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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1901.
Be Scnnton ri8tme
Published Dally. Kxetrt Sunday, hy Th I'
not Publisher Company, t Hlty CcnU a Month.
LIVY S. RICtlAnn, Editor.
'6 r. DYXBEK, nmdnes llanajtr.
New York Office: l.'O NWau St.
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and .lmllit isuiirihiitloii In the nature of ad
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I.'atcs tcr ( lalhcd Adiitl!in furnished ou
SC'ISANTON, KKBIUWttY 22. 1901.
The fAUiv wlm wunt down lo Har
i lulling a tow weeks nvrn to take Mr.
Qsiny'f. political death nin1t hive ile
edded to wult until nevt pe.iyon.
CCOIIDINO to the Unrrtsburg
correspondent of the Phlla
X. -V. delphla Record, much curi
osity Is displayed nt the state
canltul rip to the possibles beneficiaries
of a bill presented Wednesday by Hep
U'fentative Heacom to unietid the
inK'wlnu'nis made two years- ago In
the Act of 1S7I icriiI.U lug- costfi of etm
t steel elections. In the amendment of
iva the IJoacom hill make.' no chancre
Nccpt the follow Ills' addition to ex
empt from Its provisions all previously
tiettun contests: "Provided, however,
that In any contest commenced before
thu passage of this amendment, llabll
itv for the costn and the manner In
which and the persons by whom tho
Mine Khali be paid, shall he determined
by the law as It stood at the time nuch
e-eintest was Instituted."
What beneficiaries Representative
il'ncom had In mind In Introducing
this measure we cannot say. But It In
very probable -that his bill will have
the enthusiastic suppoit of the numer
ous petitioners In Lackawanna county
who In late years have been contribut
ing (o the inunufiictuie of flection con
testa In the belief that no matter what
decision was reached the costs would
finally fall on the county. The Lang-staff-Ktlly
contest, carrying a cost bill
somewhere close to JlOO.Ouo, or enough
to add several mills to the tax rate of
eveiy payer of county taxes, Is still
rending before our courts and It will
be Interesting to note whether there Is
any foundation for the rumor In circu
lation Ibat the costs In , this case may
be loaded upon thu county, regardless
of legislation at Hnrrlsburg-, now that
the term of the contested office-holder
has expired nnd a decision against him
woulii be barren of political results.
.Waily all save those who have har
bors pml rivers that ntd fixing1 tip
stem to think that the present con
victs is clanger of becoming ex
travagant. Hr. Phllbin's Statement.
THE STATEMENT Issued by
Representative Phllhin in
definition of his attitude
"ith regard to the ilpper
Mil commands inspect tor Its manl
'm sdnwrlty. Yet with proper defer
"Ihv to its author, we think lie has
niagnlfldi unduly the temporal- at the
ipn.f of the permanent part of the
problem. When he say.? "the perron -m-nt
w.'liare of the cities affected by
'lie bill In of far morv Importance than
:''e temporal y tiluniph of any man
"i- of any faction" he ttates a truth
vhlWi Is Indisputable: and it Is along
this ry line that lib opposition lo
'!): ilppvi bill Is upon to criticism
from .t piaitlL.il standpoint.
W tliluk we made it eUai In .m
lltorl.il prlm.H iMerdny thut wh-u
"ii- dty chiirtt.r supersedes another it
itisHs all existing ofbclal commissions
io fall unless lenewed and extended
'i.v iirbltraiy m-an- nf the chattel
iiinklntr power. In oth.-r words, every
in-w uhartj'r Is necessarily n Upper and
'he only debatable ground, when a
new I'liartt-i' is to bo enacted, concerns
"hn ti-mpnraiy details as lo how tho
ripping shall bu otfected. In the bill
now pending the charter-maklinr
powr puts tho duty of Installing the
hartei In the governor's hands, Kx
teuMon of his appointing power past a
municipal election Is, as ho said yes
t7ifluylflniletuislbe, and we are con
HnX.ynK .t the bill is not In this
iJ-sVecl'imiendrid by the legislature It
lll be by the' courts. Rut with this
"hcopt'o" noted, there rtiunlns In tho
blUr.na unwarranted encroachment
,J("fiir- rBh,K of tho people and no
mor.e,pfaying of factional politics than
ih Inevitable when factions exist, each
4ijur to. turn every Item of legislation
to IU particular Jtcount. If a charter
Iff. to be adopted It must be enforced.
It carrot be operated automatically.
Nor, 'until It Is In operation, can popu
lar elccttoni be held under Its pro
visions. It must he started by tho
p&wet .which created It othetwlso It
cAnnoty move. Either tho governor
njustj'.'dlctate" or the legislature must
"dictate" Its moving aeents, subject
td the governor's veto. 'o eee no
difference, so far us the people- of tho
three cltleB ate concerned, between
pitting tho power to designate the In
troductory otneent of thn now charter
trito tho hands of tho governor and
leaving It In the hands of tho legis
lature. The vesting of It in the gov
ernor has, In fact, this advantage;
that h is an executive oflicer always
prepared to carry responsibility. Un
de.r no circumstances can this power
of Initial selection bo exercised by tho
people. They cannot elect until the
cllurtcr 1" In motion, "
So that this carries uh plump against
th" iiueMlon: Do v,q wnnt h new
Charter? Whatever may be true ns
to Pittsburg nnd Allegheny, which In
ycais gone by have been fitted out
with carefully devised special legisla
tion not effective locally; however well
or 111 the people of those cities could
pet along If no comprehensive charter
for second class cities were to b2
framed by the proent tcglslatuic, we
think that Representative Phllhin
must admit that a charter, so far n
ricranton's needs are concerned, Is Im
perative. We have been declared u
second clasi city yet aio without ft.
chart or compass to guide In effecting
the reorganization of government
which this declaration necessitates
nnd Involves. There. Is no enabling uct
to pci ml t us to retain the thlrd-clAss
garments no! specifically In conflict
with the Incomplete provisions: for a
second-clnss grub; and tho only reason
we have nny government at all Is be
cause the courts, under tule of neces
sity, recognize a de facto government
during the Interval necersary to make
It de Jure. It Is not an "attitude of
hostility to the present legal govern
ment of Pittsburg" which Scranton as
sumes when she nppeala to the legis
lature for a charter wherewith to
clothe her nakedness; It Is on attitude
of pressing necessity; and our neces
sity is such that to get a permanent
fit we are willing to pay the tempor
As to Mr. Phllbin's apprehension
that, If the ilpper bill pastes, Scran
ton may have to share In the future
political vicissitudes of tho state, this
Is probable In any event, being one
of the hazards of Influential position.
Scranton, however, has held her own
In the past nnd must do her best to
maintain this tecord, facing each dif
ficulty boldly and never crossing
bridges before they are reached.
It would be more Just If congress
could be Induced to settle tho Santiago
promotions at once and ullow the
Sainpson-Schley controversy to be
fought to a llnMi in the newspapers
The Happy Medium.
THERE IS room for argument,
as the Pittsburg Commercial
Gazette shows, upon tho
proposition that appointive
ofliclals held rigidly subject to close
supervision by an appointive power
are more likely to be faithful nnd
cfllelent than officials elective at stated
Intervals and between elections re
sponsible to nobody. Rut our contem
poiary forgets that as the new charter
stands, the elective controller, 'who, by
reason of his commission tecelved di
rectly from the people, is not be
holden politically or personally to an
appointing power, Is nevertheless liable
to investigation by the chief executive
power without notice. Thus the con
troller not only server as a check upon
the recorder but the recorder In turn
also acts as a check upon the con
troller, constituting tin excellent sys
tem of check and counter-check.
No doubt the inhabitants of Pitts
burjr who aio not beneficiaries ot the
existing Pittsburg municipal ring feel
strong opposition to the concealment
of lesponslblllty In a, government dif
fused through councils. But because
Pittsburg has suffered from an ex
treme in decentralization constitutes
no reason for demanding nn extreme
In the opposite direction. Experience
teaches that one extreme Is generally
as bad as another. The happy me
dium Is conducive In the long run to
the best results. This has been reach
ed in the ilpper bill as amended large
ly through the Interposition and In
fluence of Congressman Connell. leav
ing out of consideration in this con
nection the ripper pari, which at
worst is temporary and which, In
some degree, is a necessity of any
comprehensive programme of charter
revision, tho skeleton of government
ptovlded In the pending measure is
admirable fiom every standpoint and,
from Pcranton's standpoint, It is ab
The Last Words
IN A I'.uniOTK" addicv. icfrrrine to tne l.ut
woidi of Washington, "ft W well," itci. Pr.
ft. I". V. 1'lerce recently otrnl I Ik lol-
hmlng M-ntlnuntv. "We cherish In mem.
nty the U-t ttowN of deputing lued ori. (in
I alt.irj's rnn our funYring, dj Ing bord,gac the
lit word oi lilt ruitlily ililnlrlrj.'It i fmMicd.'
It w th.' tiliimpbant about of uctury; tthls
pjtt, conflict)' ended, .itonfnienl nude, rrdimp.
Hon teilcil, victory complete, lu.iw'n n ached;
thu Mil rent and the (ileal High l'llol, thv
world's SdWour and man's Redeemer, entered
"Many ol the lowly one of earth hue tpolrn
pwphitie words when the tludoun of .loath were
filling athnjit Ihrli weary pllgrlnuge. On
tint memoublo nlxht, whtn the urred hush of
mow lell upon Mount ernon and our jojing
rtpublle. 'the (-aiiour of bis eounlr)' breathed
forth thoo words ot midline faith and Cliril
tlan heroism, 'II i will,' ami peacefully entered
Into leu, Mure If, with the gratitude ot n lux ing
people and a lojal union, and a owned with
peace by the Hod of ration?, ills last words
aie significant when applied tn the hUtoile emits
oi Ida private, publh and enilncutl patriotic
" 'It is well' that In tho hour of (he iialloii'a
birth and cry for 'liberty,' Rod had a Wishing
ton whose heart beat with patriotic elesotlon,
whose arm seat, nenrd to conquest by the losu
of 'Hod and home and natlse land.' 'It is well'
that when the destinies ol the new mtiuii ie
quired a hand of power, a heart of coinage, and
a mind el wisdom, fiod had t Washington born
to command, to counsel, to control, to execute
In rlghteousnefs, and gosern In Justice, 'It U
wtll' that when misguided real would plice a
crnwii of legal honor upon the brow uf him
who was 'Ant. In war, first in peace, and tint
in the bearta ol hit coiuitrj men' Washington
declined the pmtTeicd gilt and proclaimed that
every honest, losing, loyal, truo Amerlian should
ba a Ling in person and (state. 'It la well' thit
when the aoldler, statesman, citizen had crsed
with honor Ida country and his (lod, ho might
rest from hU labois, with hit t-oul lommlttnl
to the keeping of Ida (Jod, and the nation coin,
mltted to the keeping of Ids countrymen.
' 'It is well' that we eommeineuatu the day
of his birth, and with national pride and enthu
slasm recount his deeds and leheorto the lessons
of his nblilo life to tho rising generations, For
if in the on-eomlng jeara dangers shall thieutcn
our national life, the tunic of Washington will
be our tocidni or Mmggllng on toward a nobler
manhood and guilder civilization Ids naiuo shall
be our talisman,
What man more beloved than the hero of
And thu champion defender o Liberty's cause?
Shall not we who enjoy the blessings of freedom
Honor his name and with reverence psusef
Inscribed on the American' Temple of rain
Not a gem In the realm of Columbia1! right
Gives a lustre, more bright than Washington!
The American' boast peer ol Justice and might!
On the altar of freedom may Libert)' ttrea
Never quenched b) ilislionniv-Mseil bs dear
at State Capital
Special fiom a Staff Correspondent.
tlarrlsburg. I'eb. 'it.
EKtl MNO: the repeal In leOi of the "New
County Ait" of 1S78, Lackawanna has had
h' law enabling parties who had mottgsgea
tecotded in Luterr.a county prior to the
dlvMon--on hnds In Lackawatmi county, to
enforce thu same without recording them in
Lackawanna. This dlflluilty was dlscoveicd by
President Judge fll. V. Arehbild, In a rate which
he was recently tailed upon to decide, and he
made a memorandum of It with a view of
having It remedied. The appended bill Intro
duced, last night, by Itepresentatlvc Phllhin,
covers the rolnt!
AN' ACT, directing how to proesed, when a
tounty baa been dlvldid and a new. county
eiecled therefiom, on mortgages, judgments,
liens nnd ether iccoidn width have been mndj
or entried In the original county and lelata
to or affect lands or tenements In the new
lie it enacted, etc., that whenever a county U
or has hcretofoie been divided and new county
erected therefrom, the lien of all mortgage,
Judgments, mechanic's or other liens, verditU,
orders, decrcei", award ot arbitrators, and all
rcccrds which shall have been made or entered
in the orlglnsl county and lelate (o or affect
land or tencmen! In the new county, shall not
be affected by the establishment of such nuw
ruunty, but to proceed tlieiecn, certified icplci
thereof shall h made by the rceoidcr, pro.
thonotary, clerk, register er other proper offi
cer, which shall be mtcrcd by the like officer
in the new county as part of the reconls of his
office and like proceeding be had there on the
same as if originally entered In mieh new county.
Section 2. Wherein any proceedings taken in
aet-nrdanco with the provisions of this act the
satisfaction of any mortgage, Judgment, incch.in.
Ic' or other lien, de-cree, older or other record,
ball bo ordered upon the production of a copy
of such order duly ceitlfied, the piothouotary,
eleik, recorder or other officer of the original
county shall satisfy the rccrd In hi otdee.
The I'hilhln bill is a substantial re-enactment,
a an Independent measure, of tho Seventh sec
tion of the "New County Act" (I'lirdon's digest.
1' (Ii). It is elaborated upon, somewhat, to
cover other like caes.
Senator MuiblbronnT's bill providing foi the.
examination and tiglstiatlon of plumber in
cities of the second class Is virtually an exten
sion of "registered plumbers' act" of Philadel
phia lo the cities of Scranton. ritthurg and
Allegheny. ft was diatted by the Master
Plumbers' association of I'lttsbmg and Alle
gheny and approved by the Scranton Master
Plumbers' association. Tho bill provide that
tho director of the department of public ufcty
shall have supci vision of all plumbing and ehill
appoint a board consisting of the health ofheer
or superintendent of the bureau of health, the
plumbing In-perlor and two competent plumbers,
not In tho elt)' employ, to conduct the ex
aminations. It la sufficient that any one mem
ber of a corporation, lirni or partnership, or the
superintendent or foreman thereof, thill pass
the rumination. A license to conduct plumb
ing bii'lness will be granted if the examination
Is pissed to the satUfactlou of the board. The
mister plumber mti't pay jjs for Ids license and
SO cent cicli for the leglstraliou of Journeymen.
A full code of plumbing and drainage regula
tion 1 made a part ol the bill. It prescribe
how all standard work shall be done nd re
quiie that plans for new work and the woik
when completed shall be appiovcd by the In
spector. The Mioh bill fixing the Kilalie of duector
of the poor in counties or districts hiving a pop
ulation of lo. thau 800,000 will atfect every
municipality In Lackawanna county, excepting
those in which local law obtain In the matter
of sahry. It provides that the annual ealary
shall lie as follow:
In counties or distifcts contaiulng ten thou
und popuhtlon or lew, $.xj; over ten thou-aid
population and less than thirty thousand, 8100;
over thlity thousand population and less than
fifty thousand, $2fl0j over tlily thousand popula
tion and lesa than eevsnty thousand, ftOO; over
ccnty thouand population and less than one
hundrid thousand, jox); over one hundred thou.
sard population and less than five hundrid thou
sand, $hi. ,o allowance whatever shall be made
for traveling e,r any olher expen-e.
So much of the general acts heretofore paved
a aic inionsiitcnt herewith ate repealed.
An act tn validate munUlpil liens which have
become void bc.ame of not having been filed
within the picilhcd tlx months or prosecuted
to Judgment within tho prescribed period was
introduced in the home this morning by Reprc
eentativc .lames. It provides as follows:
From and after the passage of this act, in all
the cities of th! commonwealth, all municipal
claims or liens which have not been tiled within
the period fixed by law, and all nub. claim and
lions which havo not been piocccded upon and
sueh proceeding prosecuted to Judmucnt within
the legal period, aic hereby dcclaicil to he nlld
and subsMing claims and Ken against thu re
spective properties against which the awe--mciita
for syhidi sueh claim and lien was or
should hive been filed, and the collection of tho
sjim- either by a pioceedlng upon sueh Hen or
by a suit In awimwlt against the owner of the
properly benefited. Is hereby authorired.
All laws inconsistent herewith ure heieby re
pealed, IbT bill is Icr the r.-reiial benefit of Seian
ten, whom vaiiom liens have become inoperative
through f.illuic to strictly adhere to the law re
lating to their lllliig-
The bill introdund by lteprceiitatlve Palm,
if C'liwfurd, rniiWuiifiig Khool board to es
tablish kindergartens c co-operate tn the con
duct of klndi rgartcm already established meets
a dlffiulty confronting the Scranton ichnol bond.
As will le lemeir.bered, the Tree Kindergarten
.iiseclillon Nmai t sfelstame fiom tho school
district and could only receive It conditionally
because of thu fact that there was no law an
thoiiring school boards to contribute money to
any institution uver whiih they have not tho
direct rontrol. To overcome the prohibition tbc
school runtiullci assumed a quosl-contiol of
tie klndergirtens and allowed them a smill
npproprhtlon. Ml. Palm' lull gives full nu
thority to the school boirds tn act with private
concerns, and ,ia applied to Scranton will effect
a very desirable purport. T. -I, Dufty.
NOT YET CONVINCED.
IVmi the Piti-buig Commercial Gazette
rvmmcnting upon tins objection urged b lue
("oniine-iiMI (iaiette to the charter amendment!
by which the vlflccs of city tieasurcr, city con
liolhr and assessor .ire made elective, this
Serintnn Tribune admits thai peihaps a mistake
was made in the rate of the treasurer, but It
contends that at least the controller should be
elected by the people, so as to be a check upon
the recorder and be a safeguard to the publlu
in case a rogue should be elected recorder.
Clucks of this sort are wholly fallacious. Peo
ple don't steal trust funds for the advantage
of other people, but for themselves, and rarely
then of dclibeiatc intent, but by getting involved
and then by sending good mouey after bad in a
struggle to extiieatc theniielvcs from difficulty.
Now, grantin?, tor the rake ot the argument,
that (tie people will elect as murder a man
whose intention Is to ttcal all he can. How
would ids power to appoint a treasurer and a
controller help him! Would be be likely to find
any eapablo man to accept the appulntment
with a penitentiary rlik to go with It? But it
the iveorder, the controller and the treasurer
were all elective officer, already associated tn
election expenses, there might be ilready In ex
istence a tacit understanding that their offices
should lelmbiirte them for their election ex
peies, as well as pay them for their work,
In one way or another the office must pay the
expense of gel ting into them, and in thj cac
of elective custodians of public money there ii a
feeling that It Is not fair to l.e exacting at to
bow the)' use the money, provided they can
make good at the end of their term,
Theic i where the real danger comes in,
and that Is the cause of the numerous defalca
tion which have oceuried in elective treasurer
tbips. They uicly occur In apiolntlve trcasuier
thlpi, because the cfTlee comes without cti'Uin
brance and Involve no t-ypmevi not covered
by its ltglllmato emoluments. When they do
occur tint means Is aa band for piompt detic
tlon and punishment
The Idea that election by ,thc people ettab
llshe any responsibility tn the people i flatly
opposed to facts. 'I he people arc an unorgantred
mas, with direct power only on election day.
The day after election diy the elected official It
practically Irresponsible for the rest ol his teim.
An appointed cfliclat can he removed by the
power that appoint hlm an elected oftklal
serve out hi term, and msanwhllo bo lis a
big bill of election o.pciitc to provldu for. All
the circumstance are ucli as to Indicate that
appointed ofliclals will guaid the puhllo money
irioro carefully, even a against the power that
appoints them, than elective vfllcials. We ate
not dependant upon theoiy to artlve at this
conclusion. The United Mate pursues the plan
ef appointing all Judleltry official! state and
municipalities elect them. The United 8ttci
rrely loses a dollar by detsultlng treasurer
or controller! state and rltles hv lost many
millions. If a United States official gee wrong
In Id account he Is soon caught and brought
to account. An elective olflelal is sll right if
he ran in ike good when he Roe out ot office.
Kvery politician know this, every business
man knows this, and the e hatter should be
framed In accordance with the dletate o! com
mon sense and practical experience, and not In
aecoid.inee win obsolete theorie whosa falsity
has been abundantly demonsttated.
A POPULAn CLEAIUNQ HOUSi: for the '
r Benefit of All Who Have Houses to ,
rter.t. Ileal Estate or Other Property to Sell
or Exchange, or Who Want situation er '
Heln These Rmll Aelvertlfemct, Cost ,
One Cent a Word. Sfx Insertion for Flvo
Cent a Word Except Situation Wanted, '
niuva Ate inserted rre.
WANTHD-A SLCONI) HAND MILK WACO.V.
Address Milkman, Tribune.
Help Wanted Male.
u'ANTCIK-nAllULU AT ST. CHAKLKS I10TKI,
vvANTMi-SALESMAN WANTED 10U COM,
Ilegiona lo carry full line of shoe on com
mission. Iloncsdale Moc Co., Ilnnemlale, I "a.
roil nE.NT-DUELI.INO HOUSE.
810 South Wjoiilng avenue.
S10HE FOlt KENT-SITUATED IN DICKSON
City, Lackwamit count), Pa,, within COU
yards of the Delaware and Lackawann-i Itatlroad
e-ompany's Storr' eoal breaker, and less dlsianro
to the Elk Hill Coal and Iron conipau.v't Rich
mond No. .1 breaker. These two colllviles cm
ploy 600 to fcOO hands. ltallroad facllltle lor
delivery and sending freight Hist class, and a
good place for a grain and leed mill. Tho nloii.
is SO by 21 feet, two stories, cellar under all,
and Ins been oce-upied for lorty )carH by the tlk
1 1111 Coal and Iron company until late; l In
good cocdition for general store buslne-i. Apply
to William II. Richmond, Klelmond Hill, 312
North Main avenue, Scranton, I'a,
HOUT. FOtl ItENT-c.'f MxDtSON AVENUE.
Modern improvements. A. Itose, 203 Iacka.
HOUSE, C05 WASHINGTON AVENUE, TWELVE
loom, good laundiy, iwfcct older. Harding. I
FOR ItENT-APItlL FIItST. HOUSE, 12 LAUOC
rooms, all modem, rlectiic light if desli'Lil.
nraiitifiillv piprred and painted tbioughoui.
l'ine garden and lawn. $50 month. Apply W.
W. Browning. sl5 Adam avenue.
ROOMS IN THE CENTER OF CITY! 205 AND
2u7 Wyoming avenue; ttcaiu heat; all im
provement; suitable for any Mud of business,
also barn In rear, fnquuc at 225 Jefferson ve
line, near Spruco street.
FOR SALE-SMALL FAISM NEAR SCRAXTOy.
Improve-d, well watered, deirablo in .ill par
tlculais. Terms to eult. Fred V. Hanyen, at
torney, S20Ji Washington avenue.
FOR SALE-COTTAOE AT HARVEVS LAKE.
Pa,, with about one acre ground, thirty p-
rle trees, barn. Ice- house, etc. Enquii of B.
II. Hick at Third National bank, Hcrenton, P.
Wanted To Buy.
WANTED-SECONDIIAND SLOT MACHINES;
must be In good order, state particular as
to make and price Address I.. SJ., tfeneral de
livery, Scranton, I'a.
FOR SALE-FOURTEEN ROOMS. ALlT""fuRi
nished, can be bought at a bargain it sold
at once, on Adams avenue. Sec J. C. Zurflloh,
SI7 Lackawanna avenue.
HOUSE AND LOTS FOR SALE AND RENT, ALL
Improved; at any pi ice. Sec J, C. Xurllicb,
r.RMS FOR SALE OR RENT CHEAP. SEE J.
C. Zurtfieh, Heal Estate, 017 Lackavvaiiiit
1 AM LOOKINC FOR HOUSES FOR RENT;
cannot get them fast ciimich; lmo customer
for tho same. See J. t. Zurflicli.
J. C. ZURFLIEH, THE REAL ESTATE MAN,
speaks Oilman and EnglWi.
J. v .zijurunii has almost .vxvTiiixrs
for tale in the real estate line. Se me quick
and get a bargain.
HOUSES AND LOTS 10 FACflANOE AND
fainis see J. C, Zurfllch, J17 Ln-kawumia
DON'T FORfiET J. C. ZURFLIEH SPEAKS OER.
man and English and ha copper mini- stock
for tale at 10 cent per stock; good. Como in
and see bargains.
J. C. ZURFLIEH IS LOOKINC FOR FARMS FOR
snle or rent; has paity for the same.
MR. LOUIS LOIIMAN HAS BOUGHT THE
beautiful home of Mr. Pairott in (;rvn
Rlc'go through ,1. O. Zurflich, the real estate
MR. JOHN FlttriirKL HAS IIOURHT THE
new homo o Mm, ("ah art, on Willow utrect.
through J. C. Zurflich, the real estate man. I
have alio rohl a number more piupertiea which
I dare not speak of,
FOR SALE-A SINGLE 7-KOOM HOUMJ OX
Jefferson avenue; all Improvements; in flr-t.
class condition. Slie ot lot, B0xltt?4 feet. Will
sell for ifl,22J, Thi is i bargain for anlv,dvp
svho wishes to buy a flrst-clas picpeny. Must
be sold at once. J, C, Zurflich, real estate, Jl?
FOR RALE-A FARM Or 00 ACRES; 30 ACRES
improved; ',a mile from Kactoryvine; ahout
twenty minutes walk from Ke)tone Acadcn-y;
A very alghtly and plesant location for J
country home; can lie had very reasonable;
possession at onee. Inquire or address W. D.
Russell, D. Ii II Cj.'a office-, S ranton.
BOARD WANTED DY GENTLEMAN AND WIFE
on West bide; in small private family pre
ferred. Address, etatlng location and term. II.,
BOARDERS w ANTED - ELEGANT I. V FUR
nlahcd rooms; steam heated, bath; gcrman
table, fill Adami avenue.
Money to Loan.
MOSEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED CITY REAL
estate HENRY HELIX, JR,
CIIAS. II. WELLES.
MONEY TO LOAN ON 110ND AND MORTOAGE,
any amount. M. II. Holgale, Commonwealth
ANY AMOUNT OF MOSEY TO LOAX-iUICK,
itnlght loan or Building and Loi.i. At
from to 6 per cent. Call on X. V. Waller,
SM-313 Connell building.
WANTED FOR V. S. ARMY I ABLE BODIED,
unmarried men between ajes ol 11 aid li;
citizens of United States, uf good eluraet-r and
tnnperate habit, who can speak, trad ami
write English. Recruit specially desired for
service in Philippines. I'd infoiinatlon apply
to Recruiting OltUe, 123 W)omlu: aie., rcran
DISSOLUTION NOTICE, XOTICB IS HEREBY
given that tho firm of flojle A; Mucklow Ins
I hi day dissolved. All debts due said firm shall
be paid to ,'ohn I). Uo)lc, who will continue the
ESTATE OF ATlItAHAM POLHAMEUS, OF LIS
coin Height, Lackawanna county, I'a., de
ceasedLetter teatatnuntaty upon the above
estate having been granted to the uudeislgned,
nil persons Indebted to said estate are requested
to make Immediate payment, and those having
claim to present, will pnaent the tarn without
delay to ETTA C. POLHAMEUS, Executrix.
Tlin ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STnCKlIOI.l).
era of tho Lackawanna Iron and Ssvirl Com
pany, for tho election of director and transac
tion of such other business as may properly
come before tho meeting, will bo held at the
office of the Company in tlm City of Srrautoii,
Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, March 6th, If) I,
at 2 o'clock p. in. The poll will remain open
for one hour. The Transfer flock will be closed
on February ;jth, lull, and re opcrcd on March
7tli, 1TO1. J. P. IIUiOINSON,
Scranton, Pa,, February 2J, IPOl,
AX OKDINANCr. LIMITING THE PRICE TO HE
charged for suppljlng water to the Inhib
Ilants of the City of Scranton, and providing
a penalty fcr violation of the povlsion hereof.
Section 1. Uh it ordained by the Select dnd
Common Council of the City of Scranton. and
it i hereby ordained by the authority of the
same, that from and aftri the first day cf April,
IfJI, the price to he charged b an) prison, firm
or corporation, supplying water lo the Inhab
itant of the City of Scranton, and uslnc the
strict of tho city for that purpose, shall not
exceed tho following rales per annum:
For sii.gle family, per annum $ u 00
For single house occupied by ir.ore than one
fimlly. each family 1 00
Faeh bath tul IM
For each water closet 1 25
For each urinal with spring attachment.... 1 'X)
For cacti urinal without spring altaih-
ment 2 CO
For street washers or lawn or hose connec
tion 3 00
Hydrant (family), keeping hotel 0 0.)
Bar, with or without water 12 01
Each water rlort, double acting 2 IK)
Each water closet of other description ..',. '! 00
For urinal, self-closing 1 $3
For urinal of other description )
For bath tub foroise of huarelcn 3 00
Kitchen, for each faucet ' HO
Boarders, above 10 and not exceeding1 25 .. 7 00
Each additional 25 boarder -'1 "J
Water troughs for watering hone 7 JO
A hydrant in yard or basin in lorc when
occupied by a store only 5 Oil
Water closet, each 1 '
Urinal with spring attachment 1 00
Urinal of all other elescriptionie 2 00
Drug store, each el Oil
Counter fountain 10 00
Each faucet 2 0)
Each water clodct 1 20
Each urinal 100
Shop ami bank, for first faucet, $3.00,
each additional M
Society room and ill office 2 Oil
Open all night 20 per cent, additional.
Restaurant drinkiug bar 12 lo
Restaurant eating bar 12 00
First Chair 2 0)
Each additional chair 1 00
Each bath tub am
PUBLIC BATHING ESTABLISHMENT.
Each bath tub S 00
Photograph galleries 12 IX)
LIVERY AND OTHER STABLES.
Livery stable, per horsu I 50
Private stablei), per horse 1 '-"I
Cows, each per head Ol
Bottling eatablishment SJ 00
Slaughter home (0 ()
Fountain flowing 12 hour per day for ix
months during yeir, from a ',i inch fer
rule, first opening .! ""
Lawn fountain ' e
Hose used as a lawn sprinkler 'J Co
Biewerles, elye house and manufacturing es
tablishments' lated according to con
sumption. Each wash basin 1 ()
Sec. 3. Wherever meter 1 used, the chaieia
bhall be a follow:
For daily average of water used by any per
son, firm or corporation, of 10,000 gallon or
less, ten renta per thousand gallons.
For dally average of water used fiom 10.000 to
Cfl.ono gallons, eight cents per thousand gallon.
For dally average of water used fiom 20,000 to
SO.uuO gallon, seven cent per thousand gallont.
For dally average of water used from .fD.nuo to
$0,000 gallon!:, sl" cents per thousand gallons
For daily avriage of water it-od, of 50,000 gal
lons or over, flvei cent per thousand gallous.
Provided, That the provision. ot this section
hall only apply where a meter i used to measure
amount of water Used.
Sec. I. Any person, finn or corporation, vio
lating the provision of this ordinance, shall pay
a penalty of S50.00 for each oflensc, one-half for
tho use of the City of Scranton, and one-half
for the person who bring! suit tor tho same, to
be iccovired in an action of assumpsit before tho
11.1) or or Alderman of said city. Each ottence
under the provisions of this oulinance shall Ii"
eonsideres aa being complete, eveiy lime a bill
is sent by any firm, individual or corporation
supplying water to the people of the City of
Scranton, which bill Ii fur a larger amount thin
would be elue nd pa)abie under the i.Uea ll.ed
by this ordinance.
Approved January 11th, 1001.
JAMEs JIOIR, Ma)i.r.
Published In pursuance- of a resolution ol City
Council, approved rebruaiy 1. 1001, and in ac
rordanc with Article i). Section b, et of li'in.
M. J. LAVELLE, City Clerk.
Certified Public Accountant,
U. C. SPAULDINO, 220 BROADWAY. NEW
EDWARD II. DAVpTTARCHirECr, CON.NLLL
FREDERICK I.. BROWN. ARCHITECT. PRICE
building, 120 Wsshlngtoi avenue, S.cianton.
Cabs and Conlnges.
KUBDRlT TlllUDOA D TANVcAPIIiAGEsTllEr
oi acrvicii. prompt attention given ordei by
phone. 'Phone 2'i72 and 5332. Joseph Keller,
DR. C E. ElI.F.NIIEIiaEU, PAUL! BUILDING,
Spiuttt stlcct, Scruutou.
DR. I. 0. LYMAN, f-CKAXTOX PRIVATE 110.
pital, comer Wjomlng and Mulbcriy.
DR. C. a LAUBxCH, 115 WjOMIXG AVENUE.
IUI. II. F. REYNOLDS. OI'P. P. O.
G. R. CLARK i. CO.. SEEDiMEN AND NURS
crymen, store 201 Washington avenue; stern
bouses, 10.50 North Main avenue; store tele
JOSEPH KUETTElT REAR r7T LACK.tWANXA
avenue, Scranton, Pa, manufaetuicr of Wire
H1AXK F.. IIOYI.K, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
llooini, 12, II, 10 and IS llmr building.
J. W, BROWN. ATTORNEY AND COUNSEL-lor-at-law,
Room 31J.1U Mer building.
l. If. !tEPI)0LE. ATTORNI'.Y-IX)ANS NF.CO
titled on real estate security. Mears building,
sorncr vvasnington avenuci ana sprue sircei,
VJLLAnn. WARREN A: KNAPP. ATTORNEYS
nd eounsellor-t-lw. Repiibllean building,
JESSUP ; JESSUP, ATTORNEYS AND COUN
sellor at-'w. Ccnimonweallh bultdlug, Rooms
. 20 and 11.
EDWARD '. THAYER. ATTORNEY. ROOMS
wM-mii, oth floor, Hear hulldlng.
I A. WATRF.1. ATTORNKY-AT-LAW, BOARD
cf Trade building, Scranton. I'a.
PATTERSON & WILCOX, TRADERS' NATIONAL
C. COMPOVS, 0-19 RKPUIILICAX BU1LDISO.
AWJlKWTljOl.r. ATTORNEY. MEARS BLPG.
Physloians nnd Surgeons.
DR. W. E. ALLCf, 813 NORTH WASIHNGTOX
DR. S. W. L-AMOHEAUX. OFFICE MO WASH
Ington avenue. Rraldcnce, 131S Mulberry.
Qironlc diseases, lungs, heart, Udnc) and
genlto-uilnary organs a specialty. Hours, 1 to
x Hotels nnd Hestnurnnts.
THE ELK CAIE, 12J AND 127 FRANKLIN AVE.
cue. Kate, reasonable.
I'. ZEIOLER. Proprietor.
fcCRANTON HOUSE. NEAR D.. L. b W. PA3
engcr depot. Conducted op the European plan.
VICTOR KOCH. Proprietor.
SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA SCRANTON,
I'a. Course preparatory to college, law medi.
cine or busiiicM." Opens Sept. 12th. Send for
tata ogue. Rev. Thorn M. Cann, LL. D., prin
cipal and proprietor; W. E. Plumlcy, A. M.,
DRESSMAKING FOliTciTlLDItEN 10 ORDER;
alo ladle' waialj. Loul Sliotniakcr, 213
A. B. nitlGGS CLEANS PRIVY VAULTS AND
cesj pools; no odor. Improved pumps used.
A. B. Briggs, proprietor. Leave order U'JO
North Main avenue, or Elckc' drug store, cor
ner Adams and Mulberry. Telephone 03f.
MRS. U V. KELLER. SCALP TREATMENT. Mu, ;
shampooing, 80c; facial massage; manicuring,
23c.; chiropody. 701 (Julncy.
BAUER'S ORCHESTRA-MUSIO FOR nALL
picnic, parties, receptions, weddings and con
cert work furnished. For term addres H. J.
Bauer, conductor, 117 Wyoming avenue, over
Hulbert's music store.
MEGARGEE BROS,. PRINTERS' SUPPLIER, EN
vclopcs, paper bags, twine. Warehouse, ISO
Washington avenue, Scranton, Pa.
THE WILKESBARRi: RECORD CAN BE HAD
in Scranton at the new stand of Relman
Bros., 400 Spruce and 503 Linden; M. Norton,
822 Lackawanna avenue; 1, S. Schutzcr, 211
RAILROAD T1MZ TABLES.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
In Effect Dec. 2, 1000.
South Leave Scranton for New York at 1 to
3.00, 5.60. 8.00 and 10.0J a. m.; 12. JJ, Jj.aj n ,'
For Philadelphia at SOO and 10.05 a, m.; I2i
and 3.33 p. in. For struud.burg st d.10 p. m
Milk accommodation at li. 10 p. in. Airlve at
Hoboken at 0.a0. 7.13, 10.23. 12.03, 3.13, 4 is
7.1U p. m. Arrive at PnlladelphU at 1.01 3.2.)'
0.00 and 8.22 p. in Arrive trom New Yorl- at
1.10, 4.06 and 10.23 a, m.; 1.00, I,:,2, 5.4.1, y 43
and 11.30 p. m From fetroudsburg at S.US a. m
North I.cave Scranton for Buffalo and Inter
mediate stations at 1.13, 4.10 and 0.00 a. m.
1.55, 5.S and 11.33 p. m. For Oswego and Syra!
cuse at 1.10 a. m. and 1.53 p. 111. For Utlca at
1.10 a. m. and 1.65 p. in. For Montrose at 0.00
a. m. ; 1.03 and 5.43 p. m. For Nicholson at 4 00
and d.15 p. m. Tor Binghamton at 10.20 a. m. Ai
rlvo in Scranton from Buffalo at 1.23, 2 35, 5.4J
and 10.00 a. m. ; 3.30 and 8.00 p. m. From O.
wegu and S)racusc at 2.55 a. in.; 12.3S and S.OO
p. 111. From Utlca at 2.55 a. 111.; 12.38 and 3.M
p. tn. From Nicholson at 7.50 a. m. and 0 00 p.
111. From Montroao at 10.00 a. m. ; 3.20 and to
Bloomsburg Division I.eav Scranton for
Northumberland, at 6.45, 10.05 a. m.; 1.55 and
6.60 p. m. For Plymouth at 1.03, 3.10. 8.50 p,
in. For Kingston at 8.10 a. m. Arrive at North
umbcrland at 0 35 a. m.; 1.10, 3.00 and S.I3 p.
m. Arrlv- t Kingston at 8.62 a. m. Arrlvo at
Plymouth at 2.00, 4.32, 9.45 p. m. Arrive in
Scranton from Northumberland at 9.42 a, 111. ;
12.35. 4,60 and 8.43 p. m. From Kingston at
11.00 a. m. From Plymouth at 7.53 a. in ; 3.20,
5.35 p. in.
South Leave Scranton 1,40, 3.00, 5.50, 10 05 a.
m.; 3.33, 3.40 p. m.
North Leave Scranton at 1.13, 4.10 a. in.; 1.55,
C.4S and 11.33 p. m.
Bloomsburg Division Leave Scranton at 10.05
a. tn. and 5.50 p. in.
Lehigh Valley Railroad.
In Effect Nov. 25, 11100,
Trains leave Scranton.
For Philadelphia and New York via II. fc
R. 1!., at 6.45 and 11.55 a. m., md 2.13, 4.-7
(Black Diamond Express), and 11.40 p. m. Sun
da), D. & II- B; " 1E.J ,s;7 P- m.
For White Haven, llaaleton and ptlnclpal
point in the coal region-, v .1 l fc ,. R. )( ,
0.43, 2.W ami V- " l rottsvillc, 1..1J
0 IS and 1.27 r. tu.
"-For Bethlehem. Easton, Reading, Hariisburg
and principal intermediate stations via D. ft ii
II. R. 0.45. 11-83 a. m.; 2.1b, 4.27 (lil.1(.k t)"
mond Express), U.30 p. m. Sunda), d. A; 11
II. It., 1-5. -'-7 1-, '" .r
For Tunkhannock. owanda. Ei)ra u,
Geneva and princ pal intermediate station, vi
D, L. & W. K- " '"! 1-05 and 3.10
P-For Geneva, Rochester, Buffalo, Nlagau Fall
Chicago, and a" P nt west, ilifii n, ,
11.55 a. m.. 3.33 (Black Diamond Expre), 7.,;1
10.41, 11.80 p. m. bunda), D, & ji, ,j
11.55, 8.27 p- m-
Pullman parlor and sleeping or Lehigh Vatlev
parlor car em all trans between Wilkes-Bane
imd New Yoik, I'hllidilphl-i, Buffalo and Su,-
01.I.IN II. WILBUR, Gen. Supt., 20 Cortlmd
street. New oik.
CHARLES 8. I.I.E. Ceil. Pas. Agt , 2d Cortland
street. New Yoik.
A. W. NONNEMACI1ER, Dlv. I'ju. Agt.. South
For ticket and Pullman reservation apply to
f03 Lackawanna avenue, Scranton, Pa,
Selnwaie nnd Hudnon.
In Eflect Nuv. ,, lts,
'lVains for Carbondale leave isoranton at tl Vi
7.W, 8.W. 10 U a. in.; l.'.W, l.Su, ?.i, 5; j'J,
),26, 7,57, 0.15. IMS P- ni-i l.Id a. m. '
For Honesdale 0.S0, 10 ll a. m.j j.u anj
I."0 p. 111.
For Vilkc-narie O.Ij. ..Is. S.C1. o.ss 0 y
11 55 a. in.; 1.2!. S.1S a.J3. i.-J7, u.10. 7.K, io.ji'
11,00 p. m. ...
For L. V. R. 15. isolnla CIS. 11.33 a, m.; - is
.J7 and 11.30 p. m.
For Pennsylvania II. II. points ,5, P.33 j
mi 2.18 and 4,27 n. 111. '
For Albany und all points north-t!.a) l re
and 3.52 p. ni,
1 SUNDAY TRAINS.
For Catbondale 9.00, ll.W a, m. ; .u 350
S.I7, 10 62 p. in. '
For Wilkes-Darre 0-S, 11.53 a. m.; j.jj Sij
,27, 8.27 p. m. '
For Albany anil point north 3.6 p. m,
For lloneidale 0.00 a. m. and 3.J2 p. lrli
Lowest late lo all point In United States and
Canada. ... .
.1. IV. BURIIfCtC. 0. P. A Alhiny N. Y
II. vV. CROSS. D P. A , Scranton, Pa.
Central Enihoptl of New Jersey.
Station, in New Yoik-Foot of Liberty ttieet.
i 1 c-Mstii 1 rrv
".."''"TV.V '- v i-l-
Vo'r Pittstoii anl Wilkc.-Barre. 8.30 j. m l.lj
and 3.60 p. m. Sundays. 2 15 p 1,1.
For llaitlmoro and Nashliictcm, and point
nculh and West Bethlehem. 8.30 j m.', i.u
and 3.50 p. m- Sunday. 2,1.. p. m.
For Loup Braneli, Oiean drove, etev, at S30
a. m. and l.W !' ,
For Ueadlnif, Lebanon and Ilanl.liur. via AI
ltWovvn, 8.30 a. m. and 1.10 p. m. Mnday
Tor pottsville, 6.30 a, m. and 1.10 p, m,
'Ihrough tlikct. to all points east, sgutli 111.
- -i ... .... t i.l.. ,1, , liA tl.llnH
wesv c io... '".,.,,;;::... '
II P. BALDWIN". Cm.' Pas Aat.
J II, OLHAUSEN. Ocn. Supl.
Erie and Wyoming Valley.
Time Tabl In Effect Sept. 17, 1000.
Train for Hawley and local points, connect-
Ing at Hawley vvttb Erie railroad lor New York,
Nivvlmrgh and Jntcfnifdiate point, lesve Petan-
Ion' at 7,03 a, ni. and 2.25 p. in
Train aulu at Scianton at 10.30 a, in. and
P. 10 D, ni.
pull; r.si-" .'. ;."" , iiw.
Tialna leave Scianton for New Ju,kl .veiwrl
Ellrabeth. Philad:;lhlj, l.asloi, I cthleheiu. AI-
lentovvn, Maueh chunk and "nlte Haven, at 8 So
a. m.; exmess. l.Wl ewpress, J.U) p, )n s.
K-I'm' r, ... .-.
Final prices to move at
once, broken lines of Silks
ana Dress Goods not in
ferior grades of merchandise
bought cheap for "Bargain
Sale" purposes, but odd pieces
and short lengths from our
QUALITIES are all of ths
highest grades purchasable.
STYLES All carefully se
lected for our regular tiade.
including plaids, stripes, mix-
lures ana plain materials.
QUANTITIES enough for
all purposes, dress lengths,
waist lengths, 'skirt lengths,
L... I '- - V
j) gr for regular fifty cent
(5) quality.'in all' wool
plaids, checks, stripes and
9S. r for the finest quality
C all wool plaids,
camel's hair plaids, heavy
wool mixtures. - '
r-7 For one week' we offer
) Taffeta and Surah
S Iks for 45c, good value at
rfrbir fr fancy silks that
9C were $1. and $x.aS
Large assortment of light'
aud dark colorings.
8 r r &U ur best fancy
silks. Were $i.ro
aud $1.7 j. No better quality
of silk on the market.
"A .WM1 CO ItttC
Wise is Sufficient."
The part of w Iselom la to get the besfl
We have the Inrcest lino of station-
ery, olllcu supplies and blank book In
Xoitheastei n Pennsylvania.
Stationers and t'nRravers,
Hotel Jermyn Building.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Schedule in Effect May 27, 1000.
I Trains leave Scranton, D. &-H.
0.45 a. m., week days, for Bunbury
' Hnnlsburp, Philadelphia, Baltl
I more, Washington and for Pitts-
ourg nna tne west.
0.38 a. in., week days, for Hazleton,
Pottsville, Beading, Norrlstown,
and Philadelphia; and for .Bun-,
huiy, Harrisburg, Philadelphia,
D ltlmore, Washington and Pitts
burg and tho West.
2.18 p. ra., week days (Sundays,
1.58 p. m.) for Sunoury, Harris
burg, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington and Pittsburg and
the West. For Hazleton, Potta
ville, Beading, &c, week days.
4.27 p. rn., week days, for Bunbury,
Hazleton, Pottsville, Harrisburg,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
J. B. WOOD, Qen. Pass. Act.
J. B, HUTCHINSON. Ceil. Mcr,
Ihnt Card in tffett Dta. 30th, tOOO,
. ft so:
. rarbundalo . "
.Wbit piinf. '
risjtifia Yd, "
IVcksllle .. "
too Mill... .
i 0071 .
I a H r::.::
j si ilo J ;....
I im nt 1 pk I
,. J'ruihurE H
l'srk place.. '
inr? & m aafrainj
pitifii """"" mj
. ... 7lOAr.N.Y..W.IMBt.LT 'l ... . .
1 ev 1 m ni
I8 " .. llsticoclc.., - ,,..' fiIB
tU " .NtArlJfrht .. ..I. ilsl..
:'rk. - .... ill is...
" ....; Mil.. .
AJJitlonil irslsslrsr rsitgndsls for MsiBsla Tiirt
Oil pnirscrut Hundtjr. sn4 7 tOpn Suoilsy only, srTlsIm
Aajttluusl trslnslesrs scrsotoo st7 ropm Baiidsrenir,
stesplnsstsllststlniis to CsrtrfiDaslc, srrrslD st 7U pm,
sn irsm lesvss &lsvhs14 Tsrd for CsrtOBdsT ktlUs
ltSlt)r, siitrlui st CmdobiIsJs t,M sou
Kate 9 cent per mil, '
I.onest Itatei to all rolnt VTs,
). C NDIHSON, a, (, WtitH,
('s'lI'M'rA.ot. Trsr. Art,
JToikiilp. 'rstcs. fk