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THE SCRANTON TTlTBUNE-TSrONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 7, 1806.
MEMORIAL SERVICE TO DECEASED ELKS Lodge of Sorrow ol Scranton Lodge is the Frolhiagham. THEATRE FILLED TO THE DOOR A Splendid Array of Taleut Parlici paled ia the Event, Which Wat ia Every Way Worthy It Noble Im porlAttorney J. Elliot Kom lc livered the .Memorial Address--.. Masterful Discourse Poems by Editor Johu E. Barrett and Dan L. Hart. In many parts of the world last night, but especially throughout the United States, there welled up from thousands of throats the sweet, famlliur and sym pathetic strains of "Auld Lang Syne." the memorial song of the Klks, the Benevolent Protective Order of Klks. The old ulr Is the memorial song of Klkdom. suiig frequently, but more particularly once every year as u tok-n that the recollection of departeu broth ers Is kept fresh and green. Scranton lodge. No. 123. did Its part In swelling the grand chorus. The an nual Imlge of sorrow look place In the Krothinglium theater and was partici pated In by nearly i'OO Klks, who occu pied seats on the theater stage und witnessed by about l.fiUO persons, wives, daughters, relatives ami friends of Klkdom, who occupied all the seats in the theater from orchestra pit to gal lery. From soon after 8 o'clock until a quarter past ten there was witnessed an admirable memorial programme, planned und carried out with such re ward for the excellent und with such success that the Klks must have Rained an increased prestige in a city where they are already considered ' propor tionately as strong as in uny city in this country. While the event was known olliclally ns a "Lodge of Sor row," ileslKHcd to commemorate the llvs of departed brothers. It was not sorrowful In a literal sense. Nor was such the Intention, according to the otlidal memorial order of the grand exalted ruler or the words of the oru tor of the evening. Attorney J. Klllot IPiss. of this city. The service was, lather, more calculated as a lesson that "the day is now and the night is at hand." It is not often that In any city a pcml-puhllc gathering Is permitted to hear such a proficient and well-selected corps of artists and entertainers us that provided lust night. First there was the tluent, cusy und forceful ora tor, J. Klllot Hosh. Who delivered the memorial address; Hauer's orchestra of fifteen pieces, Klsle Van Dervoort, the contralto soloist of Klin l'ark church; Tillle Lewis, the Wilkes-Harre elocu tionist, who hum for several years been clinching her popularity In Klkdom; "Hun" L. Hart, the Wllkes-Harre Klk ami playwright: .Mr. and Mrs. Kmst Thiele, violinist und soprano, respec tively, whose advent In Scranton has, though recent, been followed by pro nounced favor; Will W. Watklns, bari tone; und the Klk quartette, Fred O. J. ELLIOT boss. One of Scranton's Orators Who Delivered the .Memorial Address. Hand and Howell Davies. tenors, and Will W. Watklns and Curtis Colvin, bt'.ssos, THE THEATER CROWDED. Early In the evening hundreds of for tunate ticket holders began to enter the theater, and by 8 o'clock the seat ing capacity was all occupied. The Bpectutors were greeted by a pleasing scene ufter the lifting of the curtain. There was a glimpse of Klks in even ing dress occupying ten tiers of seats, a suspicion of flowers and drapery and then the house was darkened. The next glimpse of light was only from the letters and figures, B. P. O. E., ITS," shown in a large electric set-piece of incandescent suspended above the stage. The light was shown in purple, the richest of all colors and the color of Elks. In a few seconds the regular lights were turned on In the whole au ditorium. In the center of the stage at the foot lights rested a large elk's head, loaned for the occasion by Henry lielin, Jr. Near the footlights were arranged sev eral onyx tables, palms and heavily shaded lamps. The curtain was raised to the overture of " i'oet and Peasant," by Suppe. The opening and ritualistic ceremony was brief. The roll call of the follow ing names was answered by the sim ple but effective monosyllable, "dead," after each name was called: Scott D. Shoemaker, Duncan Wright. Jr., Kmanuel Ziselmann, Vvilliam Rob inson, Oeorge 8. Throop, M. I.. May land C. Drinker, Humphrey Bradley, A. N. Leete. Charles Zang. Exalted Ruler Franklin W. Martin presided, and the following officers participated in the responsive service, which lasted but a moment: W. J. Welt-hel, esteemed leading knight; V. A . Simrell, esteemed loyal knight; Thomas A. Ruddy, esteemed lecturing knight; William S. Uould, secretary; C. J. Weichel, treasurer; John H. Lew is, tyler; Fred C. Smith, esquire; R. T. Gould, Inner guard. A brief prayer by Chaplain Oeorge E. Davis precedr ed the music programme. Those are all the officers of the Scranton lodge, excepting the following trustees: Au gust Robinson, Victor Koch, Joseph Levy. E. F. Boyle and John Benore. The Elk quartette, Messrs. Hand, Pavies, Watklns and Colvin sang "O Where Shall Rest Be Found." The poem recited by Miss Lewis was written especially for the memorial service by John K. Barrett, editor and one of the proprietors of the Scranton Truth. Its title was "Life's Journey." From Ellen's first good morning to the last good night of Time, Across the storied ages, through many a creed anl clime. Through desert-laml and meadow, o'er snow-clad pluln and sea. Life's Journey leads the sons of men unto Eternity. The way Is sometimes pleasant, but 'tis often filled with pain, Tls sometimes bright with solendor, and sometimes dark with rain. But whether gloom or gladness fills the tolling pilgrim's breast. At the end tho Journey leads to, there Is rest, blessed rest. . Doubts gather In lire's pathway, like black storm-clouds in the sky. And the stoutest-hearted tremble when the tempest passes by; There are steeu and thorny places, and trials hard to bear; We sometimes marvel how the weak en dure their weight of rare. Why the friends we prise the dearest are first to faint and fall The first to close life's Journey Id the sleep that cornea to all; Yet Hope's bright star Is shining In the distance far and fair. And our eager footsteps hasten when the friends we love are there. There is blended joy end sadness along Lire's thorny path. Pride holds his fleeting carnival, the bub ble of a day. But Love alone is lasting, and will never puss away; For Love is heaven's gift to man, to keep his Kden near. His Heaven on earth, his happiness, till Time shall disappear; And hy her aid he Journeys toward the land he cannot see. From the Beautiful that was, to the Beau. tiful to be. The milestones of Life's Journey tell the end Is far away. Yet some reach it in a decade, and some reach it in a day; But be it days, or bt It years, or when- soe'er it ends, God's blessing will sustain us to Whatever length it tends: Will till the desert places with the flow'r we hold most dear. The t hornless llow'r of friendship, bulin of breaking heart and tear, Whose fragrance, like sweet Incense, when the head Is bow'd with grief. Raises up the drowning spirit, gives the fainting soul relief. Along this trying Journey there are pas tures always fair, And glimpses ot (Sod's garden In Its beau ty, too. are there; There are blossoms 'mid the thorns, and the birds slug overhead, And pictures of enchantment, to delight our eyes, are spread; Tho' the mad leads through the desert, there are living springs to cheer; Tho' the selllsh ure about us. yet some cherishtd friends ure near; And w ho shall say that K leu's Joys to us have been denied When the land Is tilled with beauty, and our loved are by our side! The absent friends we mourn, and vainly looK fur through our tears. Are bound to us by suered ties through all the l.js.siiiK years: We imiy not see their faces, but their mein'ry cannot fade Till life, and love, and friendship In a common crave are laid, And tlie pulsings and the strivings or man kind are nt an end. And the present with the ruture In one symphony shall blend. And the choirs of Heaven proclaim, In Anthems most sublime, Eternity's good morning, and the last gooil night or Time! AVE MARIA SUNG. Mrs. Thiele sang "Ave Maria," by Bach and Gounod, and "Spring Song," by Weil, feu- an encore, 'i'here wus a violin olillgato accompaniment by Mr. Thiele. The memorial address of Mr. Ross revealed u great depth of feeling in the speukcr for the fundamental prin ciples of the order. He made refer ence to but three deceased brothers anil of them brielly. He wus particu larly earnest In his closing words.whlclt were addressed to the members on the stugi". Mr. Ross sold: ATTi HtNKV ItilrffV ORATION. Exalted Ruler, Brethren und Friends: Standing ns we do toduy, "the heirs of all Die nuvs In the foremost tiles of lime, men everywhere occupy very high vantage ground compared with the environments of centuries ugu. The ages In their flight have wrought radical changes not only In knowledge and effort, but even III our habits of thought, and the entire super, structure, being but the crystallized ex presslon of present conditions, must pre sent a vastly different aspect. As In Goethe's grand fable wherein nn apparently unpretentious and even repul sive old hut, by the light of a lamp is transformed from its smut to ben ilifiil palace, so III every-day experience a sort of lamp has been lighted, by virtue of which it Is no longer necessary that men should die In order that their good traits of character may lie recognized as glit tering gems of moral worth from which the lights of Charity, Justice, Brotherly 1-ove and Fidelity like glories fall, making glad the waste places In men's hearts, and causing the most arid desert of life to blos som us the rose. isn't It a singular fact thnt we are so stingy of praise fur the living, nnd yet see so much that Is admirable when they die? Men act toward one another as If there were not room enough for us all on this footstool, and ns if acknowledging merit in another would detract from themselves! An encouraging word, often goes a long way toward softening the asperities of the "hardened struggles of life," and a Word of appreciation Is always grateful to men's ever hunger hearts. This would cost us not a cent, though its value is beyond price. Why refuse It? There Is some good In every one. Take that good- dwell upon It, and magnify it while they are living. Instead of dwelling upon and magnifying the evil, as so many do. I would that I could send this thought home to your heurts with such force that It might take root there and bear abun dant fruit In the days to come! Truly there Is more than one sense In wnlch v ory mun Is his brother's keeper! Whatever Is good and pure and true nnd noble has an Inherent attraction for men nnd women of every class, and consequent ly this oriraiilzatlon challenges the admir. atlon of the world today us It comes to gether In the various cities ot our land for the purposes of this unique, touching and sacred memorial ceremony. THK DIVINE LAWS. When the Grand Exalted Ruler of the unlveree, gloriously enthroned In the bosom of the great eternal Now. first tilling from His omnipotent hand the myriads of stars, suns anil systems that now stud Infinite space, he Implanted upon them Immutable laws. In accordance with which they must ever run their endless courses, be those courses whut they may. No wonder the Psalmist, amazed nt the mighty thought, should cry out: "When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thv hand, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained: what is mun that Thou are mindful of him? nnd the son of man that Thou visitest him? O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!" Nor Is it upon the universe alone these laws are stamped as a whole. The law of the vegetable kingdom: 'First the blade, then the ear, then the full corn In tho ear," applies on every hand. Come with me to a happy home, whether In o palace or a hovel. See that tlnv In fant In Its cradle. "Only a baby" Is all we see, isn't it? Ah! we're blind! Look FRED C. HAND, The Chairman of the Memorinl Commit tee, Which Arranged the Service. with that mother's prophetic soul and pen etrating eye, and we shall see therein the germ of every power the human atom will ever evince! That molhpr sees the power germs which developed enable men to lend armies, harness the lightning, swav mul titudes, nnd conquer ull things, ere the law of "first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn In the ear," shall have found Its full fruition. In accordance with the same sort of gen eral law In society, the changing conditions have from time to time evolved various or ganizations of a more or luss secret char acter, for the acconipllshml-nt of one pur pose or another, sume of them of great antiquity, others or more recent date. Many or these have. In profession, chirlly for a corner stone; but If they may be Judged by their practical workings today, they are simply a sort of seml-lnsurauce society, and to find a grain of .pure charity in them one would have to go almost ns far back as the time when It might truth fully be said that Christians loved ( ne another. Examination will discover few, If any, that practice the dispensation of charity pure and simple, a charity not necessarily measured by dollars nivd cents, but that higher order of charity which feeds, sustains, soothes and encourages the human heart as we pass along in the Journey of life. RECORD OF THE ELKS. Boasting no birth In a hoary antiquity,, noistles as the great forces of nature, nnd modest us a flower of spring, the Benevo lent and Protective Order of Elks conies to us as a child of tho conditions and re quirements, and best und highest and holi est aspirations of the waning years of tho nineteenth century; und even at this early anniversary In Its history it has a record to which every member can point with pardonable pride. I am well aware that we cannot make men by obligations, and I have no Inten tion, therefore, or holding up every Elk as a pattern by which to gauge any man's conduct. They arc men, and human, full or faults und fallings; the Infirmities of our common humanity are as great In them as they ure in those outsl le the charmed circle; but there Is this difference, the Elks are set In the right direction, and FRANKLIN W. MARTIN. . The Exalted Ruler of Scranton Lodge, B. P. O. 10. . No. 123. the rest Is but matter of growth. How could they be more than Iti the "blade" period at the early age of nineteen years? I say the Elks are set In the right di rection, and 1 say It for many reasons. They have broken down, swept away ob. llteruteil the i.urrow Urns or nationality, cited and polities, which tend so much to stunt the growth or men's better nutures, and keen them apart III the battle of lift) and today they present u sort of grand milleulal dawn spectacle, men represent ing many of ihe different religious creeds clasping hands upon the highest planes of morality, under the banner of patriot ism, not as native Americans, English, Dutch, Heoti h, Welsh or Italians, Republi cans, Democrats, Prohibitionists, and what not, but marching as Invincibly as au army with banners, conquering and to cf.uqui r, n glorious leavening nut lens of tliri world's highest Ideul, the universal brotherhood of man in the Fatherhood of God! I brand as wickedly, maliciously and contemptibly false, the ussertlon that ru frequently falls trippingly from the tongues of those social ghouls whose mouths are whited sepulchres of sllniv slander, and ho cling here und there to the social fabric as barnacles to au oceu'.l going vessel, that the Elks lend to en courage drinking habits and a laxity of morals among men. SLANDERER IS ABROAD. As may be said of individuals, so may It be said of organizations the slanderer !s abroad in the hind. 1 venture the ussertlon that there is not u man or woman of any prumliience In the city of Scranton whose character for probity has not been as sailed and reputation smirched, at one time or another, by some one or more or these abominable human excrescences, whose devilish machinations anil Nero eclipslng cruelty huve wrung livers of blood from bruised und broken, innocent heurts. Hut this organization has set Its face sternly against this disposition and prac tice, und woe to him who attempts to tly in the face or their edict! So that, my rrlends, 1 confidently expect to see the dawn or a day when It will be possible for ladles to walk proudly along the streets of the city of Scranton, anil other cities of our land, without danger of subjection to vile or reflecting remarks, and when the sexes may ussoclate freely without suspicion; for this order extends special consideration to the women of the nation, and their safety und purity are objects of Its special cure; and when men everywhere will be treated with a Justness and fairness the world has never yet ex tiided, Instead of the presumption of moral rottenness which now so commonly pre vails. Instead of lending strength to this slan der against, the Elks look at the facts In the light of the declaration, "There Is a time for everything." The good fellow, ship und hilarity for which the Elks lire noted are only what intelligence would predicate of men of their genial tempera ment, who must of necessity from time to time bathe in the sunshine of mirth. Here they are: look tlu-m over; a fair average among men, ut the very least I should say. And 1 assure the mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts of members that the Elks' rooms on Franklin avenue are a fur better und safer place for their loved ones of an evening thun many others that mlht be named. And yet, with all their Inclination to mirth, they have a divinely human sympa thetic side which quickly responds to every call. WHEN IT 18 A BLESSING. When the lightnings of sorrow flash across the skv of the human heart, und the thunders of dire misfortune shake the very foundations of the Immortal soul; when the sun Is hid, and the flower no lon ger bloom; when faith, staggered and blinded, no longer lights the way, und tho overwhelming floods of desolation seem to sweep away every vestige of a happy pas' nnd hopeful future: when the Icy hand of Death gathers In its ruthless grasp the rarest, choicest und dearest of the flock around whom the tendrils of our hearts have so firmly entwined themselves; when the whole being Is bowed and bent and torn by infinite disappointment and sorrow and our eyes are steeped In tears; ah! then the glory nnd the beauty und the strength and the comfort arising from the grand rympiithy of this noble band of brethren, constitute a living fountain of that "pence which passeth understanding." Let them refuse It their hearty "God speed" who never knew its worth! The children of men will go on finding morul sunport of a high character in it dully, notwithstand ing. Time forbids extended mention of all our deceased brethren, even if such were the purpose of this memorial service, ns it is not; but It may not be amiss to em phasize by an Instance or two of personal reference, the beauty or Elkdom along its higher lines. Who did not know, or know or, William Robinson? Yet how much did you know or him'.' As you recall his genial face, his perennial good nature, his ready sympa thy with the unfortunate, and such things in a general way, as we all can today of ull his great big hearted, generous family of Robinsons, can you mention even one i-pe-cltlc example? Well, I can, anyway, nnd I note one pnlr of eyes In this audi 'nee thut cnuM not fall to fill with tears at mention of his name. The incident came under my own nersonal observation, and 1 thank God constantly for the knowledge. It was a girt or money, and the donor all unostentatious In his act, pledged secrecy at the time, and died without revealing It; the recipient, saved rrom business, and I, his attorney, still live to bless and revere his memory. ROLL OF THE DEAD. Among the number or our deceased brethren, also.ls Dr. George 8. Throoo, one or the orgenlzeis of Scranton Lodge, and Its first Exalted Ruler; the genial, generous, minly and gifted son of the oldest Elk In th world, our venerable brother, Dr. B. F. Throop, who, happily. Is yet spared to the Order of Klks and the c'.ty of S'ranton, notwithstanding the high hopes that were blasted In that sad death. , You all knew, and none could fall to like, the genlul "Doc," cut off. iilus! all too early. In the very prime- or life. A short time ago It was my privilege, with the rest of the Scranton lodse, to Bttend the. dedication of an Elks' Rest at Wllkes-Harre, and I cannot now resist the thought that had Dr. George fl. Throop been with us that day, his big heart would have been so stirred that he would long ere this have accomplished an Elks' Rest here, as the great magnanimity of Brother Ben Dllley did for the brethren there. And In this connection I cannot refrain from declaring thnt. In my opin ion, our good Brother Dllley In that act buililed better than he thought, for he there laid broad ami deep the foundations or a materlul monument that will keep his memory green tor ages to come, and through which, though dead, he will speak with an eloquence that never graced his mortal lips. During the past year, and tiiat but re. cently, Brother Charles Zang, one of our members, was called rrom our midst. Un pretentious In his lire, kind, considerate and generous to a fault, a good nusoanu, n hivliiv futhsr nn iinriuht citlsen and ex- cedent friend, our sympathy goes rorth In unstinted measure to his stricken fam lly, as now we aadly and reverently add his name to our Memorial Roll. May his ashes rest In peace, and may the be nign benediction and abundant blessings ot Him who "temtwrs the wind to the shorn lamb" reconcile his family ana our selves to the inscrutable wisdom under lying this providence. THE CONCLUDING REMARKS. At this point the speaker turned to the members of the lodge, who, at a signal from the exalted ruler, arose. Mr. Ross then concluded his address as follows! My Brethren: I would address my clos. Ing words especially to you, and In so do ing would lend emphasis, If I could, to the lines of the poet: "First to thine own self be true. And It will follow as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. ' Every Elk. whether realizing the fact or not, bear aloft a Danuer wun me iiou glven device, "As ye would that men should do unto vou. do ye even so unto them." und by noble living you can never siillv that motto. The Order or Blks, along its higher lines, constitutes us an army now militant against the evils that are round about us over which, In the principles or our nag ill u noil ultar. It Is one day possible to In triumphant, so that when our time comes to Join the number or those whose names now constitute the Memorial Roll, each or us. individually crowned with victory. rhall sweep through the pearly gates Into the Ineffable presence ol the luvtne ex alted Ruler, whose welcome plaudit, "Well don. thou uood and faithful servant," will cause the ungels to make heaven's arches ring ngaln with the sweetest music or an eternity. ' When Miss Van Dervoort had sting "Pension Melonconlca" the audience would not accent a bow as an en core, but Insisted on a further appear ance when she sa.ng "O. Fair: O, Sweet; O, Holy." by Cantor. Mr. Thiele followed with n dual violin nuniner, nn air on the string, by Bach, and a mazurka by Musln, and played for on encore a serenude by aiohzkowski. ORCHESTRA SELECTIONS. The orchestra plawed Sousa's "I Too Was Horn In Arcadia." Mr. Watklns was obliged to slug an encore to L"ud's There Is a City Bright." Mrs. Thiele sung "Bolero Sicilian Vespers." by Verdi, and for an encore "Mlgnon, by d'Hiirdelon. "Dun" Hart recited with much feel ing the poem. "Charity. Justice and Brotherly Love.' which was composed for and dedicated to Elkdom some time ugo. It was as follows: Though a man, when he lived, were harsh and cold, And he wound his heart In a winding sheet of the woven threads of untold deceit, And soothed no sorrows, and red no tiros. But the sordid flames of his own desires, Some heart would pity him after ul : A tear from some one would gently tall, And u prayer, well meant, from some kind ly creed. That never falls In the sinner's need, Would ask that his soul lie swiftly sped. To th" Isles of the Illcssod when he were dead. The scope or our wrongs and antipathies Is not so wide as are things like these; The shut tins mute as In dread surprise. And the pitiful sluht or the sightless eyes Ah! thee would disarm us or every hate. Though we came to curse at the deud man's gate. It were heller to write on the shifting sand, Tho raults that a brother could not with stand, And to chisel whatever his virtue be on the tablets of love and or memory, For the. noblest creed 'neuth the skies above Is Charity, Justice, and Brotherly Love. 'Tls the worst of death that we never take To the narrow beds that the sextons make. One thing we loved from the life we knew The clas'j of a hund thut was warm und true. The soond of n voice that was sweet to hear. The light of eyes that were always dear; When we llo with death must part with these Wo shall not regret them, 'tis true, nor tease Our heurts for their loss In that mystic sleep. So wakeless and dreamless and endless deep. But alone, on the bring of the dark abyss, Oh, very hard is the thought of this. And, yet, It must soften the warning knell To know we shall long be remembered well, Thnt the brave companions of old, glad hours, Whose mirth and music once, too, was ours, Shall speak tho name of the well-loved dead When the song goes 'round and the feast Is spread. Though empty handed we sink away To the sunset hills and the shadows gray, The light or memory's lifted fuce Shull sit for us In our wonted place. And smile to the hour when the toast Is o'er, To our absent brothers who come no more When Mr. Hurt had finished, the ap plause demanded his further presence and he told a story in prose, "The Dy ing Elk." AULD LA NO SYNE. Mrs. Thiele and Miss Van Dervoort sang- in duet "L'Addio," by Donizetti, Continued on Page 2. AGENTS WANTED. ANTED - ffnUOAHSNTrFO sell's authorized "LIVES OF MeKIX. 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CLAIRVOYANT. MADAME DsLKON KENTON READS your life. 10.11 West Lackawanna ave nue, Hyde t ark, for s few days only. MONEY TO LOAN. 9 000 AND 70U TO LOAN ON CITY MORT- 1 saves. D. H. RKPLOULE. Atturnav. Meara'Bulldlng. Connolly &, Wallace KID GLOVE DEPARTMENT. Have You Seen the New Patented "Ideal Fastener?" We Are Sole Agents for Scranton. CONNOLLY T A WORD. WANTS OP ALL KINDS COST THAT MUCH, WHEN PAID FOR IN AD VANCE. WHEN A BOOK ACCOUNT IS MADE NO CHARGES WILL BE LESS THAN 25 CENTS. THIS RULE Al". FLIES TO SMALL WANT ADS., EX CEPT LOCAL SITUATIONS. WHICH ARE INSERTED FREE. HELP WANTED MALES. '1IUARMAKER8 WANTED -TWO OOOD hand workmen. DECKER UltOS. U WANTED AN IDEA. WHO CAN THINK of mime simple thing to putent t Pro tect your Ideas: they may bring vou wealth. Write .ION1I WKDDEKBUKN & CO,, Dept. (', ttt. Patent Attorneys, Washington. D. C , lor their SINK) prizo offer aud list or VM0 inveu tlona wanted. YVANTEt-A8 AOENT IN EVERY PEC- Hon to canvass: ft.im to Kno a day made ; sells at rigl't; alxo a man to sell Ktapln Hoods to dealers; In st side line $75 a month; salary or largo commission made; exptrienco unnecessary. Clifton Soap and Manufactur ing Co., Cincinnati, O. WANTED - WELL-KNOWN MAN IN every town to olicit stock subscrip tions; a monopoly; Mg money rr agents: uo rapltal reipiired. EDWARD C. FISH & CO., Purden Block, ('hirairo. III. HELP VVANTED-FEMALES. IADIEH I MAKE RIO WAOIC8 DOING i pleasant home wot k. and will gladly send full particulars to all bending It crtit stamp. MISS SI. A. SI EI'BINS, Lawrence, Mich. WANTED LADY AGENTS IN SCRAN ton to soil and intrudun- Hnydcr's cake Icing; experienced canvasser preferred : work permanent and very profitable. Write for particulars at once and get benefit of holiday trade. T. It. (iNVDr.lt & CO., Cincinnati. O. WANTED IMMEDIATELY-TWOENErI setic saleswomen to represent us Ouarantend fil a day without luterforrlng with other duties,' Henlthlul occupation. Write for particulars, enclosing stump, Mango Chemical Ccinpauy, No. VI John Street, New York. WANTED. CECOND-HAND FURNACE TO HEAT A i hotel. Call or add rem ANTHRACITE HOTEL, HI Wyoming avenue. FOK SALE. FERRETS FOR SALE CHE A I', CALL AT W Spruce street. I.'ORSAI.E-THE OLD BROADWAY Ho tel. PHI Cedar avetine. Scranton; terms easy, HENRY WALTER, Proprietor. lfOR KALE A SILVER-PLATED CONN V double bell euphonium, nicely engraved with trombone Icll. pold lined: nearlv now and st iUO: will sell at a bargain. Address this week to E. W. QAYLOK, LaRaysville, ra. ; VOH SALE HORSE, AOED SIX YEARS, V weight i,Wj pounds; can be seen at 1021 Price street. OR SALE MY COTTAGE AT ELM- hurst and the four lots on which it stands; alto the four lots adjoining: moat de. sirable location In Klnihurtt: prices reasons ble: terms easv: possession given at once. E. P. KI NGSBCRY, Commonwealth building. Set an ton. Pb. FOR RENT. IXlK RENT HOUSE AND 7 ACRES OF r land in Chinchilla, krnwn as the Hoover property. Inquire at WW North Alain avenue, city. F'OR RENT-HALF OF DOUBLE HOUSE: modern Imnrovements: rent rca.onable: corner ot Pine si.d Blakcly streets, Dunmore. CITY SCAVENGER. A- B. BR1GUS CLEANS PRIVY VAULTS . and cess noola: rn odor: imnroved pumps used. A, BRKIOS, Proprietor. Lieave orners i iou norm main avenue, or Rrckes' druir ntnre. corner Auams and MuU berry. Telephone 453A. 01 CEN Opposite Wyoming House. - r tat mm rlr" & WALLACE, CHIROPODIST AND MANICURE. pORNS. BUNIONS AND INGROWING V. nails cured without the least pain or drawing blood Consultation and advice given free. t. M. HFTSK.L, Chiropodist, 3J0 Lack awanna avenue. Ladles attended at their residence if desir-d. Charges moderate HELP FURNISHED. HELPOF ALL KINDS FURNISHED EN CYCLOPEDIA EMPLOYMENT All EN. CY, 414 Spruce street. Telephone 61'J4. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Physicians and Surgeons. MARY A. SHEPHERD, M. D., NO. ZU Auams aevnue. DR. A. TRAPOLD, SPECIALIST IN Diseases or Women, corner Wyoming avenue and Suruce street. Scranton. Of. flee hours, Thursday and Saturdays, a. m. to e p. m. DR. COMEGYS-OFFICE NO. 337 N. Washington ave. Hours, 12 m. to 'i p. m. Diseases or women a specialty. Tele phone No. 3232. DR. W. E. ALLEN, 612 NORTH WASH Ington avenue. DR. ANNA LAW. 308 WYOMING AVE. Office hours, 0-11 a. nr.. 1-8 p. m., 7-8 p. m. DR. L. M. GATES. 125 WASHINGTON avenue. Ofllce hours, 8 to a. m.. 1 90 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence 309 Madi son aevnue. DR. S. W. LAMEREATTX. A SPECIAL 1st on chronio diseases or the heart, lungs, liver, kidney and genlto urinary orguns, will occupy the ofllce or Dr. Rous, 232 Adams aevnue. Utiles hours, 1 to 5 p. m. DR. C. L. FREAS, SPECIALIST IN Rupture, Truss Fitting and Fat Reduc tion. Rooms 206 and 207 Mears Building. Office telephone 1301 Hours: 10 to 12, 1 to 4. 7 to W. O. ROOK. VETERINARY 8UR geon. Horses, Cattle and Dogs treated. Hospital, 124 Linden street, Scranton, Telephone, 2673. LawveM. FRANK E. BOYLE. ATTORNEY AND counsellor-at-law. Burr building, rooms 13 and 14, Washington avenue. EDWARD W. THAYER, ATT Y AT LAW, 211 Wyoming avenue. JEFFREY'S & RUDDY. ATTORNEYS-at-law, Commonwealth building. WARREN A KNAPP, ATTORNEYS and Counsellors at Law, Republican building, Washington avenue, Scranton, Pa. JE8SUP ft JESSUP. ATTORNEYS AND Counsellors at Law, Commonwealth building, Washington avenue. W. H. JESSUP. W. H. JESSUP. JR. PATTERSON A WILCOX. ATTOIt neys and Counsellors at Law; offlacs 6 and 8 Library building, Scranton, Pa. ROSEWELL II. PATTERSON, WILLIAM A. WILCOX. ALFRED HAND, WILLIAM J. HAND. Attorneys and Counsellors, Common wealth building. Rooms 19. 20 and 21. FRANK T. OKELL. ATTORNEY-AT. Law, Room t, Coal Exchange, Scranton, Pa. JAMES W. OAKFORD. ATTORNEY-at-Law, rooms 63, t and , Common wealth building. SAMUEL W. EDGAR, ATTORNEY-AT-Law. Office, 317 Spruce at., Scranton, Pa. lTaTwatres, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 423 Lackawanna ave., Scranton, Pa. URIH TOWNSEND, ATTORNEY-AT-Law, Dlmo Bank Building, Scranton. Money to loan in large sums at t per cent. C. R. PITCHER, ATTORNEY-AT-law, Commonwealth building, Scranton, Pa. C. COMEGYS. 821 SPRUCE STREET. D. B. HEPLOGLE, ATTORNEY LOANS negotiated on real estate security. Mears building, corner Washington ave nue anu Hpruce street. B. F. KILLAM. ATTORNEY TLAwT 120 Wyoming ave., Scranton, Pa. JAS. J. H. HAMILTON, ATTORNEY-AT-law, 45 Commonwealth bld'g. Scranton. WATSON. DIEHL ft HALL-Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law: Traders' Na tional Bank Building; rooms (, 7, 8, I and 10; third floor. Cloaks "d Millinery EXCLUSIVELY. NO TRASH Medium and Fine Goods Only We give you BETTER VALUE for year oney than any other house in this city. Store onen evenings till Holi days. ONE PKiCEJO ALL. 400-402 Lack An., Scranton, Pa. lllhli Mflillll (lllJWf lUlllMIilifi. 'iiMMiw ill Ttt- Architects. EDWARD H. DAVIS, ARCHITECT. Rooms 24, 25 and 20, Commonwealth building, Scranton. E. L. WALTER. ARCHITECT, OFFICE! rear of 606 Washington avenue. LEWIS HANCOCK. JR.. A RChItECtT 435 Spruce st., cor. Wash, ave., Scranton. BROWN ft MORRIS, ARCHITECTS! Price building, 12ti Washington avenue. Scranton. T. I. LACEY A SON. ARCHITECTS. Trader's Bank Kulldlng. AUcrntaii. O. F. KELLOW, 1004 W. LACK A. AVE. Dentists. DR. F. L. M'ORAW, 306 SPRUCI street. DR. H. F. REYNOLDS, OPP. P. O. DR. E. Y. HARRISON, 113 S. MAIN AVE. PR- C. C. LAUBACH, 115 Wyoming avs. R. M. 8TRATTON, OFFICE COAL EX. change. WELCOME C. SNOVrT 421 LACKaT ave. Hours, 9 to 1 and 2 to 6. Detectives. BARRING ft M'SWEENEY. COMMON, wealth building, lntcrstuto Secret Ser vice Agency. Dressmaker. MRS. M. E. DAVIS. 430 Adams avenue. Schools. SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA. Scranton, Pa., prepares boys and girls for college or business; thoroughly trains young children. Catalogue at re quest. REV. THOMAS M. CANN. WALTER H. BUELL. MISS WORCESTER'S KINDERGARTEN and School. 412 Adams avenue. Spring term April 13. Kindergarten 110 per term. See J. O. R.. CLARK ft CO.. SEEDMEN AND Nurserymen; store 140 Washington ave rue; green house, 13.V) North Main avo nue; store telephone, 7S2. Wire Screens. JOS. KUETTEL, REAR Ml LACK A. wsnna avenue. Scranton, Pa., manufao turcr of Wire Screens. Hotels and Restaurants. THE ELK CAFE. 125 and 127 FRANK, lin avenue. Rates reasonable. P. ZEIOLER. Proprietor SCRANTON HOUSE, NEAR P., L. A W. passenger depot. Conducted on ths European plan. VICTOR KOCH. Prop. WESTMINSTER HOTEL, Cor. Sixteenth St. nnd Irving Place. New York. Rates, $3.50 per day and upwards. (Ameri can plan.) GEO. MURRAY, Proprietor. Miscellaneous, BAUER'S ORCHESTRA-MUSIC FOR balls, picnics, parties, receptions, wed. dings and concert work furnished. For terms address R. J. Bauer, conductor, 117 Wyoming avenue, over Hulberfs music store. MEGARGEB BROTHERS, PRINTERS' supplies, envelopes, paper bags, twine. Warehouse, ISO Washington ave.. Scran, ton. Pa. FRANK P. BROWN A CO., WHOLE, sale dealers In Woodware, Cordage and Oil Cloth, 720 West Lackawanna ave. THOMAS AUBREY, EXPERT AC. countant and auditor. Rooms 19 and 20, Williams Building, opposite postoftlce. Agent for the Rex Fire Extinguisher. M CfcMiMtri'i Enall.a ltlaaB Urea rEflNYROYAL PILLS W s-u?iv wnBinoi Mil Ijr teme. Uru.rtftit ttor'ChicfUr gnglitk Via-, muad Brand In Med url Hold tue'&llia , iiftiihJ wltb blue ribbon. TsLe Iiohm nnd imitatiunt. At DraffffiaM, or tend 4h In tmiMi t f nurtlculari. ttinwaiivU uJ If tllvf for Ladle' imtmtr. by rctara ss at .Tisiis. r.ipiMi iraomiii. nam nw(ra Xrhlrhc-.l4-pCkklCv(lIi.dlMRryBr m hr Ml Issiwl Uruwiu sThlltiii? tarn