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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1901.
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THE PEOPLE'S EXCHANGE
POPULAtl CLEARISO HOUSE for tin tlcne
u . tii i t. tftt IIaii In Hffu. Keal
Entstc or Other Property lo Sell or Exchange, or
Who wsnt situations or ii.'i m """
vcrtlsements Cost One Cent Word, Six Inr
tloin for Pile Cents n Word Except bltuatiens
Wanted, Which Arc Insert! Free.
WANTED-flOOU AND BOAIID IK WJf.ECT
private family for gentleman, wife snd ihlld.
Address A Tribune office, Carbondalc.
VAxmn-nooKKiiEPKii wishes situation' ;
good refcrcmes; prefers to go out of city.
Address II. II., Trll'ime office, Cailondalc.
fuitciiAsiin WANTED-rou candy siom:,
good trade and location. Address it., Trio
line office, Cirboiidilc.
70 I.01)(ii: SKC'HI'.TAIUKS-A tAHRK, HAND
toir.tlv heund minute Hook fo. mIo cheap.
Inquire tt Trituni ulJko, lluritii bulldl.iff, Car
bondalc. SCHOOL BOARD MEETS.
Not Much Business on Hand A Few
Bills Paid and Some Discussions.
fter a month's rest, the school
lonul met Inst evening1 In the Central
School building, nil members being
Mpsent. Only a few routine matters
won disposed of. No spectators were
on hand, tor the meetings of this
body lmvo now been divested of much
of their exciting nature- since the prln
vlpnlshln matter wns disposed1 of. The
following bills were rend, approved
nnd ordered paid, na soon as the mln
ntfs wore disposed of:
John Ilootli S 52 SO
Dclawaic and Hudson Cainl Co ltW '"
I'lvc copies Penn School Journal 7 00
la press bills amounting to - 10
l.ce Knott Apparatus Co -... 85 87
Total fJH 21
A communication was received from
tho board of health, calling attention
to the prevalence of smallpox in var
ious cities with which Carbondalc has
regular communication and request
ing that action bo tnken In the mat
ter. A letter from the board of health
to Superintendent Garr was also read,
Mating that the law would bo strictly
enforced und that all pupils must be
vaccinated on or before January 21,
unless they had previously had small
pox. Mr. Swlgert moved that tho attor
ney of tho school board Investigate
and- Jsce whether tho hcnjlth board
could enforce the low. In the discus
sion that followed President Hocken
borry said that while he was not
warmly In favor of compulsory vac
cination, he thought that nothing
could bo accomplished by consulting
the school board's attorney, and read
the act or tho legislature covering the
cape. ' Nevertheless, Mr. Swlgert
pressed his motion, It was seconded
by Mr. Moon, and on a) voto no nays
A requisition from Superintendent
fiarr was received, calling for various
supplies, among them being a dozen
histories of Pennsylvania, a dozen
waste baskets and a dozen thermome
ters. It was refened to the commit
tor on books and supplies.
A discussion as to the disposition of
the displaced boilers In tho Central
building was precipitated, but after a
little, it was decided to let the mat
ter rest until the next meeting, as H.
C. Butler, esq., was sick and his ad
Nice was needed before action could bo
Mr. Swlgert said that Joseph Pow
derly should receive $19 a month more,
as his duties as truant ofllcer were
ory arduous and he did not receive
sufficient compensation. His recom
mendation was assented In by the
board and ho will now iccelve S35 per
Mr. Kcrwln, as chairman of the.com
mittee on night schools, reported pro
gress. Superintendent Cnrr's report for the
hist month showed that there was a
total attendance of 1,126 male pupils
nnd 1,256 females; average attendance,
sr,r males, 10:3 females. The night
school showed an average attendance
of f2 per cent, of enrolled pupils.
A dUcusslon us to tho advisability
ot raising Mr. Cerry's salary, the
teacher of the business course, arose.
It was finally decided to let tho mat
ter rest until tho next meeting of the
board, when a special committee com
posed of Messrs. Hockenberry, Ker
wln and Moon will report.
Mr. Swlgert moved that tho build
ing committee be instructed to look
nftor the roof of the high school build
ing, which is alleged to be very leaky
and nlRO to make necessary altera
tions in tho furnace pit to fit the now
conditions nilstng from the renova
tion of the heating system.
Mr. E. II, Dowe. who has the con
tract for Installing tho new boiler,
gave specifications for the wotk and
submitted a plan drawn by him. By
bis figures the cost of altering the pit
ivULJt 9S.53. Mr. Swlgert's motion
, It. was moved, by Mr. Swlgert that
nn order be drawn on tho treasurer
for a first payment to Mr. Dowe of
$200on his contract. Mr. Hughes said
.'that there was no doubt but that tho
Jnew heating plant was n success and
'seconded tho motion with enthusiasm.
The board then adjourned to incut
Monday evening, Feb. 4.
fi, . A Racy Catse.
Sarah Arnold and James, her hus
band, were beforo Alderman Jones last
night, charged with keeping a bawdy
' houBp on Archbald sticot, where they
llve." Chief of Pollco Mc Andrew was
the prosecutor, and Hon. John F. Hey
noldu; appeared for tho defendants. A
riurryber of the neighbors of the some
what notorious couplo were examined,
but all seemed reluctant to give testi
mony and nona said anything which
.dlroctjy Incriminated Mr. and Mrs. Ar
ynold.AI&ny men had been Been going
,.to and from the house, but the wit
Sinesses could not swear for what pur-
i COUCH SYRUP
Cures a Cough er Colti at enoe.
uqners croup, Taopisguui;a,
Ippe siuc5 Consumption. Quick, i
poso they had been Uicrc, and the de
fendants were discharged.
Mrs. Arnold was then tried on a
chargo of having acted as a harlot In
nn open lot near tho home of a Mr.
Nlver, on An cast 15 last. Mr. and
Mrs. Nlver testified to what they saw,
hut could not swear that tho man with
Mrs. Arnold was not her husband.
There were two men and two women
present, but the witnesses did not
know tho others, and this case also
PBEPARINQ FOE CELifflBATION.
Tho Central Committee of tho Semi
centennial Will Meet Tonight.
The rcuort of the executive commit
tee of the semi-centennial committee
will be submitted to a meeting of the
general committee tonight, at the
coui.cll looms in tho city building, bo
g'.r.rlng at 8 o'clock.
Slnco the last meeting of the com
mittee a large number of new societies
and labor organizations havo been
formed. All these are requested to
si-lid delegates. The original list of
Court Lily, A. O.K., Charles Curtis.
Knliihtfl Myrtle Chain, E. IJ. Vreeland.
Junior O. V. A. M., W. I). Matthews.
Central I.ibor union, John Toolan.
Cumbrian lodge, I. 0. 0. P., A. P. Fey.
Olive Leaf lodge, L O. O. P., II. Hall.
St. Ilcee T. A. II., soelct, J. Kllleene.
St. Patrick', T A. II. society, .1. W'aWi.
(Jerinanh Singing rol"tv, C. Ilocslgcr.
Pioneer Father Maflicw society, II. A. Kelly.
Knights of Columbus. E. p. Clifford.
Knight of Pjthlus, W. II. Matters.
K. ot P. M., lllchard Kcrwln.
0. M. n. A., J. L Blown.
Sons of Veterans, C. fi. Alexander.
0. A. P.., V. B. Chasc.
Knights of Malta. Martin Olrer.
Vomit: Men's Institute, M. J. McDonald.
Shield of Honor, A. 0. Nlcol.
Sons of Temperance, 0. P. Gates.
'typographical union, II. P. Parry.
Et. Boniface society, Ous Nclsen.
Kojal Arcanum, W. J. W'ilUns
P. 0. S. of A.. C. "3. Keeney.
Letter Carriers. U. A. Divls.
lied Men. J. W. P.lvcnbur'.
Ildelity conclave, I. O. II., C. A. Kve.
Carbondale conclave, I. 0. II., L. Little.
Daughters of ltibekah, CI. W. Hughe.
Daughters of Naomi, G. B. Vreeland.
High arlool alumni .1. L. llrcnr.an.
Federal union, T. K. Lee.
Junior Foresters, i:. J. Maie.
Local 841, V. it W T. Polanoy.
A. O. II. Division 11, J. P. Collin.
A. O. II. Division 13, William Peel.
A. O. II. Division 0, P. P. McDonnell.
Mitchell Hose company, J. B. Howlson.
CottaRO Hose company, Henry Coolsc.
Columbia Hoi company, J. P. Ilo.Wan.
Society of Younff Italy, 0. PuRllano.
Firemen's Belief association, T. (J. Coughlln.
Merchants' association, It. II. Klnback.
The other societies which were not
represented at tho last mooting are
also asked to send representatives on
Tuesday. If any delegates havo been
overlooked in tho above l!t. they xvlll
understand that It is simply a cleri
cal mistake of the secretary. One of
the most Important matters to bo de
cided tomorrow night is the date for
tno demonstration. "When this Is nr
rlved at, nil other arrangements will
be timed to correspond. Some very
excellent features havo been proposed
as part of the programme for tho oc
casion, but the carrying out of these
will rely entirely upon the success had
by tho finance committee In raising
HAVE YOUR OWN DOCTOR.
It Is Not Necessary to Employ a
Health Board Member for Vaccina
tion. The board of health has been send
ing out Its regulation printed cards to
the parents of school children in this
city, notifying them that the pupils of
the public schools must be vaccinated
on or before Jan. 21, unless they have
had smallpox. Appended to the card
are the names of the officers of the
board of health, two of whom aro city
Because of this, many of the reci
pients of the notice have conceived
the notion that these physicians are
the only ones empowered to vaccinate,
and they prefer, of course, to have the
family doctor perform this operation.
The Tribune has been requested to
state that uny resident physician can
vaccinate any child, and that a card
filled out according to law does not
have to have the signature of the two
board of health physicians, but that if
parents prefer to employ any doctor,
they are privileged to do so.
A Lucky Drummer.
V. H. Urowne, a commercial travel
er for a Blnghamton overall factory,
was In this city yesterday. At one of
Ms customer's stores he related with
great gusto a story to tho effect that
he was In Susquehanna yesterday, nnd
Just got two good orders from mer
chants there when a strike was do
clr.red among tho bollermakcrs of the
Erie shops. Tho merchants at first
wanted to cancel the orders, as no one
lit ows but the whole plant may bo In
volved beforo long, but as ho had sent
them away to Ms firm ho refused to
cancel them, ifo considers himself
Reopening of High, School.
After a vacation of two weeks, part
of which was enforced on the refitting
of the heating system, tho Central high
Hchool reopened yesterday for regular
studies. Eugeno II. Dowe, who had
the contract In hand for Installing the
ntw boilers, finished his work In tho
stipulated time, except for a few minor
citl alls, which In nowise interfere with
the system of heating, and tho rooms
were so warm yesterday that for part
of tho tlmo windows had to be opened.
Quite a contrast with tho conditions
that have existed for tho past year
Election of Officers.
At tho regular meeting of the Cen
tral Labor union Sundny, tho follow
ing ofllcers wero elected for tho nest
term: President, Isaao Rogers; vlco
president, Charles Hull; recording sec
retary, W. P. Ferrell; treasurer, John
Walsh; sergeant nt arms, Nicholas
A New Bank Clerk.
Claude Olver, of Lincoln avenue, has
accepted a position as clerk In the
Miners' and Mechanics' bank. Ho
started in on his new Job yesterday
E.L. Hatfield, man
ager of the Carbon
dale edltlen, will bo
pleated to receive
callers seeking Infor
mation or desirous of
Imparting It. Tele
phone numbers: New
86: eld, S43J.
THE STRIKE OVER.
Or Nearly So Father Coffoy "Will
Act as Arbitrator.
The day portion of the striking silk
mill hands went to work yesterday i
morning, pending the decision of llev.
Father Coffey, who has consented to
bo nn arbitrator of the dispute.
At a meeting between tho strikers
and Manager Frlcder, of the Klots
Throwing company, both sides signed
nn agreement to abide tho decision of
Father Coffey. Tho text of tho agree
I will submit to tho Very llev. T. T. Coffey's
wise Judgment tho following dlsput for lilt con
slderatlon, and I will ngrco to abide by his de
cision. How much shall we pay per month for our op.
craters In tho different departments of our mill:
Winders, doublers, spinners, reelcrs and band
ers on day shift and spinners on the night slilftt
Tho rate of watfc to be based on the scale paid
by mills of llko character, and our competitors
(Here arc mentioned tht names ot ten silk
mills In this section of the state).
I will make binding on the part of the com
pany to accept and abide by the decision of the
Very llev. T. P. Coffey. On tht other hand I
insist that the Miners' union which organization
claims to control the situation, shall show their
Good faith by guaranteeing us that it wilt be
accepted by the Interested silk mill workers.
Signed and guaranteed by Marcus Frleder, for
the silk milt and by a commltteo of Miners'
union who signed the statements a few dajs
ago endorsing the strike.
As a result of this, tho strikers aro
to work for two -weeks. The day hands
started yesterday. Tho night hands
will begin nt 6.30 this evening. It is
now likely that this long dispute will
be adjusted amicably. Manager Frle
der agreed not to discriminate against
any of the strikers.
WHY THE LIGHTS GO OUT.
Tho Electric Light Plant Hub Had a
Scries of Misfortunes.
A number of citizens whoso business
or pleasure keeps them out nfter dark
havo been wondering why It Is that
different portions of the city have
spasms of light and gloom o'nlchts.
Tho explanation Is that the local elec
tric company has had misfortunes in
plenty. On Saturday night three arm
atures burned out, within fifteen min
utes. This Is an unforeseen accident
In an electric light plant and Is not
likely to happen again in a lifetime.
As fast ns could be tho armatures
havo been patched up and made to do
double duty, and have been put on
various circuits to help out. It takes
a man thirty days of constant work to
wind one of these armatures, so the
extent of the paralysis in tho local
plant may be imagined.
Today a bran new piece of machin
ery will take the place of tho crippled
ones, and the light will be all right
again na soon as it can bo adjusted.
The cost of tho new piece Is $1,100.
ARE YOUR SIDEWALKS CLEANP
An Old City Ordinance Which. Should
The snowfall of yesterday, although
slight, was sufficient to make walking
ver slushy until late In the afternoon,
when a northerly wind congealed tho
liquid oozo that a short tlmo before
had been a part of what some senti
mental poet called "The Beautiful
Snow." As a consequence the blde
ualks and roadways speedily became
verj slippery. In many Instances,
Tight in the business section of the
town, this condition of the footpaths
made things rather precarious under
For the benefit ot the uninformed,
and to brush away the cobwebs from
the mind of tho forgetful we reprint
a city ordinance which Is still In force,
although not enforced as it should be:
lie It ord lined by the sdect and common coun
ells of thp city of Carbondile, and it is hereby
ardalned by tho authority of the same, that it
slnll be the duty of each and every person, in
toiporato society, or public Institution using or
ocrupjlng In any maimer, or for any puipoav
whatever, any bouo, store, thop, stable or tone,
ment bouse of any kind, and of person laving
cturpe of churches and public buildings, ami the
owner of vacant lots and unoecuplcd houses In
the rlty of Cmbondale, tu remoe or causo to lo
removed from the foot pavement or sidewalk In
front of tho premises, any snow, hail, ricct or
Ice within rix working hours after tha same shall
have erased to fall or be formed thereon, untess
the rame be so concealed that it cannot be re
moved without injury to slid pavement, under a
penalty of five dollars und rosts of suit, for any
neglect In tho premises, to bo recovered befort
ayn alderman of said city in the name and foi
tho uo of raid city in like manner as penaltlej
aro by law recoverable.
THE POLITICAL CAULDRON.
Politics Is beginning to attract some
attention throughout the city and con
siderable speculation Is being Indulged
in ns to who will bo tho candidates
for the various vacancies at the elec
tion next month. In the north school
district, composed of the Second, First,
Fifth and Sixth wards, there will bo
two dlrectois to be elected, one to suc
ceed Mr. Moon for three years, and ono
to succeed Mr. Swlgert for one year,
or until tho expiration of tho term for
which Joseph Vannun was originally
Mr. Swlgert will be a candidate to
succeed himself, and for the other va
cancy two Republican names often
mentioned aro Robert Vannan nnd G.
D. Van Gorder. So far as Is known
there are no Democratic aspirants as
In tho lower school district, composed
of tho Third und Fourth wards, Secre
tary Hughes will bo a candidate for
re-election. Tho only other names so
far prominently mentioned are those
of ex-School Director Thomas Boylan
and ex-Councilmnn P. G. McDonough.
All three aro Democrats.
Two common councllmen will also be
elected from each of tho odd numbered
wards. In the Fifth ward tho Repub
lican nomination has practically been
coj ceded to W. H. Masters and E. II,
Stone, two of the party's stalwarts.
In tho First ward A. T, Thompson
will be a candidate for re-election on
tho Republican ticket, but who his run
ning mate will be has not been an
nounced. Councilman Nealon, of the
Third, will also seek re-election at the
hards of tho Democrats. John Wede
mnn, of the Third, whoso term also
expires, will remove from tho city and
aspirants for his place have not us
yet unnounced themselves. There will
nlso bo ono poor director from each
of tho First and Fourth wards. Tho
PRACTICING- THE EUROPEAN
Dr. C. 11. Stronr, who conducted a lsrgt and
successful practice In Hcrsnton during 18S7, 13)3
and 1?0, has opened an offlct tt 400 Lackawanna
avenue (over tb Paris store), where he is pre
pared to give tht public tht tdvantsges of an
extensive experience extending over set en years
in tht leading hospitals of Europe (Dr. Strong
hating resided abroad slnco 1893 until ricanliy).
In re-establishing hit practice here he It more
fully equlped thin ever to trtst tht diseases to
which ho give special attention. Prsctlcal
experience is the grestest teacher; ht who is
most successful in tht practice of medicine Is ho
who hat had tht advantages ot the greatest ex
tierlence. Dr. Strong has certainly been af
forded unusual opportunities for acquiring a
thorough knowledge ot the most successful meth
ods tf treating the afflicted.
Having all of tin very latest Improved Amer
ican and Curoptan Instruments and appliances
for examining and treating the afflicted he b
enabled to effect cures where ether physicians,
who do not possess tht same means of ascer
taining tht exact condition ot tht patient, PAIL.
All remedies prescribed by Dr. Strong are pre
pared especially for each case In the com
plcto medical laboratory connected with his
office, thus insuring the purest and most effect
Special attention is given to tht successful
treatment of chronla and so-called tncurablo dis
uses, diseases of the Now, Throat, Bronchial
Tubes and Lungs, Catarrh, dlacajcs of the Stom.
ch, Liver, Kidneys. Heart, Bladdtr and Urinary
Organs, Blood and Skin, dlscsses peculiar to wo
men, diseases of tht Nervous System, etc.
Consultation snd examination free.
Offices, 400 Lackiwanna avenue (over tho Paris
store). Hours, 9 to 12, 2 to 5, and 7 to S
Sundays by appointment only.
First Is a sound Republican district
and tho latter a Democratic one. Tho
primaries will be carried on under tho
The Knights of Father Mathew met
on Sunday in St. Ilose- hall and Chan
cellor Thomas Boylan Installed the of
ficers who will nil tho chairs during
tho coming year. They aro: Grand
knight, David L. Walsh; deputy
grand knight, Thomas F. Connell; fi
nancial secretary, P. F. Carroll; re
cording secretary, P. J. Campbell;
treasurer, M. J. Horan; chancellor,
Thomas Boylan; sergeant-at-arms,
William J. Walsh; guard, Edward
Dougherty; maTshal, M. L. Mo
At the next meeting of the knights,
which takes place on the 20th Inst.,
a public entertainment will be given
for the purposo of trying to gain tho
Interest of the young men of tho par
ish who aro not now connected with
Patrick Scott's Funeral.
The funeral of Patrick J. Scott, son
o; Mr. and Mrs. John J. Scott, of this
city, who was Instantly killed by be
ing hit by a locomotive at East Hart
ford, Conn., on last Friday, will be
hold at St. Rose's church this morning
nt 0.30 o'clock. A high mass of requiem
will be said und Interment will be
made in St. Rose cemetery. The
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, of
which Mr. Scott was a member, for
warded the remains here, nnd his par
ents feel very grateful to the organiza
tion. In the Sick Room.
Mrs. William Morrison Is seriously
111 at her homo on Eighth avenue. She
is suffering from an attack of tho grip.
Little Lconore Jennings, aged six
years, of Plko street, has been reported
to the board of health as having diph
theria, Harry C. Butler, esq., is confined to
his room by an attack of erysipelas.
J. F. Phillips is suffering from nn
accident to ono of his fingers, which
ho received yesterday morning while
nt work in the Delaware anil Hudson
mine, No. 3.
Mrs. Smith's luneral.
Councilman N. Homer Smith hns re
ceived a telegram stating that the
body of his mother, Mrs. Harvey
Smith, will roach this city this even
ing on the Erie flyer from the west.
The funeral will be held tomorrow nr
ternoon from Mr. Smith's residence,
on Mnplo avenue, und Rev. Mr. Chaf
fee, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, will officiate at the service.
The Interment will be made in Maple
wood. Had a Leg Crushed.
Arthur Bunnell, a fireman on tho
Delaware nnd Hudson, had his leg
crushed while his engine was taking
on water at Jefferson Junction on
Sunday night. Ho was taken to the
Emergency hospital, in this city, on
the arrival of tho train here at 10
o'clock. An examination disclosed the
fact that no bones wero broken, al
though the limb was painfully
Have Gone West.
W. T. Ward and David Lewis left on
tho Erie flyer last night for the west.
They will first try their luck In Globe
City, Arizona, nnd their many friends
will wish them abundant prosperity.
l!ith gentlemen were members of the
ch;V of Trinity Episcopal church, nnd
their loss from this organization will
be severely felt,
Wm. H. Davis' Women's Relief coips,
Division No. 24, A. O. H.
St. Vincent do Paul.
Lacknwanna trlbe.No, 208, I. O. It. M.
Mitchell Hose Co.
Had No Quorum.
Select council failed to meet last
night, Messrs. Thompson, Davis and
Mannton being the only members pres
ent. The Cottage hose houso ordinance
was the most Important business on
To Bun a Social.
The Simpson Drum corps is arrang
ing for a social to bo run in tho near
future, It will probably be held In
Tonight "Tho Handlers."
The Passing Throng.
a, Morss Altken left yesterday for
Jerry O'Uourke, formerly connected
with the Anthracite hotel In this city,
Is now mixing 'em at tho American,
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 tho Holiday 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 PlaceGuernsey Hall
314 Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
Ho started In at the latter hotel yes
John Loftus spent Sunday In the
John McDonald, of Forest City, was
in town yesterday.
Miss Kate Farrell spent Sunday with
friends in Scranton.
County Detective Thomas Loyshon
was a visitor In town yesterday.
William Joslyn, of Wilkes-Barre,
called on friends In town yesterday.
Myron Hockenberry left yesterday to
resume his studies at Dickson college.
William T. Morgan, of Salem avenue,
has returned from a trip to Blngham
ton. riev. Father Curran, formerly of this
city but now of Plttston, was In town
Miss May Boyle, of New Mllford, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Alexander
Glllls, of Park place.
George SlmpUins, agent for the Na
tional Express company, Is suffering
from a severe illness.
Mrs. J. W. Kllpatrlck returned yes
terday from Scranton, whero she has
been for tho past week.
Itevs. Father Griffin nnd Loftus
spent a few hours at the parochial
residence Sunday afternoon.
Mr. D. O. Scuddcr, clerk In the Erie
freight house, was called to Elmlra on
Saturday by the death of his sister.
Miss Jeannette McMillan, who has
been visiting her parents on North
Church street, returned to Now York
S. E. Wayland, of the Lackawanna
Telephone company ot Scranton, was
In this city yesterday on business per
taining to the extension of tho tele
JERMYN AND A1AYFIELD.
The Mavfleld borough council held
their monthly meotlng last evonlng.
The commltteo appointed on tho lo
cation of the new electrlo light line,
reported a number of poles found
along tho line, and stated they had
located tho places for tho now lamps,
ono at Fifth street, one on Plank road
land ono on the Hill. A number if
residents of the Hill were present and
stated there had been a cave under
, their property, which was In a d-in-
gerous condition, and as taxpayers
I they wnnted to know if council could
help them to compel the mine owners
to fill in the surfneo cave. Shlanto
and Hnrrls wero nppolnted a commit
tee to koo the Hillside Coal company
regarding the matter nnd If they can
not get satisfaction from the com
pany, they are to consult tho borough
John Culey, Harry Reeve, John
Eastlako, Ace Kirby, Joseph Waters
and William Jessup, a delegation ot
taxpayers from tho West aide, ap
peared nnd nsked permission to have
tho borough nttorney draw up tho
necessary legal papers for dividing tho
borough Into wards. Uy motion, it
was decided to place the petition for
the division of tho borough Into three
wnrds In the hands of tho borough
attorney, with liistiuctlouu to pro
ceed In the matter.
A communication from tho Hillside
company, asking permission to havo
their wire strung on tho borough poles
from tho Glenwood shaft to tho school
house. Tho prlvllego was granted.
Complaint wns made of tho unsafe
condition of tho wooden bridge near
tho Erie breaker. Tho matter was
placed In tho hands of the street com
mittee for Investigation. The follow
ing bills were read: William Wnlker,
$83.07. Hergnri-having moved thnt tha
bill be paid, a most stormy scene en
sued. President Shlonto left tho chair,
declaring ho would not stay if that
motion was Insisted upon. Shlanto
All II AND II
J. W. GUERNSEY. Proprietor
was urged to keep his seat, but ho
refused, and having vacated it, Blythe
was mado temporary chairman, and
the motion was carried, with the dis
senting vote ot Shlanto. A bill of tho
Consolidated Water company for $11
wns paid and one of W. J. Bergan,
secretary of tho board of health, $50,
ordered laid over. Tho proceedings
throughout tho evening developed the
fact that there is a wide and deep
split betw'ecn the councllmnnla ofll
cers and tho only perfect solution of
borough troubles will be found In the
wise action undertaken last owning
of dividing the borough Into wards.
Until this is accomplished, a repetition
of the things that brought tho coun
cil Into notoriety a year ago may be
The school board will hold their
regular monthly meeting this evening.
Station Agent De Graw has jesignel
from the Delaware and Hudson depot
at Mayfleld. to accept a slmllnr posi
tion with tho Ontario and Western
company at Poyntelle.
Mrs. James Prior, of Second street,
Is oulto sick, suffering with shock oc
casioned by Saturday's fire.
Mrs. Fiank Steele, of Main stieet,
is confined to her home by sickness.
John B. Selglo will In a day or two
move Into his former shop, tho prop
erty of Silas B. Hills, near the street
car switch, on North Main avenue.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Bergan,
of Mayfleld, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Benjamin, of
Vundllng, were on Sundny guests of
Mr. nnd Mrs. T. E. Griffiths, of Main
A turkey supper will bo served In the
social room of the Blnkely Baptist
church this evening from D until 9
A slight blaze occuned In tho resi
dence ot Borough Auditor T. L. Will
iams, on .Susquehanna street, Sunday
morning. Some clothing left near tho
btove caught fire and cuused the blaze,
but It was extinguished before any
serious damage was none.
Charles Webber nnd M. J. Munley,
of Avoen, wero visitors in town Sun
duy. The school bouid will meet in regu
lar session on Thursday evening.
Tho funeral of tho late Mrs. Ann
Fltzslmmons occurred yesterday morn
ing. Tho attendance of friends was
very large. At 10 o'clock a requiem
mass was celebrated in St. Patrick's
church by Bov. P. J. Murphy, w ho also
preached the funeral sermon. Inter
ment was made In tho Catholic ceme
tery. Mrs. M. J. Manning has returned
home from South Gibson, where she
had been visiting jelallves.
J. J. O'Mnlley, esq., spent Sunday at
Mrs. A. D. Haines returned yester
day from a visit to Gelatt.
To Cure a Cold in Ono Day
Tako I.axattvo Bromo Qulnlno Tab
lets. All druggists rotund tho money
if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's sig
nature is on each box. 25c.
Tha luniul of the late Gcnuo Hates will UU
p.tlce at the lato rulilenoe on Ilrook street at
2. SO o'clock, llev. J. H. Thomas officUtiiiK.
A week of lira) it Ii bclnir olerveil this week
at thu Method!, t Kpkcopal church.
Mm Jane 1'lerce, of imrnport Center, N. V.,
is lsltliur In r mii, (JUhrrt Pierce, of Main
Itoln-rts Ui oi, arc laving tho partitions taken
out of the rooms over their store so as to make
one laige room to Letter accoi.nmo.late their in.
crcisetl stock of goods,
Misses Ccrris and Xellto Drown litve returned
to their lirmo at YatesvIUft after speodiaor
week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. It. niackvrell, of Main street.
Tho members of the Boys' brigade are If
quested to bo present at the brigade mcstlic
Friday evening, January 11.
A gTand entertainment and social will bs
held in WcMkt'j rink Thursday evening. Tlu
event will be held under the auspices of the Pile
and Drum corps of tho United Mine Workers'
union. An elaborate programme, consisting of
literary and musical numbers has been arranged
to ho rendered as follows: Address, by chair
man, l'redcriik Dllchcr; piano selection. Pro
lessor T. It. Davis! vocal solo, William Price;
vocal solo, Miss Olvven Ifowells; medley, Provi
dence quartette; musical sketches, Dinflcld sis.
tern; recitation, Mlm Farah Price! vocal solo,
MIm Leah Thomas! vocal solo, William Davis;
cornet solo, MIm Margaret Warner; duet, Rich
ard Watkins and Harry Evans; vocal tolo, MIm
l.'dlth Watkins; recitation, John V, Evans; buck
and wing, Messrs. Jlooney and Ford; vocsl solo,
Gwllym Edwards; vocal solo, Arthur Morgans;
vocal solo, David Smith; tumbling exhibition,
two acrobats (from Scranton).
The week Is being observed as a week of pray
er at the McthodUt Episcopal church. Pastor
C. II. Henry in charge.
The funeral of the child of Mr. and Mrs. Keess
Williams, of Kldgo street, occurred yesterday
afternoon, Services were held at the home, llev.
I). C. Edwards officiating. Huri.il was made In
the Porret Home cemetery. There were numer.
ouj floral offerings and were carried by Willis
Davis and Willie Jonrd, couslas ot the deceased.
Tho congregation of tho Welsh Congiegatlonal
church will Uvo a. frco entertainment on Jan.
uar)- 11. Talent from this town and Hyde Park
will participate. Tho programme will appear
A delightful treat Is In store this evening for
our town people when Professor Goss will ehl'olt
the Passion Play, a brilliant entertainment, ot
the Calvary Baptist church.
The vigilance committees of the different wards
of tho boiough will convene this evening at the
office of the burgess to arrange date for lie.
Mlscj Jessie M, Jones and Carrie Kahner spent
thu babbath M the guest ot Miss Annie Gen
dill In rcckvllle.
Lackawanna lodgf. No. 11J, American Protest,
ant association, will hold an important session
this evening. All members arc requested to be
Mlwes llertlu snd I.I-zlo Jones, of Storrs
stieet, are home from their visit with the Mines
Shepherd at Wilkes Uarre.
MWs Mzzlf Davis, Leah Evans and Hannah
Powell were gueits of the former's cousin.
Miss I.Inle Thomas, of Providence, on the Sab.
Lily lodge. No. 889, Independent Order of Odd
Pillows, will meet In session this evening.
Miss Gcrtnide .Tones lias returned homo from
a tvvo months' vUlt to Chicago.
John Crocker has returned fiom hit trip ts
Dover, Cv. J.
Mestis. Homer Warns r snd licit Lewis spsnt
Sunday in (iraccdale.
Emmet llroadhcad, of Main stieet, is vllt
luflg his father in New York ttate.
Itev. H. W, Young expects to ayIst the psslor
of the W)alulng Prcsb)terian church this coin
MIm Aiinabcll McMurlrle, o( forty Fort, spsnt
f-unday at tho home of MIm Hemic Lancaster.
The talk given In tho Prisbjterian rhunh
Sunday evening by Mis PuelU Dornbluer, of.
Wllllamsport, was listened to by a Inge and
MUs Maud .Smith was a caller In 'Scranton
The Woman's Christian Trmpeianco union
meeting was held at the home of Mrs, W, C.
Drake )itriday afternoon.
Mrs. James fland, of lllvrr stieet, vUlled
Krause's Headache Capsules
nre unllko anything prepared In Amer
lea. They were first prescribed by Dr.
Krause, Germany's famous court phy
sician, long before nnttpyrlne was dis
covered, nnd are almost marvelous, so
speedily do they cure the most fllstreti
Jnrr cases. Price 25c. Sold by Matthew