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THE SCHANTOIT TRIBUNE SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1895.
In the World of
Current Gossip of Baseball, . CycUng, the Track
And Various Other Popular Pastimes.
The Scrantons will certainly have to
fut on their batting clothes or they will
not get even a smell of the pennant
;ag. It is with the stick that the club
la plainly, weals and this lias teen
proved in games won as well as in
games lost. Clever fielding tn the out
garden and infield has won for Scran
ton several games when their total hits
were-nut as numerousas those of oppos
ing clubs. Springfield, with all Its won
games, does not show a better fielding
average than Scranton, but the east
erners have had their eyes on the ball
and have batted as well as fielded
themselves Into their present com
manding position. To illustrate the
argument, the work of the Buffalos
should be considered. That club, in the
total games with Springfield, Provi
dence and Scranton, made a greater
number of hits than their opponents,
yet they lost all but three games on
the trip. Had they fielded within 10
per cent, as good as Scranton or
Springfield it Is provable that the
Bffeons would now be next to Spring
field on the percentage Hat. It all goes
to show that Scranton must bat in or
der to have even a look-in on the
Speaking of Ileldlng, Barnle's men
have certainly done well and compare
favorably with any team In the league.
Any large number of errors recorded
against them in any one game has been
due more especially to the off day of
some one player rather than the poor
work of the whole team. Excepting In
right field, Scranton's outfield is of the
par excellence' variety, and when
Sweeney resumes play at short Rad
ford will go into right garden, and with
Brady and Johnson' will make a triplet
which Is not excelled In many of the
National clubs. With "Bill" Clark on
first, "Piggy" Ward on second, "Milt"
Whitehead on third and Sweeney In
short, what more can be asked for in an
Infield. Rogers certainly does a Tro
jan's duty behind the plate and plays
right from the wire.
Perhaps reference should have, been
made to the pitching division as one
of the causes for lost games. No refer
ence need be made to Delaney; Scran
ton has won every game he pitched,
excepting those games where he was
put in to relieve other pitchers after
the game was too far gone to be pulled
back. Brown is capable of twirling
great ball, but he has his poor days
when he is wild and unreliable and
when a catcher needs a scoop net to
hold him. At the same time he is one
of the best of pitchers, which he demon
strated in the 12-inning tie game with
Syracuse. His arm is all right; his
eye will Improve after this month. T.
Johnson has not had a chance to show
his ability. He pitched one game
against Rochester, which Scranton
won, in the tenth inning by Delaney's
batting. Johnson pitched for three in
nings against Buffalo, when rain
stopped the contest. Two hits had
fceen made oft him, he made one wild
pitch and seht one player to first on
balls. In the game with Toronto on
May 9, he split his hand and wlU not
be able to resume play until at least
another week. Quarles, recently re
called from Chattanooga, completes
only a trio of available pitchers and
Quarles didn't prove himself any great
shakes, either, in his game against To
ronto on Wednesday. He was touched
for six hits and made three errors in
the second inning, during which the
Canadians scored eight runs. Maybe
lie had a touch of stage fright, maybe
he was playing horse goodness knows.
Anyhow, he has thus far shown him
self to be nothing more than a useless
piece of timber.
' 86 after considering the whole outfit
there seem to be but two weak and
serious- causes for misgivings pitch
ing and batting. Barnle, with his' long
experience as manager, player and
owner, probably will not allow these
two critical matters to remain without
remedying for any great length of
time. That the box needs more and
better material, excepting Delaney and
Brown, Is plain; that the club needs an
Injection of hitting spirit is also plain.
Here's hoping that Barnle will meet
the emergency. . .
' College athletic circles are stirred be
cause of the resignation of Walter.
Camp from the Tale advisory commit
tee. He was the most prominent figure
In the athletics of Tale university, the
Sponsor of 'intercollegiate foot ball and
a noted representative of college sports.
Mr. Camp's resignation was forwarded
three weeks ago. An effort to keep it
, secret had been successful until Thurs
day night. The resignation was direct
ly precipitated by the trouble now ex
isting between the Tale and Harvard
foot ball teams, and Mr. Camp himself
Is direct authority for the statement. It
seems that matters have been going
from bad to worse, as far as the foot
ball feeling between the; Cambridge and
New Haven universities is concerned.
Tale's demanded apology from Harvard
has not been forthcoming. Htnkley Is
upheld at Tale in every respect, and it
has been against him more' than the
other players of the Tale team that the
criticism of Harvard men has been di
rected. It now looks as if Tale will
certainly not play Harvard at foot ball
again unless an armistice is declared.
Concerning the periodical squabbles
.with Harvard Mr. Camp says: "Some
ten or twelve years ago, with others,
I devoted a great deal of valuable time
to patching up misunderstandings and
petty squabbles concerning the crews
and the boat race. Every year there
has been a squabble over the date of
the contest, the hour and the general
conditions, which have only been set
tled after the hardest of feeling has
been aroused and much good time
fritted away. When we had a particu
larly hard rub one boating year
I stated that If foot ball ever
came to so hard a pass ' I
should certainly ask to , be relieved
from further, responsibility, and -Judging
from the present newspaper stories
I should think the time had certainly
Emmet Rogers, Scranton's favorite
catcher, has had an enviable record in
his seven years of professional playing.
He is, young, well-built and good look
ing, and Is very popular among the
members of the team. Excepting dur
ing a portion of 1894 on the Scranton
club, he has always been a catcher;
during the period mentioned he played
In right field owing to'an injury which
temporarily debarred him from going
behind the plate. Rogers is 26. years
old and was born In Roxbury, Mass.
When a small boy he lived in Little
Hock, Ark., where he clerked in his
uncle's grocery store and played ama
teur base ball. His professional record
as a catcher is as follows: 1888, Fort
Worth, Tex.; 1889, Houston, Tex., and
sold to Toledo, O., upon the disruption
Scranton's Favorite Catcher.
of the Texas league; 1890, Toledo; 1891,
Lincoln, Neb.; 1892, Los Angeles; 1893,
Memphis; 1SS4, Scranton. The Hous
ton, Los Angeles and Memphis clubs
won the pennants in their respective
leagues while Rogers was with the
One of Scranton's players who has
done much to bring the club to its
present position near the top of the
percentage list Is Paul R. Radford, late
of the Washlngtons. He came to
Scranton out of praotlce, but after his
first gametplayed with such surety and
good Judgment as to decisively estab
lish himself in popular favor. He Is 34
years old and was born and reared in
Boston, the starting point of more
famed ball tossers than any rlty in the
PAUL R. RADFORD,
Scranton's Shortstop and Right Fielder.
country. He first played as an ama
teur on the famous Hyde Park club of
the aristocratic city. He showed such
proficiency that he was engaged as
right fielder of the professional Bos
tons in 1883, and since then has played
as follows: 1884-5, Providence, rlgh;
field; 1886, Kansas City, right field; 1887,
Metropolitan (New Tork), short stop;
1888, Brooklyn, right field; 1889, Cleve
land, and 1890, Cleveland (Brotherhood);
1891, Boston, shortstop; 1892, 1893, 1894,
Washington, right field and shortstop.
Since playing with the Scrantons he.has
been at short, but will go permanently
to right field, when Captain Sweeney
recovers from his fractured shoulder.
BASE BALL BRIEFS:
Shenandoah people are disgusted with
"Colt" Anson is known In Chicago as
. Catcher Weaver Bays farming beats ball,
because it is a "growing Industry," Sport
Pittsburg has picked up Cus Weyhlng
and will let him lose a few games. Cleve
Managers Barnle, of Scranton, and
Charles Morton, of the Buftalos, are en
Anson is said to have bet Duffy and Mc
Carthy, of Boston, 150 each, that Chicago
would beat Boston in the race.
St. Louis players seem to have got thetr
second wind since Von der Ahe threat
ened to cut the salaries of the players.
McGIll, apparently, is the only 'pitcher
Manager Irwin has any confidence- in.
"Wee Willie" certainly earns his salary.
Second Baseman Jack Tighe was struck
on the right hand by a pitched ball at
Pottcville Wednesday and one of the bones
The season, so far, has not been marred
by the trials and tribulations of female
base ball organizations. Franklin must be
in hoc some place.
The Cincinnati Reds have stolenVmore
bases this season ttfan any city in the Na
tional league. They also lead in the num
ber of three-base hits.
The Rochester newspaper men have al
ready soured on their team, and they're
at a regular hair pulling match the luck
less players being the victims.
The Cincinnati papers are up in arms
against what they style Pittsburg's dirty
ball playing.. They say it Is even worse
than foot ball. Sporting Life.
Captain Ewlng could make no more pop
ular move than by issuing an iron-clad
order for the Reds to keep away from the
pool rooms, says a Cincinnati exchange.
Catcher Fisher, ef Chattanooga, has
false teeth. In a recent game they fell
out, and Umpire Keller had to call time to
allow him to pick them up and wash them.
Arlie Latham, the clown of the diamond,
Is reported as having signed a contract
with Champion Corbett's theatrical com
pany for next season.
President Robison, of the Cleveland
club, must be talking through his hat
when he says he will fight the Hodson
case In the courts If It costs 110,000. Bos
ton Herald. ..''.
Philadelphia has made a better showing
than any of the eastern clubs. When the
Phillies were playing at home the people
began to think they had struck not one
toboggan slide, but fifty.
Tim Keefe is the only National umpire
up to date who has not been roasted. The
three umpires who were turned down this
year at the whim of one or two magnates
will be needed before the season is out.
Business Manager Bancroft, of the Cin
cinnati, after seeing deaf mute Hoy con
verse In the sign - .language with two
women who were deaf and dumb, spoke of
It as ,"a little exercise with the dumb
It is announced that Lovett is receiving
about 11,200 for playing with Providence,
This is another example of the falls of the
mighty. Lovett once laid off an entire
season rather than play for. what he
termed cigarette money, 3,500
There is one citizen' of Syracuse who
will attend no more games for a long time
to come. He sat on the fence between
the two grand stands and a high foul hit
him on the back and knocked him Into 'the
mud. A disgusted expression came over
his faco, and he went home.
On Derby Day in Louisville the Phila
delphia and Louisville men attended the
races in a body, and had prearranged it
that all should plunge on Potentate, Re
prieve and Cattaragus. As a result the
boys all had money to burn, and did not
regret being forced to have Monday 'b
game postponed. Artie Irwin alone "pulled
down" 1200. Ex.
It Is said that a man wha was caught
peeping through the fence at the Louis
ville ball ground was lined G.- It Is bad
enough for the patrons of the game to
have to pay the admission fee to see the
sort of ball Louisville plays; but Isn't It
going a little too far to fine a man 5 be
cause he had the temerity to peep through
the fence at such a game? Ex.
A sample df the roast given Umpire
Betts of the National league was
written by O. P- Caylor In yesterday's
Herald. Concerning Thursday's game
with Pittsburg, the New Tork writer
says: "Then they met their old charm
er, Umpire Betts, who Is doing business
here. This is the gentleman on Presi
dent Toung's staff who worked so as
siduously against New Tork's base ball
Interests last fall, and he has carried
a large stock of his spleen over Into this
rare May weather. When Mr. Betts
goes to New Tork for a session I want
Polo ground patrons to remember that
he is the umpire of the whole lot who
takes especial pleasure wherever he is
In seeing that the Giants don't get any
thing that he can keep out of their
reach. Mr. Betts got a double cross
hold on Rusle and gave valuable aid
and encouragement to the Pittsburg
batsmen. Pardon a relapse to Betts.
This is his haven of rest. He owns
Pittsburg, or Pittsburg owns him. May
be1 they own each other. Every visiting
team has raised a howl over his partial
ity to the Pirates, and the howl Is prob
ably well rooted. If Young lets Betts
umpire all the Cleveland games he
ought to land Mack's men well up In the
first division. Without Betts on the
"staff" the Plttsburgcrs will not lead
the schottische three weeks."
WHIRLS OF THE WHEEL:
Road riding seems to be the craze this
The Green Ridge Wheelmen will run to
Glen Summit Decoration Day.
The Scranton Bicycle club will take Its
annual Delaware Water Gap run on Muy
The Scranton Bicycle club men take a
spin to some point adjacent to the city
every Tuesday night.
It does not seem probable that Coarser
will wear the Scranton club's colors as
had been previously announced.
Harold Bunting, Richard Wambold,
James Garney and Everett Howe, of the
Green Ridge wheelmen, will attend the
race meet at Allentown Memorial Day.
Next Friday night the Scranton Bicycle
club will give the lost of the series of
smokers that have been such an enjoyable
feature of the winter's social programme.
The members of the Scranton Bicycle
club will enjoy a club run tomorrow,
their destination being Holllsterville.
They will leave the club house at 9.30 a. m.
There will be a special meeting of the
Scranton Bicycle club Thursday night to
hear the report of the committee that
has been considering the advlsiblllty of
enlarging the club house.
The Lawrence band has consented to
give an open air concert at the club house
of the Green Ridge wheelmen next Tues
day evening. In all probability a select
programme will be arranged, consisting
of instrumental solos, male quartettes, etc.
The club house will be open to the lady
and gentlemen friends of the members
On Decoration Day the Scranton Bicycle
club will have its eighth annual run. The
members will .leave this city on the 8
o'clock Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern train in the morning and proceed to
Stroudsburg. From that point they will
wheel to Port Jervls through the pic
turesque' Delaware valley. Dinner will be
partaken of at Dingman'B Ferry and Sup
per at Port Jervls. From that point the
wheelmen will proceed to this city over the
Erie and Wyoming Valley railroad, ar
riving here at 9.45 at night. ,
A Bicycle Insurance company has been
Incorporated in Pennsylvania and is do
ing a thriving business. For a nominal
sum It Insures wheels against accident
and theft. If your wheel is injured and
you are insured, you simply take it to the
local repair shop in your town, the com
pany having arrangements with one or
more shops in every city and town of Im
portance in the state, where it is repaired
free of charge, If you hold a policy. In
case o"f theft you almply notify the com
pany and they give you and order on a lo
cal firm for a wheel for a period of three
months. If the wheel Is not recovered in
that time they replace your wheel with one
fully as good In every respect.
AMONG THE PUGS;
James Judge, of Scranton, the light
weight champion of Northeastern Penn
sylvania, will become a member of the
Scranton Athletic club and in future
will appear in the ring under that
club's colors and support. Judge was
obliged to withdraw from the Excelsior
Athletic club when he became a pro
fessional, as that organization belongs
to the Amateur Athletic union. It is
understood that the popular light
weight has heeded the advice of the
wiser of his counsellors and will re
frain from signing finish articles with
"Mike" Leonard, Toung Grlffo or other
experienced men. He is, however,
ready to meet either of them or any
others in his class for limited round
bouts. It is felt that Judge's promis
ing career should not be jeopardized by
taking chances with fighters who have
fought a dozen battles to his one. The
Scranton boy Is clever, and with proper
care and handling Is destined to have a
The Corbett-Jackson-FHzslmmons con
troversy has not reached a definite settle
Billy Dacey, the old-time light-weight
pugilist, is said to be dying with consump
tion at the Bellevue hospital, New York.
The contest between LeBlle Pierce and
Stanton Abbott, and Jimmy Powers and
Patsy Fenton have been scheduled for
The match between young Grlffo and
"Kid" Lavlgne, which was billed for the
Seaside Athletic club for May SO, will not
, "Billy" Hennessy, who boxed three
rounds with James Judge while in Scran
ton with Maher's company, attempted to
stop Abe Ullmon .In six rounds in Balti
more last Saturday night, but was out
pointed himself. '
Pat Ready is now dignified with the
same manager as Bob Fltzslmmons.
John Lavack is doing some light train
ing for his 25-round fight with Frank
Maclewskl before the Metropolitan Ath
letic club, of Wheeling, May 80. Lavack
Is confident of winning, and so Is his man
ager, John Donaldson. '
Felix Vacquelln, the New Orleans
heavy-weight, wants another match. In a
letter to the Police Gazette he claims that
his defeat by Kllraln was due to ill health;
that now he is stronger and better than
ever before in his life, and he is confident
that success will crown his future efforts
in the ring. His backer, John Curio, of
the Nancy. Hanks saloon, New Orleans,
will match . him for 11,600 .a aide against
any man in the world, Barring Cbrbett
How 16 ' Regelate
The liquor -.'Traffic.
An Instructive Glance at the Operations of
The Celebrated Gothenburg System.
A book by Edwin Goadby upon .ne
Gothenburg system of regulating the
liquor traffic presents many interest
ing facts gleaned during a prolonged
study of that now celebrated Swedish
Idea. Mr. Goadby points out, at the
beginning, that the excessive use of
brandy among the masses of the Swed
ish people was what set Intelligent men
to thinking out a remedy. In conse
quence of the enactment of a law giv
ing every man the right to distil spirits
upon payment of a small fee we are
Brandy became so cheap, so abundant,
so readily procurable, that an epidemic of
Intoxication swept over the country. The
natural effect was terrible. Mr. S. Lalng,
who visited Swedon in 1838, testified that
in 1830 the consumption of brandy was
eight gallons per head of the population,
to nineteen) pints per head in Scotland. In
England it was only a little more than
half a gallon per head. In an ordinary
way every adult male in Sweden took
three drams dally to his meals, or about
Ave ounces of neat spirit. In an extraor
dinary way he took a good deal more.
Brandy could bo bought in every cottage.
Farmers converted the1"" grain into
brandy, and took It to market. It was
easier to carry It In this 'voy than to
transport corn and potatoes over bad
roads and long distances. The riMtdiinl
products of the manuficuiro wero used In
feeding ptes and tor inuriui. Drunken
ness was common everywhere. Tho stat
ure of the people suffsroJ. From 11.31 to
1840 no less than 3C per cent, of the con
scripts were rejected a.i unlit for military
service. Farmsteads wero suffered to run
to ruin. The brandy was wasted. Every
wave of commercial prosperity increased
the demoralisation. Not even the beg
gary of the largo land-ownerB, which
stimulated the peasants to buy their own
farms, made much appreciable difference.
The peasant owner wan as drunken us the
The rciiplo Find a Cure.
The consequence of this demoraliza
tion was a popular recoil which. In 1853,
effected the enactment of substantially
the present Gothenburg system, which
is thus summarized:
It abolished domestic stills, arid con
verted the manufacture of spirits into a
controlled undertaking. Moreover (1) It
gave to every commune the right to decide
whether It would have any retail trade in
brandy within its boundaries or not. (2)
The right to decide how many public
houses, If any, should exist, and then to
sell them by auction, the proceeds to go
to the locality; and (3) to turn the right
of limitation mentioned above under No.
2 only; and In addition it set forth that
where a company or Bolag was formed to
take over the brandy trafile, the town au
thorities should confer upon it all the li
censes which would otherwise have been
sold by auction to individuals.
Thus It will be peircelved that the
Gothenburg system combines local op
tion with entire or partial prohibition;
and leaves to each community the de
cision whether, if liquor is to be sold in
that community, the sale shall occur
under private control, or under the con
trol of a company which must hand
part of its profits over to the commun
ity. It Is pointed out by Mr. Goadby
that wherever 'local prohibition has
been adopted under this optional plan,
It has been more or less of a failure;
but in theory, it is still feasible, and
lacks only a right public sentiment to
make It successful in practice.
Private Profit Abolished.
The "Gothenburg system," as we
know it, has reference, not to the gen
eral Swedish law,, which is virtually
local option, but to the experiment in
stituted in 1865 by the town council of
Gothenburg, when it voted to hand over
to a public company 36 public-house
licenses which were about to expire.
This company, we aire told, consisted of
the very best and most public-spirited
citizens of the town; and the first
undertaking of the company was, to use
their own words,
"So to merge the traffic in such public
houses as it may see fit to establish that
they may henceforward servo as de facto
eating-houses for the working classes,
choosing for them healthy, light and
roomy localities, where, as was proposed
by the municipal authorities of Stockholm
for the eating-houses in their city, hot
food is to be provided at least at stated
But the central and supreme princi
ple of the now company was that all
the traffic was to be conducted "with
out any view to private profit." The
shareholders were allowed 6 per cent.,
beyond that they do not draw a far
thing; whether business was large or
small after that did not affect them; all
the surplus went to the public funds.
And every act of the company was
dictated by this principle of refusing
to run the public houses for private
profit. For instance, In the contract
with every manager employed to con
duct the public-house, there was the
express statement that the company,
"having bound themselves to conduct
the said traffic" (In brandy) "with the
sole object of Improving the moral and
material condition to their own private
profit, herewith engage as manager for
the public-house premises, No. , In the
house. No. , Mr. , confidently ex
pecting his zealous and energetic co
operation in promoting the aforemen
tioned objects." And a further pre
caution Is taken, for the managers get
no profit whatever "for the brandy
traffic," and in 1893 they were further
deprived of all profit from boer. What
money they make beyond their salaries
which are very moderate they get
from the sale of food, coffee, tea, min
eral waters, and cigars.
Tho Plan in Operation.
It naturally soon happened that this
company acquired complete control of
the liquor traffic In Gothenburg. It
divided its drinking places Into three
classes; one class comprising dram
shops, where, to be sure, there are
tables and food, but where it is usual
ly the custom for the patron to stand
at the bar, drain his glass, pay, and go;
another class consisting, of well-furnished
eating houses, where drinking Is
a secondary consideration; and a third
claBS, composed of retail places for wo
men, in which small bottles are pur
chased by peasants and taken home for
household purposes. According to Mr.
Goadby, each kind of place is well
managed, and gives good service at
cheap rates. In the eating house, for
instance, a well-seasoned plate of soup
costs 2 cents in our money; a piece of
pork with sausage and four potatoes,
costs 9 cents and threu herrings or a
haddock, with four potatoes, the same.
Coffee, eggs, and cold meat can be had
for 12H cents, and tea or coffee with
sandwiches costs from 8 to 10 cents.
In these eating houses only one dram
can be served with the food. A second
order will not be filled, '
The System's Results.
Some of the results of this system are
recorded as follows: In the first place,
the dramshops are always closed at 10
o'clock p. m., and are not re-opened
until 9 o'clock the next morning. Often
these hours are decreased; and on Sun
days only three shops are open from
1 to 3 o'clock, p. m., and from 6.30 to 8
o'clock p. m. Five club rooms, under
tho care of women managers, and well
supplied with books, papers, games,
etc., are open to workingmen, apart
from the bar; and Intoxicants are not
permitted to be sold or drank In these
rooms. In the year 1889, the town of
Gothenburg derived, In revenue, from
this system, after the deduction of ex
penses and 6 per cent, for the share
holders, . $154,305 a sum which would
be large enough to pay more than half
the running expenses of the entire city
of Scranton, without skimping legiti
mate public needs.
We must mention Just a few other
results, the first being the diminished
per capita consumption of liquor under
this system. In 1875 the consumption
of spirits per head in Gothenburg was
27 litres; in 1893 It had fallen to 13
litres. Mr. Goadby puts this reduction
In another, and an even more striking
Had tho consumption of spirits kept to
tho 185 level It ought, In 1893, to have been
In round numbers, 8,000,000 litres. The
people had thus saved tho cost of some
1.500.000 litres in that one year In drink
alone, or in the course of the eighteen
years, allowing for the two higher years
of consumption', 1S76-7, an amount of
money which may be put at $040,000.
Pauperism has also been reduced.
Tlwre Is room In the workhouse for 1. 200
persons; its average Inmates number
900. The poor law relief of Gothenburg
costs annually $126,285, while the In
come from the company amounts to
$150,000. In other words, the drink
traffic pays more than the expenses of
the poor law relief.
The author adds:
In 18C5, the company's Initial year, every
seventeenth person had a deposit-book in
the savings bank of the town; In 1892
every fourth person had one. In 1885 every
depositor hud 147 crowns, if the total de
posits were divided by persons; In 1892
the sum was Z72 crowns. There are three
savings banks in the town, two so-called,
and the Folk or People's bank. In 1805
the number of depositors' books In the two
savings banks yielded 2G0.215 and 403,643
crowns respectively, and In 1875 the Folk
bank 149,221 crowns. In 1892 tho first bank
had 9,309,334 crowns, the second 7,388,6.18,
and the third 553,274 crowns. The amount
standing to the credit of burial clubs,
sick, provident and local agencies in 1892
was 50,718,196 crowns. Building societies
were Increasing. In 1876 there were seven
in the town; today there are forty-two.
The Ono Great Defect.
The one defect in the Gothenburg
system is the fact that it does not ap
ply to beer, and the consumption of
beer, therefore. Is rapidly on the In
crease. In Gothenburg there ore ninety
four old beer licenses, forty one-year li
censes, and fifty-nine beer with food
licenses. These licenses are under police
control, and after a warning the license
may be withdrawn. But there Is
another terrible addition to be made.
Any tradesman with an open shop,
holding an ordinary trading license,
enn sell beer In bottle, though a royal
ordinance of June, 1893, restricted the
quantity to ten litres. There appear to
be 550 such shops In Gothenburg. Mr.
Wlllerding is responsible for the state
ment that the lower class of grocers
and inferior shopkeepers evade the law
by "having a corkscrew conveniently
and obligingly hanging Just outside
their door. Anyone buying a small
bottle of beer over the counter within
Is welcome to use the corkscrew out
Blde." Further, there is no limit of
hours to these open shops; they close
when they like.
Because of this abuse of the beer
traffic, the statistics relating to convic
tions are not as favorable as they
might be. Convictions were 1 in 8 per
sons In 1855, 1 in 22 in 1805, 1 in 29 In 1875,
and 1 In 42 in 1885. But a decided rise
began in 1889, when they were 1 In 32.
In 1890 they were 1 in 25, In 1891 1 in 26,
in 1892 1 In 26, and In 1S93 1 In 26. That
Is, the convictions Jumped up from 2,922
In 1888 to 3.2S2, 4,010, 4,624, 4,563, and
4,066 In the five sequential years. But
it Is Mr. Goadby's opinion that when
the same care is taken to regulate the
beer trade that has been taken to regu
late the brandy trade, Gothenburg will
become, with reference to the adjust
ment of its drink trafllc, almost a
We acknowledge our Indebtedness
for many of the foregoing facts to
Hon. T. P. O'Connor's instructive pa
per, the London Weekly Sun.
L. S. R.
Moosic Powder Go
Rooms 1 and 2 Commowealtb Bid's,
MINING and BLASTING
MADE AT MOOSIC AND RUSH
, DALE WORKS.
Lafflln & Rand Powder Co.'S
Orange Gun Powder
Electric Batteries, Fuses for explod
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Repanno Chemical Co.'s HighExpIosi?u
GILHOQL'S CARRIAGE WORKS,
CurrUget, ButintM Waffonn, Recalling- Horn
821, 823, B26 Seventh street, Bornaton, Pa
Muons, p. a . of A., a. A. R B. ef V.,
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interfiling to ran exonnlou can bars the
best printing tn the eltr st lowest prioes
by calling Tu Tbjbusi Job Dtptrt
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
ciated staff of English and German
physicians, are now permanently,
Old Postofflca Building, Corner Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street.
The doctor Is a graduae of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strator of physiology and surgery at the
Medico-Chirurgical college of Philadel
phia. His specialties are Chronlo, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and Blood dis
eases. DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
The symptoms of which are dlszinoss.lack
of confidence, sexual weakness in men
and women, ball rising In throat, spots
floating before the eyes, loss of memory,
unable to concentrate tho mind on one
subject, easily startled when suddenly
spoken to, and dull distressed mind, which
unfits them for performing tho actual du
ties of life, making happiness Impossible,
distressing the action of the heart, caus
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forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreamo.mel
ancholy, tire easy of company, feeling as
tired In the morning as when retiring,
lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought, depresHlon, constipa
tion, weakness of the limbs, etc. Those so
affected should consult us Immediately
ard be restored to perfect health.
Lost Manhood Restored.
Weakness of Young Men Cured.
If you have been given up by your phy
sician call upon the doctor and be exam
ed. He cures the worst cases of Ner
ous Debility, Scrofula, Old Sores. Ca
tarrh, Piles, Female Weakness, Affec
tions of the Eyo, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Asthma, Deafness, Tumors, Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and strictly sacred
and confidents,".. Office hours daily frem
a.m. to ( p.m. Sunday, to 8.
Enclose Ave 2-cent stamps for symtpom
blanks and my book called "New Life "
I will pay one thousand dollars in gold
to anyone whom I cannot cure of EPI.
LEPTIC CONVULSIONS or FITS
DR. R. GREWER.
Old Post Office Building, corner Penn
avenue and Spruce street.
Bin s m
Manufacturers of the Celebrate
100,000 Barrels per Annum
CklchMttr'l E.llUk Dluaad Inl
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AfC, ftlwajn reliable. LADIES ask
urugfiii ror Uhlektrtert Enatith Dia-A
mond Brand la ItW and CuUmiUllla
i'mim. trued wim biuo ribbon. Take
nootkm Rtfltat dan atroum auiW if u.
lion and imitation. At Druggist!, or tend 4.
In itatapi for irt)eulrt, testimonials and
nciier nr ame,n in utter, dt retnra
lall 1V.OVO Ti'uimonlftle Xant Paper.
Sold bj ail Ucti DruMiin. hllBilii.. 12
TO OUR PATRONS !
Washburn-Crosby Co. wish to assure their many pat
rons that they will this year 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 are
of the opinion that it ts already cured, and in proper
condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby 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 flour far above other
IRON AND STEEL
. Bolts, Nuts, Bolt Ends, Turnbuckles, Washers, Ri
ets, Horse Nails, Files, Taps, Dies, Tools and Sup
plies. Sail Duck for mine use in stock.
SOFT - STEEL - HORSE - SHOES,
And a full stock of Wagon Makers' Supplies, Wheels,
Hubs, Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Poles, Bows, etc, ,
FOUR STANDARD .
BICYCLES OF AMERICA
It wculd be impossible to
find four wheels tbat are bet
ter made. We are sure that
we can please you on a wheel.
Come and see.
314 UCKAWANNI AVENUE.
Specially Adapted or Beading and Sewing.
Consumes three (3) feet of gas per
hour and gives an efficiency of sixty
Saving at least 33 pet cent over the
ordinary Tip Burners.
Call and See It.
T k GONNELL CO.,
434 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
Atlantic Refining Co
Usnafscturers and Dealeis la
Unseed Oil, Kapthas and Gaso
lines of all grades. Axle Orease,
Pinion Orease and Colliery Com
pound; also a large line of Fa
afflne Wax Candles.
We also handle the Famous CROWN '
ACMES OIL, the only family safety
burning oil in tho market.
Wm. Mason, Manager.
Office: Coal Exchagne. Wyoming Ave.
Works at Fine Brook.
41 Pure lie