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THE SCRAN TON TBIRUNE-TTRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 81, 1897.
A Dneeer That Cost
Fifty Dollars a Plate,,
Philadelphia's Greatest Triumph In the
Art of Prandial Entertalmcnt.
'A Kcntteinan ponds nto a "lull of
fate" It wiiH not then n "ini'iiu"
which one night In Hip bpiIiie m ls'.l
rnuped n patty nf New Yoik i-idiuti'M
to fall down for the n-st of ir H"
in worship nt thu ahilno of l'Ml.idd
phla's BrcatnoH.s as u palati-tlckUT.
nttcon I'lillnclidnhlans had bun in
tcrtnlned In Now York with i'i" vi-iv
bpht that Charles Dolnionlc could
Bather on his table. When tin rami'
liOino they cent wotd linik lliai tlu-v
would like to haw their N w VniK
friends try pot luck with llu-in Thein
were no special promises, no boasts,
and when the party went to the dining-room
of the once famoii- euteiri-,
l'arklnson, after Blinking off lh( dust
of the train, their cxinctntloi." had In
no wise been excited Th'-v told,
Indeed, that Philadelphia ImMW weif
simple nnd nnosttntntiiuH, ind that
their hosts weio sony tliat tin1 loiild
n.t do as much as they .otiM like to
do. When the New YorKeii- i-nleiod
the hall they were iiMonUh'd nt thf
superbness of the table. It had been
deeotated nnd otnbplllxhei. n uin of
the New York survlvois slid limit nf
terwaid, with designs mil iinaments
and with' such an array .f line tnble
ware as threw their eatei talninent
completely In the shade. Ptohahly, In
the groat inogress will h piandlnl
taste has made In the beam of ban
quets In recent jeais, the dlspl.iv
would not now he considered unusual.
At least it does not nuix.ii to be so
ftom the description, and ceitnli Iv It
was the fashion In l'.'l ti take moie
pains that the table shoild "tpo.in"
than that It should be a tiling of beau
ty. To tho New Yorkers, however. It
was a revelation of the art of a master
hand. Hut 'when they pltlo d up the
ultl of fate their astonlslnielit tinned
alnvt to paralysK It was In the
month of Apiil, ami forty-six yenis
ago a wondeiful achievement there
they found gieen peas and rnulilloweis
nnd reed blrls fiom lleorjl i and the
Caiollnns, and .Maine sanion which
had been lu the Kennebec the djiy be
fore; there was Madeir.i will -h Jioltua
Price had sent in bottle encrustul
with half an inch of cobwebs fiom the
cllnr ol his gioat-gieat-trandfather;
In addition to cognne nt M 1 pint, thete
were llfteen kinds of wins some of
them of the choicest vlntiue; and be
fore caoh of the thlity fuests theie
was n wine cooler and lehliul each
chnlr a black vtnitci. In tlj full een
liifr party diess of the da.-.
I have caused a traim-iiiit to be
made of the icmaikable bll nf faie on
this occi.slon, b'-cauoe it is well worth
picservlng as an illustra Ion of th
Kastionomlc ni.inneis and customs of
I'lilladelphla in the 'J(K li is llteiallv
kmpiiu: AND khvhiuni:.
(foat-of-.irms of the StateM of New oik
and IY'iinh uld.il
April 13. lVil.
Couii.ic of IS.'l.
Mudcliu ami sliertj.
Moirls Uivi r me on shell
Qauterne. lptnge of IS Id, f-pccl.illv select
ed t'oni the sleek of Washington
Moiton, :it UiiidvaiiN.
SlX'OND lOl'HS J.
I'ottnge 11 I,t loin".
Snli'pr's Imperial cognae (In pint hottlis).
Kresh salmon, lobster sum
H.iked lioek, a in Chuniliuid
Stelnlierg Viut.tse of K"H
Specially selected fium the nil 111 of thu
Duke of Nassau.
Turkey, celery and ojstei "mice.
Chicken and egg s luce.
Champagne Sparkling, of l'emrtl a
Specially on table,
Jledue limit Hrlon. 1SI1.
Burgundy Cote rou, 1S.J0.
Oalntlne do dlndu a la gelee.
Balandn a la russe en borduio de g'lto.
Hoeuf n la moile.
Salads do Volatile, u la mode Anglle.
Aspio ties hultres.
Mayonnaise of lobster.
Aspic de volatile uu tiulfes.
Hair old cask.
Amontlllade Pale sherry.
Specially selected from the pi Unto stock
of Thomas Osborne, 12si., ot Hit
house of Duff, Gordon Ar Co ,
Port Amlalusl.i, Spain.
sixth co pus r:.
Kntreo No. 1.
FUlot do boeuf nux chiuoplgiifiue.
Uls de cuu, sauce toinnte,
Yol-nii-vent, a la llniuuleis.
CotehT'S de iimutoii.
Cioipicttes de volallle.
Unlreo No, L'.
Pleeons' Ilraisa, sauce, .Miuleie.
Aicado do Volatile.
Prlcaseo do poulets n l.i ClicNallor.
Lamb chops, Miliiualsii.
Moot i:trn spaikllng chnmpagnp.
Vintage lb40 Solder's special liupoi tation.
In all tho world there Is no other treatment
o pure, so sweet, so safe, so speedy, for pre.
ten ing,iurif) inland beautiflnt; tin. skin,
scalp, and hair, and oraiUcatlng ciuy lui.
rcoi, as warm baths witli Cuticitii bom-,
ami gentlo anointings with Cuiicuua (oint
ment), tho great skin cure.
W ! lo.J thmurhotit tt woilJ. l'on
Pll a Cm 1 u Citlte., .I 1'rnps., Iloitin.
ay "All About IhfSlilnttctlp, and lltlr,"frce.
EVEltY HUMOR l i"W$ti''
1:101 iti 1 coi'itsi:.
Spilng 1 hit ken 011 toast, capons, baldut.
Spillig lamb, mint sauce.
Uxliii Spaikllng Mnxolle, Sehnibeig.
Vlnlnge of ist Sptclnl iinpoilnlion Horn
tbe cellars ot Dlcnluird A:
Pieces ninntei't .
l'auli r en nouuht.
''use inonte, with fruit glace.
White polnloes. Ilreen peas.
Sweet potatoes, Splimth.
Tonniloes, Diessctl lettuce,
Coup till inlllieil.
Sol bets tilt Xlll de Tokay.
T.Ml tlut k.
Oell de peldllx.
Hate nlil Amontillado pale sheiiy.
Speilall.x selettttl and bottled in Hill ope.
Unpolled Dctobor. 1SW.
Ch.11 lotto Husso.
(iateaux 11 la Parlslemie.
Meringue tie pomnip.
(lateatiN 11 la Ncpolltalne.
.Meringue u In creme.
Waft is a hi KralicaNo.
(Selle nil Mnilt ra.
ShPiry Uaie old mellow cask wine, palp,
of Dufl. Gordon At Co.
Madeira-Sort, old: Mnluge of 1S1I.
Pmt Hiirmplstcr. ttra- special Impoi ta
tion. poputi:i:ntii coi'usn.
Mint di ops.
Ct lei j st etl,
U.silit'ii v b ills,
Dill lied ulniomK
Nougat de l'ioence,
Port wine drops,
Ice citam ami water lees:
'1 emu .111 bin re,
Orange water ire.
Punch 11 l.i romabip.
Champagne frnpin a
1'rults untl mils:
Pigs, l'oeuii nuts,
Itlienhdi Soft, old, very rate extra Cabi-
Marcobrunn of 1V!I, specially obtained
fiom the collar of the Duke
of Nassau, Mctloc.
Montrose of 1SIU, eiy choice and delicate,
bottled In Isll, anil .specially selected
fiom the .stock of Vale i Co., at l!or
dt.iux. ssr.vnx i'i:i:ntii counsi:.
There the thlity sit until suntls.e the
next mottling. The fe..t had lasted
exactly twelve hums. After the mid
dle of the courto there had been
brought In Tokay wine frozen. It was
then somuthliu' of an Innovation Tho
Xew Yorkers nuked vhy It was served.
"Well," said l'aikinso.i. "what was tho
effect'.'" "It cooled our palates, whet
tid our nppetlties anew, and we went
at It again with nil the zest of n frcjdi
stmt." "Such, gentleman," mid Par
kinson, "was my pieclse purpose In
Intro luring it." Joseph Head, the
proprietor of the famous Mansion
House, .v man of line taste, on i:ng
llshnian, who had prepaiod many a
dinner Mnoe the days when the First
City Troop entoi tallied Lafayette at
his hotel, and whose "Private Ites
taurant and Club House" at Seventh
and Wnlnut streets Is still remembeied
by n few old men, w ho were of the
beaux and dandles of two geneiatlons
ago, waa certnlnl a competent Judge.
It v as Head's deliberate judgment that
"neither lu England nor in Ameiica
have I ever seen so supcib a baniiuet,
and I iievei expect to see. nor do I
think nn of vou will ever see, such
"mother." One of the New Yoikeis
went sttalghtway back the net day
to Chailes Delmonlco. then In the be
ginning of his fame as n Sw iss master
of the ait gastronomic. Ho threw
down the copy nf his bill of fare,
"There Charhy; go to Philadelphia
nnd learn to get up a dinner." Soon
ll was reported hete that "a $1,000 din
ner' had been given at ParklnsonV; It
was the talk of the cKj ; but the fart
was that it had cost $1,500. or $10 a
plate, and that I'niklns-on, In his Phlla-
lelplila pilde, had been unwilling to
make even a penny of prollt In older
that he might enjoy the honor of top
pU'K New Yoik
m,i:i;iiiu:i.i.s in , corriN.
Should thu Dead Come, to I, lie Tliuy
A Mlddlepott (X. Y.) special Is as
follows: Mis. nchcit Drew, said to bo
tho wealthiest woman in Nlngiiu
county, was buried December 11 fiom
her home, after fehp had twice been pro
nounced dead and once hud been re
suscitated. Mis Drow fell 111 of typhoid fever
several weeks ago. Shu 'ippaiently
fipired list Sunday morning. After
she had been placed. In a collln she sud
denly sat up and b?gan to t.peak. She
was ienmed to her bed, and nil the
physicians In the town hnstcned Pi at
Mis. Drew sank Into u comatose con
dition Tuesday inoinlng, and the phy
sicians said she was dead. Her family
Insisted she was meroly In a trance.
Hfi'oits were made to re vivo her for
the rcit of tho week. Hot baths, elec
tricity, bleeding and other in?aus were
resorted to. Decomposition llnully sot
In and the ludy was placed In a le
Wmchmen are stationed at tho vault,
and a string of slelghhcll has been
wound about the body, ho If theie Is
any jevlval aid can be given at once.
JONAS LONG'S SONS.
A Great Sale of Groceries
And House Furnishings
We Usher Out the Year ot 1897 with One of the Greatest Sales in the History of Our Concern.
We want to fill every nook and corner of the great basement of this big store with people today and evening. We mean that you
shall know this great department of our business better. There is only one way to bring it to your attention by making prices that will
draw you here. Marching orders have been given to
$1,900 Worth of Greystone Granite Enamelled Ware
At Less Than Cost to Manufacture.
This is positively a tremendous bargain. We captured the entire stock of a well known maker at a price that would astound you. We're go
ing to sell it r t a price that is ridiculously low. Along with it just to make the trade music in the basement complete, we name for today only.
SREGAL RRGES GN GRGGERES.
The saving power of buying good groceries for cash is every day demonstrated in this store. Prudent buyers already appreciate :
First The economy in their grocery bills by buying where stock is largest and assortment greatest.
Second What they get for their money. Quality is everything in groceries, and quality is what the stock here is based on.
We aim to buy the BEST of everything. This is as aptly illustrated in our Minnesota Patent Flour, at .6o, which others charge you $6.o a bar
rel for, as it is in our best grades of Coffee at 32 cents a pound, which you cannot buy elsewhere at any price, because small dealers cannot obtain such
coffee. Buying in great quantities, we can keep prices down and we do. We deliver your groceries free no matter where.
ftRemember, This Great Sale Is for Today and Evening Only.
One quart, value o,c
Three pint, value 69c
Two quart, value 89c
Quart Dippers, value 17c
Tea and Coffee Pots
Three pint, value 30c
Two quarts, value 35c
Five pints, value 4jc ..'.
Two sizes, value 55c and
Largesize, value 17c At 8c
Three large sizes, value from 29c to 50c... Choice at 15c
Fourteen quart size, value 4c At 22c
Large size, value 17c At 8c
Lipped Sauce Pans
Three pints, value 15c At 7c
Two quarts, value 19c At 9c
All other preserve kettles and sauce pans at prices in
proportion to above.
Just one gross of them for this sale, worth 3 jc.At 14c
Pillow Sham Holders
"Widman" Holders, worth ic At 9c
6,000 Tumblers, fancy patterns,- worth j cents
each. For this sale 6 for 9c
4,000 best quality thin blown Table Tumblers,
regularly sold at 60c dozen. For this sale... 6 for 15c
Cups and Saucers
Best White Cups and Saucers, per pair 4c
Wash Bowl and Pitcher
Best quality, per pair 45c
Store Open This EveningNew Year's Eve.
Store Closed SaturdayNew Year's Day.
THE GREATEST DEPARTMENT STORES IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
JONAS LONG'S SONS.
6c Choice at 35c
JONAS LONG'S SONS.
through the store
for today only:
Fancy Figured Prints,
Apron Ginghams, Canton
Flannel, unbleached, in
qualities from 5c to 10c
All at 24C yd
Your choice of "Fruit of
the Loom" or Hill's flus
lin, yard wide,
At 43f yd
' 500 pairs extra fine Cot
ton Blankets, heavy
weight, well made, worth
500 Ladies' Wrappers,
new patterns, fast colors.
Alade up in the latest
styles, and worth $1.15,
850 French Felt Hats
in all the latest shapes
and styles. W'orth from
$1.25 to $2.00,
500 Children's Knit Tarn
O'Shanters, very fine
quality. Never sold less
than 75c. While they
JONAS LONG'S SONS.
4p rift JO (ae f
TXIfe ?TJU C7, &A
Standard Granulated Sugar
pounds for $1,00
This Bought with Other Goods.
Tomatoes, hand packed, 8c
Corn, N. Y. State 7c
Corn, fancy Maine He
Peas, early June 9c
Peas, extra si f ted 1 5c
Lima Beans 8c
String Beans 8c
Rolled Oats, 8 lbs. for.. 25c
Pettijohn's Wheat, pkg..!2c
Quaker Oats, pkg 10c
H. O. Oats, pkg 14c
Buckwheat, 2 lbs 48c
Corn Meal, 10 lbs 16c
Graham Flour, 10 lbs... 24c
Raisins, per lb 4c
Fancy Citron, per lb 12c
Lemon Peel, per lb 10c
Cleaned Currants, per
Seeded Raisins, per lb.. 9c
London Layer Figs, per
Golden Dates, per lb... 8c
California Prunes, per
Pure Vermont Sap Syrup
very fine, gal $1.09
Best New Orleans, gal. .35c
Pure Cider Vinegar, gal.. 16c
Home-made, very fine,
lb. pails 49c
Royal Baking Powder, lb.. 39c
Davis Baking Powder, lb.. 18c
Tomato Catsup, bottle 9c
Strained Honey, glass 8c
JONAS LONG'S SONS,
Cal. Egg Plums, can 12c
Cal. Green Gages, can.. 12c
Cal. Bartlett Pears, can.. 12c
Lemon Cling Peaches,
White Cherries, can 12c
Wayne Co. Apples, gal
Sliced Pineapples, can... 17c
Orange Quinces, can... 16c
Soda, 6 lbs. for 25c
Milk, 4 lbs. for 25c
Oyster, 6 lbs. for 25c
Lemon, 4 lbs. for 25c
1 Mixed Cakes, 4 lbs. for.. .25c
Sugar Cured, per lb 8J4c
California, per lb 6Jc
Fancy Creamery.per lb..21o
Fancy, 10-lb pails 69c
White Chief, 6 for 25c
Imperial Borax, 7 for 25c
Long Branch, 12 for 25c
Per bottle 6c
"Gold Dust," per p'k'g.. 18c
Extra fine, in 10-lb