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OF THE GALLEN STOCK OF
Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Furnishing Goods
Begins Saturday Morning, December 22.
The Store will be closed until that time in order to straighten. the stocks, and prepare to open the doors
to the Public. Owing to the backwardness of the season, you will find an unusually complete assortment to
select from. In order to assure a positive settlement to the Creditors this stock must be turned into cash
and the goods will be offered for sale at just
ONE-HALF OF ORIGINAL COST
The Greatest Money-Saving Opportunity Ever Known in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
WAIT FOR THE OPENING, SATURDAY MORNING,
GEN. KNOX TO TURN HIS AT
TENTION TO CAPE COLONY.
To Ropulse the Invasion More Than
3,000 Boers Said to Have Entered
That Territory Attack on Win
burg Expected Momentarily Mr.
Kruger's European Trip.
By Exclusle Wirs from The Associated Vina.
London, Dee. 19. It Is reported this
afternoon that General Knox lias baen
forced to abandon the pusuitkof Gen
eral De Wet, owing to the situation
created In Cape Colony by the-Boers
crossing: the Orange River. It Is said
that 3,000 Republicans have entered
Cape Coloney and that a considerable
number have reached Philips town.
In the report is Is adedd that De
Wet, with about 4,!iOO men, Is northeast
of Ladybiand, and that an attack on
"Winburgr is momentarily expected. 4
KB. KRUGER IN AMSTERDAM
Met at the Station by City and Com
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Amsterdam, Dec. 19. Mr. Krugcr ar
rived here today. He was met at the
railroad station by the municipal and
communal authorities. Speeches were
exchanged In the royui waiting room.
A bouquet was presented to Mr. K.-tt-Ker,
whoso every appearance wits the
signal for rounds of applause.
Large crowds of. persons lined the
route to the town hall, where the bur
gomaster made a speech, In which
he said he hoped 'Mr, Kruger would
succeed In his efforts to obtain an hon
orable peace. Mr. Kruger, In the
course of his reply, said:
"Jn 1884 we obtained our Independ
ence, but that honorable action has
been .obliterated. The invaders are ten
gainst one, but wo await the day
when God will make known His will.
We rely on His help more than on em
perors and princes, 1 have not come
as fugitive, but by order of my
government, with the object of termin
ating a war In which the British cm
ploy women and children against us."
'After luncheon Mr. Kruger visited
the headquarters of the South African
& German Syndicate Acquires Vast
Tract of Coal Land.
7 Bicluslve Wire from The Associated 1'itm.
Caracas, YenessueK Dec. 19 (via Hay
Man cable), A Oferman syndicate has
acquired a vast tract of tidewater coal
land near Puerto Cabellc
Many European Investors have lately
arrived here looking for coal. Statis
tic ahow that more foreign capital has
been Investe'd In Venezuela this year
than for ten years past.
MUST ALTER ROUTES.
V8Hylvaia and R & 0. Railroads
Art Subjects of Legislation.
Rr Fxclutlr Wire from Tin Associated Press.
Washington, Dec, 19. The house to-
day, at the end of a spirited contest
extending over two days, passed bills
to compel the Pennsylvania and Balti
more and Ohio railroads to abolish
grade crossings, to alter their routes
into the city and to change their ter
minal facilities. An amendment was
placed upon the Pennsylvania bill to
require the road to build a new sta
tion to cost not less than $1,500,000.
The bills were vigorously antagon
iged by a portion of the minority under
the leadership of Mr. Cowherd, of
Missouri, on the ground that they
were to liberal to the roads.
THE FARMER'S REPLY.
Had an Apt One Ready for the Free
Congressman Allen, of Mississippi,
is not one of those who holds back a
good story for relationship sake. He
has an illustration of the rural Mis
sissippi estimate of the free silver Is
sue. In the campaign a Bryan spellbin
der met a Mississippi farmer who was
driving a goat which was drawing a
barrel of water. "What's that goat
worth?" asked the spellbinder. "Two
dollars," said the owner. "Under free
silver that goat would bring ?4," re
joined the spellbinder. "YTes," drawled
the farmer, "and I reckon that If I had
this barrel of water in Sheol It would
bring $1,000 easy."
SINNER OF GROUP VIII.
New York State Bankers in Session
at the Waldorf-Astoria.
By Exelushe Wire fiom The Associated Press.
New V01W, Dec. 10. The annual (linnet of
Group VIII of llio New Yolk State Hankers' a
nU'Ution, comprising all the leading baulk and
brokerage houses of old New York city, wai held
:it the Wahloif- Astoria this even Inf. Some '150
iiHinbc'i.i and guests attended, Colonel Allied O,
lUiiiPH, inc-idcnt of the Astor place bank, and
cliaiinun of the gioup, piclded. At Mi right
it L.Miian .1. Cage, hecictmy of the ticasjiy,
N'ui'tuiy Long, of the liaiy, was to hate at
tinded, but wu4 obliged to decline, TI10 princi
pal pellets at lli-j banquet wero Sccrclaiy Caere,
.lames If, Peel;, assistant attorney general of the
Tnllcd Mate, and H, ("lair McKelway,
In Intioducltig ill, Gago to the guests, 1'rrnt.
lent Haniei bald the New York bankeiu jolinl
with tho HatliinoM banket in what the latter
loccutly said when they hoped that Secretary
Gage would remain in office for four yearn more,
VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS.
They Commemorate the 123d Anni
versary of Washington's Camp,
Ily IXcluslvo Wire fiom The Associated Press.
I'lilladelphla, Dec. 10. 1li Valley Koige Pail,
association, made up of varjom patriotic societies,
having for its object the iccnatlon of the
battlefield at Valley foige met today in Inde
pendence halt, Among the bocictles rcpicsented
were the Colonial Dames, Daughters of tho
American iteiolution, Society of the Wur of 1812,
Society of Colonial Wan, llrotherhood of tin
Union, Junior Order United American Mechanics,
Centennial Memorial association,
The one hundicd and twenty-third anniversary
of the entry of tho Continental army, under
General George Washington, into winter quarters
at Valley forge, was commemorated tonight nitli
a mass meeting at the Academy of Jluslc,
Among tho speakers wete Senator Holes Penrose,
George lMward llecd, president of Dickinson col
lege, Carlisle, and William II. Marine, of Ililtl
more. Senator Penrose pledged hit support to
further the object of the association.
Jones Will Resign.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Dec. 10. The Ilccord tomorrow will
say: "Scmtor J, K. Jones, according to reports
in Democratic circles, soou will rail a meeting
of tho Democratic national committee in Wash
ington fir the purpose of icslgnim; as chairman.'
- THE SOBANTON TRIBUNE- THURSDAY,
227 LACKAWANNA AVENUE
Wall Street Review.
New York, Dec. 10. There was no appiccuble
let up In the furious activity in the stock maikct
today or in the exceedingly bioad and vaued
trading. A quick market was on for almost
any olumo of stocks and notable stiength con
tinued at various points in the list, but the
burden of the profit taking sales proved rather
heavier than for some time past and made
moie general inroads upon prices. The nut Km
fairly turned reactionaiy throughout at one time
under the inlluence of some rather violent bie.ila
In special stocks. Tin Tlate sas the mo-t ef
fective of these when it Middenly slumped .1,
after a show of early strength. A diop ot Jl
points in New York Ailbiakc was impielsc in
its way, but had little ellect on the maikct. The
reactionaiy tendency on some of the junior Yan
deibills del eloped that speculators had been
taking rather too sanguine a Mew of possible
readjustments of securities of these companies.
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Loin-, and
the New York Central and St. Louis slocks fell
back heavily, although some of them went up
briskly in the morning. An effort was mado to
leclaim the bull position in the Anal hour by
Midden advances in Xoithcin Pacific, Sugar, Illi
nois Central, General Electric, Chicago Teimiual
1 1 anstcr stocks and the Wisconsin Ccntial stocks.
The advances in these above the low point ran
fiom 2 to 0s points. Prices did stiffen in some
part, but the speculative enthusiasm was not
lully renewed and the market closed veiy feicusli
und unsettled with u point oi more lost ot some
of the sudden gains. Kvtn the Eric stocks, which
have been the leal backbone In the market came
to a pause ami the flrt pielened, after arising
2',a reacted 17i with u final fractional rally.
There havo been such reactions troin top prices
many times before in the piesent movement of
blocks and the leal lack in today's maikct
seemed to be that the new slocks which aie
available to be rushed upwards as sustaining
forces in tho market arc growing exceedingly
scarce. Pretty much the whole list has been
exploited in the course of the present speculation.
The character of the luaiket otherwise than in
thcio technical particular, was not materially
changed. Professional operators are constantly on
the lookout to take the bear side of tho market
with the culmination of the rise and they sold
freely on the short side today as they have
done for seicial clays past, but they aUo covered
laigcly befoio the close. Total Bales today, 1,
Tho bond maikct n.u uctlio and stiong. Total
sales, par value, 'frV.JOU.OOO, U, S. refunding 2s
advanced ', and new 4s declined U per cent, on
the last call.
The following quotations aie turnUhed The
Tribune by M, S, Jordan A; Co., rooms 703-700
slt-nrs building, fciranton, Pa, Telephone 6U0J:
Open- High- Low. Clos
ing, est. f-t. lug
Anililc.in Sugar 12714 lH0)i 127 lM'.i
Anwlcan Tobacco ..,,.111 n2' 110TA lllli
Am. Steel & Wire ,,,. 40s 41)i 4IVi ll'.a
Atchison 4'i J.V.i 42i il
Atchison. Pr btlTi 87 X. Mia
lliook. Traction 784 HI 7Slj 7n
Halt, k Ohio ,, 814 b.' SOft 01
font. Tobacco SU'i 4.014 39 Sli
('lies. & Ohio ..,,, J'Ji-i ;i!))i .Till !la
Chic, 4- CIt, West 114 101, I51i lli'i
Chic, II. is Q 138i l'JO'i ial, l.l-)7,
St. Paul ,,iaj 1.1214 1J1 l!.l?4
Hock Island Hi' HSVi 11714 1IVS
Del. f: Hudson 121 121 120'i 120
Lackawanna It. R )80',b 161I1& 180 1S3
Federal Steel ...,,, ... Sift o4U BIW MVi
Fed, Steel, Pf 70 701, 7!s 78'.Ji
Kan. i: Tex,, Pr 42 43 ii 42h
Louis, k Nash , 8314 Si ctli M1,-,
Man. I'.lcvated ., HUH 114 HSVi 111
Met. Traction , 174 174'i 17214 1731J
Mlsso. Pacilic ,, tills 1414 IV.i CHi
People's Gas ,,,09 DU, vsf, ftoij
, .1, Central ,,,..,,,,Un 110 115 J 15
Southern Pacific ,,,,,, 4a)i 41 4.1 4)?t
Norfolk & West 4J14 4IT4 Sill 4llj
Northern Pacific ,,,,,, 73 7014 7(i?i 78U
North, Pacific, Pr, .,..8714 BTil 85T4 87i
N, Y. Central ,,,..,,,.li:Hi 143 lltH 14214
Ont. & Western ,, SSI 2014 M -Hi
Penna, H. It 1449a 144 Vt N-114 WK
1'acifto Mail ,,, 41 42 41 42
Heading 11. It. ,,,,.,,., 2314 2fl 2s 2jV4
Heading, Pr, .,,,,..,,. 60 7014 69 6011
Southern It. It , 21 21 21 21
South. H. ., Pr. .,,.!. Jlli 71 71 71
Tcnn. Coal & Iron .,,,, 61 (14 IU',4 13
V, 8. Leather 14 14 14 14
U. a Leather, Pr. 75 73 75 75
V. 6. Rubber .,,,,.,.., 20 20 2S 2bVi,
Union PaciAo ,,, 76 76 71 75
Union PaclBc, Pr. .,,, 85 S.1 82 82
Wabash, Pr. ..,.......,, 25 26 25 25
Western Union ,,, 85!a 85 83 85
Third Avciiuo 118 118 113 US
ki:w yohk ntoDUCi: i'.xciiAxcn phickp.
Open- High- Low- Clos-
WIIHAT. ing. ct. c-t. inff.
Maich 7STA 7!) 7S1 7nVl
May 78 78 78 76 fi
May 42 4214 11 42
Scranton Board of Trade Exchange
Quotations All Quotations Eased
on Par of 100.
STOCKS. Hid. Asked.
Fiisl National Hank 12)
Sciautou SmiiRS Dink ;'J0
'lliiid National Uank tsu
Dime Deposit and Discount Hank,. 2j()
Lconomy Light, H. & P. Co 4ti
Lacka. 'n ust Safe Deposit Co 150
Clark 4; Snover Co., I'i 125
Scranton Iron Pence & Mfg. Co 101
Scranton Axle Woiks 113
Lackawanna Dairy Co., Pr. 20
County Savings Bank & Trust Co.. Soil
First National Dank (Carbondalc) 3W
Standard Drilling Co ;0
Traders' National Dank 113
Scranton Bolt and Nut Co 103
Scranton Passenger Hallway, fiist
Moitgage, due 1920 113
Peoplo's Street Railway, first mort
gage, due 101S 115 ...
People's Street Railway, General
mortgage, due 1921 115
Dickson Manufacturing Co 100
Lacka. Township School 5 per cent. ... 102
Citv of Scianton St. Imp. 6 per
Scianton Traction 6 per cent 115
Scranton Wholesale Market.
(Corrected by II. G. Dale, 27 Lackawanna Ave.)
Buttci Creamery, 24a25c.
l.'ggs Select western, 21c; nearby state, 31c.
Cheese Full cream, new, 12c,
Beans Per bit., choice marrow, $2.50,
Onions 60s. per bu.
Flour Best patent, SL60.
Philadelphia Grain and Produce,
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. Wheat-Finn, c. high
er; contract grade, Dec, 72a7Jc. Com Steady;
No. 2 mled, Dec, 42a42',4c Oats Finn; No,
2 white clipped, tlfla!i0o. nutter Quiet, but
steady; fancy western creamiry, 20c,; do,
prints, I7c, Fggs Dull, lc. lowci ; fresh nearby,
24c; do. western, 21c; do. southwestern, 21c. j
do. southern, 23c. Cliere Finn, but quiet; Is',
Y, full ci cams, fancy small, Ual2c; do. do.
do. fair to choice, 1014Uc Hetined sugars
Unchanged. Cotton Steady. Tallosv Un
changed; city prime in hhcls., 5c; country
do., bbls., 414a5c; cakes. 5c. Use poultry
I'imter, better demand; fossls, 7atc; somo
lota heavy, BalOc; old loostcrs, 0c.j ducks,
8all)c, J gcee, ValOc, ; turkeys, 10c Diessod
pnultiy Finn, good demand; fowls, choice, Oa
0c; do .fair to good, faSc'. ; old roosters,
0a7c; neat by chickens, lOallc; western do,,
tlallp,; turke.ss, choice to fancy, llabtc; Uuckj,
Heccipts Flour, 4,ono bariel, ami 1,500,000
pounds in sacks; vshe.it, 20,000 biLsluls; coin,
101,000 bushels; oats, 4,000. Shipments Wheat,
1,000 bushels; corn, I'.O.Ow); oats, 38,000.
New York Orain and Produce.
New York, Dec. 111. Flour Steady. Wheit
Spot Him; No. 2 led, 77c. I. o. h, afloat, and
78c. clesatorj No. 1 northern Dululh, o1e,
I. ci. b. iitlo.it. Options opened weak after mid
day became stronger and closed firm at u. net
ailsance. Maich closed 7914c; May, 7Scj
Dec, 77c. Corn Spot tirni; No. 2, 47c, eleva
tor, and 45c. f. o. b. afloat. Options, market
shade lower, but developed late stiength and
closed firm at ac, net uilvnnce. Jan. closed
4lc; May, 42c; Dec, 4oc Oat-ipot
(Inn; No. 2, 27c; No. 3 oats, 27)4cj No, 2
svhltc, :ilaJ2c; No. 3 white, ii014a3lc,j track
mixed svesteru, 27a28c,j track wnlte, western,
30a35c; track white, state, 30aJ5c, Op.
tlons, inactive but steady. Butter Weak; cream
ery, 17a25c,j factory, Hlaalts;.; June creamery,
17a23c,; imitation crcaniery, 14ul9c,; stata
dairy, 16a23c, Cheese Dull; fancy large, fall
made, llliallljc, ; fancy small, fall made, 11
sI2c. Kggs Quiet; state and Penna., 23a27c;
western, icgular packing, 20a2lc; western, loss
off, 20c. '
Chicago Live Stock Market.
Chicago, I Dec. lO.-C'attle-Rccelpts, 19,000;
active, 15 to 20c, higher; butchers' stock, steady
to strong; fat heifers, 10c. higher, Natlsc,
best on salt today, 4 carloads at (0; good to
inline steers, f5.20a0; poor to medium, $3,(0s
5.10; selected feedrii, steady to firm, $3.704.40;
inhed stockeis, slosv, 2.75a3.73; cons, $2.50
4.10; heifers, strong to 10c higher, $2.50alrt0;
canneit, steady, ifl.Mj2.10; bulls, strong to 10c.
higher, f2.Mat.40; calses, strong, $ta5.50. Tex
ans. 'IV-iis fed steers, frlal. 83; Tens grass steers,
fi.23al; Texas bulls, f2.40a3.20.
DECEMBER 20, 1900.
Holiday Shoes and Slippers
Today, Friday and Saturday, unusual bargains
Christmas Shoes and Slippers. There is no more
useful present than a pair of shoes and a pair of slip
pers, besides for a little money.
Men's Patent Leather Dress Shoes at
$2, $2.50, $3, $4 and $5.
Enamel Shoes at $2, $3, $4 and $5.
Men's Vici Kid, leather lined shoes at
$2, $3 and $5.
Men's Box Calf Shoes at $2, $2.50, $3,
$3.50 and $5,
2,000 pair Men's Slippers, all styles, all
makes and all colors at 49c, 75c, 98c.
$1.25 and $1.50.
Ladies' Patent Leather Shoes at $2 and $3
We invite you to call and examine our goods before buy
ing elsewhere, and make our store your headquarters. Re
member there is no trouble to show you goods and you will
surely save money by it.
The Cheapest Shoe
IlogitHelit today, 37,000; tomorrow, S0,
000: left over, estimated, 4,000; mostly fie.
higher, closing easier; tops, fl.00; mixed and
butchers, 4.fl5a4,nOj good to choice, heay, l.7n
al.00; rough heavy, $1.50.14.05; light, 8l.u).i
4.8714; hulk of sale. U.7ua4.S5.
bheep Receipts, 18,000; sheep and lamln,
about steady tt yesterday's decline; good to
choice) wethers, t3.68s4.ati; 'fsir to choice inked,
$.1.23fJ.70; western sheep, f3.0Sa4.2; 1i"C
bheep, $:.25a3.S0; nstivs lambs, (4a5.23; western
Chicago Grain and Produce.
Chicago, Peo. 19. Wheat was euy ssrly to
day, but rallied later on bullish Argentine ad
vances, Ann continental markets unci a better
rash demand, May closing Ualic. over yesterday,
Corn closed unchanged to Uc, higher; oaW a
shade lowit. and provisions fi to 17!420c. up.
Cash quotations wcie as follows:
flour Dull; No. 2 rinlug wheat. 66!ia"0'c;
No. a red, 71a71c. ; No. 2 loin, lOiic ; No. 2
yellow, 40!o.j No. 2 oats, S2lii22Hct No. 2
white, 2Ja20VjC.j No. 3 white, 25a254o.; No. a
"fTm'Wr?! smwrtrt "i'-m''ii it! vrflFt"r f t'7fZ?
BIG BARGAINS IN
Extra Help to Wait on You,
rje, 4Sa50c; No. 1 flax, 1.60al.60',,i N. I
northwest, tLOl; timothy, 11.40; pork. fll.lSU
11.2a; lsrd, 7,10a7.1a; ribs. t4.23a6.oQ; shoal
deis, o?ie',ttC',; sides, 0.U3at).7a; whiskey, !.-".
East Liberty Stock Markat.
fast Liberty, Dec. 10. Calllc Steady; elraf
o30aS.4S; prime, ftsi.lO; common, f-.80a3.20,
Hogs blow and dull;' light yorkrrs and p)e,
M.MaJ; heay hogs, mediums and hesiy jork
ers, .00a4.03; rommon to fair yorkcrs, Jt.Cja
l.oo; rouglis, 3.K)a(.60.
Sheep slow; choice wsthers, f4s4.1lS; com
mon, ?1.60a2.60: choice Iambs, t3.2$sB.oO; com
mon to good, 35.10; veal calves, 8d.50a7.
New York Llv Stock.
New Yoik, Pec. 19. Bncs Steeis, extremely
dull and 10a15c, off; bulls, strong; cous, gen.
cully steady; thin row, weak; steers, ilai;
one car choice, fi.SO; oten and stags, tf-'ali
bulb), '.OOjXW; cows, Sl.fi0aJ.73i extra fat
wntern do., tla4.20. Oalvci Very dull and 25c.
oil; littto calvcij, lower; graiscrs, steady; teals,
Ladies' Enamel and Fine Kid Shoes at
Ladies' Fine Hand Turned Shoesat $2.50
$3 and $3.50.
Ladies' Dress Shoes at 98c, $1.25,
$1.50, $1.75 and $2.
i.ooo pairs Ladies' Slippers and Nalifiers
at 50c, 75c, 98c, $1.25, $1.50 and $2.
Boy's Slippers at 50c, 75c and $1.
Misses' Slippers at 75c.
Youth's Slippers at 50c.
a8.23; littlo cahes, Ma3.W; gistaers, tl.C0M
fed and mixed, ).23al.
.Sheep Very slow; good Iambs, stesdyj imeUd
giadcs. dull and 10al5c otT; sheep, 2.tii4
culls, fl.fiOaS; lambs, fl.SOaJ.83.
Hogs Maiket quoted lower at I.D0a3,2L
Oil Oily, Dec. 19. Oirdlt balancss. 107: i.
tlHcatej closed, cash oil offsred 108. During
the day there were lates or 8,000 barrels cash's n
at 108. Shipments, 08,814; asra, M.WMt
Huns, 112,763; average, 83,040.
BCri. Brio Buriad.
Dy Excluslt Wire from The Associated Prtss.,
Lima, Dec. 19. The funeral of Mrs. Calvin k
Price took plsce from West Market Street Tmm
bytrrlau church here today. The services) versj
conducted ly Her, Robert J. Thomson, ptstos)
of the church, iwUtid by Dr. TteraHD, fornssrlj
president of the Miami uilrcrsity.
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