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SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 1902.
TWELVR new churched, 21 wench
ing stutlons, iind 27 ministers
worn ndded lo the list of
the American Unitarian as
noclntlon Inst year, in of tlie minis
ters having been received from various
other (Icnomlnntlons; services were ro
mimed nt 8 places, and missionary
preaching was maintained during the
milliliter months at 8 points. The
president of the association and the
district and state secretaries! were In
dustrious In visiting churches. Among
the gifts for capital account or Increase
of endowment amounting to more
than $60,000 In all were one of $10,000
to establish the James Walker fund, In
memory of the secretary of the first
meeting called to establish the associa
tion, and one of Its original directors:
mid a gift of $21,000 as a memorial
fund of Dr. Kzra Stiles Gannett, the
first secretary of the association.
Considerable attention was given last
year to missionary work among Span-ish-Hpeaklng
people. Tracts were
printed In Spanish and mailed to per
nons In Mexico and Cuba, and work was
Instituted on the plan of the postolllce
mission; but no Intention existed at
present to undertake the establishment
of Unitarian churches In Cuba. Heso
lutlons were passed at the annual meet
ing of the association In May, con
demning all such evils as child labor
In factories In the Southern states, and
favoring protective legislation in be
half of children. A memorial was
ndopted to the president and congress
asking for pence and Justice In the
Philippine Islands. The committee ap
pointed to confer with the Unlversal
lsts concerning union reported pro
gress. The reports of the meeting of the
Urltlsh and Foreign Unitarian associa
tion In London spoke of activity In
various directions In the publication
of volumes, the circulation of leaflets,
correspondence with Inquirers, labors
lit Scotland carried on chiefly by the
nld of the MeCJuuker beriuest, and the
progress of work and a demand for
literature In India. The Education bill
was condemned in a very plain-spoken
resolution, as calculated to perpetuate
and intensify denomlnatlonallsm.
The Blocher Home.
A beautiful charity lias been planned
by John Blocher, of Buffalo, which Is
to be under the care and administra
tion of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Mr. Blocher's plan provides for a de
sirable home for men and women who
have grown old together, who have
passed the age of self-support, and for
whom it would be a cruel hardship to
live in separate homes. A charter has
been granted and all the preliminary
details have been attended to. In ac
cordance with these plans there has
been transferred to the Blocher Homes
corporation a tract of land of forty-live
ncrcs In the town of Amherst, or what
Is known as the Mineral Springs Farm,
in the village of Willliimsvllle. N. Y.
The trustees of the institution wish
to raise $10,000 as soon as possible for
the erection of a building to be used
as a Home for the Aged. "When this
amount has been secured Mr. Blocher
will give $10,000 additional, and besides
this he binds himself to contrIb'ut6 $75,
000 during his life. The board of trus
tees is composed of thirty representa
tive and well-known laymen and min
isters. Bishop Fowler Is president of
the board, and Dr. Philip S. Merrill,
presiding elder of Buffalo district, has
Veen elected superintendent. Dr. Mer
t ill will assume the duties of this po
sition about Oct. 1.
Mr. Blocher, who is 77 years old, has
the cordial co-operation of his wife In
these plans. They are attendants of
Delaware Avenue church. In Buffalo.
It Is hoped that this charity estab
lished by .Mr. Blocher will develop Into
nn Institution of great usefulness and
(ifford protection to a large number of
dged people in their declining years.
Kcv. Joseph Madison, of this city,
will preach at Ash Street Methodist
Episcopal church on Sunday morning
nt 10.30 o'clock.
Tom Glppol will sing Dudley Buck's
"My Redeemer and My Lord" at the
Sunday morning service In the Green
tidgo Presbyterian church.
LESSON FOR AUGUST 24
THE REPORT OF THE SPIES.
Numb, xiii: 26 to xiv 4.
BY REV. J. E. GILBERT, D. D.
Eccrcttr o( American Society of Rtllflou
CONTKXT. After the erection and con
secration of the tabernacle, studied last
i9ck, Israel remained la camp at the
,uso of Slaal for a wholo month'. Dating
that tlmo tho service of the, sanctuary
was arranged as set forth In the book of
l.ovHIcus. After that a census was taken
mid tho tribes wero stationed la their
appointed order. Shortly after tho death
of Nr.dab and Alillai, nous of Aaron, oc
curred for offeiing strango lire on tho
altar of incense, nml a man was stoned
for blasphemy, At length thu word Jo
liovalt came commanding tho people to
depart from tho mountain and journoy
toward Canaan, tho land of their destin
ation. On tho twentieth day of thu sec
ond month (May a, nw, It. C), the cloud
lifted, tho tiibornucle was taken down,
mid tho advanco call of tho trumpets wuh
Bounded. Tho general direction to bu
taken was northward, and after 'eleven
days tho tents wero pitched at Kndesh
Uarnca, it distance of 1U miles from
Blunl, Thcnco ns n military precaution,
Moses sent out twelve soles, ono from
each tribe, to view the land. Their report
on returning constitutes our present lea
con, TUB LAND.-(Vorses 2 and 27). Tho
Instructions of Moses required tho spies
:o tako particular nolo of thu land of
Canaan, "whether It bo fut or lean, and
whether there bo wood therein " (verso
joj, Accordingly they went through tho
rountry from south to north, oven to
Reholi, which was afterward given to tho
irlbo of Asher (Josh, xlx:Si). They gnth
red at Eschol (verso 23), on their re
turn trip, a huge bunch of grapes and
lamples of pomegranates and llgs, Stand
ing before Moses and Aaron and the con
gregation (probably the elders), of Israel
they displayed tho fruit and declared
that the land was oao of. rare fertility
lid that It (lowed with "milk and honey,"
Using a llguro or bpeech then common
ind highly expiesslve. This description
accorded with tho promises that hud
been made to Israel (Kx. 111:8), when Clod
appeared to Moses in the wilderness and
commissioned him to bo the leader and
deliverer from Egyptian bondage. Tho
now homo by actual exploration was
found to bo all that could bo desired for
'TUB PKOPLK.-f Verses 28 and 29), At
llmt tlmo Canaan was densely populated
JJia Illttttea, Perrlzsltcs and other
tribes which were to bo expelled (Bx.
XNlllt.1t). It was therefore natural that
Moses Instructed tho spies to Inquire con
cerning these people (verso 181, "whether
they be strong or weak," that ho might
the better Judge how grent an undertak
ing wns before him. As a good general
ho needed to know nil ho might about
his enemies (l.titcc xlv:2l). Tho spies re
ported, giving the location of the sev
eral tribes the Amalekltes In tho south,
the Illttltes, Jebusltps and Aiuorltes In
the mountains; and the Cannnnltes by the
sea nml the Jordan. They were nil strong,
and their cities were walled, presenting
formidable defenses against any ap
proach of a foe. Hut, what especially In
pressed them, they saw the children of
Attiik, who were glnntB (verse :M), men of
Immense stature nml fierce looks, war
riors to be dreaded and shunned. This
was In no sense an exaggerated state
ment. TUB PHOPOSAL.-(Vcrse 80). This In
tellgcnce caused illsmny In the hearts of
those who heard It, and expressions of
fear spreail rapidly through the assembly.
It was folt that three millions of former
slnvcs, only one year out of Kgypt, who
had scarcely become a nation, were un
able to dislodge those who were well pre
pared to defend their homes. But two
of the spies, Caleb and Joshua (Numb.
xlll::lS). thought otherwise. One of these
represented the tribe of Judah, and tho
other the tribe of Bpliralm (Numb. xlll:0
M, the victorious tribes of Israel, whose
character had been predicted by Jacob
(den. xllxiS-22-21). from whom came the
kings. Joshua, as the lieutenant of Moses,
the hero of the battle with AniHlek (Bx.
nvII:I::), stood hi silence, sanctioning the
words of Caleb, who declared that they
wero able to overcome and urged an Im
mediate advance. It was a brave pro
posal made by bravo men.
TUB KKSPONS13. - (Verse HI). Caleb
and Joshua were doubtless controlled by
faith, They must have considered that
the land had been given by the Almighty
to Israel (Gen. xv:1S). that thu exodus
bad been ordered with the view to pos
sess It (Bx. 111:17), that God was in the
midst of the people. Ills presence being
mnnlfest In the tabernacle, und th.it
therefore there was no occasion to fear.
Hut the other ten spies looked to the hu
man conditions and forgot the Divine
element. They responded "we be not
able, for they are stronger than we." In
their thoughts the coalllct would be man
against man, the weaker yielding to the
stronger. Mere were the two sentences
"Wo are able." "We be not able." stand
ing over against each other, each burst
ing forth out of the heart, but having be
hind it an unseen element of trust la God
or of trust In man. The ten had not
learned the secret of success In all un
dertakings as plainly and repeatedly af
firmed (Kech. Iv:"i), In the Old Testament
as well as In the New Testament (Phil.
TUB DtSCOrRAGBMBNT.-(Verses 112
and S3). This response, declaring Inabil
ity, was followed by other statements de
signed lo discourage all attempts to ea
ter Canaan. It was said by the spies that
the land was undesirable, that It would
not support the Inhabitants, and there
were extravagant representations con
cerning the stature of man, in compari
son with whom they seemed lo be as
grasshoppers (Isa. xl:2-). This view did
not agree with that presented at llrst.
and the fact may be accounted for in sev
eral ways. 1. Tho llrst report may have
been ofllclal, drawn up, under the super
vision of Joshua, who presumably was
the leader of the party, ami silently ap
proved by the ten who thought their ends
could be gained In another way. but who
gave their real convictions under stress
of new circumstances. 2. Tho ten, upon a
little rcllection, In view of the proposal,
may have changed their opinions, or they
may have colored the statements by their
frars. :t. It Is possible thai among those
who heard the report at llrst there were
some who Influenced the ten. causing
them to reach the changed conclusion.
This seems the more probable from what
TUB COMPLAINT. (Verses 1 and 2).
The words spoken by the ten unbelieving
spies, whether relleetlng their sentiments
or those of tho hearers, found imme
diate response. The congregation, pessi
mistic to the last degree, lifted up their
voices and cried aloud. They repaired to
their tents and that night weeping was
heard throughout the camp. The lack of
faith caused utter despair, The expedi
tion bad proved a failure. They had
come forth Into the wilderness with hopes
that could not bo realized. The land,
promised to the fathers, could not bo pos
sessed. It was thought that death In the
land of Bgypt. or In the great wilderness
which bail recently been crossed, was to
be preferred to their present unhappy
condition. Shut In on all sides by moun
tains, unable to go forward, the people
turned as they had done on former oc
casions to lay the bhimo upon Moses,
tho leader, and Aaron, the high priest,
under whoso guidance they had been. It
wns a Ions and bitter complaint that
was made to these mon of God.
TUB nBTtTrtN.-(Vorscs 3 and 4). Tho
unbelief of the assembly'dld not rest with
a complaint against leaders It even ques
tioned tho wisdom of tho Almighty. It
was strange that they did not rccalt tho
events at Plhahiroth (Bx. xlv:0-13), and
the deliverance that came, and conclude
that God would again Interpose In this
SL'NDAY SCHOOL LESSON-TWO
time or llielr great extremity a's 'f1e"dnl
before. Instead they feared that they
would fall by the sword, exposed as they
wero to tho mighty people about them,
mid they deemed It better to rot race their
steps and re-enter Bgypt, tho land from
which they had come. It wns even pro
posed to reject the authority of Moses,
to elect another captain, and under him
march back to the laud of bondage. This
was Incipient reliction against Moses,
against God, against national traditions
and hopes. It was tho same as to deny
tho covenant which was mudo at Slnnl,
to relinquish the promises running
through tho centuries, to turn away from
national honor and privilege and to be
merged forever in tho great kingdom nt
TllB RBrLBCTION.-l. Hero Is a por
traiture of tho Isrnclltlsh nation, showing
on what a low plane tho people lived,
how iiuahlo they wero to apprehend their
mission and destiny, how unprepared to
meet emergencies, 'J. There Is a striking
contrast between the two who bolloved
and wero made strong, and the ten who
doubted nnd feared and wero weak, Thoy
are Biimples of men seen In all ages who
achieve on the one hand nnd fall on thu
other, ;t, Ability nnd inability are condi
tioned, upon heart states a firm reliance
upon God clothes n man with might, the
absence of It renders one timid and Im
becile, 4, t'nbellef distorts nnd colors
tilings, magnllles difficulties, diminishes
resources, creates obstacles and beclouds
thu vision, 5. it requires genulno hero
Ism for two men to stand firm for their
conviction of what la right and passible
when tho multitude are disheartened, G.
True faith laughs at Impossibilities and
waits for God's tlmo nnd method for the
accomplishment of God'a work.
SERVICES IN THE
Elm Park Methodist Episcopal church
Prayer meeting nt 9.30 a. m.i at-10.30,
sermon by the assistant ptibtor, B. 1).
Singer; Sunday school ut 2 p. in.; Senior
League ut ti.50 p. m.j worship and Word
nt 7.30. Assistant pastor will preach.
Strnngers aro welcome.
1'rovldenco Methodist Episcopal church
HeV. George A. Cure, pastor. The
Brotherhood of St. Paul meet for prayer
nt 10 a. m.! preaching nt 10.30: Sunday
school nt 2 p. in,: Bpworth League at (U.i
p. m. Preaching nt 7.30, subject, "Toll.
Bmbury Methodist Bplscopnl church
Preanltlng nt 10.30 a. m. nnd 7.30 p. m
by Itcv. Henry A, Parsons! clnss meeting
nt 11.30: Sunday school nt 2 p. m.j Bp
worth League at l.3() p. in.
t.'lfnl Primitive Methodist church, Green
rtldge-Hev. G, Lees, pastor. Itegulur
jervlces will bo held at tO.r.O a, m. anil 7
p. m.i Sunday school nt 2.30 p. m. All
Court Street Methodist Bplscopnl church
Hov. G. C. Lyinnn, pastor. Class No. 1,
IMS n, m., O. D, DeWItt, lender: preach
ing bv pastor, 10.30 a. in. I Stmdny school,
11.4. a. in.. G. H. Clark, superintendent!
Bpworth Lenguc, G.S0 p. m.i preaching,
7.30 p. in., by pastor, followed by recep
tion of members.
Asbury Methodist Bplscopnl chttrch
Hev. Charles A. Itenjnmln, pastor. Love
feast at 0.30: preaching at 10.30. by Rev.
William H. Lawrence, pastor St. Paul s
McthodUt Bplscopnl church, Northport,
N, V followed by communion. In charge
of pastor: Sunday school at 2.30 p. m.i
League at (1.30 p. m.i preaching nt 7.30, by
Rev. 8. Jay. Seats free and nil are wel
I'ctin Avenue Haptlst chtirch-TteV. R.
F. Y. Pierce, D. D.. pastor (absent on va
cation): W. A. McKlnticy, minister In
charge. At 10.30 a. m Preaching: 12 m
Sundav school: 3.30 p. m.. Sunday school
at Amentum mission: (1.30 p. m., Chris
tian Bndeavor; 7.30 p. in., preaching.
Wednesday at S p. m., prayer meeting.
Morning subject, "An Immortal Monu
ment": evening subject. "The Self-Destruction
of u Sinful Life." Speclul muslo
nt both service?.
North Main Avenue Haptlst church-
Pastor Albert II. Smith, who has been In
Northlleld, Mass., for three weeks, will
be in his pulpit morning nnd evening.
10.30 theme. "The Present Fact. Future
Destlnv and Ever-Present Possibility of
a Christian Life" 7.30 theme. "Tho
Blessedness of Giving: 2 p. m., Sabbath
school; fi.30 p. in.. Christian Bndeavor.
Memorial Baptist chutch, Church ave-iiiiP-Piistor.
Rev. W. F. Davles. Tomor
row will be a special day la the history
of this church. At 10 a. m., MI'S Battle
Jones, a very popular lady preacher from
Wales, who bus been for nearly a year
on a preaching tour In this country, will
preach In English. This will be the lust
Sundav Tor Miss Jones In this country
and the only opportunity for the North
Bad to her her. Wide school at 2 p. m.
In the evening, the pastor will preach,
and at the close of the sermon baptism
will be administered. General cantata re
hearsal at the elo-e of the evening ser
vice. All are welcome.
First Welsh Baptist Church. West Mar
ket street Rev. J. V. Davis, pastor. The
pastor will occupy the pulpit on Sunday
next at the usual hours. 10 a. m. and 0
p. m. Sunday school at 2 p. m. The
evening service will be conducted In
English dining which the Lord's supper
will be celebrated. A cordial welcome is
extended to all to attend. All seals free.
dSHroen Ridge Bnptlst church. Mousey
, venue Kev. II. 1. Potter, pastor, uev.
Mr. East, of Clark's Green, will prencu
nt 10.30 a. m.i Sunday school at 11.4."i a.
m.: Young People's meeting at B.) p. m.
First Baptist church. South Main ave
nue Rev. S. F. Mathews, pastor. The
usual preaching services by the pastor at
10.30 o. m. and 7.30 p. m.: subject for the
morning. Gen. xl:S-!. "And Pharaoh Said
unto Jacoli how old art thou'.'" subject
for the evening. Acts 20-2S. "Almost thou
ppiMiadest me to be a Christian." Sun
dav school. 2 p. m.. Dr. H. G. Heddoe. su
perintendent; Haptlst Young People's
union service, 0.30 p. ni In assembly
room. Weekly prayer meeting, "Wednes
day evening at 7.30 p. m. All are wel
come to these services.
' Second Presbyterian church Rev. Jos
eph It. Odell, pastor. Morning worship.
10.30. Rev. Samuel .Tessup will occupy tho
pulpit: Sunday school. 12 m.: Young Peo
ple's Society or Christian Endeavor. 0.30
p. ni. No evening service. Prayer meet
inc. Wednesday evening at 7.45.
Washburn Street Presbyterian church
Rev. John P. Moffat. D. D., pastor. Ser
vices at 10.30 a. m. No evening church
service. Bible school ut 12 111. shall):
Christian Endeavor Young People nt (i.1'0
p. m.; prayer meeting. Wednesday nt ...'
p. m. Mr. A. V. Bower will preach at
the morning service and conduct the
prayer meeting the Wednesday evening
following. No church services August 31,
but all other services a usual.
Green Ridge Presbyterian Preaching
nt 103(1 n. in., bv Rev. L. A. Llndermuth.
of the First Preshyterlnn church of
Akron, O.: Bible school, 12 m.: praypr
meeting. 7.45 Wednesday evening, wel
come to all.
Capouse chapel (Presbyterian) Preach
ing nt 10.30 a. in. and 7.30 p. m., by the
paitor, Rev. L. R. Foster; Sunday school,
3 p. m.: Junior Christian Endeavor. 4 p.
m.: Senior Christian Endeavor. 0.30 p. m.
Prnyer meeting at 7.30 Thursday even
ing. Welcome to all. J. D. Shepherd, a
famous solist. will sing at 7.45.
Adnms Avenue chapel, New York street
The Rev. JamcR Hughes will preach nt
10.30 a. m. and 7.45 p. m.i Sundny school
at 3 o'clock! tho Christian Bndeavor so
ciety at 7 p. m. A general Invitation is
hereby given to attend the nbovo ser
vices. Providence Presbyterian Church Ser
vices will be held in the morning at 10.30
and in the evening nt 7.30 o'clock. Preach
ing by Rev, N. F. Stnlil. Sabbath school
at 12 o'clock.
Saint Luke's parish Rev. Rogers Israel
D. D., rector; Rev, Edward John Hough
ton, senior curate: Rev. Robert Bwell
Roe, junior curate, Thirteenth Sunday
Saint Luke's church 7.30 n. m holy
communion: 10.30 n. m., morning prnyer
oud sermon; 7 p. m.. evening prnyer: 9,15
n, m.. Sunday school and Blblo elnsso.
Saint Mark's. Dunmore 8.30 a. m.. holy
communion: in,30 n. m.. morning prnyer
nnd sermon; 7.30 p. m evening prayer
and sermon: 9.30 a. m Sundny school and
Bast Km! mission Present avenue 3 p.
m, Sundny school nnd Bible classes.
South Side mission, Fig street 9 a. nt.,
Sunday school nnd Hlble classes.
Saint James, Nicholson 10.30 n. m.,
morning prayer nnd sermon; 9.45 a. m.,
Grace Reformed Episcopal church,
Wyoming nvenue below Mulberry street
Prayer and praise service nt 9.30 a. m.;
divine worship, 10.30 n. in., preaching by
W. W. Adair, general secrotary of the
Railroad Young Men's Christian associa
tion; Sunday school, 12 m. All Sunday
evening services will bo omitted during
August. The prayer meeting Wednesday
evening will be In charge of the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor;
subject for Auguit 27, "r'reedom for Ser
vice, 11 Tim. IIM Gal. Vili lleb, xllil-2.
Branch ehurcl I lose House, Tripp
Park Services nt MM n. m. nnd 0.30 p.
in.: Sunday school, t, m. Henry Carden
will preach at both services, Prayer
meeting, Thursday at 7.45 p. m.
St. Mnrk'e, Washburn street Rev, A. L.
Rnmer, Ph. I)., pastor, Services at 10.:)
a, m. and 7.30 p. in.: Luther League, 0.30
p. in.; Sundny school, 12 in. Morning sub
ject, "An Absorbing Question Eternal
Life": evening subject, "Christian Doc
trine Relative to Right Living."
Christ church, Cedar nveniio and Birch
street Hev. James Wltke, pnstor. Ser
vices at 10.30 a. lit.; Sunduy tschool, 9 p.
St. Peter's, Prescolt avenue Rev, John
Randolph, pastor, Services at 10.30 a. in.;
Sunday school, 9 a, m. ,
Emmunucl Gcrman-PolLh Lutheran
church, Reese street Rev, Ferdinand
Suttclmeler, pastor. Services In the Pol-
Ish Inngungo nt 10.30 n, in,;' Sunday
school, 'i p. in,
St. Pittll's, Short avenue Rev. E. A.
Kimkle, pastor. Services nt 10.30 a, m.
nnd 7.30 p. m.i Sunday school, 11 J. in.
Morning subject, "Unlimited Hounds"!
evening subject, "Hope."
Hellpvuo Welsh Calvlnlstlc Methodist
church Itov. William Davles, pastor.
Sen Ices during the week ns follows!
Prn.ver mrotlmr tomorrow nt 10 a. m.i
class meeting, 11.30 nm.! Sunday school,
2 p. m.i primer meeting, 6 u m., con
ducted by the Young People's Society of
Chrl-tlnn Endeavor. Prayer meeting
Monday evening at 7,30 p. in. Class meet
ing, Thursday evening nt 7.30.
Gospel Tnbernaclc, Jefferson nventie,
Diinmorc James Lelslnniiti, pastor. Ser
vices at 10.30 n. m. and 7.30 p. in.; Sunday
school, 12 m.i Young People's meeting,
0.30 p. m. Christian nnd Missionary Al
liance meetings on Tuesdny, 2.30 nnd 7.30
Xlon Lutheran church, 220 MIITlIn nve
ntie Rev. A. O. Onllenknmp, pastor.
Confession und absolution, 0.1." a. m.i
men's service, 10.15 n. in.; sermon, 10.15
a. in. Administration of Lord's supper
nt 11.30; Sunday school, 2 p. in. Let all
bo present. No evening service. Lawn
social at Mrs. Peter Zlegler's home,
Marlon street, Angst 28, afternoon und
Zlon United Evangelical church, 1420
Capousc nventie He V. J. W. Messlnger,
pnstor. Preaching ut 10.30 it. m. nnd 7.30
p. in.; subjects, "JeMis nt Nazareth" and
"Five Points hi Christian Manhood." Sun
day school, 0.30 a. m.i Junior Christian
Endeavor, I p. m.i Keystone League
Christian Bndeavor, 0.30 p. in. Seats tiro
free. Everybody welcome to nil services.
English Bvnngellcal Lutheran Church of
the Holy Trinity, corner Adams avenue
nnd Mulberry street. Rev. B. F. Hitter.
A. M., pastor. Services at 10.30 a. m. und
7.30 p. m.i morning subject, "Tho Good
Samaritan": evening subject. "To Minis
ter, but Not to He Ministered Unto";
Sunday school, 9 a. m. No Luther
League. Seats free. All welcome.
Evangelical Lutheran Thirteenth Sun
day after Trinity. Gospel, Luke x:23-37.
First church (Christian Scientist), S19
Adams avenue Sunday services, 10.30 a.
m. and 7.30 p. m.i Sunday school, 11.15 a.
in., subject, "Christ Jesus." Testimonial
meetings, Wednesday evenings nt 8
o'clock. The church Is also open every
day dining the week. The Bible and all
Christian Science literature Is kept In Its
free public reading room. "Science und
Health, with the Key to Scripture," by
Mary Baker Eddy, will be loaned to in
vestigators without charge. Visitors and
letters of Inquiry are welcomed nnd given
courteous attention and Information free.
Gospel preaching In the hall. No. 504
Lackawanna avenue (second floor). Sun
day evening at 7.30. A meeting for Bible
study In the same place on Wednesday
evening at S. All are welcome.
Calvary Reformed church, Monroe ave
nue and Gibson street Rev. Murloii L.
Flror, pastor Services nt 10.30 si. m. nnd
7.3(1 p. in.: Sunduy school, 11.13 n. m.;
Christian Endeavor. 7 p. m. Morning
subject. "Traitors"; evening subject,
Gospel Tent, corner Monroe avenue and
Gibson stiee.t Preaching at 11.30 p. m. by
Pastor S. S. Shrock. Subject. "Christ's
Faithfulness in Sabbath Keeping." At
7.15 p. in.. Pastor C. F. McVagh will glvo
bv special request an Illustrated study on
"The Millenium, the Binding of Satan,
nnd the Bottomless Pit." All welcome.
Read Revelations, 'jflth chapter. Bring
your Bibles nnd ask questions.
The presentation of "Alexander, the
Crown Prince of Jerusalem," at Hip Ly
ceum on Monday evening by the People's
Oppra company, of New York, will be one
of the musical events of the season. The
opera, which Is by Goldfodden. I In four
acts, and is fraught with heroic themes,
startling scenic effects and brilliant cos
tumes. The cast of characters. Including
some of the leading vocalists of tho
country, will be supported by a largs
chorus, and the regular orchestra of the
troupe will bo augmented by members of
Bauer'-. Tito presentatloif requires, in ad
dition to the benutirul sets of the Ly
ceum, a car-load of special scenery, and
from a spectacular point of view alone,
It Is said, the coming performance will
eclipse anything seen In this city in con
nection with an operatic presentation.
Following Is the cast of characters:
Alexander, the Crown Prince,
Schulamla, his mother Mrs. Abrnmvlz
Akllmelz. a general Mr. Gold
Komi. Alexander' bride Mrs. Lobel
Menaklem, Alexander's foster-father,
Kaphtoll, a servant Mr. Boston
Sllphe Mrs. Yong
Elgleln Mr. Pcrlmuter
People, soldiers, courtiers, peasants, etc.
Mr. Edwin Stevens' successor ns tho
Emperor Hang Chow In "A Chinese
Honeymoon" at the Casino, Is Mr. H. W.
Tredpulck, the operatic comedian o many
vears with the musical production of
Dalv's theater. Mr. Tredentck will mnke
his first appearance with the company
next Monday evening.
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A recent recruit to the ranks of "A
Chinese Honeymoon" company, is Miss
Margaret Do Mllle, cousin of Henry C.
Do Mllle, the playwright, who died soma
years ago. Mr. De Mllle, with Mr, David
Belasco, wrote a number of very suc
cessful plays, notably "Tho Wife" nnd
"The Charity Ball." Mlsi De Mlllo's
father was an Episcopal minister nt
Geneva, K. Y.. nt the lime of his deoth.
Too independent to nccept a home with
somo of her wealthy relatives nnd having
considerable histrionic talent, Miss Do
Mllle Is determined to try for fame and
fortune on the stnge,
Daniel Frohmnti arrived In Kew York
on the St. Louis Sunday last, after an
absence of ten weeks In England, Franco
and Germany. Most of his arrangomentii
on the other side wore In connection with
the new Lyceum for next season. With
OnbiilowltFch. tho young Russian pianist,
Mr, Frolimnn's musical star, he attended
the Wagner pprformanco nt Bayreuth,
Mr. Gubrllowltsch opens his American
tour at the Worcester, Mass., festival,
Oct. 2. Ho will appear with an orchestra
of sixty Boston Symphony players, con
ducted by Mr. Franz Knelsel.
Rnoul Pugno, the distinguished French
pianist, who will come to America In Oc
tober next, has been enjoying great
triumphs throughout Germany nnd Eng
land during the piu.t two years, In fact,
such as have been unequalled by any
other pianist who has appeared In this
country In many a day. He achieved a
most brilliant success In London this
spring, his plnylug being "tho" ovent of
the concert season, naoul Pugno will
open his American season with tho Bos
ton Symphony, orchestra In Boston, Oct,
17 and IS, nfler which Mr. Wolfsohn will
present him III up orchestral concert In
Cameglo hall, New York city.
The Scranton Choral society, of the
South Side, Is rehenriliig the well. known
cantata, "Tho Haymakers," under the di
rection of Mr, Charles n. ueriunn, wpicn
will be produced In a few weeks.
A coming theatrical-musical event,
which should prove one of the most en
Joyublo of the engagements of the com
ing season, Is that of "King Dodo,"
which Is scheduled for nn eurly appear
ance nt tho Lyceum In this city, "King
Dodo" has been the moat successful comlo
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the pens of American authors. The
writer of the libretto Is Frank Plxley,
TTTT. ""tli i
formerly n Chicago newspaper man, and
the music was written by Guntav LUders,
also a Chlcagoan. l.udcriV music Is
stntcd to bo a mtislclunly its has been
heard In u work of this kind In it very
long time. It Is catchy without being
common, and tho kind Hint sets ones ps
n.pucker und Mr. l'lxlcy's book Is tilled
with bright lines.
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Mr. Pennington announces a now fea
ture In connection with the Conservatory
..niifonn in iilniinfnrti! Instruction for tho
coming year which Is deserving of the
widest popularity. Every Saturday morn
ing nt 11 o'clock ho will play a programme
of iiliinnfnrtn selections III the auditorium
of St. Ltlko's parish house, preceding tho
playing of each piece with the laws gov
erning Its Interprotntlon. While In real
ity plnlioforto lecturc-recltnls, they will
bo known ns "Interpretation Lessons."
The vnst Held of classical nnd modern
plnnoforto literature will bo drawn upon
nnd scores of pieces will bo Illustrated
by word and tone.
'I I' "h,
Reeve Jones, tho well-known pianist,
gave a recital nt St. Roso academy In
Carbondnlo on Tuesday afternoon, which
wns ono of tho most pleasing mid-sum-
mcr musical events. Mr. Jones awakened
great enthusiasm on part of the listeners
by his marvelous technique anil received
numerous encores during the rendition of
HE tennis tournament to be given
by the Country club, on Sept. 6
and 6, promises to be the largest
one ever held In this city. Al
ready entries hnve been received
from Cnrbondule, Plttston, Wllkes
Barro and Kingston, nnd many players
who have not yet entered havo signified
their Intention of doing so.
The Country club desires to state that
all tennis players in this vnlley lire
cordially Invited to enter. There will
be no entrance fee and as the new
club house will be open nt that time,
all of its privileges will be extended to
those who enter nnd to their friends.
Handsome prizes will be given to the
winner nnd runner up in singles, and
to the winning tenm in doubles. Play
will begin promptly nt 10 o'clock on
the morning of the fith, nnd each noon
a table d'hote luncheon will be served
to all those desiring to spend the day
at the club. Entries will bo received
up to 6 p. ni. Thursday, Sept. 4, and
should be sent to F. C. Fuller, Board of
Trade building, Scranton, Pa. This
year has seen a revival In tennis, never
before experienced In any game, and It
Is the wish of the club to make this
tournament the most successful ever
held in this region.
Mr. Victor R. Loughead, of San
Francisco, Cn1., and Miss Kathryn Cal
houn, of Decatur. 111., were quietly
married at Sunbury, Pa., Aug. 10, ut
10.15 p. in., in the presence of the
bride's parents, by the Rev. Robert
O' Boyle, pastor of the Reformed church
of that place. The bride is a daughter
of W. F. Calhoun, now postmaster of
Decatur, 111., and editor of the Herald
of the same city, nnd also we'll known
as a prominent Illinois politician, hav
ing served several terms as speaker of
the Illinois house of representatives.
The groom is employed ns a tech
nical writer by the International Cor
respondence Schools, and is a son of
Flora Haines Lougliead, a well known
western newspaper woman, nnd the au
thor of a number of successfu.1 novels.
Mr. and Mrs. Loughead will make their
home in ScrJ&tfon. The marriage came
ns a surprise to the many friends of
the couple. At tho time of Its occur
rence the bride was on her way to
Harrlsburg, Pa., with her parents, to
visit friends, and the programme for
the ceremony was prepared and put
through very unexpectedly.
Tho Excelsior Socinl club was last
night the scene of a reception, given In
honor of Mrs. A. S. naspneher, tho
newly-wedded wife of Rev. A. S. Ans
pacher, of the reformed Jewish congre
gation. The evening was In charge of the
ladles of the congregation, and Mrs. B.
Moses, Mrs. J. It. Cohen, Mrs. Samuel
Samter, Mrs. Sol Goldsmith and Mrs.
M. Brown, who were the reception com
mittee, deserve credit for a well pre
pared, highly enjoyable affair. Mem
bers olSBauer's orchestra furnished
dance music In tho ball room, which
was appropriately decorated and pre
sented a picturesque appearance.
It has been arranged by many of the
summer guests at Wnverly and Glen
burn to give a piny on the lawn of
G. A. Fuller's beuutlful -country place
the last of September. The play Is
called "Ablngton a Hundred Years
Ago," and was written by Mrs. Louise
Palmer Smith, the talented sister of
Congressman Henry W. Palmer, of
Wllkes-Barre. It Is to be produced by
local talent and will undoubtedly at
tract more titan ordinary attention.
Wlllard Holnblrd, jr., of Evnnston,
111., another one of the young men who
contracted typhoid fever nt the Potts
town school when four boys became
nllllcted with the same disease, died
this week. The young man was n
famous golf plnyer, and It wns or him
that Jnrvls predicted a wonderful fu
ture as the greatest golf plnyer In
America. He beat Walter Trnvis nt
AVest Chester In an open tournament
In 1900, when he wan only IB,
Mr. and Mrs. D, L. Wilson are spend
ing the month of August at their cot
tngft nt Lake Sheridan, Among the
guests are: Mrs, Charles Wilson, the
Misses Corn Yost, Minnie Gernon, Ger
trude Kennedy, Selma Cntistrum, Cora
Gernon, Susan Morris, Bella Coronway,
Malvlna Knapp, Florence Yost, and
Messrs. Albert G, Edwurds, II. K. Yew
ens, Ernest E. Weeks, II. T. Yost, Jus,
A. Wynkoop, Sam Lewis, George Nich
olson, A. J. Chapmun, II, O. Ilubler und
Mr. nnd Mrs. Jacob Cluistophel, of
North Prescott nvenue; Mr, mid Mrs.
Isaac Harris and children, of North
Bromley avenue, und Miss Nellie Wil
liams, of North Sumner nvenue, will
spend the coming week ut Lake Sheri
Misses Alice nnd Helen Matthews,
who have spent the past week as guests
nt the country place of Mr. und Mrs.
C, S. Weston, at Lake Ariel, returned
The many friends of Edward Spnld
Ins Sanderson, eldest son of Colonel
and Mrs. George Sanderson, who has
been a resident of Philadelphia for
This signature In on every box of tho geuutu
remedy thit cure u col4 one !'.
For Satnrday's L2 BnsinesV
The Things You Want.
You will make no mistake In your choice of Ties
and shirts that we have at special prices Saturday.
Men's Bedford Cord Shirts, come in all the pretty
stripe and small figured effects, full length, felled 5Q
seams, large size pearl buttons. Saturday's price JO
Men's White Madras Shirts, plain or pleated .front,
full length and well made, were 75c. Saturday's Cftp
For men, fast black, seamless, double heel and
toe, embroidery stripe, plain and vertical. Sat- ! Cp
urday, a pair Uv
The New Tie
A four-in-hand, all silk, peau de soie tie, with, a
large white silk embroidered initial on end. The (
latest thing in ties, only j
Plain black Ties, made from peau de soie 'iCp
silk, four-in-hand style "Jy
Hen's White Vests
$1.50 kind, now - 1.25
Double or single breasted.
A lot of 25c styles for ."..15c
$1.5(HCopyriglrt Books $1,50
The Story of Mary MacLane By Herself.
Captain of the Grey Horse Troop By Hamlin
The Misdemeanors of Nancy By Eleanor Hoyt.
The Lady Paramount Henry Harland. .
The Leopard's Spots Thomas Dixon, Jr.
At Sunwich Port By Jacobs.
A Pasteboard Crown By C. Morris.
A Speckled Bird By Augusta Evans Wilson.
Ransom's Folly R. H. Davis,
Hearts Courageous Rives.
Abner Daniel, the David
Will N. Harben.
None But the Braye H.
The Spenders H- Leon Wilson.
It's up to You. Hugh McHugh.
John Henry Hugh McHugh.
Down the Line with John Henry.
some years, will he interested to read
of his engagement to Mrs. Frederika
Catlin, of New York.
Movements of People.
Miss L. K. Penman is visiting friends In
Miss Frances Moses has returned from
Mr. and Mrs. Max Trotttfelt and son
are In Kaston.
Dr. J. L. Peck has returned from Mar
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Zchnder havo re
turned from a Canadian trip.
Misses Nellie and Josephine Mnhoii. of
Mulberry street, have returned home from
a vacation trip to tho seashore.
Miss rthoclii Stevens, of this city, has
been visiting friends In Montrose.
Miss Helen Ford, of Marshwood, Is
visiting Madl-on avenue friends.
Miss Perrln, of Plttston, Is the guest
of her aunt, Mrs. C. D. Simpson.
Assistant Postmaster D. V. Powell be
gan his annual vacation yesterday.
Mrs. D. V. Hurr, Mlrs Lillian Uurr nnd
Mr. Case have gone to Itoston, to spend a
S. Itndin. who has been sojourning in
Atlantic City for a fortnight, returned
homo last nhrht.
Miss Mamlo Golden, of South Webster
nvenue, left yesterday for a few weeks'
visit In the west.
V, It. McClnvn and family, who havo
been spending the summer at Lake Ariel,
will return this week.
Druggist 11, C. Sanderson, who has been
nlarmlngly ill ut his homo on Clayo ave
nue, Is rapidly recovering,
John McDonougli, Joseph Muthlas and
William J. Kilns report for duty today at
the postofllce after their vacation,
The Misses Kllzabcth, Kmma and Sadie
Kalltowsky have returned from their va
cation, spent ut Asbury Park, N, J,
Division Freight Agent J. H. Keefe, of.
the Lackawanna railroad, left yesterday
on u few days' business trip to Huffalo.
Mrs. V. D. Keuirfdy Is In Newport, it.
I where her daughter, Mrs. William
Sherman, has her llrst reception next
Mr. and .Mrs, Louis O, Schautz, of
Harrison avenue, returned lust evening
from a ten days' vacation at Atlantlu
Chief Knglnecr W. K. McFarlln, of thu
Ivkawauna railroad, passed throukh
the city yesterday morning on his way to
Mr. and .Mrs. O. M. Hallstead, Mr, and
Mrs. A, N. Wulker nnd Mr, and Mrs.
Slack, of Quhicy nvenue, aro enjoying a
trip on the Clreat Lakes.
II, D, Caufleld, of the Lackawanna, has
been Indisposed for the past week, nnd,
011 thu udvlcH of his physician, will lenvo
on his nmiual vucatlon at once,
Mr, nnd Mrs. J. P. White, of Oklahoma,
nnd Mr, and Mrs. Charles T. White, of
New York, lire visiting at tho homo of
Mr, and Mrs. Chuiles T, Miler, of Court
Mrs. Victor Koch, von Fiiin'.:, and
daughters Josephine, Kmuia, IMuu and
Canle, of 313 Madison uvenue, have re
turned home frum u mouth's stuy at As
bury Park and Helmar, N.- J.
Thomas K. McDonougli, David H, Jen
kins und Chris Neher, postal clerks, be
gin their vucntlons today, Mr, Neher will
attend tho National Association conven
tion of postofdro clerks at Kansas City,
Mo., as delegate from Scranton branch.
Cheap Dry Goods.
On account of the great miners'
strike we find our departments over
stocked with fine goods. We offer
V . . - j It Msn t
Harum of the South By
tfintYl n t- n litrv iil t. ur... c
""" " uui in in luus. oee our
advertisement on another page of this
iiujjci, itara oc imuen. "
The death of James O'Brien occurred
yesterday afternon at the home of hl3
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luke O'Brien,
after several' months' Illness. Deceased
was 30 years of age. Besides his par
ents, there nre four brothers and one
sister, Thomas, Patrick, Michael, Luke,
and Mrs. James Hartnett. The funeral
will take plucp at 9 o'clock. A re
quiem inos will be celebrated In St.
Mary's church. Interment In St. Mary'u
Mildred, tho C year old daughter of
Mr. und Mrs. Frank Carey, died on
Thursday morning at their homo it
Miller's Grove. The little one was poi
soned on the ankle with creeping Ivy.
It spread throughout the body with
alarming activity, causing the child a
great deal of suffering. The funeral
took place yesterday afternoon. Inter
ment was made In Lnugcllffe cemetery,
Mulne assembly, Degree of Naomi,
will meet on Monday evening. All
members should bo present.
Thomas Moone will leave on Monday
to nccept a. position among tho field
men for the International Text Hook
Miss Mary Murphy, of Wllllamsport,
Is tho gupft of Mrs. John Flannery.
,10 STAMPS GIVKN AWAY.
See .our udvertlsement on the Jqcnl
page of this paper. Mcurs & Hagen.
JESSUPi ... ;-
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The proprietorship of tho wcli known
Mitchell house has changed. Patrick
ltogan nnd son have taken charge and
will conduct the hotel In the- future
The Messrs. Hognn nre well known,
energetic, young business men, who
have the best wishes of many friends.
The retired proprietor, Mr. Sweeney,
Will It Is said, enter some now biislnesc
Miss Mury O'Connon of Ornssy street
bus returned home after spending a
few days with friends In Fuetoryvllle.
Mr. P. V. Donnelly, of Carboudule.Ms
visiting his parents on Lane street; .
The funeral of Mrs, John Cawley,
took place from her late home' on dros
sy street yesterday morning. 'AsolBmn
high muss of re((iiem wns celebrated
In St. Patrick's church. Interment nvus
made In the Olyphnnt Catholic ceme
tery. Organizer Carney, of Arehbald," was
In tittendniice at the Mt, Jessup local's
meeting last evening, where some very
Important business was transacted. Mr.
Carney, also mudo a few remarks ,on
tho present situation of tho strike.
Among those who attended the coun
try people's picnic, at Chapman's lake
yesterday were: Mesrs. Thomas Judge,
Patrick Hubaii, Con, lleddington, and
' 30 STMPS.C.IVEN AWAY.
See 'otlr' advertisement on "the local
page of this paper. Meats & liugen.