it all tho "bol
ter whetstone upon which to shaipon your
wits. Let mo also suggest to you what
overy wind of tho world and wave of the
sea have already told ou. "That be
yond tho Alps lies Italy"; that after the
sowing comes ic corresponding harvest.
Do not heed tho advice of the broken
Wnlsuy, do not fling away ambition.
Conjure up an ambition, mould it into an
Ideal, nnuilsh It and If it be n worthy
one, grapple to it with hooks of stool. It
will bo your star at midnight, your au
ehor In tho storm. Tt mnv carrv vou
across tin; Alps of opposition to thu Italy
of your dreams. There you may snatch
your "buys" and who knows, some of you
may chisel your names upon thu Par
thenon of enrthly greatness.
Furthermore let niii gugacit to you Mint
you lend good books, look fairly' on both
sides of a question nnd be ever and otoi
nally paitlsans. Tho world thinks moro
of a man who believes and nns the moon
is nmdu of cheese Mian It does of the man
who has no opinions whatever concernlm;
Its composition. Tor If your views are
false In tho beglunlne, If Vour heart is
open and your mind I clerr, experience
nnd nttlltlon will tear dovn youi fallacies
and nourish mid r.ti"nrt:ei your login
until your gospel will point vllh as much
constancy toward Mm abiding liutli as
docs thu needle of the compass toward
the pole. Pay no heed to tho e-ynle who
dolefully complains that success Is as a
e'ast of thu dice', frowning on mnny ami
smiling on few. Surely that in not true,
In tho grand and broad sense of tho word,
success awaits those who leunh out for it.
hive strenuously, strive as hard us you
1'iin and as long as you can. Chorlsh
your good nnmi) uubt'enthed upon anij
thon whether you sweep over thu rani.
parts, sink on Mm slnpa or fall fainting
In the moat you will have attained Mm
fullest measure of success In Us lirotd
est meaning.
Every ordinary cold deserves
serious attention.
It is only a step from it into
grippe, pneumonia, or con
sumption; and it is only a
short step the other way to
cure the cold.
Nature and Scott's Emul
sion work together to make a
cold take the right step. Na
ture works , all the time and
Scott's Emulsion works if you
take it.
Scott's Emulsion cures all
kinds, of colds,
Send lor Free Simple
SCOTT & BOWNU, ChemUts, vi Fcirl St., N. V.
But whether the cup with swcot or bit'
ter run, even though, as tho fires of your
youth grow fainter nnd fainter behind
you the rentes of fame and prosperity
loom higher nnd dimmer before you, over
and always shake your sword In the faces
of your 'foes and defy thpm In tho words
of our good old long-nosed friend, Cyrano
de Heigcine, "All, 1 know you all my
nncleitt enemies, Cowardice, Hypocrisy.
Piejiullco and Dastardly Intolerance!
that 1 should cotrio to terms with yoltt
Never! I'll light you, fight you always."
Hut, ladles uud gentlemen, If standing
on Mm threshold of tho mqnth of Juno
has made It appropriate) for mo to say
what I have to tho coming graduates
and to thu high school pupils In general
how much more appropriate Is it, on this
tho ove of Memorial Day 10 lay an humble
wreath of lovo and nffcctlon upon tho
holy of our country's deathless dead.
Tomorrow from tho tossing pines of
Maine to the plumed palms of Florida,
from whero tho statue of liberty throws
Its welcome light across tho At
lantic billows to whero the Golden
(Into lifts Its brow from tho whis
pering waves of the Pacific, the
American people with one accord will
thrust from them tho sordid pursuit of
wealth nnd place and power, will turn
their backs upon the treasures of earth
which the moth and tho rust consume,
to do most leverenl homagu to tho Im
mortal memory of our country's bravo
and to tell onco moro the story nnd tho
glory of the fallen of tho fight. Tomor
row, from tho sunny prairies nnd from
Mm, shadowy forests," from tho wind swept
hillsides nnd from tho sheltered valleys,
geutlo hands will gather tho fairest dow
ns, willing feet will beur them to Mm
nation's churchyards, loving hearts will
scatter them upon the heroin dust that
was once perfection and tender tears re
fresh them as the celestial dews of thu
paradise of God,
Tomorow Is morn than a holiday. It Is
a holy duy. Let no chutp orator raise
his voice tomorrow to brcatho profane
words of hate and anger against our foes
of forty years ago. On the battlefields of
the south, whero the? great grey gigantic
hosts faded away before tho onslaughts
of tho boys In blue, whero the hnndsome,
dashing southern "cnvnller" succombed
to tho cold, aseotlc northern "round
head," where brilliant Virginia broke be
fore stubborn Pennsylvania, there thn
Grand Army of tho Hepubllc learned to
respect and admire their brilliant foes
and for any ono of another generation,
with windy stisplrntlon of forced breath,
to call forth from tho tomb of oblivion
the? hatred of the past, for anyone on this
day to needlessly reopen old sores by
casting Into the lo"th of tho south the
charge of "treason." are gulltv or an In
sult to the dead to whose memory to
morrow is dedicated, are guilt of nn In
sult to those of tho living who fought
that war with steel, are guilty of the very
charge they nre Inveighing against nn
effort to disrupt tho Union, and lastly
are guilty of a general cheapness, against
which, students of tho hlsh school, I
would nrivl-e you to beware. Tomorrow
I? Memorial Day. . day of tears and
lovo for tho blue and tears and lovo for
tho grey.
I.ate line summer afternoon I walked
through the white 'gate of Arlington ceme
tery and stood before that grim and pro
s.'i'e record upon which the war depart
ment linn sunimail7ed the majesty and
beauty of that quiet spot.
fulled States Military Cemetery,
Intciments '. ll.L'Iii
Known 7.1!'P
Unknown 4,ti77
Around me as I stood alone nmld.-f the
myriad dead lay the lengthening Hiadows
of the trees and the vanishing lines of
the graves. Delow me rolled the Poto
mac and far beyond leiomed the oily of
Washington In the gold light of tho sot
ting sun. Over it nil wns a hush, a pon"
and a bilenco. At my feet left slaudln;
against a mie.hty oak was a simple sheet
of bronze halt bidden in the waving
giars.-s. As I stood Micro in the shadows
of the giavo lost in nn Idle ievi-r!u T
carelessly thrti"t aside wtlh my foot tba
lohg grass and disclosed, -o deep cut In
the Inonzc tablet as to defy all the ef
facing influences of tlir.o, the keynote of
tomonow, In the melodious lines of Theo
dora O'llara's lmmorlnl edoglae:
"Nor Vi'iH:, nor change, nor winter's
Nor times remoiseless doom
Shall dim one ray of hol;( light
Thut gilds youi gloi Idas tomb;
Xor rhiill you glory ho foigot
While Fame her record keeps.
Or Honor points the hallowed spot
Wheie Valor piouelly sleeps."
Burely, surely r bared my and
abandoned n eveiy thought to the
crumbling dust about nn-. not in pity or
in sorrow, but In awo and admiration for
tho great things they had wt ought and a
llfo like theirs.
in the language of n very gicat Ameri
can orator, -let you and nto take out
places In spirit by the lden of those men
whoso memory wo celebrate tomonow.
"Again wo are in tho great struggle for
the national life. V henr tho sounds of
preparation, tho music of the boisterous
drums and tho sllery voices ot heroic
bugles. We hco thousand; of nssom
blngcs uml hear tho appeals of orators.
Wo see the palu checks of women and thu
Hushed faces ot men and In tho.ti as
semblages wu sen all the dtvd whose dust
we will cover with lloivera. Wo lose sight
oi iiicm no more. We aro with them
when they enlist In the great army of
freedom. Wo ice them part from thoio
they love-. Some nie walking for tho last
tlmo In eiulet places with the maldoni
they adore-. Other are bonding over
cradles kissing babies thu I aro aMoep.
Homo are leeching the blcsslusg of old
men, Some aro parting from mothers
who hold them and press them to their
hearts again and again and nay nothing,
and some mo talking with wives and en
deiivinhig with bravo wutds spoken in Mm
old tnnei to dtlvo from their hearts tho
awful fear. "We see tho wifo standing In
the door with tho liatm In hor nuns," stand
ing In tho sunlight Robbing. At n turn In
tho road n hand waves, she answer it by
holding hlsh in her loving hands tho
child. J fo Is gone ami foiever.
We seo them all as they match pioudly
away under tho Haunting Hags keeping
tlmo to tho wild, grand music ot war,
ii'iitehlng down thu streets of groat cities,
through the towns and across tho prairies,
down to the ilelds of glory to do and ello
for tho oternnl right. Wo are by their
sides on all tho gory Holds, In all the hos
pitals of mill), on all tho weury marclie-s.
Wo stand guurd with them In the wild
stoini and under the ipilet atars,
Wo ato at home when tho news conies
that they are dead. Wo seo tho mntdim
In the shadow of her llrst sorrow and wo
see the Mlvored head of thn old man
bowed with his last grief. These heroes
are dead. They died for liberty. They
died for us.
They nio at iet. They sleep In the land
they made frcn; under tho Hag they rep
dined stainless: under tho solemn pines,
the sad hepiloeks, the tearful willows and
the e-mlirnclug vino. They sleep beneath
thu shadow of tho clouds, carelcs.s nllkn
of sunshine or of storm, etjeh In the
windowle-ss palace of rest, Earth may
run red with other wars-they uro nt
pence, Ju the midst of tho battlo In tho
roar of Mm conflict, they found the seren
ity of doath.
You, Miuli comraele.s, "who still llvo and
who aro with us this afternoon, uro fast
bieaklng to pieces on Mm locks of life.
Tim bin den of your years uro crushing
ou Tlowti and that elespo Tlmo who
ciumbled Mm walls nnd Muew down tho
gutea of Nineveh and Tyro has sprinkled
your heads with Mm whlto nshes of old
age. Vou uro hurrying onward to Join
your bluo clud brothers of tho long ago
and as you (llo to your long rest let thu
consciousness of having trodden honor's
path sustnlu you and tho pliiudlts of a
grateful peoplo encourage you, so tjiat
when the dear sweet notes of taps, bid.
ding you to put out your light and go to
Bleep, falls upon your enrs, over which
tho great sllenco of this world Is rapidly
settling, "may you wrap tho drapery ot
your couch ubout you and llo down to
pleasant dreams."
I'rof. C. M. Lesher presided In the ab-
n'ence of Prof. JBrydcn, who has been
quite Blck for about a week. There were
four musical numbers, two selections by
the school, two contralto solos, "The
Btigler" nnd "In the Trenches," by Miss
Anna Brown, who wns vigorously en
cored! and two selections by tho High
school orchestrn, whose playing wns ex
ceptionally good. Tho audience almost
filled the auditorium,
The Decorating of Graves and Par
ado of Grand Army This Forenoon.
Camp fire in Afternoon Ball
Game nt Lodore.
Tho old soldiers will observe Mem
orial day today after the usual man
ner. Tho annual parude, concluding wfth
exercises about the monument In Mem
orial park, will take placo at 0 o'clock.
Commander McComb of Duvles post,
will be In command. The Spanish
American volunteers will bo in line,
commanded by Cnptnln Thdman P.
Murphy, of Company C, Thirteenth
regiment, who has kindly consented to
act. Tho Sons of Veterans will bo a
part of-tho procession, nnd the P. O. S.
of A. drum corps will provide martial
The procession will leave Davlea post
quartern on Salem avenue nt K o'clock
and will observe the following line of
march: Snlem avenue, tin Church
street to Main; down Main to Eighth
avenue; Klghtli avenue to Church
street; Church street to Memorial park.
After the exercises In the park, the
proccsglon will continue up Main street
to Halem avenue to the post quarters.
From thence, tho detnlls will be sent
to decorutei the graves of the 200 sol
diers who sleep In the cemeteries here
abouts. In tho afternoon the soldiers will en
joy a camp lire In the post rooms. Hon.
J. J. O'Neill 'will bo among tho speak
ers. This will be the only public demon
stration today. It Is expected that u
multitude of Carbondnlluns will go
this afternoon to Lake Lodore, which
will be opened today for the season.
A good deal of inteiest centres In
tho game of ball which will be played
between the Crescents and the Alerts
of Scranton, tho best team In the Elec
tric City. A big crowd of enthusiasts
will accompany the Crescents to help
them win the day.
Tonight there will be u dance in the
Burke building, which will be quite an
attraction for the young people. Firth
will provide music and Collins will di
rect the dances.
United Mine Workers Ceise Mining
Coal for Locnl Consumption.
The half dozen Independent com
panies In Cnrbondnlc, which have been
producing coal for local consumption,
have been ordered to shut down by the
United Mine Workers. As tho conse
quence, not n pound of coal is being
mlneel In Curbondale. Hardships are
certain to follow if the strike con
tinues for any length of time.
This step was ordered by the local
odlceis of the United Mine Workers,
It is given out. In justice to tho miners
f the lower districts who hnvo been
complaining that Mm men in Carbon
dnio have been working continuously.
As It coulel not be made clear, per
haps, that the co;il produced here cut
no (lguie In the output, it was decided
an the best, to suspend nil work. Tho
local miners, too, were becoming dis
satisfied. The Black Diamond, Hal ton's, Mur
rln's nnd Walker's workings are the
ones affected.
Will Try to Get a Room en Second
Floor of City Ruildicjj.
Tlu poor hoard at Us meeting
night appointed Directors Iyneh and
Williams to ask e-ounrils to rent the
front corn"!1 room on the second lloor
of the city building as a meeting plact
r .,,- l I -
Mr. McMillan objected to the ex
travagance of out-door rel'ef nnd on
motion the board derided to investi
gate as a committee of the whole, all
cases of relief.
The bo.uil uls-o decided to give no or
ders for coal from May 1 to October 1,
unless with the consent of the major
ity of the directors.
It was reported that the two children
of Mrs. Miry Rllen Jordan, who "us
Incarcerated for misbehavior, woio to
be carcil for In two charitable Institu
tions in Scranton.
Pupils' Memorial Day Exercisss.
Tno pupils of Miss Alice Itahlelgh's
room In No. S school on Belmein; street
observed the following: IntorestiiiB pro
gramme In honor of Memorial elay yes
terday afternoon:
Sour "Columbia, thu Oem of tho
Ite-cltation "The Ulue and lh Oray."
Xelllo Solomon
rtecllatleiii "The le ket Ciimrel."
Tlitzel DImoel:
Recitation "The IShio and the Urny,"
l.ols Noirls
Recitation "Tho Roll Call,"
Raymond Tiffany
Sons "I'nfnrl tho Htimy Flag."
Recitation "Memorial Ouy",I.llu Carlton
Recitation "Tho Young Soldier,"
ilurtrudo Drcnnan
Recitation "Memoi Inl Day"
Kthel Wagner
Recitation "The Now Memorial Day,"
I.llllnu Bowers
Recitation "ICnlisteel" James Sllsby
Song "America."
Recitation "In One Clrnvc,"
Josephine Keefe
Recitation "Dotty's Thought,"
Hazel llolgute
Recitation "Tho West Wlnd'ii Offer
ing" Maud Trice
Re'cltutlon Uiirylng thu Dead"
Kdna Sluman
Song "National Memorial Hymn."
Recitation "Driving ilomn tho Cows,"
Florenco Robinson
Recitation "The Sluicing of the
Maine" ,,..,,,, Marl Resbogulo
Recitation "Raise the Banner"
Warren llurd
Recitation "The Duisy's Mission,"
Mary Morgan
Reading "Tho First Memorial Day,"
Bong "Star Spangled Banner,"
Henry Whlttlngton's Funeral,
The late Henry Whlttlngton was
laid at rest In Maplewood cemetery
yesteidny afternoon and was followed
thencti by an unusually Jong; procession.
Conspicuous ut the obsequies were
th( lnplnhpra nt fnlll'l T.llv Vn KO TTnr.
festers of America, to which the de
ceased belonged. Observing the tradi
tions of tho order uiul aiming to show
tha utmost icspect for their departed
member, the court turned out In force,
about 150 members being In the proces
sion. The iltual of tho departed was
observed at tl(Q house on Ulrkett street
and nt the grave by Pust Chief Ranger
Charles Curtis,
The religious services were conducted
by Rev. H. J. Whalen, p. IX, r r
of the Betean Paptlst church
Connolly & Wallace
Scranton'5 Shopping: Center
To drop down to a common
place store would be to drown
our Ideals. Advance, advance,
advance, Is the law of the life of
the store.
Store Closed on Friday, Memorial Day
Summer Bedding
A hundred more of these Dimity Quilts so much in de
mand now for summer bedding.
The 8-4 size, 68x90 inches $ .95
41 1 1-4 87x90 " 1,15 ;
White Crochet Spreads, full size, hemmed and ready for
use 95c. Very, special, c
Cotton Comfortables
The $1.50 ones for $1.25, simply because the line .is
broken they are covered with fine silkoline and filled. 'with
white cotton, light, soft and fluffy.
Pongee Waists, $5. 00
Covered with little embroidered
dots done in color; thq collar trim
med withsilk embroidered turn-over
to mntch the dots.
And of nil tho materials that are
fashionable for waists this summer
Pongeo is in the lead.
Waists like these would usually be
?6.75 but ve had them, made to our
order specially.
Several floral pieces were ubout tho
ciislect, one ot them an anchor, being
presented by tho Forertcrs.
The pall-bcarcrs were from the For
esters and were as follows: John Kvanr,
A. Fi Hnhbs, James Solomon, John
I'hllpot, Joseph Emmett, Frank Peaice.
The Misses Lucy and Anna Mil.lgan
entertained at their home on Summit
avenue, lust evening. A delightful
evening- was spent by their guests. In
attendance were: MIsscj Lucy and
Anna Milll-mii, Alma fjtcvens, Kula
Wy, Kalhe'rlne NIchMnon, Madeline
MHK Uc3s:c Mcdllsi, Townsend,
Uut'i inn, B.laa Hluinan and Edith
Levi?, Donald Mllilguu and Mrs. James
Thomas and James Ilobb, who left
yesterday for Aronfolt, were tendered
a fcrewell at their home on Bslmont
street on Wednesday night, at which
the following were present: Missel
Edith and Mac Dunlap, Dahsy McLain,
Gertrude Smith, Agnes Wilce, Bessie
Plcrc, Jlame and Laretta O'Keel'o,
Beatrice and Clare Ilobbs and Mcssis.
David Morgan. Sam Pierce, James nnd
Richard Kwenglehurst, Alva Sampson,
Ulles Prisley, Fred Wagner, jr., How
ard McLaln, David mid Thomas Bat
ridge, Ueorge Thomas and Jamci
Miss Sailor Ite3i.ji'
JIKs Lydia Sailor, of Scranton, whose
cultured soprano voice has been nn Im
portant factor In tho rare music nt
Trinity F.plsi'opal church, has conclud
ed the year's contract with the church
nnd has withdrawn. Her resignation
will he accepted with regret, the con
gregation highly appreciating her tal
ent ah a vocalist. Her successor has not
been chosen as vet.
Midnight Eire.
A house on, upper Canaan street,
above Pender's, burned down last
night. It was owned by Mrs. Aim
Kelly, ot River street. It was former
ly thn Kelly homestead, and was com
pletely destroyed. The property was
outside the city limits, and tho lire
companies did not respond.
Lnst Night'B Social.
The social conducted In tho Rurke
building last night under the uuspices
of tho choir of tho Church of Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel, was quite successful.
The attendance was large nnd the eve
ning was pleasantly passed.
Memorial Day at Postofilco.
Decoration duy (legal 'holiday) Fri
day, May 30, 1902 Postofllee lobby open
from 7 a, in. to 12 o'clock and from 3.30
p, in, until 6.30 p. in. for lock box own
ers only, One delivery of mall by car
riers. No money order or registry hus
Iness done on this day.
Anniversary Mass This Morning,
There will be un anniversary high
mass of requiem In St. Rose church at
8.30 o'clock this morning for the de
ceased members of tho local council of
tho Young Men's Institute,
A Farmer .Straightened Out.
"A man living on a farm near here
camo In a short time ugo completely
doubled up with rheumatism. I hunded
him a bottle of Chamberlain's Palu
Halm and told him to uso It freely and
If not satislled utter using It ho need
not pay a cent for It," Maya c, V, Huy
der, of Pattens Mills, N, V, "A few
days later he walked Into tho store as
straight ns a string and handed me u
dolur saying, "give me another bottle
of Chamberlain's Pain Halm. I want
It In the house all the tlmo for It cured
me.' " For sale by all druggists.
Connolly -&
12& Dimities and Lawns
The daintiest, loveliest, lightest,
coolest little dress materials in thq
world, and so inexpensive that you
would scarcely expect to see scattered
over them the beautiful little rose
buds nnd Dresden figures, with tho
one edgo of tho selvage bound by a
border. Yet hore they aro, fresh
nn entirely new lot of designs and
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Reduced Rates to Gettysburg via
Pennsylvania Railroad.
For tho benefit of those deslrliiff to.
attend the annual encampment of the
Grand Army ot the Republic, Depart
ment or Pennsylvania, at Gettysburg,
Juno 4 to S, tho Pennsylvania Railroad
company will sell excursion tickets to
Gettysburg from all stations on its line
In the state of Pennsylvania, on May
31, June I, , 3, 1 and C, good to return
until Juno 7, Inclusive, at ruto of a
single faro for the round trip. For spe
cific rates, apply to local ticket agents.
Tho N. Y., 0. & W, Summer Time-
"Will become- effective on Its main line
and .Scranton division, Sunday, Juno 15,
Trains will be run samo as last season,
with the exception of an early morning
connection which will be made for pas
sengers Carbondalo and South with tJie
"Quaker city" express of tho Central
Railroad of New Jersey. This train
makes close connections for all promi
nent Pennsylvania state points, arriv
ing In Philadelphia nt 12 noon; Balti
more, 2.30; Washington, 3.30, nnd At
lantic City, 3,20 p, in.
First Class Tickets to San Francisco
and Return at Less Than One Way
On account of the Imperial Council,
Nobles of the Mystic Schrlne, San
Francisco, California, June 10th 14th,
1902, the Lackawanna railroad will is
sue llrst-ciass excursion tickets from
tjcranton at tne low rate of $00.23 for
the round trip, on sulo good going May
20th to June 7th Inclusive and for re
turn to reach original starting point
not later than 60 days from original
dute of purchase of ticket. See Depot
Ticket Agent In regard to stop off priv
ileges variable routes, side trips, Pull
man reservations, etc,
Low Rate of Fare to Portland, Ore.,
and Return.
On account of the National Convention
Tiuvelleis Protective Association of
America, Portland, Ore., Juno 3rd to
7th; the Supreme Lodge A. O. U. W
Portland. Ore, June 10th to 20th, 1902,
the Lackawanna railroad will Issue
&r xlv? " 'd
It requires a fund of fresh
knowledge to keep the dry
goods store that serves the
people best. Last years Ideas
are twelve months behindas
worthless as bankrupt stocks.
White Klbbons"
Moire taffeta, splendid quality; 4
inches wide, 25c. a yard.
Plain taffeta, with a beautiful loi
ter, 4 3-4 inches wide, 25c. a yard.
In the regular ribbon stock art
white ribbons of all widths, from.tb
narrowest to the widest, and all'prlCKS
from 4c. to 60c. a yard a great!1
variety than we have seen anywhere1
else. '-.
For the Strength
of Woman
to surmount the difficulties
of social or worK-a-day life
ttxam mask. ,
is Nature's greatest assistant;
Its use -wards off depression
and illness and promotes
digestion and healthr
AH druggists sell it. Prepared ontg by
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n
St. Louis. U. St A.
"Brewers ef the famous Budwolser, Mlcholok,
Black Cs Tan, Faust, Pale-Laser. Anhouaar
Standard, Esport Pole and Exqulatte.
First Class round trip tickets for $70.30
on sale good going May 26th to Juno 7th
Inch and for return passage, to reach
original starting point not later thSn
60 days from original date of sale. See
Depot Ticket Agent for particulars as
to stop-over privileges routes nnd train
Reduced Rates to Lebanon, Pa. '
Great l.'ouncll, Improved Order ReJ
Men of Ponn., will meet at Lebanon,
June 9 to 13, 1902, For this occasion the
New Jersey Central has made the fol
lowing low rates:
From Scranton $3.46, Taylor $5.30
Mooslc $3,22, Avoca $3.14, Plttston $5.06,
Miners Mills $4.82, Parsons $4.78,
Wllkes-Barre, Ashley and Nantlcoke
$4.70. Tickets good to go June 7 to 12,
Inclusive, and good to return June 15,
inclusive. For further Information, up- '
ply to station ticket agents.
G. A. R. Encampment Gettysburg,
Fa., June 4th and 5th.
For the above occasion ticket agents
of the Lackawanna railroad will sell
first class tickets to Gettysburg and ,
return at regular one way fare for the
round trip good going June 1st to 5th
inclusive with final return limit June
7th. Children between tho ages of 5
and 12 years one-half tho ndult fare.
Low Rates to Ithaca, N, Y,,' and
Return via tho O, & W.
There will be. a college regatta at
Ithaca, N. Y on May 30. Tho Ontario
and Western will sell round trip ticket
at the fare one way. Tickets will be
sold nnd good going May 29 and 30,
good returning to May 31, Inclusive.
Miss Maine Coleman, who underwen.
an operation In Scranton recently, 1
slightly Improved.
Messrs. John Donnelly, John Lynch
Michael Donnelly, Michael Kelly, Mich,
ael Sweeney, Jumes Mullen, Michael
Munley, Robert Itogan, Thomas Rej
gau, Mlchuel Giles uud Michael Mce
Andrew left for West Virginia nnd
Pittsburg yesterday to obtain employ
ment. P. II. Kiigan, of Wllkes-Banv, Is vis
iting his purents on Hill street.
The Young Men's Institute base ball
club Is niuklng lliml preparations for
their soelul, which s to take place at
Billing's hall this evening. A $10 gold
piece will bo chanced off at the door.
Miss Lulu Bradley, tho well known
pianist, will furnish music for the oc.
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