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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1900.
Publld Billy, Ft wpl Sunday hr The Trlb.
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ttvr b. nicHAnt), editor.
0. r. BYXBEB, llmlnca Manager.
, York Ofllcct im(Am
Sol Agent for Foreign Advcrtlalnff.
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ceptance la tint nil contributions shall be tub
iect to editorial revision.
SCRANTON', NOVEMBEIl 24, 1900.
Tho rcportpd ilet'lalon of tlie ways and
mcitUH oomtnlttco to recommend the re
moval of the fitnmp vvnr tax on chcckH,
toloBratriH ntul express receipt will re
ceive general npprovnl. Those taxes nre
vexatious and belntr no longer neces
nary shmilel Iip promptly roppiitpd.
Pay ns You Go.
IF A PRIVATE business man, by
rcabon of his slow payment of
bills, bad to pay from 10 to BO
per cent, more for everything he
bought than the competitor who buys
for spot cash, he would speedily reach
one of two conclusions. Either he
would be sold out by the sheriff or he
would pull himself together and adopt
the cash basis.
The city of Scranton Is now on the
Ioiik term credit basis and It In paying
n big price for Its carelessness. The
man who does work for It has to figure
not only on the market value of that
work but also upon the cost and
trouble of collecting his pay after It Is
earned. Tho contractor who bids for
a city contract estimates so as to pro
tect himself against yours of waiting
for what is due him. In this manner
perhaps ono-third Is added to the cost
of city business and charged back
upon the taxpayer unnecessarily.
To change to a cash basis will re
quire both a new bond ordinance
clearing off outstanding accounts and
a flat adherence in future by councils
to tho rule of passing no appropriation
ordinance the money for which is not
already In hand. These results can bo
accomplished if public opinion will In
sist. The suggestion has been made that
Taul Kruger might go in person to
Queen Victoria and either address a
personal appeal through her to the
British people or compel tho British
government to restrain his movements
and thus Intensify public sympathy
for him. That would certainly give
Downing street a number of anxious
The Associated Press.
AS RHOUr.ANIZED under tho
laws of New York the Asso
ciated Press, the annual
meeting of which has just
been held, is stronger and In better
condition than over before In Its his
tory. It has fir. members, which in
clude, with a very few exceptions, the
representative daily newspaper press
of North America; and in control of Its
management, ns directors who under
the by-laws must direct, nre fifteen
men whose names nro synonyms for
journalistic enterprise and integrity.
The list was printed in the news col
umns of yesterday's Tribune but
merits another notice. Frank B. Noye.s
of the Washington Star Is one of the
men whose business genius has made
the Star newspaper the most profitable
as well as one of the best properties of
Its class in the United States, with an
nual earnings estimated at $250,000.
Victor F. Dawson, of the Chicago
Record and Dally News, stands at the
head of western publishers, a rank
closely approached by Harvey AV.
Scott of the Portland Oregonl.in, M.
H. De Young of tho San Francisco
Chronicle, Charles W. Knapp of the
St. Louis Republic, Charles P. Taft of
the Cincinnati Times-Star, and George
Thompson of the St. Louis Dispatch.
From the eastern states the selections
Include Whiteluw Reld of the New
York Tribune, concerning whose posi
tion in public affairs comment would
'be superlluous, Stephen O'Meara of tho
Boston Journal, Don C. Soltn of the
Now York World, Herman Bidder of
tho Now Yoik Staatz Zeltung, Albert
J. Barr of tho Pittsburg Post und W.
L. .McLean of the Philadelphia Even
ing Bullotln, the latter reputedly the
ablest newspaper director in Philadel
phia; and from the south, In addition
to Mr. Noyes are Charles IL Orasly of
tho Baltimore News and Thomas CI,
Rapier of tho Now Orleans Picayune.
Politically tho new board Is fairly
distributed; geographically It repre
sents every section and natural news
center; and In respect of the character
and lilgh ability of Its membership It
presents no point of criticism. These
men propose to give their time, skill
and Influence to the work of develop
ing tho news service of the Associated
Press, which Is already In the range
and reliability of Its news by far the
best service In existence. In that
work they nro to have tho cm dial sup
port and co-operation of 612 prominent
newspapers which by reason of tho
imituul character of tho organization
benefit Individually only as tho Asso
ciated Press Is advanced collectively.
There are cheaper news services
than (lie Associated Press, which rep
resent necessarily nn Inferior guaran
teo of permanonco and certainty of
pervlce. They will servo a good pur
pose In stimulating competition and
preventing tho larger nrsanuntlon
from growing careless.
General FJUhugh Lee, now with
drawn from Cuba, declines to express
on opinion as to tho probable outcome
of the experiment of Cuban Independ
ence. In this he Is wise. Results, not
predictions, must determlno this prob
lem.. in case Senator Culloin shall not
muster a majority in the senatorial
caucus It Is to be hoped that the Re
publicans of Illinois will elect to suc
ceed him a man of Aral-elans dualities
and experience, like, for example, Rob
ert H. nut.
A published Interview with Senator
Wellington, of Maryland, recalls to
mind one of the political suicides of the
recent campaign. It Is surprising that
Wellington's opinions should bo con
sidered ns having any news Interest.
Editor nf The Tribune.
Mr: Will jnu kindly Inform n number of con
stant readcia of ynur valuable paper, nmotiir
llirm injdelf, v bother, (Wording to the constitu
tion of lue United States Hie representation In
nitinre,, nnd lenato depend upon tb number of
voter in a dWrlrt cir l.ito or upon the number
nl I lie population an furnished by the i-omm?
If the former li the r.ie, h.ia the reprucnta
I Inn of lluiso e.tati'4 wlikh have extended tin"
lialiehlc Id women been lucre Jedf And If the
hitler I the en-, I, not a revision nnd morula
lion uf representation In regard to Its relation
In tho Imreoiod or decreased population of n
vl.'ilo or dUtrlet every ten jenrn a matter of
course without the ticeeolly of nny notion of
iotiKies? Vmir editorial, "Tho Only Panacea,"
In tnday'it Nviie of The Tribune Lai rr.lnllleil
my Men., on the subject, At It vylll no doubt
line the tame elf eel upon many other ot jour
thinking readers, .you will greatly aid in all by
tiniurtlng the above questions.
Vrrr Irulv yours,
Cur! Sailer, II. D.
Si rnntnii, Vov. 21.
THE FOURTEENTH and Fif
teenth amendments answer
thoroughly our correspond
ent's Inquiry. Section sec
ond' of the Fourteenth nmendment Is
as follows: "Representatives shall bo
apportioned among tho several states
according to their respective numbers,
counting the whole number of persons
In each state, excluding Indians not
t dxed. But when the right to vote nl
any elecrlon for the choice of electors
for president and vice-president of the
United States, representatives In con
gress, the executive and judicial offices
of a state or the members of the legis
lature thereof Is denied to nny of tho
male Inhabitants of such state, being
twenty-one years of age and citizens
of the United States, or In any way
abridged, except for participation in
rebellion or other crime, the basis of
representation therein shall be re
duced In the proportion which the
number of such male citizens shall
bear to the whole number of male citi
zens twenty-one years of age In such
state." Section first' of the Fifteenth
amendment reads: "The right of citi
zens of the United States to vote shall
not be denied or abridged by the
United Stutes or by any state on ac
count of race, color, or previous condi
tion of servitude."
The meaning of the foregoing Is
clear. Population la tho basis of tho
apportionment of congressmen, but in
states which restrict t'he suffrage rep
resentation Is to be reduced in propor
tion to the restriction. Nothing in the
constitution authorizes or contemplates
an Increased representation of states
permitting woman suffrage. Every ten
years congress reapportions the num
ber of congressmen, allotting one
member to a certain ratio of popula
tion. The present ratio Is one In 173,
U01. In order to keep tho total mem
bership of congress within wleldy
limits the new ratio will be larger,
about one in 200,000. This reapportion
ment must occur whether notice shall
be taken of the wholesale disfranchise
ment of colored citizens in parts of tho
South or not. But if the constitution
is to be obeyed such notice will have
to be taken nnd representation reduced
accordingly, for the language quoted
above is mandatory.
To deal with China justly would on
the part of the European powers be bo
easy that It is surprising none of them
has over tried it.
Protection's Latest Phase.
"T-HE AMERICAN people are
I paying $200,000,000 or moro
JL. n year to foreign ship own
ers for ocean carrying.
They ought to do their own ocean
carrying and thus keep this money at
home. The ship subsidy bill is a plan
to encourage them to do this. It of
fers inducements for tho construction
and operation of new ships of Ameri
can register, giving in subsidies to tho
owners of such ships under prescribed
conditions and limitations enough, ac
cording to the judgment of the ex
perts, to offset tho higher coat of
American labor, which at present Is
the chief obstacle to successful Ameri
can ecoan steamship competition
agalmk. the well-established and small
wage European lines,
In other words, it applies to ocean
.shipping the Identlcnl doctrine and
principle under the workings of which
our great inland industries have bean
built up that is to say, the doctrine
and principle of protection to Ameri
can labor and Invested capital. Tho.
Democrats used to tell us that wo
could never have homo Industries
without meeting the low wage levels
of Europe. The Republican party dis
puted that us&ertlon, Insisted upon a
Protective tariff, and enjoys today an
unitualllied vindication in tho form of
nn industrial prosperity never so pro
nounced, with wage levels never so
high. What has been done for our fac
toiles and mills can be done for our
ship yards and docks. We can develop
the Infant Industry without saci Hieing
tho superior American wago nnd it Is
the policy of practical statesmanship
to proceed to do so without delay.
Just think of it! The United Stute-i
is today tho largest manufacturing na
tion in the world, with the greatest
export business and the longest coast
lino, washed by tho waves of the
greatest commercial oceans; yet It
does not carry a tenth of Its own
enormous and growing ocenn com
merce. It hns, In unequalled abund
ance, every material nocessnry for tho
building of great ships and u genius
for meehunlcnl achievements well cal
culated to put It In the lend of mnrluo
architecture nnd construction. It has
natural facilities without limit and In
active capital In great plenitude, Yet
other nations do Its shipping nnd
pocket tho profits, while also In largo
measure dictating terms. This situa
tion to Americans of spirit is Intolera
ble, and the remedy proposed, not hav
ing been tmpplantctl by a better, Is
certainly worthy of a trial.
President Kruger should not feel coo
much elated If Paris becomes hysteri
cal with joy over his arrival- It does
not tako much to produce hysteria In
the French capital! nnd It Is ft kind of
hysteria Bhat buttcrB no parsnips.
Chairman Jones still believes Mr.
Bryan one of the greatest men In
America, but he hns lost faith In Dem
ocratic political forccants.
Chicago ministers continue bo thun
der against crime nnd they do Lot
linvc to go out of the olty for subject
Since election the cheap burlesquo
nnd minstrel Jokes tipon Mark Hanna
Bt-cin to have lost their flavor.
The weather continues favorablo to
tin good rondn movement.
TOLD TJT THE STABS.
Dally Horoscope Drawn by AJacchus,
The Tribune Astrologer.
Antrolabo cnl: 4,0.1 n. m., for Saturday, Nor.
A child born on thin day will notice that
man's conduct fixe his value in everything ex
cept, perhaps, I lie matter of wage.
Oood luck that Is not accompanied by a little
energy and enterprise will eeldont benerlt one In
a tnanclal y.
Fame aeldom cotnea at the time It would be
It l never pofslble to nonvlnce an Ignorant
man by argument.
The man who nltempts to eiplaln or excuse
a blunder, generally tnalies othcre.
Man'rt wImIoki Is nt times mado moro impres
sive by exhibitions of folly.
Some men enter politics and become diplo
mats; others lead church choirs".
Feel; not to barm your neighbor. It Is wrong,
and besides be la liable lo eoak you in future.
Weekly Letter on
XXV. THE MUNICIPAL CHARI
TIES OF PARIS.
New York, Nov. 24.
THK Mi;.NICir,U.lTT of Paris c.ercies a tute
l.ige over Its people which is in marked
contrast to that of most other foreign and
Aineritnn ritlc.s. The numerous Ilfe-iuving
stations alone the banks of the Seine and tho
cuiul?, iiiiiIiuIjirc stations for instant tmccur
In i.is- of street aicldcnts, oitfanizations for night
medical nnd suigital relief, hospitals to which
llber.il contributions are made, night lefuges for
men nnd women where no charge is made for
shelter, nnd organizrhtlons for the rescue, mainte
nance nnd proper instruction of ch.ldicn who arc
neglected or friendless -ire examples of some of
the humanitarian functions opciated by the
Although Xmv York city contribute millions
to the relict of the poor, destitute nnd unfor
tunate every year, but a small per cent, of the
amount is dispensed by the city itself. The sit
uation is quite different In Pnrii. Here public
thnilty i.s centrally controlled as one rompre-bcii'-ie
unified department, under tho namn of
l,'AsIstancn Publirpic a Pari", which has absorbed
nnd systematized almost ovcry Important agency
for relief nnd succor. This organization is under
tho authority of the prefect of the Seine and his
superior, the minister of the interior, and is dl
lcctcd by n single responsible director, who is
nominated In- the prefect and appointed by the
minister. Hut the director Is guided in nil im
portant mattcis by a council of surveillance,
which meets not less than once in every fifteen
days. In tho hands of this great board of
public charity lests the dispensation of a rc
i nue of nearly 3,000,fl00 francs, or WM0.00O. The
board has twenty members, uhuli include the
prefect of the Seine and the prefect of the police,
the foirner being, by viitue of bis office, picst
dent of the hoard. Of the remaining eighteen,
me nro diiectly appointed horn without, while
of the thiiteon others two must bo members of
the municipal council, one representative of the
council of i.tate, one of the Court of Cassation,
a licmpital physician, :i hospitnl surgeon, a pro
fessor of the faculty of medicine, a member of
the chamber of commerce and a number of other
city vf(l.Ial. Ilcsidra discharging tho regular
duties of a similar organization the board acts
as a civil service board, ns it would be called on
this side, filling all subordinate positions accord
ing to lilies and regulations of its own for mi
lieu. Membership is for a term of six years,
and one-third retire eery two years, but nre
eligible for re-cleition. The high character
of this board is nssuied by thp nature of its
composition, and under its enlightened super
vision every fentiiro of the woik of public: chai
ity makes steady progress, nnd there Is no over
lapping of difterent agencies, such as is
only too common in some countries. More
out, tho cost of administration is minimized.
Morn than (10 per cent, of New Ybrk's $7,000,000
annual donation to charitable purposes Is ex
pended for salaries nnd machinery, while that
of Paris will not reach half that amount.
The night refuges for men and women nro run
as separate Institutions in raris, but upon
slightly different rules than In the United
States cities. Here they nre called lodging
'housed, and they aro prepared for men only; be
sides, they will receive the most diseputablc
spCLlmens of "trampdom" without question! but
in Paris no vagabonds or unworthy characters
are admitted. One particularly good feature is
that they are freed, in every possible manner,
from the taint of pjuperism.
'Hie refuge provided for men fs taken advan
tage of by those in quest of employment, and
no charge is made for admission or for shelter
for the first tlueo nlghk). A worklngman on
piesentlng himself at the office of tho Institution
furnishes his name and is given a ticket, A
suit of clothing is also supplied him, bis ordl
inry suit ielng in every case- taken charge by
the ofllcers to bo disinfected in tho Bteam dis
infecting nppaiatus, which Is nn essential part
of the Institution efficient disinfection In Paris
is recognired ns Indispensable and a hot shower
l.it It is alo to be taken. He is supplied with
u basin of soup, and at a given hour is required
to be In bed.
The dormitories are well lighted, ventilated,
clem and frto from the odor which is common
ly so noticeable in the vugunt ward of similar
institutions, while, the same may be raid
in respect to the dining room nnd other of.
liees of the institution. The doimitorles are fit
ted with single iron bed.ste.iils, supplied with two
mattiesscs, one wool and one straw, and the
netessary linen and blankets, pillows, etc, are
supplied. 'the workman Is provided in the
morning with a breakfast of soup and bread,
and is not required to perform any labor In re
turn for the hospitality afforded him.
Workmen who are unable to obtain employ,
incut in the city lave tho oppoitunlty of doing
work in connection with tho institution, such as
wood chopping, carpentry, talloiing, stone dress
lg, etc, and are paid for tho 6amo at the rate
ot 4'i cents per day of right hours.
At tho disinfecting station, which la fitted
up with all the latest and most eiuclent appaia.
tus, nil the clothing and bedding In connection
with tho liiitltutiou Is continuously being car
ried nut. The buildings nre kept sciiipulously
clean and the grounds are kept in tin tame
Victor Hugo has Immortalized the sewers ot
Paris n bin I.es Miseiahlch ami the general im
piisslon obtains that the system nnd all per
taining thereto, us well ns the sinltatlon of the
city In gereral aio among the best If not the
best in the woild. Hut an Inspection would
soon dUilliulonlzo the misinformed. lu the
matter ot house drainage, Paris is behind every
other city ot Its size in the more progressive
countries. The waste pipes fioin baths, sinks
and lavatories are usually found to bo connected
directly to chains or soil pipes; there is no pro
per disconnection of tho house drain from the
sewer, and no provision made for the ventilation
of drains'. Not until quite recently lias sani
tary plumbing began to be intioduced In Pari
sian homes, while the piovlsions for public lava
tories, etc., aie still of the moat primitive tjpe,
Many of the public conveniences are positively
obnoxious and indecent in many particulars,
leveallng a state of attain that would no. be
tolerated in any Knglith or American city. It
Is to be expected that this in not true of the
twellest part of the city, but when one passes oil
from the main thoroughfares it li only too evi
dent, Aside from IhcM particular tho system wilt
compare favorably , with that of other larger
rllles, and, In some tespecls, will csccll nmny
others. Tho l'ntls sowers tales not only the
sewage from houses, but also alt the water from
the surface ot the roaeti. There Is an ctcc.s
the amount of sand washed Into thtni, owing
to tho system of street cleaning, tn addition
to this tlm sowers are not laid at srll-clcanslng
grades," find there) nre, consequently, deposits nnd
accumulations to a serious extent so serious
that an atmy of POO men l always employed In
keeping tlicm clcnn. Some of tho sewers are
provided with sand clumbers, to facilitate r,ie
of removal, but special forms of newer cleans
Itig nppamtus nre In common ie. No system
of sewer ventilation has been adopted, but the
aowngi- Is of a weak nature, owing to the ex
cessive amount of surface water with which It
Is diluted nnd to the comparatively smnll pro
portion of water e Insets In the city.
Access to the sewers l gained by entrances
In the public footpaths-there are no inanlnvlo
entrances, such as aie commonly ued lu
Ameilran cities. A section of the sewers Is or
dinarily open to the Inspection of the public on
the second and fourlb Wednesdays in eaeli month
from May to September. Th descent Into the
sewer Is made by a flight nf stone steps. The
trunk sewers are throu In number and the largest
ot their kind in tho world. They measure l
teen feet and sia: Inchii In width and twelve feet
in depth. Practically they are anbwnys nnd they
are used no such, there being an electric line of
trnm can In connection with the system running
throughout tlm line of trunk sewers. Hestdoi
this tlirru aro footpaths on either side ot the
fewer channel, which Is jh open elite la In the
canter of tho subway. Tho subway Is lighted
by electricity. Cnirled on brackets nlong the
walls and roof of the subway are the various
pipes for the supply nf flltercel nnd unflltereel
water, hydraulic mains, pneumatic tubes nnd
cables for telegraphs nnd telephones, each one
of which Is well distinguished by enameled
lettered plates at short Intervals. In addition
to tldi, the names of the various streets followed
by the sewer aro also Indlrated by similar plates,
as well as nvcry Junction, whether from a house
or a tributary sewer. The most crupulous
cleanliness in the care of the sewers la observed
ond the workmen arc provided with every mod
em convenience for the performance ot their
work. The men me neatly uniformed and bear
nn nir of Intelligence that Is not commonly
found In men In their position. Taken as a
whole, the system is tho gientcst in the world,
but equal excellence Is not found In all Its
branches, notably thosn already mentioned nnd
some others which nre barely alluded to. It is
encouraging, however, tor Parisians, that a move,
menl is now under way whereby the entire sys
tem will be Improved and some of the most dis
tressing features will probably disappear during
the coining year.
Edllor of The Tribune
Sir: In your editorial "Looking Forward,"
published sonic days ago, you gave some Inter
esting predictions of President Prltehett In re
gard to the population ot the United States for
vnrlousj periods in the future. '1 limning per
haps It mtht not be without interest to those
of your readers who are curious In such matters,
J append for their gratification the results of
some calculations 1 have made, based upon his
torical elatn of the past 110 years taking first a
looking backward before a looking forward.
The first census of 1730 gave a population of
3,PJI),21I. The second census of 1800 gave a pop
ulation of 6,X03,403, being nn increase for the
decennial period of 33.1 per cent, at nn average
3 early rate of 3.054 per cent. C'onsus nf IStO pop
ulation, 7.359.8M, an increase of 30.3S.I per cent.,
at a yearly rale of 3.13 per cent.; census of
1S20, population, 0,63.1,S22, increase of 8.1.307
per cent., nt a yearly rate nf 2.017 per cent.;
census of 1S30, population, 12,8fllt,O20, increase,
3.1.53 per cent., early rate, 2.P13 per cent.;
census 1840. population, n,0r,9,451, increase,
33.2ii per cent., yearly rate, 2.P07 per cent; cen
sus 1630, population, 23,1111,871, ineiease, 33.S6R
per cent., early rate, .1.113 per cent.; censm
1800, population, 31,441,321, increase, 33.3S per
cent., yearly rate, .1.09 per cent. ; census 1&70,
population, 39,53S,371, increase, 22.03 per cent.,
.vearly rate, 2.0eJ per cent.; census 1SS0, popula
tion, .ri0,153,7M, ineiease, 30.08 per cent., vearly
rate, 2 18 per cent.; census 1800, population,
0ll,0i!!l,7un, increase, 25.381 per cent., yculy rate,
2.30.1 per cent.; census 1000, population, 76.2U3,
220, increw, 20.07 per cent., yearly rate, 1.1)22
percent. At this list rate of ineiease the popu
lation would double in 30.4 yeais. Also, the
population from 1ST0 (o 1000 incioascd at an aver
age yearly rate of 2.740 per cent, nnd doubled in
about twenty-five years and seven mouths. ?o
much nnd so far for looking backward.
Looking forwaid, President Prltehett predicts
that in 1010 our population will bo 01,07.1,000,
showing a decennial increase of 21.05 per cent.,
at an average j early rate of 2.18 per cent. In
1030 his figures are 1.10,887,000, an increise for
the two decaeles nf 41.30 per rent., at an average
yearly rate of 1 74'J per cent. For 1930 his fig
ures are 190,740,000, an ineiease of 39.31 for the
two decennial period, nt nn nvoinge yearly rale
of 1.07 per cent, l'or the year 2000 his figures
are 383.SflO.ono, being an increase of 102.20B per
cent for the fifty jenrs then ending, being an
aveiage j early incienn- of 1.42 per cent. For the
year 2100 I'icsidcnt Pritchett's figures nre 1,112,
870,000, Miowing nn increise nf lhS.4 per cent in
one hundred ye.u.s, at an average j early rite nf
1,003 per cent. Piesldent Piitchctt is quoted as
sajlng: "Should tho piesent liw of growth con
tinue until 2000 the United Stutes would contain
11,000 persons to the squire mile of surface."
Here is an important mistake-. From the calcu
lation above picsentrcl the increase of population
from 1890 lo lliOO was shown to be 1.022 per cent,
per year. At this rate of increase the population
In 2000 woulel be 312,017,710. The land surface
of tho United States (not including tho great
territory of Alaska, 377,390 miles) Is computed it
2,970,000 squaie miles. Tills would give 172.4
persons to the square mile, and not lt,000, ac
cording tn President Prltehett, as quoted.
Tho history of the present century now just
ending pheds only a partial and uncertain light
to guide us in our (-peculations on our country's
future. Causes nf which wo know nothing and
cannot conjecture in.iy arie and very materially
disturb nil our speculations. S.
Carbondale, Nov, 23.
THE YOUNG IDEA.
V. E. Cuttls, In tho Chicago Record.
Then aro 10,7.15,302 children and young men
and women being educated in the schools and
colleges of the United Mates 1,30.1,921 in private
institutions, the remainder in public schools,
, schools. schools
Elementary lt.iW-MSS 1,19.1,822
High schools and academics., ISs.M'l 114,074
Universities and colleges .... 30,030 73,201
Professional schools 8,310 4ii,30l
Normal schools 44.SO.S 21,572
Tiicro aro 214,527 irlionlliou-es, dormitories and
other buildings In the United States devoted to
education, ond they are valued at ?324,W.V235.
There nrp 413,Wfl teatheis-131,70.1 men and
SS.1,867 women. In 1S99 the people of the United
btatcj spent $1D7,2S,C0.I to eilucala tiieiv dill
elieu, which Is 5-2.07 per capita, of papulation,
and fl.20 per capita of children of tho school
The avenge salaries paid school teachers in
the entire United Slates in luntl was fl5.23 a
month for men and ?37.14 a month for women,
A SMOKY CITY SNEER.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
The mero idea of Scranton getting Into the
same class with PlttsLurgl
Written for tho Tribunes
Why does your path to oft cross mine,
To what unhappy endT
When I may liaully clasp your hand,
May only tie your friend?
So many meties In. the scalo
Tvvixt status, mine and thine,
To your's I never shall attain,
You may not come to mine.
And never while the sad earth turns
Tho' many a veary while,
Will jour heart know that heavy tears
Itctlect jour careless smile?
Why should you? Hut two passing ships,
We speak and straightway part.
Why should jou care if your barque sail
On o'er a breaking heart?
-K. V. H. 9.
A POPtlt.All CMIAIlINd IIOtlSF. tor the
rt lleneflt of All Who Have Houses to '
Itenf. Ileal Palnto or either 1'rnneriv tn Sell ,
or Exrhange, or Who Want Situations or
i Help These Small Advertisements Cost '
tine Cent a Word, Six Insertions tor Vive i
rents a vv ord r.xrept situations vvanteo,
Which Are Inserted Free.
STom: foii iikvp. fa pkh month, in
epilro ltlchard Darron, Odd Fellows' building,
FOII HF.NT-LAltfir. PLEASANT IIOOM9I USF,
of bath. Hit Mulberry street.
bTEAM IIEATEP FLAT ON ADAMS AVESUR,
21. W. T. Hncki-tt.
STEAM HEATED FLAT ON ADAMS AVF.SUE,
5. W. T. Ilaekett,
STEAM HEATED FLAT ON ADAMS AVKNVF,.
if-10. W. T, Ilaekett.
STEAM HEAIKD TLAT, S ItOOMS AND HATH.
STOIIES, OFFICES, HUtNH. HOUSES, FLATS,
rooms nnd factory space in all pails cltj.
W. T. Ilaekett.
W. T. HACKETT IIFYS. SELLS. UBNTS, !N
surcs, exchanges, nppralses nnd cares for
SEVERAL LINES OF HUSINF.S. KSTAbLISHED
nnd paying. . T. Ilaekett
IF YOU WANT TO BUY. SELL, 11EST, INSURE,
exchange property, bee W, T, Ilaekett.
FOB SALI)-A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF
readj'-made clothing and gent's furnishing
goods at n bargain. J. L. Tracy, Real Estate
Exchange, Waverly, Jf. Y.
F1KE 4ND miROLAIl PROOF SAFE. CON-
taln large welded steel and Iron vault.
Wns made originally for bank. Must be sold
promptly. The Weston Mill Co., Scranton, Pa,
FOR SsLE-CONTENTP OF HtJUSE FURNI
ture, carpets, bedding, etc. 832 Washington
Wanted To Buy.
WAVTED-SECOND-HAND SLOT MACHINES;
muat be In good onlcr; state particulars as
tn make and price. Address L. )(., general de
livery, Scranton, l'i.
TWO YOUNCi MEN WILLING 10 OCCUPY ONE
room can have excellent board with family;
no children; living within three blocks of post
office; front loom with bath room on same
Horn; steam heat, gas, large parlor and piano.
Im 100, Scranton.
MRS. JAMES P. KENNEDY, LATE OF NEW
York citj-, has opened a first-class boarding
bouse at 841 Adams avenue. German tabic.
Evtrj thing new and home like. Tabic boarding.
large, roomy and
Flackett, Price building.
WANTED MUST BE
finely located. W. T.
LANDLORDS SEEKING TENANTS, Oil TEN-
nnts seeking houses should sec Hackitt, Price
WANTED-A GENTLE SOUND FAMILY CAIt
liage team of hordes. Address X. Y. .,
MAN AND WIFE WANT HOARD IN PRIVATE
family within fifteen minutes' walk of D., L.
& W. Depot. Address Board, Tribune.
BOARD WANTED FOR THREE ADULTS AND
one small child, in respectable Jewish fam
ily, living in first-class neighborhood. State
price. W. A., Tribune office.
Help Wanted Male.
LARGE HOUSE WANTS CAPABLE MEN AND
women to act as general agents. MOO yearly
salary; expenses; extra commissions; brilliant
opportunity. Stafford Press Co., New Haven,
MANAGER-OLD ESTABLISHED MERCANTILE
house wants honest, capable man to manage
branch; salary $123 month; extra commissions;
no soliciting required, hut must take general di
rection business and lie ambitious; good refer
ences and $800 cash required; experience as man
ager not ncccssMry if qualified in other respects.
Manager, Drawer 74, New Haven, Conn.
MAN WITH HORSE AND WAGON WANTED
to deliver and collect; no canvassing; HI
per week and expenses; WO cash deposit re
quired. Collector, Uo 73, Philadi'lphla.
WANTED-E.VERGETIC SALESMEN; EXPEHI-
cnere" unneceuiry; liberal proposition; outfit
free. Aller Nursery Company, Rochester, N. Y.
Help Wanted Female.
WANTED-FOR CITY. LADY AGENT TO VISIT
our customers nnd distribute samples. Call
in evening 333 Plttston avenue. Boston Tea Co.
AGENTS-MALH AND FEMALE, TO SELL A
fine line of perfumery; credit given; profu
ahlo cmplo.vnient. Campbell Perfumery Co.,
country work; $100 salary and commission.
R, O, Evans & Co,, Chicago.
Salesmen wanted to bell our goods
by sample to wholesale and retail trade. We
aro the largest and only manufacturers In our
line In the world. Liberal salary paid. Address,
CAN-DEX Mfg. Co., Savannah, Ua.
MARINE CORPS. U. S. NAVY, RECRUITS
wanted-Able-bodied men, eervlcs on our
war ships in all parts of the world and on land
in the Philippines whan required. Recruiting of
ficer, 101 Wyoming avenue, Scranton.
LOST-BETWEEN THE BICYCLE CLUB AND
Marion street, Thursday night, unset dia
mond. Reward If returned tu Scranton Dairy
LOST A FAIR OF EYE-GLASSES ON GREEN
Ridge street, between Llbraiy and Monscy
avenue, Reward for return to 1023 Sanderson
Money to Loan.
HONEY TO LOAN-STRAIOIIT LOANS AT
once, Curry, Council building.
ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO LOAN-rjUICK,
straight loans or Building and f.oiu. At
from 4 to 0 per cent, Call on N, V. Walker,
314-313 Council building.
DEAFNESS CURED OR NO PAY.
Rowan, Milwaukee, Wis.
SITUATION WANTED COLORED MAN AS
waiter In boarding house or poiter; any kind
of woik. Good references. Aeldiess J. S. O.,
EXPERIENCED bTEKOGRAPHER DESIRES TO
sit Ion; good references. X. Y, L., Tribune,
smu'rioN wanted-ry a young girl to
do dining room work, kitchen work or tu
nurse children. Apply 20S Meridian street.
SITUATION WANTED-BY YOUNO MAN DRIV
ing team; lias had experience in tho gro
cery business und t.s well acquainted with all
parts of tho city. Address 12 East Market St.
HYDE PARK AVENUF., LARGE LOT, Ckrt
Anurous ri.i iTiounc.
1,030-W!LL BUY NEW HOUSE, 0 ROOMS AND
bath, Green Itldget cash 130 balance,
easy terms. M, II. Holcatc,
$1,700-W1LL BUY NEW 7 ROOM HOUSE,
Green Ridge i 1S0 rash, balance monthly
payments. M. II. llolgate.
MOOtJ-WILL BUY ll-ROOM HOUSE, LAttOF,
lot, barn, Penn avenue, Green Ridge; cash
payment, 9300 1 bilanco to ault purchaser. M,
$1,600 WILL BUY DOUBLE, HOUSE, LAlion
lot, Boulevard, M. IL llolgate.
$5,o00-WILL BUY FINE O-llOOM HOUSE, .lUsT
finished, Green Ridge. M. II, llolgate.
91,600-WILL BUY LARGE SlHSOLK HOF.Si:,
lot 00x181 feet, Green Ricl. M. II. llolgate.
$0,600-WfLTi BUY THE ANKLEY PROPERTY,
North Main avenue. This is a finely finished
home, hard wood, large roomt well arranged;
lot, 50x102 feel; gooil Inrn; property mint be
sold. M. II. llolgate.
$7,G0O-WIL!j BUY BFSINES's PROPERTY,
renting for ?SC4. M. II. llolgate.
350-WILL BUY LOTS, DIAMOND FLATS. M.
?IO,000WILL BUY BUSINESS PROPERTY,
lower t.ackawanni avenue. M. II. llolgate.
1,800-WH,L 'BUY -ROOM NEW HOUSE, 000
block Irving avenue.
r.,G00-WILL BUY COMPLETE HOME, FULL
lot, Wheeler avenue. M. II. Holgate.
ipl.OSO-WlLL BUY SINGLE HOUSE, S MINUTEI!
walk tn court house. M. II. llolgate.
NAY AUG SECTION, MODERN HOFSE. $2,500.
W. T. Ilaekett.
NORTH END HOUSE, EASY TERMS, $1,050.
W. T. Ilaekett.
WEST SIDE DOUBLE HOUSE, NEW, ?1,800.
W. T. Hnckett.
PENN AVENUE. NO. 410, BARGAIN, $5,000.
W. T. Ilaekett.
WEST LACKAWANNA. NO. 912, INVESTIGATE,
91,300. W. T. Hackctt.
CLAY AVENUE. DUNMORE, MONTHLY PAY-
ments, $2,800. W. T. Hackctt.
MADISON AVENUE. STEAM HEATED HOUSE,
$8,500. W. T. Ilaekett.
NAY AUG SECTION, BEAUTIFUL HOME, fil.OOj.
W. T. Hackctt.
CLAY AVENUE. STEXM HEATED HOUSE.
$7,500. W. T. Ilaekett.
CLAY AVENUE. DESIRABLY SITUATE!) RESI
dence, $3,301'. W. T. Hackctt.
ADAMS. CORNER OLIVE. GREAT BARGAIN,
$3,500. W. T. Hnckett.
NORTH END, NEAR MARKET, BARGAIN, $800.
W. T. Hackctt.
OLIVE STREET, RENTS $000, INVESTIGATE,
$0,300. See Ilaekett.
MADISON, NEAR GREEN RIDGE, FINE LOT.
$1,S00. See Hackctt.
SOUTH MAIN. LINCOLN HEIGHTS, MODERN
house, $3,700. See Hackctt.
CLAY AVENUE', DUNMOEE, DESIRABLE
house, $2,000. W. T. Hackctt.
ADAMS AND MARION. THE HOsS PROPERTY,
cheap. W. T. Ilaekett.
MADISON AVENUE, GREEN RIDGE, DES1RA
ble, $1,800. W. T. Hackctt.
SUMMIT AVENUE, PROVIDENCE. DESIRABLE,
cheap, $.(,000. W. TV Ilaekett.
PROVIDENCE ROAD. NEW HOUSE, CHEAP,
91.M0. W. T. Hackctt.
PRICE STREET. LARGE LOT, TWO HOUSES
$.1,000. Sec Hackctt.
PRICE STREET. LARGE LOT, TWO HOUSES.
$2,500. See Hackctt,
1HEODORE STREET, TWO LOTS FOR $S(M.
W. T. Hackctt.
ELMHURST. 11-ROOM HOUSE, 2 ACRES, $2,500.
CLAY AVENUE. FINEST OF FINF. $16,000.
W. T. Hackctt.
CLAY AVENUE, NE PLUS ULTRA, $27,000. W.
CLAY AVENUE. VERY FINE DOUBLE, !),00().
W. T. Hackctt.
COURT STREET, NO 721, GREAT BARGAIN,
investigate, . 1,00ft. See Ilaekett.
MADISON AVENUE, STEAM HEATED, $12,300,
reduced $',501. Hacketl.
COLFAX AVENUE LOT, NOTHING FINER,
$1,300. W. T. Ilaekett.
CEDAR AVENUE, NO. 321 VALUABLE Busi
ness property, $12.1W. Ilaekett.
CHINCHILLA. MODERN HOUSE, SEVEN
acres, $4,000. W. T. Hackctt.
WALTON FIVE ACRES LAND, FINE, $1,800.
W. T. Ilaekett.
CAPOUSB AND MARION, VERY DESIRABLE,
$4,000. W. T. Ilaekett.
WALTON. PLOT WITH BARN, FINE, $1,20 1.
W. T. Hackctt.
NORTH MAIN' AVENUE. BUSINESS PROPER
TY, $4,200. W. T. Hackctt.
PRESCOTT AVENUE, HOUSE, BARGAIN, $1,800.
W. T. Ilaekett.
SILK.MAN STREET, A FINE BARGAIN, $700.
V. T. Ilaekett.
CEDAR AVENUE. ODD FELLOWS' HALL
building. $11,000. See Hackctt.
JEFFERSON AVENUE HOMES, $3,000 TO $30,.
000. See Ilaekett.
ROSCOK. ON O. .V W BEAUTIFUL VILLA,
$5,000. Huckett. ,
ELECTRIC AVENUE, NO, 418, BARGAIN', $1,70'i.
W. T. Ilaekett.
IRVING, NEAR DUDLEY, LOT, $1,200. W. T.
NORTH WASHINGTON AVENUE, FLNEhT OF
fine, $22,000. Sec Jlackett.
MYRTLE STREET, .MODERN HOUSE, $.1,500.
W. T. Hackctt,
LACKAWANNA AVENUE, Sir.AM
block, $lh.(. See Ilaekett .
NORTH END, NT Ml DRIVING PARK, LOT,
?00. See Hacketl.
COLUMBIA AVENUE. FINE LOT, $1,530. W
FARM ON D L. & W 1R ACHES, $1,000. Seo
VACTORYVILLE, BEAUTIFUL HOME, $2,10u.
W. T. Ilaekett.
PROVIDENCE ROAD. LOT 80 FEET FRONT,
$730, See Ilaekett.
HARRISON WENl'E, LARGE LOT, $1,400. W
HARRISON AVENl'E, LARGE LOTS, $1,2"
CLARKS SUMMIT. BEAUTIFUL
,.u..., , r.,v.-.. ... (, ,..,,..,,,
CENTRAL CITY, liTSI.NT.SS PROPER TV 1
lug 0 per cent net, $21,000. Ilaekett.
home, $.1,000. W, T, lliekett,
hellf.vue" .house on leased fiiioi
WOO. W, T, Ilaekett.
I'lllNfWr AVENUE. $7,000 JioUIU.E
for $5,000. Hackctt,
THIS IS ONLY A PARTIAL LIST OF PIM '.
tle which W. T, lliekett hat for IN
cnmilete 1UI Inclu lea fcvrr.il hundred in.ir lie
ran locate ou on nearly every street in Seiuiw
SEVERAL LINES OF BUSINESS FOR SALE, KS.
talilUheel ami paying W. T. Ilaekett.
IF YOU WANT TO IIUY OR SELL A I1UM.NT. .
sec W. T. Hack-It.
IMPOUNDED-THREE COWS AT' BELLES' LIV-
' cry, 'ii'J Adam avenue; two Hilit reel and
one dark. Owner uu have them by paylwj for
hoarding und advertising. W. Hello, Pound
A large assortment
of Miniature Calen
dars for the coming
year, such as are
used for fancy work
and designs. As the
stock in chis partic
ular line is always
limited, we would ad
vise that now is the
time to get what you
Stationers and Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
Now open for business at
our new store, 1132 Wyo
We are proud of our store
now, and eel justified in,
doing a little talking, but wo
prefer to have our friends do
the talking for us,
A cordial invitation , is ex
tended to all to call and see us,
Jewelers nnd Silversmiths.
. i i
Mount Pleas ant
Coal of the beat quality tor domett lo ie met
of all fiit, including Buckwheat and Hlrdteyt,
delivered in any part of tint city, at the lotnett
Oidcrs received at the cilice, Connell build
Inic; i com 3ek); telephone No. 1702; or at thet
mine, telephone No. 272, will be prqniptly t
tended to. Dealers aupplied at tht milt.
mv. Pleasant Coal Co.
., ,. Sa 'it i