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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY. MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 189.
A Shower of ; Books for Xmas would be surprising, but no more so (ban the collection of prices we have here. Your favorite book all the latest publications we have. Fine Illustrated Books, ' ' ' Fine Bound Book's, -' In single vols, and sets, All the desirable New Books, All the desirable Standard Books, ( ' In cloth and leather covers, Children's and Youths' Books, la great variety of styles and prices, Bibles, all sizes and styles, from the small pocket size to pulpit size, Sabbath School Books,. : Library Books, all grades, Calendars and Booklets, all sorts , Prayer Books and Hymnals, Fine Stationery In Cabinets, Gold Pens In Pearl and other Holders, Gold and Silver Pencil Cases, Gold and Silver Watch Chain Novelties. Leather Portmonnies and Wallets Toilet Cases, Writing Cases, , Photo Albums, Scrap Albums, Games of Amusement, large Toys, in Wood, Iron and Steel. NORTON'S ... . 322 Lackawanna Ave. Shavings ., , The use of Shavings for bedding lor horses or cows is not New., ; ; - But put up like straw In , Small Bales - i Is eomething new. a i Cheaper Than Straw, ' Cleaner Than Straw, Better Than Straw. ' i ,, We keep It. . , ' The Weston Mill Go .'ttRANTON, OLVPHANT, CAR80T.DALE. ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT PAIN EXTRACTION OP TEETH WITH "ANAESTHENE." FINEST DEN- . . TAL WORK IN THE CIT7. DRS. HENWOOD & WARD ELL . 3!6 LACKAWANNV AVE. PERSONAL. August Robinson U in the metropolis. Dr. J. K. Bentley and Dr. Lackey, of tne North Knd, are Dome irom iNew lorn. Mrs. Newland TSardner, of Main avenue, Is the guest of relatives In Brooklyn, N. P. J. Casey, of Casey Bros., retifrned yesterday from a two-day visit l Mew W. H. Rmallrlilire ami Wllllnm Markov have returned from a hunting trip to Her- noK center. ' . Hon. and Mrs. W. L. Connell returned .last evening front a lew .days' sojourn in -jxw iorK cuy. - Mr. and Mrs. B, B. Atherton. of North Main avenue, are entertaining Miss Drake, of I,ackawanna. Miss Lizzie Tompkins, of Plttston, was the guest of friends in this city for tcv- ral days this week. Miss Mary Dourhertv. of Foster. hn rr. turned to her home after spending a few nays wiin inenus in mis cuy. l i. '"v. 1 1JePew mu Mrs. war. fn uepew nave Deen in New York the ew days doing Christmas shopping. Mrs. H. E. Mnnmo whi la Ailing jMBiiiB eiiKttKemeni lecturing at tne r Totti lnham. Is stopping at the Faurot. House, on Washington avenue. -.R.LV" P A, Dony WM calwi to' officiate at the wedding of George D. Da vies and Miss Fannie Stanton, at Carbondale, Wednesday. The ceremonies took place at 6 p. m. at the home of the brkle's par ents. and was attended by friends from Wyoming, Avoca, Unlondale, Waymart fna flcranton. . . ;' ; ," ; :- . ; : V Keep Warm. - , . A Very flne ' assortment ' bf single blankets, suitable for bath or loung ing robes, also white wool blankets of superior quality ranging- In price from 13.00 to $10,00. Mears & Hagen. HELD AT THE P0ST0FFICE. 'tterchaa'dise tor Earope Has Beea Improperly Mailed. Nearly a scorevof mail packages con taining Christmas presents and ad dressed to points In European coun tries are held at the Scran ton post office because the packages have been Improperly prepared. It is not gener ally known that merchandise destined for most foreign, countries should be sealed and stamped at' letter postage rates. That is required by the interna tional postal -laws.- The packages held do not contain the names of the senders and . will even tually be sent to the dead, letter office If the owiiers do not call hd Identify them. Many of the- -parcels are strongly wrapped and if destined for points In this continent would pass inspection. Among the lot are sev eral newspapers with merchandise con cealed Inside. V- ' 4 .rT 'J .. Bring your card plate to The Tribune for printing WEST SIDE VIADUCT :? VIRTUALLY KILLED 4V M Ovefpur jen$4 Witji Death-Deal. Jt AmeifdBjioti. . PROCEEDINGS BECAME. FARCICAL After Mr. Noon Asked to Have In cluded a Viaduct for Bcllevno Mr. Keller Proposed expending a Mil lioa Dollars for Constructing Via ducts Over All Kallread Crossings and Wound I'p by Attacking the Present Viaduct Project in a Very Vigorous Manner. Councils last night got the awfullest dose of viaduct it . ever experienced and the viaduct got in return an equal aw ful dose of councils. The ordinance passed on first and second reading but it passed in such shape that the West Side itself' will toss up a penny to de cide whether or not it is favorable to it. Mr. Gilroy amended It by talking on a $40,000 amendment for the opening of Wyoming avenue. Mr. Reagan loaded on 112,000 more for the opening of Hampton Btreet Mr. -Gordon moved to put in a $30,000 clause for opening North Sumner avenue; Mr. Noone wanted $30,000 added for a viaduct over the tracks between Meridian and Emmet street and as John R. Farr, A. M. Morse and E. M. Clarke, the viaduct com mittee of the West Side board of trade, was being carried out limp and life less, Mr. Kellar offered as an amend ment to Mr. Noone's amendment that viaducts be built over all railroad crossings and that $1,000,000 be aupro prtaed for the purpose. Captain Moir was looking around for a slip of paper on which to write an amendment calling for $10,000 to fix up the old Center street police station and Mr. Keller fixed ud one for IHO.OOO to extend Vine street, but there was no more room on the ordinance for the Insertion of amendments and council called a halt. Just as they go through with all this a resolution came over from Select council, looking to the erection of a viaduct from the lower end of Lacka wanna avenue to Nealls court, where It Intersects Ninth stret. MR. OLIVER'S MOTION. The bother was started by Mr. Oliver's motion to take the viaduct ordinance from the hands of the streets and bridges committee. Mr. Gilroy, whose property will have to be pur chased if Wyoming avenue is opened. Bald he would oppose this motion un less the promotors 01 me projri restrain their objection to having It ij t vaults thoueht the ordinance had' been In the hands of the committee long enougn hi u ""-"": ments or no amendments It should " h4 hmme. Mr. Oliver beg- ged them not to tinker with the ordinance as sum "" jeopardise It. It has to be passed through both branches of councils And adver tised, thirty days prior to the election, he said, and any delay would be dang er ous. A vote was taken and the motion to place the ordinance befove the house carried. Aves R E Thomas, Simon Thomas, Ro gM Moir, Ventel. O. Wlrth Sweeney. Nealls. Oliver, Norton. Orler-ll. Nays-Loftus Gordon, Gilroy, Hana ghan, Zeldler, Noone, W lrth-7. Then the ordinance was called up on first reading. Mr. Regan offered an amendment that the amount be in creased $12,000 for the purpose of open ing Hampton street, between Meridian and Fellows street. It was adopted, o f-w f the Hvde Park members vot ing In the negative. Mr. Gilroy then orterea an amenumeiii. Increasing the amount $40,000, to open Wyoming avenue, . between Pine and Ash streets. Mr. Nealls pleaded with his colleagues not to burden the ordinance with these deuth dealing amendments. The city could only be bonded for about $200,000 and the ordinance with the proposed amendment would'exceed that amount. If the limit is exceeded the ordinance Is Illegal" and tha whole thing must fall. Mr.Flanaghan made a lengthy speech in which he accused the West Side of the basest selfishness, because, after being given the Linden Btreet bridge only a year ago and now expecting the West Lackawanna avenue viaduct it Is not willing that the central city and Pine Brook should have a little (hint, lllro tti4 evtennlnn of A. street. I nless the Wyomlrtg avenue amend ment is attached, he said nls constitu ents would assuredly vote againBt the viaduct. IT WAS THE CENTRAL CITY. Mr. Oliver once and for all wanted It understood that It was the central city and not Hyde Park that projected, promoted and secured the Linden street bridge. Hyde Park favored It at the solicitation of the central city. It was of little benefit to Hyde Park and in a mnnner was jUBt the opposite to a blessing as it is proving a detriment to the viaduct project, in which Hyde Purk Is Interested as It was never be fore Interested In any improvement. Mr. Oliver characterized the contem plated amending of the ordinance as a fatal over flooding and said It was an injustice to jeopardise at this time when everything looked so rosy, for an Improvement which the people had been clamoring for continuously during the last twenty years. Mr. Gilroy would not admit that his amendment would overload the ordin ance,, but contrnded that it would be a great benefit inasmuch as it would bring l.fiOO votes to Its support on elec tion day, w hich would be against it. if the amendment was absent. He also argued that the people down his way had been clamoring for the opening of Wyoming avenue for twenty years and the city at large was unanimously in favor of the extension, as Wyoming avenue Is the widest, most beautiful and easiest street in the matter of grads In the city and when opened through to the North End will be the city's most prominent thoroughfare. Mr. Zeldler spoke In the same strain. Mr. iVealis said he would be satisfied to accept the?e two amendments, as far as he was concerned, provided the two districts affected by the amendments, would guarantee a hearty support for the measure on election day. - Mr. Gil roy answered that the amendment was accompanied by the pledge of his con stituents. Mr. Moir was afraid the ordinance wouldn't pass with the proposed amend ments. There was no precedent for adding various foreign amendments to specific ordinance. He was In favor of opening Wyoming avenue, but he be lieved the proper way to go about was to have the estimates committee ap propriate money for.lt. He and ex Councilman C. H. Bchadt one time In terested themselves in the matter and figured that Wyoming avenue could be opened for $7,500. Mr. Gilroy 'owned property there however and was better prepared to say what U would cost. At all events he didn't think the figure would he too high to be handled by the estimates committee. It council Insist ed in sending to the people the question of bonding the city to 6pen streets. there would be general disgust and the. whole protect would be defeated Mr Gilroy. admitted that the improvement! could oe maae ror ku.ouo possibly, but he thought it better to ask for enouirh while he was at It,' ' AROUSED OLIVER'S IRE. Mr. Flanaghan said that he wasn't altogether In favor of the viaduct, or any other' project that was virtually ror tne o?nent or a couple or corpora tions. This aroused the ire of Mr. Oli ver who responded very tartly that the corporations referred to Instead pf be ing back of the viaduct wero unfavor ably lisposfd towards It, It is the IS,-. lout people passing. over the West Lavka- whiiiiu utt'tiut; ciminK Ullliy w no pn: demanding the viaduct. , Mr.iilruy'n amendment was then put to theshouMf and carried. Only a Small Jiumlter vjitei tat it and Captain Moir was the only memlicr to vote against It. The West Side members, seemed to have lost all interest in the viaduct und everything else. Next came Mr. Gordon with his amendment to extend North Svimner avenue to Putnam street In the Second ward, In order to open a way to the school house In course of erection there. He pledped the support of Providence for the viaduct if his amendment was adopted. It was lost however on a tie vote. Mr. Moir wanted a few minutes grace to lix up an amendment for the repair of the old station house, tut there were too many behind him waiting with amendments to permit any delay. Mr. Keller In order to help along the force Introduced an amendment for opening Vine street at a cost of $20,000 but It was lablfd. because It was defectively drawn. Then Mr. Noone, in all serious ness, proposed adding a $30,000 viaduct to span the Delaware. Lackawanna and Western tracks between F.mmelt and Meridian streets. Mr. Kellar. verbally offered as an amendment to the amend ment that viaducts be built over every railroad crossing in the city and that the city be bonded In the sum of $100. OOC.OOO to do this. This nettled the gen tlemen from Uellevuo but they stuck to their measure and succeeded in giving it tho support of two votes. MR. KELLEY'S ARGUMENT. On motion of Mr. Nealls the ordin ance as amended was called up on llrst reading. It was about to be passed when Mr. Keller took the floor and In a flow and deliberate manner tore up the viaduct proposition from stem to stern. A viaduct with an 8 per cent. Trade and a sharp curve at its landing, situated as this one is to be will be of no beneflt. Teamsters and pedestrians will continue to use the old roadway. The viaduct will cause the watchfulness at the crossing to be lessened. The crosslnz Itself will be more or less narrowed and blockaded by reason of the viaduct. The danger will be Increased instead of diminished. The only one to derive any benefit from the viaduct will be the street car com pany. He was In favor of a viaduct hut he would no longer favor any via duct project that contemplates doing the thin: in a cheap John manner. It would be better to spend $400,000 in building a viaduct that would be a viaduct, one covering the entire width of the street and havlns room for something more than merely two street car tracks, than to waste $200,000 in building a viaduct of no practical use, and in many ways an Injury, rather than a benefit. The thing to do is to kill the present ordinance and wait until the citv can afford to build one that will do for all time. . . This was a cold shower h h to the chilled West Slders and tl V voted only In a half hearted mann for the passage of the ordinance on rst and second readings. About th ? votes were cast for It and no one 10k the trouble to vote against it. I The ordinance for bonding . he city for $200,000 to establish a municipal electric light plant was favorably re ported from the llsht and water com mlttee and passed on first and second readings, OTHER BUSINESS. An ordinance for fiasstone sidewalks and paved gutters on Emmet street, between the river and Railroad ave nue, and an ordinance providing for two electric lights In the Sixth ward also passed first and second readings. Mr. Gilroy introduced a resolution dl rectlng the city engineer to make plans and an estimate of the cost of opening Wyoming avenue as provided in an amendment to the viaduct ordinance. Philip Worth Introduced a resolution dlrectln? the Traction com pany to guard Its "T" rails with plank ing or suffer the street commissioner to do it at their expense. Mr. Noore Introduced a resolution permitting the Economy Steam Heat and Power com pany to extend its mains from Spruce street to the new Nay Aug engine house, providing that extension Is of no expense to the city. All three reso lutions were adopted. Adjournment was made until Wed nesday, Dec. 30. SELECT COUNCIL MEETIN0. Big Batch of Business Considered by the City's Senators. , There is to be no rest for the lunch wagon proprietors apparently. At last nlirht's meeting of Select council Mr. Chittenden Introduced a resolution making It unlawful to station a lunch wagon on any of the public streets of the city. The mayor was directed to revoke the permits for the lunch wag' ons that now exist and to enforce the provisions of the city ordinance. This resolution passed without debate or opposition of any kind. Mr. Fellows, the member from the Fifteenth, came forward with a plan for a new kind of a viaduct. The plan was exploited in a resolution instruct ing the city engineer before the next meeting of Select council to prepare plans and specifications and an esti mate of cost of a viaduct to begin at the south end of the Lackawanna ave nue bridge and end at the intersection of Robinson and Ninth streets. The city engineer is also asked to report the damage to property that would result. The resolution passed and was im mediately sent over to the common council where It was also acted npon favorably. The Sproats matter came up for an airing azaln when a communication from Mayor Bailey was read appoint ing John Lowry to succeed William T. Sproats as permanent man at the Franklin engine house. Mr. Kearney, the member from the Third and Mr. Manley of the Twelfth made an effort to have the rules suspended and the Holiday Slippers- We have just What you want. Come now and get the best assortment ever known. All Kinds. All Prices. AH Winners. For Men, Boys, Youths; for Ladies, Misses and Children, All Leathers. All Shades. All Sizes, - 410 Spruca Street SGUflHK SPKIt, appointment confirmed but It was un successful. The appointment went to the fire department committee for con sideration. . Immediately afterwards the mayor's appointment of Rudolph Cuenzli as In rperto'r of the Kellura court sewer and the appointment of illluin Pickus as permanent man. of the Neptune engine company to succeed Charlea Wlrth, re signed, were read, the rules were sus pended by a two-thirds vote and the appointments were forthwith confirmed. FOR AND AGAINST PORTICOS. Under the head of reports of commit tees a committee reported favorably on an ordinance allowlnc porticos to be erected on certain kinds of buildings. Mr. Chittenden moved that the report be received and action on the ordinance indetinitely postponed. "If we open th? door to this sort of thing we can't tell where It will etos." he said. This mo tion percipltated quite a lengthy de bae in which Messrs. Chittenden, Wag ner, Durr and Roche participated. Mr. Chittenden maintained that if the city allowed the erection of porticos it would eventually be "ompelled to abolish them as other cities have. The re moval of them after being erected by consent of councils would probably Involve the city in many suits for dam ages to cause their removal. Mr. - Roche said it was proper that the ordinance should be read and come regularly before the body that the members might decide whether or not it l good, bad or indifferent. He said that porticos exist In New York, Bos ton and many other large cities and if they are good for these cities they ought to be good for Scranton. If the ordinancexwas properly safe-grounded he thought its passage would be a good thing. Mr. Durr held that the ordinance was unconstitutional for the reason that It would be special legislation while Mr. Wasner contended that Mr. Chittenden's motion was Improper for the reason that council could not In definitely postpone action on an ordinance that was not before it. He held that the only thing before them for consideration was the report of the committee with reference to the ordinance. Mr. Chittenden's motion was put by the chair and was adopted by the following vote: Yeas Ross, Finn, Kearney, Thomas, Clark, Durr, Chittenden, Robinson, Man ley, Lansing, Burns, Krable, Coyne, Mo Andrew H. m Nays Williams, Roche, Wagner, Fel lows, Schroeder, Sanderson 6. Mayor Bailey returned without his approval the resolution allowing the deaf mutes of the city to hold a liter ary entertainment in the council cham ber every Friday night on the ground that it would be a dangerous prece dent to establish. Councllmun Will iams, of the Fifteenth ward, moved that the resolution pass notwithstand ing the mayor's veto, but it was de feated. The majority of the votes cast for overriding the mayor's veto came from Democrats. CITY DAMAGE CASES. The Joint special committee to whom. In conjunction with the city solicitor, were referred claims pending in court against the city for damages, for the purpose of securing, if possible, a compromise thereof, presenieu a par tial report through Chairman Chitten den, in which they recommended the payment of the following amounts to claimants: Domlnlrk Healey, 11,000; D. C. Gorman, estate. 1150; James Healey. C0O; White, es tate, 400; Catharine DeLaoy, 300; Thom as P. Jones. $500; II. B. Lackey. $200; W. P Gilroy, t)0; John Long, estate, $1,0); Ann O'Hura, $1W; John Jones, $120:. Mrs. N. Brennan, $7R; Anthony McHale, 7.V. M. J. Ruddy, estate, $120; James Ruddy, $120; Patrick Kutehen, $120; KVank Slate, $100; Mary A. McCommon, $05; Helen J. Henchler, $10; Patrick Crossln, $40; N. C. Mayo, 50; A. W. Marlot, $90; Henry J. Da. vis. $90; William C. Jones, $80; E. A. Bur ras, $t0; lra R. Lees, $100; M. L. Lee, $100; Fanny Aswell, $400; Fanny Aswell, $300; John Aswell, $300; Rosser Reynolds, 25; Amelia Goerlng, $50; William McWilliums, $! D. H. Jones, $50; Alfred Payne, $2t); Mary Hurst, $150; Mary Fisher, $50; Will iam Maner, estate, $150; Wolfund Meyers, $80; James Sniffer, $100; W. D. Jones, $75; James Terwllllger, $50; Joseph Ansley, Jr., and James Sniffer. $350; Sarah Hale, $100; Henry May, $200: William Glsner, $400 ; 8. K. Addyman, 150; Theodore ghotto, $100; Samuel Boorem, $150; R. M. Lindsay, I'JOO. The total amount of these claims ap proved by the committee Is $10,405. T'ne amounts allowed by the viewers ap pointed by the court In these cases was $15,170.9. The committee presented a resolu tion agreeing to allow the amounts re ported to be entered up as Judgments against the city provided responsible persons agree to take assignments cf all such Judgments and permit the city to pay the same at the rate of not more than $5,000 per annum, beginning April 1, 1897, the city to have the option, however, to pay more rapidly if It shall see fit The resolution vas adopted. Several responsible persons . stand ready to take an assignment of the claims according to the terms of the resolution. NEW BUSINESS. The following new resolutions were adopted besides the ones referred to above: Williams Directing the city engineer to prepare a mup or sewer cll-urlct to in dude all territory In the Fifth, Sixth, Fif teenth und Eighteenth wards that mxy be drained oy a main sewer uiong Luserno street; directing city engineer to prepare plans or grading or snerman avenutt. Wagner Directing the city clerk to re advertize for bids for paving Mulberry street. An ordinance was Introduced provid ing for narrowing the roadway and widening the sidewalks of Columbia Btreet from the Boulevard to Vvashing ton avenue and referred to commit tee. A number of ordinances were passed on first and second reading. There were no ordinances for third reading. The streets and bridges committee reported in favor of awurdlng the con tract for the erection of a culvert on Bloom avenue to M. A. Donahue and the report was adopted. PRISONERS FOR THE PEN. Six Will Be Takes to Philadelphia This Morning by Kheriff demons. Six prisoners will be taken from the county tall to the penitentiary this morning by Sheriff demons. The six are John Hicks, Wm. Palmer, Clement Arnold, Fred S. Rowland, John Shumasky, and Murzlat Villard. Hicks was convicted of robbing Bert Cisco, of Green Ridge, and was sen tenced to snend two years In Cherry Hill. Arnold was convicted of shooting Joseph F. Hocking, of Carbondale, and will serve one year and three months. Palmer was convicted of breaking open a man's trunk and stealing therefrom $15 worth of clothinc. His sentence was one year and six months. Villard was convicted of attempting a criminal assault upon Antoinette Otavlan, an 8-year old girl, of Old Forge. He was sentenced to spend three years in the penitentiary. He is an old man, nearly 60 years of age. Roland broke Into the butcher shop of William Mason, of Blakely, .and blew open the safe. He got three years. Hhumsky was convicted of burglary. He got two years and six months. Sheriff demons will be In charge of the prisoners and those who will act as deputies are Warden . T. Simp son, Dr. H. D. Gardner, Jacob Smith, Robert Haag, Charles Wlggans and John T. Brown. The party will leave at 5.15 this morning over the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western road. Notice. The following Is a list of display cards kept .in stock at this office and for sale at ten cents each: Rooms for rent. . ' For sale. ' This property for salts Furnished rooms. House for rent. . 'House to let, etc- LADIES' NIGHT AT THE WHIST CLUB Large 0a.b:ricj In tfce Rooms in tbe Mcars' Building. WINNERS IN OPPOSING SECTIONS Progressive Compass WltiM Was Played, n 8rttcai Wherein There is No Changing of Fnrtner8terliuK Silver Coffee hpoous Tor the Lady Wioncrs.Luuch Was Served Af ter the PlayTo Scud Twelve Players to Enston Dec. 28. The 11 rst "ladles' night" of the Scianton Whist club took place last night in the club rooms in the Mears building and was conducted with such pronounced success and enjoyment that several repetitions will no doubt take place during the winter. Mrs. C. R. Parke and Henry Bel!n. jr., and Mr. and Mr. L. tl. La Bar were the winners In thi opposing sec tions. Progressive compass whist was played, a system wherein there Is no changing of partners. In the scoring an error of one point was made which will prevent the giving of the score in detail. According to the record, how ever, the north and south section made 1.552 points and the east and west sec tions 1,491 points. The players were divided as follows: North and south section Mrs. C. R. Roche and Henry Belin. jr., Mrs. John Owens and F. 1. Price. Miss Scranton and Charles R. Fuller, Mrs. Charles R. Fuller and H. S. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. KlrkpRtriek, Mr. and Mis. Tnomas Dale, Mr. and Mrs, Sidney Hayes, , Mr. ami Mrs. C. D. Jones. East and west section Mr. and Mrs. L. O. La Bar, Mrs. Myron Kavson and J. W, Dusenbury, Mrs. George B. Jertnyn and Dr. C. R. Parke, Mrs. K. J. Parrot and V. E. Wade, Mr. and Mra. F, W. Fleitz. Mr and Mrs. I. F. Megnrgel, Mrs C. B. Penman and W. J. Brown, Mrs. I. H. All bach and Thomas Evans, Miss Dale and M. H. Dale. Sterling silver coffee spoons were served to the lady winners. Lunch was served following the play. The club will send a team of twelve players to Easton on Dec. 28. STORY OF THE REFORMATION. Told With Elaborate Settings at tbe Frothinghnui Last Night. The "Story of the Reformation, or the Life of Luther" was recited last night In the Frothlngham by Mrs. H. E. Monroe, of Philadelphia, with the assistance of nearly an hundred stere opticon views and about 200 persons from many of the city's churches. The performers were In sixteenth century costume. The allegorical and dramatic part of the entertainment occupied five parts and filled In the intermissions of Mrs. Monroe's views and lectures. A good sized audience was present. The en tertainment will be repeated tonight and tomorrow night. From an historical standpoint Mrs. revealed careful sudy and extensive revealed carfeul study and extensive travel. She referred to all the most Important periods of the reformer's life and told the story In a wav that at tracted Interest. The views shown were apparently authentic and based upon scenes the most generally ac cepted histories. The more detail" d parts of the lecture were illustrated by tableaux, dramatization and pic tures. The first of the five parts opened with an allegorical procession and chorus and concluded with a score of views showing scenes concerning Lu ther's boyhood and as q, student and monk. The processional was led by Miss Jessie Denike and Fred W. Her mann. . A scene from the monetary at Erfuth was the second part. In which T. James appeared as an Erfuth monk. D. C. Richards as the leader, and Newton Croft as soloist. The lecture and views which closed this part re lated to the period of Luther's excom- The Busy Store The year around this is every body's gift store, and now, when all buying is with loving thoughts for dear ones, it is doubly so. A royal welcome to you. Crowd in. The store is yours. Twenty more salespeople to help you select today. Helping Hints Assortment better this week than next. Easier buying in the mornings. Help us by taking small pack ages. Jewelry Three items to men tion out of Scranton's best and busiest jewelry store: Rings Two hundred and sixty , solid gold rings that came to us as a bargain, some were $2, some were more, all in two trays, $i and $1.50. Boy's Solid silver, hand en VVatch graved, stem wind, stem set. What would suit that boy better? S4.48. Lady's Case solid gold with 3 Watch diamonds inlaid in front, Elgin works. When you hold it in your hand you will wonder at the little price, 25. Lamps Hundreds to show you. Best makers made them. Buying in quantities is one answer as to "Why so low?" Lamps at $2. Lamps at $7. Lamps at Sio. Lamps at Si;. Lamps at S25. A Lamp We sell so many of all brass, onyx col umn, silk shade or decorated china globe. Looks like an $8 lamp; the price is $$. Crockery Crockery depei tm ;nt is keeping step with with the other 19 departments and trying hard to beat. ... Won't you go and see the real Haviland dinner sets at 928. Six sets of the English under glazine dinner sets, full m Sieces: are all that are left. 5.90 the set. REXFORD'S, '303 Lackawanna Avenne munlcatlon and his summons to Worms. Luther's trial, or the diet at Worms, was contained In ;iart third. In which Attorney John M. ilurrls impersonated the emperor. John U. Diets appeared as Luther.' Rev. D. M. Kinter as the elector,- and John E. Kvans as the car dlnal. There were over tlfty persons in the scene, including iletulU from Com pany C, Thirteenth regiment, and Company A. Patriotic Uuards. respec tively In command of Second Lieuten ant Wallace Mnlr and August Why mer. The period represented in the views covered that of Luther's con cealment in Wartburz castle and the events immediately preceding and fol lowing his hiding. The escape of nuns from a convent was represented in the fourth scene, in which there were 'two score of nuns and novices. Mrs. Arthur Long ap pearing as Abbess. Miss Kdlth Henson and the quartette of the Second Pres byterlan church, Mls.-es Black and Garagan and Messrs. Heynon and Mor gan sang "Lead, Kindly Light." The scene concluded with the display of eleven views, involving a period from the time of Luther's marriage until his death. An allegorical drill concluded the en tertainment, about seventy men and women taking part. Bx-Aiayor John H. Fellows was chairman of the committee of arrange ments; William H. Relnhart, secretary, and Cleorge U. Thompson, treasurer. D. C. Richards was music director and Charles Doersam accompanist. The orchestra music was by Lawrence's orchestra. The performers were pre pared by Miss L. J. Yale and. Harold Earhart was the sterescopist. Choice cut flowers and flower de signs at Palmer & McDonalds, 544 Spruce. Christmas Presents Are you careful when you buy china or glass? You are when you handle it. Why oot be still more careful when you select It when you buy It ? Isn't hard to select good either, not when you have a stock like ours to select from. Prices make it easier. Many people have bought lamps of us lamps that give light lots or It We believe that lamps should give light first and be beautiful afterwards useful and then ornamental. Dinner, Tea AND Toilet Sets Silverware, Etc. CHINA HAIL. MILLAR & PECK, 134 Wyoming Avenue. Walk in and look around. Open Evenings. THIELE School of Music, 520 Spruce St Mrs. Katharine Thiele, Voice Training, Solo Slnginj. Ernest Thiele, Violin, Piano, 'Cello ensemble. Both teachers at celebrate! Scharwenka Conservatory, New York. Also other competent teachers engaged. Mr Thiele is the successor to the la'.j HERR KOPFF. Cuss th: Buttonholes! Even Banta Claus would do It, If he had to tussle with the shirts that some men wear. He a sensible little Santa Clans, Buy your huxband something that he really needs. For instance, a half-dozen good shirts, and a really pretty tie. Instead of the monstrosity he wears. Zero prices. c 305 Lack Av. g GREAT SLUMP IN I III IB Mas beta predicted all throuch tht season fust past. THIS IS THE WAV NUMBERS HAVE BEEN REDUCED, '06 Pnci. 07 Prlc Roaiistsr, $110.00 $115.00 Tourist, 11250 Lady Humbsr. 117.50 Racer, 125.00 117.50 122.50 150.00 Prices seem IiIrIi, but then you know it's I1UMBEK QUALITY. CHASE & FARRAR . 515 Linden Street. 1 .ar' WM QNRAD SPE0AI r.Jjrr. ' We' offer about to' Boys' 3-piece Suits, (short pants), sizes 12 to 1 6 year3, at al most nothing. i ... These Suits are . heavy' weight, nice' mixtures, and formerly sold for $7.00. $8.00 and $10.00. Choice for $5.00 EACH O c o Of the best makes and styles at prices that will astonish you. Everybody buys at the same price. 416 LACKAWANNA AVEWL ST. NICK was agreeably surprised to find such a tine line of overcoats and suits at liricei lower than the lowest in this county at Kramer Bros., POPULAR CLOTHING HOUSE. S2S LACKAWANNA AVE EXAMINED FREE. Ton can save money by buying specta cles of Silvcrstonc. the eye specialist, at 309 Lackawanna avenue, onely one flight over the. Lehigh Valley ticket office. Th following prices will satisfy you that they are the cheapest in the city: Solid gold- rimmed spectacles at $3.50 per pair; tilled bows at 2; nickle bows from 00c. to S1.50; aluminum bows from 7c. to $2.00; colored glasses from 25c. to $1.25. We have a larg line of reading glasses, the best In th market, at 2jc. per pair. Opera and mag nifying glasses at reduced prices. Of tics hours, 8 a. m. to 12m.; 1 to p. m. Kemember that your eyes will be exam. incd free and satisfaction is guaranteed. AUCTION SALE JAPANESE WARE, 500 Lack Ave.. Cor. Wash., Today at 1.30 and 8 p. n. , by - MICHAELIAN BROS. & GO Do not fail to attend these glving-away sales. ..' '. . '- nera UII j l ( ( TT ,s r AT