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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE- FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 190T
MKETIKO TOMOtlT. -Tlitte will lip spe
cial mtttlre of the KnlgliM f( Cntumlm to
night at their hou un Walilngton avrntir,
which all the inftnbrM arc wiucaltd to Itend.
CM'AttlNTiS VOn MONTH. The Tmlci' Va
tlonat bank rtporln tlcitlnirs for the month fti'l
In July 31 s lollnwM July, MOI, ,l,878.t01.M.
For thu rorrr.pnnillwt mnnth ol la.it Jfar the
ilcarinpa vttr .,e0fl,SJ7.BS.
Wlt.ri I'l.AY AT 1IOTCI. Cl.triON'.--llJU(t'a
Bihttii, unI r th 1radtrahlt ol I'rnfw-nr rliM.
Mficif, will play t Hotel Clifton, Ijke Wlnola,
PalurHi.T nlehti ik for the (.ciond nnmul
masquerade hall Monday, Ana;. 5.
MIXTIS'fl TOinV. The nunatrriiicnl nl llif
Home for the l-'rirnillc." will liold a leKiil.tr
.nrdlng IhU mnrnlnir at V..V), wlicn it h urncntl.r
ileslrnl that a full attrnd.inco lll lie fmwnt,
a. nuhjrits ol linpnrl.iiue ere to come up for ills
ciwlnn. SAVr.ll 11V Till! VI:M)I:I1. .John lYrdHm,
lfi-.Mr-olcl lu.y. whoe parent Hie on Mineral
filed, lind .1 nilrariilnns riiipp (mm death Will
riffday nlglit. 'Hie child was cronlng Carbon
uttnt at the Inlrisri'llnn of Minu.ll Mrrel. v. In-il
a 1rnlr.1l tlty hound t.ir (jine alona. He trWd
to imm In fmnt of It, and when he ir.nhid
(he tenter of the Hack w.i ktniik 1: tin- t.t-t
motlnc rnr. Setrtal fprrtatoia lin mw the hoy
uivw the ttnik flood In hirilfied ripeotatlen of
MeliiB him Btotind liciuMlh the ulinls hut In-
te-.nl he (ell Into the fender ami e.eaped vllh
n fciv hrulict.
DELEGATES FOR SECOND
Named at a Convention Held in tho
St, Charles Hotel Yester
At n. convention of the Democrats
of the Second Legislative district,
hiltl yesterday iifternoon at the St.
Ch.irlcH hotel, four tlelopatcs to the
mute con ven I Ion at Hiinlsbut'K were
elected and strong resolutions adopted
ciuloislntr the candidacy of Jutlge
Karmon Yerkcs for Justice of the
Supremo 1 oini, and condi'innlntf tlis
policy at present pursued uy tno no
publican party In the state.
The tleloRiitcs won- In session n llt
tlf over an hour, and tho convention
was an exceedingly quiet nnd un
emotional affair. The delegates
tlecleilto the stale convention wore
Slieilff (.'harles II. Schadt, James
J'uddcn, Thomas ('. Melvln anil John
.1. Shea. The alternates chosen wore
m. M. Ji Jlcnonalrl, U. V. Vau
jshiin. F. M. Vanillins nnd J. F.
llammes. Those who answered to
loll call at I. If, o'clock were;
.l.tine I. Milrnri, Sevciitli want, l'irf diftrlit.
l'dw.ud I'. Mm!. 'eventh waid, Seiond district,
li. .1. ltohe, Scientli waul, Tldid illMrlit.
.1. I'. Iljliinir,-, MkIiiI' waul, Sermtil ilMilit.
I". .1. MiAiidreR. lnlh v.iul. I'n4 tli-ltiil.
.'"hn J. I'nh"y. Mnlli ml, .-, ond di-li'cl.
.Inlm M 1'i.rhi'lt. Mnlli ward. Third dMint.
lobn .1. '-lira, Ninth wind. I'm! dmiirl.
M. .1. (Jordon, 'Jwilflli waul, IIkI di-trli t.
latllri Nealmi, 'IVelflh 'v.ird. Vioml ilKlrltt.
Mlilu'l .lojte. Thlrurnlli w.ucl. I'irM ilittlt.
hailet II. Mh.idl. ilreuth warl. Klit dltil"l.
fien. ! uiahan, Mxleenth wtrd, S-iond tlltlrl 1
M. .1. CadnVn, eenteenth ard. fi ind dUltiil
TI10111.U II. Kellt. Nineteenth w.inl, 1'iM tlnln '.
lh''nni P.inun. Mneleeiitti aril. n-l ,litnit.
1'rtir Hippie Nnirti'"iilli waul, ecnw ilUnut.
I'. .1. (Iiien. Nineteenth wind, Third tllatrlit.
llrrnian N01, Nlneltenth w.iul, l'ourth dilri t.
T .1. f'otne, Tentleth ward. rirt di'tiirt.
M. A. Donahue, Tnrnllelh watel, l'irt dijtiiel.
Martin I'lalitrly, Twentletli w.nd, 'eiond dlttrlel.
M. .1. Coinirill,!, 'lurntlelh waid. Second di't'iit.
Jovepli MoniH, Trttntleth waul, 1'oiiitli riMri-t
None of the districts of the Tenth
or Klr- enth wards wi'i'f represented,
The convention formed temporary or
ganization by elcetliicr Slier f "'. H.
Sehndt, eliiilrtiiHii, anil J, M. t'orbett,
iind ,1. F. Connolly as secretaries. John
J. Fahcy and J. F. Tlainines. who
was chairman of the committee which
called tho convention, wero nominated
for permanent chairman, and on the
ballot Mr. F.i hey won, by a vole of
lit to 7.
A committee on resolutions was ap
pointed which consisted of Sheriff
Schadt. Herman Ntilz and James
JlcNully. After a short session to
gether, they submitted n set of lenmhy
1 evolutions, which were adopted. In
there, the llepublican party was at-,
t Binned for passing the Kipper bill and
cuttliiK the appropi latinos for hospi
tals and schools. The Jt.OOO.fiOO ap
propriation for a capltol building was
duiouucod and the ruling party
termed pirates and brigands. Dele
gates were instructed to vote for
Judge Harmon Yerkes for the Su
premo court nomination, anil the ac
tum nf tho Philadelphia Democracy
in placing e-f itiveriior Paulson at
til- hMd of the party In that city
was commended. ,
'Phe election of delegates next en
sued. Some of tho delegates deslrerl
hii oral vole, but on motion It was de
cided to vote by ballot. There were
1. cantliilatiH. Ilun M. K McDonald
and D. W. Vniiglian. who were sub
scrjuently iliu'.i-n alternates, with the
lour successful candidates, constitut
ing the sexlopc.
Sunday Excursions to Maueh Chunk
and Glen Onoko.
On Sunday. August i, the Central
Itillrrnd of New Jersey wiil sell tick
eta fiom Sciv.nton to Mnuch chunk
mi' iiien OiitiUu tit fare $l,i)0 fur adults
Hlid 'o iciiis for children for the round
tiii, good to go only em special irnhi
leaving Si'ianton at 7.H0 a. 111. and te
turn on special train leaving Maueh
I'luinl: at r..:J0 u. m. and (.lien Onoko at
M" i. 111.
Steam Heatinr; and Plutuhlns.
P. F. &. M. V. Howley,23l Wyomlitif ave.
Try tho new .c clsar "Kleon."
fO Broadway, N, V,
I 4-5-4 Commonwealth bid's, Scrantsn, I'a.
k ' M M ' ' 'A ' 'V St k ' 'A 74 it
IS ATAN END
QUESTIONS CANDIDATES WERE
ASKED TO ANSWER,
They Wero tor the Purposo of ToBt
'ng Their Qunllflcritlona for the
Position of Mine Inspector They
Deal with All Departments of
Mining Asked to Name tho Prin
cipal Causos of Mine Fires Papers
of the Candidates Are Now Being
Tho exaniinatlon of tho four ciindl
ilates for certlllcntcs showing that
they ute competent lo bo appointed
mine Inspectors, which has been In
progress at tho city hull since July 16,
is nt an end. ,
TIiot who conducted tho examina
tions wore J. V. Snyder, of this city;
James Young, of Dunmoro: James 1C.
Moiilson, of Carbondalo; Vuughan
P.lchaitls, of Prleuburg: Alexander
P.uhlaud.'of Old Forge. Kinll Hotiu Is
the secretary of tlie boaid which Is
now passing upon the examination
papers of the eandldafv. Tills writ
ten examination may be supplemented
later by an oral examination. Fol
lowing are the questions that tho can
tint, s wero asked to nnswer:
First -Vim are supposed to he fHtiil
ilnr with the duties of a mine inspec
tor under the law. .o stale as fully
n possible his duties as to employee
and opeuttor under tho law.
Second Xains the nets of assembly
which relate to coal mining In the an
thracite regions of Pennsylvania,
Third Describe the methods of min
ing In the aiithiacitc regions.
Fourth (live a description of a map
of the mine woi kings In the same vein
of coal on adjoining piiperiles of two
different operators, upon which all the
data required by law has been given.
'ifth-Kxplaln the (inference between
tho mercurial barometer nr.tl the ther
mometer. How Is it that mercury is
used to measure pressure in one place
and leinperaluie In the other? Of what
use ate these Instruments In mining?
Sixth What are tho elements of ven
tilation? Seventh Describe natural ventilation
DiSTKIUUTION OF AIK.
Flglilh If you, as Inspector, weie in
doubt as to the quantity and proper
distribution of air 111 a mine under
your charge, what would be your
method of examination. Kxplaln fully.
XI nth--Xante the .vslstance to lis
oveii'omt by n mine ciitllatlng fan.
Tenth What constitutes elllclent
ventilation In a nilne'.' What arc the
objects to be attained by cfllelenl ven
tilation? How arc resistances of an air
current In n mine measured? How
would you arrive hi the density of tin
air in circulation"
Klevoutli- What, in your judgment,
should be the relative dimensions of
the downcast and upcast shafts of a
initio to get the best results in ventila
tion and why?
Twelfth iSlve the names of the most
ihitigi-iiiiiA gases found In anthracite
inliiv. How are they developed and
ho air they best taken caie ol".' !'
Thirteenth--What, in your opinion,
accounts, for the .ccntid explosion of
gas which often follows the llrst ex
plosion in a mine? Kxplaln fully.
Fourteenth What would you suggest
as being the best plan of action, after
an explosion of gas In a mine. In res
cuing men nnd restoring tho mine to
a s.U'o condition? Kxplaln fully.
FifteenthSuppose you have five
splits of air In airways of the same
dimensions, and the following lengths:
Tlnee bundled yards, live hundred
yard, seven bundled yards, eight hun
dred yards and one thousand yards, the
regulator place nt the entrance of the
tlnee hundred ard split to be 1x4. or
sixteen Miuiu-e feel, what will be the
aie.i of the oilier regulatois that will
allow the same quantity of air for
each of the other splits?
KXPI.OS1VK MlXTflU' OF C.AS
Sixteenth At what stage can you de
tect an explosive mlxtute of gas? Sup
pose, for example, we have three gang
ways, viz., one, two and three, and t lie
mlxtute In Xo. 1 Is from 1 to 10. In No.
2 below tlie most explosive point, and
In No. :: above it. In which gangway
would the men suffer most in case of
an explosion, and why?
Sr ciiteenth Suppose the velocity of
the air to be live feet per second, what
must be tlie dimensions and area of
an airway where the quantity of alt
reaches li l.Otiu cubic feet?
Klghtecnlh Kxplaln what Is consid
ered mine resistance to ventilation.
How Is it determined and how most
Xlneteenth -Mipposo a mine has two
opening-, one slxt.v-feet higher surface
elevation tlu.n the other, with the tem
perature uiiUdilc at so degrees, and In
side of the mine at fifty degrees, would
a current he produced, and, if so, In
Twentieth Whnt Is the principle up
on which the safety lamp Is construct
ed? In what speed of a current of air
Is a lamp safe?
Twenty-tlrstWhal Is the weight of
11 cubic foot of nlr at different tem
peratures and under dllferent ptes
sures? Twenty-second-What is the cause
and result of the Inciease of tlie water
gauge when' the power applied is tlie
Twenty. thlnl What effect does' (em
peraiure hat on the quantity of nlr
p..s.'lns through a mine?
T" it -foui th Support- you had 2.140
eui.! f. rt of all at the face of an
airway .i.Jt'j feet long, how many per
sons, ai lording to law, could work In
this current when the airway hnd been
driven to the boundary line 1,'JIO feet
from present fac"?
SPUTTINt; a IK CUKKKNTS.
Twenty i-eveiith What. In your Jiulg
uient. is tlto Item method of stopping
,1 inure., that is threatening or has
Twont -eghth-ln attacking n mine
(lie wha'. v.ould be your plan? Kxplaln
Twenty -ninth What Is the length of
a chamber III tlie mine that has been
driven up a pitch of 20 degree, and
Thirty-Pint-c.ni regulators be dis
pelled with In mines? Can air cur
rents be split without nlr bridges?
Thirty-second Xamo the principal
causes of mine fires ami the precau
Uoiii you would lake to gufiid against
1 1-. -1 1 occurrence
Tlility-thlrd Wlial. in your Judg.
ment, would be the ben form ami til
menslont iinil the bcot materials to use
in the construction of a 1U1111 In n mine
in withstand a piessutc of a hem! of
JtiO feet of water?
Thirty-fourth If the pillars in a oln
f mill eight feet thick me left seven
yards wide at a depth of 21 feci,
hurt wide t-hould plllttrs bo left nt a
depth of sari feet hi a vein twenty feet
thick of same quality of coal?
ihlrty-rlfth Whut arc high oxpio.
s!m,s?, Why lis it neccbsuiy tu ichort
Tv ont .fin li filer. .1 ...M......1 ....1.
........ ...... .,,.- hiiiriui 1 Htr
governing the splitting of atr currents.
Twenty-sixth Have you had auv ex-
pcriei.e with clectilclty and "com-
pressed nlr In anthracite mines? If so,
to the ii!r fit hlKh explosives In our
mines? AVliy limn electric liattery usoil
In inefeienco to fuse Itv cxplodlnj?
Thirty-atxtli In a mine where It la
necowwry tn timber Karmwnyp, round
timber Is used, the diameter of the
collain being ten Inches In a width nt
ten feet, Wlint Hliuuld lie the diameter
of collars In a width of ilftecn feet?
Thlrty-Moventh-Under the head nf
Kenernl mien, how many rules arc In
corporated In tho nilnn law? Cllvo a.
few of the most Important ones.
THE NEW ARMORY.
Coolost Building- in This Part of tho
Next Monday afternoon and evening
will be n red-letter day In the history
of tho Caledonians of tills city, when
they will brlns the Forty-eighth High
landers band, of Toronto, here, and
give a grand street parade at 7 o'clock
In tho evening. Don't fall to sec. the
parade, aH It will bo a great novelty.
They have hired the new atmory for
lliu oecuiibn. because tlicy realized
that the weather ut present is pretty
warm and that the armory Is the cool
est building In litis part of the state,
boing delightfully cool and niry, and
huge enough to hold 10,000 people with
out dlseotnfoi t.
The afternoon performance will take
place at 2,30 and tho evening perform
ance at S p, m. Don't neglect to seo
the band that, han created such a fur
ore throughout tlto country and of
which tho Chicago Hindu said: "Such
a pleasing hand entertHlbtment was
All America ennnot produce anything
never before seen or heard In Chicago,
TO ABANDON HARFORD.
Decision of tho Soldiers' Orphan
School Commission Is Not
Hailed with Joy.
The announcement that the Soldiers'
Orphan school commission has decided
to recommend the abandonment of tlie
Harford school was received with great
surprise and much regret throughout
Northeastern Pennsylvania, whore this
institution lias occupied an unique po
sition among educational Institutions,
The school has been tlie object ot great
care and solicitude since Its caillcvt
It was founded In 1S64 and was among
the enrllost established for tlto orphans
of men who fought in the Civil wur.
The place was already historic as tho
old Richardson academy, one of the
most celebrated schools of high grade
In tlie state and from whose halls have
come many men who have achieved
wide distinction in various walks of
life. Nestling among the lovely hills
of Susquehanna county, tlie cluster of
buildings devoted to the moral, physi
cal and mental well-being of boys and
girls whose, young lives have been ham
pered from the outlet, have been the
center of the hopes and affectionate
care of veterans and civilians alike.
During thee years thousands of stu
dents have been graduated from the
Institution with ;beir plans and alms
lltlec' to a higher plane, with their
cni-igles so well directed that tltcy
huvc gone forth Into tho world nobly
equipped for life's struggles.
The property at Harford Is not owned
by the state, but is leased annually
and tho idea of economy Is probably
what lias actuated tho commission in
the serious step Just taken, as tlie
present buildings are old and dilapi
dated to some degree. Yet consider
able sums have recently been expended
on repair? and Improvements, which
would have Indicated that such a
change was not long contemplated. Al
though the shelter lias been humble
nnd unpretentious, the surioundlngs
and the beautiful home life have been
more than a icconipense for ntcie ap
The commission of Soldiers' Orphan
schools was created In ISMi. Among the
eai ly members were Governor It. ;.
Paulson, General J. P. S. Gobin, Sena
tor Jacob Crouse. Hon. William F.
Stewart, G. W. Skinner, Michael H,
Lemon, Thomas G. Sample. Kzrn II.
Itlpple, George G. Uoyer, G. Harry Da
vis, Thomas J. Stewart. Previous to
that period there was a state superin
tendent of soldiers' orphans. X'o com
pensation Is allowed the members of
the commission save actual expenses
and no member Is allowed to be In
terested financially in any school or
Institution having such children in
The ehildieii' are admitted at the
age of 10 and even younger, and they
remain until 16, when they are dis
charged with a certificate showing their
mental attainments and their moral
nnd Industrial standing. In 18!0 about
l.filfl children wero In the care of tlie
state. The number has not been de
pleted to any great degree, owing to
the war In Cuba and the Philippines.
In the school at Harford about 2.10
students were enrolled this year. The
problem of crowding them Into the
already over-crowded 01 plum schools
in other parts of the state appeals to
the thinking1 residents of this section,
anil It will be against tho vigorous
expressions of dissatisfaction that the
spot will he abandoned.
The school has for some yeais been
under the management of James Mat
thews, wlto.se wise and capable direc
tion has occasioned much favorable
comment throughout tho state.
Locally our people have been deeply
intoi ested in the progress of the In
stltutlon because of the ardent efforts
of Colonel K, II, Klpple. who lins long
been a patron saint in the eyes of tlie
students and who lias assisted in the
support and the advancement of the
Inmates hy many large gifts.
The wonderful home life evident even
: where military discipline pievdtls Is
I Rnmethlncr which fllwavs iioTieiiU fr, th.
visitor at the Harford school. To sen
It abandoned will bo to remove a source
of gieat pride fiom this region.
Stephens Family Reunion.
The fourth annual reunion of the
Stephens family will be held at the
grove ot Anson II. Stephens, near
Starkvllle, Pa August 17, 1901.
At LakoPoyntolIe, Sunday August 4
Special excursion train w'U leave
Scranton via X. Y O. & W. It. It. at
S:30 a. m.; CarbondaU, ft.10 a. m. Most
refreshing spot In Northeastern Penn
sylvania. Located In the highlands of
Wnyne county. Elevation 2,200 feet.
Faro from Scranton and return $J.00,
CM'bondule 60 cents.
Tiioiomh In.lniellon. Lew tuition vatr.
tii'uduatr aeuro heft 11 i-iil.'ii,. soine am nnvv
dravlnk' Mlailn 01 ?I,J( ,vi,i jnd Al.vlu.
Mam III (lie ami l- iioiillt o-.i.ihfv t'u m.i-'vc n
in till piHlllniK wlil-h pay Mi n.il J1.1l per niui'h
ut Hie n.iii. the ,itii-nioii of AMhIIIOl onin:
proph. i r-olhltrd, peadtlfciui furnished. Writ
01 tall fer illcilaui.
MICK & WHITMORE. SCRANTON, PA.
THE TAX ON
CAUSED A Bia DISCUSSION IN
The Common Council License Tax
Ordinance Was Undor Considera
tion and Mossre. Vaughan, Oliver
and Chittenden Argued in Favor
of 11 Tax on Public Sorvico Cora
panics Mr. Melvln Lod the Op
position Amendments Increas
ing Tax Adopted.
Tlie common council license, tax or
dinance, providing for a per centum
tux upon tho gross receipts of tho
several largo public utility corpora
tions doing business In this city, pro
voked n. largo 11 mount of singularly
undemagoglc discussion in select coun
cil last night and after it had been
partly nntcnded, notion was postponed
until tlto next meeting,
'The license committee met before
the meeting, nnd after considering tho
voluminous ordinance Introduced lit
select council nnd tlie brief mensuto
nlready passed by tlto common
branch, decided to report favorably
upon tho latter. The common council
otdlnnnce in the form In which it was
reported by tlto commlttco provided
for a tax of ti-o per cent, upon tho
gro-s receipts ot street railway com
panies, and for n tax of two per cent,
upon tho gross receipts of water, gas,
steam heat, telephone and cle6trlc
When the ordinance came up on
first reading, Mr. Wagner moved that
action 011 It bo postponed, lu order
to let tho members more thoroughly
Inform themselves as to Its contents.
Tills motion called forth a storm ot
protest front severa, of tho members,
notably Messrs. Vaughan and O'Hoyle,
Mr. Vnugban protested ngalnst what
he called "dilly-dallying," nnd dtld
tlint If tho ordinance was not con
sidered now it Would be allowed to
drag along and finally permitted to dlo
like all other license tax ordinances
in tlie past.
OPPOSED HASTY ACTION.
Mr. Mvln counselled conservatism,
nnd was opposed to hasty notion.
"These companies," said ho, "ought
to lie treated as Individuals. There's
tio use In fixing them just because
they're corporations. There's 110 use
In taxing a company that don't de
clare any dividends live per cent., ns
this ordinance tloes. It's foolish, that's
all." The motion to postpone was lost
by the following vote:
ea-lin. t'inn, OMclhi. Uvans, Morgan,
Milt in, Wagner, Shneidi-r. 0'M.illry-Ci.
Naja Kesan, Malono), Shea. Mertlmin, Cos
croe, Oliv-r, Si t.roeder, O'llnjle, Vaughan, Chit-tendcn-io.
Messrs. Cosgrove and Merrlntan had
amendments ready providing for an
Increase of the tax on tho water com
pany from two to tlvo per cent., but
Mr. Oliver got In abend of them with
11, .sweeping amendment providing for
an increase of tlie tax on every com
pany from two to five per cent.
President Chittenden relinquished
tho chair to -Mr. Finn and took occa
sion to rental k that to raise the tax
on nil corporations to live per cent,
would be a little unjust. Tho steam
heat company, lie said, was just barely
existing nnd could not afford to pay
nny such tax.
"The water and street railway com
panies should be taxed, however," said
he. "After a water company gets Its
plant established all tlie stockholders
have to do is sit around, look pleas
ant nnd pray for rain. They ought
to be made to pay a little bit Into the
city treasury for this. The street rail
waycompanies should and must be
taxed. Down In naltituorc they col
lect a tax of ten per cent, on the gross
receipts of their street railway com
pany and the money derived has been
devoted to park Improvements, so that
Ilaltimore now lias one of the finest
park systems in tlie country. Newark
imposes 11 tax of five per cent, and took
in $82,000 from tlie campanlcs last year.
We should do the .same."
PF.OPLK PAY IN THK KND.
"The people will pay for it In tho
end. They'll suffer the consequences,"
remarked Mr. Melvln.
"Oh, no they won't, either," shouted
Mr. Oliver, who was on ills feet In a
minute. "It's about time councils
looked this matter of taxing corpora
tions squarely in tlie face and stopped
dodging (ho issue. Tho members ob
ject to taxing these companies live per
cent, of their gross receipts. I'd just
like to bo shown the taxpayer In tills
city who isn't taxed more than five
per cent, of his gtoss receipts. I'd
like to have it known that the ordinary
citizens of this oily pay in some In
stances as much as twenty tier cent, of
their gross receipts In taxes. I know
that I pay tlint much. If tho ordinary
citizen can pay over five per cent, there
isn't any corporation In this city that
can't afford to do tho same thing."
The amendment to increase tlie tax
on the water company from two to five
per cent, was carried by tho following
Yt.iS Koi-, Co.tcllo, l.van.", Morgan, 1Iii.mii,
Riliiieidir, Miea, Mcirlman, l.o,-rove, Olc.-r,
SUiioeder. O'llojle, Vaueli.ui, Chittenden 11.
Kj; I'lnh, Mehin, Waciur, O'Malle.v I,
Tlie amendment increasing tho tax
on gas companies was carried by the
same vote, with tho exception that
Mr. Wagner voted in tho afilrmatlvo
Instead of In tho negative as before.
It was decided to pass by the steam
heat comp.any nnd then the motion
was made to increase the tax on elec
tric light companies.
"Now, lot's get In our work," s.ild
Mr. Vaughan. "This is tho concern
that Is now engaged In skinning us,
nnd we'd ought to come bark nt them.
They succeeded in having councils
permit them to abrogate two of their
contracts, and now's our chanco to
"Tills company has also succeeded
inot beautifully in transforming
Si'i'iintou fiom tho best lighted city In
tho country to the worst," added Mr.
Mr. Costello didn't think that the
electric light company was "skinning"
the city and wus very much fcurpribcd
to hear a member of tho council say
"Oh, lo that so?" retorted Mr. Vau
ghan. '" said that tills company is
skinning us and I repeat It. If I've
offended you, I apologize."
Mr. Costello hastened to altnounco
that he wanted no apoloi;y and as
sured tho gentleman somewhat hotly
tlint no corporation had any strings
on him. Tlie amendment tinder dis
cussion was lost by tlitr following
Yca--ltfpn, Maloney, Schneider, shea, Mcr.
rlman, Ooejioe, Oliver, V.vjjrhin, Chittenden
N.iy-1le, ITiin, CcmicIIi, Ktan... Morcm,
Milt In, Wancr, Mirorder, O'llnilr, D'Mallei
10. Mr. Regan moved that the tax be
placed nt four per cent, but this was
also defeated by tlto same vole. This
o disgusted Mr. Vaughan that he
movtid to change nil tho companies
back tn two per cent., to equalUe
tilings, but befoie tho motion could
be put another hud been made and
passed, postponing action on the mens
uie until tho next meeting.
Recorder Council sent In a commu
nication vetoing the resolution ill
lectlitg tho director of publlo workii
to notify tho Tripp Farm and Kureku
Laud companies to complete a .surface
drain In Tripp park. Tho recorder
sot forth that the result of this reso
lution, If obeyed, would be the taking
of sewngo from one man's property
on to another, an Illegal net. His 1
veto was nnonlmously sustained.
A communication was received from
Director of Public Safety Worniser,
Inclosing facts and figures regarding
tlie cost of maintaining tho Gumowoll
Fire Alarm system. It was referred
lo the (Ire department committee.
Recorder Council sent In a two-line
let tot accompanying the communica
tion received by him from .(President
W. W. Scranton, of the Scranton Gas
and Water company,, relative to tlie
withdrawal of tho latter's previous of
fer to furnish water to tliH city for
$12,000 n year and arfnounclng that
$15,000 would bo charged until a con
tract is entered into. Tho communica
tion was referred to the light and
The following new resolutions were
Introduced and passed:
Hy Mr. Costello Making It unlawful
for any person to encroach upon tho
bed of Leggctt's Creek.
Hy Mr. Schneider Directing tlie dl
icctor of public safety to procure plans
and specifications for the repair and
enlargement of the garbage cicmatory.
By Mr. Merrlman Providing for tho
location of a fire hydrant at the cor
ner of Nay Aug uvenue nnd Morion
By Mr. Cosgrove Directing the di
rector of publlo works to order the re
moval of thu stone obstruction at the
corner of Ninth street and West Lack
awanna, avenue in order that the street
railway company may run Its large
opens cars to West Scranton.
Hy Mr, Schroeder Directing the di
rector of public works to notify the
Scranton Railway company to repair
the pave between Its tracks on Linden
and Mulberry streets, between Penn
and Wyoming nvenues.
Mr. Melvln Introduced a resolution
permitting T. F. Walsh to withdraw
ills bid for the construction of a serlc
of lateral sewers in the Tenth district
on account of a inlsundei standing of
tho specifications and directing the di
rector of public works to re-advert Ise
for bids. It was referred to tho Judi
ciary committee In conjunction with the
The following ordinances were in
troduced nnd refer led to their proper
Hy Mr. Koss Providing for the pur
chase of certain lots In the First ward
for tlie pin pose of widening a portion
of North Main avenue.
Hy Mr. Kviins Providing for a re
establishnient of tlie grade of Rebecca
avenue between Lafayette and S wet
By Mr. Schroeder Exonerating the
llackuwunnft hospital from payment ot
its assessment for the Mulberry street
Hy Mr. Vuuglian Providing for a
s.vHteni of sewers In the Nineteenth
and Twelfth wards.
Guernsey Hall Is the most up-to-date
and popular Music House in the state.
You can alwavs find here the most
celebrated makes of Pianos, embrac
ing the world renowned Welter. Soh
mer. Mehllu, Schubert, Kingsbury and
many others. Every Instrument pur
chased here Is thoroughly guaranteed,
and, whnt is equally as good, every
Instrument will be sold In tho class
where It belong nnd at a price suitable
to Its real value. Special bargains can
bo secured here nearly every day on
Pianos that havo been slightly used or
left on sale by parties leaving the city.
All persons desiring to secure bar
gains In Pianos or Organs arc re
quested to examine carefully tho ad
vantages offered here. N. H. Do not
be misled ns to tlie location. Re
member that there Is but one Guernsey
Hall In Scrntnon, nnd that Is located
just nbov the postofllcc. No 314 and
31(1 North Washington avenue, Scran
SCRANTON CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS,
T. .1. Ko-ter, President. Klmer II. Lauall, Trcn.
I!. J. Foster, Stanley V. Allen,
Vice President, Secrctaiy.
ATLANTIC CITY HOTELS.
Qrano Atlantic Hotel xnd annex
Virginia Ave. and Drach, Atlantlo City, N, J.
Sivtli ;eari 3JU hciutiliil looms cnsulto, clnxle
and with bath; hot and cold tea-water hathi
In hotel and annex, '.oration select and central,
within few yard of the Steel Pier. Orclicalia.
Offers special epilnit rates, $12 to $13 hy week;
$..W up h day. Special i.ites to families. Coaches
meet all tralna. Write for booklet.
aiAiti.hs l-:. con:.
The Delaware City.
Atlantic City. N. J.
Tenncwe avenue and Orach. Centrally loeafed,
Clieeibil. Comfortable and homelike. Table and
service unsurpasied. Capacity, 100.
OKST fi nilUBAKKR,
LAKE WINOLA. PA,
Finest fiummei llcitel in Northeastern Pennctl
vanla. Hotel hacks ir.et-t Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western trails at I'ai'toijville. Leaving
Si-ranton U a. tn. and I p. in. Write for rates,
elf. J. W. Jtoore, I'ror-
Il.idli.al1) cuied wltho.it pain or detention fiem
business. Alt. SPKCIAI, PISI.ASUS 01 MKS
AMI WOMf.S M'IKNTIl-TCAI.I.V TKI.ATLI),
ami niM.'.sr.s oy tiik kih.ntas, i.ivcrt
WD S'HIMMII. w a phjiician of tnentydoji'
year' aellw practice, a eiadualo of one of the
lectin? niedlciil rollrcr of Hie Culled Slu.
All correspondence strluly piivate and In p'aln
Call upon or uto to
T. H. Sedgwick, n. D.
No, Son Penn avenue, S'ranton, Ta,
Office hours 0-12 a, in., S'i and OS p. m.
wnen miv m a n na
It seems natural you should want to buy wisely, for It
means the investment of money for an article which will
last a lifetime, provided it is the right kind of china. We
have a lew French China Sets of recent importation which
should ro in a day, if real value and quality is considered.
too piece Chas. Field Hnvllnnd $35,00
113 piece Theodore Hnviland $38.00
Newest shape, handsome decorations and gold tracing
Why that is less than you pay for a plain White French
Geo V Millar &
VJCU Y XTIIIlttl V
An unusual tmdp onnnrtunitv ennhlp?; us tn nffpr X
two exceptional lines of Lace and Tapestry Curtains at I
less than present cost to manufacture. As quantities are I
limited an early inspection is advised, as when present ?
siock is exnausiea we cannot
Lace Curtains Tapestry Curtains
- 1 .
Nottinghams Some new color effects in
Choice line of Brussels, Re- Oriental Tapestries
nnissance and Irish Point Dc- Reai value $4,50. Special $-1.50
DgniS' 1 c 1 e. - Real value $9.00. Special $6.00
Rea vaueji.75. Specia Si -as Rcai value $10.00. Special $6.50
Real value $2.25. Special $1.50 r
Real value $3.00. Special $3.00 Cnilfh CflVPrc
Real value $4.50. Special $3.50 vuu-11 "VCI
Real value $5. 00. Special $3-75 Special values in Kelim and
Real value $6,50. Special $s-5 Bagdad effects at $3.50 to $8.50.
A select stock of Foreign
SILK DAMASK, FROU FROU J
Estimates for all classes of upholstery, cheerfully
given, we maKe a specially
Special clearance prices on entire stock.
CARPETS, WALL PAPER, BRASS AND IRON BEDS, Etc
The most complete stock In Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Our entire summer stock to be closed
out to make room for the fall stock now be
The entire stock of Straw and Felt Hats
that were $2.00 and $3.00, to be closed out
at $1.00. (See window.)
$2,50 and $3.00 quality, $ 1,98
1.50 and $2.00 quality, 1,39
1.00 and $1,25 quality, ,85
$1,50 quality, sale price $1,19
1,00 quality, sale price ,75
,75 quality, sale price ,50
,50 quality, salts price .35
Remember, we have no old stock to
work off, but are offering you new, season
able stock at less than cost, as we NEVER
carry over stock.
Louis H. Isaacs
412 Spruce Street.
$3c--Try Our Special
I the new, shapes.
) nner set 5:
Co 4 Wjomlnsr Avcnna
VU( W.Ik In .nd Look Around.
and Domestic Novelties in t
126 Washington Ave.
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Quality of Neckwear
Reduced to 35c.
3 for $1.00.
Twenty Per Cent. Reduction on
all Leather Suit Cases and Steamer
Reduction on all grades of Shirt
50c quality Belts and
Suspenders reduced to. . . .
Elastic Seam Jean Draw,
ers reduced to
Wash Ties reduced to ... .
Karkee Summer Vests t t
reduced to 1 .1 P
Reductions in all other depart
ments. See windows.
10c Linen Collar, in all
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