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THE SCTCANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 18!)T.
Lot tlio iinbellevet. the tlmiMlnir
Thomases, who refiiFCd to iirei-lil the
reliienniatlon thorny, upend huir u duy
with the man In the Iiureuu of Infill
matlon ut the llemlliiK Terminal und
1 spent lmlf of a Inwv tiny bphliul
the mil with lilm and when I l-l t I
vowed solemnly 1 should never tinv n.
Uurenti of Infurmutliiu man uitiiln.
After ton.sldoiieble expeilmentliiK I
have found that the best nucstluii to
teat a bureau man's tomtit r is t ail:
hlni Innocently It juur hat I" "ti
Oiue I asked this itu Htlon with it
terrible losult. The man had been u
valued employe of the load for years
and was reganled liv all as the pofonl
flcntlon of patience 1 had a lew min
utes to suaro, and T united the buieau
man this harmle'-s little question
There was a cuildcn frenzied shilek.
"Oh. this Is too mueh!" and the buieau
mail tried to spiliiK thioiiKh the ."null ,
window at me
It was a teirlble moment. I lan, of
ouise, and fiom u .ife disunite
watched seven hUoiik men try to hold
hlni. Then thev took lilm away In
lions, u. gibbering idiot.
And so It was that I stood at a les
pedful dlslnnic when I asked this
question ut the llewlliiK Teimlnal man
Just to trv hlni. He nut his head on
one side, shut one eve ajid then said
slowly and thoiiRhtfully. "Swlntc her a
jittle to the nor' niitthwest "
lie stood tin test well, ami I went
Tho nt one to arrive after myself
va a man who eame In with Mi ides
like the uiant In the seven Ic.imio
boots. His hat was on the ba k of his '
head, he was breathless, dtops of per
spiiatlnn stood on his loreliead.
"I'.iptis, papeis!" he gasped; "valu
uble papers; had 'em in my hand: left
'em In the car none. gone: been down
stairs, not there; been uptali.s; not
there; been "
Vhat aie those papei.s stlckliiR out
of jour overcoat pocket?" Intemipted
the bureau man. The man tin list his
hand In his pocket, and his look of
wild excitement chaiiRpil to one of
foolishness. He went out saying some
tliliiR about an e.i)ceted visit from the
He closed the door In a Chinaman's
faeu, the Chinaman opened It and
ame In. He was a fat Chinaman in
a purple tshirtlo and he had a face as
iound and expressionless as a Maiy
Late Steelt," lie said.
The bureau man dlieeted him almost
(iitlMly with Restuies. When he had
tlnlshid, the Chinaman, 'with the same
blank expression on his countenniu e,
tinned and stalled out of the budding
exactly as he had been told. "Of all
laies," nald the buieau man, "not even
excepting the Americans, the Chinese
are the easiest to direct. The I'oles
and HuiiRarlans aie the most dlflkult.
Tluy are the torment of my life."
An up-country woman came in with
four children foiming a procession be
hind her. The chlldieu sat down on
the Uoor. Kacli pioduced a lalsin
"(ookey" and began to eat.
"Olf me a table time," .aid the wo
man. When to?" asked Mr. l'.urcau Man.
' Youst a leetle way up de lo.ult."
"How far uj the load?"
'Hotit dirty miles."
"What station what town?" he
asked, with a email.
"nilentown," he answered, sharply.
"Dat's none of your plsness." She
snali hed the time table out of his
hand and Jeiked each uichln in turn
on its feet, then the procession tiled
A suave little man, with a puuvo llt
th' voice, wanted to know when he
could go to Heading. After leceiving
jus inorinauon ne asKcti: "iJon t ou
get tiled of answering questions''"
"Sometime?," replied tho man. When
tin door was closed he said: ' I gi I
more tin..1 of answeilng that question
than any other. I hear It two doroii
tints a. dav. The man who sais. "Is
It hot enough lor you?' is a positive
ii lief '
A jolly, sood-natured looked Suede,
twinty-lwo or thico yeais of age, wan
X haf bet n lot nlrealy, ' he an
nounced, and then stood witlm., as
thou?)! he had exploded a bombshell.
' Well"" asked the man Inijuiiingh
'I come this moinlng alreatr fimn
"Wb'te Heacn (Havin) to see my liiml
dei 1 haf where he Ilf in my pocket,
and I lose lilm. I pav . ' foi my
ticket, and now I must go back. I haf
no plac to sleep, and I haf not seen
my brodder alieaty. Ills name Is Von
Amlf-rson. ou know him?"
Tho inquiry man said ho did not.
Two hours later the Swede was still
walking up n.d down the platfoim
with the same cheeift.1 e.Jpresslon on
'lis face, waiting for the tium lor
An cxciKil mar. a .lew, tushed In.
' Has the 10.10 tialn Rune?" he asked
in an nnnised face.
Yes," was the teply.
Mln Oott! mine liott! I loe WOO,"
and the cxcl'ed lnun tore down the
l!. fo;m with tho evident intuition iu
running to his destination.
voung man of perhaps eighteen
Wulkel In briukly. Tho Impulsion was
n irons the by-standus that he h'ul
bid an encounter with tho noble ani
mal that filwajs makes It u point to
die in the ctllar.
Can you ten me -whether It H lam
ing In llatboio or not''" he asked
This is ui t a weatlur bureau ii. llh
i r im I a weather piophet: but as ji Is
laming heie, an 111 itboio is only about
Most torturing ami illsngiirlng of lulling,
burning, scaly sVin and scalp humor w in
staiitly rclleicd by a warm bath with (ui
emu SoAr,asinRloai'llratIonof Citici u
of CUflOLRA ttvOL l.N r, prraU'jt nf lilmul
jiuritler and humor cures.wueu nil clao falls.
CALLING HAIR rTkWiWlr
twenty mlk's away, Hie chances nie It
"I thotiRlil you col terrains about
the weather," wild tho yotuiK man as
he wilkul biWUly out.
Crow da mine and went. A prottv
Kill fame III to see If she had time to
Ko home and dress before the tialn left
The buieau man thought she lud It j
nhi could accomplish the foul 111 twen- I
The Rlrt decided she t otilil not, and
then she nslsed him If he thouuht she I
I loohed well enouph to ro to u lea. llui
bi.rewu in.in w-is eunul to the emer
gency. Jlc looked her over ciltlcally,
and iravo. It as his opinion that If she
U;ot some of the mud oft fiom her boots
I and blushed her hair u bit she was all
A pioi'ilucnt bu.ines man In the
' 1 1 1 v came to see If he really had missed
his tialn, as all the olllil.ils on the oul-
I icicle had told hlni.
i "If hard luck, but I'm afraid you
beve." and the buieiiil man smiled
The man .wv tho sinlb and It was
! lll-e a. match In a Ueic of uunpowclor.
! "You nie lailKhliu? at mo because I
I lcwt my tialn How d.ue you ifiiifih.
ill! J low daie y..u'.' Do you think t
came down hole to be Insulted?" lie
stamped out, lianglnu: the door beliln I
V prosperous-looking itb.en camo ill
jvvltli a Healthy tread. He took the
I luue.ui malt by the buttonhole and
pulled hlni owe ami whlslK-red niys-
leilously In his ear. I thought no win
at-ltlm; for the most convenient sate to
tap. Xothlnir of the suit. He Just
wanted to know when the first tialn
went to Mahanoy City. He was City
Hall olllelitl and lie w'hl:oied merely
from foice of habit.
Later In the day a woumii of the
verse o' tears rame In. rflie left her
pocketbook In the cars. She could not
line' It and sh" knew she was tliu last
one out of the car. The bureau man
wan aorrv. but no nockitbooU had been
turned In. After she had Rone out he I
'aid eveiy woman that loses her poc
ketbook Insists that sdic was the last
one to leave the car. There aie per
sons called regular riders who make a
jdMctico of going through the train last
and getting in everytiung unit is ivn
on the seats. The lallroads Ho tlie nesi
they can to catch them, but It is uimosi
Impossible, for they are so sl. I'n
doubtedly one of tliese persons had
this woman's pocketbook. 'Women
are cat eless, anyway, about such
things." s-nid the buieau man. "Some
times we have as many as live purses
a day turned In. As for umbrellas,
thete is a legul.ir procession heie on a
lalny diy lor umbiellas left In the
Pathos sometimes creeps Into the
r..,n,,.. rf tin binenii man's life, and
notwithstanding all he has to sour his j
disposition and haidin his heart, thete
is a Rood-sized soft spot left 111 It.
The h'liiMU man would not ai know
ledge It for the world, but t-onie of the
other cmplojes tell how he paid a
drunken woman's fate out ol his own
pocket lor the snke of the two, helpless
little children clinging to tlulr moth
cr'a skirt nnd crying to go home. They
tel! many ither 'torles of his weakness
for little children, but the buieau man
himself would deny It indignantly.
"Cronku," said the buieau man
thoURhtful'v, "seem to lll'i in schools
like shad or mackeiel. Sometimes
catch It stialgh't along for an hour o
two. I feel as though tho entire public
bad a grudge asaln.-t me. Then sud
denly people will brighten up nnd
eii thing rocs smoothly until another
How soon can I l?ae for Chicago?"
is-ked a man in a slow, delibeiate voice
lie l'xed his eyis suspicious upon the
bureau man as though he expected 111 m
tu tell an untiuth. end It was his In
tention to eaten hlni In it.
The last man 1 saw was Kvengall. At
least that was tho bureau man's sup
position, and mine also. He was the
Image of "Wilton Lackaye with his best
SveiiRall make-up on. Mr. Svengall
war going to Pilneet.in. 1 thought per
hapF he was going with the Intention
of hypnotizing Mr. Cleveland into the
belief that he could run for a third
A busier man, even, than the one at
the Heading TVrminal is tho man In
the Hurcau of Information at the Hroad
trect station. It Is alleged that the
man who ociuples the oillce In the uf
teinoon has not smiled for five years.
Koimeiiy it 1" surposed he had a
blight, suniiv disi ositlon, sang at his
woil-. sometimes Jested, often laughed.
That time Is past. Now he sits like an
animated encyclopaedia, pouring Infor
mation into the ap.icious public car.
No more songs, or jests, or smiles. It
1" erv sad.
Kven now he is not leally savage;
but he did intimate that bis Ujircm
sometimes ached to get hold of a i lnb
with' knots on the end to bring down
lust once on the skull of persons who
asked when the 10 o'clo k tialn got In.
and If he knew where they could meet
theli mothers-in-law. SIV.IITTi:.
VIOLIN IN two i'ii:ciis.
Steinniknblc liiRti iinient Sots lit
Niuislit All Itules ol ."Uiiiiiilnctiiruig.
J. C. Klndlg. (i violinl-' and oichestia
diieetor of Kansas t'ltv, has manu
factuied a violin by hand that has set
at naught all modern theoiles of ollti
making. 1'iom a log it well-seasoned
maple and a strip of cj press, both
picked no in a lumber yaid. he has
made a violin in two pieces. The back
and sides weie hewn from one piece,
the top fiom another, and nut togeth
er: yet the violin is pel feet In every
wny and has a delicious sweet tone.
Thl Is veiy remaik.ible when the
tools used In It.s tonstiiution aie taken
Into iimslderatlon a. poiket knife, a
pleie of sandpaper and some glass and
Klndlg woiked Inieimlttently. some
limes a whole day ami other times an
I hum u wiek, just ils tin- humor stiuck
hlni: et. In spite of the dcilslve laughs
in his miHlcal fileiidr. he finished his
Instiuinent in tluce weeks of Hilual
Mr. Klndlg claims several aiHantages
for his violin over the common ina-thlne.-niade
arllile. As violins aie
miinufactuied ol many pleies. which
I must be glued together, Kludlg's vio
' liu is suneilor In that tluie Is no op.
poituultv for trlued puits to sep.uate.
The base bar, which In all violins l.s
glued to the bisldo of the coer Just
befoio the lolln Is llnlsheil, was tut
! out of the same piece of wood as tlie
i top, and I:i Mr. Klndlsr's lolin iheie
Is no danger of tlie bane bar shifting
lis position. Hut the particular point
ui w'hlch most of all .Mr. Klndlg departs
from the accepted theoiles of violin
making Is that the back nnd sides,
whlih aie cut from one plete of wood,
aie of a unlfoim thickness. Instead of
ilsirig thicker towaid the (nineis of
At I lie Top.
"1 woiuler," said the pale, blniutn one.
"if she really In a high In society u she
"I know she Is," Fdld tlio brunette, with
the wvalth of inen locks. "Shu is tho
only woman In town who dares to hae
itporteis iceelved by the butler," Cln-
BIG DEPARTMENT STORE.
It Occupies the
X what was furmeilv the
site of the old Wvomliig
hotel now stands the most
complete department stiu e
stiuetuie known to mol
t m atchlteetuiv. broad
ened, lengthened, eci
vated from cuib lo curb;
the new building Using In stately pro
portions iovris an niea almost double
tin- sl?e o:' the old land mat!: once so
diar to the heaits of the people of
it Is in honor dlsliuiie to tlie oily
of Scranton to posses ,i stoio building
of such mammoth piouortloni. Kew
fltl"s, If any ian boast of such .1 eoin-
plele establishment; "beside? being the
handsomest store building In the state.
It's lntei ior appointments aie s-uch as
lo provide absolute comfort and (on
enience to its patrons, livery Inven
tion and devii e know n to present day
mechanics have added to make a most
thoiough up-to-date Hading plaie.
The design of the magnificent stiuc
ture is lenaissance. can led out in stone
im! lion, and Is treated with spec! il
refeienco to tho light so necessary to
store buildings; . peiftct Is the light
that It will be possible to match the
most dellcat" shades and colors: a
thing In itself of considerable import
ante. The building was elected from the
drawing and undir the diiectlon of Ar
ch Itei t I.. C. Holilen, of No. 1 I'liion
quire, New Yoik city. Conrad Schroe
der was the general contractor, and
special contiactots weie John Henure
d Son, for the u pouter wotk; (Sinister
K I'orsMh, for the sheet metal woik:
Mllllken Hio, .if New Ymk, for lion
an.1 steel woik. ard Flank C'ailuccl
for the tut stone woik, the Peck Lum
ber Co, Uicn KWU'o l.umbti' Co, C,
N". Foid, J. H.W'oolsey & Co and Finnic
Mover, all eminent nichn.-ilis and in -tlsts
In their p.mloului lines, weie the
builders of Inteilor iKtuus
The building s nlmost 1.10 tiet square,
having two frontagis, one on Lacka
wanna avenue the utln r on Wyoming
.ivi-nui", and oecupUs an nree. of up
wards of I'JVPOii squaie feet. U Is four
stoiiis I.IkIi. with an additional sioiy,
halng a portion of the una over the
centir of each fnnit. This Is without
the Uisement. which Is a niagniflcent
loom and occuplts space from curb to
cuib. It is 12 feet In hi Igllt The Hist
story Is 19 ieet high: the seemid i-tory
II fcit. nnd third and fourth sioites
1.' teet high, magnificent and siiaiious
euli tines which add r. UK Ii lo tin ai
chltictuial beauty of Hie building aiv
provided fimn inch avenue. 1'estiles
these grand entrances, time are two
smaller entr.tncis, one to be used by
the employes of the house. The utl it
as nn entiance to the ki.uhI Cafe.
The grand slalr ui'-e will be a lead
lug and plMinlnent featiue of tlu build
ing. U Is of solid oak. highly polished;
having upon ca h Uoor landings or gal
li lies fiom which in un'.uti itupted
slew may bo hud over the entire lloors.
In the center of tho building the i le
a Hpudaus court, 'W feet by ! It ot es
teuditig fiom th flist sloiy m the roi,',
and (Oorod by a dome sky llglu. The
t'.illeiles thus liirnicd aro Kiippoiled by
Ionic colunii's wlt'i ornamental eiitab.
PROP. C0I.US FOJt UECI'MBGR.
1'iom atomic mul fluns.
Itcjolio and be clad, for High Flood
days will ltile the mouth of December.
Theio will be twenty high llood days
dm lug Hie month, whbli will inuse
business to boom! The Chiistmas
trade will be Immense, If eailv sales
ate solicited; as a bieak hi the gaseous
matter now passlni; ovei the sun will
ociur sometime between tip. loth and
IMh, and another betwien the jnth and
2filh, which will cause lien e and mi
piccedented stonn.s und ilo ids In many
si i thins of tlie country and Intel feio
with the late Chilstnms trade: thre
foie nn early trade Is recommended.
An excess of High Flood days geiiotal
ly bilngs exciting scones in the busl
ines, the political and the social world.
Our "High Flood and Low i:bli Vital
Force Chait" .ihows the tlse and fall
of the vital fotces that rule the stock
maikets and determine tlie price of
merchandise, etc. The seciet of sue
cess lies in the pi net Ice of using the
vital fonc.s when they aie at High
Flood. Theio weie twenty-one high
llo'icl days during the month of Sep-
billies and railings. The couit will be
illuinlnati'il by the Inttoductlon of very
ntlotlo clusteis of electric lights; nu
h'iotis on lUgh to mike the entile scene
when llchU'd an lllumiiiatloii of daz
Ii, the center of 'he couit on the
(list Hot Is located a beautifully de
clgne I booth ever topped by a clieular
cinopy, ornamentiMl with handsome
gill! woik, the lower part mining a
hand'ome t;loe dep.n tinent and the
upper pi'itlon or gilleiy foi; the use of
an orchcitia which the Hi m ptonoses
ha'.lng on specHI find extiaordinaiy
occasions, a tliirirr cntlielv unknown
up to the present day In the stores of
the city of Scianton, and one wh'Ieh Is
absolutely needed is a. lestaurant
whli h will be located In the basement
of tho building for the use not only of
customeis of the establishment; but
for friends who mar wish to avail
themselves of Its convenient location
and perfect appointments: an entrance
to the iet.iuiant Is provided from "Wv
omliig uvenue. Tl Is also accessible
thiough tlie store basement. This cle-
paitment of the establishment will be
under the direction of n celebrated chef,
a I'd the cuisine will bo perfect In every
detnll. It Is the object of the firm to
in vke this not so hiulIi n soutce of
profit as a convenience for their many
pattens. The Installation of the rati
ons mechanical appliances, is thorough
ly up-to-dite In nil Its paitlculais;
milling having been left undone that
would add to llif lonifort of the stoin's
Two handsome hydraulic passenger
elivatois, eloigned and erected bv tlie
Oils Elevator Co.. will supply ample
facilities fur thousands of shoppets,
anil will make the fotiith Uoor or base
ment as easv "if ai 1 1 ss as tho liist
Moor. Tliese pas-songer i.us weie es
pi daily ile.lgnic! for the .lonas Long's
Sons, and aie magnificent in every de
tail of c o'lstiuc lion.
The building will be in a ted by s'c.iui
and Ihoioughly ventilated: Ihe woik
havhg been dene by Oaylord & IClta
pe'le. All ollll.iirate svstem of elcetile IIbIiI
ing has been lutioc!ued and was In
srillcd by August Xoll of Now orl.
So theioiigh in lis construe lion is this
plant that darkness will be ontliely nn
ihllateii and will enable shoppeir to
make puiihabes ut night w hen the
sli re la open, with as much pieelslon
and uie as duv llKht n fiords.
The plumbing thiouuhout the stoto
Is In accor.ln'K e with the most mod
ern methods of sanitary plumbing, and
no e.p''ni!0 has been .spued In Its cop
stiuciloii. 1'etfides th eidlnaiy. fau
cets; ete.. eli.. a per! -et sstein of lire
si i vice lines has been elected. These
lines aie- fully equipped with hose that
will oxte.nl to uii) portion of the lloois,
and the-y uie uu ly at all times for
Irst mt list.
'I lie .u'.t.iliuble nltuiihluiT nirange
meiits of the building was done bv J'.
1'. ,V M. T. How ley.
A commodious brick building has
been erected on the lot Immediately In
the rear of tile store which win "iio crecl
as a power limise. In this building Is
plited all of the bolleis, engines, dyna
mos, pumps, ard tlm otliur mnehlntiy
tenibei, when wlieat tcatheil the dollar
Ilaith Js now passing through the
"House of Sickness," opposed by tho
"House of Kneinles," also by tho
plain ts Mars. S.uiiin. I'uinu.s, Venus
and Jujiltei w hleh will iaui disease
epidemics to sweep over the (lid Conn
tiy n'ol Ameilea like mud' A new
and fatal disease epidemic- will, we be
lieve, bleak out In some sections of the
countiy and clesttov the .sheep, swine
and cattle. An epidemic of L.igilpp
nionla will bo liable tu spiead over tho
(Jld Countiy and through the I lust cm
and Middle stales of Amei lea and cause
gnat sufieiing; while dlphtheiln nnd
otliii well k"own diseases will eairy
thousantls away to denth. Let all
those born under the planet Mat.s avoid
the cold chilly winds of December din
ing the Low Kbb days. Hveiybody
Hlinuld know tlio planet under which
they weio burn, so as to defend them
selves iiKiilnst the evil Influences of
tholr opposing planet. I'vury disease
epidemic, predicted by us dining the
year of li. tame Just an wo piedlcted
nece.ssai to inn a cieal nicic.ini llu
establishment of this kind.
The strio will be connected with the
poer house by a lirge luniiei tunning
from the ii'ui ol the bisenient.
Immense boilers navlni eaoacltv of
lOt.-hoi .s power nie now in th" bullel
ilic?. and were elected by Frances liros.
t Jellett, i f Philadelphia. They .lie of
most modem ronstiuct.on and piob
ablv the safest bolleis known toela;'.
These great liwiltis will Iiunirh' ste.ini
and power for the luMtlne system, the
levator pumps, the eleetile light, en
gines, dvnanios, tie' ineunintlc system
and the system of yentllatl'in.
All the shelving, counteis and cases
used III the building ai of the mo't
modein constiuctlon The counteis aie
so built as to prevent the accumulation
of dust or diie undemcutli, and r.ll the
flMures were built with a view to keep
them In a thorough cleanly condition at
all times. It is the initio of the linn
of Joras Long's Sens that their es
tablishment In the clly of Wilkes. Harie
Is always rs eh an as the best icgu
l.i ted home.
A novel featiue for this section of
the countiy will be the waiting and
reception rooms piovlded for ludy pat
i oils1 They aie fitted up with a view lo
every icrsonal comfoit and conveni
ent e. Here vou may rest and make
yourself thoroughly at home at all
The pneumatic tn'li .auicr sjKttin
has been placed in eveiy deiultnient,
centralizing at u point on the second
Poor whole ample '.ishieis aie piovld
ed to pi event lot. a- waitn s commonly
conil lalued of by huiiii'l shoppes. Its
action Is Inst.umineous.
The li-.insfei svstem. vilieiebv pin -chaseis
will shop fiom counter tj
counti r and have no th night or e.i.-o of
their goods until cv.'iv punhiiso Is
fully completed has be?u added. 15y
this sj-sstt.Mi vou simply do your shop
ping at as uitinv eounteii as you wish
and when tho last puichas' is made,
hand jour liansfer to the sales i er
miii stutliig that ou r.ie uo. tluoimh
bu lim in a moment .voin pa i; igo .in J
ilvillge Villi be dellv ore 1 to oil. Tile
various purchases having all h '"ii done
up in one package at a sep.uate ollhe
pi. i Mid for that puipoxe. jhii will
t.udlly tcpptetlate the tji'iMt Hiving of
time and tumble and the i onvenleute
ol sm h a system.
The fiiO dellveiv sv stem Is nil llll
piillant felltllle luliodlieed by the Jo
int Long's Sons, handsiimo wagons,
numuiiis e.niiiig'1 to make meril de
llveiies a. day. will ea'i'y i.oods piif
cl'iised to the homes of i-ilS'.oI1f "S Olnl
special iiieFsengeis ale piovld'l for tlio
patioils who leciulle th-ir good. In a
The dlsilnuulshed pinpilelois of tills
gnat deimiliueiit store, the fimi of
Jonas Long's Sons, need Mo liiirodue
tloii to the g mil people of Scraiiiou.
For ynus they have been the sue
cpcsful piMprletois of the m.iiiiillheui
establlshni"lii In the !slei ill Wllkes
liarie, and Oi Ir fame as liberal, pio
giesslve. wiile-uwak." lueii h.int.s bus
spread thfiiimhoui the ntii - tommy.
In the maikeis ihev .tie Kiiovmi us
pi ictlcal buvlness nie.i vvlth soiiiul
jiiilgment. possissbig a ji-rJti't l.niwl-
Tlli: STOIIM.S AND SKINS.
Last moiitli our pic dictions wcic tend
bv ovei three million anil two bundled
thousand (S.'JO'i.OOO) leaders, bv ae Hull
count of the ciiculutlon of the papers
that pilnteil them Nlnet -seven and
a half per cent, of oui pteillc tlons din
ing the je.it is;7 have been fullllleil.
The thiee hundied and tllty columns of
complltuontuiy matter leielwd bv us
Inst inu'ith thiough our deal good
newspaper fi lends, iuoncs that oui
woik is gicatlv ajiprec luted. We sound
no false alainis! The led, llie-llke bow
tliut uppeiucd 111 the western hoilznii
on .Sabbath evening, the list Inst., was
a warning of some upnioachlng dan
get, we feai. The magnetic tin rents
have been l mining southward for inoie
than twenty days, toimlng an ocean of
forte soinewheie; and when they ie
tin ii anil ictiun thev must an awful
ctlone will sweep over this countiy
like it tlelal wave! Karthquakc shocks
will be felt along the sen coasts, if tlie
magnetic current.s do not pioduce a
tidal wave. Strange phenomena wilt
be been In the skies nnd then will bo
one or two more meteors that will fall
to earth. Heuutlful nnd unpiecedented
edne of vilues and ciualltieatlons s-o es
sentlal to tlie perfei t conduct of a
thotougn up-to-date establishment. At
home tney ne known us stumg com
pelltors. fully awake io the necessitits
of the public, .mil theli polity is so lib
eial as to Pistiie iliest tivatnicit of
their pattens, liellabiiiiy In all things
i-i their watch vvoids mil in everv ie
spec t thev are till" to their trust
With the c.i-oper.itlo.i of two sm li
extensive plants the firm of .lonas
Long's Sons' will .icoupy an iiivlible
posltl ui In th'c maikets. Th" eiioimous
outlet for their merelinndlse will give
them an opportunity to punhise In
piacticnllv iinllniited quantities and
will Inline lor them all the discount
and lebatts l:m wn to the ti.ide. which
will be of th lilmo-it benellt lo their
custom-iu, as it will enable Hum to
sell at icmaik.ibly low prices.
The fh in ol Jonas Long'") Sons will
enter their new establishment pre jut erf
to cauv on an extcnslv-' business on
strict business pilntlples.
They ,e iqi-to-lnte compel Itois,
bat will not misiepr-csenl their neigh
bors. They will ofiei no baits to catch
the unw.iiy: nor will they charge ex
tol donate in ices for unjudgable values:
but will mike cvvry honorable effoil to
gain vour patronage bv offering such
values as aie appaient lo the utmost
novice in purchasing and their piins
will be the veiy lowest for cash; upon
which basil they umhti t to l mi their
Vou will be i onf routed heie bv In
telligent nloie sel". lie, tl. lies' the
onimuiilty .iffoids. l'olitinss v. ill be
Theie will be n.i fi iVing ol anv lin
eltsliabli' good.s upon you; but all the
assistance we can lender to enable
you to make a elcslta'ile an 1 prolltnbli
putchase will be at vour command
Mistakes miv occur it times, but
they will ne,i haggle iei tlvir i.eljusi
lucnt. The firm's lepre'ciiluihc .wll
mul you a filenls and v. Ill in.iV- s.i -Isfa
toi 1'iiy cllffeiences (hut aiie
The policy which they have adopted
In selllnir gootls mokes It a peifccilv
s.U place for pin chasing .voiv enilie
A special I. itiue of ih 111 in Is in
c-Mi ml a coidlal Invii.itloii lo the Min
eral public to visit the slor ut all
times. They hive no seciets there and
ilicr" will be no obllmitljn lo purchas".
1 1 is a pleasuie for ih-"tu to have juii
go ihlolish the VUlIiHM ile(i.lltniellis
and examine without hindrance any nr
liele you v. ish. They leqipst thai ui
mnke this meat stole .vour testing
place. Vou in welcome always.
Th1 sl'iie in lll .is pails Is well
lighted and vt-ntilati d and In all Its ap
pointments Ifl till" equal of the besi
stores let "MtlS' erect 1 In die Kilgtr
cities of the country.
Arnold piovisliin lias been punnled
for the vaie miel eomfoit of the nuuiei
ous employes who will be emplo.vcd in
Comfoitfible dining looms lu.ik
loiipis and i ililng looms have been
provided in a utiveuieni portion of tlie
baseniellt: which by the wav Is one
of the best lighted ind Ventilated
rooms if any establishment hulli t ti
the present illle.
siiust't st'i'iits will ii.oue.ir;
siiuiitfe IIrIu In the uoi til.
Till: VITAL I'UHCJ: Wll. I. WAI!
Tho uood foiiett tills mouth will u.u
with the evil font's' l.t't tlie Hood men
uud woii'i'ii In I'veiv i lime bo uu ami
doing! It Would M'tMll an If the jjie-at
pi'ndulillii of the moi.it woild hits bt'en
swIiikIiik lii'llwaul until II hus iiMthetl
that ttii'iiiltv of It m nit. .iml must
HKiiln 'loin this thin vibi.ite lieavui
wartl. Tho twenty High Flood dus
thin month will kIvo the good tones u
I'liani i' to mellower the evil fun ex.
and If they do nut overiiower ihein.
then the evil foreeie will continue tiuun
liot, and nullum of the most tilulioli
eiil iiaiuie will .sUii'tle and ahum the
whole w oi Id While tile vital fore en
nie at war. watt U oui lor inllrond ur
eldenlii. fire, mine niveK, riots, mui
deiH. midtle'i deaths and tllseas-o epi
ilenilrH, etc. Tlio Vital Fotee Cliait.
Stni in and Sinn Calendar. Hluh Flood
und Low Kbb ilain aie alt shown In
our paper. Storm.s'nnd Signs. I'rlte 10
I'lofefHtii t'. t'oie.s
Kllisaon, IM.. I' S. A.. Nov :'3, 1!?7
Are Used in the
Academy of Music,
Nay Aug Engine Co Rooms,"
New Nesbitt Theater,
Grand Opera House "
Wyoming Seminary, Kingston
Presbyterian Church, Ashley
Fiye in Hanoyer Township
Schools near Wilkes-Barre
Grand Opera House, Freeland
Ami in 100 of llio home iuthis
region. Tho great durability of
tho Kimball Piano recommends it
to all who wish to buy but ono
piano in a lifetime. Sold on easy
payments or for cash. Old organs
or pianos taken In exchange. .Drop
a postal or call.
GEOKtill H. IVKS, ticiiprnl Ajci'iit,
0 Wct Market stieeti Wlll.cs-Uiirre.
W. S. F00TE, Local AupiiI.
J'Ji I'ne IMiieei soiatiloli, I'.w
yew York Announcement.
"Our American lloniri mil How to I unilih Ttium '
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nuiiiiji 5 ruisiuuii
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All who elosito to buy teliublo l"m -niture,
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advantageous to seloe;t from for lliosn
reasons: It leprcseuts tho proditc
lions of llio best makers only, and
is tho largest unci most varied in
America, while our prices arc tlm
lowest at which goods ol' similar
i utility can possibly bo sold for.
ihaeoinpletene-s of our nssoitnionts riti
best bo unclorsttioel tnun tint fict Hint
9 exhibit moro tluiti fix humlrnl ifHliim'
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over 70 patterns ot ISras llciitinils. ns
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(Acljol.lnx lldt-a JtoHtt .
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