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TUB SCRANTON TRIBUTE-SATURDAY MORNING-. JANUARY 1 . 1SJ)7.
NEW SCHOOL INSPECTED
Clicslmtt Slrcct Building Is One of tbc
Handsomest in (lie City-It Will
Probably Be Opened Jau. 25.
"ioaterday was nmiolntecl a day for
public Inspection of the new No. 10
public school on Chestnut street and a
number of the residents of the Four
teenth ward, v herein the school Is lo
cated, availed themselves of the oppor
tunity offered, A number of the mem
bers of the school board, under the guid
ance of School Controller T. J. Jenniilgs,
whose work as a lepresentatlvu the
people of the ward can thank for the
new structure, visited the school early
In the afternoon and were shown
through the building. The members ex
pressed themselves as being pleased
with Die work done by the builders, the
1'eck Lumber company and l'eter Htlpp
& Son, stone masons. Hunt it Connell
Were In chaise of the heating and
It la not yet definitely known wh?n
the building will be tenanted. Some
3f the seats have not yet been placed
and the Janitor has a wuste of un-
PROFESSOR K. A. CHUTTKNDE.V.
He "VII1 Be Principal of New No. 10.
scrubbed flooring before him. It Is
thought that by the end of next week,
possibly, Monday, January 25, the build
ing will be ready for occupancy. Suit
able opening exercises will follow. The
school children from the ward are still
In the old building and the same corps
of teachers now In harness will be
transferred to the new school. Profes
sor E. A. Cruttcnden, who Is principal
of the school, Is a graduate of Mansfield
State Normal school where he was af
terward a teacher for a number of years,
lie also has been a member of the fac
ulty of the Rochester Business college
and of the Scranton Business college In
this city. Professor Cruttenden's for
mer home was at 'W'ellsboro. Since his
residence here lie has been an active
member of the Washburn Street Pres
byterian church. He Is of pleasing ad
dress, and Is possessed of the business
ability necessary tu the proper conduct
of a school. The teuchers In his charge
are: Hisses Jlaine Fltzglbbon, Kllza
beth Jordan, B. Durkln, Rose liechtold,
Mary Cavany. Elizabeth Gerrlty, Eliz
abeth Hughes and Mary Walsh.
A picture of the exterior appearance
of the building wus printed in a recent
issue of The Tribune. The structure
Is three stories in height with a large
and commodious basement. The main
entrance is on Chestnut street and it is
hero where the most Imposing view of
the architecture of the building can
be had. Built as It Is upon the very
edge of a steep hill the structure, from
the east, presents a fine appearance.
The arrangements Inside are uccordlng
to modern Ideas but a great deal of
simplicity prevails throughout. There
are In all twelve large rooms for pupils,
six on each floor. Each room has two
cloak closets and a book case built in
the wall. The looms are all well light
ed and the furnishings are of the most
modern type, two rooms having adjust
able seats which Is an Innovation In the
city schools. Another new and seem
ingly excellent idea Is seen In he new
stlu of cloak closets. As you enter
the large hall on the first lloor a screen
ed something presents itself on either
side. These are the closets. They are
built with openings at bottom and top.
This is for ventilation purposes.
A space of about twelve Inches Is
at the bottom, then comes a wooden
strip about four feet wide and over this
runs a wide-eyed screen running around
and forming an enclosure. The doors
from the rooms open on one side into
the clothes room and the enclosure itself
has doors. It is intended that pupils
shall enter their room from the regular
doors. In being dismissed they will
march directly from the room Into the
cloak department and from there out In
to me nail tliruuifh the clothes "room
The screen at the top is for the bene
fit of the teachers who can stand in
the hall and direct the movements of
the pupils within the enclosure. Among
the other Innovations In the building are
the library room and two reading rooms
for pupils, the teachers' reception room
on the first lloor, the speaklns tubes
from each room to the principal's room
on the second floor, and the large public
auditorium on the third floor. This au
ditorium extends the whole length and
breadth of the building. School Con
troller Jennings intends to have the
opening exercises In this room. The
principal's ofllce is over the main en
trance on the second floor. Two of the
rooms are 33x24 foot; the principals
room and one other are a few feet long
er. Each room has mouldings tor pic
tures. The basement contains the
closets, apparatus for heating, etc
It has two larije side entrances. The
hot air pystem will be used In heating
the building, the air passing over a
coll of pipes made hot by steam. In
each room is a patent regulating ther
mometer made by the Johnson company
of New York. The Janitor of the build
ing is J. F. Cavanaugh, of Chestnut
fitreeet. He is the youngest Janitor in
the employ ot the city, his age belnt
21 years. fa
SOCIAL LAST NIGHT.
Over two hundred young people
danced last evening at Mears' hall
when St. Brenden council, Young Men's
Institute, held Its third annual social
The evening was very enjoyably spent.
Lawrence orchestra played tho dunce
music from behind a screen of potted
plants, palms and tapestry, the decor
ations bespeaking creditable work on
the part of the furnishers, Slebecker &
Watklns. The hall Itself was neatly
festooned with American colors. Mr.
Culkln was prompter of the dances.
The reception committee for tho council
vere; M. J. McAndrew. M, P. Cawley,
T. McCoy, Edward O'Malley, It, D.
i minings, John Donahue, Thos. Walsh,
I . F. Calpln, James Crowley, II. J.
l-.irkln, James Shea.
PARTY IN A NEW HALL.
A party was held Thursday evening
W Xk (
a Zacharlah's hall In honor of Peter
Roberts, of Nantlcoko. The following
were present: Mr. nntl Mrs, Evnn
Kacharlah, Jr., Mr. and Mrs, Morgan
Bevan, the Misses Rachel Zacharluh,
Dora Jones, Edith Jones, Sadie .Jones,
Owen Jones.Sarah James, Rachel James
Jehule Bovnn, Annie Uovan, Jennie Ev
ans, Annie Kccgan, Eleanor J. Bourko,
of this city; Misses Lizzie Jonea, Mary
Jenkins, Mary A. Nicholas, Thomus
Moses, Professor Dunlel Sullivan, of
Taylor; William Lloyd, Thomas Thom
as, Archbald; Francis Bevan, (Edward
Edwards, David Richards, John Orlf
llths, Thomas Bevan,. Professor Daniel
Williams furnished music for dancing.
Refreshments were served at a late
Upur by Mrs. Zaclmrlah.
MINOR NEWS NOTES.
Timothy McCarthy, of Grant avenue,
threatened to shoot Ills wife. Previous
to the threat he beat her and she con
sequently caused a warrant to bo Is
sued for his urrest from the ofllce of
Alderman Blair. Constable Timothy
Jones arrested McCarthy last night and
he was locked In the station house to
await a hearing.
At the Welsh Philosophical society
meeting this evening Rev. John Grif
fiths will give nn address on "The In
fluence of Welsh Mythology on Litera
ture." This will doubtless attract a
Lackawanna council, No. 1113, Royal
Arcanum, were to have Installed olll
cers last evening, but the Installing of
ficer did not attend the meetlnir and
the officers will wait for another week.
Revival services will be begun Mon
day, Jan. 18, nt the Simpson Methodist
Episcopal church and will continue for
Dr. E. Y. Harrison, Dentist, Mears
Hall. 113 S. Main avenue.
Court Young Albion, No. S, Foresters
of America, met last evening and elect
ed the following olllcers: Ernest York,
chief ranger; H. Seymore, sub-chief
ranger; Charles Holley, secretary; W.
Morgan, senior archer; George Gleason,
Junior archer; R. Evans, senior beadle;
R. Grllllths, Junior beadle.
The latest and best styles. Roberts,
126 North Maine.
Apropos of the "cinch" fever on this
side, the suggestion has been made that
the Robert Morris lodge capable ones
challenge the winners of the League
We laundry stiff collars with soft
button holes. Crystal Laundry.
The police are on the lookout for a
certain Wllkes-Barre widow who last
Thursday morning acted suspiciously
in a club room on North Main avenue.
The case Is so similar to the Seeley es
capade in New York city, that a refer
ence to that will tell the same story.
Choice cut flowers and llower de
signs at Palmer & McDonalds, Gil
Dr. C. W. Colborn, Dentist.
Rooms 144 North Main avenue.
West Side Business Directory.
HAimlET J. DAVIS, FLORIST.-Cut
flowerB and funeral designs a specialty;
104 South Main avenue; two doors from
MORGAN'S PHARMACY 101 NORTH
avenue Warranted pure drugs and
chemicals. Prescriptions carefully pre
pared. Fine stationery and blank books.
A large stock Suitable for Christmas
presents. Teachers' Rlbles cheaper than
ever. Call and examine them. Wood
stains, paints, window glass, etc. Clerk
at store ull hours of night.
SECOND HAND FUItNITURE.-Cash for
anything you have to sell. Furniture,
Stoves, Tools, etc. Call and see the
Etoclc of J. C. IClng, 701 to 709 West Lack
Uruduutoti mid Moil Without Degrees
About Equally ltciiresentud.
From the Sun.
Among the Presidents of the United
States college graduates and those who
either did not attend college or did not
receive a college degree are about
equally divided. Mr. McKinley was 17
years old when lie enlisted as a private
soldier In the Twenty-third Ohio In
fantry, and about the age when some
other young men are preparing to se
cure college diplomas lie was lighting
at the front. His Immediate predeces
sor us President, Grover Cleveland, was
represented In the civil war. He sent a
substitute; and when about the same
age at which Mr. McKinley enlisted,
went west in search of employment,
and afterward returned to the city of
Buffalo, where he took part lr. the com
pilation of the "American Herd Book."
During the civil war Mr. Cleveland
was assistant district attorney of Erie
county, being appointed to that ofllce
on Jan. 1, 1S03. He was educated in
Onondaga county, but never attended
Benjamin Harrison was a graduate
of Miami University, and the only grad
uate of that institution to hold the
ollice of President. Gen. Arthur was a
graduate of Union college, in Schenec
tady, and Gen. Garfield was a grad
uate of Williams. R. B. Hayes attended
Kenyon College, and Gen. Grant was
a graduate of the Military Academy
at West Point, occupying however, a
place low on the list of graduates.
James Buchanan was a graduate of
Dickinson College and Franklin Pierce
of Bowdoln. Thoush Buchanan suc
ceeded Pierce in ollice as President, he
had been graduated fifteen years before
Pierce. Polk was a graduate of the
University of North Carolina and Wil
liam Henry Harrison of the Hampden
Among the earlier presidents of the
republic, William and Mary College in
Virginia seemed to be a favorite.
Thomas Jefferson wns graduated from'
there in 1762, James Monroe in 177C, the
year of the Declaration of Indepen
dence and John Tyler in 1S07. The two
members of the Adams family, John
the second President, and John Qulncy,
the sixth, were graduates of Harvard
University, twenty-eight years elaps
lug between the two. Both of the
Adamses were of the same age when
they were graduated 20 years. James
Madison wns a graduate (and the only
one among the Presidents) of Prince
ton University, and Yale. Columbia,
Dartmouth, and Trinity are unrepre
sented among tho Presidents of the
United States, though Samuel J. Tilden
who gained a clear majority of the
popular vote and of the electoral vote,
too, In 1S7G, attended Yale College
and was a classmate""of William M.
Evarts, Chief Justice Walte, and Kd
ward Plerrepont. He was not graduated
from Yale college, however, his fall
ing health and Impaired eyesight re
quiring him to retire after a brief term.
George Washington was not a graduate
of any college; neither was Andrew
Jackson; and among the more recent
Presidents, neither Abraham Lincoln
nor Andrew Johnson had a college
diploma. Van Buren was not a college
graduate, neither was General Taylor,
and Millard Fllmore, though an ante
bellum statesman of varied gifts and
erudition, did not recelvu from any col
lege a graduation parchment, His
career as an American politician was
somewhat peculiar. He was elected
Vice-President, promoted to the Presi
dency to fill a vacancy, and when a
candidate for the office, was defeated.
The King of
Pills U Eeecham'B.-
SOUTH SIDE NEWS.
Board of Trade Meld a Spirited .Meeting
In Storr's HallSewer Project
After remaining In n comntose con
dition for several months the South
Side board of trade held n very spirited
meeting last night In Storr's hull whlen
was presided over by M. P. Judge, tho
president of the organization. A num
ber of matters of genernl Interest to the
people of South Scranton wore consid
ered, among them that of a sewer In
the Seventeenth district. It was the
generally expressed sentiment that
sewer agitation has made great prog
ress during the last year and that the
prospect for the early construction of
one Is very bright.
The deplorable condition of many of
the South Hide streets was commented
upon, and It wns suggested that the
constables of the wards In their next
reports to court make formal com
plaint about the streets ana thus cause
action of some kind to be taken. A
number of matters or minor Impor
tance also received attention from the
members of the board.
The gospel meeting Sunday afternoon
nt 3.45 in the Young Women's Chris
tian association rooms, 1021 Cedar ave
nue. Miss Mnrgaretta Watts will
speak. All young women are invited.
John Walsh, of Plttston avenue, met
with a severe accident yesterdny morn
ing while working at Willam A col
liery In Duryeu. A huge rock fell on
his left hand, crushing It badly. Dr.
Walsh was summoned and It required
eight stitches to dress the wounds.
John Murrah, of Mlnooka, who was
Injured last Wednesday by a bale of
hay falling on him Is rapidly recover
ing. Dr. Walsh Is attending him.
William Murphy will be burled this
morning In Hyde Park cemetery. The
funeral will take place from the home
of his sister, Mrs. John O'Brien, on
The Welcome Social club held their
weekly social In Callery's hall last
Division 4, Ancient Order of Hibern
ians, Board of Erin, will hold a meet
ing In Lavelle's hall Sunday at 2.30 p.m.
Services will be held at the Cedar
Avenue Methodist Episcopal church
tomorrow as follows: 10.30 a. m., ser
vice and sermon by pastor, Rev. R. L.
Race; 11.30 a. m,, Sunday school; 0.30
p. m., the Epworth league will con
duct prayer meeting; 7.30 p. m., ser
vice and seitnon by pastor. The choir,
assisted by Bessie Myers, organist;
Charles Keuster, cornetlst, and Fred
Jones, violinist, will sing at both ser
vices. Yesterday morning Mrs. Michael
Burns, of Prospect avenue and Fig
street, started from her house into the
yard. A light snow as falling, but It
was scarcely visible on the ground.
As she was crossing her porch she
sllped and fell. A physician soon ar
rived and found she had broken her
ankle. Mrs. Burns is quite an aged
woman and it will be some time before
she will recover the use of her broken
Estella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward McGuIre, of Stone avenue and
Palm street, was severely scalded by
a tea pat full of boiling tea yesterday.
The death of Mr. Owen O'Malley oc
curred at his home, 021 South Washing
ton avenue, early yesterday morning.
Deceased was a resident of Scranton
for many years, highly esteemed and
well liked by all who knew him. He Is
survived by a wife and family. Funeral
notice has not yet been given.
A G-yenr-zjld child of John Bom
broke Its arm yesterday by falling from
a chair In Its home on Irving avenue.
Charles Armbrust, of Plttston ave
nue, Is on the sick list.
The four children of Charles Sprandle,
of Crown avenue, which have been suf
fering from diphtheria, are recovering.
Albert Clvins is in New York city.
The famous Old Homestead quar
tette Is once more reorganized with the
following members: First tenor, John
H. Evans; second tenor, W. Berg
hauser; llrst bass, J. W. Jones; second
bass, Charles Lewert.
William II. Walter denies that he Is
a candidate forjudge of election on the
Democratic ticket In the Second district
of the Nineteenth Ward.
We laundry stiff collars with soft
button holes. Crystal Laundry.
The Republicans of the Twentieth
ward will hold a caucus In Meadow
Brooit coal ollice at 7.30 this evening.
Choice cut llowers and dower de
signs at Palmer & McDonalds, 541
James Malloy, a well known character
around town, was anested yesteulay
for committiiw an assault and battery
on un Inoffensive Polander. He was'
taken before Alderman Fidler and held
under $?.00 ball.
The members of Hiram Lodge, No.
2C1, Free and Accepted Masons, will
assemble at the lodge room on Sunday
next at 1 o'clock sharp for the purpose
of attending the funeral of our late
brother, John II. Smith. Membeis of
sister lodges aie fraternally Invited to
attend. By older of the W. M., T.
S. Morgans, secretary.
The Rev. C. C. Creegnn, D. D New
York city, district secretary of the
Ameilcan boarci, will speak on foreign
missions tomorrow morning In the Purl
tan Congregational church. In the
evening at 10.30 Pastor Matthews, ur
mon on "The Shipwreck of Pilate." The
Christmas music will be repealed In the
evening by special request.
Attorney A. A. Vosburg has returned
from a business trip to Honesdale.
John Loftus, of Leggelts street, has
recovered fiom his recent illness.
Joseph Dances, of Wayne avenue,
who has been seriously HI, was slightly
A branch of the Progressive Endow
ment Guild will be organized In O'Mal
ley's hall this evening at 7.30 p. m. The
meeetlng will be public. The charter
members embrace some of our leading
The Southwest district Republicans
held a cuueus last evening at the booth
In that district to select a candidate
for supervisor. Adam Fusshold and
Frank Toole were the aspirants. Tho
ballot resulted In a tie, each candidate
receiving 19 votes. At this writing tho
matter was not decided, as both feel
confident that another caucus would
adjust matters. The matter will In all
probability be decided at tho meeting
of the conferees this nftemoon. T. D.
Maschal was declared the nominee for
town clerk, there being no opposition,
Isaac Davis was unanimously nominat
ed for treasurer.
The wrangle over the ofjice of super
visor that has caused a little stir In
the Domocrntlc camp, appenrs to oe
ntnlcubly settled, as u rumor was afloat
lti political circles lost evening that
court had decided that the Mooslc man
was entitled to n place on the ticket,
much to the dissatisfaction of Jones,
tho Individual who wns nominated in
tho Northeast district, and because ho
did not put In nn appearance to pay
his assessment" ho was frozen out by
The Rose nnd Crown lodge of the
Sons of St. George will hold a social In
Odd Fellows' hall this evening. An ex
cellent programme of vccnl and Instru
mental music will bo rendered. Short
addresses will bo delivered by several
prominent and talented orators.
Oram Con-ell, of Cherry street, has
resumed his position ns supply clerk on
the Eric and Wyoming Valley railroad,
after several weeks of serious Illness.
Frank Fuhr, of Grove street, Is suf
fering from a badly lacerated hand ob
tained while at his employment In
Alusley's lumber ynid.
James Flynn. un aged resident of
this borough, died at the home of his
son-in-law, Jnmes ocott, of Church
street, yesterday noon at 12 o'clock.
Death was due partially to asthma,
from which he "had been suffering for
the past few weeks. Deceased was 72
years of age and had been a resident
in Dunmore for thirty-one years. lit
is survived by six grown up children.
They are .Mrs. Patrick Ileunlcnn, Mrs.
Thomas Mn.llu, Mrs. James Scott, Mrs.
John Mahiidy, John and Thomas
Flynn. The funeral' will take place on
Sunday afternoon at IS o'clock. Inter
ment will be made In St. Mary's Catho
Rev. C. H. Newing, of Dalton, will
occupy the pulpit of the Methodist
Episcopal church tomorrow mornlne-
A poverty social will be held at tho
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Speck, of
Monroe avenue. Tuesday evening, Jan.
13. It Is to be held under the auspices
of the Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church.
.Mrs. David Miller, of Rlggs street, is
convalescing after her recent Illness.
Agnes, the D-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan, of Fourth
street, died yesterday morning after a
short Illness. Tho funeral will be held
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Miss Jennie White, of Cnrbondale, Is
the guest of Miss .r.iinlo Golden, of
The services In the Presbyterian
church tomorrow will do as follows:
Morning service, 10.30 o'clock. Evening
service, 7.20 o'clock. Subjects: Morn
ing, "Christ Our Example for Dally
Life;" evening, "Our Refuge."
Charles Farber Is ill at his homo on
Dr. M. D. Snyder, of New Mllford,
Pa a graduate of the Jefferson Medi
cal college, has opened an omce In the
Jenks building, on Cherry street.
A STOKV AUOUT M'SWKEXEV,
His Pathetic Taney Picture Cleared
From the Chicago Times-Herald.
John McSweeney, of Ohio, chief
counsel In the famous "Star Route"
trials in Washington, was one of the
most eloquent pleaders who ever prac
ticed at the American bar. His success
In Jury trials was phenomenal, and lie
rarely failed to capture the jury with
his eloquence, no matter how adverse
tho evidence might be.
"As a rule," he once remarked, "J
believe lawyers do not watch the jury
box closely enough. I've seen many a
case talked to death after It was won.
I study my Jurors from the very be
ginning of the case, and believe I can
tell pretty nearly what they are think
ing about. Whenever I And that the
jury is with me I quit, no matter where
it leaves my speech. I've often stopped
speaking ever before I reached the
summing-up point. This may be dan
gerous to a man's reputation as an ora
tor, but It doesn't Impair his useful
ness as a successful attorney."
un one occasion Mr. McSweeney was
engageu as counsel for the defence In
rir.ite.. ....i .-. ... .
. vuiiiijiuiu muruez- trim. The case
looueu hopeless. Theie was not n link
missing In the chain of guilt which the
prosecution Had welded. To the sur
prise of everybody Mr. McSweeney sub
mitted no evidence for the defence. Be
lieving that tho trial was won, the
state's attorney made only a few per
functory remarks In conclusion, nnd
then the great Ohio pleader faced the
jury to make the concluding argu
ment. He began In a quiet, friendly, con
versational tone, such as one might use
In discussing the weather. No refer
ence was made to the murder even In
directly, but the boyhood of tho pris
oner was quietly and rapidly sketched
with a master hand his school days,
his embarkation In business, his love
nffalr.", his courtship and marriage, his
struggles to earn a little home fo;- his
wife and his loved ones.
The jurors were deeply Interested and
were following the narrative Intently.
Mr. McSweeney stepped closer. In a
manner which seemed almost confiden
tial he drew a vivid word picture of a
pietty country cottage, with a dooryard
bright with flowers and ruses climbing
over the porch. Within he showed a
faithful and loving wife preparing sup
perthe table paitlally set, the tea
kettle steaming and singing on the
stove. On the dooryard gate three
ruddy-raced youngsters were swinging
and looking up the road to see u-iin
should be the llrst to catch a glimpse
of "papa" coming home to supper.
Suddenly the speaker stopped. Draw
ing himself up to the full height of l;ls
splendid proportions he exclulmed, In a
tone which startled the whole court
room by Its explosive vehemence.'
"Gentlemen, you must send him home
The effect was electrical. A roar of
applause followed, and one old grizzled
Juror, brushing away a tear, blurted
out wun an oatn: "uy , sir, we'll
do It, too."
Mr. McSweeney Instantly stopped
and sat down. The jury brought in a
verdict of acqultal without leaving
Furemost among those who pressed
forward to congratulate the eloquent
Ohloan was the prisoner himself, who,
with tears streaming down his cheeks,'
wrung his counsel's hands and thanked
him again and again. But between
his sobs he managed to say: "No other
man In the world could have done that!
Why, sir, I have no wife nor children;
I never was even married, you know."
TWO MISSOURI liKAKDN.
.Horn Tlinn Seventeen Feet Long, and
Siv I'ect Longer Tlinn tint Owners.
From tho St. Louis Republic.
Valentino Tapley, of Speneersburg, Pike
county, Mo., has the longest beard of any
living man. It measures nine feet two
Inches, and Is still growing. Mr. Tapley
Is a wealthy furmer, a prominent citizen,
and a man of strong mental characters
tics, He Indulges a great deal In humor
nnd sarcasm, but his humor Is of such a
biting character that perhaps It Is about
as cutting as his sarcasm, As a conse
quence of this gift, he generally creates a
sensation on the witness stand In his
many tilts w.'h the lawyers, frequently
getting the better In the war of wit.
His father was boiu In North Carolina,
Veinoved thence to Kentucky, where he
remained ten years, and finally settled In
a rich valley called Buzzard Roost, on the
extreme northwestern edge of the land of
Joo Bowers. Thoro "Valentine, the Long
Hoarded," was born In 1831, and there lie
lives to this day, tilling his broad acres
and cultivating his enormous whiskers.
His complexion Is dark. He Is a heavy
sot man, live feet eight Inches In height,
with very dark, bright eyes. Ills hair
was once black and very thick. It is not
thin yot, but Is considerably dashed with
silver. Both his board and lialr are coarse
and bristly, growing largely out of the
fact he has spent his life principally out ot
doors, lie Is ilnusunlly stiong physically,
enjoys splondld health, comes of a long.
llvcd family, nnd bids fair to reach the
century mark lilmself-by which time his
beard will probably be twenty feet long,
as he let It begin to grow just thirty-nine
Mr. Tnpley Is a stanch Democrat In
politics, and leans toward the Southern
Methodists In lellglon. He handles "bis
famous beard very tenderly, dresses It
with finest oil and combs it with a wooden
comb made to order for that Identical
purpose, the teeth being highly polished,
perfectly smooth and far apart. When
his beard Is not being dressed, he carries
It carefully i oiled up In a silk bag, con.
coaled In his shirt bosom, so tho t n strang
er upon casually meeting him would never
dream that he was In the presence of u
man who could make an Independent for
tune out of his whiskers. Mr. Tapley fre
quently visits St. Louis and Chicago to
sell his short-horn cattle, of which lie
breeds great numbers, and on such occa
sions to have fun "meiely that and noth
ing more" he puts his beard on exhibi
tion to the astonishment of all beholders
and to the special delight of the small
boy. On one occnslon In Chicago
Mr. Tapley was followed along the
street by such a throng of admiring
people that trnllle was suspended until
the police could clear tho way for pedes
trians and vehicles. It was nfter this ex
hibition of his wealth of whiskers that the
proprietor of a museum offered Mr. Tap
ley n salary greater than tho governor of
Missouri receives to enter his service as
the star attraction, but Taplev being well
to do, lefused that tempting offer and all
others of like character.
The astonishing fact remains to be stat
ed that the man possessing the second
longest beard In the world Is Elijah Gates,
wno lives nt ruiryvlllp, In the same town
ship of Spencer In which Mr. Tapley lives
and moves nnd has his whiskers. Whether
It Is the climate, soil, or water that has
caused these men to experlenrfp such a
wondrous hirsute growth Is one of the
facts which no fellow Is likely to ilnd out
soon. Mr. Gates has for years conducted
a large and thriving business as a mer
chant In the village of Ourryvllle on the
C. and A. It. H. He wns born In Ken
tucky In isr, and Is a well-preserved,
cheerful, affable gentleman, prominent In
nil good works In his neighborhood. He Is
a broad-shouldered, heavy-set man about
live feet seven Inches In stature an,l
weighs about ISO pounds. He is a brun
ette, and his beard, which Is now over
eight feet long, Is black as the raven's
wing and soft as silk. It is growing rap
Idly and It Is thought he will yet over
take Tapley, ns his beard got a later
start than Valentine's. Perhaps the rea
son why his Is finer Is because he has
spent most of his life Indoors. He gives
his whiskers about the same treatment
that Tapley give his and wears them In
the same style, I. e., hidden In his clothes.
Mr. Gates went from Kentucky to Cali
fornia during the gold fever, nnd finally
landed In the historic county of Pike. Mr.
Gates Is a prominent Democrat, takes an
active Intel est In campaigning, and has
been frequently solicited by his neighbors
and friends to become a candidate for of
llce, but he prefers the pleasures and
emoluments of merchandising. Like Tap
ley, he has had tempting offers to go Into
the show business, but being well off, he,
too, has refused all such offers, and keeps
his beard for the pleasure of himself and
his fi lends.
In addition to Messrs. Tapley and Gates,
there are two other Pikers who bid fuir to
become famous for their beards John
Hawkins, of Farmer, and John M. Scott,
of Bowling Green. They have been culti
vating beards only about live years, ami
now each man has whiskers over four feet
long. As Scott Is a young man, fat anil
broad faced, the chances are that, In the
course of human events, he will have
more hair on his face than any of them.
Hawkins' beard is black, streaked with
white, but Scott's Is of the dark sandy
THE VEILF.I) WOMAN'S PART.
Impersonated Mits Noah
Helped to (Jet a Loan.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15. William
Goldman, real estate dealer, was con
victed of forsery In the criminal com t
today. A mysterious veiled woman fig
ured In the case. Goldman was charg
ed with forging the name of Miss Jen
nie Noah to a mortgage and notes for
$1,800 on a piece of property.
It was not claimed that Goldman ac
tually signed the mortgage. It was al
leged that the unknown woman was in
duced by Goldman to Impersonate Miss
WEAVERS ON A STRIKE.
Two Hundred Employes of the 1'iitor
miii Silk Company IJnit Work.
Paterson, N. J., Jan. in. Two hundved
weavers employed by the Golden Rod
Silk company at this place, this morn
ing, refused to submit to a reduction
of wages and went on strike. The fac
tory employs six hundred people.
The strike Is likely to spread to the
many silk mills here, which employ over
20,000 men, women and boys.
Rending'", I'nxsnnger 'gent.
Philadelphia, Jan. 15. Edson J. We -Us
has beta appointed general passenger
agent of the Philadelphia and Itgudlnj;
Railway company, its controlled an.l
leas-cd lines. He will take charge o:
New York, Jan. 15. Arrived: IIclcli,
fiom Copenhagen. Arilved out: Prus
sia, at Hamburg. Sailed tor Now Yoik:
Anchoiia, fiom Movllle; Mobile, l'loni
Miss Cora Van Tas-sell, assisted by
William Stuart, one of the leading men
of the American stage.and James Fran
cis Hayes, the emlnnit pianist of Bos
ton Conservatory of Music, will give
an entertainment this evening at the
MIfs Mary Williams, pf Orange, N.
J., who has spent the past four or five
months with relatives In this part of the
state, returned fo her home yesterday.
Ed. F. Graves, whose business for
the past few months has been at
Sprlngboro, In Crawford county, is
home on a short visit. He thinks of
taking his mother with him when he
Rev. Daniel Ballon, of Utlca, N. Y..
will occupy the Universalis! pulpit to
morrow evening In place of Rev. Mr.
The Order of Free Masons will hold a
banquet this evening at Hotel Nlver.
To Cure u Cold in Ono Day.
Take laxative Dromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund tho money if it
(alls to cure. 25c,
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PRACTICAL TINNERS and PLUMBERS
Sole Agonts for Richardson BoyntouVj
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ACADEMY OK MUSIC,
Saturday Atatlnce . in
hiitiintny livening Jilfli I 0
Tho popular farco comedy performance,
Tp SPORTING CRAZE
Win. Ccnrlrlftli', Gso. H. Adjiu;,
Prank Fiirljy, nnd
15 3IKKHY KiTHKTAINERS-15
Now Jokes, New Songa, Now Drucos.
MATINfUI. . Adults, anywhere, 2SC! Chil
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I-lMt l-luor 3jc, soc, 7sc.
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.Grand Old" Fulls of Nln-
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ap'Sv, JAN. 20 and 21
Oraml reprofluctloii complete In every par-
tieulnr by Augustus I'ltou's Company,
In the great American drama, the
ALL NEW SCEN'IJRY,
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13 REALISTIC SCENES-13.
The club house scene at S.S0
The shipyard scene at U.15
The hotel corridor scene at .... 9.30
The hotel Interior scne at M... 9.5V
The South street scene at 10.00
The dock scene at 10.15
The barque Mary Vale scene at. 10.30
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The A Mill Alone produced 1,000,000 Barrels,
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Vnirner & Kcls, Manager.
John I., kerr, Acting Manager.
Saturday, Jan. 10. Alittlncc and Nlnlit
I Tho Lntcst I.aujlilng 8uccos I
TIIK HAY PAIUSIANS
Now KiinnlnK nt lic Vaudeville Theatre,
Lundoii. KclunhiR lllf ut the Nouvenute
AIr'd liltrli-cliiw comody. KaimgouiPiit
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Wacncr Rcls, Managers,
John L. kerr, Acting Manager.
ONIi NK1IIT, WKDNUSDAY, JAN. 20.
Alurray and Murphy's Comedians, Supnort-
jFiiiJi?iiv".,,n.Y I;l,1,e Mnn- MAK
MUKIMIV, In the Operatic Comedy,
1 nin .t . ...
bomcuintis. vocalists and llancers (lor
kcuiis Lcxtunics. An Avalanche of Music. A
cyclone of .-uii. A Whirlwind ot Lauisliter.
I wo and u liulf hour. of Jovially and Hilarity.
I'rlces-asc.. 35c. soc. and 75c Sale of
beats orens Saturday, Jan. in, at y a. m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Jan. 18, 19, and 20. -
RICE & BARTON'S
ENGLISH FOLLY CO.
Introducing the (Irand Spectacular Burlesque.
and an Avalanche 'of UGAUTIFUL UIRLS.
A Bowildoring Sonsation of Fomalo Loveli
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D't.ncwr.' Tlmaurdon of Palms. The Clod-
2miefHI,ll KlcK?.r?- Tll Uluuiluated Grotto
and tho Grass Widows.
Admission 10, 20 or 30 Cents.
Two performances daily. Doors open at
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