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. 6 THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1901. V. , V -.-. .' t 4 DR. HAND'S Condensed Milk t Phosphates and Hjpophoaphites Added without change of taste. u Best MitkforFMttty Use" DaWes thrive on it " SoU try 'Drugf tats and Orocert. Willi t THE DR. HAND CONDENSED MltK CO., sWV Ice Cream. BE5T IN TOWN. AC Per JJC Quart LACKAWANNO AIRY CO 3 cltpheiMOrdtri Promptly DHre'l lo'iil AdamjAvtnuo. ScranfOD Transfer Co, Baggage Checked Direct toiHotefe and Private Residences. Offlc D., la. ck W. 2aaMigr : Station Vhcaf 683. DR. It. B. WARE, SPECIALIST. '-Eye Ear, Nose and Throat 'Office How t a. m. to 1t p. m.: I to . WIRkama BoIUHdc, Opp. PostoSe. I CITY NOTES : -' - KESnMKS THUH8DAT. M noultnsa;. tltvast- Vnmt el fecranton StoT srortas w&l tfUrt 9 Oumdtn Jan. S. TBSXXma XOWOHT. A maaOiiar- of tb. Jw. fitft Cftiitirassqc ndctr will 1m held U tba rest Vdanoa of X Driassa, on TaahlnaTton-ssrenu., thU wasting at 'clock. HBTT IBOOSD CTTOTAIJC. .A s-erj--pretty " samel carta! aow graces th stage XL tb Lycstim theater, wUcti sraa recrired from that Lra Lash latwXo, Thlrty-nlntti ttrtet and Dnsadwiy, Netr fTork. It was plaotd is position by.lirag Man- asjsr usots W. lewder. TIIAR'B EXCKAMUiS. Ib Ttadcra' National punk rtporta cltorinff lor th Bcruoton GWartna; lllous aastxlatlon for 1h jsttr 1900, amounTinc to rtC7JSSie.a7, a compared to KAin.8M.24 tew f3SW. The ciearlagi tor IVswmber, 1D0O, re 5.737,M7.a falmt SkMUSlJO tor th. ooi-. tcapcudisa; month ol 1SB9. A TOUCH TC3SLK. Thomxa Jaurphy, t strll- Inowu local charsater, nu arretted tt the cor- jier of Venn aTcnua and Undo afreet, Jifet La- "jura midnight, by ratrolraan Totter, for bdnj; .tlriuik und disorderly, tie restated Ticioutly, tud 'when tlio Oould builJlnf vra reached pclkrd tli, utflorr down and both wert rolUurf ocr sikJ orr inn tli ttrMt CiMlni it out to a finish when !'l"utTolnuji Hicierty happmed along and awiitfd Mi brother officer in Miortlnir Murpb' to i!u ciatral pollc station. HtD NOT LIKE THE ItETHOB. Thomas Smith Objected to the Way Celebrating' Was Done. 'A man trivimr his name as ThumaH 35mlUi, wji trnlklnir alons Penn ave u late Monday nljrht when ho va !tiixUed to wee a big. splutterinET can. itton cracker at hln feet He kicked It Unto Uiu street, and, while turnlnir to vdlecovrr whence It had come, received ..mother lighted crarkor full foive on lha back of his neok. SSmith sized up iv party C elfiht ".younB men as hla tormentors and made '.for thtm. It V.-OS while vMdly dascrlb- Miiff what awful results would follow m-om a repetition of the art that Pa- trolman Knrlus appeared and put him tunder arrest for tlshting. I UTillo eacorllnar Hmlth to the stutlon Jiouro an intoxicated man, Thomas Veachen, overturned two burreln of .uihbish upon the sldewallw and Patrol- hnan KvanH tonic charse of him. Then vjoseph Sulivan attempted tu rewcue Veachen from the stern clutches of the paw, and found himself in Patrolman l:'ouls' hands. This augmented pro- esslon preceded to the Center stret-t mtatlon liouse, followed by a crowd of rfrlends and sympathizers. Smith paid Tl in police court yesteidny and the iither two -were tlned $5 each. f TYPHOID AT OLD rORQE. Several Oasea Have Been Received i; .at. Local Hospital. '". ,'An epidemic' of 'typhoid fever ha Vroken out down tlio valley ut Old T'rge. and Lackawanna. Yeaterdny two Polish boys, Stanley and Frank JCowltoaltl, ujred twelve nnd fourteen were, taken, to the Lackawanna bos Mtal with typhoid. The mother died J-esterday with typlmld-pneumonla. MondayWilliam BelleH, of Old Foi no. Was taken to the Moses Taylor lion pita, and Is quite seiiouHly . ,. other member of the family, a child, has been Btrlcken down with" tho fever. The exact agency by which the tv. phold germs were dlstilbuied Is not known. Impure drinking water Ik iied" lted .with having u great deal to do With the spread of the disease. It ha also "been suggested that milk cuns, Wushed out none too thoroughly with germ-charged water, may huve ioin munlcnted the germi CRIMINAL LIBEL CHARGE. Another Article Piinted iu Scranton. Ian Causes Trouble. Adum Klddlot wjis held under J1.000 ball by Aldeiman Millar yesterday on tho charge ol criminal Jlb-i, The prosecutrix, Mrs. Annie Moian, accuses him of liclmr ili.i notiim. r n.. urtlclf which iivnu-uivfl In Inst Sun day's Hi'i-.iutonlun, In t'vlilch -.Mis, .iiiiiuii na'a iiveurn oi turning t lie hatlger gumo. '" Klddlol Aned ii luiuliig and en !' 1 l"ll i Im hooltlat. SCR ANTON, PA. VsV'sVsVsVsVsVsJ aV,'ylVS DELIGHTFUL PARTY. Given In Honor of the Birthday of Miss Alda Atkinson. A very dell&htful nffiilr took place at the home of Mr. uud Mis. D. Atkinson, of Meridian street, -Monday ovenliiK. when it largo number of friends as sembled in honor of the twenty-first birthday of their pretty und talcntetl daughter, Aldn. A ipund of 'con tinuous pleasure was enjoyed' by all until a late hour. Miss Alda proving herself it happy hostess and a royal entertainer. "Father Time" certainly heaved a sad end sincere sigh of regret In pasclng on his Jquinoy around the midnight hour on his an nual departure when ho capled this l.aftipy nssembnge coated around the festive board partaking of a tumulIM! repast. Thon who insisted In lecelvlng the xuests were: The Mls&ex Ooisey, At kinson und Hughes. Those) present weie: Myrtle Dorsey, Klhel Porter, Leila Potter, Carrie DeU'llde. Peatl "White, Jtay AV'ells, Jessie Owens, of Tnylor; Hnnnah Davis. May -Dorsey, Anna Atkinson, Ksther Hughes, Ida Hughes. Mr. nnd .Mrs. D. 11. Atkinson. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. It. J. Hepburn: Messrs. Ounster. James, Kramer, Botterly, Harris, Evans, Htighes, Flstcher, Wlrth, Jones. D. Atkinson, Beers. The out-of-town gunsts were: Mlsi Susie Lewis, of Moosle: Miss RozelK MIhi Cooper and Miss flreen, of Fac- loryvlllej Mr. Krneit Orson and Frank Spencer, of FantoryviUe, and "W. Peatx-e, of Philadelphia. REYNOLDS MUCH DISOTTSSED. 3elief la That He Has Injured His Usefulness. T. Jeffernon Reynold, the member from the First legislative district, wan a much dl.icusauj man by his constit uents yesterday. The general opinion U that he has greatly Injured his uro fulsees by his action at Harrlsburg ymrterday. Dr. W. A. Paine declared that Key nolda had personally pledged, himself to him after hla nomination to go into tho caucus as a Republican and ablrto by the decision of the majority. "I believe the First legislative dis trict to decidedly for Quay, and that Reynolds has gone counter to 'tie wishes of the majority of his constitu ents," said the ex-ehalrnian of the dis trict. "He will not get anything at tho hands of his party, and will only be ap pointed on such luslgnlilcant commit tees as will be of llttlu service (o hhyi body. He will not have any patronage whatever and will be practically a non entity In the house." Assistant District Attorney AV. Gay lord Thomas expressed the opinion that "if Reynolds promised to go Into the caucus ho ought to havo stood by the party that elected him." Jo.seph Oliver, George Wallace, Philip Illnsland, Owllym Jones, JVhn It. Re wards, Milton Lowry, Thurston 'Parker and others returned homo last night from Harrlsburg. They report that the I-aekawanna county delegates iere assigned to good seats together except Reynolds who was placed In tho rear of tho hall. A BOLD HIGHWAYMAN. He Held Up Miss Roos on Jefferson Avenue. Miss Carrie Roos, daughter of Jo seph Roos, of Qutncy avenue and Pine street, was held up on Jefferson ave nue, near Pine street, Monday evening at 9 o'clock. The highwayman secured a purse containing a small sum of money. Miss Itoon Is unable to give a good description of the man, she being so badly frightened, and all that is known is that ho was a young man of medium build, was without an over coat, and had his hat pulled down over his eyes. MIsh Roos and two young lady friends were walking out Jefferson avenue, towards home, when the man was llrst discovered lurking behind tho trees and In the shadows. They hast ened their footsteps, but when near Pine street the unknown caught up with them. He grasped Miss Itoos and snatched tho purso from her hand. The glils broke loose and run up Pine stieet, leisurely followed by the young man. The Htreet wus unusually deserted .it the time, decidedly favoiablo f6r hold tips. He again overtook them and trie J to slip a biucelet fiom Miss Hoos' arm. Hy this time the girls' home was reached and they ran upon the onrrh. The unknown continued on up l'lne street, uud has not been seep since. The police are Investigating. COURT HOUSE FOR-LUZERNE. The county commissloueiis, .being of the opinion that Judge Wopdwurd's denial of the motion for ii'ii Injunc tion made by the attorney or Dr. Cluiupert and otheis, bus mude the path clear for the election of the new coutt house, yesterday Inspected tho liver lommoli site for .the proposed building. Commissioners Hay, Jones und Finn were accompanied by Aiehl tect Oftterllng, who arrived In town ycnteiduy moiulug, Commissioners Hay stuled to a Itec ord rejortei' that all obstacles lu tho way of the election of- the building hre been icnioved, und steps will be Immediately taken to begin Its erec tion. Mr. overling stated, that the plsiir "ll be somewhat modified to suit the ieiulicmeuts of the new nlte,' after which they will be presented .to the couit for uppiovMl, As soon as this approval has been secured, build ing operation!) will commence. Wllkes-Purre Itecord. MORE CHILDREN VACCINATED. Fifty-one mote chlldien took ad vantage yesteiday of tho generous of fer of the medical staff of Hahnemann hospital to vaccinate the poor of tho city tor the mere cost of the virus, ten cents. Most of the chlldien came from th suburbs and somo fjom Uunmore and other adjacent towns. The offer will remsln open for a few days mote, BURGESS JAY COTJEXCITED PEOPLE THOUGHT NICHOLSON WAS OFF THE MAP, SURE. Fire Near the Burgess' Store and the Remembrance of the Last Confla gration, Twelve Years Ago, Which Left a Store and a Wagon-Shed in Ruins, Led the Burgess to Send Out Alarmlug Telegrams Train Load of Curious Scrantonlans Hasten to View the Rack nnd Ruin. Burgess Stephen Jay's general Btoro Is next door to the furniture store of C. C. Schiller, which Is Just In front and only thirty feet distant from Mrs. Stephen Jenkins' two-story single frame dwelling, occupied by Mrs. Caro line K. Wick, where a lire broke out yesterday afternoon that threatened to do dire damage to the little old town of Nicholson. Only twelve years ago, come plough ing time, a devastating conflagration o'erswept the village und before the ruinous ravages of tho flro bend could b checked n store building,- with most of Its contents, und a newly erected wagon shed, which cost $i)7, lumber furnished, were laid In ashes. The contemplation of this catas trophe and the location of the store building of the buigcsi, lesulted In Northeastern Pennsylvania being made wildly excited. The sight of the flnmcA bursting through the loot of tho Wick homo and licking the caves of the Jen kins house adjoining sent the burgess llylnfj excitedly to the railroad station with telegrams summoning the fire de. partmeuts of Sciantou. Hallstead, Great Bend and Hlnghamtoii. nXClTING MHSSACin, "Town threatened with total destruc tion. Rush engines nnd hose. Borough will stand all expenses, Stephen Jay, burgess," Is the tenor of the tele grams that were flashed over the Lack awanna road's wlies. "Nicholson burned down. Town com pletely wlped'out," was tho burden of the story after It had been repented ji'erbally a few times and passed from one to 'tother nil over these parts. A special train was hurriedly gotten ready at the Lackawanna freight house switch and Chief Zlzelmann with tho Nay Aug company and all Us appa ratus hastened to board It to fly to the rescue. Mayor Molr. Chief Hobllng, Train master McCaun, two dor.en firemen and several hundred cltlzons collided one with the other In a half hour of ex cited effort to load the big Nay Aug steamer on a lint car and Just three mlnntes before the arrival of a second tolegram announcing that the fire was under control, they succeded It) tipping the engine from the Improvised "skid" nnd landing It lu such a position that " ' ' "'ther hour to get It down out of mld-alr. OFF FOIt NU IIOLSON. The newspapermen upon learning that the special would not be run and that the next train for Nicholson was not to atait until 4 o'clock, tried to dicker for a special engine, but It was In vain. There was nothing to do ex cept wait till I o'clock and for an hour nnd eleven minutes they paced excit edly up nnd down the station platform bothering the life out of every rall toador who hove In sight with queries as to tho running of the t o'clpck train was It ever late? How long would the run require? and io on. A 1 o'clock wus never slower com ing but It came nt last nnd with it came the Nicholson "Jerkwater." The newspapermen, railroad officials, par ties of young people out for n holiday nnd many others filled with cm loslty made a scramble for the seats on the side of the train which would llrst per mit of a view of the conflagration. It is a hIow train nt Its best hut yester day afternoon It seamed aggr.ivntlngly slow to the three car-loads of curiosity-filled Scrantonlans who were wait ing with excited anxiety to get a view of a town being swept off the earth by lire. If It was the first of April Instead of tho first of January the crowd would have been able to figure out the differ ence In tho conditions that obtained and those they expected to view when the train finally pulled into Nicholson, THE DAMAGE DONE. You wouldn't go three blocks to see It If the fire was right heie nt home. One house worth JCOO was burned nnd another worth a couple of hundred dol lars more was half burned. The total loss, Including furniture, was $1,500. The fire was held In check bv the bucket brigade and the well-directed energy of tiie Tiffany boys, of the Nicholson Examiner, whose office Just across the load from the scene of the Hie rejoices lu a garden hose nnd a head of wuter, supplied from the rail road tank. Tho conti oiling and extin guishing of tho blaze was accomplish ed by tho Hallstead Hose company. No. 1, which arrived on tho scene on n special train one hour after the bur gess' telegram was received. The activities of the Hallstead com pany proved the unuecesslly of a lire department in Nicholson, or, lu fact, uny other place within easy teach of Hallstead. The buildings were not more than 99 H-100 consumed before the firemen's special was In the switch extending New Year's day Is about to dawn are you ready? Without stopping to think right vou may get started wrong. Looking down the line of weeks un:l mouths ahead, have you planned to meet them square faced to duty? Plensuie and pros perity await a pioper nnswer. Savings Department TRADERS NATIONAL BANK Cor. Wyoming and Spruce mmwi BANyz back of the wntcr tank, anil began "to take water" as fast as the big swing ing faucet of the tank would supply It. The steamer wns allowed to remain aboard tho flat car, nnd Its suction pipe was carried to the tank of tho locomotive. In this manner the water from the railroad tank was conveyed to the hose and forcod to the burning buildings, a hundred yurds away. CAU8E OF FfHE. Tho flro started at 1:30 o'clock, nnd was not extinguished until 3:ao. How It started Is n mystery. Mrs. "Wicks, In whose apartments it originated, .had gono out on an errand, leaving the place vacant. She Is at a complete loss to explain lis origin. The Jenkinses, who owned both houses, lived In the saved- una. They saved most of their household goods, but Mrs. Wicks' loss was a total one. The paint shop of J. M. Carpenter, adjoining the Jenkins residence, was slightly scorched. Only $40o Insurance was carried, all told. Of this ,.1-s. Wicks carried $100 on her furniture. The rate in Nichol son Is )9 per year on each $100 of In surance. Hut for the fact that Hall stead, only twenty-six miles away, has n fire company, the rate would not be so low. The citizen of Nlcnolson are con gratulating themselves thnt It was no worse, and are hoping that they will not again have Bitch a holocaust for another twelve years. HAVE DISTANCED GREAT BRITAIN Coal Tonnage of tho United Stntes Has Grown Gradually Year by Year Interesting Figures. In jesterday's New York Jourmil, Fivdeilek K. Sawurd, honorary special agent of the department of mining iyul metallurgy for the commissioner general of the United Stntes to tint Paris exposition of Inst year, con tilbutes the following article ion th way we have distanced Great Britain In coal: Tho prozreM of tlic uorld Is no duuM larily duo lu tho ui- ot mlntral fuel, or cu.il, am! the linn ii the icntuiv hrinijl with it in.my ihaiiKoj, t lie hull; of whhh ar due to tl.ls rite?.. ', and lt putcnl powtr hit been frit ill nil 'liiarloi ot tliu globe, for n.n the must ilLtanl rcirioiH bate felt Ihc benefit of mineral fuel at a motile limier. I) icer uould bate been the pio Ktm on land and water il It had not turn for coal. The gigantic lallnay muliies. whhh Irai rrse the country from one end to the other at the opening of tlibi trntur.i a ntcalmt the .lJKe coath days of a hundred Man. ago, it ai In stance, and the inignlttceiit ocean (rreihmmJ which plcur.li the .Mlantle and Pacific nruhl he an Impossibility. There It a proibutlnn of coal in the world eoinl to about T00,il,o0 irro tons, and of this the L'nlted Stale contribute about :u per rent., (lrcat Britain followinc; next; for within the pai-t J ear or tuo we hire dilanied our eld rival, Croat Britain, in many producti, and tol la chief. It " not until i.l'ur.t 1M0 that toal became ny much of impoitame In the l'nlted Mates., for prior thereto the main source of supply waa th Itlrliniond baiin In Vlilnla for oil toil, something aroun 1 VitNiuv, taklnc tin- ohl. river a a means of ilUtilbiitlou, In N'orthini I'ennilianl.i, takini; the canal .item of that state and 'cw York, with eine little toal mined .ilor ill iiera iu West Vlrelnla, In Illinois and In Ohio. There vas souk- anthracite tunl mined In l'oiinsWiania, bul the tonnasrc u of amall moment. I'rattlc.ill.i il wa not until l?0O hit the trade assumid itnprUnci', and then the bituminous trade wan put down at fl.TfKl.Ofrt net torn, while the antluncitp vw 'l,l(),l1 tn. In li70 Ihe lonuue of lhe Unitid State lad gioun to HS,8W,)0( tono. in 1.M It Was Tl'.IW.OH), in 1') il had increased to l.'iT.WOAsi loin, while for loou, tie istlmalc ol SW.ono.Oiiti luus Is not at all out of the wa.i. Of this litttr grand total piokibly tcl,ixki,n0i) Ions l nnthia. tile coil, and deductini; what Is tiled at the nilnih, the bulk tf it is drliieicd for me ill the Xn LiiKland and (.'intra! Middle states. (If tho bituminous cool Iheic- Is peih.ips iO.Onu'.Uiii tons wed for mailing tol.e. tlrldlng probably 1M,(VVj,. 000 ton of that coiuniodltj, while ol lhe toal loaded at the mines foi lilnincnt. W,(pO1,(!o0 tons Is used foi loconmtlw purpmes. 'lhe number of pe.ipl- tmplo.ied in niinfnc: toal Is now put at 110,000. and it Is claimed Out th-y are able to lind rmplo.t unlit fir fully tuo'thlr.hi time. I'euna.iltanl.i is llrst tu point of produc tion. Illinois second. Weft Iritinla llilid, Ohio fouith and Alabama fifth, One of the features ot the tiade during tho past tear ha bteir"'the growth of whit Is knomi a the export coal trade, which Is destined to largely Increase in the tery near future; the coil Is of equal qual ity with any mined in the world, and wlih any thing like .1 reasonable rate of freight acrow the Atlantic we should capture still more of Ihe trade now nippllfd by fireat llritoln. While the amo'it.l uhlpped during the past jcar ha nut been leij nun h, as compared with the tymn.OOO tons exported hy fireat llrltaln, jet it has been Mifficlent to make the mice at mi.ny poind, on the continent, and to brlna about a leductlou lu value of the price charged by the llrlthih coal producer for his product. During the rast jcar we hale scut to Mich places as Alexandra, Cronstadt, Ccnoa, Ilatre, llong Kong, Marseilles, Coil hald, lllo .laneno, Singapore, to say nothing of points In the 'e.st Indies, Mexico and South America. cargo of gn toal w.is acluallv sent to Lordon, Ihe pioduct of inlres In this country went of the Alleghanlea, ard it was found to lie of such quality that fuithci shipments tan be made, and it had the effect of leducing the price chaiged by the g.u coal companies to the gaslight torn. panic of the HiilMi uirtiopollsT PORTO RICO JUSTICE. W. K Cult It in the Chicago ltetord. Judge Hulstbucher, chief Justice of Porto ltlco, has mude a peculiar and unusual icquent of the piesldent. He wants u letter wiltten to his associates on the Supreme bench und to the other members of tho Judiciary on that Is land, ndvlhlng them to decide ull cases that come before them uccordln;: to the facts and the law, without regfud to the supposed piefcrences of the president of the l'nlted Stntes. the queen of Spain, the governor of li.o Island, or uny other dignitary. This request Is suggested by an nmluble habit which these Judges have acquired In times past of asking how their rulers want them to divide cer tain cases that come before iheiii, and when they have discovered that they huve taken the trouble to find tho la., nnd evidence to Justify Buch a decis ion. When porlo ltlco was a pait of Spain, they ulways consulted the wishes of the queen und the goveiuot generul. Since the flug hut not the constitution of the United States bus reached there, tho Judges aio equally anxious to please President McKlnley and Governor-General Allen, and the assuiances of Judge Sulzbacher that neither of them caies a rap how any particular case Is decided, provided tho decision Is according to law and the facts, Is not accepted becuuse his conscience! compelled htm to confess that he hud never consulted them on any subject. So, Instead of accepting the evidence and upplylng tho law, they endeavor to find out In some way or another how the president and Gov ernor Allen feel, nnd act accordingly, which exposes them to tho risk of be ing Imposed upon by Interested per sons. Judge Sulzbacher thinks If he could show authorized evldenco of In difference on the president's part, he might promote the Interests of Justice. A SPLENDID NEW CHURCH LITHUANIAN'S NEW HOUSE OP WORSHIP DEDICATED. Ceremony Was Performed Yesterday Morning by Rt. Rev. Bishop M. J. Hoban New Church Is Located on the Corner of Theodore Street and North Main Avenue and Is One of the Handsomest Sacred Edifices in North Scranton Built by the Peck Lumber Co. at a Cost of ?2o,000. The new Uthunnan Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph, situated at the corner of Theodore street and Noih Main avenue, and which Is one of the largest and finest sacred edifices In North Scranton, was dedicated yester day morning with elaborate ceremony by nt. Rev. Bishop M. J. Hoban. The dedication ceiemonlcs began promptly at 10.30 o'clock, at which tlmo the spacious new chuich was literally Jammed with u muss of humanity. Theie were present ut tho ceremonies over twenty-five Lithuanian, Polish and Slavish societies from vnrlous parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania. There weie the four Lithuanian soci eties from this city. St. Joseph's, St. Stanislaus', St, Peter and Paul's nnd SI. Caslmlr's: five societies from Pi Ice burg; live from Forest City: three from Wllkes-Hnne; two from Dun moie, and u number of societies from South Scranton. There were over 2,000 of the inembei-M of these organizations present in uniform, nnd so numerous were they that only about half were able to secuie admittance tov tho chuich. Bishop Hoban was assisted In the dedication ceremonies by llev. J. J. Giinin, of the cntheuuil, and Rev. N. .1. McMunus, pastor of the Church of the Holy Rosary. Present Inside tlio sanctuary rnll were also the following cletgymen: Rev. Andiew Pauco, of Scranton; ltev. Joseph Dutkleuicz and Rev. John Balcewicz. of Friccburg; Rev. M. Szedvldls, of Plttston; Rev. John Kuras, of Forest City, and Rev. Anthony B. Katipas, the pastor. At the conclusion of the dedicatory services u high mass was solemnized by the pastor and a sermon In Lithu anian was preached by Tlev. John Kuras. HISTORY OF THE CHURCH. The present church was organized In 1S92 by the late Rev. A. Burba, of Ply. mouth, and services were conducted for about a year and n half In the basement of St. Thomas' college by Rev. Joseph .lolorzynskl. of Plttston, who came to this city once a week for the purpose. In July. 1894, Rev, Michael Pezn took charge, and In tho fall of that year the congregation bought the present site of the church, paying $3. 500 for It. It was decided to build a church, but on account of the lack of finances at that time, whnt Is now the basement of the new church was erected nnd fitted up as a plnce of worship, This was dedicated In August, 189.', by the late Bishop O'Haro. In the fall of 1895, Rev. Father Peza left, and for elelu months services were conducted hy various clergymen from the .cathedral assigned by the iblshop for that pur pose. In April, 1897. the present pastor. Rev. Anthony U. Kaupas, a youn man Idled with great zeal and enthusi asm, came hero from AVIlkes-Bnrre and took charge. The work of constructlm; the new church was begun In AprllMnst by the Peck Lumber company and wus fin ished only a few days ago. The struc ture Is of brick, with stone trimmings, and Is 114 feet long by .17 feet wide. There Is n tower directly .In the centra of the froyt elevation and the top of the gilded cross which surmounts It Is Just 121 feet from the ground, IMPOSING ENTRANCE. The main entrance of the church is approached by two winding flights of stone steps. The Interior Is finished entirely In white nnd Is exceedlnciy beautiful. There are thirteen large stained glass windows, twelve feet high, nnd four smaller ones. From the centre of the celling hangs n massive chandelier of hammered brass of wonderful beauty. There Is a choir loft In the front end of the church and In this "will be erected In the near future a large pipe orcan. The total cost of the church Is Just an even $25,000. The seating capacity Is 1,000, nnd the congregation numbers about the same. A THRENODY. The Ahkoond of Swat is dead. London l'apen, Whit, what, what, What' the newi fiom Swat? Sad newj, Kail new. Coin by the cable led 'ihiougli the udlan (eau' bet., 'through tlie l'ci l in (,ulf, the litd Se.t and the Mid tenanean he'rt d.ad; The hkoond Is dead! I'or the Ahl.oond I niouin, Mho wouldn't f lie MruU' to (II. uj nil Ihe niu-ugc kti'lll, Hut be Abl.oodu't. Dead, dead, diadi (Kirrnw, Swats!) Snats win hae ui' Ahkooii.l hhd. Sn us whom be hath uflcu lid Onwaid to a goiy-iitd, Or lo ilitott? As lhe ta-e might be, .soirow, Stiau! Team aht'd, Mied tear like w.Hei. Your great Ahkooiid is de-id! Thal' Swats the mat ti r 1 Moiiiu, till of sv.ai! Ynui gnat Ahkooiid is uol, Hut laid 'nihl woiius to roi. His moital pait alone, his oul was cautsht (because ho waa u good Ahkooudl li tu the bosom of Mahouud, Though earthly walls his frame suiioimd (Koreicr hallowed be the ground!) And sceptics moik the lowl.i mound And say "He's ro'.v of no Ahkound!" Ills soul Is lu the xMea, -llir azulu skies that bind nboio hi. lowM Metiopolls of riat! He sees with larger, other e,w. Athwart all earthly inyotriea -Ha luiowa what's Sv.il. Let Swat bury the' meat Ahkooiid With a uoUu of mourning and of lauitiilatloii! Let Hwat bury the great Ahkooiid With the uol.o of tho mourning of tho S'wattUh. nation! fallen is at length Its tower of stiength. Iti sun la dimmed ere It had nooned; Dtad lies tho great Ahkooiid, The gieat Ahkooiid of Swat Is not! Oeorje T. IjiiIksii. lar1V'-"Tasiia1-sVll mTH'i n'r - r - y - - - l 4YtYiWiWY GOOD GOOKERY People nre taking great pride now-a-days in Chafing DUK Cookery. Welsh Rarebit, Lobster n la Newberg, and end less dainty dishes are now prepared on the table with th completely appointed Chafing Dishes. The popular fancy is for the nickel designs with ebony handles. They do not readily burn and are easily kept at a high polish. An up-to-date cook book conies with, every one, and they may be bought for $4.25 and upward. VxvaTVfeA Geo. V. Millar & wmtmAmmwMmmmwmwwi TEETH Gold Crowns $3 Gold Fillings $1 Bridge Work (yoolll) $.? Set of Teeth $5 All wnrfe tii!iriiti(ee,l fnr in s.nra C'atl and ' hair .lour teeth examine j free of thargc. j Satisfaction or no ray. Schimpff, the Jeweler, That's the name. You've heard it a good many times most every time in fact, when jewelry is the topic of convex sation, for the one implies the other. Schimpff,, the Jeweler, Has much to show you in the Gift li e more than you'll see' in most other stores. Not only more, but something "dif feir.it" novelties that appeal to you, because "of their novelty. . .v ' l I Schimpff, the Jeweler, Has everything going in the jewelry line. Think ol what you want; it's there. Prices, too, are less ,than you think, when you consider that no matter what you buy, Equality is apparent. -' ,'' l 317 Lackawanna Avenue. KKMKsKi:K$JOKnK;:)KaUXa 5 The New Ncversllp As- plialt Removable & HORSESHOE CALK. K Horse cannot sl!: ( nnd will outwear three K sets or any other calk i inaiiiifacliircil. ij 1 iinani s it Fku'A2te. q SOLE AGENTS. 0JOKKKUKKIKKKJ5H;XXnj MERCEREAU & CONNELL NOW OPEN IN OUR NEW STORE WITH A NEW STOCK FOR THE HOLIDAYS 1 Diamonds i Watches Silvearviraffe Ol'It STOCK FOR EXTENT, VARI ETY AND FINENESS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT IS NOT EXCELLED IN THIS LOCALITY OUR WELL-KNOWN GUARANTEE GOES WITH EVERY ARTICLE. . . ALL ARE WELCOME JBOmX WTB experienced W enre nur 5ipc; son; our sales i ture and Rugs going away beyond what we could . have expected. This busy order of things left us H l'A,r Di-iVac - it I lUUUClJ' 1 1 Isw3 Vfll Furniture and Rugs Take a Tumble have attached very will call for a quick response on your part. Bear in mind these are standard makes of Furniture the very best we can buy, and that the Holiday prices which in themselves are low enough have been Cut Away Down in order to move them quickly. In Our New Storo. -406 Lackawanna Ave. - - m-' -j- - lnh-111 asii Wiliaiil i i r Co. SSSJSS? Extracted Absolutely Without Pain. Our Um of PAINLESS Dentistry Is tar iiiperlor to the old method of 'doing- work. We both (111 ami extract teeth without the least particle of pain. Our prices "lor the present -aro extremely low, and-If you are Jn need of any Dental work. Call and hava jour teeth enamlned. We mike a spec laity of floe Crosra and llridg" Wmk and it will pay jou to call and get our prices before going else, here. All work absolutely l'aintew. Dr. ReyerTDeniis. JM Spruce St., Opp. Court llou.se Jewelers Silversmiths Fine Jewelry Ctt Glass Leather Goods! No. 132 Coal Exchange Wyoming Avenue a very busy Christmas sea- in Fnnrv niprps of Fnrni-' in rancy pieces or - i wiiu many nine ouus and ends on hand, which we desire to dispose of at once, and in order to do so, special prices that we think Scranton Carpet & Furniture Co. (HBQiaTCfteD,) afliH sflMi siflBssh. y V V' .