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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1900.
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
resents in the most acceptablefbnn
the Jojrative principles ofpants
Anown to act most J?cficficiaJfy.
TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS
BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUPCQ
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
lOUISVIHE , KY. NEW YORK, N.Y.
for sale ty druggists price 50 per ioftfe.
BEST IN TOWN.
9 E Per
LACKAWANNA DAIRY CO
"telephone Ordera Promptly Delivered
;3g327 Adams Avenua.
Scranfon Transfer Co.
Baggage Checked Direct to Hotels
and Private Residences.
Office D., . & W. Passenger
Station. Phono 525.
DR. H. B. WARE,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Office Houra n. n. to 12.39 p. m.: I to 1
Williams Budding. Ovu. Postofflcn.
l-t 'fftt'f rttttt fr'
I CITY NOTES
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(-OUXI'IJ, rOMI'KI'. 'Iln- Cornell Clee .lull
will ive u bis coiuul in this uty Dei, w, ..I
tin- llic.vclo club.
i:xti:rtainmi:xt i'ovn'osi:ii.-The in,.-
Ikim'J cntcit.iinniciit ot the Suaiiinu li.iilw.i.v
licncli. ial .ivocLiliun Ii.u, bcui postponed iiiilil
.Mi:i:nxu tonight. iiie i.,iai.i .,r .i . i.itt a
Cluiitii'i of & union will meet this i.tnlii;; aL
s o'cloik, ill the piMiutti'a luuiii, I'.uiotfiu
I'l IIKI'.V MJ'-l'I'll.-'lhi. Kidi.s of t. p
Amiiuu Ilaptisl (.lunch will n.ui- a inikey oiip.
(Hi- on Thurvlay cenltig-, J)u-. (i, in the pallors
ol the church.
tovcciir axi) i:."ii:iiTixii:xT.-Tiii
vpninir a .onccit 1 i-utc. I t.iinttic lit will lip hehl
hi tin- Adann auiuio .hipil, on Xuv Vuil,
bti.it. U b.-iiiii, at 7:1.1 p. in,
III l!M:il 11V A J.lVi: llli:.-MiUu attempt,
in,- In repiir an iik.uhI.mi nl l.mip . -. t i c 1 1 -lii.il
iiinj;, William All.n, a puilcr at tin; Cojn's
liouj, li.nl his luii.l badly btiim.l by ,i ilL.
wire. Dr. Silliy iln-.-tl it.
M-HAl-HASY Ki:i:i'I.U Al!l!l'li:il,-.Vi,l,l.H
(liiuze, of UJl boiilli WaiiiiKtou ,ieiiue, was
l.'idiy nflirnooii air.iigiicil b. loio Mdtiiiuii
JIiiwp, tm Hie cluue of kinpin; ,i i-pi..rnei..y. II,.
-.., Ultiiiliaul on pajiiient of the toits in tho
MOItl! Sl'CAKIlAhV AHmiM'A-l'iid Ilu-iin,
of l'lOkpeit ax-tiue, and Fied Iluldncr, of Wlll.m
strcet, were jthtcnlay niral'iul before Al.K'iiii.ni
llowp, lIuikoiI with kueplni; tKMk...isiei. They
who auestid mi njriauU liinl by Miyor Moir
mill wt-io fined ijjj ea.li and the cots in Hie
DUAUATIU lti:cn'Ab.-lhe only enleinin.
im-nt to far inlteilUi'd this fall for the charita
ble woik of St. I.uki-'i, iliunli ii Hie Willanl D.
Howo dranijliu niilal for Nov. 2S. It will bo
followed in Dutmber by the fair of the Wo
MW'TiXr, lO-XIGIIl'. The Cilholio UWorlcil
Society and Newman MaiMing lub will meet
this cvenlnir. John J. Murphy will p;io n t.ilU,
and MIsd Maiiraiet (.'ox a ret Hat Ion. All mem.
bers aro lequetted to bo prt-Miit, 'Iheio ii bust.
Iiebs of luipoiUucc to be tiamatted,
MOXOI.O0UIST DAItltACH.-Mai.hall Dirra.h,
the well-known Shakespearian iiioiiuIois-iM, will
m.ear tonliht In Kt. l.ukeN 1'arUh lull, niul,.,
thu patronagu of the chiif ripiiinl.illves of llic
uoeiely clitlca of the tlly. Mr. Duiai.li will KIC
"Thu Twelfth Night" in HiU rental.
ItAST OASin OF SllASOX.-The fvrantou lllj-h
school foot lull team will, Saturday aftenioon,
jilay Ita last Kauio of the tt.uou, ut Alhletlu
park, when it will meet Hie Vllkes.lirri Iliali
tcliool clctni, 'Iho ot,i plajers have altcady
scored one victory over tho l.uzcnicltcs.
SI'KCIAI. COMMITTKIL-Tliert. will be a nieet
Ini; HiU fViiiln-,' of the bpeclal toiiiinlllrc of
common tnuiiell appointed to rouiltlcr the lire
department rt'oicauliatlnn oiillnaiuv, 'iu cm,,
liiiltee h coinpoM.l of Hip foll.mln iiieiubeH;
1. V. C'alpln, 'lhoina M. Wulkln. and .John
MUS. ItAMSAV TO TAI.K.-M14. A. II. I!aiua,
the ctlltor tf the Household and I.iteiaiy d.pii't.
aitnU of the I'lillidelphia I'ublio l."il,'M, will
tho an aililiesj bcloie Hie Ciiiii ItiJgo Wo.
men'? l lull '1'lnus.l iV mullllli,', lo whieli the i.uli
lie In-invited. Mm. K.imay will p.-a'. in tl.v
lulerist of the Mother' CuiiKruj of I'liiu-il-irauia,
BUN OVCI( ItV OAllS.-John Uulioy, of 817
t'apninr avenue, ft Ifi'jrnt hlil Kalelciider In
.lohnoti'i mine Win I.iUii In (lie tu-iawntin
hm-pHnl clent.ty, li.nlly liijutcd in the remit
ill liclmt Hill over liy two Inllip intt. lie
win liiilly lirulscd nlioul Hie head and tullrrcil
a lirukcti leir,
.MICIIAI't. III.I'WIIT AIIIHMIKD.-IMrrlhe
Will ( llirmil Mliudiiy .inched Mlilnel Hit will
mi n airanl Imiic.I liy Alderman .l,unh), nt
Hl.inimhiiiK, ili.irliu lilni Willi I'liniluilliiH n
K.iinlilliic homo, lie will iirirMid nl tin- I'cla
iure, niul llud-on hlatluii utnl eiiteied lull ho
dire Alderman John T. Howe.
MASQt'l'.IIADI' MK'IAIh Toim-rii-v evening
lli(rc will lie ft mflvnn radc nl Howard I'l.iie
Alrlcon MellimlUt t.'plitop.il rlmuli. Riven y
tlM Nn. B for Hip heiicM n( I lie I'lirUliu.n lice.
A Mnil.it Invitation is oxt.nded to Hie SlilMi
(liiinli. Tlic (,'imiiiI match will hoxlii l 1H
o'clock. ltcfrchmcnti will lie fervid unit Kni'l
niislo In attendance, Mm. H. .1. Motion, leach
cr; Mr, A. Porter, siiiciliitciiilcnt.
A SMAI.Ii HRI'. Some clntliln-r In ft clo-ct
In (ho apartment uci iiplcd by Aii-rust Keller
nun unit family on the llilril tloor of Hie .lonra
luillitllisr, nt the corner nf I'piiii avenue niul
Centre Mrrct, caught lire jcslcrday mornlm;
nhoiit 10:!0 o'i'liick. An nl.uiii w.n turncil In
fiom lliix ii at the lorner, niul the blnp win
quickly cilln-mlil-cil by thp l'liocnU Chciiil.-al
company before it spread he) end tho cloyct.
QUAitntUi ih'tutkn nooTiii,ArKs.-John
Morgan win last nlnht amljrncd before Alderman
Millar, cliarjreil by Will Divls with the larceny
of twenty ccntt and carrjlns concealed weapon1.
Ilolli men are colored nnd lioolhlacka by oicupa
Hon. Morgan declared that the inoni'.v which
caused Hip tlNpulR un owed to tilm by Davii,
and denied havlne; roor(ul to any llloultitiin to
meniH to secure It. He wan dl'Charsod by the
OF WELL KNOWN SON
Jnmes W. Johnson Yesterday Acted
for His Famous Son, Ben,
T!on Johnson anil his Pokiisus of tho
ash curt aro two local celohrltle.s, hut
yesterday iiftoi noon, In Alderman Mil
lar's court, a third and even more yiic
turcs.'ue ineinbci' of this Interesting
family appeared, in the person of
James "H. Johnson, the iifjed parent of
Benjamin. Johnson, sr., Is a dapper
old fellow, whose wooly pate ha3 been
silvered by the frosts nl eighty-eight
He apepnred in the court ns his son'H
advocate ill ti lawsuit hi ought by the
lattor ngalnst Deputy Tax Collector
AVilliain Morgan, who last March
seized lien's steed nnd sold it for do
liiifiupnt taxes. Sixty cents was the
sum realized by tho sale, which prac
tically broke Hen's mighty heart. The
ashman brought suit, claiming $-.'0
damages, value of horse and remu
neration for services he was thus pre
vented from performing by losing Ills
Morgan was represented by Attor
ney Joseph Jeffries. Tho aged John
son wore the blue uniform and brass
buttons- which are the pilde of every
old ."!. A. 11. man's heart, and John
son, sr., Is in fact one of the hero-is-of
the Itebellion. lie is a hale and
heaity looking old Yet, and he stoutly
contended that ho himself paid Tleu's
Ftanl: Cobb, the liveryman, was
called to give expett testimony about
the horse, and said that while Iho
animal may have been worth as much
as S10 lo Mr. Johnson, i-eisonally lie
would not have accepted the equine
in question us a gift.
"What was the animal's market
value?" he was uslced. whereat the
aged Johnson rose and, with a cere
monious bow to the aldeiman, ic-marl-cd,
"Yo honor, I objects to dot
question. Deie Is no market for such
a horse. He was jess built for my
boy, and was wutli lully $100 to him."
ile proceeded to hack up his objection
with a wonderful arrav of legal as
sertions, which caused Alderman Mil
lar to ask, "Where do you get all of
your authorities, Mr. Johnson'.'"
"nil, dot's all right," chuckled the
parent of Hen, "I's got :i hook homo
d.it's chock full ol' law, and whenever
'se nothing else to do reads :i few
pages, jess to prepare maself for
such exlgeuuncles and stop anyone
lrom tranipln on m.i po' cripple boy."
.Mr. Johnson proved an able advo
cate and succeeded in having the case
continued until Saturday.
HOPKI7SON SMITH READINGS.
Famous Author Will Be in This City
Tickets for V. Ilopkiuson HuiUii's
readings are being rapidly taken. The
Hleycle club will jirobahly bo crowded
on Thursday night to hear the famous
author, whiw1 "Tom llrngan," "Colonel
Carter," "Caleb West. I'lie Other
Fellow," etc,, are familiarly tlear to
all American readers, as well as fuor
lies across the water. Ho is plain
"Francis 11. Smith" at his buslue.-s
address, whom in Ills olllco ho plana
mighty breakwaters and such Mow -work
as that above which Is lifted
"Liberty" on lied loo's Island.
At his studio, he Is V, Hopklnsou
Smith, the great writer, the authority
on enice and Holland, the artist who
paints delicious water-colors which
have In them Turnore quo -kles and
tho wnvo transparency of .Mesdug, Ho
Is tho cteator of ill" filr bride In
"A Kentucky Cliiderellu,," of the trump
who enme home for Thanksgiving: of
tho alluring Gondola Meotches: of so
many delightful type, which wo lovo
to I read nbout again un.l again.
In person ho Is big and lull, and
military In bcarliiir.
DEATH OF JOHN CARTER.
Tho Inventor of r "''roces for Mak
ing Rubber Substitute.
By l'xdusho Who fioiu 'Iho Assoclati.l Prcsa.
Savannah, Nov. 10, John G. Car
ter, formerly of Boston, Mass,, the in
ventor of u piocess for making a substitute-
for lubber from cotton seed
oil, died in the hospital this mornlntTi
after a brief illness,
Hy profession, Mr. Carter was n
landsoapo and portrait painter. Sev
euil years ago ho discovered his oil
rubber process, Uo went to Iloston to
enlist capital in his Invention, Thirty
thousand dollars was Invested In a
plant at Greenwich Park. Fire soon
after dcstioyed it, but It was rebuilt;,
only to bo greatly damaged by a storm.
Airaln It was rebuilt, and was on thn
eve of being started onee more, when
death claimed Its originator.
Tho process was known only to Mr.
Carter, and unless ho left written In
structions and directions for tho con
tlnuauco of tho work, It Is probablo
tho secret died with hltn.
Scranton Business College,
Since tho ending of the strike stu
dents havo been securing positions al
most ut tho rate of ono a dav. Wero
Principal!- Jluck oi Whltmore able to
nuulifv them ranldlv enoinrh th r..t
would bo much higher. Tho demand la
ereater than tho supply,
SEQUEL TO A
MRS. MARY BARRETT SUED FOR
Grows Out of tho Injunction Proceed
ings by Which the Delnwaie nnd
Hudson Company Defeated Mrs.
Barrett's Squatter's Title to the
Coal Under Sandy's Field, Carbon
dale Judgo Kelly Meets an Inter
esting Question in an Attachment
Case Mooslc Borough Divided.
What might not Inappropriately ho
called the Hattlc of Sandy's Field, that
long and hard-fought legal contest be
tween the Delaware and Hudson com
pany and Mrs. Mary Barrett, of Car
bondale, was recalled yesterdov by a
sequel suit that camo up before Judge
Archbald in common picas.
Wnv hack In the early .10'h, Alex
ander McDonald, familiarly called
"Sandy," squatted upon a slx-acrc
tract of land on the west side of Car
bondale and continued in possession of
it, undlstuibed, for nearly forty yours,
or until 18US, when hej sold It to John
Nealon, ex-mayor nnd ex-postmaster of
Carbondale, who In turn transferred it
to his sister, Mrs, Barrett.
McDonald was working us a black
smith for tho Delaware and Hudson
company when he went upon the land.
The surface was considered of no value
and the company let him hnvo the full
and free use of tho slx-acrc plot which
he had staked off and tilled.
But "Sandy" was a knowing lad, and
when ho had been on tho property for
twenty-one years, he proceeded to as
sert ownership to not only the surface
but the coal underlying It. The com
pany evidently did not wish to force
an Issue with him, for It allowed him
to continue In his possesson of the sur
face and clam to the coal, until steps
were taken by his successors in title to
mine the coal.
LHASisn Tin: pkopi:htv.
This was in 1S04. Mis. Barrett hud
come into possession of the property
and leased it to John L,. Harris and
others, who sank a shaft, drove a plane
and were about to open up chambers
when tho Delaware and Hudson com
pany camo upon them with an Injunc
tion. AVIien the rule to make the inlunc
tlon perpetual came to be heurd, Judge
Gunster decided that the company was
In the wrong and that Mrs. Barrett's
title to the coal was equally as -rend
as her title to the surface, and this lat
ter title the I'umpiiuy did not verv
strenuously dispute. The Supreme
court, however, tluee yeais later, re
versed Judgo flimsier, antl Mrs. Bar
rett's lessees were ousted from their
The contention of the IJelawaie ami
Hudson company was that it owned a
large tract of coal land. That the coal
under Sandy's Held was a part of the
tiact. The whole tract was being
w oiked, and while no coal had been
mined or attempt to mine coal from
beneath Sandy's plot had been made,
the headings were giadually approach
ing it und it was Intended eventually
to tup it. In a word, th coal under
Sandy'B plot was . part of a tract of
coal which the company had u war
ranto deed for and which It was in
actual and active possession. The
Supreme t.ourt said this was good law.
Now, Harris & Co. come back to Mrs.
Barrett for $10,000 damages, claiming
she covenanted to piotect them against
injunctions, and that she should be
compelled to pay them tho cost of the
Improvements they made and for tlie
orollts they would havo earned fiom
The defense has not yet been out
lined. 1-:. C. Ncwcumb and Charles L.
Hawley represent the plaintiffs. The
defendant's attorneys are George S.
Horn, Major Kveielt "Warren, T. 1'.
Duffy and Kleliard J. Bourke.
IX MAIX COI'BT BOOM.
Judge Kelly, in the main couit loom,
Is engaged in the trial of the case
of the North Kml Lumber company
against Thomas P. Donlln, defendant,
and Moigan Sweeney, garnishee. In
which tlioie Is an Interesting Question
regarding the enforcement of tho
clause in a building contract, penaliz
ing a contractor for delay in complet
ing tho weak at a prescribed time.
The Lumber company secured a
Judgment against Donlln for CO and
attached moneys amounting to .$400,
which tho owner of tho building in
question, Morgan Sweeney, is owing op
Mr. Sweeney claims he is owing Don
lln nothing, us the debt was more than
eaten by the penalty of $3 n day for
the time tho contract remained uncom
pleted after tho date on which it was
agreed to be finished.
The plaintiff company rejoins that a
$400 penalty on a $1,400 contract is dis
proportion and out of all conformity
with good conscience and equity. A
full- measure of damages would be the
rent the house would earn for two
months nnd u half, or the interest on
the expenditure for that time.
Yosburg & Dawson, who rewresent
tho plaintiff, and Hon. John P. Quln
nan, tho garnlshe'j'.s nttorncy, will
arguo the law points this morning.
The case of Henry Bussey against the
Scranton Traction company was settled
before Judge Kelly. A verdict for tho
defendant was directed to enter, with
out costs. C. A. Battenberg represented
the plaintiff, nnd Major Everett War
ren, tho defendant.
In tho cuso of T, Merryweather
against KHa M. AVllson, executrix, tho
plaintiff suffeted a voluntary non-suit
to bo entered.
A WAGI-: CASK.
Tho wngo case of James AV, Healer
against John J. Gorman was referred
to Attorney It. J, Murray, George K.
Horn represents the plaintiff, and D. J.
Ueedy, tho defendant,
The cases reported settled wero: T,
A. Nettel against Prank Johnson, wago
claim: William AVebber against Smith
& Grass, wago claim: Thomas U Leon
ard against Hunt & Uonnoll, appeal;
T, ('. noblnson against Henry H.
Schneider; P. J, Honun against Scran
ton Hallway company; John It. Mc
Leun ngalnst Central railroad.
Tho following cases wero continued:
AVolf & AVarron, executors, ugttlust tho
Bantu Plato Glass company, eject
ment; tho Langcllffo Coal company
ugnlnst tho Now York und Sust-ue-hunnii
Coal company, assumpsit; O. M,
F.letcher ugulnst AV, AW AVIIIIams,
wugo claim; Mury Dullln against tho
City of Scranton, trespuss; Luther Kel
ler against G, K. Falrehlld, Judgment
opened; C. S. Kibble against II. D. Jlln
man, replevin; Annie Simmons agulnst
Mary Kelly and others, feigned Issue.
Mooslc Borough Divided.
Court yesterday Approved the recom
mendations of Hie commissioners nn
polnted to divide Mooslc borough Into
wards, and decreed furthor ob ioIIowbS
And It Ii further rnlend nnd deer.nl Hint
null of I lie four wnidi shall lie entitled to elett
two iqniiilliiiin and two nlin.il director, tail
not In Interfere wllli Hie Icini of thrwe ulrriiib'
tl.ilnl, and at the iiexl municipal tleitlnu tin
ilcflnrs sh ill licit hlllirrs in followtf
The quall'loil rhetor ol Hie I'lut Wiidl tf
Mid borniMh plnll eleet one toiiiitllman for
Iwo ji-hm mid olio school dlreilor for tlut-J
I'm- Hie Spcnii.t ward Iwo school dlicelon n.e
to be elected ,lur three )earn
Per the 'llilril waul one school dlretlor for
tin ee Kari.
l'or the I'ourlli ward, one councilman for two
Hull nf the Mild wai.li shall elect n nf.nc
iild two toiiiiillmen and two sihiot director.,
and Mich other public ollleep- at are author
heil In liorniiKh", wald and clcitlon dMrlcK
under exMln-r laws, piohle.l, however, Hut
smh clcdl.un shall not lnltifere with the tciliil
ef thne already tic. led.
And, further, It If hereby decreed that till
Slid wards rn creeled Mi ill be sepaialo rletlloii
.tlslrl.li lioMIng their general nnd boroiir-li
clcctlont In the several wanU at the following
Pint ward In Hip hose hoti3C of the Moot!.;
llop pomp-iny, on the east aide of .Main sheet,
.Second ward In T. K. Atkinson's basement,
coiner Saik and Spring strecl".
'lhlid ward -In the plllce of Hip Jinll.e of
Hip peace, nt tho icar of MtC'iliidlo'n ston',
I'ourlli ward -In C. W, Thompson's olflec on
'the "..leant election ofil.t-H of the boioujrh
are filled by the court at follows:
I'lntt ward Judge of election. Thonm flam
mcllj inspectors of eleitlon, Chailra K. Wib
hrd and .fames Walsh.
Second ward Judge of election, Patrick Sal
mon; Inspector of election, William Graham
and A. It. McDonald.
lllhrtl ward .Tml-ro of election, l'eler llamlln;
inspector of election, William bleve-nson and
l'.uiith waul, .Tiida.' of i-lectliiii, lMn-anl 1'.
Anderson; inspe. tors of ehtliun, David J, I.ovei-in-;
and T. S. Otboine.
Mrs. Weed AVants Divorce.
Mai-y S. AA'eed, of Pino Brook, began
pioceedlngs yesteitlay to secuio a di
vorce from her alleged deserting hus
band, George S. AVeod, of AVest Scran
ton. They were married July 21, 1MK5.
and separated April fl, 1S0S.
John II. Bonner is attorney for the
tli-mile Voik 2J,"7 1'iiiik tt.
Di-ll.i Ilc.il.y l.VIl I.ueiiie ht.
William Ileal. v I"n Ninth I'llmoic ave.
llrldeet Jloiai 210.". Price st.
.Tame.- Tlnue '.7 West Maiket sr.
Nellie May 1ST Charles st.
Diimliilik Mui in Stiaiilou
Kate Ifealey "scranton
Court House News Notes.
Judge Archbald yesterday granted a
charter to the German-American club.
Thomas A. Beck, James J. O'Mallev
und Henry D. Jones were yesterday ap
pointed viewers of the work of grad
ing the main road in Mooslc borough,
with directions to meet on the line of
the improvement December 14, at 10
o'clock a. m.
Final conlii matlon was yesterday
given tho Until accounts of the as
signees of tho Scranton City bank and
the Citizens' and Miners' Savings bank
and Trust company. Attorney R. J.
Murray was appointed auditor lo dis
tribute the funds in the City bank case.
On petition of AVillurd, AVnrren &
Knapp, attorneys for the plaintiff, u
rule was granted by court yesterday In
the case of Glnsburg & Son agulnst the
Scranton Railway company, to compel
the defendant to show cause why the
Judgment In the case should not be eu
teieel "without costs.
TO READVERTISE FOR
BIDS ON THE BONDS
Mayor Moir Has Signed tho Reso
lution Passed by Councils About
Return of the Check.
.Mayor Moir ye.slonli.iy sinned the
resolution directing City Clerk I.avelle
to rt-adertise for bids for the issue of
S13o,('00 worth of sewer bonds. The
clerk will immediately advertise and
will stipulate that all bids must ln
hl within two weeks, in order ihut
the bonds can be issued as soon as
Tho sentiment prevailing among- the
majority of the count-llmen is In fa
vor of returning Tt. L. Day .t Com
pany's check for $3,000 If tho bids which
will be received aio as high as Day
& Company's offer. In other words,
they believe that if the city loses
nothing by the transaction, It would
only be fair to return the cheek.
There aie those, however, who con
tend that tho city should bo compen
sated for tlie delay caused by Day &
Company's quibbling and final refusal
to libido by their bid, and who be
lieve that the check uhould bo 10
tulned. Checks) are demanded for just
bitch emergencies, they contend.
Of course, If the councils refuse to
give back Hie check there Is no doubt
but thai Day & Company will endea
vor to recover It tluough tho court.
If tho courts should decide that they
wore Justified hi lefuslng to comply
with their bid, then they would legally
be entitled to the check.
Kven If tt should now be returned
and It should later bo decided by tho
court I but they were not justified In
refusing to comply with their bid,
the city could recover any loss sus
tained In un action lor breach of con
tract, In such n case, however, It
would bo necessary to bring suit nt
the plni-o of business of the company,
Now York city, which would mean
There will very likely be a nice lit
tle fight In councils over tho return
of this check If tho now bids to be
received tuo as high as was B. L,
Day & Company's bid.
LOCAL WHIST NOTES.
The llrst serlct ol whist inatihes at the Scian
ton Illcjcle club was finished laat I'liday, W,
0, Tiinslall and W. S. Ulan, hard won tho mm
brellas offered as piizcs. Tlie t.yteni used Is
a haiidleap, based on attuil wore-, placing all
ijradci of plajers on an equality, ami Is my -.at.
hfaclory to ull,
Tho nct s. rles commences Priday evening,
amlrW la petlc.l that a number of new pair
An open pair match under the usual retoili
lions will bo plavril on Tuis-day evening, Nov,
27, nt S o'clock. Tin-"' "pen kiiihs havo been
popuUr, and will pmlubly be held monthly
during tho winter, cvcnliu games only, S.nive
nlr.s for top score and hi-jh ladies' btore, Table
fee, cents. All whist players Invited, No
special notices Issued.
Young men jdioulel realize that It
costs less to spend their evenlngsvat the
Scranton Business College night school
than It does to spend them on the
Dr. Shumway, Rectal Specialist.
Piles, Assure, flstula, ulceration, etc.
Ofllco at residence, 306 Jefferson avenue.
ARE NOW IN
A NEW CLASS
LACKAWANNA HAS A POPULA
TION OF OVER 150,000.
Figures Given Out by tho Cciibus
Department at Washington Show
That Wo Have a Population of
103,831 in the County an lncrenso
of 01,743 in the Last Ton Years.
Changes That It Will Cause in
Conducting tho Affairs of tho
County The Salary List.
As has been as good ns certain for"
yonrs, .Lackawanna county Is In tho
IfiO.OOO lo UOO.OOO class, and will be
called upon to make several Import
ant changes In her form of govern
ment. Tho olllclul announcement of this
fact camo yesterdny uftcinoon, whon
the census department gave out tho
population of Pennsylvania by coun
ties. Lackawanna Is credited with
having 19S,o3t 'persons within her bor
ders, an Increase of fil,.4'l In ten years.
(Jf this Increase, 25,51:i Is represented
by the growth of tho city of Scian
ton and 'Jii.'ill by tho Increase in the
By passing the ir.0,00-) murk, the
county Is placed In a now classifica
tion, which entitles her to an or
phans' court judge and a 'county con
troller, who succeeds tho auditors. It
also changes the system of compen
sating ntUciais from fees to fixed sal
aries. Lackawanna's clnssmntes now are
Ttoiks, Lancaster, Luzerne, Schuylkill
and Westmoreland. Schuylkill and
"Luzerne had this class all to them
selves since tho last census. The fol
lowing table Khows Lackawanna out
stripped all tho other largo counties,
excepting one, in percentage of In
crease dutltig the past decade:
1'hllaiMphh l,0l(i,')i-4 1 ,2-1.1,017
Allegheny o."il,nVj ''.fyiM
I.iiernp 3)1,20.1 217,121
Selmlklll Ml.llU 172,027
l..u.kaw a una 1I2,0SS j:U,P.'il
Westmoreland 112,'qii ira-,173
Lancaster II'I.O').". l.Vi.211
Ilerlu 7 l.-)7,::27 )3u,i15
IN CLASS OP THfUR OAVN.
Philadelphia and Allegheny are In a
class by themselves, there being a
special classification for counties hav
ing over "JOd.OOO population.
Litigation is expected to ensue when
the newly elected county officials conic
into olHee, and are asked to accept
salaries instead of fees. As has been
exhaustively dealt with in The Tribune
there Is a question as to whether tho
contsltutlonal provision that no offi
cers' compensation shall be increased
or diminished after his election, will
save the incoming ofllcials from the
reduction of emoluments that will
come with the now classification. Tho
ollicials will contend that whon they
were elected I he county had, ofllcially,
a population of only 142.0SS, and conse
quently when they wero elected they
were elected to an ofllco that pays
fees, soy of $12,000 a year and that
it would be offending attain st the stat
ute above-quoted to change tho sys
tem of compensation when that change
would Increase or diminish their
On the other hand, it will bo con
tended that when those officials were
elected, November 5, the county had a
population of over ir,0,000, this fact be
ing established by the announcement
of yesterday that in June hist, six
mouths before election, a count was
made which, accoiding lo the addi
tions made later, proved the county
hud over 150,000 population.
SALARIES OP COUNTY OFFICERS.
Tho salaries of county otlU-lal,-, as
provided for in counties having a
population of more than inO.OOOO and
less than 300,000, are as lollows:
District .iiiouu-y I,""1)
tleik of the Courts ',''
Iteciiukr of Drill-, .Vi'm
itegisi.T of Wills :;,wn
Solicitor 7 MO
These figures art as a rule, far be
low what the ofllco holders aro en
titled to under tho fee system. The
sherltf, district attorney, clerk of the
court and treasurer would earn nt
least thros times as much under the
fee system as they would bo entitled
to on a salary basis. The treasurer
makes more than tho allotod $1,000, as
he also gets tt commission on state
moneys handled by him.
Tho prothonotary will got about as
much salary as tho fees of tho ofllco
bring to him, and tho emoluments of
tho recorder of deeds' office will bo cut
down about one-half. Tho register of
wills will bo better off under tho sal
ary Hystom, nnd so will tho county
commissioner- nnd surveyor, but it
will bo a sad blow to the coroner, who
now earns about $3,000 a year in Unit
GOVERNOR AV1LL APPOINT.
Tho governor will have tho appoint
ing of u controller, and advices from
Harrlsburg say Hon. John II. Parr Is
being considered for tho appointment.
There will probably bo somo litigation
to decldo whether tho appolnteo or I',
AV. Costello, who received a majority
of tho votes cast for that ofllco on
Nov. ii, Is entitled to tho place. AVhllo
tho auditors will bo practically legis
lated out of office, ns tho work of tho
nudltora' olllco Is necessarily a year
behind, they will probably servo tho
greater part of their terms. They en
tered upon tho duties of their olllco
last January for a term of three
Already thore Is much talk as to
who tho appolnteo for orphans' court
judgo will bo, Tho county Is entitled
to such a Judgo upon the showing that
tho county has a population of over
150,000, but lie cannot bo appointed un
til the legislature passes a hill pro
viding for such a Judgo and tho sal
ary. Attorneys J. AV. Carpenter, A. A.
Vosburg and George 21, Watson are
among those whoso names aro men.
tloned In connection with tho orphans'
Easy to Cure a Cold
If you go about It right. Tako two or
three Krause's Cold Cure Capsules
during tho day and two before retiring
at night. This, will Insure a good
night's rest and a free movement of
the bowels next morning, Continue
the treatment next day and your cold
will molt away. Price 25c. Sold by
I The New Diana Glass
5 Is the most recent thing in art glass at popular prices, the
Sg original color of the glass metal is sea green and by a chemical
S process is made to take on all the various rcdesccnt effects. It
2 Is art Rlass at a ridiculously low cost. Our line of Vases does
!g not end with the Diana Glass, but includes all that Ii new in
Cut and Gold, Cut and Rock Crystal at a wide range ol prices
H5 starting at ten cents to more than that number of dollars.
I Qeo. V. Millar &
Wo make a specialty ol Painless Ex
traction, and if you have any pain while
we are pulling your testh will f.tiarantee
to do all of your work free of charge.
I had ten teclh pulled absolutely without
pain. Mrs. n.irhln, ft-fl Or. hard sti.-el.
We m-ike teeth to suit jou and jour ft lends.
Wc Guarantee to pl.-.wp jou in- no piy.
We keep woik in repair fr. e of tliargi-.
Wn examine, and ptra. t teeth trie of charge.
I We Have Large Shops
Q For All Classes of flachine Work and
H Difficult Repairing.
?f Large Ovens
For All Kinds of Enameling:, Nickel-
Plating and Bicycle Repairing;, by He-
We are now located in our new store.
406 Lackawanna Avenue, formerly oc
cupied by Siebecker & Watkins.
We are showing a superior line of
Furniture and Carpets, and invite inspection
Carpet and Furniture Company
I June V
I Warmth uX
1 fHplpjBfBla ) Simple I
I HB as a m
1 ilili&iHil Stve m
The Toy Store Is Ready
The quicker the little folks come now, the more we
will have to show thena. A great Toy Store here
every sort irom every clime.
AND EVERYTHING ELSE.
Let the children come as often as they like. Pick
out what they want, and Santa Claus will see that they
J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.
312 and 314 Lackawanna Avenue,
$5 SET $5
Hotter come In and talk to lis ;
about your leelh. Wo bcllove you
will appreciate Hie work and our
low- pricri. Wo will save yon
nearly one-half on all dtntal '
Our Crown and , Per
Bridge Work.... J)3 Tooth
All work guaranteed 'or ten -0.119. Call
and have otir teeth examined free.
Dr, Rayer, Dentist
SM Spruce St., Opp. Court Home.
P(l 126 and 128
bUtf Franklin Ave. O
(Steam or Hot Water)
furnish the temperature off
summer thrtutohaut the
house, day and riant. The
automatic damper and fuel
feedtade the work awl the
worry at w atchiag atf your
hanfe and fcecp the heat at
the dearced point; a health
ful kcat free of dust and
affeasfoe odots. It Is a
temperature that can be
regulated lowered or rais
ed at your will and the
economy of fuel Is wonder
ful. Catalogue mailed free.
Sperl Heater Co.
HOOK AND LADDERS.
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