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-rfWjaiP "'lill'tiy '.vMiftiij3l PWr'Tr THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1890.. 5 S5S (5 O Ct 3.1 inii,!i:i,:!lillli'i!!!l!'' ?1 esssT. Mrs. Alfred Shopland gave a beauti ful reception ycstcrduy afternoon nt lier home, on Wyoming avenue, In honor of lier cousin, Countess von ltohden Kosol. The countess Is pleas nntly .remembered here ns hnving vis ited the city when, ns Mrs. Goldsmith, she mnde many friends by her charm ing personality. Lost slimmer she wns married to the Count Conrad Henri von Jtohdcn Kosel, ut her homo In Wushlngtonvllle, N. Y. The count has verylnrgo syndicate Interests In thlsnnd foreign Inndf.nnd while In America pre fers the plain "Mr." instead of his title. They arrived ytsterday after noon and Mere at the Jcrmyn last night. Mm Shonland and her cousin re ceived In the front reception room. The hostess wore pink silk, under white moussellnu do sole, with rose-point lnm Tim countess wore a rich and elaborate costume of point lace and chiffon, with panels of blue mirror vel vet edged with ermine. The bodice was of point lnce, with many dlumond orna ments. The rooms were lavishly decorated by Man-In & Mulr with pink rosea and with masses of palms and ferns. Tho dining rooms were entirely In pink, and many of the ladles who served were attired In pink. Mrs. George M. Halletead and Mr?. Prank M. Spencer presided ut tho table. They wore assisted by Miss Mabel Harding, of Blnghamtorr; Mis Janet Dickson, Miss May Penuypucker and Miss Uomayne Seybolt. About tho rooms were Mrs. William F. Hnllsteud, Mrs. T. F. Penman, Mrs. T. C. von Storch nnd Mrs. C. II. Zohn tler. Mrs. H. K. Ware and Mrs. F. L. Crane were at tho frappe table. Han ley was tho caterer. Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Shopland entertained at dinner in honor of their guests'. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hallstead. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Zehnder. Itev. Charles K. Koblnson, Colonel nnd Mrs. George M. HnllHteart, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Penman. Dr. nnd Mrs. H. U. Ware. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. F. I ICrnne, Miss Janet Dickson. Miss Mabel Hunting, Mls Uomnyne Seybolt, Miss May PennypaolaT, Messrs. Koswell II. Patterson and Thomas M. Reynolds. Mr. and Mrs. J. P.en Dlmtnick gave a pleasant surprise to n number of friends, when in vita lions were received to an evening nt "Homcwood." at which time Mr. F. Hopkinfon Smith will read from a number of' his books. This un doubted delight which his former visit afforded his audience renders a second programme by this gifted writer about the most enjoyable entertainment that could be provided. Mis. Ilelln gave a luncheon Thurs day, In !iomr of Mrs. Reynolds llrown, of Uenmntown. The other guestB were Mrs. . S. Weston. Mrs. II. T. Simp son. Mrs. II. W. Kingsbury. Mrs. Kv-i-rett Wan en, Mis. N. G. Robertson, MrM. CJ.V.' GTlintli." Mivs Flora Mat thews, Miss Muiiness, Miss Anderson. Th" members of tho Neatrophlan Lit erary society were entertained last evening at the home of Mr. Leon Grif liu, on t'luy avenue. Those present were' Hnyiuorid Sanderson, Paul Hoi But", Ralph Allen, Archie Deans, Rob ert Matthews. Charles and Koy Waters-, William Kerrey. William Prim rose, Furnham Mourn, McNair Phil lips, Wilbur Poole, Mux Jessup. Tin1 marriage of Miss Katherlne Siranton to Mr. Charles R. Fuller, will take place Tuesday evening nt tho hone of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. .lumen Scranton on Monroe ave nue. The entertainment given by the Guild of St, Margin et, ut the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. .1. Foster, Thursday even ing. Was in every way a pleasure and a. Success. The inuslcalo to be given Wednesday evening at tho Bicycle club by Miss Ilardenbergh and Mr. Perlee V. Jervis, will be a delightful event. An Inter esting programme has been prepared which contains novel features. It will begin at 4.30 Instead of 8 o'clock, ns announced previously. The reason for holding it on prayer meeting night Is because Mr. Jervis Is unable to leave New York on another evening. Mr. and Mrs. George Ellckens en tertained the Luther League of Holy Trinity church lust evening at their home on North Sixth street. Mr. J. Frank Stegel will give a Bel lamy costume party on the night of tho i2d. Invltutions were received In this city on Wednesday to the reception given by Governor and Mrs. Stono to meet the members of the senate and house of representatives on the 14th. The many friends of Hon. Alfred Hand and family will be saddened to learn that Mrs. Hand is dangerously HI with pneumonia at her home on Jefferson avenue. Mr. nnd Mrs. Edwin Gearhnrt nro occupying their beautiful new resi dence on Vine street and will bo at homo to their friends In the course of a fortnight. Miss Llla M. Stewart, whoso connec Before using CtmcuBA Boaj. my face and hands ncru Just its rough as could bo and my fane was all covered with pltnplcs. I was un. fit to look at, but after using Ccncuiu Son tbree w ecks, ray face was equal to velvet. Feb. 0, 1KW. PAUL Dl'litB, Chaler, La. I suffered with blackheads and pimples for two or tbree years until it becamo chronic. I tried everything Imaginable, but itdld mono good. C'DTlcunx Soap cured me. Feb.2008. L. V. Ql f.1.1 AM, Oak P. P., Va. I was troubled for eight years with plm)4f on the face. I commenced using Cunci'iu Poap. In a Yery short tlrao the pimples all disappeared and my skin is now lu a bealtby condition. JAMES FOSTCft, Feb. 17,1698. WxmontjAlltgueny Co., Pa. ioldibttxi-h-utiln world. Price. tie, Forr i nico 4iUbih.Cii-.. boUfrnpl., Il.lun. S" Hot 19 rrcm toil Can i'lmpia," utlltd frit. ' i ' I IIP I "Ml ' ' ' i V ?5K"3 'rXailii CURED OY 6UTIGURA SOAP v tion with two klrmesses won her many friends In this city, was tho guest of Mrs. C. L. Frey yesterday and Thurs day. She left yesterday nfternoon for Toledo, O., where she will conduct a klrmess. The annual banquet of the Princeton Alumni association of Northeastern Pennsylvania will bo held In Scrunton on Tuesday evening, Feb. SI. Prof. Bliss 'Perry, of Princeton university, will be present. Mrs. Charles P. Matthews has Issued cards for an nfternoon. reception on Thursday, Feb. 8, at her home on Mon roe avenue. Movement of People 11, P. lladcr is In Washington, D. ". Miss Elizabeth Sberer is in Rochester. Miss Sophie Schlagcr Is In Ulnghamton. Mrs. E. C. Lyndo has returned fioin Dallas. Miss Lavinla. Dlmmlck Is visiting In Iloncsdnle. Hon. William Council I at homo from Washington. Superintendent Howell and family are in Pittsburg. Druggist D. J. Thomas was in Harris bnrg this week. Miss Chumard, of Carbondale, was in town Thursday. Attorney George Yocum was in Wllkes Barre yesterday. Miss Allls Dale will visit friends In New Jersey nevt week. Miss Emma Hanley Is visiting friends In Rochester, N. Y. Charles du Pont Breck and A. L. Fran cois are In Buffalo. Miss Mabel Schlager Is visiting friends In Montclalr, X. J. Victor Arnold, of tho Norm Jina, i& in New York yesterday. Attorney W. M. Bunnell visited Mont rose friends Thursday. Attorney John J. Shea, of Wllkes-Barre, was In town yesterday. Itev. John Dunn, of Marlon street, has returned from Jamaica. Mrs. Thomas Dickson is recovering from her recent illness. Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Brooks visited Ply mouth friends yesterday. Mrs. Woodman, of Boston, is tho gmst of Mrs. It. C. Sanderson. Mis Mary Northrup will spend the next fortnight in Philadelphia. Miss Louise Atherton, of Glenbtirn, is visiting Scranton friends. Attorney Tiffany, of Nicholson, was a Scranton visitor this week. Mrs. Joseph Cross and daughter luivo gone to New Bedford, Miimi. Miss Mabel Pope, of Cnrbondalc, visited friends in Scranton yesterday. Mrs. William Grler, of West Pittston, has been vlsting friends In Dunraore. Itlchnrd A. Ward, of tho Wllkes-Barre Leader stuff, was In the city yesterday. Mrs. L. I, Williams has gone to To pok.i, Kan., to remain for several weeks. Mls Lizzie Nuetcr, of West Pittston, has been visiting friends in Green Ridge. J. V. Brown and T. V. Powdcrlv. Jr., of Cnrbondalc wero in the city yesterday. Miss Bradley, of Newburg, and Miss Leonard aro guests of Mrs. F. M. Spen cer. John J. Glt-uson. of this city, has re turned from an extended stay nt New York city. Miss M. A. Frledlander and Miss Jo Hophsou, of this city, will spend the next fortnight nt Atlantic City. George M. Hallstead Is being congratu lated by multitudes of friends on his ap pointment upon the governor's staff. Miss Bertha Macurdy, who has been tho guest of Miss Cora M. Decker, has re turned to her home in Waltham, Muss. F. H. Jones, tho well known coal op erator of this city, was registered at th3 Hotel Lafayette, Philadelphia, yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Perclval J. Morris enter tained their young friends at euchro at their home on Mnditon stvcnuu Thursday ulght. Mrs. William H. Osbonio nnd Mrs. John B. Osborne, of Washington, D. C, aro the guests of Mr. und Mrs. A. D. BlacMuton. J. M. Buikc, W. II. Burke, W. H. Rick. A, O. Taylor. B. Munnlou und A. F. Smith Were reclstcred nt the St. Denis, In Now York, lust week. Charles E, Ditty, of tho New York ottlco of tho International Correspond once schools, was tho guest of II. 11. Bcldleman. tho bcektnon. Thomns Saltry, Robert Emmet O'Boyle, Joseph Blrtlcy and Martin McManamy went to Pittston yesterday to hear Will Burke sing at Muslo hall. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Conner, of 142 North Main avenue, aro receiving con gratulations over tho birth of a 15-pound son who arrived last night. Photographer C. L. Griffin, state secre tary of tho Photographers' association. Is busy preparing for tho state convention ut Wllkes-Barro February 14-17. Mrs. II. M. Boles returned Thursday evening from Now York, whence she was called by the Illness of her son. David, who has recovered suhiclcntly to be ablo to return to school. Miss Anna Bartholomew, daughter of D, Bartholomew, formerly of this city, now a resident of Salt Lake City, Is to be married nt tho latter place. Wednes day. February 15, to John Bobbins. Tho following Scrantonlans nro regis tered nt tho Hotel Albert, New York city: W. B. Duggan, J. S. Swisher nnd wife, George Miller nnd wife, Mr. A. H. Bamford. A. D. Jenkins nnd wife, W. W. Young, G, C. Ackley, P. J. Cosgrovo, U. B. Wagontop. F. J. Jcrmyn, J. J. Dunkco und Joseph Taylor. m Richard Burmoistor, the famous pianist, will appear nt the Bicycle club rooms on Friday, Feb. 17. H HER POINT OF VIEW Do you know I never believed that Ilobson did all that kissing attributed to him, but I do believe he is suffer ing a great deal of mental torment over the notoriety his kissing reputa tion has gained for him. If I am not wonderfully mistaken ho Is a sort of a young man who would worry ex tremely over being placed In a falae position or In ono where he would bs ridiculed or criticised. His Infinite dis tress because tho steering gear of tho Merinnao was shot away and constant regret that tho admiral refused to al low him to bring tho electrical appara tus he so much desired showed him to bo far less stoclnl than his unparalleled dating and bravery would Indicate. His concern about tho discoveries made from his cell )n Morro Castle apd how he might glvo some Information to the Americans was but nnother proof of his utter devotion to country and chosen life work. He Is not a man to bo overtaken with lunacy because of tho sudden popularity and the adula tion his crreut deed had won. In the Morro dungeon he Buffered the keenest ngony because n he believed his ef forts had been made In vain and tho carefully laid pinna had fatted to sink the vessel whero tho channel might bo closed. If nny young woman desires to be more thoroughly aroused over Hobsou nnd his exploit she should rend his ar ticles In the Century Magazine. They nro more exciting than n novel and stir one's emotions almost as If one had been tioso to the perilous under taking. Ills language Is elegant and refined nnd ntlll there Is u certain ner vous tension In tho swift tale of thoso days on sea and In cell that transmltrt a thrill of reality to the reader and gives, In fact, a now sensation. The young olfleer has Ideas of llterury con struction nnd cllmnx that will probably be recognized In other directions. Ho understands the power In a touch of pathos und the effectiveness of a bit of .humor. Although ns a wholo he Is a serious sort of a person, which can not be considered wonderful since ho was on a serious errand and .shout once a duy nt least during his adventurous voyage nnd cuptlvlty was In dnng'?r of having his career cut suddenly and disagreeably short, There Is a manly tenderness In his references to Captain Acostn, the chiv alrous young Spaniard who was killed In the bombardment of Jim? C, and tho portrayal of his hasty appearance and disappearance from under the tablo during the shelling of Morro by our vessels Impresses the reader as being comical Indeed ulthough the writer seems to tell it seriously enough. His apparent Indecision as to whether ho would rather look at the way In which his comrades wore smashing up the old fortress, and Incidentally be killed, or stay under the table where he couldn't witness proceedings, and live, Is to say tho least, very entertaining. His description of some details bears a tragic significance which Is some times growsome. The ominous word meaning "Death" which greeted his eyes us he first entered his cell, tho rellectlon thnt the Spaniards had deceived their onmy by1 tho pretense of having him and his crow removed to Santiago when instead they wero left as tnrgots for our gunners, and the grim allusion to the blood that trickled down Into the cell occupied by his crew from the room above where wounded Spaniards lay under operations, show the strength which ho throws Into tho recital. The chapters In the February num ber, perhaps reveal the secret of the phenomenal Inclination which seemed to overtake so many women to kiss Ilobson. He distinctly Im presses It upon the public that ho does not use either cigars, cigarettes or intoxicants of any kind and that all these luxuries so kindly sent him by Spanish olllcers were In turned used as courteous tributes to other Spanish olllcers wno called on him. Naturany i.e was more kls-sablo than a beery, clgaretty hero, and then they do say he has such handsome eyes. The onlv thieves yet caught in con nection with any of tho numerous burglnrles perpetrated for many weeks In Scranton have been two or three small boys, one of whom, by the way, was kindly brought to the police station by his moth er to save tho ofllclals nil the trouble attendant upon ferreting him out. Once In a while to bo sure, we catch a thief who Is wanted In some other place mid has run In here for refuge. The authorities In the other place send full descriptions of him to Scranton and then sometimes wo cor ral him. But it's very seldom Indeed thnt we are the first and oiiclnal dis coverers of a crook. This burglary business Is getting to be no Joke. It Is terrorizing tho Hill people with results disastrous to thoso with nerves. Tho effect on the housemaids Is growing serious. Some have received such flights that they have left ex cellent places because they arc afraid to remain where the houses have been repeatedly entered. Others can Fcarre ly bo Induced to perform their cus tomary duties In the chambers after dusk, and at least two have been thrown Into convulsions of fear by an Imaginary man in the wardrobe. Some of these damsels of more courageous turn of mind, have appointed them selves as sort of amateur detectives. This method nearly resulted in a catastrophe tho other night, when a girl held up the master of tho house with a carving knife In one hand and a revolver In the other ns ho was descending the back stairs. It appears that ho had returned homo earlier than usual because of some social func tion that evening and happened to start for the kitchen on an errand. It wns dark in the passage way and if the gentleman had not In his sur prise and fright yelled "Mary, drop that!" In a voice, If not a tone, which she was accustomed to obey, he be lieves that ho would have been shot first and then carved by the determined young woman. A young man with an Inventive turn of mind has ilxed up a system of elec tric bells connecting the dressing tablo drawers with nn Indicator down stairs. There wouldn't be much chance for a thief to get avvny with any valuables In these receptacles without Informing the family of his presence. Another man did contrive a sort of Infernal machine which would go off with Inconvenience to the meddler If a certain drawer was opened. His wife has been afraid over since, not only of that bureau, but nlso of tho room Itself and will not enter the door. There Is ono house which, If a burg lar ever penetrated to the recesses of tho upper rooms, or, once there, tried to get out, ho would find himself In difficulties. The son of the family has arranged a kind of Cuban trocha from string, small chains and pulleys. The various members of the family have been caught several times to great dis comfort from sundry bumpy and abras ions, as well as similar Injuries as to their religious growth. However, there are some residences in this city where tho gangs of burglnrs now nt work liero will sooner or later come to grlof, for tho owners have taken such de cisive and unmistakable steps to pro tect themselves since they have no protection from outside, that the result will probably bo tragic. It would bo nice, however. If tho mayor would let tho pollco force change Its hours for going on duty and If the olllcers woutd take their little prome nnde down Washington avenue about D o'clock In tho afternoon so ns to got around und look after things nt tho time when tho burglars aro burgling. Some of these evenings vvhllo tho po licemen and tho mayor are enjoying their luxurious dinners they will rise from tho tnblo to find all their dia monds, their gold-headed canes nnd beautiful watches presented them for faithful service gone, gone, gone. Saucy Bess, MUSICAL QUESTION BOX. Protestor J. Alfred Pennington, director of the Scrr.nt n Conserva tory of Muslo und organist of Elm Park church, has eot. suited to re ply In tho Saturday Tribune to questions concerning mnrlc nnd musi cal topics asked by Tr.luirio ivudura. Every reader lut ousted In muslo Is at liberty to usk for Information. Questions may bo addressed to "Musical question Box, cure of Tribune." or lho muy be nddmscd to Professor Pdiulr.gton. Onl the writers' Initials will appear In connection with tho nnnwers to their questions. They may sign ficti tious initials If they deilre remain entirely unknown. Teacher Is there any book pub lished which irlxes the mimes of pieces used In piano ii-urhliig iirrdtigcu in progressive order? I am frequently at u loss to know what to give a pupil next. Answer. There ale several books and pamphlets of the kind you mention. Among these I inu mention the "Grad ed Course," by Alfred Turner, who was i for many yours eonuected with tho Now England Conservatory of Music, Boston. Tho "Graded Course" by Curl Faelton, of Boston, It similar In Its plan. "The Musician," by Bldley 1'ren- I tlce, of England, Is, like the other;', di vided Into six grndes. and published in six small volumes one volume to a grade. A special point Is made In giv ing the analysis of each piece as re gards Its form. These books give not only a graded course of pieces out also of Etudes as well, and are valuable as holps In thu matter of suggesting pieces and studies that aro used by teachers of wide ex perience. Even with these suggestions the teacher must uso the utmost euro In culling from them the pieces best adapted to each pupil's needs. No ono pupil Is expected to study all tho pieces Indicated 'as there are many pieces under each grade which belong to the same degree of difficulty, dif fering In their stylo and characteristics. These aro indicated as a convenience to the teacher, but the necessity for choice still remains. You will pleusc pardon mo when I add that harm Is oftlmes done In fol lowing a book of this kind slavishly. It not Infrequently happens that teach ers settlo upon a list of pieces which they use with alt of their pupils en tirely ignoring tho fact that the per sonalities of student vary so greatly. Before giving a piece to h pupil the teacher should deliberate carefully, piece In hand, whether or no that par ticular piece be best ndupted to that particular pupil. The best way to se lect pieces or studies Is to have a goodly number of them constantly on hand, all of which have been care fully divided Into the different grades. From these the teacher may select from the particular grade to which tho pupil belongs the piece specially adapted to him at that particular time. The piece can at once be given Into the pupil's hands, with special directions as to how it is to be studied, and mis takes, which must arise If tho teacher relies upon his memory, or follows any set course, are avoided. Harmony What text bunk on Har mony do you cei, sliler the best? I am now studying ltichter's. How ilos It rank? Please answer In "Question Box." Answer. I will answer the last part of your question llrst. 1 urn well ac quainted with Klehtor's Harmony, hav ing used It In my own studies and teaching, and I am happy to say th?t It has been superseded by text-hooks that ure Infinitely better lu every way. It is, at best, an elementary text-book; It Is not very clear hi the original German, and tho English translation has not In the least Improved It. Tho worst feature is that -'the exercises to bo worked aro without definite rhythm, phrases, or perloda and are, even when correctly worked, unsatisfactory both from a musical standpoint and as aids to practical work. Decidedly the best text-book on harmony, in the English language, (I have examined them all) is, In my estimation, that by Prout which has the merit of having been originally written in English (It is pub lished by Augener, of London); tho exercises are rhythmical and are, when properly written practical Illustrations of harmony, melody and musical form. Tho student who haH mastered this work which can only be after long and diligent study will have tho praise worthy consciousness that he actually knows something. I have some unpleasant reminiscences connected with Hlchter's Harmony, and one or two others of the same Ilk, which I have no objection to telling as a warning to others. On going to Paris several years ago to study, tho knowledge of hurmony that I took wlfh me had been gained from the aforesaid text-books under tho guidance of a prominent Boston musician. On reach ing Paris I sought out the celebrated theorist, Theodore Dubois, now director of the Paris Conservatoire, with tho ex pectation that he would glvo full sanc tion to all I had done. After taking up tho study of Heber's Harmony with Dubois' Additional exercises (two large volumes In French, comprising tho most exhaustive treatise on hnrmony over written) I found to my chagrin that I knew very little nbout tho study after all, that, In fact, I had scarcely more than begun It. With this exper ience In mind It Is not surprising that It Is my Intention to wage relentless war against methods which purport '.o be what they are not. I have no ob jection to the use of elementary text books on harmony with young pupils 66 9 Is Dr. Humphreys' Sptclfic for Lingering Coughs, Stubborn Colds Thai "hang oo," Influenza and GRIP The epidemic of Grip Is proving the popularity and Intrinsic merit of "Soventy-seven" as a proventoyve and cure. Those who take "77" In time do not havo the Grip: those who take It early escapo with Blight Illness, nnd by its continued use receive all tho benefits of Its sustaining qualities, making a rapid and vigorous recovery. At druggists or sent prepaid; 25c, 00c. & $1,00. OR. HUMPHREYS' HOOK SGNT FREE. Humphreys' Med. Co.. Cor. William & John Sts., New York. Bo sure to get HUMPHREYS"' providing always that the pupils un derstand that they are elementary and are to bo followed later by a compre hensive text-book for which thoy should properly prepare. o L. N. I have been told that It Is In jurious to Hie plnno touch to practice on tho pipe organ. Is that true? Answer. It Is not true unless the or gan has a very heavy touch. On the contrary I would udvise every student of the piano to study tho pipe organ since In no other way can a pure le gato be so effectually learned. Tho llrst thing thnt n student of the organ miMt do Is to practice combining sin gle notes, double notes and chords In such a manner that there Is no break between them. Any failure to do this on the organ shows Itself at once. Tho student must continue the practice of this legato style until he Is able to take a piece which Is written In four or llvo Independent parts and play It smoothly giving each note Its precise value. From the fact that no sooner Is a piano key touched than the tone begins to die away, a luck of legato or bind ing of the keys together is not no ticed so quickly by nn uncritical ear at the piano as at tho organ. In study ing the organ style the organist learns tho necessity of frequently changing his lingers on the same keys to secure a perfect legato In the middle as well as the outer parts; on going to tho piano ho applies this method of finger ing to all melodies and cantablle pas sages. Before the advent of the modern light actions, electric or pneumatic, with which all properly eaulpped or gans of today are supplied, organ touch wus alsagreeably heavy and to practice upon the organ was to sacri fice delicacy and refinement of touch so far ns the piano was concerned. All this has been changed nnd the pianist, even though he may not Intend to take up tho study of the organ with the view to becoming an organist, will find a knowledge of the organ style an Invaluable aid both to his, musicianship and his skill as a pianist. o H. S. L. Kindly state In the Ques tion Box what grades the following pieces aro In: Witches Dance, by MncDowcll; Hunting Song, by Men delssohn; Poloralso In A, opus. 40, by Chopin. Answer. The first is in tho fifth grade, tho second Is In tho third grale, and the third Is In tho fourth grade. IN THE PLAY HOUSES. Julia Marlowe. "The Countess Valeska," In which Julia Marlowe Is this season demonstrat ing that she has claims to considera tion when emotional artists are spoken of, was presented at tho Lyceum last night before an audience that was large, decidedly representative and as decidedly pleased with tho admirable performance given by Miss.Maiiowo and the capable artists sho has in her supporting company. When Miss Marlowe was last seen In Scranton, nearly a decade ago, she was on the threshold of the careerthnt has since brought her so much pralso and fame. The play wus "The Twelfth Night," and some of the veteran theatre-goers who saw her last night un consciously contrasted her with the Julia Marlowe of nine years ago, who was so resolutely trying to win for herself a placo among the foremost exponents of the clamic drama. Miss Marlowe exhausted Shakespeare and turned tit other fields, and lust night sho returned to Scranton In a blood-stirring Polish drama In which her emotions are constantly at concert pitch; where tho clash of sabres, tho crack of musketry and the boom of cannon Is the only soothing music she hears. The play Is In four acts and from the Germnn of Rudolph Stratz. The scene is laid during Nnpoleon's campaign of 1807, when he posed as the protector of Poland. Tho action takes place In tho castle of the Countess Valeska, and on the eve of the Battle of Frlendland. The countess Is In love with an officer who is known ns the "Tall Prussian." Their love nffalr has been broken off, however, and she Is endeavoring to de lude herself that she no longer regards him as her lover. An engagement be tween soldiers, which she witnesses from her window, and in which her lover hns his horse shot from under him, causes her to disregard the dic tates1 of her patriotism and she helps him to escape, and conceals him In her castle In the disguise of her overseer. Incidentally she tells the "Tall Prus sian" that she no longer loves him, but when he threatens to give himself up to tho enemy, she confesses thnt her lovo Is stronger than over. Napoleon, mennwhlle, has taken up his headquarters for the first night at the castle. The father of the young Prussian has gained ncccss to the castle disguised as a shepherd, and Is Impli cated In a plot to murder the emperor, into which the young man Is drawn by n parental appeal to his patriotism. Tho attempted assassination Is frus trated, and the countens, In a struggle between her love of country and her love for the 'Prussian oillcer, Is forced to disclose his Identity. Ho Is subse quently court-mnrtlalled through In formation furnished by a French olll ccr, also In lovo with tho countess, and Is sentenced to be shot. This tragic end, however, Is averted through the effort of the countess. Miss Marlowe proved her right to rank among America's foremost ac tresses by tho magnificent work sho did last evening. The play Is In parts extremely theatrical and only tho su perb work of Miss Marlowe saved some of tho scenes. In tho hands of a lesser artist they would have been cheap and meretricious. With a deftness of touch that was truly nrtlstle she depicted the conflicting emotions that swayed tho sorely tried Countess Valeska. John Blair, who a. year ago made such a favorable Impression hero in "What Dreams Mny Come," wns ono of the leading members of tho supporting company. Ho enacted tho rolo of nn aide-de-camp to Napoleon In nn ex plosive sort of way which Indicates evidently Impressed with the notion he is falling Into bad habits likely to Impure n very promising career, Ills RHEUMATISM. No disease that attacks the human body is so universal as rheumatism. Almost everyone is liable to suffer from it, in some form or other. Exhaustion of nerve force is the underlying cause. The immediate cause is the presence of certain morbid waste material in the blood and tissues. Rheumatism occurs in several forms ; there is acuto ' rheumatism, or rheumatic fever ; there is what is termed sub acute rheumatism. There is chronic, muscular, inflamma tory, deforming rheumatism, and there is rheumatic gout. Over-work, or whatever induces an undue exhaustion of nerve force, will aggravate the disease, or hasten its appearance. The aches that accompany this disease in its incipient stages are often, for a time, attributed to other less serious causes. The cure for so deep-seated a trouble never can be an ignorant preparation that will only dull the pain or give tem porary relief. There are a thousand and one so-called med icines for rheumatism that not only never effects a cure, but unfortunately are often the means of discouraging people who use them. Paine's celery compound is as little related to these ' worthless preparations as an honest gold coin is to clumsy ' counterfeit. Paine's celery compound is specific for the cure of rheu matism in any of its forms. The first "friendly pain" friendly, because it gives early ' notice before serious mischief has occoured, should send you at once to the druggist's for a bottle of this remedy. It will cure your rheumatism. It will so cleanse, invigorate and rejuvenate the blood that every organ of the body will share immediately in the healthier condition. It will build up and make you strong. Its peculiar ability to increase the amount of blood and stimulate the action of the liver and kidneys has made it the regular prescription of the best physicians. Thousands of people have been cured of rheumatism by ' Paine's celery compound. Mrs. H. C. Danolds of Rochester, N. Y., writes : "Last season I had severe attack of muscular rheuma tism. At first I used a good deal of liniment, but in spite of it the rheumatism increased. I then began using Paine's celery compound, and the second bottle cured me completely. I recomend Paine's celery compound most heartily as an, invaluable remedy to all who are afflicted." Other people scores of them in every town of any size in the country, have written similar letters, appreciative and grateful, to the proprietors of this wonderful remedy the best of all blood purifiers and nerve restorers, the discovery of Dartmouth's greatest professor. Whoever has used it has recommended it to others. And this is the reason that the demand for Paine's celery compound is greater today than for any other remedy in the world. exit after tho duel In the last net would have done credit to the third guerilla in "Cuba's Vow." Mr. Harcourt was scarcely an ideal "Tall Prussian," al though an excellent actor. He was that he Is a very villainous sort of a fellow, although all the lines In the play strove desperately hard to make him out Quite a different sort of per son. Mrs. Sol Smith was superb ns the elderly housekeeper of tho countess and Norah Lamlson greatly pleased the audience In an Ingenue role. The play is very elaborately staged and the costumes were all historically correct. "A Grip of Stool." Tho Academy of Music offers Its pa trons nn unusually fine attraction for the first half of next week In "A Grip of Steel," a remnrkably strong roman tic melodrama. This show has achiev ed great success In the old world, being now In the fifth year of Its uninter rupted prosperity. Tho leading char acter Is Ronjnrre, a man of great phy sical strength and an Intense nature. He Is unjustly convicted of a. crime and upon his release from prison he Is r.o hounded by the police that he Joins a band of thieves. He then leads a dou ble life. He meets a handsome blind glrl( Henrietta) and marries her. For years ho eludes tho vigilance of tho pollco and keeps his wife In Igorance of his real character. Finally Simon Gendelu, a traitorous member of the i band of thieves, delivers him to the pollco. Henrietta then dies of a broken heart. Bonjarro vows vengeance on i his betrayer. He meets his own death by n shot from a gendarmo In a second attempt to escape. Ronjarre's unfail ingly lovo for his aflllcted wife Is the dominating element of the plot. Much handsome scenery nnd nn exception ally clever company are promised by Manager W. J. Fielding. Matinees Tuesday and Wednesday. O'Hooligan's Wedding. Commencing Monday, Feb. C, "O'Hoollgan'a Wedding" will be the attraction at tho Gaiety. Manager Van Osten promises us a revelation In tho lino of comedy. The play Is re plete with perplexing predicaments of mistaken Identity, and hns proved n laughing success for tho past live sea sous. All the parts are admirably sus tained, as special euro has been taken in procuring nothing but tho best of talent. A number of clever nnd lip to date specialties aro continually Intro duced during the notion of the play. Special scenery Is carried; so, taking all In all, those attending this perform ance aro certain of spending two hours and a half of solid laughter. Our Florida Alligator. Applcton's Popular Science Monthly. An alligator Is not an attractive crea ture. He his not a single virtue that can bo named, Ho Is cowardly, treucherous, hideous. Ho la neither graceful nor even rospcctuble In nppeurance. He la not even amusing or giotesque In his tin gnlnllness. for ns a brute a bruto un- J quaUtlcd-he Is ulways so Intensely real that ono rhrlnks from him with loathing; and a laugh ut his expense while in ills presence would seem curiously out of place. His personality, ton. is strong. Onco catch the steadfast gnzo of a free, adult alligator's wicked eyes, with their odd vertical pupils Ilxed full upon your own, and the slgnlcunco of tho expression "evil eye" nnd tho mysteries of snake charm ing, hypnotism and hoodonlsm will, bo readily undetstood, for his brutish, mer ciless, untllr.chlng s-tara Is simply blood cbllllng. Zoologically, tho alligator belongs to the genus croeodilus. and ho has all tha hldeousness of that family, lacking some what its bloodthlmlncss, although tho American alligator Is carnivorous by na ture, and occasionally cannibalistic. Strictly speaking, however, tho true alli gator Is much less dangerous than his relatives of tho old world, and ho Is cor respondingly less courageous. GRANT AS A FATHER. "General Grant as a Father" Is ths title of an Interesting sketch In tho Youth's Companion. It Is by tho gen eral's son, Frederick D., and Is well worth reading. Here la a part of It: I never heard my father say an un just, cruel word, even to thoso who sought to mjure him. What was mort Impressed upon my mind during my youth, and afterward,, wns my father's qualities of truthfulness, loyalty and honor, his unselfishness and hla charit ableness toward all. If an unkind word had been uttered or an uncharitable thought expressed In our homo circle, our greatest care and anxiety was to keep the fact from the knowledge of our father, becausa we realized that such expressions from one of his family would causo him deepest sorrow. From our earliest years wo could not bear to havo him think us unworthy. His children neverfeared him, ns he was far from being stern or Bevere with us, but we respected him, loved him with deep affection, and vva dreaded to disappoint him. General Grant was considered by hl.1 countrymen a great commander, firmly pushing through overwhelming ob stacles on to his goal; he was known to his children to be a tender-hearted, Indulgent and most considerate parent, over willing to sacrifice his pleasure for the haplness of those nbout him, even to tho smallest and most unimportant member of tho household. A distressed or troubled expression In the fnce of ono ncaivhlm wna sum to be noticed, and called forth his sym pathy. Ho was the character of a simple, unaffected, Christian gentle man, nnd his descendants may well try to Imitate him. In General Grant's home we knew tho gentle and JUBt and chivalrous naturo which the public recognized when he gave orders ut Vlcksburg and Appo mattox that his own victorious soldiers should make no demonstration of tri umph over the defeat of the opposlnjr army. We, IiIb family, knew best of all that spirit of warm good-will which caused hi in to say to General Lee, "Let your soldiers retain their horses nnd mules; they will need them to cultivate their farms."