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TUB SCUANTON TRIBUNE- WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 190t
OPINION IN THE
tUSTAINS THE VALIDITY OF
Say the Jurisdiction of the City
Authorities Under the Admitted
Facts Cannot Be Questioned- Tholr
Assessment Must Bo Regarded as
Conclusive If tho Contention of
Koehler Had Provailod the City
Would Havo Lost Thousands of
Dollars Full Toxt of Opinion.
Th opinion of the Supremo court,
written by Justice Totter, In the cele
brated ohhc of the City of Scranton,
appellant, apwliist 11. T. Koehler. was
yesterday forwarded to the prothono
tary. The validity of tho foot front
rule Is fully HUKtalned, tho conclusion
of the; court being expressed at the end
of the opinion n tho following lan
guage: '"The ilty engineer made the hsci-mi-ment
In strict ncconlnme with law,
and, as a result, the propert of ap
pellee wan assessed In the sum of $2SG,
that amount bclnjr In proportion to the
number of feet which his property
fronts upon the street. The Jurisdic
tion of tho city authorities undei the
admitted facts of this case cannot be
questioned, and theic being no allega
tion of fraud or defective workmanship,
or mistake In the computation of the
engineer, their ns.-cssment must be le
garded as conclusive."
Fottner City Solicitor A. A. Voftburg,
who represented the city both before
the Superior and the Suptcme court, In
the successive appeals from JudRe
Archbald'u decision, said to a Tribune
man that If tho contention of Koehler
had prevailed, thorn-amis of do lain
would have been lost to the city, as
assessments hnve been made for yo.n m
under tli foot-front rule, and many of
them are as yet uncollected.
HIS POSITION SI'STAIN'KI.).
"I am glad to see." said Mr. VnshuiR,
"that my position Is sustained by the
Supreme court In every particular. I
have always held that the assominents
.viade by the city authorities were only
subject to legal attack upon the ginunri
cf fraud, or, possibly, for defects In the
cork. 1 believe, however, that tin- foot
front rule Is not a tape-line rule, in
other words, 1 am of the opinion that
'.he proper authorities have a legal
rlRht, In their discretion, to nllow lor
xceptlonal conditions, for example. If
one side of a street was bounded by u
public property not subject to assess
tnent for municipal purposes, the as
sessing officers would have a lluht to
apportion tho cost anions all the prop
erty owners along the improvement,
which would have been assessed
against the property which Is exempt
"Thl Is upon the ground that the
property owner Is benefitted, not meio.
ly by the little strip of pave In front
f his own property, hut by the entire
mprovement, treated as a whole. The
cRiilatlon of these exceptional cases Is
ft, however, to the discretion of the
It v authorities, and their wisdom, or
nek of wisdom, In exorcising this dis
cretion Is not open to attack In the
This decision disposes of a long and
irotraeled litigation, in the conduct of
vliich Mr. Koehler was ably tepiesent
;d by Attorney I. II. Uurns. The opin
The city of Scranton paved Mulberry
street with sheet asphalt, and assessed
the cost upon the abutting properly
owners. The assessment wan laid with
out regard to the number of sounre
yards of pavement In front of any pai
tlcular property, but was made upon a
pro rata basis, which was ascertained
by dividing the entire cost of the Im
provement In proportion to the number
of feet of piopcrty fronting on the
Immediately in front of the defend
ant's property a street railway had
laid its trucks, and paved that portion
of the street so occupied by it. The ef
fect was to reduce the amount of pav
ing required to ho done by the city, at
that point. For this reduction the de
fendant claimed he was entitled to
credit. The city Ignored this claim, and
divided tho whole cost of paving the
street among the total property front
age. I'pon a case stated the learned court
below held that the basis for the as
sessment thus adopted by the city was
not correct. Judgment was accordingly
entered for the amount admitted to be
due by the defendant and upon appeal
by the city to the Superior court, this
judgment was alllimed,
"While the defendant in this case was
not one of the petitioners for the Ini
piovement. yet it was asked for bv a
majority of the property owners along
the section of the street to he Impioved,
and tho petition was for the pavement
as a whole, and the ordinance was
based upon and followed the petition.
The improvement was constructed hh a
whole from one end to the other.
AVKIGIIT OK ACTIIOIIITY.
The learned court below found that
the weight of the authority, outside the
state of Pennsylvania, was In favor of
. the "foot-front" rule of assessment, ac.
cording to the benefits dcrhed fiom
the whole. Hut he seemed to be con
strained to hold otherwise In this case,
by former rulings of this court which
deemed controlling, and. t la-refine,
entered a judgment upon u basis of the
supposed cost of the paving Immedi
ately in front of the defendant's prop
erty. AVe nie not, however, able to
draw, from the cases cited, the same
conclusion as that reached by the trial
court in this cuse,
In McCunigle vs. Allegheny. 4 Pa.
118, the improvement was upon a street
bounded upon one whole side by park
property, the title to which was In the
city, subject to the tight of common.
In the owners of In lots. The Act of
Assembly under which that Improve
ment was made, authorized "an ennui
assessment on the foot-ftont bounding
an said street." It was held that the
property on the east wide, the title be
ing In the city, was not subject to as
element, and that the whole cost must
he collected from the properties abut
ting upon me otner siae or the street.
But it is carrying the effect of the
fleclslon in that case too far to hold
that it Is authority for the proposition
that the assessment upon each prop
rrty must be limited to tho cost of the,
work done immediately In front of It
In Krie City vs. Hutlcr, 120 Pa. 371
this court entered judgment, for want
of a MUfllcicnt atlldavlt of defense, upon
the, averments, which set forth that the
work was not well done, nor according
to contract, but which did not raise
sny question, as to tho manner of
making the assessment.
ALLEGATIONS TOO VAOl'K.
And in Plttsburjr vs. McConnell, 130
Pa. 463. Judgment waa also enteied for
want of a nufucient affidavit of de
fense, upon the gtound that the alio
rations were too vague and unsatlefac
lory to carry the case to the Jury.
The cane of Harrlsburg vs. Haptlst,
166 Pa. 628, was similarly decided. In
none of these coses was the manner of
making the assessment nn lsnue, and
the reasoning upon which tho decisions
were founded Is not applicable to the
case now before us. In tho opinion of
this court. In Wlttnnn vs. Iteadlng, 165
Pa. 375, the "foot-front" rule Is sus
tained, as being, upon tho whole, as
good a general rule n can bo found,
our brother Mitchell there saying:
"The learned Judge below held that the
'foot-front' rule could not be lawfully
applied as a method of assessment to
tho complainant's property, and based
his conclusions mainly, if not exclus
ively, on tho difference In value per
foot front of the property along the
line of the sower. From this result we
are constrained to differ.
"While the 'foot-front' rule of as
sessment, It is true, does not express a
principle of taxation, but merely a con
venient method, yet Its foundation Is
not In uniformity of value, but In uni
formity of benefit. The Intter Is not
always, and perhaps not oven really
dependent upon the former, or In any
llxed ratio to It, Properties In the same
general situation nre presumed to gel
the same general benefit from the given
Improvement, and as this benefit Is as
sessed exclusively on property abut
ting on the line of the Improvement, It
Is presumed to be fairly measured by
the foot frontage of the property on
that line, though values may he, and
tisually are, very different, and depend
ent upon other circumstances, such as
the depth of the lots, etc."
TAXATION NOT F.Ql'AL.
He then quotes from Judge Sbnrs
wood, In Hammett vs. Philadelphia. 05
Pa. 14G; "No system of taxation which
the wit of man has ever devised hns
been found perfectly equal." but. "per
haps no fairer rule can be adopted than
the proportion of feet front, though
there must be ome Inequalities, If the
lots differ In situation and depth."
Further reference Is made to Wash
ington avenue, 09 Pa. 301, where Chief
Justlco Agnew says of the per "foot
front" mode of assessment: "Whatever
doubt may hnve been originally enter
tained of It ns a substitute, which II
really Is. for actual assessment by
Jurors, or assessors under oath. It has
been so often sanctioned by decision, it
would III become us now to unsettle its
foundation by disputing Its principle."
No nuthoilty for setting aside the
"foot-fiont" rule can, therefote, be
found In Wilman vs. Iteadlng.
It Is true that the method of assess
ing tho cost of the system of sewers,
which was under consideration In that
case, was disapproved. Hut this was
for the icason that the ratio of cost
was made up by aggregating the cost
of local and main sewers, so that the
average of these was not an accurate
measure of any one of them.
This mode of procedure was consid
ered to be In conflict with the pi In
clple that no properties can be assessed
for the cost of a sewer, except those
that abut on the line thetcof. I'pon this
reasoning the conclusion as set forth
was reached In Wltman vs. Heading.
In the case now under consideration,
the- whole procedute seems to have been
an otdeily one. conducted from begin
ning to end in accordance with the
tvniii- of the Act of Assembly of May
'.'.I. 1SS0. The Initial step was a petition
by a majoilty of the abutting piopcrty
owners. This was followed by the en
actment of an ordinance of the city
councils, nuthoilzlng the woik to be
done, under the direction of the city
englneei, and according to plans and
specification-". The city engineer was
Instructed to make the assessments for
the cost of the paving according to the
"foot-front" i tile, against the abutting
owners, giving notice to said owneis as
required by la-. The work was ad
mittedly done in accordance with the
coulia't and the specifications. The
city engineer made the assessment in
strict accoidanco with the law. and. as
a lesult. the property of the appellee
was assessed In the sum of $2;. that
amount being In proportion to the
number of feet which his pi utterly
fronts upon the street. The jurisdic
tion of the city authorities, under the
admitted facts of this ease, cannot be
questioned, and there behiR no allega
tion of ftnud or defective workmanship,
or mistake in the computation of the
engineer, the assessment must be re
garded as conclusive.
It Is. therefore, ordered that the Jutlg
nient of the Supeilor collit he levelled:
and Judgment is now inteicd against
the appellee and In fuvor of the city
of Sc ranton fin lb sum of $2K and
OPINION IN LEVERS CASE.
Decision of tho Court of This County
Following Is the opinion handed
(town ny Justice .Mitc'iell in til- case
of the city of Scranton against Mrs.
Hannah l.eveis. a sull to col-'t f.i; a
sewer laid in Lafayette stieot Mis.
l.eveis owns a piuptity at Lafayette
street and Decker's court. The opin
The city of Scranton having filed a
claim for the expense of a sewer In
front of defendant's piopcrty, the
latter set forth in her atlldavlt of de
fense that the claim was made under
the Act of 1SS9, by which the assess
ments are required to be equal upon
all front feet of the lands along which
the sewers run, but that. In fact, a
large proportion of the land liable to
assessment. In front of which this
sewer runs, was not assessed at all,
wherefore the assessment mi which
the claim was founded was Illegal and
The prolslou of the Act of ISSft Is
not set forth with verbal accuiacy,
but with substantial t onectness, anil
as the fact averred as to the omission
of assessable propel ty on the line of
the sewer must be taken as true, as
upon the rule for judgment, the afll
davlt set up a sufllclent defense. The
cotitt below so held and discharged the
rule. Hut the learned Juris" having
-onie views of his own op the mill
Jeet of foot front assessments, sulw.
quently added a postcrlpl to his opin
ion, in which, icferrlng to Norwood
vs. Kitker, 17:.' V. S. 209, he e.pieses
the view that the case of Muehener
vs. Philadelphia. 1SS I',i., r.r., Is de
prived of its authority and thatassess
ments by the foot front rule without
refeieuce to actual benefit In the par
ticular case are unconstitutional, On
this basis the counsel for the city
have made an argument In favor o'f
the constitutionality of the rule In
general and the provisions of the Act
of 1SS9. it will be time enough to
decide those questions when they
come regularly before us. In the
present case, the allldnvlt set up a
good defense em the facts, and on It
Judgment was properly refused.
Judgment affirmed and piocedondo
D L. & W. Board for Today.
Following is tho make-up of the D.,
L. & W. board for today:
Vuntnn, pa., .Inly 2), lrwl.
TUKMHY. ,11'I.V S3.
Wild Pals KaU-S p. 111., r, p. Sinew; 10
p. in., r. W, Dunn.
wkim;si).v, jt.'i.v u.
Wild Cat. KU-lii.M . ni., ,. f Mullen;
II u. ill., .1. .1. Cntlrllo: .1 1, m M, Kiniuily;
10 , m., II. ItUbinm II t. in,, V. I,. Ilouer's;
I p. in., T. ritSJtiiik; '.' p in., W. V, Lilliir:
0 . in.. .1. II. Mtrr.
Summit. I'.tf. H a. ni . rat. .1 faiiliic; k
i, m., nest, f!. Fioimffll.fr; 0 p. in., rait, W.
II. Ni, hid: h p. ni c'j.t, I'. Mdionnill, nl',
.1. llriiniiHir clew; 7 . in., !' uga, Mc ,;mc;
7 p. in., I'j.uikj, Thoiiiuin; 7 p. in.. N,ii Am.
1'ii'lifii. -s a. in., Ilou-ri'i in n. in., s. ir.
lieilj: II.. '10 a .m., Jdor.ui; 7 p. in, Mmpliy;
U p. in., Uniping-; PI p. in,, A. VVIclnci.
Paufnirrr Knc.iiiri-7 a. m., (laltnryi 7 a, in,,
Mimcij 10 a, in., Mori ZM p. in., suntcn,
7 p. in., Isauman,
Wild Csta Wfjt-5 a. ni M, L'arimuly; 10 a,
in,, C, Klngalcy; II a, m., .1, (llnlcys 3 p. In.,
Staplfa, with T, Dondlraii'a tiewj i p, m,, John
uaxtrr; 0 p. m., Ktlclum.
HEAT AND DUST
AT MT. GRETNA
Concluded from lVfff l.J
Inspector of rifle practice. One team,
consisting of tho regimental team
which shall make the highest total
pcoro for the two pt notice matches
and the skirmish match nt the an
nual competitions nt Mount flretna, to
bo augmented so ns to consist of six
men and one reserve. This team to
represent tho state of Pennsylvania In
tho Interstate regimental match, Ono
team of six men and ono reserve, to
be selected from the several troops of
cavalry of thn National Guard of
Pennsylvania, the selection to bo
made by the genornl Inspector of rifle
practice, and this team to participate
In the Kqttadron matches.
Colonel Asher Miner, of Wilkes
Harre, former general insupector of
rifle practice, has lieon assigned for
duty by Adjutant Uencral Stewart nt
the competition at Mount Gretna, and
also at Sea Olrt.
Haiti fell steadily for over an hour
Monday morning, nnd inbber blankets
and boots were hurriedly unfolded ns
a result nnd the boys met the welcome
shower, fully ptepared. About noon the
last drop. fell, after which tho sun
blazed forth stronger than on any day
since the beginning of the encampment.
The day was spent In nctlve pre
paration for Wednesday when Gover
nor Stone Is expected to tevlew the
regiment nnd Thuisday when tho
brigade Inspection will take place. At
8.30 o'clock there was battalion drill
In the Held below the encampment.
Lieutenant Colonel Stlllwcll drilled tho
First, Major Field the Second nnd)
Major Homing tne Third battalion. The
Second was tho last battalion to leave
the field remaining long after both tho
Scranton battalions hatl letlred.
At 2 o'clock In the afternoon there
was n regimental drill nnd nt ii occur
red n repetition of the brigade drill of
Sunday, all- live regiments being put
through the exhausting netles of man
oeuveis. Few Visitors in Camp.
There were few visitors In camp Mon
day. Captain Huff of Company H. of
North Scranton was ofllcer of tho day
and Lieutenant Ilaly of Company A.
ofllcer of the guard. Neither the guard
house nor the hospital has more than
a few occupants, and regarding this
latter very pleasing fact. Major Keller,
regimental surgeon said to tho Tribune
"During my entire experience In the
guard, 1 must say that tills has piomls
ed to be the healthiest camp I have yet
been through. I'p to date theic havo
been very few cases brought to my at
tention and practically all of the ac
cident cases Iiiim- been of n trlval,
An enjoyable Innovation of Monday
was the at rival of Fred S tuber of
Philadelphia, reputed to bo the second
best banjolst In the country. He was
hi ought here by Major Holding, and
sc-veial other olllcers and will remain
here during the entile encampment.
During the morning he and Adjutant
Atlierton. who Is something of a musi
cian himself icndered a duet In Major
Iiobllng's tent and at mess Stuber
pla.M'd while the headquarters staff
were at table,
(ioveinoi Stone and staff aic ex
pected heie Wednesday, and the In
spection is slated for Thursday, Hnd
it not been for these facts It Is likely
that a large detail would have been
sent up to Scranton to attend the funer
al of Dr. Hlaucharcl.
NOTES OF THE ENCAMPMENT.
I'm.ito IMw.iid M,moik, ef (', inp.niy I", wiu
toii.o ..pn'iimn) oiilnU it llic- Kiiaid lion.f.
(Vnipinu'' ( .aid II hiartrri a tiasp ball game
Mi'inl.1,1, Inn il d slopped at .' o'dock on ae
i .mill of ii'gliiKliti t dull. I uiiip, my II wus far
ai (in Kid hum llic i-lurl, imp.on and Kaine
tvi mill,' up Hi" kioiio,n lialtery. In the
Cirt ii.iiliu lioili I ninii'll and Simpson made
I'.tU dm.' foi four 1m-i.
Ii liojs oi Comp.im' I' ar frrling rallifr
i-Imi hut Hi- fact that Major Keller coinpll
inciitid I aplaln Mi'iiiinuii to tlio rxlna of tell
im; Inn, Hi.e. ih companc' iium tent and coin
ml... ii.'. drpai'lmrn; wri Hip lu. in camp.
1'iliatr Noi'lcii, of ('iiinpjiiy 1'. is a lallier
uplsUj joiiiu, man, lipplus. a ho ilo-, (lie
-cilcnt Pal oild pi.imU. lie nas recently tn!-fd
nn In n lilanWrt and Mih'd hlrli tlironcli the air.
Wlrii lie -tinil. Hie blanket nunin he wi nt clean
UiioukIi il, lf.mnz the dUsusted cmner Indulg.
Iiiji In ino.t pli tui'i-ijiirly loreihle lank'toge.
'I he 'Ihlili'inlirn hn.-pll,,! rnin tool. Int pla'c
li-t ce.it In iti-pn il"ii and exhibition ililll, and
h.i a rqiml tlif- year e.pcilally well drilled or
the pmpirp ol keeping tip l.nt year fine ncord.
"-pil.e" (I'll.na captalni Company ('.' ball
team, ttlilrh I- ununited by Michael Murphy, a
blether of evl.lriilrn.iii Miuphj, of the 1'ort.i
Pmato lus of Company I, one of ihe nd
.lm e ili l,iil, had both of Ida ain badly h: lli-i-l'
by beli'K e.iu;;ht miller a falling lent poh .
In Conipani M, of the Mnth irjrlnimi. Ihrie
are two c Tlihleriali ofhceri I'l-cmon' Stokes,
fotinrily cailcln of ('(imp, in v ', IraiK the
I'lltston box, anil (., II. D-ibj, folliiiily I'.'d
liit vi grant, I. one of IN in i He."
I .it' i il e ic.it it l.ilhiop and I'm.ile I'unk l!eef
-pi'i.l the i!j) in l..itii'.i.tor.
'I be men "I I -uiipam I hate indulged in a
good de.il nt good n.ilined iuiu of Coipoi.il
I'eit and eigeaie lliiley. who wric "lo.l in
Hip wood," NtntU- nfirineon. . will be I '
niembeied thei.- w a long million, btigade drill
in tlr un aboui ih.it time.
I ii.t ll.li.ilo.i iliuliiiit 1lli.li.ird .1 lliiml.e
prioui n inanl ligtrp on pjrade. Ii U oh
fit -t ipiiiiiii in Ih" piMii"ii ami he i ptottng
a mli'tidid In MclllelMM (htn.lei' as
l.iiulrn.'lii olmu'l Mlllweir ilghl hand man.
Piliate lor IHU, of t'ompany I.. U ihe ocne
of thai ionii.inj' m, i. ml. It l "Hilly," tue
..line rnciseth tiullo which ,u liU pnde l.i-t
Tk l i tlic major .' ' i- a tt wliiih ipipi.
bi'idlei, up and ilnwn lieadiii.titeis' inn, at all
tiliicn of Hie ila.i. And ihe in.lanf It i he.iid,
from lent nil along the line Mulng our foima
which bow- low, loiitli tonlie.nl. t,, the 'gtound.
and chant lowly -'riieie the U.i-n.a jor."
iwiiitiiig In the robu-t fonti of Maor l'unl, Roll
llnz. of Ihe Ihlid battalion. Lieutenant Miitphf
Introduced thU Oriental .il.inin and 'alulattoti,
and eeiy time n coik pnpi in tl.e inaior'n t-nt
thete ii the above cleniihed iicconipaiiimeiit..
Corporal t'uiti'. It ( nftin, o' 1). ha- bein
,iipoinled head l.pil,ii.n tei" iteiiociaplirr and
tjpewiltir. -Leon l.ery.
MONEY FOR THE CITY.
County Treasurer Scranton Sends
His Check for $33,800.
Scranton uriiIii has a corpulent city
treasury, that Is, corpulent computed
to t,s lean and huiiRry condition for
Yesterday niornliiR County Treastuer
,1. A. Scranton sent tho city tieasurer
a check for Jilj.NOO, which Is part of
the money now in tlio county treas
urer's hands from the sale of liquor
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Erie Railroad, Wyoming Division.
TuIih for IUwIo) and InteiincdUio point leave
Scmiilciii int oluw: Nn 2, T.lci n. in.: No, ),
fi.Wl u- m,l So. H, "J.SS p. m.; ,n. 8, A.L'D p, ni.
Nn. i and b Ihiuugli luiiu for Ntw Votk.
AirhiU-N'o. I, s.l-i a, in.: .So. a, jn.au a, m.;
No, 1, 3.15 p. in. i No, 7, ft. 1 5 p, in, Tialiu .Sos,
b and 7 are through train liotii Ninv Voik.
Peparlinra No. !!, H a, in.; Nn. :i, i p, m,
AuhaU No. 21, l-.li p. in.; .S'u. iJ, b.13 p. m.
A Message to Mothers.
There is a place in the pilgrimage of life where
the fondest husband must unclasp his wife's hand
and let her go on alone to tread the "Valley of the
shadow of death, " Presently, perhaps, she comes
back to him, white and wan, a bat at her breast
and a new light in her eyes, the light of the dawn
of motherhood. And sometimes the husband
gropes through blinding tears to a white, cold bed,
to look trpon a white, cold face, which cannot feel
thekiss which falls upon it.
Motherhood Is the supreme glory of woman.
And, spite of pain and peril, in endless generations
she treads that "valley of the shadow," happy to
come back again to life and light with the mag
nificat of Mary upon her lips.
No man can share either the mysteries or miseries
of motherhood. Only a mother, who has tasted
the same cap of blended sweet and bitter can sym
pathim with a mother. Only a mother can fitly
have .a .message for other mothers. And this mes
sage: for mothers comes from those who speak by
The 'greatest and grandest ' message that any
motbcr.conld hear would be this: Motherhood is
robbed of its pangs and perils. It is possible to be
the "joyful mother of children " without the pre
natal anxiety and depression, or the post-natal weak
ness and suffering so generally asso
ciated with maternity. That is the
substance of this message of mothers
A GRATEFUL MOTHER.
"About two years ago I was
confined to my led," writes
Mrs. T. A. Rnjnn, of Norris,
Watauga Co., N. C. "I could
not mow -without trembling all
over. The doctor said it was
liver, stomach and heart troub
le. Alxjttt a year ago when my
husband consulted you for me
I could not sleep, nor eat any
thing without great distress in
my stomach. I soon received
your kind tdvicc and began tho
use ot your medicine
cored me of my
troubles, such as
sick headaches, from
which I suffered fif
teen years, and an
aching in my back
and legs, constipa
tion, bloating in my
face, hands, feet and
legs, and such pains
ami heaviness in my
lower parts, I could
not stand on my feet.
These ltnve I suffer
ed from for nine
years. I have taken
three bottles of your
' Favorite Prescrip
tion,' two of Gold
en Medical Discov
ery and some of
yonr 'Pleasant Pel
lets.' The meili
cfoea have cured me
of fullness in my stomach, for which I
many other bad feelings. It saved my
had miscarriages before and could do
them, I thought there waa no chance this time, but bv the
use of Dr. Pierce's wonderful medicines I got stouter all the
time instead of weaker. With all my other children I suf
fercd all that flesh could, and livci At birth would suffer
so long and hard would be almost helpless for several days;
could not bear any noise nor talk much: could not tret out
of bed under two weeks withqut help.
urns cuuemeu 1 wu uui u uau, uiu uui buner very naru nor
very long. My neighbors were surprised to see me laugh
and talk with them, J. got up the third day without any
help, sat up for a short time and felt well enough to sit up
all day. Could have gone to work in two weeks. I have
not been as easy to take cold since I took your medicine, as
I was before. I am well and hearty, can sleep well all night,
and do a good day's work without feeling tired at night. I
cannot tell half what Dr. Pierce's medicine has done for me.
It will do all that is claimed for it prevent miscarriage anil
render childbirth easy. It has given me a bright little loy,
and I would not have had him had it not been for your won
derful medicine. I cannot say too much in praise of it; I
think it is worth its weight in gold. I thank God for my
life and Dr. Pierce for my health."
There are thousands of women who suffer as
did Mrs. Ragan, who know nothing ot Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription, or, because it is sold through
the same channels, class it with preparations which
are nothing but stimulants, and can give no lasting
Every mothon should tako advantage of Dr. Piorco's offer of a oopy of Tlio Com
mon Sense Medical Advisor FREE Tkio great vOi'!e is inva!uakio to women, and is
full of tho wisdom of experience. Ii contains t038 arfjo pages and 700 illustra
tions, and Is sent FREE on receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailing ONLY. Send
31 ono'oont stamps for tho Adviser in strong cloth binding, or 21 stamps for tho
hook In paper covers.
.IdJress: DR. R. V. PIERCE, Buffalo, N. Y.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Lehigh Valley Railroad.
In l.ltc-cl .Iiiiii- 2, lmi.
Tr.iuii l.e-jtr SirniU'Hi:
for I'hllailrliiliia ""! N'- "il w l k II
It It., at ii.IJ ivi I'.'W h. ni.. niul !K (..'7
Illl.uk Dumuiici i:iui-wj, mill II .!() ,i. in, ili,,.
clj. D. k If. It- II.. l.M. fc.7 p. in.
For While lUvcn, ll.il'tn ami principal
noiiitt In tlio imI iritinnv ma I). II. It. it.,
(1.15. '.Ms ami l.i? p. in. I w rullnillc, iltj .1.
in., 2.1 p. 111.
I'nr HctlilflioiH. I'J-ton, lle.ullns. Il.11 iMiutg
oml prim ipjl Intiiinrclute tatiuin u i. fc ,
It. II., .r, l'.;:s " 2-l'. 27 llll.i.l. lln.
mi'liil Kxpie-". H':1" P- ' Siindj), 1). ,V .
It. It., t'.-W a. 111 : 1.5. S.27 p. 111.
Tnr 'liinkli.uiiUMk. 'loujinli. Klmlu, ftlur.i,
fienoa nml principal Inti'iint'il1.!!? ki.itii.iij., w.(
., 1 t W. It- !! sO a. m.s 1.03 Jiul 3. W
for fienrw, Itotlimtci'. Iliin,i!u, Macau Kails
Clikaen ami all point wM, Oj I). It II. It. ft..
7.4S, 11. 53 a. in.. I.S. ""' (IHnck Iilaiiinml i:.
pirM), 7.13. 10.11. II " P- in. Similar, 1). ii II,
It. It.. 11.65. H-27 p. 111.
Pullman patlui nJ iIecplti or I.elileh Valley
tailor can on all traitu bctnern Vllkf-Il.irri
anil Vew Verk, I'lilUdrlplila, Dulfalo ami Sui
ItOU. IK II. W1UUJI1, flcnt. Supt , 56 Cortland
Mrcet, Now Voik.
for tickets and I'nllinan reservation apply to
309 Lackawanna aunue, Scranton, Pa.
New York, Ontario and Western.
Time Tahle In Klf't Sunday. June 23, jooj.
I'M p, m.
"00 p. m.
tua p. ni,
M a. 111.
10- . in.
1 lO.'W a. 111. 11.10 a. ni,
... 4.i0 p. in. iM p. m.
. O.iu P !" ' L'Jiliondale,
7.00 a. 111.
" S.40 a. m. 10.01 a. in.
is ii. 111 4.00 p. m.
Mi i. in.
bl NHAVS OM.V, NOIITIIIlOLMf.
.m lfv ..irnn
Scrantuii. ( arlionilalc. fadoula
8.H0 a. ni. W.10 111. 10.fi a, in
7.1m p. in. Ar. t'ailiondile.. 7.(3 n. m"
'p?w, ,.,r,c, , Anlvn
Cadusla. i.irlmnilalr. Scranton
T.oo a. in. 7.40 . ,
4.30 i ni. n.W p. m. fl.15 p. tn
Train' Xen- " M"K ,l "" " n tam-
clajn, tiuk" main line loiineciioiw or nw Ym k
rily. Itlta, tluclila, lliegn und iiiltiinrilUi
Train Vo. 3 ami 4 nuke Walton, llelld, arn.
den nnd Sidney 1 i.niiec li.nis.
Tcr fmtlier infoiinatlnii conttlt (liket asnil.
.1. C. ASIUUISON', f. J'. A New Volk.
J. U. Wi:i.SII, T, I'. A fcnantuii.
help. A great many raotlicrs like Mrs. Anderson,
in the following testimonial, have been great suffer
ers until some chance, word has directed them to Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prcscription,.and the use of it has
brought a perfect and permanent aire,
"4 TRUE MOTHER'S FRIEND."
I would like to express my gratitude for the benefit re
ceived from your wonderful medicine, 'Favorite Prescrip
tion,'" writes Mrs. II. C. Anderson, of South Britain, New
Haven Co., Conn., (Box 133). During the first month of
pregnancy I could not keep anything on my stomaclt. Was
so sick that I had to go to bed and stay for weeks. I tried
different doctors, but with little benefit. I read about many
being heljed by using your medicine so I thought I would
give it a trial. I began to take your ' Favorite Prescription '
in November and 1 had a nice little Iwby girl in February
following. My baby weighed over eight pounds. I was only
in hard labor about one hour and got along nicely during
confinement; was up and dressed on the eighth day. I never
had the doctor with me at all. My friends thought that I
was sick a very short time. I think Dr. Pierce's Favorite.
Prescription is indeed a live mother's friend for it helped
Even if these two experiences stood alone they
ought to be enough to induce every mother to begin
the use of "Favorite Prescription," in order to enjoy
that healthy condition of mind and body which.
makes the 'birth hour easy and gives the baby hap
piness and health. But these experiences do not
stand alone. They are multiplied, by
it has botm&?Iv raSYr?lnVI.Izren wQrfiyi
MSWJ W'YAU E83& K5fl
TITTm JlffiKP ' Mm TTTjT
InkHrawi 1 1T1P 7 iTiTr 1 -. . ,w ; , w
9BHa9KJi'-wieVr J 1 1 r-ti , V-v ' .wm 1 u 1,5 r .w
HRwEf!sSir 1 ft ' J rl I, v- f i - 1 t v" l(' I rtr
HBBMBS'u w -- l f XKJvsi
''ill TWWEt-rJrrv?r 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 ,. 1 'rHWr'fo-fTriTi l
"A TRE MOTIEKIt'S I'ltlF.ND."
could not rest, and ' to take your medicine
baby's life, as I had
nothing to prevent
and all right. He is four years old. ?ty baby girl is two
years old. Mv health has.' been good ever since. I now
weigh 165 pounds.''
This is the message to mothers from mothers
who have a ri;ht to speak: Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription makes weak women strong, sick women
well. It dries debilitating drains, heals inflamma
tion and ulceration, and cures female weakness. It
strengthens the nervous system, increases the appe
tite and induces refreshing sleep. Hy building up
the entire feminine organism, "Favorite Prescrip
tion " gives strength to mothers to bear children
with ease, and to nurse them with joy.
It is a temperance medicire, free from alcohol
Sick women suffering from "female troubles" are
invited to consult Dr. Pierce by letter free.
In more than thirty years Dr. Pierce as chief con
sulting physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical
Institute. Huffalo, X. Y., assisted by his staff of nearly
a score of specialists ban treated and cured over half
a million women. lie is to-day among the foremost
specialists in the treatment and cure of women's
disease. All correspondence private. Address
Lr. H. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. V.
This time when I j
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Delaware, Lackawanna mid Western
in i.iiict ini.t 21, i"i'i
t lllliill li'l i 'ilk .
:: mi, .".."i 1 .niil in.ini , m, : IJ I", .:
p. in. I'm I'tnlaili li il.l .' ;..al .mil llio'i .1 in ,
IJ l'i .nn! ::.:!.! p. in. I'm 'l'illi.iiin at (i I" p.
III. Mill, ai 1 .11111111,11.11 urn ,11 .lln p in io
ii, Iliilmliii .11 ii..fn, V I". Ii2. I-'.O-, :. I.". 1 IS
7.1!' p. III. lllll- III IMlllllll'lplll.1 in I. On, .-'
1..K1 ami .-".' . 11,. 11uc limn Yink .11
1 in. Has mil pi.'t 11. in.: 1.00. l.'i.', .'i.i.i. "."0
and II. "0 p. in. I'ihiii T'nlili:iiina at MO a m
Noitli- Leave Suiilmt lor llitlfali. and inlii
iiiedlaii' .lalnitu .11 J . 1.1. H.S3 and O.Pi) a. in ;
1 Vi, : l and II.II3 p. in. I'or Oiwnz" and ,iih-I'li-c
al 1.13 n. in.. II.U3 .1. ill. ind I..V1 p. in. I nr
I lira .11 I I'', ii..'1'i 11. 111. and IV, p. nt. I'm
luntin' .11 O.rO a. in.' I 0'. ami 3.4s p. in. I'nr
Nn hol-rni at I, HO and 0.13 p in. I .' Iliniluiii
tun at 10.2H a. m. n ip in Siianlnii lnmi Hm
lain al I 23. 2..V, '". IS and 10.H0 11 111.: :!.:: and
S.0U p. 111. T10111 lliuesii and .rariw al 2.3'i 1.
In.; 12..",2 ami S.0H p. in. K10111 I'tica at 2.33 a.
ni. i 12..I2 and a,.ID p. m, I'ioiii MohoNon .it 7 II
a. in. and O.110 p. in. I'min Montiojc at lu.mi a.
in.: a.20 1 h.00 11. 111.
lllnntiitlmiB llUUloii l.rao Siiantnn fur
Noitlinnilii'ilaii'l al 0.13, 10 Hi a. in.; 1.33 and
6.10 p. 111. Tor Pl.inimitli ut S.10 a. 111. : :i.t0,
S.30 p. in. AtrUe nt N'oillininlicilaiid at fi.:U .1.
111., 1. 10, s.flii and S.t3 i. in. Arihe at I'ljnumtli
il 0.01 a. in.; !.: 112, 0.43 p. 111. rrnc In Sn.m
ton limn Nortliiinilierliiid ut 0.4.' a. 111.; 12.33,
t.SO nnd P. 13 p. 111. Troiii Klnc-ton at 11.1m .1.
11. Trom l'lniontli nt 7.13 a. in.; a.2U and 3..I3
miili l.eave-Siianton at 1.40, .l.liel, 3.33, 10.(13
a. in.: 3.:i:i and a.lO p. ni.
North Leave Scraiiimi al 1.15, n.:;3, 0.00 a. m. ;
1.33, 3.4i nml U.33 P m.
ltloomsliinir UIilon I.eae Sciaiitnii at 10.(13
a. in. and ii.10 p tn.
Central Itallrond of New Jersey.
Stations In New Yoik Tuot uf l.llicity direct,
N. H., and Soulli Kcrtj.
iimii taiili: in i:rn:(T Ji'xi: ;;o, moi.
Tralm U'r Scranton for New York, .Vcwarl:,
r.ltialictli, I'liiladclplila, lla.lon, llcthlc hem, .
lciilowii, Mamli I liunk and Itlli Haven, at h 33
a. in.; raprx. 1 10; cxpii"d, 4.W p. m. bun-
iliyii, 2.16 P- Hi
Tor Pitt-ton and WilkM-llario, S S3 a. ni. ; 1,10
and 4.00 p. in. hnnda)., 2.13 p. 111.
Tor ll.illlni(iie and WmIiIiijjIihi and iiolnn
fiontli nnd Wert u.i llctlildirnt, S 13 a. 111., ,o
and 4.00 p. ni. Iiinda, 2.15 p. 111,
Tor lone llraiitli. Ocean (liuir, dc, at 8.33
a. in. Ithronuli maUu und 1.10 p. in.
Tor Iteadlnir. l.elijiion nnd llaiilihing, U AN
lfiitonn. (-.33 n. in. ami 1. 10 p, in, rinndaja,
2.13 i. 111.
Tor I'oitnllle, .Mi a. in., 1.10 p. m,
Tor Mountain Talk, K33 a. 111., 1.10 and 4.00
'ITuougli tiikcl to nil polnla rail, loullt and
ictt at louot taUa at I ho Hatiun.
inottsamis. wait a million women and
more have testified to the lasting bene
fit derived from Dr. Pierce's medicines.
A MOTHER'S SUFFERING.
"I have long thought it my
duty to write to you a few lines
to let you know what your ' Fa
vorite Prescription ' ha's done for
me," writes Mrs. Kttphcmia Fal
coner, of Trent, Muskegon Co.,
Mich. "I am twenty - seven
years old; have been married
ten years. I am the mother of
four children. My first two
babies were stillborn, and I suf
fered everything but death. Mv
friends alf thought that I cotrid
never recover. I was reduced
to 109 pounds. When
I was about three
months along for my
third child, .1 was
taken with hemor
rhage, or flooding,
and came near having
a miscarriage from fe
male weakness. For
two months I was un
der the care of our
doctor, but was get
ting weaker all the
time. One day I hap
pened to come across
one of your little
books and 1 read it
through, and the next
dav I sent and got
three bottles of ' Fa
vorite Prescription '
and one bottle of
' Pellets.' I improv
ed so '-st I continued
until bab was born ar.d he is healthy
I RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
mmum mm i
Schedule in Effect June S, 1001.
Trains leave Scranton:
0.45 a. m , week days, through ves
tibulo train from Wllkes-Barre.
Pullmnn buffet parlor car and
coaches to Philadelphia, via
Pottsville; stops nt principal in
termediate stations. Also con
nects for Sunbury, Hnrrisburjr,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wash
ington nnd for Pittsburg nnd tho
0.38 n. m week days, for Sunbury,
Hnrrisburg, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Washington nnd Pittsburg
nnd the West.
2.18 p. m week days, (Sundays,
1,58 p. m.), for Sunbury, Harrls
btirg, Phllndolphln, Baltimore,
Washington nnd Pittsburg nnd
3.33 p. m., week dnyo, through ves
tibule train from Wilkes-Bnrre.
Pullman buffet parlor car and
coaches to Philadelphia vin Potts
ville. Stops nt principal inter
4.27 p. m., week days, for Hozleton,
Sunbury, Hnrrlsburg, Philadel
phia nnd Pittsburg.
.1 It III'TCIIIM'OV. firn. Msr.
J II. WOOD, Cen. Pan. Azt
Delaware nnd Hudson.
in r.llcct June 9. 1001.
c.ina Inr larliondalo leave Nianlon at r)."0,
.m vi toiia a. in.. U:o0, nay. 211. an;,
"' . j'k. o-u. n-.:o p. in., 1:I0 a. m
IV. IMw.'I'l'' ""' ',l0 l0'"",' "-"' ln'3
l" "'...I . .M, I,
"V'" like. liaT.t- In la. 7:l. S.4I, m.-M. PI ',
a In.. 12101 1 rf. ' B:W' t'-7- u''0. T.l.
1(ToV U'v' U' "" 1"I,1,,-)!5' 0:"8 ' '" '-IS.
!TuHVmf.Vi"la j.'.'ll. poli.U-fl:n. 0:a, 2:S.
aifor",Ai1,"- "'''' "" '''"" """''-""-O a. m
and a:W 0. 'n'MJN.AV TN1N:
Pur Ciil'oiidalc ei-'-o. ll"U a. m.. 2;ll, 3.5.',
r,., nnd 10;V2 . m.
fur MHvwll""' :3S a. in., U:n.J, 13, j.;
b'Ji and h:12 p. m.
Tor Alliany 'O'l points nurlli :5J p. m.
Tor lloi.i'dale and Laku l.odoio j.Jo, ll.ya
a. in. and a.K p. m.
Reduced Prices on
ladies' Shirt Waists,
i Children's Moll Hats,
j Babies' Lawn Bonnets
and Pique Jackets
Our Shirt Waist Undo has HUrprtwel
all former KeiiHonn, and the question
of ptciilt m the few Waists remain-
ItiB In Htock will not be conslrlercd
now, hut tho price that will sell them
75c Shirt Waists Were $1.2,5
Tin; most popular $1.2.1 Shltt Wnlst,
nnd the very best value obtainable nl
this price; tlio best inako nnd Una
quality (llnKliiim, In ntrlpen mid solid
colors blue, old tosc, lavender nnd
Jl.fi.-, Shirt Waist reduced to $1.23.
$2.00 Shirt Waist induced to $1.50.
illfilior priced Waists In proportion.
Lawn llotinetH and Mull Hats nt re
2,o I.invn Honncts 1Pn
50c l.iiwn ltonnots 3Jo
i.'c Lawn HoiinctH 50o
$1.00 Lawn Bonnets T.'o
$l..0 Lawn HonnctH $l,l:i
$2.00 Lawn Iionncta $1,43
$1.00 Mull Huts 75o
$l.b'. Mull UatH $1.23
$2.00 Mull HiitH $1.63
$o,00 Mull HatH J2.21
$1.50 Mull Hutu $3.5Q
Short Pique Jackets, reduced from
$3.23 to $2.03
$3.50 to $j.50
$3.7." t $2.75
$1.50 f'oats, i length $3.75
$5.00 Coats $1,50
$6.50 Coats $5.or
485 to 455
N. Ninth Street,
Tclephono Call, 2333.
iOSIC POWDER CO.
Booms 1 and 2, Com'Ith BTd'ft
lining and Blasting
laVda t Mooalo od HuiblaU Warlu.
LAPLIN A RAND POWDBR CO. '3
ORANGE QUN POWDER
Kleetrlo Datterloa, EUotrto BijilodarJ,
xplodtng blMti, tiifutr Vaa ctai
Recauno Chemical Co.'s
People cannot help worryingr when
their uerven are weak. That feellas; of
latiRiior, dullness and exhaustion U
the fearful condition which often pre.
cedes inutility The power to wott or
study diminishes nncf despondency de
presses the mind night and day.
If ou are mifTcriiiK the torture of
Nervous Debility, there is no knowing
how soon you may decline to something
more horrible. Itut you can get well.
The youthful strciiRth, buoyancy nnd
happmes-scau be restored by the use of
They hnve cured thousands, nnd we
have so much confidence in them that
we give nn Iron clad guarantee with a
Pent anywhere in phlnpncknge, f 1.00
per bov. (1 boxes for t-'iOO nook free.
Amite", 1 1 ai. .iicniciNR Co., cieve
For sate by John II, I'liclps, Pharmacist, corner
Wjcmlng avenue and Spruce street.