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THE SCKANTOST TK1BUNE -SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 24. 1897.
NEWS AND GOSSIP
Dricf Mention of What Is Doing In the
COUNTRV CLUB'S VAUDEVILLE SHOW
(Sood ami Novel Diversion Is Prom
ised by the Committee for Tonight.
Subscription Dnncc, tho Coursen
Wntsoii Wedding unit n Cotillion
Among the IJveiit ol tho Wool;.
I'crsonnl Pnrngrnphs About Well
Over fifty couple, tilt well known
married and unmarried people, partici
pated In the third subscription dance
of the Spinsters last night at tho
Scranton Hlcycle club house. The
danre was arranged by a committee
c tislstlng of the Misses Hose, Miss
Torrey and Miss Pettlgrow. Mrs. Ed
ward Davis and Miss Julia Pettlgrew
received. Music was furnished by the
Lawrence orchestra. The Spinsters de
vote to charity the surplus money de
rived from their dances. The olllcers
of the organization are: Mrs. P. S.
Godfrey, president; Miss Edith Jones,
tieasurer, and Miss Bessie Rice, secre
tary. A tea was given yesterday by Mrs.
V. II. Gearhart and Miss Oearhart.
They were assisted in receiving by Miss
A subscription dance given at tho
Scranton Ulcycle club house Tuesday
Might and arranged by Itlclmrd O'Bri
en, R J. Maloney, Dr. J. J. Barrett
and John A. Collins, was a largely at
tended and an extremely enjoyable
affair. Mrs. M. E. McDonald, Mrs.
John 1. Kelly, Mrs. M. F. Sando, Mrs.
P. J. Casey and Mrs. M. J. Walsh were
the patronesses. The music was by
Lawrence and the catering by llanley.
At Thursday night's cotillion at the
Country club house there were present:
Mr and Mrs. K. M. Scranton, P. J.
Piatt, Miss Cole and the Misses Stan
ton, of Honesdnle; Miss Kemmerer, of
Mauch Chunk; Misses Archbald, Augus
ta Archbald, Belln Welles, Hunt, Grace
"Williams, Simpson, Frances Winton,
and C'leie Key nobis, and Messrs. Kem
merer, A. 13. Hunt, jr., A. G. Hunt, J.
31. nnd George Brooks, L. B., P. C. and
T. 8. Puller, I.. T. Bliss, II. G. Mer
rill and Paul B. Belln.
By far tho most unique means of
diversion yet arranged for Country
club members is the "Vaudeville Show"
arranged by the entertainment com
mittee for tonight. The most pro
nounced features have of course been
Assigned to the club's male talent, but
the programme as arranged Includes
a little of very nearly everything that
one would expect to see at such an
nmateur entertainment. Yet the
"show" may not be wholly amateur
if the plans of the committee do not
miscarry; there Is something withheld
In the nature of a surprise.
A party of children, The Merty
Hnrnpipers, conducted one of their
periodical cbarlty sales Tuesday aftor
i.ron at hte home of Mrs. E. S. Moffntt
on 'Qulncy avenue The proceeds will
go to tl.e California Indian school.
Those In charge of. the sale were:
Misses Anna McAnulty, Dorothy Bes
sell, Alice Knapp, Ethel Clar, Mar
garet Belln, Kuth Archbald, Jean
Dlmmlck, May Blanchard, Eleanor
Moffatt and Cathorlne Stelle.
A party of well known young ladles
gave a social this afternoon in the
conservatories of v Colonel II. M. Boles
for the benefit of tlio children now
at the Lackawanna Hospital. An ad
mission of 5 cents will be charged.
Refreshments will be served and there
will be an entertainment programme.
One of the most notable Scranton
weddings within a. long period was
ithat of Miss Jessie S. Coursen, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Coursen, of
Mulberry street, and Benjamin E.
Watson, Wednesday noon at the First
Presbyterian church. The maid of
honor was Miss Mary B. Coursen, the
lride's sister. Theodore C. Fuller at
tended the groom. Miss Alice Whately,
of Amerlcus, Ga.; Miss Fiances E.
3Iunt and Miss Lucy S. Welles, of this
city, and Miss Jessie B. Downing, of
Newark, were bridesmaids. The ush
ers were L. B. Fuller, J. M. Boles, A.
E. Hunt, jr., and James Belln, jr. A
reception followed at he home of the
bride Mr. and Mrs. Watson will re
ceive at their home on Jefferson nve
nue, on two Thursday's of next month.
There was a lady's game .of whist
played nt the Scranton Whist club
rooms Thursday night, the games were
won by Mr. and Mrs. Jolin Simpson
and Mrs. Scranton and Mr. Fuller.
Other plus scores were made by Mrs.
J H Phelps and J. W. Dusenbury, Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Dale, Dr. and Mrs.
C. P.. Parke and Mr. and Mrs. T. II.
A birthday party was given Wednes
day evening in honor of Sidney Millar
at his home on Penn avenue which was
attended by a large number of his
friends. The evening hours were very
pleasantly spent with games and
music at 11.30 supper was served. It
was early in the morning when the
party dispersed. Those who attended
the event were: Mr. and Mrs. Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. Salrfelr, Mr. and Mrs.
Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Smallbrldge, Mr,
and Mrs. Cullen, Mr. and Mrs. Martin,
Mr. and Mrs. Burtrum, Mr. and Mrs.
Cullis, Mr. and Mrs. Santhorne, the
Misses Mamie Norton, B. Ruane. Mag
gie Kelley, Sadie Gerrlty, Sarah Ger
rity, Mary Nary. Miss Stone, Anna
Ruane, Mamie Walsh, Jennie Duffy,
Annie Ford, Mary Morne, Dora Davis
Badle Welton, Bertha Miller and Sid
ney Miller, Albert Millar, William Sa
vllle, Theodore Smith, Isaac Savllle,
Harry Saylor, Dannie Jones, Edward
Young, Joe McDonald. James Walker,
James Walsh, James McAndrew, Sam
"Waltham. Joe Lathorne. Alfred Gay,
Thomas Jones, Kear Tlerney, Mart
Jerome T. Stocker, of Teetona, and
,-Mlss Lucy li. waiKer, or Hamllnton,
were married Wednesday afternoon at
the bride's home by Rev. P. S. Ballen
tine, of this city.
There were two banquets participat
ed In by prominent Italians of this
city during the week, one Monday
night at he lloma hotel In honor of
John Uancnettl, the Italian 'consul
about to relinquish his post In this
city and another Tuesday night at the
Bcranton House for Mr. Banchettl and
his successor, Fortunato Tlscar.
George Qrlfflths, of Dorranceton and
Miss Martha Solomon, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Solomon, of Jermyn,
were married Tuesday evening at the
latter's homo by tho rector of St.
James Episcopal church, Ilev. C. A.
Fessenden. Tho bridesmaid wns Miss
Jennie Solomon, nnd the best man was
George E, Mcrrltt. The llowcr girls
were Nclllo Solomon, of Carbondalc,
and Maggie Maxwell, cousins ol tho
Tho Nineteenth Century Social club
gave a hop Monday evening In Mears'
Hall on tho West Side.
Among tho week's weddings In Dun
more were those of Miss Annie Reagan
nnd William Boland, Miss Ellen Ly
nott nnd Garret Walsh, of Buffalo;
and Miss Ellen O'Hara and Eugene
Jacob Jenkins, of Thirteenth street,
and Miss Mary Jane Evans, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Evans, of
North Hyde Park avenue, were mar
ried Wednesday evening nt tho home
of the bride by Ilev. D. P. Jones, pas
tor of the Tabernacle Congregational
church. Henry Evans, brother of the
bride, was best man and Miss Maggie
Evans, of Eynon street, was brides
maid. The entertainment and reception to
the teachers Wednesday night at tho
high school by the Teachers' Mutual
Benefit association was one of the
finest ever undertaken'in the city. The
programme Included participants of
local distinction nnd a delightful en
tertainment was offered.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, of South
Main avenue, entertained a small party
of friend . Thursday night.
Mrs. E. P. Welchcl Is visiting In Brook
lyn, N. Y.
Mr. ai.d Mrs. Fred Amsdcn are In New
F. E. Nettlcton Is at homo from his
Miss Etta Dunkcrly is In New York
city on a visit.
Tallio Morgan was calling on irienus
Mrs. II. C. Barker Is visiting friends in
Rochester, N. Y.
ConfiieEtman-at-iaree Galusha A. Grow
was In the city Tuesday.
Judge and Mrs. E. N. Wlllard arc nt
tho Kenwawr, Pittsburg.
Mrs. A. C. Learn, of Delaware street,
Is visiting relatives at Kails.
Miss Molllo Day, of Wllkes-Barre, vis
ited friends hero this week.
Attorney John R. Edwards has returned
from a trip to New York city.
Charles J. Wat kins, of New York city,
is vlsltlns friends la tho city.
Frank Muglnnls is the guest of E. W.
Holland, on Jefferson avenue.
Mrs. William Wrlglcy, of Twelfth
street, Is visiting nt Locksvllle.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shedd, of South
Sumner avenue, are In Philadelphia.
Miss Kate Saltry, of West Market
street, Is visiting friends In Plttston.
Dr. A. J. Connell, O. S. Johnson nnd
party are at the Hot Springs, W. Va.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Alfred Douse, of Kings
ton, have returned after a visit here.
Mrs. Frank U. Metz, of Tenth street,
has leturned fiom a visit at Honesdale.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Myron Knsson have re
turned from an extended southern tour.
Miss Jcnnlo Altcmus, of Capouso ave
nue, is visiting her sister In Philadelphia.
The Misses Klleker, of Plymouth, have
returned to their homes after a visit here.
Ira D. Sankey, the famous singing evan
gelist, passed through this city yester
day. Mrs. J. C. Wright and son John, ot At
lantic City, cro spending a short tlmp
li. J. O'Horo, of Newport News, West
Virginia, Is visiting relatives on the West
Hon. G. M. Ward, of Paterson, N. J.,
Is the guest of his brother, ex-Juds'
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Van Gorder have
moved to their summer residence at Hol
Usterville. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Price returned on
Thursday evening from a trip to Wash
ington, D. C.
A. B. Holmes, of the llrm of Phillips &
Holmes, is quite 111 nt his home on South
Mayor James G. Bailey and City Con
troller Robinson returned Thursday from
New York city.
Mrs. M. E, Veglard, of Clay avenue,
Dunmore, has returned from a short
stay at Gibson, Pa.
Miss Laura and Nora Bleaker, of Ply
mouth, are visiting Miss Mary Lewis, of
West Market street.
Mrs. W. F. Everhart and Mr3. H. V.
Colvln, of Gieen llldge, have returned
from a visit at Wyoming.
Miss Mary Foote, of Carbondalc, has
returned home after spending several
days with friends In this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Evans, of North
Sumner avenue are entertaining Mr. nnd
Mrs. Gross, of Mauch Chunk,
Miss Itennle Archer, of West Plttston,
this week visited Mr. and Mrs. William
Archer, of North Sumner avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Mason, of Dalton,
and Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham, of Elm
hurst, were in tho city this week.
Rev. George B. Stewart. D. IX. of Har-
rlsburg, was the guest of Hon. W. J.
Lewis, while In this city this week.
Mr. and Mrs, Joseph II. Gunster Intend
to spend a portion of tho summer In Eu
rope. They will sail early In May.
Nelson Gillespie left Thursday for New
York city after spending tho Kaster va
cation with his parents on Oak street.
Philip Jennings, of Blmlra, Is the guest
this week of his brother. School Control
ler T. J. Jennings, of Falrvlew avenue.
Mrs. II. W. Kingsbury returned on
Wednesday from Hot Springs, Va.,. where
she has been staying for several weeks.
Miss Winifred Brennnn, of 31 Orchard
street, nnd Edward Farbcr, of Ash street
and Irving avenue, will bo married Wed
nesday, Lyman M. Smith, of carhondale, guest
of Ralph D. Williams, attended the "Spin
sters" " dance at the Bicycle club house
Miss Thatcher, of New Canaan, Conn.,
has returned to school In New York city
after spending n week with Miss Finch,
of Washington avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sherrcrd, formerly
of Scranton, now residing In Philadel
phia, havo been the Eastor guests of Rev,
and Mrs. Rogers Israel.
Dr. James H. Holtham, of North Wash
ington avenue, having completed a three
years' course at the Philadelphia Dental
college, has returned home.
Rev. Dr. Lansing, whose sermons nt tho
Green Ridge Presbyterian church last
Sunday have been so highly commended
by thoso who beard them, will be in this
city over tomorrow, nnd will preach
again at the samo church.
Dr. Timothy Dwlght, president of Yale
university, was a classmate of Judge Jes.
sup. Owing to the latter's absence from
the cltv. President Dwlght was .enter
tained during his stay hero by J. Benj.
Dlmmlck, of Green Rldgo,
Among thoso present from out of town
at tho post-Intcn dance In tho Bicycle
club rooms last Tuesday evening were
the Misses Reap, of Plttston; Mr. and
Mrs, Wells and Miss Cronln, Archbald,
and Miss Barrett, of Carbondalc
Miss K. Tlmberman, Miss N, Beamish,
Miss E. Hand, Mrs. M, C. Chapman, C.
J. Carter und wife, J. B. Pugo and wife,
R, O'Brien. T. S. Morgan, George Grif
fin, R. G. Proudlock, I. Mulchrone and
Miss Allen wero registered at the St.
Denis, In New York, during the weik.
Mlsa Florence Ham, nelco of Judge
Ham, of Honesdalo, Is leading lady for
Fredeilck Warde this season, und will
bo seen In his company ut tho Frothing
ham Wednesday and Thursday even
ings of next week. Miss Ham Is a tal
ented young woman and was frequently
seen In amateur theatrical performances
In this part of tho state until this season,
when sho joined Mr. Warde's company.
Her many friends In this city, Carbondale
and Honesdale are organizing theater
parties to attend the performances for
the purpose of lvlmr Miss Ham a warm
AND RELIGIOUS TALK
Chronlcllngs of Particular Interest to
MR, ALDRICII TO HIS CONGREGATION
His Annual Pastoral Delivered nt
Mondny Night's Annual Meeting of
Grncu Itcformed Episcopal Congro-gnlloii--Aimiinl
Election of St.
Luke's L'plseopnl Church and of
Trinity, or Carboudnlc--Iteliglous
Rev. George L. Aldrlch, tho pastor of
Grace Reformed Episcopal church,
made tho following annual pastoral nd
dress at Monday night's annual busi
ness meeting of the congregation:
"Grace, mercy and peace from God our
Father and Jesus Christ our Lord."
I. Tim. 1:2. In presenting to you my pas
toral letter, let mo call your attention
first to a few statistics. At the last re
port there wero upon tho roll SCI commun
icant members; slnco that time there havo
been added 11 by confirmation and 10 oy
letter; while we havo lest 2 by dismissal
nnd 4 by death, making the present num
ber 37G, of which C3 arc non-resident.
On Sunday, Juno 14th, ISM, Lucius Dick
inson Powers fell asleep in Jesus. Mr.
Powers united with Grnco church on
November 6th, 1S93, but was prevented
from being very active In church work
by nn Illness wldch confined him to his
home. He passed away fully trusting In
his Savior, mourned by many friends who
knew his worth.
On Monday, September 7th, 1S, tho
Lord saw lit In His allwlse providence to
remove another of our members, Jcller
son E. Keller, from his earthly to his
heavenly home. For some time Mr.
Keller had been a sufferer, nnd In a great'
and Infinite mercy our Father called him
away. Ho had united with the church
by letter April 18th, H9i.
On Wednesday, September 30th, 1SU0, tho
Lord took one of Ills lambs from our
midst to his upper fold Miss Salllo
Welsenflue. ho had endeared herself Ly
her quiet, loving ways to all of U3 In tho
church. And shining for Jesus, ns she
did always, even in the midst of pro
longed suffering nnd pain, her example,
like that of many others, Is our heritage.
On Sunday, December fith, 1S37, Joseph
Taylor, one of our charter members, en
tered Into rest, after a pilgrimage of sev
enty years. His simple, childlike trust
In Jesus has had Its reward In the sight
of his Master's face these many days.
And so from our membership there havo
passed to be with Jesus 1; while absent
from tho body, they aro present with
tho Lord. "But I would not have you
bo Ignorant, brethren, concerning them
which aro asleep, that ye sorrow not as
others which havo no hope. For If we
believe that Jesus died und rose ugaln,
even so them also which sleep In Jesus
will God bring with Him." I. Thessalon
Thirteen families have been added to
the list during the year, making the pres
ent number 231. There have been 11 bap
tisms, all Infants; li marriages and 13
Of tho services held during tho year
there havo been 51 Sunday morning and
tho same number of Sunday evening ser
vices. During tho week days there have
been 3 morning and (Including cottage
meetings) 170 evening services, making the
total of all services, exclusive of Sab
bath morning prayer meetings'. Sabbath
School sessions, Y. P. S. C, E. meetings,
etc., etc., 275; with all these Included,
Thero have been 13 occasions on which
tho communion has been celebrated dur
ing tho year; the numbers communing I
have not been able to learn at times. On
Easter Sundaj there were 114 present at
tho Lord's table.
As to tho Sabbath school, the secretary'sj
reiuri snows zm scnoiars on tnc roll;
which with tho ten olllcers nnd 23 teachers
makes a total of 294. The Sabbath
school treasurer teports total collections
for tho year J1SS.2I. Tho librarian reports
217 volumes in tho library.
Thero aro mnny causes for encourage
ment, beloved, to which wo gladly call
your attention, and for which we givo
God all the glory and ull the praise, be
cause to Him alone it Is due. While very
many churches have been forced into
debts that aro crushing the spiritual life
out of them, the Lord has mercifully
blessed us; causing us to use Bible meth
ods for raising the needed funds, and hon
oring us In the doing of it. And while
wo havo been compelled to use some of
our building fund for the much-needed re
furnishing of our church, yet as our
treasurer has said, thero is every pros
pect of replacing this money during tho
The gradual increase of tho attendance
upon all the services of the church is an
other cause for encouragement; It points
to soil 1 growth, for while It is not as largo
as wo hope and pray for, It Is nevertheless
a blessing of God In which we see tho
promise of more to come. And all tho
more encouraging because tho Lord has
graciously kept us from the renrehen-
slble means so much In vogue among tho
churches to-dny, to attract the crowds.
Above all, In tho mission work do wo
find cause 19 thank God and take cour
age. Wo are all living In an ago when
men aro beginning to feel that tho
church, collectively and Individually, Is
doing too much for tho cause of missions;
and are applying the remedy in tho shape
of largo sums expended upon handsomo
buildings and nn ornate service, A lime,
too, when many aro asking the Lord to
account for every penny expended. Amid
this God has blessed us afresh with tho
spirit of missions, and has made us feel
that In tho llttlo while remaining, every
thing should be held In trust for Him. .May
the Lord incrccso this blessing upon us
more and more In tho coming year should
He tarry so lcng. Permit me to put what
I havo said to you about missions upon
Blblo grounds. Phllllplans 4:17: "Not be
cause I desire a gift: but I desire fruit
that may abound to your account. When
wo appear before the judgment seat of
Christ, I want to see the hands of every
ono of you filled with sheaves from tho
harvest Held of missions.
Finally, beloved, there Is ono thing
touching tho very life and work of our
church about which I wish to speak to
you. The great need of tho church of
Apostolic times, tho great need of the
church to-day, the great need of Graco
Reformed Episcopal church, yea, the ono
great need of us all Individually Is the
Holy Spirit, dwelling In our hearts, and
ruling over us, using every power nnd
possession for tho glory and honor ot
God. Said Jesus to tho disciples: "Tatrry
ye In the city of Jerusalem till ye bo en
dued with power from on high." "Vo
shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost
not many days hence." Not that we havo
never received tho Holy Ghost, but that
we need Him In. grenter fulness for the
work our Lord has given us to do. And
as your pastor, watching for tho welfare
of your souls for tlmo and eternity, I
plead with you to wait upon the Lord In
tho quiet of your own' closets, nt your
family altars, in the prayer meetings and
at the Sunday services; yea, wait with In
creasing faith and pcrsevernnco until tho
Lord makes good Ills promlso of tho full
indwelling of His Holy Spirit. "Then
shall wo teach transgressors His ways
and sinners shall be converted unto Him."
I cannot close without a word of heart
felt thanks to you all for your co-operation
with mo In the work; for your abid
ing with mo In tho faith of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and for your continued re
membrance of mo at the Throne of Graco,
Had It not been for this upholding of
my hands upon your part as God gave
you grace, It would have been Impossible
to havo done the work. I ask that you
continue thus with me increasing morn
and more, that God may use ub to His
glory and honor; assuring you that you
all aro upon my heart and In my prayers;
and that as Ho gives me grace, the lead
ing shall be only into green pastures and
berido still waters.
"Now unto Him that Is able to do ex
ceeding abundnr.tly above all that wo .sk
or think, according to tho power thnt
worketh In us, unto Him be glory In tho
church by Jesus Christ throughout all
ages, world without end. Amen."
Christian Endcavorcrs who propose
attending the national convention In
San Francisco should note that slnzle
cars, either standard or tourist, may
be chartered for the round trip ns fol
lows: Standard cars, $45 per day; tour
ist, $25 per day; on the westward trip
cars can be side-tracked over Sunday
for twelve to twenty-four hours with
out charge. An arrangement will prob
ably bo mnde whereby tho twenty-four
hours may be divided Into twelve hours
each nt two points of Interest, at one
of which the Sabbath may bo spent.
No charge will be made for cars If
unoccupied while at tho terminal at
Oakland (San Francisco), nt Raymond
lhe end of tho railroad for parties go
ing to Yosemlto Valley) nor at Cinna
bar (for parties going Into Yellowstone
Park). Cars will accommodate twenty
four to forty-eight persons, depending
upon the number of persons In n berth.
A company of thirty-six, by chartering
a car, may make the trip from Chicago,
by direct routes, for $8.73 for each per
son, ns against tho regular fare for the
round trip of $31 for a berth for ono or
two persons. If only twenty-four oc
cupy a car the cost would be $13.12 for
each for the round trip; a party of fif
teen could charter a car, each hn.vlnc
a berth to himself, at a cost Inside tho
regular rates. If, therefore, parties of
fifteen or more can be made up In any
town or city, a car or cars should be
chartered. Cars will not bo chartered
for parties of less than fifteen. Trains
can be made up of chartered cars for
the west-bound trip, leaving each car
to return over a different route If de
sired. Those chartering cars to return over
the northern lines should, In making
their calculations, add two days to tho
length of trip over direct routes for the
lines In the United States nnd three
days for the Canadian Pacific. Get
particulars In reference to sleejdmi-ctw
matters from State Excursion mana
gers, who will be fully advised on the
subject. J. C. Mnnnlng, of Plttston. Is
the transportation agent for this state.
The Journal and Messenger, a relig
ious paper published In Cincinnati, has
this to say of Rev. Warren G. Part
ridge, who was formerly pastor of the
I'enn Avenue Baptist church of this
Tho fruits of the Moody meetings do
not como rapidly lnlo the Baptist church
es, whatever they mav do as to others. The
pastors havo been active and earnest In
cffoits to n ako tho profiting of the work
appear, and thero aro some good results
visible. At Ninth street, Rev. Warron O.
Partridge has been conducting special
meetings, with considerable encourage
ment, and lest Sabbath evening the con
gregation could not be got Into tho house.
At tho close of the service bo baptized
eight recent converts. Tho averago at
tendance at th various Sunday-schools,
during the past three montlH, ha? been as
follows: Station A, 197: B, 177; C, 27fi; D,
131; E, 210; F, 211, home school, In tho
morning, 502, in the afternoon, 103. Tho
average attendance of all the schools was
1,892; tho total contilbutlons amounted to
$232.70. 'Die relief department closed Its
season last Monday mornlig. During t'o
winter It has been engaged every morning,
from S to 9 o'clock. It has given out 22,200
loaves of bread; 35 barrels of crackers; 217
bushels of coal; 9M pounds of rorn meal. 13
bushels of nnvy beans; 5 barrels of pota
toes and many -groceries and garments.
Nino hundred persons bavo been thus as
sisted. Every case of destitution has been
thoroughly investigated, and a prayer
meeting was held every morning in con
nection with the distribution.
At a meeting of the Epworth league
of the Elm Park church Thursday night
the following olllcers were elected: J.
G. Sheppcrd, president; J. G. McCon
nell, first vice president; JilUs Jennie
Hnzlett, second vice president; W. M
Curry, third vice president; Captain
W. A. May, fourth vice president;
Truman Suydam, fifth vice president
mil secretary; Frank C, DeLonj, sixth
vice presl lent and treasurer; (J. P.
Whlttemor, chorister; Mbs Alice
Griffiths, oianlst; Miss B"K-de Hand,
assistant. Car tain May and W. II.
Peck wero appointed as auditing rein
nflttee. The election of olllcers resulted In
part as follows Vestrymen, Thomas
E. Lyddon, William McCulloch, Charles
F. Hess, E. H. Ripple, W. W. Lathrope,
R. II. Frear, J. E. Chandler, G. W.
Fritz; accounting warden, C. F. Hess;
parish council, R. H. Frear, Awlilam
McCulloch; delegates to tho general
council In New York In June, G. W.
Fritz. W. W. Lathrope, C. P. Hess. E.
H. Ripple; alternates, David Hill,
James Lawson, W. T. Hackett, Wil
Last year's officers of St. Luke's
EpUcopal church were re-elected on
Monday, when 'the polls were open at
the rectory. The vestrymen chosen
were: John Jermyn, A. D. Holland,
J, II. Bessell, George L. Dickson, J.
M. Everhart, Samuel nines, F. P.
Price, W. T. Smith, Dr. B. H. Throop,
Major Everett Warren, Theodore G.
Wolf. At the organization later In the
day the rector, Rev. Rogers Israel,
named Mr. Jermyn as rector's warden,
and A. D. Holland was elected church
warden; Theodore G. Wolf, secretary,
and J. H. Bessell, treasurer.
Well known Carbondale men wero on
Easter Monday night elected officers of
Trinity Episcopal church of that city
as follows: C. R. Manvllle, C. E. Ret
tew, T. W. Parry, W. R. Morss, E.
C, Harnden, J. II. Vandermark, II, O.
Watrous, N. L. Moon.
It Is quite prolrablo that the recent
Prohibition church reform conference
In this city will result In the establish
ment here of a permanent Prohibition
church congregation. Rev. Lhi Bird,
of Auburn, N. Y., Is the man sug
gested as pastor. He and several fel
low reformers, Including J. C. Hogan,
of Forest City; W. H. Guy, of Cleve
land; J. W. Wells, of Chicago, nnd
others have for several days been ad
dressing meetings In and about the
city with tho hope of winning their
hearers over to the belief that the pres
ent temperance unions and churches
aro too apathetic to cope with tho li
quor traffic. About $150 has been
pledged for the establishment of the
Rev. J. A. Pitch, tho missionary to
China, and who has been frequently
heard lr Scranton recently, Is sup
ported In his work by the First Pres
byterlun church, of Carbondale, Ho Is
In this country on account of his
health, but will return soon to China.
He and Mrs. Fitch were on Tuesday
evening tendered a reception at the
manse of tho Carbondale Presbyterian
church, by the pastor, Ilev. Charles
Lee, and Mrs. Lee.
RELIQIOUS NEWS NOTES.
Rev. Dr. Joseph K. Dixon lectured
In the Dalton Baptist church Tues
day evening on "The Great Monu
ments of tho World."
Rev. J. W, Randolph, of St. Peter's
Lutheran church, left yesterday on a
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most remarkable remedy that the scientific research of tills country has produced. 1'rof.
Edward E. Phelps, M. P., LL. D., of Dartmouth college first prescribed what Is now known
tho world over as l'ulno's celery compound, a positive cure for dyspepsia, biliousness, liver
complaint, neuralgia, rheumatism, all nervous diseases and kidney troubles. Tor the
latter Paluo's celery compound has succeeded again and ugaln where everything else
trip to Europe. A farewell reception
was tendered him Thursday night.
Tin. twenty-fifth nnnlversary of Rev.
Dr. R. S. Jones as pastor of the Welsh
Congregational church was celebrated
Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The choir boys of St. Luke's Epis
copal church were given a supper
Thursday evening by Misses Bissoll
and Mott In tho parish rooms on Wash
The final and necessary acceptance
of tho resignation of Rev. Thomas Bell
as pastor of Plymouth Congregational
church took place at a meeting of
the congregation Monday evening.
Rt. Rev. N. S. Rullson, bishop of the
central Pennsylvania diocese of tho
Protestant Episcopal church, will to
morrow administer tho rites of con
firmation to a large class in St. Luke's
The Methodist Ministerial associa
tion, of Scranton and vicinity, will
iiold their next session Monday, April
20, at 10 a. m. in Elm Park church.
Tho Rev. J. B. Santee will read a pa
per on "Pastoral Visiting."
An "Initial" supper and reception
was given for Rev. J. B. Sweet and
family Thursday evening In the lec
ture room of Simpson Methodist church
by ladles whose names begin with any
of the letters from L to R Inclusive.
The Luther league of the Northeast
ern Pennsylvania district will assem
ble in semi-annual convention In
Wllkes-Barre Tuesday, April 27. The
convention opens at 10 a.m. in Christ
Lutheran church, Rev. II. P. Senker,
The Rev. A. A. Magnusson, pastor
of the Swedish Lutheran church, con
ducted a Swedish service In St. Mark's
Lutheran church last night. The holy
communion was administered in the
Swedish language. There was a large
The Rev. P. P. Zlzelman will ad
minister the rite of confirmation to
lburteen catechumens on Sunday
morning In ZIon Lutheran church.
Tho Woman's guild of St. Mark's
Lutheran church will give a plain sup
per at tho home of Mrs. Milton Houtz,
1510 Jackson street, on Friday evening,
The fifth anniversary of the conver
sion of 'William Prynn by the Rescue
mission was celebrated at a special
service for converts and their families
at the mission rooms on Franklin ave
nue Tuesday evening. Prynn is now
the janitor of the Coal Exchange
building. He led the service last night.
Rev. G. L. Aldrlch made the closing
address. After the meeting refresh
ments were served by Superintendent
and Mrs. Sanborn.
The field and staff, and resident
companies of the Thirteenth regiment,
will attend divine services at the Penn
Avenue Baptist church tomorrow even
ing, when services will be held in com
memoration of the dedication of Gen
eral Grant's tomb at Riverside Park,
N. Y., which occurs on Tuesday, and
which the regiment will attend. Dr.
Dixon will preach tomorrow evening
upon "The Hero of Appomattox," and
the services will be full of Inspiration
Graco Lutheran church, corner Madl3on
avenuo and Mulberry street, Rev. Foster
U. Gift, pastor Preaching by tho pastor
at 10:30 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m.; Sabbath
school at 9:30 a. m. and Y. P. S. C. E. at
0:30 p. m.
First Church of Christ (Scientist), No.
519 Adams avenuo Service at 10:30 a. m.
Testimonial meeting Friday evening at 8
o'clock. All welcome; seats free.
Free Methodists, Beers' hall, Main ave
nue and Lafayetto street, Rev. John
Cavanaugh, pastor Preaching at 3 p. m.
Elm Park church Prayer and pralso
service at 9:30; preaching at 10:30 a. m and
7:30 p. m. by the pastor, C. M. Gltlln, D.
D. Sunday school at 2 and Epworth
League at 0:30 p. m.
Green Ridge Presbyterian church
Usual services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Sermon ly Rev, Isauo J. Lansing, D. D.,
of Boston, Morning theme: "Gratitude
Necessary to Answered Prayer." Even
ing theme, "The Heavens Declaro tho
Glory of Gcd.'' Blblo school at 12 o'clock.
Meeting of tho Endeavor society ut 0:30
All Souls' Unlvcrsallst church, Rev. F,
. . . .. , . - -. -.uina,.,,; .,ujeel,
"Why the Doctrluo of Endless I'unUh
ment Must Go;" evening subject "Bhud
dlsm and Christianity."
Shlloh Baptist church, 529'3 Linden
street, has set apart Sunday as a
grand rally day of the church. All are
cordially Invited to come and help
them. Services 10.30 a. m., preaching
by Rev, J. Russell, pastor, subject,
"Counterfeit Life;" 2 p. tn., Sunday
school; 7,30 p. in., preaching, subject,
First Baptist church, Scranton street,
Rev. 8, F. Mathews, puetor Prayer meet
ing at 10 a. m., led by C. P. Ashelman.
Theme for Sabbath morning, "Tongue
and Lips," Ps. 34:14; theme for Sabbath
evening, "Love's Noblest WUh." 3d E.
John Sd, The evening service will be
preceded: by a eong and pralso service,
Bible sctool 2 p. m., Dr. Beddoe, super
intendent. Industrial school and mission
band for children will meet Saturday 2:30
p. m., Miss Anno Morgan, superintend
ent. Young people's prayer meeting 0:30
p. m led by pastor. All aro cordially in
vited. Jackson Street Baptist church. Rev.
Thomas Do Gruchy, pastor Preaching at
10:30 a, m. by the pastor; topic, "Mary at
tho Tomb." Baptism immediately after
tho morning service. At 2 p. m., Bible
school. Evening service at 7 prompt. By
request tho Easter service will bo re
peated, as last Sabbath evening, assist
ed by William H. Stanton, cometlst, nnd
William Allen, violinist. An opportun
ity Is given to hear our Suntiny school
sing music which was highly appreciated
by thoso who heard It. Tho doors will
be opened at 0:13. Children must bo ac
companied by their parents. A silver
offering will be taken. You nro welcomo
to all tho privileges our church can afford.
Providence Methodist Episcopal church,
Rev. William Edgar, pastor Tho usual
services will bo held. Tho pastor will
preach. Morning subject; "Church
Prosperity, and How to Ensure It;" even
ing subject, "Solomon's Conception ot
Life." Sunday Fchool at 2 p. m.; Epworth
Leaguo at 0:43 p. m., led by . u. Aim
strong. All are welcome.
Washburn Street Presbyterlnn church
Rev. John P. Moffat, pastor. Services at
10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.: Blblo school at
12 m.; Junior Christian Endeavor nt 3.30
p. m.; Senior Christian Endeavor at 0.30
p. m. The pastor will exchange with Rev.
C. E. Robinson. D. D of tho Second Pres
byterian church in tho morning. In tho
afternoon the pastor will preach to the
Junior Christian Endeavorers nnd nlso at
tho evening church service. All welcome
nt all of these services.
Sumner Avenue Presnytcrlan church
Rev. L. R. Foster, pastor-elect, will
preach In tho morning at Taylor and In
the evening nt tho Sumner Avenue
Second Presbyterian church Rev. Chas.
E. Robinson, D. D., pastor. Services
10.30 a. in. und 7.30 p. in. The pastor will
exchange In tho morning with the Rev.
Mr. Moffat, pastor of the Washburn
Street Presbyterian church. In the even
ing tho pastor will preach on "Tho
Things to Come." All seats free at
night. All wecomo at nn services.
St. Paul Lutheran church. Short ave
nue, Park Place Rev. John Kownlu.
Services 7.30 p. m.; Sunday school, 2.30 p.
m. All cordially Invited.
Green Rldgo Baptist church Rev. W.
J. Ford, pastor. Services at 10.30 a. in.
and 7.30 p. in. Subject In tho morning,
"Saved by Hope;" In tho evening, "Bless
ings Delayed." Praise scrvico before tho
First Presbyterian church, Washington
avenuo Preaching morning and evening
by tho Rev. N. G. Pnritc, D. D.
Penn Avenuo Baptist church Rev. Jo
seph K. Dixon, D. D., pastor. Services
ut 10.30 and 7.30 o'clock. Rev. F. B. Will
iams will preach In tho morning: theme.
"Christ In Glory." In tho evening tho
Held, stnff and non-commlssloned staff
nnd resident companies of tho Thirteenth
regiment will, by Invitation, attend In a
body, when services will bo hold In com
memoration of tho dedication of General
Grant's tomb at Riverside Park, N. Y.
Dr. Dixon will deliver a patriotic address
upon "Tho Hero of Appomattox." Tho
entlro service will bo full of inspiration.
Blblo school at 2 o'clock. Young people's
meeting nt 0.30. You will bo cordially
welcomed at all tho services.
Seventh Day Adventlsts D. D. Evan's'
hall, corner of South Main nvenuo and
Hampton streot. At 7.30 Sunday evening
tho subject will be: "Is Sunday tho Mark
of the Beast of Revelations, xlil?" All
Presbyterian chapel, corner Adams
avenuo and New York streot Prof. W. A.
Plumley will preach at 10.30 In tho morn
ing. Rev. Fred Williams, tho evangelist,
will occupy tho pulpit In tho evening.
Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Adams
avenuo nnd Mulberry street Services at
10.30 and 7.30 o'clock, conducted by tho
Rev. George C. Loos, of Philadelphia.
Seats free and tho public cordially wel
comed, ounany scnool at 12 m.
Calvary Reformed church, corner Gib
son street and Monroe nvenue Rev. Geo.
W. Welsh, pastor. Services, 10.30 a. m.,
subject, "Moses;" 11.43, Sunday school;
5.15, Junior Christian Endeavor; 0.30,
Senior Christian Endeavor; 7.30. evening
service, subject, "Tho Resurrection;
What It Means." Seats free.
Graco Reformed Episcopal church, Wy
oming avenue, below Mulberry street
Dlvino worship, 10.30 n. m. and 7.30 p. m. ;
prenchlng by tho pastor at both services:
morning, "Like Christ," I John, il, B;
evening, "Tho River and Tree of Life."
Revelations, xxll, 1-3; Sabbath school, 12
m.; Young Peoplo's Society of Christian
Endeavor, 0.30 p. m, Seats all freo at all
services. Strangers nlways welcome.
The pastor conducts a union Blblo class
for tho study of tho lesson on Thursday
evening at 7.15 o'clock. AH welcome.
Bring your Bibles.
St. David's Church Corner Jackson
street and Bromley avenue. Rov. M. 11.
Mill, rector. Sunday after Easter. 10.30
a .tn morning prayor and sermon; 3 p.
in., condrmatlon. No evening service.
Friday, 7.43 p. m., evening prayer and ad
dress. All persons welcomo at all ser
vices. St. Mark's Lutheran Church Four
teenth and Washburn streets. Rov. A. L.
Ramer, Ph, D pastor, tjuaslmodogonltl
Sunday. Services, 10.30 n. m. and 7.Sti p.
m, Morning subject, "Tho Victory That
Overcometh tho World;" evening, "Tho
Price of Our Rcdtmptlon,"
St. Peter's Lutheran Church-Rev. J. V.
Randolph, pastor. Supply, Rev. G, M,
Scheldy, Services, 10.30 a. m.: Bunduy
sohool, 3 .p. m. Quaslmodogenltl Sunday.
Christ Lutheran Church Rev. II. LIjso,
pastor. Quaslmodogenltl Sunday. Ser
vices, 10.30 a. m, and 7.30 p. m.j Sunday
schdol, 2 p. tn,
Zlon's Lutheran Church Rev. P. P.
124-126 Wyoming Ave.
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Zizelmann, pastor. Quaslmodogenltl Sun.
day. Services, 10.30 a. m.; Sunday school,
2 p. m. Tho tile ot continuation will bo
administered to fourteen catechumens.
TRIBUTES IN VERSE.
Pnid to tho Rev. It. S. Jones on Ills
Twenty-Till h Anniversary.
These lines, written by "Morfudd,"
were dedicated by the author to Rev.
It. S. Jones, of Providence, who Wed
nesday evening celebrated tho twenty.
Ilfth anniversary of his pastorate at
How shall I sing to thee, my friend,
Upon this gient occasion;
Shall I be sad, or joyful be,
To mo It Is a Question.
It Is Just llvo nnd twenty years
Sinco thou didst tako thev statloi
As shepherd of a llttlo flock
And thus this celebration.
Methlnks I see of thnt llttlo flock
Some old familiar' faces,
Stepping nsldo so gracefully,
Whllo others tako their places.
Some havo returned to film who gave;
Others have departed ,
To make their homes In distant lands
Slnco thou with them hast started.
Thoso who remain have faithful been.
Thy Joy nnd sorrow sharing;
Whllo thou for precious souls did strive.
They helped thco In preparing,
Tho frost of many winter dnys v
Upon they head havo rested;
And trials sore of various kinds
Thy faithfulness havo tested.
Hut now tho closing years hnvo come,
Tho race nlmost comploted;
The promlso Is a crown of life.
And Satan's work defeated.
The following poem, the composition
of Oeorge W. Ilowen, was read by tho
author at the anniversary exercises;
Tls sweet to think of days gouo by,
wnen youth nr.ii pride, their beauty bore,
Lo! many a tear bedims the eye,
When friendship scans tho distant shore,
Beloved Sir! tho years havo flown;
A fruitful few, nnd lleelng past,
Unequnled; nnd each boro a oivn,v
Adorn tho valleys of tho pa&t,
"Flvo and Twenty," Oh, how long
When mirrored on tho face of tlmo;
How short? A soulful, soothing song
When tilled with God-llko deeds, subllmo.
Such aro Thine a summer fair,
Hedecked with roses, pure nnd true;
Which fills Life's verdant, evening air,
With Love's eternal, fadeless hue.
Oh! tho friends thnt stood beside thee,
Twenty-five long years ngo,
Some are present here to greot thec
Somo dear ones are laying low.
Tho denthlesH ties, uncovered, golden;
Which, now, bind them all to thee;
Oh! how btrong! Yea, still unbroken;
Kmblems of llternlty.
Golden sermons! Oh, how sweetly.
Prom thy lips Clod's procopts fall;
Like tho pearly dow, that nightly
Palls to blest-, and blessing all.
Thy church; tho congregation dear
In sweet communion, nobly stand;
Increasing, with each passing year,
Upheld, by thy God-helping hand.
Oft, whon tribulations drear,
O'er Life's pathway, scattering, fell;
Thou dld'st soothe euch sigh, ouch tear;
And of Christ, tho Savior, tell;
How Ho boro tho crot.s, tho scourglnsrj
How, on sunlees Calvary,
Ho hung, tho sacrifice, our ansom;
Lying for humanity.
Tonight wo moot, with one accord,
To greet our pastor dear,
And wishing, hope, that tho dear Lord
Will keep him with us here,
Mny God, who guides him on through llfBj
Again His blessings pour
On him and his beloved wlfo,
Whllo jaserlng on this shoroj '