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THE SCBANTOtf ' TBIBirNTS-TUESrtAY MORNINW, VKriUTAtl' "4, js.
Bread and cake raised with it keep their freshness and
flavor. The reason is, the leavening power comes from
pure cream of tartar and soda, nothing else whatever.
apt book free. ScndtUnpaadaildreu.
Norman & Moore
120 Wyoming Ave.
BIG BARGAINS IN SHOES
RUSSET SHOES IT COST
COMMONWEALTH SHOE STORE
FEELS RIUMT .
OF ODD PAIRS
Short' Ends ol
AT ABOUT HALF THIS KKUULAR PRICKS.
WILLIAMS & M'ANULTY
I17 WYOMING AVENUE.
The IVIawnre untl llmlson mine, were
placed on half time yesterduy.
On next Salnitluy nlsht the Sheridan
fair will reopen. hon u number of ur
t li'lese will be ilUpoHeil of by ehanre.
A nmolter and euchre party will foe heM
In the i:ik dub rooms thin evening fur
KlkH only oominniclnx ut x.J o'clock.
JuOkc fiiinmcr ha approved the report
of the November Rranil lury relative to
3 the . recommi-ndutioii . for - elweri m-w
Hoiton Oanlnpr, tax colleetitr of Scott
townvhi) fur the year lxHfi. nettled hid
tax (liii'Xcute with the county commu
The members of the. Lackawanna Bar
association will meet at II o'clock toilay
to take action on the ileath of Attorney
A. H. Wlnton.
Ex-Wanlen Michael Orlmes was bright,
er last night than at any time since he
became seriously 111, and the prospect of
hi recovery Is assuring.
The Women's Christian Temperance
union will hold their regular weekly
meeting this afternoon at 3 o'clock In
their rooms, Sitl Spruce street.
The Women's Christian Temperanre
union of (Ireen Ridge will meet in the
hall, .1(110 Dickson avenue, Tuesday, 2.30
p. m. A good attendance Is desired.
Mrs. !. W. Cole, of New York, wishes
to thank the Tlreemn and the man friends
for thulr untiring attention to her broth.
, er, Melcholr Horn, during his Illness.
Thomas Hart was yesterday appointed
Judge of election for the Second district
of the Twenty-first ward to till the unex
pired term of .Michael Koach, resigned.
All of the Delaware and Hudson Canal
company's mines In this region were
placed on half time yesterday. They had
been working to their full rapacity for
, some time.
The funeral of Attorney A. It. Winton
will be held Thursday afternoon at S
o'clock from his late residence. 4'M Wyom.
Ing avenue. Interment In Forest Hill
In the estate of Mary A. Campbell, dc.
ceased, the report of Attorney Charles K.
liver, auditor, was referred back to him
in hear claims that are to be made against
The receipts of the Scranlon poatoftVa
for January exceeded any previous month.
The sale of stamps amounted to HO.W.l'O.
while lust year the January receipts from
the same source were IS.H&i.LT.
The following officers have been elected
,by the Mederkranz for the year: Frank
t Iieiithner, president; K. Moses, vlce-presl-
dent: Frank llummler. treasurer; Frans
Uecker financial secretary; F. P. Kopff,
There were thirty-three deaths reported
to Secretary Hrlggs, of the board of
pealth last week, four of which were
from contagious diseases. Six new rases
of contagious diseases developed, one of
scarlet fever and rive of diphtheria.
Deputy Bherlff J. D. Ferber yesterdny
sold out the stock nnd fixtures of Michael
flhnrak, a hotel-keeper of West Ijjrk.i
wanna avenue, near the 1 took unci Ladder
house. The sale brought tT-'S.Rr., the pur
chaser being Attorney Frank T. Okell for
the execution creditors.
, Court yesterday, upon motion of ex
Judg H. A. Knapp, county solicitor, fixed
the compensation of the county commis
sioners for the year 18!s at tt.M a. duy.
This Is only a matter of form, which
must be done at the beginning of each
On Feb. 21 Major W. S. Millar, brigade
Inspector, will begin the task of Inspect
ing the regiments of the brigade The
inspections will be under the direction of
Colonel Edward Morrell, Inspector gen
eral, ami will be continued during the
months of February, March end April.
' . In the estate of Mary J. Koeder, late of
. Scranlon, letters of administration were
granted to William K. ltaeder yesterday
y Register of Wills Hopkins. In the
estate of (leorge Correll, late of Carbon,
dale, letters of administration were grant
ed to Lewis Correll.
The Delaware, Lackawanna and West.
ern company will pay its employes at the
- Halstead nnd Dlamend collieries todiv.
Yesterday the Delaware and Hudson
Canal company paid the men In Its em
ploy at the Leggetl's Creek and .Marvin
'.The flag on the Delaware, Lackawanna
Va Western railroad station in this city
. n. at half mast yesterday on account
ot ) deatb In New York city of George
Bli one of the directors of the com
panJ Mr. tills was (W years of axe and
death was caused by ft stroke of apoplexy.
The recessed was one of the oldest di
rectors of the road.
Tfie funeral of Mrs. James Kearney,
whose death was announced In Wedncs-
day's papers, will take place from her
residence. 423 Phelps street. Pine Brook,
Wednesday at a, m. A solemn high
mass of requiem will be celebrated at St.
'. Peter's cathedral. Interment will be made
In Hyde. Park C'athollo cemetery..
John: Meehan, of Dickson City, was re.
, leased from the. Kastern - penitentiary
yesterday after a.' servitude of two year
and seven months for a heinous crime,
committed' on a, little boy. He was sen.
Cleveland flaking Powder Co Kew York.
fenced bv Hon. P. I. Smith on July 1,
HSU, to two years and nine months, and
got two months off for good behavior
Last Friday night Thomas Holt ham
celebrated his forty-third birthday at the
Hotel Anthracite, on Wyoming avenue.
During the progress of the evening's
festivities Mr. Holtham was presented
with two 20-dollar gold pieces by his
futher nnd mother, and his friends pre.
sen led him with a gold-headed cane. nil.
ver tipped walking stick and a hand,
some oil painting.
Marriage licenses were granted yester
day la John McGrath. of Lake Conio, and
Vila Laiigau, ot Carhondale; James
bempsey unit Mary Halllnan, Dun more;
lunula l.lguss ami Mary Fredlnack.
Prlceburg; Alfred F. flrata and Ida Mary
Arm, Scianton; William Henderson and
Mary Convey, Throop: Teolll Bldowskl,
ireen Itldge, and Anna Szdkowska,
Prleeluirg: Owen Collins and Elizabeth
BIGGEST VERDICT YET.
Jury Returned $9,750 in Favor of David
i. Jones Against the, Delaware and
A verdict of $9,750 In favor of David
1. Jones was rendered yesterduy morn
ing against the Delaware ami Hudson
Canal nnd Railroad company. The
Jury retired to deliberate at 6 o'clock
Saturday evening and remained out all
night. They agreed Sunday morning,
seuled the verdict and handed It to
court yesterday. ' '
It is the biggest verdict recorded In
Luckuwanna county In n cune fur per
sonal dutnuges. To Major Kverett
Warren, attorney for the plaintiff, be
longs the credit of getting the two larg
est verdicts in this county. In the case
til' Wllliuin Hughes ugaltiHt the same
defendant a verdict of $!t,4!t9..ri0 was ren
dered u year ago. Prior to that time
no verdict hud reached nearly that sunt
in a case where damages were sued for
mi account of loss of life or limb,
Hughes mid Jones were riding to
gether 111 a carriage on September 3,
urn), and In driving over the Curbon
street crossing, they were struck by a
freight train. The former tiled a week
luter t'v,m Ills Injuries. Jones wus per
manently disabled. His left foot was
cut off ut the heel, his right arm was
rendered powerless and his head was
terribly bruised. The suit was brought
for $.10,000. The Hughes case Is now
before the supreme court. The Lacka
wanna county court refused a new trial,
ruling that the verdict should stand.
PASTORS' UNION ELECTION.
Nov. W. J. I ord of tirccn Kldfie llaptist
Chureh, fcleeted fresldentt.
Officers Were elected at a semi-annual
meeting of the Scranton Pastors'
union yesterday morning In the Young
Men's Christian association building.
Kev. Dr. V. H. Pearce presided.
Hev. W. J. Ford, of the Green Ridge
llaptist church, was elected president,
and Hev. Mr. O'Nell, of Du mimic, sec
retary and treasurer. In accordance
with the recommendation , of Revs.
Stuhl, Kdfiuv ttnd O'Neill, who hud
been apnointed a nominating commit
tee by the chairman. Kevs. Chaffee,
W. II. Watklns and Muce were se
lected for the theme committee.
Dr. Pparce had served three terms
ns president but will sever his con
nection with the union In the spring
when he s;oei to Wilkes-Rarre to as
sume the pastorate of the Franklin
street Methodist church. It has been
customary to elect presidents In se
quence according to the several de
nominations represented by the mem-,
bets. Because of Dr. Pearce's pro
posed departure from the city it became
the turn of the Baptists.
A paper on "Kevlvals," prepared by
Rev. . T. Price, of Park Place, wns
rend by Rev. William .Edgar. The
paper was followed by an authentic
and favorable discussion. An extract
of the essay was as follows:
"There have been times when there
was great birthdays in the church,
when thousands have been born In the
church. There have been 'great days
of festivities when prodigals have
returned. We need. In revivals, to
give clear Ideas, not to underestimate
the heinousness of sin; we should
so preach that the doctrines of sin can
not be reconciled to Cod. We should
ask If our hearers have not been con
sidering sin as an estimate; we should
so present Christ in a relation to sin
as to make hltn a refuge from sin.
We should Impress these two points
upon the people first, the extreme sin
fulness of sin; and second, the redemp
tive power of Jesus Christ. In any
revival meeting there must be a re
vived method In the preaching. Men
must he made to feel that the doctrines
of the Gospel are humbling and lower
ing." THE SNOW STORM.
Ulnddened Soma Hearts but Censed the
Traction Company a Little Trouble.
Yesterday -afternoon' i snowstorm
caused the Traction company to make,
a hurried and extensive preparation for
a sleighride and brought delight to the
hearts of the liverymen, the small boy
and the love-lorn young man who
knows how to drive with the reins in
The sleet of earlier In the day began
freezing before noon and furnished a
substantial surface for the snow which
began falling at 2 o'clock and con
tinued for two hours. Prom 2.30 to 3
o'clock the fall was of such great vol
ume that objects across - the street
could be distinguished only with dlf
flculty and when at 4 o'clock the storm
spent Itself nearly three Inches of snow
had fallen. i
The Traction company early began
to utilize all Its extra men and labor
ers. Two were sent out on each car
nnd managed to keep the lines open
by holding brooms against the rails,
thus preventing what might have been
a blockade. As it was. the cars ran
slowly on all the lines and the normal
speed and schedule was not resumed
until the storm abated.
Today will be warmer, cloudy and
threatening. t,Uh possibly an 'occa
sional shower, according to the gov
ernment forecast received by The Tri
bune at midnight.
THE FETE NEXT WEEK.
Boxes and Lofts Sold to Well. known
The boxes and many loges have been
sold for the Fete Champetre which will
be danced next week In the Froth Ing
ham theater. The box and loge pur
chasers are Judge E. N. Willurd, Col
onel II. M. Boies, C. D. Simpson, II. P.
Simpson. W. T, Smith, 10. L. Fuller,
T. H. Watklns. K. G. Brooks. J. Ben
Ditnmtck and Arthur Frothlngham.
There will be two dress rehearsals
this week of the dancers, who will par
ticipate in the fete. The members of
the decoration, refreshment, confec
tionery and flower committees will
meet this afternoon at the home of Mrs.
C. B. Scott. 324 Monroe avenue.
Keason tickets for the Fete are being
sold for K, which are good for eight
seats. . These seats can be used one
each night or as many of them as the
holder desires can be used at. any per
. The finest line of wines, cigars, malt
and other liquors In the city at Loh
mann's, Spruce street.' B. Robinson's,
Milwaukee and Felgenspan's beers on
WEST SIDE IS ALL RIGHT
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The Republican Ticket Will Receive
uo Extra Majority. '
KICKERS AKB X0ISY BIT FEW
Interviews with Prominont Ujrde Park
Republicans Show That the Talked-
of-uolt Is Confined Within Nnr.
row Limits and Is Decreasing-
The lot of the political calamity howl
er Is getting to be a very unhappy one
on the West Side; his recent effort in
this direction has certainly been any
thing but successful. '
Soon after the Rlpple-Wllllams-Wldmayer
ticket was nominated by the
regular Republican convention a few
easily Influenced and misguided West
Slders slid into the traj) set for them
by John H. Fellows and some of the
misguided friends of Thomas D. Davles.
and gave vent to a discordant song
about corruption and bribery at the
primaries. The singers at first enjoyed
their new vocation. They were for a
time pretty generally listened to, and
their number was swelled by an ele
ment who howled simply because they
had found a coterie who would tolerate
their noise. .Meanwhile Fellows and
his partner bolters looked on, applaud
ed, and otherwise encouraged the ca
lamity singers to greater effort.
But a change came. The singers were
exceedingly pleased while the novelty
lusted, but during the last week or so
they have found themselves growing
hoarse, and they have stopped long
enough to observe that their ranks had
diminished and that the public is rap
Idly showing symptoms of great weari
ness. To cap the climax, the eminent
dissatisfied leaders seem despondent
and no longer are free with the hand
clapping. In fact, today, the political
situation among West Side Republi
cans discloses less noise on the part of
the dissa'lslled, than at any tlme
since the city convention, nnd Indicates
added strength among the great boflv
of loyal Republicans who are sanguine
that the entire Republican ticket will
receive In Hvde I'urk a support which
no uinount of howling or Intrigue can
That is the situation on the West Side
as found by a Tribune repor'er who
hud been Instructed to solicit the truth
and report it as found. Interviews were
obtained with political leaders nnd
business and professional men and the
result does not warrant any apprehen
sion by Republicans as to the result.
The fight, of course. Is such as to call
every Republican to arms in defense of
the purty; but Its outcome Is not In
Tho Renlt Not In Donht.
"Colonel Ripple will be elected mnvor
by 2,r.0O maJnrMv," said Thomas Phil
Hps, yesterday, "and the balance of the
ticket will average the same maturity.
Republicans and Democrats alike are
too ready to become alarmed over situ
ations which arise and seem liable to
affect the chmices of their respective
tickets. The Republican pulse Is nor
mal. We nre opt to lose sight of the
fact tliut Republican chances In this
camnulgn are no lie'ter nnd no worse
than in former years. There are the
same number of bolters, the same num
ber of howlers, the same number of
supporters. We have won before; whv
won't we win again? Mnybe 1 should
say our chance Is better than In previ
ous years because any success, politi
cal or otherwise, grows If it Is deserv
ing of growth. I believe our candidates,
are as fond as could have been select
ed; I think our party organisation was
never better, and for these additional
reasons I think the outlook Is very
"Of course. I.speak particularly of the
West Side," concluded Mr. Phillips.
I)vcrv Aspect l ooks Itrlght.
"The i word 'revolt,' " said T. M.
Jones, fls hardly a correct word to de
scribe i feature (I should say a past
featurt I of the Republican situation1 on
the Wtpt Side. Revolt Is too serious a
word o id I am hanny to say we have
had none of It. The Impression of a
West Side revolt probably gained some
credence In other sections of the rlty
because of the treacherous work of n
lot of unimportant men who have been
Influenced to cry 'bolt.' 'fraud' and
corruption.' Their noise, while never
taken seriously", was somewhat annoy
ing at first, hut the din nnd racket has
proved the howlers' death knell. The
element they hoped to bring to their
support has tired of the howlers' shal
low but noisy argument and this fact
Is beglnnlnr to be appreciated by the
men who encouraged the tumult and I
think they are not now confident of
working any great Injury to the ticket.
For every so-called Republican vote
gained by -the bolters, two disgusted
Democrats will vote the regular Re
publican ticket, and that's a Republi
can gain of two votes.
"No, there Is no danger threatened
the ticket In this section of the city.
You must bear In mind that this com
paign will be decided according to the
decision of sensible and thinking Dem
ocrats and Republicans. There will be
desertions from the ranks of each purty,
but the nil"t and deliberate support of
Democrats and Republicans for their
respective tickets will show the result.
Our city government was never better
than under Republican control. That's
my opinion, and I think this opinion is
shared by others. If what ore termed
'stalwart' Republicans don't desert
their ticket there need be no fears of
desertion by the rank and file.
"If you had not asked me concern
ing the truth of the rumor of a whole
sale revolt on the West Side, I would
not have referred to It In this Inter
view," said Mr. Jones. "The thing has
never been seriously considered. It's
Interview with linn. John T. Williams.
Hon. John T. Williams thinks there
Is possibly some dissatisfaction In the
Fifteenth and Fourth wards but during
his Interview with a Tribune reporter
cited the significant fact that In the
Fifteenth lives Thomas Davles, one of
the rump convention candidates, while
in the Fourth ward Is situated the
Hrlggs shaft, one of the biggest of the
Lackawanna Iron and Steel company's
shafts, some of whose miners are Indi
rectly under the control of William
Pcnn Morgan. When it Is remembered
that Mr. Morgan succeeded his brother-in-law,
Reese G. Krooks, as general
superintendent of the coal interests of
the company the political complexion
at the Brlggs shaft will be understood
without further explanation. Mr. Wil
"While the cutting of the regulur
ticket in the Fifteenth ward may not
be extensive. It will doubtless be ap
parent. I don't think Davles Is person
ally responsible for it but his friends
are. A number of the voters in the ward
will cut the ticket more because of
their belief that they are doing what
Davles desires than because of their
enmity to Colonel Ripple or the other
candidates. This muy sound .Illogical
but It is my candid opinion. Hut for
all the bolting Republicans there will
be muny Democrats who will Btipport
Ripple because-they are personally ac
quainted with him and friendly toward
111 in. Many of them will also vote for
the other candidates. What Is true of
the Fifteenth ward la, I believe, true of
the Fourth, but I don't want to be mis
understood as implying that the situa
tion will not change. It changed for
the better during last week. .. Probably
many of those who are raising the hue
and cry against the ticket will realize
that their effort will not hear fruit, and
will' get hack Into line with Republi
cans who believe that the party welfare
Is of more importance than factional
" The General Sentiment.
These Interviews are typical of many
had yesterday with prominent West
Slders. The fact that this is a presi
dential year, with an important fall
campaign dependent to a large degree
upon the result of the election which
occurs two weeks from today, b having
I Its lnflnenc with thoughtful 1?ennh11-
enns formerly friendly to Captain Moir.
There Is also a decided aversion to
the West Side lo having it said that
John H. Fellows, who boasted of defeat
ing Tom Davles for county treasurer a
year ago last fall, can also walp Daniel
Williams or any other Hyde Parker
who may aspire to office without first
obtaining Mr. Fellows' consent, 'the
impression Is daily gaining ground
among Mr. Fellows' neighbors that he
Is assuming too much when he under
takes to stand between his countrymen
and success at the polls. In addition
to all this, the Welsh-Americans of
Hyde Park as a class are consistent and
loyal Republicans, who believe that if
they have any dispute to settle with
the party management, the proper place
to settle it Is within the party. They
do not feel like being stampeded into
the Democratic column, merely to
plcnse J. A. Scranton and John H. Fel
lows, for both of whom they have done
a urent deal more than they ever got
Administrator of I II Howard Refuses to
Oecv tho Mitndnto of Court.
Lll Howard, otherwise Ksthcr M.
Walter, who died in the latter part of
ISM at the Prospect house, on the
boulevard. In Throop borotiKh. A short
while ufter the funeral "Doc" M. D.
Smith took out letters of administra
tion, she having made no will.
Mrs. Aseneth Davis, a half sister of
the deceased, filed a petition In court
asking that the letters etrunted to
Smith be set aside. Several hearings
were, held and much testimony was
taken. Smith claimed the rlsht to net
as administrator, 'making the claim
that Bhe wus his common law wife.
The matter came before Judge Arch
bald, who ruled on Aug. 12, IKd.'i. that
Smith wus not entitled to administer
the trust. His letters were revoked
and new letters were granted to Mrs.
Davis. Not long ago Mtb. Davis, by
her attorney, R. C. Newcomb, filed a
petition In court asking to have Smith
file an account of the estate while he
was in charge of It, from October. ISM.
until August, 1.HH... Smith neglected to
obey this order of the court and nlso
refuses to do It. Court yesterday up
pointed Attorney C. Bullentlne to per
form the function, and the- doctor will
hear luter from the court for his con
tempt. HARUERS' AS HOSTS.
Journeymen Shavers Lntcrtain with a
Dance at Music Hall.
The Journeymen Barbers' union. Xo.
17. gave its second annual bull ut Mu
sic hall last night. It was the largest
and one of the must select crowds that
has attended uny dunce held in the
hall this season. The Luwrence or
chestra furnished the music fof the
twenty-nix well arranged numbers
that composed the programme of
The grand march was directed by
Prompter A. J. Lungan am wus parti
cipated in by upwards of 100 couples.
J. F. Vnlltlninilt wus muster of cere
monies und Val Sjnihrer assistant. The
arrangements were in chnrge of a com
mittee cuinpiiHed of J. '. Volknandt,
chuirmun: Vul Spohrcr. Henry Leitner,
Henry vvtlliains and Louis Myers.
Those who received the guests und took
taie that thev hud a pari in the dunce
were Flunk Bell, James Lungan. Rob
ert Hluckinun. Louis Myers. A. Iloller
hii, J. Reldenbuch, Churles Slot. Bert
Shank. W. J. Lewis, Paul Rclnliitrt,
Henry Leltnermul Chillies 1'elnhitrt.
Twenty-live bows barbers were pres
ent as euests of their employes and
muny prominent citizens attended u
Will lie Chanced off in Connection wl t
the I'eto Chnmoetrc.
A large number of useful articles have
been donated by Scranton business men
and will be chanced off in connection
with the Fete Ciiamnetre. The pro
ceeds will be added to the Home for the
Friendless building fund. The draw
ings will be In- charge of W. W. Berry
and the articles ore now on exhibition
in Welchel A Millar's store on Wyom
ing avenue. The articles and the
nu toes' of the donors are appended:
Mahogany arm chair, Hill & Connell;
banquet lamp. Mercereau & Connell;
china chocolate set. Welchel & Millar;
silver candelabra. W. W. Berry; Turk
ish tabouret (stool), 8. O. Kerr & Co.;
dress suit case. Dunn, the hatter; la
dies' nhaeton whip, O. W. Fritz; baby
lug, Williams & McAnulty; fur rug.
Jacob Bolx; silk umbrella. Frank P.
Christian: table cloth and twelve nap
kins. Goldsmith Bros.; lace handker
chief, P. II. Finloy; cut glass salad
bowl, Dorttinger & Sons, Honesdnie;
carving set, Scranton Supply and Ma
chinery company: three dolls, C. S.
Woolworth: oriental rue. Rlebecker &
Watklns: high grade bicycle, Bitten
Jerome keogh Challenges Clearwater,
the Present champion, for $210 a
Within the next forty days the great
est game of pool that has probubly
ever taken place In this country will be
played In Pittsburg between William
Clearwater, the present champion of
the world, and Jerome Keogh, of this
city, who is generally acknowledged to
be the proper person to wear thnt title
and who lost It only by n most aggra
vating ueeldent In the recent tourna
ment In Syracuse.
Yesterduy morning Keogh sent a for
mal challenge to the champion, nt the
same time posting SDK) with the Brttns-wIck-Balke-Collender
present the championship emblem and
have direction of the game. According
to their stipulations the man holding
the medal and title must defend them
against all comers for one year. Keogh
is confident of bringing the champion
ship to this city, and as an evidence of
his confidence has made the challenge
for 1250 a side.
That he should have won the cham
pionship at the Syracuse tournament is
admitted by all who saw the gomes,
and is further evidenced by the follow
ing clipping from nn extended account
of the game, headed "Lost By a Mis
que," which appeared in the New York
"As an evidence that Clearwater was
convinced there was no hone for him
when Keogh went to the table for the
last time, the future champion of the
world calmly proceeded to unscrew his
cue and made ready to congratulate
Keogh as soon an the latter had holed
the three balls necessary to give him
the victory. Clearwater's feelings may
well be Imagined when he saw the
plucky Scranton boy make the fatal
mlscue which cost him his last chance
to secure the championship of the
Keogh holds nhout every distinction
In championship pool except the cham
pionship Itself. He made the world's
record for a con'lnuoits run at the
Syracuse tournament, pocketing fifty
seven balls without n miss or a scratch
and this with a contestant for the
world's championship opposed to him.
Another record which he holds Is for
clearing the table in six shots. To do
this he pockets tn bulls on the first
shot, a feat which he alone performs
and which he can do almost every time
Owing to late at rlvnl of the snow this
season we are prepared to dose? out
our sleighs at very low prices. If you
want a sleigh and want a bargain now
is your opportunity.
Wm. niume & Son,
Ti22 and 624 Spruce st.
Sleighs of the very latest styles, and
finest makes are now to be had at cut
prices. Don't lose a bargain if you need
Wm. Blume ft Son,
- 622 and 524 Spruce st.
Dr. Dnnnell's Croup Powder, the Favorite
medicine for croup, sore' throat and
cough. Sold by dealers, 25 cents a box.
DISCREPANCY IS LARGE
Both in the City finances ond the
Views of City Officials.
TASK TO MAKE ENDS MEET
Estimates Committee Begins Its Labors
and After Going Over the Whole
Ordinance Points Ont Where
tho Ax Is Likely to Fall.
When the estimates committee last
night began the tusk of framing the an
nual appropriation ordinance a problem
something like this confronted It:
Estimates of department ex-
. Penses HOj,912 65
Improvements provided for by
special legislation (estimuteil). 100,(100 00
Total demand t $50Ti,912 J5
Estimated revenues from all
sources 272,3ld 0)
As It Is not a question of meeting the
demand by Increasing the supply, but
of accommodating the demand to the
supply, the committee's only duty was
to cut; and cut they did. After careful
ly going over the ordinance nnd rooting
out every luxury nnd every item they
thought was not absolutely necessary
and striking off every requested In
crease and standing aside every Item
about the necessity ot which there wns
any question they were readv to collapse
when It was seen that only $8".000 of the
discrepancy of $233.5!.55 had been
lopped off, and thut there still remained
a $!48,r.9ll.r5 bug-u-bno to be slain with
their double-ed-ed axe.
That the committee "tarted out to cut
from the start wr.s evidenced by the
fact that the second Item only was
reiu-lied before Mr. Chittenden called
n lit. It. It was the salary of the mayor's
clerk, $1,000 per annum, and was stood
aside us one of the things that might
stand n slushing If It was found abso
The city treasurer asked for $1100 ad
ditional for clerk hire. IIM extra for
Incidentals and Jl.VI extra for print Ing
stationery and new books, but the com
mittee didn't see Its way clear to uc
qulesce to these demands and decided
to cut them out until such time, at
least, as the city treasurer shall come
before the committee and convince It
that he can't get ulong without them.
Two Kotiicstn Xot Oltestioncd.
The demands of f departments of
city controller and city solicitor were
the same as last year and were not
questioned. The city clerk asked $:M0
more for clerk hire, but he has to prove
thnt he eeds It before he will get It.
Mr. Williams suggested a plan whereby
the city engineers' department could
be cheapened. The levelman, rodmen
and chiilnmen, seven men in all, nre
paid by the year, although Mr. Will
iams claims they do not work the year
around, and he favors therefore that
they be paid by the day for the time In
which they are actually emplovod. The
suggestion met with favor, and will
probably be considered. The scheme of
changing the office of draughtsman at
$840 per year to that of second assist
ant city engineer nt xl.nso per annum,
was opposed by Mr. Williams and will
possibly meet with b hard fate.
"Ollice clerk $1,000," was the next
item read by Assistant Cltylerk Mor
ris, who was rending the various Items
to the committee.
"What! $1,000 for an office clerk?"
asked one of the committee.
"That's Costi'llo," said another of the
"Oh! Well, that's different. He's
worth every cent of it." There was no
cut In the salary of tho popular and
efficient' clerk of tho engineer's depart
ment. When Street Commissioner Kinsley's
mild request for $97,820 came up for
consideration, the committeemen drew
long breuths. braced themselves and
started In. Four minutes luter, by re
ferring to tho, ordinance the street com
missioner would fld that he and the
committee differed about the needs of
that department to the extent of $47,000
or so. By cutting off $25 here and $2fi.
000 there, the committee succeeded in
paring down the $97,820 to $.'i0,22."i, but
It was generally admitted that about
$14,000 of this amount will have to be
replaced. A $3,000 cut on the cleaning
of asphalt pavements was made and
the figure was made $11,000, the same
as last year. Another $1,000 was cut off
the $0,000 asked for repairs to asphult
pavements for which contracts have
expired. The Item of $28,370 for ma
cadamizing West Market street died the
death and there were no funeral ora
tions. Assessors' Salaries Will Stand.
Some of the committee Wanted to cut
down the salary of the city assessors
from $1,000 a year to $4 a day for each
day actually employed and the time not
to exceed 110 days as Is being consid
ered In common council, but In view of
the fact thet the law prohibits the
lowering or raising of an official's salary
after hiB election and that nn ordin
ance for this purpose could not be
passed before election, the committee
decided to let the $l.00o stand. The
Item of $3,200 for nssistunt city asses
sors was questioned and stood aside for
further consideration. Mr. Williams
claimed that the assistant assessors
were necessary, although Illegally em
ployed. They do the work of the as
sessors, he says, and these latter are
the ones thut should be cut. The Slioo
for clerk hire for the assessors wus
stricken out entirely and finally.
When the question of granting fifteen
additional patrolmen came up for con
sideration there wus a lengthy debate
which finally ended In the resolve to
let the matter rest until the committee
could determine whether or not the city
can afford to grant the demand. There
wus a feeling prevalent that the new
patrolmen are sadly needed and at all
events some qf them will be provided
The salary of the police surgeon was
increased from $100 to $200 a year, first,
because the committee felt that he was
entitled to It and secondly, because he
did not ask for u raise. All of the In
creases asked for by Chief Ferber were
held under advlncnient, and a sub-committee
consisting of Messrs. Latter,
Moir and Robinson was appointed to
consult with the chief on the paid fire
Cremator Lmnlovcs Jct a Itnlse.
The advance of $.1 a month asked for
by the crematory employes whose
wages nre only $40 and $4" a month was
cheerfully granted. The committee
OUR plan of rental, with rent
to apply an purchase money,
is very popular, mid makes
it possible fur Hlmost any fumily
to uet u first -class instrument.
Full particulars on application.
aae-eje WVOMINQ AVE.
said "nay" In an unmistakable tone of
voice to the request for $140 to pay for
the keeping of Food Inspector Thomas'
horse, us the ordinance creating the
office provides thut. the Inspector shall
pny for It himself.'
The committee couldn't see Its way
clear to grant the request for J3.3..0 for
new sidewalks about the Albright li
brary and the establishment of deliv
ery stations. However. Clerk Morris
was Instructed to Invite Librarian Curr
to come before the committee and ex
plain the mutter.
The nark commissioners' estimate
was cut down $2.82.' by the knocking
out of an item for u fence around a por
tion of Nay Aug park. and. $ii00 by
striking off one of the three policemen
The committee's work last night was
of course not final by any means, ex
cept In the instances particularly men
tioned above.1 It -will lake possibly ten
meetings to get the appropriations In
shape and then the:' nre liable to re
vision when the ordinance reaches
councils. As there seems to be but
little hope that the committee will pro
vide for much. If any, ot the special
legislation championed by the vari
ous councllmen there Is the greatest
probability that councils will material
ly revise the committee's work.
The next meeting will take place
Pa., Jan. 30. tSJXS. in St. Mary's chureh,
John F. Fltzslinmons and Miss Bridget
SIEBECKER-WATKINS-At their store.
4iKi Luckawanna avenue, you will be able
to purchase Carpets, - Draperies und
Shades at loweit possible prices,
Everybody should take advantage of
Banister's shoe rale. Read ud on page,
4 toduy. . '
Read ad on page 4. Eanlster'B shoe
Mothers See flannel nightgowns for
yourself and children at Baby Bazaar,
512 Spruce street. ,
Have you seen our Two-seated
Sleighs? The styles are all new nnd
they are simply magnificent. The
workmanship and material' surpasses
ull former years when considering
price, and on the matter .of prices we
are sure we cun strike you.
HI utile's Carriage Repository.
U22 and 524 Spruce st.
TO HAVE YOUR
W. W. BERRY'S,
18c Silk effect plaid Dress Goods,
25c all wool Cashmeres,
' at 15c
35c Cheviot Outings, all Colors,
50c all wool fine Freneh Serge,
49c Brocade Mohair Novelties,37
45c all wool Henrietta, all colors,
$1.00 silk and wool Crepon Novelties
$1.50 Irridescent effect Crepon
$1.00 49-inch Imported Henrietta,
$1.25 46-inch Imported Henrietta!
Where Did Yoa Bay
This Dinner Set?
Has no doubt been asked
in a good manj' families
RUPPRECHT'S CRYSTAL PALACE
has been the seller.
Prices and patterns of
AND TOILET SETS.
Beats all previous records.
231 Pena Ate. Cpn Baptist Cburcb.
BEST SETS 01 TEETH. M
htoladlne the peJaltsi eatraeMag f
teeth by an entirety new presses,
S. C SNYDER, D. D. S.,
Have you read ' about the
increase of furs in, the London
market? . Furs were never so
high as they will be for the
next two or three seasons.
If you intend to buy furs
buy at once. We are selling
our manufactured stock for
10 per ceut. less than skins
Ws use the best materials,
have the prettiest styles, the"
most skillful operators and
long experience. That's the
combination that has won
such reputation tor our furs.
we will sell at your own prices.
138 Wyoming Avenue.
Clongb & Warren,
And Lower Gradas at
Very Low Prices.
J. LAWRENCE STELLE,
203 SPRUCE STREET.
412 Spruce, 205 Lack. Ave.
School of Elocution
Ml, AND MRS. L 1 RICHARDS,
FIVE bUS OF S1U0T
M in Cntii 01 lilCKll
ROOMS 27 AND 28, BURR BUILDING,
Washington Ac Her. n ton. Pa.
in et fiwil Ui. If om .'.enter eae rieneiet tf
Wirarotmi: Opposite Clue) euiHenemenC,
90S Washington Av. Scrmton,PaJ