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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1901.
6e Scranton $ri8tme
Published Dally. Except Sunday, -'J T,,,,,Tr!L"
Bnu Publishing Company, at Kilty. CcnU a Jlcrnin.
MVY S. RICHARD, Editor.
O. P. nVXIIKlI. Business Manager.
Kew York Ofllcc! hmim
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ing on current topic, lint lla rule I' tbat these
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teal name! and Ibo condition preeident loac
uptime fc tbat all contributions shall be subject
to editorial revision.
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Siding oh HIT
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SCHANTON, .T.MCUAKY 11', 1001.
Tlir iimn who some tlino npo lntro-dm-pcl
llio ifholutlon In tlio councils
clhcetlni: Hint the clly arc- lumps bo
lowcicd Is .still In the woods.
Their First Dividend.
TIIK CITIZENS of Montrose,
especially those- Interested
In the branch of the Lack
awanna railroad which con
nects the town with the main line nt
Alford, arc dellphtcd with the manner
In which they have locently been
treated by the new Lackawanna offi
cials. The load, which was construct
ed nearly ten years ngo, was built
'principally by local Htockholders.
When the road bed had been com
pleted the old D., L. & W. company
laid the mils and grudgingly granted
n train service. Although the branch
proved to bq one of the most inclin
able feeders on the Lackawanna line,
the Montrose stockholders were never
able to get any sort of an otllclal
statement as to the condition of the
road or Its earnings. All efforts to
secure satisfaction were treated with
contempt by the D., L. & V. man
agement, and It began to look as
though the people of Montrose had
simply made the company a present
of ten miles of excellent road bed.
Under the new regime the local
stockholders began to have hopes that
they might receive some sort of con
sideration. Events prove that their
hopes have not been In vain. They
have not only been granted better
train service, but at a recent meeting
of stockholders the first In eight
yeais. Olllclals of the new Lackawan
na management were present and In
addition to assurances of fair treat
ment In futuie, announced that stock
holders of the L. & M. branch will re
ceive a dividend In Febtuary.
The Irony of fate Is vividly Illus
trated In the coming of the grip epi
demic just as almost everybody has
been acclnated to keep off smallpox.
THE Philadelphia Inquirer has
boldly taken a stand In de
fense of the Quaker Cltv,
which seems In a fair wav
to lose Its good reputation through the
hullabaloo cieatcd over tho iccent
visit of Bishop Potter to (hut city. In
nn cdltoilnl upon the subject! yester
day the Inquirer says:
Wo should Just like to know what the peo
ple, the plain people, as Lincoln n-cd to bay,
think of the wjy In winch tiny and their city
and the community which Ihey constitute, and
the government which they support, are; being
xillltled and abused and elandcicd and held up
to the pity and tho scorn and the rldluile ami
the reprobation of tho outside world b.v the set
of political lutiigucu who have arretted to
thcniselvcj the cersor'a clhcc and who am seek
ing u person il pioflt at the public tost.
What wo think ia tint the whole business is
an Intolerable and abominable outrage, against
which ft is the duty uf every lo.val Piiiladclphlan
to piotest with all Ms might and which lie
should unsparingly denounce. We ny lhat no
clly ever was or twr could bo more grossly,
more Infamou-ly or more shamelessly slandered
than tho city of Philadelphia was slandered In
the letter to which llishop i'ottn'i piesuce, at
tho Aca demy of Music, on Wednesday even
ing, was tho rrtpoim-. Nearly every sentence
of that letter contained cither explicitly or by
Implication a fljgiaut misrepresentation,
It Is not true, as stated in the Poller letter,
that crime Is runi.ln,: rampant among us, that
all kinds of sice are not only tolerated, but pro
tided, and tint the condition In Philadelphia
icciay is as bad as that whlth pit-railed In New
Yiok clly during tho worst dajs of the Tweed
nglnic. All that is Infamously false. The
truth is that Philadelphia Is moially and phjs.
leally tho cleanest and the best-governed clly
en the continent. There is vlte here. There
Is vice everywhere. There aro plates here where
sice is Bj6tema.tic.illy practiced and catered to
Thcie are sue)) places In ull cities and will ho
till the end of time or until human nature has
undergone a transformation. Hut In no clly
ti H'so high a ilegue of public decency main
tained as Is nulntamcd light here, and com
t pired vvllh the situation In New- York, agaln't
which lllslmp Potter has been contending, our
rtttulion Is ideal.
. N matter what tho crusade against
alleged vice In Philadelphia may le
'. veal, there Is no question that tho
visit of Bishop Potter has given the
iilty an unenviable reputation that
' cannot bo lived down by years of good
. .If, as the Inquirer nsserts, the
movement has been provoked by
. fqo prophets and political schemers
, .the. good peoplo of tho Quaker city
certainly have a giievancc of unusual
" There seemft to bo a dispute In Phila
delphia just at present as to tho Iden-
tlty of tho fellows who aro in tho
greatest nped of reform.
Grip in Street Cars.
...r-fV'IIH WASHINGTON STAH.
h .,7. of a recent date, oontalnod
y -JL the following suggestions
f - which uro applicable every-
' ' whcic:
The plivsltlana" report the reappearance of the
"grip, or Influenij, In Hirh a Regret! as to suggest
that It Is epidemic! once more. In New York the
raws of clearly ileflnid grip aie reiiorlid to be In
the thousands, whilo In this city a very large
number of patients uio now sulferlug from litis
complaint, including President MiKlnley and
hecreUiy Hay. Tho cxiet cause of such a con
dition la not known, tho bacillus ot grip, though
believed lo liti a deflnlle existence, never bar
ing been Isolalcd. It li believed to flourish In
tnlil winter and lo bo favored In Ha assault upon
I be human sj stent by cold dampness. A slight
derangement cf the njstcm will lnllr allaclc,
and carelessness In Ibe matter of did or ol dress
will l.iclllUte the ravages of the germ.
It has been suggested that the street rara are
a priilllllc dlilribullng ground (or the grip germ.
A few rides nn the Washington lonvryanrrs at
certain hours will strengthen this belief. It bap.
ns far more time than Ibe authorities should
penult tbat the rara am racked to the raits.
Inside are often assembled between fifty and cno
hundred passengers, In all stages of comparative
health or disease. The man with a. rough, the
woman Just succumbing to the Inroads of the
grip, the child with some other Incipient ail
ment are all there, breathing over and over
attain unrefreshed air. The ventilators In the
roof are rarely opened. The front doors on many
nt tlio cars am kept sealed. Thus people are
foii-cd, in order to serure riding accommoda
tions, to tako Into their lungs air which Is more
than possibly lontamlnated.
This danger Is accented by the fact that the
rara are kept none too clean. The expectoration
ordinance Is noted chiefly in Its violation. In
some states Iho laws require the thorough clean
ing of tbe street cars after each trip, In order
to rediiro the dangtr of disease contamination
to i minimum. It is a well recognized fart that
in lbs ejreta of the throat and lung lies the
Means of tbe distribution of the germs of atl
the diseases which afflict the respiratory system.
When this matter is dried and pulverised into
riut, a street car offering Ideal conditions for
this process, it floats in the air a deadly men
arc In all who mav breathe II,
II would be In Iho Interest el the public health
for the commissioner! to require a more frequent
cleansing of all tbe cars in use, particularly at
such seasons as the present, when pulmomry
troubles of all kinds aie exceptionally prevalent
and street car conditions are-jnore ronduclve than
at any oilier time to the spread of the disease
germs. They should also see to It tint the
m licdullng are so arranged as to reduce lh crowd,
lug to a minimum,
II la said that notwithstanding thn
generous rontilbutions made every
where In the large cities toward Gal
veston's lellef nfter the terrible hurri
cane and gulf storm of last Septem
ber, there Is still dire need In tho
stricken city. A winter of extreme
severity for that latitude finds thou
sands of Its citizens poorly prepared
or altogether unsupplled with shelter,
food and clothing. Contributions of
bedding, clothes and money lire still
acceptable. It Is not yet time to for
get the Galveston unfortunates.
Mosquito nnd Yellow Jack.
NOTJIER, batch of testimony
designating1 the mosquito as
a source of miseiy Is fur
nished hi the reports of tho
medical exports under Dr. Reed In
Cuba who have been studying yellow
fever nnd making experiments to de
termine as to the propagation of
germs. As a lesult of the experiments
being conducted at Quemados, Dr.
Heed Is convinced beyond a doubt that
there Is no contagion from an in
fected person or from infected cloth
ing, but that the mosquitoes alone
are responsible for the spread of tho
disease. In the course of the com
mission's Investigations six non-Im
mune persons were infected direct by
tho bite of mosquitoes which had pre
viously bitten yellow fever patients,
and five ot these developed yellow
Th? last experiment made proved
conclusively, Dr. Reed contends, the
theory of propagation by mosquitoes.
A special building was constructed of
disinfected material, and one of tho
rooms was divided Into two sections
by a wire mosquito scieen. In one
section were placed disinfected bed
ding and clothing, nnd In the other
bedding and clothing trom the yellow
fever hospital tvhlsh bad not bton
disinfected. Two non-linmunes occu
pied both sections.
In the former were put several in
fected mosquitoes. The patient re
mained in this room only long enough
to be bitten; and in four days, a pro
nounced case of yellow fever devel
oped. Tho patient Is now convales
cent. The other subject slept in tha
infected bedding for many nights, and
has not contracted tho fcvei. Both
patients have been bleeping for twen
ty nights In garments worn by yel
low fever victims and In bedding from
the yellow fever hospital.
Dr. Reed says they are gi owing fat,
and that In no Instance In tho course
ot the commlfsion's lnvcFtigatlon's but
h, case of yellow fever ik-velupet! from
exposure to Infected bi-udinv or cloth
ing. It has for some tiuu- bf en itendcJ
that the mosquito of th- .un low
lands has been respon'- i Istrl
butlon of malaria gortr,,-,, uim tho ex
periments In Cuba seem eiify the
theory. Tho location of tlu trouble
to the little pest that causes unhappi
ness at nightfall Is one of the most
meritorious acts of modern medical
hclence, and the discoverers will no
doubt receive benedictions of future
generations that have beeen taught to
Invest money in wire netting rather
than quinine capsules.
Tho Hooz InvestlRatlou lias demon
strated that mathematics and tobasco
bauce aro the chief obstacles to a suc
cessful course at West Point.
People who now begin to agitate
twenty-first century movements will
bo knovwi ns ciunks for ut least fifty
Current talk at banquets and else
where Is giving tho ghost of Andrew
Jackson a very tiled look.
from an Kngllsh standpoint tho situ
ation at Cape Colony continues at the
There seems to be a disposition on
part of the western press to forget Pat
TOLD BY THE STABS.
Dally Horoscope Drawn by AJacehus,
The Tribune Astrologer.
Astrolabe Cait: 4 18 a in., for Saturday, Jan.
A child bcru on (his day will notice that the
best wav to prevmt an attack o( grip is to
avoid getting into a ranlc upon the subject.
To bo firm In one's opinion, right or wrong,
is not concluslvo evidence nt greatness. No one
Ins rvrr aetused a Jaclcau of lack ot firmness.
In (he ejea el norne people a street car pasa
appears lo figure as Ihe veritable philosopher's
It Is a difficult thing (0 blurt a telephone
girl over tho wire.
Kverjbody Is liable to "gel even" befoio the
stieet tar tow Is over,
Do not be ashamed ot S.rinton. The tlty U
all right, and some ol tlio residents have) prom
ised to do better In future.
Weekly Letter on
XXXn. CHICAGO IVUN3 A
THE TITY o( Chicago Is dolnrf more towards
reconciling tho American public, lo Ihe
pawnshop than any other city In the United
Mates. It Is a fact that In apito ot 1U
utility, Hie pawnshop lias been forced lo bravo
a nioro violent storm of antagonism than any
other commercial Institution.
Mrn who litre established such a business with
most honorable motives and with a genuino de
sire to help unfortunate Individuals, while earn
ing a legitimate interest on money loaned, havtv
been unjustly hampered by the dealings of con
sclencelesa brokers. The latter, taking advan
tage of their customers' need for ready money,
have eiaeted enorbltant Interest on turns ad
vanced on articles of real value, and, In this
wiy, created against the Institution a prejudice
as involuntary as It Is unreasonable.
And jet the establishment, with all Its draw
backs, is too provident to ever fall Into disuse.
It Is a truth that any Institution which affords
a means of relief for a vast number of peorle
will be supported by them. Many a man argues
that It Is belter to resort to this method of rais
ing money thin to ask a personal loan of a
All sorts and conditions ol men arc Included
among the patrons ot the pawnshop! from the
very rich, with numerous pavvnable articles and
no ready money, to the very poor, with few be
longings to pledge and no chanco of earning
lly (he nrgunliallon of (he Pawners' Society
ot Chicago this evil will be obviated to a great
extent In that city. The modem hlijlock has
found n competitor In this institution which
threatens to undermine his biulne-j of preying
upon the unfortunate in bis hour of greatest need,
for it is being Ulkcd of in other cities. Avtew
.seals ago one of the churches of Iloehester con.
ducted a pawnshop upon a smaller stale and with
out the Idea of miking a profit in the business.
It was not long successful, and the secret ol Its
(allure, perhaps, mav be lound In the scry (act
that It was of a scml-charltable character. While
the Chicago pvwnshop nnkej generous concessions
as to time, valuation and Is not permitted to ask
more than tho legal rate of Interest, jet It Is
lninaged with (he purpose of making a profit
upon the money invested, nnd it has succeeded.
The institution was treated by an act ot the
legislature, which, with the high standing of the
board of directors, two ot whom are appointed
by the governor of the state, and the major of
tho city, respectively, gives it a respectability
ond prestige that It Is Impossible for the ordinary
pawnshop to obtain. Tbe society began Its busl.
ness operations a little over a jear ago, and trom
the very first was attended with success. After
the first six months It w is found necessary to in
crease the original capital slock of $50,000 to
$100,000, In order to meet the growing demands
of the business. Quite recently this sum hid to
be augmented by a temporary loan of $20,000, In
order to carry on the work until the next meeting
of the stockholders.
Although miny of the ventures of the society
have been experimental, the results have exceeded
the most sanguine expectations of the directors.
This is true of not only the actual profits real
l7rd, but of the number and value of the articles
which have been pledged, and the amount ol
money which has been advanced upon them. The
fnal opinion of those who have taken a conserva
tive view ot the venture Is that such an organiza
tion can be made not only a business success,
but that a largo number of Independent, self-respecting
persons. In need of temporary financial
assistance, will gladly pitronito it.
In a recent communication to the Municipal
Journal and Knginecr, Mr. John V. Farwell, Jr.,
who is president ol the bond of directors, said:
"More money is needed at once if the society
Is to increase its business and Its usefulness in
the community. Considering the results achieved,
tbe directors have no hesitation in raying that
Ihe stock will undoubtedly earn 10 per cent, per
annum, and' that semi-annual dividends at the
rate of 0 per cent, per annum (the maximum
allowed by law) can be regularly and safely
declared. Although the required J car has not
jet elapsed on delinquent loans, before sale by
auction is allowed, such a large iertci.tage. of the
fint loans have been redeemed, and so many
expert appraisements have been secured, that the
directors feel sure that all probable loc from
Mich sales have been more than provided for in
the above statement.
"I'roni present ecperlence It is quite probable
that oOO,000 will In a few .soars bo needed to
carry the Idea ot the society to Its full and
completely development, with Its central office
nnd branches lo the various thickly settled and
needy districts of the citj." The following table
will be of Interest:
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The municipal pawn shop Is not an American
institution by right of discovery, for It has been
In ehtemr on the other side of the Atlantic!
fur many jears. Tor more than a century tho
municipal pawnshop has been ono of the recog
nited feature!: of Paris, Ilerlin and later of
Liipzlg. Ihe Leipzig pawnshop was started for
the benefit ot the laboring people, and It has
loaned hundreds of millions of marks.
In connection with and as a part ot the city
pawnshop is cairicd on a savings institution,
which is guaranteed by the city, and naturally
conducts an enormous business,
Nuw that the idea has taken root in American
soil, its rapid adoption, in some form or another,
may bo looked for in all the leading cities of the
United States within (ho next decade.
COMPARED WITH OTHER CITIES.
I'rum the Nicholson Examiner.
The Stranton Traction company have given
notice that after the 15th of lids month no more
transfer tltketa will be issued, the company
claiming that as the people wero lu sjmpathy
with tho strikers they should be willing to pay
for their Incieased wages by pajlng more for
tiding. 'IhU the people do not propose to do,
and there will be a warmer contest over It lhan
the strike. Tho service of the Scranton Street
Car company is not what It should be. The
cars aro dirtj, and the track Is so rough as to
give passengers Ihe idea lint Ihey aro riding
over a corduroy load. Compaicd with the Wilku.
Harm or Ilinghamton tjstems tho Stranton street
car service Is bum.
"1'enn," In Ihe Thlladclphla Dulktln.
riorida, vvltli Its small p.inlli population In
a large area, or Alaska, with Its population of
savages chiefly docile, or California, quIc'iOy
overrun by Ameilian eettlcra In a congenial
climate, was an example of expansion (hat In
volved no absorptions of largo numbers of hos
tile atlrnx. Hut in tho riiltlppiues therr is a
population far more numerous than all the in
habitants of tho United Mates when Jefferson
mado the Uullina purchase, probably more
numerous than (he colored population of (Ida
country is todav, and most II not all o( thrin
regarding the United Slates os a (y rant and op.
piusor. liven, however, If (hey vveie nrairdil
and submissive, tlio difficulties of bringing them
undri any kind or form of Amcilcan rule would
be extreme. Apparently they have as little
knowledge of us as. we have of them. I'ertalrly
lean than three jean ago they were as Utile lu
our thought as the natives of Patagonia. Their
ideas of religion, morality, imbUcs and buslnc
aro wddcly diverse among thtinsehca and olten
irrcconsilable to our msnl and the tremendous
Job, ctpcnslve as it Is formidable, of making
these million, speaking tongues with which Kng
llsh has nothing In common, homogeneous to our
selves, lias put suddenly the fabric of our own
government a strain such ai It was not construct
ed to bear.
TALKS BY THE PUBLISHER.
WIIKN we commenced these Saturday lalks
with our renders and advertisers It v. .is
not our Intention to enter Into controversy vvltli
our competltws, but In describing the mipeiinrlly
of tho flat rate for advertising, which Tho
Tribune has adopted in a deslie to deal fal'ly
with its custoni'ra, It was necessary lo malu
soma comparisons. In continuing these dis
cussions very little attention will be paid to the
derisive howls of contemporaries, believing that
the Justness of our position will appeat to tht
business men of Ihe city. We- rannot refialn,
however, from asking those advertisers who the
Tiniea claims are liajlng It JM per month for
four Inches on jearly toulract what they think
of a business policy that countenances the de
manding of such a figure from one man and then
accepts an 8 Inch ad. from another, without ton.
trait, for $25 per menthf
Kour Inches, on jearly contract $21
Tight laches, without contrail 23
The assertion that The Tribune) Is carrying
advertising at 5 cent an Inch Is untrue. The
fart that we arc inserting business at Icjh than
our present card rates only demonstrates that
we ore standing by our contracts, which vse arc
legally ond morallv bound to respect. We
challenge anj- one to dispute (he aserllon that
no buslnosH hua been accepted since April 1 at
less than card rates.
Aside from tho fict tint a llat rale issures
the advertiser that be Is being accorded lulr
treatment, nnd Is not being overcharged when
compared with price's paid by other', there are
many advantages which have hern but slightly
touched upon from time to time. Imlcr the
older stjlc of contraellnj an udverther agreed
to insert a certain number of Inches every isue
for a given time. If he considered It would
pay him better to publish his ad. every other
dsj thrco times a week he wm taxed for tint
privilege. Tor one-half the number of Inser
tions ho must paj- three-fourths as much money.
If twice a week or one-third the number of
times, bo must pay one-hilt as much. It once
a week, or oncshth the number ot tlmn, he
must pay one-third ns much. To make this
more clear, we will tabulate. Wo will suppose
a man wants prltes on a 4dnch ad. once, twice,
three times and six times a week, and wishes it
nt top of the page ami neit to reading matter.
The Tilbune would charge 21 cents an Imh fvr
each insertion, which would amount to 9) cents
a daj-, or $5 76 per week if rim every daj-. Now,
to make a parallel case, we will wippose, merely
suppose, that some paper operating under the
old stjlc of figuring would be willing to lncit
the ad. under the same tondltions for Ihe same
price. Now, should the- advertiser picfer to run
the ad. once, tvvltt- or llucc times a week, what
would the charges be'
Iho figures in Hie first column o( the Utile
table below show- the prices under the old stylo
card, while the second column shows the prices
under a flit rate, at 21 cents per Inch:
Dally $J7o $'i.T0
Kvery other day 4 -K 2."3
Twice a week -.M l.'Jl
Once a week l.'.ii ,W
Is there any reason why the advertiser should
pay the lax Imposed by the oldsljle cJidK
Some publishers will claim that It coals more to
be obliged to move an ad. evcrj' daj'. llocs
is cost rearly a dollar to tike a little ad. nut
and put it back in the page omc a v.eek?
Whatever It costs Tlit Tribune- Is willing to pn,
and advcrtUor who buy spare In The Tilbune
are at liberty to us' It in sueh quantities and
at auth times as they like, without being taxed.
There arc miny such advantigcs of the flit
rale which will be fully set forth on sueccsivij
Riturdajs In these "I ilks" with our advtrtlsers.
Don't fall to read them.
Analysis Made of
Washington, Jan. 11
TDK MWl I'VCrrilimS of the ioun'n have
Imported moie raw mitcrlil for ue in man
ufacturing in the scar 11)00 11 an In any
preceding jcar in the distort, of our Inipoit
trade. The- total material of (oreli;ii pinlutilon
imported in a crude condition cluilig the vrar
Just ended amounts to over fc!7"i,iMU0, and II
lo this is added the- totil of "articles- vvholU it
parti illy mauufai lured for use- as materials in
maniifactuiing" the grand total ot nianufaetur
c.V materials impottnl would amount lo over
J.lul i.OOO.Oi A), or lieiulj l' er cent, of the told
importations 'ihls statement U lustd upon
eleven months' detained usuiei alicielj reee'lied
bj' the trcasiuj' hutcau of statistics, to which is
added an rstlmitp for the twelfth month, 1)
tember, based upon the1 llgures of the prttcdiug
This statement put the Importation nf i.ivv mi
teilal In the twelve months ending with Dei en
br. l'Hie), nt Wil.u.OX), aiiii-l r.'o;,lfet,'i.V) In
1SU9, jflO-MT.'.Tiil In lVM, and Iiin.;)it,t9l lu lull.
A toniparlon of li'rl and VsK with prrecdiirr
jeara shows an iuirca-o ol over ;I3 per tent, in
the importations, of manufacturer!.' mate rials lu
these two jears as compared with the cntlr.1 pe
riod from ISi'jO to 'Mt', iiiul un Ine lease of ne.nly
70 per cent, as lomparrd with the jeirs ltJl
and lS'JC. '
Kvcn 1 lie iruiukabli- fall In prices of manu
facturers' matcilals which lias chaiattcilml the
cloning hall o( tho jcar It"! has nut prevented
the total value- of these raw mateihls luipoited In
Usui from exceeding that of lhlt), though In two
articles, India rubber and silk, the ll'.-urcs for
11X10 show a reduction as compared with lSOo.
Haw silk Is quoted lu the evv York markets in
December, ltO0, at $.l.s" per pound, against
if J M In December, leJu; Manilt hemp, ut 70,
per pound lu December, loflo, .against llv?e-. pet
pound in December, ISO'J; sisal, ut 534i prr
pound In December, 1'JOO, ugalnat Mic In Decem
ber, 1S9); rubber, at eo. per pound in Deeaubei,
1000, ogalnst tU.M per pound In December, UVK
With a reduction in cost such as that tuagested
by the articles named it is apparent that the
Inucase in quantity of manpfac furors' miterlals
imported in 1900 Is even greater than that indi
cated by tho figures of value which of them
selves stand higher than thoc of any prtccdiii
Tho bureau of statistics classifies the impor
tations under tlvo general heads: 1, Articles of
food and llvo animals. 2: Articles in a crude
condition which enter Into the various processes
of domestic industry. 3. Artie Irs wholly or par
tially manufactured for uxc in the mechanic
arts. 4, Articles manufactured ready for con
sumption, and l. Articled of voluntary use,
lu)urlee, etc. Of the list) Import itions "O.'i per
cent aro articles of food and llvo animals, against
31,3 per cent, in ISM; articles in a crude condi
tion for use in mauufac(ui!ng former 33.8 per
cent, against '.'J.7 per cent. In 1800; articles
wholly or partially manufactured for use in ths
mechanics arts formed $10 0.1 per cent, against
126 per sent. In 18D0; article manufactured icady
for consumption formed 15.0 per tent, against
17.0 per cent in JS'kl, and articles ot voluntary
uc, luxuries, etc., formed 13.3 per tent, against
11.5 rer cent, in 1890. Compailng 1900 with
lbO1', articles of food form a smaller propoilion
of tho Imports lu the jears Juat ended than in
(he preceding jcar, being 20.5 per tent, against
29.3 per cent,; while aititlc-s In u ciude condi
tion for iiso In manufacturing are .'.( per nut,
against 3 J. 9 per cent. In 1W, and articles wholly
or partially manufactured fur u-o in manufac
turing former 10.3 per tent., against 9.3 per
cent. In 1S99.
The following tadlo nhowx the value of (he
importation of twelve printlpal articles re
quired for iiso In manufae luring In 19u0, com
pared with IMM und ISitl, the December fljurta
for 1900 being tstiinatedi
Articles ini- loCW, isw. inno.
ported. Dollars'. Dollaia. Dollars,
Chemicals U,el3,5.1l (V2I7.0I7 5,lM,O0e)
Hides and skins ..eojn.s.t) .M,l27,flV) tVi.filJ orsj
Silk 15,090,'i17 tJ,770,li7S 3.',757,rOe)
India rubber U,C7U,1I5 .11,307,3211 tw.ui.ooo
I'lbera lJ,23il,fi.sl 21,393,901 2x,8.'s,000
Wool 22,IJI,I1 ll,tH9,C(4 19,010,000
Tin 5,818,0.11 10,710,117 1S.iWJ.000
Wood 16,130,91". 11,700,(91 1V-SJ.O0O
f.taf lobacco ...,10,407,001 1I,MI,S13 H.M.'i.OOO
Cotton 5,037,893 M0S,3'3 7 i,7,(poo
l'ura and fur
skins 'J.SlO,3.Vt fl.111.R-sJ i.,l(000
Lead 1,700,203 2,'JI7,Wi 0, 1,00)
"THE WORLD jjjjo
ONE HUNDRED YEARS
Ccpj right, 1J0O, by Tt. E. Hughes, Louis-Tllle.J
DWINO ASSOCIATIONS In KngUncl were first
formed, and Ihe tlulw bad rates amoig
(hemselvcs generally over long tourses and
In heavy. 0 osred lioaui. Trior to this.
rowing was viewed as a laborious exercise and
the rowers were paid, lloat rating began to
take bold In Amnios also at this time, but it
was ten jears before an Important affair was
cndniiclcd a aecdonal match, New York city
against all Long Island, 4oircd barges, with
coxswains, from Harsimus, N, J., to the flag-staff
on tho battery. New York won rosily, and
uch was the popular enthusiasm over the race
that Ha boat, the "Knickerbocker," was sus
pended in a public museum to remain there
fifty-four )car, a constant recipient of admira
tion. A new Imretus (0 (he Industry ol paper was
given by the invention o( paper machine by
Louis Ilohert, a clerk in the celebrated Kssonnes
paper mills, near Tarls. A fortune was spent
In Kngland trjltifr. to develop the Invention, ths
enterprise resulting In bankruptcy (or several
capitalists. Twenty years later (he United
Slates had Its first paper machine. Prior to
this It was entirety nude by hand.
Joeph Marie Jarquard Invented tbe silk weav
ing loom which revolutlonlted this industry, and
was awarded a medil at the Paris Imposition.
The application of this apparatus to the machines
for making bobblnnet, made soon afterward by
John Iteathtoit, of Nottlnjham, England, has
enibled manufacturers to produce all aorts of
patterns for hand made lace. Nipoleon had of
fered 10,000 francs for the Invention of a sll'c
weaving loom. Jacquard was consequently sum
moned to Paris by tho emrernr who with forci
ble. If profane point, asked of (he genius; "Are
j oil the man who pretends to do what Ood Al
mighty cannot tic a knot In a stretched string?"
The attention n( Europe was first dlrted to
gauno, the curious and useful product found in
characteristic condition and abundance upon a
large number of the islinds Ijiiur off Peru and
certain parts of the inilnland. A lively Interest
in this I'mivlin fertilizer was not awakened,
until Liclilg'a work on chemistry forty jrar
latrr demonstrated the Importance of artificial
Jean Lambert Tallleu, the chief leader of (he
parly which overthrew Hoheplerc In France, was
now in London, having been captured bv an
Lngllsh offeer on his pasugc f.-om Kgjpt, whither
be hid gone with llnnipirtr, nut hid been sent
away by Mannu. lie was the rteinlent ol a
good reception among thn Whigs and was well
received by 1'ex In London, not returning to
Paris until 1S02.
A prise ol 12,000 gulden (about 1,000) was
awarded I'ranz Xivicr von lloodcr, an eminent
ficrman philosopher and theologian, for his
method of cmplo.vlng fllonber's halts Instead of
potash in the making of glas..
Tho annuil production of Java toffee was only
Among Ihe births of Ibo jcar of persons who
later in the tenturj betamc famous were the
August? Ilarchou, Trench author
Lugrne llurnouf, French orientalist,
1'rederika llremer, Swedi-h novelist.
Diehard Parks llonlugton, Kngllsh nrtlst.
Alllgcneo Waldo C'ary, American Inventor,
.lames Ciinirnn, merlean editor and soldier.
Unbelt Woodward llarnwell, American lawjer.
1'. dj llinnrclicwr, French historian and writer.
(jail llordeu, American survejor and inventor.
Adnlphe Theodore Dronanlart, French botanist.
(Srorge Ditu lluirdmin, American mhtslomrj-.
Joaquin M. j Lanzas Castillo. Mexican diplo
mat. Alexander llarrov.-, American lawjer and statea
man. Louis A. HcrbruggT, French philologist and
James (i. llrooks, Ameilcan JoumiHst am1
lllppoljte Latare Carnot, French politician and
John II, Ilrotkwaj, Amriicau lawjer and
STRENGTH OF POPULAR SENTI
MENT. From the U flki s-liirre Hevoid.
The people and municipal government of
Scranton are wiuught up to a bWh pitch of In
dignation over the action of the Traction cam
p.iny suspending the sjstrni of Irar.ffers. Tbe
major calhil .1 Fpcelil meeting of councils to
euisldi'r lli" mittei 1 1 withdrawing the fran
chises of tho com,!!!) on the ground that t'ui
c-ompny has violated the teims upon which the
trontlilM-s were granted, me of the conditions
being the issuing f trinsfer tickets. The eoi.n
eidiieii are i.lso threatenlrg to Impose a 'ax
on III? en's leceiptH if llic eoinpinv. If popu
lar sentiment In Nianton is 111 represented Ihe
eompan.v will undui.htedl,v revoke tho oid-r
suspending the trinsfer system and endeavor to
bill; about more arnlealde relations with the
NUBS OF KNOWLEDGE.
Leading urthlletts desire to have (heir pio
foslon given the same standing as that of law.
ens and doctors. Nn man can practltc law
until he has been admitted to the lnr, or medi
cine until lie- has pused a icqulied examination
nnd received .1 certificate. Hut anjboely can
call himself an audited, whether he is quali
fied or not.
Mrs. W. Dojd Steele, of Stephen Cilv, .i
had be-en missing flour and oilier tldngs from her
panlrj-. Her husband, who Is an ninatcilr pho
tographer, so arranged a camera that if anyone
disturbed the flour tlio photograph!.; plate would
In- extiosed and a snapshot of the thief tiken.
The Steele family then went tailing and on thcli
return found a very good picture of a neighbor
in the act of stealing Hour.
In tlio collecting of peifumes two proteases ore
emplojcd. In one, the grease process; boxes
with glasi bottoms aro prepared, tlic bottom bJ
ing tovered with pure grease, or suet, and the
(lowers gathered fresh every day during the sea.
ton are laid on trajs In the box, the grease being
lelt to absorb their fragiance. In the oil pro
ccns the plate of grease- Is taken by cotton bit
ting aiturutcd with oil, (ho process being sub
stantlally the same.
A rOPULAIl CLKAIUKfJ HOUSE for tbe
" Ileneflt of All Who Have Houses to ,
Rent. Real Estate or Other Pioncrty to bell
or Exchange, or Who Want Situations or
1 Heln llicso (small Advertisements Cost
One Cent a Word, Six Insertions lor Five
cents a vt ore Except Situations vvanccu,
Which Aro Inserted Free,
Help Wanted Male.
POSITIONS UNDER THE COVEltSMENr
Ihousjiidi of apK!nlmenls will bu made
from civil servleo i-dinlnatleins lo be held
cverjwlierii In March and April. Catalogue nf
Information fire. Columbian Correspondence
Colled', Washington, D. O,
Help Wanted Female.
WAN1ED-A COOD Clltl. FOll flENLHAL
housework, in family of thiee. Apply at
IMS Mulberrj street.
A HOItr-EKLErER IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY;
good position for the right person; good
wages. Call at 221 Reese ttrrrt, city.
WANTED--A fJIHL FOB (Ih'NEUAL 1I0USK
woik, Apply 00 Mulberry street.
' ALWAYS BUSY(
NEW CENTURY SALE
FOll TIIK LADIES-They are nice. New Cen
tury YlcU heel and no heel, button and lace
sls 215 to 8, 81.2.1. S'i-vv Century Vlcl Welts,
smart stvle, sires SH to 5, $1 00.
FOIt TIIK MIS-Thej are (or school. 5cw
Century Mel and llax Calf, spring heels; sites
mi to 2. n.
FOR THF. OUNTLKMF.N' New Century (ium
Iloots, lie Ooshj sizes 0 lo 11, $2.10. New Cen
tury Mining Hoots; they are (o ork; sixes 0
lo It, l..V). New Century Mining bnoes; they
are (0 work; slcs 0 to It, 41,
FOll TIIK HOYS-They are to play. New Cen
tury J-alln Call Shoes; sires 11 lo 515, Sjc
OUK nUAlUNTKE OOKS WITH F.VF.ltY TAW.
It Is to laugh they are ro ensj-.
Oh. jes! We rl-we evenings at 0 o'cleek, ex
rept balurdav. INtahllshed lrAs. You will
pie ic call for vonr shoes beloro 0 p. m., except
Siturdajii. We are for business In (he day at
114 and 110 Wyoming avenue.
LEWIS & RFILLY.
We carry the most com
plete line for office aud
Calendar Pads of every
description. If you have
a stand we can fit it.
Stationers and Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
i:.Ni:nRKTic li:si an school suitliks;
country v jrk; .lcnj eiahuy and commission.
n. O. llvaii-i V Co., Chleauo.
MAIHNK COHIS. V. S. NAVY, HUCItUlTS
wanted Able-bodied men, service on oi.r
war shlru In all parts o( the world and on land
In the Philippines when required. Recruiting of
Deer, 10J Wjomlns avenue, Scranton.
YOUNfl Mill', I.OOD SllvU'.It. WOULD LIKE
position .is skirt hand or finisher vvllh dress
maker. .1. M. K , (hneral Ilclivcry. city,
MTI'.VIION V.S1i:i-JIY AN IIXI'KIU' LUN
drew. In go nut bv the day or take washing
hmoe; best of city references. Call or address
ft!8 Pleasant street.
SITUATION WAVIED-HY A lOUNO LADV
to do (reneral housework. Can give reference.
Apply C07 Forrst Court, City.
TO MY FRIENDS AND VOTERS OK THE SIX
Icentli ward; I am a candidate or Alderman,
Please vote for me at the ltepubllian primaries
Saturday afternoon from 1 to 7 o'clock.
JOSEPH J. KLEIN.
llOl'SI! FOR RENT SEVEN ROOMS; HOT AND
ami cold water, and bath. H1J Price street
IOR Svl.H CHI M'-ONI. REIII'LATION MJSB
pool table. Addrisss Frllcluid's llaibcr shop,
corner Court stuct and Proviitmie roau.
FOR SAI.F.-fiOOD DRIVINO HORSE, FIVE
yeara old, weight 1150. Sound. Can be seen
at Oonnan'a livery.
For Sale or Rent.
IOR -AI.E Oil RENT-FARM OF HO ACI'.E;
wilte for information to U. M. Curtis, l.lin
WANTED-A (JOOII, f-OLM), W'OHKINO HORSE,
weight mu-t bu between 1,000 1,300. Address
P. fiulck-n, Genenl Delivery, city.
Wonted To Duy.
WANTED-Sl'CONDIIAND SLOT MACHINES;
must be In cond outer, state particulars as
to mnke and price Address L. M., gcm-ral ele-liverj-,
EI.EUANTLY I'l RNMIED ROOMS TO LET;
steam heated; chau, honu-llkc, new; also
fiont ailoi-. 511 Ailania avenue.
BOARD WASTED-FOB THREE ADULTS AND
ono small child, In respectable Jew Mi fam
ily, living Ir. first-class neighborhood, State
price. W. A., Tribune office.
uiInilemanwanis i.Mitii', Vell'Tur.
iilthcd room; desirable huallly, with or
without boaid. Addicta E., liibuiir.
.OnT- (.OLD WVKII, IH'NriMI (AM.. BE
Iwren steel mill and Nr-inloiu Under please
irtn.ii to agent nt Slid mill, Liberal rwiaid
pain for return,
KillNEERs, FIIIEMU MACIIIMilS AVI)
EIih trklaii - to pape pamphlet i-ontaln-Ini;
iucstluns asked bj Examining Hoard of
Engineers: sent free, i'rci. A, Keller, Publish
tr, St. Louis, Mo,
This announcement will be t
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 mora 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 thn
prettiest of trimmings of Mallese,
Point d' Paris and Val Lace and
embroideries, and in designs that
are altogether new, original and
We make a specialty of French
hand made and hand embroidered
Our linen sale still continues.
Money to Xoan.
NO NONSENSE, BEP.
MONEY TO LOAN ON BOND AND MOKTOAOE,
any amount. M. 11. Uolgate, Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO LOAN-KjUICK,
straight loans or Luildlna; and Loan. At
from 4 to 0 per cent. Call on N. V. Walker,
3HS1J Connell bulldln;.
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOB ROLLING
mill building, being part of new spike works
and rolling mlli lo be erected In this city by
tho undersigned, are now ready at (he office ot
the Board ot Trade, Hoard of Trade building,
this city. Iluilders arc invited to call and In.
spect same and to make lbwest possible bid
for furnishing materials and erecting building,
In accordance with plans and specifications. Bid
will be open next Wednesday, tho lflth inat. Wt
reserve the right to reject any and all bids.
TIMMES k HECI1T.
NOriCE IS JIERCRY OIVEN THAT THE AN.
nual meeting of the stockholders of tha
Scranton Bolt and Nut company for the election
of directors foi the ensuing year, and for tries
transaction of such other business as may pron
crlv be brought befoie it, will be held at th
otriu- of the eompan.v, at (ha works, on Thurs.
diy, Jan. 21, 11)01, at 2 o'clock p. m.
L. M. IIORTON Secretary.
THF. ANNUAL MEETINC. OF THE STOCKHOLD.
holders of The Si. Clair Coal Company (o
the election of directors and the transaction at
such other business as may properly come before)
It will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, 1001, at (ha
office- ot the company, in the Library building,
Scranlon, Pa., at a o'clock p. m. At this meet
ing It is intended to amend the by-laws. No
transfer ot stock will be made (or the ten day
next preceding th; date of the above meeting.
N. (1. TAYLOR. Secretary.
THE ANNUAL MEETINC, OF THE STOCKHOLD-
ers of the Suburban Electric: Light company
will be held at the office of the company, room)
603 Connell building, Scranton, Pa., Saturdaj-.
Jan. 12, 1001, at 4 p. m., for the election ot
directors for the ensuing jcar and such othet
business as may come before them.
E. M. STACK. Secretary.
OFFICE OF THE SCRANTON BOLT AND NU1
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 20th, 1000.
A meeting of Iho stockholders of this company,
will be held nt Its general olllce, on (he twenty
foui tli day of Januarj, A. 1)., 1001, to takt
action on a proposed increase of the capital
stock of the company from $RD,Ouo to $2JO,000.
L. M. IIORTON, Secretary.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTION OF SF..
lect council, there will be a special electloa
held In the Thirteenth ward on Jan. 15, loot,
for the purpose ot electing ono person to serve)
a select councilman to All the unexpired terra)
of A. II. Lldstone, deceased JAMES MOIR,
ESTATE OF AMASV. DEAN LATE OF THS
Borough of DalU'ii, Lackawanna County, deta
Icttim testamentary on the above-named estates
hiving been granted to (be undersigned, all
persons having claims or demands against th
said estate will present them (or pajment, and
these Indebted thereto will please make Imme
diate pa; mi nt to W. D. RUSSELL, Executor,
Or A. D. DEAN, Attorney.
NOriCE IS IIEIIEIir GIVEN THAT AN Ap
plication will be made to the Governor ol
Pennsvlvaiila, oil (be 20th day of March, A, I).
mil, by Cvrus II. Jones, (!. F. Rejnolds, Charleel
bchlagrr, E. II. Sturns. John T. Richards. T. O.
Von Stnri.li, Samuel Samtcr, Richard O'Brien, If.
.1. Hcalej, W. O. Fulton. C. K. Woolworth, M.
P, Carter, Thornm Sprague, and others, under
tbe Act of the (icneral Assembly of Pennsjl
vanla entitled "An ct for the Incorporation anc
nguljtion of banks of dlsenunl and deposit,"
approved the 11th ila.v of jlaj, IbTtJ. and the sev
eral supplements thereto, for a charier for
intended banking corporation to be located it
Scrintmi, Pa , 10 l 1 tiled "The People's Hank,"
with a capital stock of On- Hundred Tbousanl
Dollar (100,fiai) tbe chancier and object ol
which .ire to tin a general banking Inwness, and
shall have (he power a'ld niaj b-vrmw or lens
money for tin It period as thtj mty deem proper,
11m) dlt mint bills id exchange, foreign or domes.
lie piomlssory notes or oiler negotiable papers,
and the Intentt iniy be reiclved In advance, an
hall liivc tlio 1 It'll t to hold In (rust as eollst
tial security (or loans advances or discounts,
tatca, real, peisonal and mixed. Including thi
noten, bonds, obligations or accounts of thi
United htitcs, individuals or corporations, antt
to pure list:, collect and adjust the same and tt
dispose thereof for the benefit of the corporstlon,
or for the psjmenls of the dehls as security fen
which the same- may be held, and for these pur.
noses, to hive, possess anil enjoy all th righto,
benefits and prlvlbges nf said Act of Assembly
and supplements therein,
ARTHUR DUNN, Solicitor.