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TETE SOEANTON TRIBDKE-rONDAT HORNING-. 3T.EBRUATIY 8, Sf)7.
menders will please note thai advertise
ments, orders for Job work, nna Items lor
jiulillcntlon left nt the establishment of
Shannon & Co, newsdealers, North .Mam
Hirer t, will receive prompt attention: or
llee open fiom 8 a. m. to 10 p. m.J
Jomcs Walker, of I'owderly roail,
Kiavu n soclnl putty on Friday evening
In honor of Ills sister, Miss MnrBaret
"Walker, of Clilcnuo, n foimer lesldunt
of this city. A pleasant season was
tnJuK'd In dnncliiG and social Kames
Voc.nl and Instiumentnl selections weiu
lendercd duilnc the ovenlnir by Daniel
Dumpsey and l'eter Slieildun. Allium?
the guests weie: Misses Hose and
Anna I.ee, Mussle and Lizzie Qulnn,
Anna, Maiy and Uildgut Joyce, Anna
Geirity and Mary Ituddy; Mussts. Will
iam iMcDonough, Fianuls Lavello, Maik
Halt, Thomas Walsh, Martin Casey,
J'etei llrndloy, Patrick McAllister and
Ollii'urs of Hock Cliir W ntcr Compniiy.
An adjourned meeting of the stock
holder of the Hock Cliff Water com
pany was held at the Mlneis and Me
chanics' bank on Saturday. The leslff
natlun of W. II. Hanklns as a dltector
was accepted and D. A. Pateison was
elected to 1111 the acmcy. The former
boaid of dliectors was re-elected as
follows: W. A May, It. II. Patterson,
Thomas I.c Ison, II. M. Peck and Will
iam Mattel's. No dividend was de
dal ed un account of heay expenses
lor lmproeinonts diuliiR the past jear.
The boaul thin elected W. A. May,
pi evident, and Li A. Patteibon as see
letaiy and tieasuier.
Accident to a Ml no Car.
A mine car was throw n fiom the nar
low uuap;e load, leading fiom Cuibon
dale bicaker on Pilday, and dashed
upon the Hacks of the Jeffeiaon divis
ion of the Kile lalhoad. Kuituiuitnlj
n oailv of miners returning limn woik
i n the car satd themsehes from th
fall by jumping out. The cai came In
(olllslon with a small mine engine used
on the load nnd was lifted fiom the
ti.ick and thiown down the steep bank
Iliirflneei Schuestei seeing the ear com
ing was able with Eie.it effoi t to sase
Some unknown mi-cieant on Tildav
ietilng between il and 10 by a poweiful
blow with .some kind of Instiunietit de
lpidlshed an entile window in the home
of Mis. S. A Uilggs The sabh and
the huge window panes weie eomplete
1 witcked. Mis Urlggs and a lad
filend had just letmned fiom a lellg
lous service when the clash came that
staitled the household. The mibcieant
was heard to hum away. No leason
can be jjlen for the outiageous act.
The Ma) Held Hotel.
Contractoi A. II. Tiifany, of this clt,
has signed a contiact to lebulld tin'
M.iylleld Yaid hotel, which was de
ad oed by Hie a few weeks ago. Th
building, thieo stoiles high, with a
liiansitid toof, will be made laiger than
the former btruetuie. Masons aie al
leady at woik upon the foundation
walls and the hotel is to be llnibhed b
the 111 st of Am 11.
Mis. Diiiiock'"- I'lincrnl.
Funeial sen lees oer the lemalns of
Mrs. Betsey Dlmock will be pi hate this
moinlng at 10 o'clock. Rev. T. 11. Jepbon
olllclating. The Interment w 111 be made
LOCAL AND PERSONAL NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Biyan, of
Washington, D. C, are visiting his sls
tei, Mis I. E. Buir. Mr. Biyan is one
of the edltois of the Washington Stai
lie is now taking a vacation, beeklng
full lecoveiy of heilth, after a seveie
illness of Uphold fevei. His father,
Ke II. D. Brjan, was formetly pastoi
of the Flibt Piesbyteiian ehuieh In
M. Lathrop spent Sundov with hi
sister, Mr-s Bean, of PaUei-on, N. J
M F Manley, of St. Mai y's Hemlnai y,
visited fi lends In this city Tilday.
I.dwaid Klnse, of feubquehanna,
calljd on friends In town Satutday.
Mis. S. B. Mills, Mis O. C. Mooieand
Mrs George Bun 111 have Issued cauls
fur a leceptlon at the Mills lesldenee
on Blikett street foi next Filday.
The new Centuiy elub will meet with
Mis. C. T. Meaker on Monday after
noon, Febiuaiy Sth.
MWs Caioljn Meicereau, of Scianton,
is lblting Mib3 Josephine Buir
Mlbb Annie Nealon lias letmned fiom
a visit with fi lends In Pittston.
Miss Anna Stnny was IsUlug fi lends
In Waymart last week.
Mis Jennie Genltj, of Pike stieet,
is setlously ill.
Misses Belle HIsted, fizzle Wj lied
and Cairlo Pi Ice veie the guests of
fi lends In Pittston over Sunday.
Miss Kinina Foster, of Scianton,
spent Sunday with Miss Susie Jadwin.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dowe spent Sun
day with f i lends In Port Jcrvls.
Miss Lizzie Finlon la visiting fiiend3
Miss Mame Ch'arlesworth, of Scran
ton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mib.
H. W. Han lson.
Mr. and Mis. Phlletus Snedlcor entei
toined a number of their many fi lends
at their elegant new home last Friday
evening. A very enjoyable evening
was spent in boclal gieetlngs after
which letieshments were served Those
piesent were: Mr. and Mis. George A.
Bell, Mr. and Mis. William Page, Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. Wademan, Mr. and Mis
Ildward Baiber, Mr. and Mrs. Wlndsoi
Toster, Mr. and Mrs John Berij, Mr.
and Mrs. William Johns, Mr and Mrs
Joseph G. Bell, Rev. and Mis. S. C
Slmpklns, Mr. and Mrs. William Allen,
Mi. and Mrs. Z. P. TInklepaugh, Mi
and Mrs. R. J. Taylor, Mr. und Mis.
John Day, Mr. and Mis. Columbus
Hartman. Mis. Saboth Williams, Mis.
Thomas Pope, Mis. David Brown, Mr.
and Mis. Hoinei English, Mi and Mis
Annual Inventory Sulc
We have concluded our annual Inventory
of stock, and llnd we have a great many
desliuble lengths that we will olosn nut t
much le-ss than cost, to make loom for
our spring goods that wo are receiving
uuuy utuih 4c po ui jruur luum along
wuu yuu ii in urcu ui u. uurpei anil we
Wlli Rutiuiuiro jfuu ti uuiijuill, us tills Js
no humbug b.ile, A word as to our third
annual lemnant sale, we have anmn ui,r.
lengths that wo will close out at half,
price. See them, as this sale lasts only
for ten days.
i ww a o til
Carrets, Wall Papsn and Draperies,
419 LftCKA. AVENUE.
y UiL3 0ti
S. J. Callender, Mr. and Mm. Frank
I3atnes, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Giuliani,
Mi. and Mrs. Ana M. Scott, Mr. and
Mis. Wells C. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. S
M. Moguls, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Pick
ering. Mr. Wlllam Peck: Misses Heba
Slmpklns, Grace and Florence Taylor
and Olo Rogeis, Peekvllle; Mr. Qeoig?
Connor, Miss Lena Shone, Mis. J. W
Pi Ice. Mls-es lMlth and Huttle Price,
Mrs. William Slices and daughter, Ma
bel and Frank Callender, of Scianton:
Mr. and Mis. AVIlllam Pyne and daugh
ter, Jennie, of Duninore, and Miss Ues
sle lteese, of Jeiniyn.
Uenjamln Phillips, of Hyde Park,
has been a winded the contiact for the
lock tunnel of the Steirlck Coal com
pany. ltobeit Cialg. the locomotive engi
neer at the Ontailo collleiy, and Miss
Ilmmu Tieux, of llenlck Centie, were
man led hist Satuulay. Mr. Ctalg and
bilde at lived In town yesteulay and
will stop at the home of Minor Cialg
for a short time.
William Sykes, of Gieen Hldge, spent
Sunday In town.
The Stenlck Cieek Coal company has
pin chased the pioperty of Jewolt lie
Comilck on Main stieet, adjoining the
ihnrison House, and will elect u stole
Ulakely council, Junior Order United
Aineiican Mechanics, will hold a special
meeting this euenlng to make arrange
ments for the funeral of their deceased
bi other, Wellington A. Taylor.
All members of Oilental Star lodg",
Fiee and Accepted Masons, will meet
at the I.adynul hall this evening to
make aiiangemeiits to attend the fu
neral of their deceased bi other, Well
ington A. Taylor, l$y older of the wor
shipful master, Geoige A. Bell.
Archie Dunlap .has been Indisposed
feu the past few das with thtoat tiuu
ble. Albeit Chapman and Deonaid Slmp
kins will letuni to tesume their studied
at Wyoming seminal y this moinlng.
Thf Cential eollleiy of the Pennsyl
vania Coal company will lebume woik
to-day. Old Foige will be Idle duiing
Itev. D. T Smyth, of Hamilton
Squat e, N. J , the newly elected pastor
of the Langcllffe Piesbyteiian ehuieh,
enteted upon his duties vesteiday at
both sei vices. Theie was an unusually
luige congiegation piesent
The Ladles' Home Mission society
vill meet In the class looms of the
Pilmitlvc" Methodist ehuieh this aftei
nooii. A full attendance Is lequest
ed, as business of lmpoi tance v 111 be
Mis. II. Hlnes, Mis Hattle Bell, Mis.
W II Welles and Mis. M. A. McGuiie
have been elected delegites to the W.
C T U. convention that will be held
at Wllkes-Bane on Februaiv 10 and 11.
James Allen and tamllv, who icbid
til in this town foi a numbei of veais,
but lecently have been lesidents of
Piovldence, will return In a lew davs
and will take up their abode in the
The Saiblleld fair will leopen on Teb
maiy 10 and will continue tor about
oni- week. A number of valuable ai
tieles will be chanced off, among thein
being the white Shetland ponv.
Mib. Mary Puieell, of the West Side,
is seilously ill.
The remains of John Castner, who
died at Pittston on Thuisday, weie
bi ought to this place on Saturday and
Inleited in St. Maiy's cemeteiy.
Mr. J. J. Gordon, of Sci'anlon, was
a vUltot In town on Satuulay.
The Daughteis of St. Geoige will
meet on Wednesday evening. All mem
beio aie lequested to be piesent as
theie will be an Initiation of candi
dates. A peculiar accident befell Michael
Laeutn, a i evident of Dupont, on Fil
day, which will ptobablv lesult in fatal
Injuiles Peter Lacuta, a biother of
the Injuied man, Is about to elect a
lesldenee, and during the past few
weeks the work of excavating the eel
ldi had been In progiesb. Sevetal davs
ago the laboiers veie about to icinove
boine large bowldeis by blasting them
vlth giant pow 1 r They placed a
quantity of the e. plosive among the
loek , ai ' as ll i i, ..(. no i j the
lIiuo tu Ibtiltc it, thuy went houiv and
lelt the pow del Imbodded In the stone
On Filday, when Michael was about
to complete the work begun b the
other men, and while tamping the pow
der. It suddenly exploded and he le
celved the entlie contents about the
face and hands. Theie weie seveial
seveie gashes about the head and It Is
feaied that he will lose his sight. Dr.
Pier was summoned and did all that
was possible to alleviate his sulleilngs.
Rev. John Motrls, of Bellevue,
Ited In this town on Satuulay.
William Richards, of the Flist ward,
who has been on a visit to Wales, le
tuined home on Filday evening much
benellted fiom the tiip.
Misses Grace Lowiy and Rosie Diear
have been visiting lelatlves at Ran
som for the past few days.
Oillcer Ddmond Caiter visited Pilce
buig on Satuulay.
Plank stieet walks aie badly needed
on Noith Main stieet, as the lesidents
have to wade thiough mud and wuter
ankle deep befote they.can cioss to the
Piofessor Lewis Watej ns and Ills
(lass expect to give an eiiteitalnment
In the near futuie. The class meets ev
eiy Monday evening, and the membets
are making rapid pi ogress.
The employes of the Tav lor silk fae
toiy weie paid on Satuiday for Janu
ary. Mis. William M. Evans, of Hyde
Pink, visited lelatlves In this town ves
teiday. Mr. and Mis J. E. Davis spent Sat
urday at I'llcebuig.
Peter McGeteilck visited In Olyph'unt
The political situation In this bor
ough Is very waim. The many wuul
heeleis ate loudly demonstrating their
povveis among the Ignouint voteis and
each candidate Is confident df vlctoiy
The biggest light is being put up bj
the many nspiiants for the oilhe of
tax collector, and It is rather dlllL'tilt
to say which will be the choice of the
Pi of. John E. Mc Caw ley, of Cirbon
dale, visited fi lends In town ycstei
duy. Tho Pilcebutg social and dancing
cluss meet In Faddei.'s hall thl3 even
ing. Miss Etta Vail, of Caibondale, Is the
guest of her aunt, Mis. Wlllluni Mc
Laughlin, of Noith Main stieet.
If tho linliy Is Cutting Teeth.
Mrs. WlnsIow'B Soothing Syrup has
been used for over llfty years by mil
lions of motheis for their children
while teething, with perfect success It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind collo and Is
the best remedy for diarrhoea. Sold
by druggists In every part of tho world.
Be sure and call for "Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup." and take no other
kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Harold, the little son of Mi. nnd
Mrs. W. R. Dodson, of Second stieet, Is
Thomas Solomon has accepted a posi
tion as ttavellng salesman for T. Jainon
Fetnley, wholesale haulwaie dealer, of
Philadelphia. On account of the wide
experience ho has hod In the h'-ndwnio
business, no doubt he will mnke a suc
Messis. Fiank Steele nnd Chailcs L.
Bell, who will open a geneial stole
about Am 11 1, weie In Wllkes-Balie on
Filday pin chasing goods.
Mr Fiank Picas, of Dilnmoie, of the
linn II L. Fleas te Son. piopiletois of
the Jeitnyn Milling company, has tent
ed a house of J. D. Stacker on Bacon
Miss Fnnnle Badgei, of Conkllng. N.
Y, Is visltil),; het biothel, Mi. W. S.
Badf,er, of Cemetery stieet.
Mls Jessie Wlnteis, of Wyoming
Hemlnai y, spent Sunday with her pat
ents In town.
Yesteulny moinlng Rev G. E Place,
of Catbondule, conducted the usual bci
vlce In the Methodist ehuieh In the
evening the Rev. William Suulevnl,
pastor of the Congiegatlonal (.hutch,
preached In the absence of the tegular
pastoi, Rev. Ftancls Gendall, who Is
Miss Dotsey. of Sct'anton, on Fobi li
nt y fi, will ghe an enlettaliiment In
the Methodist ehuieh, under the aus
pices of the Epwoith League. The ob
ject of this enteilalnment Is for the
lalblug of funds to liut chase a piano
foi use In the Sundav school.
On Filday the pigeon shooting match
between David James and William
Cunningham tcsulted In a vlctoiy for
The council met In legulut session on
Filday evening. Mr. Wlnlleld Scott,
a piopeitv ownei lesldlng near the
Jeimvn and Maylleld boiough divid
ing line, was piesent and stated that
he was assessed In each boiough. On
account of the deed ol his ptopoity
claiming It was In Jeimvn, he has paid
taxes In this borough for the last three
jean to the Jeimyn collector He has
letcntlv leeched an olliclal letter fiom
the .Mas Held colleetoi to the effect that
if he did not pa" his taxes In that boi
ough at once they would seUe his goods
and chattels and sell them, and con
sequently he asked piotection of the
founill. By motion the council In
sttueted the secietaiy to communicate
with the collector at Maj field, telling
him that the boiough would piotect
Scott against anj action they would
bi lug until that boiough (Ma field) had
proved the pioperty In dispute to be
In theli boiough. The leslgnation of
High Constable Heibert Smith was
lead and accepted, and that a vote of
thanks be given him foi the elllcient
mannei he has sei ed the boiough dur
ing his tctin ot olliee. The bill for
$7.4 frr the giadlng of Foutth stieet,
which was laid over fiom the last meet
ing, was again bi ought up and laid
over despite the wishes of Councilman
Moicom. The job has only been pait
ly completed. The contiactois, finding
thej would lose money on it If they
did any mote woik at the pi Ice con
ttacted tor, have failed to complete It.
Tin- stieit committee, howevel, who
have charge of the matter, will have
to lepoit favoiably befote the bill will
be pid, and this they do not appe-ir
to be anxloub to do unless the woik Is
done ns lequlted by contiact. A num
ber of bills weie nulered paid, and Tax
Collector J. J. Hiller piebented a list of
names for exoneiatlun. The list was
c.nefully examined. Some of those
en the list weie exoneiated In full,
some In part and others weie Ignoied.
The tepoit of the boaul of health for
the ear ending Decembei 31st, lilij,
wasicad. In which It stated theie weie
7B bliths last veai. Of these there
weie 30 In the Tnst waul, 2b In the
Second and IS in the Thlul watd Sixty
live deaths wne repoited as follows-Twentj-oiiM
In the FItst w.nd, 'M in
the Second, and IS 'n the Thhd Sov-ntj-flve
cp'oc of (llpbtheria had been
I n i 'd 1" ifwhi ll w i'I" fnt il. Fmr
i if o ryt liei 1 f ' i had In i i -pmtid
f h'eh ! 'U'ed i ital It
al-o stated that 12 nulsaia Ls had been
abated. The buigess stated that the
electric light and stieet car companies
had paid their poll taxes for last yeat.
The Western Union, Postal and th"
Telephone company had not yet paid
their taxes. He was Instiucted to not
ify them to do so, and then council ad
join ued to meet al the call of the piesl
dent A suipilse was tendered thp Rev. W.
B lit own, pastoi of the Baptist church,
on Filday evening, at his home on
South Main stieet A veiy pleasant
evening was spent The following
julned In the tneiilment. Mesdames
Gaulner, Lane, Illllei, Kiesge, Russ.i,
Caiy, Toman, Matthews, Hat hour, Bell,
Multland. Stone, Mvers, Clemou,
Baker, Stevens, Tilpp, Lutey, Mls-ses
Scutt, Mae Pijor, Nellie Havenstritt,
P.mlly Ft lend, LillleT.ane, Rachel Gilf
fiths, Alta Mveis, Annie Gillllths, Katie
Robetts, Bessie Filitid, Eliza Philips,
Of ill health, despondency and despair,
k'ivus vuvJ to (lie siiiihhino ot hope,
happiness and health, upon taking
Hood's Sai-upaiill'i, because it jjhcj
lenewed life and vitality to the blood,
and tin ouyli that iinpiuti
lieno stieit H glli, vijror
and uuvigy 0bfl jX&f. tu the vv hole!
body. Head jrj Stf jjfl this letter:
"Hood's Sar l&3 xtjjajsi' sa par ilia
helped me wonderfully,
changed sickness to health, gloom to 3un
Bhine. No pen can describe what I suf
fered. I was deathly sick, had sick head
aches overy low days and thobo terrible
tired, despondent feelings, with heart
troubles bo that I could not go up and
down stairs without clasping my hand
over my heart and resting. In fact, It
would almost take my breath away. I suf
fered bo I did not care to live, yet I had
much to live for. Thero is no pleasure in
lifo H deprived of health, for life becomes
a burden. Hood's Saisaparllla does far
moro than advertised. After taking one
bottle, it in sufficient to recommend
Itself." Mrb. J. E. Smith, llelolt, Iowa.
Is tho Olio True Hloodl'urlfler. All lritgglsts.$t.
rrcn.itciloul) b) C, I. Iluotl &. Cu , I cm ell, .Muss.
w,i r:n euro all liver Ills, bilious
flOOU S FlllS ness, lieaiiaeue. 5teuts.
ifu i a
Maud Clemow, Alice Maltland, Annie
llllnni, Hthsle and Edna Blown, Miss
Huntet, of Carbondale", Delta Howe, of
Heiilck Centie, and Miss Catpcnlor, of
Oiyphnnt. Messrs. Gardnet, Rossor,
Toman, Stone, Myeis, Clemow, Baker,
Tripp, Cramei, John Lewis. II. J. De
Gtaw, Chatles Hoyt, Geoige Myeis, W.
B. Thomas, John Rowe, It will Elmore,
Cothe Mosler, Ray Whltlock, James
Bakei, Wllllnm and ileniy Stevens.
The Ladles' Aid of the Flist Baptist
chili oil, Jerinyn, on the evening of Feh
maty 2J, will seivo an ojstei supper.
The Invitation Is extended to all.
The tegular monthly meeting of the
Maylleld school boaul was held on Fil
day evening last, all members piesent
but Coggans. The secietnty wns In
stiucted to notify ex-Tax Collector
Brady to be piesent at the next Pt'ited
meeting of the- boaul The school rt
lendnnce for the month of January was
veiy huge. A lepoit wns made that
there weie some pupils attending school
coming fiom homes wheie there woie
eases of measles, also that theie weie
home In nttendntice who had not e:n
foimpd tc the vaccination law. The
ptlnelpnl was notified of the same The
piesldent repoited that he had visited
the school duiing the cold wjather
to "ee If the school was pioperly heated
and found that the heating nppaiatus
was giving excellent satisfaction.
Mr. Chailes Hovt, a eletk In the em
ploy of Simpson Ac Watkius, Mavlleld,
Is visiting relatives In Pittston
Keiance Beigen, ot Maylleld, la very
111 at his home on Lackawanna ave
nue. Mr. Benjamin Mendelson, of Mij field,
i etui ned home aftet a few davs' visit
An' oullnance will be offeied for pas
soge al tlu council meeting this even
ing establishing the width of Wjom
Ing avenue In Mnylleld boiough at
!)' feet, 19& feet fiom the centie line ot
the Hack of the Wllkes-Bane and West
Side Railway company ns now laid;
also fixing the width of the pavement
and distance of cutb and tiee line on
said avenue Theie will be a special
(ounell meeting this evening In May
Held, when business of linpuitnnco will
Isaac Mendelson, of Mavlleld, called
on fi lends In Seranton yesteulay.
BRADFORD COUNTY SCANDAL.
Alleged Illegal Letting ol a Number
Towanda, Feb 7. A sensation de
veloped In the public healing held by
the auditois of Biudfoid county Fil
day to Inv estimate the letting of extia
contiacts on the new couit louse now
building and the prices paid for the
Same The ex-commlssioneis, who te
tlied on Junuaij 1, weie on the stand
and undeiwent a rigid examination
It wa shown that the boaul acted In
the matter just as advised by the atch
Itect and the county attomej, and in
but one oi two Instances tiled to veilfy
pi lees. The oilclual bid of Conti actor
Btadley for the building was $11J,S0C
At piesent the building, together with
extia mat ble woik. a change in the
loot fiom slate to tiling, mosaic tloors
In lotunda and basement and extta ex
cavating and stone woik for footings,
amounts to neatly $200,000 This Is v el
ided by the testimony of one of the
boaul that the aiehltect's commission
ol 3V. per cent, nlieady amounts to
The auditois will attempt to ptove
that all the extra contiacts, except
one foi nilslng the building one foot,
weie let without the uppioval of the
court, as lequlied by law. In the oilg
Inal contiact and specifications extia
excavating and stone woik weie to be
paid foi at $5 per cubic yard, and, ac
coullng to the suneilntendent's lepoit,
the eontiactoi was entitled to $1,9S0 -10
for such woik. Instead, It Is claimed,
he was paid at the late of $15 per cubic
vaul, or $5,ulS.10. Adjournment wis
taken until Monday afternoon at 2
May Smith Robbins In "Little Ttlxle"
will appear at theFathet Mathew opeia
house Wednesday evening
Rjy Keij Is home fiom Mansfield
St..te isctniij! iiin 1
A cluli. of h ,;h Le, !s, and ulso one
nl Ju-'.)h Reiuluet, u. Boll stieet, have
The Olvmpia elub will hold a social
In the Club of '95 hall this evening.
Gnfllth Moisan, of Scianton, spent
jesteiday at his place.
Nearly Two Hundred 1'ntnl Ones in
riom the London Telegiaph.
Since the ear 1SG0 neatly 200 fatal
accidents have oecuned upon the Swiss
Alps alone. Ot these how many weie
occasioned by maladiolt, feeble or tim
id cllinbeis'' The safet of evciv
mountalneeilng patty demands In ad
vance that each membei of It should
be a piacticed and steady climber; that
no seilous ascent should be undei tak
en by anj man who can not lely upon
his own neive und capabilities, his
powei of biavlng fatigue and standing
cold, and, finally, that the party should
be accompanied bv a sufficient num
ber of professional guides. Leslie Ste
phens lavs It down as a nile that the
loftiest mountain may be scaled with
bufety bj ttalned mountalneeis, pio
vlded that line weathet, good guides
and favoiable conditions of rock and
snow have flist been secuted. "On the
other hand," he adds, "theie Is no
mountain which ma not be e.xcesslve
Iv dangeious If the weathei be bud,
the guides Incompofmt, the climbers
Inexpeilenced, the conditions of lock
oi snow unfavoiable. Who, foi in
stance, ean bay with confidence until
he has befli tiled that he has neive
enough to stand the ciuclal test which
Piofessor Agasslz confesses was almost
more thun he could bear, when In 1841,
he wus one of a paity of twelve who
ascended the Jungfiau, half of them
being piofesslonal guides, with the
celebiated Jacob Lenthold, who died
soon afteiwaul of consumption, at
their head '"
"We stalled," vvtote Agasslz, "from
the Gtlmsel hospice at 4 o'clock a. in,
on August 27, 1811, sleeping the (list
night nt tho chalets of Meill, and com
pleting the acent of tho Jungfiau next
day. Out dltllcultles weie not a little
inettused by heavy mists and Intense
eold At last the Ubcent became moie
and moie steep, and eveij step had to
be cut in the lee. Lenthold kept us
eloe to the edge of the ildge of fiozen
snow, bacause the Ice yielded theie
moie easllv to the axe It was, however,
so tivlng to mil nones that I, for one
should not like to tepeat the expeti
;nce. The nvvtul precipice beneath us
wns constant In view, nnd we could
dilve out alpenstocks thiough the ilin
of fiozen fallow' and gaze sheer down
thiough tho hole Into a vast amphithe
ater which seemed yaw nlng to swallow
us thousands and thousands of yaids
below. The apez of the Jungfiau Is so
small that only one petson can stand
upon It. At 1 p m, we stai ted upon our
dowuwurd path, turning our faces to
the ley slope, and feeling with the foot
fot each step below, these Bteps be
ing more than 700 In all, A 11.20
o'clock p. ni. we reached the chalets of
Meill, Which wo had left that moinlng
at the. earliest dawn of day." The least
Imaginative inlnd can leadlly sutface
eo steep und sllppcti that It Is Impos
sible to think of It without a shudder
would have Involved. In the woist ac
cident that ever happened on the Mnt
terhotn that which befell Loid Frauds
DuUttlnss and his thiee hapless com
panions It Is notorious that one false
step made by an Inexpeilenccd cllmbet,
and followed by the bienklng of a lope,
was the sole cause of that tenlblc tt.tg
edy. tiii: oli)i:st r.NCLiMi paimmc.
It Is the Loudon 2ii'tlc--Pullisliril
First in 10(10.
The oldest English newspaper Is,
though few people know It, the Lon
don Gazette, which was, on Its Hist
publication on Noveinbet 1-1, 1CG5, known
as the Oxford Gazette fiom the f lit t
of the paillament sitting at Oxfoul
The name was changed on Febtuaiy
5, IOCS, to the piesent one Hut though
the London Garotte contains some
Items of much Interest to eeitnlti peo
ple, such as those who have letejved
"honois" at the hands of lovnltv or
those whose banki uptcles are an
nounced, It Is not a newspaper In the
usual sense of the teini, that Is, as be
ing tend geneially by the public.
The honur of being the oldest news
paper of this class in the Biltlsh Isles,
and hence probably In the wot Id, may
be unhesitatingly aw aided to Het low's
Woi center Journal, which made Its np
peaiance In 1CJ0, ten yeats heroic the
Beginning of the eighteenth centuiy
It has always hud a wide clt dilation
nmong the higher classes of Its dls
tilct, and Is today as vlgoious as ever.
But when It Hi st came out It was not
under lt present name, and this fac
tor Is of lmpoi tance In consldeilng Its
claim to the piemlor lionois of the
Pei haps we ought to aw aid lh palm
of being the doven of English joui
nals to the Lincoln, Rutland and Stum
ford Mercuiv, still published weekly
at Stamford. This papei has now, as
ever, a tiuly gteat clt dilution, and un
enoimotis Influence In the Eastern Mid
land dlstiiet. Its title Is exactly the
same as It was on the day It was Iltst
published, 171 veais ngo Hence this
linpoitant factot should almost assign
to It the tlrst place among extant news
Theie Is In the Leleestei museum a
copy of the 1719 Issue, consisting of four
pages demy quaito, Its stvle that of
the old news letter In July, 1S33, Its
cli dilation had become 11,000 a week,
tiie nigliest at that time of any paper
out ol London. Its pi Ice was then two
pence, but Is now a penny, with a cii
culatlou of 2.-,000 weeklj. Thumas
Cooper, the famous Chnrtist poet, was
on Its stnff In his younger davs The
political complexion of this celebrated
papei Is Liberal
MAItltY HOME MEN.
!ood Advice to Young Aiucricnn
Women About to llnrrv.
Trom the Plttsbuig Dally News.
The dlscoveiv hi the Pi Incest ilr
Chlmay that It Is a mistake foi an
Ameiican gill to many a fo e.gner,
Is not new noi sui prising. Ameiican
glils who allow themselves to be cin
lied away by some titled Euiopean
geneinlly find out that titles will
nelthet pay debts noi alfoul con
geniality for a gill who has been
bi ought up to look upon heiself as the
equal of anj thing In existence.
In Euto'je theie is no eiualltv.
Eveibody from the woman who s ts
on the tin one to the girl who peddles
beet at the public house, Is contlnuallv
agitated rs to her lace In the end
less piocesslon of ptecedenco Which
being the case, the Individual counts
for nothing, and station counts foi a 1.
Foreigneis cannot undei stand the le
gard which Is felt foi women by Amei
icins. They cannot comp e'-end that
an Amoilcin gill in Ameilca Is as fit
to have piecedence of the queen as th
queen Is lit to have precedence of the
glil. Foiolgn waj.s ate so differ m
fiom our vvnvs, and liberties so -adiy
lacking abioad, that no Ameiican of
spit It can go nbioad and live there
nnd become one of the people
Nor Is the re'n'ion between t li -
sexes such as to Insnlro lespect fci
foielen men, no miner what thelt
statlen In Europ w -men woik i-i
the fleld3 and bieik one on the loads
and can hods to masons and aie
aie yoked up with dogs and cows to
pull caits They aie kept In a pes'
tl:n of stivltude. 10 mattei whetre
of high oi lowly blith. the masto s
being the males of the familv. A wife
Is a slave. ' A forelgnei tet.l'ng In
this countiy Is not a good man for nn
Ameiican gltl to manj Foielgn
customs aie too w dely diffeient fion
the fieedom that pievails at home. It
Is pei haps a sweeping statement, but
It Is doubtful If evei an Ameiican ghl
mauled abi ad ard lived as happ ly
as If she had mairled an Ameiican
and lived In het native land.
Piivnte Morals in thu Public Seivicc.
'lhewa topiulf the public sei vice is to
Itnpiovo the pilvate moials of men The
time and place to begin Is In childhood. L t
tho home and the bchool be kept pine, anj
fiom these pine fountains will come foith
puie sti earns. Thej mai become ileltled
and unwholesomo In spite of tilth oilUn,
but the are not likely bo to do W'utei will
become pute unless polluted b what with
which It comes In contact. As a rule, vvhm
a child Is It alncd up In the way he should
go, he will not depait fiom It when he
comes to niaturlti Hut at the b.ime time
that child Is sufei not to come In contact
with evil compunlonhlps The gieat caie
should bo taken to piotect him from con
taminating inlluences Even thobe who
have been vaelnuted had better not expose
thenibclves to smallpox. "Ltt him that
thlnketh he stamleth take heed lest he
fall "The Clulbtian Instruetoi.
A Claim to Aiitiqtiitv.
"Mothei," said a thoughtful Doston child
to his maternal lelutlve.
"What Is It, Waldo.'"
"Is Philadelphia older than Boston,
"Of coutse not, mi ton. The flist bct
tlenient was made in Chailestown in PiJu,
while William Peiin did not at rive on the
bite of Philadelphia until lift) -two je.us
"That was alwujs mi Impiesalon, mo
thei, but how Is It that Philadelphia Is
mentioned In the lllble, while Iiostou ,s
not?"-Plttsbuig Chionlcle Telegiaph.
Itching, Irritated, ecaly, crusted Scalps, drj, thin,
end falllntf Ifulr, clenied, jiurlOed, and beauti
fied by warm thoiiipoon with Cc-ncur Por,
and occasional drcsslni.9 of Cunccui, purest of
emotlDti, the greatest skin cures.
Treatment will produce a clean, healthy scalp
with luxuriant, lustrous hair, w hen all else falls.
PoM throughout the world. roTTsB Data i d Custf.
Cuat .irl l'rop , Uoslon
8Lf-MUow to produce l.uiariantllatr," mailed free.
SKINS ON FIRE
rlth i ccema IniUntly rellered
If CtlKtaA lUuinus.
EMPLOYERS SHOULD DE MORE
Interesting Slatnmmt by a Toting I.ndy
In tho vast retnil establishments of
largo cities, many women are cm
ployed ns saleswomen.
Men formerly held tho positions that
they are expected to do
the same work. Their duties
compel Uiom to bo on their feet from
morning to night, and many of tliem,
In a shoit time, contiact tlieso dis
tressing complaints called " female,
Then occur irregularities, suppressed
or painful monsttuation, weakness,
Indigestion, leuoorrhcua, geneial de
bility and nervous piosttatioti.
They are beset with such symptoms
ns dizziness, faintness, lassitude, ex
citability, irritability, nervousness,
sleeplessness, melancholy, "ull-gono"
and " want-to-be-lef t-aloue " feelings,
blues and hopelessness.
In such eases tlieio is one tried and
true lemcdy. Lydia 1). PtnUhum's
Vegetable Compound at once lemoves
Bticli tioubles. The following is a
"My dear Mrs. PinUliam: After
writing you, and beforu your answer
came, 1 was too miseiable to go to tho
store, and so lost my position. That
was five weeks ago. I am now back
again in my old place, and never felt
so well in all my lifo. The bearing-down
pnini and whites have left
me, and 1 am not a bit neivous or
blue. Life looks brighter to ino. 1
don't get tiled, my temper is real
Bvveet, and I could scream right out
ful I am to
you for sav
ing mo from
Every woman 'n
my portion should ivtiovv of your won
derful lemedy. 1 never saw you, but
1 love you for being so good to me."
Coitu W. titli Avo., Brooklyn, li ?.
Lodge and Corporation Seals.
Rubber Stamp inks, All Colors,
Daters, Pads, Pocket Culler,
Razors, Strops, Padlocks,
Bicycles and Supplies,
Athletic and Gymnasium Goods,
222 WYOMING AVENU:
iT -nA'..rU tCVNJV
vkSTJ&A ' MpwiMi
ii i i.
We are not actually GIVING AWAY CARPETS,
but we are selling them at astonishingly low prices,
and you can select from the most complete stock in
Seranton. No odds and ends. NEW GOODS, LAT
EST DESIGNS, MOST ARTISTIC PATTERNS, every
grade and price represented. All goods purchased
now will be STORED FREE OF CHARGE.
Compare our prices and quality and CONSULT
YOUR OWN INTERESTS by making your selections
while the present low prices prevail.
$Q 03. If
Carpets and Draperies.
""fo'ottr-u.,. 408 LACKAWANNA AYENUE.
THIRD NATIONAL BANK
Special Attention Given to Business and Per
Liberal Accommodations Extended According
to Balances and Responsibility.
3 Interest Allowed on Interest Deposits.
4ai LACKAWANNA AVE.
FOR THIS WEEK IN
AND LADIES' COATS, C4PE5 AND SUITS.
Such barsnhijf ns vc offer this week
ate wot thy of ) our attention. It means
fine grade Kootls at about one-tlilrd
the cost of inaiuifactiiie.
The followlni; may ulve you a little
Idea of some of the bargains :
One ninn.ll lot of Misses' nml
Chllilruu'B Coats, ussoited f' fiQ
Sl-503 J) ,JQ
An cloirnut Honcle Coat,
half silk lined, shield front,
stylish collur, Season's price, rl (0
JU.00. now ilJO
A Flno Curl Persian Cloth
Coat, latest cut. lined
throughout with Ithniliuno
bill?. Season's price $10.00,
An elegant Ficncli Cater-,
pillai Coat, lined thiotighout
with silk Sold In thu sea- ftQ
son for $15,00, now oJ.lfO
A beautiful nsgortmeut of
Keisoy Coats, soino silk lined
tlnoiighotit nnd some half
lined. Season's price, J8.00 00 OQ
und $10.00, now OO
Z. WEINGART, Prop'r.
We want all the people
to know what hundreds of
our customers know, that
we have punctured pneu
matic prices, that our
goods are seasonable, that
our prices reasonable, and
that nobody is asked to
take an unsatisfactory
garment from our store.
. J. DAVIS,
213 Wyoming Avenue.
y st s s ,
What Sarah Bernhnrd snya