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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1901.
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SPUANTON, JANUAKY 18. 1901.
Th notion of the Weal Virginia
Vplslntuto In almost unanimously vot
1115 roiifrratulntlons to Senator Quay
va?, ho fnr ns wo Know, without pro
redent, hut the circumstances of
Quay's light nnel victory amply war
ranted It. Yesterday's reception of.
L'olonel Quuy at Washington revealed
a depth of personal sympathy and of
faction lnrdly to be teeonclled with
the Intenipornlo ulnisij to which ho has
been subjected. No mean man could
command such a tribute or Ions hold
fcueh n rave volume of devotion.
Street Railway Competition.
IN VIEW ot the. numerous times
that tho municipality' of Scran
has been humbuBircd by plausi
ble speculators In public
franchisee and In view of the
'arps burden of discomfort and
ixpenso which this humbugrslnff has
liflictod upon the people, solicitors for
ifv franchise privileges must natur
llly expect to be scrutinized sharply
oul put under tight bonds to Ueep
If the Incorporators of tho newiy
organlzed Central napld Transit
Street Hallway company mean busi
ness, they will tlnd a considerable pub
llo sentiment to bid them welcome.
They must, however, come to the
public's terms nnd submit to impreg
nable safeguatds. Competition pre
vails In most other fields of enter
prise, and It Is not necessarily to bo
discouraged In the rapid transit busi
ness. If tho service at present re
ceived were what It should bo or tho
spirit of the vested company one In
which the people could Impose Impli
cit confidence, competition would be
nexpcdlent and unfair. But where a
tubllc utility Is crippled by inexcus
able over-capltallzatlon and so man
aged ns to Invite tho distrust of many
.Itlzens, competition Is sometimes use
ful as art act of financial surgery.
Time should be taken to consider
.'his matter carefully and thoroughly.
Nothing should bo done hastily.
Under the terms of a recently en
acted ordinance illuminated street
signs arc to bo placed at tho Intersec
tion of nil streets and highways In
New York city if not now provided.
This is one Tammany object lesson fit
for local study.
The Legislative Outlook.
-T-IIK ANNOUNCEMENT of
I Senator Quay's purpose to
JL give considerable attention
to the course of legislation
nt Hnulsburg this session with a-v!ew
particularly to tho enactment of bal
lot reform, reapportionment and a
suitable revision of the second class
city chatter, should be gratifying to
the peoples of Scranton, who have very
Important interests at stake. '
Whatever may be said In theory as
lo the pioprlety of such supervision
of legislative activities, tho practical
fact Is that It Is generally needed. Had
It been practiced last session the e-
suits would unquestionably have been
much more satisfactory. Without ex
perienced guidance tha legislature Is
prone to fall as prey Into tha hands of
artful special Interests adroitly schem
ing to piomote selfish ends. Those
who nre In tho habit ot regarding
Colonel Quay as about the worst char-
aetcr on earth will of course not view
with equanimity tho spectacle ot his
offering counsel and suggestion In re
spect to legislative matters; but In
asmuch as they would blame him for
whatever tho legislature might do that
was unsatisfactory to them, whether
ho had any hand in it or not, he might
just us weil enjoy the full measurs
of his power und use It as he shall
dce;n best for the actual Interests of
the people. Quay's troubles In tho
; past have moro often arisen from no-
: gleet than from assertion of Ills re-
nutcd powers of "bosslrm." Ho hns
bossed too llttla at the times when
wholeeomo bossing was most needed.
In ballot reform a. substantial ad
vance will have been registered If the
legislature before adjournment shall
hnve enacted the essential features of
the old Keator bill doing away with
the blanket ballot and curbing the ne
farious activities of tho professional
"helper" at the polls. Too much ref
ormation In this matter would bo as
. unsatisfactory -as too little. A little
r progress which, once, gained, can be
' maintained, would bo far preferable
to a HpasmolIc""foray tp bo roon fol
lowed by bootless retreat.
Reapportionment congressional, leg
islative and possibly judicial presents
tho most .Intricate and perplexing
problem of all. Had tho recent fusion
programme gono through, tho peculiar
spectacle would have been presented
', nfr a. democratic minority In nn over
( whclmlngly Republican legislature die-
tatlng the redisricting of the fore
; moat Republican state and It Is rea
sonable to assume that this power of
dictation would not havo been employ
ed to facilitate the prospects of con
tinued Republican supremacy, Tho
fusion programme having collapsed, It
will be In order to safeguard tho In
terest of Republican regularity. That
wns tho Issue fought for and won nnd
thero need be no hesitancy In securing
the fruits of victory.
In tho matter of second class city
charter legislation, the disposition of
tho rittsburg and Allegheny friends
of charter revision to accord to Scran
ton tho privllego of Initiating sugges
tions Is observed with appreciation and
will bo revat ded by faithful perform
ance of the delegated trust. Upon the
main points of a new charter name
ly, centralization of excctttlvo author
ity; widening of legislative functions,
particularly In tho matter of taxation;
nnd tho reference of numerous details
to the discretion of the councils of
the three affected cities there Is hap
pily harmonious agreement nmong
those who will press for charter te
vlslon. The boast of Senator Fllnn
that the revision programme will fall
recalls his recent unreliability nn a
forecaster In the senatorial fight. Tho
programme wilt not fall It those who
favor It shall remain united and shall
make practical use of tho exceptionally
favorable opportunities now open to
By ordinance the government of
Greater New York has decreed that
policemen, firemen and postmen must
be carried free on all transportation
lines In thnt city. There Is no hesi
tancy about Tammnny.
The Evenings of Younjr Hen.
-C RESIDENT of Saratoga, N.
Y., Mr. S. D. Archer, con-
U. JL. tributes to tho Sun a letter
which traverses precisely
the ground frequently gone over by
The Tribune namely, tho need .In our
cities of attractive and wholesome
places where young men may spend
their evenings In social enjoyment
without being; allowed to drift for pre
carious amusement into saloons, dance
halls or other hauntn of evil.
Mr. Archer's business calls him fre
quently to New York. He has n larga
acquaintance among business men, but
as most of these live out of town the
acquaintance does not Include invita
tions to their homes, consequently he
has for years, ns ho admits, been
doomed to pass his evenings in his
room, in the hotel lobby. In n barroom
or In a theater unless, as an alterna
tive, he went to some pains to find
a church meeting or other religious
gathering. He thus defines his pre
dicament, which Is not uncommon:
Although I have I i-en a member ol a church
for over a quarter of a century, I do not care to
take up religious subject every nisht In the
week. II I go to a library or reading room there
ln't the least sociability about it, lor the simple
reason that the Hrst Chlng that erect the eye
on entering Is a sign or any number of them,
reading, "No Talking." as It disturbs those read
ing. I am doomed to get a piper or book and
do likewise. If you go to the Y. II. 0. A. cmy
one you meet is Imbued with the idea that the
only subject permissible Is religion nnd If ou
are a stranger you will hardly get through the
door before some ill-advised youth will want to
know II on are a Christian anil all the whys
and wherefores, which makes n C7irlthn feel un
comfortable, much more so one who Is not. Now,
my belief Is that no one ever went to the church
with the Intention of being rmcrtcd, any moro
than any one ever went inln a saloon with the
Idea of becoming a elrukard; that going to
ihurch U from custom or a sense of duty and that
thousands of joung men drift into tho saloons
simply because they want soci ibility and have no
other place in which to tlnd It. Our sjloons arc
mada as attracts e nnd alluring to the young men
ns money and hiunthe genius can nuke them.
The crying need ol the day it a neutial ground
where young men may (.pend their evenings, wltli
all the attractions of the saloon without any of
Its clls, and umKr 6uch circumstances thousands
of joung men would be kept from the eils of tho
saloon, even If they were not ccntually brought
orr to the church.
But Mr. Archer Is more than a critic;
he is a constructor as well. This Is
how he would proceed to remedy tho
defects Just noted:
In the heart of tho Tenderloin dlstur I would
lease a fair-sited building and put first-class,
moderate-priced restaurant on the first tloor to
help pay expenses. This I would conduct to a
certain extent on "home" principle, that K I
would set apart cne or mora tables for "regular"
rivals, charging a stipulated price, putting the
food on the tabic and allowing each one to luc
what he wanted. The second floor I would fit up
as a first-class saloon, with all modem improve
ments In the shape of tallies, bir fixtures, music,
etc., and would have ctcry fancy diink that could
be thought of to gratify the taste, but without
the uc of bc?r or liquors. These would be sorted
either at the tables or bar and games of various
kinds would be supplied for the tables. The third
floor would bo supplied with billiard and pool
taldej. On the fourt.. floor I would fit up an as
sembly room and encourage debates on tnc topics
ot the day and get the young men to take an ac
tive part In tho doing of ccrj thing to make the
place attrncthe. Now, while 1 would not allow
any of thee debates to lie of a religious nature,
ecry opportunity would be offered for the "look,
out" committees of the different Christian Kn
deavor rocietles to meet these )oung men and In
lto them to spend nn hour onie a week at the
church. These parties could meet in the bar or
billiard room, go to the thurcii meeting and af
terward return and spend tho remainder of the
' cenlng II they did not feel disposed to go home
si early. I would keep this place open every
day in the week, for tho saloon does more harm
on Sunday than all the rest ol the week put to
jcther. There need be no disparagement of
existing philanthropic Institutions In
order to establish tho necessity for
better provision of innocent social op
portunities for young men. The av
erage youth is easily led either upward
or downward. It Is because tho ma
chinery of the downward pull Is so
! much more attentively watched, oiled
! and Improved than Is tho machinery
of the moral plevatorn that wo fiavo
j l'atcrson outrage and murder eases
and numerous similar developments In
The Kansas lynchers In some re
spects are yet a trifle behind those of
the sunny South. When a negro Is
hanged or burned nt thot stake In tho
I South he always according to re
port, at least confesses tha crime
just before entering eternity. It Is
not the proper thing to publish tho
fact that a victim of alyuchiug party
has died protesting hla Innocence.
The American Tin Plato company
has declaro'd a dividend of S per cent,
on Its $28,000,000 of common stock, be
sides paying 7 per cent, on its pre
ferred. Yet the tin plate Industry, the
Democrats used to tell us, was ono
that could not bo established In tho
It has been Intimated that tho shaft
ot light recently observed upon Mars
may have been sent out In tho cele
bration of some city of tho second
President Kruger threatens to can
col tha date of his proposed vlBlt to
America unless President McKlnloy
will promise to observe certain rules
In regard to his reception, Oom Paul
evldontly does not realize tho distance
that Intervenes botwoen the Trans
vaal and tho United States.
donera! DoWet's criticism upon the
llteinry work of Paul Hotha Includes
n threat to shoot the author. Thero
nre a good many books published on
this side of tho Atlantle that nrouso
similar sontlments, If not threats.
Dank Toller Alvord enters upon his
thirteen-year sentence no doubt realis
ing that It Is nn unlucky number.
Right to flcqtiir?
and Hold Colonies
Waller Wcllmsn In Collier's Weekly.
iT IS A nKMAllKAnu; cnlneldcnco that at the
beginning ol the new century the statesmen
ol America are perplexed by the simc great
problem that bothered eur forefathers at the
beginning of the old century. In the first years
of tho rentury Just ended President Jefferson and
Ids cabinet were considering the acquisition cf
Louisiana nnd the constitutional dltlicultles In
oled therein: today President McKlnley nnd his
ndvlscrs are lnras-cd by the problem of how to
take In the Philippines and Porto Itlco and get
our the constitutional stumhlln blocks which
some people think stand squarely in the way.
Noteworthy, too, Is tlie fact that It was the great
Napoleon who started the United Stales upon this
great career of expansion a jcar ago, nnd who set
a certain moral cr chic standard In that expan
sion which our Napoleon of a hundred jeara later
finds it difficult to Ignore. It was Napoleon, then
first consul, who by secret treaty In the closlrg
months of the eighteenth century acquired TOulsl
an from Spsln, nnd who Immediately turned
round and sold tint vast expanse of territory, an
empire In ltelf, to Thomn .lefferon. Napoleon
named a price which seemed Insignificant enough,
only fifteen million dollars, but by Insisting that
the Inhabitants of the territory should be taken
In the American L'nlon, nnd enioy all the rights
and Immunities of American cltlrcns, he made no
end of trouble for Jefferson and impressed him
relf more than he could have dreamed of doing
upon the policies and sentiments f the New
World sn impression which survives and is real
nnd ltal to this day. Doubtless it is a somewhat
surprising discovery that the American notion,
that all acquisition of new tcriltory should bo
but a preliminary to Incorporation and citizen
ship, hid IU origin with Napoleon, and not In
the "basic principles" upon which our forefathers
founded the republic, but this appears to be the
fact. It is not disputed that Ilonaparte drew thit
clause of the treaty which proUded that the in
habitants should be taken within our system;
nor Is ft denied that this was agreed to on ac
count of the first consul's Insistence and with
reluctance upon the part of Jefferson's commis
sioners, because JefTcrson himself had Instructed
them to the contrary. Hut the treaty was so
drawn, and in that form was accepted; and as
this was tho first acquisition of territory by the
oung lepulllc there was nothing to da but to
conform to It, and thus s model was set which
cter since has lived In the minds of the Ameri
In Ucw of the overwhelming Impoitance ot the
expansion and constitutional problems with which
all departments ot our government are now strug
gling, and which the Supreme court Is soon to
ghe what is hoped will be a final pronouncement
upon, it Is most Interesting to recall the phases
of that same problem which harassed our fore
fathcis. Jefferson claimed his commissioners had
exceeded their authority; at first he was doubtful
If tho conditions of the treaty which Napoleon
had Insisted upon could be carried out with al
tering our Constitution, and he cien went so far
as to draft amendments which he proposed to
submit to the people for their ratification. Out
of Jefferson's early doubt on this subject has
grown tho quite general belief that he thought
the Constitution give no power to acquire terri
tory. Hut whatever may have been his doubts nt
the outset. In tho end they did not at all run In
this direction, but wholly to the power ol con
gress to incorporate foreign territory nnd Its In
habitants within tho Union. The two drafts of a
proposed constitutional amendment which ho
niado (but which were never presed) said nothing
about power to acquire, but related wholly to tho
power to Incorporate.
Now, after the lapse of a century, It is a curi
ous circumstance that popular Ideas upon this
question, both In its sentimental and legal aspect,
hive apparently not clarified at all, but remain
hary and confused. The notion which Napoleon
put Into our mind, that whenever we acquire we
must incorporate, lias not only survived but it
has developed far beyond the original limits, with
nn accompinjing confusion of thought as to the
power of our government. It is contended now,
not that we lavo not the power to incorporate
(whlfli JeHerson nnd Madison were doubtful
about), but that we have not the power to do
nnj thing else. Our first expansionists agreed
with Napoleon to make the inhabitants of Louisi
ana citizens "as soon as possible"; but now it is
contended that this Is a government of such lim
ited powers that it has not the right ot choice as
to time or means, but automatically effects such
Incorporation both of tenltory and Its Inhabi
tants the moment It acquires title to territory by
ratification of a tieaty of cession. This confusion
as to both principles nnd history shows that for
almost a hundred ccrs the minds ol Americans
have run strongly In other channels. We have
been passing through the age of elementary edu
cation, of phj slcal and mechanical conquest, of
economic stduy, of Internal revolution due to tho
pre seme of slavery among us, and wc have had
nslthcr lime nor Incentive to delve Into these
questions of our outer relations and powers. Sud
denly nu access of sentiment imshes us forward to
the emancipation ol Cuba from Spanish rule, and
almost In a twinkling we find ourselves confronted
by problems about which we know almost noth
ing and which the mot of us appear to approach
with plenty of sentiment but very little expert
A majority of the people of this country think
American citizenship such n great and glorious
thliu that they cinuot sco how any ono can pos
sibly deny that Inestimable privilege to our
wards lu Porto Illco and tho Philippines. This
generous Impulse does not stop to consider that
such citizenship may be the worst possible thing
for the people ot the acquired territory and still
worse for ourselves. The American people arc so
big and broad and beautifully unselfish that they
do not wish to consider such things as tho practi
cal cuVrt. They want these poor people to come
In out ol the cold, not to be compelled t sleep
In the nitlonal woodshed; nnd they are counting
neither the first cost of such hospitality nor how
much trouble the new-comer may make after he
gets In, That will come later, though vthen it is
too late. If any one ventures to suggest tint the
best thing tor these outl.v iug territories Is a colo.
nlal condition not crown colonies but congres
sional territories at first, and afterward self-gov-crnlnj;
colonies lu tho fullest snsc the generous
people will have none of It. They say there Is
no place In a republic for subject peoples, show
ing how prone they are to follow a phrase If it
only be a sonorous one, and Ignoring tlu fact that
we have subject peoples, governed without parti
cipation ond taxed without representatlsn, nt the
piescnt time. What else are the territories in the
Wet and this District ol Columbia Itself?
There Is a popular conviction, too, that the
founders ol the republic never thought ol such a
tiling as a colony that a subject region was ab
horrent to them and was not dreamed ol In their
philosophy. It Is instructive, theiefore, to turn
to debates In consresi In tho Hist years of the
century which has Jut passed. The Louisiana
purihsse was strenuously discussed by the states
men of that day. Iloth I'tderalUti and ltcpubll
cans aaieed that the United States hid the power
to acquire territory and govcin It as such, but
the opponents of tho Jefferson administration de
nied that the Constitution gace congress any
power to annex such territory end to incorporate
It within the Union in any wny. Timothy Pick
criiivr did not believe this could be done without
an amendment to tho Con-tlluflon; snd ho went
to far as to ray that In l.ls opinion th' right to
rtilaigc the boiimlailcs of the nation was such a
tarred thing that It could not ho cucrclied ex
cept by the consent of raeh Individual state. He
wjntcd Louisiana governed ns "n dependent prnv.
Inee," and thought tlmt would eiisiuc It a better
government than annexation of it to the United
States. James Klllott, of Vermont, nrgucd that
the clause of tho Constitution ns to uniformity of
tariffs and duties did not refer to "colonial or
territorial acquisitions," and henco not toXouls
tana. llr. Smllle, cf Piini.'jlvjnla, wanted the
people of Louisiana to "remain In a colonial
state." Hoger (JrUwold, ol Connecticut, said we
liad undoubted power to acquire by treaty or con
qucit, but not to Incorporate within the Union,
nnd that such acqulicd territory "must remain
In the condition ol colonies and be governed ac
cordingly." Mr. Nicholson, ol Maryland, said of
loiulslanai "It is In the nature of a colony
whose commerce may be icjulatsd without any
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reference to the Constitution." Samuel Mitchell,
f New York, made a speech on the Louisiana
Purchase which would well apply to the Philip
pine problem of our day. He said it was a terri
tory acquired by all the states In their federal
capacity and could be disposed of at their pleas
ure. "But," he asked, "what would gentlemen
do with these reoplef Turn them away to the
Spanish provinces, or bid them go wander Into the
wilderness? No; we must give them the bless
Ings of law and social order; protect them fiom
rapacity, violence nnd anarchy; secure them in
their lives, property and civil privileges; train
them up In a knowledge ol our laws nnd institu
tions; let them serve nn npprentlccshlp to liberty,
and thus by degrees raise them to the right of
Independence. Alter they shall have been a suffi
cient length of time in this probationary period,
they shall be given full constitutional rights.
Congress must be thel Judge of the time and ex
pediency of this."
All through those debates ol a century ago run
such expressions, showing that then, while many
of the men who had framed the Constitution still
lived and some of them were members of con
gress, there existed clearer Ideas as to the powers
of our government than those which prevail to
daj The statesmen of the first years ol the cen
tury did not appear to have any horror of a colo
nlal system; they were r.ot afraid to use the
words "colonies and "colonial dependencies,
and "governed accordingly." Tills debate over
the Louisiana Purchase settled the matter, appar
ently, for nearly half a century: and then John
V. Calhoun brought forward the doctrine that the
Constitution goes of Its own vigor, automatically,
to all territory acquired by tho United States,
without any right of choice about It reposing in
the congress. Daniel Webster combated this Idea
in coiigiesa and In the Supreme court, but Chief
Justice Taney upheld It in a decision which was
so obviously designed to sustain Calhoun's propa
ganda of slavery In the territories that the minor
ity of the court, and not the majority, handed
down tho opinion which to this day commands
the respect of constitutional lawyers. But and
here is another of the anomalies of this peculiar
episode of our nitlonal life most of the ery
people who fought slavery nnd the slave power
ami doctrine are now, through a generous but 111
considered impulse, advocating the constitutional
principle which Calhoun Invented. The people
go further in their ignoianeo ot history and say
this doctrine that the United States can constitu
tionally hold a colony or dependency Is a new
thing Invented to help the administration out out
of the bole It has tallcn into through the ac-pjlil-tiou
of Forto Illco and the rhillprlnesl
Glnn & Co. have Just put out from their
Athenaeum Press a caclul)y prepared facsimile
of "The New England Primer" from an orlginnl
published between tho J cars 1TS5 and 17W), and
now owned by G, A. Plimpton, of New York.
Tho last leaf, which In this original in missing,
is printed from modern type. The binding of the
original Is literally of boards-not in the modern
sense ef pasteboard, but strips of wood enc-elghth
of an inch thick covered with thin paper. To
reproduce this binding exactly was so difficult a
matter for the bookbinder that tho publishers
have substltulcd the paper binding In which so
many ol the early editions of "The Primer" ap.
peared. With the exception of the cover, this
edition is t almost txact facsimile of the orig
inal, even to the color of the time-stained paper.
The February Century will be a Midwinter
Fiction Number, containing, In addition to MUs
Kunkle'a "Helmet of Navarre" and Hamlin Gai
land's "Her Mountain Lover," nine short stories
by such well-known writers as W. I). Howell.
Ruth McEnery Stusrt, Charles Battell Looml,
Chester Bailey l'crnald and Rebecca Harding
Davis. Mr, Howell's contribution is a psycholog.
ical inquiry, entitled "At Third Hand." A feature
of this number will be the story which won the
prize in tho Century's third annual competi
tion among college graduates. It Is by Ado
line M. Jenney, of tho University of Wisconsin,
nnd Is called "An Old-World Wooinr," the scfre
being laid in Macedonia.
Tlnmn Y. Millard, who has bo vigorously
spoken the truth about tho various armies In
China, will have, in the February Scribncr's, nn
article which Just as clearly ond forcibly el
pounds the present complicated political situa
tion there. He leaves no doubt as to where le
responsibility rests for the muddle Into which the
whole affair drifted. He Is the first correspond
ent to fully discount the biassed assertions of
the "foreign resident," whose part in the mattir
had been extremely selfish.
The publishers of Collier's Wee-kly announce
that Hall Calnc'a new novel, "The Eternal City,"
which gives every promise to be a success of the
greatest magnitude will begin as a serial In that
periodical In February. Tho scene of the story is,
ot course, Rome, where so many opposing forces
meet. Full of color and dramatic movement, it
grapples with the tremendous social and relig
ious problems ot the present time without detri
ment to the plot or action.
"The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Hut
ley," published In this country by D. Appleton &
Company, has been pronounced by a plebiscite
of tho readers of the London Academy to be the
second best book of the year 1900. The commen
dation accorded it by the Jury ot tho American
press has been no less emphatic. It Is decidedly
one ot tho great books of tha nineteenth century.
McClure'i Magazine for Fehiuary will con
tail it a character study, "Ctolcr," by William
Allen White, in which tlilj brilliant writer an
alyzcs Tammanj's leader and declare the secrets
of his power,
' i. '
NUBS OF KNOWLEDGE.
In J bio China Imported from Germany S&ls.OOo
worth of Leer.
Spain is going into the beet sugar business
HOUSE KOH IlKNT-SBVn.V ItOOMSl HOT AND
and cold water, and bath. 1312 Price street.
ron 8ALC-nr.siDi:Ncr, on nusixiws rnop.
crtlrs'ln all parts' ol tho city; exceptional
bargains. Money to loan en city property. P.
ti. Hitchcock li Son, Ileal Kstnte and Kile In
surance, Commonwealth Ilulldlng,
ron sALr.-Tiir. dwelling housi. corner
Vine and Adams avenue; can be bought cheap
for cash. This Is a bargain you won't meet Willi
every day. Apply to K. II. Council, UK l'enu
FOR SALE CHHAI'-OSi: HEdULATION RtZr.
pool table. Address Prltehsrd'd llarbir shop,
corner Court street and Providence road.
tor SAi.n-coon pmviso horse, five
yean old, weight 1150. bound. Can be seen
at Herman's livery.
Money te Lean,
STRAIGHT LOANS NO NONSENSE,
wnvpv Tft ,nAV rvtf novn and MOUTOAOE.
any ameunt. M. II. llolgate, Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT OP MONEY TO LOAN-tJUICK,
straight loans or Building and Loin. At
rem I ft t ptr cent. Call on N. V. tWlksr,
314-315 Cenasll building.
For Sale or Bant.
TOR SALE OR RENT-VAIIM P 110 ACRES;
write for inlormatlon t C. M. Curtis, tim.
Wanted -To Buy.
WANTEDSECONDHAND BLOT MACHINES;
must be in good erdor, state particulars as
to make and price. Address L. M., general if
livery. Poranton, Pa.
rOR RENT TWO DESIRABLE FURNISHED
rooms for gentlemen In private family. 330
North Washington avenue.
ELEGANTLY FURNISHED BOOMS TO LET;
steam heated: clean, home-llk, new; also
front parlor. Ml Adams avenue.
BOARD WANTED-FOR THREE ADULTS AND
one small child. In respectable Jewish fam
ily, living le first-class neighborhood. State
price. W. A., Tribune office.
GENTLEMAN WANTS LARGE, WELL FUR
nlehed room; desirable locality, with cr
without board. Address E., Tribune.
m i m ... i
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOCKHOLD-
holders of The St. Clair Ceal Company for
the election of directors and the transaction of
such other business as may properly come before
it will be held on Monday, Jan. 3, 1001, at the
office of the company, In the Library butldlni,
Scranton, I'a., at 3 o'clock p. m. At this meet,
lag it is intended to amend the by-laws. No
transfer of stock will be made for the ten days
next preceding tbj elate of the sbove meeting.
N. G. TAYLOR. Secretary.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE AN-
nual meeting of the stockholders of the
Toyntelle Ice Company will be held at the
oftfee of the President, Corner of Washington
avenue nnd Linden street, Scranton, on Monday,
January the 21st, at 1.30 p. m. for the purpose
of electing directors and transacting such other
business as may properly come bsfuro the meet
ing. E. A. CLARK. Secretary.
ESTATE OF ABRAHAM POI.IIAMEUH, OF LIN
coin HelghU, Lackawanna county, I'a., de
ceasedLetters testamentary upon the above
estate having been granted to the undersigned,
nil persons Indebted to said estate arn requested
to make immediate payment, and those havlDg
claims to present, will present the same without
delay to ETTA C. POLIIAMKUS, Executrix.
Certified Public Accountant
E. C. SPAULD1NG, 220 BROADWAY, NEW
EDWARD II. DAVIS, ARCHITECT, CONNELL
FREDERICK L. BROWN. ARCHITECT. PRICE
building, 126 Washington avenue, Scranton.
Cabs and Carringes.
RUBBER TIRED CABS AND CARRIAGES; BEST
of service. Prompt attention given orders by
'phone. 'Phones 2'72 and 0332. Joseph Kelley,
J. W. BROWN. ATTORNEY AND COUNSEL-lor-at-lavr.
Rooms 312-318 Mean building.
D. II. REPLOOLE, ATTORNEY LOANS NECO.
tilted on real estate security. Meara building,
corner Washington avenue ant Spruco street.
WILLARD, WARREN & KNAPP. ATTORNEYS
and counsellora-at-law. Republican building,
JESSUP & JESSUP, ATTORNEYS AND COUN-
scllors-at-lavv. Commonwealth building. Rooms
10, 20 and 21.
EDWARD W. THAYER. ATTORNEY. ROOMS
S03-S0, Sth floor, Mrars building.
L. A. WATRES, AITORNEY-ATLAW, BOARD
of Trado building, Scranton, I'a.
PATTERSON & WILCOX, TRADERS' NATIONAL
O. COMKOYS, 013 REPUBLICAN BUILDING.
A. W. DERTHOLF, ATTORNEY, MEARS BLDQ.
DR. C. V. EILESBEROElt, l'AULI BUILDING,
Spruco street, Scranton.
DR. I. O. LYMAN, S-CRANTOV PRIVATE Hos
pital, corner Wyoming nnd Mulbcriy.
DR. C. C LAUIIACH, 115 WYOMING AVENUE.
PR. II. F. REYNOLDS. OPP. P. O.
Physicians and Surgeons.
DR.W. E. ALLEN, B13 NORTH WASHINGTON
DR. S. W. L'AMOHEAUX, OFFICE 83(1 WASH
ington avenue. Residence, 1313 Mulbciry.
Cluonlo diseases, lungs, heart, kldnrjs and
genlto-urlnary organs a specialty. Hours, 1 to
4 p. in.
SCHOOL OF THE IACKAWANNA SCRANTON,
I'a. Course preparatoiy to college, law, medi
cine or hu.Innjis. Opens eept. 12th. Send fur
catalogue. Rev. Thomas M. Cann, I.L. I)., prin
cipal and proprietor; W. 11, Plumlcy, A. M.,
j li: ijii..i ,. ,.., ,.
Since she lost her colonies she feels tha necessity
of the enterprise. A number of factoiies have
It took 600,000 pounds ot candy to satisfy tha
Christmas demand in frt. l,ouI.
There aro about 30,000,000 acres of unoccupied
public land yet remalnli. in Montana.
Experiments vvitli fire-proof wheat arc being
made in some of the Western acrlcultural states,
lu the south the Italians aic found to lie good
cotton pickers. They aro qulek and have nim
In the Ceorglan language, spoken in tho
tha mountains between the Ca.pl in and Mini;
Seas, dada means mother, and mama, fulur.
In 1693 California shipped to England r.i.St
cases of canned fiulta. In IsW tho number of
canned rases was U50,30f an imruito of over "Ou
per cent, in seven years.
Tha brutal Spinli-lt bull fl-hts ale as popular
as ever lu that land. Tho avvraii number of
horses killed lu Spain every year exceeds 3,0w,
whllo from 1,000 to 1,200 bulls aro wierificcd,
Sing Sln?'s name Is di-ilvcd from "Hint hies,"
tho title of a former branch of the Mohexan
Indians, 'll.o lulubltanta cf tho town want to
call It Osslnlng, which Is the name of the town
Tho Northwestern Elevated road of Chicago,
which hai been in operation alx months, reports
an average dally traffic of 4ft,GO(i passengers for
that period, and In the last thire months an
average of 0,401.
Our New Century every-day sales go along
rignt smart, cue., cue., auc., ouc,, tnara an.
Ladles' Comfott Shoes, BOo.i Miss' Solid School
(Shoes, BOc.i Chlld'e Seilld School Shoes, Wc.;
Boys' Solid School Shoes, Wc; Men'a Dress
Rubbers, 60c.; Men's Arctlca and Alaakas, fiOc.
Our styles are pleasant dreams. Our prices art
Fodabllshed 1833. Wholesale and Retail.
114-116 Wyoming AreaiM).
With, memorandum space
on each leaf,
Just for a day or so.
Stationers and Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
Hottls and Bestnurantf.
THE ELK CAFE, 125 AND 117 FRANKLIN AVE
cue. Rates reasonable.
P. ZEIGLER, Proprietor.
SCRANTON HOUSE, NEAR P., L. fc W. PA3-
engcr depot. Conducted on the European plan.
VICTOR KOCH, Proprietor.
O. R. CLARK & CO., SEEDSMEN AND NUR8
rryincn, store 201 Washington avenue; green
housei, 18J0 North Main arenue; store tele
JOSEPH KUETTEL, REAR 611 LACKAWANNA
avenue, Scranton, I'a., manufacturer of Wire
DRESSMAKING FOR CHILDREN TO ORDER;
also ladles' waists. Louis Shoemaker, 212
Adams avenue. '
A. D. BHIOGS CLEANS PRIVY VAULTS AND
cess pools; no odor. Improved pumps used.
A. U. Driggs, proprietor. 1-eave orders 1100
North Main avenue, or Eicke's drug store, cor
ner Adams and Mulberry. Telephone 8W.
MRS. L. T. KELLER, SCALP TREATMENT. JOo.;
rhampooing, 60c.; facial massage; manicuring,
23c.; chiropody. 701 Quincy.
BAUER'S OHCHESTRA-MUS10 FOR RALLsT
picnics, parties, receptions, weddings and con
cert work furnished. For terms address R. J.
Bauer, conductor, 117 Wjomlng avenue, over
Hulbcrt's music store.
MEOARGEE BROS.. PRINTERS' SUPPLIES, EN
v elopes, paper bags, twine. Warehouse, ISO
Wasiilngton avenue, Scranton, Ta.
THE WILKES-BARRE RECORD CAN BE HAD
In Scranton at the news stands of Relsman
Bros., 40 Spruce and 603 Linden: M. Norton,
S22 Lackawanna avenue; I. S. Schutier, 211
RAILROAD TIME TABLE.
Delaware and Hudson.
In Effect Nov. 23, 1000.
Trains for Carbondalc leave Scranton at 620,
7.5.1, 8.63, 10.13 a. in.; 12.00, 1.29. 2.41, 3.62, 5 2V,
6.25, 7.57, 0.15, 11.15 p. m.; 1.18 n. m.
For Honesdale .20, 10.13 a. m.; 2.44 and
6.29 p. m.
For Wllkes-Darre 8.45, 7.4S, 8.43. P.38. 10.43,
11.53 a. m.; 1.23, 2.1S, 3.23, 4.27, 0.10, 7.4, 10.11,
11.30 p. m.
For L. V. It. R. points-0.45, 11.63 a. in.; 2,13,
4.27 and 11.30 p. m.
For Pennsjlvanla R. R. points o43, 0.33 a.
m: 2.13 and 4.37 p. m.
For Albany and all points north 41.20 a. m.
and 3.52 p. m.
For Carbondalc P.00, 11.83 a. m.; 2.44, 3.62,
5.47, 10.62 p. m.
For Wllkes-Uarre 0.3S, 11.53 a. in.; 1.58. S.28,
0.27, 8.27 p. in.
For Albanv and points north 1.52 p. m.
For Hoiicwlalc 9.00 a. ni. and 3.5J p. m.
I-owe-st rates to all points In United States and
.1. W. BtmniCK. O. P. A., Albany. N. V.
II. W. CROSS, I). P. A., Scranton, Pa.
Lehigh Valley Eallroad.
In Effect Nov. 25, 1000.
Trains leave Scranton.
For Philadelphia and New York via It. .t Ji.
R It , at 0.15 and 11.55 a. ni., and 2.13, Vij
(lilack Diamond Express), and 11.30 p. ni, bun
davs, D. & H. It- " 1-M. ?" V- '-,
For White Haven, llatleton and principal
points In the coal regions, via D. H II. R n ,
0.43, 2.18 and 4.27 p. m. For I'oltsvlllc. C.t3
o )6 and 4.27 p. ni.
'For Bethlehem, Easton, Reading, Harrl.burg
and principal intermediate stations iU D. & H.
It it. 0 45. 11.65 a. in.; 2.13, 4.27 (Black I)'i.
m'ond 'Express), 11.30 P. ni. Sundays, 1). & .
It It 1.6S, 3.27 p. m.
For Tunkhannock, Tovvanda, Elmira. Ithaca,
Geneva und prlmlpal Intermediate; stations, via
I, L. & W. R. II., S.0S a. m.; 1,05 and 3.40
''For Oenev-a, Rochirter, Buffalo, Niagara Falls,
Chicago, and all joints west, via D. A- h, it, jj,
11,53 a. in.. 3.33 (UUck Diamond Express), 7.43
10.11, 11.30 p. m. Sundaj., D. ti It. ft. n,
11 S3, 8.27 p. in.
Pullman parlor and flceplng or Lehigh Valley
parlor cars on all trains betvv.-e-n Wllkes-Darie
and New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Sm
ItOl.LIN 11. WILBUR, Ccn. Supt., 20 loillaml
oticet. New York.
CHARI.E3 S. LKE, Crn. Pass. Agt., 2d Cortland
street. New York.
A. W. NONNEJI.U.IIMI. cm-, rstj. jigl., liouili
or tie-kits and Pullman riservatlona apply lo
I Lackawanna iivcnue, Scranton, I'a.
Central Hallrond of New Jersey.
Stations In New York Foot of Liberty stieet,
N. It., and Snub Ferry.
TIME TABU: IN EFFECT NOV. 23, 1000.
Train leavo ficrantun for New York, Newark,
F.llrabelh, Philadelphia, Easton, Iletlilehrm, Al.
lentowu, Mauch Chunk and While Haven, at 8.30
a. in.; express, 1.10; express, 3.50 p. m. Sun
Java, 2 15 p. in.
For PltUton and Yvllkcs-Barre, 8.80 a. m., 1,10
and 3.60 p. m. Siindjvs. 8.16 p. m.
For Baltimore nnd Washington, and points
South and West via Bethlehem, 8.30 a, in., 1.10
and 3.60 p. in. Sunday, 2.13 p. in.
Tor Long Branch, Ocean Grove, etc., at 8.S0
a. in. ond 1.10 p. m.
For Reading, Lebanon and Harri.burg, via Al
le mown, 8.o0 a. m. and 1,10 p. in, Suiidijs
.15 p. in.
For Pottsvllle, 8.30 a. m. and 1.10 p. ni.
Through tickets to all points east, south and
west at lowest rates at tho station.
11. P. BVLDWIN, Gen. Pass. Agt,
J. 11. OLIIAL'SEN. Gen. Supt.
?JfLY Ki iV&
This morning we place on
saleethe most exquisite lint
we have ever imported.
For this season many new
ideas are introduced, and to
these we desire to call your
special attention, such as
Point Venice Edgings, In
sortings and all-overs. New
Rose Pattern All-overs, with
edge and inserting to match.
Fine Lace Edge Nainsook
trimmings and insertings.
Extra Fine Wide Insertings
for ribbon interlacing, entire
Blind Embroideries and
Insertings for underwear
trimming, in a most excellent
assortment; in fact, the new
est and latest creations in
embroidery art it has ever
been our pleasure to place
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Schedule In Effect May 27, lBOO'.
Trains leave Scranton, S. & H.
0.45 a. ra., week days, for Sunbury,
Harrisburjr, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Washington and for Pitts
burg nnd the West.
9.38 a. m., week days, for Hoaleton,
Pottsvllle, Beading, 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, Beading, sfce., week days.
4.27 p. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Hazleton, Pottsville, Harrisburg:
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
J. B. WOOD, Gen. Pass. Agt.
J. B. HUTCHINSON, Gn. SJgr.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
In Effect Dec. 2, 1000.
South Leave Scranton for New York at 1.40,
3.00, 5.50, 8.00 and 10.05 a. m. ; 12.55, 3.33 p. in.
For Philadelphia nt 8.00 and 10.03 a. m.; 12 63
and ii.Hi p. in. For Struudaburg at 0.10 p. in.
Milk accommodation at 8.40 p. m. Arrive ns
Hobokcn at 0.30, 7.13, 10.24. 12.09, 3.1S, 4.4?,
7.19 p. ni. Arrive at Philadelphia at ton, S.23,
it 00 and 8.22 p. m. Arrive from New York at
1.10, 4.0S and 10.23 a. m.; 1.00, 1.62, 6.43, 8,45
and 11.30 p. m From Stroudvhunr at 8.03 u. ui.
North Leave Scranton tor Buffalo and Intni
mediate stations at 1.15, 4.10 and 0.00 a. m.j
1.55, 5.4S and 11.35 p. in. For Oswego and Syr a.
eusa at 4.10 a. m. and 1,63 p. ni. For Utica at
1.10 a. m. and 1.65 p. in. For Montrose at 9.00
a. in.; 1.05 and 5.48 p. in. For Nicholson at 4.00
and 6.15 p. m. For Blnghsmton at 10.20 a. m. Ar
rive in Scranton from Buffalo at 1,23, 2 63, S.45
and 10.00 a, in.; 3.30 and 8.00 p. in. From 0.
wrgo and Syracuse at 2.65 a. in.; 12.33 and 8.00
p. m. From Utlra at 2.63 a. m.; 12.33 and 3.20
p. in. From Nicholson at 7.50 a. m. and 6.00 p.
in. From Montrose at 10.00 a. ra. ; 3.20 and 8 00
Bloomburg Division Leave Scranton for
Northumberland, at 0.45, 10 03 a. in.; 1.65 and
5.50 p. in. For Plymouth at 1.05, 3.10, 8.50 p.
in. For Kingston at 8.10 s. m. Arrive at Nortli.
umberland at 0 35 a. in.; 1,10, 6.00 and a 45 p.
m, Arrtv-t at Kingston at N 52 a. m. Arrive at
Plj mouth at 2.00, 4.32, 9.43 p. m. Arrlvo In
Scranton from Northumberland at 0 42 a. in. ;
12.36 4.50 and 6.43 p. m. From Kingston at
ll.Oo'a. m. From PJ) mouth st 7.35 a. m.j 3.20,
6.83 p. in.
South Leave Scranton 1.40, 3.00, 9.50, 10.05 a.
m.S 3.33, 8.40 p. m.
North T.e.ve Scranton .at 1.13, 4.10 a. m.; 1.53,
5.48 and 11.83 p. in.
nioomsburg Division Leavt Scranton at 10.05
a. m. and 5.50 p. m.
New York, Ontario and Western B.B.
TIME TABLE IN EFFECT SUNDAY, DEC. SO,
Noilh Bound Trains.
Leave ''f,e, , Arrl
Scranton. Caibondalr. Cadosh.
10.40 a. in. 11.20 M. 1-05 p. In.
0.00 p. m. Arrive Carbondale 0.10 p. m.
1 South Bound.
Leave L". A''!
Cadosla. Carbondale. Scranton.
7.00 a. m, 7.40 a. m.
2 05 p. in. 3-31 P m. 4.20 p. ni,
Sundajs only, Noith Bound.
Leave '?". . Arilva
Siianlon. Carbondale. Cadosla.
8.30 a. m. 0.10 a. in. 10.43 a. in.
7,00 p. m. Arrive Carbondale 7.40 p. m.
Leave Eve Arrive
Cadosla. Carbondale. Scranton.
7.00 a, in. 7.40 a. n,
4.30 p. ni. 6.5 p. ui. 0.35 p. in,
Trains leaving Seiantou al 10.40 a. m., dilly,
and 8.30 a, m., bundays, make New Yoilt, Corn
wall, Mlddletown, Walton, Sidney, Norwich,
Rome, Utlca, Oneida and Otwego connections.
For further information consult ticket agents.
J. CI. ANDERSON, Oen. l'arf. Agt., New York.
J, E. WELSH, Traveling 'assDger Agent, Scran,
Erie and Wyoming Valley.
Time Tablo In Effect' Sept. 17, 1W0.
Trains for Hawley and local points, connect.
Ing at Hawley with Erie railroad for Nsvr York,
Newburgh and Intermediate points, leave Bonn.
ton at 7.03 a. m. and 2.23 p, in.
Trains arrive at Scranten at 10.30 a. ra. and
t.10 p. m.