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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1902,
Kor the accommodation of
the public, vc constantly
keep nn hnntl u full assort
Ho not hcslttttu to brliiR In
your IniRO bills when need
ing small change.
Itemomber our olllco hours,
!) a. in. to !! p. in. dnlly ex
cept Saturday D n. m.' to 12
noon and 7 p. in. to 8 p. nt.
on Saturday. The
I Dime Bank
Corner of Wyoming Ave
nue and Spruce Street,
I. F. IBMOL i CO.
Bankers and Brokers,
jjoth phcnc. Conn ell Building.
For tho Ntw Term In
of Miisic and flrf
i . t
1 win m
Special Sale of 1
A few excellent numboi'H in vel
vets, corduroys and broadcloth.
AVo ilnd wo have not room for our
CHRISTMAS display, nnd Rivo von
tho benellt by IIEDUC1NO vrl"
of conts. Yon set the COAT. o
get the ROOM.
IIS Washington Avenue.
Thousands of fine fresh se
lected cigars arriving- daily.
The largest and finest assort
ment of strictly high-grade
Imported and clear Havana
goods ever shown, in Scranton.
E. C. Dean,
114 Conncll Bide,.
Largest distributor in N. 23. Jj
Frames, beautifully carved- Gems
lit Frame line.
GRIFFIN ART SHOP,
311 Washington Ave.
by centrifugal force Is one of the
scientific wonders of "Lackawanna"
Instead of tho old fashioned roller
wringers, familiar to the family wuhh
day, we pack the wot garments firmly
within a perforated metal liasltet
which revolves iu a steel shell, moo
involutions a minute.
Centrifugal forco draws
tlio water from tho center,
iixpelllng It tluongli tho per
flations, without filctlonto
t lio clothing.
A. B, Warnwn,
.llts .Mary Lancaster, of South Htcillng,
has accepted a position at Connolly it
AVallace's stoic, this city.
Mr. and Mrs. I', W, Tague, of Jackson
sticot, uio entertaining the fotmor'H
brother, Isuao Tague, of West Nicholson,
Mr. and Mrs. W, C. Smith, of Blooming
dale, In tho Adirondack, rnvo been islt.
ng Mrs. Smith's biothei'B, L. P. Power
uud A, V. liower.
Miss Estlier Stuples, of Jersey Shore,
who graduated ut Wyoming seminary
this year, Is visiting lior classmate, Miss
Floicncu Dower, at 1C!S Jcfferton avenue.
Jtt. Row Ulshon J. U Spalding and IU,
Rev. Bishop M. J, Ho ban wcio in Wilkes
Xiairo yesterday, Bishop Spalding deliv
ered a lecture last night In St, Mury'a
church, (hat city.
OP DR. LEET
WAS ONE OP THE BEST SUR
GEONS IN THE STATE.
Two Weeks Ago He was Stricken
with Influenza A Pew Hours Bo
fore His Death Saturday Night He
Sat Up In Bed nnd Laughed nnd
Joked with Friends who Called
Dr. Xeet Had a Long, Busy nnd
Very Helpful Life. Wab 72 Years
Dr. Nathan V. Leet, the oldest prac
tising physician In this city, nnd one
of the best Mirgeonn in tho state, died
Saturday night nt HMO o'clock, tit his
home, au Jefferson u venue, utter an
illness of two weeks' duration.
Dr. l.eet was stricken with n severe
atUck of lnlluenau about two weeks
aso nnd hu did not rally ut first be-
New Students Admitted at
EIGHT MORE LISTS.
The Tribune's Junior Educational
Contest Closes In Two Weeks.
The recent additions to The Tribune's
Junior durational Contest brings tho
total number of lists received up to
Hatut'day night to 1R0. On Saturday
there were eight received, as follows:
1 ; TW'iS5ftliH
N a Than
cati.st.' of his age. Towards the end of
last week, however, he began to Miow
signs ol hnpiovcment and all day Sat
urday he appeared to be in the best
Ah late :,b S o'clock on Saturday
night he was sitting up in bed, laugh
ing and Joking with some, friends who
had called. Shortly afterwards he be
gan to grow weak and he soon became
unconscious and passed quietly away
jus-t before midnight. Heart failure,
orougiu on by his severe illness, is giv
en as tho cause of nls death.
Dr. Leet was born on March 2, lSIiO,
at Frlendsvlllp, Susquehanna county,
and was thorotoie neatly 7J years old.
His patents weie farming people and
dutliv-v his early young manhood, ho
wotkod on tlte fai in and apslsted his
father. He had set his mind upon be
ing J physician, but it was not until
he was over L'.'i years old that he was
enabled to enter the University of
Pennsylvania, from which Institution
he received a diploma in 1S30.
Upon the breaking out ol' the rhil
war he enlisted and was commissioned
a surgeon of the .Seventy-sixth Penn
s.vlvania volunteer?. He set veil for
tlttpe eurs in that capacity and then
re-enlisted, servlivj until the close of
lie tame to Hirimtou In lMiit and bt -S.tu
the practice ut medicine, establish
ing an olllco on Wyoming avenue near
Spiuce stieet. A few yoass later he
took an ofllcu in the Fhst National
bank building, wheie he ieiii.iintd tor
His ability as a surgeon became rec
ognized almost Immediately and his
services weie much in ilcmand from
all partes or the state up hi a lew yeais
ago when ho gave up his outside prac
tice to n large extent. An Indication
of his standing as a suigeon may be
gleaned from the fact that when Pres
ident Onrlleld was assassinated he
was summoned as a consulting sur
geon but was out on a hunting ex
pedition nnd could not be reached.
When the Moses Taylor hospital was
first established ho was appointed in
surgeon-In-chlef, a position which hu
held up to a few years ago, when he
became chlet consulting surijeon. The
doctor leiuained in the business of ac
tive practice up to his last Illness and
displayed vigor and Utility that would
bo a credit to many a younger man.
He was n man ol' wide sympathies
and had a most genial personality. HI1'
circle of acquaintances wuh latgo and
ninny men counted his fil.ndfhlp au
among their dearest pos'-cjslont'. He
was wholly wrapt up Iu hM iioUsslnii
and tho only Inutlncps conueetlou out
side of It that he evct had was with
the Sciantou Heddlng Company, of
which corporation he was U-: nv.-i.tl
years tho president. He war u tliiity
second degree Mason, but he hail no
connection with any ntJiM' fraternal or
ganization. The doctor was nun led In lSS'i to
Mrs. Kelly, of .Ionian, N. Y who sur
vives hint, The fuuerul will bo held
to-morrow afternoon at s o'clock from
tho home, Hew Dr. Mel.eod will con.
duct the services and Interment will bo
madn In tho Duninoru cemotety.
To the Republican Voteis of the City
A Kepubllcau primary to clcc t a Re
publican candidate for the olllco oif
city rceoider ami ward vigilance com
mittees will bo held on Thutsiht, Jan
uaty 1, 190J, at the regular polling
places between the horns of 4 and S p,
m. Candidates for the nomination for
city recorder must register their names
with O. K. Chittenden, 019 Lackawanna
avenue, on or beforo Dec. SO. 1002, nnd
pay the assessment levied on or before
December 27, 1002, if their names are
to bo placed on tho ticket. The city
committeo earnestly requests that all
nominations for ward and election of
fleers be held ut the same time and
place, the vigilance committee running
tv separate box,
C. K. Chittenden, Chairman Republi
can City Committee.
Geitrude Kilpatrlck, 122 Wyoming
Nellie House, Sl-t South Main avenue.
Walter J. Moses, 423 Madison avenue.
I.euore Stanton, 722 Pine stieet.
liusscll Jiryant, 440 North Sixth
John 11. East, 1113 Diamond avenue.
James Kilpatrlck, 122 Wyoming
Margaret Hiuulen, 451) North Main
This contest Mill close on Saturday
evening, December 21, at 5 p. m., so as
to give the twenty fortunate winners
an opportunity to have their cash
pieents In ample time for Christmas.
J real will be the enjoyment of the
twenty boys and girls who by their
own efforts and the keenness of their
minds succeed in winning these pres
ents, and their pleasure in spending
the amounts earned will undoubtedly
be the keener in the knowledge that it
Is won In a fair and open competition
In which they have matched their abil
ities and education against all comers.
Two weeks still remain for those who
have not yet decided to enter to make
up their minds to at least have a try
for one of the cash presents. It will
co.'t them nothing and will do them an
incalculable amount of good In an ed
ucational way, even if they do not Mill
one of the presents. In their search
thiough the dictionary each one will
meet with many strange words, the ex
istence of which they have been hith
erto Ignorant of, and the oddest com
binations of letters will often meet
their eyes, and familiar words, which
ate used daily, will gieet them from
the closely printed pages like old
fi lends, often dressed In new upparel,
or with n multitude of meunlngs,
whereas they weie only familiar with
The boy or gii who wishes to get
ahead In school in 12ngllsh and spelling
can find no other method so delightful
and at the same time instructive.
The Best Christmas Present
Is a copy of a home paper to the mein
btiis of the family who have left the
home nest. It will bo a dally letter
from those ho loves best nnd will en
able him to be fully conversant with
all the happenings in the dear old town.
The Ti Ibune has more local new's than
any oilier Scranton paper and would bo
Don't forget tho sale of Christmas
gifts Iu Peun Avenue Baptist church
parlors, Thursday afternoon and even
llis, December 11. r
l! st fii cigars, 7, S and 10 for 2."ic,;
10c. cigars lor 5e, Common's.
i 1SIP IEN ffigggfo I
1 11 MP
Willi $1,00 Puich3S3 oi Ovir
Special linos of Canned floods In
lots ot 00c, $1,011 ami (.'.00 this wool;
Cmirsen's print butter and boxes
Jcisuy rigga. 2Sc.j York State
(guaranteed). 30 per dozen.
Coursen'H "Tilplo Illend" Coffee,
32c, Courscu's Special Java uud
Mocha, 23c, 5 pound. 11.00. Uolden
Rio, lie, 5 pounds, 00c. llcst
values in tho city.
Headquarters for Floiida or-
niigr ' grape, nutt.
E, G. Coursen,
Wholesulo and Retail.
REPORT IN THE
JUDGE SMITH CASE
Is in the Hands of the Governor Is
to the Effoct That Ho Is Permn-
Tho commission appointed to exam
ine Judge P. P. Smith, of the supremo
court, with a view to having him ro
th e on htilf-snlnry under the provisions
of the act passed by the last legisla
ture, has reported to Governor Stone
that the judge Is permanently Incapac
itated. A copy of tho report was
served on Judge Smith by special mes
senger Saturday night.
The law provides that a. Judge v,ho
has not sat on the bench for u. period
of one year, or who Is found by a com
mission of three doctors to be "perma
nently Incapacitated," mentally or
physically, fiom performing tho duties
of his oflleo may be retired on half-salary
for the remainder of his term, pro
viding ho accepts tho retirement pro
vision within thirty days after receiv
ing notice of the Uncling of the com
mission. Judge Smith does not propose to ac
cept the provision of the act, nnd there
Is nothing In the act to compel him to
do so. If It should bo that the gov
ernor Insists on his retirement, It will
be necessary to remove him. This, it
is understood, can not be- done until
the legislature meets.
Attorney Simpson, of Philadelphia,
has been engaged by Judge Smith to
take legal steps 1f necessary to pre
vent his being forced to retire.
The examination of Judge Smith was
not conducted by nil three of tho doc
tot sf. Dr. Shoemaker, accompanied by
Dr. Pieico, a specialist in nervous dis
eases, examined hlin three times dur
ing the past two weeks, but when Dr.
Dnliui. of this city, and Dr. Fell, of
WHkes-Carre, the other two cominls
sioneis, sought to conduct an exam
ination ut Hotel Walton, Philadelphia,
last Thursday, Judge Smith avoided
The teport of the commission
oased on the examinations by
Shoemaker and circumstantial
deuce secured from other sources.
WAGES Af E TO
ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY THE
It Will Not Be a Pint Increase, but
Will Be Graded According to tho
Wnges Now Received nnd Will
Hnve tho Effect of Eaunllclng Snl
nrlcg Company Now Pays ns Much
ns tho Other Roads Which Rocontly
Incrensed Wngcs of Their Em
ployes. The T.iieku wanna ltnlhoad company
purposes a substantial Increase In rates
of pay to employes In the various de
partments. The oflloluls mo now ut
work on n general plan of readjustment
and equalization, to become effective ut
mi early date, probably from December
The rates paid by the Lackawanna
road since October. 1809, have not been
exceeded by nny road In tho East nnd
tho Increase recently made by some
of tho companies do not now much
more than eqtiul the Lackawanna
rates, If as much.
Still, tho Lackawnnnii Is disposed to
continue such encouragement to Its em
ployes, many of whom have devoted
practically a lifetime to its interests,
nnd their sons and nephews arc now
identified with the younger clement In
tho service, working up gradually to
the places vacated and to be vacnted
by tho older men when the latter enter
upon the roll if honor, namely, the
company's liberal pension list, after
virtually passing through the whole
course of a long life well spent In the
active nnd retired service of the same
All branches of the service and prac
tically all tho employes will bo affected
by the company's liberal and voluntary
action. It will not be a Hal increase
all around, but will be a graded one,
so as to make a more equitable distri
bution of wages.
Account Mnscagni Grand Opera Com
pany. At Armory, Scranton, Pa Monday,
December S, 1002. Arrangements have
been made with the Delaware and Hud
son Railroad company for special rates
between WIlkes-Barre and Avoca, and
Carbondale and Peckville. Consult lo
cal agents as to train service and rates.
Dr. Llndabury, Surgeon, diseases c!
women a specialty, 215 Connell bulliHnc.
Hours: 11 a. m. to 4 p. m.; 7 to S.30
Meet me at the Dixie nt today's
THE PRENDERGAST STORE.
Too early, say you? Not a bit of it; thinkers are
buying now, new stocks for Holiday selling come
to all enterprising stores, many duplicates of some
things, often just one or two or some particularly
bright, snappy bit of merchandise early buyers
secure these: then crowds and hurry are never
conducive to good judgment.
Rnnic p-inpr ink- Pn: nnfi Pnr.ils that de
scribes the usual kind, but the Prendergast Store
nas never Deen oneoi me uuai kuiu auiucuiius
better more complete has always been its aim.
Each man of business has different Stationery
needs. The Stationery wants of Milady are many!
Drlii te the renuirement of either that this Sta
tionery Store cannot meet. Appreciation and
increased patronage have made dispensing with
the middleman and jobber possible; you buy
t . t 11 .... wil s-.4-a.a lt i ti- 4-s rrtl I r nro 1 r
nereas low as uie usuui atuic uuys iu oca uam.
For Christmas Gifts
Can you think of a better place for your gift
seeking than this "different kind of a Stationery
Store?'' There's Paper in dainty boxes. Paper
beautifully stamped with Crest, Monogram or
Address Die, Engraved Visiting Cards, Fountain
Pens,-Gold Pens and Fancy Holders, Pocket
Books, Leather Novelties, Playing Cards, Ink
Stands, Diaries, Calendars, Clocks, Photograph
Frames, Book Cases. The finest and newest
line of Fancy Goods ever shown handsome
hand painted articles, Sofa Pillows. If the sum
for gift giving is a modest one, there are more
dainty, pleasure-giving, inexpensive little things
here than at any other kind of a store,
Store Open Evenings Until Christmas.
R. E. Prendergast
207 Washington Avenue, Scranton,
CONTESTING A WILD.
C. P, Vnn Nort, of this City, n Pnrty
In "Interesting Cace.
', P. Van Norl, of this city, W one of
tho contestants of the will of George
M. Vnn Nort, of New York, who died In
July. inoo. Tho will, which Is being
contested, left nil his property, valued
nt $20.1,000, to his wife uud the con
tstnntH arc seeking to have the pro
bate Hot'nslde on the ground of fraud.
Mis. Van Nort hn since died and tho
cittertloif ns to whether her estate
rhould go to her only child depends
upon the decision reached In the con
test above mentioned. ('. P. Van Nort
was a cousin of George M. Vnnhart.
Card of Thanks.
Mr, and Mrs. John Slmms wish to ex
tend their heartfelt thanks to the kind
friends and neighbors who so kindly
assisted them In tho sail berciivoinent
of their little sou, Warren: nlso to the
Hook and t,nddrr comnany for the
beautiful iloral piece picscntedby thoni.
A Christinas Gift.
Kpeclul for thli week, 1,000 pletuie
frames, framed up neatly, ranging Iu
price from lfic., 2e 2,p,c. unci tip to $i.
See them go. .Oct In early or you may
miss It. Jacobs & Fasold, 20!) Wash.
City and School Taxes 1G02.
Tho above tax dtmllcatcs are nmv In
my liunds for collection.
P. S. BARKER.
Meet me at the Tllvln nt (-nfinie,
I The First Snow I
Suggests warmer a
0 gloves for your com- 0
X We'll give the best
$ service to those who
0 wish to follow the
6 HEN'S and WOfl-
0 EN'S wool gloves in a
$ multitude of colors
0 Worsted, Real Scotch
9 and finest Angora
1 First quality goods, four
leather side stays, fresh
clean this season'sgoods.
.Men's, sizes 6 to 12.
Boys', sizes 2 to 5.
Youths', sizes 11 to 2.
All Cars Transfer to
ke Bros i
50c I" 12.00
V A E o JPCUCC ST W
lien in lee
Of anything in the line of
optical goods wo can supply it.
and Eye Glasses
Pioperly fitted by an expert
From $1.00 Up
Also nil kinds of prescrip
tion work nnd repairing.
Mercereau & Connell
132 Wyoming Avenue.
'I1 ! "1 'Z ! C ! 2 ' $ Jp ! ! ! fr
, V, V, . S fc t V, t a t t J u ! J t n . t t it 5 tf f.Hf.Kli'.f.X MI
A Christmas Gifts
" That is an ornament, a luxury and a necessity is a fine Umbrella x
2 made here in this city. Special inducements by leaving your order now '
? before we are overcrowded. '
need no praise, as
to our handles.
we carry the entire sample
line of the largest house in
this country. That is why
they are at once fine in de
sign and reasonoble in price.
THIS most reliable house in
SCKAiVTON to buy an excellent
U2I15RKLL' at reasonable prices; all
Ji'F'tl and recovering done by this
C(). is guaranteed for one year.
313 Spruce St.
"4)il"it'4 "a "A eg 8 rt 1 '3 3 Z is IS "A i5 if! ij C V? 'A A R "A A S iS "A i ' 4 '4
YOUR LAST WILL
If you have made a will, who have you named your executor?
The proper handling of nn estate entails burdens that anyone
should hesitate to put upon a frien.l, and demands an amount of
care and time that few can give. The lisk, too. is always im
minent that the executor, if an individual, will die before the tes
tator. Would it not be well to name The Title Guaranty and
Trust Company as your executor ? It would insure impartial, ex
perienced administration at a cost no greater than for an individ
ual executorship. Small estates taken a-, well as large. Wills
taken cure of.
THE TITLE GUARANTY AND TRUST CO,
135 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
1.. A. WAT1UCS, President.
A. II, Mul'WNTOCK AND HENIIY A. K.'Al'I Vice-Presidents.
T. 1.. PIIIM.IPS, Third Vice-President nnd Treasurer.
11. 11. ATHKHTON, .Sccictary and Jlunaser Ilond Department.
M'll.W.UI A. WILCOX, Trust Ollleer.
It Is often a source of great satisfaction to purchasers to be able to
make their own selection of skins for garments. We are now in tha
exalustVQ fur business, and prepared to show you a large lino d the fol
lowing high-grade furs ;
HUDSON DAY SABLI3
Remodeling nnd Repairing
Is Given Special Attention,
Cnsh Paid for
324 Lackawanna Avenue.