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THE SCRA3STTON TRLBUNE. SATURDAY MOENTNG-, JANUARY 2, 1897.
Last Night's Bachelors' Ball Was a
Grand Spectacle and Was
5CENE OF GREAT SPLENDOR
of 400 Persons Danced and
Mado Merry at the Frothlngham
Until Alter 3 O'clock This Morn
ing Fifty-Four Numbers on the
Dance Programme to Music by 0p
penheim's Yllkes-Barre Orchestra
and Bauer's Band The Theator's
Interior Was Elaborately Decorated.
A Dainty Supper Splendidly Served,
Description of Many Handsome
Gowns and the Names of the
Dancers Story of the Ball Told
Another Bachelors' ball has passed
into history Scianton social history.
It was given at the Fiothlngham
thcatie last night with at least the
same eclat that has chaiacteilzed the
event In past eais, and possibly It
was a little sw oiler In tone and featur
ed with a little more elaboration In
Its detailed arrangements.
The ball certainly pioved that Scran
ton though joung Is not lacking in
those social marks which stamp some
cities as possessed of a high degree
of culture, and It would be dllllcult to
Imagine that any city, no matter how
large or how wealthy and distin
guished its people, could furnish any
better entertainment of the kind. There
was no sign of hitch or slip to mar
its pleasuies and at no time was the
splendid accomplishments of the com
mittee which, planned the ball lost
By ten o'clock the ball was In full
swing and in the nelghboihood of 400
pei sons were piesent. They included
the city's most piomlnent personages
and a laige number of guests fiom out-of-town.
While a third of the number did not
dance, the ball furnished ample means
of enjoyment. The music was more
than delightful, the scene was more
than bewitching; beautiful does not
adequately descilbe the appeal ance of
the theatte's alwajs beautiful Intel lor,
but for the occasion treated by the art
of lloilst and diaper; the supper and
its anangements under the diiectlon
01 a Philadelphia caterer, were perfect.
THE BALL IN DETAIL.
A Grand I'.vcnt mid It Wns .Host Ex
At 8.30 o'clock the first batch of bun
dled women and cape-coated men ar
rived and twenty minutes later a
stream of people was passing in at the
Penn avenue entrance. The ctush of
cabs on the street was gieat and it
required the strenuous effotts of seveial
stnlwait bluecoats to prevent a hope
less blockade. The dancing began at
H.23 o'clock and from then until after
3 o'clock this morning the theater's In
tel lor piesented a scene that might go
begging for a truthful and adequate de
Under the direction of Florist Clark
and Decorator Fulnman the main u
dltoilum had been most elaboiately
trimmed. Fiom the center of the pios
cenlum arch, a huge rope of ihododen
dions was stiung to the gallery and
on either side were ropes of running
pine, each tied at inteivals with pink
satin ribbon. Ropes of pine and i Ink
coloied texture were wound about the
pillars and were draped fiom the arch.
Suspended over the balcony railing and
over the edges of the boxes wete quan
tities of wild Floilda smllax. A laige
bunch of mistletoe sprigs hung from tho
aich to within a few feet of the dancers
heads. The Incandescent globes shed
their light thtough spilgs of holly.
Palms und other tropical plants, blos
soms and jaidlneies weie set about the
edges of the big dancing lloor and In a
restful loolng nook ananged with scen
eiy at one side of the stage. Hanging
from the scenery were bunches of Flor
The 1 ichest and most attractive deco
rative woik, however, was in the lobby
and the loom adjoining. In these two
npai tments, arranged by Slebecker &
Watklns, weie seveial thousand dollais
worth of exquisite hangings, nigs and
fubilcs. Tempoi my settees weie elect
ed nlong th lobby walls and coveted
with Tuiklsh di.ipeiles Hugs weie
sptead on tho floor mid from the dooi
vvays opening into the theater ptopet
weie hangings of volute and Turkish.
In the lobby bouillon and cafe fiappe
weie seived at one table and lemonade
Possibly the most extensive tempor
al y bit of diapeiy woik ever pet formed
in Scranton was seen in the room next
the lobby. It was hung with bagdad
and i ennaissance lace curtains and con
tained a Mooilsh corner. Otleutal
pcieens, couches, banquet lamps and an
abundance of Tuiklsh mateilal gave
the apaitment a tare suggestion of
ease and comfort.
The pntionesses tecelved In one of the
lovver lett hand boxes. They weie:
Mrs. Jas. Archbald. Mrs. II. P. Simpson.
Mrs. Henry Belln, Jr. Mis. W. T. Smith.
Mis. J. B, Dlmmlck. Mrs. H. B. Sturges.
Mis. H. L. Puller. Mrs. Everett War
Mrs. II. W. Kings- ren,
bmy. Mis. E. N. Wlllard.
All but Mrs. Wlllard were present.
Thoie weie twenty-four dance num
bers, twenty-four muslo intermissions
mid sis extras. Oppenhelm's Wilkes
Rat re orchestra of sixteen pieces,
played for the dance numbers and
Rauei's band of twenty-live pieces the
Intel missions. The two organizations
occupied positions In the balcony, one
on elthe side In n space from which the
peats had been removed.
Supper was served by Caterer John
W. Holland, of Philadelphia, In the con
necting rooms over the lobby and nt
the iear of the arcade. Twenty-six
small tables, each seating six poisons,
veto used. The following menu, while
not extensive, was piepaied and seived
with a daintiness that made It one of
the ball's most enjoyable featuies:
Chicken Salad. Chicken Croquettes.
Lobster Cutlets. Bolls.
Assorted Ices. Cake.
Slipper was served beginning at 11
o'clock. The waiters were fiom the
Hotel Jermyn and in chaise of Head
Waiter Carter. Cateier Holland was
assisted by his son and brought to
Scranton with him a chef and several
The lower boxes, excepting the one
occupied by the patronesses, had been
sold to O. S. Johnson, C. D. Simpson,
and W. G. Patke and Major J. W. Oak
tord, and thtee of the upper boxes to
Reese G. Biooks, W. H. Taylor and
A. D. Blacklngton.
Tho Bachelor committee were Albert
G. Hunt, chaltman; James Blair, jr.,
Joseph M. Boles, J. Windsor Decker
and Benjamin E. Watson. Mr. Hunt
and Mr. Blair, particulatly, were active
in the hatd work necesbaty to conduct
such a big event and such a success
ful one. Mr. Blair will ptobably be
elected to succeed Mr. Hunt to the
Bachelor presidency at the appioaching
election and business meeting of the
In addition to those mentioned, there
ate on the Bachelor membeishlp list
James Archbald, Jr. H. W. Kingsbury.
T. r. Archbald. W. P. Kingsbury.
Montrose Barnard. J. H. S. Lynde.
P. B. Belln. P. D. Mcdowan.
J. H. Brooks. H. D. Merrill.
E. E. Chase. Thomas Mooto.
J. M. Chittenden, Jr. J. W. Oakford.
W. M. Dickson. C. R. Parke.
W. I. Finch. P. E. Piatt.
F. C. Puller. P. J. Piatt.
F. P. Fuller. A. T. Post.
L. B. Fuller. II. B. Reynolds.
T. S. Fuller. H. P. Simpson.
G. P. Grlllltli. C. B. Sturges.
A. B. Hunt, Jr. II. B. Wate.
G. B. Jeimyn. J. L. Wentz.
W. II. Jessup, Jr. Everett Wat ren.
SOME OF THE GOWNS.
They Were the Latest Creations of
The latest cieatlons of fashionable
modistes weie theie In ptofuslon. noine
of those noticed weie:
Mrs. Everett Warren Pale yellow em
btoldeied satin, trimmed with sill: mous
lln and duchess luce,
Mrs. E. L. Puller White French molie,
trimmed with a Jeweled waist bod,
duchesse lace and tips.
Mis. H. P. Simpson White satin
trimmed with pink minor velvet, peail
and duchtsso lace.
Mis. W. T Smith Plum velvet; trim
mings of duchesse lace and white velvet.
Mrs. James Archbald Cream white
satin; trimmings of black velvet and
white lace; diamonds.
Mrs. E. B. Stuiges Black biocade silk
with black lace trimmings.
Mrs. Henry Belln, Jr. Green silk and
Mis. H. W. Klngsbuty Yellow brocade
satin, with tilmmlngs of lace; violets.
Mrs J. L Ciawford Sklit of black
brocaded satin and waist of white satin
covered with chiffon embroidered In white;
sleeves of white satin coveted with
shlned black chirfon.
Mis. C D. Simpson Gray taffeta
tralmmed with Venetian lace and pearl;
Miss Fiances Wlnton White moire silk,
tilmmed with aecoidlon pleating of chif
fon, mouslln de solo and peuil.
Mis. J, L. Kemmertr Black pompadour
satin trimmed with duchesse lace and
Mrs, Willis Kemmerei Pink brocaded
satin, trimmed with Venetian peails and
Miss Simpson White mouslln de sole
tilmmed with gold spangles and Venetian
Mrs. J. M. Evans Black and white
molie silk trimmed with duchesse lace
Mrs. E. G. Coursen White embroidered
satin trimmed with lace, and green velvet.
Mrs. C. D. Bandeisoit, of Throop Yel
low brocaded sutln, full dress; waist
trimmed with embroidered chiffon and
Miss Augusta Archbald Empire gown
of white chiffon over white satin.
Miss Seybolt link and black taffeta;
trimmings, Venetian lace und satin rib
Miss Davis White satin; trimmings of
luce and satin ribbon.
Mrs. B. M. Wlnton Princess gown of
blnek satin; tilmmlngs of black laco over
white duchesse laco over white satin.
Mrs. II, M. Holes Gown of while sntln
brocaded In pin; botllco of point d'sprlt;
trimmings of pink; tips, diamond and
pendant and necklace of diamonds and
Miss Jermyn White satin; trimmings
Mis. I J. B. Jcrmjn-down of blnck chif
fon; trimmings of bright rose elvet and
of pink velvet; pearls and lace.
Miss Komulno Soj bolt-down of white
satin; trimmings of pale blue velvet;
diichee Ince and black Martin.
Mrs. L. CI. LaBar down of white satin;
trimmings of duchesse lace and diamonds.
Mis. W. L. Connell Striped pink; satin
trimmings of chiffon and rivet.
Miss Hclln Qovvn of brocaded satin in
pale jellow, trimmings of lade nnd loses.
Miss Anderson Gown of white chiffon
over pink satin.
Mrs T, II. Watklns Pale blue brocade
satin: trimmings of duchesse lace, dia
monds and pearls; violets.
Mrs. A. J. Connell Peail gtey satin;
ti (minings of Venetian lace; diamonds.
Mrs. Fiank B. Jermyn Gown of black
satin; tilmmlngs of embroldeied chllfon
Miss Mabel DIckerson, of Brooklyn, N.
Y. Lavender satin: bodice of embrold
etod chiffon and duchesse lace, diamonds;
Miss Broadhead, Delaware Water Gap.
Gown of black silk net stilped with
black velvet over white satin; tilmmlngs
of met met loses.
Mis. N. Y. Beet Lavender satin; trim
mings of lavender chiffon and Venetian
lace; pearls and diamonds.
Miss Archbald Pink muslin de solo
over taffeta of the same shade; peails and
satin ilbbon; violets.
Mis. George M. Hallstead Pink satin,
with trimmings of accordion cfniffow
diamonds and lack roses.
ilis. C. R. Parke Flow ered taffeta with
white satin and Jewel trimmings.
From nn Humble lleginniiig Grew tho
II ig Rail r.vents.
The Bachelois' balls of the present
differ gieatly fiom the modest aspira
tions of the twenty-one young men
who nine years ago perfected the Bach
elor oiganlzatlon in tho ofllce of Mont
tose Bamatd in the Grand Anny Re
public building. The put pose at that
tlnto was to combine fotces and give
seveial dancing patties each season at
ptivate houses mid thus pay social ob
ligations. The members weie young
men, piomlnent movets in society,
popular and who weie being constantly
invited to social events in Scianton
homes. Their populailty, however, was
a sott of booinewutg as they were em
banassed for some means of teturnlng
the lavois shown. So the eatly Bach
elor plan was hit upon.
The scheme was all right in theoty
but it didn't woik well in ptactlce, as
it quite natutally followed that in the
ill st few modest patties some of the
people Invited weie not congenial to
the families In whose houses the soeini
debt affaits weie given. The Bachelois
weie quick to tecogiilze this nnd as a
substitute method, the annual balls
weie establlFhcd. And thereby hangs
another tale which led to the present
elnboiate subset iptlon plun which has
ol com fee no semblance to the eatly
put pose of letuining social lavois.
The expense of the (list few balls
was equally divided among the Bachel
ois, excepting thuse who hud man led
The benedicts weie by mle exempted
fiom payment. So many Bachelois en
teted wedlock, that when was divided
the cost of the last pin lata ball held
at the Wj outing hoip-e In 1SD3, each of
the few unman led membeis left lound
themselves taxed $20 apiece for the
satisfaction of giving Sctanton's well-to-do
mid best Known people, and no
end of sttangets, a holiday society en
tertainment. The cost per Bachelor
might have mown ad inllit. if in 1S9I
the subscilptlon plan had not been
That 1S91 ba'll 111 the Fiothlitgham
was, by the way, ananged with n gieat
many misgivings as to the financial out
come. It was to cost $1,200 and the
Bachelois had a deficiency in the tieas
ui y to stait with but when It was all
over the expenses had been made, the
deficlene wiped out and a small sum
netted for a suiplus. But what was
more pleasing, the ball had ber n a most
pionounced social success and it seived
to fliml establish the lepute of the
Scranton Bachelois' ball as an annual
event that is not outdone for excellence
In any Pennsylvania city.
Kmouiagcd by the big success of the
(list subscription, the ball of New
Yeat's eve a year ago was given at a
still gt eater cost and with an lnet eased
elaboiatlon of ariangeinent. Its hap
py outcome is still fiesh In tho minds
of tho 500 poisons who attended It. Its
cost was tellglously guaided, but is be
lieved to have, been $1,500, and et
theie was n tieasuiy balance. Much of
the pleasant success, of that ball was
due to Chairman H. P. Simpson, of the
Finally comes tho bal) of last night,
splendid, gland, entuinclng and maik
Ing the couise of Impiov intent that has
lun along the line of Bachelor hlstoiy.
What vvas done In the eatllr3t Bachelor
days and who did it, ate indicated by
. '&M!(K3rf fi
the following lint of name? of the
twenty-two charter members: W, H.
Jesstlp, Jr., II. H. Reynolds, A. G. Hunt,
II. P. Simpson, Montrose linrnaul, It.
J. Foster, i:. U. Jermyn, II. W. Kings
buiy, Major J. W. Oakfoid, N. a. Rob
ot Ison, It. M. Set anion, C. S. Weston,
Thomas Mooie, Jntnos Archbald, Jr., J.
M. Chittenden, Jr., W. M. Ulckson, G.
W. Fuller, J. A. Mott, T. V. Penman,
M. It. Shcn eied.
LIST OF THE QUESTS.
Those Who llnitcrd or Were Content
to Ho Witnesses.
Tho out of town quests piesent wore:
Mr. nnd Mrs. H. L. Allen, Now ton Cen
William Avery, Carbondale.
Mis. B. Ii. Brodhead, Delaware Water
Miss Brodhead, Delawnre Water dap.
Miss May Urodhead, Delaware Water
Miss Helen Brodhead, Delaware Water
Miss Dullard, Wllkes-Barre.
Miss Blown, New York city.
OF THE SCENE.
Miss Boer, Philadelphia.
Ml-s Ruche, Philadelphia.
The Misses Balul, Mellon,
Miss Box. Burtalo.
R. D. Bennett. Wllkos-Bairo.
C J. Biudj, Ilaiilsburg.
Douglas Bunting, Wllkes-Barre.
Mis. Edwatd Coons, Osco, 111.
W. L. Chamberlln. Hazleton.
Byion Casselbury, Motion, Pa.
E. X. Oaipenter, Wilkes-Bane.
F. B Clelland, New Yoik city.
Oaklty Cooke, Paterson.
Pj son Cooke. Pat rfrson.
W. J. Chllds, Ithaca.
Miss Dann. Buffalo
The Misses Dlcketson, Brookln, N. Y.
Ml-s Donovan, Cleveland.
P. G. Darte, Kingston.
W. J. Dnnn, Burtalo.
Chester Dorr, Wllkes-Barre.
Ralph Derr, Wllkes-Barre.
W. M. Dickinson, Trenton.
Robeit Downs, M. D., Getmantown,
H. Drejfoos, Hazleton.
Dr. Erlccson, Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. Ely, New York city.
II. J. Plshei, New York city.
P. P. Fox, Elm Ira.
W. A. Fuller, Silver Brook, Pa
Miss Galpln, Dunmore.
Miss Gilbert. Troy.
J. B, S. Galpln, Dunmore.
Sejmour Gallund, New Yoik city.
B. S. Harman, New York city.
J. C. Harding. Chicago.
W. J. Hall. New York city.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hiss, New York
R. S. Hume.
R. C. Hnlderman, Harrisburg.
A. 55. Huntington, lianslleld, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Jermyn, Oswego.
The Misses Jones, Peckville.
Dr. Jackson, Philadelphia,
E. S. Jones. Peckv (lie.
Jesse Jones, Carbondale.
Miss Kemraerer, Matich Chunk.
Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Law all, Wllkes-
Mi. and Mrs. J. B. Law. Pittston.
Miss Junet Law, Pittston.
Miss Kathailne Luwson, Willlamsport.
11. W. Lowe, Plalntleld. N. J.
G. Lowe. Plalnllold N. J.
J. II. Lance, Iitnoath.
R. M Law, Pittston.
CM Leal ned, Now Yoik city.
Miss E. II. Lluburg, Tieuton.
Mr. and Mis. J. W. Mollis, Wllkes
Miss Merilmnn, Denmoie.
Mts, Meirlmuu, Dunmoie.
Geoige R. Mucl.eau, Wlll.es-Batre.
C. R MiinvlUe, L'aibondule
Gcotge Menlinau, Dunmoie.
Miss McNeeley, Wllkes-Baire.
Vance McCoimlek, Hanlsbuig.
Mi. Oddle, New Yoik city.
Miss Edith Pane, Wllkes-Barre.
J. M. Phillips.
Geoigo 1'eteison, Philadelphia.
E. C. Pet kins. Hartford.
S. S Pony, Blnghamton.
C P. Patterson, Allegheny City.
Mies Rodenbough, Easton.
MHs Rogeis, Brookllne, Mass
J. Heibeit Reynolds, Kingston.
T. P. Reynolds, East Oiange.
Mr. and Mis. G, B Smith, Dunmore.
Mr. and Mis. C. D, SanJeison, Throop.
MUs Sl'son. Ithaca.
Miss Snyder, Wilkes-Bane.
S M. Smith, New York city,
G. W Snyilei, Wllkes-Barre.
John D. 'Staik, Pittston.
Go-don Scott, Wllkes-Barre.
P. E Tleinan, M. D Now Ypik city.
Miss Maigaictta Thompson, Pottsvllle.
Mr. Twltehell, Portland, Mass.
John Vaughn, Wllkes-Baire.
Miss Vaughn, Wllkes-Barre.
Miss Vorhccs, Philadelphia,
Mis. A. G Wheeler, Wllkes-Barre.
The Misses Wuteiman, Southpoit, Conn,
W W. What ton, Philadelphia.
R. L. WuilhumH. Wllkes-Barre.
Miss Williams, Biooklyn, N. Y.
MIm Williamson, Wllkes-Harre.
Miss Helen Woodwotth, New Yoik city.
Miss Wood, Honesdale.
Miss Wheeler, Wllkos-Barie.
liss Wesson, New Yoik city.
M. E. Woodiuff. Wllkes-Buire.
W. M. Wilson, Philadelphia,
Edward Went A Mauch Chunk.
Mi, Wright, Wllkes-Baire. ,
W. M, Weston, CurbondaW
Tho names oZ the Scranton people
present were as follows;
Mr. and Mrs. James Archbald,
Miss Augusta Archbald.
Miss Anna Atchbald.
Tho Misses Albro.
James Archbald, Jr.
II. W. Archbald, Jr.
J. It. Atherton.
T. S. Atherton.
Major and Mrs. Montrose Barnard.
Air. and Mrs. A. D. Blncklngton.
Mr. and Mis. l S. Batker.
Mrs. 11. M. Hlalr.
Mrs. J. S. Blalt.
Mr. nnd Mrs. II. C. Barker.
Mr. and Mrs. Homy Hclln, Jr.
Mr. and Mis. H. J. Bennett.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Walter Brlggs.
Colonel and Mrs. II. M. Boies.
Mr. ami Mrs. It. G. Brooks.
The Misses Bessell.
James Blair, Jr.,
C. E. Blair.
I'. B. Belln.
C. A. Belln.
W. W. Beck.
J. II. Blackwood.
L. T. Bliss.
J. M. Boles.
J. H. Biooks.
II. W. Boles.
O. G. Brooks.
Mr. and Mis. H. II. Coston.
Mr. and Mis. J. L Crawfoid.
Mr. and Mis. A. H. Christy.
Mr. and Mis. E. G. Com sen.
Mi. and Mrs. C. R. Connell.
Mr. ami Mrs. A. E. Connell.
Di. and Mrs. A. J. Connell.
Ex-Mayoi and Mis. W. L. Connell.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Connell.
Mr. and Mrs. Fredeilck Connell.
Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Connell.
The Misses Coursen
D. L. Crane.
J. B. Ciouch.
F. L. Crane.
E. E. Chase.
J. M. Chittenden, Jr.
T. E. Connell.
E. H. Connell.
Mrs. A. M. Decker.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dlmmlck
Miss Alice Dale.
The Misses Davidson.
G. B. Davidson.
J. W. Decker.
C. H. Dowd.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. rranklln.
Dr. and Mis. C. L Piev.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tleltz.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Foster.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Toster.
Mr and Mis. E. L. Fuller.
Di. ami Mrs. W. G. Fulton.
A. M. Fine.
F. C. rubor.
F. P. Puller.
L. H. Puller.
T. S. Fuller.
G. W. S. Puller.
M. B. Fulkt.
Mr. und Mis. G. P. Grlfflth.
Mt. and Mis. a. G. Gilmote.
Tho Misses Getecke.
Miss Geaihat t.
The Misses Gllmorc,
Edwin Geal lutit.
E. A. Gilmoie.
Dr. E. M. dieen.
.1 K Goat bait.
N. W, Gillespie.
C. W. dunstei.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Hallstead.
Mi. nuil Mis. A. D. Holland.
Mr, and Mis. J. W. Ilowarth.
Mr. and Mis. Eugene Heeley.
Mr. and Jin, Fianklln Henshaw.
Mhs Anna Hand.
William Hanley. Jr.
John M. Hauls.
W. M. Hugei.
E. W. Holland.
A. G. Hl'itt.
A. E. Hunt, Jr.
W. W. IngHs.
Mr. and Mis. John Jermyn.
Mr. and Mis. P. H. Joi m n.
Mr. nnd Mis. G. B. Jeimjit.
.Ml. and Mrs E. B. Jermn.
Ml. und Mis, U. S. Johnson.
A. A. Jones.
Miss Susan Jermyn.
Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Kingsbury.
Ml. and Mrs. Willis Kemmerer.
Mi. and Mis. John M. Kemmeier.
Mrs. Luther Keller.
Dr W. H. Keller.
Di. W. E. Keller.
J. L. Kemmeiei.
II. S. Khkpatiiek.
Mr. and Mis. J. A. Lansing.
Mt. and Mis. L. a. Labar.
Dr. und Mis. N. Y. Leet.
.Mi, und Mis. M. W. Lovvry.
Ml, and Mis. ('. H. Loveland.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Lynde.
Mrs denude W. Lnde.
J. H. S. Lnde.
Mr. and Mrs, R. J Matthews.
Mr. and Mis. Wlllaid Matthews.
Mrs. William Matthews.
Mr. and Mis. L. W. Morss,
Mi, and Mrs. J. A. Mott.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Montgomery.
Mr. nnd Mrs, William Marple.
Mr. and Mrs. F, R. Mason,
Mrs. Jessl? Merrltleld.
The MIshub Matthews.
Miss Louise Mutthews,
Xhe Misses Met rill.
L. R. Morss.
R. C. Megargol,
P. P. Mogargel,
II. D. Merrill.
E. S. Mortal, Jr.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank McGowan.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McClave.
J. B. Ncall.
Mrs. L. S. Oakford.
Major J. W. Oakford.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Piatt.
Dr. and .Mrs. C. R. Paike.
Mr. and .Mrs. W. O. Parke.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. I'eck.
Miss Parke. ,
R. II. Pattcison.
Di. A. T. Post.
C. J. Post.
J. B. Poole.
Di, E. M. Pennypacker,
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Rico.
Mi. nnd Mis. G. N. Rice,
Mr. und Mrs. N. G. Robertson.
Mr. und Mis. C. C. Rose.
Mrs. C. M. Read.
The Mlsoes Reynolds (Sanderson ave
The Misses Reynolds (Wjomlng avenue).
Miss Anna Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. George Sanderson.
Mr. and Mis. J. G. Sanderson.
Mr und Mis. P. M, Spencer.
Mr. und Mis. W. T. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Oahln Seybolt.
Mi. und Mis. II. P. Simpson,
Mr. und Mis. C. D. Simpson.
Mi. und Mrs. John Simpson.
Di. und Mrs. Smith.
Ml. urd .Mrs. A. H. Storrs.
Ml. und Mis, E. H. Sturges.
iMis. A. H. Shoplund.
The Misses Seyuolt.
Miss Grace Spencer.
C. R. Sunderson
C A. Sttuw.
J. G. Shepherd.
P. E. Spencer.
1'. W. Stilwell.
C. B. Sturges.
G. S. Sturges.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E Taylor.
Mr. und Mis. W. H. Taylor.
The Misses Tone.
W. J. Toney.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Vandllnf.
Mt. and Mis. T. C. Von Storch.
Major and Mrs. Everett Warren.
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Ware.
ur. una .virs, J. L. Wentz.
Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Watklns.
Mr. and Mts. W. W. Wutson.
Mr. and Mis. A. B. Warman.
Mr. and Mis. C. S. Weston.
Mr. und Mrs. B. M. Wlnton.
Mr. and Mis. R. R. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Wolfe.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Woolworth.
Miss Giace Williams.
Miss Louella Williams.
B. E Watson.
C. W. Walker.
C H. Welles, Jr.
C. S. Williams.
G. C. Yocutn.
List of Kntcrtniners of Some of the
Below appears a neaily complete list
of Scranton people who are entettain
ing the out-of-town people piesent at
last night's ball:
With Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Piatt The
Misses Balrd, of Merlon, Pa.
With Mr. and Mrs. James Archbald
Miss Box, ef Buffalo; H. J. Fisher, of
New York city; C. M. Learned, of New
York city; Miss Dann, of Buffalo; W. J.
Dann, of Burtalo; S. M. Smith, of New
York city; Miss Margaretta Thompson, or
With J. L. Kemmoror Douglass Bunt
ing, of Wllkes-Barre; Miss Kemmeier, of
With A. G. Hunt W. L. Chamberlln, of
With Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Sturges-P. O.
Darte, of Kingston; Miss Edith Pane, or
Wilkes-Bane; the Misses Waterman, of
With John H. Brooks Chester Derr, of
With Mr. and Mrs. N. Y. Leet The
Misses DIckerson, of Brooklyn, N. Y.;
Drs. Jackson and Erlccson, of Philadel
phia. With G. W. S. Fuller-W. A. Fuller, of
Silver Brook. Pa.
With J. M. Boles W. J. Hall, of Now
Yoik city; Byion Casselbury, of New
Yoik city; F. B. Clelland, of New York
With Miss Hunt Miss Llnburg, of
With Mr. and Mrs. F. D. McGowan
Miss S'sson, of Ithaca.
With George B. Davidson William
Story, of Ithaca.
With Miss Andetson Miss Vaughn, of
With Mr. and Mrs. George Sanderson
W. J. Chllds, of Ithaca.
With Mr. nnd Mrs. T. II. Watklns
Rolert Downs,, M. D., of Geimantown,
B. S. Rarmun, of New York city.
With Mt. and Mts. A. II. Storis Mr.
and Mis. Philip Hiss, of New Yoik clt.
With E. S. Moffat, Ji A. T. Hunting
ton, of Plainlleld, N. J.
With Mi. and Mrs. D. E. Taylor Mr.
and Mis. J. B. Low, of Pittston.
With Miss Grace Williams Miss Katha
rine Lawson, of Wllllamspoit
With L. T. Bliss Vance McCormlck, of
With Mi. and Mrs. W. G. Parke-C. F.
Patterson, of Allegheny City, Miss Rod
eiibough, of Easton; Miss Rogers, of
With Dr. nnd Mrs. C. R. Parke-P. E.
Tleinan, M D , of New Yoik city.
With Miss Simpson Miss Brown, of
New Yoik clt ; Miss Williamson, ot
ilkes-Bnne, and Miss Racte. of Phila
delphia. . , ,,
With Mr. and Mrs. J B. Dlmmlck-Mr.
and Mrs. Ely, of New York cit.
With E. S. Moffatt, Jr. Ml. Oddle, of
New Yoik city.
With Woith Scranton-E. C. Perkins, of
With Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Montgomer
Mlss Wesson, of New York city.
With Miss Louise Matthews Miss Gil
bert, of Troy.
After the Hull Is Over.
All the leading society ladles and
gentlemen will leave their gloves and
sllppets to be cleaned and tinted by JS.
R. Bash & Co., 512 Spruce street.
THE BYRONS' NEW PLAY.
N itnussed By Two J.nrtjo Audiences
at tho Acuduiny Yusterdii).
"The Turn of the Tide," Mr. and Mrs
Ollved Byron's new play, wtltten for
them by D. K. Hlggins, author of "The
Plunger," of which they made such a
success, was Been for the Hist time by
a Scianton audience ut tho Academy of
Music yesteiday. It is what might be
called a lotnantlc comedy, appealing
equally to the sentimentality and resi
blllty of the author. Theie is a vailety
I of good characters in the play and
tltoy are well treated by Mr. and Mrs.
Byron and their competent company,
v Two of the biggest audiences that tlia
Academy has held in many a day wit
nessed the performance, yesterday af
ternoon nnd evening, and It is safe to
say equally large audiences will sea
It this afternoon and "Ups and Dowiw
of Life" this evening.
SAM SMITH IN THE TOILS.
Ho Ilroko Pnlth with Aldormtin Mil
ler Who Toole lMty on Him.
Last October Snm Smith, a bell!cos&
colored man of Oakfoid court, was ar
raigned before Alderman Millar on tho
chat gc of assault nnd battery preferred
by ,1. Silver, a Penn avenue merchant.
Smith could not furnish ball and was
destined to linger In the county Jail
until he could bo tried. His wife wept
bitterly nt the prospect of his going to
Jail and leaving her without means of
support nnd moved by hor tears and
Smith's solemn promise the uldermun
allowed him to go on his own recog
nizance. When the giand Jury found a true bill
against liltn Smith skipped out unci
when his case was called In crlmlal
court he vvas not to be found.
This mean ingratitude on the part of
Smith made the alderman feel anything
but kindly towards him and he deter
mined to captuie him at any cost.
Smith came back to tills city a shdrt
while ago and whipped C. C. Smith of
the Ameilcan hotel, but managed to
get uwuy again without being captured.
Thursday, criminal eouit udjoumec
and feeling that It would be safe to ven
tuie back again he came on a visit to
his wife. Special Officer Jack Tlerney
learned of his return and swooped down
on him early yesterday morning tit ills
home, capturing him In bed. He l-
now In the county Jail and there he will
remain, the alderman says, until court
disposes of his case.
LIBEL SUIT RESULTS.
Tho ICofeinskl Uovs Say nn Enemy
Circulnrcd Stories About Them.
John MouvitskI was held in $300 ball
by Alderman Millar last night to an
swer the charge of criminal libel pre
feired by Joseph and Anton Kofclnskl
of the Soutlt Side, who thrilling fight
with their father and tumble of twenty-five
feet through a window was de
scribed In yesterday's Tribune.
They allege that the fight was none
of their fault and that they were metely
lestrolnlng their father from assaulting
them. MouvitskI, they say, is respon
sible for the story that went forth
that they set upon their father and they
also aver that he reported that they
laid under the bed with revolvers watt
ing to kill their father.
SANQ OPERAS FOR CHARITY.
W'nlto Opcrn Company Gnvo Two
Performances in College Hall.
The Walte Comic Opera company
sang"ThoMlkado" and "The Bohemian.
Girl" In St. Thomas' College hall yes
tetday for the benefit of St. Joseph's
Foundling home. There was a fair
sized audience at the matinee and at
night the spaclou8 hall was filled. "Tito
Bohemian Girl" was sung In the even
ing In an excellent manner and wa3
greatly enjoyed by the audience.
Today the company will resume ita
engagement at the Frothlngham. In
tho afternoon it will sing "Olivette,"
and at night "The Mascot."
On Tuesday evening Jack Alexander
celebrated the 2Gth anniversary of his
bitthday at his home on Main street.
Those present were: Rev. F., Mar
shull and wife, Professor C. E. Thorpa
and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Knapp and
daughter, of this place, and Mr. and
Mrs, Lewis Drlesen, of Scranton: The
evening vvas enjoyably spent in vocal
and insttumental music, games, etc.
Refreshments were also served.
On Friday morning while Fred Cray
was engaged in excavating for the
foundations of the new Ames building,
he accidentally damaged the building
on the same lot which was caused by
a misplaced charge of dynamite. The
ground is frozen about fifteen Inches
deep, making the work exceedingly
hard when using picks. Mr. Cray de
cided to use dynamite which ho
thought would do the work much eas
ier. A charge was prepared and placed
In the ground, but on account of the
condition of the same, it was rather
a hard task to properly adjust It.
When the explosioin occurred the froz
en earth crashed against the adjoining
store damaging the siding and break
ing a window.
Jack Alexander la visiting New
M. J. Fleming, a student at St. Bon
aventuts college, Allegheny, N. Y is
spending the holidays with relative
In Forest City.
Miss Cella Clark, of Pleasant Mount,
Is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. R. Flem
ing. Professor McCawiey, of Woods busi
ness college, at Catbondale, was hero
on Thuisday visiting the students of
Geoige Ctawfoid and John Hlrd are
dissatisfied with the tesults of McKln
le's election and therefore left for
their homes in England on Friday.
Clothier Jack Alexander will occupy
the Ames building when It is com
pleted. Mr. Alexander will add to his
stock of gents' fine clothing wlien the
change Is made. The new building
will be 2lxG4 feet.
The funeral of Mrs. O'Hara was held
on Ftlday. High mass of requiem was
celebi ntod by Rev. Father Coronor In
St. Agnes' Catholic church. The te
tnaltis were taken to Hill Top for
Rev W. G. Funk has moved Into the
house of John Faiaday,
Tho public schools will open Monday,
Jan 4 after the holiday -vacation.
The fourth quarterly meeting of tho
Brick chuich will be held Sunday morn
ing. Rev J. G. Eckman will bo present.
Quartet ly conference to be held Satur
A meeting of the Brick church Sunday
school was held on Tuesday. The follow
ing olllcers were elected for the ensuing
ear: Superintendent, C. H. Murcy; as.
slstunt superintendent, D. C, Reed, secre
tary, Jacob Brej inter, libra! Ian, Andrew
AUlen; assistant librarian, ELmer Tinkle
paugh; tieasurer, William Rumertleld;
organist, Margaret Brodhead; assistant
organist, Emma Mosteller, chorister, Net
The dedicatory services of the Law
rence Congregational church will begin
on Saturday evening at 7 o'clock and coo
tlnue until Monday evening. Ministers of
the denomination will olllclate.
New Year's eve vvas celebrated at tha
Bilck church with upproprtate exercises.
Among the Bpeclal features were recltl
tlons by Miss May Brodhead and singing
by the Harrison brothers. A very inter
esting set mou was delivered by the pas
tor. Rev. E. L. Santee, after which D, C.
Reed, on behalf of the Ladles' Aid so
ciety, piesented tha pastor and his wife
each with a beautiful upholstered rock,
lng chair as a token ot their high C3tecm,