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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1900.
1MB MODE lUnnWARS Hroaii
You pay a trifle more
for a Sterling than some)
other ranges but the Ster
ling uses one-third less
coal. Then, too, you have
a range that bakes per
Footc & Shear Co.
119 N. Washington Ave
L. R. D. & M.
Can We Wait on You
II tiierc Is am tiling In the slioo market jou
will find it lien-. All stvles, all shapes, all
sirrs, all vvldtlu to lit ami suit any lady who
appreciates good shod. Sie our windows.
DAV1ES & riURPHY
330 Lackawanna Avenue.
;rl Perm Avenue. A. B. WARA1AN.
utter of d iy.
I. ( loudy
Mean utmntpheilc pieviire, t. a. in., 30.12 de.
rrecs; liluhct prc-uie, :tt).:i7 deRieei., 25th;
owest preure, 20.51 desree-, 12th. .Mean toni
oerature, (17 degrees; hlvhoet tcinperature, 111
decrees, lltli! lnvviM teinperatine, :I5 doRieLM,
lot li ; greatest dally i.uige o( ttluperaluic, 35
decrees, lDthi leat ilallj laiiKe of teiupeiature,
0 degrees, 20th. Mean teiupeiatuio for this
niouth, 07 dcjrrcns. Prevailing direction of wind,
rjorthenst and southwest; total inoveinent of
wind, 4,511 miles; irnviutum velocity of wind,
direction and dale, 'US tulles, wot on the 12th.
'Total pircipilation, 1,72 inches; muulier of diis
witli ,01 Inch or iimio of precipitation, II, Tolal
Jircelpltatlon (In Inches) for this month, 1.72;
numher of drar d.i.v.. 11; pailly cloudy dijs,
12; cloudy ili.vs, 7. Dales of fiot: Mglil, 2tth
and 23th; heavy, luth; killing, none,
W. !'. Donaldson, Observer.
THE WEATHER YESTERDAY.
ljie.il data for (HI. 1, 1900:
8 a. m
5 p. m
f'l per rent.
03 per cent.
Mr, and Mrs. Henry Alherton, of the .Vorth
End, are visltlnc at West l'lttton.
Mr, and Mis, llrrt Webber, of Plttston, spent
Funday vvllh Mr, end Mis. I", V. Long, of
Die ktpoiv avenue.
Hank W.itcluiuii .'.nivw Thompson vv,n biiik
at his derk In police lieidipiarteH last uii;h,
fully reruvcred Iroiu the sit Km-. which Ins
rorflied liim In Ids home in Duiunore ilni lute' tliu
lait two week.
Mil.. H. (!. Webb, of 01) MidNon avenue, has
Just returned from New York city, where the
has hern shopping and i.lht-secliu; fur I lie past
ten daj. Her lteis, Mrs. I', T, tnnUh, Jli
Mary .1, Cornelius and Mis, F, Jl. (Vrniliiis, 'of
lllklaud, Pa,, accoinpanleil her and they rcpoit a
my pleasant time, '
The eiiRUBcnienl I.js) lieeii announced of Miss
Repe. Fslelle HiiiRiiiidcr, d.iuiililer of Mr, and
Mis. Henna n llurviiudciv ami laloro llrmvn, of
rittstoti, son of A, II, llinvvn. Mr, Drown is
riiRaited In a iiicicaiitllc IhiIiuw in Plttston
am) l well and popularly known tluoiizlioiit llila
i.lnity, Wllkes-Uane Tunes.
Mis .Mlif P. Ilurk, state kecrelaiy of the
King's J)auliler.s, n ht. tendered n receplioii
t the Oreen Hldso l'relyterju churcli on Wed
nesday eenlini, Jt'S,30 o'clock, ami the inni
bcr of the urlou circles of the city arc urit
ently rciuesled to he proent. This will he Miss
Purk'4 lint UH to Scrantou, unci It is hoped
the memheu will nuke it a uicmurahle occa.
. Uumrnairo Snle, October 3, 4 ami B,
tv137 Penn avenue. Second-huml fur
nlture clothing', etc.
MaLEnriillKU.-On Oct. 1, 10O0, it tho home
ol the bride's father, .lone,; trect, by Kev,
Qeorgf H. Guild, 1). 1).. Harry Miller sad iiht
Suite r'liher, both of (his city.
Mean ,. ..7S.4
THE SPECIAL REWARDS.
Contestants in Tribune Contwt
Have Not Yet Hade a Choice.
Only ono of the upeelitl rewards In
The Tribune'; EdilciUlonnl Content hns
been selected by the winner. This Is
the four-yenr scholnmltlp In Wyoming
emlnry, which was naturally chosen
by Charles ItndrlrTUe. It has not been
settled whether he will begin hla
studies nt once or wait until next year,
but thlfl will probably bo decided to
morrow, when he will visit tho school
nnd consult Its officials.
Up to 8 o'clock Inst evening Arthur
Kcmmerer, of Factoryvllle, who Is en
titled to second choice, had not called
nt the ofllco of The Tribune to express
his preference of tho remaining special
rewards, but will prohably do so somn
time today, and It Is expected that Tho
Tribune will bo able to announce to
morrow Just what each contestant has
Early yesterday morning the follow
ing note was received from Miss Mary
Yeager, of Moscow, who Is fourth In
TIip Scrtnton Tribune.
(lentlemen: Through tile medium of your vain,
able paper I desire to thank the, management
of the Scranton Tribune for the special reward
allotted me, and also my friends who naves me
their liberal support In the contest Just closed,
Jtoscow, Pa,, Oct. 1, 1000.
THE FAIR AT DALLAS.
Fifteenth Annual Event Will Open
Tfye fifteenth annual meeting of the
Dallas Fair association befe-lns today
and will continue tomorrow, Thursday
and Friday. It will be held at Dallas,
In Luzerne county, eight miles above
Wllkes-Barre, from -which cltylhe fair
grounds are accessible by either trol
ley or by the Lehigh Valley railroad.
The Indications for a big and suc
cHPsful fair In this little town were
never better. Upwards of $3,000 hi"
been offered In premiums In the vari
ous departments, In addition to $850 In
purses for trotting, pacing and RUto
Among the special attractions booked
nre balloon ascensions on each of the
last three days by Prof. Charles Bab
rlch. Band concerts will, be given every
day by the Citizens band, of Plymouth.
Arrangements have, been made with
the Wllkes-Barre and Wyoming Val
ley Traction company for twenty
minute trips from Wllkes-Barre to
Dallas during the fair, and the Lehlfth
Valley railroad will run special trains
between the two places and have an
nounced special rates.
The Dallas Fair association Is a
member of the National Trotting as
sociation, the rules of which will gov
ern all the races held on the "nlr
grounds. The officers of, the fair an
nounce an especially attractive card of
races, all of which have filled well. The
following Is the programme for the
three days' meet, there being no races
Oct. 32.22 clas. trot and pace, purse, $150;
2.15 class, trot and pice, purse, iilOO.
Oct. 4 2..TS class, dot and pace, purse, !?150;
road i.ice, half mile, purse, $100. The road race
Is open to I.ii7erne county for hoisps used
stiictly for road purposes, and must he owned
nt least thirty days before fair. Ti otters or
pacers, sulky or cart, half-mile heats, best three
in live; hobbles haired.
Oct. 53.00 class, trot and pace, purse, $100;
2.17 class, irot and pice, purse, $200; uutcmo.
bile race, purse, $50.
The races will be called at 1.80 p. m.
each day. The conditions are the
same as most races are governed by.
The managers reservo the right to call
off any race thai cannot be started
before 4 p. m., on tho last du of the
' The Dallas fair has an enviable
reputation. It Is regarded as one of
the best annual events held In North
eastern Pennsylvania and always has
enjoyed large attendance and an inter
eating and diverslflsd exhibit of agrl
cnltuial, horticultural and fancy nr
tloles. Its officers are Charles F. Wil
son, president; Charles II. Hall vice
president; Will Norton, secretary;
John J. Ryman, treasurer, and J,
The Tribune will detail a represen
tative from tho home office to attend
the Dallas fair, who will send each
day of Its continuance a full report
of the various features. The races, es
pecially, will be described at length,
and n correct summary of the work of
euch horse will be given.
TONIGHT'S BENEFIT CONCERT. ,
Programme That Will Be Rendered
at Bicycle Club House.
Following: Is the programme for the
benefit concert to be given tonight In
the Bicycle club house for tho benefit
of the Young AVomeu's Christian asso
ciation: Quirtot "The Parting Kiss" Plnsutl
Kcadlns-(a) "Heart's Kase."
Til or solo "Dream Thee of a Day
'Cillo solo l'antasle, Op. 2
Pass fcolo Aria, from "bene" ,,,
Duet Venoll.ni f.oe Sour
Iju.irtette "W.Miken, 1)1 nken, and
Heading "Aunt MelN-a on Ilo.is."
Contralto solo "Who'll Ituy My La
Trio "The Mariners"
'Cello koto Tarantelle
(a) Madrigal, from "Mikado".,
(Ii) flood Night, from "Martha
The following will participate In the
concert: Mrs. Joseph O'Brien, soprano;
Mrs, K Ilolsman Bundle, contralto;
Miss Martha Matthews, soprano; Miss
Florence Richmond, pianist; Miss Cora
Morris Ciiillln, reader; John T. Wat
kins, barltonu; David Stephens, tenor;
K, 10. tSnuthwnrtli, pianist; Kugono
Ham, llutiat; Tom C. IUppard, of
ATTEMPT AT EXTORTION.
Officer McDonough of Bellevue Is so
Charged by A. Apostollco.
Martin MoDonough, a' special officer
of Bellevue, was yesterday arraigned
boforo Alderman Kasson, charged with
trying to extort money from A. Apos
tollco, a Dunnioro contractor, who al
leges that while riding lo his home last
Friday night, from Bellevue, MoDon
ough arrested him nnd threatened to
take him before an alderman, un
less he would give him a cortuln sum
Apostollco refused to do this, nnd
was then arraigned before Alderman
Mlllett, on the charge of violating tho
city ordinance 'by riding on the uldo
walltK, The catjo wuh discharged.
McDonough claims that he was
walking ,ulong the istreet and Apos.
tolico ran Into him and knocked him
down, ufter which ho arrested him.
Alderman Kusson continued tho case
until next Monduy night,
Liver complaints curtd by Beecham's
(Conclude J from Pae l.J
will permit him to Increase his cost of
mining as these same carrying compa
nies demand he shnll do to help them
settle tho strike, or else ho Is going out
Do tho cnrrylng compnnlcs care a
great deal whether or not ho goes out
of business? The Individual operator
figures It out that thuy dyn't. In fnct,
It Is claimed by some of the individual
operators that they have boon prac
tically told by the carrying companies,
"Oct out of business nnd we'll run s'oiir
mines for you If we enn get them nt a
sacrlfico," The Individual operator
Is now threatened with being forced
to mnke this sacrifice or the other
equally as great, nnmrty, to Increase
his cost of mining to a point that will
lcavo no margin for profits, and In
some cases, not only no margin for
profits but n positive loss.
The individual operator, In a word,
Is between the devil nnd tho deep
Another difficulty confronting the
fathers of tho settlement plan is tho
hesitancy of tho Delaware and Hudson
nnd Pennsylvania Coal companies to
subscribe to It. Superintendent Ttoso,
of the Delaware and Hudson, snld ho
had received Instructions not to Join
In the plan and tho Pennsylvania Coal
compnny's representatives dcclaro
they had received no Instructions, one
way or the other, and could not commit
themselves. What this means, It Is
difficult to figure out. The only ex
planation vouchsafed Is that tho Dela
ware and Hudson feels It can afford
to let its mines lay Idle, and that
the Pennsylvania Is "non-committal"
because of Its expectation that It will
ere long be allied with the individual
operators in the new road to tide
water, all of which constrains the
Pennsylvania to move cautiously In a
matter likely to engender active hos
tilities between coal carriers and In
Those That Will Act.
The companies that have announced
that they will post notices this
morning, announcing the ten per
cent, and arbitration proffer, are the
Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Read
ing, Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western, Lehigh and Wllkes-Barre,
and Hillside Coal and Iron company,
and Temple Iron company. The notice
reads ns follows:
"Tlils company makes the following
announcement to Its mine employes:
It will adjust its rates of wages so
as to pay to Its mine employes on and
after October first, a net increase of
ten per cent, on the wages heretofore
received; and will talt" up with Its
mine employes any grievances which
they may have."
This notice does not mean, as Is liable
to be interpreted nt first blush, that
tlie miners are to be given a ten per
cent. Increase in wages and a chance
for increasing this increase by the ar
bitration of the other grievances. The
notice will be in effect that the price
of powder regulates the wage scale;
the price of powder Is to bo decreased
to $1.50 a keg; this decrease In tho
cost of powder is to be figured in as
pirt of the ten per cpnt. Increase in
the rate of wages; the difference be
tween' tho Increase that tho decrensed
cost of powder will cause and tho In
crease of ten per cent, that Is promis
ed, Is to be made up by allowing a
better rite per car. The laborers and
other mine workers nre to receive a
ten per cent. Incea.se, flat, on the
present schedule. Tn this region the
proposed decrease in the cost of pow
der mepns nn eight per cent, increase
In wages. The othir two per cent,
will be allowed on the car.
Speaking of yesterday's meeting, an
Independent operator of this locality
"The men in New York fix the cost
of coal and then fix the ,i)te of car
riage. Thus the Individual operator Is
at their mercy. It means absolute ruin
for some of us unless both ends of the
contract are considered nnd we are
given a better rate for our coal.
"It Is an unheard of thing In this
vnllev for the poweis In New York to
interfere. Heretofore the mining super
intendents of the great companies have
been delegated full power of control In
nil matters pertaining to anthracite
producing interests. The preseutsitu
atlon places these superintendents In a
most unhappy position. Their control
Is minimized and they can not deal as
they set out to do with the strike prob
lem. Neither they nor the individual
operators have been consulted in the
slightest degreee by tho New York
parties who rule the anthracite wprld."
Went to New York.
A committee of Independent oper
ators went to New York Inst night to
confer with the presidents of the coul
carrying roads, with a view of securing
a better nllowanee for their coal, If
they do not get whnt they want, the
Individual operators sny, they will bo
forced to choose botwepn closing up
their mines nnd abrogating their pres
ent agreement with the cnrrlers, which
alternative would mean that the Inde
pendents would unite and give all their
product to some one carrier that would
be willing to pny them n fair price. At
present they are allowed GO per cent, of
tho tidewater prices, They Insist thev
must have (15 per cent, to make ove
for the Increased cost of mining that
would come with the acceptance by th
miners of tho offer framed by the car-i '
Saturday's Peaches, .
(delayed) are In fine
condition and will be
sold today, White and
Yellow. Orders should
be placed very early,
75c to $1.50,
Fruit Jars, to close,
45c per dozen.
Crabapples for Jelly,
35c per half bushel
E. G. Coursen
429 Lacka. Ave,
rlers, and to bo posted by them this
If any of the Individual operators are
hoping that tho miners will refuse to
accept tho offer, they nro liable to sco
thnt hope rentlzed. "
President T. D. Nichols!, of District
No, 1 of the United Mine Workers, said
ho hardly thought tho offer would bo
sittlsfactorj, as the strikers are bent
on hnvlng a general conference. Dis
trict Organizer Nicholas Burke snld;
"The notice won't be heeded."
Tho AssociateI Press lspntcheB do
not speak very encouragingly of the
offer being accepted In other parts of
the region. ,
Kdltor of The Tribune,
filr: 1 would like to place before the anthracite
coal operators, through the columns of your pv
pir, some conclusions arrived at while comparing
tho complicated contract system under which
they have alvvajs operated their mines, and the
djy's pay s)slem under which nearly all other
mining outside of coal Is done. Man could not
devise u a; stem with more opportunities: for mis
understanding and grievances than the system
now In ogue in the anthracite regions.
Under this sjstem when only the large, clean
veins were being worked a miner could cut enough
coal in two or three hours, or less, to net Mm
a better day's pay than any skilled mechanic
could get who worked four times as long. Dut
since the best veins have been worked out, and
the operator has been obliged to open up the
poorer ones, there has been a constant fight, on
the miner's part to keep the price per car and
allowances at n figure where It would not be
necessary tor him to work more hours to get a
fair clay's pay, and, on the opeiator's part, to
keep the cast of production down to a point
where he could compete with other and cheaper
supplies of fuel (hat were crowding him out of
the maiket, nnd jet leave him u profit great
enough to get his large outlay of capital back
by the time the mines were exhausted; also, a
percentage of profit In propoitlon to the enormous
risk In the business.
The war on price per ear, powder, yardage,
dockage and many other things will continue
as long as the piesent svstem Is followed, and
will cause the operator, the workmen and the
yeneral business Interests of the counny to lose
vast sums of money. Now the conclusions are;
That it would remove nearly all the chances for
trouble and reduce the complex labor problem
to a question of the number of hours for a daj's
work, and the price per day, to hire miners and
laborers by the day to work under the eyes of
shift bosses, and get a full day's work for a full
dav'n pay as they do in western gold and silver
mines and nearly all other mines outside of coal
It would be necessary to have a man on tha
head to keep tab on the number and condition
of tho cars coming fiom each shllt boss, and he
should be held responsible for the quality and
quantity of production.
Miner In the west get about 3 for ten hours'
work, where the cost of living Is much more
than here, and where the luxuries of life and
many of the comforts are not to be had; some
few, where tho miners are in high, inaccessible
places, or very wet, get an extra half dollar. I
believe In a good fair day's pay for a good fair
day's work, but I have no use for a la7y dead
beat. The operators could afford to give a good,
honest price per day, for they would get much
more coal from eac-li miner.
I am aware of the trouble it would he to
change the svstem, hut It would Hot be any
nore trouble, nor more costly, thin the numerous
at i Ikes that are the legitimate fruits of tha
present system. X. K. Ittce.
Kcrauton, Oct.' 1.-
QTTIET AT SHENANDOAH.
MaJoneMillnr's Views of Situation at
Malor W. S. Millar, Inspector of the
Third brigade and during the rjast
week provost marshal and second In
authorltj' at Shenandoah, Is back in
tho city and reports that all Is calm
and serene down Schuylkill was, and
that the reports of tho trouble at
Shenandoah were greatly exaggerated,
Major Millar yesterday remarked to a
"The houses of the Shenandoah
miners are pictured as wretched, dirty
hovels, and the miners themselves as
pale, emaciated men, of skeleton
physique, clutching at their empty din
ner palls. Now, as a matter of fact,
this is gross exaggeration. There are
such homes, I saw them, but they be
long only to men who live there by
choice. In these instances the con
dition Is degrading. I saw one house
where thirty-two men lived In five
rooms. But these people are living that
way because they want to, not because
they have to,
"The greater part of the population
of Shenandoah Is foreign; In fact,
about FO per cent., but they nre the
most orderly people I have ever met.
Peaceful and quiet, they never occa
sioned us the least trouble or molested
us In tho slightest manner. Any man
wearing a uniform was perfectls safe
In their midst and free from any In
sult. It was not even necessary for
nrms to be carried, to command re
spect. "The miners, as a rule, are Intelli
gent, woll-behavlng men. While I was
there thejr had a big funeral proces
sion for the man who was shot during
the riot, and I eagerly scrutinized tho
1,570 men who were In lino, and was
surprised, Indeed, to see what a well
dressed, comfortable looking collection
of men they were.
"Another matter which has been
misrepresented Is the discipline among
the soldiers. Many wild tales have
boon told of tho drunken, riotous sol
diery. Well, the truth of it is thnt
thero was ono Instance of n member of
the guard being drunk. When we got
off the train at Shennndouh one of the
soldiers was Intoxicated, and he was
Immediately put under arrest and sum
marily punished, Ho wim court-martialed,
dishonorably discharged, and
sent home In disgrace. When wo left
Shenandoah everything was perfectly
qulot, and I think no more trouble need
be anticipated In that quarter."
,? MORE SPEAKEASY KEEPERS.
Sextette of Cases Disposed of Yes
Several of the speakeasy proprietors
arrested Saturday, on warrants Issued
by Mayor Moir, were yesterdaj- morn
ing given heurlngs, and Michael Hognn,
of 621 Putnam street; P, J. CJlynn, of
2211 Jackson street, and Mrs, Ann Man
gun were each fined $50. Mrs. W, D,
Lally, of 405 Putnam street, was fined
$10, and John McNults', of 317 Twenty
second street, and John R. Neary,' of
Marcy street, were discharged.
Glynn was arrested previously on the
same charge and fined by Alderman
Howe. He was unable to pay the line
and was committed to the county Jail.
Horan denied selling without a license.
In tho Lally cnBe the defendant
utterly denied the charge, In spite of
the fact thut two witnesses swore that
they drank beer last Tuesday at the
residence of Mrs. McHale, a neighbor
of Mrs. I.ully, beer that was broueht
from the tatter's premises,
Thej-e were extenuating circum
stances about the case, and Mayor
Moir only fined the woman j$10.
Thursday nnd Friday, October 6th and
tlth, at Mrs. Cushman's, 321 Lacka
ARE BEING ERECTED
QUITE A BUILDING BOOM DE
SPITE THE STRIKE.
Work on the New Armory Being
Pushed Rapidly Contractor ' Wlll
inms Excavating for the New Y,
M. C. A, BuildingAdditions Be
ing Made to the Plants of the
Scranton Bolt and Nut Company,
KlotB Throwing Company nnd
Lewis, Rellllng and Schoen.
Tho local contractors seem to be suf
fering Just about as little from tho
strike ns any body In the city. Now
buildings' of nil sizes, kinds nnd shapes
are going up In every part of the city,
Just as If a groat Industrial war was
not being waged right In the heart of
Tho largest building In course of con
struction nt the present time Is tho
new armors', on Adams avenue, which
Is being built by Conrad Schroeder.
The foundation walls are nearly com
pleted and In some places the muln
walls are well under way. A force of
seventy-five men Is kept constantly at
work nnd there Is hardly any doubt
but that the armory will bo ready In
contract time, April 1.
It is planned to rush the masonry
work before the heavy frosts, so that
the winter can be used In completing
Contractor E. S. Williams, who has
secured the contract for the new
Young Men's Christian association
building, at corner of Washington
avenue and Mulberry street, has a
large force of men engaged In mak
ing the necessars excavations. Mr.
Williams announces that he will not
begin the nctual work of construction
this fall, but will wait until early
spring, from which time the work will
be pushed, In an effort to have the
building ready for occupancy by Jan
uary 1, 1902.
ADDITION TO BOLT WORKS, i
The Scranton Bolt und Nut com
pany, although It has been In existence
only a little over a year, has already
outgrown Its present plant to such an
extent that a large addition is now
being built by Contractor Schroeder.
This Is an extension to the forging
department and -is to be slxts"-one
feet long nnd sixty-four feet wide. It
will be one story high nnd will be
constructed of brick. The forging
building Is already 120 feet long, so
that when completed the building will
have a length of 181 feet. The work
of constructing this extension wns be
gun two weeks ago and It Is ex
pected that It will be finished In two
Several other Industries have out
grown their present quarters, among
them being the Klotz Throwing com
pany, which Is adding a brick addi
tion 167x150 feet In size, and two stor
ies high, to Its silk mill on Monsey
nvenue. This addition will cost $18,000,"
and will double the capacity of the
Relllng, David and Schoen nre also
greatly enlarging their silk factory, on
James street. The addition is to be
S6x4G feet In size and three stories
high, Woelker & Bellman nre the
contractors, and the cost of the new
building is to be $10,600. This will be
finished and reads' for use within a
Another large building, now being
erected. Is a big apartment house on
Hickory street and Forest court. This
is being built by Contractor Peter
Stlpp for Jacob Fcld. The structure
li 120x57 feet In size, two stories high,
and will cost $12,000. It will accomo
date twelve families.
HANDSOME NEW BUILDING.
Probably the largest and handsom
est dwelling house now in course of
construction in any part of the city,
Is the splendid mansion being built
for General Superintendent Sidney
Williams, of the Pennsylvania Coal
company, on Madison avenue, between
Vine and Olive street.
This dwelling was designed by Archi
tect Rutherford, nnd I to be con
structed of veneered brick. It is to be
42x44 feet in size and will be three
stories high. The cost will be $10,000.
Charles Lord is the contractor.
One of the handsomest stables In the
city is being built bs' Contractor
Schroeder In the rear of F. L. Peck's
magnificent new residence on Jeffer
son avenue. It will be constructed of
yellow veneered brick, to match the
house, and will cost $3,000. The plans
were prepared by Architect Holden.
Upwards of a dozen dwellings, ever
aging in cost $2,000 each, are being
built In the Thirteenth ward, on San
derson and Capouse avenues, for Au
gust G. Krugerman. Contractors Finn
nnd Calpln are putting them up.
The total estimated value of the
A TV ljWrr , I
more perfect, if
possible in every
ever before; pat
terns that are dis
tinctly new, orig
inal and novel,
$1 to $2.
C. F. BECKWITH & CO.,
Mine and Mill Supplies,
OFF ICE-DUn. Bank Bulldlag.
building for which permits were Is
sued In September by Building In
spector Jackson wns $160,116. There
were 12R permits Issued all told. Tho
building Inspector says that tho build
ing operations nre not confined to any
particular part of tho city, but that
there Is a general boom In Alt parts.
LETTER TO R. L. DAY & CO.
Controller Will Try to Compile Debt
Statement Up to Oct. 1,
Controller Howell yesterday sent a
letter to U,""L. Day .t Company, of
Boston, to whom wns awarded the con
tract for the sale of the $273,000 Issue
of sewer bonds, informing them that
he would endeavor, as per their re
quest, to compile a statement of tho
city's Indebtedness up lo October 1.
He Informed them, however, that
should he find It Impossible tn com
plete this statement before the bonds
are' turned over they would have to
bo content with the Blntement mndo
last spring. If they refuse to accept
the bonds, he snld, tho city will for
feit tholr check and rc-ndvertlse for
SERGEANT KING ARRESTED.
Former Attache of Recruiting Station
Charged with Forgery.
Sergeant, John E. King, recently ono
of tho attaches In the local United
States recruiting station, wns Sunday
arrested at Worcester, Mass., on. tho
charge of desertion and forging a gov
ernment check for $90.
King left this city three weeks ago,
asking for a furlough, nnd after his
departure the forgery was discovered.
Secret service men were put to work
on the case and Sunday located him.
He was taken to Fort Warren, Bos
tn Harbor, yesterday and will there
be court martlaled.
For Female Complaints,
nnd diseases arising from nn Impure
state of the blood Llchty's Celery
Nerve Compound Is nn Invaluable spe
cific. Sold by Matthew Bros.
An Important meeting of the presi
dents of the C. T. A. U. societies of
the Second district will be held at St.
Leo's hall, West Side, this evening at
7.30. By order qf the district board.
Steam Heating and Plumbing.
P. F. & M. T. Howley,23l Wyoming ave.
Seitz & Co.
Carpets made and laid.
Flags, Bunting, etc., to
rent for public and private
316 Washington flue.
WILLIAM H. SHERWOOD
America's foremost concert
pianist, and one of her foremost
teachers and musicians, writes
as follows concerning the
"The greatest improvements during the
past ten years is solidity of construction and
reliability of action, combined with capacity
to stand in tune, have been made by the
Mason &. Hamlin Co., in their Grand and
"As these pianos possess also the most
beautiful, rich qualities of tone, combining
extreme delicacy and sympathetic possibili
ties of touch with Rreatest power und bril
liancy, I consider them the best pianos of
A full supply of these superb
instruments may be seen and
examined at the warerooms of
L, B. Powell & Go,,
131-133 Washington Ave.
IX-tn PBNN AVENUE.
WAKEHOUSE-Grc.n Rtig. I
MASON 1N PIANO
320 Lncknwannn Ave.
Wholesale and Befall.
.ATLANTIC WHITE LEAD.
Ready Mixed Tinted Faints. '
..Convenient, Kconomlcul, Dunbla '
rroducln Ptrffct Imitation of EpmilT Wood.
Reynolds' Wood Finish.
Specially Dejlpneil for Inside ,.oifc
Mnrble Floor Finish.
Durable nd Drys Qulckl.
Paint Varnish and Kalso
PURE LINSKEI) 0IL,TURIENTINFi
If you're buying men's
wearables,'- buy at a man's
store It's our business to
know men's tastes.
305 Lncknwnnnii Avenue.
The Popular ilnvise Fur-
for every day use in the kttchen
aro found In great abundance at
our store. The only thins cheap
about them is the price.
Dover KprK Beater lOo
Sink Brushes He
Eur 'Whips fio
N'lilniee; Graters 3o
Kitchen Fmdstonea 15c
Knife Poli-h 20a
BalU Brick .' Wo
Foote & Fuller Co,
140-42 Washington Ave
Pierce's Market, Penn Avenue,
This will be about the last week of peach,"
Benson. We will leceivo dally a limited quantity
of Jersey, York slate and MicMjran fruit. If
you have not bouprlit do not ntsglect to leave
vour order this week If yon want peaches.
We would call attention to the particularly
fine quality of our o.vslem, Maurice River Coves,
rtotkawa.vs, Duck ltiveis. Mill Ponds, Blua
Points, etc., etc.
Remember we make a specialty of Blue Pointy
delivered on half shell in carriers,
W. H. Pierce,
10 Lackawanna Ave.
110, 113, 114 Penn Ave.
The Dickson Manufacturing Go.
fcornnton and. WllkevBarrd I'Xt
LOCOMOTIVES, STATIONARY ENGINES
Boiler. Hoisting; and Pumping Machinery.
General Office, Scranton, Fa. "
X H t l M? . l f. ? r. t (
J For $j, $6, 'and "ft v
ft Rockers. The offeringuv
is so great that' to give it
a truer ring we'll ex-
plain that these Rockers -.
are odds and ends from
x factories, secured for our
$ August sale. No they J
f did not arrive too late x
but we could not disppse
ar of all during that month, .t
J so now you have another J
if chance. Polished Seats, ,3
Cobbler Seats and tip.
K holstered Spring Seas 3
J are among them all
wuuus uuu uuiauca,
Credit You? Certainly