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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, JUNU 2, 1902.
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SHIS WAS a spare little old lady
with the sweet air of r homely
life clinging to her. .Small bun
nies lay riled in the icat by her Ride,
in the rack overhead, and scattered
Among the larger ones at her feet. Ono
mlr of arms would never be able to
bold them together when the time catnc
to leave, the train.
Perhaps it wan with the chivalrous
thought of helping her that a bencvo
IftaMooklng old gentleman, evidently on
his way through the car, seated himself
instead aer her, and, having deposited
his Russia leather bag In the rack,
topped the conductor and asked him
;where the "elderly lady over there" got
"At Ii ," the conductor answered,
naming a large town an hour's ride
ahead. "Nice old body, but fidglty.
Never traveled much, I guess, and
must be moving now, by the number of
The conductor moved on, and the old
gentleman cpntlnued his scrutiny of his
fellow-passenger. Presently he saw
her tugging1 at the .window, in the vain
effort to raise it.
"Allow me," he said courteously.
She looked up with the pleased grate
fulness of a child. "You see," she said
naively, "I never had windows that fas
tened that way, and I couldn't man
"Do you live far from here?"
"Why middling," she said, naming a
small town in Iowa, "It seems a great
.ways to me, for I haven't been much of
a traveler, particularly since Ezra (my
"Perhaps you are on your way now to
live with one of your children," the old
gentleman continued with kindly in
terest. A sudden sadness, reminding her lis
tener of the shadows he used to think
the clouds were chasing In his boy
Jiood, swept over the placid upturned
. "No, I am going to enter the Old
Ladles' Home at I.. ."
"And you dread It?" There was deep
sympathy In his voice.
"Oh, I chose to go, but" there was
hesitation in the sweet voice. Then, as
if suddenly conscious that her new
friend was standing, she said timidly:
"If you would like to hear about it I
will make room for you in my seat.
"You see," she said apologetically, as
the old gentleman helped to clear away
the bundles, "there was so many little
things that I couldn't bear to leave
after my trunk was rilled, and, anyway,
If there had been room, some of them
were too delicate to be packed."
As she spoke Bhe picked up one of the
packages her companion had just placed
on the floor. "This, for instance, Is one
of my choicest treasures. You might
think odd, too, for It is a little heathen
god, but a dear, dear friend sent It to
mc forty years ago from India before I
ever came to this country."
"Would you mind unwrapping It; I
would like to see it."
"And what became of the friend?" the
t old gentleman asked, as the little brown
god was being divested of Its many
"He married an army officer's widow
shortly afterward, and then I came to
America, and I never heard from him
Was It aprc that made the old lady's
voice so tremulous?
"Who told you he was married?" The
old gentleman's voice had a belligerent
note In It.
"A friend of Ezra's wrote of the en
gagement." Meanwhile, the old gentleman had
taken the idol and seemed to be exam
ining it most minutely. "Did It ever
occur to you that your friend sent this
idol as a messenger to you? I have
known such things to have secret cav
ities." "I neer thought of that." The tone
was eager. "But no; Harry was always
niaking curios, and, besides" the voice
lank Into one of personal musing "he
must even then have been engaged."
"But did no greeting or message ac
company the gift?"
" The wrappings had been toin off
when I received it, but Ezra said there
'as no word."
"Well, let us try a little experiment,"
Tle old gpntlemun appeared as excited
as a boy with a new toy. "Here, pi ess
jrour finger hard just under his chin."
The old lady obeyed, and gave a lit
tle scream of surprise as with a little
clicking sound the head fell forward,
revealing a cavity In the neck of the
little brown god. But the old gentle
man did not seem surprised. Ho only
.. "It is the nod of Jove. Now see If
he does not cuiry a messago In his
The old lady drew out a paper yel
low with age. Tremblingly she adjust
ed her spectacles, and what she lead
made her face as that of the dead. She
turned plteouBly toward her compan
ion. "Oh, I never knew, but I loved
hltn." Then the crimson of youth
welled up that she should reveal her
heart thus to a stranger. "But you!
How did you know?' she fnlteied.
The old gentleman was looking at her
fixedly, a curious look of tcjuvenated
youth overspreading his features.
' "Cab, sir? This way, sir!"
An old gentleman and lady with
their arms full of bundles were emerg
ing from the Union depot at Chicago,
They entered a cab,
"Drive to the Cathedral," was the or
der. When they re-entered the cab, even
the cabby could not fall to notice tho
excess of tendcrnss with which the old
i lady was helped to her seat.
'"Must bo cclebratln' delr golden
weddlnV he said as he pocketed his
generous fee after depositing them at
But a little later, the old gentleman
, was saying to the little old lady who
tested confidently In his arms;
"My darling wife, there was no ono
in- the world to please but ourselves,
and wo have a right to the aftermath,
surely, having been so cruelly deprived
of the harvest," Boston Herald.
CONNOLLY & WALLACE
SCRANTON'S SHOPPING CENTER.
O, A. X. ENCAMPMENT,
Sftfuced JUtea to Gettysburg via
For the benefit of those desiring to
attend the annual encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic, Depart
ment of Pennsylvania, ut Gettysburg,
June 4 to 5, the Pennsylvania Railroad
company will sell excursion tickets to
Gettysburg from ull stations on Its line
in the state of Pennsylvania, on Muy
31, June I, 8. 3, 4 and 6, good to return
until June 7, Inclusive, at rata of a
Ingle fare for the round trip. For spc.
die rate, apply to local ticket agents.
Hen's Shirts and Collars.
A White Sale of Our Kind Begins on Monday Morning
It-will be the commencement of our Annual June Sale and will fully illustrate the progress and triumph tf useful
Great Scope of Our Sale of White
Besides Women's Underclothes, it includes :
Children's Underclothes Shirt Waists
White Goods, Corsets Handkerchiefs
Sheets and Pillow Cases White Bedspreads
Underclothes for women form the largest part. There are more of these, and better,than we have had in previous
sales. The prices are less than the usual cost to us. The variety is greater and there are more sorts of soft cottons
and linons used in the underclothes. The characteristic this year is plainness, simplicity, daintiness.
In Washington there was a man named Smith, who was thought to look like Daniel Webster. His friends
were constantly telling him how much he looked like Webster, and he was flattered, of course, and helped on the like
ness. One day one of his friends said to Webster: "Do you know, it's wonderful how much Smith looks like you.
People are constantly mistaking him for you." "Why, that's strange," saidWebster, "nobody ever takes me for Smith'
People never tell us we "look like Smith."
Lawn,- Nainsook and Fine Long Cloths are used largely in the garments on sale this vear. We've beaten the
Board of Health in our efforts to oust the sweat shop work. We wont have it. Some of the makers have even yielded1
to me wisnes 01 women, organized to suppress sweat shops, and are using the Consumers League label. Kven women
who have been forced to make their own underclothes for economy's sake, can't compete. There are underclothes for
less than the cost of the materials in them the maker buys wholesale, women have to buy retail.
All of the Following at the Muslin Underwear Department
iae. Cambric covers, in French style, and hemstitched ruffle the
best value in a low priced cover we have ever offered.
Tight fitting, round neck, V shaped and square neck.
Twelve styles at this price In both tight fitting and French style,
variously trimmed in lace and embroidery and the best 25c values
we have ever found.
Extra size covers of cambric, tight fitting style, square neck, plain
but good quality.
Cambric, French style, lace inserting, round neck and arm-holes
trimmed with lace.
.40c. Nainsook, French style, embroidery trimmed.
5oc. Nainsook, with hemstitched ruffle, trimmed with ribbon.
68c to $4.00. An immense line of finer covers, among them some of
the newest French productions.
Muslin, umbrella ruffle with tucks.
Muslin, deep ruffle with embroidered edge.
Muslin with hemstitched ruffle.
Cambric with deep flounce two rows of inserting, lace edg'
Muslin, ruffle has tucks and edging.
Nainsook, cluster of five tucks and inserting, lace edge.
Cambric, embroidered ruffle with hemstitched tucks.
Cambric, umbrella flounce, three clusters of tucks, embroidered
$1.50. Nainsook; French beading, two rows of lace Inserting and tor
$1.75 to $2.50 Skirts of Nainsook and fine lawn elaborately trimmed.
50c. Muslin, with tucks and ruffle.
75c. Muslin, umbrella ruffle and two rows of tucks.
85c. Cambric, lace edge and tucks.
$1.00. Cambric, trimmed with torchon lace.
$1.00. Cambric, deep flounce and hemstitched tucks.
$1.00. Muslin, with deep embroidered flounce. Similar styles to above
at $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75.
$3.00. Cambric, with tucks and deep embroidered ruffle.
$3.00. Cambric, with four rows of lace insertion, and with lace edge
and umbrella flounce.
$4.00. Muslin, with tucks and inserting, deep embroidered flounce.
$4.50 to $18.00 each. A great assortment of fine skirts, lace and em
broidery trimmed, some with train.
Muslin, tucked yoke, high neck.
Muslin, tucked yoke, low neck, embroidery trimming,.
Muslin, tucked yoke, ruffle on neck and sleeves.
Cambric, V shaped yoke, hem stitched tucks.
Cambric, tucked yoke, embroidery trimming.
Muslin, embroidery trimmed neck and sleeves.
Cambric, yoke of embroidery and tucks, finished with embroidery
a A eta
$1.00. Twelve styles of gowns at this price, made of muslin, cambric
and nainsook, variously trimmed with lace, embroidery, tucks, ruf
fles, etc. All exceptional values.
$1.00. Extra size gowns for large women, one Is made of cambric with
tucked front and has a hemstitched turn-over collar.
$1.35. Ten different styles at this price, all fine gowns, beautifully
made of the best materials.
$1.35- Cambric gown, V shaped, tucked yoke, with inserting and
$1.35 Nainsook with pleated front, V shaped yoke trimmed with em
broidery and wash ribbon.
$1.35. Nainsook, round neck, and short sleeves, chemise style with
ribbons. Another of the same style, embroidered.
$1.50 to $6.50. A great assortment of fine gowns, elaborately trimmed
and of the finest materials.
Muslin, deep cambric ruffle, extraordinary good value.,
Muslin, three clusters of tucks and deep hem.
Cambric, with deep hemstitched ruffle.
Cambric, with deep ruffle, lace trimmed.
Muslin, extra quality, fifteen tucks.
Cambric, umbrella ruffle with tucks.
Cambric, with tucks and hemstitched ruffle.
Five styles, all of cambric, variously trimmed, and some in extra
Cambric drawers with deep embroidery ruffle and tucks.
$1.00. Nainsook with cluster of tucks and Swiss embroidery.
similar style lace trimmed.
$1.35. Nainsook with tucks and lace, inserting and lace flounce.
$1.50 to $4.00. A general line of fine goods, trimmed in lace and blind
Every kind and quality, from Doylie to Banquet Cloth. This is one of the two occasions of the year when thousands of people lay in ahead a great supply of linens,
n tne great lactones of Ireland, Scotland, Germany and France, with the throbbing of the looms in their ears, the buyers of the great New York Importing Houses lav the
plans and place our orders for goods for our White Sales. Skipping all the waste of intermediate handlers always, prices become still lower now because makers are willine
and glad to make special concessions twice a year to large buyers like ourselves. In addition, we clear up all the good odd lots that we can find. - And finally cliD our own
proms to make the occasion still greater. Thus you find such a staple and good table linen as the $1.50 Scotch damask here in this sale for $1 a yard
62 inch unbleached damask, extra
heavy, ten designs. 50c yd.
The same grade 72 Inches wide.
72 Inch full bleached Scotch dam
ask, heavy weight, positive value $1
yd. White Sale price 75c yd.
A fine quality of linen sheeting Is
offered in the White Sale :
72 inches wide $1.35 yd
90 inches. wide $1.50 yd
Hemmed huck. size 17x34, red,
white or blue borders. 10c each, $1.15
Hemmed huck, size 18x36. I3jc
each, $1.40 dozen.
Fringed ends, damask towel, all puro
linen, very special at iSc each or
Hemmed huck, size 19x38 pure flax
and very absorbent 30c $3.35 dozen.
Bleached Turkish Bath Towels, full
size, fringed ends, isceach $i.4o
Half bleached Napkins 75c doz
Half bleached Napkins $1.00 doz
Half bleached Napkins $1.35 doz
Half bleacked Napkins S1.75 doz
Full bleached Napkins $1.35 doz
Full bleached Napkins $1.50 doz
Full bleached Napkins $1.75 doz
Full bleached Napkins $3.00 doz
The half bleached Napkins range
from 18 inches to 24 Inches square,
the bleached are all 22 Inches. All
are splendid values.
In the White Sale.
Scarcely any ono buys muslin to mnko
Into sheets unci pillow-cases. Elootrlclty,
steam nnd skilled men and women do tho
work so quickly, and at so little coat,
that tlio rcady-mado cost scarcely more
than you would pay for the materials.
Theso are made of Atlantic bleached
Pillow Cases. Sheets.
t.'XSli l.'o fi.lx)0 4L'o
rOJfi-1lo 7Jx30 ISO
BtXiStf 10c "JxOS Klo
75c to $3.50 a yard average half price.
Not more than nine yards of a kind in the lot. but all kindscambric, nainsook and Swiss: licrhi. flnn
embroideries and some that are heavy and durable.
Sample pieces from one of the large wholesale houses. All fresh and perfect except for a little dust
on the outside.
White Bed Spreads
A thousand spreads, bought special
ly for this sale.
Crochet spreads, 95c the $1.25
Marselles and satin finish spreads.
$3.00 for a good full sized satin
$3.50. $3.00, $3.50, $4-50 are the
prices for better grades. All reduced
for the White Sale.
Dimity spreads, very light and fine
for summer use.
8-4 size ...,.., 05c
1 1-4 size ,..$1.15
Baby Clothes in the White Sale.
Dresses for children 2 to 4 years are In the sale. There Is more fuss and worry over making chil
dren s things than In the case of underclothes and dresses for grown people more different sizes and less
money so it means a great deal to get things as well made as these for less than the usual prices.
Short dresses 35c to S3.50
Long slips 3scto$3.5o
The workmanship in the plainest has been as carefully looked to as that of the expensive dresses.
White Ribbons. -
Ready for all tho June weddings all the commencements all the summer gowns.
White ribbons are usually scarce they will be scarcer than ever this year because of the
trouble among the dyers and weavers. But we have 1 000 pes. bought specially for the White Sale.
Taffetacrepe ribbon, 4 3-4 Inches wide , , , . 19c Yard
Moire ribbon, 3 1-2 Inches wide , aac
Moire ribbon, 4 1-2 inches wide asc
Satin taffeta, 3 1-2 Inches wide 30c
Satin taffeta, 4 Inches wide ,.,,,,,,,,, , , , , , , a;c
Satin taffeta, 4 3-4 Inches wide ""35c "
Liberty satin ribbon, 4 Inches wide "",
Liberty satin ribbon, 4 1-2 Inches wide , '," '35c
White lace 50c to 1.50.
White silk, 50c, 75c and $1.
White suede lisle, 35c, 50c
White suede, $1 to $3,
White kid, $1, $1.50 and
Good Muslin, 50c.
Fine, soft cambric, 75c.
It takes large orders to get nlght-shlrts at 50c and 75c that aren't skimped In quality
It takes years of hard work with the makers for Its against all their experience to sell
such good shirts for so little.
No wonder a customer said one day that the 50c nlght-shlrts were the best she had
ever seen for the money
This page is like the old advertisements of popular
novels : "for the continuation of this story" see the
Nothing in the world brings so many people to
this store as the feeling that whatever happens they
will be treated fairly.
UUJMJNOLLY 5t IflTALLACE, 123, 125 and 129 Washington Avenue, ?
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