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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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THE SCBAXTON. REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MOKXENG, MAY .7, 1898 SPORTING NEVER IN MINOR LEAGUE. Hawley a Player Who Broke Into the Big teasue Some Jof His Most Interesting Experiences, Pink Hawley is one of the few National Leagrue stars, who never played a game in a minor league, says the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Pink is a natural pitcher, and it did not require several years of study in Minor company to develop his ability. Pink and his twin brother. Blue, who died several years ago, were the star battery of Beaver Dam, Wis., where the Haiwieys reside. Blue was the catchtr, and, from all accounts, ihe iwoii - 'd have had no more trouble breaking into fast comipany than did Pink. Blue caught cold one day after playing a game, and three weeks later died of hasty con sumption. The elder Hawley became greaitly worried over Blue's death, and fearm tiiat Pink might succuiirJb to the same dread disease hustled him off to Hot Ppitngs for hte health. Pink went to the springs, and he had nut been' there long whan the Cleveland and Chicago teams reported 'there for spring practice, This - was in the soring of Pink had confidence in his ability as a pitcher, and he believed that if he was given a trial he 'would lie able to hold " his own in fast company. during the practice games which the Chicagos and Cleveland played, Pink managed to make himself acquainted with the players, and one day he was invited - to don a uniform and pitch to - the battens. He did remarkably well, but Anson refused, to sign hwn, saying that he was a man with a $10,000 arm and a 3 - cent head. Anson was always opposed to signing players who he did not himseif discover. No matter Jiow good a pleyer might be, Anson could never see his value unless he was re : sponsible for his applying Xor a posi 1 tion. - So it was (With Pink. Cute Patsy Tebeau also passed Pink up without a trial, - but Pink was not discouraged. 'He remained at the springs for a while, and then went to Ft. Smith, Ark., and took charge of a college team there. He - ra a success both as a managed and pitcher, and he virtually owned the team. A friend of the - Spink BrotiheiS and 'peorge Munson took a liking to Pink, and one day he wrote Muttison, who .was then secretary of the St. Louis Browns, urging him to secure Hawley. Munson laid the matter Ibefore Von - Der Ahe, and it wasn't long before Pink appeared - in a St. Louis unilform. He was a success from the start, and has 'been ever since. . But Pink has - never forgotten Anson's unkind remark a'bout him. In speaking of the matter one day lately in San Antonio, Pink said: "I never faced the Chicago team in my fife while Angon was with them, that I was not willing to pitch my arm off to beat them, and I think I did 'beat them nine - tenths of the times that I pitched against them." BASEBALL NOTES. Joe Co - fbett must hurry East or he won't 'be mfesed from that Oriole pitching squad. Oin - cinnaitll has evidently ipicke - d up a sensational inflelder in Steinfeldt, late of Detroit. 'Delehanty makes five hits in eight games and a Philadelphia writer is using the prod. , The Phillies are rapidly getting down to last year's - rut temfh - hole. 'Philadelphia Record. Milwaukee has picked up a youngster in Catcher iRaih, who 'bids fair to develop into a valuable iman. Neither Kititredge nonBriggs has been askefd to take part in any of the Chicago games. Bollh fear the ax. 'Reading has purchased' the release cf Third Baseman Cockman. from the Toronto Eastern League team. 'Boston now regrets not having purchased Pitcher Taylor last winter even at the steep sown of if'o.OOO. .The Orioles - start the season with the strongest array of pitching talent that Hanlon lhas ever gathered In. Eugene De Montreville promises to contf - s.t with Billy Keeler for the honor of King Bingler among the Orioles. Manager Watkinj admits having offered Brooklyn JoOO for George Smith, but it was for another clulb thanfitts - burg. The club owners are now taking means to proteot their players' from insults from the bleacherites and others wih'o are simply spectators. This is a result of the Brush legislation. The first ball gams of the season in Lyons will be held at the ball grounds . Saturday afternoon, when the local organization will cross bats with the Rochester University team. How much Chicago will (be benefited by the management of Tom Burns Is a pi'ohlem. There will be more harmony and harmony goes a great wayfimong ball players Baltimore New. Frank Halhn. the southpaw pitcher, purchased from Detroit by Cincinnati, and who demanded .1,800 or nothing from Brush and got nothing, now wants to join the Reds at the club's original offer. There is no room for him now. Several players - who have bean in Washington lately are authority for the statement that there is some friction between Tom Brown, the manager of the Washing tons,, and Jack Doyle. The latter wants to ibe manager and cap - talin, and is 'backed up by many of the leading cranks. New York Sun, THE SYRACUSE BATTLE Gusltuhlin, the Heavy Weight, Is to KO up Against "Kid" McCoy. ' Gus Ruhlin, the Ohio heavy weight who is to fight "Kid" Jlc - Coy at Syracuse on May '20, for world's championship honors and a big purse is training for the contest at Elwood near Syracuse. He expisses absolute confidence in his ability to put the Hoosier wonder to sleep within the stipulated limit of 20 rounds. "I shall force the lighting from the start," he says, "and .the public may be assured of a finish one way or the other. Those who have seen Ruhlin in training agree that with his cleverness and advantage in height and weight, McCoy will find himself against the hardest game of his life. There wil be plenty of Ruhlin money at the ringside. SHAKE UP IN HARVARDS CREWS Needed Changes Have Steadied and Improved the Oarsmen. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. May G. There was! a shake - up in Harvard's two 'Varsity crews this afternoon. Adams, who has been dolnff such wretched work at bow in the 'Varsity boat, has been moved to the second crew, While Capt. M.. E. Marvin took his place in the 'Varsity. This change has been needed ever since the crews were selected, for Adams has never b3en rowing aa well as Marvin. Another important change was made at No. 2, where Kernan has given way to Byrd, wlio rowed No. 0 on the winning liXlO crew in the class races a week or so ago. Kernan was practically an unhoird - r;f oarsman until the class races, and the 'Varsity boat set a little too hot a pace for this inexperience to follow. Byrd pulls a strong oar and follows well. Kernan went to the second boat, where he crowded out L. Marvin. The only other change was at No. 4 in the second crew, whore Glidden g'tve way to Capt. Brown. Both crews have showed marked improvement in the iast week in that the boats have steadied down remarkably. The crews are at present rowing in the following order: 'Varsity Stroke, Higginson; No. 7, Biddle; No. (j, J. f. Perkins; No. 5, Heath, No. 4, J. H. Perkins; No. 3, Lawrence; No. 2, Byrd; bow, G. Marvin. Second 'Varsity Stroke, Dobyns; 7, Willis; No. ti, Kernan; No. 5, W No. Wa1s. worth; No. 4, Brown; No. 3, Harding; No. 2, Blake; bow, Adams. FOOTBALL WORK GIVEN UP Tale Obliged to Abandon the Usual Spring: Practice. NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 6. Yale has had to abandon her Spring foot ball practice, owine to the lack or interest that has been taken in it. This decision was reached to - day. Captain Chamberlain is ill and has gone to his home for a rest, and, as there were very few men in training, if was decided that it would not pay Ao continue the practice. "Billy" Bull, Yale's famous full - back who was to do the coaching, has not been able to be here regularly and this has also tended to decrease the interest in the work. Owing to the discontiuanca of the practice, ,the punting contest for the trophy cups will not toe Sield this year. This is the first year that Yale has not done considerable training to develop back of line material during the Spring term. The practice has always been of benefit in developing new men and much regret is expressed. Intercollegiate Golf Championship. NEW YORK, May G. The intercollegiate golf championship with Harvard, Y - ale, Princeton and Columbia competing, was ended on the Hardsley golf links Thursday. Yale defeated Princeton in an exciting contest, and Harvard bested Columbia, Each team was represented by six men, and all played ths full IS holes course at match play. WITH THE WHEELMEN.. Always see that both front and rear - wheels stand true in the iframe. If wheels need - truing, have it done by an experienced persion. Be sure to have the bearings always properly adjusted, as a perfectly adjusted bearing is necessary to secure easy running. It .would be better that the bearings be adjusted a little loosely rather than too tight. If ithey are a little loose the wheel will run freely, but if they are too tight, either the cones or buslhings iwill soon be worn or brokea Most saddles as they are made today are comfortable, but you must find out the position at which tihey will be comfortable to you; hence by a little experiment of tilting them up or down, back or forward, or raising or lowering, you - iwill find that your saddle is probably right. What a sight a lace dress guard wou'd be after a dozen or twenty miles ridden in the rain over muddiy roads! Still, su.cto dressi guards are manufactured, and in a variety o"f colors. They are made as duralble as posSble in order that the washing and starching they will so often need will not prevent their lasting reasonably long. Ankle action develops the muscles of the calf. It steadies the machine and prevents side slip, 'by aiding constant pressure on the pedals. By helping the crank over the dead center with the 'clawing" process, it is a great help to hill - ,cMm!bing. iBy preventing jerky action and consequent dissipation of power, it increases speed. Last, but not least, ankle action is graceful. The Shoe and Leather Reporter says: "The extensive use of 'bicycles has con siderably increased the consumption of leather. Every wheel has a saddle,, and each one is covered with leather tanned for the purpose from a cowhide.. Every saddle requires at least a foot of leather, and - it is estimated, that more than a million feet are cut up annually for bioycles.' The cyiclin.g events cf the champion ship meet of the Intercollegiate Athletic association of America to be held Mav 2th and 28th at Berkley Oval, include the half - mile, the .mile, the quarter - nine, the nve - imile, 'and the one - mile tandem. Last year there was a spec'lal dary for cycling, and a full card of races Was lun on Manhattan Beach, tout this plan was changed for fear that so much cycling detracted from the interest in other events. From figures just given out at Berlin it appears that the importation of cycles into Germany rose in lvJi to 2;,0i'J fin ished wheels and 3,ftll kilograms of parts, representing a total value of G, - 54(i,0(!0 marks. More than a third of this can - be laid at America's door. Uncle Sam getting - 2,iSS,0()(l marks of the total. England got l,2iG,0(i() marks and 'France 04H.000 marks. However, Genmany cannot complain, as her ex - portations reaches a total of 7,024,000 marks. SOME FAST TRAVELLERS. Light is the Quickest, Hut Electricity Is a ( lose Second. The fastest traveller known is light, which Hashes through space at the rate of lWi,3Il7 miles a second. It covers a distance equal to seven and a half times the circumferance of the earth whilo one can count quickly "one, two, three, four." Electricity ranks next in speed to light. Under the most favorable circumstances its velocity is the same as that o light. But in. practical telegraphy, owing to a certain resistance which it has to overcome, it lags a little behind light. Comets sometimes travel pretty rapidly. When they are a great distance from the sun. toward which they are drawn by its attraction, they jog along rather lcisu'relv; but - as they approach the sun they move faster and faster, like a wheel that is rolling down a hill, and if they pass verv close to the sun they may whisk bv it at a speed of over !!') miles a second. Thr great comet of 1S43 passed: so near the sun as almost to graze its surface, and its velocity per second at a perihelion was ,'!4'2 miles. Had it traveled more slowly it must havp fallen Into the sun. The earth speeds in its orbit round the sun at the rate of over 18 miles a second. Many of the stars are known to be travelling in various directions at rates n from ten to fifty or more miles a second. By the turning of the earth on its axis a person at the equator is hurried eastward at the rate of over 1,000 miles an hour 1,508 feet a second. In the latitude of Philadelphia the rate is l.l.Vi feet a second, or about the speed of a minle ball. Sound travels in water 4,!inO feet in one second; in the air. 1,(!0 feet. A mlnle ball leaves the muzzle of the rifle with a speed of 1.200 feet n second. A cannon ball may start on. Its flieht with n vwitv of anywhere from 700 to 2,001 feet a second, according to the size of the gun. Some birds fly with great rapidity. It Is said that the fricate bird files aoo miles an hour. Pigeons have flown in a race, 200 miles at an average sneed of n. mile (n nn minute and six seconds, and 4(10 miles at the rate of a mile in one minute and 13.3 seconds. The fastest railway time on record was made by the Empire Express of the New York Central and Hudson River road drawn by engine !K! near Crittenden, N.' Y., where a milo Is said to have been run in H2 seconds, a rate of 112.3 miles an hour Philadelphia Record. Canada Will Fnrntsh Horses. From the Toronto Globe. The American government is depending upon Canada for a supply of horses in cata of need. An agent of the United States has been in Ontario and Quebec making arrangements for horsss, and he Is said to have made contracts for fully 5,000 animals. He was at Montreal, Toronto, and other points bOetvveen here and Windsor, and arranged with dealers at tha places where he stopped to ship horses across ths line if they were required. No contracts were made for immediate delivery, for the United States government is fully supplied at the present time. Mr. Walter Harland Smith of Toronto was called on by the American agent and agreed to supply 1,000 horses when called upon. A uni form price was arranged for all the ani mats. It is possible, however, that the tJnited States may not require any horses; in that case Canadian dealers will have had their trouble for nothing. THE MAJOR'S VISIT ' Lata one spring evening in the middle Seventies a stranger alighted from a pas lenger train that had just drawn up to tho station of a Pennsylvania mountain town, He was at once beset by half a dozen negro hotel runners, the most enterprising of whom took possession of his hand satchel before he had time to assent or dissent. Because he was pleased with the negro' push or because he fancied the name of tho hotel this porter represented the stranger gave the man the check for his trunk and put himself under his guidance. At the hotel the stranger registered his narao in a plain, businesslike hand as "Major John H." of Philadelphia. He made his toilet, ate his supper, and, light ing a cigar, went out, as he remarked, for n stroll about the town. Upon his return an hour or so later he entered into conver. sation with the landlord. Major H. ap peared to take an interest in tho banks of the town, of which be said he had noticed there were a larger number. He inquired as to their condition, and seemed pleased to hear that they were all regarded as strong institutions, all under safe, con servative management. His interest, he hinted, was owing to tho probability that ho would in the near future have occasion to deposit in ouo of them a large sum of money. Ecconiing more communicative, the major said he had heart that tho morning paper of the town a paper of repute and influence was for sale, in settlement of an estate, and that ho was strongly dispos ed to buy it. The next morning all the town knew of tho presence of tho rich gentleman from Philadelphia, who was going to buy the , and he was the object of much respectful curiosity when ho appeared on the streets. In him the curious saw a man above the medium stature) and beyond middlo ago, who dressed plainly, but with great neatness, and who, in tho face, bore a resemblance to Goneral Grant, a resein blance which was not lossened by tho fact that the major always had a cigar in his mouth. The first place the major visited the morning after his arrival was the office of the newspaper that was for sale. He was received there with much consideration, and spent some hours inspecting the plant and carefully going over the books. Ho expressed satisfaction with what he had seen and learned, and intimated his will ingnoss to pay a ocrtain sum in cash for tho property a sum rather larger than the monngoment hoped to receive, though not, of courso, as largo as that asked. From the newspaper office tho major was escorted to a neighboring bank, where his reception by the president was most cordial and flattering, bceing m tho new comer a prospective customer and a man destined to bo of much influence in the community, this wide awako bank officer not only took great pleasure in making him acquainted with the really excellent condition of tho bank, but insisted on driving him out that afternoon to see the natural beauties of the region, which seemed to charm the major. That night nothing would do but that the major should dino with him. Tho next day other prominent men of the town, who did not proposo to permit tho bank president to monopolize the major, sought him out, with tho result that before noon ho was engaged to drive out behind fast horses every afternoon, and to dine as tho guest of honor every ovoning for a week. Tho major drove out, and tho major dined. His quiot and unostentatious manner and his intelligent, conservative conversation won for him golden opinions, and in a short time the town was mad over the major. Meanwhile ho would drop into tho newspaper office every morning, where ho was already looked upon as tho now proprietor, and spread happineas about him by pleasant words of commendation. Finally one morning the major announced that ho had definitely doclded to buy the paper and ordered a lawyer to draw up tho legal documents and have them ready on a specified day tho following week. Ho said that he would have to leavo tho town for a few days to arrange the transfer of tho money needed for the purchase - and that ho would return tho day before that fixed for tho transfer. Tho major then dropped in to see his friend the bank president, and gladdened his heart by announcing an intention of opening a personal account with the bank. He handed over his check for $15,000, drawn on a prominent Philadelphia bank, and after chatting a few minutes arose as if to go, remarking that ho had a business call to Pittsburg, for which city he would start in tho morning. Tho bank president solicitously inquired whether he had suffl. eient funds with him for the journoy, and tho major 6aid he thought he had, but ho would see. After an inspeotion of his wallet tho major said that perhaps it would bo prudent to replenish it, and that he would take $500 if his friend didn't mind. So ho gave hla check, received the monoy with a careless matter of course manner, shook hands with tho bank president and strolled off to his hotel. The next morning tho major quttted the town, taking with him many expressions of good will and of hopes for a speedy return. Ho has not been seen there or heard of by any of its inhabitants since. Tho bank president was tho first to Icnvrn that tho major was a swindler, and his information camo from tho Philadelphia bank. Ho, being a sensitive man and not caring to have his name bandied about in ridicule on tho common tongue, said noth ing then or till long after about the 3500. The lawyer and the peoplo in tho newspa per office were reai?y on tho appointed day, but the paper was not sold that day. Thero was, of course, gossip in the littlo town over tho failure of tho major to come back, and at first a disposition to inquire of tho prominent gentlemen who hnd driv en him out and dined him what had become, of him. But tho ropliosof those gen tlemen wore so ambiguous than no one do - rived any satisfaction from them, much less any information. The newspaper, which bad at hand a beat" on tho entire press of the country. passed tho major's disappearance by in sl lence, and in time he becaino forgotten. New York Times. It Will Fill m Long; Felt Want. Inventor I'm working on an appliance that will revolutionize things in this country if I succeed in perfecting it. Friend That so? What it is? Inventor An airbrake that will stop a grocery bill in half its own length. Chicago News. . Hnd Pay and Hard Work. The bad pay and hard work of trained nurses has often bean made the subject of benevolent remonstrances by eminent medical men and nun - professional philanthropists. It is well for an invalid, 'before he gels so bad ns to need a nurse or d - octor, to - use Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is he has chills and fever, cor.stipat'lon, rheumatism., dyspepsia and nervousness. Use it regularly. EISTEDDFOD POSTPONED WHkes - Barre Gathering; will Not be Held Until Autumn. Considerable surprise has been occasioned by the announcement privately made that the "Vilkcs - 3arre eisteddfod has been postponed on account of the de pressed condition of trade. The following letter, received by Mr. John H. Powell, will explain the action of the committee: Young Cambrian Aid Society, UKes - ttarre, fa, J. H. Powell, esq., Scranton: Dear sir: It is our unpleasant duty to inform you that our eisteddfod has been postponed to the fall. Upon investigation we found that on ic - count or the extremely poor times aoout one - half of the choirs rehearsing would not make it possible to attend the eisteddfod, and we thought that it would be suicide on our part to attempt to hold it on tftat date. But we must sincerely extend to you our thanks fop your excellent efforts in our behalf. The above resolution was made after hearing the reports of the different com mittees last evening. 1 remain yours re spectfully, 1. J. WILLIAMS. Secretary. The Hyde Park, North End and Taylor choirs will discontinue rehearsals forthwith and appreciate the reasons which compelled the committee to postpone the eisteatitoa. LOCAL NOTES The Republican acknowledges the re ceipt of a copy of "Fend'.gedlg al:a,' the national song written oy Mr. j'enn H. Powell, with music arranged toy Mr. T. J. Davies, M - us. Bsc. The suacess of the song was assured Ibefone it was pub lished. This speaks volumes, tor the popularity of the song, which is destined to be heard in all parts of the world where the Welsia. ia tipoken. The song is pubiisnea ty jj. v. Jiivans, roungsiown, Ohio. There was great rejoicing in Hyde Park on Monday wnen it was Known mat Dewi" the fearless Cymro, born in Vermont, had so gallantly "remembered the Maine." Of course it is easy tor - mo good Welsh name of "Dewi" to become corrupted into "Dewey." Immediately on the news becoming known a special meet ing of Robert Morris lodge was held and a resolution adopted most enthusiasti cally, inviting the Commodore to preside at the next eistecimoa. we wont. 00 a thing to Dewi when we get him to Hyde Park." Mrs Brvnferch Davies will nreach at the Wayne avenue Baptist cnurcn, worm una tomorrow. "All throusrh the Night."T. J. Davies' latest composition is the subject of the male chorus competition at the Salt Lake eisteddfod. .Tndsre. H. M. Edwards has consented to act as conductor at an eisteddfod to be held in Pabst theatre, Milwalkcc, in Jan uary, 1S09. THE COAL CRISIS. The Position Remains Unchanged. Board of Trade to Intervene. The pot.tion of tha coal crisis re mains unchanged, except that there i3 some movement towards inducing the Board of Trade :to intervene. As, how ever, the owners have declared that they will not accept arbitration, and the men have not yet found1 anyone whom they could trust to represent them, even if an arbitrator were appointed, it is difficult to see what can be done in this direction. The Mayors of Car diff, Newport, and Swansea, whose in fluence is now being sought, are, doubtless, very excellent men in their way, but that way scarcely lies in the direction of adjudging a dispute of the present character. Meanwhile, the loss to the community goes on apace, ana the president of the chamber of com merce yesterday put it at about tMu, 000 a week when the whole of South Wales is taken into account. The Cambrian Collieries are working a double shift of eight hours each, and Mr. D. A. Thomas, M. P.'s company stands ito make a good thing out of the stODDage. The Llanbrad - acn uoinery is going ahead merrily, the concessions here amounting to U per cent, uen - nite ararngements were made by ths men's provisional committee yesterday for the collection of relief funds, and teps are being taken to discourage un authorized collecting. THE NEW LEADER. John Williams, Ynysybwl, Will Sue ceed Malion at Head of annors. There is a tide in the affalis of men which, taken - at the flood," etc., Is a maxim pretty well known in these days, and the tide which has placed Mr. John Williams, Ynysybwl, in the position of selected leader of the South Wales miners is an Important one in his career. What effect the iturn will have - on the fortunes of the colliers remains to be proved. A brief sketch of Mr. Williams' life and some particu lars of his present position will, doubt less, be of considerable interest to readers of this column. Mr. John Williams was born in Aber - aman, Aberdare, in the year 1801, and, after attending the Aberaman British School, under the mastership of Mr. now Alderman) J, Jones - Griffiths, at present of Penygraig, he went to work, when only twelve years of age, at the Plough Pit, Aberaman, but in the evenings, after working hours, attended a private school conducted by Mr. Owen Reese, Maesydre, Aberdare. Ho worked subsequently at Fforchaman. Middle Duffryn, and Aberaman Collieries, so that his experience of colliery opera tions all through the vari'ous grades of a. miner's life are as varied as could be expected for a man of 37. But, in view of the relationships of a miners' leader and a miners' agent, it will be well to note that ho has also had a unique business experience. In the first place, he was for some years engaged as an assistant in the Aberaman Co operative Stores the workmen's shop - under the management of Mr. John Rees. Then an Incident in his career which is noteworthy, in view of the "catechism" to which he was subjected at the first meeting of the provisional committee and the coalowners, is the fact that he was at one time in business as a grocer at Ynysbwl. It is supposed that what Sir W. T. Lewis was driving at was that Mr. Williams was an ex - grocer, and not an experienced representative of the miners. Now, Mr. Williams started a grocer's shop, and, being only a young beginner from the ranks of the working colliers, he was overwhelmed, like many a richer man, by a miners' strike, which lasted about three months, at Ynysybwl in ithe year 1887. He pluckily returned to his vocation underground when work was resumed at the colliery, and from his stall in the pit he was, within three weeks, elected by his fellow - workmen to the position of cheek - weigher. A pretty clear Indication of the estimation in which he was held in the neighborhood may be found in the fact that he was elected to that post by the workmen of the Lady Windsor Colliery of the Ocean Company, with a clear majority over the aggregate vote of his' four opponents in the competition. But he was also elected to, and has held from the start lng . of the colliery until now, the positions of secretary of the colliery committee, secretary of the library committee, secretary of the co - opera'tive stores. and secretary of the Welsh Baptist Church at Ynysbwl each from the formation of the particular body referred to. He was elected chairman of ithe Ocean Collieries Sliding - scalo Committee, acting in that capacity for two years, and until the scale was abandoned. He has taken a leading part in all 'the movements of 'tlhe Ocean Colliery workmen. When the Windsor Colliery was in membership with the Cambrian Association of Miners he was elected by that association to watch its Interests, with "Jlabon" and Mr. W. Evans, in London, during the dis cussion of the Eight Hours Bill In the House of Commons, in, I think, the year 1803. But. apart from these, in dustrial matters and 'the multifarious secretarial duties already mentioned. Mr. Wiliams has found time to devote to local public affairs, as a member for eight years of the Mountain Ash District Council (formerly the local board), and many reforms in his own neighborhood have been brought about by his instrumentality. He was selected a candidate for a seat on the county council a few weeks ago, but, owing to his election as a miners' agent, to succeed the late Mr. Isaac Evans, in the western district of ithe South Wales coal - field, he determined to stand aside, and let another candidate undertake the contest. The Western District of Miners, the centre of which is at Neath and Swansea, reaches from liesolven to Llanelly, and from there to Aber - gwynfl, and includes also some of the collieries in the Garw Valley, we un derstand that only three collieries in this dictrict (the agency of which he is to - day entering upon) are not work ing upon advanced wages, in nis younger days Mr. Williams was a very successful bard and literateur, and was well - known in eisteddfodau un der Ithe nam de plume of "Eryr Glan Gwawr," but during recent years he has devoted his time more to facts ana riornres than to noetry. with the re sult ithat he is an expert mathematician, who has sliding - scales at his fingers' ends, and who talks percentages with a fbienov pnual. at least, to that or toil W. T. Lewis. Last, but not least, 01 the manifold features of his 'busy ca - ree mav be mentioned the fact tnat, like "Mabon," he is a preacher, but that, unlike Ithe M. P., he is aiso an ordained minister, and, tnereiore, entitled, itn the description of "the Rev. Williams." and that ne occupies nearly every Sunday tnrougnoui iae vear the pulpit or some kusiu Welsh Baptist chapel. TIPYN 0 BOB PETH. A remarkable example of following .. - the - principle of doing in Rome as me Romans do is th'at of a negro keeping a shebeen in Swansea. Th T.ocal Government (Board have rejected - en 'blc - c the scheme of the Car diff Corporation tor me exieueiun t'na Knnmiirh boundaries, lne 'Doara give no reason for their action. elf the Bishop of Chester - iu - w Rnsll .Tavine. Of Cardiff is lead - iJ ii - n, evnpirl'tion, to K'londyke and the Yukon valley, ana ne tacu u .ju.. - day from Liverpool in tne Bica - mtu'i' Gallia. Tn nsenuoneee of the Wholesale re - ,T0.r,Qtir,n nf the, nursirjr staff at Llan - eKy Hospital it nas Been - ueciincu, m tmmr,ar'iiv rfrjse the institution ex cept in cases of serious acidents. 'Wfilsh. - Rairjti'sts at Barry Dock have built a fine residence tor tntir mhuibim, with a chapel attached. ine - uau. It is said ithait the Rev. Maurice Grif fith, M. A. (late of Lianicuoesj, wi.u aniii'oA iflor Ameri'oa cn Saturday to en joy a warlike holiday before beginning work at his now pa - torn te at Lione - l'v, ta. nrdbablv. the only weien areino - dist - minister expert in eon. mo frepilom of the borough of Car diff was presented ait the Crown Court recently to Alderman David Jones for - his Inner an'J assidUOUS SJrvices w vuc town - generally. Scfamoni 'himself would! have been Duzzled had he eat in judgment at Car marthen Police Court last ween. fcie knocked me aui - te sensible on the ground, until I did not know what I was not d'o - ing." said the plaintiff. "That's ail verv wefll." retorted the defendant; "she choked miy brother dead, ana ne was six weeks ibetore ne got over u. There is so much talk and so little harmony in America these days that it s not eurori'sro - ff to learn tna,t Mr. isen Davies has .been asked to cross tne At lantic and sing to the "United" States. This, he will do early next month in the Cincinnati Festival. Mr. Davie9 has already crossed! the ocpan twice for this festival an honor vouchsafed to no other singer The Mall. It is likely "Maibon" will go to Amer ica and Mr. Pavidi - Rrandell, M. P., to France to secure funds for the col liers on strike, aivil a stirring rumor went round last might that Mr. D. A. Thomas and 'Mr. David' Morgan would tr to Australia on the same mission. If they only would! The Man. Rev. Richard Evam .who has - just resigned the pastorate of Greenfield - Baptist Churt - h, Llaneilly, after a min istry of years, was a college chum of the late Henry Dunkley, well - known under the nom ae pnurne or verax ' as a very able and' forceful writer on pol itical ami other subjects. A Hie of "Verax" is in preparation, and we hear that it will be enriched1 iby a number of reminiscences from the pen of Mr, Evans, It seetms 'that the Uleepest shaft in Great Britain is not in South Wales. The deepest in this district is Harris's Navigation at Pontypriddi, which goes ii.SCi feet into the ibowels of the earth. but there are two deeper than this in the North cf England, viz., Rose Bridge. at WJgan. which is sunk 2,440 feet., and Ashton Moss, albout 3,000 feet. The deepest mine, hkwever, though not the deepest shaft, is Pendaeton, near Man chester, the lowest part of which is nearly 3,000 feet from the surface. 'A prominent London Welshman is to be honored' this year at the hands of the Br.'t!sn. Iron anUl Steel Institute. the council of that body having decided to present uir. Kionard Price - Williams, M. Inst. C. E., with the 'Bessemer Geld Medal for 1898 a much - weted - dis - tilniotion in, the imetaUurglca.U world. The presentation will be made at the annual meeting of the institute, to be held at W'osiimiinster, whsn - Mr. Edward P. Martin, of Dowlals himself a Bes semer mowlis't 'Will 'preside. A novel case was heard at Llanellv in wnicn a butcner, named Jeffrevs. was charged with larceny. The facts were as follow: Some time ago a farmer, named Samuel, from a neigh - boring village, entered the town with three calves, - and met Jeffreys at an hotel. The latter made a bet of 5 to - that Samuel had not reared the calves, and after the stakes had been deposited he claimed the money, remarking, as he pocketed it, that the cow, and not Samuel, had .brought up the calves. The case was .dismissed. Miss Ettie Lascelks Carr who has for some years, been the "Santa Claus" of the Christmas feasts of the poor boys and girls of Cardiff, was last week. married to M. Raoul Paul Maurice Nicole, only son of the late M. Raoul Nicole, of Havre. A characteristic story has just been told of the late Rev. John Griffith, for some years vicar of Aberdare, and afterwards rector of Merthyr. He was instrumental, with others, in the formation of a Young Men's Christian Association, and when the various periodicals and newspapers had been selected one gentleman suggested that, as the room would be open on Sunday, the papers left on the table should only be those of a religious character. All secular papers, such as the "Western Mail" and the "Weekly Mail," g - od as they were should be put one side that day. "No, indeed," said the reverend gentleman, "after I have preached two hours I get great relief by having a little time with a newspaper." This opinion was supported and carried. At ten p. m. the reverend gentleman. was was chairman, rose, saying, ' it is time to go," "sr," remarKea me same opponent, "surely not without, prayer?" "Pray you," exclaimed the reverend gentleman, as mucn as you like; the meeting is over," and he walked away aa he said so. . The chief delight of the Welsh book collector is" a copy of a first edition of a Welsh translation of the Bible by Salesbury, Morgan, or Parry. Of Sales - bury's Testament (1507) there are twenty - nine copies reported. There is a copy at Merthyr Mawr( near Bridgend, bought in 1H5S for 03. Mr. Bernard Quaritch offers a copy, which was once the property of Bishop Thirwall, for 84. It is difficult to come across even an imperfect copy of this version. Next in - rarity and value comes ur. Morgan's Bible (1388). Quaritch offers a "doctored" copy, with till and two leaves in fac - simlle, for 03. Thirty - nine copies are known. An Anglesea eentleman has declined an oner 01 100 for a copy in his possession, but imperfect copies may 'be. picked up for a couple of guineas. There are sixty - siv ennies of Dr. Parry's Bible known, and Quaritch offers a perfect copy for 25. It is believed that further search will almost double the number of copies f these famous versions. In liOU the narishioners of LlangattocK - upon TTsk sold an almost perfect copy of Dr VarrvS Hlhle for 1. which copy is now in the possession of Mr. Egerton ran - limore, M. A. A trnod storv comes to us from Ca marthenshire. We all know that the rirrt Chancellor was at one 'time close iv Hmnp? terl witSi that counity as chair man of quarter sessions, but it will be no - a in manv that he still keeps in touch with local affairs by means of one of the local papers, to wmtn n been a subscriber for a quarter of a cen - turv or more. A few days ago his I Lilly ji mute, - 1..1 n - " . received, with the period leal bill, an uneciuivocal intimation that "unless this account is paid in the course of 'the week a plaint will be Is sued for Uhe re'dovery of tlhe amour, in the county court." Of course, tiv despatch of the ultimatum was a mis take on the part of a new junior clerk and it caused a little consternation not unmixed with measured hilarity, amongst the staff when the fact b came known in the course of post. which brought the cheque with ac customed . punctuality. Lord Hals bury, in the county court, under cross - examination as to means would be im mense. Hwfa Men is to be placed on the civil pension list. The following Is Hwfa's englyn to the Corn Hirlais. : Corn gwleddoedd, Corn glew addas Corn da I for. Corn defion ein hen farddas, Corn Ha wen rodd. Corn 11a wn o ras, Cywrain yw arlun Corn lllrlas. A caterpilar in the course of a month rill devour j00 times its own weight in food. ATTEND TO YOUR EYES NOW. Kvesleht nreserved and headaches ere. vented bv havimt your eyes properly and scientifically examined and fitted. Eye examined free. The latest styles of Spec tacles ana eyeglasses at me lowest prices. Dr. Shimberg, Spruce St MAKEITPUBLIC Publicity Counts That's What the People Want Scranton Expression on the Subject Make it public. Tell the people about It. Gratitude promotes publicity. Grateful citizens talk; They tell their neighbors tell their friends. The news is too good to keep. Everybody should know about the lit tle conqueror. "Bad backs" are numerous. So few understand the cause. Many Scranton people are learning. And better still, they're being cured. Lame backs are lame no more. Weak ones regain their strength. This is the every day labor in Buf falo Of Dean's Pills. Our citizens are making it public. Mr. Thomas Dailey, a miner, of 121 Filmore avenue, says: "Up to a few years ago I had as strong a back as anyone, but It seemed to get worn out and hae bothered me : ever since. Mo one knows how much I have . suffered. I could lift nothing. My back hurt every time I stooped over and often it seemed to break in two. I read of a person who lives around here having been cured by taking Doan's Kidney P'llls, so I thought I would try them. I got them at Matthews Brothers', drug store, and the first box helped me so much I con tinued the treatment until I had taken six boxes in all. They fixed me up all right and did me an immense amount of good, so that T recommend them to all whom I hear complaining of backache or other kidney troubles.". Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all dealers. Price. 00 cents. Mailed) by Foster - Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the U. S. Remember tho name, Doan's, and take no substitute. Refrigerators, Door Blwaya close 3. Thoy have eprlag binges. Spring and Summer W. P. CONNELL & SONS, Money Saved by Buying Your Hatsr Conrad SOLD AT 305 Lackawanna Avenue. m The - ' Scranton Cash Store. A. E. ROGERS Jeweler and Optician. Ouo word about CLOCKS That keep the time. We fin4 wo are over stockerl with them and to make thorn move iuA we have marked them down lor the nezt ten dayi, Eight - day Black Enamel Clock, that was $6.50, to go at $5.00 All $5.00 Clocks to go at S r. 00 Ail $1.00 Clocks to go at $3.00 Nickel Alarm Clocks for 60 cts. Watches, Jewelry - Silverware at the same reduced prices, at 213 Lackawanna Avenus Finest Solderless 18k. WEDDING RINGS The new Tiffany shapes. Large stock of Wedding Presents Fine Sterling Silverware, Rich Cut Glass, Clocks, etc. Agents for the Regina Music Boxes. Mercereau & Connell 130 Wyoming 8nus. 420 Lackawanna A?e. Capital $250,000 100,000 Surplus Interest paid on time deposit?. Foreign exchange bought? and sold. ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. JAKES J. WILLI AMS, Prcsideat, A. J. CASEY, Vice - PreflideaS, C. W. GUJISTER, Cashier JUSTICES OF THE PEACE and Con - (tables get all law blanks at, The Republican office. Prices defy competition. . Garden Too o, Lawn Mowers, Hose, etc., etc, Hardware. IIB' EM 118 Penn Avenue

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