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11 THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1901. i r ' ' i. I The Visible Souldt A Short Story- by G. H. S. Copyright, 1900, by Loul Klopsch, The Christian Herald, New York. w- -w- It. SAMUEL. aKEENB.the M X loading lumber merchnnt (1 In a largo Western city, I wiw known as one of the I w most prosperous men In 1 T JL his section ot tha state. A He had acquired his wenlth by( hard trading and clone bargaining. Pew people could pot nliead of hlni; and though It was his frequent remark that every dollar lio owned was "honestly made In tiade," Ills customer! and his tenants know him only as a hard man, not un scrupulous!, but disposed to exact the last dime. At home or In church (to which ho went occasionally) his thoughts were too much occupied with schemes of money-making to afford any spare room for affection or rellc lous feeling. His business acqualnt Hnccs rather envied him, as 0110 who had conauered the secret of success. Tho lumber merchant sat In his little oillco at the close of on October day. It had been a day full of business nnd Its aggravations. He was thinking of going home, when there suddenly camo a rat-tat nt tho door. "Come In!" called Mr. Greene, gruffly. "Oh, It's you, Simmons. Well, now, what's wanted?" "Mr. Greene," said the newcomer, a uturdlly-bullt, honest-looking man of middle age, "I've come to seo It you won't let me havo another bill of lum bersome Michigan pine I need for that conttact I have on tho east side." "No, Simmons, you can't have an other foot ot lumber from my vard, that's Hat," said Mr. Greene, harshly. "As soon as you pay up what you owe, you can get more; not till then." "lint. Mr. Clieeni'," piotested Sim mons, "this 1m a serious matter to me. Why, I've paid you hundreds and hun dreds of dollnis, good money, for your lumber; and as noon ns tlite job Is through you will bo the first to get your money. You don't surely mean to say you refuse?" "That's just what I do mean," snapped Greene. "But I've no time to talk nbout it You can take your choice, pay up your last bill, or go without." W Tfmr lili malic JB People Are often capable of doinc injury to less positive people, the very emphasis of their affirmation making up for lack of argument and want of evidence. And tlie worst of all dogmatists are those doctors who, harking back to some old dogma of the schools, insist that certain patients arc beyond all medical help, because, forsooth, their diseases nre beyond the limited medical know ledge of the dogmatist. "when the physicians had given me up I was cured by the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery." That state ment, varied sometimes in form but identical in fact, is one of the common expressions found in the letters of those cured by "Golden Medical Discovery." Sometimes the statement runs; "I was given up by four doctors," showing a desperate, effort to find relief in local practitioners. Hut however the story begius, it almost invariably ends with the statement, "I am perfectly cured by Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical IJiscovery." Persons suffering from "weak" lungs, hemorrhages, deep -seated cough, ema ciation and weakness, have been restored to perfect health by the "Discovery." The philosophy of the cures effected by this marvelous medicine is not hard to understand. Life is sustained by food, digested and assimilated. The basis of health is a good appetite and a bound digestion. In almost all cases of disease loss of appetite is an early symp tom, and this is promptly followed by a wasting of the llesh. For some cause the food eaten is not being converted into nutrition and the body and its or gans, being starved, must grow weak. There is only one way to get strength and that is by food. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery heals diseases of the stomach and allied organs of digestion and nutrition, so enabling the body to assimilate the needed nourishment. Tims various forms of "weakness," to called, are cured by the "Discovery" "weak" lungs, "weak" heart, "weak" nerves, "weak" or sluggish liver, etc., because the organs are made strong by food, which is perfectly digested and assimilated after the "Discovery" has l:alcd the diseases of the stomach and jfAociated organs of digestion and uu-Htion. PAIN ALL GONE. "I have taken your medicine with the greatest atlifactiou," mite Mrs. Georie Riehl, of Lock port FUtlon, Westmoreland Co., Penu'a, nud cu honertlv tav Dr. l'lerce's Golden Medical Discovery has cured me ol a pain In my right lung that the tieit doctors could not help. My appetite and digestion have improved so that I can rat anything at all, and I feel better than I have for cur. Your ' favorite Prescription' has cured 111c of womb trouble that I tulTcred from for fifteen yeais, and painful monthly troubles. I can work u whole day and not get tired. My pain Is all cone and I feel life a new person. I sunered with headache all the time, but have no headache now tiuce taking your medicine. Your 'Golden Medical Discovery' aud ' favorite Prescription ' do all that you claim for them, aud morr, too. I hae beeu cured of troubles that I suffered from for fifteen years, and the best doctor In the State could not cure me. 'Golden Medical Discovery' cured me of neuralgia that I suffered from for five years, aud If my letter can $e one other poor iuuerer, youcau publish it." "ALMOST A MIRACLE." "I took a severe cold which settled la th bronchial tubfi,Bwritca Rev. 1'rauk Hay, of Not. tor.ville, JeuVNon Co., Kansas. "After trying medicine Ubecd"Surc Cnre," almost without number, I was led to try Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. I took two bottles and was cured, and have stayed cured. "When I think of the great pain, I had to en dire, aud the terrible cough I had, 'it seems almost a miracle that I waa so soon relieved." Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure con stipation. They do not re-act upon the system and become a necessity, as do nuony other pills.- that: he asked "It simply means ruin, that's what It does," said tho man, advancing Into tho room. "Why, good heavens, Mr. Greene, you cannot mean what you sayl It would be the meanest " "Get outr'thundered the lumber merhcant, advancing toward him, his huge bit,lK now quivering with anger. "Out of here, I sayl You shall never get a foot of lumber from me an long as I live." Simmons retreated a, step or two, then, still with hat In hand, ho turned towards tho excited man. "Mr. Greene," he said In deep tones, "may tho Lord forgive me for saying It, but I think you have tho meanest soul that ever He permitted to enter Into man, and If you could only see it " Uut his talk was suddenly cut short by a threatening movement of Mr. Greene, who pushed him out of the oillco and slammed the door violent ly. "Confounded Impudence, I call It!" said tho lumber merchant on regaining his seat. "Why, nang the fellow, I trusted him nnd trusted him. I'm fairly sick of his whining talk and poverty-stricken ways. To Insult me by referring to my soul. What does ho know about It anyway?" nnd he roso und paced the lloor of the little olllce. "Ho said I had the meanest soul," he mused. "But who ever heard of anyone seeing a soul?" And then he sat down again, and rubbed his chin meditatively. Ho rested his head upon his hands. Somehow thoso words burrowed and buzzed in his brain. The world of business seemed to slip nway Into shadow and silence. "My soul well, I wish I could see It. 1 am sure that fellow Is wrong. Anyhow, he knows nothing about It. I wish " "Here I am," piped up a little, thin voice somewhere on the lloor behind him. "What what's quickly. "Here I am," repeated the thin voice. "Who? Where'."' "night hero behind you." The lumber merchant turned In as tonishment, and looked In the direc tion Indicated. There, In a corner, and In the shadow of the leather-covered lounge, was a little, Impish, dwnrf looking figure, like a shriveled Fili pino. The merchant shrank back In nmazoment. "Who are you anyway?" he gasped. "I am your soul," piped the black looking imp In tho corner. "My soul!" Ho shook himself to gether as If disbelieving his senses. "Utter nosensel Why, with a touch of this button I can summon a police man " "Still I am yo r fcoul," said the little black one. "Your's and nobody else's." "How did you come Into my oirice?" Interrogated the merchnnt. "I was permitted to coma as you wished," said the black thing, "and I must stuy until the time of my per mission ends." "Confound It!" pcrlsted Mr. Greene, "you don't mean to say that you aie going to stick right here In my ottice." "Wheiever you go, I go," piped tho voice, "I am part of you and you can not be without me." "But," stammered the merchant, with a shudder, "how am I ever to get along with you sitting around?" He went over fearfully toward the door and slipped tho spring lock. "Why, this Is ridiculous. Everybody who meets us will remark." "So eye but your can see me." was the reply from the corner. "Well, that's one consolation," said Greene, drawing a long breath. "My soul! Mine! This is the first time anybody ever heard of such a thing." He touched u bell to ttummou his foreman. "Hnff," he snld, "I'm going home. Kverythlng all right?" "Yes, sir," replied the foreman. "Well, then, get mo a carriage, will you?" "Certainly sir." It was with a stiause tiepldatlon that Mr. Greene buttoned up his coat and closed the door of his oillco that evening. He felt somehow as though he was bidding the old place good-bye and might never come back. Ho noted with satisfaction that the coach lamps were unlit. Looking down ho saw, moving lightly by his sldo, the dark, Impish figure. He opened the coach door and stepped nslde to glvt the Soul the right oj' way. Then he en teied. ' "How shall I ever be able to meet Mary and tho girls In this llx?" he said. It's awful! awful! Something must have happened In my brain," and he turned again toward the little liguto whoso presence and appearance seemod to put the question of halluci nation beyond all doubt. On reaching hlB home, he stepped quickly to tho door, opened It with his own private key and let himself Into the hall unobserved. Up the stairs to his room he went noiselessly. Once fcafe within, he locked the door and sank down, exhausted, In a large, easy clfalr. "Ho said I had the meanest soul tho Lord ever permitted to be In n man that's what he said. I remem ber every word distinctly," and ho looked mound once more at tho dwarf ish cteature who sat on a chair al most opposite. "And you aro that soul that camo In obedience to some strange summons! Now," said tho merchant, "I want to think about this. Let us nsk, what Is the cause of that dingy color that elfish blackness?" " I am what you havo made mo," eald the Soul. "I was r.ot nlways so dark." "Tho meanest Soul," repeateJ Greene, the words llugoiing In his brain like tho refialn aZ a song. "The meanest soul! Well, if I havo black ened my soul, I pray God to help me, for no one elso can." A tap at tha door Interrupted his thoughts. Ho turned sharply to tho littlo figure. "You aro isuro no one can see you?'1 "None but you," was tho reply. Ho opened the door. "Ham! Sam!" said tho gentle volco his wife, "What's tha matter? Wo saw you go up, and we haven't hear3 from you ulnce you camo home." Sho nervously grasped his hands In her own, which wero trembling. "Nothing, Mary," said tho lumber merchant, hurledly. "Nothing's tlio matter, only 1 wish you would send mo up a cup of tea a cup of good Btrong tea. I want to take It hero In my room. I have something on my mind; nothing to trouble you, Mary, but I must bo here nlone for a llttlj while." With something between a gasp and a sob the wlfo went down stairs. Pres ently sho returned with tho cup ot tea. "Thank you, Mary," he said In a. tono so kindly that his wife lookoJ at him In surprise. "Now, dear, you seo I am nil right. Won't you please got Tom to hitch up and drive around to Simmon?, the carpenter, and toll him I want to see him Immediately? In fact, tell him to bring Simmon- with him." Ho pulled out his watch. "I must havo hlin here within tho nctx half hour." Klvo mlnuteB later ho could hear the sound of tho departing coach, show ing that the coachman had sped upon his crrond. Mr. Greene again touched the bell, and one ot his daughters responded. "Edith, I want to send down to the widow Grogan's. You know Pho Is one of my tenants. Can't ono of yon girls go down: nnd bring her up? UN only ten minutes' walk, nnd I must see her this evening." "Why, papa," ,ald the daughter, "and so late?" "Oh," said tho merchant, "It's only 7 o'clock. You go, Edith, and I will make It up to you. You can take the street car and be down there In a twinkling." And to her astonishment, ho klssed.her. Such a thing had hard ly happened since the girls were babies. It was well within the half hour when Tom drove up before tho door, and Carpenter Simmons mounted the steps. He was shown up to tho mer chant's room. "Come In, Simmons; come In!" said Mr. Greene with a show of anima tion. "I came, Mr. Greene, but I haven't tho slightest Idea " "No matter, no matter. Hit down," said the other. "The fact Is, Sim mons, I behaved like a hog to you this afternoon, and I am deeply sorry for It. I want you to understand that, Simmons. You havo been a good cus tomer of mine, nnd I've never lost a cent by your trade, and to have spoken to you as I did was too mean for any thing, nnd I want to apologize." "Oh, Mr. Greene," protested tho car penter, "don't say a word." "But l insist," said Greene utoutly. "If a man nets like a hog, ho must apologize; he has no right to net so. You said that I had the meanest soul " "Mr. Giecne," ciled the carpenter nervously, "I regretted It tlu moment I said It. I declare I did. It was a cruel thing." "It was true," said Greene, "eveiy word. I know It. I have the meanest soul, and you told the truth. Sit down." The visitor sat down In amazement. "Now, heie Is an order," continued Greene, writing nt a desk that stood In the corner of the room, "Half will give you whatever lumber you want. Hereafter you can have thnt pilvll cge. You are an honest man." "You don't mean It! You don't mean It, Mr. Greene," cried the carpenter, Btartlng up. "Why It's like picking me up out of the gutter. I was mined If I didn't get that lumber. You've saved me. You'e saved my busi ness." "Not another word," said Mr. Gieene, "Here, Simmons, here's the order. Good night, and whenever you want any more lumber come and see me." Still muttering hi thanks, and greatly astonished ut the turn affalis had taken, tho caipnuler withdrew. The ludiber merchant stood for a minute with a strange smile 011 his face. As he heaid the footsteps die away, his eye fell upon the little flgiue In Its nook, and It seemed to him although It might only have been Im agination that It had grown a shade whiter. A little later tho widow Grogan was brought In by Edith. The widow, who was accompanied by her little daugh ter of seven, showed a tear-stained face. She had evidently been antici pating some new misfortune as the Je suit of this summons from her land lord. ""Now," said Edith ieassuringly,"you just step right In, and papa will see you." "Ah, Mrs. Grogan," said the mer chant, "I am glad you've come." "Oh, Mr. Gieene." began the widow In piteous tones, "If It's the rlnt. I told the ngent that I would thry to have It for him next month. I've done the best I could: bin; It's the haul times we've had." "Has that rascally . agent of mine been bothetlng you, Mrs. Grogan." "Indade tho man only wanted your rlnt, sor, an' I told him " "Never mind what you told him, Mia. Grogan. So this Is Molly, Is It. Littlo Molly. How old Is she?" "Slvcn, sor. Speak to the jtutlemaii, Molly, dear." "Now, Molly," aud he piodueed a sil ver coin from his vest pocket, "I am going to give this to your mother, and sho Is golntf to buy you the biggest red apple you ever saw. Mind you do It, Mrs. Grogun. Now, about that rent. How long have you beeiHIvIng In that house of mine?" "Eleven years, sor." "Why, It seems to me that you have been a pretty steady tenant." "I got this notice day befoie ylster day, sor," and she handed him a notice of dispossession. The lumber merchant scowled. "And this," he mutteted, "Is done In my name. All the hardships that ate In flicted upon these poor souls, who have paid rent for eleven yeais, I have to stand sponsor for." "Now, Mrs. Grogan," he Raid, tuni ng to the widow, who was wiping her eyes with a corner of her dress, "I am going to glvo you a note to tho agent, which will fix you all right, so far as the next quniter's rent Is concerned, and I'll see you before then. You've had pretty hard lines since Patrick died?" "Indade, ery hard, sor. Many's the meal-hour there's neither bite nor sup In the house." "Too bad! Too bad! But we must try to help you in some way. I will get my w Ifo to come down and see you, Mrs. Grogan, and seo If wo cannot make It easier for you and little Molly. Eh, Molly!" The child smiled In his face, but still clung to her mother's sic evo. He fum bled In his vest pocket It wth a strange thing that he was prompted to do, but ho did It. Generosity had never been a weakness of tho money maker, but this, ho felt, was n special rase. It was his doing, all this misery and suffering. He handed a ten-dollav blll to tho widow. "Now, hero Is something to koop tho pot boiling, nnyway, and don't you fear but wo will call," he Bald, cor dially. "That Is all I want to see you nbout, Mrs, Grogan. Good night, llt tK Molly. Then tho pent-up emotion broken out beyond nil control. Thct poor wid ow wus overwhelmed with such kind ness, nnd she fairly broke down. "May tho Lord bless ye, sor! Oh may He bless you and yours forever! Indndc It's u good man you are, the day, to me an' Molly, and we'll pray for you I very day of our lives that wo will. It's a kind heart you have, ln dado It Is." "Ilushl Don't say pitch things." said tho lumber dealer huskily, and his own voles trembled. "You can find your way down, und they will 3ce you on tho car." "Oh, Indade, we'll walk," she said, smiling, whllo the tears still dropped. "I feel like llyln'." He heaid their steps going down tho nlalrs tho patter of the little child keeping nccompnnlinent to the heav ier footfalt of tho mother. Both wero smiling with Joy nnd hnpplness. With his own eyes atvangcly moist with the suspicion of tears he turned from the window and looked toward the shadowed corner of the room. Tho Soul ?eemed to smile at him wltliV .1 gentle expression which ho had not observed before. Tho hours that followed weio event ful ones for the lumber merchant. Long he sat and nt Interval ho con versed with his straugo companion. The complete record of his cnieer un t oiled Itself before him. Ho saw In a new and unfamiliar light many of the events which ho had recorded ns tri umphs; he leealled a thousand In stances where he had been harsh, where he had repressed noble, Im pulses, and fncrlflced love and affec tion In order that he might be unham pered In his struggle for wealth; where he had driven hard bargains and been guilty of what now seemed monstrous injustice, though the world called It shtcwd trading. And then, with this reflection, he looked ngaln at his dm Is and diminutive visitor. "You forget that these men wero your brothers," said the volco from tho corner, answering his unspoken thoughts. "You showed them ""no mercy; you made 110 allowances; you took tlie full measure of your 'rights' ns you understood them and gave no quarter. Their bioken foi tunes nnd blighted hopes you niado stepping stones to your own success. You have trodden all the wny upon hearts, even the hearts of your own dear ones. You have given ino your Soul no oppor tunity for growth, but havo made me, as you see, a thing to be loathed and despised." And It bowed Itself In Its corner with a gestuie of sorrow. With a zeal that was almost fever ish, ho set nbout, as far as man could do, to rectify tho wrongs, the Injus tices, the Injuries and tho sharp trad ing of years. It took time and no lit tle graco and moral courage, to make amends, and to do such other tilings as he could, but he persevered. And, strangest of all, he found preeently a keen and hatlsfylng pleasure In his now line of action. In business and social affairs, abroad and nt home, he grew gracious and liberal. Mnry and the girls at home found him compan ionable and affectionate. His men at the yard became familiar with his smile and kind words. He did not foiget his promise to the widow Grogan, and both she and little Molly prollted by tho change In affairs, as alto did many others. Before many months had passed, the business community, nt first inciedu lous, had wholly revised Its former estimate of the lumber metchant. He was no longer "thu meanest man," nnd the hardest nt a bargain. In losing the reputation for such qualities he had, all unconsciously, gained one for qualltes much more deMrable. He loved to help tho-e who found tltem sehos In "tight places." To the poor of his neighborhood he was a con stant benefactor. Tho year neaied tho close. The soul had giown to be a dear comrade, fair nnd well-proportioned, such as the met chant would have loved the whole world to see. And when tho moment of parting came, he gazed upon the being who stood beside him and mar veled; for, as It smiled upon him, he knew that It was noble and 'beautiful, dazzling In bilghtness and In statute like the angels. . The lumber met chant awoke with a Htuit. He rubbed his eyes, looked at his watch, and then sat thoughtfully for a little space. Ho had slept alto gether less than twenty minutes, but he had lived a year andwlearned tho lesson of n lifetime. A f-hade of icgiet passed over his face as he looked Into the corner where had appeared the vis itor of his dream and found It empty. Then he put on his overcoat, locked the door and went home. And the drenm camo true. G. II. S. WOULDN'T MARHY COUSINS. The Couple Will Get a Dispensation nt the Cost of $100. By Eicliule Wire from Tlie Associated I'res. BIddk'ford, Me., Jan. I. Alfied Hughes, thirty years old. and MIso Clara Bouthilette. twenty-two years old, two well-known Ftencli Canadians of this city, approached tho altar of St. Joseph's church yesterday with the ex pectation of being married, 'but after waiting In the sacred edifice for neaily two hours, momentarily expecting tho ceremony to be performed that should make them husband and wife, were In formed by Hev. Father Canuel that the martlage could not take place, as the rules of the chinch forbado tho union of first cousins save In case of a dis pensation of the pope. Tho young people weie greatly dis appointed when they learned that tho wedding could not take place yester day. They will endeavor to obtain n special dispensation. This will cost about MOO. The couple had mado all arrangements for their honeymoon trip. They had furnished a house In this city, whero they wero to reside. 0 Great Sale of GOODS The time of our annual inventory is near at hand ; in order to reduce stock, we offer the people of Scranton and vi cinity the opportunity of buying Dry Goods of good quality at the Lowest Prices ever quoted in this city. The quality of every article is warranted to be as represented. Money re funded to any dissatisfied customer. I Sale Commences Wednesday, Jan. 2, and Continues Until Goods Are Sold Men's Underwear Men's 50c Jersey Bibbed Underwear 43c Men's GOc Kandem Underwear 3Uc Men's fjl.00 Naturnl Wool Underwear, extra - quality , ...8Bc !f Ladies' Underwear ? Ladies' 23c Fleece Lined Heavy Underwear. . .21c J5 Ladles' 35c Flceco Lined fine Underwear 2t)c "25 Ladles' 50c Fleece Lined Egyptian Cotton 41c Ladies' 75c Natural Wool 07c S Ladles' $1.00 Natural Wool 80c L5 Ladies' S1.00 Oneita Natural Union Suits SOc C Ladles' $1.00 Oneita Natural Union Suits. . .SI. 25 ; Ladies' S2.00 Oneita Natural Union Suits. . . 1.00 H Children's Underwear ' We offer bargains in Chlldren'n Underwear, Cot ton, Cotton and Wool, and All Wool at a big re duction from former prices. -St Hosiery Men's, Women's and Children's Cotton and Wool Hose. 15c Cotton Hose for 12c 25c Cotton Hoso for '. . .yic 35c Wool Hose for 25o 50o Wool Hose for 41c Comforts G We wish to call particular attention to tho quali ty of our Comforts. They are all filled with fine white cotton. SI. 35 Comforts, very heavy, $1.15 $1.75 Comfoits, very fine 1.35 Blankets Cotton Blankets at 50c, 75c, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75. Fine Wool Blankets, slightly soiled at much less than legular prices. $2.25 White or Qrey Blaukets for $1.75 3.75 All Wool Blankets for 3.00 4.00 All Wool Blankets for 3.75 5.75 All Wool Blankets for 4.75 Sundries 000 Ladies' Handkerchiefs, slightly soiled, having been used for trimming; all 10 aud 12 l-2c goods. Sale price 5c 1500 yards Toichan Lace, all widths, -cheap at 10 aud 12 l-2c. Sale piice 5c All Silk Kibbons, bright and attractive for hair, 10 and 12 l-2c goods. Sale price 7c Cambric Embroideries, 8c goods. Sale pi ice. . . .5c Cambric Embioideries, 12 l-2c goods. Sale price 8c Cambric Embroideries, 17c goods. Sale price 12 i.c Ladies' Fine Kid Gloves, full lined 69c Children's and Ladles' Wool Mittens 15c Cot sets' broken line of P. D., J. B. and P. N. Fiench form Corsets, $1.00 to $1.25 goods. . ,00c Ladies' Muslin Gowns at 40c, SOc, 75c and 05c Ladies' White Aprons, 25 nnd 35c value 17c Ladles' Knit Shott Skhts 2bc Silks A large assortment of fine Silks in deslrnbl styles all nt reduced prices. 1000 yards fancy Silks, former value 05 and 75c. Sale p'llce 40 and OUc 2500 yards GlassoTaffora Silks, all new spring shndes, 75c value. Sale price SOc & v. Dress Goods PlaliW, Checks, Stripe nnd Plain Wool Suitings, suitable for children's wear, 35 and SOc value. Sale price 25c Fine grade Suitings, mostly 48-inch goods; all high grade; 75c and $1.00 value 50c Plaid Skirtings nud Tailor Suitings, all 50 inches wide; very heavy wool 00c Coverts in mixtures of Blue, Brown, Red and Grey; $1.00 value. Salo price 75c Venetians, 50-inch, in all now shades; $1.25 value 05c 50c Blnck Figured Mohair for Skirting 20c Cloak Department We have a great vaiiety of Children's Coats. Ladies' Capes and Coats and Suits which are not only stylish and of good material, but also fit per fectly. Wo have made this lemarkable mark down: 53 dozen Flannelette Wiappers, $1.00 value, for v 60c 40 dozen Sea Island Percale Wrappers, $1.B0 value for $1.25 Street Skiits, made from heavy wool plaid back Golf Suiting 3.95 Street Skirts, heavy Golf Suiting, very full. . 4.95 20 Ladies' Tailor Suits, all-wool blue serge. . 5.95 18 Ladles' Tailor Suits, Tweeds, Cheviots; $12.00 vnhie 7.80 25 Ladies' Tailor Sult, Venetian Broad cloths, $15.00 value for 9.95 Ladles' Jackets, $8.00 gaunents for 6.95 Ladles' Jackets, S10.00 and $12.00 garments fi' 7.50 Ladies' Jackets, $13.50 and $15 garments.. 9.75 Children's Coats, $5.00 garments for 3.50 Children's Coats, $0.50 gaiments for 4.50 Chlldien's Coats, $8.00 garments for 5.05 Linen Department Table Linen, 5G-inch, unbleached, 35c value... 20o Table Linen, CO-lnch, unbleached, 40c value... 30a Heavy Dice German Linen, GOo value SOc Bleached Linens, Sale pilces, 40c, SOc, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25. Napkins, selo prica 40c, 60c, 85c, 95c, $1.25, $1.50 and up. Towels, blenched Huck, 10x32, $1.15 per dozen. Towels, bleached Huck, 17x34, $1.25 per dozen. Towels, bleached Huck, 18x36, $1.50 per dozen. Towels, bleached Huck, 20x40, $1.95 per dozen. Damnsk and Bath Towels all at special prices. Stevens' Absorbent Crnshes nt 8, 10, 12 1-2 and 15c. Marseilles Quilts, $1.25, $1.53, $1.79, $1.95, $2.25. Honey Comh Quilts, 09c, 75c, 83c, 01.00, $1.25. & n I look DOMESTIGS look I ONLY WEPT FOB JLTJK HUSBAND. Insanity Charge Agnlnst Mrs. Albert W. Hurtt Is Dismissed. Dy Inclusive Wlr hum Tlie AviiocijtfJ riru. Los Angeles, Cal Jan, 1. On Octo ber 24 Alba W. Huitt and Mabel Hcott, each aged L'O yeais and both prominent, wero married. Seven days after this Hurtt left a Rood position, wife nnd homo and sailed to Honolulu, Not a word bus Mrs. Hurtt heard since from her husband. Yesterday a complaint chnrtrlnff Mrs. Hurtt with Insanity Us Issued. Mrs. Hurtt said her husband's neglect had caused her to cry consid erably, and her wholo thought was to go to him. The physicians recommended dis missal of tho proceedings, and Mrs. Huitt leturned to Tomona. Her pa rents, Mr. and Mis. CI. W. Scott, of I'o. mona, camo from Dloomlngtun, 111,, tlneo years ago, whoro they had lived for years. They weio neighbors and Intimate 'friends of e.-Vlco Picsident Stevenson. y U3 3 -a 00 US We offer remarkable bargains In all Muslins, Sheetings, Outings, Cali coes, Ginghams, Cotton Flannel, Shaker Flannel, Etc. Unbleached i Bleached 6c Good Blown Muslin for only 5c 7c Flue Brown Muslin for 6c 8c Extra Heavy Miislln for 7c 8c Very Fine Muslin for 7c 13c Best Lockwood 5-4 P. C. Muslin for 10c 15c Best Lockwood 6-4 P. C. Muslin for 12c 18c Best Lockwood 8-4 Sheeting for 15c 20c Best Lockwood 9-4 Sheeting for 17c 22c Best Lockwood 10-4 Sheeting for 19c Special Gc Good Apron Gingham for 5c 7c Best Apron Gingham for 5 l-2c tic Good Prints for 5c 6c Best Indigo Blue Prints for 5c 6c Good Shaker Flannel for 5c 6c Good Canton Flannel for 5c 8c Good Outing Flannel for 6c lOo Good Outing Flannel for 7 l-2c Oc Good Muslin for only 7 l-2c Finest Muslin for only Oc Hill Muslin for only Oc Lonsdnle Muslin for only 9c Fiult of Loom Muslin for only 12c Fine Cambric Muslin for only 13c Lonsdalo Cambric for only 14c Best Lockwood 5-4 P. C. Muslin for. . . lGc Best Lockwood 6-4 P. C. Muslin for. . . . 20c Best Lockwood 8-4 Sheeting for 23c Best Lockwood 0-4 Sheeting for 25c Best Lockwood 10-4 Sheeting for All Muslins and Sheetings are full width, ty gunranteed just ns stated. Special Prices on rendy-mndo Sheets and Pillow Cases. ....5c ....60 ....7c ....7o ....7c ...10a ...lie ...lie ...13a ...17o ...10c ...21c Quail- & tJCSMf Fine Goods and Low Prices are attractive this will be the Greatest Sale S5 of Dry Goods ever occurring in this city. Everything just as represented or money S refunded, ' MEARS & Wfll Manas I 1 er. . 00 cr. Nos. 415 and 417 Lackawanna Avenue, g January, mo, SCRANTON, PA. 00 ffMWWtMMMMMMMW r. .-V-it.