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TIIE SCKANTON TKIBUNE FRIDAY. MORNING. DECEMBER 28, 1894.
TO ADJUST THE TONNAGE
Important Meeting of Railway Frcsi
dents in l'hiladulphiu.
THE GATHERING HARMONIOUS
Representatives of the Various Coal
Roads Discuss the Question of Ton
nufio Allotment and Seek o Remedy
for Present Stugnatlonln Trade.
By the United Tress.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. An Important
meeting of the presidents of the various
railroad companies Interested In the
transportation of anthracite coal was
held In this city toduy for the purpose
of seeking some remedy for the present
demoralized state of the coal trade.
The meeting was held In the Reading
terminal building, and lasted over two
Among those present were: George B.
Huberts, president of the Pennsylvania
Railroad company; Joseph S. Harrja,
president of the Heading Railroad com
pany and acting president of the Le
high Coal and Navigation company;
Kllsha P. Wilbur, president of the Le
high Valley Railroad company; and
representatives of the Delaware, Lack
awanna and Western; Delaware and
Hudson, Jersey Central and New
York, Ontario and Western companies.
According to those present the meeting
was entirely harmonious, and the
whole question of the allotment of ton
nage between the various roads was
very thoroughly discussed.
After the meeting had adjourned one
of the gentlemen who was present
inade the following statement: "The
question under consideration was as to
what constitutes the proper and natur
al distribution of anthracite coal be
tween the various transportation lines.
The distribution was entirely harmo
nious, and it was finally decided to refer
the question for further examination
to a committee, which has not yet been
appointed. The whole question is very
largely a matter of statistics. All the
leading companies were represented."
While no action of Importance was
taken, and the meeting cannot exert
any Immediate influence upon the
trade, the fact that the executive offi
cials of all the companies are making
an earnest endeavor to settle the vexjd
question of the allotment of tonnage
is at least significant of greater har
mony than has prevailed for some time
RAISES RATS FOR FOOD.
Peculiar Pur-.nit of a Kentucky Hermit.
Spcnks of Ills Stock With I'.nthiisiasm.
lie Has Favorites lie Would Not kill
I'ndcr Any Circumstances.
By the United Tress.
Vanceburg, Ky., Dec. 27. A -strange
being lives all alone near Burtonsvilli-,
this county, itwelve miles southwest of
Vanceburg, Thomas Williams by name.
Hie Is a. hermit, and 'has acted In that
rapacity for about ten years. He was
formerly a merchant and was doing
well In his business. Then came sick
ness to his family, and during one epi
demic of typhoid fever he lost his wife
and four children, all within the space
of three months. From being a lively,
Jocular, genial, good fellow, he became
ull of a sudden moro.ee, petulanti mnd,
He at once advertised his business for
sale, declaring he would go West. His
goods were accordingly sold at about
half their actual cost. Instead of go
ing away he took his money, and with
a small portloA of It bought a small
hill farm 1 the wilds near Hurtonsvllle.
On this body of land he erected a small
log cabin. There he ensconsed himself,
nnd has lived there ever since.
One of the peculiar tastes he has de
veloped, "along with others quite as
peculiar, Is his love of rats. Thuse rod
'ntB he keeps about him In swarms,
and he looks to their rearing as one
would a lot of chickens. When he
wants a dish ythait Is particularly
toothsome he decoys a rat Into a little
box and kills it. Strange to say, his
rats are all on the best of terms with
him. He feeds them regularly and en
Joys their bold sportlveness about the
house. The place Is literally alive with
Among them he has many favorites
that he would not under any circum
stances kill. He calls rhem his "bell
rats," meaning that they are the sages
and leaders In the rodent tribe. At all
hours of the day and night the noise of
hosts of squealing, playing, flghtilng
rats can be heard about the cabin floor,
lie raises corn, performing all the man
ual labir himself. His one cow and the
rats cat it all.
The man, of course, Is In a stage of
mild Insanity, but he Is perfectly harm
less. Since he has been In this retired
way, nearly ten years, he has not vis
ited the house of anyone, not even 'his
nearHt relatives. He doesn't solicit
Anyone to call upon him, but If one
stops with him through curloslty good
treatment Is Invariably given! He
Vnilltaa iinma .Uiltio fmm .fV,n ni.ifa ha
grows, and this he always offers to the
occasional visitor. He takes none hlm
Dclf. He talks about his rats Just like a fine
took breeder would talk about his cat
tle'. He goes on to explain, with a coun
tenance of delight, "the fine points about
each favorite rodent. The old gentle
man has a good bulk of money hid
Bomewhere in the neighborhood of his
ycabin, but no one knows anything about
how much. He will not say a word
. about any portion of his Ufa passed
since his family died. If one speaks to
him about them he assumes an expres
sion of questioning mystery, as If he
did not understand.
FOR AN AGREEABLE
THEN GET THE
READING KNOCKED OUT-
A Locomotive on the Koad Demolished by
a Lehigh Vpllcy Engine. ;
By the United Press. . . . .
Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 27. This morn
ing at 8.30 o'clock a collision took placa
at Big Mine Run colliery, near Ash
land, between a Philadelphia and Read
ing locomotive and a Lehigh Valley
passenger train running from Ashland
to Shenandoah and drawn by locomo
tive No. 207. The Reading locomotive
was making a trip of empty coal cars
into the breaker when It was struck
by the Lehigh Valley locomotive.'
The Reading locomotive was com
pletely wrecked, and Michael Carley,
who runs the hoisting engine at the
colliery,, and Who was riding in tho
locomotive cab, was serloualy injured
by being scalded with steam. The Le
high Valley locomotive was badly dam
aged and the passengers were given a
lively shaking up, but no one was seri
KEY. DR. 1 REAR DEAD.
Well know Baptist Clergyman Expires
After a Lingering Illness.
By the United Tresr.
Wllkes-Uarre, Pa., Dec. 27. Rev. Dr.
George Frear, ex-pastor of the First
Baptist church of this city, died this
afternoon after a lingering illness.
The deceased was born In Eaton,
Wyoming county, June 21, 1831, and was
a son of Rev. William Frear. He grad
uated from the Lewlsburg university In
1S50. In 1S58 he went to Upland, Dela
ware county, and a few months later
was ordained In Reading, Pa. The de
ceased was at one time curator at
.Mothers ! -Mothers ! ! .Mothers ! ! !
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup hai
been used for over llfty yenrs by mil
lions of mothers for their children while
teething, with perfect success. It soothes
the child, ' softens the gums, allays all
pain; cures wind colic, and Is the best
remedy for diarrhea. Sold by druggists
In every part of the world. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup,"
and take no other kind. Twenty-live cents
TheReadlng'scoal tonnage last week
aggregated 201,867 tons, a decrease-as
compared witli the corresponding week
last year of 33,463 tons. For the fUcal
year to date the tonnage has amount
ed to 778,885 tons, against 899,368 tons
for the same period last year, a de
crease of 120,450 tons.
Lorain, O., Dec. 27. General Man
ager Suppcs, of the Johnson compa
ny's steel plant at this place, Is
authority for the statement that on
Christmas eve a deal was closed be
tween his company and the Carnegie
Steel company by which the latter ac
quires a largo amount of land adjoin
ing Black river, Lorain, opposite th?
Johnson plant, on which Immense steel
works, employing over 3,000 men, will
be erected during the coming year.
For some time past the Carnegie
company has been prospecting with a
view of securing 'the location for a
steel plant on Lake Erie.
Anthracite coal sales agents will meet
In regular monthly session today In
New York. It Is the general belief, ac
cording to the Stockholder, that a
policy of restriction for January will bo
agreed upon. The presidents of the
several cual producing and carrying
companies have taken the situation
In hand themselves, and It is certain
that whatever the outcome of the meet
ing, it will be due to their dictation.
The few days of cold weather we have
had has stimulated trade to a marked
extent, especially the movement of coal
from the wholesaler and retailer to the
consumer. Full circular prices are be
ing received In a few Isolated cases
only, but, on the other hand, there Is no
cutting under the regular established
market quotations. The general mar
ket, therefore, may be said to be quiet,
with an improving tendency.
Vice President Hartshorne of the
Lehigh A'alley says: "We cannot pay
unearned dividends, and believe no
management could have earned them
when we could not. Members of the
present board are large stockholders,
and Interested In the company In that
and other ways. At least live members
are trustees of the Lehigh university,
and as the life of that Institution de
pends upon the Lehigh Valley, the
board Is also Interested In that way.
When conditions Improve, the Lehigh
Valley should do better, and then dlvl
dends may be earned and paid. If the
opposition committee knows of any
man who could have earned dividends
when we could not, we should like
to meet him. He is the man we want
but, of course, we cannot pay unearned
dividends, nor should we If we could."
The following figures, taken from the
Coal Trade Journal, show that the an
thraclte coal output for 1S94 has been
less than the two preceding years a
condition of affairs largely due to the
mildness of last winter, which led to
the. accumulation of large stocks by
both producers and sellers, and con
sequently diminished the demand for
coal during the spring and summer:
Year. Tons. Year. Tons,
1887 34,641,017 1891 ..40,448.836
JS88 38,145,718 1892 41,893,320
18X9 35,407,710 1893 43.fW9.KW
1S90 35,865,171 1891 41,206,832
The following table will show the pro
duction during each of the months for
the three years named:
Tons, Tons, Tons,
1894, 1893. 1892.
January 2,622,808 3,009,579 2,809,860
February 2,291,472 3,128,807 3.210,672
March 2,495,(158 3.701,744 3.072,819
April 1 2,757,8Ui 3,284,059, 2,941,503
May 3,793,303 3,707,081' 3,531,121
June 5,112,358 4,115,6;i2 3,827,92
July 3,808,215 3,275,863 3,651,42
August 3,080,843 3,308,768 3,693,92
September .... 3,270,612 3,614,495 3,760,136
October 4,136,859 4.525,063 4,060,126
November .... 4.493,281 3,905,487 3,769,710
December 3,000,000 3,436,405 3,590,081
41,260,832 43.0S3.K1C 41,893,316
It will be Been that during the months
i lil ilOl "VI JuWl'T
of January, February ami March the
production fell off some 2,500,000 tons,
and that thin loss was never regained
during the remainder of the year.
Changes- In . the different regions are
shown in the following report for
Tons, Tons, Tons,
Region. 1S92. ' 1833. 18M4.
Wyoming 20.908.ES4 21,970,238 20,366,445
Lehigh 5,837,305 6.37H592 6.193.G79
Schuylkull ....11,551,319 11,312,299 11,206,70(1
Total 11 mos 08,297,239 39,053,131 3&.2CC.S32
By this it will be seen that the Wy
oming region lias been the heaviest
oser, compared with 1893, and the
Schuylkill the smallest. This latter fact
s largely due to the policy of Presi
dent Harris, of the Reading railroad.
n maintaining its rights the Reading
mined at Its own collieries during the
year ended Nov. 30, 7,415,932 tons, or
130,018 more than In 1S93, and more than
It ever mined in any year excepting
1891. At the same time Its percentage
of tho total output, which In 1892 was
19.55 per. tent., and In 1S93, 19.35 per
cunt., rose in 1894 to 20.05 per cent.
Owing to the mild weather, the busi
ness depression and the eager compe
tition of the producing companies for
trade, which at times flooded the mar
kets with more coal than they could
absorb, prices have been very low
n 1891. The following table gives the
nominal prices at tidewater at different
periods of the year, showing an almost
steady down ward, tendency:
Broken. Egg. Stove. Chs't.
January $3 75 $1 on $1 45 $1 45
'ebrimry 3 CO 3 75 4 00 4 00
April 3 50 3 50 3 75 3 7j
lino 3 65 3 65 4 00 4 00
uly 3 75 3 75 4 15 4 15
)ctobei- 3 50 3 50 3 75 3 7j
December 3 10 3 20 3 35 3 25
The producing companies will enter
1S95 with a stock of nearly 1,000,000
tons of coal on hand, but with reason
ably cold weather and a genuine re
striction of the output during January
and February, such as lias been en
forced in Dwember, it Is believed that
the spring season will open up with
matters In better shape than they have
been In for some time.
STOCKS AXD ISOXDS.
By tho United Press.
New York, Dec. 27. There were some
mportant developments In the finan
cial world today, but It Beems utterly
Impossible to revive speculative Inter
est In the stock market. In anything
like normal times a dissolution of a big
government bond syndicate, accom
panied by severe criticisms of the finan
cial policy of the administration and
the declaration of tho usual dividend
by a great railroad company like the
New York Central after reports for
months that the regular rate could not
be maintained would have created a
great big market. Toduy, however,
these developments were accepted with
a languid interest and less than 100,
000 shares of stocks were traded In dur-
ng the entire session. At the opening
the market was heavy, but when the
New York Central declared its regular
dividend for the quarter, prices moved
up V to 1 per cent., Central naturally
leading. There were a few weak spots,
notably distillers, Heading and Jersey
Central. Reading sold down nearly 2
points to 14 on an unconfirmed rumor
that the plan would be amended and
tho assessment on the junior securities
materially Increased. The market
closed irregular,, but in the main firm,
Net changes show gains of H to per
cent, in the general list. The total sales
were 94,581, shares.
Tho range of today's prices for the ac
tive stocks of tho New York stock mar
ket arc. given below. Tho quotations are
furnished Tho Tribuno by G. du 13. Dlm
mlck, manager for William Linn, Allen &
Co., stock brokers, 412 Spruce street,
Yes. Op'n- High- Low- Clos
I'los. lug. est. est. Ing.
T. & S. F.. 3?i l'i 4'i 4 4
S. It. C 89 89 89 88' J RM4
A. O. 0 82'i 21- 22V4 21 'i S2i
C. M. & S. 1'.. 6:-4 56''i f.7'4 56 57
a, it. i. & i'... oi'i m. oii4 oi'j i4
C., R & Q 7ir-s 7(i-4 71 70 71
& N. W.... 90Vi OO'i i'4
Can. South.... 5014 W Go's &0'. 5tn.
('lies. & 0 17 ld' 16'i 10', 16"
u. e. v. Co.... w iO"S in i o':i
I). & Jl 125'.j 12514 12514 12414 12.
Gen. Klec 33'i, 3ff4 31 33- 34i
Jersey Cent... 90V4 l"':Si 89 89
U & N BS'.fj 534 53V Kt W4
Lako Shore 137 137 137 137
Man. Ele 101'i lOPS 105 04' 105
Mo. ran iii'ls ifM iti"s -eg
Nat Lead 37 37 37' 37 37
Nat. Cord (i d'ii ( 0V4
New Hug 34 31 31T4 31S, 31"i
N, Y. C 9fpj 99 lOH'i !W 19W,
P. & It 1014 1574 15'8 14 141
W. & 8. L.. Pr 13', 134 14 13i 1 1
W. Union 864 80'4 8714 S64 '4
rv r. it tiu 72:i 7:':vi 72'i iz
S. u loli 1U14 10 101-i io.
CHICAGO BOAIID OF TRADE PRICES.
Op'n- High- Low- Clos-
WHEAT. Ing. est. est. Ing,
May f,8'i 58 B74 51
December 6114 "!' w,4
Mav 32 32 31i 31ii
December 2914 29i 29'4 -9'.
January 28', 2S?i 287k 2s;i
May 48 48 4S 4SH
December 4li! 4h 4ft 4v
January 46 40 45 45'4
May : C.P2 6.95 0.85 C.90
January 6.07 0.70 0.62 C.05
May 11.72 11.77 11.52 11.60
January 11.35 11.35 11.15 ll.'.O
Scranton Hoard of Trade Exchange.
ShH. Val. Bid.
10 100 Scranton Packing Co ....
10 60 Providence Ablng-
ton Turnpike 75
6 100 Scrunton (Unas Co
5 100 Traders' Nat'l Hank 110
1 1000 Mt. Jessup Coal Co.. 500
10 50 Muoslu Mount'n Coal
CO DO Lncka. & Montrose
10 100 Sora'n Savings Hank 200
25 UK) Third Nat'l Hank.... 350
10 100 Klrst Nut'l Hank UOO
400 50 Scranton True. Co
10 100 Walker Automutlc &
Steam Coupler Co
78 100 Allegheny Lum'r Co
5 500 Scranton Glass Co.
7 CC0 Stevens Coal Com'y
2 100 Scra'n Jar und Stop-.
per Co ,
20 60. Dime Dep. & DisI
Hank 62 60
1 100 Sern'n Axle Works
1. 100 Econ'my Light, Heat
and Power Co
' 4 23 Crystul Lake Wuter
100 100 Lacka. Lumber Co... 110
60 100 Cent. Penh. Tel. &
Supply Co ,
60 100 Spring Urook Water
5 100 First National Hank
6 100 Lacka. Trust & fiufo
Deposit Co 135
15 100 Scrantnii Redding Co ....
80 100 Ronta Glass Co....
10 100 Scra'n I.aco Cur. Co. ....
6 UK) Scranton Forging Co ....
100 100 Chumberlttln Colli Co ....
20 100 Green R'ge Lum'r Co ....
Pbllndclphlu Tallow .Market.
By the t'nlted Press.
Philadelphia. Dec. 27. Tallow Is quiet
and unrhnngt'd. We note: tMty, prime,
In lihrts, 4lSift41ic.; country, prime, In
bbla, 4V.; do. dnrk, in Mils, 4',ia4!ic.i
cakes, 0c; grease, 4c,
OTiuiN Sim att. tr txt a rnai( TH A T
VllfW WHB-M PAID FOR. IN AD
VANCE. WHEN A BOOK ACCOUNT
IS MADE, NO CHARGE WILIj BB WSHB
THAN 25 CENTS. THIS RULE AP
PLIEB TO SMALL WANT ADS, EX
CEPT SITUATIONS WANTED, WHICH
ARB INSERTED FRER
Poor laxes Are Due.
LL UNPAID JANUARY 1, 1805, WILL
tie collected witli cewts.
A..JA WILL'AMS. Collector.
X) MAKE Bit MONEY SELMNO OUR
- Eleetrid Tulerjho'ie. Best seller on eartu.
Sent nil complete ready to set up. lines of any
distance A practical Klmtriti Telephone.
Our uireuta mn i:i(r $" to StU a day easy.
very body buys; Blt money witnour woik.
Prices Low. Anyone can make 175 per month.
Address W. P. Hurritsou & Co., Clark No. 11,
YITANTKD - ACTIVE 8At.KS.MES TO
V handle our line, no Deddlinir. Salurr,
75 per month and expenses paid to all. Goods
rmirciy new. Apply quicaiy. - r. u. oux, tw
WANTED GOOD SOLICITOR TO SOLICIT
the lfriiitinir trndo of Scrunton and vi
cinity. Apply to.!., Tribuno office.
WANTED AX EXPERIENCED BOOK
canvasser. Address T. B.. caro Tribune
ofllce, Scranton, Pn.
VOR RENT FURNISHED AND UNM'K'
X uished rooms at 506 Lackawanna avenue.
L"OR RENT-SIX ROOM HOUSE ON WEST
X Lackawanna aviMiue. Address THOMAS
E. EVANS, near 1132 Luzerne, Hyde Park.
OR RENT NK'KLY FURNISHED HALL
suitable for ludio rooma. JOHN JEtt-
UYN, 110 Wyoming ovenue.
WKALEH PROPOSALS WILL BE RE
O ceived at the ofllce of the Secretary of tho
Kcrantou Board of Cuulrol until 7.J0 o'clock,
Monday oveninif. Jan. 14, 1(195, for the In
troduction of the netting and ventil itlnp nnd
sanitary system of the proposed new IIii;h
Hchool, the work to be douo under flit super
vision and according to the plans and spocin.
tationsof Fred P. Smith. C. E., ot 150 Fifth
avenuo. KewYork city. Plans and specifica
tions may bo obtained at the ofllce of the Sec-
letary or the Hoard or Control, Municipal
buildine. Scranton. Penua. Bids shall be
submitted a folows: I, for the cost of the
system complete 2. for tho system, lesi the
cost ot tue electrical control. a.-ror tuo cost
of the marble work, which is to be made a sep
arate item in the bid. The sum of 500 in canli
or certified check shall bo inclosed with each
bid. to be forfeited to the school district in case
of refusal or omission on the part of the bid
der to execute contract within ten days if
awarded tho some. A bond iu the sum of
jM.Oiu will be required of tho biddor to whom
whom tho contract shall bo awarded for the
faithful performance of the coutract. The
Board roserves the rlb'ht to rujoct any or all
EUGENE D. FELLOWS, Secretary.
T'liton. Pa.. Ijkc 21, IWI.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF
X Lni'knwantm County. No. ,153. Sent. term.
1891, Margaret Turner vs. Joseph R. Turner.
The alias sulmuma iu divorce in tho above
caso having been returned "nou est Inventus,"
you, josopn it. iurner, aro Hereby notnieu to
heandappoar at tho next term of Common
Pleas of suid county, to lu held in the city of
Scrunton on the 14th day of January, lfitKi, to
answer tho plaintiff's cumnlalnt in the above
case. JOHN J. FA HEY, Sheriff.
W. GAYLOKD THOMAS, Attorney.
I.1AKMS AC'llAjiUKU K)K HOL.Sf.hi;
I houses exchanged for farms, R. EK-
N EST COMKUYS, Real Estate Agent 12d
Washington. Price Building.
fpiIB ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
J stockholders of tho Tilild National Bank
of Scranton, will be held In their directors'
room on Tuciday. January 8th, 1895, botween
the hours of 8 and 4 o'clock p. ni.
nr.Mti iif.L,t., Jit., secretary.
AM NOW PKKPAKEUTO FURNISH EX
1 lubitintis and lecture upon any subjeut de
sired. These exhibitions will bo illustrate I,
having in my possession the mot powerful
dissolving (tereoptlcons made.
r.. n. tALU, iriuune uiuce.
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MOODY, OlbUibson street, Scranton, Pa.
BLANK HOOKS, PAMPHLETS, MAOA
zines. etc.. bound or rebound at Thr
TimiUNB office, (juick work. Reasonable
AfEAL TICKETS CAN BE HAD AT 141
ill corner spruce street and ranklin ave
nue. Twenty meal tickets for (150. Uood
T OST-A FUR BOA BETWEEN BRADY'S
lj store and No. 0 street ear iunct on on
llutlor fctreot. A liberal reward paid for its
return toe. i'. MVAio, uuntnore, fa.
1? STRAYED TO MY PKEMISES A LIVER
I1 . .. -1 ...I.I ft .. ....1 J
mm breast, i lie owner can nave same ny tmy
iiiK cost. JOHN JUHU, William Htroct.
New York Produce .Market.
By tho United Press.
New York , Dee. 27. Flour-Easy, dull.
Wheat Dull, easier, closliiR xteady; No
2 red store und elevator, 6SH4c; ullout, fiO'
iH'.0V; f. o. WH4B1. ; . ungraded red,
G7u02c; No. 1 northern, 08c; options closed
weak at ?aiic. below yesterday with
trading more active; May mopt active;
sales Included No. 2 red January, 59"4c.';
Fcbruury, C0c; March, 61V,c.; May,
ti'.nfec; June, G2'.c; July, OJiic; December.
OOVlo. Corn Dull, llrmer; No. 2, 62ic ele
vator; r.3V4c afloat; Ptcamer mixed, 4s',(,a
5'iOc.; No. 3, 4S',4a49c. ; options cloned ha.
(.'. below yesterday with a fair trade;
May molt active; -December, olc; Jan
uary, M'ic; February, &e. May, Ki'.c.
Oats DtU, llrmer J options quiet, Hteady;
December, 34c; Jinuary, 34'c; May,
S.W4C.; spot prices. No. 2, 3ln:'.4-V. ; No. 2
white, DXftc; No. 2 Chicago, 3ja35ic; No.
3, 33c; No. 3 white, S!c; mixed west
ern, 34ii354t.: white do., SSallHc: while
state, StutllVjc; Beef Quiet. Heef Hams
Dull. Cut Meats Quiet; middles, nom
inal. Lard weak; .western steam, 10.93
city, C'aC. ; December, nominal; J 1111
uury, $0.9T, nominal; refined, dull; contl
nent, 7.4r,; South America, $T.T;- com.
pound, SViaGc Pork Dull; mess, $12. 76a
13.25.. Butter Dull, freely offered; state
dairy, lOaldc; do. creamery, 10a22c. ; Pcnn
Bylvanla do., 1Ca22c; western lalry, 10a
lBc.i do. creamery, lCa24c; do. factory,
9'i.alBo.; Elglns, 24c; Imitation creamery,
12a18c.; June creamery, ltn21e. Cheese-
Dull, steady; state large, 9all4c; do.
fancy colored, 114C1 do. whlto, 104a11c;
do. small, 9i.al2c; part skims, SVfeaitc;
full skims, 2a3c Eggs Firmer; state nnd
Pennsylvania, 23a!Hc; refrlgertor, 14a,
20c; western frpsh. 23c; do per case, Vin
3.50; southern, 20a22c; limed, 14al6c.
CbicnRO Stock Murkot. .
By the United Press.
Union. Stocks YanK III,, Dec 27.-Cattlo
Receipts, 7,000 head; market firm; com.
mon to extra steers, $3ar.n0; stocker and
feeders, J23.50; cows and bulls, tUa3.50;
calves, $2a2.7o. Hogs Receipts, 16,000
head; market opened firm, closed steady
heavy, t4.2.ria4.50; common to t-holco mixed,
t4.10a4.DO; choice nssorled, $4.20a4.30; light.
J3.Wnt.20; pigs, J2.nn3.80. Sheep Receipts,
8,000 hoad; market firm and ItkuOc. higher
Inferior to choice, l."Gu3.05; lambs, (2.60a
By the United Tress.
Pittsburg, Dec 27. Oil opened and high
est, 98'.c; lowest and closed, 96c.
Help Wanted Male.
position. Good pay. Exporlence unnec
essary. Chautauqua Nursery Co., Portland,
(onnolk) & Wallace
During the Next Three Ms
Previous to our Senii
Coats and Fur Capes
Prices are cut just about iu half, and if j-oit are not
provided with a Wiuter Garment
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
CONNOLLY & WALLACE 209 Eashinston Ave.
Is anywhere made than is manufactured right here in
Scranton by the
A Decided Move In the Skates trade bat set
In and It ill dv vou to eismine the stock of
JUKISCH'S. at 435 Spruce stroet. Fine lineof
superior pocket cutlery, razors, etc. for Holt.
nay traae. uuns ana amraunitton at oottom
flzures. Also tnms second band heels at
prices that will astonish you.Seeing is believing
WYOMING AVE. SCRANTON.
STEINWAY & SON
KRUNO & BACK
STULTZ i BAUER
Also a large stock ol first-class
CALL UP 3682.
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE,
141 TO 151 MERIDIAN STREET
M. W. COLLINS, tVPg'r.
ROOF TINNING AND SOLDERING
All done awny with by th una of HART
MAN'S PATENT PAINT, which oonttlntg
of Inirredlentit well-known to all. It can b
applied to tin, galvanized tin, iiheet Iron
roofs, oIho to brick Uwellnn". which will
prevent absolutely any crumbling, crack
In ft or brcaklnjr of the brick. It will out
last tlmitnir of any kind by mony years,
and lt' rout does not exceed one-fifth that
of the cost of ttnnlnpr. Is sold by tho Job
or pound. Contracts tkn by
ANTONIO UAKTMAKN, 627 Birch SL
What is More Attractive
Tlian a pretty face with a fruh, bright
complexion? For it, use Pononl't Powder.
- Annual Inventory, we will
to close out our stock of
CHEAPEST IRON BEDS IN
TO OUR patrons:
Washburn-Crosby Co. wish to assure their many pat
rons that they will this veur hold to their usual custom
of milling STRICTLY OlD WHEAT until the new crop
Is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the market, and
owing to the excessively dry weather many millers aro
of the opinion that it is already cured, and in proper
condition for milling. Washburn-Croshy Co. will take
no risks, and will allow the new wheat fully three
months to mature before grinding.
This careful attention to every detail of milling has
placed Washburn-Crosby Co.'s Hour far above other
We have the following supplies of lumber secured, at
prices that warrant us in expecting a large
share of the trade :
Paclfio Coast Red Cedar Shingles.
"Victor" and other Michigan Brands of
White Pine and White Cedur Shingles,
Michigan White and Norway Pine Lum
ber and Bill Timber.
North Carolina Short and Long Leaf
Miscellaneous stocks of Mine Rails, Mine Ties, Mine
Props and Mine Supplies in general.
THE RICHARDS LUMBER COMPANY
COMMONWEALTH BUILDING, SCRANTON, PA.
J. LAWRENCE STELLE,
134 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton,
l , U. for . MOTT'S mxmOTAX. PU.J. t no other.
M .JSMty Bead for olroular. JTIco 1.00 per b bu,eB ? .5.O0,
NWMjWlR. MOXT'H CHEMICAL CO - Clovelood, Ohio.
For Salo by C. M. HARRIS, Druggist, 127 Perm Avonua.
SJt XOARN . KK to Cor.
.I2J loolunlrT Kmi.naal
1IMVMW.. ... 1 .
witc.MB. e.rt.r ,u . mhilcb
,SHAh MKCICiNS CO.
rortal oy JOHN H. PHEIPS,
Spruca Stratt, Scranton, Pa.
make a special effort
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, Whlt
Sullivan County Hemlock Lumber and
Tioga County Dry Hemlock Stock
Elk County Dry Hemlock Joists and
f CLOUGH & WARREN,
Will tir.m im nnla a Mk Sold wllh WRITTI1T
K.r.ousDrhilit;, LowofHtiu.l Pow.r iu .Ithiixi,
ftom. nc... If elrctc4, .ucb trouhl.. I.U
a. . -.. .. - ....lI .1 -..HI PMk ..... M
ifu.i.ulfv to cut. or tefuud tb. moB.ff. Aour.M
Pharmacist, cor. Wyoming Avanut an4