The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 10, 1901, Page 4, Image 4

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MVY S. HICHAM), Editor.
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PCltAS'TON, JANCAUV 10, 1901.
An iMiiciicliiicnt to tin' Mate constitu
tion, It iiiaposi-d by Judiro Archbald,
wlildi will iiinlc all Imuh nflor ten
yrniM' unchallenged existence Immune
I rum at luck fur defective! titles or bo
tittt'p they air local or special; unci
cmijouciltifc the general assembly to
iiol(r menus for reporting local and
I'nltctl States court tlfflHlons (iffvctlng
tin- coii-ctllutluiinllty of nil l'oniifiylva
nlii li-Rlstliitlun. The object Is to pre
vent the iiou ficqurnt defeat of the In
tent of the liiw-imikliig power thtough
tho discovery by Ingenious attorneys,
after Ions Intel vain, of minor technical
llnw. There Is ytih.Miintlal used of
Mich a s-afeguard.
Should Work Both Ways.
I1IC HXCl'SK oifercd by Gen
I oral Manager Kllllmau In be-
JL, li-ilf of the Scranton Rail
way company for threaten
ing to Increase the public charge for
ildcs on IU cars by the abolition of
tho transfer pilvllcgo contrary to the
letter and spirit of Its agreements with
the city Is la substance that the com
pany Ih hard up, that Its expenses have
been Increased by the strike and that It
needs moio levenue.
It Is a poor rule which will not work
both ways. If the Scranton Hallway
company Is hard up so Is the city ot
Scranton. If the traction company's
expenses are Increasing so are tlu
city's. If one needs more revenue so
does the other. With equal, nay, with
tar better grace may tho city proceed
to levy a ." per cent, tax on traction
company gross receipts to help It meet
tho new expenses of its coming en
trance Into the second class of cities.
AVc say with better grace because,
while tho traction company has not
always dealt generously with tho city
but on the contrary has corrupted
many of Its former councllmen, bun
roed it repeatedly In details of legisla
tion and grossly shamed it by the
measly quality of its service, the city
on the other hand has been most pa
tient, tolerant and liberal. The city
has permitted the outside financiers in
charge of tho Scranton Railway com
pany to gobble up $4,000,000 worth of
franchises for nothing and In all tho
years that the people have been put to
Inconvenience by the unsatisfactory
nature of the traction service the city,
with the exception of a nominal pole
tax, has refrained from levying n dollar
of taxation. The Clnrks ure reputed to
have made an even million out of their
manipulation of this property, but tho
city of Scranton has not made a penny
out of it.
The time for meekness under a pro
cess of plucking morally equivalent to
highway robbery has ceased. If there
is virtue In aroused public opinion the
beginning of the new century will have
marked the beginning of a change In
the community's attitude toward this
jmbllu service corporation. The very
lja-t that councils should do tonight
is to pass an ordinance imposing a .
per cent, tax on its gross receipts. This
has been strangled In the past and the
penitentiary yawns for those who did
The Pennsylvania Insuigcnts already
see political Gunms In tho distance.
Ballot Reform.
ADVOCATKS of ballot leforni
aie again piesslng upon
public attention with great
encigy and some success
the urgent need of additional legisla
tion to safcguaid the puilty of tho
ballot. A rerent circular distributed
by the Tnlon Committee for the Pro
motion of Hallot Reform and the Merit
System In Pennsylvania says:
"Tho struggle for ballot tcfonn In
Pennsylvania achieved but a partial
tuiccos., In the enactment of tho ballot
luw In 1S9I, nnd again In the ennct
tlien.t.o lhe law of 1S03. The victory Is
fJirtfrVini complete. The legislature
granted the people a (.mull part of
their demand, by no means the whole.
The ballot Is not yet wholly secret:
nor Is Us form such as to enable voters
to express their choice or candidates
without risk of mistake, or to give
each cundldato a fair chance of re
ceiving all the votes which should
properly come to him without regard
to tho party or policy ho represents.
"Among tho many requisites of hon
est elections, threo things are funda
mental: 1. Absolute secrecy of tho
buliot In every case. 2. A ballot
which voters can use without risk of
mistake '3. A ballot by which can
didates of all parties have un euual
chance to receive tho votes of their
supporters. It is precisely In these
fundamental particulars that the pres
ent ballot law of Pennsylvania falls
short of what the people have demand
ed of the legislature for tho past ten
"Under cover of the very loose word
ing of Section 20, which allows voters,
under certain circumstances, to be
helped In marking: their ballots, It
has often happened that men perfectly mark their own ballots have
been allowed or even rcquuVi to take
political workers into tli uuiuiuu-t.
ments with them, ho as to prevent the
possibility of, secrecy. Tho courts
would almost certainly hold such n.
practice t6 be a crlmlnni offense, but
it cannot be effectually prevented o
long as there Is tho least doubt about
convletliuc nnd punishing those con
cerned In it.
"Tivj provision n S.-cltonii H ui:d
22, whereby a 'straight ticket' can be
voted by marking a cross in a circle
above d party soltimn, Is not only
useless to the average voter, who rare
ly wishes to vote fin absolutely
straight ticket, but causes endless un
certainty nnd mistakes. Kxpcrlenco
shows conclusively ttial If a ballot can
bo marked in two wuy3 many voters
are certain lo attempt to use both
at the same time. This causes many
votes to bo lost by Inconsistent mark
ing, besides leaving to partisan elec
tion officers the decision of delicate
questions us to the Intentions of vot
ers. In so far, too, as this provision
facilitates 'straluht' voting nnd ob
structs tho exercise of the voter's free
choice, It is un-American and Incon
sistent with populur government. A
similar provision has been declared
unconstitutional In California, and our
courts would probably reach tlte same
decision if u ense came beforo them.
"Our ballot law, therefore, needs to
be amended so as to require: 1. That
every voter shall mark Ills ballot abso
lutely alone, unless clearly prevented
by physical disability or Inability to
lead, and that in all such cases tho
man who helps a voter to mark his
ballot shall himself be sworn to Be
crecy. 2. One uniform system of mark
ing ballots, namely, by putting a mark
opposite the name of cuch candidate
voted for, except In the case of presi
dential electots, when a mark for a
Whole group shall bo allowed."
Those two changes, substantially
embodied in the Keator bill of last
session, have very general approval.
Colonel Quay, although partial to the
old form of Individual ballot, made
up at home, has gone on record as
favoring them and It Is a mistake,
causing many well-meaning people
unnecessary apprehension, to suppose
that politicians as a clnss fear a clean
ballot system. Thimble rlggcry at the
polls, like tho corrupt use of money,
is a nuisance and a hindrance sub
mitted to chlelly in outgrowth of
custom and through fear of what mis
chief may be brewing among the un
scrupulous opposition. Real politics
Is a science not helped but hurt by
such adventitious and demoralizing
The present leglslatuie should by all
means resurrect and adopt tho Keator
bill and with It, If called for by any
considerable public sentiment, which
we doubt, the twin project of a Joint
resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment authorizing cities to re
quire the personal teglstratlon of elec
tors. Judging from the Jackson day ban
quet speeches there must have been
."omethlng on the menus that produced
instant Indigestion.
Progress in Social Splendor.
N A LETTER to the Now York
Sun, an observant and forceful
writer, signing himself "An Old
New Yorker," comments In
structively upon the rapid growth of
great American fortunes. After not
ing the grandeur of appointments and
entertainment now common In the so
cial circles frequented by our multi
millionaires and comparing them with
tho relatively modest "functions" of
other days, he takes pains to explain
that ho does not disparage the accu
mulation ot wealth nor overlook the
simultaneous uplift which lins come
to tho whole stundard of malcilal
comfort, with respect to which lie
Concnlenict denied to lhe ikli lid Jnd lty
jcara Jgo are now cnJojtJ by the puor, Aitltln
then accounted luxuries lor the (orttinatu only
lup become coniiiioupljce ncceiojiies (or all who
lhe In decency now. From a lilfli death laic
then aanltaiy icirulatlon has made New orU
lemarkable amoni; the urrat citica ol the uorH
lor Ha licalthtiilnca. Tenement bouses then
woic urct(hci) habitations. Iu the old daja when
St. MarK's plate and Second armic were aeits
ol contemporaiy wealth and when ecn about
Tompkins maie weie rrsldencos rclatheiy uatc
ly, there was put up in i:ieenth sheet to the
eit ol Second inenue a row of tenement bouses,
mere lurraik-s, in which ucio croudul families
o( the poor without eyi the decencies now en
forced by law en landlords, ami the filth and
almost eav.iKC life of thoe people, their drunk
enness, their car-plcrclng family brawls hubaudn
heating wlu's as a dally exercise lroc Irom
the neighborhood tho cry respectable ilcnlcn
of Tcntii street among whom my bnjhooil was
pent. All that ban i hanged. Tnc tenement
house now, under the compulsion of drastic law,
is a palaco coniparamely, and markets and gro.
cerles in the dUtrictH octuplid moic particularly
by the tenement population hear vitnty to the
great Improvement iu the nualitt and satiety
of their food which las taken pl.iie tmtc two
generations ago.
Not us u grumbler, but as u philoso
pher the correspondent of the Sun
asks the question, What U to be 'the
consequence of nil the progress In
grandeur now stilklngly visible wild
everywhere increasing, and when will
tho limit be i cached? and it seems to
us that his Inquiry Is deserving of at
tention. Ono citizen of New York is
credited by common reportt with huv-
Ins received an Income of $tS,00O,OOCi
laRt year. Kvcn assuming- tho flguics
tu be I'xaKEoratecl one-fold, tho
amount yet represents a sum equal to
the total revenues of muny kingdoms
of tliii liast and of many Amcilcan
coinmonxvealtlia today, and ho is not
alone tho number of men whoo In
comes exceed all possibilities of ica
sonablc personal expenditure is riuito
largo and is steadily inci easing. If
tho end Is not to be In class violence
and forcible redistribution, as pro
posed by many, what will It be? "Old
New Yorker" offers this opinion;
The limitations possible to luxury must have
been icached already or nt least closely ap
proached. What mole Is there lor money to
buy in that direction? In this country, more
especially, what motive is theie for regal mag.
lilflcence? To what use can people put bigger
houses than are now built or piojectcdf Society
(using the term In Its restricted sense bor
rowed fiom aristocracies) seems to have reached
in numbers tho limit which makes convenient
.titcrcourse possible. The tendency Is lather to
restriction or to division, How can dinners bo
made more magnificent than they have become?
Jewels more cosily than uibles and diamonds
cannot be bought and feminine costumes already
exhaust the Invention of their "creators," so
far as cost goes. More expense cannot be ciovvd
ed into houses and entertainment!, stables,
jaelits and retinues. I.uxuiy has reached the
limit vond which It becomes surfeit,
Tim theory of tho correction of use-
less luxury by natural recoil from Its
own excesses may not satisfy the an
archist, who would rip everything to
pieces, nor tho socialist, who would
ordain n new dispensation upon a fulso
postulate of luiiiinii equality; but it
has many facts in its favor. This
being u republic based on widespread
suffrage, there 13 no chanco that the
luxurious few can ever secure perma
nent control of tho agencies of taxa
tion and exemption. Their period of
splendor, therefore, can have no cer
tainty of permanence. They enter
upon It beset by risks and to main
tain it must give back to society al
inigc a fair equivalent. Default in
this obligation, either through per
sonal Intemperance or the shirking of
responsibilities, culls others to tho
front, so that the plutocrat of one gen
eration may become the beggar of tho
next. Kvcrywhcro the working out of
this principle Is Illustrated. Tho fam
ily fortunes which carry over from
gcncrutlon to generation and grow are
tho fortunes held by shrewd and
worthy sons and grandsons and they
are few' In number In comparison with
the fortunes which gather and dis
perse. Yet are simplicity and moderation
highly desirable nor should there bo
cessation ot the Influences tending to
Inculcate a wholesome perception of
the right uses of wealth, the holders
of which are trustees for society.
The supreme court by Justice Fell
has Just handed down an interesting
opinion touching upon the rights of
street car passengers. Justice Fell
says it Is "generally" the duty of a
passenger to go Inside the cur, if there
Is loom, nnd If a passenger does not
avail himself of the room It Is negli
gent to stnnd on tho platform. When
a passenger by invitation of tho con
ductor, wltli his knowledge or from
necessity, rides on the side steps, he Is
entitled to the same degree of diligence
to protect him from dangers which are
known and moy be readily guarded
against as other passengers. Tho plain
tiff in the case at issue was riding on
tho side step of an open car and was
knocked oft by an Ico wagon. The
Judgment of the lower court In grant
ing a non-suit was reversed. This rule
of law would seem to make out a clear
case against the Scranton Railway
company In accidents sustained be
cause of overcrowded cars, and there
are many such Instances caused by the
Insufficiency of car accommodations nt
times of extra travel.
Manufacturers of tobasco sauce will
miss a grand opportunity if they fall
to have a recommendation from West
Point stamped upon each bottle.
In many respects Nikola Tosla
Reptrw In lie Hire tbo nvornpo Mnlidt-
uo list. Ho hears noises that no one
else can understand.
A largo amount of political bass
wood seems to have been celebrating
the memory of "Old Hickory."
It is now In order for every man
with n cold In his head to nurso a case
of grip.
BUI fo Prevent
Disorderly Strikes
1'ioin a Hanlsburg Letter in the Pittsburg .Com
mercial Garotte.
AN ATTEMPT will be made to carry out the
suggestion ot (lovcMior Stone to enact a
cnmpuUoiy aibitialion law-. The bill has
bceniprcparcd, but will not be mado pub
lic for the present. Those who are familiar with
conditions In the cnthrac-ite coal regions appre
ciate the neci-ssllv for piompt action along the
lines laid down by the executive. The agree
ment under which lhe miners returned to work
last fall cxplics April 1. The administration
would like to see the arbltiatlon law enaited
belore that time. Tho bill will piovlde that lhe
workmen will continue at their labors while the
dlffcicncca are beini aibltrated. The state Is
not anxious to send another large body of troois
Into this region nnd believes that the surest way
to avoid the waving of soldiers there to quell
dUtuibauccs U to compel both sides to nettle
tlielr disputes in an orderly way.
At pirsent the htate has a voluutaiy aibitration
law-. It W.T.S written in tho books long ago, but
has never been tho Iij.-I.h of settlement ot many
if any differences between eapital and labor. It
is tin' opinion ot Factoiy Inspector James Camp
bell that arbitration to be effective must be
compulsory or nearly so. He has had experiences
under tho picsent act as a labor leader and
found that It was Impossible) to accomplish anj
thing with It. The bill closely conforms to the
governor's iccommcndations. If within a given
time the workmen rrfue to select arbitrators,
then statu tioops can be put In'to allow the own
em of the mines or mills to operate their plants.
It It is the oporator that ictuses to go into ar
bitration then force can be ued to prevent him
fiom operating his vvoiks until attempt ii matin
to adjust the differences. After hoth sides have
selected arbltiators the court of tho county can
name ono or three Impartial men to sit with the
aibitrators alieady selected.
The flisl iiut'stiou that the filcnOU of the meas
ure heio raised is that ol constitutionality. The
bill has twen submitted to some of the brightest
lavvjrrs iu the state. They agree that the act
would stand the tret of the court. They hold
that if the stale has the right to quarantine a
family on ai count of some contagious disease,
the commonwealth has the privilege to take
tho means herein piiMribed for the preserva
tion of tho public peace. The mine workers ef
the authtacitu icginn In a convention held it
l'uttMille last week endowed the proposition. It
is lo lie submitted to a number ef other labor or
ganizations thiniigbout tho state. A copy of the
bill will alio be shown In the ptlnripal opera.
tors in the haul coal counltv. While the act
will apply to the entire state, the legislation
was Implied by the trouble in the anthracite
region, and the special purpme nf its passage Is
to attempt to avert possible trouble in that lo
cality In the coming sprlpg.
a recent spceeh in Chicago John Mitchell,
picxldcnt of the National Mine Workers, advo
ci led arbitration. He Is doubtful about the suc
cess of compulsory arbitration, fearing lest It
would mean tho imurlsonment of those who
would ictuoe to accept Its award. This sam
view is said lo have been taken by Patrick Dolan,
piesldent of tho United Mine Workers of the
Pittsburg district. It has been explained to him
that such would not be the result and he is now
said to be in hearty accoid with the proposition.
It Is not the intention of the tramers of the
bill to directly compel the einplojer and em
ploye to submit their dlPrreuces to arbitration.
The Idea Is to make the law so it will be neces
sary for all parties concerned to voluntarily set
tle their disputes by aibitration and the state
will stand ready to seo that no violence Is done
on either aide.
Governor Stone made lhc state's poaltlon cfear
when he raid In his mesgei "The office of
the state authorities is an Impartial one. The
ttate troops are sent to the scene of disturbance
for the solo purpose ol protecting life and prop
erty and preserving order when tho county au
thorities arc unable to copo with the difficulty.
The owner of tho mine claims the right to stop
work at any time. Tho Tnlner claims the light
to stop work at any time, 11 capital can
strike labor cm strike. No greater right la
claimed (or the one than for the oilier, and no
right can bo withheld from Tone thai la con- I
ceded to the other. But neither has the light to
resort to violence. Experience In the paat JuitU
flea the passage ol audi legislation aa will pre
aene public order In the too frequent trouble
that grow out ot libor disputes." The governor's
work ended when he had written hit menage.
His labora were at onco (sken up by labor or
ganisations and the bill Is the rrault. The mess
ure wilt hare tho tupport ot the admlnlttratlou.
" THE WORLD ojjjjj
tCepjrilght, 1J30, by II. E. Hughes. Louu
vllle.) SOKOTO, later an important Fcilili Kingdom,
In Central Soudan, wa little known until
now, the country being divided among a
number ol until chlefa, a prey to the piw.
erful kings of Bovnu, Ktbbl and fionywal. The
Kulaa, then little legarded and scmUerfu In poli
tic n, were scattered nil oer the country appar
ently without any national pride to unite them
to common action, Othamndan Vodlo appeared,as
their deliverer. Willi the watchword ot Iilain
he gae a new life to his tribesmen, nnd In un
Incredibly abort time transformed them from
peaeelul no.nads Into soldiers of the crescent,
and swept like a whirlwind oer an tnormuus
area, establishing himself rji ruler and Mohvn
mcdar.lsm as the religion of the whole of (Antral
I'hrenjlogy atliactcil much attention under tl.c
various names of "cranloscopy," "tocnomy,"
etc. Gall, who formulated this empirical sjs
tem of psychology, had just publioheel his llrst
paper on the subject at Vienna, and was gltlng
public lectures, ,ehen the Austrian government,
nt the lijitanco of the potleslasttcal authorities,
commanded him to discontinue his lectures. In
this jear Spurihelm, a native, ol bongwlth, near
Ticcs, Prussia, became Call'a pupil, and proved
a puweiful ally In promulgating the system. Be
ing pronounced dangerous to religion greatly
stimulated flail' celebilty.
Matthcvvc Flinders, 1'ngllsli navigator, csploier
and man of science, sailed on the sloop "Invesll.
gvtor" for :i thorough exploration of the coast
uf Teira Australls, as the southern continent was
called. Flinders was the Erst to givv it the
name Australia. Commencing from King Ccoige'a
Sound, he discovered and made a preliminary sur
vey of alt the south coast of Australia to Has
Strait, and the cast coist from the barrier reef
to Torres Strait, as well as the east coait of
the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Kainchamelu was chief of the Island of Hawaii,
nnd from a start given him nine years before by
Vancouver, who laid at his request the keel
for a ve'scl on the Kuropean model, had a built
twenty vessels of from twenty-five to fifty tons
each, which traded amongst the Islands. Having
encouraged a war-like anlrit in his people, and
Intioduced firearms, Kamehameha attacked and
overcame tha eblefs of the other Islands one
after the other until he became undisputed mas
ter of the whole group, discovered In 1778 by
Captain Cook.
The perpetual motion crank was In evidence at
the dawn of Nineteenth century. Magnetism
(.eemed to have been the favorite field for the
vain epnt. A shoemaker of Linlithgow, Scot
land, called Spence, pictendid that he had found
a black substance which intercepted magnetic
attraction cud repulsion, and he prodeced two
machines whleh were moved, as ho asserted, by
the ngcrcy of permanent magnets, thanks to the
black substance. The fraud tm speedily exposed,
and another page of tho chapter of the book cf
human folly was written.
In 1501.
million pounds cf cotton vvcie lalsod
John Calhoun, a leading politician of the Unit
ed States, commenced to study for the bar at
the age of clghte.-u.
Fioin the Wllkcs-tJarrc llecoid.
Ilecau-e the people of Scranton sympathized
with the emplojes of the Traction company In
their late strike, and refused to ride on cars
manned by imported crews, tho company's offi
cials have resolved to punish t lie community.
The general manager Ins publicly announced
that the people of Scranton having made the suc
cess of the strikers possible they will now have
the pleasure of paving the Increased wages. One
of the methods resorted to by the general man
ager to "get even" with the people of Scran
ton Is to abolish the svstcm of transfers. Hereto
fore passengers could travel between anv two
points within tho city limits for a single fare of
5 cents. An order has been Issued, to take effect
next Tuesday, compelling passengers to pay a
full fare on each division of the system. If ever
a coiporatlon adopted an unprofitable policy in
order to be revenged on the people upon whom
it Is dependent for prosperity and dividends, this
Scranton company certainly has committed such
a uiunder.
Tho company will not be long discovering tho
full inagnltuih) of its short-sighted policy of le
vengc. Unless the municipal government of
Scranton Is hopelessly debauched, or to the last
degree Imbecile, the Traction company will be
speedily biought to Its senses. The people of
Scranton did exactly what might be expected
of any self-rcpcctlng community when they
refused to ride on cars manned by strangers
brought there for the purpose of permanently
displacing worthy employes, most of whom had
been lesidents of the city for many jcars. The
managers of the- Scranton Traction company is
adopting the picsent "spite pollcj" are mani
festing the same absence of common sense that
eliaraeterhtcd them when they brought gangs of
so-called professional "strike-breakers" from New
York and other cities and expected the people
of Scranton to support the company in such
We venture the prediction that the managers
will speedily discover that Instead of "getting
even" with the people of Scranton the latter
will find means of "getting even" with the
company. If the people ot any city should choose
to assert their power they could so thoroughly
boycott a traction company as to throw it Into
bankruptcy in less than six months. We think
we know Just about what the people of Wilkes
liarra and adjacent towns would do If confront
ed by the conditions mat have been forced upon
Scranton by the local traction company.
Fiom Tuesday's Pittsburg Dispatch.
llils afternoon the Scranton Board of Trade
delegation Is scheduled to meet the I'lttjburg
Chamber of Commerce to discuss the matter of
city charters and classification, 'lhe object ol
the Scranton people Is to obtain the aid of the
Chamber toward procuring legislation to re
lievo their city from tho prospect of adopting
Pittsbuig'a SjStcm of government. Their desire
will be met half way by the Pitttburg body if
they offer a chance for Pllbhuig to escape from
Its present nondescript plan of diffusing power
under (our or five separate beads.
The matter is simple enough if the Piltiburcr,
Allegheny and Scranton people can get together
on a platform of disinterested cftorl for the pub
lic good. There Is not and never was any
good reason why a city of 100,000 population and
one ol 500,000 could not be governed under the
same rjstem without burdening ono or hamper
ing the other. There Is no good reason why the
classification qualifications should be changed
to temporarily bar Scranton out of the second
class, or to keep Pittsburg from passing with
Philadelphia Into the first class. Classification
was Invented to enable Philadelphia and Pitts
burg politicians to get special legislation for
their respective bailiwicks under the guise of
general bills without coming into conflict with
each other or the smaller towns. Tho icsult
has been to saddle each with many local fea
tures not suitable to any other city details
which should originally have been left to the
cities themselves without the Intervention of
the state legislature.
The time Is opportune (or the business men of
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Scranton to make an
effort to dbpciue with all permanent features
that will prevent any city from passing smooth
ly Into the rank to which It li entitled by rea
son ot Its ascertained population. Two daises
are ample for all practical purposes, one for
towns of Iras than luo.uOO imputation, the other
for cities having more than tuO.UOO. Details
may be trusted to the municipalities tnemsclvcs,
with the advantage of stimulating popular in
terest In the matter ol local government. There
hare been too much shirking of resporulblllty
snd too many appeals to the general assembly
to save communities from the consequences o(
their own neglect at the ballot box,
ArorUUlt CI.F.AMNO HOUHF. for the '
nenefU of All Who Have Houses to ,
lter.t, Ileal Estate or Other Property to Pell
or F.achange, or Who Want Situations or
i tteln Then Kmill Advertisements Cost .
One Cent a Word, Six Insertions tor Five
uents a word Kxcept situations wamcu,
ivnicn Are inserted Free.
Help Wanted Male.
WAVTF.n as fiALRSMAV nmriHT.
getle and sober man familiar with plumbing
and machinery supplies. II traveler, state teni
tory worked, salary expected, and experience.
Cuvler A Mohler, 2324-2126 Iloston street, llaltl.
more, Md.
at the works, Pimmore Iron and Steel com
pany, Dunmore, Pa.
staling term', etc., at once. Hlnman House,
Menroeton, Pa.
Help Wanted Female.
cd at once and live good experienced sales
men for (hoes and clothing department, in Treed
man's Department Store, 1)7-13') I'enn avenue.
Recruits Wanted.
wanted Able-bodied men, service on our
war ships In all parts of the world and on land
In the Philippines when required. Recruiting of
ficer, 103 Wyoming avenue, Scranton.
Situations Wanted.
to do general housework. Can give reference.
Apply 007 Forest Court, City.
washings and ironings taken home also. Ad
dress L. II., S3 1 N. Suinncr avenue.
general housework. Call or ddres S. V.,
137 H. Grant avenue.
lied man to drive stoic wagon or teaming,
or any kind ot work. Address t. W., 1821
Jackson street.
kind; has lid six vears experience in gro
eery store. Can speak English and Geiinan. Ad
dress A. J., G15 Lee cuurt, City.
a joung man. Address, H. F., care of Trlb.
learn the electrical business, at present
studying electrical engineering. h., 700 Stian
ton street, Scranton, 1'a.
second girl in a good family; has had three
jears' experience as housckcepci; also handy with
the needle; is willing to do almost anything;
hotel work preferred.
Address A.,,"fribune ot-
Greek and Mathematics. Address, X., Y., ..,
jcars of age, to take care of children or do
light houscvvoik or dish washing In hotel or
restaurant. Call at 406 Putnam street. '
old, to take care of children or do light
housework, or help with second work. Call at
407 Ferdinand street.
stiess; good sewer; 73 cents a day. Ad
dress O. F., Tribune.
and Tuesdajs, as laundress; would like office
to clean; can give best of city references. Ad
dress M. M., 702 Elm street.
For Sale.
nut, upright. Wambs, Tribune otllee.
has been lu use about two montlis. Suitable
for a grocery store, dry goods store or other
mercantile purposes. Apply to William Craig.
years old, weight 11M. bound. Can lie seen
at Gorman's livery.
Vanted To Buy.
must be in good order, state particulars as
to make nnd price. Address L. M., general de.
livery, Scranton, Pa.
Board Wanted.
one email child. In respectable Jewish fain
Ily, living ir. first-class neighborhood. State
price. W. A., Tribune office.
Wanted To Rent.
of Scranton wanted to rent by the year.
Healthy location; near depot; state lenlal and
describe tho place. Responsible Party, Trib
une office.
Room Wanted,
convenient to Court House.
K., Tnbunc of-
lilslied loom; desirable locality, wltli or
without board. Address E., Tellium-.
and Scranton. Liberal reward if returned lo
either Mis. I'crn, 2U0 Wajue avinue, or Tribune
of lice.
mill building, being part of new snlke works
and rolling mill to he erected in this city by
the undersigned, are now icady at the oltiie nf
the Hoard of Trade, Board of Trade building,
this city. Builders are Invited to rail and in
spect same and to inako lowest possible bid
for furnishing materials and electing building,
In arcoidance with plans and Sxellii'aioiis, Bids
will bo cpen next Wednesday, the IBth lint. We'
reserve the light to reject anv and all bicK.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Armbula
Neeld, late of the City of Sciantnn, deccainl,
havo been granted to the undeislgnd, to whom
all persons Indebted to said estate are rcuurstcd
to maku pavment, and those having claims or
demands, to make known same without delav,
C. M. M'.ELD,.
Attorney feu Estate.
To Whom It May Concern i
Tho Orphans' Court of lnckawaiina County has
granted a mle to show cause why Mary Mil 1 1
van, executrix of the last will and testament
of Daniel W. Sullivan, should nut be discharged.
Returnable to next Argument Court.
. MMtY SULLIVAN, Executrix.
holdeia of The Mooslc Powder Company will
be held at their ofllee, in the Cil) of Scranton,
Pa., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1KH, lit h o'cloi 1;
p. in., for thu purpose ol circling dim tors for
tho ensuing jear and tiaiuacllng such other
buslnesH as may come before them. No transfer
of stock wilt be made for ten ila.vs next pie
ceding the diy of election,
JOHN I). SIlEREIt.Sccrctair.
holders of the Trlbuno Publishing Company
of Scranton will be held at the oftlce of tho
Company on Tuesday, January 'ii, ut 3 p. lu., to
elect otCccra for the ensuing ;car, and for the
purpose ot trania-.ting any other business that
may come before the meeting.
O. I '. nYXBEE, Secretary,
lCOl-'TIl True.
IOU TIIF. lAulKS-Tliay are nice. New Cen
tury Vlcls heel and no heel, button and lace;
sizes 2Vi to 8, $1.23. New Century Vlcl WelU,
smart styles, sites 2 to S, &.S0.
FOIt 1IIH MtsaThty are lor school. New
Century Vic! and Dox Calf, spring hcclsi sizes
11V4 to 2. Jl.
FOR THK GENTt,F.MEN-Xew Centmy Gum
Hoots. He Gosh; sizes 0 to 11, Z.tO. New Cen
tury Mining BooU: they are to ork; sizes 6
to II, 1.W. New Century Mining Shoes; they
are to work; sizes 6 to 11, 1.
FOR THK HOYS They are to play. New Cen
tury Satin Calf Shoes; alzes It to ib, S5c.
i a
It Is to laugh they are so easy.
Oh, jesl We claec evenings at fl o'eletk, ex
cept Saturday. Established 1SS8. You will
please call for our shoe before 6 p. m,t except
Hiturdays. We are for business In the day at
IK and 110 Wyoming avenue.
We carry the most com
plete line for office and
pocket use.
Calendar Pads of every
description. If you have
a stand we can lit it.
Reynolds Bros
Stationers and Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
Money to Loan.
logic, Attorney.
any amount. M. II. Holgate, Commonwealth
straight loans or Building and Loin. At
Irom 4 to 6 per cent. Call on N. V. Walker,
Sll-315 Conncll building.
Special Notice.
warts and moles icmoi'cil by electric needle,
harmless, painless, permanent; charges moder
ate. Helen S. Buchanan, Dermatologist, 312
Washington av enue.
Delaware and Hudson.
In Effect Nov. SS, 1000.
Trains for Carbondale leave Scranton at fl.2n,
T.M, 8.M, 10.13 a. m.t 12.00. 1.20. Ml. 3.52, S.IV,
0.2S, 7.W, 0.15. 11.15 p. in.; 1,16 a. m.
For Honesdale .20, 10.1.1 a. m.; Ml and
5.29 p. ni.
For Wilkes-Barre-0.s3, 7.18. 8.1.1. 9.3S, 10.1J,
11, 55 a. in.; 1.28, 2.18, 3.33, 1.27, 0.10, 7.W, 10.11,
11.S0 p. m.
For L. V. R. It. points-6.13, 11.55 a. m.; 2.18,
4.27 and 11.30 p. m.
For Pennsylvania R. R. points 0.13, 0.38 a.
in; 2.18 and 1.27 p. ni.
For Albany and all points noith 6.20 a. m.
and 3.52 p. m.
For Carbondale 0.00, 11.33 a. in.; 2.11, 3.52,
5.47, 10.52 p. in.
For Wllkcs-Bairc 0.33, 11.63 a. m.; 1.38, 3.28,
0.27, S.27 p. m.
For Albanv nnd points north 3.52 p. m.
For Honesdale U.00 a. m. and 3.52 j. m.
Lowest rates to all points In United States and
.1 W. HURDICK, O. P. A., Albany. N. V.
II. W. CROSS I. P. A., Scranton, I'a.
Central Railroad of New Jersey.
Stations In New York Foot of Liberty street,
N. It., and South Ferry,
Trains leave Scranton for New York, Newark,
Llitabeth, Philadelphia, Easton, Bethlehem, Al
lentnwn, Maueh Chunk and White Haven, at 8.S0
a. m.i express, 1,10; cxprcM, 3,60 p. in. Sun
davs, 2.15 p. in.
For Pittston and Wilkes-Barre, 8.30 a. m., 1.10
and 3.50 ii. in. Sundays. 2.15 p. in.
For Baltimore and Washington, and points
South and West via Bethlehem, 8.10 a. ni., 1.10
and 3.50 p. in. r-unuay, -ia i. in.
I For Long Branch, Ocean Grove, elc, at S.30
I a. m. and 1.10 p. m.
I For Reading, Lebinon and Harrlvburg, via AI-
Icntonu, S.30 a. m. and 1.10 p. m. Sundays
2.15 p. in.
For Potlsville, 8.S0 a. m, and 1.10 p. ni.
Ihiough tickets to all points cist, south and
west xt louc-t rates at the station.
II. I'. BALDWIN. Gen. Pass. Agt.
J. II. OLHAUSEN, Gen. Supt.
Iehlgh Valley Railroad.
In Effect Nov. 25, 1000.
Trains leave Scranton.
For Philadelphia and New York via D. k II.
II. It., at 0.45 and 11,53 a. In., and 2,18, 4,27
(Black Diamond Express), and 11.30 p. m. bun.
davs. U. A. II. II. R-, 1.8'. 8.27 p. ni.
For White Haven, Hazleton and principal
points iu the coal regions, via D. It II. R. R,
0.45, 2.18 and 1.27 p. ni. For Pottsvlllc, G.45,
2.18 and 4.27 p. 111.
For Bethlehem, Eavton, Reading, Harrisburg
and principal Intermediate stations via I). & If,
R, li., 0.43, 11.55 a. m.J 2.18, 4.27 (Black Dit.
mond Express), 11.30 p. rn. Suudaya, D. -. II,
Jt. It., 1.58, 8.27 p. in.
Per Tunkliinnoek, Towanda. L'lmlra. Illura,
Geneva and principal liitenuecllate stations, via
H, L. & W. R. R., 8.08 a. m.j 1.03 and 3.10
p. in.
For Geneva, Rucbcter, Buffalo, Niagara Falls.
Chicago, and all iwlnls west, via I). St , it. it.
11.55 a. iu., 3.SJ (Black Diamond Express),,
10.41, 11.30 p. in. Sundavj, I). & . jt, p
11. 55. 8.27 p. iu.
Pullman parlor and sleeping or Lehigh Valley
pairur cars on all trains between Wllkesdlarre
and New- York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Sus
pension Bridge.
KOLLIN II. WILBUR, Gen. Supt., 20 Cortland
street. New York.
CHARLES S. LEE, Gen. Pass, Agt,, 2C Coitland
street. New York.
A. W. NONNEMACHER, Dir. Pass. Agt.. South
Bethlehem. Pa.
For tickets and Pullman rcseivatloni apply to
300 Lackawanna avenue, Scranton, Pis.
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January Sale
of " Ladies'
and Misses'
Fine flimslin
This announcement will be ot
special interest to many besides our
regular customers who now look
forward to these sales as important
events. Months of preparation
have been In progress on our part
to make this sale in all respects
meet our usual high standard and
equal, if not better, any preceding
one, and we can safely say that
never has our New Muslin Under
wear opened up more satisfactory.
Advancement has been the order of
the day all along the line; dainti
ness and goodness being embodied
in every individual garment.
Corset Covers, Chemise, Drawers
Night Gowns and Skirts, with the
prettiest of trimmings of Maltese,
Point d' Paris and Vat Lace and
embroideries, and in designs that
are altogether new, original and
We make a specialty of French
hand made and hand embroidered
under garments.
Our linen sale still continues.
Schedule in Effect May 27, 1000.
Trains leave Scranton, D. E.
0.45 a. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Harriuburg, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Washington and for Pitts
burg and the West.
D.38 a. m., week days, for Hazleton,
Pottsville, Reading, Norristown,
and Philadelphia; and for Sun
bury, Harrisburg, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington and Pitts
burg and the West.
2.18 p. m., week days (Sundays,
1.58 p. m.) for Sunbury, Harris
burg, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington and Pittsburg and
the West. For Hazleton, Potts
vllle, Reading, &c., week days.
4.27 p. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Hazleton, Fottsville, Harrisburg,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
J. B. WOOD. Gen. Pass. Agt.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western?'
In Effect Dec. 2, 1000.
South Leave Scianton for New York at 1.40,
3.00, 5.50, 8.00 and 10.03 a. in.; 12.55, 3.33 p. iu,
For Philadelphia nt 8.00 and 10.03 a. m.; 12.5ft
and 3.3.1 p. m. For Stroudiburg at 6.10 p, inT
Milk accommodation at 3.10 p. m. Arrive ut
lloboken at (1.30, 7.18. 10.28, 12.08, 3.15, 4.48,
7.1U p. in. Arrive at Philadelphia at 1.00, 3.28,
0.00 and 8.22 p. m. Arrive from New York at
1.10, 4.00 and 10.23 a. m.; 1.00, 1.32, 5.43, S.43
and 11.30 p. m From Stroudiburg at 8.03 a. in.
North Leave Scranton for Buffalo and Inter
mediate stations at 1.15, 4.10 and 0.00 a. m.;
1.5i, 5.48 and 11.35 p. ni. For Oswego and Syra
cuse at 4.10 a. m. and 1.55 p. m. For Utlca at
1.10 a. ni. anil 1,53 p. m. For Montrose at 9.0ii
a. in.; 1.05 and 5.18 n. m. For Nicholson at 4.00
and 0.15 p. in. For lllnghamton at 10.20 a. m. At.
rive in Scranton from Buffalo at 1.25, 2.55, 5. 1"i
and 10 00 n. m, 3.30 and 8.00 p. in. From Os
wrgo and Sjrarusc at 2.55 a. m.; 12.M and 8.0(1
p. in. Fiom Utlca at 2.55 a. in.; 12.38 and 3.30
p. in. From Nicholson at 7.50 a. m. and 6.00 p.
m. Troni Montiose at lO.On a. m.j 3.20 and 8 00
p. m.
Bloomsburg DIvirlon Leavo Scranton for
Northumberland, at 6.43, 10.05 a. in.; 1.55 and
5.50 p. in. For Plymouth at 1.05, 3.40, 8.50 p
in. For Kingston at 8.10 a. in. Arrive at North
umberland at 0.33 a. in.; 1,10, 5.00 and 8.45 p.
in. Arriv-t at Kingston at 8.32 a. m. Arrive at
Plv mouth at 2.00, 4.32, 0.43 p. til. Arrive in
Scranton from Northumberland at 0.13 a. m.:
12.33, 4.50 ond 8.45 p. m. From Kingston at
11.00 a. m. From Plymouth al 7.53 a. in.; 3.20,
5.35 p. m.
South Leave Scranton 1.40, 3.00, 5.50, 10.01 a,
m.; 3.31, 3.10 p. m.
North-Iavc Scranton at 1.15, 1.10 a, m.; 1.55,
5.48 and 11.35 p. m.
Bloomsburg Division Leave Scranton at 10.03
a. nt. and 5.50 p. m.
New York, Ontario and Western R.R.
North Bound Trains.
10.40 a. m.
6.0U p. iu.
2.03 p, in.
Leave g Arrive
Carbondale, f'adosli.
11,20 a. in. 1.05 p. in.
Arrive Carbondale ti.10 p. m.
South Bound.
Lravo Airlvn
Carbondale. Scranton.
7.00 a. in. 7.10 a. m,
3.34 p. in, 4.20 p. m.
Sundajs only, Noith Bound,
Leave Arrive
8,30 a, m
7.00 p. m.
I eave
Caibondale. (sdotu
0.10 a. in. 10.45 a. in.
Airive Caibondale 7.10 p. in,
Leave Arrive
Carbondale. Scranton.
7,00 a. in. 7.40 a. ni,
5.54 p. in. 6.33 P. m.
4.30 p. m
Trains leaving Scranton at 10.40 a. m.. dally.
and 8.C0 a. ni., Sundays, make New Yoik, Corn
wall, Mlddletown, Walton, Sidney, Norwich,
Rome, Utira, Oneida and Oswego connections.
For further Information consult ticket ageiits.
J, C. ANDERSON, Gen. Pass. Agt., New York.
J. U. WELSH, Traveling Passenger Agent, Scran.
Erie nnd Wyoming Valley.
Time Table In Effect Sept. 17, WOO.
Tialns for I law ley and local points, conncit
lug at Hawley with File railroad for New York,
Newburgh and intermediate points, leave Scran
ton at 7.05 a, m. and 2.25 p. ni.
Trains arrive at Scianton at 10.30 a. in, an
0.10 p. in.