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THE SCKANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 14, 1894.
1 Valves I
S pa mm" 2
I Fittings i
I THE SCRANTON SUPPLY
AND MACHINERY CO, I
1K Vul WAN A NEW
NECK BAND on
your old shirt We Jo it.
508 Fenn Avo.
A. B. WARMAN.
120 Wyoming Avenue
415 Lacka. Avenue.
Mattings, Rugs, etc
WILLIAMS & McANULTY.
"27 Wyoming Ave.
The Patrick SarstM.l clat will give it
first annual ba.l at Tamer ball on Friday
Friday night St. John's Pioneer corps, of
Pine Brook, will give an entertainment at
its hall in Pine Brook.
On motion of Attorney John M. Harris
court yesterday granted a charter to the
Scranton Engineers' club.
The common council will bold a special
meeiin;; Thursday night to handle an ac
cumulation of general business.
The Nay Auc; Hose company will meet
tonight at 8 o'clock to make arrangements
to attend the funeral of W.H. Schoonover.
P. i. Casey, tax collector of Carbondaie
township, settled his duplicate for 1491
with tbe county commissioners yesterday.
John W. Benjamin ws yesterday for
mally appointed by the county commis
sioners to the position of janitor of the
The interior and frame work of the ex
terior of the county jail is to receive a
needed repainting. Workmen begau the
James Manaon, of the Twentieth war),
was arrested last night for picking the
Dockets of a man at Zjidler's hotel of a
watch and 2 in coin.
Thomas Tuffey, of I.ackawauna f treet,
Olyphsnt, had his back broken by a fall
of rock while at worn in the Lackawanna
Coal company's mine yesterday.
Inspector and Ueneral Agent 1'. VV. Gal
lagher, of the Scranu.ii Tracton omoauy,
yesterday took out commissions as a dep
uty sheriff and special policeman.
The chorus of the First Presby tori sn
charch will meet for rehearsal tomorrow
e7ening at 8:15, and not tins evening,
previously announced to the choir.
Kfgister of Wills H. T. Koehler yester
day admitted to probate the will of Sirnh
Roberta, late of tnis city, and granteJ let
ters testamentary to Evan J. Davis.
Fred. Kunz, n vagannt. who has been
spending considerable time lately about
Little England, was sent to jail for thirty
dayt for beating and kicking Mrs. King,
of the Tenth ward.
The permanent certificate committee of
Lackawanna county will hold an examina
tion at Liberty hall, Washington avenue,
Bcrauton, on Batnrday, April i I, com
mencing at 0 o'clock a. in. Teachers de
siring to enter the claas are requested to
notify the chairman, J. C, Vaughan,
Deputy Sheriff (iriswold yesterday sold
tbe stock and fixtures of Fred Martin, tbe
Penn ayenue hotel keeper and ex-candidate
for mayor, for $478. Tbu purchaser was
Mi1. Lucinda Ward, who owns the build
ing In which Mr. Martin conducts tils ho
tel. The sale was made on judgments for
(500 aud t held by OeorKe Kinback and
E. Robinson's Sons respectively.
OXFORD STREET VIEWERS.
Bill Presented to Court and Ordered
Paid by the C.ty.
Attorney T. P. Jioban presented to
court yesterday the bill of tbe viewrs
on the grading of Oxford street. Mr.
Hoban said that while exceptions bad
been filed to the report there was no
objection to payment of the viewers.
Jndge Arcbbald thereupon approval
the bill mid directed that tbe city psy.
It is as follows : John Schwenk, $15;
T. P. Hoban, 105; 0 W. Klrkpatriok,
$51 75; total. $151 75.
gee infants' outfits at Baby Bazaar, B10
Fresh made butter 22c Strictly fresh
eggs at Rein hart's market. '
Easter millinery opening at Mrs. Lang
taff'j 10W Wyoming avenue.
POLE TAX ORDINANCE
Will Bo Referred to Select Council Without
CouiuioQt by the Committee.
COMMITTEE DID NOT RECOMMENu
Representatives of the Eloctric.il Cor
porations Present Petitions Against
a Tax -Claim That Littla If Any
Profit Has Been Made and Com
panies Should Be Exempt from
Taxation - Other Views,
Every member of the tax committee
of tbe select council met lust Dlgbt at
the city clerk's otlloe to hear petitions
for and against the taxing of poles
owned by the Serautou Traction com
pany, the telephone nnl telegraph
companies' ami other eleetrie corpora
tions in the city.
After hearing the arguments pro and
con the committee went Into secret
session and aftrr leas than an hour's
deliberation decided to rfer the mit
tsr to tbe couucil without NOOmiUOn
Members BaVoO, Was tp fail, Ross,
Kelly and Roche, comprising the full
Commit top, were present. Oeueral
Manager 11. 11. Archer, of the Sono
ma Traotiou company , Richard
O'Brien, vice president of the Csntral
IVnusylvaili I'elepuoue companv and
local manager of the Western Union
Telegraph company ; H K Paine, rep
resenting the board of trade; F. E
i'latt, of the Suburban Electric com
pany, aud Dr. D. 11. Throop, of tbe II
luutng Heat aud Power oonipauy, ad
dressed the committee.
Mr Pains said the peoples' object iu
seeking to place a tax on poles wu not
for the purpose of revenus. but wis
practically to rid the streets of as many
of the uasigtitlv ObjtOtt as possible aud
till leave a suflicisut uumber to euable
the corporation to couduot their sev -era!
businesses iu a mtnuer safe aud
satisfactorv to the public 11 - claimed
tiat but 3 530 of th 7 .000 were uecsi
Itry, and a tux of $1 50) would be but
a small item on the $3,000,000 invested.
DR. THROOP'l Sf.VTC.MENr
Dr.Tliiocp said tliat the stosk of tbe
coiupauy he represented could be bought
nt par or a shade less, and that po di
vidend could be paid; the committee
could understand wnat a difference a
tax would make with tbe value of
Mr Archer presented a petit iou for
the Scrantou Tractiou company, which,
after soms introductory statements,
sot forth the following:
When the writer "assumed tbe manage
Dent Of the company's property m this
city I particularly noted tin apparout
liberality uuou the part of the city author
ities, which I am free to say was one of the
reasons which made it desirublo to accept
the property. 1 reported to my directors
the tact that there was no polo license tax,
and no license required for ruuuiuz the
curs, b)th of wbica I freely admit are in
Vvgue in a uumber of cities. I must say,
however, that these cities ars much larger
than oarowu. When I made my report
my instructions were to pursue a liberal
policy in the management of the property.
Whether this has been done or not I leave
to your committee and the public to judge.
The tirst move upon our part, and which
occurred in less than two months after
tailing charge, was the matter of trans
fer, and within twelve months there have
been l,Co3,472 people carried free. Shortly
after was iustituttd a cheap fare for the
woiking class, and In the same length of
time, there was 207, ISO peo; le carried for
three cents; I might alo add that this in
cluded a transfer, and frequently a pis-wager
will ride from the north end of Provi
dence to either Dnnmore or South Side, a
distance of from five to six miles for the
tbree cents. Again, a little later on, there
was also placed on sale a still cheaper
ticket at two aud one-half cents, forschool
children and teucoers; since which time
there have been carried 09, 540 passengers at
MuP.E OR LESS BUSINESS MATTER.
T!iis savins in its entirety to the public
amounts to tfiO,U05.7u. This, of course, will
be met by saying that it was simply a
matter of business for the company 10
make these concessions, aud 1 am free to
admit that it was more or less a mstter of
business, and the result has been that the
grasping corporation by reason of thess
deductions has earned less than threa
ftiurth of 1 per cent, upon Its capital stock.
I leavwit to you tojadge whether tbe public
or the company received the most benefit
from this policy. During the year there was
expended orwVKOflMBn recontructiou,ex
tnsioDS and improvements of the property.
Of .this amount over IV) per out. was ex
pended in this city. Daring that tune we
had upon our pay rolls ovsr 115') men. and
taere are more than BOO upon the rolls at
the time of this writing. As a further
evidence of this liberal policy I might add
that the compsny has recently offered to
contribute $111,000 toward the construction
of a viaduct over West Lackawanna
avenue. last year we also offered to con
tribute &.000 toward the widening of
Mattas street, and the reconstruction of
the abutments and bridge at that point;
we also offered to assist in the removal of
tbe piers and in the reconstruotion of the
bridges on Carbon street.
We are at tnis time aud have been for
some months past, perfeotlng a plan
which will do away with at least half tbe
poles, by erecting a large pole and all tho
tbe different companies combining. In
the res of Lackawanna avenue alone it
vill reduce the poles over 75 per cent. For
some time psst wu have been investigat
ing the matter of safety fenders for the
cars, and just as soon as it has been deter
mined which one is tho best, it will neces
sitate an expenditure of several thousand
dollars iu this alone. A great outlay of
money will be made during the coming
year in further extensions and improve
ments, and our object in giviu ; you ihese
facts Is simply for the purpose of your con
sidering whether or not It Is justice to Im
pose tho tax at this time. With your per
mission 1 will further add that oar taxes,
most of which goes to the state, are al
ready about 112,000, or the interest on
Nu'MltEK OF FOLKS 1.1 CITY.
As near as I can tell at this time we have
about 2,f00 poles in the city, and as We nre
constantly extending, this amonut, of
course, will materially Increase. Frankly,
I am opposed to tbe passage of this ordi
nance I believe that the Imposiug mid
collection of such a tax at this time would
not only piove a serious matter to the
company, one that would have to be met
by recalling the cheap fares alluded to, hut
it would also ."in to Indicate that the
policy of the company had not been suffi
ciently appreciate! by the public gener
ally to have any weight in matters of this
We do not wish to be unreas auable, and
only nsk that the same Zcourtesles be ex
tended our business that lias been ex
tended to others, namely; as nn induce
ment to outside capital to locato indus
tries iu your oity, an exemption from
taxation, at least long enough for the
enterprise to give some return to its stock
holders. Your committee and citizens
will always find n reciprocation of all
courtesies that will lead to the mutual ad
vantage uf all concerned.
Mr. O'Brien prosented this petition
on behalf of the telephone and tele
To the tnx committee of select council.
Gentlemen I beg leave to ask what
has made bcrauton so widely known as
"Tho Electric City" aud what has helped
to make It the most progressive and pros
perous city of Its size In Americaf Surely,
everyone will ndinlt, that the extension
of t he telegraph and toleuhoue and of iho
electic light and electric street car system,
as represented by these poles and wires,
have largely contributed to this result.
Many persons imagine that these enter
prises are very profitable and that the
very heavy taxation imposed upon them
by tbe state fur doing business within its
borders, is not sufllcieut. The Western
Uuiou Telegraph company pay but f per
rent, dividends and ine l'ortal company
nothing. What are tho facts? Have any
of the electric light compauins iu the city
ever paid a dollar to the men who put
their hundreds of thousands luto them!'
The fact Is, that the people of ScrantOU
have been gettiug the electric lights for
years at less thau its actual cost, how
about the electric utreet car system? Let
us hope that tbe Immense sums of money
that are being expended in the improve
ment and development of this great outer
prtae will show better results than the
Meotrio light investment. Thus far the
uriirtlis have been reaped by the people,
cuicdy by the business uiuii aud wui kiug
ineii uf the city.
To bury tho wires would compel the
companies to double then- capital and
double the cost of services to the people
The overheud trrlley is the only practical
electrical railway system iu the Wolrd to
day. All others, including the storage
battery, have proved dismal fullures.
When the telephone was Introduced Iu
Bcranton, it was the desire of the mana
gers to make it popular, The rates were
put below the average for cities of this
class. This plan was very promltlug
for a time. Comparatively cheap con
utructlou aud eiiuipnieul tlid the Work,
There seemed to he good prollt ill the busi
ness uutil the electric light and electric
street oar m Moiu appeared on the scene,
since then tho difficulties aud the cost
have increased enormously. It may help
you to realize this, when 1 tell you that
the switching umiaiatus of the bcranton
oxehuuge bits tiauii changed hix tunes,
each time the most unproved and conse
quently the most SipeUSl Ve apparatus was
put In, only to be throwu aside tor some
ihlng minor and better in a year or two,
RATH HOT INCRKAIID
The rates have not bdeu increased.
About 20c persons uie stockholders of the
UMtral Pennsylvania Telephone company,
most of thorn people of very moderate
uuuus. They locoived dividends of ouly 0
per cent, per annum up to January 1, 1UV2,
Since which timo they have not hud a cent
directly or mdirectly from this Invest
ment. Every dollur has been expeudediu
maintaining the business; uot only this
but the company has actually borrowed
and expended about tiop.uuu additionally
iu Improving the service. About IsVi, 000
of this has beeu so far spent iu Serautou
iu the erection ot the central otlloe and its
itpiipuieuts and ulso iu the erec
tion ot tine poles to take the
place of old poles and wires la
the central portion of the city. These
poles are intended to accommodate the
wires of all tbe electrical compauiee, aud
they will therefore displace a large num
ber of old ones. About Jf,l)00 udditloual
will be required to extend and complete
this Improvement, We would ak that
you would give ue time to complete
the work no are now vuguged iu and to
how what Improvements wu will make.
It does not seem fair to press this burden
some tax at a time wheii we are spending
so much mouey iu this city muking every
effort to better the telaphoue service aud
to improve the uppearauce of tbe city.
1 know it will be a groat surprise to a
great many people to Ictru three truths
about the telephone business. If auy one
cares to verify them, I can refer thorn to
a uumber of respousible geutlemen iu this
city. I do uot beiievd that auy fairmiuded
man will wish to see this tax imposed; It
wuuld be a notice to the entire couutry
that tie broad niiuded, enterprising basi
nets meu, who have h.-lped to make Bcrtn
ton, have given place to meu of a totally
different type a painful thing to contem
plate, Its' effect would he far reucbiug
and most injurious to th reputation aud
progress of our city.
ABOUT WELL KNOWN PERSONS.
Physical Director Veton, of the
Young Men's Christian association, is
uu ardent admirer of baud ball an I has
become quite an expert at this fasci
nating gatnj. In Mr. Weston's opinion
there is no slogls pastime better Ottlea
lated to give all the muscles of the
human body nniform development and
at the asms tiun to shsrpen a man's
wits, eye sight aud judgment. In toe
eumtner time Mr. Weston is a tennis
eutuasUit. aud has Inspired bis large
classts with a liberal shs.re of his own
Z'ul and skill with the racquet, and
Aram? Toss lay's visitors to Scrtn
ton was W. (i. Tompkins, of West
Pittston, well known among coal men
and prominent, also, in the church
work of the Gardn Village. Mr.
Tompkins at one timo had political
ambitions, but has lately devoted bis
euergiei to business pursuits, with (lit
tering success, Mr. Tompkins has
many friends here to whom his infre
quent visits are always replote with
Eitrht years ago Willi tra F. McG3,
then a small boy, entered th-night
school of Wood's college. H i was
working with his father in ths mines
as door tender and driver. Liter he
secured a position with Uice, Lsvy &
Co., where ue remained until a little
over a yeur ng i, when he entered the
counting room of the Malouey Oil
company. He has recently beau ap
pointed head bookkeeper and tressurer
for that enterprising firm. Mr. Melon
attended the night school of the col
lege for six months and was a most
studious young man. His advancj
ment is due to genuine worth.
C. H. Jadwin. the real estate agent,
is one of the busiest of men these days.
At thenpproach of spring Mr. J ad win's
activity invariably incroas-s, as the air
Is full of real estate deals. Mr. Jad
win expects to boom his interests at
Oavel Lake during the coming season
with unusnal vigor
F. L Wormier has been appointed
to bis old position as chairmttn of the
tescners' committee of the board of
uoutrcl. The honor was unsolicited, in
faot Mr Wotmier requested that some
other member be given first place, but
fresldnnt Von Storcb acted .wisely in
refusing bis request. No man in the
city is more competent to discharge
the onerous duties of the very impor
tant position He has made u study of
tbe educational interests of the oity
and cannot be accused of nsrrownes or
partiality. He strives after the best
results aud uses only honorable meann
o attain them. He has entered ou his
ninth year as chairman of the teachers'
All DEPARTMENTS RUNNING.
Scraaton Lias Faatory Operating Within
Forty l'er Osnt of Full Oapaolty.
The BorMltOO Lace works at Orseu
Ridge has resumed operations in all de
partments. A hunt !I00 hands are en
gaged manufacturing goods, a portion of
which ouly are for orders; the balanoe
will be put In stock to meet future
trade, for which the outlook Is en
couraging. No night work will bs done. The
plant is doing within 40 per ceut. of its
full capacity and running every day.
Lthlgh ValUy R-tllroad Company
Annouuce, commencing March 12. their
dining car on the European plan will run
on nam I, loaviug Ession 10.20 a. in., ar
riving at W'lkes-lliirre 1 2.1 p. in., and train
2, loivmg Wllkes-IJarro 4.8.1 p. m, arriving
at Eastou 7.40 p. m., instead of between
Jersey City aud Wilkes-Darre, as hereto
fore. And train 20, leaving Wilkes-Harre 8.05
a. in , and train 2. leaving Now York 4.10
p. m , will now carry Pullman buffet Par
lor cars between Wilkes-Darre aud New
York. Tho rates aro very nominal, as be
tween Now York and CatnMuqua seats ere
only 25 cents; between New York and
Mauch Chunk, 50 cents, and betweon New
York and Wilkes-barre, 75 ceuts.
A FREE LABOR BUREAU
Tribune Offjrs Plau Which Has Been Success
fully Cooducted In Oilier Cities.
WILL CHARITY OFFICIALS HEED
Expenditures Will Bo HoJuccd, Duties
Made fcasier and Officials Relieved
Lsti'jiisli a Kreo Labor Bureau
iVImrO Applicant! Will Find Work,
Business Men Be Accommodated
and Crime Posbibly Prevented.
A suggestion is offered to charity
officers Djr THB TBIBUNB whiah would
relieve them of considerable annoyance,
lessen tho expenditure of funds and
make their duties considerably less
Why cannot a labor bureau be in
augurated aud placed under the super
vision of a competent tuauug-r, where
applicauts seekiug charity and out of
work may bs funushuj employment'.'
Tne prominent business houses and
manufactures of the city would only
too gladly tile application for em
ployes, aud possible would pay a reason
able rute for tho privilege, anyhow,
that point could be oasily adjusted and
cuts but a small ligure in tho plau.
WOULD PRgVfMT t'ltlWK.
One thing is certain men aud women
would be furnished employment and
Would uot be compelled to solicit
pecuniary aid. if the bureau fell be
hind a considerable sum lbs benefit to
the general movement would be more
thau balanced, and possibly many
would be savedjfrom theft, drink aud
In New York the free labor bursau
at the (.'reuiorue mission, iu West-Tweuty-Hscoud
street, has beeu sup
ported, and through iU ageucy hun
dreds of men on whom whole families
were dependent for support have been
snpplisd with work The movement
has been so successful in that city that
a branch has been started In Brooklyn.
Some of the most prominent business
houses in Brooklyn have been enlisted
iu the work, and it is expected that in
a week several other braUOBei will be
VoH YuUR COSSlDEltAriON.
At every uieutiug of tho Board of As
sociated Charities, p nt board and many
of the church charity urgamz itions,
the labor problem has received pro
ThcTbMBUNI prssents the ilea tor
The following extract from the re
port of tbe committee of National Con
ference of Charities will be of interest
to charity officials of this city nnd tax
payers interested in their work:
Simultaneously with the beginning of
charity organization there was a repres
sion In important cities of ou; dor relief;
returns from four cities at that time give
the following decrease in out door relief :
Cities. 'ut Relief. Out Relief,
linn'sUn 18171141,201 11-0 Xo-ie
Bullae 1477 W.W I860 IJ7,&8
township 10,000 UNO v.OV
Philadelphia ICO CH.OjU 1810 font
Amoant saved taxpayers SJjo.oUi
AN OBJKCT LESSON.
From the above tabU it will be seen
that over one-tbird of n million dollars
represent the amount save! to taxpay
ers by the efforts of organizd bodies of
citiZsns who relieved the pressure ou
city vaults. It is not known that Bcran
too has many who are oppssed to indi
vidual and organization charity, but if
such is the case they mar receive an
olgsct lesson from the above figures,
which are official and trustworthy.
This same national committee says .
"Charity organizations claimed the
credit of out-relief as a result of per
sonal effort and agitation. Admis
sions to alms houses and inGrmaries in
the cities nnmed contemporaneously
decreased. This event nttracted wide
spread attention in watchful official
circles, evluced the value of tbe In
vestigations which preceded it, and
disclosed the worse than useless prodi
gality of out-door relief. Its influence
spread far aud wide beyoud the limits
where it could be statistically followed,
and was the beginning of a wiser ad -miuistralion
of the charitable funds
raised by taxation in many oommuiii -ties."
A FINE ENTERTAINMENT.
It Will Be Qivea At ColWfft Uill on
Thursday evening. Council No. 184,
Young Men's institute, will give an
excellent entertaiuroent at College ball,
Wyoming avenue, a feature of which
will be an address by P. II. O'Uonnell,
tbe celebrated Oeorgstown University
orator. The best local talent will as
sist at the entertainment, as the fol
lowing prugramm shows :
Remarks Pres. M. A. Mctiinlev
liicksou Mandolin and Guitar Club
Solo, selected Miss Maggie Itamngtou
Solo, "Iloll Call" Pelisuti
Duet, "Harp of the Winds" Abt
Misses Margaret and Lizzie lioynolds.
Hole, "I Am Waiting" Uruch
Address P. II. O'DoUMll
Duet, "1 Keel Thy Angel Spirit,"
Miss Kate Ninngnn, William Watklna
Solo, "Promise Mo," William VtatlaiiH
Duet, "Two Sailors," tlwent
Howell Davles nud Hluhard Thomas
Holo, selected Tim Sullivan
Admission M oents No additional
oharge for seats.
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SUPERVISORS TAKE APPEAL
Do Not Want Vnnln on Bill Annsxsd
to Carbondals Oily.
Suporvisnrs Patrick Brown and
Michael Mcllale, of Carbondnle town
ship yesterday nppsalod to oonrt from
the action of the council of Csrbomlale
city In annexing a portion of Csrbou
dale township known as Yarrlngton
Hill to tbe city. Tho annexing ordi
nance was approved by the mayor of
Carbondnle ou Monday,
Yarrington Hill, geographically
speaking, belongs to Csrboudale city.
It adjoins It on the east aud line pro
perty valued for lex purposes at $150,
000 Aloug iu 1830 Yarrlngton Hill
was a portion of the city but was di
vorced from it by act of the legisla
ture. NEW BRIDGE AT DICKSON CITY.
It Was Accepted Tssterday by the
A new bridge over tho Lackawanna
river nt Dickson City was nooepted yes
terduy by the county commissioners
from the contractors, the (Irotou Bridge
company, of (Jroton, N. Y.
It Is a handsom a iron atructurn with
a ll.Vfoot spau and eost ths county
Outhelni Meat Maikt.
Mrs. Km Inn a Gulheiiiz will coutinue
the bntOhel business which has beeu con
ducted by her late husbaud, Htepen Outb
elnz, at 518 Cedar avenue, under the man
agement uf John 11. Schneider nnd Fred
Weisser. Bhe wisbo" to thank the publlo
for their patronage in tho past and nsks
lor a continuance of the same.
MEN'S NOONDAY SERVICES.
St. Luke's Pastor Uas Soui-ithli.tr to Say
Particularly to Euiy Man.
Concerning the Hpeciul noouday ser
vices at St. Luke's, which aro espec
ially for the business world, Rev.
Rogers Israel, the rector, says:
"This service, beginning promptly
nt five minutes' after 12 o'clock, will
continue but thirty minute", aud is es
pecially for busy men, although any
one will be vary welcome. Pew mou,
apparently, ihid it convenient to at
tend the 10 a in nnd p. in. daily ser
vices, ami so wo give this opportunity
hoping many will deny thsmselves u
portion of their noon hour Tue priv
ileges of Lent are for men as well as
womeu, and the supporter of the pby -sical
nature of the family is also ex pected
to be ths provider iu spiritual
tblugs A man has uo more right to
devole himself to praying and singing
and cultivating lot eoiritual ualiirs
while ho allows his family to starve,
tbuu lie lias to devote all his time to
accumulating means to feed and clothe
them to the neglect of their spiritual
training and his own spiritual develop
tnsnt." FENDERS FOR THE STREET CARS.
Central Maunder of the Scranton
Traction Company, Decides to
Adopt Devito Used in Buff alo.
At the meeting of the tux eommitte 1
of select council last evening. Ganeral
Manager Archer, of tho Serautou Trao
tiou company, appeared and made a
statement advancing reasons why the
ordinance at preseut pending befole
select couucil. relative to the tuxing of
poles iu this city, should not become a
During the course of his remarks
Mr. Archer asserted that the cars
owned and operated by the Serautou
Traction oouipauy iu this vicinity
woul I in the very near future be sup
plied with fenders, or life saving de
vices, that will render rapid transit by
means of street cars perfectly safe to
all persons baviug to use the high
ways in the city.
A Tkiul'ne reporter waited on Mr.
Archer alter tbe mseting lust evening
end iu response to a question Mr.
Archer said: "Yes, sir; oefore three
mouths every oar in this city will b
supplied with a fender. I have been
considering the subject for some time
and the only question iu my mind was
which of the several fenders iu use wus
the best. Noue of those at present
patented having come up to the expec
tations even of the patentees.
"I was iu Buffalo recently and saw
what I consider to be tbe very best
fender in nse. This I wilt adopt, and
will at once write to the patentee re
qnestlug him to come here and apply
Asked as to the probable outlay nec
essary to fleet tbe improvement, Mr.
Archer said :
"I anticipate that the cost of ons fen
der with the patent rights willbeabjut
100. With 10 csrs ownal aud opr
atod by the company, it is easy to fig
ure the outlay.'
building plans booming.
Will Mare Than Balanc Last Year's
Decreased Structural i' : n: ?.
Building Inspector John Nelson, in
couversatiou with a TbIBUNI reporter
yesterday aneat the spriug building
'Usually mors operations are com
menced in the full nnd early winter
thau during the earlier seasons of th"
year, and from May until August or
S.-ptember carpenters, masons, dec,
would be often idle. Last ye it' finan
cial depression has, I think, bronght
about u different order of things, and
men who were then chary of investing
their mouey in building ventures will
this spring take heart aud put their
plans forward. This movement is not
now apparent, on the eurfaae. because
tho weather is unsettled, but I look for
such au amount of building soon a
well more than balance the falling off
of last year's building pereentage.' '
Scrsntori's 1 usloets Interests.
The TbiBURI will soon publish u care
fully compiled and classified list of the
leading wholesale, banking manufactur
ing and professiojal interests of Scranton
aud vicinity. The edition will bo bound
in book form, beautifully Illustrated with
photogravure views of our public build
ings, business blocks, streets, etc., together
wiih portraits of leading citizens. No
similar work hss ever given nn equal rep
resentation of Scrnuton's many indus
tries, ft will beau invaluable exposition
of our business resources. Sent to
persous outside the city, copies of
this handsome work will attract
new comers aud be au unequalled
advertisement of the city. The circu
lation Is on a plan that cannot fail of good
results to those concerned as well as the city
at large. Representatives of TBI TBIBURI
will call upon most whose NAKBl
are DUUtBD in this edition and explain
its i.st n - more fully.
Those dosiriug views of their residences
iu tnis edition will please 1 ave notice nt
We OPn Today
our new stock of Hoys' Waists, "The
King" and "Mother's Friend,"
A new Moycle worth f To will be sold for
f.c'' Tbe inscliiiie is guaranteed end is a
rarebnrgatu. Machine may be eoou at the
21 LBS, sugar 1 1, at Ueinliart's market.
u e move ti 1 1 7 Lackawanna
avenue wc offer a special
pike on all of our Silver novelties.
W. W. Berry, Jeweler
303 Cpruco St.
Best Sevs of Teeth, $8.00
II eluding the painless extracting
cf teeth by an entirely now prj-
S. C. Snyder, n.D.s.
aO W lOMl.VU AVti
DECISION IN THE OEACLE CASE.
Supreme Court Sustains the Oolnion of
The 'supreme court ou Monday, In
Philadelphia, handed down an opinion
Hflirmitijr the decision of Judge Gun-
Stttr of till l-nnntw Im i,.. --- . i T-
, -, v.,mij( it, ma vie'- ui uo-
seph Uiacle against Arthur Q. Deacle
1 t -. 1 1 . . .
ou unuum uoorge Ueacle.
The case is oue in ejectment, a prop
erty iu the First ward of this
city being in dispute. On Jan.
H, Judge Guuster in an opinion
miideabHolnle the rule to set asids the
award of arbitrators nnd to strike off
tbe lodgment entered thereon. This
opinion tbe court sustains,
Tho awurd of arbitrator! was in fu
vor of the plaintiff, and ugainst the de
fendants for tho laud described in the
Eaittr KllliBerr Op mluir.
Au exhibit of trim hats, tasteful In de
sign, A display or straw goods, lacealets,
(lowers, etc., at Mrs. LaugstaflV, 100 Wyo
ming avenue, Friday and Haturday. March
10 and 17. uii whether you Intend buy
ing or not.
Mini; Boxus Bsoluelrelf.
IJest made, 1'lay nuy desired number of
funes tiautscin & r'ons., manufacturers,
loan Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Won
derful orchestrial orgaus only i and iln.
Specially: cim music boxes carefully re
paired and Unproved with new I an OS,
Pabst Milwaukee Hock beer on draught
and Rockaway oysters, fresh from tbe
inejli ut Jobs Lobkanr'b,
819 Lackawanna avenue.
1 ss- .
Prxsh creamery butter ac, at Rsin-
hait's market, LiSCka .vaunu uve.
Ai.heiiaer uu h Iirer.
J.oc.ls Li.hu.ui.'s, BBS hpruce
TK7"ATl'H this space for our open
Spring Is ComiDg.
We are showing an ex
tensive line of beautiful
Tr til A- T
at win yj.y yuu iu uuy a
Fur Garment and Winter
Coats before they are
packed away at loss thau
half price at
eX re BOLZ
138 Wyoming Ave.
The only Practical Futriei iu the city.
ing from tbu
le.'f cut- in
jjj In a few days we will
have the very latest
novelties in Kitchen
Uten3ils. The assort-
ment will be large; the
prices will be low.
in k Co. I
S 10 PENN AVE.
HOUSEHOLD FOMISHE IS.
Large Medium and
Choice Timothy and
Lawn Grass Seeds
Guano, Bone Dust
and Phosphates for
Farms, Lawns and
- HDHT & CONNELL CO.
Dr. Hill & Son
Fcl tooth. JUKI; Vtt esti 8l for poM rnr
snd teeth without pistes, c-slleo crown and
PridM work, csll for prices sud Mt-.-eno.-s
" ON ALUlA. lor extrai-tiii leetu witliou!
liaiu. Noetbsr, N'oga.
t)EK MUST RATIONAL HANK,
I We have a larga assort
PLAIN AND FANCY CAKES,
ICECREAM and WATER ICES
128 Wyoming Ave. I Leave your order at
GLOVES and CORSETS
AU tbe popnlai make. Tne
only tilove anl Corset Store la
tlie THllfy. We are now open
227 WASHINGTON AVE,,
or 413 LACKA. AVE.
Our Lackawanna avenue
restaurant open until midnight.
Eureka Laundry Ge.
Ccr. Linden St. and Adams Avj.
CO! HI BOUSI Sgl AXE.
All kin.ls ot Laundry woik guarantesJ
$3 no shoes
Better Than Most $4,00 Shoes You Buy
MADE UKfc HAND-SEWED.
i'o Seams or lacks lo Hurl Vour Feet.
All ttylesaad Widths In Ceagreseor Lace.
The Best Shoe on Earth for the Money
Try n liir aiul y.m will worn- no i th r.
RANlQTflR'QM AA SHOE on
uiimuiuu uiju.vi every box!
Our $2 50 Shoes arc .is good aa anybody's $3 00 Shoes.
SPECIAL OFFERING IN
At 25c. and SOc. Each.
Remarkable .ilu.'s. LjoU in Our Window,
This work we open an entiroly new line of
Ladies' Spring Suits,
Cuats, Capes aud Jackets
M BROWN'S BEE HiVE
224 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.