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THE SCltANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1901'.
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Is what you set when you
use ft, Gas ltuneo. You have
heat as Intense us you wish
It instantly, and can do away
with It us quickly. Wo can
supply you with C5s I'.ttnges
and Heat Plates.
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JI9N. Washington Ave O
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LiJLtva. flraws-. i i
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tin" children, tn .ill tlio nenv shades ot
liluc .incl inuili. D.'i-iili dly r.uglMi mili
t.ii ilU'L-l m 1 ilno ami leds tor the two
JiuJ fourr.ir-uld-. Moil' dicy one in
Uic mrl Whet loUuo fci tho oMtr cl.il-
'I lie t-tiaw II il"; o much "ia this
jcar ami flic llnsliMi sailor by ehildrcn
in an entile t.iiicty as veil as those of
Mualin .iii.l l'niif. Now Stui c. New
Tb? Baby Bazaar,
510 Spruce Street.
Repairing Done Gratis.
The tir."- annual ilaucu of the hycuuin
VMiers' club, aivun at the bicycle Club
houi.e, on "Washington : venue, last
nleht, w.tb a decided tuicoc.js. Many
foiiples vcro in attendance and the
handsomely decorated ball room pre
sfirtled a beautitu! upputtraucc duiing
the: progress of ever dance. Bauer's
orehesiti.i w.-th prefi'iit and furnished
thu nisht muuh'. The palronctses of
tho affair were; Airs. Alary T. Vhelps,
Alif-. Rufiih J. Foster, Mrs. Janie.s V.
DleHsun. .Mrs. C. h. Frey, Alia. P. Fran
cis Gunfiter, Alif. Ueor.' At. Hallstead,
Alts. CjeorAC U. SandtThun, AIr.. If. II.
Slvelly and Mis. H. II. Cotton. K. T.
Ilichanl.:, K. tiunster, .John liunib',
JJarl Parker, T. )''rt:d HukIhv, Sam
Finc-burfv and John C;ilf,allon were the
committee In charge. '
The prucramme ot the ilanoo made
unique and handsome bouvenlis). They
rsontnlned on the that page an excel
lent HUeucfs ot Alaimser A. J. PuiTy,
of the Lyceum thtater, and spattered
throughout the pages were plenties of
Aluud Adam, Alary AInnnerlnsr, Ada
Uehan, Kleanor Atorctti and Viola Al
lvn. Anient; thoao present weie;
Mi'jcs .lulia fenkt, 1.MH 1'inbeii,', L'lnittliis
t'ellott!', Nirjpict iiuiild. UrJie f!, lline, All-c,
lllne, Idi J, Uine, MUi Duke, JimIo Mtkel, o;
, Kingston; Helen i"iuntcr, (aulc L, Di'W'ilili-,
JUy Jlughts, Ainu IVwcli, Maud schumw.i.v, fii.t
Watfon, Mable C. i-pcn, Minnie WIImii, unio
(Ireabn, lattlle Ihupp, Oliw ,aiU, llctsi'.
Dvnijamin, Miry t. U'lteillv, Mih ft rant, (iiitio
McIUlc, Mjry T. Horn, Mirgarct McOulio, Mr.
pd Mrs, (i, W, Puis, i.. U. H. Uielink. ul
,tngt.toa; Miss Fowler, Laura Van PIclI, Mi.
Mm Fuhrmao, Com Kicliaids, Jenne Paiii, Mis,
II, Uanlnston Slvcllj, Helen PiUimr, Jlary lief
llty, Joilo Coibetl, ll fouk, Mi, cclnwll,
Horcnco Ha&s, Alien Olldon, Mb Kruijetaeiii
MUi Zenlw, PliIDIpine 'fropp, Mary ti, .juliliaiii
tho Mcurt. J. S, I'arrle", V, V, Malllivwr, .1,
W. it. Uurua, Aicli IVan, Itoboit l)il, lieu,
JJ noil, W, II, (Urdinur, It. Majall Ueamiiunt,
It, M. Kimble, M, A, itoc .1, I.. Duke, .Well
Uiown, Charles Horn, rvl Maer, RobtiL Klple,
i.voifcv Coar, Mr, bhcrtall, John Orimtli-, u,
1 Lij 1'icrioii, 1'rargk Claik, Unmiot hirkMood. tan
I'lihniun, Jinios llusluu, Jmuc-i Cuininlniji., I.',
M, Jllnimkk, Tom rnun, Dr. I', ('. Lunger, II.
Harrlnston Siully, John J, ("llm.mln, II. U.u
lici, K. A. Cuiiil., James CoiU'll, Will fool,,
liank Cuuk, C. M, I'ordb.im, llupcit Ihonus,
Ait Iladcntnuli, Mr, Frhnier, laiemc Tiopp,
i.Vornu Madigan, Alien Duiaud, llaiu ("iltlitli, I.',
J o'JJonnell, iJeui'o Emus, IJddic Harper, a.
i.iant, Wilkts-Hairei 1.. II. O'ltejlly, b. U.
rnitr, '&. M. ssulth, 'llwmw rijuajhin, lid.
llyin, lUrry V, Cluk, Call i'kuv, UllliJiu 0!
Uiidurtir, J., f, lftu., P, I', Ijnull, John Cinci,
m. M. Whittleid.
Wms,k Alyrtle Fruunfelter, of South
" do Paik u venue, entertained a party
nf frUmls ATopday evening at her home
in honor of her birthday. The usual
llvcrsions Incidental to such events
were enjoyed by the fullQwins young
The MI$m Kreeje, llulij, HowilU, .lutie,
ir.tri, I'lli-r, nwciu, i'raunfelt.r, hwltui, Kwin,
'avis, I'm! Joim, IUum. O.-.uis, U:ttvll,
iaMawn3iu am mi
t"nm, Miller, .tone. Mjct, Bromi, Mont,
frlclicii, Weill nnl Oliircl, ot I'HMcm.
A delightful nlfalr nan given at the
parsonage, of tho Pciin Avenue Haptlst
church last night, when Rev. Dr. tnul
Mis. tt. 1 Y. Pierce entertained tho
ofllcciH of the church unit their wives.
Fully lUty persons were present and
spent a delightful night. A general
time of Hocliil enjoyment was spent, at
the conclusion of which nil present paid
tribute t-i the ability of host and
hostess as splendid entertainers.
Mi. UlltaMli A. Scull, of this tilj', U icn!'
Ins i few cIjjs In lloiicsdtlc.
Ambvo 0. Haas on Internal icmmhip ottlcliil
or bhanioMii, ivus In the eliy jes(rril.ij,
1'. tl. Wither. uH!ilntcitilrnt of nr perlce
on tlio Jcrrc.v Coiti.il Mlhoad, w.i? In the city
U L. Vdn Wotmci led jrliMcliv lor llnftulo,
N. V., to accept, a position with l.ic Lie'iucvjiiiu
Icon .ind Stcii cornp.iny.
Colonel r. I. t"ltnlminons loft .cilndjy lev
HarrlAtmrtf to attend tlie meeting of the Demo
cratic elate ccnli.it committee to be held today.
tei.rct.iry Dolpli U. Atlieiton, of the board ot
trade, loll for Detroit, Midi,, ifsterdiy on '
Short butlnrM trip, lie will return Saturthy.
Will D, Corbett, tlic le.idlni; man of tlic
Coihe I'nytoii Stock company now pUjIns a
wick's engagement at tlie Academy ot Miisli',
li welt known In this rlh. for a Ions time
Mr. Corbett played tho leading parts In the Old
I)als Ptoik compuij.
A TALK ON FORESTRY,
Delivered by Mi&s Mira Lloyd Dock
Under the Auspices of Green
Ridge Woman's Club.
Alias Allra Lloyd Dock, the well
known authority on Forestry, Bvc a
mo-)t delightful and Instructive lecture
last night at the board of trade rooms,
under the auspices of the Green IUdfje
"Woman's club. The lecture was lllus
traled and exquisite pictures, thrilling
with the life and beauty of the wood
land, were shown to a. large audience.
If. as some great writer bays, "A tree
is a person," surely Aliss Dock, who is
tho only practical woman forester in
the world, will go far to Induce her
heaters to love these "tree people,"
She is a graceful, attractive- speaker,
and she told much that her audience
diri not know about tho art of forestry
and its utilitarian value. Incidentally,
she paid a glowing tribute to Dr. Roth
tuok, to whom, she said, is largely due
the great advance made in forestry in
this state, as compared with other
states which have done far less in
much longer, time. She also compli
mented the governor of Pennsylvania
and the legislature, poth having .stead
fastly encouraged the preservation of
She spoke with scathing denuncia
tion of the devastation created "by
those who "clear ui the ground," and
by the telephone piople, who leave
wreck and ruin along the beautiful
woodland path&. In Arassaehusetts, a
man who cuts down a. tree is fined ten
dollars, and indeed the shrubbery Is
; iwii! luuieui-eii uv raw,
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ii.- iijuiw vi iiiu juuitui lie: iltl
peculiar to Americu. and which Sar
gent has said is responsible for the axe
and the trotting horse: of the lam el
also as a distinctly American shrub,
and deprecated their destruction by
the forest paths.
In the description of forestry as
studied and applied in Europe, Aliss
Dock gave most valuable information.
She had followed a. course laid down
for her by Sir Dlterich Brandls, and
had made a close study of tho meth
ods employed In the Black Forest
region, where the trees not only furnish
the means for public improvement,,
protect the water courses and prevent
eroston of the hillsides, but aho fre
quently lelieve the townsfolk of all
taxation and oven pay dividends.
Tho great contrast between Germany
and America In this respect was re
marked, in this country women's clubs
are among the moit potent factors for
thu preservation of the forests. Aliss
Dock fcaid that General Oliver, on his
country place at Oliver's Mills, has- a
German forester, who works on the
plans laid down by the Black Forestry
Her lectin c concluded with a plea for
better roads and for more interest in
the State Forestry association.
Given by a Number of Children in
An interesting gymnublic exhibition
was given last evening in Finley's hall
by the gymnastic classes of Miss, Maud
Al. Aliokle. Drlllh were pel formed in
inarching, In the um: of dumb-bells, In
dian clubs, hoops, balls, wands and
tambourines, and the children's class,
composed of tots of both exes ranging
in age fiom 5 to 7 years, sang a lOiniiM
in accompaniment to suitable exorcises
Allien proficiency was shown'nd the
2CW spectators upplaudedhcartily. There
were four classes, us follows:
Oiildicn's i'liv -Walter lluike, llojle. Duikc,
liilpli tiolcNniltli, Udwiad (""old-nntli, Hilda
Zi'iuke, frame Wnlie, Kdgar Kci, Helm Cob.
ller ami llaiel !?-hidt.
Uo)V cla- Harold lliilkt, lrins fllcbanJ,
fiuy Hodprs, I 'ail "Voidt, Thomas Unvry, jioy
Diehl, Kail Yot, Albert Decker, Juhn Hnddv,
Itajmoii'i Hodjis, Beilraiu Sinitrr, Otlo I'rne.
iei, Ui'lKrl O'lliltn, Donald lloiie, Hiram An
trim, firorgo Ihiplica and lloidley llacen.
,lr' (lacs Until Carson, liutli William, l"or.
ci re lleutli, l.lsle Molr, Helen Kieeel, l"tlu Voti,
I.illli! Jiachofcii, Iluth liuhcrt, Mamie hehuheit,
I.ouiw? Anubrust, S-icll . Pinsen, FalUo TrifP,
Klhel btair, Nanu I'rb-e .unl Myr.i Mnith.
Mlvci' rl.i-ElUibclh Hose, Katlieriuc ""rludt,
riorriuf hiiiiwilen, Kiln i l'unci., Khic llaiiicn,
( l.arlotio Ilnrulow, Ilacl HoUger,
Mlfi Caiollnc IS, Ilrial acrompinlrd.
Five hundred men und women to at
tend the free lectin e and stureoptlcou
exhibition on Honduras, under the aus
plees of the Patuea Plantation com
pany, to be held at Grand Army hall,
Svindsor hotel, Perm and Linden ttreet,
thin evening, April 17, at & o'clock. All
w elcome, "
To the Riders of Cleveland and Cre
We liayu received the agency for
the above two populur wheels for VJOl,
we will ijo pleased to have you come
to us for any repairs your wheel may
need, or If you contemplate getting a
new mount wo will take pleasure in
showing you the new models,
I'lorey & Brooks,
, '-It Washington avenue,
Local data tor April Id, IMI:
Highest temperature (Vi degrees
lament temperature , ,...,,.. a degreca
6 a. in , M per cent.
S p. n M per cent.
No putlplUtiunj weather paitly iloudy.
Ask for KelW's union cracktr.
CALLED DOWN BY COUNCIL.
Selectmen Pass tho Estimates Ordi
nance ott First nncl Second Read
ings but Not Until They Bestore
the Money Taken from the Record
er's Secretary by the Estimates
CommitteeThe $2,000 Appropria
tion for Support of the Military
Companies Is Also Reinstated.
Select council last night administered
a sound rebuke to the audacious esti
mates committee, which was so rash
as to refuse to raise the salary ot the
recorder's secretary to $1,500, after the
ex-secretary, who more than any one
else should know what the office Is
worth, appeared ibeforc the committee
personally and besought them Individu
ally and collectively especially those
of them Who have friends on the police
force to vote in favor of the increase,
Air. Alolvln, Democrat, not content to
let partisanship ibllnd his sense of right
and Justice, graciously led the light to
restore the SUOO which the committee
lopped off and add another $300 to It.
Air. Oliver, one of the sextette which
effected a combination to rule tho esti
mates committee, rose to explain why
the salary had been cut and why It
wag not expedient to Increase it. He
did this In an Interesting little speech,
t-'ald Air. Oliver:
"Tho salary of this clerk was origin
ally $'j00. "When he was called upon to
aet also as the clerk to the chief of
police an extra ?S0O was allowed him.
The position is now shorn of this extra
work, and by reason of the division of
the executive duties consequent upon
tho formation of new departments, his
regular work i materially lightened.
Tho work this clerk does is not worth
$50 a month, but because of the dis
tinction and dignity which attaches to
the position, the committee was per
suaded to allow hint $1,000.
WHAT SALARIES COST.
"The sum of $197,23ti, or eight mills
of the ten levied for genera! city pur
poses is used to pay salaries. It Is
time to call a halt on new offices and
salary increases. The services rendered
do not warrant this big outlay. This
attemot to increase the salary of the
recorder's clerk is an imposition. It is
nothing less than looting the treasury.
Wo should 'be more thoughtful and
cautious in spending the people's
money. The lire department calls for
an increased expenditure of $35,000:
new ofllcos must bo provided for, and
next year we must pay off every cent
of our big floating debt, which amounts
to more than $150,000. When this in
ricase in expenses is brought home to
'the people in the shape of increased
taxes there will be a reckoning:. Re
member, we must face these people"
Atr. Alelvin referred to the extra work
of drawing warrants, which the new
charter puts on the recorder's clerk,
and gave this as a reason why the in
crease should be granted. Air. Clemens
argued against Air. Alelvln's motion,
saying It was impolitic to challenge the
work of the estimates committee in the
matter of salaries, as the committee i
supposed to have made a thorough can
vass of the salary matter and acted a
its best judgment dictated. He moved
to Indefinitely postpone action on the
proposed increase, but his motion was
lost by the following vote:
.jm Mcsrs. Finn. Kv.in, W.iruci, 0lcr,
Clemon", Vanehnn, Chitlemkni 7.
Naji, Mos-in. Itn-, nitillo, MniR;m, Regan,
Mehin, Schncnlci, Him, fo-;iroi Schioeder,
O'lloylp. O'Malley, M.-Andrew 12.
On the motion to adopt the Alelvin
amendment the vote was eleven ayes
to tight nays, Air. Cosgiove changing
Air. C'ofctello though to get $300 addi
tional for cleik hire in the controller's
office, but Air. Vaughan spragged him
with one of the most unrestrained
criticisms ever heatd on the floor of
"We are annuyed here constantly,"
eald Air. Vaughan. "with appeals fiom
this offic-i for additional elorl: hire.
They are always hollering for a jalse
in salaries. I've beeii tn that office
frequently, but I have never seen any
one working there I do not like to
talk this way, and wouldn't if I was
not forced to it. The controller has a
long communication In one of today's
papers telling all about the hard work
In his office and how the now charter
Increases his duties.
"If the 'ripper' bill increases his du
ties, it also Increases Tils salary $500
a year. Now he comes in with a sneak
ii! resolution for $300 more. I think
Ir gets enough. The whole appro
priation in tlie -ity controller's de
paitmnnt with the exception of $100
lor stationery goes tn one tamlly. Be
sides that he gets $ti(K from the school
hoard. The law ays the controller
must he an expert book-keeper, Every
hody knows tho present controller Is
not an expert book-keeper. Who ever
saw the controller in his oIIIcdV"
KNTRA DUTIES A AIYTH.
Air. Chittenden remarket! that lie had
reen the controller In his office, but
had never seen him at work. Air. Oli
ver !ald ho was of the opinion that
all this talk, about extra duties im
posed was pretty much of a myth. It
was only reasonable to suppose, he udd
oil, that the incroated number of offi
cials would lighten the work of ail tho
offices. The vote on the motion to grant
the Increase to the controller was as
Ajea Mcsn. tustello, Morgan, Begun, Mel
u, Co.-sriAe, O'llojlr, McAncliew 7,
Naj s -Mcre. lto-, rinri, Uw, Wugnrr,
Schneider, shea, niiur, in breeder, tlemoni,
"tauglun, O'Mulley, Chittenden 1 J.
An amusing and remarkable incident
then occurred. Air. O'Boyle offered u
motion that the salary of the city clerk
be Increased from $1,300 to $;',000. Air.
Vaughan moved to indetinjtely post
pone. Air, O'Boyle began to talk about
the good work the city clerk does and
how he above -any city official should
receive consideration when salary rais
ing was in order.
"That's all right," said Air, Vaughan.
"No one s questioning the value of the
city clerk's services. If he just whis
pers that lie thinks he is entitled to
more money he can have twenty-one
votes to give it to hlin, The city clerk
hasn't indicated that he wants more
(Hilary and I doubt If he wuuld take it."
Air, O'Boyle chimed in: "Just tiy
him. Alaybe he would take It."
City Clerk Lavelle all the time sat
at his desk with downcast eyes blush
ing like a school girl. No one seemed
to know how he felt uhout the mattor
and as he recently declined a raise In
salary it was questionable in the minds
of many If he would accept a raise
After making some excuses for the
embarrassing thing he wns about to
do, Atr. demons asked that the city
clerk ho requested to state to tho coun
cils Just how he fell about the mutter,
"ir he Is In favor of It, does uny one
know?" asked Air. Oleinons, when Air.
Liivello's heightened blushes told that
ho could not very well say he did not
want It, out ot consideration for Air,
O'lttiyle, If it was Hint he did not want
It, or was content to get along with
"if ho wauls It, he can have It," Atr.
demons ugnlu broke forth. "I for one
ran bo counted upon to vote for It, If
the city clerk or somebody for him will
only Indicate Hint he Is necking It."
"Ale too," wns heard from nil parts
of the room.
Air. O'Boyle Intimated that the mo
tion did not emanate from Air. Lavelle,
and the next moment the chair had
decided It lost,
The $2,000 appropriation for tho Na
tional Guard companies, which wns
emitted from tho ordlnnnce at the
Ilnnl session of the committee, was re
instated last night nfter Colonel L. A.
Wot res had explained the grounds for
asking this allowance.
Philadelphia, Pittsburg and Alle
gheny each allow's $,"i00 it company for
the support of the regiments In thoso
titles, Colonel Wutres went on to say.
Pennsylvania, as Is qtllte notorious, Is
not at all liberal with its National
Guard. lit Now York every regiment,
und oven separate companies, have ar
mories built at tlie expense of the
stale. Pennsylvania merely allows $200
a year to each company for armory
rent. This will fall $4,000 short of pay
ing the expenses of maintaining the
new armory. The members of the
guard, many of whom are laboring
men, cannot afford to put their hands
In their pockets to make up this defi
ciency. AIONEY FOR THE GUARD.
Colonel Wat res pxpressed the firm
belief that the taxpayers will npprove
of nn appropriation to help defray the
expenses of the soldier boys in their
new armcry. The $145,000 which has
been paid for the armory has been
contributed by the taxpayers of Kcrnn
ton and it is the taxpayers of Scran
ton who are subscribing tlie $10,000 that
still lemalns to be paid. On this ac
count, tho colonel said, he had no hesi
tancy in asking- lor tho appropriation.
It would be appreciated by him, per
sonally, lie said, and by every one of
the five hundred boys comprising the
companies located In the city. He
hoped councils would take the broad
gunged view of the mutter that the
other lar,ie cities of the state take. The
motion to allow the appropriation to
stand was made by air. demons. It
passed by 'the following vote:
Ajcs M-ire. llosj. Vain, K.in., Mehin, W.ir
ner, Schneider, .vlirocdor, Clenioiw, O'Malley,
Me Audi en', ( liitteiiilen 11.
Xaj? Mii Co-.tf.Ilo, Mokj.iii, ltogjii, shea,
Cc'trioip, OHnoi, O'Hojle, Vaughan A
Air. Regan tried to transfer to the
improvement of Third street the $1,500
appropriated for paying the city's
share of repaying upper Lackawanna
avenue, but the effort was defeated.
At the suggestion of Director of Pub
lic Works Roche a special appropria
tion of $0.17.59 was made for Nay Aug
park, $512.59 for plumbing and sodding
at the music plaza and $425 for plumb
ing at the ladies' pavilion and the sal
ary of a janitress.
The ordinance was passed on first
and second readings and will come up
for third lending tomorrow night.
THEY WILL GET A SALARY
Superior Court Has Reversed the
Court of This County in the
Lewis Test Case.
At Pittsburg yesterday the Superior
court handed down an npinlcq0tevers
ing the court of this county in the
case of District Attorney AV. R. Lewis
against tlie county of Lackawanna, a
test case brought to determine whether
or not the county officers who took
their seats last January were entitled
to fees. The decision is to the effect
that the officers now serving are to be
paid thu salaries piovlded by law for
counties having a population ot over
:50,U0O and loss than 250,000. These sal-s-ries
Pistiiet attorney jl'K)
l'lrt j-nihtanl dNtilrl. snloriiey l,Sw)
Second a.ni'-t.iiit district attorney 1,'JXi
Cleik ot the CoinU l,fM
KfeMcr of Wills , (ioo
Hcc order of Deed-, f.nCio
County .ii'illtois ulicic then- n ,i i out toller
County Diiertoij of the I'ooi
July 'inmilloMoner ,
As these salaries indicate, the
trlct attorney, sherllV, treasurer
clerk of the courts will be great loseis;
by the new arrangement, thu fees of
these offices In this county amounting
tn from three to four times us much as
the salary. The register of wills gains
under tho salary arrangement, the pro
thonotaiy will about come out even,
and the recorder will sustain a slight
Thu conmiissloneis believe they are
entitled to the $2,500 a year, and have
been .drawing the salary on that basis
since the first of the year. They have
had tho best legal advice obtainable on
the subject, and have been advised that
the law gave them the $2,500 .salary
front the moment this county passed
Into the class or over 150,000. They did
not take ndvantage of the provisions
of the act until January 1, but yester
day's decision of the Superior court In
dicates that they are entitled to It from
June I last,
The opinion of the eourt of this
county was written by Judge R, AW
Arehbald, Judge Kelly concurring.
Judge H, Al, Edwards dissented from
their decision and tiled an opinion con
taining his views.
An appeal will be taken to the Su
preme court 1 1 am tho decision of the
Superior court, In order to have tho
case finally adjudicated.
New Spring' Dresses,
Have a likeness made by Seln lever,
before your latest costume bhows
signs of wear. If what his patrons say
Is time, the three dollur (a dozen) por
trait Is Immensely satisfactory.
The Journeymen Curpenters' Asso
ciation will meet on Friday evening,
April 26th, at thu usual hour, lnsteo1 of
By order of the president.
"" C. II. noblnson.Bec'y.
Coursen's Creamery-Butter Reduced.
Five-pound boxes 25c per lb. Coursen,
Dr. H. r;. Ware will rtirrn Monday,
OUT ON STRIKE
QUIT BECAUSE TWO MEN WERE
Lackawanna Ynids Bereft of Day
and Nlfrht Force as a Result of the
Day Force Turning Out Strikers
Have a Meeting at Night and De
cide to Continue on Strike Extra
Ttainmen Called Out and Strikers
Threatened with Discharge If They
Do Not Return by Noon,
About one hundred switchmen, em
ployed lu the Lackawanna railroad
yard In this city, quit work ut noon
yesterday because two of their number,
Allchael Hcnity and Patrick Toomey
were discharged. Their services were
unsatisfactory to the company, Super
intendent Clarke says.
Yardmastcr B. E. Knowies dlsnilsiod
the two men and placed two men from
Hoboken In their positions, and when
John Murray was asked to Instruct the
new men In their duties, ho refused to
do so and quit work. The others
learned of what had occurred and re
fused to continue, In consequence
there was somewhat of n tie-up In the
yard during the remainder of the day.
Thomas Timlin, of tho Switchmen's
Brotherhood grievance committee,
waited on General Superintendent
Clarke later In tho day and asked for a
reason for Henity and Toomey's dis
charge. He was Informed that their
services were unsatisfactory to the
company, and that their discharge did
not affect the others.
WENT TO THEIR HOMES.
Tlic men loitered around the yatd
until nfter 4 o'clock mid then repaired
to their home. What little switching
work wns dour: was performed by
brakemen, conductor.-! and englnemen.
Yardmaster Knowies would not discuss
tho trouble, and Superintendent Clarke
stated that there was no necessity for
the switchmen quitting work us the
discharge of the two men had nothing
to do with them.
He further stated that the mtlti
would not be rslnstated, and that the
question of their membership in the
Brotherhood did 'not enter Into the
case at all.
An order wns posted last night on
the bulletin boards directing additional
trainmen to import 'ten' duty at 7 o'clock
this morning. This is taken by tho
men to mean that they will bo called
upon to perform the duties qf the -striking
It was learned late last night that
tlie action of the Scran ton switchmen
had been communicated to all tho
switchmen on the different divisions of
the road, and that a general tie-up is
not an Impossibility.
The question has already been dis
cussed as 'to whether or not the offi
cials of tho sw I tollmen's brotherhood
will sanction the strike, in view of the
fact that tho men, apparently, went out
without authority of the national offi
cers. AlEN HELD A AIEETING.
The switchmen met last night In
Carpenters' hall, the meeting being
called to order shortly after S o'clock
by Frank Jones, the union's master,
and remaining In session until after
10.30. It was decided to keen the
proceedings of tho meeting entirely
secret, and therefore all the queries
of a Tribune man at the close of the
session were met with silent shakes
of the head and the remark that
nothing could be given out.
The committee which saw Genet al
Superintendent Clarke during the af
ternoon is known, however, to have
made Its report, and the nature of
It proving unsatisfactory, the men
decided to continue on -striko until
further developments arise This
much was intimated after the ses.
slon, but no more
"You can draw your own conciu
.sions."sald one prominent member
significantly' "as to what will be tlia
lesult of Air. Clarke's answer. It
Is not hard to arrive at an opinion
regarding our course when you con
sider all the facts in tlie ease"
Last night a notlco was posted at
the station and about the yard, read
ing as follows:
Xutiio K hereby giceu.lo all person hucto
tore engaged lu tl.o .ul service of this com
pany on tin' Scr.inton die Won, and now out on
..Irlki', that, utiles they icpoit for duty at rr
bctoie Vi o'clock toon, on Apill 17, lfiOI. (belt
filacei will be pcimanently llllea by Hie employ,
incut ot otiicis. .
IMward M. Pine, Siipciiutciidcnt.
The night force failed to appear for
duty, and the company had to rely
upon its subordinate officials and clerks
to do tho .switching. At various times
during tho night small parties of strik
ers were about the yard, evidently look-
The fads and fancies of the
hour are here shirts with
4. attached culfs made from
good quality cheviotothers
X with two pairs of cuffs X
plaited bosomsome plain "
X colors, all good style and X
4- quality, $1.50. f
X An unusual large line of X
4- the $l,oo kind loo,
: "on ffflr :
I Negligee j
HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT WE HAVE IN
Odd Boxes of Stationery?
At prices 'that will surely interest you. The
above may be seen in our display window. , .
REYNOLDS BROS. su"Zsef
' v Iff C"'"
Wholesale Liquor Dealers, 216 Lackawanna Ave.
Ing for Imported men, but they evi
denced no disposition to Inlcrfcie with
tho men at work.
Chief of Detectives Adamson and a
dozen of his men were about the yatd
Miss Ethel Newcomb's Finuoforte
Takes place Tuesday evtnlng, Am II
23, at SI, Luke's parish house. The
diagram for reserved seats will open
nt Powell's music, store on Thursday
morning, April IS, and will be for
subscriber' only on Thursday and Fri
day. The New Gibson Pillows.
Those pillows nie vtnmped fiom Gib
son's latest copryiight drawing, by
special permission of the Life Pub
lishing Co. The greatest pillow suc
cess on record. Cramer-Wells Co,,
130 Wyoming avenue.
314 Washington ave. Scranloti. Is the
best and most reliable place to pur
chase a rood Piano. Tt will pay you
to call and get prices and tenna. J. W.
Guernsey, Pi op.
New Developments Aie Expected.
Fiom amateur photographic', circles
conies the familiar report of tho cam
era's snap. "lis a snap, indeed, if the
printing, finishing and mounting Is
done at Schrievcr's.
They Do Not Breathe.
All that stands between Sclnievpi's
photographs and actual physical ani
mation, is tho breath of life. "
Ask for Kelly's union crackers.
".Makes Life's Walk
Style and Fit have kept them in the
foremost ranks; but service has added
the reputation which always crowns
an honest effort, we claim for these
shoes all tho service that can be found
in any shoe at any price, all the pre
vailing styles, and a shape which gives
the wearer the satisfaction of having
the highest grado u shoes upon his
$2.49, $2.98 and .$3.50
Ladies' and Gent's
Suits to Order $13.50 up to $35.00,
AH kinds of repairing, cleaning and
pressing done while you wait.
King Miller, Merchant Tailor
ior i,apii:s and oi:ntm:mi:x.
435 SPRUCE STREET.
City with a
First-Class Stock of
Mercereati & Connell,
132 Wyoming Avenue,
Of the weather this time of
year makes otic appreciate A
certainty. Your pockctbook
and fancy will be satisfied to
a certainty with our
Green Valley Rye
Cold type cannot do justice
It makes no difference
how high your pride is,
the quality and style of
our Negligee Shirts at
$1.00 are high enough to
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hi l Fii
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Most pcreons li."c a l.into for choice tliinps, on
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to the Prudent
knowing that you must have
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