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TllE SCKANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1901.
J -5 U. J. T-
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S S. VttKKMND,
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to editorial revision.
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each Insertion, spaco to be ucd within one )eari
(k Scnnfon ri3ime
Published llnllr, Kxcept Sunday, by Tli Trjb.
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MVY 8. UtCIIAIttl, Hdltor. ,
0. f. IlYXllL'tf, Business Manager.
).cs thin WX Indies
Hates (or Classified Adtcrtlslng furnlihcd on
STHAXTOK, 1.m:HIJUAKY !, 1001.
.Mr. ;Mieuci'n offoii tn xecure lojjlsla
linn tl-sit will n How the rolcasi- of olil
Mv. (Inniion, wild has alreaily served
own ypais in the county Jail for con
JPiiilit of cotnt, Is worthy of commen
dation, air. nnnnon wan placed In Jail
for tcfiisltiK to fIith a deed for propotty
which he hnil lost In lltlcatlon, anil
linn rcmnlned theip slnco, rather than
make a Htioke of tho pen rellnqulsh
infc claims to property which ho still
believes Is rightfully his own. Art
thoio In no way out of tho dllllculty,
save by enactment of laws which will
Klvo tho Judges Homo discretion In the
matter, Mr. Schcttei's move la on
that should have been made long aijo.
Lesson of the Fire.
THKltrc a'ppkaus to be much
speculation nt piesent as to
whether the lessons of the
lecent conllagiatlou which
destroyed a number of business houses
on I.ncktivtunnu, n venue, will be un
heeded In future ns In past. At each
disastrous lire the fact Is made ulaln
that there Is need of leorRftnlzatlon In
the Impottant blanch of the city gov
ernment known ns the lire department.
It Is neither proper nor just that vol
unteer llremen should be ieiulred to
give their servioe.s, no matter how
willingly they may be i endured, to
piotect public or private piopeity In
the cltv of the ellnipnslons of Pcrnn
ton. Under existing clieumstances the
heroic fight made by tho volunteers at
the Lackawunna avenue blaze was
w oi thy of the highest commendation,
and through their effoits, no doubt,
that tho llatnes were checked befoie
the entire block was destroved.
Theie seems no question, however,
that a laige amount of money in the
way of -ward appiopilatlon-s, that U
frittered away without visible returns,
might be applied to better advantage
in making more effective the Hre-flght-ing
equipment and In furnishing com
pensation for a regularly emnloyed
and well-drilled paid depaitment. Ob
Maclis that often stand In the way of
eflectlve wotk on pan of a volunteer
organU.it Ion. whose members ate un
able tjvHpend much time In the busi
ness except at time of a onilagration.
can bo outcome where a l.uge num
ber of im-n aie constantly on duty and
aie on the aleit to see that all paits
of the equipment, Including the fire
plugs, nro In order for any emergency.
Hut It is useless to dwell further
upon u subject that has been worn
threadbaie by constant discussion. The
sentiment seems to be almost uiiaul
mous In favor ,t a paid the depait
ment and better equipment for the
men. Will the councils act in this lm
Tho blump of the second number of
Mr. llryun's Commoner indicates that
the services of a circulation nllldavlt
editor will be uec-ssniy if tin, com
nioncr expects to thiive.
IE Times-Herald ie.
tho failles with their
may liavo heaped up riches
n, little moie rapidly than Andrew
Carnegie, but the facts of his life nro
more astonishing' than any Action. He
in now but C5 years old, nnd nt SO he
lind not advanced In the race for
wealth beyond the goal that had been
Rallied by thousands of the young
men of Ills time. His career, In fact,
was one that In its genoial outline
was very common in this country.
He was born abroad In poverty, nnd
having been brought hero when he was
:i boy of 10, ho was put lo woik at VI i
to asblst In tho support of his family. ;
He had no opportunity to be particu
lar In the Rejection of his employment, i
but went from one Job to another,
changing tho nut tin? of hla work iu h i
did to. Tho supiemo object was to
jnako a living for himself and others
tit nny honest calling, so that In theso
oat Her stages of his progtcss then? is
no evidence of that resolute devotion
to a single pursuit which is to often
lauded as the passport to succsss.
J3y the time ho had reached thirty,
lio had, however, apparently settled
upon the business of a railway tele
graph operator, and as he was capable,
Industrious nnd economical, there was
tho prospect that lie might lay asldo
mopey, work Into more protltnble posl-
. lions and llnully accumulate u com
fortable fortune. Such were his clr
culnetnrtdea nnd such was the promlso
of tho future, when a lucky speculation
in oil- lands hiought him tho larger
capital without which it would liav
been Impossible to lay the foundation
of. tho enormous riches which ho poj
" :Hut Jf lucl; was with hlin It would
bj! irtlu to claim that his success U
due to luck nlotie, Ho must have ex
ceptional foieslghl, o.r-Cptiur)al pow-
' els of orguilrutlon ntid exceptional
liiislness acumen, f ho wan a.vored
not only by tho htrlko In till llut also
by treiiienduus business expansion at-
Hun of" .hiliu on
tcr the war, there were other men who
enJo.cd all his opportunities and who
commanded a much greater capital.
The devices that ho employed In com
bination and In the manipulation of
stock may be decried, but ho waB
never fne from n. llerco rivalry ini tho
years that lie built up the steel Indus
tiy. Hence, If he was helped by cir
cumstances, ho had to contend ngalnst
rltcumslanccH also, and though there
arc t cacliei of ethics and economic
who will assort positively that no man
can cam $160,000,000, tho woist that
can be said ol him Is that he took
advantage of tho Industrial system un
der which he lived.
On the other hnndi It Is to his last
ng ct edit ihat he has felt some of the
philosopher's doubts about the Justice
of great inequalities In, fortune, and
looked upon his wealth ns In some
soit a public trust. He has probably
given more outright to charitable
uses than any other living man, nn.l
he Is constantly adding to tho dona
tions which alieady exceed a dozpn
millions. Thnt ho will .carry out lls
expiessed purpose and die poor Is per
haps doubtful, but ho has Illustrated
his principle of giving during life with
Fticli generosity that he deserves some
remission of the envy and Ill-will which
me so often dliectcd against men of
(Sovernor Odell, of New York, wishes
It to bo understood that when It comes
to wielding tho axe there nro others.
First Aid to the Injured.
OUn HOSPITALS are not con
structed on the plnn of the
one In Altoona, w hlch refused
to admit a man, a prominent
city ofllcl.il, by the way, because he
desired it celebrated specialist from
another town to perform a most seri
ous operation, and which also refused
to allow him to be carried In Its am
bulance to the station In order that he
might go to 1'lttsburg for the opera
tion which he could not be allowed to
have In his home city.
On Thursday the Lackawanna am
bulance i oiled off amiably conveying
a sick woman from the vicinity of the
great fire to safety In the Hahnemann
hospital. There have been times lit
Scranton when some Hedgllng of a
doctor has used his bilef authority to
Inlllct brutality of Instinct on u long
suffering community, but the physi
cians who are now in charge of the
vailous city hospitals sreni disposed
to err on the side of humanltarlanlsm
rather thnn carry out the strict letter
of the law which compels some poor
wretch to suiter or die while they aie
holding to an Idiotic regulation moie
or kss mythical.
There Is a case on record where a
ceitaln umbulnncc was not peimltted
to cairy u boy with a crushed foot to
some other hospital whose name wart
not painted on the ambulance panels.
A short and rather Intense aigument
lestilted in a vletoiy for the ambulance
side, but with tho accompaniment of
a smashed face for the stickler tor
piofesslonal pmpiletles and lion-clad
legulutlons which the city government
should be powerful enough to prevent
being made or upheld.
A hospital is supposed to be a refuge
for the suffeilng. the wretched, the
dying. It Is usually supported by aid
of the public, by state appiopriatlon.
or both. A cltv oidlnance should In
slst that such Institutions lefialn
from any act of biutallty such ns
piomlses to lose the Altoona hospital
Its state aid.
The various reports regarding thesale
of tho Carnegie steel inteiests has
thrown Pittsburg Into a state of un
rest sussestlve of an eve of election.
Possibilities of Trade.
ACCOnuiXO to iccent figures
given out by the bureau of
statistics, the excess of
merchandise exported from
the I'nited States over the merchan
dise imported was, during the year
I'iOO, valued at neaily $CV),000,000.
It Is evident that Kurope cannot long
withstand the heavy drafts which tho
United States is now making on It
without sustaining sotlous financial
disturbances. There Is no reason to
suppose thnt our trade balance will
diminish. It Is moip llkelv to Increase.
Iron nio, hon manufactures, zinc nnd
coal arc being added to our exports,
with the piospect that th- amount ex
poited will Inereuse rapidly. Had crop
years may reduce our exports of food
stuffs now nnd then, ini' the general
tendency will be to maintain n heavy
and perhaps steadily Inei easing trade
balance In our favor. To meet this
condition, IJurope must become moie
nnd moie our debtor, or extludo what
we hae to sell by electing tariff bar
riers against us. Such a tariff would
i all for a ieveis.il of policy by many
Furopean countiles and In the end
would not have them. The advantages
which the United States ( njoyes In na
tuial insouices and mechanical ability,
wheioby inductions are cheapened, Is
great, ami until this Is matched by
other countries, America will beeonn
moie mid moie the money and com
iiietclal ct liter of the wot Id.
Mis. Nation has announced that she
will soon visit Klmlra, N. Y., and the
saloonkeeperM of this city nro telling
in advance what they will do when
she arrives. When tho hatchet Is
brandished, however, they may exper
lenco a change of mind.
military Strength of Nations.
THK COMPARATIVE military
strength of nations In case
of necessity Is fully shown
In a communication recently
transmitted by Secretary Root to con
gress. In tho event of a war requiring not
only the use of regular armies nnd re
serve forces, but the entlro available
strencth In able-bodied men, the
United States, according to Mr. Root,
tould nut Into the field 10,433,013 men,
with a force of about 110,000 organized
militia nnd somewhat more than 100,
000 regular troops. Tho military es
tablishment of any one of tho great
IJuiopean powers Is, of course, much
larger than that of the United States.
Uy calling upon Its reserves Germany
could muster an nrmy'of about 6,800,000
on a war footing; France would have
about C.000,0000, nnd ltussla about G,
200,000. Should a war nriso calling for
the employment of all possible re
sources, Including those men who
would be called upon only us a Inst
resort, ltussla would overshadow all
other powers enormously, European
ltussla alono furnishing 22,000,000 men,
to say nothing of the hordeof Tar
tary and central Asia which would be
i behind this force. All tho other powers
would bo very nearly on a plane of
' equality, Clermany mustering 12,000,000,
Clreat Hrltaln, exclusive of India, about
tho same number, and Prance 9,650,000.
Tho propriety of according nttlng
recognition of the services of Lieuten
ant Hobson has been apparent for
some time, and It Is undoubtedly the
sentiment of the public that such
recognition should be no longer de
layed. While through the efforts of en
terprising newspaper representatives
Hobson has In some Instances been
made ridiculous, the fact does not mar
the billllnncy of the achievement
which made the young olllccr fnmous
In a day. The episode of the Merrlmae
was one of the brilliant nnd daring
things which have given distinction to
American naval history. It will never
be forgotten, and It cannot be without
Its stimulating effect upon the men
who take part In the naval enterprises
of the future. Putting out of mind the
extravagant heio-worship and the ex
aggerated glot mention which met Hob
son after the close of the war, ho Is
still to bo credited with a feat of bold
courage In a patriotic effort to serve
his country. It Is only fair play that
his gallant performance should be rec
ognized oinclally at Its true value.
A teport recently published in a
Paris newspnper to the effect that the
government of the United States had
placed C.000 Indian maidens, with a
dowry of J10.000 each, upon the mat-i-monlal
market, has caused tho depart
ment at Washington to be Hooded with
letters from foreigners of almost every
nationality, who are willing and anx
ious to become husbands of the daugh
ters of "Lo." The communications
have become to numerous that the
government ofllclals are about to deny
the ennnid through their consuls. The
news that none save the foreigners
with titles will be taken care of In
America wltl doubtless be a shock to
the hopefuls who were prepared to
bo content with a modest dowry and
weie not particular as to the tribe
from which prospective brides were to
Theie are twenty-two Presidents,
sixteen Kings, six Knipeiors, live Sul
tans, two Ameers, a Khedive, a Shah,
a Bey, a Mikado, a Maharajah, a
Halah, but Wllhelmlna Is the only
queen with authority. And when her
ministers nttempted to select a hus
band for her the young ruler demon
strated that her title was not a mis
nomer. Th! Wnshlngton water supply Is to
be filtered In the near future. It Is
scarcely probable, however, that the
supply can be made pure enough to
Induce the aveiase mnle resident of
the national capital to risk taking It
as a beverage.
King Kdward VII need have no nnx
lety about his lcgn. All he needs to
do Is to consult the columns of the New
YoiU "yellows" for the piopor pro
gt ammc of admlnstratlon.
Maud jonne, the modern Joan of
Ate, ha& concluded to postpone her
faiewell visit to America until some
thing tutus up that Is really worth
The cousins of the late playwright,
Chailes Hoyt. expect to keep his mem
ory green so long as there Is any of
his propet ty left to light over.
So long ns he is permitted to Issue
editorial passes to Guam, General Mac
Aithur will probably have no use for
a libel law in Manila
Lack of news by wire indicates that
perhaps the Venezuelan wnr has ulso
been buried 'neath n snow-drift.
The heavy fall of snow In the we3t
has probably effectually coveied up
the tracks of Tat Crowe.
NUBS OF KNOWLEDGE.
The ihlcf flic engineer of the Vew Orleans
(1-a.) department haa figured out that the tela
tlte ost is hctttein u a horse hitch engine of
the first clas and an electric power engine Is $00
a month for the former, 'lluse tlgmea show a
ilcar gain of sk) jiei month ami $100 per annum
in round flguriH for the electric power engine,
Mr James (inut, an Kugllah phjeiiian, attil
butes wane form of mn.uil.ir iheumatlMii to tho
prisenee rf electricity tlimil in the tl-ues, lie
aters that for Mime jean ho has ticated eases of
tills kind by Insetting tine tte-ol needle Into tlu
musics and that the elntriclty being ilraUii
oft iclhf cime almewt liutantlj. The Chinese
hate an elalwiate sjittin of tieatiiunt known
us acupuiuturi', which utilizes tlili. idia.
little oter a jear ajo a Ojte.ston tiolhiUt
bought of a Chicago dealer a fne old tiollii,
for which ho paid WOO. In the neeiU hurri
cane whldi devastated the Tei city this instru
ment was abu.doncd and not reeotered until It
bad remained under, salt water for tetcral iltj-.
In the meantime the glue had become dissolved,
and when reeotered the tlolin went all to
plctcs. Thcie were gatheied toethei and wrt
back In the dealer, i leaned and put together
again, with the result that the Instrument is as
good as ever.
A figure', uuful to behold, amine,
Stood by my bed lut night.
The daggir at her tide illlel me with fear,
Her cjia Hashed down at me with novntul
"I am Misfortune. Hear,
""ihou tlirlnklng child, tvhcr'er thou majest be
I'll ncter leato thee naj-,
Through thorns and Ilowcii., to death I'll follow
Uicn in the loid bejond near lliee to slat,"
I sobbed! "Attaj, Awiy!"
She firmly ataj'ctl, and from me would not go,
She apokei " 'Tla tliui decreed,
Palo flower of the rjpreas of tho tnow.
Of cilme and of the tomb, poor human weed,
Aboto 'lU thus elcs reed."
J rose and cried: "llut It la hope I crate
To mike my joung daj bright.
In thrills nt loto ckiiltingly (o rate,
I want the klsa of genius and of Ilhl!
(Ill, go, nh, go may "
Shopokc: "llo who creates In auflcrlng'a night
Mono ees gloi.tV diy.
'TN pain that tcailicn thoughti their hlehMt
him who bravely fluids ii lctorj."
I tlowly answired: "Mayl"
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Tho Tribune April 1, 1900, was veiy
favorably received, and many expres
sions of commendation have been ox
tended The Trlbuno for Its fearless
stand for a principle that Is so mani
festly Just nnd equitable to all. Some
have naked why The Trlbuno charges
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proached, and will never reduce this
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ting fifty per cent, more than The
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O. I'. Iljuee, Kfi , Huilnem Jlamger Tribune,
My Dear Sir: A lato number Imllei the atten
tion ot the publisher of the country to lour
mccmfiil ailoptlon ot the flit rale mlurtiiliia
tcin. And jou ore peracmliy o upoken of that
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would like to promote eterynnere, out of good
filling for others, and, perlnp. too, beejuie it
may come baek to jou a bread on tho returning
water of patronage. I am not eten blmlilng,
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copy of jour adtcrtilng raten. You hate done
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E. Prentlta Jlalley.
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The Utlca OMmer,
Ptlca, X. Y., Feb. 3, 1001.
My Dear Mr. lljxbee: Permit me to thank jou
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encloaurea that aeeompanled it. It is a rtlief,
I aurc jou, to find that I am not alone In
Your rate, let me tay, oitgli to bring' jou a
good ileal of buslnea. My ImpreAdon Is that we
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renewal of my thank. our lncerelj',
K. Prentiss Bailey.
Offlec of The Post Publishing Co., Publisher of
the Hridgeport Htcnlng l'ot and Morning Tele
gram. Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 4, 1K1.
O. F. Iljxbee.
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day's Tribune on the "Plate Hate" nroiwliion.
j I hate been thinking wrloinly of trtlng the Hit
rate, urn I lute Lined In getting a transient rile
that will suit. Do I understand jour rate tliit
n merchant can take onoimlinmltinlj cost 25 edits
one ibj, or, in ordir to get the tl.it rate, be has
got lo ii'iilratt fur a lertaln amount of fpiee? I
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1.0 us tiuly,
Ceurge W. HUN.
Mr. Hills was Informed that his un
derstanding of The Tribune's caid was
Weekly Letter on
XXXVI. WASTE OF WATER IN
New Yolk, l'ib 0.
TIIKKK ! M) mbjeet of more lilal interest
to the lilies of America, rspeciallj to a Mr
of them, at the pivsent time, thin that
nlatlng to the water nipplj. llustun has a
scheme, rather ague to be miic, but none the
liss talked about, intoltlng Hie construction of
the greatest ktorage resirtolr In the world, at n
cott of $i,n00,ono. I'hihdelphia Ins already
commenced woik upon Its glgintie filtration
plant. At the outet, before former t ldef Fngl.
inei' Tioutwlne retlied from the luaU of the
water bureau of the (Juaker City, tht estimate el
cost of this Improtemint was SAIXW. A little
later, the spceitl committee of eiigliieeilng ex
pert reported that it would eost more thin
si,0Oil,iJO. At the present time, wlun the woik
of coiit ruction has nearlj bieu loinmemed, the
tilk is that'll will take at liast .!7,U00,OflO to
complete a pj.stcm for iucrctudii,; and tilt el Intr tho
llut tluse aie not all of tho millions which are
ot prociit Intolted in the aetuil or contemplated
fonstruetlon or purchase of water plants in our
great cities. San r'laiiclsio Is one of the few
larger cities of the ('lilted Mates that dots not
own Its own sjstclu of water work, and for
Mime time back the Merchants' association, the
model citlc association of tho Pacific elope, has
been diluting tho question of urging the illy
to puichase the plant now operated by a prltiite
compinj, for the good round sunt of $30,000,(100.
1'ltUburg and Cincinnati are already encaged in
the construction of filter plants with which to
purifj the Ohio water with which tbej serve
their Inhabitants, the expense of eaeli plant
being estimated at about $12 OOO.ikw. New Oi
lcans troponin to expend 11,WO,000 In Improv
ing Its water Mrtlee, and (Jreater New Yorlc
will expend not far from .".0(i0 000 within the
next tvtelte or eighteen months in the bettering
of its water sjstcni. Tho expenditure of this
last fortune would be most commendable if It
were wisely i!Murcd; but there is the rub.
Much money Is wasted.
One of the engineers who made- the upeclal
survey of tho conditions surrounding the I'hlli
(lelphii scheme sild that theie was absolute!) no
need for the proposed attr-ndincntri costing more
tlnn the original estimate of V,0"'.tw. Moie
than $15 000 0.10, In his estimation, will be w.i pd.
If the waste would stop when tho construction
of a phut was completed the outlook would be
much brighter, but, unfortunately fur the tax
pit e is, it continues in the samo old waj. Vnd
the management of the water sjstnus are not al
vvivs to blame; sometimes the shoe is on the
other foot and It Is the people who are to
blame. Such Is the case In PiirTilo todij. The
management uf the water department, for the
good of the taxpajer and In the Interest of econo.
mj', recently proposed to equip the department
with meters In ordir to check tho enormous
waste that goes on etery elay in that city. The
people, backed up by some of the daily papers,
are protesting furiously. It would seem that a
little reflection on the part of the people would
open their ejes to the true situation.
At the present time It costs nuffalo about one
and a half cents as a matter of fact It Is more
than that to elellter ctery thousand gallons of
water to the consumer. In IWiO, according to
the rerords of the department, the rlty used
water at the rate of 25S gallons per capita per
day, which, on a most liberal estimate, Is 115
gallons too mueh the city of London enlj uses
thirty gallons per capita, and the maximum
m era go ot the cities throughout the United
State Is only about setenty-flte gallons per capi
ta. At this rate, about S10 are lltenily allowed
to run to waste etery day In Puflalu, or about
$209,ftnn per jear. This Is one of the reasons why
the lluffalo department cannot be self sustaining,
and the people are to blame.
That meters reduce the wasto of water lus
been demonstrated tlmo and again in different
e Ities and by special experiments, For example,
the city of Washington, I. t'., Im been aware
of the water waste that baa been going on in
that city, and has also met with the mnt oppo
altlon from the people when it has been sug
gested that meters be Introduced aa a remedy.
Hut In the Capital rlty the authorities hate made
a ajstem effort to contrrt the opposition by prac
tical illustrations, and for that purpose hate
made aeteral interesting experiments.
There It a law in the District ot Columbia
which I r quires that meters shall be Installed In
all apartment houses, and from the readings nt
the meters of a certain number Interesting data
has Wen obtained. Forty-four apartment houses,
located In arloua parts ot the city, and con
taining 1,435 occupants, showed an atcrage dally
per capita consumption of 81.3 gallons, the ms.
mum for any one apartment house being ari.i
gallons and the minimum being in. 7, liilf of
these apartment bouses had an average dally per
capita consumption of more than flftj-elght gal
lons and half of less than fifty-eight gallons.
(Inlv eight of the forty-four allowed an aterage
dally per capita consumption exceeding 100 gab
In contrast lo Hie metered service Just de
scribed It Is Interesting lo compare observations
made In two different sections of the city In
ISM, where In each cae the amount of water
I used by it certain definite number of adjoining
nouses was mcierrei ai me same main, supplying
them without the knowledge of the occupants of
the premises. Forty-nine brick bonsia In Chester
I exjurt, containing 227 colored tenints, gave an
I aterage ililly per capita consumption of 101 pal-
! lon, ami lortj-scten houses In the northwest
section, containing 210 occupants, gate an aver
j age dally r capita consumption of 21.1 rallons.
I On Spt, 27, 1P7, the consumption of water In
a reildencc section of ffeorgetnwn, I). C, contain
ing a population .of n.feU persons, was measured
from 12.18 a. in. to 1,15 a, m., and amounted to
4.1,1V) gallons, corresponding to a rale of 100 gal.
. loos per capita per day, nt an hour ot the night
when the legitimate consumption should hate
been almost nothing.
Some time ngu the prltale company In tltlca,
-V. Y., which up to thai time had used but a
few meters, tried an experiment on an apartment
house, and found that the use of meters sated
1 more than W per cent, of tntcr is eompircd
with the amount formirly used by the occupants
of that particular apartment house. Those In
stanics ami enuntlm other Illustrations that
ma be gathered from aittid ccpirienre, demon
strate not only tint water Is wasted, but lli.it the
introduction of the meters, when tho consumer
knows tint he must pay for the water be uses,
wilt sate an; where from U0 to 100 per sent.
Online Studies t
of fltinian ftaUire
Skeptic and Believer.
AYOUXH MAX who looked as If he might be
about 23 jcars old was sitting In tho
waiting toom of the dejiot. On bis knee was
a j ear-old baby. Presently the babe began to
er', nnd the awkwardness and helplessness of
the joung man were 60 mirkfd as to attract
At this point one of the waiting passengers, a
fat and amiable looking man, cros the room
and said to Hie distressed biby tender:
"A young woman gave jou that baby to hold
while alio went to see aliout her biggagc, didn't
"Well, now, I knew tint as won as I sivv
jou. You expect her back, I suppose!"
"Ha, ha! You are looking for her every min
ute, ain't jou?"
"I think she'll come back."
"lla, ha! Hxeuse me, but I can't help laugh
ing. A woman once plajed the ame trick on
me. It was In Chicago. 5.ou're caught, j-oung
man. hhe took jou for a liaised, "
"Oh, she'll come biek," anwired the joung
man, as he looked anxiously aiound.
"iho will, ch? Ha, ha. In! What makes jou
"Why, because she's my lfe, and this Is
our first bibt"
"Oh inn I seel" muttered the fit mm, nnd
he was In such li-vte lo git hick to the other
side of the room that hi- neirlj fell oter a pass
ing pug elog. llutTato l.nnulror.
Strong Diink and Strong Men.
Trill's llAPll'.Xi:i) oter In the llerkeley Tern-
pie Sundij school ind It rinphislrcs the
precocious nituie of jouiusters In that neigh
borhood. The nice fcacher was struggling, as
all Sundiv school teachers hate lo Mrugulr, to
ilrito irnldin fplkes of religious learning Into the
llltle he ids of ipniluis oik, Tin lesson drifted
fiom one subject to another, a thoie lis-soni al
wajs ilo, ar.d the leiihrr In 1 nearly c'.plied
nn.vterliu sui'i rmcstlnns u "Hid the disciples
plaj base ball"-" and "Do you think the Dostom
enild lick em!" and "Did Samson hate his hair
cut In a union shop!" and "If be didn't, lid
the worklnsmcn boycott his show as not friendly
to organijcd labor!" and In tlds wiy the lesson
drifted to the strong men of the llible.
Of course there were Is of stiong men In
Moses' lime, and tli jomerstirs wintnl to knivt
all aliout thrm win llier they wcie as big as
,11m JclTile-e and Mark II inn l, and whether thei
wire ltepublli ins or Populists, and what the
should sell their totes fin.
Tilings were getting ileperite for the gnodi
iostruitor, and to ,wimr llu- ell-eussion into a
spiritual atmosphere again, she iskul: "Vow,
boja, can jou tell me what made the men In the
Ililile m ttiong!"
"Oil, I know!" sluulid nit enthu-siastle tot
frcm Clirendon strced, "it was stiong dilnk, of
Ami the superintendent reeeited another reilg.
mtlon from a teacher In the primary department
that tuy day, Huston liaimript.
AI.l."Ulti:it on proh'liltloii tells an etpcii
once he had in Noith Carolina, t.hero the
lellgious Ide is lint are otherwise rigid do not
exclude the free us of mountain whiskt. llo
dilltered his lecture In a church, and. wnn o
ing up to his subject, dn hired that the Itlble
prohibited Hie drinkiig of alcohol. Immeeliitc
ly a long, lank member interrupted;
"Theie ain't no such thing In the llible," lie
said. "Head it from Cniwli to lEetelation, fiom
kiter lo klter, ami jou em find only one iran
who ctcr asked fir water, and he on!) wantel
a single drap, and what's more," declared the
mountain member In pnoratlon, "he didn't git
to heaten." Mfc.
A POPn.Alt CMIAIHNO HOl'Sf Tor the 0
' llfneflt of All Who Hate Houses to A
Iter.t, Ileal litote or Other I'rop-riy to Sell Y
or I'xcliange, or Who Want Situations or V
Help lliese Small Adtcrtltcincr.'n Cost A
Ono Cent a Word, Fix Insertions for ITto X
Cents a WVd-1 xeepf Situations WanteJ, V
Which Are Inserted Tree A
AMiiiiAcni:. ai.no iincMiots com, mini:
wantcsl by a Luiopvan Sjiidieatc. Coal tn
be shipped nbioad Mu-l be llrst ilisi nnd with
lallroad facilities to Ihlo watir. Addiess J, C.
llateson, Scranton, l'a.
waxti:d TO KKNT.A HOI SB OH FLAT; STATU
number of rooms, kind of heat, location,
when ready and price Address llox S00, city.
AGF.NT!? WASTHIl TO SKM. THK LAT1.ST IX.
tentlon for produilng I.UillT; l-at electric
ity', cheaper than kirnsene; agents coining
money; lurgcit fittnry; prompt shipments. The
Ilest Light eompiny, Canton, O
Help Wanted Kale.
?10d MONTIH.i -NHW PATKNT MKTM.I.K'
llread ItojieU Saniplo Free. I). T. Forshea
Co., Cincinnati, O
POSITIONS. UNUr.lt Till! tiOrat.NME.NT-THOl'.
sands of appointments will bn made from
the civil senile examinations to be held etiry
whore In Mareh and April. Catalogue of In.
formitlon (rre. Columbia Correspondence Col
lege, Washington, D. C.
WANTLD vHIM'K- A ItiTuAnLi:. EOI1F.11 AND
Industrious teamiter; ono well acquyntisl
with tho ell); mirrled man preferred. Meadow
Hiook Waslier, south Side, city.
K.N'EItaKTIO SsLESMAN-SCIIOOI, SUPPLIF.S
country work; 100 salary and commission.
II. 0. Lvana li Co., Chicago.
LEWIS a REILLY
snuvriov waxikd-s iioL&i:i,i:r.PKn; a
small family preferred. Address M., lajlor.
situation t.Yn:i-m a coop autt,, ron
general limuawoik, Addre-s W. It., Tribune.
i)00KitKKPi:it-iu:i.i vnt.i:. sinm.k on doit.
hie entry; all or part of the time. Address
Bookkeeper, 1111 Faliheld street, city.
SITUATION WAVITIl-HY AN I'U'Kltll'XCM)
bookkeeper. Addiess It. J., Tribune ofrtce,
sirr.vrioN wanti:i)-i,al'ndih:ss would
like to get soma ladles' and Kintlemen's
laundry; also take fimlly washing home; lust
of city rcfiicnce. Call or address 5.'0 1'lca.saiu.
FOH PUNT stoiik, .ins mmiuck stkkkt,
Jewell building. Inquire second floor.
FAHM H)lt St.i:-ONK MII.l; l'HOM SOUTH
Canaan, II (icorgctouu, 1 U.ivm.ut, 7 Hones
dale; KSI acies, ten woodland, balance- nearly all
lctcl and tillable; 10 loom slite-roofed house;
two large bains, with underground stables; two.
Moiy chlcker), 12xH0 feet; hrge granary, ice
house- and other outbuildings; well watered; two
bearing apple oichard', ono pear orchard, 4
Jean old; grapes, berries and smill. Will sll
for what the buildings woald coat, ifl.OUO; rei.
sonable down pijmint. Inquire of II. N. Pat
rick, JKIl Washington atcnue, or Hgbert Leach,
Claik'a Crccii, Pa.
Kill SLI'-COTT.U;i'. AT II MlVl'.Y'S LAKH,
Pa , with about one aire (.round, tlility ap
ple trees, barn, ice house, etc. Ihiqutre of II.
B. Hicks at Tliliel .National bank, teranton, Pa.
oh SAi.i'-con.u;i: ai hakvkvs lam:,
Pa., with about one aire gioiind, thirty ap
ple tiees, bain, he house, itc. Knqu.re of I).
II. Hicks at 'llilid National bank, Seianton, Pa.
ion s u.r - tw pvty-fivi: skcond-hand
lociMiiotlte boilers. For particulars apply
at oftice if Cenenl Storekeeper, I)., L. k W".
It. 11. Co., Sciauton, l'a.
ron SAi.n-A faum of co .cni:s; ro ackw
Improtcd; H mile from I'aetorjtllle; about
twenty minutes walk fiom Kejstone Acadcmj;
A terj- sightly and pleaant location for a
countrj liome; can be hid terj rcasontblc;
pos.eslnn nt oree Inquire or address W. D.
ltiisncll, D. ' Ii C- "s ollice, Scranton.
Wanted To Buy.
WANTI'.D-SICONDIIANI) EtOT MACHINIS;
must be in good Older, slate particulars as
to make .and prive Address L. M., general de
liver), Scranton, l'a.
Money to Loan.
DO YOU WANT TO LOW MON'llV. COUP. AND
see- me. Froelcriil. II, acott, Attoniej, Mills
building, Ser.qilou, l'a.
MONKY 10 LOAN ON 110ND AND MOHTOAOi:,
any amount. M. II Hulcrate, Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT OF MONKY TO LOAN '-J.UICK,
straight loans or Pudding and l-oi,i. At
from 4 to 0 per cent. Call em N. V. Walker,
31I-J15 Connell building.
IlOAItD WANTKD-FOn THHKB ADULTS AND
one small chil 1, In respectable Jewish fam
ily, living 1c first-class neighborhood. State
price. W. A., Tribune office
W'ANTKD KIR I'. S. AltM : AI.LK IIODIKD.
unmarried men between ages ol 21 anl r.:
citizens of I nlted States, uf guod ihariet r and
temperate bibles, who eau speak, lead and
write Fnglbh. ltecrules speelailj desired f".
seitice in I'hlllpplius. Foi Information upplj
to ltierulling Oflicc, 123 Wjomiiig ate., Scran
Itl'AD Till: NLW YOIIK LVI.NINfl JOLIINAL;
sold bv nctsilealcis nnd nivsboj. at one
cent a ii p
OKDIW.NCF. Ps,si:il IIV Till: OLD KHIfilJ
boiough 'ouiidl on 'liu-iliy ivuiin,', .r.iti s,
1!01, and iiconiiilend und pas-nl oter the ilur
gis' teto aiyln- ngiilar misting held on Mon
diy etciilng, 1VTT. (, pail.
An nillnance providing for tlio lighting rf tin
sluita and public- buildings of the boiough
of nld I'm go.
Hi It I'ldiiiiid bt the louuell and burgees of
the boiougli of Old I'oiiic, and it is heieby oi
elalued hv authoiiii of tin- saiiK-:
section 1. that I be bon.ugli of Old Foige litis
b attepts tin- piopos.il of the l.iikatvanui
Liglil, lit -il and I'ovvir coiiip.ii;., now located
in old 1'euu'e bi'lougli. a i opt ot wldi Ii pro
posal is htuto aniiixed unit made a part of Ibis
"ii i. Iintm li Hi l.v upon th iissim of this
onlliiaiiie, mid it hating bun pioperl.t adur
ti-sil, tin- burgess of (he borouah of ObJ I'nisi
or the i lull m in of Its loiinill, I- hiiibv nuthoi
led and iliieiud to tiilir into u u nil. lit Willi
tin said eoiiipiiit. the- louiniit to be diavtii
III aieoidanie tvilli the pioposil heieio attuibed
et. .1 Tin- il'.lit to in cupt the stieets, lam.
and alhvs of the boioiali o. Old I'n'i by the
said oli c trie lompaii or lis a-lun-, m tlie
piiipoM- of erietiug poll nnd Atiliumg wiles,
is lieitliv gianted fm the puipu-c of (Msiitlng
tin- Mid eontraet aid larrjlng the same into
eitect, but tin pulls hi e to be tititul in to
rend inn1 t.llli tho dlieitlou of lite stint com
mittee or -sin It ollur Imioiiah ofiliers as imj
In- from time to tlmo iliiiclid. This priillo.ro
tn eontinui- so long is said lonipin) cir its ns
signs continues lo llgl t tho borough of Old Koine
us iifous-ild, e ft In i until t this i.nti.ut or auj
See. I. All ordiii.inics or puts of cudiiiincrs
Inconsistent heriwith are lieiibj uptalcil.
JOHN II. MOtl, I'H.ltlent.
Atte-ati-ll. ' -It Dili:, Stcrctir.
The Laikattanni l.iglit. Heat and Potter com
pany hereby proposes to the borough of Old
I'm ice, to furnish the .iid lmroin.li with Hurt
C'.0 ciiiloed are lights ii'i watts i.iih, und
forty (10) iniandi scent llglits, .'I.' t indie jiovvcr
laeh. Tin compint lurtes to erei t imles and
string wires ninsar.t fn muIi lluhtlng; Hie
borough to (.rant the right to use the Mneti and
allots for this purpose.
The are lldils ale lo lie paid for In the
borough nt the rale of setent two dollais nnd
tlflv lints s;. Mi) pel tai, pivahlo at the
end of each mouth,
The Ineaiide-acnl Ihrhis are to be paid for it
(he late of twenty tlollirs (rJO) ir iar, pa)
able monthly. The eoiiliait to continue foi the
term of ten (10) .tears Llu-hta In bo In open
Hon ull nluht and etrry night In the tear.
Light to coiiimeui e tbreo ill months from the
execution of the eontraet. The niimh. r if liuhis
to In! Inireascsl at the pleasure) of the horou.'h
Tho companv also propiet to furnish llnhts
free for tho lilih sihool Imlldlnv, thf town lull,
and a library building when luintrnc ld.
Seal W. D. ItOU.It.
President Lie i trie Light Ov
Attet:-W. H. C.I.AltHAltr,
Secretary Llcctrlc Light Co.
in. i' if it. irifffs.1 i Tk rt .it
1U Jb il
The present strong demand
for the above prompts us to
offer extraordinary values on
our usual fine Hue of cotton,
cotton aud wool mixed, and
all wool blankets.
Special attention is called
to the following which we
offer in both white and col
ored. Our "Favorite," size 72x81
borders pink, blue, red, yel
low, at $1.85.
"Home Delight," size 72X
Si, borders, blue, red, yellow,
preseut price $3.65.
"Exquisite" strictly all
wool and shrunk, size 72x81,
borders blue, pink, lemon,
special value $4.75.
California Blankets, extra
large sizes, at $5.90, $6. 75,
$8.50, $9.75 and up.
Large assortment of Satints
and Silkoline Comfortables,
filled ouly with best white
fluffy cotton making them
light in weight, yet very
warm. See those at $1.19
$3.45, $1.95 and $2.45.
With memorandum spacs
on each leaf,
Just for a day or so.
Stationers nnd Engravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
Mitt' VOItK AND ONl'AlllO LAND COMPANY.
Notiio is hereby is lien that the annual meet.
in- of thf stoikholdera of the New York and
Ontario Land compile), for the election of direc
tors and liiipectors of election, and for thai
trintaellori of mich other business as may prop
uly ionic- befoie the meetlmr. will bo held at
llu ofhco of tiii eompiny, in I'ecktille, Pa.,
on Thun-day, February 2", l')l, at 11 o'clock
The transfer boohs will cloie at !1 o'clock
p. m., 1'ebiu.iry in, and leopin at 10 o'clock
a. in., Much 1, l'mi.
lit ordei ef Hie Hoard of Dlreetois,
AltlllL'll L. I'AUMKLKK.' Secretary,
wmi: iinirniicxs v. Ai.ntED iwj.
llursii. Ill tin- Court of Common rieas of
Lichatiauua fountt. No. -."IT, Notcmber Teri'i,
1'HHI lo Allrul lluinplni'iii, the abotc-uameil
ou me hereby notlMcd that the sheriff, of
Li,i ka aim i County Ins leturiicd the subpoeiu
and all 14 .ul poem linn est invent lis and .toil arts
nqulrii! to jiipiar in the Court of Common
Pie," of F.ild touiiti mi tie ciichtcilit'i ii.it ot
March niM, . !.. 1IH. I" answer the coin
phlnt of the libellaiit lied in the slid suit,
c ii sciiviir.
C II MM I II, .Slierlff.
i.m'vii: op mvv mux. laii: of tiih
llnrouirli of Dillon, Lackattanna County, de.
it l-l d.
f.ittirs totJiiientai t on Hie abote mined eatatu
havlnir been itiintnl to the uuderslKiied, all
peioiis li.ivliu- claims or demands .-italnvt tho
raid e.tale tvlll piiMiit ilieui for pitmint, nnd
thou' Indiblid Hull to tvlll pled.e make' tmine.
tllule pat un nt to W". D, IH'SIU-L, Kxccutor,
Or A D. DIIAN, tlornev.
.SOI It K IS IIKHI.IIY (ilVHN THAT AN AP
plliatlon will be made to tho Governor of
I'eiui-tltaiila, on Hit nli day of March, A D,
IWll, bv (jrus D. .Ic.nm, (,' I' ltetnolds. Chailej
Nldaicer, H H. hturgts. .lohn T. Illchards, T C.
Nun 'lurch, rouiucl Mmtir, Itiehard (I'Drlen, M,
I. Healet, W, tl Fulton. C. S. Woolvtorth, M.
I Carter, Tlioima l-prngue, ami others, under
the Ait "( the (ieneral Assembly of I'ennsjl.
tauia etilllled "n Ait for the Incorporation and
ltuulitiuii of banks of discount and deposit,"
appiotid tho 1,1th do "' Mat, lsTrl, and the cv
niil su pbmeuts tin nio, for a charter for an
Intended hanklnc; corporation to be located in
Nrantoii, l'a , to be railed "The People's Dank,"
vvllh a capital tock of fine Hundred Thou. an I
Dollars eHOO.uxi) the e hinder and object of
which arei to do a in ncrjl banking busness, and
lull hate the pottei and may lionovv or If n I
nioiii.t for such jicrlod js they may drcm proper,
may discsmnt bills ol imImukp, furtlen or domes,
lb promlo'-oi; not is or oil rr negotiable paperi1,
aud the liinl mi) be nulled In o.lvame, ami
hall bate the llKht tu hold In trust as coital,
eiul seiurlly for loans adtanees or dl.c-ount, es.
tales, leal, pcr.oii.il and mixed. Including; thi
notes, boiidi-, obllnatloiui or atc-ounts of this
I lilted Mile, Indltidiiali.' or rorivrations, ami
In puiihw. e ollcit and adjust tho same and to
iIIhiom' thereof for the benefit of the corporation,
or for the pajnunta of the debts as wtourtiy for
which the samo may Im held, and for these pur
purea, to hate, Kieis and enoy all the rishti,
liemfits and prlJ?Ki'ii of Hid Act of Assembly
and supplements ihereto.
AltTHUR DUNN, Solicitor,