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THE SCRANTON TR1BUXE-SATUKDAY MOKNING, DECEMBER 18, 189.
3 Norton's Holiday Display Is now ready I .v for inspection, ; Call to see it and bring ' tbc Cbildreo along. Three Doors, 100 by 35 feet, for showing the goods Miscellaneous Books, Fancy Stationery, Games, Toys, Desks, Express Wagons, Rocking Horses, Sleds, Velocipedes, etc, etc., 322 Lackawanna Ave. Shavings The use of Shavings for bedding lor horses or cows k not New But put up like straw In Small Bales Is something new. . Cheaper Than Straw, Cleaner Than Straw, Better Than Straw. We keep it. i- The Weston Mill Co SCRANTON, OLYPHftST, CARBONDALE. ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT PAIN EXTRACTION OP TEETH WITH "ANAESTHENK." FyiEST DEN TAL. WORK IN THE CITY. DRS. HENW00D& WARD ELL 3:6 LACKAWANM AVE. STORY OF THE REFORMATION. M ill lie Presented to Haisc Money to 10Uii 11 HriidiiiR Hoom. The patriotic societies of the city have Ions felt the need of a general head quarters where they might have read ing rooms fur the nreommodatlon of their yuunpr men. After carefully con sidering the matter, they .decided to mnke an attempt to raise funds. Mrs. 11. K. Monroe's "Story of the Reforma tion or Life of Luther" was presented here several years ago and it gave such entire satisfaction that the patriotic societies decided to undertake the pres entation acain. They have engaged the Frothlnpham for Thursday. Friday and Saturday evenings, Dec. 17. IS and 19 with a matinee Dee. 19, Saturday. The rehear sals were organized on Thursday even- tag and a goodly number have respond ed to the invitation to assist in the presentation. Two hundred persons carefully selected from the various churches of the city will represent the leading events of the period. In six teenth century costume. The repre sentations will bo two allegorical pro cessions, Krfurth monk and choir hoys, Luther's famous trial at Worms, and Nuns leaving the convent. Mrs. Monroe tells the story of Luth er's life with the aid of elghty-tive stereoptlcon views, which connects the representations by home talent. Luth er's famous trial at Worms is the lead ing representation In which sixty men cf the city will appear. Details from three or four military organizations will act as guards of honor in the trial. The entertainment will include chorus es, solos, female chorus and male cho rus. The entertainment is considerable of a novelty, or combination, music, stereoptlcon views, lecture, etc. It has been presented In New Tork city, Host on, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wash ington, Pittsburg, Chicago, and scores of other cities, with frreat success and It has been previously presented here but this rendition is promised to be far more elaborate with new features added. The admission will he T, f0 and cents. Matinee, GO, 25 and 15 cents. The sale of reserved seats will open at the box office on and after Tuesday, Dec, 15. The patriotic societies are making strenuous efforts to raise a handsome sum of money for the reading rooms. Davidow Bros. make a great announcement that will surprise Scrantonians In next Sunday's Free Press and Klmira Telegram. Don't rail to read It. Holiday Slippers We have just What n you want; A- ; . Come now and get the best assortment ever known. All Kinds. V All Prices. All Winners. For Men, Boys, Youths; for Ladies, Misses and Children. All Leathers. All Shades. All Sizes. 410 Sprues Strut SCHANK SPENCER DECISION IN THE BEVAN WILL CASE , ... . . Register Hopkins Decides That the Tes. . tatrix Was Not o! Sound Mini . OPINION THAT HE HAS FILED Says the Language She L'ee'd Left No Doubt ia the Minds of Her Fricuds as to Her Mental CouditioaLct ters Testanicntnrv Uruntcd to tlic Contestant, Mary E. Ucvun, by the ' Register. The Bevan contested will case was jesteiday decided by Register W. S. Hopkins' In favor of the contestant. Mary K. Itevan. only daughter of the testatrix, the late Mrs. Mary I. Hevan, of Clark's Oreen. The case has excited unusual Inter est because of the parties 1.1-ing so generally known and because the amount at stake is In the neighborhood of $.".0,000 The estate in question is that of Rev. Dr. Kevan. who was one of Scranton's most prominent war-time citizens and who Is also remembered as the founder of the now nourishing Penn Avenue Baptist church. He died July 15, 1SS6. at Clark'B Oreen, where he went into retirement, and at his death bequeathed to his wife his entire estate, stipulating however that the real property should descend to his only daughter Mary K. Bevan, at the death of his wife. Mrs. lievan died Oct. 9. last, and when her will was read no end of comment and much surprise was occasioned from the fact that the daughter was cut on without a cent of the personal property. and bequeathed only the r'al estate. which at all events became ners ai ner mother's death. The daughter who Is now nearly 50 years of age never mar ried hut remained at home caring for her aged mother, to whom she was fondly attached and who she had al ways believed was well disposed to wards her. When therefore the con tents of the will were made known she was greatly sui prised and as she could attribute her mother s acuon io no oili er cause than an unsound mind sue loon steps to have the will broken. The will was offered for probate on Dec. 4. It read as follows: TEXT OF THE WILL. Mary L. Bevan. of Clark's Green, in hu mv nf l.nxcrne anil state of Penn sylvania, being of sound mind anil mem. o'ry, lo make and publish thin my list will ami testument. In words and ilgures following, that la to say: Virt that mv funeral expenses ami past debts be fully paid. Secoml, I KiVf. devise mill bequeath to my ilutighter, Mary 10. lievan, and unto her heirs, all my real estate. tii,-.i I iriv.. nnil devise unto my nephew. K. U Iewls, the sum of 12,000. Kourtn, I give anil oeviae 10 inr numr ui the Friendless, at No. s Hast Twenty ninth street. Ill the city of New York, In the state of New York, the sum of 1.0m, now In the hands of Mr. George Corny' estate. Sixth, the rest and resume or my imt sonal estate 1 give and devise unto tho follnwliiir societies: Women's Home .Mis sion society, Woman's Foreign Missionary societies, Society lor me r.micutiun oi Colored Ministers and the Publication so ciety 111 Philadelphia. These bequests are all Intended for the benetlt of the Baptist denomination in their different spheres in equal parts, to be shared and shared and shared alike. Seventh, and I thereby make, constitute and appoint Mr. Stephen A. Nortliup and Ueorge W. Decker executors of this my lust will and testament, with full pow r and authority to do all and every act necessary to be done by them to carry out and give effect to the provisions and lie quests herein made, in testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and attlxed my seal this aith day of September. ls8. (Heal) Mary L. Bevan. We, the undersigned, have signed tills, the last will ami testament of .Mary L. Bevnn, at her request. III her presence, and in the presence of each other, on the day and year aforesaid. M. H. Coon, H. E. Northup. OPINION OF THE REGISTER. A henrlng was had on the same day. Attorney A. D. Dean appearing for the contestant, and Attorney Milo Wilson for the will. Register Hopkins took th" testimony, and yesterday submitted the following opinion nullifying the will and giving his reasons for so do ing. In He: Estate of Marv L. Revan, deceased. Before W. S. Hopkins. Register of Wills of lju'kawanna County. tin 4th December. ISM. 8. A. Northup and Oeorge V. Decker, executors named In the will of Mary L. Bevan, deceased, ap peared before the register of wills of Lackawanna county and offered the will In question for probate. A caveat had been tiled by Mary E. Bevan, the only child of the decedent, on the 23rd of No vember, 1X!W, and a bond duly tiled as pro vided by law. The register fixed Friday, December 4th, 1sm, as the day when tho will might be offered for probate and witnesses would be heard on the part of contestant. The executors appeared with the subscribing witnesses to the will, and a large num ber of witnesses were heard on the part of contestant, and a further hearing was tlxed for Friday, December 11th, Pi'.Hi, when the testimony of contestant closed. The executors called no witnesses except the subscribing witnesses. The testimony of M. H. Coon, one of the subscribing wit nesses, was In effect ngalnst the validity of the will. In all twenty.four witnesses were culled on the part of contestant, and most of them were Intimately ac quainteil with the decedent and her fam ily and had been thus acquainted for many years. They unite' In pronouncing the hushund of decedent a. most kind ami considerate man, of great gentleness and of a forgiving nature. The daughter, Mary K. Bevan; the contestant, has de voted her life to the care of her parents. In all respects she was a most dutiful child. Industrious and slf-sacrlMcing In an exceptional degree. There was noth ing In the conduct of husband or child which could have caused the lack of af fection and consideration which was ex hibited toward both on the part of the de cedent. USED SHOCKING LANGUAGE . While she was the wife of a minister of the Gospel, a member of his church and a teacher in the Sunday school, she used such language in her home as shocked the ears of visitors, and left in their minds no doubt as to her mental condition. Num erous instances were related by witnesses of acts and conduct which cannot be read ily explained consistently with the state of soundness of mind. It Is charitable to look upon her conduct as that of an irre. sponsible agent, and her family and friends have long been In the habit of thus treating her nnd concealing her conduct as far as possible from the eyes of others. The testimony of B. F. Ackerly. esq., as sessor of South Abington township, clear ly shows that In 18X8. when the will was made she had not a clear perception of her own property. The testimony of Dr. B. F. Evans, who has been the family physician for many years, and whose experience as physician at the Hillside Home makes him especial ly qualified to decide upon mental disor ders, unqualitledly pronounced her of un sound mind at the date of the will. While Dr. Evans is the only expert called to prove the Insanity of the testatrix, and Is deemed by the register as the most im- fiortant witness, the law is well estab Isbed that non-experts can express their opinion as to the mental condition nf the testator after stating facts coming with in their knowledge, showing their means for forming an opinion. (1 Jarman on Wills, 115, 116. Rambler vs. Tryon, 7 8. ft It., 90. Orabill vs. Barr, 5 Pa. 441. Wil kinson vs. Pearson, 23 Pa., 11". liricker vs. Llghtner, 40 Ha. 199.) "Some lunatics nre callous to a Just sense of affection, decency or honor; they hate those without a cause who were for. merly most dear to them. Whenever It appears that a will Is the direct off-spring of partial Insanity or monomania under which the testator was laboring, It should be regarded as invalid, though his gen eral capacity be unlmpeached." (I ted Held on Wills, page 79.) "A testator muBt have a disposing mem ory. kBy this we understand one that Is canuBle of presenting to the testator all ' his property and all the persons who come reasonamv wiinin me range oi nis Doun ty." tRedfleld. page 123.) "It is essential that the testator have sufficient capacity to comprehend per fectly the .condition of his nrouei tv. his relations to' the persons who should be the objects of his bounty and the scope and bearing of the provisions of his will." (K"JHeld. page 130.) Tested by these requirements how does the will stand in this case? Did Mr. Hi van comprehend the condition of her proiierty? The will of her husband. Iraio iletan. offered in evidence, shows that she had only a life Interest in the home at Clark's Green; and had no rial etdate tJ devUe. Hence in giving this real estate to her daughter by her will she gave her nothing, us it was the daughter's absolute ly the moment the mother died.. The tes timony of the aseessor ulso shows that she hud no clear conception of her property. The names of the societies who are muda residual y ligu'tees were so Incomplete and their locution to indeiinite that it would be doubtful or Impossible to decide who were the beneficiaries intended tc tuke under the will. Thus the will itself becomes the strongest kind of evidence to show the testatrix's incompetency to make a valid will, leaving nothing what ever to an only child who had by her life long dutiful conduct earned the strongest claim upon her affection and bounty, (hows a lack of maternal affection that can only he accounted for by the existence of a disordered mind. Taking the evidence all together we have no hesitancy In deciding that the will of. fered for probate was not the will of a sound, disposing mind and memory, and accordingly probate of said will is re fused. Register Hopkins also granted letters testamentary, in the estate to the con testant Mary E. Bevan, she being the next of kin. DAY IN CRKWNAL COURT Nuziat Villard Placed on Trial for As saulting an o-Vear-Old Girl The Other Cases Tried. The greater part of yesterday's ser sion of criminal court was taken up with the trial of Nuziat Villard, a Mudtoun Italian, who was charged with having repeatedly attempted to ouliage of S-year-old Anna titavlun, an orphan, who with her brother Thomas tituvlan, boarded in the game house with hint. The child went on the stand and told a story that tainted Vlllaid us one of the most despicable brutes imaginable. He set up the defense that her broth er had a grudge against him and that he instigated the child to tell the story to revenge himself. The Jury however, could not believe that a veritable In fat as she was could be drilled to tell a story such as she related and after less than on hour's deliberation brought in a verdict of guilty. Ex Jtnlge V. H. Staton and Attorney Jo seph n'ltrien appeared for the defense and Hon. T. V. Powderly assisted In the prosecution. Tlie Scrunton Traction company withdrew the prosecution against Su pervisor James Ward, of Lackawannu township who was accused of malic iously causing dirt to be heaped on the company's Hacks in Minooka. SOLD LIQUOR ILLEGALLY. Anthony' Caffrey and Thomas Durkln were tried for selling liquor without a license . at a house on West Market street, opposite Cuslck's hotel. The prosecution wns William Ruddy, son of their landlord, who brought the prosecution, he said, because he did not a speak-easy in his father's houso. The defense alleged that the prosecution was a spite action. Much amusement was created by the unwilling witnesses, who admitted that they visited the place freqently but never saw any drinking going on. C. W. Dawson ap peared for the defense. The Jury was out at adjournment. The case of Carrie Geta, charged with forgery by D. D. Evans, the South Main avenue store keepr, was on at adjournment. Attorney R. J. Burke appeared for the defense. Mr. Evans avers that Miss Gctz Induced him to cash a check for 30 made out by her father and that when the bank refused to pav it, the father denied having made the check. He thereupon had the daughter arrested for forgery. The defense will be that it was some per son other than the daughter who pre sented the check. HE PLEADED GUILTT. Thomas McDonough pleaded guilty of the charge of malicious mischief preferred by P. J. Kelly, a Traction company conductor. McDonough was put off a car at Mlnooka because he refused to pay his fare and out of re venge threw a stone through the win dow of the next car thut came along. He was fined $1 and costs. Julia Dova, charged with assault and battery on Henry Burns, was found not guilty but directed to pay the costs. Frederick S. Roland was returned guilty of cracking the safe in William Mason's butcher shop at Olyphant and will be sentenced toduy. PIETRO SISTERS SENT TO JAIL. Discharged One nnd the I'nrcnU Wanted Her Nent to Poor House. Chief of Police Holding's office In city hals was almost besieged all day yes terday by persons coming to Inquire about lost pocket hooks. Mrs. William Delke, whose pocket was picked In the Leader store Thursday afternoon, came around and Identilied the pocketbook found In the busket of Mowers as be longing to her, nnd she Identified one of the pocketbooks found by the offi cers at the home of the girls as belong ing to one of her friends, who lost money within a week. Mayor Bailey gave" the three girls a hearing and held Mrs. Fllone, the 17-year-old sister and Lizzie Pietro, the 12-year-old one. In the sum of $500 ball for their appearance at court. The father and mother of the girls were present at the hearing, but they re fused to mnke any effort to secure ball for thein and saw .them go to Jail without as much as a tnr. The pris oners were very hysterical and wept continually. Mayor Bailey discharged the little girl, Mnry, 7 years old, and the parents did not want to take her. "What will, we do with her. then?" asked Mayor Bailey. "Send her to the poor house," the father replied. But they, dually took her home with them. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. (Under this heading short letters of In form will be published when accompa nied, for publication, by the writer's na,u-.. The Tribune will not be mid responsible for opinions here expressed.) C ard from Max Phillips. Mr. Nealls. I hereby notify you thot I have always paid my men and net councilmen Instead. If any one hus a cent or dollar coming b-t him come and I w ill puy him willingly. Max Phillips. FOOT BALL NOTES. L The Keystone'fool ball eleven and tho Brownies of the South Side will play Dec. I I at 2.3U on the James Boys' grounds. Manager Holthum, of the Keystone teuin. will put a strong eleven on the Held. They will line up as follows: C. Caiman, rlsht end: T. Conroy, right tackle; K. Yoiinu, right suard; C. Burham, center; H. Tay lor, left guard; H. l.ollft. left tackle: M. Day. left end; J. Ginger, right half; S. Holthum, left half; Jack Kearney, quar ter; Wllllum Knight, full buck. Inllummntory Hhcumntism Cured in 3 Days. Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind., says: "My wife had Inflnmatory rheumatism in every muscle and Joint her suffering wns terrible and her body and face were swollen almost be yond recognition; had been in bed for six weeks and had eight physicians but received no benefit until she tried the Mystic Cure for Rheumatism. It gave Immediate relief and she was able to walk about In three days. I am sure It saved her life." Sold by Carl Lorenz, druggist, Scranton, 418 Lackawanna avenue. Bring your card plate to The Tribune for printing TIGHE AND JUDGE FIGHT WAS A DRAW Tea Round Boxing Ccntest nt Excelsior A'.biciic Club's Rooms. BOTH MEN WERE EVENLY MATCHED They Weighed 130 Pom ds Kuiii t'pon Entering tko King, nnd Were Trained in Excellent ShnpcWheu the Tight Was Over Neither Was lInrtJudgc is Prom Fhiluilelnhiti. It Was lor a t'nise ol 930. The 10-round boxing match nt the rooms of the Excelsior Athletic club last night between John Tlghe, of the South Side, and Martin Judge, of Phil adelphia, ended In a draw. It was a nlp-ond-tuck tlirht from beginning to end, but it was a good one, neverthe less, and when It was over both men were unharmed and only slightly mark ed. Boxing, or prizefighting may be re garded as brtita!, but nevertheless at the ringside last night were doctors, lawyers, officeholders, nnd many prom inent business men. If it were put to a vote there would be almost an unani mous call for extra rounds to decide tho superiority of the. boxew, but both principals agreed when they entered the ring that If they were on their feet nt the end of the tenth round it would be a draw. Tlut there was roing to be a bout brtv.Ten Tlghe and Judge was kept very quiet for fear of Interference. The tick ets were $1 and they were In the shape of a receipt tor a month's dues in the JOHN TIGHE, Fought a Draw with Murlin Judge, cf Philadelphia. club. Any one that wanted to Join for a month paid his dollar, got his ticket and kept quiet. The way to the rooms was well sentineled. There was a man nt the street door, one at the first lunding on the stairway and one taking tickets at the head of the stairway. The ring was In the center of the room with seats on both ends. When the exorcises begun, the spectators num bered nearly 200. MEN IN GOOD CONDITION. Tlghe had been In training four weeks and was handled by Richard Ravers and P. J Hopkins. He was in tine condition. Judge was likewise well trained. He arrived in Scranton at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, accomp anied by Joe Wlllischeck end Harry Marx. Captain P. J. Durkln. of the Excelsiors, hud both of them weighed and each tipped the scale at 1118 pounds. At 9.30 John J. Collins, secretary of the otph, Ktepped into the ring and announced thut there would be two preliminary bouts, th'e first between two members of the club, John Dab y, of the West Side, and Patrick Lankan, of the South Side, 112 pound artists; and the second between John McKen na, formerly of Trenton, now of Scran ton, and John Boland. Both bouts were tame. At 10.05 Judge entered the ring with his seconds, Wlllischeck and Marx, and he was followed a minute later by Tigh, Both men were cheered as they mide their appearance. Judge had a black eye that he received In a setto with Wlllischeck while training yester day. Tlghe's seconds were Richard Eavers and P. J. Hopkins. Joseph J. McNally. president of the club, was acceptable to bath parties ns referee, and he fined the bill completely anil Impartially. John J. Kenondy, of South Washington avenue, was timekeepr. At 10.16 time was called and the fight began. After a few seconds of spar ring around measuring each other up, Judge led out a strlght left hander on Tlghe's face. The rest of the round was give and take with an occasional clinch with no hard blows struck. TIGHE LED OFF. In the second round Tighe led out with his left, for the fare. Judge duck ed the blow, caught Tighe around the waist and upset him upside down. Tlghe afterward got In two swift left hand leads on Judge's face and made him snort. The round ended In n clinch. The third round was composed of clever ducking by both men. Tighe drew blood from his opponct In the fourth round and delivered thiee hard blows on Judge'" face, but he got paid back for If in the fifth and sixth rounds. The se- and eighth WE A1E QIC ALL OUR 'ii?ii i Dry SATURDAY. Children's Coats. At a hip; reduction from former prices, we have a nice assortment of stylish garments. Special prices in all Latiis' Goats and Gapes English Curl TJoucle Coats, new cut, a perfect fitting Coat, worth Si 0.00, for only .$6.95 Irish Frcize Coats, in brown and grey mixtures, were S6.50; now only. . . .$3.95 We continue our sale of Tine Dress Goods and asnre you we are giving the greatest bargains of the season. rounds showed both fighters puffing and they wer. not as active as in the preceding rounds. The ninth round consisted of lively lu-Iighting and clinching and as they wer. breaking away Tlghe landed a scorching blow on Judge's face and staggered him, and was following It up with another when time was called. The tenth and last round wns a little In the Philadelphia's favor. He struck Tlcije two nurd blows on the Jaw. and gave him one or two in the ribs. When time was cabid Referee McNally an nounced the bout a draw, and the de cision was satisfactory to everybody BEFORE ALDERMAN MILLER. Three Lnw Breakers Arraigned in tiio Eighth Wnrd Court Yesterday. Charles Boyer dtove a double team attached to the big Union Transfer von with a load of furniture to Wilkes Itarre Thursday, collected Jlii, got drunk, had a collision with a street tar nt Mudtown nnd left the Injuied horses and damaged wagon by the wayside, while he came on to this city. Manager H. F. Fcrber, of the Transfer company had him arrested and ar rangtd before Alderman 'Millar who sent him to jail In default of $r,00 bail. J. II. Hunter, his wife alb god came home from the bartenders' ball and beat her. early yesterday morning. Special Ollicer Tom Jordan arrested him at his home In the Burr building, after a hard fight and Alderman Mil lar held him in $:h0 bail. H. H. Black rented a tandem from Isaac Harrison, cf Franklin avenue. When he returned from his ride, Har rison claimed the machine was dam aged. Black refused to pay for any damage. Harrison thereupon grabbed Pluck's overcoat and locked It In the safe. Harrison was arrested, but re fused to give up the coat. Alderman Mlllur h. Id him In $500 ball to answer tht charge of larceny. Don't Fail to Hend the Sunday Free Press and Elmlra Teltgrnm next Sunday in regard to Davidow Bros.' great announcement. SOME POLICE STATISTICS. Show That Scranton is lichiid Other Cities of the Country. Chief of Police Robling on December 3 uddressed to the chief of police of thirty cities In the United States, some that compare with Scranton, others that surpass it In population, and more that are not as large as It, with a view toward securing information showing the relative size of the police depart ment to the population of each; and up to yesterday he received replies and the necessary data from twenty-three of the cities. One thing Is clearly shown, anil that Is that Scranton with Its reputation for progrcssiveness and up-to-dateness is behind her sister municipalities in her police department. Scranton has at least 100,000 population and has only f,0 police. The arrests average 2,500 a year and the aount uf tines will this year be over $4,000. Thirteen of the twenty-three cltlsM heard from have a policeman for less than every 1.000 population, and the other cities have not a sreater aver age than 1,200 population for each po liceman. The data secured by Chief Robling can be found In the following table: 3 I B Louisville, Ky. , Kansas City, Mo, Ih-nver ..1215.01)01200; ,.1170,0001150' ..ll55,OnOdOK ,.150,IW130 ..ll45.Wi275 ,.iia7,uU0i23: ..i;,uooiii3i ..IlL'.'i.OOOi.Vi' ..1120,0001 76 IliCOiWilSO! ..1100,01101121; ..llOW.OOOllM! 8,103 $ 4,000 8.7411 21.S80 8.8481 9,429 ,(i,oi0 Indianapolis .. Providence, M, I. i,lt( 5.121 4.87fl 2.8751 i. to. i 9.90 10,287 8.6U9 Columbus, O Toledo, O Alleghany, Pa. .., Syracuse, N. V. ., Worcester, Mass. 4,131! 4.5941 3.7401 10,170 3.1mi 4,197 5,4121 Full River, Mass. , Itittcrson, N. J. . Richmond, Va. ... Grand ltupids, Mic Cambridge, Mass. Reading, I'u Davton, O Wilmington. Del. . Hartford, Conn. . Troy. N. Y Camden, N. J Trenton. N. J Lynn, Mass i Ki.O'WilOOi 90.000 112: 9i,o;Mijli)l, M.oooi 55 WI.OIIOI USi 7o,iioii 73 70.0001 75' 0S.ooo;pqi (ia.uool (12 ll'i.oool iT lio.OOOl 00; 1.8981 3.1 S0 1,092 K.000 8,IHIi 4,9.) 3.HWI 2,333 00 5.273! 2,0891 807 00 2.4181 2,8941 4,580 nn ;2.81t5 t'nable to say; No account. The Sunday Free Press. next Sunday will contain a great sur prise for the public in Davidow Bros.' business announcement. To Cure a Cold in Ono Day. Take laxative Eromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If it tails to cure. 25c. DON'T BE FOOLED by the representations of the wily advertising solicitor who decries the honest efforts of The Tribune to protect the advertising fraternity from the ghoulish desires of some newspapers to make up losses of the dull( months by hoodwinking their advertisers during the holiday season. We are not believers In this kind of rot, and propose to continue our system on Its merits. The money spent for advertising in the regular editions of The Tribune bears fruit immediately. ATTENTION TO DRY GOODS AO Goods MONDAY BARGAINS. All 5c. Trints for ?,.c All 5c. Ginghams for Ic Indigo P.lue Prints 4c. Cc. Shakei Flannel 4c. ioc. Outing Flannel' .Sc. .Sc. P.rown Muslin 3c. 7jc. Lonsdale Muslin 5ic 17c. 9-4 Provn Sheelin;; 13c. 1 ye. y-4 Pletichcd Sheeting 16c. Remnants in sheeting and pillow case muslin at cost. $1.25 Comforts for $1.00 S4.00 all-wool White l'lankcts $3-5" $6.00 all-wool White P.lankets $5.25 5c. Twill Cotton Crash .3c. ioc. all Linen Crash 5c. 40c. l!ufr and White Table Linen 27c. 30c. Turked Red Table Linen 23c. 75c. Cream Table Damask 59c. 50c. Fxtra Heavy Damask 39c. Otitis p.nd Ends of 75c. Linen for 49c. Broken assortments of Napkins at cost. 415, 417 Lackawanna Gliristmas Presents The best way of fiodine oat what you want for Holiday Gifts or need in Ibc china closet, is to visit our well stocked store A look at the fine display of CHINA, CUT GLAS3, SILVERWARE, CARVING SETS, ETC will be convincing as to its beauty and quality. The answer to a q ies lion or two about the price will be equally convincing as to its cheapness. Tbc stock is the largest in the city. New Llres of Rook- . . a wood and Libbcy's OUT, VjllQSS CHINA HALL, MILLAR & PECK, 134 Wyoming Avenue. Walk in and look around. Open Evenings, EXAMINED FREE. You can save money by buying specta cles of Sllverstone, the eye specialist, at 309 Lackawanna avenue, onely one flight over the Lehigh Valley ticket office. The following prices will satisfy you that they are the cheapest In the city: Solid gold rim mod spectacles at $3.50 per pair; filled bows at 32;'nlckle bows from 50c. to 31.50; aluminum bows from 75c. to 32.00; colored glasses from 25c. to $1.25. We have a largo line of reading glasses, the best In the market, at 25c. per pair. Opera and mag nifying glasses at reduced prices. Of fice hours, 8 a. m. to 12m.; 1 to 0 p. m. Remember that your eyes will be exam ined free and satisfaction Is guaranteed. Sensible Presents for the Hoys. Hny one of our Klilil EKS or SUITS. The Cutest Styles AT $1.98 & $2.98 CALL AND SEKTrlEM. Kiamer Bros,, THE POPULAR CLOTHIERS, 325 LACKhWJNM AVE. TH1ELE School of Music, 5:0 Spruce St Mrs. Katharine Thiele, Voice Training, Solo Singing Ernest Thiele, Violin, Piano, 'Cello ensemble. Both teachers at celebrated Scharwcnka Conservatory, New York. Also other competent teachers engaged. Mr. Thhlc is tbc successor to the lat; HERR KOPFF. and ASSURE CUSTOMERS PROMPT AND POLITE SERVICE. A Avenue, Scranton, We offer about 50 Boys 3-piece Suits, (short pants), sizes 12 to 16 years, at al most nothing. These Suits are heavy weight, nice mixtures, and formerly sold for $7.00, $8.00 and $10.00. Choice for $5.00 EACH C!iHlmMeBMurnishfa, Of the best makes and styles at prices that will astonish you. Everybody buys at the same price. lit S ill 416 LACKAWANNA tVEXUL DENTAL WORK. If yon have any Dental Work you want dono you will save money by scolng me before go ing elsewhere. Whou I say I am Inserting GOLD AND SILVER FILLINGS Guaranteed to aavo tho teeth from further decay. I moan it. I am doing the very best dental work at lowor prices tlian others and can prove it by calling at my office. Exami nation coats you nothing. If yon want a gold crown or TEETH WITHOUT A PLATE Called Crown and Brldgo Work. Remember, I make onlr one irrade the very beat !!K. golu and good weight and the prlca is right. 1 ununui it 316 Sprnce Street, Next Door to Hotel Jermyn. THE KEELEY CURE Why let your home and bnaineas be destroy ed through atroni( drink or morpbtae. wbaa you can be cured in four weeks at tho Ktawy Institute, 718 Madison nvrnne ScraaHon, Pa. I he Cure Will Bear Uv.stnjatloa. Mm e (WiH o HIT t DENTIST Notions. We are displaying a very large assortment of l'laiii and Swiss Embroidered Handkerchiefs. Xever before have we had such a large and varied stock of Kid Gloves. at $1.00 we believe we give the best glove ob tainable, a reasonable guarantee with every pair. Umbrellas. A large assortment of Ladies' and Gents Umbrellas, suitable for the holiday trade. A very choice selection of I land-painted Plaques and Rose Jars, Handkerchief Moxes, Glove Poxes, Sterling Silver Novelties, rock et Hooks. Fancy Garters, Atomizers, Jewel Cases, Hand Mirrors, Aplique Pillow Shams, Table Sets etc., etc. N, Pa.