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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 19Q0.
REPORT OP THE
PRESENTED AT LAST NIGHT'S
MEETING OP BOARD.
Wending of It Was Defened Until
the Next Meeting of That Body.
Full Text of It Is Given Below.
Teachers Granted a Two Weeks
Pay for Christmas A Considerable
Amount of Routine Business Trans
acted Number of Janitois Have
Their Salaries Increased.
A special meeting ot the IjuiuiI of con
trol was held lust night mid the com
mittee on second-class city legislation,
which made a ttlp to Plttsbutg In or
der to sec tiling as they ate and ad
vise things as the .should bo, lendeied
Its tcport. TIipih was b not' a quorum,
however, "lid tin- loading or tin report
wim thomloio di'toiied 'uitll thu nest
meeting of thi' bo.nd. An nmnunt of
i online business was transacted, and
the meeting then adjourned. A motion
was pa toed gi anting the city school
teacheis a two weeks' pay befoie
The meeting was called to nidt'i after
the building coinnilttre had held a short
session. Hecielaiy Fellows opened the
ovcnltipr by leading this committee's le
poit. A communication was flist lead
fioni thu aichltect in ohnige that No.
school, on Oichnid stiect, Is now
completed and a motion was made by
Mr. Kutncols that this lf-poit be ae
The building committee recommended
that Mrs. Biub.uu Swift be allowed SJ."
tor the cleaning of the new Xo. !t school
building, and that the janitois of No
and No. 3t schools have their salaries
lalsed $3 ft month, also that the Janitor
at No. 25 be allowed a $10 tnciease.
This teport was adopted, and a supple
mentary motion by Mr. Gibbon, to the
i fleet that the janitor nl No. 7 srhool
have his salary raised $." .1 month dui
1ng the night school season, was also
Mr. Gibbons then moved that the city
school teacheis be paid a two v cults'
.salary before Chiistmas, as there is a
Kenerul demand among them for this.
"Ah, ha! The semi-monthly pay," re
marked Piesldent Jayne drolly, and
amid a geneial laugh the motion was
seconded and passed.
Mr. Jennings. I" behalf of the special
legislation committee, tendered the re
port on the Pittsburg1 trip, and at Air.
Uaiker's suggestion it was decided that
leading of the statement bo defened
until the next meeting'. A bill of $264.
fiS was submitted by D. J. Reedy, the
board's solicitor, as expenses for the
irip, and was accepted.
On account of Monday being Chi 1st
mas eve, it is not likely that the next
meeting of the board will be held until
the middle of the coming week. The
import of the committee tollows:
J oMslaibP Committee of thi Hoard of Contiol
Ifis nf (lie it of'Scranton School Dwtuct:
ur loinnilttie 'elected to visit tha cities of
I'MWmiR aid Ailtirlieny, with the purpose of
fluclin' (he -siun-, and laws of each of the
thI iitit-i, h(? have to submit their ddlitttiona
mil the result of their oruprvitions While in
Miuril we paid p irticuUr attention to the
sihool nil 111s of each and both of the cities,
incident ill we lookeil Into and made inquiries
(omnium: the .-tut-llv municipal functions of
cirnN of tlie fcecond tlass
I he citi of Allegheny i mIuuc on the weit
nf Pittsburg across the Monongnhcta rnei, and
1- connected closely, not only in a lmsim.;.-. and
linindil wny with PlUtoiug, but (omnierci illj
il is Mrj closily allied. It 13 composed of fif
Imi wuds and his an aid of 6ien squire
miles "the assessed vnlmtlon of cull of the
litkui wirds of the city for tin piupoe of tai
linn is cs follows:
1-1 S 0,571,1001 10th ? (,,10s,0.-0
Jd lJ,2Wi,l75 lltl .'i.ONi.O-Jj
d s,ht0,0J0 i:th 2,Jlr.47."i
Itli S,703,C0O nth l.Sl'l.lviO
"111 9,310,175 Htl k1.',37J
filb 7,00",ll2i 15th. (part of 10th vul.)
Stli 1,310,425 Total sS2,5S2,800
0th 2,0-20, 1251
There is also nnaswable pioperli to the villi"
of s'o.flTO.j, ni ikinfr a total avessed valmtion
o' 10.1,2J1,725. The t1 levy for citj purjiosio
Is l.l1" mills on tlw doll ir. realizirp city tit
01 1,115,905 80 Hie fewer ti is Ii-10 mills,
iirtluing S2t,771 St.
'the school ti loneil b the cential hoard is
tinea mills, icullrliig '-217,7tS to 'Jin. tax hied
foi suli-tcliool dlstiict puiposes is as follows.
ll 4,0111 SI 0th s r,,S9.i 25
-M :,I,'J52 U5 llltli 24,1.11 hO
.'d il. INI lit) 11th ll,7W0il
ah n,3u il ijtii 8,ikS.i iu
fill 18.7S0 15 11th fi,l)ll 7.5
til 17,514 01 Hth 2.02S 00
7th 1 1, -'19 05 .
tli t.OSO ' Total 18S,40t (17
'Iho latl ippiopnation was i 'I4,ijl '
Suli-ilNliict taxis H,4'Jil 07
(,ci,iial lnc 247,71b 10
'Ihe total jios lotcipls foi school puiposcs for
Ihe mr riullnir .lime 1, l'K, wns ?SU,1,50 02
'J lie net boiukd indebtedness U as follow:
Central boaul Dili s 21,000
of tonliol..s HI 10th 11S.3W
2d. wd 1052ml mil h'i,50i
Id 321,000 1211 21,500
ill 40,000 11(1 (1,100
111 112,000 Htl 12,700
Till ,1S,(XlQi ,
til 0,001)1 Total M.HuVUi)
Nunilu r of Mlinols 111 .Mleghen.i 2i
Numhei of teuhcin ,m
lot il aiu.ixo dailv attemlance V,')W
'Ihe ilt of I'ltlsliunr Ins an 1111 1 of i
miiiira miles ind Ins llililj-ulin. wards, The
assiN-id il 11.it ion of each ward for purpose of
taxation is as fillous:
Ikt f 11,5IV),12S 21st. ,
id ll.OOO.IH 22d.
Kil.i 21l,2sU,OS2 2 Id, ,
.tlh 2l,(s.J0il 24th.
oil 1,7.10,501) Sltli.
llh 0,(V5,07S 20th.
Til 02 12S 27th.
lli I, IOS.H22 2sth.
Oil 4,UiO,sS Jth.
loth. , :i,l4l,Sio .'.oth.
nth. ....... fuu.tid .iiht.
.1, to 5,077
IStl H,'2W,f p) 2d.
lllll MU.050JW ll,4!b,7il
14th ,(M0,s 1111 1,1I3,U7I!
15th. ....... fi1HJ,lU7 15tli l.Mi-2,,'1
IBtl 0,8!2,(s7 iMIli 1,720,257
17th &, 100,1135 37lh. .... ,, 2,57025
IStli 7,5,,l,UO ,ia( ,.,, TO, 82.!
10th '.0,(d8,(i0 - -
50th .15,121,0(0 TUI. ,,,,.22,'2M,'!0
IliPto aie tiikli aluillon, llio ta leiy foi
city ami sihool puipiv.es is J7 mills, wiilih ieil.
ins f5,lbS,hl,J5. Of this anioimt tho 1c11t1.1l
board inch til Ss07,O75. 'I In- meipls o eiili
mli-whool distiltt were as followb!
l.t. wd. ,,if JI,,2I1 70 22d 4 152,210 IW
2d, 9,ls!tl M -ilil 2J.321 21
3d 5.WU fil lli 8,107 M
4th II, ISO 70 Slili, ,,,,. S.I.M IJ
."ilh. ,. ... 1,101 2'i 2(111 ,, ll,W:'l
Hth 27,025 ,il i7th 07,140 20
7 A, 8th , . M.U'1 .11 -2Mh. . ,.,, 0,015 2.J
11 & 10th. . 5,422 01 2JII Mi'MW
lltl U,011 Oil. ,011 I.2IW 27
12lh 11,102 2.1 .11-1 S5.U0 1C
lill Mi,7I0 oa '2d 14,7411 I'.i
Ittti. ,,,,,. 15.I.01S 10 Jid. , J.IDtlfO
l.llll. .,,,.. 0,010 00 ,'IJtll, ,,,.,. 0,(l0li
lfltb. ,..,., ).wa 11 Mth. ,,,. . s.ii.wii
17th 15,131 00 JiHli 12,01117
13th. ,, U.SaO 70 S7th. ,,., 02.150 J')
10th , 40.7W 05 3SIII. ,.,, 10,W2 30
tUt 31,502 501 Total ,.l,240,24a 00
ttate ippreprlatlon ,,,f 20,603 15
(Vitral board ....,..,..,. 607,075 00
$ b-dUtrlct , ',,, ,,,..,, J,2W,210 CO
Jilll. ...... so-iuu ;,
Number of schorls In ritUWiri
tl!ll dlliootl i,h,lilii,i,lli"l"lill ' '
Sstib-dlslrfet schools ..,,,, .,,,.,.,, ..,,,.,. 70
Number of leaclicr (all klniln) '""ii
Thi total ncrae dally tlltntlnneo June, 1000,
A to the rispedlvc Uwj mid fjilcmi govern
Inif each clly! Allegheny lilnit Hfteen waidi,
has a hoard nf Mr illtretors In each wai'll thefo
logcthcr lomlllute tin central board, miklnff
l.oinl of W member.
l'lttthiirir has tliht)-nlnc wards, ludnir ft
lioinl of k dlrcttoM, a total of 211, I'acli
snh-hoitcl elects olio ieiaon In tere as a tnem
bir uf the rcntral board hi both rllles the
cnl1.1l Imihh hue ilitree of IiIrIi mIiooU and
pi all teetlirrs. 'Hie FUli-hoirds employ tenb
ers, Jmltors, ami Imo tue of tiulldliiRs as well
as aulhorlH and power to build Feliool !ioui
and purchase kioupiN,
A oninpirlson with the eltv of Scnntnn
Rchool illstrlct will show the lost of cotiituclliiR,
the schools of Allcahrnv, which has a popula
tion of 121,000, Is imiili lem. 'II10 aieraKe dall)
ntlenihmc In .Scranlon foi jrar 1 sot-l'iof) as
11,051, ns rompirrd with Allrlien'8 11,01,0. The
cost ef LOliiluctlnx the schools In each u ltd rl
Kranton was as follows:
lllsli srhool tcuhcrs $27,000 00
Other expenses , 12,0 10 71
Traliiltnr school leaiheis 1,500 00
Oilier cspen.su f'2 '"
KlndeiRirtens 4,000 On
Mush- 1,000 U)
Driwliu, 1,'200 00
Flit ward, Nos 2', 20 17.J02 2fi
Second wait!, Xo. 21, 24, 27 JO.IU'l 12
Third waul. Xos 22.21 fl.175 0
rnmtli wnrd, Xos. H and it 10,401 .17
riflh waul, Xos. II, .11 1K0-5I IM
Mtb wird, No. 20 4..IS.1 s(,
soMiith waid, Nos, , 0 S.rhl 14
Kilthlh ward Vo. 0 3,023 17
Ninth wiril. No. 3! f-,718 11
Tenth waul. Nos. !,, 'is. 0,525 SO
lleenlh waul, Nos 3, S 11,00109
Tiulflli waul, No 2 0,070 0-1
Ihlilcenth ward. Nos. 2i, 31 11,002 0(5
Ponrtifi.tli wird, N'o 10 7,85101
nriu nth wind, Nos. lit. 12 11,6 W 'M
Mxtiintli wild, No. .10 7,911 97
Seientirntli .inl, N'o. .15 0,07s 05
I liditrcnth wnul. No. 12 7,223 11
Mnelrenth ward. N'as. 10, .'.0, 17 14.770 Nl
J'welitkih wird, Nos. 7, 11, 11 9,225 19
Twcnt-llrt waul. No-. 17, 20 5., 2, 21
Jnl',1 ie.cit of 'scianlon .'7o, , rti
Stile aiipiiipiiillon 7 1, ,7'0i)
Following I 11 copy nl the nioieit
.sent to the lefflslatme bv the lenlsla
tlve ciimmlttee of the .MU'Hl'ein bond
n-t.ilnxt the pasfe.iRe ol what l known
i's die Kennedy bill:
Ininnilltie on Itgislitlon. ltoml nt sihool (on
Hollers, AlleKheny, Pi , Apill 21ul, 1'JOO
To the tlonoralile Mimbeis of the V'l'Hlo ind
the House of Hepiesentathes of the Slate oi
f.entlenien: The boird of school coutiollciB of
the citr of llei;heiij , at Its meeting 011 Ajoll
JOIh, lb)", pisseil, by an uninlinous ote, .1 pio
tet .iRalust Ihe pissdgu of siiiatc bill No I'll,
and nfiiiid the nnttei to Us leRislitlve lonunlt
tee for further action. Ihe .irious lncniliris of
the rominittee, 111 1111 olFoit to leirn the sentiment
of the people, in the list week, disimeied not 1
single instance while the bill wis met with fawn.
1101 u sniKlu inslnnce ill which the elllelencv of
the piesent school law inj called into question.
nut, on the contiaiv, .1 unbeisil dlsnny at the
piffepect of pliclng the schools unilei the contiol
of the politicians wis encounlercd.
It is Ihe Reneial billet tint oui prejinl system
is the ierj best, ind that, wlntrvir miy be slid
or done in political matteis, the schools must be
let seerely alone until the people, aflei the
fullest and fieest discussion indicite cleirlj then
wish for a chuifre. To hac this slruduie, tint
has taken so much tune to pctfe't, and upon
which so much thought his been expended swipt
out of existence b. this iniquitous Ktnnedi (?)
bill, which, in effect, will make the entire public
school svstiin nothing: moie than 1 pait of the
political machine, without Ihe (.lightest wainiuc,
is, we ale coninccd, moie thin tne people of
this- commonwealth will tolerate.
And we need seucch 1 mind jou how nen the
piesent public school sstoln is to the piople, who
will most ilajoiously iient the injection of poli
tic into il, is well as the thieision of tue sibool
funds into political channels. If theiL is am
one thiu upon whicli the people aie sinsiliw,
111 (lie highest ilcgrpc, mil upon which they aie
uiiamnioud, it is the fioidom of the schools from
politic. And if theio is one thing which the
people jealous! guild, it is the mttgrih of the
public school sstiin.
We find tint it is tho geneial bcliit of the coni
munil) tint the Ktnnnli bill is 1 illicit blow at
all that the people hold iued 111 public school
We hc.ulilv igife with the icntiil bond of
echmtion ot I'llt-buig tint "ih, entile bill is 1
fuaUish eomhiintiuii ot iiicon-isliiicics, decep
tions, imbecilities, mil absiiuhlics," to so gnat an
extent, in fact, tint we hue found the risk of
amending the sime .1 hopcle-s oik, and Ibuiforo
request our ieuesentulie in the stiiale, Vi.
Kenneth, lo withdraw the meas'iie,
5 our respcctfiill.i.
Committee on legislation,
Tloard of School Conuolleis
Bowlers of Two Counties Held a
Meeting last Night.
At .1 meeting; hold at the Elk cafe
last niffhi, tho Lackawanna-Luzerne
county bowling. league was icmgan
izort for 1001. The meetlnr? 5as at
1 ended by a Bre.it number of local
bowlInK enthusiasts, ana Captain Wil
liam Hophlns, of the Baekua team;
Captain I C. Wat dell, of the Bicycle
club; Captain C. S. Fowler, nf tlie
Commeiclnlb; Captain J. P. Hunter,
ot the "West End "Wheelmen, and Cnp
taln Henty Dlmlcr, of tho Elks, ap
pealed for thoso respective teams,
which will make up the league.
La&t yeai's olllcers ieie re-elected,
II. P. Connolly, of the Bicycle club,
being; chosen as president, and J.
Hunter, of "WIlkes-Baire, for secio
taiy and tieastuer. It. P. Connolly,
John P. Hunter, Peter Zelgler nnd
Oeorgo E. Backus were elected the
executivo committee, Tim national
howllnpr 1 tiles woie adopted, and the
follow Imr howling schedule decided
West Ihul C01111ut1cl.il, Jin. hi Hit nils, dm
25; heianton Ilii)ile ihih, l'eb, 12; DI.s,
Commercial lllks, ,li,n, !Sj llitkus, lb. 1;
West Dud, 1'ib. 21; sciaiiton Ilii,(le club,
l,IU Snanlou Illijile iluh, Jan, l; Com
mercial, Jan. 20; llackiu., b, H; cst nd,
Sirautou lllich' club Cummin 1 il, Inn, 2;
i;iks, lib. S; llicktis, 1'ib. 20; West JInd,
Ilickiis -cst Unci, .Inn, 1'ij sennton lllijclc
iluh, 1'ih. 1, Klks, I 'ill. 10; ( iiniiiieriiil,
WBEOK ON LACKAWANNA.
Engineman Garrison Badly Injured
and Twenty-Two Cais Damaged.
A wreck occunoil ttt PtuihUlle, N, V.,
on tho Bulfnlo division of the Dolawaio,
Lackawanna and Western uulinad at
n.B o'clock josteiday iiimnliiis", as a in
sult ot which Albert Ourilson lies t.eil
uinsly Injuieil at the Buffalo hospital
and hoventeen coal and d eight caii
wt'io moie or less dumuHed,
Thu wieck wus caused by a west
bound coal train fiom Elmlra luunliu,'
Into thu thhd section or coal tmln No
GO, which was crossiup; at Dansvllle In
older to lot passenger tmln Xo pass.
Oanlson was the finflneiiian ot the
1011I tialu. Doth tiackh wvio blocked
until noon bj tho wieck and tiafllo on
the division was gieatly delayed.
Cures Cough or Cold at onoe,
Conquers Croup, wliooplng-Cough, lltouchltla,
Crlppc aud CousumpUou. Quick, sure ickult,
)r,UuU' Fill cure Coiutlption. SQpIIU 10c
CHITTENDEN ADVISES AGAINST
Declares That It Is Impossible to Get
Good Results from a Bad Legisla
tive System Do Not Want the Ex
perience of Pittsburg Repeated
Here City Solicitor Vosburg Is of
tho Opinion That We Cannot Avoid
the Chango and Must Go Into the
C. G. CHITTENDEN.
.select Councilman of the N'lnlh Ward.
Pdltor of The Tribune
Sir: The kind Invitation, Individual
nnd Reneial, that you extend to n dls
cuislon of the second-class city change,
now Impending, lends mo to sav a word
more on the RUbject, more especially to
dissent from a view which one hoars
generally exptussed on ull sides, nnd
that Is that In the hnnds of good men
any system of government will woik
well. Now, It scorns to mo this Is
pcaicelv an accurate view. The Chi
nese lose four-fifths of their revenues
by peculation and the United States
thlitecn cents on the. thousand dollnis,
yet the Chinese business men are con
fide! ed far and away more reliable
than the A met lean, and every Jnnan
ese bank has a Chlnnman for cashier.
The d Iff ot once is in the system. Sys
tems are tools, nnd the best of men can
not cnive a cameo with an axe. A sys
tem of city government organized to
pioduce ull lesults will not produce
good results In tho best hands, nnd It
will never have even the chance for
such tilal, for It passes naturally into
This second-class city charter vio
lates tho Jli st piinclples of successful
government. It divorces power and re
sponsibility. If there Is one system that
has been a total and disastrous failure
through all hlstoiy It has been the giv
ing of legislative bodies any other
power than that of legislating.
Alclblades' plan of accepting late
bribes and giving small ones ruined
Athens eventually. The continental
congicss was hopelessly incompetent In
war and peace, because It added ex
ecutive to legislative functions. The
moment the powers weie divided by
the constitution the country changed
as if from night to day.
The carefully deviled plan of the
constitution to select the executive bv
a temporal y body of delegates has been
swept aside and practically Ignored by
the good sense of the people, who have
Insisted on personally selecting their
executive. Can any one doubt that the
method of electing senatots, In spite of
the weighty leasons in its favor, will,
thiough legislative Incompetence, fin
ally come to the dheet vote of the peo
ple, at least in the pilmaries?
The .second-class city 1 educes the
mayor to a nonentity and places the
choice of the executive powers to the
councils, a legislative body fit only for
law-making, and none too well equipped
lor that. Is It not a ceitnlnty that, as
in Pittsburg, tales of malfeasance and
conuption will follow, tales of dunll
cate school houses costing hundreds of
thousands within a few yaids of each
other, of mote than 300 young men in
one ward put on the city pay-ioll at
one time to Insure tho c.mylng of the
ward for tho boss, of ting grip so tight
that a ward goes 1,200 for McKlnley
nnd unanimously for a Democratic
councilman, and the viciousne.ss or the
system is so pei foci that no vote of the
people can possibly change It tor the
better? The system Is wiong; , the,
souice of power is so bidden that the
people can not lind it to hold It lespon
sible on election day.
Mr. Duffv's lettets show Its lesults
clearly in added taxation and inelllclont
administration, but they do not show
the effect on the plain people in depriv
ing them of the educational effect of
a fair and effective vote and inculcat
ing anaichy as tho only efficient mean-,
of lighting wrong. The rapid changes
In business conditions aie confronting
our city with grave changes. Tho 1'oss
of our lion woiks, the extinction of the
Individual coal opeiators, the foi illa
tion of through lines of traffic fiom
New Yoik to Hong Kong, which leave
us aside all these point to changes
that can only bo met by Intelligent, tin
selllsh effort and by a municipal pi Ide
and devotion that we have never vet
This city must bo made the best edu
cational and lesidence center in this
part of the btato, It should diaw in for
a bundled mile ladlus all the accumu
lated wealth In the .smaller towns that
seek a comfortable living and educa
tional facilities, but to do this requlies
good city government. In my judg
ment this is possible with our piesent
clly charter; It is Impossible with the
Plttsbiug concern. The Ills we have
5vo know, and we know how to cute.
A law holding prlmniles and personal
legistratlon at the same day and place
will weed out the one-thhd tiamps,
bums and tianslents that now pad our
legist! y lists and pack our prlmniles,
nnd we can got these things as a eltv
of the thlid class; as a city of the .sec
ond class, neor.
A leading sphlt of Pittsburg Is te
pmted as answeilng thu queiy whether
this winter would bilng any Immovo
meut in legislation for that city by say
ing that they contemplated no new leg
islation, they expected to be busy
enough keeping tlio.se Lackawanna peo
plo fiom upsetting things. I am as
suied that by a little doteimlned effort
we can get tho limit of thlid-class
cities raised, piobably without oppo
sition. If so, I feel that wo should
niako the eftort, for the shine of tho
Individual in municipal government jH
Immeasurably gi eater under the thlid
than under tho second-class chaiter,
and 1 am convinced that, as for us
Sciantonlans, "Vu deslio to remain a
A. A. OSUUKU.
suliutor or th clly ol truiiUii
filitoi of Ihe '1 illume
Hlr; It Is somewhat difficult t( add
nnvthing Inteitst to the articles
nlieudy communicated Willi ies,puct to
second class cities, but it seems to
me that It Is useless lo discuss the
wisdom of the leglslatuie In tUIng the
population ic'iiilii'd for n city uf thai
class. For mysult, I do not leur but
that tho city of Scinntmi will adjust
heisolf In the now condltlpn of things
without scilous difficulty, but oven If
It would bo better for us to lutalu
our piescnt position among the cities
of this commonwealth, I do not seo
how wu can do so,
The governor could haidly be ox
pected to hold back his certldcate
long enough for the Legislature to
make a new classification for titles,
nnd It Is not at all ceitulu that an act
The following curd is placed In the
Iteeeptlon and Consulting Rooms of tho
European Medical System at 400 Lack
awanna avenue, over the Paris Store:
Any person lecelvlng tieutment at
this office who Is not satisfied with
the benefits received can have the
full amount of tho fee paid refunded
at any (lino within thirty days
from commencing treatment, and no
charge will be made for treatment
or medicine furnished.
The European ilcdlcal System,
C. H. STRONG, M. D.
Such an offer as tho above has never
before been made to the people of
Scranton or vicinity, and It should con
vince the most skeptical person that
the practice of The IOuropean Medical
.System Is conducted In a straightfor
ward and honorable manner. This sys
tem of tteatment is applied with re
markable success In tho following dis
eases; Chronic Diseases, Diseases of the
Nose, Throat, Bronchial Tubes and
Lungs, Catarrh, Diseases of the Stom
ach, Liver, Heai t, Kidneys and Urin
ary Organs, Blood and Skin; Diseases
Peculiar to Women, Diseases of the
Nervous System arising from vailous
causes, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, etc.
Conultatlon and examination free.
Office Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4, 100 Lacka
wanna avenue, over the Paris Store.
Office Houis-9 to IL', 2 to B, and 7 to
0 o'clock; Sundays, 10 to 12 only.
of that kind would be passed; to wo
may .as well make the best of the
changed conditions, and conform to
the new legttlatlons which thu law de
clares shall supersede the old.
A great deal has boon said about
the "second class svstem of city gov
ernment," but I think the wotd sys
tem is not applicable in this connec
tion. It can hardly be said that the
acts of assembly relating to cities of
the second class, provided any com
plete system of municipal govern
ment. These acta aie not entliely in har
mony with respect to the oiganlzation
of the new city government, and most
ot the complications will arise, In my
opinion, on account of apparentlv con
Illcting provisions as to the reappor
tionment of councllmon, and the elec
tion of tho new officers who do not
have any existence In third class
It is no longer a debatable ques
tion as to what ofTlcers shall be elected
after the transition, as It has boon
expressly decided by the Supreme
court that all offieeis whoso terms
have not explied, shall continue in
office until the end of their respective
teirns. Adopting the language of the
judge who delivered tho opinion, to
which I have just lefeired, the proper
officers to which the city will be en
titled, under the change in classifica
tion, are for those offices cieated by
the law for cities ol the .second class
and which did not exist In cities of
the third class; in 'other words, those
offices -which ate required to be filled
for the first time in tho city of Scian
ton, including the additional council
men to which each waid will fan en
titled under the new appoi tionment.
When this organization shall have
been effected, the next difficulty to
be met will be to decide what laws
1 e'atlng to thhd class cities aie still
111 force, for tho reason that they have
not been supplied by piovisions of
second class city legislation.
This is no easy task, and it is hl;hlv
essential that a digest be compiled,
containing an abstiacf'of all law? and
ordinances In force after the ttnnsl
tion is complete. As has been sai1,
both Plttbbmg and Allegheny City are
governed to some extent by special
legislation; while the city of Scianton
1" now working under the piovisions
of general acts, viz.: Acts of 1S74 and
of lbSO, almost entliely. All otV the
.ity ordinances will remain In foice,
except so tar as they 111 o inapplicable
to the legislation 1 elating to the sec
ond class city govei nment, and such
new oullnances will have to bo passed
as aie lequiied to meet the changed
The (list ordinance necessaiy Is one
providing for the depaitments, etc.,
which we have as .a second class city;
and, ot coui.se, it will be nete.ssaiy to
adopt an appropilation oidlnanco for
the next fiscal year to meet the new
conditions, A tew months w ill, no
doubt, see us sately launched upon
our new municipal bulk, and eveiy
citizen of our citv will hope for calm
sens until we get accustomed to tho
navigation of our novel ciaft.
Benjamin Samter Held Up by Two
Men Last Night.
Renjamin Samter, of the clothing
mm of Samter Brothers, was hold up
last night at 11.30 o'clock by two men
near his home In tho 400 block on Mad
Mr. Samter wab returning homo and
had almost reached his lesldenco when
two men planted themselves In his path
and ho found himself looking into tho
muzles of two icvolveis. Thu men
commanded him to dlsgoigo but ho had
his wits with him and yelled for help.
This lather Mm tied the two highway
men and when they saw doois opening
In homo of the nearby houses they fled
pieclpltously up tho avenue.
LITTLE CHILD BURNED.
Two-Year-Old Anna Smith, of Noith
Scranton Badly Injiued.
Anna, tho 2-year-old daughter of
Constable Soth Smith, of Hill stieet,
was seiiotifely bin ned yesteiday after
noun, and her condition last night was
.such that the result Is legnrded 0110
of muei tainty by Dr, Dunne, who Is
The littlo girl was playing about tho
kitchen at tho time w 1th her sister and,
picking up a book, thiew It Into tho
Move hearth, wlwio It caught (lie. She
attempted to pull It away, when tint
Ilnm'M set her dress sleeve on lire and
she was soon enveloped In llames.
The mother, moused by tho child's
sci cams, hull led Into the 100m and ex
tinguished the flames, but not bcloie
the little out) was badly binned about
tho aims and body,
Kvausc's Headache Capsules
in u unlike anything ptepared In Amei
lea. They .were flist ptescilbed by Dr,
Kiuuse, thti'many's famous court phy
sician, long before autlpyilno was dls
covered, and are almost marvelous, so
speedily do they cmo tho most dlsti ess
lug cases. Pilce25e. Sold by Matthew
Ul OS '
The finest and most complete wholesale and retail musical es
tablishment in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Great inducements and great attractions will be offered dur
ing the Holidays.
OVER ONE HUNDRED
Have Been Provided for the Christmas Trade.
Prices will be made extremely low and terms reasonable.
Every instrument fully guaranteed. Don't fail to call and get
prices and see what money will buy.
Remember the PlaceQuernsey Hall
314 Washington Avenue, Scranton, Fa.
J. W. GUERNSEY, Proprietor
FESTIVAL OF HANUCCA.
Jewish Residents of City Now 'Com
memorate the Deliverance fiom
The festival of Hanueca. began Sat
urday evening and for eight days will
be obeived by the Jewish tes'dents
of the city, only the fiiht and last days,
bovvevei, being legaided as saeied.
The lp.stiv.il eommptnoiatcs tin- do
llveianee of the Ilebiew lace from the
yoke of Syrian conquerors, nnd maiks
the gieat and successtul 1 evolution In
augurated and Avaged by Judah Wncen
bce, one ot the greatest soldleis of
Jewish history. This Intrepid waivlor,
with his lour biotheis, formed th3 nu
cleus of the levolutlonary movement
nnd after seveial haul lought battle0
Ictory peiched upon his banneid and
the honor ot the nation had boin sav el
and an independent government and
undisputed light to worship God ac
cording to the dictates of ronaetcn:o
One of the ancient and pleasing cus
toms still carried on In connection with
the general observance Is ths lighting
of special candles In temples nnd
homes. This is done in accoi dance
with tho story that when tho triumpn
ant army inaiched Into Jeiusalem only
one vial of unpolluted oil was discov
eied which could be burned In th hoi
temple, liut this little llnsk when
lighted continued to sh'-d Its light for
WORK OF STATE ASSOCIATION.
Described by E. B. Buckalew, One
of the State Secictaries.
The Jtaihoad department and the city
Y. 51. C. A. united initho meeting Sun
day nfternoon at Guernsey hall, n.
IJ. Jluckalew, one of the state secre
tuties of the Y, 11. C. A,, piesented
an lllustiated talk on the woik of the
About ninety pit tines weie shown
by steieoptlcon, A, V. Uovvor being In
chaise of tho lantern. Many teatuie
presented pioved to be absolutely now
to the audience and theie was gunuuil
Munrlsn at the wide lamllUations of
this splendid work.
Colonel Homy M. UolPt. and ('. II.
Siehnder me the membeis of il,o stato
committee for Scianton and the pic
tures of the committeemen evoked gen
eious applause when tin own upon the
Pumsylvnula was the plon cr in 01.
ganred stato woik, lormlim tho flist
Hlato committee thhty yeais ago and
later employing the (list state sei"'p
tui; Th-' woik, which hi t'a in".fn
nlng v iioiK by uiPinbeis n" h 1 m
niltlie ihfimsplviH, has mid" mi.'i
rapid piogiess as to leijuhp the n'v
vices of a sluto societaiy and lour lis
slstants, who aie kept busy In a Held
whlchoughttooccupy tho time of elsht.
Of the Km existing associations, 120
were iiiganlxed by or with tho assl.st
uuco of the state commltte.
OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Scianton'h Hie department has
faults, nu ilQiibt, and many of .Select
Councilman Chittenden's clungex may
bo tine, but It's nim of tho most un
dent flin departments In the country,
nuvei theless, and never was this fact
better demonstiuted than yesterday
minulng, at Jiibt .'! o'clock, when an
ahum was tinned In lroin liox 12, at
tho Weston mill, on lower Lacka
Lieutenant Davis and Patiulmnn
Lona Pay weie walking alnog the
lovvpr pint of tho avenue at that
time when they obseived an oil stovo
Barney & Berry
45c a Pair.
FOOTE & FULLER CO
burning In the mnrket of M. I.ynott,
at la Lackawanna avenue. The stove
had sprung aleak and the oil, as It es
caped was blalng meirlly It was
only a ciietion of minutes bofoie a
big fire would lesult.
Pattolmiin Day dashed tor the boK
nnd turned in an nluini. Even ns he
did ho a huge quantity of tho oil
overdovvi'd onto the lloor and the
(lames ioe to tho celling, The vvlioln
insldo of the .stoie seemed to Instantly
"It'll have too much headway be
fore thp companies niiive," said n by
btandoi. "The building will go."
"W'ult and see," said Lieutenant D.i
vK and as he spoke the clanging
l.olls could be heni 1 and the Nay
Augs nnd Phoenix companies could bo
seen coining down the avenue at ter
liilo snPd. Itv actual count. It was
' -liiLf nna lilimtn ttinl lliinn.mini'tni
Irom tho tlmo the ulaims was sent In
until both the.so companlch weie on
The door was smashed In and tho
chemical from two slieanis was
tinned on, and the flames ptln
gutshed. Ono and thipp-uuitrtei minutes In
the middle of the night Is pictty near
ipeord bieaklng time for distance coy
pumI, nt,lt be said, and it means a
Mist diMl In the piopeity nwilPlfl of
this city Hint wo havn a dupaitniPiit
I'liMiblo of making it.
OFFICERS OFKACE LODGE,
At a meeting l il A. lime lodge,
No. 157, lliotherhood of IhiilnMd Tialn
nieu, held In Masonic hall, tlieen Itldgu,
Sunday altmiiooii, tho lollowlng otll
teis weio elected
Master, H. ,M. AIIumIou; vho. master,
L. 11. Slilptnn: sci'ietai.v, v. p. iace:
limine ler, J.S. Lee; Journal agent, John
IJ'iiiih, conductor, M. Ouwlty; warden,
Pied Kitsch; Inner guiiid, J. K. Bums;
outsldu gu.u d, C. i:, SIngci; medical
CMimlnei, Dr. John ih 1'oifeer.
G, M, AVnllneo was elected delicale
to lepic.sput the lodge at the biunuliil
convention, to be lield In Milwaukee In
To Cure a Cold in One Day
TaUe Laxative Dromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund tho money
If it fulls to cute. E. W. Oiove's sig
nature is on, each box, "5c. '
Have just leculved two cases of Cor
tes; Clgais, dliect from Key West, ftesh
and tragi ant.
Other bt.tuds of clear Havanas, like
Sutlsfecha, Gurantiza. Mandato, etc.
Full lino of Biier Pipes and smokers'
W. P. Shoop,
LITTLE LIVER PILL
.Sold by all drugcUU
or neat by mull
Nervlta Medical Co.. Cllcijo
by McOarraU & Thomas, Dru
09 Lackawacni. ave , Scrunton, ?.
A Skin of Beauty la a Joy Foravar.
Dll 1. Ii:i. IX (llll'itAUI' flKirtiTAL
lltt-AM, Ult MAUIUAI. III.AUlliriKK.
Kcmotti Tin, huiplii, KrtckW
ilulli 1'aUli.u, liiuli. ami 6M
dbtiuctf. tint every bkmlih on
ucuuij, urn aeon
tlutu lion. It hu
Mood tut tut ef M
ycur. and U t
to be ure It la prop.
rly with: Acctpl
no couulerfolt ol
luillaruaaie. Pr 1.
A. bijn luld to
lady of th Laut-toB
1 reu)romtnd 'Oour
aud s Cream ' as tba
1H harmful ol all
tho Hkln enpara-
all DnwKUU ana
" i w . all DnwKUU ana
VWu-Ooodt Dealer la tba U.S. Canada, aud Euroj
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