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THE SCKANTON TBIBTTKE -SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1807.
IU Borne Reading Circle
A VILLAGE PATRIOT.
Dy SARAH ORNB JEWETT,
Copyright, 1800, by tho
Six men wero going home from work
together. They linrl been shingling
the south sable-end of a new country
house, and, the owner, a Boston man,
had Just telephoned down that every
body mlcht knock oft work at threo
o'clock so that those who wished could
take the four o'clock train "to town.
Most of the gang did wish this before
the Fourth of July unci they were near
ly all Boston men who had been sent
down by the building contractor. The
six shlnzlcrs came down their ladder
and walked away together. Jim
Fisher had his bicycle, but he trundled
It along by hand and walked with his
mates. They could still hear hammers
knqcklng In the great house where
somp of the boys wero lingering to end
offpart of the standing finish In one
of Ttho lower rooms. AVork was being
rushed and they had set themselves a
stint, and loyally stood by to close the
thing Just right.
"I never saw a house put together so
cjulck," hald a sober-looking fellow
named AJUs named Jim Fisher, who
turned to look back. "Quick's a room's
parted off, on go the laths, and before
the lathers get out the plasterers step
In. Wonder the paperers don't chase
them right around the four wet walls."
"Takes some folks a good while to
And 'out that It's Just as cheap to pay
twenty men one day as 'tis to pay one
man twenty days," said Jim Fisher.
"There alrft many bosses can handle
a large crew to good advantage," said
a wise round-shouldered old man who
wore spectacles at his work and liked
a good political argument at noon over
his dinner pall. Ho was the only one
of the six who lived In the town, and
Charley Uurrlll had boarded with him
all the spring. Charley Uurrlll was a
brisk-looking Boston fellow who did a
first-rate week's work and dressed
himself with noticeable smartness on
"You're right there!" said this young
man; "trouble's apt to be with the
boss. Last Job I was on, we were
standln' round mest of our time wait
In' an' tumblln' right over one 'nother.
Men come down from the city with all
their holder furnaces an' rlggln' to do
a piece o the roofing before the roof
was boarded. There was one of 'em
used to practice 'Annie Laurie' on a
cornet under the stone shed, an' miss
the same note every time, till one day
a fellow went down o' the third story
to break the old toot horn over his
"Wish I was a boss," said Jim Fish
"No, you don't; not that kind," said
old Thorndlka. "Tell you I'm oldern
you boys be, and I've noticed ever
since I was a boy myself that folks
always done well th'at done their fair
day's work, an' all died poor that hod
a spell o' thlnkln' they were goln' to
get rich out o' shlrkln.'. Nothin' for
nothln's a rf3tty safe rule."
"Goln' to preach this comin Sunday,
elder?" Inquired Jim Fisher, with po
"No, I ain't, sir," answered Abel,
good-naturedly. "My ambitions all run
toward practlcin'. I'm goln' to cele
bTate the Fourth o' July, though; per
haps you ain't aware it comes tomor
row, or do ou have a special one o'
your own up to Boston?"
"What are you going to do, elder?"
demanded Jim FIsh'er. The six men had
fallen into single file along the nar
row footpath, but Fisher stopped and
let the rest go by.
"What 'bo I goln' to do?" repeated
the old man, a little confused and
glancing at Charley Uurrlll. "Well,
sir, my folks can celebrate as well as
anybody round here, but 'twould seem
rlaln to Boston folks."
"Don't let Charlie spoil his nice new
clothes with snapcrackers," said Jim,
and Charley Burrlll blushed as was
expected. He had said early in the day
that he was not going home for the
Fourth, and they all knew the reason.
They had come to a turn in the road
and Jim Fisher sprang on his wheel
and whirled away leaving everybody to
, plod behind.
"Be careful, Charley!" ho shouted,
and young Burrill shouted gayly back
an he went down the lane with Abel
Thorndlke. Thorndlke's house was on
therlvcr bank, and there were some
apple trees by It and a little flower
garden in front. As the two men camo
to the gate a pretty girl looked out of
the window and throw her sewing on
the table and came out to meet them.
Abel Thorndlke sat on his doorstep
after supper, reading tho Life of Wash
ington. The younger members of his
household were leaning over the 'gate
talking and looking at the river.
"My pity sakes!" exclaimed Mr.
Thorndlke, with enthusiasm. "Just see
what ,a man Washington was! Here
it is-ln his great addtess: 'Watch your
majorities as carefully as If they were
kings,' 'says he: why General Wash
ington was a prophet!"
The .young lovers turned, a little em
barrassed at being Interrupted, while
the oldcarpenter took off his specta
cles and laid down the big book with
an Impressive air. Charley began to
think that they had better walk down
"Here 'tis Fourth o" July again, and
how few folks thinks what it all
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means," said Abel. "I don't want to
waste aH good a day as there is In
the year. I always feel as If I ought to
go to meetln' part o' the day, and sit
and think about my country and them
that give It 'to me."
"We're sober enough Decoration
day," said I'hebe, "Why father, we
ought to be gay's we can Fourth o'
July; there's a time to rejoice, ain't
there? I'vo got your Hags all ready
to put right out in-the morning any
way." "Don't you be scared, Phebe!" said
the old man. "I'm goln' to rejoice.
What have you two young creatures
got In mind to do. I don't expect you'll
want me to go along anyway," and he
smiled at them with open recognition
of a happy fact or which they fancied
him quite unconscious. They were
not used to the happiness of being lov
ers, and his face Just then seemed the
kindest face In tho world.
"I've spoken for a team," said Abel,
Innocently, "I knew Charley 'd want
one and you have to speak a long while
beforehand to get the best such days.
I'm goln' to give ye both a first-rate
ride In the afternoon an' In the evenln'
I shall want Charley to help me with
my fireworks. I've done so well work
ing all the spring on this good Job that
I've got plenty o' money to fool round
a little. There's some boy left in me
yet, old's I am. Some years In the past
I ain't been able to have anything but
a good bonfire, but I've always had
"Good for you, .sir," said Charley
"It ain't a bit o' harm to have a lit
tle pleasurein'; a good deal of a man's
life has to be kind of dull," reflected
Abel Thorndyke, as ho stood at the
gate and watched the young couple
drive away. They had called to him
In distress when they found the one
pleasure carriage whlleheallowcdhlm
self the summer through was a single
seated buggy. Charley Burrill shouted
for the stable boy who was running up
the lane: "You've made a mistake!"
"No, no, 'twas Just as I ordered;
you can go by yourselves today," and
me lather looked from one fact to
the other. "I was young myself once,
and I ain't ready either," he added by
way of final excuse.
Pheba put her arm round her fath
er's neck and kissed him; she looked
more like her mother than usual that
day. And Abel Thorndlke felt a sud
den pang of loneliness.
"There, there! you go off and find
some nice roads up country; I don't
expect to see you till supper time an'
we'll make a light supper anyway af
ter our good dinner o" lamb an' green
peas, 'tis my great treat," he said.
"An' after dark we'll touch the fire
works off. I shall be glad to set an'
rest an' i read my Life o Washington
an I may get a np!"
Burrill ventured to laugh, but he had
a new understanding of the happiness
of holiday making, and started off gay
ly to makei the most of his afternoon.
Early that evening 'they watched an
eager crowd assembling on the oppo
site river bank.
"You see they always expect some
thing from me," said old Abel, apolo
getically. "This year I'm goln' to sur
prise 'em. Some say It's foolish to burri
up money po, but folks about here
don't have the Interests they do In
Boston, an' 'tis one way to enjoy them
selves. I used to think when I was a
boy ana my folks were pinched an'
pcor, some day I'd get ahead an' then
nobody should forget the Fourth where
I wass 'Taint no common day, an' I
ain't goln' to behave as If I thought
so. Phebe says you've given her an
elegant time this nfterroon, an' she's
come home happy's a queen. I feel
grateful to see her so happy, and now
we'll fetch those boxes out o" tho shop
an' touch things off an' celebrate ex
tra this year. Tolks say my fireworks
always looks so pretty, all double an'
shlnln' in the river."
Next day the shingling gang was
at work agalr, and all the hammers
going inside and outside the great
"What did you do yesterday?" some
body asked Jim Fisher.
"Oh, iiothiiig particular. I didn't
spend a cent an' 'twas too hot to go
off anywhere on my wheel," said Jim,
despondently. " 'Taint much of a day
after you've got past snap crackers."
"You ought to have seen tho way
they celebrate down here," announced
Charley Burrill, proudly. "Best Fourth
I ever had!" and he and Abel Thorn
dlke did not look at each other, but
their hearts seemed to touch.
"I alwnjB'road a good long chapter
in my 'Life o' Washington'," said old
Abel, as ho reached for more nails.
"Trouble is, you young fellows don't
half know what a country you've, got
AM IMPORTANT DISCOVERY.
Is Credited to u Brother of Dr. 11. II.
(iibbons, of This City.
The friends of Dr. It. II. Gibbons, of
this city, will bo interested in an lm
portant scientific discovery believed to
ucauciiu ycgetnwe iooa product, con'
odor of lard nor its indices
have been made by his brother, who is
also a physician, Dr. P. J. Gibbons, of
Syracuse, N. Y. Concerning the matter
Tuesday's Syracuse Herald contained
Dr. V. J. Qtbbons, of this city, who, a
few years ago, created a sensation by de
claring that electricity did not always
kill, and who at that time Invented an ap
paratus to resuscitate persons shocked by
electrlcty, has Just como out with a dis
covery which ho behoves to bo sclontlftc,
and which ho further declares will revo
lutionize old theories.
According to tho doctor's latest discov
ery, tho aurora borealls may bo foretold,
And Is not a reflection of tho sun's rays
on tho Icebergs, but an lntcnso electrical
disturbance, and exists In the day aa wed
us tho night. Ho feels assured that It Is
often present in greater Intensity In tho
day time than in tho night, although tho
sun's light prevents discernment with tho
Sunday evening from tho roof of the
Snow building, with an Instrument for
making shadowgraphs, tho doctor took a
picture by moans of tho lights. Thoy did
not appear early enough and so he went
home, leaving his apparatus "set" for th.9
picture. Ho left word with Captain of the
Night Wntch Qulgley to huvo his men
keep an eyo out for the sorthorn lights.
Yesterday morning, tho doctor was
pleased to receive a noto from Captain
Qulgley, dated 4 a. m., In which he said
that Olllcer Thomas Leahy, on duty In
Uy FJrst wupdt telephoned to head
quarters at 11.04 o'clock Sundny night
that ho could see- tho northern lights. The
captain added that they were not visible
from police headquarters until 2,30 a. m.
yesterday. Dr. Gibbons Is very enthus
iastic. He said to a reporter for tho Her
ald: "I bcllove, as do many others, that the
earth stands In relation to space as an
electric' dynamo does In regard to Its con
nections, In short, tho earth Is a largo
dynumo In itself with tho north and the
south poles ns tho negative and positive
wires. Tho aurora borealls, is the ellect
caused by tho electric current passing In
space between these two points, the same
ns the X rays pass through the vacuum
or a globo into the Crook's tubes. Tl-at
they are electric columns Is proven by
tho fact that they affect alt electrical In
struments to test tho presence of elec
tricity In the atmosphere. Therefore, they
dlsprovo of the sun's roys on Icebergs. I
foretoud In 1892, arid tho fact was printed
In tho Herald that afternoon, that tho
northern lights were to appear. That
night at 11.30 o'clock they appeared with
great brilliancy. Whether anyone has be
fore foretold these displays I do not know.
1 have mado two predictions as stated
and both have been verified fully. Al
though tho display was not visible to tho
eye Sunday It was noticeable In tho work
ing of telegraph and telephone wires.
The effect on them was the same as the
induction from a fierce thunder and light
"Wo have watched tho sun's spots with
Interest for ages, also tho staru, but the
electrical phenomena of tho heavens wo
have neglected. I believe In this electrical
uge wo should give more attention to the
aurora borealls; if we do, we shall be re
warded In a very short time.
"Did Syracuse publish a Sunday even
ing edition, tho prediction of the aurora
borealh wolud have appeared In that is
sue. The lights were seen very plainly
at Baldwlnsvllle Sunday night."
BOOKS AND MAGAZINES.
From Laird and Lre, Chicago, Is re
ceived a revised edition with new ap
pendix of Dixon's "The Mechanical Arts
Simplified," a work which brings together
Into ono compact volume a greater num
ber and range of rules, formulao and
tables bearing on mathematical and me
cbunlcal problems than any other with
which we are acquainted. The first edi
tion of this Invaluable labor-saving pub
lication speedily established Itself as a
standard referenco book for architects,
engineers, boiler-makers, machinist? and
Werners In stone, Iron and wood; and tho
present revision, which Includes among
other new features a comprehensive pre
sentation of electricity in its mechanical
applications, will undoubtedly receive a
Tho same publishers Issue In neat pocket
form an' admirable German-English and
Kngllsh-German dictionary based on
Grimm and Webster, and containing S0,
000 words and phrases all any ordinary
person W1U ever have occasion to use.
By means of this dictionary the learning
of German will be greatly facilitated and
correctness In pronunciation secured.
Threo volumes simultaneously Issued by
D. Appleton & Co., New York, group
themselves naturally togcther.Two belong
to a series of books of "History for Young
Readers" Just inaugurated by these en
terprising publishers. The third Is ono of
their popular serlts of "Books for Homo
Tho Idea of putting Into simple languago
for children the history of tho principal
nations, somewhat moro Seriously than
Dickens did In his "Child's History of
England," Is certainly a capital one, and
In tho two neat little volumes before us It
Is happily worked out. Frances E. Cooke
tells the story of the growth of tho Eng
lish nation and Kate Kroeker offers an
outllno'of German history, each telling
rather of the progress of tho masses than
tho mere vainglory of the queens and
kings. In neither instnnce does tho nar
Jatlvo employ big words nor go Into the
depths. The authors have remembered
that they were to write for children, but
thoy havo written so well that adults will
not find their work profitless or uninter
esting. The forms of animal and vegetablo life
which aro revealed by tho microscope ap
peal no less strongly to tho Imagination
of tho young than do those great systems
of planotary activity out In tho boundless
rea'jma of Immensity which requlro tho
telescope as their medium of introduc
tion. Itecognlzlng this fact, Clara Kern
Bayllss, In "In Brook and Bayou," has
chosen the lowlier Held of Inquiry and re
vealed in it facts and speculations as fas
cinating as romance, Her Is a notable
Instance of tho effectiveness of indirect
After being, as It were. In a certain
sense nn author's guest during tho narra
tion of his story and having no reason
to feel -that he had consciously spared
anything for your entertainment, It might
bo considered an evldenco of lll-breedlug
to question tho motive of the host. But
the reader of Louis Zangwlll's "Tho Beau
tiful Miss Brooko" (New York: D. Apple
ton & Co.) and especially tho American
reader Is tempted, at the end, to Inquire
whereforo it was written. The beautiful
Miss Brcoko is simply a polite fraud, for
whose alleged Americanism iMr. Zangwtil,
we suspect, cunnot offer warrant: the
saphead artist who permit her to Infatuate-
Mm and then Jilt him at her con
venience may have counterparts in real
life but ho is by no means therefore inter
esting; and j for tho half dozen other
characters in tho bcok, they are mere layl
figures, used simply for fUllnif. What "The
Beautiful Miss Brooke" was written for
Is a mystery, and a mystery it bids fair to
A trlbuto by ex-Mlnlster Bayard to
Queen Victoria, with a frontispiece por
trait of the present queen of England
whon she was at the ago of four and other
Jubilee features; and a comprehensive
treatment of tho Shaw memorial and the
sculpture of Mr. St. Gaudentj form the
timely features In tho June Century. The
first of a series of articles on "The Heroes
of Peace," detailing heroism in the light
house service, Is interesting locally in
lew of the fact that Scranton has Just
finished the entertainment of several fa
mous heroes of war. In nil other respects
tho June Century is well-nigh a. model
Wo aro rather glad, by the way, that
the June St. Nicholas dodges the Victoria
Jubilee altogether. For American boya
und girls thero Is better reading than
glorifications of royalty which present
the bright sldo of royallsm but suppress
Of the ten papers In tho June Forum
ox-lnterstato Commerce Commissioner
Blanchard's paper on the trans-MUsourl
decision showing tho need of the legallza.
tloo of railway pooling nnd J. B. Bishop's
excoriation of political bosslsm stand tlrst
In Interest and timeliness. But there Isn't
ono In 1ho list unworthy to bo read and
studied. We shall hereafter allude to somo
Gunton's for June contains the un
abridged text of tho Manga Charta and
for that reason ought to bo read and pre
served by every person whoso library
does not a!rcady contain this pillar of
modern polltltal liberty.
Tho May Lookcr-On escaped us, but this
periodical for Juno presents an array of
features for musto lovers calculated to
ateno for tho omission. A study of Sir
Arthur Sullivan, a papor by W. J, Hen
derson on Haydn and "The Creation" nnd
ono on tho famous orchestral and operatla
conductors nro a fow of tho titles which
Invite attention. The Lookcr-On Is the
ono periodical of Its kind In tho United
States putting emphasis on the literature
of music and It deserves tho support of
What was formerly tho Metaphysical
Magozlno now appears an Intelligence, tho
chango In tltte occurring with tho June
number. There Is an enlargement In the
quantity, and Improvement In tho ap
pearance and a reduction in the price of
this Interesting magazine, which ought
to brig Its occult message home to nu
merous now readers.
Tho International Studio for Juno is
only number 4 but It exhibits tho quality
nnd tho stability of a magazine of lino
nntl applied art ten times as old.
Of lato years "Blind Tom" tho once fa
mous colored piano player, has dropped
out of sight. But he is not dead, as
many suppose. With his mother nnd
guardian ho lives In a comfortable cot
tage at the highlands of Naveslng, on tho
Jersey sldo of the New York bay. "Blind
Tom" Is now gray haired. His guardian
Is Mrs. Eliza Lerche, who was appointed
ten years ago by Justice Andrews, of tho
Supremo court, ns a committee of tho
person and property of the mind-clouded
musician. She was then the widow of
John G. Bethuno, who had charge of
"Blind Tom" for many years, and tho
latter was only given Into her care after
a long legal strugglo with her father-in-law,
James N. Bc,thune. Ho has been
handed to Mrs. Bothune wltn no money
and no property, personal or otherwise,
out of tho hundreds of thousands of dot
lars which he had earned during the pre
vious quarter of a century. So It was
necessary to keep him at work awhile
longer to provide for his future matrTton
ance In case he be?ame disabled by age or
Infirmities, and also to enablo him to tako
caro of his mother, who was still alive
In tho Southern states, and looked to Tom
for support. About threo j ears ago Mrs.
Bethune, who was then Mrs. Lerche,
having married Albrecht J. Lerche, tho
lawyer who had fought her legal battles
in courts, had saved enough money to
warrant the temporary withdrawal of
"Blind Tom" from tho amusement world,
so that he might recuperate his health,
and, at the tame time, familiarize himself
with modern musical compositions. Ho
passes hours nt a time at tho piano,
playing his old pieces and practicing ne.v
ones. Occasionally he attempts Impro
visation, but oven then the imitative fac
ulty predominates, as tho nates ho picks
out nro usually tho reproductions of
sounds that he hits heard. When not ut
the piano Tom amvses hlmelf by Imitat
ing tho small tnlk of ladles and other
visitors to the Lercho cottage, to which
he Is a silent listener. Ho holds Imagin
ary receptions, at which tho weather,
new styles In dresses nnd like topics are
discussed by tho imaginary visitors, as
Imitated) by Tom, In a way that Is very
comical, but ho will not do It If ho knows
thero Is any one listening to him. In
spite of his advanced years and his re
served, formal demeanor In comp'any,
Tom is merely an overgrown child, and
has to be carefully watched by the male
nurse especially hired for that purpose.
He has all tho selfishness of a spoiled
child, and is Jealous of any attention paid
to any ono else In his presence. Ho has
little natural affection, and cares only
for those around him who mlnlstet to his
wants. Ho is willing that his mother
should bo taken care of out of the money
he has earned, but he does not wish to
have her or his brothers and sisters near
him, for fear that they may unnoy him,
or prevent his being the solo object of the
attention of those around him. With the
exception of this childlike selfishness,
"Blind Tom" Is extremely moral and re
ligious in his habits and disposition. He
never eats without fli st offering a prayer,
and on Sundays will play only church
music on his piano.
II II II
John T. Watklns, tho well known bari
tono and musical director, who for tho
past year has been Btudylng music In Lon
don, Is now engaged at "Her Majesty'3
Theater," and was tho best baiitono out
of seventy-five applicants for a Cntnollc
church position at a recent competition.
Mr. Watklns was recently asked to glvo
an exhibition of his histrionic talents be
fore tho monager of the "Savoy," and tho
results were so satisfactory that ho has
been booked for tho hist vacancy that oc
curs. Mr. Watklns' voice has Improved
wonderfully under tho Instruction that
ho has received at tho Royal Academy,
and his natural ability as an actor hus
.mado his path comparatively smooth in
"working his way Into tho good graces of
the critical London audiences. Tho
friends of Mr. Watklns In musical circles
of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where ho
Is so well known, will rejoice at his suc
cess. II II II
Tho Scrnnton School of Musle and Lan
guages, under tho direction of l'rofesor
Pennington, Is now In Its new quarters In
tho Carter building, corner or Auams ave
nue and Linden street. A Tribune repre
sentative called there yesterday nnd was
charmed with tho splendid rooms which
the school is to occupy in futuie. The vo
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MUSICAL NOTES, if
cal and piano stuJIes aro music-rooms In
the fullest senso of tho word, having htgn
ceilings nnd hard wood floor with wax
finish. Several of the rooms are convert
ible In ono largo room which Is- to be
Utilized for the recitals and le .Hires 0f
tho school. Professor Pennington Is full
of enthusiasm for his now venture and
thoroughly believes In Bcranton as a
promising field for a thoroughly equipped
Tho concert given by Bauer's band on
Wyoming avenue last ovenlng was greatly
enjoyed by largo crowds of musto lovers
who gathered In that vicinity. It Is to to
regretted that somo locality In tho con
trol part of tho city cannot be socurod
whoro a band stand could be erected for
tho U80 of this excellent organlratlon for
summer evening concerts.
II II II
A new operetta called "Dero Wunder
knabe" (Tho Boy Wonder) which was
brought out recently in Berlin, takes its
motif from an advertising trick of arous
ing doubts ns to tho sex of a child profit
By, which recently excited tho musical
world. In tho opera It is a. real yout.g
woman that appears ns a 'boy violinist.
The music Is by G. Van Taund, of Vienna,
and tho libretto bjMexander Landcsberg
and Leo Stein. Thu libretto Is said to be
poor nnd the muslo stolen, a description
which shows that it Is much like other
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Pleasure-seekers generally will do well
to remember tho excursion to Mountain
Park next Tuesday, Juno 15, under aus
pices of Bauer's band. As will bo ob
Aerved by notice elsewhere, tho cost of
the trip Is but a trlllo when compared
with tho enjoyment In store for tho pa
trons. Paderswskl eems to have absorbed all
tho cash In London that Is available for
piano concerts. Ho was given J3.O0O for
one recital, while so celebrated nn artist
as Eugen d'Albort drew only a small au
dience. A Mystery.
If nature never makes a mistake, how
in the world does It happen that It al
lows a fly to bother tho bald-headed man
who dislikes profanity? Yonkers Statesman.
CRYSTAL LAKE, PA.
The opening of this famous resort un
der new management will take place
early In June.
Situated in tho southern corner of
Susquehanna county on the shores of
beautiful Crysfal Lake, Fern Hall is
one of the most attractive places in the
State of Pennsylvania to spend a few
weeks during the heated term.
Every facility is affordtd for the en
tertainment of Its guests.
Pun Mountain Air,
the table being supplied from Fern Hall
Postal Telegraph and Long Distance
Telephone service in the hotel.
Tally-IIo coaches make two trips
daily from Carbondale.
Write for Terms, Etc., to
C. E. ATWOOD. MANAGER.
Crystal Lake, DiindaiT, Pa.
THE MURRAY HELL
MURRAY HILL PARK,
The best located and best
furnished hotel on the St.
Lawrence river. Accommo
dations for 300 guests.
Opens June 25th, 1 897.
F. R. WHITE, Prop.
Glen Mountain House.
WATKLNS, KCIIUYLEH COUNTY, N, Y.
On Seneca Luke, On line of New York Cen
trnl, I'ennsylvanln, and Lehigh Valley Hull
roads. 1,100 , feet above sea. No malaria.
New wutcr vorko, supplying mountain
spring wutcr. Snnltury plumbing. Kntlrely
now management. Splendid llslilnpr. (loo
acres. Including tho ruinous Wulklns Glen,
Popular prices. Hpeelul rutci for excursion
pnrties. J. R. KKKNAN, formerly Hotel
L'liiunberlaln, Mgr. Address W. L. RODIN
An ettabllihed hotel under sew management
and thoroughly abreast ot tho times. Visitors to
Now York will And the Everett In the very hcit
et the shopping district. conTenlent to places o(
amusement ana readily accessible from all parts
the cltr. EUHOPEAN 1LAN.
Cor. Sixteenth St. and Irving Place,
AMERICAN PLAN, $3.50 Per
Day nnd Upwards.
EUROPEAN PLAN, $1.60 Per
Day and Upwards.
GEO. MURRAY, Proprielor.
The St. Denis
Broadway and Eleventh St., New York,
Opp, Grace Church, European Plan.
Rooms Ji.oo a Day and Upwards.
In a modest and unobtruslvo way there are
few better conducted notols in the metropolis
than the St Danls.
Too great popularity u nai acquired can
readily be traced to IU unique location, lu
bemellke atmosphere, tho peonlUr excellence
of lu cuisine ana eorvloe, and Its very moder-
WILLIAM TAYLOR AND SON.
WM. M. DATES. IW'w'ffivB B - Ml DATt'
The Precarious Condition of Prof.
A Promlninf Iowa Educator7 PalnfuS Exporlsnca'st Re
Biedyjim to a Hewspapor Man.
From the Gazette,
Tho la grippe, tlint dread dlsenso that had
Mtch n run throughout thl country threo nnd
four years since, left inuny who wero pre
viously in robust health with shattered con
Gtitution nnd cccrulngly confirmed invnllJs.
Prof. A. II. Nye, living nt No.2500OJivo
Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa, was among tho
number left by tho diseaso in n precarious
condition, hi nervous system chattered, 'and
with n general debility of his cntiro rystem ;
no strength, feet nnd limbs badly swollen, in
fact, ho was almost helpless, l'rof. Nyo is a
native of New York State, liavlnscomo west
In 1880 a healthy, robust man. llo h nschool
teacher by profession, having served cs coun
ty superintendent of schools of this (Black
Hawk) county, several terms, nnd ho has
tho respect of all with whom ho comes in con
tact. His helpless condition called forth
the sympathy of tho cntiro community. Ho
tried tho best medical skill procurable, and
spent most of his ready means In tho vain
endeavor to recover his health, nnd had
about given up completely discouraged. Ho
had stopped taking treatment, being fully
convinced in his own mind that there was
no help for him, nnd that ho would have to
spend tho balanco of his days as an Invalid,
n burden to family nnd friends.- Some' ono
who had heard of Dr. Williams' Pink nils,
spoke to him about thorn and urged his giv
ing them a trial. His poor success with
eminent physicians made him skeptical and
no had ao faith ia what was called proprie-
At a time when many manu
facturers and dealers are making
the most astounding statements
regarding the merits and durability
of inferior Pianos, intending pur
chasers should not fail to make
critical examination of the above
E. C. RICKER
General Dealer In Northeast
New Telephone Exchange) Building, 115
Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa.
And !5 ABjTEiy SAFE
FOR SALE BY THE
olanufactureni of the Celebrated'
100,000 Barrels per Arinum
Cedar Fnllt, Iowa,
tary medicine, nnd would not listen io i!it
ndvicp lor somo days. The friend being per
Si? 1 vJ,.0WCTCrt,n"d "aving faith lii tho
Pink rills, would not let up, until ho had
finally provailcd upon the sufferer to send
for a box, which ho reluctantly did, nnd after
receiving them decided to giro them n fair
trial. Tho first box rcllovcd hira in a sur
prising manner; jet ho was not conTinced
that it was tho mcdlclno that helped him.
but tho weather which had turned pleasant
nnd did not send for n further supply until
ho was again nbout ns bad ns before takW
tho pills. Then ho concluded ho would mako
another lal, mid took threo boxes, nnd to
day is ti trly if not quite as well ns befora
the nttack of la grippe. It la needless to
stato ho cannot say too much for Dr. Wil
liams Pink Pills for Palo Pcoplo, for pcopla
who havo been left in poor health from la
ftrippo or nny other cause. Any ono wishing
to test tho validity of this letter can write
Mr.Nyc,No.25O0OHvo Street, Cedar Falls,
Iowa, and ho will cheerfully recommend tho
medicine, nnd stato his condition beforo and
Dr. Williams rink Pills contain all th
clcmcnU necessary to give new llfo and rich-'
ness to tho blood nnd restore shattered nerves.
They nro sold in boxes (never In loose form,
by the dozen or hundred) nt CO cents a box, or
six boxes for $2.C0, nnd may be hadof all drug
cists or directly by mall from Dr, Williams
llcdlcino Company, Schenectady, N. Y. J
1 .r . BU,U "; . -mo ineim Deinc per
el at Ant lmtvAAa ...1 t.-l j lit f m.
Over 26,000 In Use.
aro those by tho handsome largo Bteam
gulps of tho
sailing every week day from Now
York to OLD POINT COMFORT, VIR
GINIA BEACH AND RICHMOND, VA.
Round trip tickets, covering a
health-giving Hea voyage of 700 miles,
with meals and stateroom uccommo.
datlons enroute, for $13, $13.50 and
SEND FOR PARTICULARS.
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.,
Pier 26, North River, New York.
W.L. QUILLAUDEU, Vlce-Pres. &Tralllc Mgi
lUt h Day.
THE GPCAT 30th
produces the above results ln'30 dujs. It act!
powerfully and qulckljr. Cures trhen all others fall
You"gmeu will regain their lost manhood, and old
men will recover their routhlul rigor br usIdj
ltKVIVO. It quickly and surelrrestaret Nervoa
cess. Lost Vitality, Impotency, Nightly Emission,
Lost Power, railing Memory, Wasting Wscssts, an4
all effect of eelf-abuss or etcesa and indiscretion,
ffblcn unfits one for study, business or msrrUgo. It
uot only cures by sUrtlng at tho seat ol dJtut, but
Is a great nervutcmlo and Monet builder, bring
ing back tba pink clow to rale checks and re
storing tho tiro of youth. It wards off Insults'
and Consumption, Insist on baying ItKVIVO.E
other. It can bo carried In test pocxit. By mail,
81.00 per package, or sli for W8.00, with pusl
tire written guarantee to cure of refund
tho money. Circular free. Address
ROYAL MfDICINE CO. 63 River St.. CHICAGO. 1
lot eals by MATTHEWS ukux, tru&
Klat borautou, I'a.
Agfa rnr R E V B VO
rWitSf fk HESTOBES VITALITY.
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