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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1900.
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330 Lackawanna Avenue.
;r8Penn Avenue. A. B. WARMAN.
THE WEATHER YESTERDAY.
Local data for Oct. 2, VMO:
!Iif,-liot trmpcuturo G7 devices
Lowest temperaturo 40 degioea
S a. m SI per cent.
5 p. m 50 per cent.
IN SEVERAL CASES
A. L. Dunlavey, Mrs. Catharine Crane
and Mrs. Cntherine Cannon Were
the Fortunate Ones Why
This Was Done.
'A. L. Dunleavey, of South Scranton,
tvho was convicted Wednesday of sell
ing1 liquor without a license, had sen
tence suspended yesterday by Judge
J. L. Love, upon payment of the costs.
Dunleavey's attorney, Joseph O'Brien,
presented a petition signed by a num
ber of the most prominent citizens ot
the city, asking that sentence bo sus
pended In the case.
Sentence was suspended, too, in the
case of Mrs. Cathearlne Crane, of
Green Iticlgc, convicted of helling
without a license. It required a hard
battle on the part of h?r attorney,
John B. Jordan, to move the court In
her behalf. The Men's union were at
first Inclined to be anything but len
ient in the case of Sirs. Crane, for she
Is an old offender. In suspending sen
tence, Judge Love told her that lf at
any time she should resume the selling
of liquor without a license, she will
bo called in and sentence Imposed.
"You may not escape with the mini
mum penalty either. I think you
ought not to be in this business. It Is
not a suitable business for a woman,
and in my county I refuse to grant a
license to nny woman to sell liquor."
Mrs. Catharine Cannon, of Christ
court, another woman convicted of
keeping a speakeasy, also had sentence
suspended by Judge Love, for the sake
of her young children, who would have
to suffer if she went to Jail,
Colonel F. L. Hitchcock, of counsel
for the Men's union, said yesterday
about the matter of suspending sen
"Wo have agreed to this in some
i cases that seemed to warrant such
action, upon our part, but have done
it with the express understanding that
theso persona will not again engftga in
the unlawful sale of liquor. If they do,
it will como to our attention, and we
will ask the court to call them In and
impose sentence. It Is not our inten
tion to persecute anyone, but we want
the law beyed and respected, and wo
are going to have It so."
W1U Drill This Afternoon.
Regular drill of Roosevelt Cavalry
troop will bo held on Saturday after
noon on Johnson's grounds, North
Washington avenue, at 3.30 o'clock, All
those who participated In the parade
on the West Side on Thursday even
ing are requested to attend the drill
and becomo members of our organisa
tion. Ezra H, Ripple, Jr., Captain.
J. M. Kdwards, Assistant Secretary.
Alft v "MBWJitor of tho "Open
Field," .. h Illustrated lecture
on "Incldem the Lives of the
Poets," at Guernsey hall, on Tucsd'iy
evening, October 1C. The poets to be
considered are Shakespeare, Goldsmith,
Burns, Scott, Byron, Foe, Tennyson
and othcis, Admission will be twenty
A General Favorite.
Motion's $3 shoes are a general favor.
Ito. Thlrty-fiye different styles. 60S
Drowsiness la dispelled by Beecham'c
Conthulcil from 1'age 1.1
Pa : District Presidents T. D. Nichols,
of No. 1, mid John Fhhy, of No. fl; Dis
trict Secretaries John T. Dempsey, nf
No. 1, James OnllaBher. of No. 7, nnd
rteorgo Hnrtloln, of No. fl! District
Vice President Adam ltoscawyvnge, of
Hrrnnton: District Committeemen
Nicholas Burke, of Scranton; John P.
Kearney, of Archbald; Henry Collins,
of Carbondnle; George Harris.
Without Introduction or any formal
ities President Mitchell advanced to
tho front of the stage and proceeded to
read the following address:
Genlltmcn: In opening iliU convention 1 do
Klro to briefly outline tho r.nrpoe which prompt
ed in to call on here; to point out, It 1 can,
the ccurse J on should purine In determining the
questions which to llally affect not only your
selves nnd the aat constituency you represent,
hut also tho millions of people 111 the IHitcuir
and Niw Knirlaml ulutcs and In tho anthracite
region, not directly connected with the coal
Industry. Deforo doing so, however, permit mo
to congratulate you upon the growth of your
organisation, as evidenced liy tho largo mini
ler of delegate assembled here. This Is, with.
out exception, tho laigii-t labor convention
which ha.( taken phee In the Industrial history
of our nation.
The causes whlrli foiccd jou to engage in the
contest which has pictccdcd thli convention are,
from j ears of suffering, so Indelibly Imprinted
upon jour memories that It would be a waslc
ot words to recite them hero. Tho story rf jour
tuoiio has been truthfully dopicled by j-our
officers: It his been portrijeil In all Its hide-
ousness by the representatives of the presF, men
sent here to seel, out the truth ami report the
conditions as thej" le-illy exist; and with c.
rcptlonnl unanimity the public Ins declaied tint
jour cause Is Just, and that the rcipoiislbllltj
for this unfortunate strike roots solely upon the
shouldeis of those vlio employed j'on.
Your own ( amine t during this strike, even un
der the most trjlng (iieunisl.inccs has won for
j ou and jour cause the respect nnd commenda
tion of all Justice-lot Iiik patriotic people. Viola
tions of tho lw hate been fitv In number, and
thin only under titcumslinces In which the
miners wore nut whollj- at fiult. fn fait it lias
been shown that n oic oteit nets hite been
committed by tbns, wbec eluty it Is to enforce
the law than by the mine w-oikcrs, who liato
been so erroneously pletuied as men tntirolt
devoid of respect for law nnd older. Tor tills
jou deseno much credit; labor org.inbalions
have no greater enemies than the thoughtless
stiikers who iolatc tho lnv or permit them
selves to be protokod into the coinmlion of
Assist ill Enforcing Law.
It frequently occurs in time of strikes, tint
emploj-cis provoke stiikes into violations of the
law with the hope and the expectation that pub
lic sentiment will be airajvd agaln-t tho stiiko,
and the military arm of the state can be secured
to euib the men and dcfiat the objects tor widen
tho stiiko was imuguiated. Whitoicr maj- lie
your decision beio todaj, whether jou end or
continue the strike, it is mj- earnest hope that
every man maj- regard it as his duty not only
to obej- but to assist in enforcing the law.
When this strike was put into effect wo de
clared that it would not end unless a mijoilly
of the delegates rcpiesenting the anthracite
miners agreed to Its termination; we ropeatedlj
announced that we would not undertake to de
cide the future hippine-s or misorv-, the weal
or woe of he five hundred thousand persons do
pendent upon tho anthracite coal industry for a
livelihood. We believe that tho men who mine
coal, that the men who work in the collieiics,
that the boj-s who work in the breakois, ihould
all bo consulted before the officers of jour union
declare the strike at an end.
Learning that the operalots had posted notices
at their mines offering an advance of ten jtcr
cent, on the wagon formeilj- paid, wo deemed
it our duty to call a contention and peimit the
miners to pave judgment on the question of its
acceptance or rejection, tn considering tho prop
osition of the opeiators I want the delegates
attending this convention to be c ilm and dis
passionate; to consider tiio que-tion in all its
phases; to measure carefully tho chinees of sue-ce-.s
and the pustibilities of defeat should the
stiiko bo continued.
Von must not reach conclusions lirtil,v; ou
must not oveiestimate jour stiength; and on
the other hand jou should take eterv precau
tion to piotoct joursehes ugninst (lie atariuom
ness of jour cniplojeis, who, f ugiet to saj-,
hate shown no dipo-itinn to treat jou hilly ill
the past; and who hive novel shown nnj' io
gard for the vvellaie of those who piudtice their
l'oi the first time ill many ji'.irs tho opeiators
have locognbed jour demands for better con
ditions of emplojment, nnd have offered an ad
vance of ten per cent, in join wages. I nm well
nivare. that this nihauee is not satisficloij- to
jou; jou have felt, and with justice, that a defi
nite period of time should bo ninied dining
which this adtance should louiiin in force.
The Sliding Scale.
Your opulence tthrte wages aie based on a
rlidiiu hcalo method of detcimlniig wages
h- been so un-atUfattoiy to jou tint
jou bel'evc tho sliding scale shenild bo
abolished; j'ou nNo believe that the hvvs
of I'riii.-jhanla should ho obeved bj- the
coal cmpi'iics, and wages bo paid ntho each
mouth, j or. lo-eitlng the light of spcimiiia; j'oui
t Mnuigs wluiotor jou ehuso. Whether It is
better at this time to Insls upon n compliance
witli all jour ileniuuh is quo-lion which jou
vthu are mot luteiisted, me ealhil upen to do
cide. Teisonally I have Imped that t.-o bliould
bo able at some time to ctabllsh the same
method of adjusting wage dlftcrences as now
c.lls in the bituminous coal regions, wheie
rmployer? and miner' delegates meet In joint
Inlti-state contention and like piudciit, sensible
business men, mutiiilly asiee upon a scale of
wages which lemaliis in force for one j-ear;
thus removing the causes ot strikes and hekouts;
nnd even jet I believe that In futuie jeais the
tuithiacllo operators will accept this humane
nnd progiesslte method of treating with their
Labor organizations, like labor-sating machiii
eiy aie here lo stay; capital may for a time
rotuse to treat with them; miy becaiito of its
gieat potter retard the giottth of orguuzat Ions
for a time, but like "titith crushed tn earth,"
tl.ey "will ilse aealn," and will give battle In
the defense of the poor and oppressed.
Now, gentlemen, peimit mo to admonish jou
to consider seriously the eourso jou Intend lo
pursue. Tho eyes of the Ameih an people aie
(entered on the) city of Scranton todaj-, anlously
awaiting the Ittnlt of this contention. I do not
wish jou to accept one rent less for jour labor
than it Is possible for ,ou to seeuio I do not
wlh the great organlzitlon which Ins been
built up among jou to be wieeltd 'and ruined
through any mistake of mine or yours.
If jou legislate wisely and judlcinu.lv- I can
eej a clcsttnj- blighter and happier for j'ou nnd
for those who will take jour pieces when jou
hat o passed away; I can roe a future ithcro tho
little boj-a will bo In attendance at souool in
ttevl of wasting their young litcs away jn the
In takers, helping In earn n Hvelll.ood for their
parents, I can see a future ttheic pleasant
homes nnd happy smiling faces of tho wltes and
mothers will bo In tlvld contrast with the con.
dillonn of today,
At tho suggestion of President Mit
chell, the committee on credentials
was appointed by the chief district of.
(leers, each dlstilct to have three repro
sentatlves. The following were chosen:
tettls Hainmcrly, John T, Dempsoy and VI.
Ham Thomas, from District No. 1, (leoigi
Uartlcln, Ittchaid Northing nnd Smith Martin, of
Pistiict No, 9. Con O'Ponnell, Hugh Gal.
l.-gher and John l", liallagher, of histilct No, 7.
While the committee was collecting
tho credentials an enterprising news
paper staff artist shot off a big cart
ridge of rlaBh-llBht powder In the gal
lery to enable him to get a photo of
the interior. Ho was greeted with
good-natured sallies from all parts of
the house, One delegate culled out "Is
that dollar-and-half powder?" at
which there was a general laugh.
Organizer George Harris took occa
sion at this Juncture to introduce the
"Golden Miner," an aged coal digger
frpra Mahanoy CHy, named WJUIam
Davles, who Is handy at turning verses
anil who had been moved by the mimic
Just before the convention opened. Tho
"Golden Miner," so called because his
hair was of that color when he was
younger, Wits .greeted with cheers as
he took the front of the platform and
rend the following:
May Truth nnd Justice guide our thoughts aright
In help nnd raise I lie poor downtrodden slate,
And bring him forth from Datlcncss Into t.Uht.
l'ni He who formed the lovely vault above
Ms do all mankind this I'den to enjoy;
T.lfo Is too short without the voice of lovej
Without reciprocation for iniploj-.
To do to others what Is right nnd Just,
Let Heason be your mfeguard liera todiy,
And all j-our efforts wilt bo surely blest
And labors (lod foicvcr with jou stay.
May Allah's hlcsdngs on us fall today,
And Harmony bev glorious banner wate,
Rn nil the world can truly ot us sir,
Wo enly live the rlghU of men to save,
A delegate tn the rear of the halt
claimed the attention of the chair to
enter a protest against Organizer Ben
jamin James not being given a place
on1 the platform. Organizer Dllcher
shifted his 2Sfi pounds a couple of feet
to the right to disclose the dlmunltlve
"Bonnie" meekly occupying a place In
tho rear row.
President Mitchell suggested that
adjournment be made till afternoon to
give tho committee on credentials time
to frame Its report. After considerable
discussion the hour of reassembling
was fixed at 1.30 and the delegates filed
out to eat dinner and ponder on Presi
dent Mitchell's address.
The afternoon session was opened
by National Committeeman George
Purcell, President Mitchell being de
tained by an officers' conference at
headquartois. "The Golden Miner"
was again Introduced and recited nn
original poem describing an aged asth
matic miner's plea lo Morpheus to
bring him sleep. He wus encored and
sang a plaintive song of his own along
the lines of "Auld Lang Syne." "That's
good, old boy." "Ah! he's all right,"
nnd the like Interrupted his declama
tion and every verso of his rather
elongated song wan punctuated with
While waiting for the report1 of the
credential committee a discussion en
sued as to whether or not the conven
tion would give the privilege of the
floor to a shaggy-looking individual In
the rear of the hall who asked permis
sion to address the convention for ten
minutes. He was asked if he was a
delegate and when he answered "No,
I'm a wage-slave," the convention
scented socialism and protests came
thick and fast against heating him. A
motion to allow the privilege to thf
"wage-slave" was pending when the
credential committee came In, and
Chairman Purcell, who had just a mo
ment before advised against adopting
the motion, ruled that the motion was
now out of order. The ruling was
gteeted with applause.
President Mitchell arrived at this
juncture and took the chair, and the
calling of the roll was proceeded with.
Each set of delegates announced the
number of men In their respective lo
cals and Secretary Dempsey tabulated
them, accrediting each with, the num
ber of votes it was entitled to under
the nitio of one to 100, or majority
fraction thereof. Applause greeted the
announcement of the Taylor local that
it had 1,475 members, represented by
Towards the close of the tabulating.
Delegate John D. Jones, of Taylor,
created a mild sensation by alleging
that there were delegates present who
had come in on bogus credentials. Ho
explained that some men had staid out
and let others have their credentials
and that these "others" had a base
purpose In being thus substituted.
Some of the substitutes were not mem
bers of the union, h3 claimed.
No r.79, of lit. Carmel, reported 1,700
members and came in for a big round
of applause. The Polish local from
Shennndoah, recently organized, re
ported 2,300 members. This was the
record, and the announcement thereof
was appropriately greeted. Another
Shenandoah local reported a thousand
Some delegates reported a small
membership, but claimed their com
munity had many hundreds of men on
strike. They wanted to know whether
or not they could vote for thesie
non-union strikers. President Mit
chell explained that the call read "one
delegate for each one hundred strik
ers," and that each local was en
titled to a vote for every one hun
dred strikers in its community, "The
non-union stiikers should be consulted
in this matter." added Mr. Mitchell.
Then he made tho significant remark,
"1 do not think this matter of repre
sentation Is of great Importance. I do
not look for any close ballots. The
chances aie that the questions will be
decided by a vivo voce vote." Cheers
followed this declaration.
It was 3.20 when the convention fin
ished receiving the report of tho com
mitted on credentials. Then followed
the reading of the formal call for the
convention, Secretary Dempsey per
forming this task at the behest of
When "permanent organization" was
announced as tho order of business,
President Mitchell was nominated from
various parts of tho house nnd unani
mously elected by nn enthusiastic vote,
to preside, Secretary Dempsey was
also elected to act as secretary.
President Mitchell thanked tho dele
gates for this token of confidence and
nssured them that his only purpose
would be to preside in a manner satls-
Chocolates for 5c
riolasses Candy 10c
Glycerine Tablets 10c
American Cuts 25c
Scotch Kisses 40c
Cream Wintergreen,,, 25c
Cream Peppermint.,., 25c
Chocolate Peppermint 40c
Fine nixed 40c
Italian Peppermints., 25c
Huylers candy is with
out doubt the finest in the
world. The above prices
are within the reach of all
E. G. Goursen
AOSNOY FOR SCRANTON.
factnry to nil. He entrcntod Hie drle
gate's to do all they could tn make hli
labors llghi. He thun tend the fol
lowing telegram ftom President Gom
pers, of the American Federation ot
Washington, 1). C, Oct, 12, 1-XW,
John Mitchell, President of If. SI. W. ot A.
Contention of Anthracite Miners, Frranton, I'a.
The cause ot the iiilucis Is (he cause ut hu
manity. Whatever decision Is reached regarding
the opeiators' odor, the future mut be brighter,
letter and more Just for tho miners, their wltvi
ami children, and liumaiilly wilt be the gainer.
Kindly conioy to the ussembled delegates the
Incercst sympalhy and co-operation of rtery
union member and officer ot the American IVd
nation of Labor. We all pray and vtork for jour
aucccsx, . Samuel Uompcrs,
Piesldent of the American federation of Labor.
The telegram was received with the
heartiest applause. Mr. Mitchell then
made a brief address, calling to the
delegates' minds the Importance of the
deliberations upon which they were
about to enter. "Thlt Is a most re
markable convention," he went on to
say. "You nro called here to consider
an offer that wns never made to you.
Notices wore posted by the operators
announcing that they would give their
men ten per cent, raise In wages, and
you were called Into convention to
pass upon It. It now becomes your
duty to accept It or to Instruct your
officers, who act for you In the absence
of a convention, what you would have
them do. A terrible responsibility
rests on the shoulders of every man
here. If you legislate wisely, your fu
ture will be as bright as It Is In the
bituminous regions. It a mistake Is
made, you endanger a continuation ot
the hardships which have be?et tyott
for so many years. Do not be car
lied away with enthusiasm. Do not
say or do anything lust because it
Is popular to say or do It."
When he had concluded and the In
evitable cheers had subsided, a dele
gate moved to go Into executive ses
sion. The motion was put and car
ried by an unanimous vote. All who
were not delegates were then requested
to retire and about a third of the
asesmblage withdrew. This was at
3.30 o'clock. What transpired later
was to be made public through a-press
committee, It was announced.
The convention adjourned at C.45
o'clock until 9 o'clock this morning.
The press commute, of which President
Mitchell Is chairman, gave out the
following as the report of what took
place in the executive session:
At il o'clock the contention went Into execu
tive session, and the pass wuid of the organiza
tion was taken up; after which a motion was
passed that the convention proceed to the dis-cu-slon
of the proposition made by the operators,
tlnoiigh notices posted at their mines. The
convention decided lliat each delegate who de
tired cmilil speak tluee minutes.
The question was asked If all the opeialois
had posted notices advancing the wages ten per
cent., and it was ascertained that a large num
ber of the indiiidual operators had not yet noti
fied thilr men of their willingness to pay any
During the enllie (.cion the qucstioi at is.uo
was debated by the delegate in an eunest, con
scitatite manner; and the opposition to the
pioposltlon of the operators appeared to be
unanimous. Thcie appealed also to be intense
dcsiie to have (ho organization officially lccog
nizt'd. No motions we-ie adopted bearing upon
tho wage scale.
That ths strike Is likely to be pro
longed Indefinitely Is now to bo great
ly feared. The Tribune three days ago
contained an authoritative statement
from the operators that they had gone
to the limit of their concessions and
would not, under any circumstances,
enlarge or in any waj' modify their
offer. The Trlbutv of yesterday con
tained another authoritative statement
to the effect that the opeiators who
were responsible for the offer are now
sony that they interfered with their
superintendents in the original plan to
fight It to a finish.
If anything further was needed along
this line, it was furnished yesterday
by a long-distance telephone inter
view with President Truesdale, of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
road, and President Olyphant, of the
Delaware and Hudson toad. President
"We have made all the concessions
we will make. After the convention
has adjourned, we may discuss the
matter, but it now rests with the men
to accept or reject tho advance in
wages offered by us."
President Olyphant, of the Delaware
and Hudson company, said:
"Our company will pay un advance
of ten per cent, and settle the powder
question as stated. We are not In a
position to make nny further confes
sion.". It would not be proper for us
to speak until the convention has
acted. But I believe I voice the opin
ion of the majority of the operators
when I say that we do not Intend to
make any further concessions."
That President Mitchell anticipates a
prolongation of the fight Is evidenced
by a series of secret conferences he has
been having the past two days with
AV. R. Guernsey, of Hanisburg, an
official of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen, with a view of pi eventing
tho entry ot s-oft coal Into tho anthra
Mr. Mitchell early yesterday morn
ing loft the Elks' reception, where he
was the guest of honor, and went lo
Mr. Guernsey's room In the Vallev
house, where he spent an hour and a
half. At noon yesterday he was acaln
in conference with Mr. Guernsey. Last
night, at 10 o'clock, Mr. Mitchell un
attended went to the Valley house and
fluent another hour with Mr. Guern
sey. Mr. Mitchell at first laughingly told
the reporters that It was simply a
social call, Mr. Guernsey refused to
see newspaper men.
Mr, Mitchell received assurance that,
if tho trainmen can prevent It, thero
will be no more soft coal brought Into
the anthracite field,
It is claimed that what soft coal
comes hero Is shipped from West Vir
ginia, where the union ha not been
able as yet to establish Itself, and that
it all passes through Harrlsburg. The
railroad men there are to refuse to
handle the coal.
The Ontario and Western's eight co.
llerles yesterday had the ten per cent,
notices posted on their bulletin boards.
A NEW STORE.
A China and Crockery Store Will
Be Known as the Oriental,
Miss Vlctoila Gruener, tho popular
young lady who for several years was
the head saleslady In C. J. WPlchel's
china store, will open a thoroughly
modern and up-to-dato china store at
203 AVyomlng avenue. Miss Gruener
possesses a thorough knowledge of tho
business, which, together with her ar
tistic taste in selections of the finest In
the line of bric-a-brac and china, in
sures a stock of unusual merit and
beauty in the new storo, when it opens
for business on Monday next,
Many Women Have Buffered
from shoes that suited the eye only,
"Queen Quality" shoes suit the. eye and
IN THE ASSESSMENT
WERE DISCOVERED BY COUNCIL
MAN VAUOHAN YESTERDAY.
An Examination of Books of Thir
teenth and Twenty-First Wards
Revealed the Fact That In the For
mer Many Small Reduction Have
Been Made This Year and That in
the Latter Assessments on D., L, &
W. Lots Have Been' Reduced Nearly
$1,800 in Some Instances.
The exclusive announcement In yes
terday morning's Tribune that Select
Councilman D. W. Vnughoji had start
ed an Investigation of this year's as
sessment created quite a stir In and
around city hall yesterday. It was the
general concensus of opinion that the
whole assessment should be thoroughly
gone over and that If any reductions
have been made that they sohuld be
added back again.
Councilman Vnughnn spent over two
hours going over the assessment books
for tho Thirteenth and Twenty-first
wards yesterday afternoon and he dis
covered numerous Instances where re
ductions nnd In some cases, Very big
reductions had been made In the as
sessment this year as compared with
He was assisted In going over the
books by on Intel ested party and the
method adopted was as follows: One
took the assessment book for 1S99 and
the other the assessment book for 1900.
The lot and block numbers were then
called oft and a comparison made be
tween the assessment's made for each
property this year and the same prop
erty in 1899.
In the Thirteenth ward book he went
through all the names beginning with
A and B and found several reductions.
The names beginning with these letters
constitute about one-twentieth of the
assessed persons In the ward. The fol
lowing specific reductions were discov
ered by him In the Thlrtenth ward:
Dr. J. B. Amman's property, assessed
for $1,225 In 1S99, assessed for $1,170 In
1900. Difference ot $30 on improve
ments. F. K. Ardnt's property assessed for
$4,650 In 1399; assessed for $4,400 In 1900,
a reduction this year of $230.
E. L. Barzler's property, assessed for
$1,120 in 1899; assessed for $920 In 1900,
a reduction this year of $200.-
John AV. Brown's property, assessed
for $1,110 In 1899, assessed for $SC0 In
1900, a reduction this year of $1G0.
Mr. Vaughan had heard that sweep
ing reductions had been made In the
Twenty-first ward and he got last
year's book and made a very casual
examination. He found that what he
had heard was only too true and dis
covered that reductions had been made
which were almost startling.
It was first noted that the Cathedral
cemeterj' was this year assessed for
$18,000, whereas it was not assessed at
all last year. Cemeteries are exempt
from taxation and the board of revision
and appeal has already crossed the as
sessment out. This $18,000, however,
figured up in the grand total at the end
of the book. The following arc but n
few of the many reductions discovered
in this particular ward in an examina
tion of the book that didn't take 'over
Two and six-tenths acres of coal land
on North Main avenue belonging to the
Delaware, Lackawanna and AA'estern
company, assessed In 1899 for $2,080;
assessed In 1900 for $333, a reduction
this year of $1,727.
Four and 63-100 acres of surface and
coal on North Main avenue belonging
to the Delaware, Lackawanna and
AVestern company, assessed in 1S99 for
$1,800; assessed in 1900 for $627, a reduc
tion for this year of $1,233.
Three lot3 on Carbon street belonging
to the Delaware, Lackawanna and
AVestern company, assessed In 1899 for
$200 each, assessed In 1900 for $100 each,,
or a total reduction of $300 for this year''
The total valuation this year in the
Twenty-first ward Is about $10,000 more
than last year, but taking out the $18,
000 for the cemetery, which was not In
cluded last year, it would leave It about
"This Is robbery and nothing else,"
said Mr. A'aughan, after looking over
the Twenty-Ilrst ward book. "There's
been some juggling with these figures
to make the assessment appear more
than last year. It ought to be more,
of course. It ought to he over $100,000
more on account of all tho new houses
put up over there, But you can see
that the assessments on this company
land have been reduced and In not one
instance that I have been able to dis
cover 1ms it been lalsed.
"They've bunched whole lots of prop-
The butterfly ties main
tain the lead with the good
They are easy to tie on the
high turn down collars.and
always hold their shape.
Here you get these popular
ties in choice designs and
C. F. BECKWITH & CO.,
Mine and Mill Supplies,
DrPICS-MaM feak BuHdLg.
erty this year In order to make It hard
to unravel It but It'll bo unraveled all
tight nnd we'll get to the bottom of
this thing. I think that the Twenty
first ward assessment Is worse than
that of the Thirteenth, It looks so
front this anyway.
The Job of going through all the books
Is going to a mighty big undertaking,
hut Mr. A'aughan says he Is determine I
that It shall be done and there Is now
no doubt but that he will bring the
matter to the attention of councils next
S' ' m
SCRANTON BUSINESS COLLEGE.
Demand Always Greater Than the
Professors Buck & AA'hltmore this
week received the following letter from
a Dayton, O,, Manufacturing com
pany. This company has a capital
stock of five million dollars:
Gentlemen: The demand for good
stenographers and olllce people, In our
establishment, has always been greater
than the supplj'. We have openings
now for two or three good male sten
ographers who have had experience,
and It occurred to us that a large num
ber of stenographers and other office
men who have graduated .from your
school from time to time and are now
holding posltons might desire to better
themselves. If you can put us in com
munication with some of your old grad
uates who have had two or three years
experience we would be under obliga
tions to you.
Hen's Union Shoes.
Nearly every union man In Scranton
is wearing Mali ore's union made shoes.
508 Lackawanna avenue.
Steam Heating and Plumbing.
P. F. & M. T. Howley,2$l Wyoming ave.
The greatest commercial
economist in the world today.
Compared to any necessary
Investment in business,
the profitfrom aTELEPHONE
Residence and Commercial
rates at a moderate cost.
TELEPHONE AND SUPPLY CO
Managers otlicc, 117 Adams avenue.
Seitz & Co.
Carpets made and laid.
Flags, Bunting, etc., to
rent for public and private
316 Washington Hue.
Mason and Hamlin Pianoforte
The eminent musician, compo
ser, teacher and pianist, now in
Paris, writes in a recent letter
warm words ot praise in regard to
the new scale Mason & Hamlin
Pianoforte. Moszkowski says,
among other things, "It has a full,
singing tone nnd a most satisfac
tory action. As a whole, the in
strument I believe to be of the very
A stock of these superb instru
ments may be seen at the ware
L. B. Powell & Co.
131-133 WA8HINQTON AVENUE,
And nothing but
the truth. Our busi
ness is merely to
bring you and our
goods together. Then
you will do the rest
216 Lackawanna Avenue
K Rail Road Manager,
P School Boy
305 Lackawanna Ave.
825-327 PENN AVENUE.
412 Spruce Street.
Agency for Young's Hats.
Pending the satisfactory adjust
ment of differences between- miners
and operators, we have decided to do
some AHIjITHATION on our own
account, We prepared for and ex
pected an early and large Pall trade,
which is somewhat delayed on ac
count of the strike, but with our
past record for meeting every emer
gency we have decided to STRIKE
right into the heart of regular prices,
at the beginning of the season, too,
and as a consequence we are now
having a sale hitherto WITHOUT
Furniture, Carpets, Bedding,
Ranges, Heaters and everything in
our immense line will be offered at
figures bound to strike" the thrifty
housekeeper with delight, OUB
POPULAR CREDIT TERMS are
more liberal than ever to meet tb,e
Credit Yoa? Certainly!
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