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THE SORANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1898.
SHIPWRECKED ON A
TEItBIBLE EXPERIENCE ENDUK
ED BY J. DEWITT MEIXELL.
Schooner on Which Ho Was Going to
Alaska Wont Aground on a Beef,
But tho Passengers Succeeded In
Benching an Uninhabited island,
Whero for Eorty-Flvo Days They
Had to Subsist as. Best They Could.
Rescued by a Fishing Schoonor.
J. DoWitt Mclxell, of Wllkcs-Barre,
a member of the leather firm of Trey
Brothers nml Mclxell, of North Slain
street, returned Sunday after being ab
sent from tliat city for nine months.
Mr. Mclxell left that fifty last winter
for California and during his absence
he underwent un experience the recital
of which reads like one of Hoblnson
Crusoe's adventures on the Island of
Juan Fernandez or one of Jules Verne's
most Imaginative works of Action says
the Wllkes-Uarre Times, Here It Is:
"After spending three months In Cal
ifornia Mr. Melxell went to Seattle,
Washington, and In the later part of
March he and twenty-nine other men
left on the schooner Elsie, 1,000 tons
burden, for Kotbebue Round, in tho
extreme northern portion of Alasku.
After being out twenty-one days the
schooner run against a reef. It was
about one o'clock In the morning and
Impenetrable darkness enveloped tho
fated schooner. The men aboard,
aroused from their sleep by tho violence
of the shock, emerged from their
berths and attempted to dress. Hut It
was Impossible, as the water had at
tulned a depth of a foot and a half In
the ship and it was rapidly rising. Tho
men saw that It was a desperate fight
for their lives and, without waiting
longer to strive to cover their almost
naked persons, they attempted to go
up tho hatchway. Hut they were
swept back by a deluge of water and
knocked down In tho cabin, which by
this time was filled with water to a
depth of four and a half feet.
ALMOST ABANDONED HOPE.
"The unfortunate men almost aban
doned hopp of escape. But they re
Fiilved to make a desperate attempt to
ascend the hatchway. Another hercu
lean, almost superhuman effort, and
they succeeded In reaching the deck,
where they clutched the rigging and
clung to it with all the tenacity of
drowning men with one chance In a
hundred of escape. Surrounded by
Cimmerian durkness, they could see
only a few feet beyond them. No sign
of land only the tossing, black waters
on every side. For four hours the men
clung to the rlgglns. shivering as with
ague In the ice-cold water. At last,
after a seemingly Interminable period,
day broke at 4.30.
"As tho rays of morn gradually dis
pelled the gloom about them and they
were enabled to see some distance, the
men's hearts sank as their anxious
eyes discovered no sign of land. But
ns the morn broke more fully and they
were able to see farther and more dis
tinctly their hearts again leaped with
hope to discern land In the distance, a
half mile away. By means of the life
boat they were able to reach the beach;
it was with great dlfllculty, for their
limbs were stiff and nlmost frozen and
(heir strength and endurance had al
most given out during the long and
terrible hours which they hung to the
rigging. It was G.30 when they reach
ed the beach, after two hours'" wrest
ling with the life-boat.
"They found the island on which
they were stranded to be one nlmost
entirely of sand, with none but the
most scanty vegetation upon It. Tpon
exploring the place, they looked around
in vain for some signs of human life
and habitation. To their dismay, they
found that, besides themselves, there
was not another living soul upon the
THEY WEBB MONARCHS.
"Like Selkirk they were monarchs of
all they surveyed; to their right there
was nono to dispute. Like Verne's bal
loonlststhey were landed on a Mys
terious Island. The men were arrayed
only In their underclothing, nil the
rest of their clothing, together with
provisions, tools and everything else
being on the wrecked schooner. No
clothing, no food, no shelter, on n cold,
sandy, sterile, uninhabited, and nlmost
uninhabitable, island their situation
was indeed bleak; yea, almost hope
less! "The thirty men were strong, nble
bodled and fearless, ns they deter
mined that If they must die they
would meet their fate like men and It
would be ory after a desperate strug
gle for existence. When they had suf
ficiently recovered from their dismay
to use thdr wits to any purpose, they
ret themselves about to secure the nec
essaries, without which they could not
long survive. Food nnd fire they must
have, and have quickly, and after that,
clothing If they could get it. There
were a few matches among the party
and after waiting for them to dry they
built a fire of driftwood, of which there
was an abundance on the Island.
"Then they went upon n search for
food. It was with slight hope that they
started upon their search, for the Is
land was nothing more than a barren
waste. After looking around for some
time they came upon a stream In which
they were delighted to find sea salmon
In large numbers. With sticks they
cre able to kill a considerable num
ber of the snlmon, which they carried
to the tiro and, after cooking them as
best they could by penetrating them
wth a stick and holding them over
the flames, they devoured them vorac
iously. MONOTONOUS LIFE.
"It would be a long story to tell of
tho life of the little colony on the
Island. They were nble to reach por
tions of tho wrecked vessel, and, piece
by piece, they recovered enough of
their slothing to save them from freez
ing to death. Each succeeding day of
their lives on the Island grew more
gloomy. They were isolated from the
world and civilization, and as the days
grew into weeks, they begnn to aban
don all hope of rescue. At one time the
shipwrecked men seemed determined
to hang the captain of the vessel.whose
incompetency was responsible for the
wreck. Nearly all the men were typi
cal Westerners and most of them were
strongly In favor of meting out sum
mary punishment to the captnln who
had brought the disaster upon them.
But tho more moderate members of tho
party pleaded for the rnptaln nnd pre
vailed upon his would-bo executioners
to spare 1dm.
"For forty-five days tho party lived
on the island, subsisting on fish and
saving themselvea from freezing to
death by keeping up a raging tire of
driftwood. They had nothing to read,
no means of helping them to forget
their fearful plight nnd they knew
their existence could be only brief un
less soon rescued; for the winter, with
Its unbearable cold and countless hard
ships, they knew, would bring death
"After hopo of rescue had long been
abandoned, after the shipwrecked men
were almost completely broken In body
and spirit, hope, which had died In
their hearts, eatno to.llfo again on the
forty-fifth day, when they saw n ves
sel heading for the Isluiul. It waa a
fishing schooner of the North Amerl
rau Commercial company, which, whllu
hovering about tho island wnlting for
a fair wind to finish her voyage to the
Knrluck Straits, sighted tho ship
wrecked men on the Island.
HAILED WITH JOY.
"It mny be Imagined with what Joy
tho schooner was hailed by the erstwhile
hopeless men. They were taken to
Kadlak Island where they had to wait
a month for a vessel bound for the
Mr. Melxell arrived In Seattle on Au
gust S. Five of his companlonc died
from disease hroucht on by exposure
and starvation, while several others of
the partv are hovering between life
and death. Some of the men had their
feet and hands frozen clinging to the
rigging nnd n few of tho party will
never be the same men they were be
fore. "The Island on which they were
wrecked Is Cherlkof Island, S00 miles
from the mainland."
CELEBRATION AT LAKE ARIEL.
Members of Young Men's Institute
Will Be There Sept. 20.
The Young Men's Institute of this val
ley la actively engaged in aranglng for
a celebration at Lake Ariel, September
20, In honor of the anniversary of Char
les Carroll, of Carrolltown, whose sig
nature was nfflxed to the declaration
A meeting of the executive commit
tee In charge of the affair was held
Sunday In the rooms of Barry council
at Wllkes-Barre. John 1'. Gibbons, of
Hudson, Pa., grand first vice-president
of tho Pennsylvania order, was chosen
general manager of tho celebration.
Sunday next another meeting will take
place at Plttston.
WAS ILLEGALLY ARRESTED.
Now Clark Wants to Collect Dam
ages In the Sum of ?5,O0O.
Through Attorneys Vosburg & Daw
son, William N. Clark has brought
suit to recover $5,000 damages from
Edwin Northup and William N. Clark.
The parties live in the Ablngtons.
On April ir., 1897, the defendants, it is
alleged, unlawfully caused Clark's ar
rest for illegal fishing.
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JANITORS' PAY.-Jonltors of the pub
lic school bull lings begun receiving their
August salaries yesterday.
MEETS TODAY. Regular meeting of
the Central Woman's Christian Temper
ance l Io:i toiluy at 3 o'clock.
CONVENTION TODAY. The Demo
crats of tho Third district will convene at
Coyne's hotel, Minooka, this afternoon
to select a candidate for tho legislature.
MORTALITY ItErortT. Last week's
mortality report of tho board of health
hhows thirty-seven daths from all
causes nml one death from diphtheria
and ono death from whcoplng cougn.
FURNISHED HAIL. John Yullaz. of
Dunmore, committed to Jail last week hi
default of bail on the charge of selling
liquor without license, was teleased yes
terday, ball having been secured for him.
MINER BURNED. John Warrock, of
Plymouth, a miner at the Avomlale, is
badly burned about tho exposed portions
of his body by an explosion of gas early
yesterday morr.lrg. He Is being cared for
at the Mosf.i Tuylor hospital.
ARE HOME.-Sjcranton division of The
Uniformed Rank, No. CO, Knights of Py
thias, .returned to this city Sunday trim
Indianapolis, Ind., i.here they have been
attending the supreme lodge and national
encampment during the past week.
BUSH MEETING. Rev. II. A. Orant,
pastor of the African Methcdlst Episcopal
church, of Ilavnrd place, Is erranglng for
a bush meeting to be conducted by his
congregation next Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock In Nay Aug park. A free will of
fering will be taken up.
SONS OK VLTEBANS.-Camp No. S,
Sons of Veterans, will meet this evening
to complete arrargements for the frater
nal visit to bo mado to the Jermyn camp
tomorrow night. Word has been received
from Jermyn that plans have been male,
for entertaining tho ladles with the
BURIED YESTERDAY. -The funeral
of Kntherlne. the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. M. F. Blelly, who met such a shock
ing death Sunday, took place yesterday
afternoon. Interment was made In Mount
Carmcl cemetery, Dunmore. James llow
ley, Austin Kane, John Dougherty and
James Mnnley were tho pall-bearers.
TOOK A FIT. Frank Hoban, a news
boy, whoso heme Is en Emmet street,
was attacked with an epleptlc lit on tho
plaza In front of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western station ycMcrda af
ternoon and caused much excitement un
til tho Lackawanna hospital ambulance
took him away. Ho revived soon after
being taken to the hospital and was co.i.
vcyed to his home.
PERSUSSION TO WED.-Marrlago II
censes were yesterday granted to John
W. Klrby, of S02 Broadway, and Kr.thryn
Armour Fltzpatrlck, of Dunmore; Jo
seph G. Rutlcdge, of Inkcrman, and
Bertha C. Notz, of Scranton; Samuel R.
Nichols, of Olyphant, and Mary A. Ma
gor, of Ulakely; John T. Nolan, of Ml
Harrison avenue, and Sadie G. Duggnn,
of 209 Railroad menue.
FUNERAL OF MRS. GILMARTIN.
Tho funeral of Mrs. Dominic Gllmartln,
of Sllex street, took place yesterday
morning. A mass of requiem was sung
at St. Peter's cathedral by Rev. D. .1.
MacOeldrlck. The pall-bearers were Mi
chael Corby. John Gcrrlty. Michael Me
Fndrlen. Patrick Thomas, Thomas Scan
Ion nnd Pntrlrk Hopkins. Interment was
made In the Catlicdinl cemetery.
BOARD OF TRADE.-The first meeting
of the boaid of trado since eaily summr
will be held Monday evening, September
19. " It will be an Important session.
Probably tho latter part of this week
the manufactures ccmmlttee will De
called together. Several matters rela
tive to the ei-tubllshment of new Indus
tries here ore to be considered, two i-t
them with prospects of iierr-sn. Onn of
these Involves n lecal enterprise of con
TBMI" BRANCH REPNION TODAY.
Thcre will bo many prominent temper
ance people nt the temperance reunion
tndny at Mountain park, among whom
will be Dr. B. C. Swallow, Rev. W. Va-i
Kirk, of New York, Mrs. Frances Vail,
of-Scranton: Mrs. A. M. Holvcy and Mrs.
C. II. Cool, of West Plttston. There will
nUo be a temperance choir of twelve
voices. Tho programme. !s unusually In
teresting. Train will leave Scranton nt
8. SO, returning ut 5 p. in.
ANNUAL REPORT OF
BOARD OF CONTROL
IT IB SENT TO STATE DEPART
MENT OP EDUCATION.
Report Is for tho Fiscal Year End
ing Juno 1 and Contains an Array
of Interesting Figures of a Statis
tical and Financial Character.
Compiled by President Francois
and Mrs. E. D. Fellows, Secretary
of tho Board of Control.
Several days ago the annual report
of tho Scranton board of control wus
sent to Superintendent Schaeftcr, of the
state department of education. Tho
report was for the fiscal year ending
June 1, ISnS, und wus compiled at the
expense of much labor on the pnrt of
President Francois and Mrs. E. I). Fel
lows, the secretary. Its Introductory
statistics were furnished by Superin
tendent of Schools Howell. Following
13 the report:
No. of schools
Averago number months taught.
No. mate teachers employed
No. femalo teachers employed...
J IS .11
Averago salary of male per
Average salary of femalo per
No. male scholars attending atl
schools In district
No. female scholars attending all
schools in district
Whole number In attendance ....
Averago dally attendance schol
ars In district
Average percentage of attend
ance Cost each pupil per month
No. mills levied for school pur
poses No. of mills levied for building
Amount levied for school pur
poses ;9S,n3- 47
Amount levied for building pur
poses 95.910 C3
Total amount levied, 14 mills.... 291,279 10
State appropriation for year end
ing June, 1S97 73,r.l 4t
Balance on hand IK.71S 7G
From collector. Including taxes
of all kinds 2S7.K2 87
Total receipts $125,123 07
Purchasing grounds f 1..W7 09
Building nnd fumshlng houses.. 117.51.! 12
Renting, repairing, etc 2).i!2fi 33
Teachers' wages 152,225 M
Amount paid teachers nttendlng
Institute 3.29S 73
School text books 13,10s 78
Supplies other than text books.. 9.108 27
Fuel and contingencies fl.501 41
Foes of treasurer .,! 10 40
Salary of secretary 1.S0O Oil
Debt and Interest paid 23,473 01
Other expenses ard night schools 33,755 29
Janitors is.174 M
Total $110,122 Ki
Cash on hhnd $ 43,905 ('.$
Amount due district from all
sources 25,000 M
Total resources $ 70.9U3 es
Amount duo rn unsettled bills ..$ 2.922 01
Amount borrowed and unpaid .. 245.U0U 00
Net liabilities ..
MAY BOX IN SCRANTON.
Joe Fairburn and Joe Hopkins Are
Yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer
says in relation to a prospective glove
contest in Scranton:
"Joe Fairburn, tho popular light
weight, of this city, and Joe Hopkins,
of New York, are likely to be matched
for a 20-round set-to before the Amer
ican Sporting club, of Scranton. The
club hns offered a liberal purse for
the men to fight at 123 pounds, to
weigh In nt 3 o'clock In the nfternoon.
"Fairburn does not object to the con
ditions, except that he would rather
weigh In at 122 pounds. The matter
will probably be settled today, when
articles will be signed. Fairburn Is
now In charge of Professor John II.
Concerning the foregoing and matters
of more Interest to the local sporting
element. Jack Skelly has written ns
follow.to a Scranton friend:
Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 2S, MS.
Hopkins has ulready signed the articles.
I um now waiting to hear from Fairburn.
1 have challenged the world at 112
pounds In behalf of Jim Judge for tl.OW
n side and the largest purse offered. 1
have done likewise In behulf of Bobby
Dobbs ut 133 pounds. Al Herford, man
ager for Joe Gans, refused to let (Jans
box Dobbs. Hcrforu has been making
all kinds of bluffs ever since Dobbs de
feated Gans ten months ago. At that
time Dobbs defeated Gans at 133 pounds,
weigh in 3 p. m. Since then Herford.
thinking that Dobbs could not do IT!
pounds, challenged Dobbs at that weight.
I let him go along with the Idea that
Dobbs could not do tho weight, which
mado Herford feel good and ot course he
talked all the louder. Now that I called
his bluff to box at 133 pounds he backs
Herford told the Greenwood Athletle
clug ot Brooklyn that If they could get
Dobbs at 133 pounds, that Gans would
sign articles without delay. As soon as I
got back to New York I was Informed of
tho above. Without one minute of delay
I signed the articles and posted with tho
club $100 forfeit for weight, und appear
ance. The articles were then sent to Her
ford, but he refused to sign them, so tho
match Is off.
Tho club Is now looking for n good man
to box Dobbs. The same club Is looking
for a good man to box Jim Judge.
PARADE DATE CHANGED.
Firemen's Parade Will Be September
30 Instead of 29.
The date for the annual parade and
Inspection of the firo department has
been changed from September 29 to
Friday, September 30. This action was
taken by Chief Hlekey and the dis
trict engineers at a meeting held last
The reason for the change appears In
the fact that the Plttston department
parade will be held on tho 29th, As
guests In Plttston un that date will he
the Monhngen and McQuold compan
ies, of Mlddletown, N. Y. The mem
bers of these companies have a wide
acquaintance among Scranton firemen
nnd want to be here on the day of the
Scranton parade. They will he accom
panied by Chief Charles Helgham and
other Mlddletown officials.
EXAMINING THE VOTERS.
Three Kelly Men Had Their Vote3
Three of 'tho thirty-seven witnesses
examined at the Carbondalo session of
the contest commissioners, yesterday,
were disqualified beyond all question
and several others had their votes
placed In the doubtful list.
Michael Larkln felt secure In tho
possession of his father's naturaliza
tion papers but when snmn rinse ques-
tlonlng by tho attorneys for the con
testants developed tho fact that he
wns twenty-two years of ago when his
father took out tho papers, there was
a black maik put down after his
Thomas Collins, who hnd been voting
since 1S9I on tho strength of a declara
tion of Intention, was tho second to
huvo his vote thrown out. The third
wns Joseph Woclkers, who hnd never
paid any taxes, although ho was 2J
years of age last November.
POOR DIRECTORS' CONVENTION.
Will Be Held in Hnrrisburg During
Last Week of October.
Attorney John F. Scragg, of this city,
president of tho ntnte association of
directors of the poor and charities,
has completed the programme for tho
twenty-fourth annual convention of
tho association at Hnrrisburg, Oct. 2.",
26 nnd 27. Mr. Scragg will call tho
convention to ordei on Oct. 23 nt io a.
in. in the Chestnut street hall. Mayor
Patterson will deliver tho address of,
During the convention n large num
ber of papers will bo read by promi
nent public men. At the evening ses
sion of the opening day of the conven
tion, Hon. T V. Powderly will read a
paper "The Labor Question and Its
Effect on Charities." Hon. John It.
Forr will read a paper "Compulsory
Education as a Preventative of Pau
perism." Georgo W. Beempr, superin
tendent of tho Hillside Homo of the
Scranton district, will also read a pa
per. His topic will he "What rules,
supervision and powers should a super
intendent make, have and exercise in
a well regulated almshouse."
FALSE ALARM GIVEN.
Firemen Had an Exciting Run to
Madison Avenue nnd Mulberry
Street All for Nothing.
The fool-Joker was abroad In the city
last night. He made himself liable to
a fine of $25 or imprisonment for not
more than one year or both by sending
In a false fire alarm.
Box 27 at the corner of Madison ave
nue and Mulberry street was pulled
at 11.55 o'clock. When the district
companies, Chief Hlekey and District
Chief McManus responded they found
that the only thing required of them
was to cool their horses' heels on the
pavement and long to hold by the
scruff of tho neck the cheerful indiv
idual who did the trick.
The box Is on the southeast corner.
It was under the full glare of an arc
light and bright moonlight last night.
Only one man wns found who could
gle any clue nnd his evidence wns
very vague. Hilly Martin, of Crystal
company, was walking east on Mulber
ry street between Jeflerson and Mndl
son nvenues when the alarm sounded.
Ho turned In the opposite direction
from the box at the first clang of the
bell Ir) order to better distinguish the
alarm number. When he heard "27"
and faced up the hill again he could
see nobody al the box, a half block
Martin said that two men went up
the street ahead of him. His only oth
er Indefinite information wns tbnt one
of the men wore a straw hat.
The patrolman, on whose beat tho
box Is located, did not appear In nn
swer to the alarm, although the police
regulations require him to respond.
From this It Is presumed he had gone
for his midnight lunch nt his home,
which Is a half-mile away; or that he
hnd seen , the box pulled nnd gave
chnse to the man who pulled it; or
Hint he wns absent under orders from
someone high in authority.
Chief Hlekey satisfied himself that
the box had been pulled. Not only had
the glass containing the release key
been broken but the Interior mechan
ism showed that tho lever hnd been
DID NOT WRITE A LETTER.
Major Stlllwell Says Mr. Van Scoten
The following letter was received
yesterday from Major F. W. Stlllwell,
of the Thirteenth itglment:
Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In today's Trlbuno you quote ono
Van Scoten, of Susquehanna county, es
saying that Captain Kelly, of the adjut
ant general's otllce, Hnrrisburg, showed
him a letter signed by me and addressed
to Governor Hastings, asking that the
Thirteenth regiment. Pennsylvania vol
unteer infantry, be kept In service.
As I have not written to the governor
or tho adjutant general since joining the
army, I am led to believe that Mr. Van
Scoten has been seeing things which do
Please give this communication tho
same prominence that you gave Mr. Van
Scoten's tirade. Respectfully yours,
F. W. Stlllwell.
Scranton, Pa., Aug. 29, 1S.9S.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
Under this heading short letters of In
terest will be published when accompa
nied, for publication, by the writer's
uamo. Tho Tribune will not be held re
ponslbls for opinions hero expicssed.J
Improvement of the Park.
Editor of The Trlbcne.
Sir: Thousmds of pccplo at park Sun
day. We are more tl'un pleased ihat
they enjoyed tho eiuartette. It was fine.
Professor John T. Watlilns thinks ho
would like to slug with his quartette ;.i
there. Su next Sunday at 3, he will fur
nish you with nice singing. Now, It
I hero Is any other good quartette in tho
city or vicinity let us know. We will glvo
It a trial and let the people Judge which
they like best. Wu alu sorry wo did not
havo seats for you. Next year If tho
commissioners have plenty ot money, wo
would like a nice auditorium, and seats In
front. Tho following subscriptions weru
"Enclosed find $10. I do not desire any
public acknowledgment for this, put
down ns coming from n friend of tho
good work." William you do not talk on
the street very much, but your heart Is
"llully for you. Doo! Please find en
closed $1 from cue who likes to keep dry "
"Enclosed please find $2 which expresses
In n very small way the Interest I feel In
Nny Aug park. G. M. Mullcy, Providence)
"Vour efforts to provide shelter ot the
pork are noted with pleasure. I enclose
a inlte of old, $5, William H. Richmond,
Thanks, Mr. Richmond. If I could havo
had the tents up two days before your
fumlly would havo been sacd a ducking
nt tho picnic.
Now, wo nre asking for $1 bills only, wo
will not find fault If you send In lots of
them. We will put It to good use at tho
Yea, Andy, we will halp nil wo can to
glvo the ncwBboys a good tlmo nt tho
G, E. Hill.
Scranton, Pa., Aug,
NOnTON. In Scrnnton, Josephine E.
Norton, daughter of Mr. and Mm.
James Norton, of 271 Kallioad avenue.
Funeral Tuesday afternoon ut 2.30
FELL FROM A TROLLEY CAR.
Mrs. Georgo E. Stnrblrd, of Wilkes
Mrs. Georgo E. Stnrblrd, of Wllkes
Barre, got aboard a trolley car Sunday
afternoon to pay a visit to the homo
of her father-in-law, who resides at CO
College street, Kingston. As Bhe wni
nearlng her destination she stepped
down upon the foot-bonrd and was
about to signal tho conductor to stop
the car, when she lost her balance nnd
fell, striking the back ot her head
against the ground.
Sho was taken Into tho house of Wil
liam Boyd oi( Wyoming avenue and
physicians summoned. They found
that the skull had been crushed In.
The nccldent occurred nt ll.RO n. m.
nnd denth enme about twenty minutes
later. Deceased was about fifty years
of age and Is survive'! by her husband,
one daughter, Mrs. .Madge Baxter. Mrs.
Stnrblrd wns un aunt of Jury Commis
sioner Charles Wiggins, of this city.
Bad for the Other Follows.
The "other fellows" In this case being
railroads which are being repeatedly
out-stripped by the Lake Shore line
In the rnce for traffic and highest hon
ors. The traveling public appreciate
the fast trains tnnd lots of them) pal
atial coaches, excellent buffet enrs and
all tho comforts which nre among thu
advantages of Lake Shore travel. Wise
people who value time nnd comfort
will be sure to travel by this excel
All Kinds of Soft Drinks
bottled nt the East Mountain Llthla
Water Spring for family use.
John A. Swayze, Agent,
S2S Mulberry street.
One Fare G. A. R. Cincinnati
via Lehigh Valley, Sept. 3rd apd Ith.
EXPERIENCE TEACHES the
value of Hood's Sarsapurilla. It is
constantly accomplishing wonderful
cures and people In all sections take it,
knowing It will do them good.
HOOD'S PILLS euro all liver Ills.
Mailed for r. cents by C. I. Hood &. Co.,
Health and Pleasure
for the summer months can be had at
moderate cost at the
Heart Lnlcc, Pa.,
Thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
has hot and cold water baths. Heart
Lake Is on the line of the D L. & W. R.
R three miles from Montrose; high ele
vation, pure ulr. puro water, pure, milk,
row boats and fishing tackle free to
guests. Good bicycle roads, line shady
grounds, large piazzas, dancing hall. For
prices and particulars write
U. E. CROFUT, Proprietor
The Last Three Days of August Are the Last
Three of Our Great House-Cleaning Sale.
We have closed out entirely a great many lines of Summer
Shoes, but have a number of very desirable ones still. The
sizes are not complete and to close these out we lower their
price still more lor the last
THREE DAYS OF AUGUST.
We will give $2 value for every $1 now in what we have X
left of our Summer Shoes. Our House-Cleaning Sale has been
the most successful sale we ever held, and to emphasize it still
more we offer ur S.'i.iSO Ladies' Colored Shoes for S1.4D.
nearly all sizes. 3 DAYS ONLY. A
STANDARD SHOE STORE,
HANDIEST STORE IN THE CITY,
"" U U 1 A I ' Mak? s
Artistic Interior Decorations.
AgJa"jsrgv'ij'K.A ;' tSj.m.w'&'J'.ss
THE SCRANTON ELECTRICAL WORKS
504 Lackava,nna Avenue.
OHYX II IB
If you have ever wanted a Table,
you should get it now, as you
have never had them offered at the
prices we have put on these. They
are not a cheap, trashy lot bought
for this, sale, but are our regular
goods, and there arc no better made.
Special Salo 1'rKe.
MSLLAB & PECK
134 Wyoming Ave.
"Walk In ntid Look Around.'
Plums, Corn, To
WOLF & WfiNZEL,
340 Adams Ave., Opp. Court liout!.
PRACTICAL TINNERS and PLUMBERS
Solo Acents for RIchardeon-Boynton'J
Kurnncos and Knnsro.
v-r ,. o
St It .
217 LACKA. AVE.
Lowest prices consistent ' with
reliable goods and good workman
ship. & flcANULTY,
Have removed to No
504 Lackawauua Ave
nue, where they wil
carry a complete line
of electrical machin
ery. Special motor
made to order. A
kiucls of electrical ap
In Wall Paper
Garpet s and
I AL V IKS
Made of the best tin, has cop
pered bottom, with cover, any
size you want, No, 7, 8 or 9,
welfworth 7:5c to $1.
For this week they go aqc
quick at ... . t-"
That can be used only on one
side, true, but it is the best of
zinc, in a good strong cedar
frame, well worth more rr
than our price, . . UC
Would be the next thing in
order. Try one and you'll buy
no other. The largest LAr
size this week is but. . WTrt
50 feet long, braided and made
of the best Sea Island q.,
cotton, are here at . . Ok
Spring catch for Mop,
nevpr slip. Sold at 10c. rj
No. 6 size, 3 sewings,
wort'i 19c, are . .
THE GUI 4c ST
310 Lacka. Ave.
JOHN IF. LADWKJ.
At Lowest Market Price i.
f. F. KIZER, Prop.
Light . . .
Charles B. Scott
119 Franklin Ave.
No Winding. No Springs.
No Weights. No Repairs.
No Trouble ol Any Kind.
At Small Cost.
ONK .NOW ItLWNINO IX SCHAN'
TON SAVINUN HANK SINUK DK
CK.M Ill-lit LAST; VAUI1M OXI.V
AHUUT ONI! SKCONU A W'HUK.
Mercereati & Connell,
Sole Agents for tlili Territory.
TI1K I..ltGlT AND 1'INKST STOCK
OK CLOCKS, WATCHES, JUWKUtV AND
MI.VHItWAItH IN .NOUTHKAaTKHN
130 Wyoming Aventi?.
It. Pleasant Coal
Coal of tho best quality for domestlo usa
nnd of ull hIzcs, Includlnt' Huckwticat urnl
Hlrdfcye, delivered In uny part of tlm
city, at tho lowest price.
Orders received at the oirico, first floor.
Commonwcnlth hulldlnir, room No. (i;
telephone No. 2G24 or at the mine, tele
phone No. 2T2. will bo promptly attended
to. Dealers supplied at the mine.
W. T. SMITH.
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