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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1001.
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SCKANTON', JANIXAUY 2S, 1901.
The r-Mevmeil TIiiioh chould compose
Its nerves with tcRnnl to tliu political
rutin o of Hciunton. Kipper bill or no
ilppor bill, this city will have powerful
friends to pafegunicl Hu InturcxtM nt
IIiirrlsburK, and to secure a charter
under which the people of Scranton
may have just as kooiI u municipal ad
mlnlttratlnti as tluv aro willing to elect
The Wrong Remedy.
? "syllAT yi'Ilow Jour nail hiii,
I whether notoriously and tin-
lilushlriKly obscene, as urn
some of the Sunday Issues,
oi Mmnly vituperative and abusive In
the- falsely taken name of reform, us
aie u numhrr of the dallies In the lame
cities, would sooner or later offend and
disgust a Mllllclent number of people
in provoke an Injurious reaction of
public sentiment upon nil forms of
newspaper enterprise has for somu
tlinu been evident. Signs of this re
liction are ulready visible nt Harris
buin In propositions to make more
(stringent the libel laws of this com
monwealth. The view of Journalism expressed by
Oovcrnor Stone at the recent board of
trade banquet that It has suffemd
i-orry degeneration since the days of
Oreeley and Dana, and that today it Is
tending rapidly toward a purely com
mercial level, with opinions as well as
news listed on Hie bargain counter
whether true or not, Is the view which
Is gaining currency among public men.
So rapidly has this opinion diffused
Itself In recent years, under the Im
petus of huch exhibitions of wholesale
hut Ineffectual subsidy and dishonest
eontrol us were to be seen In the re
cent factional war In this state, that It
has lately come to be a boast of as
pirants for elective olfiec that they
would prefer the opposition of the
newspapers of the large cities to their
most enthusiastic support. Nor Is tills
boast entirely Idle. The power of the
press Is jet considerable, but it Is
Stoutest In the dltectlon of the truth
ful presentation of timely Information
and smallest and most rapidly declin
ing In the direction of trying, either
by single or confederated shrewishness,
to scold a man. party or policy out of
It Is open to gnu ! doubt, however,
whether It Is within the power of legis
lation to effect any change In the man-
tiers and moralsof journalism. The libel
laws today arc stringent and compre-
henslve. Where Juries are unbiased nnd
the levels of public Intelligence high,
the citizen who is Injured by a printed
communication has little dltlleulty In
securing legal redress. Where diffi
culty now exists In biinglng to punish
ment those who mlsuso the functions
of Journalism It is not a creation of
statute but of prevalent opinion and
environment. There Is not a day that
tho yellow prints do not contain a.
number of groin libels. That they nre
not held to stricter account Is tiot a
fault of tho law but of the indifference,
of public sentiment which discourages
lecouise to the law.
The attempt at Hnrrisburg to recast
and strengthen tho libel laws no ns to
put a curb on reckless defamation of
vlKiracter, and malicious distortion of
truth Is inspired by excesses of Jour
nalism which are Indefensible. With
Its purpose every honest clttzen Is In
hearty sympathy. Hut the method Is
Ill-chosen. The law Is not at fault.
Tliu fault Is with the people, who are
In the throes of an epidemic of ub
hoi mat appetite for printed frivolity
and licentiousness. I.lko the measles
and tho grip, this will run Its course
and nature nt notmal will re-nssert
herself. It Is Inconceivable that tho
twentieth century of Christian civil
ization Is to be Ions contaminated and
travestied, by a general public support
of Journalistic, pandering.
It Is tepoited that some of the for
eign representatives at Washington
aro disposed, to feel aggrieved ut the
half-masting of the white houso flag In
tribute to Victoria. If true, we know
nu lemedy save for them to recover
from their dissatisfaction as best they
A Conspicuous Proof.
THE LAST act of the drama
of establishing the gold
standard In the United
States Is about to be taken
by congress in the adoption ot the
Overstreet bill, which piovldes that
all gold and silver coins of the United
States, except subsidiary coins (that
Is, fractions of a dollar), shall bo ex
changeable for each other nt par nt
tho treasury ot the United States at
this demand of the holder. This bill
haa Just been reported favorably fiom
the house committee on banking and
curerncy, and Its prompt enactment Is
ixpected nnd demanded,
The philosophy of this proposition Is
Bi'lf-evldeiU. It puts Into distinct law
what 'is already a substantial fiict
namely, the; parity of all our iorms of
money rated on the gold bash, it also
prevents uny discrimination In tho
pnyinent of money Into the tieasury
Run o!"lSfilfn(t on
and does away with tho temptation of
Individuals and banking Institutions to
hoard gold In times ot panic or public
unrest. When n man knows positively
that the paper or silver dollar In his
pocket can be converted nt his option
Into a gold dollar, the deslte to effect
stteli conversion wilt disappear. This
Is Illustrated In tuns on banks, when
depositors, clamoring to get their
money out, no sooner discover that
they rnrr get It out than they become
satisfied to leave it In.
The success of the cnmpalgn to make
gold the standard of values In this
country presents n conspicuous Illus
tration of the susceptibility of the
American people to Intelligent and per
sistent ngltntlon and education. It of
fers a noteworthy proof of tho ulti
mata soundness of tho republican form
The Philadelphia Press Is Inclined to
doubt whether there Is any good tea
son why displays of the National
O liar el should bo made upon occnslons
like tho Inauguration of n president.
We know of none.
Providing for Old Age.
THE QUESTION of what to do
with men and women In the
classified civil service of tho
I'nlted States who have,
survived the ngs of elllclcncy forms tho
subject of nn Interesting report Just
submitted by a committee of the Civil
Service Kcform leaeue.
This question Is not so pressing now
ns It will be u generation hence. The
average age of entrance Into the civil
service Is only IS. The law establish
ing a classlllcd and regulated civil ser
vice Is only seventeen years old. An
Inquliy made some years ago showed
th.it less than 2 per cent, of the It. 031
persons employed at that time under
civil service rules In the eight depart
ments at Washington were 70 or more
years old. The percentage today Is a
ttllle higher than it was then, but It Is
not alarming. It) the state service of
Massachusetts ato 800 positions which
for sixteen years have been tinder
strict civil service titles, yet the. per
centage of employes over 70 Is of 1
per cent. It Is thciefore npparent that
some yeais must elapse befoie the
necessity for a scheme of superannua
tion will press heavily. Nevertheless
it is receiving thoughtful attention and
among the measures ptoposed to weed
out the old employes are; A civil ser
vice pension list; a retirement fund
to bo made up by deductions from sala
ries; a provision requiring endowment
or deferred annuity Insurance for all
seeking admission to the civil service;
provision for the forced retirement ot
a certain percentage of employes each
year; recurring examinations for pro
motion, reductions and dismissals; a
dally record of eillclency for the sams
purpose; fixed terms of oillce; forced
retirement at n ccitaln ago; and vari
ous combinations of these features.
Upon the humane basis that provi
sion for old age support would better
become Uncle Sam as an employer
than the unconditional kicking out of
worn-out employes upon the cold cliur
Ity of the world the committee unani
mously recommends as the best temedy
for superannuation a system requiring
life Insurance on the deferred annuity
plan by all employes during probation,
as a prerequlsltu to final appointment,
the policies to be non-nsslguabiu and
in government control, nnd to be se
cured by deposits from the Insuring
companies In government control; those
employes still capable and useful at tho
llxed age id" be allowed to stay In the
service at regular salary, on condition
that their annuities go to n surplus
fund with which to pay annuities to
th0SP under that llxed age who have
become Incapable fromagennd through
no fault of their own; and a system
of dally recoids of eillclency, combined,
perhaps, with rocutrlng Inspection by
a government physician, and in some
cases, with examinations, to deter
mine who can stay In over tho llxed
age and who below it are to share In
the surplus annuities. Tho exact ago
at which the annuities would normally
bo payable, varying perhaps for dif
ferent kinds of service; the amount of
annuity to be paid for In the various
grades- tho age and conditions under
which the surplus annuities would l
paid to those superannuated below tho
normal age, and nil other details nec
essary to carry out the plan should, It
thinks, be llxed by regulations to bo
drawn by soma special commission,
composed perhaps of the civil services
commission and some experienced ofll
eUls of the departments appointed by
The nineteenth century, and especial
ly Its latter half, having been pre
eminently the century of tho rapid ac
cumulation of wealth In consequence
of the diversification und perfection of
the processes of Industry, the twen
tieth century should and will be pre
eminently tho century In which lutein
gent benevolence shall provide better
means for distributing this wealth und
particularly for endowing the worker
ns well as the director of work ngalnst
tho rainy days of sickness, accidental
disability and old age. Towntd this
result the government should lead.
As was to have been expected, tho
Inquiry by Judge Tlnletter Into the
charge of the Philadelphia North
American that the police and school
authorities of that city wero fostering
gambling among the school children
has resulted In the revelation that tho
accusations nru without proof, lsol
uted cases ot gambling have been
found; they exist everywhere. Hut not
a Jot of evidence was adduced to con
nect these with the connlvunce and
encouragement of the administration
oillclals. The assertions In tho North
American that such connivance nnd
encouragement exist nre therefore dis
credited. An Inteiestlng gume of politics
seems to bo forming out west. Al
though residents of tho same city nnd
waid and trustees of tho samo church,
the two representatives of Indiana In
the United States senate ate not aa
Damon and Pythias; on the contrary,
a subterranean feud of warm and ear
nest proportions exists between them.
Recently Senntor Fairbanks has re
ceived mention for tho next president
cy. Now comes the suggestion from
tho caucus of the Kepubllcnn members
of the legislature of Tennosseo that
Senator Keverldgo In the kind of presi
dential timber whom the national dele
gates of that state would bo happy to
Indorse. Honors, therefote, are even,
to date, but It Is doubtful If this paral
lelism ran be long continued.
The tax proposed by the senulo oil
pioprletiuy medicines, tho formula of
which Is a trade secret, It one-tenth of
one cent when the retail pi Ice Is tun
cents, and for each additional live
cents In excess of ten cents, one
twentieth of one cent. Thus the tax
on a bottle of so-cnllcd patent medi
cine totalling for $1 would be nineteen
mills: and u drug Arm celling 1,000.000
bottles a year would have to pay 410.
000 simply for the privilege of doing
business, regardless of nil state and
local taxes or supervisory legislation.
This tax Is not needed. It docs no
good. It Is simply a hold-up of legiti
mate enterprise. The house should,
not submit to It.
HoW Tu)o Women
flverf?d a War
"Holland," in the Phll.idclplu Fic.i.
IN ALMOST AM, of the fdilori.il loimnctvts
that wuu occasioned by the ilcalli ot tjucen
Victoria reference Is tn.ido to the pcacc-in-plrlnK
und fiiindly tempering touch which
she (t.io to the dispatch aprccd upon by the
llrltlih ministers containing a demand upon
the L'nltcd States for the mirrender of the Con
federate coniiiiiwloners, Mason and hlidell. Thire
were extremely romantic nnd enatlonal Inci
dents connected with t lie queen's change of the
temper ot the dlpitch fmmed bv Lord John
Itusatll, i:crjbody familiar with hl'torj
knows that tho I'nirlMi Rnirmmriit, ut the head
of which, was Ixiril Palmerxton, and with I.aord
John ltusscll ua furciun secretary, prepared a
(ll-piilih width was to he submitted to our
KCietary of utatc. Mr. Seward, by the HrUI-li
minlter at Washington, Lord Ljuns. Tills ilia
pilch was imdoubtiilly deliberate!) so phriscd
:is to (ninpel the t'nlted States Rou-rinnent to
leliice tn heed It with the unliable Inevitable ie
suit that we should line been compelled to con
tirnplate war with (Ireat llritaln at the xery
time we wire engaged in our Mruscle with the
Conledcrate ntatc. So, too, it l well known
that a copy i( thM dispatch haling been laid
before the queen, and at a time when ahe w.i
in utmost diitresA because of t lie dangcrom ill
nevi of tho l'rlnce Consent with l.iphnid feier.
he and the prime, her huOiatid, Mint oxer the
dispatch, the queen dlsippioiing of the hanh
language nnd the 1'ilnce Consult fully agreeing
with her In tiiat opinion. He took a pencil,
made reitaln inteillne.itinni that changed the
whole temper of tho diopatch n that It became
a friendly, though legntlul iwws.i'11-, and never
tin Km one whiili the t'nited htalei could ac
cept and ait upon without ani humiliation.
This was the l.ut lime that the I'limc Consort
our held .1 pencil Ktuccn bl. flngcr nnd it
w,m the last net ot counsel and aid which ho
gaie to hli wife, the queen, in the Intercut ot
her administration. lew day alter he and
she, man and woman, monarch and consort, nl
aj favoring peace, nluaja of friendl) dh-ro-
itlon to llio t'nited Mates, had thus changed
the temper of a war-inviting dUpatih, the Prince
Consort was; dead. Mr. Seward, with what
eenieil In be remarkable haste, accejitec the
amended note; consented to give up .Maon and
Slldill; tho Incident wua closed, and there nevjr
wan leal dinger again, during the Civil war,
that we hiiulel hit nine embiolled with flreat
It U now pesvilile to narrate a little unwrit
ten history which illuminates the action of Sec
retary Scvvarel In to apeedily ae-ceptlng the mildly
ami kindly tempered note an it hid been amend
id by the queen, 'this information comes kI
llrl hatiil although the anecdote was told some
twenty jcars ago by Thurlow Weed, wlionc part
in tho Incident was in the highest degree dra-
malii Mr. Weed was then In London as une
of a special pcisonal embassy of which Bishop
Mcllvaini', of Ohio, nnd Archbishop John Hughes,
of Nev Ycn'i, were the ether membiis, lliey
wcic ll.e pcifunal uprcmtatlU"s of President
Lincoln, a special rinbia appointed him with
ouie high powtii, wlio.se chief puqHise wan to
counteract the tnllucnee and lutrlguoi lint
luil for their object th" iiiognltlon of the
omtlirin Ceiiifeibiacy by 1'ianee anil (ire it
lliitain. Mr. Weill was dwelling temporarily
Willi bis daughter iu lodgings In London anil wan
epl Informed through cot tidentlal somecs of the
lempii- of thr llritUh cabinet toward rho I'nlted
States, lie had also learneel v.he, bis (i lends is
will a, fiii nds of the fluted States weic at
inurt. (Jladslnne was net one of tliiin. but
loiin nilght In Hie house ef commons wax.
With one exception, the Hiltl'li cabinet was uie
filcndly to the I'nited Mates, unquestionably
reflecting ihe xlew- cf the KnglMi aiistocraey
und of the cotton nunut.ii turoi-. Hut there
xccre some women of influenic who were warm
blinds oi tho I'liltid ktates, and among them
was lb? hlstir In-law ot Loiel I'almerston.
Mi. Weed knew tint the note which tho
DrllUh cabinet was preparing for Mr. Sew-aid
would be unfile mil;, and lie, in fict, bad in a
general way som inlonnitloii as to ita con
tent. Ho waa viry gloom). Tlicic vva.s no At
lantic' cable, excepting the dead one that had
licuiilid only olio or two mewages in lsiv. Ho
li.ul wrltlcn to Mr. Sew .ml advising him to V
pupated fiii an iinfilendly communication. He
was idltii.g in his parlor one day at noon that
ting with his daughter, when a. caid waa
brought to luni. lie lead upon it the name ot
the bUtti-Ju law of Lord I'aliiHrtttnn, whom be
knew to be xcith other women in the court cir
cle of uiitel filcndly disposition tow-aril tho
Vniteil Slatoc. Mr. Weed went Immediately to
receive his fiiind she was evidently gieatly ex
cited, and as neailv as cm be recalled from
Mr. Weed's veuloi of the Interview-, the tpoke
to him immeeliately in these woieK:
"Mr. Weed, a tii.ill haves within an hour for
the I'nlted states; do not lose a moment In
wilting to Mr. Seward, )our i,eiritary of state,
saving to him that )ou knov- that the note that
will lie forwarded to him, through Lord L)ona,
will be of a fiiindly character, thai the queen
is filendly, though the ejblmt Is not. and mge
upon him lo accept, in generous spirit, the nug,
Kctctlous that .lie contained in the note, for it
gives ample uportunilv for a Irlendly under
landing and closing if the Trent aHalr."
Mr. Weed did not wait for further explanitloii.
He tiustcd this .vn:iju implicitly. He iiiime
dutch wrote u letter In nccoiel with tho hint
give i', tiok a c lb und lusted It in time to catili
the- outgoing mill, although he aid atltrvvard,
with a mile, that it u a veiy ihw .have. Hu
knew- thai Mr. Seward would get thli Uttci, at
least a half week bcfire the ofeteal note could
i cell him. Tint x-as exio tly what happened.
When Lord L.vons delivncd the official note (o
ihe H'iritary ot state Mr. Swap! was already
prcpaicd for it, nnd hail In a tentative way,
made up bis mind as to tho answer he would
make. It vvaa hecauso he was thua forwaruid
und eoui'selid by Mr. Weed, by reason of the
friendly aid given by a lajy of tho court, Hut
Mr. hew an! was able lo make a reply and to take
huch uctlun us was entiiety sutidactory to (beat
Mr. Weed Hull went on lo iu) Hut not tho
le.ut interceding leatuie of this Incident xvaa tho
manner in which thli lady came in poucaaKn
of what was a state secret. She told him her
self u eli.y or two iiftirwareia. Mr. Weed, with
Ids daimlitir, MUs Harriet Weed, had been in
vited to luncheon at Lord Husscll'n. Alter the
luiuheon lain) Has-ell proponed u walk In the
gaielens and be took Mlss Wied upon his arm,
leaving Mi. Wceel lo csiorl Lady llu-wcll. Tho
oilier guests followid. Mr. Wcid notleed tint
Lady Itusscll vvaa of Ion step and eemed to be
disposed to lag. He presumed that 1ib had wine
puiposei in doing this so that he auommodated
his step to her and .liter u while be with Lady
ltussell win- hit far nelilnd Loul John Huse!t
and Mlu W'rcel that till) wero ablu to talk
wthout helm: oveiheanl. With a quick, half
nervous, lalf humorous glance at her husband,
as though incoming the diituueu between her
und him and atlst)ng hrelf that he could not
overhear, Lad) Hi mil aald in a low tone to
Mr. Weed. "I wanted to 1 1.-1 1 ou cvoinethlns for
your own information. The ejuien Is )our
frlenda, don't )ou worr.v. I am sure of it and
she has Just dene a mot blindly act. I want
)ou to let Mr. Lincoln know that he and the
United State have a friend In tho queen and
that it will be no fault of her if any trouble
lueaks out between the I'nlted States and (Ireat
Just then Lord Huwll turned bis icad with
half glncc behind Aim snd saw that Lady
lliuu-rll and Mr. Weed were not only lagging but
had stopped. Lord Ilewcll aid, "What arp )cni
Mjlng te Mr. Weed, my dear, joit seem to bo
telling blni oiiKtldng that is of Interest."
Instantly, with a prrrcmc. of mind and with
it fiower of lilting which Mr. Weed aid be had
never aeen enellcd, Uely Kuweit replied In
these VTordst "I was Just telling Mr. W'rcel that
we were ataiidlng upon the precise spot where
Henry VIII stood awaiting the report ot hU wife,
At luncheon, lain In the da), Mi. W'tcd had
an opportunty to meet Lord I'almerston'a sister-in-law
and to have brief conversation with her,
she begin It abruptly. "Did )ou write Mr.
Seward," nhe asked, and Mr. Wen! tcplled, "In,
atantly, and the Utter Is now upon H way."
"I am very glad of that," ivhe rrplleel, "and
I hope that Mr. Seward will be prcpircd to act
upon )our miggestlon," and then nhe added In
a lighter xclti with some hint of inUlilit in her
"I suppose, Mr. Weed, that on would like
to know how I waa uble to find out within on
lis.nr after the queen had seen and altcied the
dispatch exactly what she bad done, t will
tell )ou, but you must promise lo keep this u
aeciet, although ou can tell Mr. Sevv.inl and
rresldent Lincoln if joii want to when ou get
baek to the United Statue. 1 w-.ia lunching with
my sister, who ,vuu know la Lend I'.ilmeiston'a
wife, and with sivcial friends, all ladlc.i. on the
da) that Uird I'alrajrston took the dispatch lo
the queen. Wo were feeling rather gloomy
because- w knew in a general way Ihat the dU
patch was not a kindly one and most of us would
have deplored any outbreak of trouble between
the I'nlted States and Lngland. Ity and by, Jiht
alter we had finished luncheon, Lrd I'almerston
came Into the loom an J hu threw- his dispatch,
look upon tho table and we saw In an Instant
that he was In bad temper. Ho exchanged hard
ly a word with any of us, but paused on
through the loom. Kxcry one cf us commented
upon his appearance ami as he bad left us 'n
the morning In good spirits we xverc atlsfled that
somethlig had hsppcntjd duilng Ids visit to tho
queecii whiili bad wined his temper. I Hap
pened lo look at the dispatch book and I natd
that I vvaa certain that the queen hid been doing
something with dispatches which did not please
him, So I nugftcsted in spilit half of rutioslty
and half of mischief that we open the ellspatch
book, lauly t'almeiston instantly acted on my
suggestion and there first of all Ihe ellspatcheJ.
was the noir prrrared tor Secretary Seward und
nu looking it over wo saw the interlineation and
the changes, and we fccogiilml the Prince Con
sort's handwriting. We know that this had been
done i.pon the ad.'lci-, or tit least with the ap
proval of the queen, and it only took u glance
to show- us that the queen was elctcrmlrcd to bo
friendly with the I'nlted Stales, nnd tli.it she
bad opposed her ministry 1.1 this matter. 1 saw
that there was time to catch the mail for Un
united States, and I determined to call upon
veil. 1 summoned niv carriage mid drove- lo
.xour lodgings, apprehensive all the while lint
.von might be out. and 1 can't tell sou ho.v
glad I was to discover that vou were in, for !
fell that if President Lincoln und Mr. Sowarel
wcie fouvained and udvised b.v ou they would
be ready to accept the dispatch In the spirit
111 which the epic en had changed it."
"And I have no doubt that they will do Hut
very thing," Mr. Weed u plied. And when lie
eiet met. Liid I'almerston'a tlslei-in-law he
thanked her in the name of the United states
for tho kindness which which she had supple
mented Ihe kindly act of ihe queen
REASONS FOB HEJOICING.
l'ltini ihe die a, .V. i. Prew
l.'ltliizcns of Sirantoii, IV, it i-eiius, nave the
habit common to municipal taxpa.vcrs ot lie.
moaning the heavy bunion ot taxation the) have
to bear. The Tribune nl that fit) sa)a: "It Is
Indiscriminately charged that Sranton is a
horribly expensively run lily and that coun
cils aie continuously engage d in tin- pleasant
pastime of throwing the people's money to the
four winds cf licaien." The paper quoted ad
min "(hero mar be- a gnat deal ot truth ill
tlicte charges." but takes the tumble to how
Scrantoiilaus that thee haw lime. Ic to bo thank
ful for, and thleily that the) live- in "one of the
two or three most ihi-npiy run cities ot uny !
ill thci-e bioad United Slates." It pi oilmen IU
ures to prove its statement, figures both ill pop
ulation und tax budget that have a passing In-icrw-t
lor Utlcans. It shows from from the latc't
compilations of municipal statistics that while
the tax budget of Siranton, of 1D2,0M popu
lation, is sUlt.PJi, Ihat ot Los Angeles, of 10-!.-4TH
population, Is $1,030,110. New- Haven, with
only H,(K" larger opulation than Scranton, lias
.1 ennent budget of ifl.TOO.ust. Then the Tribune-
cites Utiea, nt ;'i,.'l.s,l, a little more than
half .is opuIous as Scranton, whoso ta. budget
is KiltVJOn, a little short of double that of
Serautoli. And for Mich eomfoit us may be found
ill the- fact tint "tbeie aic olheis," it Is fair
to show to Utictns tint I'oitland. Me, with "".
115 Inhabitants, lias a tax budget of sfsVl.OVI;
llobokiu, with ,V,:iill population, requires s,s.!7,.
IDS to run its city government. Tin Scranton
paper shows Its lomplalning rititens that if Ihcv
want to ltvn in a city ut all comparable with
that town in population ItEmes, when- gov em
inent costs nearly Ihe ssmo, they must go to St.
St. Joseph, Mo., which, with out) 750 mou peo.
pie, pa) tyi.OlO more for government. All In all
it does seem that Scranton hu reason to hug It
self on the mode lute- sie of its tax budgit. There:
may bo another side to the story, to be sun-,
u side made up of poor schools, poorly pavcil
stieets, detective n'wnage, itc; still there is ft
wide margin, on lioth sides, between opuation
and tax- of sirjntoii and Utlca.
A LITTLE SERMON.
Wb.it this trouMcil old wot lei needs
Is less ot quibbling over creeds.
Fewer wordo anil better deeds.
Less of "ilius and so shall jmi
Think and nit, and ay and do."
More of "How may I be true.'"
lss of wian;ling over text;
Li'fis of ireeel iinel cole peiplrvd;
Wore of clierit) uuvexed.
Less cf shoutin,-: "I alone
llavo tho light to hull the tone."
More ot heait that will condone.
I.cs of luting . Ileal! 'v.ou must
Hold tlds tenet, wioug or Jmt,"
More of patient, helpful trust.
Less of mlcroneopir in
Of the- faults ot fellow nun.
Mote of btave, iiplltiltig plan.
Less of rtojim, less pretense,
Moro belief that I'rovidruio
Will sanctify our common seii-e.
Moie of cliC'ids of KiudnesH lib tit
o'er the discords of dissent.
Then will come the great content
"Just to be good, and to do good,"
.simple, pliln, for him who would
x creeii that may be uneloistood.
GO ALONG UIGHT SMA11T.
50c. 00c. 50c. 00c. That's All
Child's. Solid School Shoes ".
Indies' Comfort House shoes Mo.
Hoys' Solid Sebool shoes 5c
Misses' Mid School Shoca ""-'
Men's Dress ltubbcrs auc-
Mcn's Arctics and Alavkas Wc,
Toes a Little Narrow,
Our stjles aio pleasant dieams. Our prliet
LEWIS & REILLY
111 and HI Wyoming avenue.
IMabliihcd lscsS. Wliolesale and Retail
Our m UMn Em Do. Soles
A POPULAit CMtAlllNfl HOIJSr for tho
r llenrfU of All Who Have Houses to
llet-t. lli-sl ljitolo or (liber I'rnuertv to Sell
1 or Kxrhangc, or Who Want Situations or
Ileln These small Aelveri semems i;osi
One Cent a Word, Sis: Insertions for I'ivo
Cents a Word Kxeept Situations vvanicu,
which Are inserted Free.
Help Wanted Male.
MANAI.KIt-nKLI.MILi: FII1M WANTS U.M'A
Id" mm to manage branch offices, inking ell
recti in of business. Salary, fl.iui ind libinl
commission, (tooel refeienee and irrtKl casli re
quired. Address box SKI, Philadelphia, I'a.
Help Wanted Femalo.
Mtir.Ncr.n nnoKKi;i:pi:u m:i
situation WANTr.n-nv n i:i'i:iiti:MM
bookkeeper, or cdflco work; willing to wolk
for moderate salary; steady and reliable-. Ad
dust T. S., Tribuno office.
(temale)), I months old, hiiuiLsome! color,
ears trimmed ami house-brejl.ciij prlie, ten dd
Ins If sold by February I. J 1'. llarlon, (AS
10H SLi:-A KAUM 01' CO ArilKS; Ml ACIII.S
improved; 'Ai mile from l'leetoryvllle; about
Iwint) minutes walk fiom Kijatoiic Academy:
X very sightly and ploisant locution lot a
rnmilv Iumiw.i , an Ik, li lit n,V rinsnnibt,..
possesion ut once-. Impilie in address W. 1).
Idisscil, li. K II i '. s cuter, is r.iiilon.
Money to Loan.
siitAiiiiir i.oss so
MO.NKY JO LOAN ON HONI) AND MOItTtJAOU.
any umoant. M. II. Holgate, Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT 01' MONF.V TO LOAV-'-jUICK,
straight loins or building and Lm,i. At
from 4 to 0 per cent. Call on N. V. Walker,
SH-313 Connell bulldln-.
Wanted To Buy.
xess-TL-tv ci rnvn.iiAVii Rteir i ir!til'l.
must be in good order, state particulars at
to make and price Address L. M., general de
livery, Scranton, l'a.
DOAHD WANTKIl-FOIt TllltKi: AIH'LTS AND
one small child, in respectable Jiwlali fam
ily, living Ic first-class neighborhood. State
price. W, A., Tribune oftleo.
VANTi:i FOK l. S. AltMY: Alibi: IIOHIKD,
mimarrl.'il men bctvmti ages of Jl an 1 :;
climes of United States, ut good ihaiacter nod
Icmpirite hihtts, who can speak, lead mid
xvi Itc Fnglbh. He emits spcelall) elcslrcel for
irviee in Philippines, l'ot inhumation appl)
to Recruiting Ofttee. lit W)omltig avr., .Stan
MAI1INK COItl'S, U. S. NAVY, HLCRUJTS
wanted Able-bodied men, service on orr
war ships In all parts of the world and on laud
In the Philippines when required. Recruiting of
ficer, 10J Wyoming avenue, Scranton.
Till: ANNUAL MI'.F.riNR OF Till: STOtlvllOLI).
crs of the Laekawiinni 'telephone couniiy
will be held at the entices of the Compaii),
fourtli floor of the lliputillcaii building, Siranton,
l'a., on Moudiy, February 4, 1!JI, at i.'M p. lit ,
to transact such business as miy come before tr.
W, I,. CONNKI.L, Sceretar).
thi: annual Mi:i:ii(. of Tin: stock-
Itoldirs of the laickawanna Trust and atu
licposlt company tor the election of dttcitone to
scivo for the ensuing xear, will be held at the
ofllce of tho company, 401 Lackawanna avenue,
Scranton, I'a , on Mo.iela), Feb, 4, 1'HJl, bitwriu
the hours of three and four o'clock p. nt.
IIKNItY IlKLIN. Jit.. Secietat).
TO Till'. OW'NFItS Oil ltLTUTi:!) OWNF.IIS OF
piopeity bounding or abutting on both shies
of drove street, from the Lackawanna rivtr
to Albright avci.ue on both steles of Mbrlglit
avenue, Ironi Couit street to the Seiond xvatd
lino, on both sides of Mcaele nvenue Irom C'ouir
street to tho Second wire! line, on botb jtdes
of Illali avenue, from Court unit to Hie Second
ward line, on both sides of Hiimond avenue,
from Couit street to I'lovldcnco road, and on
l'lovidiiieo road, from the Second waul line to
a point about 275 feet north of said ward line',
in tho Second and Twenty-first wards of tho
city of Siranton. l'a,
Take notice, that under the direction of Corn
ells, I will nuke the assessment for constructing;
a vslcm of sewers for the drainage of the above
mentioned territory, on Saturday, the 2el eliy of
February, A. I)., ISO!, ut 10 o'clock in the
fori noon, at my ottlcej in the city hall, city of
Scranton, I'a., at which tune and plici )ou
may a pear and be heanl if jou so desire.
JOSEPH P. PHILLIPS,
AN OHIiIN'AMi: PROViniNO FOR Till: Sl'l'-
prcsioti of Tippling .-Imps or 1 nlluiued
Heu-es or Places where Intovicatlt g Liquois are
Sold, and the Impo-ltlon of Fines and Imprison.
mint lor mi- vioiuioii ot me isatuc.
.s-ertlon 1. He- it ordained b) Ihe Council of
tins llorough of Old Forge, iu tho ounty of
Laikawanua and State ot l'iuus)ania, and it
is orel lined by .liitliontv of the same-, that fiom
and after the passage of this orillnanee, any pei
son or persons willilii the llorough of Old Foiji'
who shall keep any tippling shop, utiliieiised
house, room or place, hotel, lestauraut or I iv
eni where wines, spirituous, malt or brewid
liquors ate sold or oilcrcd lor sale. In violation
nt any law- In this Commonwealth, shall be
liable to pay a tine of not less than ten (I0J
dollars, nor more than fitly (JjO) dollars for
evtiy violation of t lo provisions of lids oreh
niuce, and in default ot the pjimcnt of nu li
fine, may be fub)ee t to luipiodnnient In the
county Jail of Laikavanna county, foi a peiio.l
not ccci'cdlng thirty ela.vs.
Sec. 2. Any arrest for vlohtton of tie" pro
visions of tills ordluanie ma) be nude upon tin
liifomutlnn of any peixon utuhr oitli, and .1
shall bo lawful for tlie llurgess of the said llo-
ougli, or any Justice of tho Piacc of said coun
ty, to issue warrants biseel upon eueh infot
matlon, hear the ibargis preferred against my
IHTson so ancsted, and rlthci discharge uili
person or impose upon blni t lie penalties, or
iltl.cr of them named In the first cert Inn of (hi,
oidinanie. 1'a.ssed lltut leading 21t dav of
January, . H l'Kit,
JOHN K. MOIinXN.
President of Cumuli.
n. J. Ji'nni:. Nrutar.
AprovtsJ 21th day of January, . I), limt.
It. WILLIS Iti:i:.S, llurgrs;.
Certified Public Accountant.
K. C. SPAULD1NO, 220
FDWARI) II. 1IAVH, AlKHITFCr. CON.Nia.f,
I'RiaiF.RICK I,. HROWN, AKCIIITFCT. 1'RICU
building, 120 Washlngtoi avenue, Siranton.
br. c. i-. laLF.Nniatotai, pacli "huiliunoI
Spruce street, Siranton,
BR. I. O. LYMAN, SCRANTON PRIVATi: IIOi.
pltal, corner Wyoming ami .Mulberiy.
BR. O. (J. LAUIIACII, 115 WeOMINO AVKNUH.
DR. II. F. lti:VNOLI), OPP. P. O.
Physicians nnd Surgeons.
BR, W. E. ALLEN, 613 NORTH WASHINGTON
BR. S. W. L'AMOHUAUX. OFFICE 3.K1 WASH
ington avenue. HiildcuielJla Mulbciiy,
Chronlo diseases, lungs, heart, kldne)s and
genitourinary organs a specially. Hours, 1 to
4 p, m.
With memorandum space
on each leaf,
Just for a day or so.
Stationers and Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
Cabs and Carriages.
ItllllllF.lt TIltKD OACS AND CAtMHAOES; IlKsrv
of service. 1'rompt attention ejlven orders by
'phone. Tlioncs I1)"! and 0332. Joneph Kellcy,
1. V. IlltOW.V, ATTOnNF.Y ANI) COIJNSKL-lor-at-Iaw.
Itooms 312-313 Mcars building.
1). II. ltlU'LOdLF., ATTOItNKY-LOAN.S MXO
tlatcd on real estate security. Mcars building,
corner Washington avenue and Spruce street.
WILbAftD, WAItltKV & KNA1I ATTOnSF.YS
and counsellors at-Iaw. Itcpuhllcan building,
JF.SSU1 k JnsUf, ATTOltNF.YS AND COUN-
Hdlors-at-'aw. Ctmmonwcalth building, llooms
19, 'JU and 'i.
KuWAltD W. TIIWKU. ATTOIINKY.
TO! IK) I, nth floor, Mean building.
K A. WATHKS, ArronNF.Y-AT-LAW, UOAHI)
ot Tiade building, Scranton, l'a.
I'ATTLltSON to WILCO, TItACF.ItS' NATIONAL
C. COMF.OYS, O-IS ltl'.PUIit.ICAN nUILDlNtl.
A. W. llKItTIIOLF, ATTOIIXI.Y. MIIARS IlLDO.
SCHOOL OF 'I III! LACKAWANNA H ItANTOV,
Fa. Course prcparatoiy to college, law, medi
cine or busincM. Opens Sept. l'.'lli. N-nd for
catalogue. Itev. 'I bonus M. Cann, LL. I)., prin
cipal anil propi liter; W. I'.. I'luuilc), A. M.,
Hotels and Restaurants.
TIIC i:t.K CAFF. 121 AND 127 FltANlvI.IN AVI..
nue. Hates reasonable.
I'. ZnOI.KR. Proprietor.
SCItANTON IIOFsi:, NFAIJ D L. k W. FA'l
elisor depot. Conducted on the- Lciiopeau plan,
VICTOR KOCH, Proprietor.
a it. claiik & co., sr.i:i)SMi:x and nurs-
erjinen, stnro 201 W'athlugton aiinue; green
house's, KIM Nortli Main avenue; More tele
JOhia'lt KlIimi'.L, ItKAIt fill L.rKAWAN'N
avenue, Scranton, Pa., manufacturer of Wile
DRKSSMAKINO FOR CHILDRUN TO ORDKIt;
also ladies' waists. Louis hhocmakir, 22
A. II. IIRIGGM CLKANS PRIVY VAULTS AM)
icss pools; no odor. Improved pumps used.
A. II. Hrlggs, proprietor. Leave orders U'm
Nortli Main avenue, or Klcke's diug stole, c
nir Adams and Mulberry. Telephone KM
MRS. L. T. KCLLFR, PCALl' TRFATMENT. 6
shampooing, fiOe.i facial massage; inaniriirin,
2jc. ; cliirupocl)'. 701 Quinry.
HAFF.R'S ORCHF.STRA-MUMO FOR IIM.L
pknits, parties, receptions, weddings and c i
cert work furnished. For terms address I! I
Iliuer, conductor, 117 W.vomlng avenue, m
llulbert's music store.
MFQAltCFE nitOS., PIHNTF.Ith' SI'PPLIKS. K.N
vclopcs, paper bags, twine. Warehouse, Lai
W'aaldngton avenue, iwranton, '"a.
Tin: wiLKnsnARRi: ulcord can ih: had
in Scranton at tho news stands of ltilsman
Itros., 40(1 hpruce and 50-i Linden; M. Norton,
o2J Lackawanna avcmie; I. S. tscbutrer, 211
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
aOehlgh Valley Railroad.
In Effect Nov. 23, l'KM.
Trains leave Scranton.
For Philadelphia and New Yoik via I). ,v ,
R R., at 11,45 and 11.65 a. m., and 2,ij, j..;
(lilack Blaniond Express), and U.S0 p. m. Sun
Ilavs. B. k II. It. K-. 1-M. S.27 p. m.
For White Haven, Hatletem and principal
points in the coal legion-, il.i I). A, II. R. R,
ci.45, 2.18 and 1.27 p. in. tor Pottsiille, M5,
2.18 and 1.27 p. in.
For Bethlehem, Lanton, Reading, Harrisburg
and principal intermediate stations via B. .
It It. 0.45. 11.55 a. in.; 2.13, 4.27 (Illack Bia
mond F.xpicss). 11. SU p. m. Sundays, H. & j,
R It., 1.M, H.27 p. m.
Vor Tunkhannock, Towanda, Elmlra, Ithaca,
f.cneva and principal Intermediate stations, via
1), L. k W. R. R.. SOS a. in.; l.Oi and ?. ID
P'ror Geneva, Rochester. Huffalo, Niagara Falls,
ihleago, and all points west, ililU II. II. It ,
11 55 a. m, J-J-1 (Ulaek Diamond Evpress). 7.1s
10.11, 11.30 p. m. Sunday, I). ,t l r. n ,
11.55, S.27 p. m.
Pullman Jiarlor and sleeping or UiiIkIi allevr
parlor ears on all trains between Milkcs-Hiuc
und New York. Philaeklphla, Buffalo and Sus
ROI.I.IN II. W 11.111 R. fieii. Supt, 2-i Cortland
stie-et, New York.
CHARLES S. LEE, (.en. I'M'. Agt , 23 Coitland
stieet. New ork.
A. W. NONM-.MACBER, Biv. Pass. Agt , South
For tlikels and Pullman ri'sei-vatloiu apply In
tlU'J Laikawanna avenue, Scranton, Pa, v
Delaware nnd Hudson,
In Elfrrt Nov. 25, WOO.
Traiui for Carbnndale leave Scranton at ft 20.
7 BJ, h 5.1, 10.13 a. m.; 12.W, l.j'i, 2 "j, 3,3.1, a.oj
11.25. 7.57. 9.15, 11-15 p. "'.: 1.18 a. m.
For lloncsdalc-fl.20, 10.13 a. m.; 2.H and
Q xj jj in
'"For Wilkes-lUrre-0.45. 7.4S. 8.4J. O.Sk 10.4J,
11.85 a. 111.1 J-2". 2.1". 8.S1. 4.27, 6.10, 7.I-, 10.11,
For'l',. V. It. R. rolnts S5.4S, 11.55 a. m.; 2.1?,
4.27 and 11.J0 p. m.
For Pcnns)lvanla 11. It points 0.13, 0.3S a.
m: 2.13 anil tV.il ! "'
For Albany and all
points north fi.20 3. m.
and 3.52 p. tn,
aim o. 1 RUN,m. Ti,AINSi
For Carbondale-lMX), 11.33 a. in,; 2.14.
5.47, 10.62 p. m.
For Wllkeu-llaiTC n.38, 11.53 a. in.; 133.
u.h. cs.e p. "
For Mlianv und points north 3.5J p. m
For llonesdale 9 00 a. in. and 3.52 p. m.
Lowest rate's to all points In United State.
ij i4r 1
J. W. nniniCK, O. P. A., lbsny N.
II. W. CROSS, B. 1. A., Scranton, Pa.
Central Railroad of New Jersey.
Stations In New York-Foot of Liberty street.
N. II.. and South rcrry.
TIME TAULE IN EFFECT NOV. 21, 1.
Trains leave Scranton for New York, Newark,
Ellrabclh. Philadelphia, Laston, Bethlehem. Al
It Mown, Maiieh Chunk ami White Haven, at S..iei
a 111.; express. l.Wi eipusa, J.CO p, m. sun
ela), 2.15 11. m.
For Plttston and Wilkes-Banc, S.JO a. rn 1.10
and 3.50 11. m. sum ays. 2.15 p. m.
For Baltimore and Washington, and points
South and West vii Bethlehem, 8,30 a. 111., l.lo
and 3.W p. in. Sunda), 2.15 p. in.
For Long Branch, Ocean drove, clc, at S.S0
a. 111. and 1.10 p. in.
For Reading, Ltbirion ami llarrlsburir, vh Al
ii ntown, 8.30 a. m. and 1.10 p. m. Sundays
2.15 p. m.
For Pottsvllle, 8.C0 a. 111. and 1,10 p. 111.
Through tickets to all points east, south and
west at lowest rates at the station,
II, P. BALDWIN. (Jen. Pass. Ajt, .
J. 11. OI.H.M'SF.N. (leu. Supt.
We have just opened
a choice new line oi
Sat I in
in and Faacy Stripe
. in CEMce
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Schedule In Effect May 27, 1000.
Trains leave Scranton, D. & H.
0.45 a. m week days, for Sunbury,
Harrisburg-, Philadelphia, Balti-s
more, Washington and for Pitts
burg and the West.
9.38 a. m., week days, for Hnzleton,
Pottsvllle, Beading, Norrlstown,
and Philadelphia; and for Bun
bury, Harrisburg, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington and Pitts
burg and the West.
2.18 p. in., week days (Sundays,
1.58 p. m.) for Sunbury, Harris
burg, Philadelphia, Baltimore.
Washington and Pittsburg and
the West. For Hazleton, Potts
vllle, Beading, etc., week days.
4.27 p. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Hazleton, Pottsvllle, HarriBburg,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
J. B. WOOD. Gen. Pass. Aet
J. B. HUTCHINSON, Gen. Mgr.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
In Effect Dec. 2, 1900.
south Leave Scranton for Niw Yolk at Ltd,
".CM, 5.50, 8.00 and 10.05 a. m. ; 12.53, 3.J3 p. in.
For Philadelphia at 8 00 and 10.05 a. m.; 12.fj
and 3.X3 p. m. For Stroudsburg at (MO p. in.
.Milk accommodation at .1.40 p. in. Arrive al
Hobokcn at 0.30, 7.1S, 10.2a, 12.0, 3.13. l.i,
1U 11. an p. lit 1 lone ceinuiisiiiirtt eel ci.un a. ill,
C.-.L 1 n. a linnlnn f,M II.iIT.Ia ..! la.,--.
,i, ,,, ,.- t-v....... .... ..i.i.d.u biii, nicer
mediate stations at 1.15, 4.10 and S.00 a, in. j
1.55, 6.43 and 11.35 p. in. For Osweja and S)ra,
cuso at 4.10 a. m. and 1.53 p. m. For Utlca all
1.10 a. tn. and 1.53 u. 111 For .Montrose at 9.0M
a. m.; 1.05 and 5.11 1. in. For Nicholson st 4 01
and 6.13 p. m. For Btnahimton at 10.20 a. m. Ai.
rive in Siranton from Iluflalo at 1.23, 2.35. 5.1.1
and 10 00 a. m. ; 3.0 and S.00 p. m. From Os
wego and Syracuse, at 2.55 a. in.; 12.33 and S.ilel
p. 111. From Utlca at 2.55 a. m ; 12..J8 and 3.l
p. 111. From Nicholson at 7.W a. m. and fi.00 p.
in. From Montrose at 10.00 a. m. ; ;!.;.) and 6 0)
Bloomsburc Division Leave Suantnn foi
Xoithumberland, at 0.43, 10 05 a. in. ; 1.53 and
5 50 p. 111. For Plymouth at 1.03, 3.40, 8.30 p.
in. For Klnuston at 8.10 a, m. Arrive at North,
umbcrland at 0.35 a. m. ; 1.10. 5.00 and 8.45 p.
m, Anlv at Kingston at 8 52 a. lit. Arriie at
PI) month at 2.00, 1.32, 9.43 p. in. Arrive In
Scranton from Northumberland at 9.42 a. m :
12.33 4.50 and 8.43 p. m. Trout Klnirston si
ll.OO'a. m. From PI)inouth at 7.53 a. m.; S..'u,
5.35 p. in.
v SUNDAY TRAINS.
South-leave Scranton 1.10, 3.00, 5.30, 10.03 a,
m.: 3.33, 8.40 p. m.
North Leave Scrantcn al 1.13, 1.10 a. m.j 1 33,
5.4S and 11.35 p. in.
Illoomsliuri; Division Leave Scranton at 10 01
a. m. and 5 30 p. tn.
New York, Ontario and Western B.R.
TIMi: TUII.B IV F.FFF.CT SUNDAY, DEC. so,
Nortli Bound Trains.
Leave Leave Atrbn
Scranton. ( arbondale. ( sdoli,
10.40 a. m. 11.20 a. lit. 1.03 p. 111,
ti.K) p. m. Arrive Catbondalc 0.10 p. tu,
7.00 a. 111.
3.U4 11. in.
7.40 a, m,
4.20 p. m.
2.05 p. m.
7 Sundaji only, North
i.eave i.eave Arrivo
Sirantou. 1 atuonelale. ( aelosla,
8.30 a. m. 9-10 a. in 10.13 a. m.
7.00 p. nt. Arrlvo Caibondalc 7.10 p in
Leave I.eave Arrlvs
Caelusla. Carbondale. Scranton,
7.00 a. iu. 7.10 a, m
4..I0 p, m 5.51 p. in. 0.33 p. ut
Trains Icavliie; iseiauton at 10.40 a. in., eUlh
and S.30 a. m Sundays, make New- Yoik, Corn.
wall, Mlddletown, Walton, Sidney, Norwich.
Rome, Utlca, Oneida and Oswego connections
For further Inlorniatlon eoiuiilt ticket sceiils.
J, C. ANBF.RSON, Gen, Pass. Ant., New nrk
J. L", W'F.LSIL Travellui; Passentrr Agent, Siian.
Erie and Wyoming Valley,
'lime Table In Lffect Sept. 17, 1900,
Trains for llavvley and local points, connect
Ins,- at llawley witlt Lrls lailroad for New York,
NewburKh and intermediate points, leavs Srian,
ton at 7.05 a. m. and 2.23 p. m.
Trains arrive at Scranton at 10 30 1, w, an I
9 10 p. ni.