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THE SOJKAOTON TRIBXJiSE-MOxNbxVy, FEBKUAKV 18, 1901.
PubJUhrf Dillr. Except SnJr. tr. "Ih'Tilb.
net Publlihtos Comrn7. tt Fifty CnU a Montn.
LIVY S. WCIIAnD, EJltor.
O; F. BYXDEE, Business Minster.
New York Office: 150 Nsrasu Rt.
S. S. VHEKLAM.
Bote Agent tor foreign Ailrerttslnr.
Entered t the rosteHIre st Feranlon, T.,
Second-CIsss Stall Matter.
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tier to print short letter front Its friends ber
ins; en current tonics, but lit rule u thl thee
must be signed, for publication, by the writer
reel turnes snd the condition precedent lo
icptince Is tht ill contribution! shall be subject
to edltorlsl revision.
THE FLIT RATI: FOP. ADVEItTISIXO.
The following table shows the price per Ineli
ech Insertion, spice to be ued within ono yesrt
; r ;i
.15 J .105
17m tFan JOO'dicVes.
For cards of than',. rro1utlons of condole ncev
and similar icntillmtlons lo the natuie of ad
vrillilis The Tribune mile u iIijikc of ft cents
Itatra for Clssslflcd Adveitlslnj furnished on
sckanton. n:nnuAnY is. 1001.
Tlir- usually well-informed Wnshlng
ton correspondent of the 1'hlladnlphla
Ledger, Major Carson, Is In error In
nlleKing that Congressman Connell
made n bargain with Congressman
I'alzoll concerning tho new court bill.
The Ripper Bill Analyzed.
,OU THC benellt of those who
ate not yet informed ns to
the exact provisions of the
amended "flipper bill," and
thcie are many, including wmo who
novel thelcrs are free with criticism of
It It Is north while lo translate the
bill's nuln features Into common Eng
lish: It vests executive power in a city
lecuidor, who Is to take the place now
held by the mayor; and in the heads
it nine departments, comblnable Into
even, namely: Public safety (Are, po
lice and sanitation): publlo works
(-streets, (nidges and public buildings):
collector of delinquent taxes; asses
sors: city tteanuror (who may also
collect delinquent taxes); city control
ler: law (city s-ollcltor); charities and
correction, and sinking fund commis
sion. The heads ol the departments
of public safety and public works, the
' ollector of delinquent tnxes, the city
solicitor, the director of public chari
ties and collection, and the members
of the sinking tund commission ate
appointive by the recorder, subject to
confirmation by select council; tho n-he?M3i-3,
treasurer and controller are
elective, by the people. The recorder
may remove for cause any officer ap
pointed by him and may ns often as
lie may think proper appoint three au
ditors to i.N.imluc without notice the
i If aim of any department. Thus treb
ly equipped with the power of ap
pointment. Investigation and removal,
the recorder Is the leal head of the
lity government. In him responsibil
ity renters and lie has power to meet
I. lie Is Ineligible to H'-eleetlon.
Next to the recorder, the big man
I'l the gornmenl Is the controller.
The bill piovldes that lie shall have
the inspection and icvlslon of the ac
counts of all other departments and
trusts; that lie mu.it continuously
audit the faini. and keep separate ae
"ntintfc 1'ir each specific Item or ap
I'lopilatlon marl" by councils to each
ilopurtmrnt; '"'J 1" general ho must
see. to It that cerv penny of city
nt'itv y Is spent .u cording to law and
fur piitpusrs fully denned before he ap
P'.ijvcf. if hf suspects lrreguldrlty or
ciookedtit.su he must pinsectite a thor
ough luvcstiBiition and for this pur
pose Is clothed with magisterial power.
'Viiiiii-lls i email, es now save for an
Increased iiKiiibcrsbtp In the i onimon
liratuh and a r creased power for llllf
ilile;. dii'- tu tli ntrall;:atlon of ex
ecutive pri'v i. VnlKe magistrate ti
the muni" r of live, not all of ono
natty. !. tn be appointed by the ie.
curder an I aie t" set vo nt a salary to
be li:;cd by i-nuii'llR dill Ing good be
lcivlur. t'-aitrnits aie tu be let ns be
fore, by public ndvcitl.'eiiifiit, nnd are
to go tu Hie lowest ie.polislble bidder.
who liiilrt slic. a tuple bond for faithful
Nceutlon. All fees aie to go into tlio
Ity ttcitsiii.v' all oftlclals are to bo
paid at a IK'-il miniy and mti"t give
b'ind for ildeijty iinr buinsty. Corpor
ate powi'is Include th light tn levy a
general trancliise tax. Provision is
Hindi; for a pension tund for policemen
anil Hi cm -u. Neither polUemcn nor
flrctinn aie to be dismissed without,
Plcleried chaige, and an open
I'lal; and appointments rind pro
motions arc to lie In accordance with
i' .systematic ni'llio.l of ascertaining
tin.' comparative lltncss of applicants.
This, in bilDf. is tin; mueh-abuscd
"Hipper bill" nilnux the tipper annex.
The bill rceelvea Its popular uamo
fi&ln the fact that, Instead of allowing
I tit p1oIyons to Inlto effect at tho
exjSlratlou nf the loins of tho mayors
Lifiy serving, It provides that within
1'iUiys after Its enactment and ap
piii'val the governor shall appoint u
city recorder, who may or may not bs
the present mayor, for each 'sec.ond
eluss city, thlrt uppolnteo to servo un
til tilt- Hist Monday in April, 1903, thus
making It possible for tho governor, It
he fhootes, to "tip" the existing ad
ministrations out of office. It is gen
stally conceded that the measuie, apurt
from this ilpper feature, provides a.
superior plun of conducting city gov
ernment. It Is especially ndvantagcous
tojrScranton, whure Ineltlclcncy com
blripd with dishonesty In councils has
developed an unusual need for a
strongly centralized executive power.
The now charter bill provides nn ex
cellent mechanism for supplying this
need; In view of tho tact that tho
only objection proposed against It Is
that it temporarily facilitates factional
leprlsals in Pittsburg. It may well bj
asked whether this constitutes a suf
ficient warrant for Scranton, through
Its representatives at Ilartlsburg, to
kick its own welfure into the fire.
"How uan'thef Inllutuico of the press
be Increased '!" was asked recently of
rrioMj irVooilncnl men, ' Comptroller
Color, of New York, made the best re
ply. "Simply," he Bald, "by tclllnr? tho
truth." Tho demand of the ago Is for
Justice Hrewcr Is correct In saying
that the practice of ecpuratlnp Jurora
from their families and treating them
ns If they wore criminals Is a relic of
barbarism. No man should bo sum
moned ns a .luror who Is unworthy of
belnff treated ns nn honest man until
his notions compel tho adoption of a
A Cause of Wonder.
HE E8TEEMBD Dally News
of "Wllkcs-llnrro Is assured
that The Tribune vented no
spleen nnd flung no fling In
whut It said a few day ago about
tho pitiable attitude which Luzerne
county beats toward the politics of
the state nt large. Nor was there an
atom of Jealously In our temaiks;
for, apart from the undeslrablllty of
Jealousy as a factor in life, the cir
cumstance should Impress our con
temporary that there Is no occasion,
from a Lackawanna standpoint, for
political Jealousy of Luzerne.
With regard to the nesil of an addi
tional Judge In tho mother county wo
are not Infotmed. If It exists, Luzerne
should have one, no matter how In
consequental may bo the standing of
her delegation nt Itartisbtirg: and
Lackawanna would be glad to use Its
Influence In helping Luzerne to get It.
But what surprises us, and what sur
prises many observers of contempor
ary affairs, Is that a great and popu
lous county like Luzerne, tho third
In magnitude In the commonwealth,
should bo content year after year to
see the Important olllces In the statu
government go In many Instances to
much smaller counties, like Indiana,
and Wayne, and Northampton; Ilka
'enter, nnd Lycoming and Tioga; and
should bo willing to be practically
without representation In the councils
of the dominant party or faction where
processes of government aro deter
mined upon and honors and favors ap
This, we may take It, Is not a mani
festation of modesty fo much as it is
an exhibition of Inability to unite upon
n course of political policy calculated
to enforce substantial recognition of
Luzerne's Importance. The political
leaders of Luzerne seem to be deficient
In the knack of subordinating small
local differences to large general re
sults. They do not pull together.
Dyspeptic obstructlonary politics and
the spit It of captious raillery at those
uppermost in stato affairs appear to
be lu tha ascendancy; and whllo this
condition of affairs does not especially
concern us, It does excite wonder that
the practical men of tho mother coun
ty, the men of sttong common sens:
In every day activities, sbould be will
ing to stand for or tolerate It.
The Porto lileo legislature has ad
journed without removing tho 15 per
cent, tariff law which was enacted sub
Ject to Its option. Thus Is another
scare-crow of antl-impeiialism stripped
of Its horrors.
The Cry of Extravagance.
-r-ViHRK CAN IJL no sanction
I for c.Mravagancc but on the
JL other hand therd Is no Jus
tification for mlsieprescnta
tlon. The fact that the expenditures
of the pifcsent congress have been the
largest In the history of the govern
ment does not necessarily Imply that
they have been wasteful and improvi
dent. Wasteful and improvident items
may have crept lu nnd whore located
should bo lanced. Hut no conceivahlo
benefit can come fiom purely genet ai
Ized and exaggerated denunciation.
Mich as many opposition newspapers
and politicians arc now indulging in
for p.nty effect.
For exampl", tho Atlanta Constitu
tion speaks of "the billion-dollar .ses
sion of congress," remarking that It
will have credit for the largest mill
t'uy appiopriatlon ecr made, when
the I'nlted States Is called upon to
pay a peace footing chnrgc of $393,
."M.MiKJ. to which aie to be added
chaises jot to bo scheduled. Of IhH,
l",00O,n0O goes to tho arinj S,7',C!,.tJT3
to the navy, and tho "eolosal sum"
of II5,,-I5,ii0 for pensions. The Con
The w.n budget of Lnsland ii S.'C'J, 167,510. only
41.l0r.MO uf wlikh Rue lo pension.. I'rame
pa InI,5;3,!Xi), of which Jotl.TJiMOi U for
pciiilnns. (.einiun.v'a war bill U ViO.xuj.CVi,, out
if whiih MH,:i.';i,(X) i fr pcnMoru.. Iluxla'a
in'inster military establishment !, run cf WH),Jl",.
iic.0, wlib no pcnslorn. Amtrli pa.vs a rhirge of
-Vyo.uui), with no pennon roll, crlly we
ale building up a military s.vMcm on lilgh urev
Mile, lu nhldi evtry man wants bit pay in wr
vho ainl high pelona'nltervvard. In lettirn for
these joint figures tho L'lilted Stale e.inies a
Joint miliuty and naval force ot lo,(vo men;
l.uglaiid, .101,1110 men ; puiive, ti.'i.UI men;
Oiiiwnj. ,Vi.'i,s.o meni Ttu-i-i.i, W0.310 men, and
n(rla, 57S.1I1 men. We have, thercfoie, the
limit lOitly inllitiiiy lorce on earth, veritably a
soldier on every man's back.
Similar In purport Is n line or state
liient laid down recently In tho house
by Itepresentatlvy McClellau, Dem
of New Voik, as lhu leported:
Mr. MvCKllan, cf New Ycik, made an Inteie-t-ing
statement as tu llic total cost of our mill.
lar.v establishment, which, lie satd, was SI'J,.
T0'),7o0. To this muit be added, he tald, &j,
OCOl for the cost of pa,t wars, pmslon', etc.,
bringing tho total up to $2,bJl,S"d. The eot
of each soldier, r.ot counting pensions, etc.,
would therploie be 41.23l Including pensions,
W.R'W. lie conliasted the figuies with tho cost
of military establishments In Luionean armies.
The tost of th (ieiman soldier, Including prn
sioni und txpenej of past wars, was but SJ.T,
and ot I he I'rrmii soldier'1, also Ineludliij pen
sions and the cvper.so of the Praiiio-I'iuvslan
war, was il. llcloro thi end of the year, ho
said, our military establishment would cost over
sn00,0o0.000. This gund total did net includo
any of tho expense of Maintaining1 the nav
Vow these facts aro Interesting and
entirely proper for public instruction
but tho trouble Is that thoy do not
tell nil tho story, with regard to tho
Immediate cost of our legulnr army,
which Is the taiget of tho greatest nt
tack. Mr. McClellan und tho Atlanta
Constitution, if wishing to bo fair,
should also have said: First, that it
was tho Democratic mlnotlty In tho
Inst congress that rushed the presi
dent, against his protest, Into the war
witlt Spain, which has brought on all
the necessities now culling for enlarged
army and naval uppiopriatlons. Had
the Democratic flie-eaters lit congress
nnd in tho yellow press kept still, tho
president would have controlled tho
more wur-llke elements In ills own
patly and achieved by diplomacy what
under the circumstances It took war
in the second, place, these wis post
facto critics of the high cost of their
own prescription should nlso have the
manliness to point out that by the
foolish limitation of tlmo on tho. army
bill passed two years mo. under
which till volunteers and many regu
lars have to be dlschatgod by July 1
next, nnd tho delay in passing the re
organization bill nt this scKflon of con
gress, owing lo Democrats filibuster
ing, there hns been nn Increarod and
unnecessary cost Imposed on tlui gov
ernment of about 160,000,000. That I
what has swollen tho army bill to
such large proportions and It Is alto
gether duo to the work of so-called
nnll-lmpoiintlsts and the Democratic
parly. Were the government to cut
down Its ntlowauces to the soldlets,
who today are far nnd away tho best
clothed, tho best fed, and the best
It on ted soldiers In the world, the first
to begin a howl of protest nnd the
list to subside would bo these samo
Democratic economists who think they
can Hcore n political point by yelling
extravagance nt the Itepubllcan ad
ministration. Lastly, it conies with bad grace from
the AtUntu Constitution to complain
of pensions. Without waving the
bloody shirt It may fairly be said that
pensions are n natural H'sull of re
bellion nnd those responsible for re
bellion nt home or for Hh encourage
nient lu distant Hands Miow faulty
l"glc In leading the choius of com
plaint. Let evety extravagant dollar be cut
from the appropriation bills but also
let publlo discussion be truthful nnd
P. C. Knox, the Pittsburg lawyer
who Is slated to succeed Attorney Gen
eral (Jrlggs. Is u corporation attorney
and, of coin ac, this fact will elicit
howls from the opposition. Hut the
lawyer nf consuquente who Is not a
corporation attorney Is nowadays rare.
The qualities which make a lawyer
valuable to a corporation make him
valuable to any other client, Including
The sporting blood nt Cincinnati has
yielded gracefully to nn Injunction
fiom court nnd the tempest In a tea
pot over the Jeffiies-Kuhlln affair Is
no longer nn Ismic
(lovernor Nash Is undoubtedly en
titled to the championship belt of
Wa-lilngtoti, 1Mi. la.
Till: oltowiM, popularity of American pio
ducN In those parts of the world In which
all the manufacturing nnd exporting na
tions arc making earnest endeavors to ex
lend their louiinene Is illustrated by the tlguics
of the tic.iMiry buieau of statistics, showing the
cpuits by gland dlvi-lons and count lies In 1'jOO
conipirod with Is''. Thcc figures arc pub
lUhed In the December number of the Monthly
Summary of forumcrcc and Finance, and cover
the calendar jean tioin ii'rt lo 1000. They uliuw
that our exports to Lumpe increased during that
period trout JtHJ.Pon.Oisl to l,llfi,000.OiX), or (-1
per icnl.i lo North Amcilu, fiom ?T.,000,000 to
slPJ.ono.iyXl, or 100 r cent.; to South Amtrica,
from $3.1,000,000 to ll,iXio,0fs). or lis than 10
per cent.; to Asia, from VK.OOO.OOO to $.S,O)0r
IHXi, or 103 per tent.; to Oce.iulca, fiom 17,.
fmo.fiOO to $10,000,000, or 132 per (int., and to
Alriea, tiom $l,'iOn,nno lo .i(.uoo,oiio, or 4tG per
unt. To South America the giowth has been
ininpiiatlvcly smill, but to Asia, Oiratdea and
Africa the peremtage of growth. It will be oh
seived, has been phrnomenilly laige, and In
neuly ev(ry Inslanie the gain has been greater
than tint of the ether countries competing tor
A moie drnilcd anilysis, considering tlie ex
ports couutiy by suuntrj, alMi shows some in
ttirstlng tacts, ami thla is pievnlcd in tlm
table whh.li follows. Tlie United Klngdom.whleh
stood at the heid ot our list of customers in
l:tf0, still maintains that position, but only
shows an ineieaie of less than W) per cent., while
Oeimanj', whoee commercial relations with the
I nitcd Stales have been the subject of much
dhurvion, shows nn increase of more than 10)
per cent., and an incicasc of over $3j,O00,0n0 In
the single jear 100O compared with the preceding
vcar. 1'iance, which stood third in the lit cf
our ciKtoineis In lf90, is now- fit th ; Canada,
which was lourth on the lit lu l'X), has taken
third rank, and Netherlands which was sixth in
IS'iO, Is now fouilh In tho list. To Hong Kong
the exports of 1'X) aro double thoce of 1?00; to
nritisli Autralasla, two and one-halt times as
much; to China nearly tlnee times as much, and
tu Jipau mom than live times as much as tlio
cf IS'ki, while to Ilritlsh Atllea the tlgures of
1000 are rl times as much ns thoc of 1690.
The following table shows the expoits fiom the
Tnllcd states by rotmtries in 1S00 and 1000, ar
ranged in the order of magnitude:
Kiporled to 1X. 1W0.
I'nitid Kingdom 5-l31.It53.50j ij CAi,3.,3T5
Oernnny Pl.Sil.SIrt 107,uA1,l0i)
Canada S8,ii?.),3l!7 lO.'.ooo.-iSO
Nctheilands Sa.ll.MI 8.1,721,501
Franco 10,711,210 S2..TO.3.1-,
llclglum 27,770,00.1 i,020,0'i3
Jlcxleo 13,6j:,7tK. SS,270,fK3
llalv 13,472,b01 ::il,73I,701
lliliWi Austialasia .. ll,031,r.'iS 23,1C3,72J
Cuba n,32,1l 20,0.14,621
Japan 5,07.0.)S 20,102,111
him and Hong Kong O.WH ai,(S9,8Sl
IlrltUh Afilca 2,053,33.', 1O.1W.0J3
Donmark I.K.'VJ.H 1.1,100.371
Spain U.t71,5W 13,21)0,017
Sweden and Norway .. 1,170,21) 11,520,371
Praill 12.WM.3.VI ll,5t6,6S1
Argcnliiu l,SI0,t0.i 11,003,533
liussta In Kurope .... 0.100,1 VI S.llj.ojO
British West ludlea .. 0,001,171 S,3J0,317
AiiVila-llungaiy .... l.lTl.Ool 7,037,019
I'orliigd I.TOS.Sr. 1,70.1,179
nrltl-h Fa.t Indies ... t,fl0.M7J S.227,032
riiiie y,o),2s.; uomu
llajtl S,O07,:.H .1.7AI.470
Philippine Islands ... 1.13.001 3,523,118
Tula, including eth
er countries not
heieln specilied . . .S')7.502.S13 $1,7",9IP.170
i i m
From the v tlllainnort Oazette end nnllctin.
I lli.rn ta fl rf.Miivl,lsnn ultli thit tjv l,v At A
bonded Indebtedness of some of the pilucipal
school districts of the state;
t Uy. Pelt.
0 7-10 lu),l0
1 1; M!,W)
I.oik Haven ,
Scranton, which levlea a lax of fouitccn mills,
and which has a bonded fndehtediirsa nt almost
half tt million dollars, U uudt-r llic Wallaic law,
'1 lie funds of the dlstilet aio dltburscd by the
city treniirer, nlii recelu cominlwlon of
e.nc and one-half r cent., vhlrh cost the
ilblrlct for the flrt ft1 nr the hand-onie
atnn of t.7,200. Thli i. indeed, a pretty penny
lor a pick-up by a tlty otftclol not mnn-t-led
with the achool ctlettlct.
r'lom (-pjru lionienti.
She v.M at a puty. lie had not jet aiilud,
but alio u mor.ientjilly expecting him. Yl'
hum ot cfliirriMtlcn llirousli th room had ln
lnlfl(ii.i for lur; ull lice facultlca were bent
on the front t'oor.
Kury lime tt npcinil, at cvel alcp In the hl'l,
etie would mart, while her fate would fluah and
h(.r cjet Jfcht up with a feierUh expectation
Then the. tolor would so bad: from her cheeha,
hir cyeatwould dull and her heart would alnli
when nnsnher than ha came Inlu the room.
I liillljl ho nrrhed Hnd look a aeat beai'lo bcr,
und ahi i Wot.cd over hla ahculder and Joynmly
"My datllnel my tUrhnid"
Mm woa too happy to wy aught more.
Tin jtaia later, and he aaln aiU. H i hi
Ihclr own home ns.v. Ilia etep li on tlm atoopj
he open the door. Shu prlnia quickly to Hie
"Wipe jour 1hk,L!" he icram.
Tho bojtline iinililtiuii ol acnuo uirat men aie
i uriou-a to recall. Howard I'jlo wanted to 1"" n
locoinolbc cniflnrer. S-i.ator llcnlandn II. Till
man jjb that. In hl cue, Rood rurKCon wai
spoiled. lh(. lad who la now known a Dr. T.
Do Witt Taliiuge aplrcd to be a atwe drlrcr at
tin, Ijconard Wood lonucd to walk a quarter
ilok. The poor boy, Andrew Carnrglc, in far
off Scotland, wa liohlnit to pel to New YoiK
and bocotncj tho owner of a ereit ncirepaper. If
Georu Dewey had had his viav u a boy, he
would haie been a brljadlcr In the Ppanbh war
Icatcad of (Jnklng- .MnnloJo at Manila. Dromon
Upward vaa dl.jpyolnted that he wai not a
Kltbc-botlcr. William Jcnnlngi llryan, bad ho
been permitted, would have Womc a lUptht
puadier. William pcan Uowclla rrrollrclH that
hit grcitcot ainhltlon wai In drive mulct to tow
canal boat. So the woild may congratulate
Itfelf on the results of many u cav of dljp
Vrnm tho New Ycik Sun.
A clcrgjinjii while (atetliMnu liU suudjy
school a few- weeVa go bad occasion to ask tlio
childicn the nieanlnif of the word "cpWIe." A
littln Rlrl In the jciuigcst clM ij fo certain
that the knew that slio did not heltat a min
ute, but with the Rrcatest of confidence nn
bwcred; "An (plsllc li the wife of an apostle.''
NUBS OF KNOWLEDGE.
Out of lW.OOO tanner in Norway, all but
11,000 own their fann.
Cotton exports brought lo this counlij 41I'V
OCN),000 more in l!s than In 1W.
Hie tint niiine steamer nude ill flist trips
horn llotlcrdmi to Cnlogno In l"lo.
The custoirw recelpl.s In Svdncv, f. l , in
11 wrie o',iO.).n, jun in VX) .12,57.fll.
1'as.seigcr tratflc between New York and Lu
rope In UOO showed - niatKcd Increase over
that ot w.veral picvlous 5'ai.
The largist sponge ever sent to maiLct was
fiom the Mcdltlenar.tan; it was ten feet In clr
cumferenec and three In dlamettr.
The Illiterate nation are ihlefly ltu-v'.i.
Spain, Turhe.v and tho improgicESlvc nation of
the Orient and nf South America.
Dublin has only 10 acres less of pail. than
londcm. Hie latter lias 1,600 acres. Still bull
ritlcs aio short of breathing spots.
A genuine Slradivarius violin Is woith what
ever the person owning II may asU. At M.WO
It would not be deemed extravagant.
In an edd curloiity shop near Westminster
is fishing bag formerlv belonging to Iraak
Walton, bearing his Inltlils and the date 1016.
The total yield of the filch nf (Mi in Canadt
last year was $21,S01,70i., being uu inc lease of
about $J,2oO.000 over the catili ot the pieeednu
The I'enoln-cot trihe ot Indi.in, wlilch niun
beicd 211 In InsO, l now- about 1(H) stron;.
Maine appwpriitcs annuilly T.(W for tlulr
Foreign exports at N'ev Orleans List year
readied a total of $112,000,000, the largest on
lecord, and an Ineieatc over the previous year of
Three ecoie jud 10 cais in the r.ilnnt'
measure of life, but in Caithness, Scotland, .i
nun of 70, unless inarrird, is docilbnl as it lad,
or by his brother of W as a boy.
An expert diims tint the eastern tdona i-f
tho Andes in South America, Is richer in geld
than tho Klondike country and gold can bo
lalen with much less vvoile and privutlon
In 1S00 Sweden had a population of S,;l1O,00i),
and at the present time, In fpite of the large
emigration which has given l.OOO.Ofsl people
to the Fulled States, the population is S.IOO.OOO.
Sir Bobert Hall has been telling a youthful
audience In Lngland that every hundred jcais
the sun loses five miles of Its diameter. To al
lay anxiety, however, he mentioned that the di
ameter ol the sun Is RGO.POO miles, and that
40.CO0 jrara henco the diameter would still bo
Japan has of lute eau greatly Increased hei
cavalry, and Mill inoie leccntly added neaily
forty Me-lil batteries to her artillery, and as the
country Itself produces practical!)- no horses
unliable for this purple, the necesitj- for Im
porting them Is uigent.
The school commissioner of New Yoik city
have just made publie tlie list of janitors of
school buildings for the coming jear. It ap
pears that the uvrraae pay of janltot is about
onc-thiid gicatcr than tho averaje pay of
teachers in the publlo schools.
A branch cf the Society of Majflovvrr d'
sceudants has been organized in Wisconsin. The
new ofMioot has started out with 23 membcis,
24 of whom aro women. To be eligible one must
b a lineal descendant of a paseengvr who land
ed from the Jlajrlowcr at ri.vinouth In Decem
Tho Vermont custom of nut lunging a con
victed murderer until two jeirs after the pac
ing of the death sentence upon him is founded
on the assumption that any possible doubt us
to his guilt will be lemovrd in tint time, and
all danger ot putting an Innocent man to d-ath
11 llius eliminated.
During the j-ear just ended the total amount
of public becmrats in this count r was S6J,01,o;i,
ngainot $70,710,003 In 1S00. The amount given
to educational Institutions In 1000 was $31,032,011;
to charities, $13,621,722; to chunhe.s, $d,N).V
dl.'i; to museums and ait galleries, i2,143,3vJ,
and to libraries, $2,0M,Oi
A vvtch, hslleved to have been bt some
tlmo about 1027, which has been found on l'ov
irty Inland, at the mouth uf the Connecticut
river, la attracting great attention from aiul
ciiuriaria. This watch Is ;i large silver one, and
on the InIdo of tho outri ca is enmuved
name! vhich cannot be made out, and the el -e,
A sensation vas cau.ed In New- Westminster,
near Vancouver, tin other day, by tha discov
ery of $12 worth of fine and coare ialn gold
In tha crop of a wild gooc. Tho goose was
shot at Pitt lake, which la fed by tiumcruus
mountain streams. The sand bars along the
shore were known to certain sold, but had net
er been projected.
Professor V.. It. Jolir.on uured the Inter
Oceania Canal committee that the Nicaragua Can.
al, if completed by 1011, v.ould begin with
7,500,000 tons cf traflw and ofculn 11,230,000
tons by 1021. Hut A, P. Davis, chief hvdo
Sraphcr cf the Canal commission, sjvs that be
would bo surprised If the tratfiu ever exceeded
5,000,000 tons. Mr. Nlinmo, an Independent ktu
dent of tho rami, thinks 300,000 tons a Ur;e
Kxdu.hi- of l.joi'l, tha sua of King Kd
wsid'ii empire is 11,773,'x.i) tfjiure tinlrs; in.
eluding Lgjpt about thlitren million iquaie
miles, or much over one-fuurth of the land ur
face of tho globe. The wnlth of the Unite!
Kingdom alone, apart from that of India, Aus
tralia, Canada and other possessions, is about
alxty billion dcllais, or second only to that of
the United States. The popujatlon of the em
plie aggregates seme four hundred millions, be
ing comparable, with that of the emplio of China.
Tli pedal e-ommiicn of the Austilan Indus
trial ccuncll, appointed tu submit recommen
dations pirparatury tu leguJatien on trusts, sug
gets that (nuts be regarded as legal organiza
tions and given legal fonn. A Oust boaul sliovJJ
be created to reglstrr and Loop tuck of com.
bines. It should havo iiiridlelieu In cases urU
trig from international disputes. There should
be a trpautc court for the healing nf tharg-s
that dusts me siifllni cei'ipctitlon. This court
should be aided by a council of coinmeidal rx
ArOPL'LAR CUlAIHNa IIOL'SK for the '
nenent of All Who line Itomra to ,
llett, Ileal Uatate or Other Proiwrty to Sell
or Hxchange, cr Who Want Situation or
Itiln Thesa Small Advertlemrn'a e'u't
One Cent Word, fir Innerllom lor 1'Uo
(.'enta i wom Lxcepl situations waniei',
Which Aro Inserted Free. O
Help Wanted Male.
VA,Tl:u-A rinsT vi.mh n.nncrt. inquiiii:
at once, at ;ri7 Sprinq flrctt, cpp(-lte lin
wani i:n i;xpi:uit;ncki hTi:.sonn Arui.n
and tjpcwrltcr desires position. Addrew W.
,!., Tilbuno otflie.
situation wantcp-py mhjxh tnnt, .s
nursu glil. Mjrlle lHJrcd, 123 Lafayette
situation WAYiti-iiousi:KLKi'i:n on
manager of a public llrtlltutlon, by u lulj
who lias had manj jears' ciperlencej liest of
lefcrenccK. Addri'M, lluuskicpcr, Tribune oltnc,
1011 IIKNT At'llliJ F1IIST, IIUL'M.', 12 b.MIC.r.
looms, all niadcin, tlcctrlc- lights if dosliid.
neautltully Upervd und palntid tliroughvnt.
Kino garden and lawn, $.'fl month. Apply W.
W, lliowuli.g, MS Adams iivcnue.
IIOOMS IV Tilt: (T.NTKIl Of (UYi Wi AND
'.W Wjomlng avrnue; steam heat; all Im
provements; suitable for uny hind of bu-inesn;
nlso barn in rear. 1niilre at 2Jj Jctlcrrcn avc
line, near Spruce fctrcet.
KOIt HENT-liVi: HOOMS rollNKU MAIN AND
Jackson: suitable for lodge, dull or ie-l-donee.
Apply to (I. W. .IcnMiis, Piugglot.
F0U ItKNT-STOnB IN OPI) FKLLOWS PUILD
Ing, 211 Wj'omlng avenue. Inoulre of janlloi.
FOIt SALL A 0001) DIUYINO IlOltii:, A
pacer; perfectly gentle. Inqulit- 310 Dean
FOIt SSLK-ONH TLxM AND WAOON, AT S.
Itcynulds' bam, Llneclu Heights.
FOIl SALL" UILAF-A SKCOND HAND DOI11LF.
sleigh. Can be seen at Dlume's Cairhse
Vanted To Buy.
WANTKD-&F.COND-1IAND SLOT MACHINLS;
must be In good order, state particulars as
to male and price. Address I M., general de
livery, Scranton, pi.
ONK OF Till! MO-5T IXKlinLF.AND CIINTHAL
building sites In the city for sale; on Mm.
me annuo, between Mulbiuy and Vine strrsr.
Terms JI.OO down, 1,ouO In lite scars, ?J,es) lit
ten J ears. Inquire John I). Ncaloii, Church
street and S-venth avenue, (..iibondale.
FOR SALE-A FA11M OF 00 ACRES; SO ACRES
improved; t mile iioui Fadorvllle; about
twenty minutes walk fiom Krjatonc Acaduii;
A very sightly and pleasant location tor a
country home; can be had very icasoiublc,
possession at once. Inquire oi addiess W, 1),
Itusstll, D. II C.'.'s olllce, S ranlon.
Money to Loan.
MONEY TO LOAN OS IMPROVED ITTV REAL
ctate. IIF.MIY IIELIN. .in.
(HAS. 11. WELL1
DO YOU WANT TO LOAN MOSEY. COME AND
seo me. Frederick E. tcotl, Attorne'v, Mean
building, Scr.-nton, Pa.
MONEY TO LOAN ON RON!) AND MOHTUAUL.
any amount. M. II. llolgate. Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT Or MONEY TO LOAN -(jUICK,
straight loans or Duilding and Loi.i. At
from 4 to 6 per cent. Call on N. V. Walker,
311-313 Connell building.
BOARD WANTED HY OENTLEMAN AND M1FE
on West Side; in small private family pre
fcrml. Address, stating location and teiui', H ,
Tribune of tic e.
DOARD WANTED-FOR THREE ADULTS AND
one small child, in respectable Jewish fam
ily, living; It first-class neighborhood, State
price. W. A., Tribune office
WANTED FOR U. S. ARMt : AF.LE IIODIID,
unmarried men between ages ol 21 and ij;
citizens of United States, of good chaiactcr and
temperate habits, who can speak, lead ami
wilte Engli--.li. Rcciults specially desired fo,
service in Philippines. For Inlormation apply
to lteeniltlng Ofrlee, 123 Wjomlng avc., Scian
Certified Public Accountant.
K. C. SPAULDlNfl, 220 I1ROADWAY, NEW
EDWARD II. DAVIS, ARCHITECT. COXNE1 1,
FREDERICK L. BROWN, ARCHITECT, I'RICU
building, 120 Wsshiuglu-i unmic, JcUhUm.
Cabs and Cariiages,
ilUDDEK TIRED CARS AND CAVRIAClEs; RFvp
cf senile. Piompt attention -iveii ordru oy
'phone, 'Phones 2072 snd C;32. Joseph lielley,
DR. C. Ii EILENllERCIUI, PAULI
Spruce ttieet, Snatiton.
DR. I. O, LYMAN, SCRAM ON PRIVATE Hos
pital, comer Wyoming and Mulbcriy,
DR. C. C. I.AUI1ACII, 113 UtOMINO AVENUE.
DR, II. V. REYNOLDS. OPP. P. O.
LEWIS & RE ILLY
J. w, nnow.v, attoiinv.v and cousurx.
lor-at-law-. liooma 312.113 Mcara building.
D. It. ltUri-OflLi:, ATIOIINKV-IOASS NKl 0
tlatcd on real estate eeiuritj'. Mcara building,
(orner Washington avenue and Epruco aticet.
MI.UHD. WAUItllV k KNAPP. ATTOnSEYS
and (ouiiclloiiat-lav. Itepubllcan building,
jTsVUP t Ji:sst!P. ATTOI1NBYS AND COUS-
Mllor-al-!av. Ccmnionwealth building, Hooms
19, 20 and tl.
i:ilWAIID W. TIIAYBII. ATTOIINKY.
uew PM, HI, floor, Meara building.
b. A. WATItf.n, ATTOItNEY-AT-LAW. DOAttO
of Trade bulldln, Scranton, ra.
PATTnnON It WILCOX, TIlADKItS' KATIONAt,
tt COMMlYB. 013 UlIPUHLIOAN HUILDINO.
a. w. iiKHTiioi.r, .vrronsBY. mraus pldo.
l?liyBician8 nnd Surgeons.
db. w. i:. allln, 6u oltrli Washington
1)11. S. W. L'AMOItKAUX, Ol'tiCI! 131 WASH
Ington avenue. Kraldence, 131s Mulhcu..
Chronic dleaje, lungs, heart, khliiejs uul
genitourinary organa a apeclalty. lloun, 1 lo
Hotals nnd Restaurants.
TIIU LLIC CAFF. 123 AND 127 FUANKLIN AIX.
nue. Kates rrssonsble.
P. SCCIiUKR, Proprietor.
SCltANTON llOtlSi:. NFAtl D , L. It W. PAS.
cngcr depot. Conducted on the Luropean plan.
VICTOn KOCH, Proprietor.
SCHOOL OF Till! LACKAWANNA bCIUNTOV,
Pa. Course preparatory to college, law, mode
dnc or buslnew. 0icns Sept. nth. icnd lor
catalogue. Itcv. Thomas M. Cann, LU II., prin
cipal and pioprktorj W. V. Plumlcy, A. 11.,
O. It. CLARK k CO., SLT.USMEN AND Milts,
ervrncn, store 201 Washington avrnue; gtern
houses, 10J0 North Main avenue; store tele,
Joseph kui:tti:l, nijAii sn Lackawanna
avenue, S'cianton, Pa., manufactuiir of Mire
also ladles' waists. Louis Shoemaker, ill
A. 11. WtlOOS CLEANS I'HIVY VAULTS AM)
ccrs pools; no odor. Improved pumps u-ed.
A. U. Drlggs. proprietor, Lcavo orders Vi
North Main avenue, or Hike's drug stoic. u.
ner Adams and Mulberry. Telephone DJI,
MRS. L. T. KF.LI.En, SCALP TREATMENT, WV.;
shampooing, &0c.; facial massage; manicuring,
23c. j chiroiKidy. 701 fjulniy.
DAUER'S ORCHESTRA-MUSIO FOR BALLS
picnics, parties, receptions, weddings and c:i
cert work furnished. For terms address it
llauer, conductor, 117 Wyoming avenue, i
llulbert's music store.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
In Eftcct Dec. 2, 1000.
South Lcuvc Siraiiton for New loik at LP),
3 00, CIO, 8.00 and 10.O1 a. m.; 12.3.1, 3.2.1 p. tn.
For Philadelphia at 8.00 and 10.03 a. m.; 12 ,.5
and 3.!!3 p. in. For etroudsburg at 0.10 p. m.
Milk aiiommodatlon at Mo p. m. .Vuive t
lloboken at O.'M, 7.1S. 10.2S. 12.03, .1.1.1. I. Is,
7,19 p. m. Anlve at Philadelphia at I, Oil, 3.2),
fl.00 and 8.22 p. m- Arrive Horn New lorl. at
1.10, 1.06 and 10 23 a. m.; 1.00, !., 3.1.1, tU5
and 11. SO p. m From Stroudsbuig at 8.0a a. in.
North Leave Siianlon foi Buifalo ind inter
mediate stations at 1.15, 4.10 and 0.00 a. m.;
1.33, 3.4S and 11.33 p. in. For Oswesn and Sra
e use at 1.10 a. nt. and 1.C3 p. m. For Utlca at
1.10 a. m. and 1.-VS p. m. ror Monlrose at 'VI
a. lu. ; 1.05 and 5.1S p. rn. For Mrl-nlsnn at 4 00
and 6.15 p, ni. For Binghamton at 10.-J0 a i, .,
livo In Scranton from Buffalo at 1.21, J.3J, 1.13
and 10 00 a. m. ; 3.30 ami i.W p. ni. From el,
wego and Sraeusc at 2.5-1 a. in.; 12.35 soul .on
p. m. From UUci at 2.53 a. m.; 12.38 snd a.?n
p m. Fiom Nicholson at 7.60 a. m. and 0 00 p.
ni, From Montiosc at 10.00 a. m.; 3.20 and 0J
Illo'omsburg Division Leave Scranton (or
Northunibciland, at 6.1 J, 10 03 a. in.; 1.53 and
5 50 p m For Pljmnnlli at 1.03, 3.10, 8.3(1
n'l Tor Kingston at S.10 a. m. rrlve at oith
timbeiland at 0.33 a. m.; 1.10, 5.00 and S.13 p
m. Arrive at Kingston at S.52 a. in. Wrive at
Plymouth at 2.0". 1-32. O.lo p. m. Anlve in
Seranton tioin Northumbeiland at 0.42 a in ,
l'S5 l.tX) and s.45 p. ni. From Kingston at
ll.OO'a. in. From Plymouth at 7.51 a. ni ; 3.20,
r ?..t n 111.
South-JLeavo Scranton 1.40, 3.00, 3.50, 10.01 a.
m.; 3.M, 3.40 p. in
North Leave Scranton at 1.15, 4.10 a. in.; 1.51,
5.4S and 11.33 p. fit.
Blnomsburg Division Leave Scranton at 10.05
a. nt. and 5.50 p. in.
Lehigh Valley Bailroad.
In EfTeit Nov. 25, two.
Twins leave Scranton.
For Philadelphia ami :vcvv ork Ma li. ,v .
It 11, at 0.13 and 11.65 a. m and umj, t,:7
(lilack Diamond Express), and 11.30 p. m. Sun.
dais D. & H. B. " 'M' s-' P- '
for Whl'0 "in Hwlclon and piincipal
puinu In the coal, region., v a 1) . n. ,;. I; ,
eJ45t 2.W and 4.27 P- m. lor Pottsville, 0.13,
' IS aud 1.27 p. HI-
"For Bethlehem, Easton, Readliig, JIariishurg
and principal intermediate stations via D. k 1
R. 1L 0.13, 11-63 a in.; 2.U. 1.27 (llluk I)"'.
moiid Eitpress), U.3 p. in. Sundajs, I,. ,
It It 1 5S. 8.27 P- m.
For' Tunkhannock. Towanda, Llinira, lt,aiJ
Renew and prjnc pal Inteiinedla e stations, ,a
D, L. & W. K. 8-03 "'-J L03 and 3.10
P'r'or Geneva, Rochester, Iludalo, Mtgsra Falls,
OiicaL-o and all points west, via I). & u. n. 15.
11.53 Tm . S ("lack Diamond Kxpieu)! r.V;;
10.41, 11.30 p- ni. Sundays, D. &. H. it, Ri
11 55. S.27 P- m-
Pullman parlor and sleeping or Lehigh Valley
parlor taia on all trains hetvveen Wilkevriane
aud cvv York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and fti.
ROLLIN II. 1MLRI R, fien. Supt., 2D Coitlaud
stieet. New Yoik.
CHARLES S. LEE, 11(11. 1'ass. Ait., 31 Coulaiid
street, New Voik.
A. W. NOSNF.MCI!ER, Div. Pa. A;t.. South ,
Bethlehem. I'a. ,
For tickets a. id rullmaii irscitations apply to .
300 Ijclawaiia svenue, Scranton, I'a.
Dela-ware and Hudson.
In lifted Nov. 23, lOuO.
'Tiabis fur farlwndale lesvo Scranton at cl.at
7.5J, S.03, 10.1'J a. tn.; 12.0V, 1.20. 2.11. 2.32. i.iv,
0.23, 7.1-7. 0.15. 11.15 P- m-t Md a. m.
I'cr Honcsdald 0-20, lu.ll a. m.; ;.4t jnj
"' For 'witUcs-llatie--3.il, Tli, S.l.;, it.-i, lo. ;, '
11.55 a. in.; 1.2s. 2-1. J-" )-2". o.IO, 7.1-, iy. J.
For'li. V. II. R. l-oiul. sJ-13. Ilii a. i,,,; -..! I
4 "7 and 11.50 p. in
For Friuisvlvjnl.i II. It. polnts-0.13, j,s t
m; 2.H and 1.27 l. ..
For Albany and all points norlb-ii.20 a. t,.
and S.52 P- .bl?S0Ay TRAIS.S
For Caihondate 0.00, 11.3J a. in.; 2.J(, n..'
5.47, 10 52 p. in.
Fur Wllkcs-llaue-O.SS, 11.53 a. in,; j.; a.2, ,
6.27, S.27 p. III.
For lbany and points north .1.52 i, ;.
Fur llonesdalc-0.op u. ni. and n.32 p. ni.
Lowest lates to all points In United Stsies and
Canada nBnllIC).t ,., Ki Kbi v y I
11. W. CROSS. D- P- A. Scranton. Pa.
"central Railroad of New Jerse'. I
siatlons in New York-Fvot of Libcily .tree '
R . and south I ciiv.
TlMi: TM1LF. IN EFFECP NOV. ii. !w
Tialns leave sciantoii lor Nciv .u.. .nwi, ,
Elwabcth. I'hiladdiMu, La.lc.ii, lletlihlm,,. .1,
....I.:., vi .,,! (hunk niiJ White Ha, rn .. .. i
! a. m.t expicM- -l "I1""' a-M P- m" . i
' '''For HUston"""'! Wilkes-Dane, s.so a. m . t to I
. ami il.W l. i. nd.J'. -J? I'; '" ,
I For Hi tlmoic and, "hlinton, and ilm,
. ... . . 1 Hi I Ills-lim ! A A . I
Vllltl and VVi.V Mi ....... ...... r....u a. ill, .IU
and 3.30 p. m. Suudaj, .11 p. in.
Fur Lo'ief Hiaiich. Ocaii drove, ele., at $;o'
j. in. anil 1.10 P. HI- i
For Itcadlnc, Lebanon aiulIUnl.buifc', via Al
lenluvvn, S.SO a. in. und 1.10 p. ni. Sundavs
2.13 ii, tu. , ....
For I'etUvlllc. t.M a. m. and 1.10 p. in.
Thioujh tlclets tu all poli.ts ea,i, south and
west at lowest talcs at the station.
II. P. BALDWIN. Oin. Pa.s, AHt.
J. II. OI.IIAISEN. Urn. Supt
EiTe anil Wyoming: Valley.
Time Tablo In Elicit Sept. 17, 1000.
Tisliw (or llawley and local points, lonneet
Ins st llawley wltli Erie rallioad (or New Ycrt,
Nevvbuiirh snd Intermediate points, leave Sersn
tun st 7.03 a. m. and 2.23 p. in.
Trains airlve at tv lanluii at 10. '10 a. in. and
9.1U p. ni.
Final prices to move at
once, broken Hues of Silks
and Dress Goods not in
ferior grades of merchandise
bought cheap for "Bargain
Sale" purposes, but odd pieces
and short leugths from ouif
QUALITIES aro all of th
highest grades purchasable.
STYLES All carefully se
lected for our regular tiade,
including plaids, stripes, mix
tures and plain materials.
QUANTITIES euough for
all purposes, dress lengths,
waist lengths, skirt lengths,
lengths lor children's dresses,
for regular fifty cent
quality, in all wool
plaids, checks, stripes and
9S r for the finest quality
& all wool plaids
camel's hair plaids, heavy
4 For one week we offer
tS) Taffeta and Surah
S Iks for 45c, good value at
iTvrTrvf fr fancy silks that
uy) werc $I and $,.2-
Targe assortment of light
md dark coloriugs.
fin A Tft X & m ss 1 1 a 1 rm sr SMS ss)
5 vs. ry tut .ill uui ucai, lauwy
silks. Were $1.50.
aud $1.75. No better quality
of silk on the market.
A Word to lit
The patt ot wisdom Is to set the best
We have the largest Hue of station
ery, office supplies anil blank books lit
Xortheastei n Pennsylvania.
Stationers and kdifiravers,
Hotel Jeimyii Building.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
PENNSYLVANIA MILIUM J
Schedule in Effect May 27, 1900.
Trains leave Scianton, D. & H.
0.43 a. m., week days, for Sunbury,
Hanlsburp, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Washington and for Pitts
burg nnd the West.
0.38 a. m., week days, for Hazleton
Pottsville, Beading, Norristown,
and Philadelphia; and for Gun
buiy, Hniiiabut'8, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington and Pitts
burg and the West.
2.18 p. m., week days (Sundays,
1.D8 p. m.) for Sunbury, Havrls
burg, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington and Pittsburg and
the West. For Hazleton, Potts
ville, Reading, &c, week days.
4.27 p. in., week days, for Suubuty,
Hazleton, Pottsville, Harrisburg,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
J. B. 1VOOD. Oen. Pass. ArI
J. B. HUTCUINbON, Gen. Slur.
Time Card in effect Dee, 30th, lOOO,
I Iff if,
1 10 AT.S.Y..W ltd 8t. I.T,
nil " .I'lntonl'srk.
..1 OlMl UI;
Sllll 21 " CsibondslsYd '
eiaiiiN, , evihonUsi. .
.vv nils UrUar.
I 0 0311 II
: (i wilt n
, Msjrflrld Yil.
rflrld Yd. " 7 Ml 111 M. ,
MsjIMd, . T 07 til 01., ,
e ti s.siuoi
Itl S.sllldl "
j is. s to io i;, '
i.T . ..:: -
I T tl,
1 hi noil. ii T Sl
sniin in "
Providence., " T M
I'aikrisit,, " "1 it'
.Scranton. .Ar. 7 is,
A.ltlilorsl Irslns tests Csrbondsle for tlsstifld Tsid
nn Huodsy only, srrlrlog
mil, f1 hrn U..aaAnl.
lleeeirislsllststlnns to Csrlmiuslr, sertflns si 7 (spin,
snd train leasts M.in.M d lot l srtxjnSsls sISIUas
Kates a cent! per mile.
Lowest Hates tu all Voluts tVesst,
C f NtXIISON,
I Isif ssTl