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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1900.
6e Scranton ri8une
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HCKANTON, DKCEMBKU 21, 1900.
The next question Ib: Will England
accept tho llay-Paniicofoto treaty r.s
nmcnilcd? In calmer times, tho
chances nro alio would not, but under
present circumstances we rucss that
IX THE ANNUAL ropuit of tho
Hocrctury of tho Interior appears
mi abridgement of u report from
Uovcrnor Dole on the process
ami ilovelopmc-nt of Hawaii covering
the pcilnd from July 7, 1808, the date
of I he approval of the joint resolution
to provide for annexing the Hawaiian
Islands to the United States, up to
Apt It 30, 1000, the dato of the beginning
of the present territorial government.
Many facts In It aro of general In
Tim lust Hawaiian census, taken In
the year 1S0C, gave a total population
of lOO.oa), of which 31,019 were native
ITciwniluns. The number of Americans
leporled was 8,485. The results of the
Federal census taken this year show
tho islands to have a total population
of 154,001, an increase over that report
ed in 1SIKS of I4.9S1, or 41,2 per cent. The
total land surface of tho Hawaiian Is
land Is approximately 6,149 square
miles; the aveiogo number of persons
to the hqunre mile at the lust three
censuses being as follows: For 1S90,
13.!); 1S9C, 10.9; 1900, 23.8. The present
aggiegate area of the public lands Is,
approximately, 1,722,713 acres, valued
at $3,5C9,S00. The valuation of taxable
piopoity subject to ad valorem assess
ment of one per cent, is $97,491, CS4, di
vided into real estate, ?45,C20,1S3 and
personal estate, $51,S71,f!9!.
There has been marked progress In
the agricultural development of the
Inland. The sugar industry has been
greatly stimulated by annexation. In
the year 1S9.1 there was 5S Plantations,
W of which had their own reducing
plants. There was also one mill which
reduced the cane produced on neighbor
ing plantations. Nino of these planta
tions may be credited to tho stimulus
to tho sugar industry caused by nn
nexallon, and two are large develop
ments of small plantations due to the
same cause. The value of sugar ex
ported for 1S9S, 1S99, and the first six
months of 1900 has been as follows:
1S9S $16.(iU,022.53; 1S99, $21,898,190.97;
Xlr.st half of WOO, $14,770,540.76. Sugar
estates have paid taxes for 1$9S and
1S99 as follows: ISflS, S237.527.S9: 1899,
Itlce is laised almost entlrelv by
Chinese, ami is cultivated in wet land
with the giound coveied by water un
til the grain begins to ripen; the water
Is then drawn olf, anil by the time
the crop Is leady to be harvested the
ground is firm under foot and nearly
dry. The crop Is harvested with
sickles and the paddy Is thrashed out
on thrashing floors, generally made of
cement, by diiving loose horses over
the sheaves. Two crops are raised
each year: a considerable portion of
the piodiict Is consumed locally. Itlce
plantations have paid taxes for 18US
and ivjii as lollows: 1S9S, $12,142.62;
Din lug the past ten or twelve years
the cultivation of coffee has developed
to a considerable extent. The Ha
waiian cotiVc is of a tine quality and
bring.-, good prices. The aiea of coffee
cultivation In 1S1I7 was, approximately,
6,151 acies. Tn 1SDS tlw area under cul
tivation had Increased, approximately,
to S.SSS acies. Hananas have been
piolUably expoited to the mainland for
many yeais trom Honolulu. The value
of the fiult exported for 1S9S, 1S99, and
the tli st f-lx months of 1&0O has been
us follows: ISMS, $08,5S0.91; 1S09, $84,
26S.S2; Ih-st six months of 1900, $9,317.
The export for this last peilod was dis
astrously Intel rupted by the prevalence
of die bubonic plnguo In Honolulu unci
the consequent quarantine regulations.
Pineapples luivo been raised for ex
port for a number of years, There Is
hardly a limit In the territory to the
possible production of this fruit and
bananas. The export of pineapples In
1S9S. 1M)9, and tlio ilr&t six months of
1900 Mas valued as follows: 1S9S, $11,
IS5.CI); 1S99, $11,029,61; Hist six months
of 1900, $10,781.11.
The question of raising cattle Is
proving one of Interest and piollt. A
number of largo ranches uro now being
successfully operated. Tho exportation
of wool in 1S99 was 307,551 pounds,
valued at V20,67S.98. The forests of
Hawaii aro worthy of consideration. A
great variety of Indigenous trees ex
ists lu these- forests. A majority of the
large trees belong tn tho class of hard
woods. Several varieties of exotic
trees havo been Introduced and huvo
materially assisted In adding to the
diminishing forests. There Is gieat
need for a trained forester who can
advise the government In regard to the
protection of forests and their exten
sion; also upon questions of permit
ting certain lauds to bu deforested for
settlement mid ugrlcultuial purposes.
Industilal progirss )ias beep note
worthy; from January 1 to June 14,
1900, 21 corporations for mercantile
agricultural, manufacturing, or invest
ment purposes, and 1 for church pur
poses, obtained diallers, in thu same
period 9 corpoiotious obtained amend
ments to their charters. Corporations
lu existence June 30, 1900, aie as fol
lows: Religious and benevolent, 36;
niemiiitllu, 10S; agricultural, 17&; tele
phonic, telegiaphie, uud cable, 13; rail
ways, 7; cemeteries, 3; clubs and lodges,
), making a total of 411,
Thy lutiuo development of the rail
:inrl.s promises to be In keeping with
other material Interests of the Island.
The Kohhala nnd Hllo ltallrond com
pany was Incorpotated on the 26th day
of June, 1899, and entered Into contract
with the minister of the Interior under
the statute relating to the construction
of railways In the Hawaiian Islands.
Tho contract provides that a modern
standard broad-gauge railway shall lie
constructed from the port of Hllo to
und through tho districts of Ilumukua
and Kohala to the port of Kawalhne, or
some other port In said district of
Kohala. The entire length of the road
will bo nbout 130 miles. The work of
laying out the line of the road has been
prosecuted, nnd notwithstanding Inter
ruptions the completed surveys of tho
road have been made to Laupnhoohoe,
2G miles, njid detailed maps and plans
have been completed to Hakalau, 15
miles. The capital stock of tho com
pany Is $3,500,000, and the company Is
sanguine that the road and Its branch
es will all bo completed nnd In working
order within two years.
The Hawaiian Tramways company,
limited, operates a street railway In
tho principal streets of Honolulu, the
aggregate length of Uhe lines being
over 12 miles. The company was or
ganized In 1887, tho legislature having
granted a franchise to use for Its pur
pose certain of the principal streets of
tho city. Its capital Is $1,000,000, di
vided Into 2G.00O shares of $23 each,
making $C30,000, with an authorized de
benture Issue of $330,000. Of this capi
tal there has been issued and fullv
paid up 13,000 shares, making $323,000,
together with a debenture Issue of
$150,000 bringing Its working capital up
to $175,000. The balance of the shares
have already been subscribed for with
a view of developing new lines, doub
ling those alreudy In existence, nnd
converting and altering Its present
mode of trnctlon from animal to elec
tricity. This development has already
been commenced by the laying of 80
pound girder rails for its new double
track. The company has 31 horse and
electric cars. Tho fare Is G cents, ex
cept on Its long Walklkl lino, where a
10-cent fare Is charged. During tho
year 1899 a dividend of 5 per cent, was
paid, absorbing $16,250. The Income for
that year amounted to $141,39G. The
working expenses were $87,916.30.
education in Hawaii is making fa
vorable progress. In Honolulu two
large schoolhouses have recently been
erected at a. cost of $24,778 and $20,349,
respectively. The department of edu
cation Is under the management of a
suprlntendent of public Instruction, as
sisted by six commissioners of public
instruction, two of whom are ladles.
The tenure of office of the commission
ers is six years, the term of two of them
expiring each year. They serve with
out pay. The system Is the same as
that existing under the republic of
Hawaii. In the biennial period ending
December 31 there were 141 public and
48 private schools In the Hawaiian
Islands; 314 teachers in the public
schools, of whom 113 were men and 231
were women, and 200 teachers in the
private schools, of whom 79 were men
and 121 were women. In the same
period there were 14,436 pupils in the
public schools, of whom 6,393 were boys
and 5,041 were girls, and 4,034 pupils in
the private schools, of whom 2,236 were
boys and 1,79S were girls. This gives
a total of 15,490 pupils, of whom S.G31
were boys and 6.S39 were girls.
All that Is needed to make a success
of the second-class city Is a greater
civic activity among first-class men.
BY A VOTE of 7 to 6 the houso
committee on census has
agreed to report favorably
the Hopkins reapportion
ment bill, which, if sucessful, will es
tablish the total membership of tho
house for the next ten yeais at 337,
the present membership. This means
a ratio of 20S.S0S population for every
member. It would cause Indiana,
Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, South
Carolina and Virginia each to lose one
member, nnd Illinois, Louisiana, Min
nesota, New Jersey, New York and
AVest Virginia each to gain one, Texas
gaining two. The ropiesentatlon of
the other states, Pennsylvania In
cluded, would not bo changed. The
duty of reducing the representation
of stntes practicing disfranchise
ment, as demanded by the Constitu
tion. Is evaded altogether.
Some of the practical dllllcultles
which passage of tho Hopkins bill
would create In tho redisricting of
the various states to conform to the
new ratio, may be Illustrated by a
few citations concerning our own stite
und neighborhood. Lackawanna,
constituting the Eleventh congres
sional district, has by tho new cen
sus 193,831, or 15,037 less than tho pro.
posed ratio, This shortage,, being
comparatively small, might not inter
fere with tho district's icmalnlng as
it is. Hut in Luzerne there Is ait ex
cess of 4S.233, while In tho present
Fifteenth district, consisting of Brad
ford, Susquehanna, Wnyno and Wyo
ming, the shortage Is 6.',099. Philadel
phia, aftor gaining a congressman,
would still havo a, surplus of 40,lS'i;"
and Allegheny, nfter getting throe,
would still havo an excess of 11S.43I
to contribute to the constituency of
a fourth. Tho other districts as ut
present plotted would faio ns follows,
the Twenty-fourth being reckoned ex
clusively of its Allegheny fraction:
SMI 13,01 shortage
Seventh ,., 1,317 cxcesi
Eighth , SI,7U khorugo
Ninth 41,010 excess
Tuitli 49,417 shortage
Thirteenth ,,,...., 23,011 tliorUKC
fourteenth .,. ..,...,,,,,.. ll,:u,l shoitige
Sixteenth , 21,301 bhurtugo
Seventeenth ,,,,. 1.2,5.15 ohoiUge
Eighteenth 3J.5S0 thorlugo
Nineteenth ,, 7, til bhortage
Twentieth .,,,.,,.,,, ,,. 70.U&7 exeei
Twcnty-liut ,,,,,,,, ,.,,.,. 105,527 ncea
Tweiitj-fuintU ,,,......., 22,00) ixcesi
Twcntj.lillli ,,,,,. 18,33 cue
Tuemy-slMli ,,.,,,,,,, -U,73J shoitago
Twenty-seventh ,,, CI, So.) shortage
Twuity-ilghth ., ,,,,,, 7,133 shortage
Thus of the twenty-eight dlstilet3
now created, not moro than eight
could expect to bo let alone in a fair
reapportionment, and to redlstrlct tho
other twenty would cuuso the mis
chief's own time. It Is highly deslr
ablo that the total membership of
congress should be kept down to the
present limit. Although tho Federal
houso of representatives Is the larg
et legislative auditorium In the world,
ts available room Is now fully taken
up. nnd to ndd to Its membership
would necessitate costly enlargement
of space, as well ns Increaso tho al-
ready notlcrabto clumsiness of con
gress duo to lis numerically grout
membership. Hut tho alternative of
cutting thn representation of eight
Btntcs means a fight from the start
and ho would bo a wise man who
should undertake to predict the out
come. As amended by tho senate military
committee, the army bill Is 'pretty
much like tho original document
drafted by Secretary noot. It (pro
vides for more artillery, for limited
use of native troops in Porto ltlco and
tho Philippines, for the sale of brer
at army pos t canteens and for a
flexible and rotary staff system, ofM
cers being Interchangeable between
staff and line. This looks more like
Tho WlIkos-T3arre Times Issued a
twenty-page holiday number last
evening, which speaks well for the
thrift of the city. In addition to In
teresting reading matter, tho pages of
the Times were embellished with ar
tistic advertisements, Indicative of the
enterprise of Wltkes-Barrc's leading
Tho framers of Cuba's constitution
aro Inclined to ape France Instead of
tho United States. This shows how
much they know about genuine re
publicanism, Every Saturday offers ns Its holi
day edition ten pages of well-selected
reading matter encased In one of the
prettiest Illustrated covers ever print
Now for a tussle with the Philistines
over tho ship-subsidy bill.
o! fidraan NaUir?
Taught a Valuable Lesson.
TIT H1M3 TllU late Frederic Cairoll llrcustcr, an
' eminent Plilltdclplila lawyer, was studying
law in lilt fithcr's office ho van requested, says
the Gieen Pjff, to present a rctltlon for signature
to vailoui men connected with the Philadelphia
bar. A list o( the -denature.! wanted wa given
to him, and ho started to ftilftll hli mission. The
flr.t name ai that of a great lawyer, Horace
Blimey, and a feeling of awe came ocr the
young student as he opened thu olllce door and
told a goiiial-f.iced gentlciu.ui that ho wanted to
see Mr. lllnney.
"That is my nanie,' came iu cheerful tones
from the gentleman. "What cm I do for you!"
The pleasant surprise at finding a great man
so affable to a stranger youth having passed away,
young nrewster told tho object of Ids visit.
"It is a ery wise petition, and ono which
every member of the bar should sign, but, my
dear young sir, before 1 pign the same I must
asceitain whither or not the date of the act is
correctly set forth in the petition, and whether
or not the title, as the petition states It, is ver
batim with tho statute book."
"But," exclaimed young Brewster, somewhat
emboldened by his hind reception, "my father
diew up tho petition and time is lib signature
appended to it! Is not that s-ufiicicnt?"
"Xo doubt, my dear sir, but in such matters I
do not like to accept even pomlblc responsibilities
of inadvertent mistakes, and therefore depend en
tirely upon mjself."
Then, consulting his office libiary, Jr. Binney
verified the citation, appended his signature, and
bade hearty good-bye to his young acquaintance.
Brcnstei's next call was upon Mr. Sergeant,
who received him with great Kimlnc-n, but not
withstanding the signature of tho elder Bievvster
and Horace Binney, he, too, looked up the cita
tion before feigning his lume, saying tint he
never trusted such a thing to another.
After mi rating this incident. Judge Brewster
used to say thit it taught film always to be kind
to those beginning their study of law, and in
legal matters iiLver to depend upon his own
memory nor another's woid, but always to in
vestigate for himself.
Joe Cannon's Story.
IVHXN KKI'IHSIINTATIVE IIITT announced
" his candidacy for tho Illinois United States
sctutorJilp, Representative Cannon, who had also
entered the suuloii.il race, was asked to give
bin opinion of Hilt's candidacy. This was his re
ply: "I respect Pitt; I admiic him, but I do not
want him elected senator from Illinois, and, fur
thermore, I Know a better man. He now occupies
my seat in iongres.s nnd would bo equally orna
mental in the upper branch qf the natlon.il legis
lature. "Down in Macoupin county n good many years
ago S.iiii Johnson and Jim Tobias weic running
against each other for jiHkjro, and along in the
morning of election day they met at the polls.
'I voted for you, Jim,' fald Johnson, 'and I ex
pect ypu to voto for me.' 'I am soiry,' replied
Tobias, 'tli.it I can't vote for you, Sam, because
you aie my filend, and I would like to gratify
you, but my duty as a clllziu compete me to
vote for the flttcnost man.'
"That is exactly my position," said Mr. Can
non. "I would like to support liltt, Dut my duty
as a citizii. compels mo to suppoit mjself because
I consider myself the llttenest man."
Editor Caught in His Own Trap.
T lir. ItECDXT death of Sir Arthur Sullivan re
calls th "Pinafore eiaze" in this country,
which was deep-seated and long-lasting, relates
n New Yoik coi respondent. It is related that
tho woids, "What, never? Well, hardly ever,"
became a catch phrase so picvalent that it in
terfered with oidlnary conicisation and dls
tinted tho giavlty of courts In session, of legls
latuies and even of pulpit oi.itors who could
not vue the woid "never" without causing a
ripple of merriment in the audience. One
eminent New Yen Is editor and publlsner, now
dead, was compelled to foibid the u-e of the
phrase in his paper ui pain of dUmUsal. lie
called his fouo together.
"TliU thing occurnd," said he, "twenty times
iu ns many aitieles in jeterday'i paper. Never
let it bo ii-ed again."
"What, iieverS" thormed the staff.
"Well, haidly eier," replied the vvrctihed
man, surrcndirlng to the inevitable,
A Brutal Picture Tnker.
Till: VHOTOGlUl'linil had Just completed all
arrangements for the sale of Ills studio, when
the pretty young miss of seventeen summers
"I want my plctuic takin," she simpered. "Do
yuu think my faco will bieal; the rnmer.il"
"Not this camera," said the photographer Just
as tluipcilngly, "it Is provided with double cx
Ira btioug lenses."
Of course tho mlii of seventeen summers Imme
diately flounced out and goes to the ilval photog
rapher, who, when she spiings the joke about her
fare and the caineia, Joins vvitli her iu a hearty
laugh. Indlampolli Hun.
Written fur The Tribune
A little while, deal (lodl a few brlif day,
I pray Thee, let me keep this love of mine
Just tn my Inmost heait, tafci from the world,
Too Unr, too deep, it Ilea for earthly gaje.
A few biief days I
A little while, O grant the boon I ask,
Kor none can ever know Havo heart divine
How life's environments have bound my toul,
Pear God I O say 1 need not wear my misk
A few bilcf days)
A little while, O Just a little while,
To havo and hold the love I've prayed so long;
Tho' dark tho way and drear my heart may autile
Tor evermore my Ufa will hold love's khrliic,
Tho' love but linger he.ro
A few brief Ojjj!
Hoio Vim!!. Speece.
" THE WORLD JJJUfijtj
ONE HUNDRED YEARS
tCopyrlglil, 1M0, by 11. 12. Huglics, touts-vllle.l
MKASUHKS against the practice ol Infanti
cide In India, which ended years later In
Its suppression, were begun by Jonathan
Puncin ami Major Walker, ol llngUnil,
Tlili nrchaln Institution In India was duo not only
to tome poetical tradition of Ha origin, but to
economic fncts. Among the arlstocratlo HaJpuU
It was thought dishonorable that a girl should
remain unmarried or that she should marrv a
man not her superior. The custom making 11
obligatory on the bride's father to tender rich
gifts to the Broom's relatives or glvo lavish
feasts, prevailed. To avoid all this tho Itajput
killed u certain proportion of his daughtere
somi times lu a very nlngular way. A pill ol
toaheco and uhang might be given to the new
born child to s allow; or It was drowned in
milk! or the mother's breast was smeared with
opium or tho Juice of the poisonous Datura.
The Idea of building the Suez ranal connect
ing the Mediterranean and the Red ca, or rath
er restoring this ancient communication, an en
gineering feat which was later accomplished, was
due to Napoleon, who at the close of the Klgh
teentli century obtained a report from M. Lepre,
n French engineer. TIds was followed, how
ever, by no result, and M. Lesscpps therefore
shares with no ono the honor of hU glgantio suc
cess. It H known, though, that a water com
munication tor small vessels between the two
tens was formed m early as 000 years before tho
Christian era and existed for a period of 1,400
years, after which It was allowed to fait into,
Nlccola Piccint, the noted Naples musical
composer, who was one of tho principals In per
haps the only pianist war ever conducted, died
during this year. While In Paris the directors
of tho Grand Open houso conceived tlio mad
idea of deliberately opposing him to Gluck, then
the Parisian favorite, by persuading the two
composers to treat the same subject "Iphlgenle
en Tnurldo" simultaneously. The public divided
Itself Into rival parties; which, under the names
of Olucklsts and ricclnlsls, carried on an un
worthy and disgraceful war, equally ruinous to
both artists, who would gladly havo withdrawn
from its violent excesses. That the final victory
should be obtained by the niucklsts wai inevit
able, for Plcclnl, though a brilliant ornament of
the Italian 6uhool, was no match for his illus
trious antagonist. Cluck's masterly "Iphloxnlc"
was the first produced, soon followed by that of
Plcclnl. Tho laltcr's was not long in being con
signed to oblivion. The fury of the rival parties
continued unabated and went on even beyond tho
death of Cluck, which occurred several jears
befoie that of Plcclnl. The lattcr's suggestion
that a public monument he erected to Cluck's
memory was not supported by the Cluekists.
There Is hardly any doubt that this "Composers'
War" hastened tho death of both.
Victor Ungues vv.13 appointed governor of
Oulana, South America, and managed to put the
colony in better shape. This territory' had been
the destination dining the terrible times of the
French revolution of bind after band of political
prisoners transported thither fiom Paris. Their
suffering was very severe. The fnte of the 000
Poyallsts, sent as exiles to Guiana, was espe
cially sad. Landed without food or shelter, two
thirds of them perished miserably. A few years
prior to this 12,000 volunteer colonists from Al
sace and Lorraine had dwindled in twenty-four
months to less than 1.000, and even they were a
famished, fevcr-strieken band when relief came.
Tho bill for the Washington monument first
passed tho house of.jcpnsenlatives In the United
Stntes congress durin? this srssion, hut the sen
ate amended It and Ion,; postponement followed.
In England there vveio now fourteen metro
politan newspapers and forty-nine provincial; in
Scotland eight and in Ireland eleven. Two of
the English papcis and two in Scotland hail
pissed the century mirk in age.
NUBS OP KNOWLEDGE.
The Kskimos of Alaska make waterproof boots
and shirts of the skin of the salmon.
Hallways uso up over 2,000,000 tons of steel a
year, almost half the world's product.
New York city owes more by 500,000,000 than
all the 43 states in the Union together.
There aru 4,000 tons of stone in the pyramids
of Cheops. It could be built for $20,000,000
In 1500 the minci.il pioduction of the United
States amounted to 10,000,000 and in 1S09 to
Ncaily two-thirds of the letters carried by the
world's postal services are written, sent to and
read by English-speaking people.
The aiea of the United Stites is 3,301,000
square miles; that of China is 4,218,101, of which
"China proper" has an aiea of 1,3J0,8H square
A hymn book which belonged to one of Cron
je's drivers, and which had been perforated by
a bullet, brought $7 at a recent sale In Lon
don. Tho Benedictines have a new monastery in
Peine, built, as usual, on a site commanding a
fine view. One department contains room for
SO students. Theic is also a meteorological and
Tho actual increase of population in this coun
tiy in the last ten years is about thirteen mil
lion two hundred and tivcnty-flvc thousand. The
rate of increase in the period from 1SS0 to 1S90
averaged about two and cnc-half per cent, each
Tho nveiage price of a good lallvvay dray
horse in England is nbout three hundred dollars
and each animal costs about two dollars and
twenty-five cents for fodder alone. Under fair
conditions railway companies work their horses
abcut ten hours a day.
The council of St. Joseph, Mo., Is considering
the advisability of increasing tho cost of bill
posters' licenses from $50 to $500. It is thought
by that means tho piacllcc whereby tho walls
and fences of that city aro covered with un
sightly posters may be discouraged.
A recent European Invention is a pioccss for
making artificial sponges. The method is based
on tlio action of zlnu chloride on cellulose, by
which spongy compounds similar to starcli aio
produced. These products, when placed In water,
swell, and, in an atmosphere sufllclenlly dry,
soon become hard again.
Water In a shallow pan, in a sheltered place,
will fieezo even when the thermometer Is abovo
the freeiliio' point. This is due to the rapid loss
of heat of the caitli nfter nightfall. In some hot
countries Ico Is obtained In commercial quanti
ties by setting shallow earthenware pans of
water on the ground protected from the wind,
That senato customs rarely change Is shown by
the two old-fashioned snuff boxes in that i lum
ber. They are as carefully flllpd today as in tho
days when it was the fashion to "snuff," Pew
of the present members use the boxes, though
occasionally ono of the older Southern members
will go up, take a "pinch" and calmly await
Moro or less of the old Noise mythology has
found its way into modern Christmas custom.
The mythlo trco of the ancient ..candin u iau
forest appears laden with gifts and adorned
with candles. Tho skull of an eucmy killed In
war, out of which the Norseman drank his
festal ale, is represented today by the wassail
bowl appioprlato t the Chrhtnus celebration.
Tho Yule log, too, Is Noise,
The shirt waist promises to be extremely popu
lar next season. Salesmen for furnishing hoasi
who mo now on the load uro sending m largo
orders for shirt waists for next wins, and re
port that tho demand will probably be heavy.
Manufacturers report that tho demand for such
gaunents has far exceeded their expectations,
and that they will be compelled to inako up
many more goods In that slope than they an
ticipated. Harvard university is to receive for Its Semi
tic collection 19 of the valuable papyri icceutly
unearthed by tho Egyptiau Fund lociety, and of
unearthed by tho Egyptian Fund society, and
which havo been for some time in the hands of
Cambridge and Oxford professors, who aro mak
ing a study ot them. Amoiij tho scrolls ore
some ot Homer's writings, some poems by Sapho,
some of tho Emperor lUdiiau' letter and a por
tion ot St, John's Gospel, which latter, al
though riot supposed to bo the original wilting,
U tho oldest copy yet found.
a poptir.An cf.runtKn tiotisr fr ih
' rt Bc-neflt of All Who Have Houses to ,
Rent, Heal Estate or Other Property to Sell
or Exchange, or Who Want Situations or
Help These Small Advertisements Cost
One Cent Word, Six Insertions tor l'ivo
cents a word Except Situations wanicu,
Which Are Inserted Free.
Help Wanted Male,
WANTOD AT ONC'E-fl Oil 8 GOOD BllIDGt:
men. Apply to MeClintock Marshall Con
struction Co., care Dutimore lion and Steel Co.,
WANTEDEXPEiUENOEI) DOXMAKRttl MUST
understand running machinery. B. E. Davis,
Greer. Itldgo street.
IF YOU P.KALLY WANT PLEASANT AND TEH.
inanent work, you can have It and can earn
from $12 to $20 weekly. Boom C07, Mears build
ing, Scrantcn, Pa.
MARINE COUPS. U. S. NAVY, KECHUiTS
wanted Able-bodied men, service on our
war ships In all parts of the world and on land
tn the Philippines when required. Recruiting of
ficer, 103 Wyoming avenue, Scranton.
BOARD WANTED-FOR THREE ADULTS AND
one small child, in respectable Jewish fam
ily, living 1c flrst'class neighborhood. State
price. W. A., Tribune office.
SITUATION WANTEDDY YOUNG MAX, AS
bartender. F. Francis, ,00 Seranton street.
WANTED-A SITUATION AS BOOKKEEPER ,OR
assistant bookkeeper. Bookkeeper, care ol
SITUATION WANTED LADIES AND GENTLE-
men stopping at hotels can leave their laun
dry done at a very reasonable price. 520 Pleas
ant street, West Side. Best of city references.
FOR SALE 20 SHARES PREFERRED STOCK OF
tho Dr. Hand Condensed Milk Co. at pax. 7
per cent, guaranteed; owner must have cash im
mediately. Address U. D., Tribune office.
FOR SALE RESTAURANT AND OYSTER
house, cheap; close by all theaters; low rent;
reason for selling, sickness. Apply by letter,
Restaurant, Tribune office.
FOR SALE A DELIVERY COVERED WAGON,
has been in use about two.months. Suitable
for a grocery store, dry goods storo or other
racrcantllo purposes. Apply to William Craig.
FOR SALE BRICK BUILDING, NO. 431 LACK-
awanna avenue, corner Washington avenue,
being the piopeity recently occupied and now
being vacated by the Hunt & Conncll Company.
A. E. HUNT.
FOR SALE CONTEXTS OF HOUSE I'URNT
ture, carpets, bedding, etc. W2 Washington
Wanted To Buy.
WANTED-SECONDHAND SLOT MACHINES;
must be in good order, state particulars us
to make and price. Address L. M., general de
livery, Scranton, I'a.
Money to Loan.
MONEY TO LOAN ON BOND AND MORTGAGE.
any amount. M. H. Holgatc, Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT Or MONEY TO LOAN QUICK,
straight loans or Building and Loan. At
from 4 to 6 per cent. Call on N. Y. Walker,
314-313 Conncll building.
LOST--A YELLOW LEATHER POCKETBOOK,
containing nineteen dollars, on Adams ave
nue between Linden and Olive. Finder will re
ceive a reward if returned to Master Leon Fish,
012 Adams avenue or 217 l'emi.
FOUND-POCKETBOOK CONTAINING SMALL
turn of money. Call B. L. Fuller, Conncll
FOUND A POCKI.TOOOK CONTAINING SUM.
of money; owner can have same by calling
at 310 Washington avenue, fouith floor, at 12
o'clock noon. E. T. Bone.
Certified Public Accountant.
E. O. SPAULDING, 220 BROADWAY, NEW
EDWARD II. DAVIS. ARCHITECT, CONNCLL
FREDERICK L. UROWN, ARCHITECT, PRICE
building, 120 Washington avenue, Scranton.
Cabs and Carriages.
RUBBER TIRED CABS AND CARRIAGES; BEST
of servile Prompt attention given orders, by
'phone. 'Phones 072 and CJ32. Joseph Kclley.
DR. C. E. EILE.NBERaER, PAULI BUILDING,
Spruce street, Scranton.
DR. I. O. LYMAN, SCRANTON PRIVATE IIOS.
pltal, corner Wyoming and Mulberry.
DR. O. C. LAUBACTI, 115 WYOMING AVENUE.
DH. II. T. REYNOLDS, OPP. P. O.
Hotels and Restaurants.
THE ELK OAFE, 125 AND 127 FRANKLIN AVE.
cue. Jiaics ri-uuuiiuic,
P. ZEIOLER, Proprietor,
SCRANTON HOUSE. NEAR D.. L. & W. PAS-
enger depot. Conducted on the European plan.
VICTOR KOCH. Pioprictor.
J, W. DROWNING, ATTORNEY AND COUNSEL,
lor-at-law. Rooms 312-313 Mears building.
D. B. REI'LOCILE, ATTORNEY LOANS NEC(
tlatcd on real estate security. Meats building,
comer Washington aviniw and Spruce 6trccl,
WILLARD. WAUREN & KNAPP, ATTORNEYS
and counscllors-at-law, Republican building,
JESSUP & JESSUP, ATTORNEYS AND COUN.
ecllors-at-law. Commonwealth building, Rooms
10, 20 and 21.
EDWARD W. THAYER, AITOR.N'UY. ROOMS
PO3-0OI, 0th Moor, Wears building.
L. A. WATTIES. ATTOUNEY.AT.LAW, BOARD
ot Trade building, Scranton, Pa.
O, R. PITCHER. ATTORNEY.AT-LAW, BOARD
ot Trade building, Scranton, Pa,
PATTEBSON & WILCOX, TRADEP.S' NATIONAL
O. COMEQYS, 0-13 REPUBLICAN BUILDING.
A. W. BERTTIOLF, ATTORNEY. MEARS BLPG.
G. It. CLARK 4: CO., SEEDSMEN AN!) NURS.
erymin, store 201 Washington avenue; green
houses, 1950 Noith Main avenue; storo tele
SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA, SCRANTON,
Pa. Course preparatory to college, law, incdi
cine or baslncss. Opens Sept. 12th. bend for
catalogue. Iter. Thomas U Cann, LL. D., prin
cipal and proprlttor; W, E. Pluiuley, A. M.,
The youns man has no visa for "Rubhtr Necks,
but ho could hardly ltvo through the winter
without Rubber Boots. We have all tin kinds
he needs. Our Sterm King he likes best.
STORES OPEN EVEN1NOS UNTIL AFTKR THE
114-116 WYOMING AVENUE.
'Phone 2452. Free delivery.
The handsomest line of
calendars ever shown in our
store, together with our line of
Fancy Ink Stands,
Leather Goods in
Make our place worth while
Stationers and Engravers,
Hotel Jertnyn Building.
Physicians and Surgeons.
JAMES P. PURSELL, M. D., SPECIALIST,
Mental and Nervous Diseases. Lindin street
(opp. P. O.)
DR. W. E. ALLEN, 013 NORTH WASHINGTON
DR. S. W. L'AMOREAUX, OFFICE S39 WASH
ington avenue. Residence, 1313 Mulberry.
Chronic diseases, lunifs, heart, kidneys and
genito-urinary organs a specialty. Hours, 1 to
4 p. m.
JOSEPH KUETTEL, REAR 511 LACKAWANNA
nvenue, Scranton, Pa., manufacturer ot Wire
DRESSMAKING FOR CHILDREN TO ORDER;
also ladles' ivuists. Louis Shoemaker, 212
A. B. BRIGCS CLEANS PRIVY VAULTS AND
cess pools; no odor. Improved pumps used.
A. B. Briecs, proprietor. Leave ordcis 1100 North
Main avenue, or Eicke's drug store, corner
Adams and Mulberry. Telephone 051.
MRS. L. T. KELLER, SCALP TREATMENT, 60c.;
shmnpooini;, BOc. ; facial massage; manicur
ing, 25c; chiiopody. 701 Qulncy.
BAUEuVri ORCHESTRA MUSIC FOR BALLS,
picnics, parties receptions, weddings and con
cert work furnished. For terms address R. .1,
Bauer, conductor, 117 Wyoming avenue, over
llulbcrt's musio store.
MEOARGEE BROS., PRINTERS' SUPPLIES, El
velopcs, paper bass, twine. Warehouse, 130
Washington avenue, Scranton, Pa.
THE WILKES BARRi: RECORD CAN BE HAD
in Seranton at the news stands of Reisman
Bros., 400 Spruce and 003 Linden; 31. Norton,
22 Lackawanna avenue; I. S. Scliutzer, 211
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Delaware and Hudson.
In cirer-t Nov. 23, 1000.
Trains for Caibondalc leave Scranton ot 0.20,
1.M, 8.fi3, 30.13 a. tn. ; 12.00, 1.29, 2.H, ,).5, 5.2'i,
0.23, 7.07, 0.15, 11.15 p. m. ; 1.1U n. m.
For Honcsdalc-0.20, 10.13 a. in.; 2.14 and
5.2') p. in.
For WilkCs-Bane 0.43, 7, IS. S., 9.33, 10.4),
11.05 a. in.; 1.2S, '-MS, tf.33, 4.27, 0.10, 7.1S, 10.11,
11.S0 p. in.
For L. V. R. R. points 0.13, 11.53 a. m.; 2.18,
4.27 and 11.S0 p. m.
For Ponnsj Irauia II. R. points 0. 13, 0.3S a.
iu. ; 2.18 and 4.27 p. in.
For Albany and all points north 6.21 a. in.
and 3.02 p. in.
For Carbondale 0.00, 11,33 a. in.; 2.U, 3.32,
B.47, 10.62 p. m.
For WIlkes-ILiire 0.RS, 11.53 a. in.; l.SS, 3.2S,
C.27, 8,27 p. in.
For Albany and points noith .15J p. in.
For lloncsil.ile 0.00 a. m. nnd 3.62 p. in.
Lowest rates to all points in United States and
J. W. HUltPICIv, O. P. A., Albany, N. Y.
II. W. CR0s. D. P. A., Scranton, Pa.
Central Eailroad of New Jersey.
Stations in New York Foot of Llbeity street,
N. It., and South Ferry.
'11ME TABLE IN EITECT NOV. 23, IDOc).
Trains leave Scranton for New York, Newark,
Elizabeth, Philadelphia, Easton, Bethlehem, AI
leutoivn, Mauih Chunk and White Haven, at 8.30
a. m. ; express, 1.10; cpies, 3.50 p. in, Sun
dais, 2.15 p. m.
For PltUtoii and Wllkes-Barte, 6.30 a, m.; 1.10
and 3,60 p. m. Sundavs, 2,15 p. m.
For Baltimore nnd Washington, and points
South ami West via Bethlehem, 8.30 a. m., 1.10
3.60 p. in, Sunday, 2.15 p. in.
For Lone Branch, Ocean Grove, etc., it 8.3U
a. in. and 1.10 p. in.
For Rcadlinr, Lebanon and liarrlsbure, via At
lentown. 8.30 a. in. uud 1.10 p. in. bundayi,
2.15 p. in.
For Poltsvlllo, 8.C0 a. ni,, 1,10 p, m.
Through tickets to all points last, south and
west ut lowest rates nt tho station.
II. P. BALDWIN. Gen. P.m Agt.
J, II. OLIIAUSEN, Gen. Supt.
Lehigh Valley Railroad.
In Etlcct Nov, SI," 1000.
Tialm leave hcrantoii,
Fur Philadelphia and New Yoik via !). A; II.
It. It., at 0.45 ond 11.65 a. in., and 2.18, 4.27
(Black Diamond Express), and 11.30 p. m. bun.
,la.vs,D. &I. R- ., 1-M, 8.27p. iii!
For White Haven, llazliton and principal
points In the colt legions, via D. (c H. p., R
0.15, 2.18 and 4,27 p. ni. lor Pottsville, 8.45,
S.13 and 4.27 p. in.
For Bethlehem, Easlou, Iteadlnir, Hurrlsbuii;
and prlnelp.il Intermediate stations via I). A- ,
R. It., 0.15, U.M a. in.; 2.18, 4.27 (Black Dia.
monil ExiiicM), 11-30 p. in. Sundajs, D. ti If. It.
It.. 1.5S, 8.27 p. m.
For Tuukhannock, Toivauda, Elmlra, Ithaca,
Geneva and piluelpal intermediate stations, via
1)., L. & W, It. R, S.0S a. in.; 1.05 and 3.10
For Geneva, Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls,
Chicago, und all points vvcit, la D. & . R. .,
11.65 u. hi., 3.33 (Black Diamond Exptess), 7.48,
10.41, 11.30 p. in. Sundajs, D. It 11. It. R.,
11.55, S.27 p. ni,
Pullman parlor and sleeping or Lehigh Valley
parlor lars on all tialna bctvvceeu Wilkcs-Barre
and New York, Philadelphia, BusTala and Sus
HOL1.1N 11. WILBUR, Gen. Supt., 2d Cortland
street, New York.
CHARLES S. LEK, (leu Pass Agt., 20 Cortland
street, New York.
A. W. NONNEMACHER, Div. Pass. Agt., South
For tiikcts uud Pullman rcaeivatlont apply to
809 Lackawanna avenue, Scranton, Pa.
Our Qemit's '
Offers special Inducements in .,
Gloves for Street Wear
' Pajamas, Etc., EU
"Exceptional values In Fine Neckties
and Suspenders In individual Boxf.
and exclusive styles.
Fine Silk Umbrellas In tin unusually
flno assortment comprising all th
latest handles of
BUFFALO HORN, , ;
Initials engraved if dealt ud without
RAILROAD TIME TABLES
Schedule in Effect Slay 27, 1900.
Trains leave Scranton, D. &. H.
6.45 a. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Hairlsburg, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Washington and for Pitts
burg and the West.
9.S8 a xn., week days, for Hazleton,
Pottsville, Reading Norristown,
and Philadelphia; and for Sun
bury Earrisburg, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington and Pitts
burg and the West.
S.18 p. xn., week days, (Sundays
l.SS p. m.,) for Sunbury, Earris
burg, Philadelphia. Baltimore.
Washington and Pittsburg and
the West. For Baaleton, Potts
ville, Reading, &o. week days.
4.27 p. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Hazleton, Pottsville, Earrisburg,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
J. H. WOOD, Gen. Pass. ABt.
J. U. HUTCHINSON. Gen. Mgr.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
In Eltect Dec. 2, 1900.
Sontli T.eaie Ser.intnn fur Xew York at 1.4ii,
3.00, 5.50, 8 03 and 10 05 a. in., 12.55. S.tia p. in.
Por Philadelphia at 8.00 and 10.05 a. m.; U.G3
nnd and 3..'V1 p. m. For Stroudahure ut
0.10 p. ni. Milk accommodation at 3.10 p. m.
Auiio at Hoboken at 0.30, 7.18, 10.!,
12.0S, 3.15, 4.4S, 7.19 p. in. Arrlvo at Plill
adclplda at 1.00, 3.2.!, fl.00 and 6.22 p. in. Ai
rlio from New York at 1.10, .0tl and 10.S a. m.i
1.00, 1.52, 5.13, 3.15 and 11.30 p. ni. I'roirt
btrc)ud-,bur(? at 8 05 a. ni.
North I.e.ie Seranton for PuiTalo and intcr
nudiate stations .it 1.15, 4.10, and 0.00 a. m.J
1.55, 0.1S and 11.35 p. m. i'or 0wcko and Sjia
rmo ut 4.10 a. in. and 1.53 u. in. I'or Utica at
J.iu n. III. urn. ..". i' .'' - -
a. iu.; 1.05 nnd 5.1b p. in. Por Nicholson at 1.00
and U.15 p. 111. i'or uinxiiauiiuu iv..u u. in. .11
ilie in Snanton from lluffalo ut 1,'2J, 2.33, li.4J
and 10.00 a. m.i S.30 nnd 8.00 p. in. Prom 0-
WtKU 11IU f31.iv.tay t ...' , ..... - --
i) 111. Kroin L'tica at 2.53 a. in. J 12.38 and 3.SO
p. m. Prom Nicholson at 7.50 a. 111. and 6.00 p.
in. i'rom Montiojj at 10 00 a. in.; J.20 and 8,03
Dlo'omshurg "PuMon I.eaio Seranton for
Northumberland at 0 45, 10 03 a. in.; 1.53 and
C 50 p. 111. For PI) mouth at 1.03, 3.40, 8.50 p.
in. Kor Klnnhton nt S.10 u. m. Anile at North
umberland nt .35 u. tn.; 1.10. 6.00 and 8.3 p.
in. Arrive at Kingston at 8.62 a. 111. Arrlie as
PI)inoutli at 2.00, 4.32, 0.43 11. ni. Arrive In
Scranton from Northumberland at 0.12 a. ra. ;
VS5. 4.50 and 8.45 p. 111. Piom Kinjston at
11.00 a. m. From PI) mouth at 7.53 a. m., 3.20,
5.35 p. ni. BUNDAY Tn.vi.NS.
South Leave Seianton 1,10, 3.00, 3 50, 10,04 a.
in": 3.33, 3.10 p. in.
North I.eae Scranton at 1.15, 4.10 a. m.; 1.35,
3 43 and 11. 35 !' "'
' Illoomsburi: Plilsion I.cae Scranton at W.M
a, in. and 5 60 p. m.
New York, Ontario and Western R.R.
TiMG TADU3 IN EFFfcCT SUNDAY, NOY. 4.
North Pound Train).
Leave Leave Arrivn
Si ronton. Carbondale. CadoU.
10.40 a. in. 1L20 '" . 1-OJ P. m.
UO0 p. m. Airlve Carbondale 6.10 p. in.
lease Ivu Arrivn
Cadosla. Carbondale. Seranton,
7.00 u. in. 7.49 a, in.
2 05 p. in , 3.31 p. m. 1.C0 p. m,
isimilajs only, North Pound.
I.ctlo ''W? , Arrive
Scranton. Carbondale. Cadosia.
8.30 a. in. ? '. , , 1U3 . .
7 00 p. in. Arrive Caihondale 7.10 p. in.
Leave I'"0 Arrive
Cadosia. Carbondale, Scranton.
7.00 a. in. 7.40 a. in.
4 30 p. 111. 5. til p. III. 6.33 p. in.
Trains Icavlntf Scranton at 10.40 a. ni. daily,
and 8.30 a. ni. Sunda), make New York, Corn,
wall, Mlddletovvn, Wal(ou, Sidney, Norwich,
Rome, Utlea, Oneida and Oswetjo connections
For further information consult ticket stent,.
J. 0. ANDEltON, Gen. Pass. At., New York.
J. i:. WELSH, Traveling Passenger Agent, Scran,
Erie and Wyoming Valley.
Timet Table in Effect Sept, 17, 1900.
Trains for llawley and local points, connect,
ing at liawley vvitli Erie railroad for New York,
New burgh ad intermediate points, leave Boron.
ten at 7.03 a. in. and 2.23 p. nt.
Train arrive at Bcraatou at 10.39 a. m. and
f.10 p, tn.