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The News of
Conflicting Stories ns to Its Origin.
An Investigation Pending Until
Miller Family Recovers Miller
and His Wife and Two Children,
Who Were Fearfully Burned In the
Holocaust, at Emergency Hospital.
Mrs, Miller In a Dangerous Condi
tionBody of the Dead Child Re
covered. The dreudrul Iho nl AltiylU-ld III
which, iim related In yesterday's Trl
liunt', eleven-year-old Mabel Miller lc?r
ishcd, Is being Investigated by Coroner
Sultry, with it view of making clearer
tins peculiar circumstances or Its origin.
Four of tile .Miller family are patients
nt KiuergeiiOJ"' hospital, whither they
were taken yesterday forenoon. The
husband, Thomas Miller, his wife, their
li-yeur-old daughter Vernu mill an In
fant, hoy iiljont J year old are I lie suf
ferers. .Mrs. Miller Is In a dangerous
condition, hut the others will recover,
. Mr. Miller Is severely blistered about
the face and head and his right hand
Is so terribly burned that It Is feared
ll will be disabled, alter the raw sur
face has healed, The girl Is burned
about t)u face, and t lit Infant Is suf
fering from head contusions produced
by her striking the ground on being
hurled out of the second-story window.
Mrs. .Miller Is fearfully burned about
the body, the surface being blistered to
a raw conditio.) circling the trunk. It
will be a number of days before the
hospital surgeons will be able to pro
nounce upou'litr recovery.
Coroner Salliy was In ('arboncliile
yesterday and visited the Millers at the
hospital. The stories they tell conv-f-pond,
but differ from the McDonald
family's version of the lire. The lain, r
lived in the other half of the destroyed
Miller's story to The Tribune man
Immediately after the lire yesterday
morning, and what he told Coroner
Paltry, yesterday, weie substantially
the same. About 1.1,", lie perceived the
odor of coal i;as, and taking a lamp
walked down slab's to the kitchen to
shut the door that shut off the top lloor.
The lamp began lo splutter, the nil
scattering about. It did not explode,
however. He placed the lamp on Ihe
table and returned to the upper Moor.
Immediately after he heaid an explo
sion, which he supposed was the lamp.
The blaze spread, lie said, and the
house was soon tilled with smoke. He
hustled his wife and the children out
of the second story window, except
Mabel, the girl who was cremated
alive. Pbe must have Hot confused, he
thought, and running into one of the
other rooms was suffocated before she
could make an outcry.
.Miller said that his clothing was not
set on lire with the spluttering of the
lamp. "Tile oil seemed to lly all around
and over my head," was his explana
tion. The story told by the McDonald fam
ily, who lived In the other part of the
house, was that .Mrs. Miller knocked
on tlie partition, attracting; the atten
tion of Airs. McDonald, who arose by
mistake several hours earlier than usu
al to look after the "spouse" which she
"set" in the night .for the family bak
ing. Mrs. Miller, she said, said that
the house was nil re. Mr. McDonald, on
being aroused, rushed to F.ilmunds'
hotel to call the hose company by
'phone. On his return, lie thought Mil
ler was not awakened and was not
aware of his house being ablaze, Ac
cordingly he ran around to Miller's
side to give the alarm and found Miller
standing at a window of the second
The clrpumstainwH tlui t Impress Cor
oner Paltry as strongly peculiar are
that, accoi ding to Miller's own state
ment, the exploding lamp did not set
Ids clothing afire, and that tlicro was
no lire upstairs; that the blar.e was in
the kitchen, which was separated by n.
flight of stairs and a door from the
'i-onil flour, where all the family was.
How Miller became a lire, how his wife's
Different Living Affects Some People
"I never diauk coffee until after I
was married," says a lady from Adulr
vllle, C.a,
".My husband drank colfee and 1
1hau:jht it was nice to drink with him,
and we en.1o.ved it logeihcr. After a
while I found thai my digestive organs
weic! much disturbed, but not knowing
tin) cause, I went on drinking coffee
and glowing more wi etched each day.
"lu dlie lime, three Utile girls came
to what ought lo have been a happy
home, bui I was nervous and unhappy
myself and could not make anyone else
happy; lo my great consternation, two
of my Utile girls had spasms, and 1,
a nervous wreck, found 11 impossible
to cat anything that did not hurt my
"I dually concluded 1 had heart dis
ease, my heart pained me so much af
ter eating, and my head was so illswy,
1 often thought 1 would fall when try.
Ing'lo walk across the room.
"I tried every medicine I heard of,
anif had different doctors treat nie, but
without benelit. 1 could not sleep half
thu-' night, and never slept sound 1
would wako out of a frlghtlul dream
only to doze and wake agSilu.
"Finally, 1 read of PosUunt Food Cof
feunud my husband not a puckngu
from our grocer; 1 nirulv some accord
ing' to directions. 1 liked its flavor
very much and the llrst cup seemed to
help, my fUomuuh. I used It every
nieUl, sometimes making a whole meal
on Postuni and a bit of bread.
"I Improved bo fust that I cm(ld soon
cat' anything I wanted. I began to
look Bovmuch belter iny friends were
surprised and said I looked as well as
when I was first married. 1 could sleep
ns Siweelly as a. child. Of course the
children quit coffee and drank Vast
HUH antl tney hesim to fatten nnd
the spasms stopped,
"I. wish I could Impress It on every
Jweak, nervous person to abandon cof
fee' and use Postum Cereal. If every
"(nervous person could have seen mo In
jny,' nervous affliction from drinking-
i'off'ee, and could now see ma and my
Ittje ones around tho table enjoying
mi Postuni, they surely would never
ndulge In coffee again, for there Js no
more nervous prostration; no more
)ieaduches; no more spasms, and I am
iible to do my own work arid care for
iny. children." Name given by Postmn
Co., BaUla .Creek, Mich. . . i . . . .'
clothing Was set ablaze, how' this hath
Wen so badly burned and him' the chil
dren were burned have not been ex
plained by Miller's version, nor that of
his wife. Another strange, circum
stance, suggested by the coroner, Is
the failure lo save the life of the
child who perished, when it was only a
two-story building, and tho blaze wits
down stairs.
The Investigations of Coroner Paltry
yesterday revealed that there was no
Insurance on the goods of Miller. Coun
ty Detective l'hlfllps will be colled Into
the case that he might aid lu clearing
away the doubtful clrcunistnneeH that
ate suggested, and to establish, as re
quired by law and the clrctiinslances of
the situation, the origin of the fear
fully disastrous lire,
All of the family required the con
stant attendance of the physician who
was called. Dr. H. II. Jackson, of May
lleld, until they were removed to Kiner
gency hospital.
The body of tlie girl who was the
victim of th' holocaust was recovered
from the debris yesterday forenoon. She
was fearfully burned. Iter funeral
will take place, this afternoon, Ser
vices will be lu Pt. .lames' Kplscopul
church and burial will be In the .Ter
myn ceinetcrv,
T. V. Walker Representative of To
bard Inn Library for Three
Counties. Terrence V. Walker, who achieved a
more than ordinarily successful rec
ord as the district superintendent, for
this dlstritf, of the International Cor
respondence school.-, has been appointed
lo the position of establishing agent for
the Tabard inn Library, of Philadel
phia. Mr. Walker's territory comprehends
Lackawanna, Wayne -and Huscplehanua
counties, with headquarters, If be
chooses, at his home town, Carbon
dale. The Tabard Inn Library project
of supplying works of any character at
a nominal cost to subscribers lias laid
a remai liable giouth, so that Mr.
Walker will have opportunities of
meeting the public- with an established
success. Ills ability to spread the In
lluenee and patronage of this circulat
ing lllnary is fully recognized by Car
boudallans; his special aptitude for this
character of work was amply demon
strated while he was with tne Interna
tional Correspondence schools, during
which time lie Was at the topmost place
capturing prize after prize for special
results. The wishes of .Mr. Walker's
legion of friends accompany hliu In ills
new ventuie.
William Watkins, Coal Operator, In
terested in New Coal Lauds.
William Watkins, who has been en
gaged in coal operations in this valley
for years, has moved with his family
to Alexandria, Virginia, whore he is in
terested in coal lands in thai vicinity.
Mr. Watkins, who Is a part owner of
the drift on the Kast mountain, where
the coal mined is known as Waiklus
coal and is lindlng- a ready sale In the
local market, has an Interest some
thing like 100 acies in the coal holdings
near Alexandria. There are about 400
acrts in the property, which Is said to
be rich In deposits. Mr. Watkins, there
fore, moved to Virginia lo develop the
properly. Cars, mine cars, for use in
the working of the coal, are being
manufactured in this city.
Mr, Watkins was accompanied by two
of ills sous and Thomas Davis, former
ly with the MetiopuMtan Insurance
company, who will be of valuable ser
vice lu the process of development.
C.irbondnllans will watch with inter
est and satisfaction the progress of Mr.
Watkins' undertaking, which promises
to lie successful and profitable.
Young Couple Wedded by Rev. Dr.
H. J. Whalen.
Miss Caroline Hughes and Thomas J.
Layman were wedded in tlie Hereon
I'aptist parsonage by Ilev, Dr. II. J.
Wlia leu at S o'clock Wednesday even
ing. The attendants were .Mr, and Mrs.
Frank Layman.
The young couple, who have a host ot
well-wishing friends, will take up their
residence at the home of tlie groom's
parent.-, .Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Layman,
on Mat lem avenue,
Attractions Next Week.
Next week will be tlie best week of
the season at the liraud. Manager
Hyrne lias four splendid attractions,
which should find great favor with the
patrons of the Grand.
.Monday night will be "Hunting for
Hawkins," a comedy that Is said to be
several hours of mirthful enjoyment.
It is based upon an original theme,
aiound which litis been woven an Interesting-
plot. The performance Is lib
erally Interspersed, with high class
specialties and brllllanl musical num
bers. The company Includes William
Friend, Wallace .luoksou, Dun Harold,
Charles Hoffman, .Veil Newell, W. II.
Maxwell, May Thompson, Louise Hry
.iiii, Daisy Dudley, Minnie Niblo, Beat
rice Mlliui and others. Prices: All re
served seals. ,"o cents; gallery, L'.'i cents,
Tuesday night Annie Oakley in "The
Western fJIrl," will offer somewhat of
a novelty. Annie Oakley was with Col.
W. F. Cody, "Huffalo Hill," for years,
and was seen with him lu tills city a
few seasons ago. "The Western Ulrl,"
Is, as Its mime suggests, a play of bor
der life, In which .Miss Oakley will be
peculiarly at home, Among the fea
tures will be the Introduction lu one of
the scenes of four horses which are
carried by the company,
The Thanksgiving- day attraction will
bo "import of Hentzau," Anthony
Hope's sequel to his "Prisoner of .en
da." This piece was at the Lyceum
in Sci'uutou last evening,
Friday night's attraction will be
"Lost lUver," a play the merits of
which aro fanilllur"'to those who are
posted lu tlieutrlciilu,
"Wicked London," a play of life lu
the world's greatest city, was given by
tho Holford stock company at the
(Irand last night. The bill tonight will
be "A Hroken Oath. "Ten Nights lu a
IJarroom" will be presented at. the
matinee tomorrow afternoon. Tho
company will conclude Its engagement
In this city, tomorrow evening, with
"A Fatal Shot."
Since the settlement of the coal
strike there havo been increased oppor
tunities of employment which have
been taken advantage of by a number
of young men. Among the various
changes are the following;
James Duffy, who formerly had an
agency under the Metropolitan Life In
surance company, has re-entered this
company's employ, taking the place va
cated by Thomas Davis, who lias gone,
to Virginia to work under AVllllnm
Wutklns, ns explained elsewhere.
Jesse Hunter has left the Heiutrlck
works to accept a position its brake
man on the Krle railroad.
Clarence Knapp, who has been em
ployed as driver by John Uooth, has
secured a position as brakeniah on thu
Delaware and Hudson railroad.
Willis Hudson luiH resigned his posi
tion ut the Hundrlck works lo accept
one as brakeman on the Erie railroad.
Kdward llattle, of tho West Bide,
who was employed by the Hell Tele
phone company for some time, has se
cured a better position In the Erie coal
Kdward Hessllug of Wayne street,
bus resigned his position at the Clover
Leaf bobbin works and is now with
Sullivan & Ryan, of Salem avenue.
James H. Williams, who was an as
sistant mine foreman at Coalbrook col
liery, has been appointed assistant
foreman nt No. 1 mine ot the Delaware
and Hudson company, ninde vacant by
the death of the late James Chirk, of
Terrace street. As yet no one has been
placed In tho position vacated by Mr.
Williams nt C6albrook,
Charles Curtis, of North JIaIn street,
timekeeper for tlie Delaware und Hud
son locomotive department, has re
signed to accept a position at the Dttn
more shops of the Krle nnd Wyoming
Valley Itnllroad company. Mr. Curtis
Is succeeded by Frank Smith, of Park
street, shipping clerk at the company's
store bouse.
Attorneys James Toohey and John
MeCnurt, wlio are conspicuous among
the younger members of the Lacka
wanna bar, were In the city yesterday.
They rode behind a dashing trotter
owned by .Mr. Toohey.
Thomas .1. McC.uIre, of Pcranton,
resident agent of the K ill table Life
Assurance company, was a Cnrbontlnle
visitor yesterday.
lion. ,1. W, Ivllpatrlek, ex-mayor of
Carboiidale, is quite 111 at his home on
South .Main street. A fever developed
from a cold nnd threatened serious
complications. Last night, however, ills
condition was somewhnt Improved and
Dr. K, I. Vaitderburg, who bus just
returned from missionary work In
China, last night gave a graphic re
cital of some of ills experiences lu the
Held. Tills Interesting-, and at times,
thrilling, talk, was given In the lecture
room of Hie First Presbyterian church.
The list of letters remaining uncalled
for at the Olyphant postofllee are as
follows: Mrs. John Hays, Miss Han
nah Phillips, William Thomas, Mrs.
M. F. Allen, Oscar Burgess, John Court
ney, Samuel Dawson, Frank Klgy, Win.
H. Faddln. L. Pchonerz. P. J. Matthews,
Athertou & Sutton will reopen their
store hi the Kd wards building on Main
street. Hlukely.
Miss Gertrude Davis left yesterday
for Bingham ton, to spend a few weeks.
Mrs. P. J. Thomas and Mrs. T. L.
Williams visited Dickson friends on
Mrs. Daniel Jones, of Wales; Charles
Mitchell and Mrs. K. Vizzard, of
Kingston: wercs tlie guests of Mrs.
William !;. Griffiths, of Susquehanna
street, yesterday.
Miss Lizzie F.vans,- or Pittston, is
visiting friends at this place,
Henry L. Williams, of Hill strreet,
has returned home after spending six
months in Wales.
.Miss May Loftus, of Pcranton, vis
ited friends at this place yesterday.
C. H. Blockberger is quite III at his
home in Hlukely.
Mrs. C. If. Gerhlg has returned from
a visit with iclutlves at Metuehen, N.
T. W. Loftus was a caller at Hones
dale Wednesday.
P. F. Ilrogun spent Wednesday even
ing lu Forest City.
Mrs. Henry Nemeyer, of Scrnuton, is
visiting relatives In town..
Miss Margaret Coollcan was a caller
in Carboiidale Wednesday.
The teachers of Daisy Memorial kin
dergarten entertained at a mothers'
meeting Wednesday afternoon. Dainty
refreshments were served and all hail
a most enjoyable time.'
The Ladles' Aid society of the Ger
man church had their usual monthly
meeting yesterday afternoon.
The pastors of the Taylor churches
are arranging for the usual Tiianks
ghlng services next Thursday week.
It has been suggested that a united
service be held,
The annual conference of the
Women's Home Missionary society, of
tlie Methodist Kplseopal church, Is be
ing held at Pcranton today. A num
ber of delegates from tlie local Meth
odist Fpiscopal church will attend.
The teachers of the borough school
will hold their' regular weekly meeting
tills afternoon at No. 2 school building.
The choir of the Cavalry Baptist
church will meet this evening for re
hearsal. Fvery member Is required to
be ;nesent.
The employes of tho Taylor, Pyne,
Arclibahl, llolden collerles, and Taylor
wushery, will receive their semi-monthly
pay for the latter part of October
Miss Lore tin Miilheiln, uf .Mala street,
Tlie Iisquimo eats blubber,
The lumbermen eat pork.
These people are constantly
exposed to cold and physical
strain. Experience has taught
them that fatty foods give
warmth and nourishment,
For those who have cold
and thin bodies, or are threat
ened with consumption or any
wasting disease, there is no fat
in so digestible and palatable a
form as Scott's Emulsion,
Physicians prescribe it,
Well taxi joa l little t by, if 70a like.
Ecmx b SOWNE... furl ttrceU Mew Vwi.
But Doesn't It Look Reasonable?
This mayread ns though we Were
putting It a little strong, because It Is
generally thought by the majority of
people that Dyspepsia. In Its clironlo
form Is Incurable or practically so. Hut
we have long since shown that Dys
pepsia Is curable, nor Is It such a dif
ficult mutter- us at first appears.
Tho trouble with Dyspeptics Is that
they are continually dieting, starving
themselves, or going to opposite ex
treme or else deluging the nlreody over
burdened stomuch with "hitters af
ter dinner pills," etc., which Invariably
Increase the dlfllculty even If in somo
cases they do give a Blight temporary
relief. Such treatment of tho stotnauh
simply makes matters worse. What
the stomach wants Is a rest. Now how
con the stomach become rested, recup
erated and nt the same time the body
nourished and sustained.
This Is a great secret and this Is also
the secret ot tho uniform success ot
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. This Is n
comparatively new remedy but Its suc
cess and popularity leaves no doubt aa
to Its merit.
The Tablets will digest the food any
way, regardless of condition ot stom
ach, Tlie sufferer from Dyspepsia accord
ing to directions, Is to eat nil abund
ance of good wholesome food and use
the tablets before and after each meal
and tho result will is that the food
will be digested no matter how bad
your Dyspepsia, may be, because, as
before stated, the tablets will digest tho
food even If tho stomach Is wholly In
active. To illustrate our meaning plain
ly, If you take 1,800 grains of meat,
eggs or ordinary food and place it in a
temperature of 98 degrees, und put with
It one of Stuurt's Dyspepsia Tablets It
will digest the meat or eggs, almost as
perfectly as If the meat was enclosed
within the stomach.
The ftomach may be ever so weak
yet these tablets will perform the work
of digestion and the body and brain
will be properly nourished and at the
same time a radical, lasting cure ot
Dyspepsia, will be made because the
lnucb-abused stomach will bo given, to
sonic extent, a much needed rest. Your
druggist will tell you that ot all the
many remedies advertised to cure Dys
pepsia none of them have given so
complete and general satisfaction as
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, and not
least in Importance In these hard times
Is the fact that they are also tho cheap
est and give the most good for the
lensl nioucv.
left on Wednesday to visit' relatives at
Augusta, l!a.
MIss.Fllen Morton, of Green nidge,
was tlie guest of Mrs. M. J. McDonald,
of Main street, the fore part of tho
Mrs. William T. Lewis, ot Taylor
street, is visiting relatives In Plymouth.
Mrs. John H. Itecs, of Grave street,
is Indisposed.
Mrs. Thomas X. Davis and daughter,
of West Pcranton, were the guests of
Mjs. John K. Davis, of North .Main
street, yesterday.
Miss Lizzie Davis, of Ttallroad street,
is visiting relatives at I'lttston and
Don't forget the grand socials to be
held at the Welsh Congregational and
Calvary Baptist churches on Saturday
and Monday evenings,
M. C. Judge has returned from his
business trip to New York.
Special to the Scrnnton Tribune.
Harford. Nov. 20. Miss Isa Harrow,
of Fast New Mllford, was calling on
Miss JioseAVeseott, Sunday.
Mrs. C. M. Tiffany and daughter,
Jlalllce, are visiting in Hinghaniton this
Lee Tiffany, of Summersville, was
calling on friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kstubrook and
family attended the funeral of Mis.
Kstabrook's brother in Hinghuintun,
November 14,
The Young Men's I'nlon class will
hold a gentlemen's box social Friday
evening, November 28, In tlie lecture
room. Kach gentleman Is requested to
bring a box. All are cordially invited
to attend.
Miss Clara Tiffany left Tuesday for
New .Mllford, where she will spend the
winter with her brother, H. J. Tiffany.
Miss .Minnie Darrow and Mrs. N. P.
Morgan spent Wednesday in New Mll
ford. H. Dale, of Pcranton, was tlie guest
of K. M, Watson, Wednesday, and vis
ited the creameries In this section.
J, G. Hotchkiss and mother have re
turned from visiting- relatives In Forest
Will Sherwood Is attending school at
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Chamberlain aro
vihlllng Mr. Chamberlain's grandpar
ents at tlie plains.
Christian Endeavor business meeting
in tlie lecture room Friday evening,
November 21.
Tlie harvest festival entertainment,
for the benefit otthe Methodist Kplseo
pal church, was a decided success, The
chicken pie supper and all amounted to
about $80.
Mrs. J. M. Spnuldlng, of Bltighnmtan,
Is visiting her sister, Mrs, Alpha Car
penter. To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets,
All druggists refund the money If It
falls to cure. F, AV. Grove's signature
Is on each box, 23c,
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
New Mllford, Nov. 20. Miss Inn Mc
Connell entertained the young ladies of
the W. and O, club Tuesday evening,
A union temperance meeting will bo
conducted in the Methodist church
Sunday evening,
Miss Clara Tiffany, of Harford, has
come to New Mllford to spend tho win
ter with her brother, H. J. Tiffany.
Mr. und Mrs, O, C, AVhltney enter
tained Lake View friends lust Satur
day, Mrs, David Davenport is spending a
few weeks with relatives in Yonkers,
N. Y,
Frof, Snyder spent Saturday and Sun
day at Ilnllsteud.
Itev, K. J. Mellenry, former rector ot
the church, will conduct services at St.
Mark's church on Wednesday evening,
December a.
Miss, Beatrice Howell spent Wednes
day in Seruntou,
The Oriental Troubador colored com
edy company will appear In the New
Mllford opera hotisu on Saturday even
lug. DURYEA.
Mrs. Mary Ammonium was a caller
hi I'lttston AVednesday.
Miss Kllza Drown was a business
caller lu I'lttston Wednesday,
Revival meetings will be held every
Connolly & Wallace
A bargain means one thing The store that has the best
at one store, something else at goods at regular prices is the
another. store that has the best bar
It depends on the store's gains when those prices are re
standards, duced.
:i Good Gloves
for Little
Men's nnd women's. All Imported
but brought in such largo quanti
ties that the prices aro unusually
Why not lay them awny for Christ
mas P
Men's heavy Cope Gloves, $1;
worth $1.50.
Men's Silk-lined Mocha, Gloves,
full pique sown, of finest stock, heavy
skins, 2; worth $2.50.
Women's Washable Gloves, tho
"Superbc," $1.75; worth $2; with
two pearl clasps.
I Women's
i Tailored Soils
The dress idea rules everything
this seaqon even tailored suits; nnd
that explains why so many graceful
?)louses arc used for jackets nnd
why they are trimmed in so many
dainty, pretty, feminine wnys.
Broadcloth suits.
Ziboline suits.
Shaggy Scotch mixtures and loose
ly woven stuffs.
Cheviot suits.
Prices, $10 to $100.
I Men
f House
$5 each Nearly all exclusive
Tailors made these coats; good
tailors; tailors who make men's
clothing. Many housecoats are
thrown together by girls sewed, not
tailored. None for us, thank you!
Variety is growing less; sizes in
some styles scarcer. Come today, if
you can.
The best kinds from abroad, and
our own make of blanket robes iid
one beg'ins to go into this business
as we do.
Which means 110 one has the va
riety, or such low prices.
A new range of Bath Eobes come
in beautiful light colors of cotton
cheviots and heavy mercerized fab
rics ranging in price from $4 to $10
Wool Robes, $4 to $12.
Connolly & V
123 - 125
nlBht next week excepting Monday and
Saturday evenings, at the Methodist church of this place.
Miss Mary Dills has returned homo
after t-pendlng- a few days with friends
In Wilkes-nanre.
Mrs. lMf?e, of Holly. Is vlsltlui? at the
homo of Mrs. Ammermnn, of tills place.
Mrs. Frank l.ane was a caller In
Taylor Wednesday.
Measurements of Interest Made by
the Geological Survey.
TI10 United States kuoIorIcuI survey
lias recently niuilti public the results of
a series of measurements which tho
Division of UydroKiapliy conducted in
1901 on u largo number of streams In
the United States to determine tho vol
ume of their How. The work with
which these records deal is unique- In
chtiraeter and extent, and consists In
tho dally record of tho holfiht of water,
together with tho estimated maximum,
minimum, and average monthly How
In cubic feet. In upwards of two hun
dred and fifty of tho Important rivers
of tlie United States. Accompanying
this iiata 010 Important facts concern
lug tlie physical aspects of their water
sheds, the extent and manner to which
their natural powers aro utilized, and
other information of viiluu to engineers
and water users. Tho report of tho
Investigation of this New York streams
Is particularly full, an interesting fea
ture being tlie results of measurements
on streams in tho CutsUlll und adjacent
regions sugsested as a possible souivo
for the supply of New York city. Of
Interest uso aro tho results of meas
urements of tio streams In tho West
upon which depend tho construction of
tho rontenipluted Irrigation works un
der tho new irrigation law. Tim water
power sctreums of Maine, tlie drainage
from tho vast watershed of tho south
ern Appalachians, and the rivers of tho
Central states aie all represented In
tho investigation.
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Special Train and Special Low Rates
to New York City and Return.
Kor the accommodation of tlie Scrnn
ton United Choral society, the Lacka
wanna railroad will furnish a. special
passenger train to leave from its Lack
awanna tivenuu station at 7.U0 a. 111.
Friday, November S, scheduled to
tench New York city about U.'M a. 111.
Special round trip tickets wJll lie mi
salo at tho station olllce gwod going
only on this train, and for return on
any regular passenger train up to and
Including December r, Further Infor
mation 011 application to Mr, David
I'rlteliaril, chairman of tho transpor
tation committee, or A, C, Meiiick,
ticket agent Lackawanna railroad,
Scranton, I'a. "
$4,35 to New York City and Return.
Special Thanksgiving Day Rates,
via the Lohigh Valley Railroad.
Wcdnesduy, November 20, tho Lehigh
Valley railroad will sell tickets to Now
York and return at $1.33 from Scranton,
good going on above date, limited to ro
turn to and Including November 30,
good on all trains except tho HInck
Diamond I'xpress. For further infor
mation, consult Delaware and Hudson
railroad agents, or Ueorgo Heller, city
passenger agent, Lehigh Valley r.tii
loail, til) Public Square, Wllkes-liarre,
Pa. "
Fall Trip to New York.
New York Is Interesting whenever
you visit it, but tho fall days in the
great city is always delightful. Tho
parks aro at their best. Tho theatres
have attraetluus which t line have made
perfect, Tho stores show a wealth of
new and up-to-date merchandise, and
the weather is comfortable.
Old Fifth avenue, the pride of the
Every housokeoper 1b nmbltlous to
present n. handsome tablo for her
guests, and 'tho foundation of at
tractiveness is nice linens.
Fine Scotch, Irish, Gorman and
Belgium Damask Clotli3 in nil sizes
with napkins to match, if desired.
Carving Clotns and Doylies.
Tray Cloths and Center Pieces.
Handsome hand-cmbroldered lunch
cloths, bureau, stand and table cov
ers. Embroidered Bed Spreads, with
shams' to match.
All tho lovely soft colors that aro
woi'n so much this fall tans nnd
browns, blues, grays and reseda
green, white nnd soft evening tints.
All-wool batiste, albatross, silk-nnd-wool
Eoleinne, lansdowne, crepe
do chine, crepe gauffre, cashmere,
henrietta, serge, whipcord, Bedford
cord, printed cashmeres and challis.
These are the names of stuffs that
nre being made into dinner gowns,
evening dresses and house dresses
by fashionable Scranton. You will
notice that all of them are the sort
that cling, that tuck and pleat beau
tifully, that have in. some way a
characteristic, strongly marked, of
their own, which you don't find or
dinarily in evening stuffs.
Plain handkerchiefs beginning at
10c. for women, nre good enough for
At 25c. there are two kinds. One
is known as the sheer and the other
as the heavy, and the heavy looks
to be a great deal better quality, but
"it isn't. The difference is that the
thread in the sheer is twisted harder
than in the heavy. They are about
10c. better than, usual 25c. handker
chiefs. The comparison between the 50c.
and 25c. sheer and the 50c. and 25c.
heavy is so plain that any one can
see it. The 50c. handkerchief is
worth more than double tho 25c,
and the hemstitching is done by
hand. No wonder they are so dainty
the linen and work are both
city, Is one of the features no visitor
should miss, and Central Park and
Bronx Park will Interest everyone.
No matter where you go, something
worth seeing will be found and for a.
juace where the hours aro like minutes,
New York leads,
A trip to New York does one good,
and tlie opportunity to visit New York
under favorable circumstances conies
on November 1!, when the New Jersey
Central runs Its Full Excursion to tlia
great city. Tickets arc good going 011
any train on ubovu date, and good to
return to and Including November 30.
Tho rates huvo been reduced, and for
further Information consult your local
ticket agent.
High Peaco Court to Pass Upon
House Tax Case.
Tlie United States Is given high prals-o
by leading Kuropean journals for hav
ing bee a tlie llrht to utilize The llnguo
tribunal, lu Hie Pious Fund case. A
second and very interesting case Is on
its way to The Hague, In which four
nations aro dlieelly Interested. This is
the case of tho "house-tax" Imposed by
tho Japanese government upon foreign
residents, and contested by them on the
ground that the exemption of their
lund from luxation, under treaty and
other arrangements, carries with It tho
exemption of whatever buildings stand
upon It.
Tho Japanese government, on ono
hand, and Ureal Uritaln, France, and
Germany, representing thulr subjects in
Japan, on the other, have' asked The
Hague tribunal to Interpret the treaty
See the Cut Man,
Effective and attractive half-tones
and llnu cuts for curd, advertising or
any other purpose, can bo secured ut
Tho Trlbuuo olllce. We do work that
is unexcelled, do It promptly and at
lowest rates. A trial order will con
vince you.
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