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NEWS OP THE
SMITH DYNASTY MAY AGAIN
BE IN CHARGE.
Possibility Thnt Thoy Will Have
the Manngement of Pennsylvania
Coal Company Work of Putting
the Steel Frame Work of the Ar
mory In Place Will Begin In a Few
Dnys Dilcher Has Gone to Potts
vllle to Attend the Mine Workers'
Convention Other Trade Notes.
'A pprststont runinr linn lic-cn icpentetl
Tor spverarduys to the of feet that wliiit
lms HomctlmcN been railed the Smith
dynasty Is likely to be In tin ascend
ant again in connection with thi
T'ennsylvanln Coal conipany'H holdings.
While the jiartles most Interested
have declined to make any statement
concerning the matter and have said
that nt present nothing definite wan
known about the ruturo plans and In
tentions of the Krle. company, the opin
ion prevails among many persons who
lire In a position to lie familiar with the
details of the transfer that the tcport
has some basis of probability.
It Is stilted with some conlldence that
the controlling policy which made the
Pennsylvania Coal company such a
surpassingly valuable pioperty is con
sidered by the new owneis In be the
one which will best promote the Inter
ests of the stockholders; and since the
methods employed during the active
days of the late John H. Smith and
pursued under the direction of his son.
(Jem-Re 13. Smith, weie sueh as to com
mend themselves to those who had In
vestments in this business, a resump
tion of that policy Is regarded as prob
able. CJreat Interest Is felt locally In the
subject. The town of Dunmoie was
built up under the management of tilt
Smiths and Its people have none buf
the kindliest lecollectlona of that
leglme. One pulley which tended to
commend It to local favor was the lib
era! tieatment of employes and the
generous stimulation of local enterprise.
It wiii the life-long principle of John
li. Smith and his immediate successors
to dismiss no man who served the com
pany faithfully. II was the uile that
honest, loyal service was cheerfully
given and that the virtues of Industrv
and economy were appreciated at their
Work on the Armory.
Work will be started on the steel
framework of the big drill loom of the
new armory building within a. few
days, as a large amount of the con
struction material is now on. hand, and
a company of men skilled In this par
ticular kind of work were Saturday
sent to the city by the Passaic .Rolling
Mill company, of Paterson, X. J., which
has charge of all the Iron work of the
Contractor Schioeder lias the rest of
the armory well under way now, and
for some time operations have Hugged,
ivhllo awaiting the steel trusses and the
arrival of the Puterson men. These
latter have been nt work at Buffalo, on
the new plant of the Lackawanna Iron
and Steel eompanv, but were dis
patched to tlis city, as the local work
is in the natme of a hurry-up contract.
They will be aided in the work by a
great number of laborers from this city,
nnd work will be started as soon as
the hoisting engine needed in the con
struction is secured. This engine was
shipped from Buffalo last week, but
from some unknown cause has nol yet
The trusses which are lo be put Into
place are particularly huge ones, each
weighing about eighteen tons. Theie
are twelve of them, and it will be a
task of gigantic dimensions to get
them properly adjusted. Contractor
Sehroeder Is living in hopes that the
present clear weather will continue, as
under more severe atmospheric condi
tions It will bo an almost hopeless en
deavor to make any active progress.
Once the trusses are put Into place It
will be comparatively easy to build up
the rest of the structure with luicks.
T-argc supplies of the jutter commodity
are being dally accumulated.
Oiganlzer Fredeiick Dllcher, of the
TTnlted Mine Workers of America, who
has been in the eitv duilng the unsl
month, will bid Scranton adieu this
afternoon, anil his big form will not
be seen at the miners' headman ters
until well In January.
lie leaves the city this afternoon for
Pottsville, wheie he will attend the
i'onventon of District No, t. About two
hundred and twenty-live delegates will
be present, and the sessions will bo pre
sided over by President Fahy. The con
vention will be called to order Thuis
day morning, and will continue tluough
Friday and Saturday. There will be a
general discussion ot the policy to be
adopted by the. delegates to the na
tional convention, which Is to be held,
January 21, In Indianapolis, nnd dis
trict ofllcers aie also to be elected;
Fiom Pottsville, PI Ichor will go to
his home In Ohio and spend it few
weeks with his family, He will return
to this city probably after the national
To Protect Fruit Shipment.
An order has been ported on tlm
T.ackawanjia bulletin boaid, which an
nounces several rules to be observed In
the handling of fruit by the freight
men, The niles apply to the shipment
of oranges, lemons, ripples and any
fruit other than Imniums, dm lug tho
The Intention Is to piotect this fruit
from tho rigid winter weather, mid the
first suggestion Is that when the out
side temperature Is higher than thirty
degrees above aero tui hatch coveis
should ho raised In order to afford
However, when the mercury gets
down to thirty ubovo pr lower, the
hatch covers must be closed and tho
hatch plugs put In, to prevent freez
Jug. When only Ave degrees or less
above, then the cars should bo jiro
tected In the rouud-lnnise, or other
buildings, and should remain there dur
ing this low temperatujs,
Tho same rules musi govern (he
opening of the trap doors of cars when
in the round'house, if tjU, tonjpeia
tuie Is higher thun thirty above, the
trap doors or side doors of the cars are
to be opened, and if the mercury gets
lower thun the prescribed murk, then
all doors are to be closed.
Jersey Central Orders.
Assistant . Supeilntendent William
Pgds bus no(llied the conductors of
the Central Itulhoud of New Jersey
that, going. Into effect last Thursday,
trains No. T and 10 will stop at the
Hltcheltooth section hoUte each' Wed
nenday nnd there back Up or let off the
wives of the Bectlow men who arts de
sirous of doinpr their shopping In Mauoh
Chunk. This arrangement will &o on
during the continuance of tlme-ttible
Superintendent W. W. Want, Jr., flai
Issued a bulletin to Jersey Central
trainmen, announcng that train No,
400 will henceforth take on cam at
Scranton, Wllkes-Barro, rjoalport, Ml
nooka Junction nnd the emit end of the
Have Bought Coal Land.
A. J, Murray, Michael J. Murray, V.
It. Mongnn and F. T. Mongan, of Dun
more, have purchased a tract of coal
html In Sullivan county, which Is under
laid with a fine grade of seml-bltumln-oiih
It Is said to be tin excellent property,
and the work of developing It will be
gin In the very near future.
Today's 73., I. & W, Board.
Today's D Jj. nnd W. board Is as
Xmwlnv, Dec. 18.
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10.W1 p. in. A, II, ilimr. A. .1, McDonnell's turn
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II) .i. in. T. DouilU'un.
11. ail ii. in. II. lIMilng. .1. KimlV men.
I p. m. M. Fiiimrl.i.
'i p. in. I. Singer.
;:.4"i ). m.V. Malion. llinliliarl's men.
4.13 p. in. M. Uimioily.
WII.O CATS M'MMlrS.
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li n. in., Mi'st (1. t'rounfrlkcr.
II li. in., ttr-t W. II. NIclioU.
12 nmin, west .1. Ciirigg.
I! p. m.. r.isl .1. Miwlri.
p. in., Mil II. (lllliiwn.
7 p. in., wcM from t'a.Mig.i Sli l.jne.
7 p. m., west from Cayuga-(iliilew
7 p. In., o.i"'! from Nay Aug I!. PuFy.
10 a. ni. K II. Vrni.
5 a. In. Ilousii.
II. aO a. in. Mnr.in.
T p. in. Mlirphj.
9 p, in. .1. II. Mailfin.
PAb-KxiiKit v.s(iim:s. :r .
7 a. in. Oaffne.i. "
7 II. in. O. Cam'.
6.M) i. m, Stanton.
7 p. in. Maginoni.
wild cat wi:sr.
4 a. in, I. Oilaia,
.r ii. in. I', lljrtholnnifu.
ti a. in. 1'. Wall,
7 a. in V. Lallarr. i '
f, a. in. (I. W". Smith.
11 a. in. II. Smith.
1(1 a. in. J. i:. Aljslei-.
32 noon T. Mtriiatriik.
1 p. in. ". Kirliw A. O. Hainnult's nun.
2 i. m. Tohu (ialiig.111.
3 l. in. lluggirtv.
4 p. in. J. II. MiC'inn.
o i. in. .1. Itaitiii-.
U ii. in. A. P. .Mullen.
ConiliHtdi' T. I. Tlionipriii ami inn will inn
7 p. in. Summit et from C.i.U'ga in place of
Mi l.ane and clew.
This and That,
Supeilntendent of Telegraph U II.
Foley, of the Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western lallroad, was In the cltv
Although several hundred of the
Lackawanna trainmen have not been
subjected to the special hearing and
eyesight test, all who have undergone
the examination so fur have passed It.
The examining car will remain at its
post for seveial days yet.
Piofessor ('. O. Johnson, the blind
musician, is one of Seranton's active
real estate dealeis. While It Is not
generally known among the real estate
agents of the city, nevertheless, Mr.
Johnson does a real nee business in this
line. He has no assistance but trans
acts! till his business himself, with the
exception of executing papers, search
ing titles, etc. Scianton Real Estate
A dispatch from Richmond, Va is to
the effect that the Pennsylvania Rail
road Is negotiating with the Seaboard
Air Line to secure the right of wav
which tho latter tecently obtained be
tween Richmond utul Quantfco, Va
with the view of building an extension
between these point. The Pennsyl
vania owns a line as far as Quantico,
Va. It Is also stated In connection
with the report that the Pensylvanlu
desires to utilize the Hacks of the Sea
bnaul from Richmond to Petersbmg,
Va.. where It would connect with the
Norfolk it Western .system.
1 HE CELEBRATED GORDON PIANO
Befoie buying, send for catalogue.
H. S GORDON 'J """' Ave.
"' VJUWUH, New York City,
The Nielson House
Illijtnil llooin-. Kioiliiiil i uU .mil I'u.i
(lanTuliU-. Il.il-Mippllnl Willi llio ihoioi.-t Hi.
iii-olimuiU ami riRiw. Hot Meal, nnil l.iiml
fiiiiiMiul at all houi,. Iloaul h.v H. .Meal, Pa.i,
oi Wiik, I'lliin a loiv ai lun.Utrnl uhli fliit.
da .Millie Uoiisc leiiltalli luiateU, a im
Kph fiom iu.nttiii ami tVinral ilieatir. '.
late fu.nl enhance f,u- M.. lallfai (ion snai.
jntu.1. miis. riiAiii.i:.s xiukstiv, i'10p',-,
to eanli naistmi intast
-- fVIDUII H)llt
jil in aubserlbinif la tli
l.ugene Field Monif
ment Souvenir Fund,
bubscrllie any amount
as low as $1,00 will en.
title donor to hi) daint
ily artUtic lolume,
(cloth bound, Sill), u
a ceitlficate ot iuU.ciip.
tlon to fuuil. Iloi)!
contains a clecllon of
aomely 1 Iuh.
Iruteil by tralr
Iv.tvto of the
,c,m B MV9h Hlili HlOlft
represeniaiive works anu 11 riaay lor de
livery, Hut for tlio noble rontilbiitlou of the
world's greatrat artl.ls thU book could not
have been manufactured for lcs thun 7.00
The Fund created is divided equally be.
tvuen the family ot the late Eugene Field
and (lie Fund for tho building of a monu
ment to the memory of the beloved poet
ot childhood. Address
Bugeno FIclJ Monument Souyancir Fund
If you Uo with to aend pott.ge, enclose
NOW OPEN IN OUR NEW STORK WITH A
NHW STOCK FOR THE HOLIDAYS
OUrt STOCK FOR EXTENT, VARI
ETY AND FINENESS IN EVEItY
DEPARTMENT IS NOT EXCELLED
IN THIS LOCALITY
OUTt WELL-KNOWN GUARANTEE
GOES WITH EVERY ARTICLE. . .
ALL ARE WELCOME.
In Our New Store.
406 Lackawanna Ave.
this Merry Christmas season, with
just the thing that as a gift will be
more than appreciated by whoever is
so lucky as to get it. BABNEY &
BERRY SKATES 75c. to $5.50.
Foote & Fuller Co
Pierce's Market, Penn Avenue
Wo nuke d ape l! illy of fancy Oieaniery Bul
Itr and ttrlctly freah cytz-i and the price is as
low at first rlas1 gooL can lie sold at.
We do not luvc any special sales or leaden
llllt H tilt lllllt'N c.inv .1 liiiii.ii m a inn- w,
'Mai kit Cocdd, Fancy (iroceue-, am) Talile Dclica-
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lies as can ua luiuui in uiu litinvi nrw juir.
iir PliiladelpliU JlarkeU which we wll at right
W. H. Pierce,
19 Lacl.awmna Ae.
110, IIS, lit Tenn Ara.
The Dickson Maiiufiicturlii no.
tcranton nnd VUI;ei-lim'rc), 14.
LOCOMOTIVES, STATI0NARV 0NOJ.NES
Boilers, llolstlneandl'umplnu machinery.
Qeneral Offlce, Scranton, Pa.
becomes languid, irritable and de
spondent, tlirougljlosH of nen-e vigor.
I,ife beems u mockery. The courage,
force, vigor and action which charac
terize full-blooded men, ure lacking.
have kindled the light of hope in many
a man's face. They bring Igor to the
weak and ambition to the despondent.
They permanently check the weak,
eiiinu drains, feed the nerves, enrich
the blood and make men over gener
ally. SlOOpcrbiix: 6boxes$o.00. Wlthn
85 00 order welvue a written guaran
tee to refund the money if no cure be
effected. Book free. J'cai. Medicinu
Co., Cleveland. Ohio.
For ule by John II. Phelps, l'lunnachl, corner
UjoniliiK acimc and Hpiuce bluet.
BUY THE GENUINE
SYRUP OF FIGS
CALIFORNIA FIQ SYRUP CO.
OT NOTE THE NAM E.
Host MAKM.noa.vAiicocui , Sfiiotuit
F(nAriillinnl I nJtaluBMnli. Hfemmltn IlrsakB
fl(yariPitr lien) iMJyMr<uipIulriricrinuclnUrrnuiiy,
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A Carpet Swaepsr
That Needs No
The Blssell Cyco Bearing"
Carpet Sweeper is unquestion
ably -the most perfect Sweeper
Send one lo your wife for a
ChristmasPresent. !t will save
her hours of drudgeryjetween
ie coining Christmas and the
& Furniture Co.
nude out, join 1M of what jou have to qet lor
all of join mile tiicmls foi .nins. Whether rr
nol, .tiltl a fclUT CASH Oil HAT I10, HOUSi:
liOIIK or SMOKINO MCKIiT. We have them,
(he t'.ne-t Mud, mot modern, 5 00 and upwards.
The handMiincI line of NicKwcir Jnd CiloM'3
iter exliihiti'd m town.
412 Spruce Street.
ras-aw PBNN AVENUE.
of two ta f re day' duration,
are offered by the
OLD DOMINION LINE
Old Point Comfort, Ua,
Washington, D. C.
Steamers Mil daily except Sunday from Pier 26,
North 1th cr, loot o( Peach street, New York.
Tickets, Including ineaU and stateroom accora.
modations, 413.00 and upward.
for full Information apply to
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.
81 Beech Street, New York, N. Y.
SCRANTON'a . SHOPPING OENTER.
There's hardly any more popular place in this store
now, for holiday shoppers generally, than this splendid
Umbrella Store. There's a wider assortment of line
latest styles in Umbrellas for both, men and women,
than ever before. Prices run from
Best Selling Lines are around the $2 to $5 groups, and
there's unusually good choosing among them, ex
ceptionally good values. Numerous elegant new
styles for men and women, that will interest seekers
of suitable gifts.
CONNOLLY & WALLACE,
THIRD NATIONAL BUI
THE UNITED STATES.
WM. CONNELL, President.
HENRY BELIN, Jr., VioPrei.
WILLIAM H. PECK. Cashlir.
Epecla! attention elven to bust
ness ccornts. Three per cent. In.
ureit pal on lntereat deposit!.
48B to 466
N. Ninth Street,
Telephono Cull, 2333,
IHOOSiC POWDER CO.
Uw 1 and2, Com'Itl B'l'a'g.
ninlng and Blasting
Mr4e4Moofloana RuibUI WmIu,
LAPLIN RAND POWDBR CO. '3
ORANQE OUN POWDER
Beetrto BatUrle. EleatrlolSxploderi,
txplodloz blMti, Safety Vuaa 1
Rsiawi ChiiicaJ Ca's .x'vii.
STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS,
75c to $12
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D3.llttO Game Board.
Twenty seven different games, including Billiards,
Pool, Carroms, Ten Pins and several very interest
ing games. Get one aud keep your boys at home
We Have Also the
Popular Game, Archarena
Fifty four games. This game has been greatly
improved since last season, many new games
added. We are now wal stocked with a complete '
line of Cameras, Kodaks ud supplies, including a
large assortment of Card Boards for mounting
posters, all colors and sizes, of Strikiug Bags, Foot
Balls. Sweaters and everything, athletic. There is
Florey & Brooks, 21 1 wr
DR. DBNSTEN, ail Spruce Street, Scren.
ton, Pa. Il a cut uni Chronic Ulacaacs ot
Mea, Woai-n an Children. Conultilu itnJ
eiamlnatloo Iree. Olflcc llojra Ually and
buoiUy Ha. m. ta o p. m.
127 AND 129
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"A thing of beauty is a
joy forever," a true and
trite saying when applied
to our Oriental Rugs.
What more appropriate
for a gift? Our stock of
fers you an unexcelled as
sortment at our well known
HENRY BELIN, JR.,
General Agent for the Wominj
lllnlnff, masting, Sporting, Sraolclosa and the
Ilcpauno Chemical Company'
Eafely Fujc, Caps and Explodcn. Room 401 Cob-I
ncll uullulng, bcranton.
Titos, i-onn ,...,
JOHN II. SMITH & EON ....
W. U. 11ULUIUN
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