Bangle bracelets

110 Years Ago – Concerned Charity Worker for the Boys of Scranton

Nov. 13—Nov. 13, 1912

Duggan concerned about local boys

Mrs. WB Duggan, a well-known Scranton charity worker, was worried about the Scranton boys.

Duggan expressed concern following the recent arrests of several boys who at one time lived at the House of Detention and/or the Working Boys’ Home.

The four boys were arrested robbing several businesses in the city. An 8-year-old boy described as an ‘adventurer’ has been brought back after being found late at night alongside Oakford Court.

She felt that some members of the Scranton community were not doing enough to help the boys, and they expected Scranton police and Lackawanna County probation officers to keep tabs on them.

She said the agencies had done their best to find jobs for the boys and look after them, but due to lack of resources it was difficult to continue helping the boys once they had left the house of detention or the Working Boys’ Home.

Duggan wanted the various clubs and organizations in town that were “committed to social upliftment” to “think about how much they’re going to help us get jobs and shelter the good, honest boys who live at home.”

A native of the city starts the fashion trend

Adeline Gritman, a native of Scranton, caused a stir in St. Louis society when she added a jewel to her outfit.

Gritman wore a gold bracelet with a small bracelet on her right ankle to church on a recent Sunday. This “surprising innovation” was visible above her suede pump.

At first, St. Louis high society was shy of its accent piece. But as more and more women saw it for themselves, it became popular.

The fashion-forward woman worked as a model for one of St. Louis’ top coat and suit houses.

Trade Day Sale at Jonas Long’s

The two-quart aluminum coffee percolator was $1.69, a double roaster was $2.85, women’s wool sweaters were $3.95, women’s tailored suits were $14.90, men’s suits and overcoats were $13.75, boys’ breeches were $1.98, and a pair of down pillows were $4.75.

Library director Brian Fulton oversees the Times-Tribune’s extensive digital and print archives and is an authority on local history. Contact Brian at [email protected] or 570-348-9140.

Library director Brian Fulton oversees the Times-Tribune’s extensive digital and print archives and is an authority on local history. Contact Brian at [email protected] or 570-348-9140.