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8 The engagement is announced of Miss Romayne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Seybolt. of Jefferson avenue, to .Mr. Douglas Bunting of Wilkes - Barre. Letters have been received in this city conveying the information that the health of Mi s. Henry B. Reynolds w as slightly belter than when she left for her trip on the other side of the water. In letters to friends Mr. Keynolds states that they had an extremely stormy trip but that Mrs. Keynolds had stood it very well considering - her weak condition when she started, and was in a fair way toward speedy Miss Edith Martin entertained the afternoon euchre club Wednesday atter - noon. Those present were: The Misses Gulick Silkman, Jennie and Alice Zeig - ler, Morse, Jackson, Williams, Ward, Henwood, Martha Atherton, Meta and Alice Osterhout, Miller, Bentley, Hayes, Mrs. Heiiwood, Mrs. Osterhout, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Andtrson, Mrs. Gulick, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Sherman, Mrs. Nyhan. Mr. and Mrs. Sprake, of Plymouth, are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hadley of Scranton, who stopped off there while on their way home irom their wedding tour to Philadelphia, where they have been spending the past two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Hadley were married at Scranton two weeks ago and on their arrival home were given a reception last evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs. Simpson Wharton. Yesterday's papers announce the promotion by presidential appointment from a second lieutenancy of Alexander H. Wetherill, to the first lieutenancy in the Sixth United States Infantry. Young - Wetherill Us the oldest son of popular Captain Sandy Wetherill of the Sixth Infantry who was the first officer in the regular service to fall at San Juan. It will Jae remembered that the first casualties occurred in the Hough Riders who were engaged in the liRht at Guasimas. Haven't you often seen a girl with ih;o features, lovely complexion, and e vet y thing that goes toward the makeup of a beauty, but all of it is spoiled by a discontented droop to the mouth, a supercilious glance of the eye, or a cross, petulant expression to trie whole countenance? On the other hand, there are girls whose features, when analyzed, fall far short of the standard set for a Venus or Psyche, yet cheeriness and brightness permeate the countenance and good nature and kindness stem to radiate from the whole person. Which strikes you as the most beautiful? Is it not, after all, beauty of character that impresses' you? Then, again, the clear skin, bright eyes, and elastic step that comes from good health gives beauty to many a girl plain of feature. Change the rosy - cheeked, popular belle, with every pulse beating high with health, into the pallid invalid, and how quickly her ueaut" is gone. So this much desired attribute, after all, is not so often a gift of tiie gods, but can be acquired in some degree, by every girl who will take the trouble to achieve it. The chief requisite is good health. Care with one's diet, bathing, and exercise will infallibly result in a clear skin, bright eyes, glossy hair, and red lips that will do much to make the plainest features attractive. The plain girl need not bemoan her lot as being hopelessly homely, but she can rival her more favored sister, if she will but use the weapons nature put in her hands. Do not forget, either, that the pretty girl whose face habitually expresses discontent and petulance is beautiful only in her own eyes. To others she has little charm. Kindness, gracious - ness, and good temper will transform the plainest face into one admired by all. and bring to its owner the love and linn friendships which are rarely bestowed on the cold, proud beauty. Evening Telegraph, Philadelphia. urrent "The Return of the Business Woman," by Edward Bok. "The Anecdotal Side of Mr. Beecher," "College Girls' Larks and Pranks." "The Modern Son and Daughter," "Where the Founder of the Kindergarten was Born" are among the notable features of the March Ladies' Home Journal, "The Autobiography of a Girl," "The Theatre and Its People" and "The Farson's Butterfly are continued, and "Edith and I in Paris" and "Her Bos - tun Experiences" are concluded. Howard Chandler Christy contributes th first of his American Girl series of drawings, showing her at church, and A. 13. Frost humorously pictures "The Country Store as a Social Centre." . An Easter solo and an anthem are timely; and the numerous articles on fashions in woman's wear will be a useful guide just at his time. This is but a hasty glance between the covers of the March Journal. By the Curtis Publishing company, Philadelphia. One dollar a year; ten cents a copy. A perfect Kimberly of gems is the March Success, just out. Five great country boys. Dr. Parkhurst, Eastman Johnson, John W. Keller. W. L. Strong and John S. Wise, discuss the problem, "Should the Country Boy Go to the City - " A Chicago writer immortalizes General Joe Wheeler lu a poem containing a spirited account of one of his Confederate charges. Secretary Wilson and Edwin Markham ciyiss swords over tne application of the poem, "The Man with the Hoe." the statesman i registering an Indienant orotest against identifying the American farmer with the "ciitter" described in verse, and the poet claiming that he has seen thousands of such in this country, although he was thinking of the European type when he wrote the poem. Henry Clews, Senator Depew and Professor Elmer Gates, are some of the other heavy guns employed, while bright, budding Mickey Finn, Simeon Ford, the hotel king, end Eugene Zimmerman, the cartoonist, enliven matters with their humor. It is a great number. For sale on all news stands. Certain letters by one "Billy Baxter," issued as incidentals to a patent medicine advertisement, enjoyed great vogue recently. They were fair samples of the humor that is to be uunveu iiuiu me relation 01 carousing ) icutcs in uie uroaaest siang of the day. As mainsprings to the advertisement of a stomach and liver tonic they were clever efforts, but as examples of American humor thVy could haTdly be classed as typical. In his single field of slang George Ade has done much better work, with more wit and greater delicacy. However, the "Billy Baxter" letters have finally got between the covers of a bound volume. The Duquesne Publication company of Harmarville, Pa, issues the volume. Many who read the letters as they appeared In pamphlet form will learn for 'the first time now that the fiuthor of them was William J. Kountz, jr., and that he died suddenly in August of last year. But the liver tonic which inspired these contributions to American literature is still at the call of suffering; humanity. In Defiance's Magazine for March are at - a a of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Sturges, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Boies and Mr. Frank E. Piatt leave Scranton on the seventeenth instant and will sail on Monday, the nineteenth, for a short trip to Puerto Kico. The "Qui Vive," having for its first officers Miss Mabel Fritz, president, Miss Elizabeth Stelle, treasurer; Miss Beatrice Enid Morris, secretary, meeting at the residences of the members. met on Thursday evening at Miss .ties sler's, Green Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Parke entertained at dinner Monday evening. Covers were laid for fourteen. The guests were the Rev. Isaac J. Lansing, the Rev. L. K. Foster and Mrs. Fos ter. Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Sturges, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Weils, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Hitchcock, Mr. and Mrs. Minor C. Carr. Mrs. Frances A. Hackley, whose gen erosity in founding kindergartens la this city and its vicinity and the John Raymond institute, has just made a new gift of $40,000 to a school at 'lar - rytown, where she resides. The school will be known as the Hackley school, and will be under the control of the Unitarian church. This last gift of Mrs. Hackley to the school brings her total endowments up to $120,000. A coterie of aout 20 young people of the North End of this city, partly from thir own diversion, are rehearsing a laughable drama, which they will put on the platform of the Auditorium in the near future for the pleasure of the public. The drama Is one of Watt's best and is entitled "What Next?" The amateurs, which include Mr. Harry Smith and Miss Grace Williams, who have been assigned the leading roles, are already busily Improving leisure moments studying their lines, and in a short time announcements will be made of an evening's enjoyment, which now promises to be a delightful social feature in North End circles. The following is from "The Passing Throng" column of the New York Tribune: "If you ever go up and down the Lackawanna Valley, in Pennsylvania," said William J. Bowen, a commercial traveller for one of the big wholesale grocery houses of this city, at the Hotel Manhattan, "you'll run across a lot of villages with names that don't mean anything in particular until you have asked about them, and then you'll find the villages were named for wealthy men, largely residents of Scranton. Scranton itself is named for the Scranton family, which has had representatives there ever since it was a village, in the early part of the century. Just above Scranton is Dickson, named for Thomas Dickson, the locomotive builder. Going on up, you come to Price - ville, Throop and Olyphant. The last named is a large village, and is named for the family that President Olyphant of the Delaware and Hudson Canal company came from. Peckville was founded by the Pecks, who are the principal owners of the Lackawanna Lumber company, of Scranton. Arch - bald was named for old James Arch - bald, of Scranton, who died many years ago. Then comes Jermyn, named for John Jermyn. who, when he drifted into the coal fields fifty years ago, was almost penniless. Now he s a millionaire, and. owns the Hotel Jermyn, in Scranton, besides extensive coal and steel properties. John Jermyn, by the way, is the only wealthy citizen of Scranton I know of who saw Queen A'ictoria crowned, over sixty years ago, and was present at her jubilee, fifty years afterward. During the interval lie had become one of the most prominent coal men in the anthracite field of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The villages I have named were once so small as to be of little consequence, no doubt, but now some of them are large and flourishing, with newspapers, banks and libraries, and they give the families after whom they were named historic significance in the state. Jterature. f excellent half tone pictures of Daniel L. Hart and Daniel Sully, together with a notice, of "The Parish Priest." In ths course of the article is the following: "The success of his new play, 'The Parish Priest.' brings to the front a new American author. Daniel L. Hart of Wilkes - Barre. Pa., is doing noble service in the interest of public morality by creating a play American in theme and American in heart a play that in its purity of tone, loftiness of sentiment, and clean, wholesome lessons of daily living, must counteract the evil influence of the average society drama. jar. Hart's most successful work is his latest production, which has deservedly won the commendation of clergy and laity alike, as being one of the most wholesome and most enjoyable dramatic productions ever put on the American stage. M'r. Hart is evidently destined to occupy a very prominent place in the world of dramatic lit. erature. He has the three essential elements which go towards the making of a great dramatist constructive ability, the geius for character creating and a gift for writing crisp, bright, eltgant and pointed dialogue. ' "Gunton's" for March opens with the usual 'Review of the Month.' carefully tracing and commenting on the progress of affairs at home and abroad the Boer war and American opinion thereon, Nicaragua canal treaty, gold standard legislation, new Philippine commission, polygamy and bribery cases, the Kentucky broil, etc. The leading article is b'v Hon. Carroll D. Wright. U. S. commissioner of labor, on "Hand and Machine Labor." showing the wonderful growth in our productive power due to the use of power machinery, and consequent freeing f lfl.bor for more varied pursuits. Charles fv .Prague. Ph. D., president of the Union Dime Savings Institution, nnlnta out the injustices and defective principle In the proposed new mortcace tax in xw York state. Professor Edward W. Remls writes briefly on "Liberty in Economic Teaching," to which the editor has a rejoinder. There is a vigorous and un - jnswerable article also by the editor on "The South's 'Labor System.' " The department of civics and education has a number of valuable short Items and an article on "For Character. Not Cleverness." pointing out the higher ethical and spiritual aims of true education. Departments of Editorial Crucible, Letters from Correspondents. Book Reviews Question Box. etc., are nmplv filled. A very strong number. The Gunton Co Union Square, New York; 20 cents Si per year. The most superficial newspaper reader cannot fall to note the most extravagant phasps of fiction are continually finding parallels In life itself. Many of the most striking episodes of Mr. John Url Lloyd's story "Stringtown on the Pike " now running serially in The Bookman, are being played out amid the curious complications which prevail In Kentucky the present time. The conditions which lea up to the strange dram - a which has turned the eyes of the nation upon that state are vividly set forth in Mr. Lloyd's novel. The feud scenes of the story have in consequence an amazing significance and interest. The secret of this timeliness lies in the fact that the writer is himself drenched in the atmosphere of his romance. No outsider, how. ever minute and farseeing his observation, could carry Into history that touch which makes the creations Of the pen actually live. "Mamma," said 4 - year - old Willie,J mat mean little Smith girl called me monkey today." "Then what happened?" asked his mother. "Well," replied Willie, "you see I couldn't slap girl, so I gave another little girl half my candy to scratch her." be THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY, 31 ARCH 10, 1900. Despite Mr. A. D. Holland has returned from Baltimore. Miss Nellie Mack of Nicholson was a recent visitor in this city. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Cross have returned from a trip to Albany. Mrs. Robert M. Scranton is spending a few days In Hartford, Conn. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Cake of Plttston were among - Wednesday's visitors. Fred Sullivan of Boston l9 the guest of Thomas Carroll of Madison avenue. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Duffy of Bing - hamton visited relatives here Wednesday. Miss Grace Nlven of Scranton Is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Harry C. Mason. Miss Pearsoll of Scranton was the guest of Mrs. A. J. Decker one day last week. Mrs. P. E. Timlin of Jermyn Is the guest of her mother. Mrs. Mullaney, of Ninth street. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Snowden of Sun set avenue are spending a few days in Baltimore, Ind. Mr and Mrs. Henry Belin and Miss Margaretta Belin were in New York a part of last week. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Slee, of Swift - water, Monroe county, are the guests of Scranton friends. Mr. George P. - Griffith is In Scranton, having returned - from Santiago on ac count of his son s illness. Mrs. E. Erhardt, of North Sumner avenue, is entertaining her sister. Miss Doubler, of Miftlinburg, Pa. Mrs. J. B. Poore and Miss Christine Lindsay of Monsey avenue spent a few days in New York this week. Mr. W. B. Hull, a former resident of Scranton, and now of New York city, was In the city Wednesday. C. A. Hinsdell, a former Scranton clothier, now in the wholesale clothing business in Syracuse, is at the Jermyn. Miss Russell of Beaver Brook has re turned to her home after spending the past week pleasantly with friends here. Mr. G. B. Hand, who has been re covering his health In Los Angeles, will return to his home the latter part of this - week. Mr. Edward Clark, the president of the Scranton Traction Company, was the guest of Mr. Frank Silliman, the manager, in this city. Mrs. A. N. Adams, wife of Slate Senator Adams, of Fair Haven, Vt., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. G. B. Jer myn, of Jefferson avenue. Mrs. Charles Olver and son, of North Main avenue; Mrs. John Fern and Mis3 Nettie Fern, of North Sumner avenue, are spending a few days in New York. Mrs. Daniel Tillow, who had been a guest at the home of Mrs. C. Carr, of Dickson avenue, left Saturday afternoon for her home in South Orange, N. J. Mrs. William T. Watklns, Mrs. John Linton and Mrs. Thomas Sheivis, of Pittston avenue, are the guests of Mrs. Edward Petherick, at her home in Decker court. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Warren and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wat - kins and family, will all return to Scranton from Palm Beach next week, where they have been for the past few weeks. The true ideal of womanly affection is that which stimulates, instead of enervating; supports instead of making demands upon the energies of others, inspires, rather than points to lower standards or indicates common place aims. There are women who, after a decade of married life, have failed to discover that among the things a man most hates is to show emotion of any kind. A "scene" is his horror, and anything leading up to it irritates him. He may be doing bis best to be patient, loving and gentle; but he cannot stand seeing women cry. It is only when a man is very young, or tremendously In love, that he can see any charm In a crying woman. On the contrary, he regards her with dismay. A whist game was played Saturday night at Hotel Jermyn between the Scranton and Newark whist teams, as a result of which the Scranton men lose the loving cup which they won a week ago at Baltimore and which is the trophy of whist prowess. The New Jersey players won out by eighteen tricks, the game beginning at 2 o'clock In the afternoon and continuing until 1 o'clock yesterday morning. To - day a team from Chicago will try to win the cup and Minneapolis and Washington players are the next In order to contest for the honors, the place of the game being designated by the team in possession of the cup. The Scranton players were: Messrs. Dusenbury, LaBar, Hintermeister and Wallace, while the visitors' team consisted of 'Otis, Aymar, Cameron and Eagles. J. F. Broadbent and C. L. Fuller, of this city, were recorders, and A. E. Taylor, of New York, one of the best whist players in the c - oun try, was referee. In a few days preparations will be begun in Madison Square Garden for the fourth military tournament to pe given from March 20 to 31 under the management of tne Military Atnietic League. The infantry, cavalry, artu lery, and men from the war - ships, and the naval militia, the signal corps, and the national gtard will all be represented. There will be rough riding, and drills by men from West Point and the troop of the Third cavalry rrom Fort Myer, Virginia; the artillery from Washington barracks will equal, if not excel, the performance given last year. The infantry drills and battle scenes will be of especial interest; the Gatling gun drills and the mounted platoon drills by the Second battery and the building of towers and stringing of wires by the signal corps will be features of the show. All three branches of the service will be in the programme and the review on Monday night, March 20, by Gov. Roosevelt, and on Friday night, March 30, by Gen. Miles, will be features of the week. There will be two matinees, one on Wednesday, and one on Saturday, with a military programme. The will of Miss Sarah Porter, of Farmington, Conn., after giving a number of small legacies to servants, friends and relatives, provides that $100 shall be used to furnish her pho tograph to any of her old pupils who shall ask for it within two years. The use of the residue of - her estate is given during their lives to her sisters Maria and Elizabeth Porter. At their death $2,500 is to go to each of the two daughters of the late President Porter, her nelces; $1,000 each to the Farm ington library, Village Improvement Society, and the First Ecclesiastical Society for Worthy Poor, and to the latter society $2,000 to be loaned to honest, industrious, and worthy people. After the payment of the legacies two - thirds of her estate goes to Robert P. Keep and one - third to her neice, Mrs. Elizabeth Avery, of Hartford. She asks in her will that her school continued with as little interruption and change as possible under Miss Mary E. Dow, Mrs. E. V. Keep, and the executors. She also requests that there be no memorial of her life printed, and she forbids the publication of any of her letters. W. S. Allls and Robert P. Keep are executors of the will. Almost all Miss Porter's property was in her school, the surplus from the income during her long life being used largely for public and pri - , v.ate benefactions. 1 to It of the Lenten Season. Mr. A. D. Holland will return from Baltimore next week. ' C. S. Woodruff, lisq., is spending a few days in Philadelphia. Miss Delia Evans, of Wilkes - Barre, spent Wednesday in town. Mrs. M P. - Daniels is in Kingston visiting friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. M'iles Tracy Hand are Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hand. Mrs. Henry M. Boies and Miss Helen Boies were in New York last week. Miss Hattie Farrell, of Eynon street, is In Binghamton, visiting her uncle. Miss Dot Rinehart of Clark's Summit was visiting friends in the city yesterday. Charles E Smith spent part of yesterday at his former home in "White Haven. Mrs. Arthur Loomls of Madison avenue is recovering from a recent rather severe illness. Mis. V. A. Simrell of Monroe avenue is entertaining Miss Nellie O'Connor, of Wilkes - Barre. Miss Alice Nesbitt of Scranton is being pleasantly entertained by Schuy - kill county friends. Mrs. Laura Radeker, of Cochester, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Knapp, of Capouse avenue. Mr. George Meyers, a permanent man at the Columbia Chemical Engine company's headquarters, is ill. Mrs. Weisman and Mrs. Blattner of Wilkes - Barre were the guests of friends in town W'ednesday. Mr. and Mrs. John Getz, of Pittsburg, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. William Kime, of Robinson street. Stanley tBvana of Scranton, was in town yesterday. He Is a son of Moses D. Evans, formerly of Kingston. Mrs. M. Cohn and children of Bradford are guests at the home of her brother, Joseph Levy, on Vine street. Miss Mary Titman, of Blalrstown, N. J., is visting at the home of her brother, Mr. Z. Titman, of Jackson street. C. D. Jones and wife and Miss Helen Jones registered at Hotel Alamogordo from Scranton, Pa., Friday. Alamogordo News. Miss Grace Wilson and Miss Mc - Pherson, of Washington, D. C, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Atherton, of North Main avenue. Mr. Robert Davis, of South Rebecca avenue, who underwent treatment for an affliction of the eyes, has returned to his home fully recovered. Mrs. S. T. Tucker, of Jackson, Susquehanna county, and Mrs. Henry Wheeler of Jermyn, are the guests of Mrs. J. F. Wilcox of Green Ridge street. Mr. Walter Dunn of Buffalo, who has been Mrs. James Archbald's guest for a few days, accompanied Mr. James Archbald, Jr., to Pottsville on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. L. G. Parrish, of Detroit, Mich., has come to the city and is at Hotel Jermyn, where her husband, who has been here for some time in the capacity of coal buyer, is making his home. Mr. C. W. Fetherolf, of Binghamton, was in town last wreek and called on his newspaper friends. Mr. Fetherolf ! was at one time artist and reporter for The Republican and is well - known in this city. George Woodrufl, brother of C. S. Woodruff, Esq., has been engaged as spring trainer for the football candidates of the University of Pennsylvan ia. The athletic authoiities think they are justified in taking this step by their observations of last fall. Penn has never had a spring trainer and this will be an innovation. They have observed that the men who trained for Dthen sports in the spring were in better condition and less liable to be injured in a game. It was noticed that McCracken and Hare, of the track team, and Snover and Gardiner, of the crew, were less susceptible to injury than Potter, Kennedy, Wallace, Teas, and others, who did no spring work. An interesting discovery 'has been made by the executor of the ertate of the late Andrew Binkard, an eccentric and wealthy farmer who died near the village of Peoria, southwest of this city, some weeks ago. In the settlement of the estate a small tin box was handed the executor by Binkard's son, who said his father had told him that in a certain corner of the barn underneath the stone foundation he would - find the box, which was not to be opened until atter his death. Tnis box contained $1,104 In gold and $113.75 in silver, a total of $1,217.75. This had been hidden by the farmer, who was afraid of banks, many years beiore. In addition to the money there was a gold piece of the value of S.'iO which has an interesting history. The piece is a medal which was given by the continental congress to one of the early Miami Indian chiefs for personal bravery. It was handed down until it Teached the hands of Frances Slocum, the "white rose of the Miamis," stolen from Wilkes - Barre, Pa., when a child, who at her death gave it to the wife of Peter Bundy as an heirloom. At the death of Mrs. Bundy it descended to her sons, Judson and Emilus, who through financial stringency put it up of collateral to Binkard for money advanced. Nothing was said of this and the medal was supposed lost until now. The Plain Dealer. Wabash, Indiana, Friday, February 23. l'JOO. The members of the Electric City wheelmen again held one of their delightful tournaments and social sessions Tuesday nig'flt. The event took place at the close of the business meeting - and was attended by a large concourse of members and their invited friends. The programme was similar in detail to that which inaugurated these "tourneys" a fortnight ago when boxing - bouts and bag punching exhibitions followed with clever tumbling, all by clever local acrobats, and a feast of vocal and instrumental features was rendered and immenseJy enjoyed by those present. Mr. R. W. Luce, vi;e - presldent, had charge of the business meeting at which many matters of Importance were transacted. Mr. Gus Eynon furnished excellent music on the piano. His efforts were received with loud applause. Caterers J. W. Bun aeli and George W. Daniels served a pleasing menu. These periodical attractions seem to have struck a popular chord and have greatly increased the attendance at the regular meetings. The opportunities for pleasure offered at the club house seemed to have been accepted with greater enthusiasm than before as a consequence of these events. An other fact is that the visitors are granted a privilege of observing the doings of the club and discovering that exceptional enjoyment is found in various ways in the palatial home of these wheelmen, hence the membership list profits. A Jollier set of young men can not be found than in the club. They are enthusiastic wheelmen and find much " pleasure in the wheeling season In flub runs for miles in the surrounding 'country under the cap taincy of Guy Relph, who is one of the hustlers of the organization. Ouring the winter season the members hold fortnightly "stag" parties, in accordance with last night's festivities and alternate them with Informal dances which the ladles are invited. Thus is manifested that the nembers the rlub are in no manner selfish and confine the pleasures and privileges to themselves and Isolate their female friends. The next - dance will take place on the night of lurch 22. , Joseph O'Brien, Esq., was in Philadelphia during the week. Miss Sarah McLane, of Adams avenue, is in New York city. Miss Flora Levy of Wilkes - Barre spent Wednesday in the city. Andrew Hunlock of Wilkes - Barre was at the Jermyn Wednesday. Miss Pauline Goldsmith of Wyoming avenue is visiting in Wilkes - Barre. Miss Nellie O'Connor of Wellsvllle, N. Y., is visiting Mrs. V. A. Simrell. Miss Margaret Williams, of Wayne avenue, left yesterday for Philadelphia. Miss Victoria Walker of Nicholson is visiting Mrs. F. E. Pratt of Madison avenue. Mr. W. - B. Hull, a former Scranron - ian, ran down from New York to visit friends here. Mrs. John Fern, of North Summer avenue, has gone to New YoTk and Philadelphia. Mrs. Jenkins, of Palllsade Park, N. J., is visiting friends and relatives on the West Side. Mr. and Mrs. Williamson H. Swisher, of Knowlton, N. J., are visiting relatives in the city. Messrs. T. F. Wells and R. A. Zimmerman are attending a Masonic meeting in Philadelphia. Miss Hortense Coyne will go tr Washington to visit some old schocd friends for a few weeks. Miss Bertha Cole, of Carbondale, Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Warn ai Kimble, of Monsey avenue. S iperlntendent of Transportatl' n Daly, of the Lackawanna road, is o ut of the city for several days. Miss Hattie Rolls, of Carbondale, 1 las returned home after spending t ,o weeks with Miss Myrtle Perry. Miss Jessie Keeley, of South M aln avenue, has returned home from, a prolonged stay in New York city. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Dean, of Qui ncy avenue, have returned from a trip to New York, Philadelphia and Wash! ng - ton. Mr. W. W. Rissenger has rented C. E. Stevens' house. Elmhurst, for the summer, and with his family will take possession May 1. Mrs. Thomas Johns of Pleasant Mount, Wayne county, is the guesit of her son, Pharmacist F. J. Johns of Green Ridge street. Mr. W. H. Logan, manager of Tun's agency, has gone to Pittsburg as a witness in some bankruptcy casis in the United States court. 1 Miss Frances Hunt returned from Trenton, N. J., where she has been visiting Miss Lindberg who has frequently been her guest during the past year. Poor Directors Fuller, Deckert and Paine, Secretary Gillespie and Outdoor Physicians Beddoe and Gunster Thurs day visited the Hillside home on & tour of inspection. Division Superintendent R. B. WIU - iams, of the Ontario and Western roe.d, has been coiMined to the house for several days with a severe cold. He hopes to get out today. 'Mr. and Mrs. Hurry Haws of Springfield, Mass., are guests of Rev. and 'Mrs. Pierce on Miftlin avenuei. Mr. Haws is a pros;perous business man, of Springfield, and is greatly interested in the commercial and industrial interests of Scranton. John W. Howell, of the city controller's office, has returned from a five days' stay in New Yoi - 'k. While he was there he met among other former residents of this region, Emerson Owens and Frederic R. Jones. Mr. Owens is a reporter on thie Morning; Telegraph and a writer for a number of magazines isisuing from that office. Mr. Jones is a reporter on the morning edition of the World. Both are well - paid and are pleased with New York journalism. Ground will be broken in the spring for a large seminary for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, in N'orth Park, on the plot adjacent to the new St. Joseph's Foundling home. It is to be a high class educational institution for girls, and will draw its patronage from the whole Sct - anton diocese. With the opening of the seroioary the boarding school of St. Cecilta'a academy wtll be dispensed with and the day school only continued. We are very sorry to understand that Mr. Harry F Dixie was unsuccessful in his attempt to Interest the Kindergarten Association, the Home for the Friendless, and the hospitals In the production of .his opera, "The Princess Ida." The opera was produced In Buffalo was a great success, pl.i ying to a crowded house every performance and making over $5,000. Surely Scranton might enjoy an equal succes.s in comparison to its inhabitants. About all the young people who figured in the Gondoliers had already sig - nlfled their willingness to Mr. Dixie to enter this opera, which, no doubt, would have netted any charity a goodly sum. The time seemed most propitious for its production. It is to be Jioped that In the early Fall it will be deemed ritting - by one of our numerous; charities to have Mr. Dixie produce an opera in Scranton. Miss Linda Hall Larned, president of the National Household Hconomlc as sociation, will probably address Scranton audience in April. Miss Larned will soon go abroaii to lecture at the Paris Exposition. Her book, published by Ohas. Scrlbmers' Sons, New York. "The Hostess of Today, is - well known in this city and is a culinary treatise worthy of as serious consideration as it is possible to ac cord to literature of tho kitchen. It merits encomium not only to the novel manner in which the recipes are presented, but for the piquant quality that pervaues them. It will reb most Bug gestive and helpful to those who are In search of either simple w elaborate combinations suitable for dinners or lunches, afternoon teas, evening colla tions and chafing dish creations. With in its limitations it is in advance of any kindred native contemporaneous publication. Moreover, it Is adapted even to the novice, for in its recipes useless verbiage and elaborate and in volved directions are discarded, as the following example will Illustrate. The annual meeting of tho Scranton Bicycle club was held Thursday night at its pretty and spacious home on North Washington avenue. Over half of the 225 active members attended, andl were gratified by hearing reports which showed that last year was one of the most prosperous and In every other way successful the organization has experienced. Ihe debt cn the new addition to the house was reduced to $1,000. The election developed several spirited contests. B. P. Connolly was chosen president for another year; Hon. H. A. Knapp, vice - president; George A. Millet, secretary; J. F. Broadbent, treasurer; E. C. Ooons, captain. B. P. Connolly, J. F. Broadbent, W. W. Berry, C. A. Godfrey. W. F. Boyle, E. G. Pryor, C. R. Shryer, E. D. Fellows and H. C. Wallace comprise the new directorate. Major Fellows was select'rd1 secretary of the board of directors, and the following - were named on the principal committees: House committee W. F. Boyle, E. G. Pryor, J. F, Broadbent. Finance B. P. Connolly, E. D. Fellows, H. C. Wallace. Mb.'rship C. R. Shryer, C. A. Godfrey, W. W. Berry. To enlarge the membership efforts will be put forward during the ensuing year. a "I4e Friday afternoon Euchre club men. yesterday afternoon with Miss Annie Watson at Clay avenue. Miss He Uin Sanderson won tha first prize. .attorney W. H. Roe, while practlc - in fr in the gymnasium in the Electric Ci.ty Wheelmen's club house, Saturday morning, slipped and fell on the b ck of his head, breaking the scalp a xid rendering Mr. Roe unconscious, l.'he gentleman was removed to Mus - I p - ave's drug store, restoratives ap - ' pilled, and after closing the wound in (tie head, Mr. Roe was taken to his home. Rev. David Spencer, D. D., will move Into the Blakely church parsonage, on Alain street, Blakely, during the coming week. He wi'l be there on Tunday nex and w 11 preach at the usual hours morning and evening. Dr. Spencer's services in this community as a preacher and pastor are well known and his return to the environs of "no mean city" is cause for rejoicing - among his many friends. On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dickson gave a muslcale at their residence on Clay avenue to about 30 friends. Those who assisted were Mr. Harvey Blackwood, cello; Mr. Charles Doersam, plana; Miss Mary Dickson, violin, and Miss Tim - bermann. Those present were: iMr. and Mrs. W. W. Scranton, Rev. and Mrs. John Randolph, Mr. and Mrs. George Du Bols Dlmmick, Mr. and Mrs, George B. Smith, Mr. R. A. Powell, Miss Underwood, Miss Randolph, Miss Reynolds, Green Ridge; Miss Eleanor Reynolds, Mr. Charles Doersam, Mr. Harry Blackwood. About thirty members of the several soliciting committees in charge of the work of raising funds for the construction of the new Young Men's Christian association building dined at the Scranton club Tuesday evening at u o'clock and held a short meeting after the excellent menu prepared had been discussed. State Secretary Buckalew was present and told those present that he was prepared to throw himself body and soul Into the work of raising sutllclent funds and that he hoped the committee members would co - opeTate with him. Secretary Mahy, in speaking of the meeting, stated that the reports presented were extremely encouraging and that he felt sure the work of canvassing would take a fresh Impetus as a Tesult. Gives Interesting Intelligence of tho Philippines to a Lady Friend. A e give our readers herewith, the benefit of a letter from a Third Cavalry officer' wife to her friend, the wife of a former surgeon of the.regi - ment. It is full of information concerning life in Manila and gives a glimpse of the hardships and dangers surrounding officers and men in the cavalry service in the Philippines. HOTEL DE ORIENTE, Manila, P. I., Jan. 10, 1900 Dear Mrs. : I wrote the doctor a long letter on the steamer, so I will send this to you. I had just had my first glimpse of Japan (Yokohama) when I wrote him and I am sure my letter must have been most enthusiastic. Japan wus a delight to me and we are already planning a trip there when the troubles here are over. After leaving Yokohama we stopped at Kobe and then through the beautiful Inland sea to Nagasaki where we stopped for twelve hours and took the usual trip through the town in jlrarikshas - From Nagasaki we went to Shanghai, spent twenty - four hours there and then on to Hong Kong. Shanghai Is the finest city in the East (so everyone tells me) the drives are magnificent and one sees no end of fine horses and swell looking foreigners. This is the place where the wealthy mandarins from the interior came to spend their money and it is a very brisk, businesslike city. The buildings are all of stone and very substantial. They have excellent hotels, a bpautful Country Club, tea houses, theaters, etc., etc Twenty - four hours was much too short a time to spend in such a place and I am most anxious to go back there some day with my husband. The silks there are beautiful and very different from what we see In our own stores. I didn't invest because those things are of absolutely no use in this climate. I wear thin dresses altogether; I haven't had on a woolen skirt since I arrived, but wear duck and pique all the time. Tell anybody and everybody who thinks of coming here to be sure to bring all their summer clothes. A serge suit is necessary - on the boat and in some ports, but it will be laid aside as soon as they land, and never make its ap pearance until it is time to return to the states. The trip over would have been perfect had I not been so anxious all the time. We didn't get any news from the time we left San Francisco until we arrived at Yokohama, The captain couldn't meet me as the Third Cavalry is stationed 'way up in the northern part of the Island. Ho telegraphed Oapt. Millar, who is on duty in the city and he came out in the bay to meet me. He brought me directly to this hotel and here I have been ever since. I wish you could be here because you would enjoy it all so much. Manila is entirely different from any other place that I have seen. I don't like the people, they are dirty and lazy, but I like the climate and the picturesque old town. Major Smith says that it reminds him very much of Venice - The Paslg - river he says is like the Grand Canal, so perhaps you can picture the place to yourself. The streets are very narrow and very busy and already the American bustle and energy Is - beginning to have its effect on the lazy, sleepy 'Manana Fiipinos. Everywhere one sees signs like this "Go to No. 29 Es - colta for American Goods," Delmonico Dinners for 50c Mex." "Ice Cream Sodas," etc., etc It is amusing to see how soon a sleepy town in this far East can be transformed into atj American one with all the rush and bustle. The city is swarming with soldlera I never saw anything to equal it and the natives stand and stare at our large horses and mules with eyes and mouth wide open. Nearly all the Americana in town have turnouts and I am crazy to get a typical Filipino Victoria, a , pair of the small ponies and a driver (Pinlplno) and bring them back to the states. You would be surprised at the style they all put on (some have never been on wheels before.) The Filipino Cochlro (coachman) Is a curiosity. They are all born jockeys and life wouldn't be worth living if they couldn't race. Everyone goes out on the Luneta in the evening to hear the band play. As soon as the concert Is over "The Star Spangled Banner" is played and it is very inspiring and solemn to hear it in this country so far from home and un der such circumstances, because one never knows when or where the next fight Is to be. Every soldier and sailor and all the Filipinos (deceitful wretches) stand with uncovered - heads until the last strains die away, then there Is a crack of the whip and a grand hurrah and one mad dash for the different homes. I wonder there are not dozen smash ups each afternoon, but there are not I used to elt and close my eyes expecting to be dashed into eternity any moment, but I have learned to tike It and I don't want any one to pass me on the road. Everyone dines at eight p. m. and the nights are really vlry g'ay. Calls all the time and i I j ' ' ! , ; ! While their residence on Clay avenue is undergoing alterations, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Hallstead are temporarily residing with Mrs. Plummer S. Page on Washington avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Vandling, who recently purchased and have been making some changes in the Alexander E. Hunt residence, Jefferson avenue at Pine street, will shortly occupy the house. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Green Ridge Presbyterian church Tuesday night held a reception for the new members who were admitted Sunday and to welcome Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Foster, who have taken charge of the Capouse chapel as assistants to Rev. I. J. Lansing. A large number of members werti present and met Mr. Foster. Mr. an dMrs. D. B - Atherton, at their pleasant home on North Main avenue," on Thursday evening, received a small circle of friends to meet Miss Grace McPherson of Washington, D. C. Beside Mr. and Mrs. Atherton the circle included Mrs. H. F. Atherton, who is entertaining Miss McPherson while in the city, also Miss Annie Atherton, Miss Rebecca Bliss, Rehdoth, Mass., Rev. Dr, Guild, Messrs. John..R. Thomas and Henry Atherton, Mr. George Clark Guild, 'Miss Girace Atherton and Messrs. Dudley and Freddie Atherton. The party given by Miss Lillian H - gen, at her home on Tenth street, wus a pleasant event on Tuesday night. The pleasures of the occasion were enjoyed, and. Miss Hagen served excellent refreshments. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hagen, Mr. and Mrs. George Carson, the Misses Godfrey, Mabel Crist, Ter - willlger, Louise Farig. Anna Schubert. Minnie Hughes, Jennie Price, Mary Harris: Messrs. David Owens, Palmer L. Williams, W. Haydn Evans, Charles E. Daniels, Leo Campbell, William Hughes, Maurice Miller, T. Loveland. Miss Antoinette Knapp, of Capouse avenue, superintendent of the Olyphant kindergarten schools, is in Luzerne where she is engaged in opening a kindergarten school for foreign children. The school Is endowed by the kindness of Miss Martha Bennett of Wilkes - Barre. Miss Knapp has had a large experience in this line of school work and the proof of her ability is shown by her call to organize the school at Luzerne. After placing the school in running order Miss Knapp will return to her Olyphant work. at all hours until I get sick and tired of the sight of men. The captain telegraphs nie nearly every day and I can, tell you I am thankful to be here and not six weeks away. Last Friday morning (after I hud been here three weeks) just before I went to my breakfast, there was a rap at my door and who should it be but my husband. You, can fancy my surprise und delight, lie heard of a boat coming to Manila so got a. seven days' leave and came. He lookB very well indeed and says all in the regiment arei well. Col. Wessela met with an accident which came very near being serious. He hurt his leg and was on crutches, but the doctor said he would be all riKht in a few duys. Captain Chase went back to the states on the St. Paul. The headquarters of the Thrd Cavalry are at San Fernand de la Union (on Lingagua Bay) but the captain is at a little town north of San Fernand called Namax - - pacan. He is very much interested in the people and his work and says that now that I am here he doesn't care when he goes back. He Is trying to persuade the people to settle down, elect ther mayor, etc., etc., but he doesn't believe In handling them with kid gloves. We heard today that two more troops are to be ordered to Na - macpacan. If that ia so he will let me come up. Manila is very attractive but not nearly so much ro to me ns Namacpacan, I will 'be tho only white woman in the town, but I don't care two cenls. I saw 'Major D. a few days ago. He said ho had cabled his wile to come if she wants to. He also said that she would have to look out for herself, as he would probably join his regiment by that time and be almost anywhere. Captain H. is in town to see about the regimental property. He reminds one of a jack in the box with his large bushy beard. He looks very yellow und badly I think. The captain says the rest of the officers are well. I ha'o seen IMajor Andrews twice and he looks the picture of health. This hotel is a wonder to me, I expected to find a regular hole, but really I have a nice large room, hard wood floor, electric lights, etc - , etc. The bath rooms are all tiled, sanitary plumbing, fine large court, tropical plants, In fact, everything but a first class table. The meals are poor, but eating means very little to me. The captain thought he had struck the Waldorf Astoria and it did me good to see him. eat. I never saw such an appetite In my life. I know you were all shocked and grieved to hear of Gen. Lawton's death. It wus a great blow to the army because the men all had the greatest confidence in him. Mrs. Lawton came to see Mrs. H. and me a few days after we arrived - fche was very bright and cheerful but uneasy about the southern expedition. Everyone out here deplores his loss and speaks In glowing terma of his courage and endurance. What a trip for poi.r Mrs. lawton. (My heart bled lor her when I saw them leave. All this war seems bo usekus and so cruel. The whole of the tribe is not worth one of the good men whom we have lost, I have seen bo many of my friends out here friends of long ago and It seems good to meet them once more. Give my best love to Mrs. Wessells. I will write her as soon an I have seen the colonel. I will also drop a line to Mrs. Andrews. I am so glad that I came when I did. The captain seems so sat - Isfled to have me here and' I Will have time to become acclimated before the rainy season sets In. If the fighting were only over I would be perfectly happy. I wonder If any other ladies of the Third are coming over. Captain Tate's troop Is to be at Namacpacan, so I will see h'im before very long and can write to Mrs. Tate. Good bye. I thought of you all during - the holidays and couldn't help but feel the change from last year when, we were all together and had our nice, comfortable homes at Ethan Allen. The officers stationed In Manila have a ncft time of it, but the officers In the field undergo a great many hardships. It's the same old (dory, some do the work, others get the plums. War 1 dreadful In 'Manila (?) The Luneta is crowded every afternoon with officers dressed in spotless white from their heads to their heels driving fast horses andl flirting with other men's wives. The husbands, as a rule, are at the front and only get in occasionally, tired out and dirty, end It makes me sick. I want to go to my husband, fix up a little home and let him have a few comforts. The dress materials here are high, sixteen dollars (Mexican) for twenty yards and it used to be only eight. I haven't seen a pretty piece as yet in black and white, but I am on the lookout for one far you. I wish I could see you and the doctor and talk, writing is so unsatisfactory and I never was gifted in that line. Good bye again. Hoping you will write to me soon I am always Devotedly your friend,

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