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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1902.
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Sat school's reopening
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Scholars Bnck nt Their Tasks After
jT Summer's Rest In Favorably Large
"' Numbers Improved Conditions at
r the High School Will Enforce the
Compulsory Act This Year.
3 "F.very.thlng connected, with tho re-npenln'feVof-.theS
schools, todny, moved
-into the parts ot u well-oiled machine,"
"Was Clt 'Siiporlntendent flnrr's reply
.yestei'dajr to'n query ns to the contll-
tlons or the dny.
"The scholars," lie continued, "found
'-everything In readiness when they
Reached the schools. Lessons were
'Tnarked out for them, and recitations
Wore .in order "after the first period."
f" It was a sort of a record day, and
"Superintendent Clnrr expressed himself
-as well satisfied nnd pldnsed with the
"teachers' "afterilion and the exceptional
TjroRress of the re-opcnlng.
The attendance compares favorably
With the fait term of last year. In
itlie Central school building, there are
more scholars than Inst year; In the
"outside schools, tho enrollment Is about
tho eamo ng. last year. There Is a
jmortago In the number or students In
' the High school, ns compared with Inst
year, but It Is hoped that after a couple
;,pi weeks the deficiency, will have been
,The Central school building has been
embellished and brightened by decora-
tora and presents a refreshed nppear
Unco after tho past year. As sug
gested to tho students by Prof. W. D.
Bryden, tho principal, In his opening
talk to the students, they ought surely
to work with Increased surroundings.
The appreciable Improvement com
prehends the main halls, three class
'rooms and tho assembly room on tho
top floor. The halls have been papered
'a dellcato.plnk, with gold border, no
ticeably brighter than heretofore. The
', rooms have been tinted an acceptable
' green, a color that Is beneficially rest
ful td the eye, particularly after the
fatigue that follows constant applica
tion to the varied type of text books.
The ceilings are a cream color. In
three rooms In the older part of the
building, steel panel ceilings add to
In tho assembly room, however, the
greatest Improvement has been made.
The bare walls have been transformed
by tho same tinting as In the class
rooms, and tho celling similarly treat
ed, as In these rooms. The aisles, and
across the front of the room, are cov
ered with a matting, neat In pattern,
and serviceable in make-up. The
thoughtfulness nnd application of the
teachers of tho High school corps have
provided neat lace curtains which re
move the windows of the bareness.
chaps the most, substantial evidence
plr thoughtfulness and their good
In tho splendid new pictures
iang from the pretty guueu
.round the walls. One is a
Ft, a picture Illustrative of an
American history; another
itlng art, nnd the third, the
iumvirate of generalship ln the
Civil war on the Union side, Grant,
Sherman and Sheridan. A new piano
cover has been provided, and a new
chair for Prof. Bryden. The attention
which has been -given the details of
the decorating of tho room has pro
duced a most pleasing effect, one that
strikingly impresses,, the visitor of oth
er years. No pleas'anter surroundings
could be hoped by the' students.
Two new teachers are on this year's
corps. Miss Nellie Killeen takes the
place made vacant by the resignation
of Mrs. P. F, Hughes, nee Miss Ella
Boland. Miss Killeen teaches in the
eighth grade. Miss Mabel Edwards
takes a room !n No. S school. Miss
Alice Rashleigh, who was advanced
from No. 8, assumed her duties yester
day as principal of No. 2 school, as
successor of Miss Bryden.
As Indicated in Superintendent Garr's
i annual report, a vigorous enforcement
'. of tho compulsory education act will
:, occur. Truants tvero sought after last
C, year, and thcro will be even a more
-..earnest campaign this year. It will be
'. well for parents and guardians to be
come cognizant of this and that there
,i may bo no excuse because of Ignorance
. of tho law, tho 'board at its meeting
Saturday night directed that 6,000
copies be advantageously; distributed
'' throughout tho city.
Tho Kazorbacks' Tunny IPlays.
Abe Sahm's Razorbacks will go after
the scalps of the "Brokers," on Duffy's
" Were Killed By Coffee.
15 1000th of a single grain of caffeine
!from coffee, will kill a frog of moderate
size. The frogs die of general paralysis
following violent tetanic convulsions.
Falck, Stuhlmann, Brill, Johansen,
Leven and other famous scientists, and
Investigators have repeatedly proven it.
This same alkaloid caffeine, u power
ful cerebro-splnal stimulant and diur
etic Irritant, was originully discovered
i,"lu"182Q. .Eight years later thelne, wus
"tHscovered in tea and the, two drugs
v.we,r&a.t.terwarfl3 proven to be identical.
.Ciffe"lrtc,Jn. coffee .causes the sleepless
" tfSss, 'Increased frequency of tho pulse,
.trcmulousness of heart, ,nnd frequent
'tlrlnrttlori noticed .after drinking strong
''coffee.! This explains tho cause of the
&'cryiJu"s 'diseases that frequently come
'''to regular' coffe'e and tea drinkers. The
drug slowly and surely poisons tho sys-
tem',andv'nnally 'brings on some form of
fixed disease like valvular heart dls-
-iTa'st. '"dyspepsia, kidney complaint or
somcTo'thCri unless the person is strong
""enough thls'tand up against tho drug,
"Practically every steady coffee or tea
drinker' showsj solne form of Incipient
ilfseub'e" Ask' anyone you know and
iou-Vtvlfi seldom find one entirely well..
Where's the use In slugging and
druggjrtg the poor old body until It tot
ters uwVtve'moles 'With diseased nerves?
'lt -Is ono of the easiest things you
(ever triad' to do If "you WJ1 have. Pos
.$HmJ?fldaffpo made, right, and served
Uyjjthgood, fitenin and (jujjur. There
J9 JftfUdeep, seal brown of rich coffee
:ihjife .tunis to golden brown when cream
iseSddod.i .Then the flavor Is unlquo,
til tta' own. Try It ten days or two
"wejska1 and your dyspepsia will either
V. S?ve or 'show good signs ot leaving,
fiM yourheart and pulse bo stronger
(, than- for, .a long time back, It is ono
..of the. .roost delicious sensations known,
fcio feel: returning health and vigor.
" Health makes Heaven Here' of 'ear Hi,
aha' people' can 'have it if they1 will but
.j(vo s nature Jn.tpnae'd. ' '' "
' Quit, coffee and use, the food- bcver
. aget Foslum- CQffeo ,
fa',Tr- '. ywt. itlf ,., '. ' .
field, Friday afternoon. The game will
commence nt 3 o'clock and will un
doubtedly attract an Immense crowd,
Nobody will cure, much to go to see the
bull' game maybe the Crescents gives'
us that; but the "bawl" game will at
tract all right. No vaudeville perform
ance nt Proctor's could be given to up
pronch the treat ot rich comedy that
will bo provided. It Is earnestly hoped
that not more than !),!)!)!) persons will be
In attendance, ns there will he accom
modations for about only 0,000.
GOING TO COLLEGE.
Walter Lofttts, the Crescents' Star
Catcher, to Enter Holy Cross.
The admirers and supporters of tho
Crescents base bull team which com
prehends over half the population of
Carbondale will regret to learn of the
contemplated departure of Walter Lof
tus, the star catcher, for Holy Cross
college, Worcester. Mass.
Mr. Loftus will leave Monday morn
ing for Worcester, In company with
Walter Qutnn, whoso Intention of
taking a collegiate course has already
been published. The course compre
hends live years. Mr. Loftus' popular
standing has by no means been won
because of his extraordinarily flno work
ns the catcher ot tho Crescents: ills
gentlemnnly deportment, his warm na
ture and Ills splendid personality have
won lasting friendships in nil his re
lations. He is a graduate of the Car
bondale High school, a member ot the
class of '02, and can be expected to dis
tinguish himself among his fellow-students.
Until recently he did newspaper
work for the Carbondale departments
of the Truth and Republican. His
withdrawal from buso ball takes away
ono of the best catchers who ever
played in tho Lackawanna valley. His
former newspaper workers, his admir
ers among tho fans and his wide circle
of friends all unite in wishing him the
measure of success that ho deserves.
MR. COLLINS' PLACE.
Teacher's Vacancy in High School to
Be Acted Upon.
Though no formal resignation has
been received from him, it is the opin
ion of the directors of the Carbondale
High school that Frank Collins, teacher
in the central school building, will not
teach this year; and It Is likely that at
the next meeting of the board the elec
tion of his successor will be taken up.
As is generally known, Mr. Collins
has in mind entering the University of
Pennsylvania to take the medical
course. It has been learned from the
public prints that ho is a candidate for
a place on the University of Pennsyl
vania foot ball team, and is away for
this purpose. His absence and his pub
lished intention are interpreted to
mean that he will not teach this year,
and though he has not formally noti
fied the school board, It has indirectly
been learned from him that ho will
hardly resume his position as teacher.
At any rate, the board will likely take
up the election of his successor) for
which there will be a sharp contest.
Death, of James Devanney.
Tho sad news of the death of James
Devanney, father of Mrs. Kate Morri
son, widow of the late Michael Morri
son, and John Devanney, of this city,
was received here last night. Mr: De
vanney passed away last evening at
his home at S19 River street, South
Scranton, after a long period of in
validism. He was a respected citizen
of Scranton, which had been his home
for possibly forty years. He is sur
vived by tho following: His wife, Cath
erine Devanney: three daughters, Mrs.
Kate Morrison, of this city; Mrs. Mary
Burke and Miss Delia Devanney, of
Scranton, and one son, John Devanney,
Musicians Home from Virginia.
George Ackerman,- cornet, and Wal
lace HIsted, clarionet, are homn from
Virginia, where they spent the sum
mer playing in an orchestra at one of
tho large summer resorts In the moun
tains of that state. Their experience
under the leadership of Prof. Ernest
Thiele, of Scranton, was quite prollt
able, while the outing that was afforded
them was highly enjoyable.
Prof. Will Lynott, who is conducting
nn orchestra at a nearby hotel, will not
be home for several days.
Colonel Hitchcock Improved.
Colonel F. L. Hitchcock, former direc
tor of public safety of the city of
Scranton, was in the city yesterday on
his way home from Starlight, AVnyne
county, whore he spent several weeks.
Mrs. Hitchcock accompanied him. They
were registered at tho Harrison. Col
onel Hitchcock went into the healthful
country north of hero to recuperate,
having been In somewhat frail health
since early spring. His outing bene
fited hlin greatly. The Journey home
ward was made entirely by wagon.
Visiting Newspaper Man.
Matthew J. Murphy, a former well
known newspaper worker In Carbon
dole, was gladly welcomed by his for
mer co-workers this week, having come
home to spend Labor day among his
friends hero. lie returned to his duties
last night. Mr. Murphy Is now on the
Buyonno (N. J.) Herald, and In meeting
with tho measure of success that ho
Prof. Bauer Officiated.
Owing to tho absence of Prof. W, A.
Lynott, leader of tho .Mozart orchestra,
who Is engaged professionally In Vir
ginia, Prof, Robert J. Oaucr, of nailer's
orchestra, Scranton, directed the musi
cal programme nt the opening of tho
theatrical season at tho Grand on .Mon
day night. He received an ovation
when tho lights were raised and he wus
observed in tho leader's chair,
To Teach in Oregon.
Myron Iloekenberry, sou of Prof, H.
J, Iloekenberry, arrived In Curboudalc
yesterday, preparatory to leaving for
LeGrand, Oregon, where ho will assume
the prluclpalshlp of a public school,
This s where his father Is superin
tendent of schools. Mr, Iloekenberry Is
a graduate of Dickinson college and
well pqulpped for tho position,
Meetings of Tonight.
Carbondale lodge, Knights of Pythias.
Father Cnrew branch, Catholic
Pioneer castle, Knights of the Mystic
Indies' nuxlllary, Railroad Engineers
Nothing to Arbitrate,
The Philadelphia Inquirer has put out
several cartoons, representing the coal
operators as standing upon their dig
.itfcmHvjft-iatet sfjt- .J.
nity, white tho miners a to asking for
arbitration. The companies have really
nothing to arbitrate. They say they
will hear the grievances ot their men
when they go to work, but they have
no men nt work, nnd consequently have
no one to dcnl with. They want It to
be known that they Intqnd to manage
their own business, and Will not be dic
tated to by those not in their employ.
From this stand no arbitrator would
ask, them to retreat, It Is not the ques
tion of wages, so much us It Is the de
mand that the union oftlclnls shall be
allowed to dictate the terms upon
which the labor shnll bo performed.
SWIPED A POCKETBOOK.
Labor Day Act That Sent Martin
Lynch to Jail.
Martin Lynch, of Gordon avenue,
like all the other sons of toll, didn't
work on Labor day; but perhnps It ho
did, lie would feel more comfortnble to
day. Lynch Is In the county Jnll, becnuso
he had no one to go his bait on tho
chnrge ot swiping a pocketbook belong
ing to Patrick F. Mannlon, Mannlon
and Lynch were nfter drinking some
soda water or ginger ale on Labor day.
Mannlon took what change wns coming
to him and carefully placed it In his
pocketbook. Then there was something
doing. Lynch made a Crescent infield
grab ot the dough pouch and lit off on
a horseless carriage.
It didn't take Mannlon long to locate
Alderman Fred Thomas and cause a
warrant to bo sworn out for the fleeing
man. Lynch, when taken in, admitted
"Three hundred dollars ball," quoth
"No ball," replied Lynch.
"Then jail," said the alderman, And
Jail it was.
FINNEGAN HAS THE JOB.
Made Janitor of No. 3 School During
As intimated in The Tribune, Mon
day, Patrick Flnncgan has been ap
pointed janitor of No. 3 school, pend
ing the dendlock over the position,
which ensued when at Saturday night's
meeting an effort wns made to decide
on a choice for the position. When the
election failed, n resolution was adopt
ed giving President Kerwln authority
to appoint a janitor until such time as
the deadlock be broken. Flnnegan is
the man that President Kerwln favored
and naturally his appointment followed.
He began his duties yesterday and will
possibly be undisturbed for the year,
as there doesn't appear to be any pos
sibility of a break in the deadlock.
The other seeker for the position was
Bryan O'Byrne. The vacancy was
caused by the resignation of Henry
At the Brokers' Dance.
Among the guests from out-of-town
at the Brokers' dance on Monday night
were: Misses Winnie Walsh, of Pitts
ton; Emma and Elizabeth Ayers,
Mabel Speicher, of Scranton; Annie
Gilhooly, of Avoca; Blanche O'Keefe,
of Wllkes-Barre; Ethel Osterhaus, of
New York city; Margaret Gallena, of
Dunmore; Lizzie O'Hara nnd Mame
Grler, of Dickson City; Eugene Tropp,
Frank Reap, Anthony McDonald, of
Scranton, and James Canoll, of Ply
mouth. A Few Vacations.
Miss Nettie Burdlck, one of the oper
ators of the Clarbondale telephone ex
change, commenced her vacation on
Monday of this week.
Miss Lou Phillips has resumed her
duties at the switchboard, after her' va
cation, which was spent in Scranton.
THE PASSING THRONG.
Miss Lizzie O'Malley, of Pittston, Is
the guest of relatives in this city.
Will J. Byrne, of New York city. Is
spending a few days at his former
home in tills city.
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Benton and
Miss Mildred Tyler have returned from
a trip to New York city.
Mrs. Robert Holland, of Dundaff, Is
spending a few days with her daugh
ter, Mrs. M. J. Perry, of Maple avenue.
Miss Gnbriella Coleman, of the West
Side, Is home, nfter two weeks spent
among relatives in Scranton and Pitts-
Miss Hannah TJghe, who Is a nurse
In a private sanitarium in Baltimore,
Md Is home to spend a six weeks' va
cation with her parents on the West
Mr. nnd Mrs. William Schonmaker.
of Lopez, Sullivan county, spent yes-
terday with their son Robert, at 36
Maple avenue, on their way to Parks
vllle, N, Y.
Mrs. James Boyle, formerly of Simp
son, was In tho city yesterdny, bidding
good-bye to her friends, prior to leav
ing today for Wllkes-Barre, whore the
family will locate. Mr. O'Boyle was
formerly a mine foreman at Simpson.
Misses Alice Patten ami Mnv AT,..
Nicliol spent Monday at Green Ridge.
miss uraco aiacKiiouse was tlio guest
of Mrs. S, J. Matthews, for a few days.
Miss Mary J. McHalo, who has been
spending her vacation at Summerfleld,
returned home last evening.
Miss Jennie Thomas has rntnrnnrt
from n five weeks' sojourn In the Poco-
.Mrs. Letttlu Reese, of Hill street,
who has been seriously 111, Is somewhat
Improved at this wilting.
There will bo a Joint meeting ot nil
the locals of this place today at 2 p. m.
Miss Jennie Ward left Monday for
West Chester Normal school.where she
intends to take up a three years' course
Miss Mnrv J. Davis, nf T.nr'ltnwsinnn
street, Is visiting friends at Pittston.
v flir. ana nirs. v; u. Williams antl chil
dren have returned from a visit in
Pittston and Wllkes-Barre.
Evan D. Edmunds, of Nnntlcnlro Is
visiting at the home of John L, Davis,
oi nusqueuaunn street.
Miss Mary Duffy returned to her
homo In Wllkes-Barre, yesterday, after
spending a few weeks with Miss Mame
The Browns will nluv tho rjroon
Ridge Amateurs on the homo grounds
This Is nn extremely dangerous dis
ease. In almost every neighborhood
some one has dled'from it, and in many
Instances before a physician could bo
summoned or medicine obtained. Mrs.
E. II. Delano, of Durant, Mich., is sub
Ject to severe attacks of cholera mor
bus. During tho past four years she
has kept at hand a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and .Diarrhoea
Remedy, and suys It has alwuys given
"her quick relief, During this time she
has used two bottles of it, This rem
edy can be depended upon in the most
severe and dangerous cases. The safo
Way Is to keep it at hand ready for In
stant uae For sale by all druggists.
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Xre. J. H. Hnsklns, of Chicago,
III., President Chlcngo Arcado
Club, AdrirpRscs Comforting
Words to Women Regarding
"DbaIi Mns. PiNKirAM! Mothers
need not dread chlltlbenrlng after they
know tho vnluo of Lydla K. Plnk
linm'fl Vcirctahlo Compound.
While I loved children I dreaded tho
ordeal, for It left mo weak and sick
MBS. J. II. RASKINS.
for months after, and at tho time I
thought death wns a welcome relief;
but before my last child was born a
cood neighbor advised !LyiliiiE.Tinlr.
ham's vegetable Compound, and
I used that, together with your Pills
and Sanative Wash for four months
before tho child's birth J it brought
me wonderful relief. I hardly had an
ache or pain, and when the child was
ten days old I left my bed strong in
health. Every spring nnd fall I now take
bottle of LydlnE.Plnkhnm's Veg
etable Compound and find It keeps
me in continual excellent health."
Mrs. J. H. Haskins, 3248 Indiana Ave.,
Chicago, 111. fSOOO forfeit If about Ultimo
rial li rot genuine.
Care and careful counsel is
what the expectant and would-be
mother needs, and this counsel
she can secure without cost by
writing to Airs. Plnkham at
this afternoon. Many of the Browns'
players who were absent from town
during tho summer months have re
turned, and tho team Is now in position
to meet any of the first-class clubs In
The Knights of Malta will install
officers tomorrow night.
JERJHYN AHP iHAYFIELD.
Robert Kelly, a well known local
celebrity, was arrested Saturday for
assault and battery, the prosecutor be
ing William Edmunds, of Mayfleld.
Kelly went before 'Squire Kelfer and
entered bail to appear at court, James
Doud becoming his bondsman. Ed
munds, upon hearing of this, had two
more warrants sworn out, one for the
arrest of Kelly for making threats, and
another for Doud for perjury- At this
Kelly retaliated and had Edmunds ar
rested on four charges. He was held
to appear at court.
Prof. Barrett attended the teachers'
institute at Scranton, Monday.
Thomas Joplin, who has for some
time been playing with Ithaca's lead
ing band. Is home on a brief vacation.
Mrs. Hall, of Hancock, N. Y., a for
mer Jermyn resident, spent yesterday
here with friends.
John McCarthy, of Mayfleld, has re
turned home from a two weeks' vaca
tion, spent at Atlantic City.
Burton Mallory, who has been visit
ing here, returned to his home at East
Elijah Stephens and Charlie Bennett
expect in a day or two to leave for
Frank Pendred is taking a course of
study at the Carbondale High school.
Claud Stocker will leave today for a
few days' visit at Saratoga, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Asa Franklin and son,
Fred, of Ashley, have returned home,
after spending a few days with Mrs.
Gcndall and family, on Main street.
A farewell party was tendered to
Stanley Evans, Monday evening, at his
home on Grassy avenue. Mr. Evans
left yesterday for Johnstown, where
he has secured a position. The even
ing was spent in playing games aniS
other amusements. At a seasonable
hour refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bell, ot Bell
Place, are visiting their sons, Mapel
and Joseph R., at Auburn, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Broad have re
turned from a visit with friends at
Wellsbrldge, N. Y.
Miss Grace Evans, of Plymouth, Is
visiting her cousins, the Misses Ruth
and Grace Hughes, of North Main
Horace Frear, ot Main street, has
returned homo from Niagara.
Mrs. E. W. Squire and daughter,
Frances, spent Monday with friends
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Williams, of
Main street, spent Sunday at Harvey's
Miss Edna Brundnge has returned
home from a few days' outing at Lake
Mrs. L. A. Arnold, of Scranton, Is
visiting at the home of Mrs, A. Arnold.
Tho Misses Jennie Ward and Mabel
Edwards, of Blakely, left Monday for
tho West Chester Normal school.
Mr. and Mis. Morns Hughes have
returned from a visit tit Harvard.
The Women's Christian Temperance
union will meet nt tho homo of Mrs.
Stephens, on Wednesday evening. All
members are requested to bo present,
The Methodist Episcopal Sunday
school will picnic at Nay Aug park to
dav, Galgo Dalrymple, of New York, re
turned today, after a brief visit ut the
home of his uncle, II, L. Galgc.
The graded school of this place will
open Monday, September S.
Mr. nnd Mrs, Arthur Wilson, of
Scranton, were guests of the former's
brother, Dr. T, W, Wilson, over Sun
duy. The Misses Donssella and Ella Luni
ley nnd Mary Yeager, of Scranton, have
been spending several days with friends
Mrs. Edward Van Brunt Is III.
Miss Vuledla Wilbur la visiting tela
tlves In Now York.
Miss Davenport, of Taylor, Is the
guest of Miss Mamie Ltortrcc. ,
Mr, Starkey has purchased tho Weed
Thomas Johns and family, of Dale
vlle, w- move Into J, N. Uennett's
house, on Spring Garden street.
Frank Cameron, of Broklyn, N, Y
was a visitor here over Sunday.
Mrs. Rolund Thomas and daughter
Connolly & Wallace
5cranton's Shopping; Center
The safe starting place for
erythlnjr is our lowest price.
No limit the other
things as money will
So p;etty we can't hold them back. We must show you what we have.
The ruffs are made of all sorts of quilled aud pleated aud tucked chiffon,
lovely and dainty and trauspareut. Some are shaped like a collar and trimmed
with a bit of crochet lace laid 'round, contrasting with the black, and giving an en
tirely new and very effective result.
Other ruff are of all black mottsseluies, tucked and pleated, always falling
in front in long streamers ''stoles" we called them last year in furs.The daintiest,
most feminine and becoming ruffs we have ever seen in black, white colors and grey.
Three special lots of Turkish Towels neither of which has been surpassed,
in anything here in many months,
The first is in bleached and unbleached s:z:, 23x4s inches, aud is a remark--able
towel at the price, 12jc each. We have 2400.
The next lot is an unbleached towel, very large size, 26x52, at 20c each.
The third lot is at 25c each. Bleached with hemmed ends, size 24x48,
unbleached, fringed ends, size 27x52. They are big aud heavy, with the capacity
for water of a sponge. We have 1200. Great bargains for housekeepers.
Mercerized Table Damask, 64 inches wide, in eight patterns, in a beautiful,
fine, highly finished cotton cloth, looks like the finest linen, feels like silk, and
will retain the finish 50c a yard.
Wash Cloths in white aud fancy terry cloth, hemmed euds, with loop to hang'
up. 5c each, 55c dozen.
Scrubbing or Floor Cloths, very absorbent, with hemmed borders much bet
ter to use than old rags and nearly as cheap 6c each, 68c dozen.
123-125127129 Washington Avenue.
Slattle. of Scranton, were guests of Dr.
and Mrs. "Wilson on Monday. ,
The regular monthly literary enter
tainment of the Epworth league will he
held Friday evening.
Mrs. Peters and daughter Grace, oc
Hohoken, who have been guests at
Hotel Dixon, left yesterday for Blalts
loy. Mr. and Mrs. John Clouse have re
turned home from a visit in Monroe
Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, is visit
ing Miss Paulino Megargle.
Mrs. George Rogers, of Mill City, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wilson.
The Batsmashers of North Taylor de
feated the Lincoln Heights team on the
school house grounds, yesterday after
noon, by a score of 15 to 6. Evans and
Glynn was the battery for the Bat
smashers. A return game will be
played In the near future.
Lily lodge, No. 039, Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows, will meet this even
ing. Superintendent E. M. Barnes, for
merly of tho Standard Electric com
pany, has moved his family front this
town to Auburn, N. Y., where Mr.
Barnes has accepted a lucrative posi
tion with an electric light company of
Taylor lodge, Knights of Pythias, will
meet on Sund'ny afternoon at No. I
company's house on High street at 3,a0
Mr. and Mrs. M. SI. Willianjs and
daughter, Blanche, of Main street, left
yesterday for a visit to Philadelphia
and Cape May.
Mrs. John Thomas and son, of West
Scranton, visited relatives In town yes
terday. The many friends of Miss Janet In
glis, of Main street, ono of our popular
school teacher.", will be pleased to leurn
that she Is slowly but steadily improv
ing from her prolonged Illness.
The Taylor Beds would like to ar
range a game with any flrst-class team
in tho two counties for Saturday, on
the Taylor grounds. Green llldgo Aui
ateurs preferred. G, . K, Davis, man
ager. The Archbald Mine local, No. 1619,
United Mine Workers, will meet this
Mr. antl Mrs. John Serlvers, of Storrs
street, were guests of relatives In llydo
Mluoolta tribe, No, 217, Improved Or
der of lied Men, will meet this even
ing in regular session,
Mls8,SarHh Jones, of West Scranton,
visited friends In town yesterday.
Misses Lizzie Evans nnd Lizzie Pow
ell have returned to their homes In
Nantltoke, after visiting relatives In
Itobcrt, son of Mrs. Armstrong, has
returned to tho Soldiers' Orphan homo
at Beading, to respme his studies,
Tallle T, Jones has returned from
his trip to Wales,
Mr, and Mrs. Jamci Dornin and Miss
Annie Hooker uie visiting at Waymart.
The Infant daughter of Mr, nnd Mrs.
DeWItt Stanton died Monday morning,
after un Illness of ono day, Services
will be held at the home tills morn
ing. Interment at Marey cemetery,
Mrs. Frassonl, of Philadelphia, a for
mer resident of this place, is visiting
ut the home of Mr, James: A. Hand,
of River street.
Mrs. Alfred Smith Is recovering
from her recent Illness. -
John Brodhcad Is 111 with rheumat
ism, The borough schools were re-opened
Miss Mamie Joiicb, a well known
young lady of this place, lies very H
UJft- VPt. iA3-F -
A clear-seeing eye accustomed
to balance things fairly can quick
ly see the difference between this
way as fine
buy are here.
Fall Ruffs and
at Linen Counter in Rear
College Flags and Neckwear,
at the home of her brother, at Spring
Charles Robertson has returned from
William Hinds, of Moscow, was a
caller In town, Monday.
During the lust ten years the Bnldwln
Locomotive works have sent to Japan ""
locomotives; to China, lit; Ru.'.Mu, :;i!l;
England, 7l', ami to other countries, I.UVt.
The Rogers locomotive works hiivu unlit
SSI locomotives for foreign ronntilos, in
cliKllns" Canada, .Mexico, South America,
Panama, Costa Ulcn, ('alia, Jamaica.
Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan'
and Chlnu. The American Locomotive
company lias built locomotives fur for
eign countries, as follow.": 'X for Japan,
17 for England, 7 for China, ."il for Russia
and tevcral luuulrcd for tlio Uiltish colo
nics, Mexico nd Central aud South
Porto Rico seems to bo doing very well
judging from the statistics given out In
an interview by Ciovcrnnr Hunt recently.
The shipments from the Island to tho
United Scales during tlio last liheal year
wero valued at $S','J97, I'.'i.i. which represent
ed an increase of -JS.ij per cent, as com
pared with tho year before. Of this total
?.',S!W,037 was credited to sugar. Cigars
and cigarettes accounted for $1 ,.'i70,!) JS.
Tho exnoits from tho Island to foreign
countries woro valued at $ l.iiX'.dO.'i, which
represented an lucreatio of 51.7 per cent,
over tho preceding year. Tho largest
Item In these exports was coffee, valued
at $3,103,01:!, Curiously enough, shipments
of that product form tne smallest Item In
the account with tlio United States, where
its value Istglvun as Si'IUSn", While, as
will lie seen, tho shipment of Porto Rico
to foreign countries nro but little nmro
than half of those to tlio 1'nlted States,
there Is a notable excess of foreign ves
sels entering and cleaihig at the porU of
the Island over ihoro of the United. Stales.
This, however, Is not a feature peculiar
to our tiado with Porto Rico.
Tho sugar, crop nf tlio world now aggre
gates about lM.OH.ODQ tons, tho equivalent
of L'O.OMMWIOO pounds. For the total esti
mated population, 2,M.iy).n), tills would
lie eight pound. per capita. Tho annual
Increase in population of the world Is
about ono to llfty, or 2 per cent., a total
or 50.w,H0. this at the rate of l.iino.imo for
tho United States. At eight pounds per
capita consumption, the world's average,
this would require an incre.iso annually
of u bout L'W.iOn tons. An lucreuro In con
sumption of one pound per capita, only,
requires S."M),im pounds, oiiial to l.-TiO,-ikw
tons. Within the past ten years tho
Increaeo has been fully three pounds per
capita, requiring an Increased production
of 7,M0,(W),UW pounds, or 3,750,1X10 tons.
Owing to bolter shipping facilities be
tween .Manll.t and Loudon tlmn between
.Manila and New York, a considerable
portion of tho hemp produced In tho Phil
ippines Is Hist "eat to London ami then
re-shlpped to tho United Stales.
According to tierman nuthmlty tho total
commerce of tlu world last year was
?2l,S0U,lti,tHiii, which was divided by tho
leading countries follows: England,
7.(K0.i)ilO 00; Gel many, JiMilS.OOO.dOi); Unit
ed Stales, J.'.lSO.iKXi.U'W. Tho United States
trctsury has llgures which elves tho
United Stales JWiil.nno.onu.
In twenty years the population of tho
United Stales has Increased morn than
no per cent, nnd Its wealth luuro than
Kk) per t'cnt. Tho latter has grown to
joi.ooo.uio.ooo from jr.vwo.oon.on). Havluga
bank deposits have Increased frwn frit',.
000,000 to :M5n,00,0ii, and thu number of
depositors lias grown from U.'J-lJ.OOO to
ti.lOS.tXti. At tho same tlmo the public
debt has fallen from Jl,9!,OO,0OO to $1,107,
UW.00O. and tho per cnpltu debt from
fc!8. ST to $11. 3 J. The total circulation rf
money and tho number of national banks
have nearly doubled, nnd tho deposits In
the national banks lutvo Inci eased about
WO per cent. Tho valuo of farm
property bus increased from $l:',00.1,
000.000 to IIM.uOO.iViO.ooo; that of tho
annual valuo of farm products from $.'.
"U'.OOO.ono to $J,7til,ono.riO. and that of farm
animals from $1,SS:',000,000 to $.S$:,000,000.
The number of manufacturing plants
has nmro than doubled. Twenty yeVtr3
ago there were -53.000 of thcin; now thoir
number Is 513.000. The annual wages paid
to tlio. men employed In them have. In
creased from $!MS,000,000 to 5L'.733,OOI).000 ;
tho value of their annual output, .Which
was $5,309,000,000 twenty years ago, now
exceeds $13,000,000,000. There are pro
duced about four times as much
coal, three times ns much petrole
um, four times as much pig Iron, eight
times as much steel and ten times as
much copper as twenty years ago, while
the production of wool has Increased -."
Iter cent., that of cotton 03 per cent., and
that of corn 10 per cent.
A Four-Year's College Course Is Not
Professor Henry Van Dyke, in Septem
There Is a general Impression that, un
lers a would-bo student spends four years
In' college, nnd Is graduated with a de
gree, Ills education Is incomplete. This is
a narrow view of the matter. Of course
It is best, as a rule, for a boy or girl '"to.
lake tho complete general course, ospfcj
chilly If It is undecided as to what onels;
future work Is to be. Many n youns
man, however, has to begin work as a
stenographer or ns a cleric nt an oarly
age. Ho Is not content in occupying- a
humble position all his life, and Is ambi
tious, perhaps, to enter ono of the pro
fessions, .Most of his friends wl" tell
him that It Is impossible, unless ho gnea
through college. Ho does not feel that
he can afford to spend four years In do
ing that, and gives up In despair; when,
if ho only knew It, a two-year special
course might furnish him with Just' tho
equipment ho needs. Jt Is even posstb,lo
to taI:o a special courso and contlmij
working at the same time. Thoiv are
hoveral young men at Princeton who nr'
working their way through nnd fittltvj
themselves to occupy high places in th.o
world. They know what they want to
follow as professions, and in two years
they are able to lit themselves fur their
As an Instance, I might mention n
young reporter who camo to mo tho other
tiny. For four years, slnco ho wns seven
teen, ho had been employed on ono of the
New York dally newspapers. Ho had be
come dissatisfied with tho hack wort
which was given him to do, and deter
mined to prepare for something better.
Ho camo to mo to Ibid out bow long It
would requlro to tako a courso In litera
ture and languages which would bcnPtlt
him, I showed him that In two years ho
could got tho best of the collcgo cnttrsa
along thoso lines, and ho Is going to" be
gin work next fall, Ho Is earning a good
living at present, but ho Is willing to
earn less for two years that ho may earn
mnro In tho future. It Is nn Inspiration
for him to tako theso studies while he is
still young, and these two years of study
will bo tho best Investment ho could
mako of his tlmo and tho money he has
saved. Ho will havo nn opportunity to
do sumo writing wlillo nt college, and
possibly ho will bo able to pay his way
as ho goes. Ho would certainly bo un
willing to spend four yoais in school, and
perhaps It Is ns well that ho doesn't tnk
n lot of subjects which will bo of no to
special scrvlco to him In his chosen Una
Bryan Tolls This Story Himself.
Here Is a story which the Nnshvilla
American wiys AVIIUant Jennings Bryan
tells on himself;
Ho said that not long ago In a western
town ho had occasion to get shaved. ,Thei
barber, a colored man, felt highly com
plimented by ho opportunity of hhavhu,'
a man who hud been n candidate for tho
presidency, nnd when the operation Was
over Mr, liryau gavo him a silver dollar,
Somo weeks aftorwnrd, traveling 'that
way, ho met an old friend in tlio sama
town, who told him ho hud got the bar
ber In trouble. ,
"How's that?" sold Mr, Bryan.
"Why, ho has been up herons tho .Bar
bers' union, had charges proferr'ei
iigaiust him, and was then put on trial
for shaving you."
"I don't iindeistand thnt," replied Mr.
Bryan. "I paid all right."
"O, yes! You paid nil right, but .the
other barbers said that he was cuttltu
under, nnd bhould have charged $S for
shaving a dead man."