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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-. MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1901.
THE MODERN HARDWARE 8T0R2.
That would add to tho
beauty of any dining
tablo and make tho carv
ing easy and a pleasure
can ho bought here.
Every blado warranted
to bo best quality steel.
Handles of stag, eollu
loid, silver and ivory.
Foote & Shear Co.
IJ9N. Washington Ave
Some Knit Garments
for Babo and child that will
make a mother happy nnd
the child restful. Wo are
fcpeciallsts in this lino and
havo everything in tho ad
vanced styles for infants and
Th? Baby Bazaar,
510 Spruce Street.
LACKAWANNA BUSINESS COLLEGE,
31fi Washinrr'n avrmi", Guernsey building.
New tfrm begin Sent. 3.
You have occasion to
open a bank account,
please bear us in mind.
II PEOPLE'S BANK.
The Republican primary election will lu held
nn Venrtay, Sept. lfith, M01, hetneen the hour
rt 4 and 8 o'clock p. m. the conentlon on
Thursrljy, -ept. 10th, at 11 n'dmk a. m.
l.trh candidate must reenter hn full name and
address, the office for which he ilMiros to he n
candidate, and p.iy hi aso;tncnl to the tounty
chairman on or before Aus. 27th Inst.
The lcllanrc commltUi will Rmem themclvcs
aeeordlncly. DaWd ,1, r)ais, Chairman.
K. D. Fellows, Seiretary.
T T. Pennun, crind rommandcr of tin
Knlrht Templii, of Pcnnlianu, uill haic a
mot enjm.il.ie trip in lonnection with the tri
ennial rnehe at (,ouitillf net week. Mi' and
Mr Perm.in are to be tlxvciir-ts l (omtnind
cv No 2, of I'lltchiiri, ami will lcac hen' on
Wi-drtroohv, tin1 Itinerary extending met about
.i fortnleht, and imludlns nlt to Mannnrtli
five, Cincinnati anil other pltcra of intercut,
and a vojjbo by bn.it fmin Tulnlo to lii(Talr.
The rcrr.mindcrv will make eeial da utay
nt the Pan Aineili.in. few lw.il nirmi.cis if
the onlrr cxpict to attend the conclave. 1'a.t
flrind rommmder .lovpli Alexander will lcje
today tn co to Lniii.xillctliy way ul LJuiTalo.
K xery rhborate xveddmc took place at Toby.
hanna hxt Ktiday nicht, when f'. Henry Chuii
buck, of ftinshamtnn, nnd SI in SlarKan't Kllon
Heller, of Tebjhanni. wire unilecl in rnarrlaEO
In the Slcthoriixt KpHropil churrh by Kv.
flwlea M. .larolw. of oith Wale., pa."
Follow ins the ocrrmonv .1 reception was held
at tho horn of tne bride's father, P. F. Heller,
where a weddine supper xa red by Caterer
Ilanley, of thi city. The couple U ft at mid
nicht for New York cilj and Miled on Saturday
for an extensive European tour.
Sli Marie .lordin, of Own Ridge, ix at Atlan
H X. laldr ix in New Haven, Conn., on .i
Wllliim Tleedv and Eufjene Cuick left Satur
day nicht for Iluftalo.
Mr and Mri .lohn H. O'Slallry have returned
from their xvrddlns tour.
Petrr Shoemaker, eWk at the Jcrmyn, (pent
yetlrrday at Wilmington, Itel.
Alderman and Mr. W. S. Millar returned lat
eveninc from ftiillixan county, N. Y,
Attorney T) II. IVke left Saturday for Mt.
Holly Sprine. whire he will cpend ten ilaji.
Mitres Tcwie and Kinma Cirey, of North Main
avenue, are enjoyins thein1r at the seashore.
Mm. II, K. Well ha returned from Lake
Sheridan, whrre he haa been xixltlni: Mr, Dr.
Mm Harlman and diuihtrr, Fannie, of Sew
York, are vlxltlnc Mrs. ('. (I. Iloland, u South
Thief Engineer W. K MrFarlan, of the Pel,
ware, Lackawanna and Western railroad, waa In
the city yesterday.
.1 '.. Kirn, of th? Ilepuhlican, and Court
Stenographer W. D. Cotton are at the pan
MIm Eslelle Huber, of Wyoming avmtie, hnj
returned from a visit with friemU at Waverly,
Hilton and Clark'a Summit.
Assistant Pentiiuxter I). W. Powell ha re
turned" from hit vacation, spent in an cnjojahle
week's trip along the Siin,ufhann.i.
Vm. T. P. Stanton and MU Agne M. Stanton,
n Washington, I). C, are the gwt of their
uncle, M. F. Stanton, of f'apmise asenue.
John T. Walsh, of Carbon street, and .lames .1.
Marion, of Mineral street, hate returned home
after spending ten diya at the Pan-American,
Niagara Falls, Cleveland and Petroit.
The Misses Merrill's Private School,
612 Jefferfon avenue, for primary and
Intermediate pupils, will leopen Mnn
Houses for sale, rent or exchange,
Traders' Heal Estate Co., 12A Washington ave,
Try the n.'w 6o clear "Kleon."
STORM CAUSES VERY DAMAG
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Tracks Washed' Out, Bridges and
Buildings Carried Away, Farms
Flooded and Much Havoc Done
Generally Trains Had to Bo Sent
Over the Delaware and Hudson and
Erio Tracks Between This City and
Th( town nf Nicholson, on the Lack
nvn,nna railroad, twrnty-twn miles
north of Scratiton, waa visited by a
severe rnln ftornt Saturday afternoon
and ovfiilriK, the llkf of which never
nrcurre.l before within the recollection
nf the oldest inhabitant. Accompany
Inp the rain came a cloud burst and
liBhtnlnK flashes, which threw the
townspeople Into a frenzy of excite
ment and fear, and when the tumult
waa over, the cellars of houses,
barns, streets, sidewalks and lowlands
were completely Inundated,
The railroad tracks between Nichol
son tunnel and the brldce crossltiK the
Tiinkhannoek orenk for over a m'llo
wore also afferted, antl the west-bound
track was so badly damased by the
washout that all the trains were de
layed in consequence, some of them
lielnc stalled along the line, whllo
others w ere, banked up to HlnRhamton
nnd run Into Seranton over tho Krlo
and Delaware and Hudson tracks via
Train No. C, due lu this city at 4.R2
Saturday afternoon, did not reach here
until 6,15 yesterday mornlnfr. having
been stalled at Nicholson. This waa
due to another washout which oreur
, I's-rl on the railroad about two miles
above Nicholson, where a culvert waa
damaged by the Hood of water.
West-hound trains Nos. 3, ", 7, !', 11
and 1." left Scrailton over the Delaware
nnr, Hudson, running Into HlnRham
ton on the Krle tracks, and east-bound
trains Nos. 8, 10 and 1-' came from
Hinghamton to Scranton over the
shine route. All of these trains were
delayed In consequence. Train No. 3,
due In Scranton at 3.52 p. m., Htatted
out on time and wns run up as far as
Faetoryvme. but It was necessary to
run the train back to Scranton again
and go out over the Delaware and
fiiist to r.o TimoL'c.H.
Train No. 27, which left here yester
day morning at tt o'clock, was the
llrst one to go through after the wash
out. At Factoiyvlllo It was necessary
to switch the train onto the east-bound
track In order to get through to Dlng
hamton. When lleneral Superintendent T. K.
Clarke and Superintendent K. M. Hlne
were lint Hied of the washout Saturday
night they sent a force of several hun
dred men tip the line to fill In the
tracks and repair the damages. The
men worked all night and there yet
remains much lllllng to be done before
the main west-bound track will be In
shape to run trains over.
Just north of the Nicholson tunnel
tho Hood of water rushed down tho
mountain side and over the tacks at a
terrific rate, carrying with It rock and
debris thait completely covered the
west-bound track for a distance of
several hundred yards, and when the
Hood had subsided It was found that
the rbadlied had been washed out nt
many places nlnng the line.
The water poured down over the
rocks and bluffs at that point in Im
mense volume, and resembled the falls
of Niagara to a certain degree. When
the force of the Hood wns spent the
farm lands below the tracks presented
a sorry picture. Trees and brush were
gathered In the water's course nnd
several small buildings were sepa
rated from their foundations, nnd car
ried down the stream and Into the
Tho force of water rushed against
the bridges between Nicholson nnd
Factoiyvlllo nnd washed several of
them down the stream. For a dls
tanco of several miles on either side
of the railroad at Nicholson the creek
overflowed to such an extent that ad
jacent farm lands were Hooded over
for a distance of from 50 to 200 feet,
and much farm truck was destroyed.
The water In and along tho creek
carried away several small buildings,
three cows, a buggy and a lot of
Between the bridge nnd the tunnel
the railroad bed suffered the most.
Several large rocks, railroad ties and
tons of earth were washed over the
tracks and dumped Into the gulley be
Probably the most damage done by
the flood In Nicholson was In the vi
cinity of State and Oak streets, where
the cellars In the houses occupied by the
Packer. Connell, Morgan. RlakeMee.
Fredenberg and Stephens families were
flooded. On Oak street yesterday the
water was still quite deep, reaching
up to the porches of several houses,
and the vacant lot owned by Dr. Kelly
was completely Inundated.
The lot adjoining the Nlve house was
also covered over and the man
who operated a merry. go-round, shoot
ing gallery and other amusements nt
that point was compelled to vacate
his tent by the high tide.
Evidences of the storm were appar
ent also on every road leading out of
Nicholson, and persons who started nut
for adjacent places wore compelled to
turn back on account of the bridges
being washed away.
It was reported that a woman ami
child wero rescued from a second story
window on the low lands, but ' this
could not be verified when Inquiry was
made yesterday. Many of the people
were compelled to remain Indoors.
however, by reason of tho Hood, and
thoso who ventured out had to wade
through the water.
On Oak street tho water was a foot
deep In some plnces yesterdny, nnd
walking was out of the question, ex
cept with rubher boots. At various
points between Nicholson nnd Fac
toryvllle tho lowlands were also flood
ed over, and many cellars wero Hood
ed, but as far as could bo learned no
serious damage resulted, .
la o n 1 v another
! niine for tfic COS'.
I SnitVATOHY Regis.
ter your child for a
esr, and see results
every nay, Lata
Ingue, Write for
J. ALFHKU rHNNINGTON.lMrcctor
3S SuiUki: si
The railroad company's tracks suf
fered more from the effects of the rain
between Nicholson and Foster than
was noticeable down towards the tun
nel. The west-bound track along thnt
point for nearly two miles was washed
out, and the best efforts of Division
Superintendent Kino nnd Superin
tendent of Construction Hlxson were
directed there yesterday In placing It
Tho east-bound track also suffered
from tho flood at that point, but the
road bed was sufficiently repaired by
the afternoon to permit of the running
of trains over It slowly. All the pas
senger nnd freight trains going east
and west yesterday weie delayed on
nccount of the washout, but the tracks
will be In shape today for regular
HOTELS WEHE CHOWDED.
The passengers on train No, 6, which
wns stalled at Nicholson station Sat
urday night, Invaded the two hotels
In the town and cleaned them out of
edibles. The night nceommodatlona
wero overtaxed, and many remnlned
In the cars and nt the depot In conse
quence. Those who retired were
aroused at 4 o'clock yesterday morning
to resume their Journey.
Nenrly one hundred persons were ac
commodated at the Nlver house, every
room In tho building being occupied.
Fortunately tho proprietor wns en
abled to obtain nn extra supply of
food nnd under the circumstances wns
In shape to meet the demands of his
unexpected visitors. Among them wero
Nlver house Howard Davis, D. L.
Howlson, Scranton; T. W. Winley nnd
wife. Henton; A. T. Walters, New
York; L. Oster, Milwaukee, Wis.; E.
T. Thompson and wife, Detroit; C. K.
Ollleld, Chicago; T. V Stevens, Chi
cago; William V. A. I'oe, New York;
J. Marseilles, Durant, Miss.; W. J.
Lyman, New York; Sadie Campbell,
Scranton. Joseph It. Schwalb, Huffalo;
S. A. Dayton nnd wife, New York; E.
D. Hlrkholz and wife, Orange, N. J ;
.1. L. l.'avis, I'lttston; Edward Smith,
Wllkes-l'arre; W. D. Evans, Syiacuse;
Miss Anna Yeanian, Madison, N. J.;
Mrs. W. D. Davis, Parry A. Hell. Mas
ter H. Davis. Hrooklyn. N. Y.j Mr. nnd
Mrs. T. Henton Courtrlght nnd son
Earl, Shlckshlnny; George Harter and
wife, Suleno, pa,; llilliard Hoss, Dor
ranceton, Pa.; E. Lockhost, Salem, Pa.:
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes, Olyphant; J. S.
Seeley, Philadelphia; J. T. Caen,
Noxen, Pa.; E. It. Kant, Lancaster;
Horace E, Horton, Chicago; .1. E.
Arksey, Elmlra; Mrs. C. It. Connell,
Scranton; Miss H. M. Forsyth. Mrs. T.
S. (Jail. Chicago; P. II. Foran. New
York: II. D. Dickson, New York; H. A.
Hughes, C. II. Lott and wife, II. Ken
tiett, Hrooklyn; M. F. Homier, Mrs. M.
F. Mender, Miss Lucia Mender, New
York; W. S. Langstaff, Scranton; El-
wood Smith, C. S. Carl, Wllkes-Marre;
John Hart, Newark, N. J.; Misses Men-
nett and Sellck, II. Turnbull, New
ork: M. Schroeder, Jersey City; Mrs.
J. S. Woods and two children, Mr. and
Mrs. McMann, Dora Maschall, Chi
cago; Nelllo Dunning, A. Dunning,
Scranton; A. Lundquest, New York.
1'hf following were registered at the
N nolson house: Luther Edwards,
Aplachin; M. D. Kelly. Scranton: D.
W. Wright. Hopbottom; II. E. Head,
Wllkes-Marre; .1. H. Alrleh. Sprlng
ville. J. Cachen. Wllkes-Marre; A. L.
Collins, New York; P. J. Langan,
Scrailton; M. Schroeder, Jersey City:
Theodore Kocnlg, Jersey City; Jos
eph ft. Schmnlb, Huffalo; J. Koenlg nnd
family, Jersey City; J. C. Arksey, Buf
falo; A. T. Walters, New York,
HAVE TROUBLES OF THEIR OWN.
The Black Diamond express nnd
other trains on the Iohlgh Valley
railroad were also delayed at the same
tltre by a washout on the tracks near
Tunkhannnck. Tho Vosburg tunnel
v is Hooded, and the tracks below were
damaged by the heavy floods from the
OH.clals ol the Lackawanna railroad
were rsked lo handle the Lehigh Val
ley trains, but such a thing wns Im
possible, anil It wns necessary to trans
fer the passengers at Towanrla and
send .them to Wllkes-Marre on local
The town of Foster also suffered
serious damage from the storm. Tho
railroad tracks about two miles below
were undermined on the north-bound
track for about forty feet and on the
south-bound track for a distance of 150
Main strcdt In Foster looljed s
though It had been struck by a small
tornado, for two r three blocks the
street being sunk below the natural
level and largo excavations made.
The street leading to the Foster
creamery was covered with stones and
debris and the yard of Harmon Smith's
house was completely filled with refuse.
Scranton bound trains were delayed at
Foster all night and In the morning re
turned again to their starting points,
Special Low Fares to Cleveland, Ohio,
via the Lehigh Valley Railroad,
Account G. A. R. National En
campment. Tickets on sale September Sth to 12th
inclusive. Consult Lehigh Valley tic
ket agents for particulars.
Trompt delivery In hot weather does
much to keep a person cool. Order your
Ice cream at Hanley's,420 Spruce street.
Llederkranz excursion to Lake Lo
(lore, Monday, August 26.
Hanley'a Ire cream Is popular for
dessert this summer. 420 Spruco street.
AN OUNCE OF
SATISFACTION IS WORTH
A TON OF TALK"
So we'll give you an ounce of talk
about our fine
and you'll get a ton of satisfaction
by pending your order to us.
E. G. Coursen
Headejuarters for fruit and vegetables.
SCRANTON MEN HEAD BIO NEW
Tho Bulk of tho Money Subscribed
for tho $5,000,000 Illinois Tele
phone nnd Telegraph Company
Conies from This City and Vicin
ity C. D. Simpson, Vice Presi
dent; H. H. Brady, Jr., Treasurer,
nnd Edwin W. Qcarhart Secretary
and n Director.
Local capitalists havo supplied tho
bulk of the $3,000,000 subscribed to tho
$5,000,000 telephone company which Is
Introducing Into Chicago a new sys
tem to compote with the Chicago Tele
phone company, which at present has
a practical monopoly of tho business.
Tho new company Is known as tho
Illinois Telephone and Telegraph com
pany. It Is a corporation having an
ordinance under which It Is building
ten miles of tunnels under all of the
streets In the business section of Chi
cago, which cover a mile and a half
square of territory. Among the many
uses tho tunnel will have will be the
Installing of what Is known as the
Strowger Automatic Telephone switch
board, which makes a direct connected
telephone between subscribers, thus
furnishing absolutely secret service,
and by use of which conversation can
never be Interrupted. It proposes to
Install the telephones free to Its sub
scribers, on the same plan that the
gas company furnishes Its meters, and
charge live cents per call for the use
of the telephone, instead of an annual
The automatic switchboard to he
used by this company Is In practical
operation In many of the cites of the
United States. It Is Installed in the
white house nnd executive depart
ments of the United States govern
ment In Washington. It has been In
stalled In Berlin for the German gov
ernment, nnd after fifteen months'
operation by them has been approved
and accepted to be used throughout
tho German empire. Also the manual
switchboard now In use by other tele
phone companies lu Havana, Cuba, Is
being replnced by this modern auto
matic secret service telephone, to take
care of 10,000 subscribers. The switch
board requires no labor to operate It,
therefore the company can furnish tho
telephone the same as the gas com
panies furnish the meter, nnd can
place then In every apartment house
and flat building, as well as every
business office In Chicago, nnd expects
to Install the largest telephone ex-
change In the world,
Tho work of the company on Its tun
nels Is progressing rapidly and they
expect to have the first section of 1.",
000 telephones In operation next
FINANCING THE COMPANY.
Concerning the financing of the new
concern the Chicago Dally Tribune of
Aug. 16 has this to say:
"Thp Illinois Telephone ami Tele
graph company, the Independent con
cern which has been planning for
some time to Introduce Its system In
Chicago, has completed all arrange
ments, It Is said, for funds to carry
on thp work of constructing and In
stalling a plant. A trust deed will be
put on record this morning In which
the Equitable Trtist company of this
city, will be trustee under the mort
gage to secure a bond Issue of $5,000,
000. "Of tho total Issue of $.1,000,(100, $3,-
000.000 of bonds have been IsMied nnd
sold through the company's fiscal
agent, J. B, Russell ft Co., of Wilkes
Barre, Pa. The balance of $2,000,000
will be held In the treasury for futuie
Improvements, The entire capital
stock of tho company, amounting to
$5,000,000, will be deposited" for a period
of two years under a voting trust
"The new Interests which have en
tered thp company by the purchase of
tho bonds will bo officially represented
In Its management nnd the board of
directors. A. O. Wheeler continues In
his position of president of the coirw
pany. J. B. Ruspell, head of the house
that bought tho bonds, becomes a ell
rector; C. D. Simpson, of Scranton,
Pa., has been elected vice president,
nnd II. II. Brady, Jr., nlso of that city,
Is treasurer. C. B. Eddy, of Alamo
gordo. N. M., president of the El Paso
nnd Northeastern railroad, Is one of
the new directors. Edwin W. Gearhart.
of Scranton, has been made secretary
and also a director.
"J. B. Kunsell & Co., who took the
bonds, have oftlces In several Penn
sylvania cities nnd In New York, nnd
during the construction of the tele
phone company's plant they will rep
resent the purchasers of the bonds.
The firm will open a Chicago office
awl will take entire charge of the
financial end of the company's affairs.
TO HAVE CHICAGO OFFICE.
"Mr. Russell, who has been In the
city for several days Inspecting the
property, said yesterday that his firm
would be active In the company, nnd
represent the purchasers of the bonds
until the construction of the property
Is entirely finished. 'Wo bought the
bonds outright,'' ho said, 'anil havo dis
posed of all of them to customers of
ours. For the purpose of taking caro
of their interests we will open a Chi
cago branch office. Wo Inve'stetl in tho
property because we believed the com
pany has good prospects.'
"President Wheeler of tho company
confirmed the statement that the $3,
000,000 of bonds had been sold nnd dis
posed of to Investors. The work of
constructing tho plant will bo pushed
vigorously from this time on, ho said,
in order that wo may Install telephones
at the earliest possible date. Wo are
endeavoring to complete tho plant so
as to havo IB.OOO telephones lu the
down town district by next spring.'
The Illinois Telephono and Telegraph
company was organized to compete
with the Chicago Telephone company,
which now has what has been gener
ally regarded as a monopoly In the city.
The new company will Introduce what
It claims Is a more modern Instrument,
a better service, ami a renuceu rate.
It uses the Strowger automatic tele
phone, which is affirmed to lnsuro ee
Notice No. 1.
A second examination for Grammar
A pupils who secured an average of 65
per cent, or over will be held In tho
High school August 2S, nt 9 a. m,
Grammar A certificates for the High
school will be given out August 30 and
tho forenoon of August 31, at theofnee.
" George Howell, superintendent.
TO CONFER WITH RECORDER.
Assessors Will Consult Him Regard
ing New Assessment.
The members of the board of asses
sors will confer, fome day this week,
with Recorder Connell for the purpose
of getting his Ideas icgardlng the
proper method of making tho new as
sessment for the coming yenr.
As has been mentioned before, the
assessors ore somewhat at sea as to
the proper mode of procedure. They
are not certain a to whether all the
business blocks of the city should be
classified as "built up" property and
all the residence blocks as "subur
ban," or whether all the compactly
built-up blocks should lx lumped to
gether without regard to whether
they are residence or business blocks
nnd classified as "built-up," This Is
tho method which has been adopted
by the present board of assessors In
Allegheny, nnd which, It Is claimed,
has etood the test of several court
Thero Is a very decided difference
nf opinion amotiK tho members of the
board as t'o the method which should
be adopted In making the assessment,
nnd this question will nlso be settled
nt the conference with the recorder.
Some of the members contend that
the entire board should visit each
property In the city nnd agree upon
a valuation. Other members argue
that this would consume altogether
too much time antl that each member
should be allotted a certain dlftrlct to
It must be understood thnt no pro
vision has been made this yenr for
ward assessors, who formerly did the
actual work, nnd that no matter which
plan Is decided upon the assessors this
year will havo to elo something more
than look pleasant and draw their
Recorder Connell Is known to favor
the plan of having all the assessors
visit each property In a body nnd de
cide upon a valuation. He believes
that this plan will Insure a fairer valu
ation nnrl will lessen materially the
number of appeals.
OPPOSES GIFT TO DOWIE.
Likely to Contest Will of Miss Jo
Mrs. Henry W. Adams, of Arizona,
la ivow In the city nnd has had pro
bated tho will of the late MIm Jo
sephine Frost, of this city, who died In
Chicago last month. In the will pro
bated here tho bulk of Miss Frost's
property Is bequeathed to Mrs. Ad
ams, who n the daughter of tho late
The latter on her death generously
remembered Miss Frost, her niece. A
second will wns made In Chicago, how
ever, by Miss Frost, who thero be
came a convert to Zionism, or "Dowle
Ism," as It Is better known. In the
will she bequeathed all her possexslons
Including a double tenement on Spruce
street, left her by Mrs. Flnley. to
Zionism, through Its head, Dowle,
Mrs. Adams Is expected to contest the
will on tho grounds that deceased was
IS SERIOUSLY ACCUSED.
Walter Gillan Accused of Attempted
Walter Gillan, of Dunmorc, was
committed to the county Jail on Sat
urday by Alderman Le'ntes, In default
of $500 ball, on the charge of attempt
ing to criminally assault Mary Moll
vert, a lfi year old girl.
The complaint against Gillan was
entered by the girl's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Mehnert. They claim that their
daughter was employed by Gillan as
a domestic, and that the attempt at
assault wan made, several weeks ago,
when his wife was away.
S. P. C. A.'S YEARLY REPORT.
It Has Been Issued in the Form of
n Neat Booklet.
The Society for tho Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals hnsi Issued a neat
little booklet containing a report of tho
nnntial meeting In addition to a re
sume of the yearly report of Agent 13.
II. Knapp. '
Tho book also contains n list of the
officers and of tho patrons of the so
ciety and will be of valuable assist
ance to those taking1 an active inter
est in the organization's work.
NEWSPAPERMEN'S BALL TEAM.
Local Scribes Will Challenge Wilkes
Kfforts are being made tn organize
a local newspapermen's base ball team
and to have It In shape to play the
Vllkes-Uarro scribes either next Sat
urday or a week from then.
The d'ownthe-valley writers will be
challenged thl week to play on their
own grounds. Practice for the local
team was called last Friday after
noon, but only a few men nppcared
at the park, and It was therefore post
City and School Taxes, 1001,
The city and school tax duplicates
for year 1001 are now In my hands for
collection. A penalty of 3 per cent.
will be added Fept 1st, 1901, and an
additional on per cent, nn the llrst
of each r.nd every month until fully
paid. All taxes remaining unpaid
after November 1st will be placed on
tho delinquent list as provided by law.
13. J. Robinson,
Scranton College of Music.
520 Spruco street, Haydn Kvans, direc
tor, nrnnrhes taught; Piano, Organ,
Haydn Kvans; voice, Dr. D. J. J.
Mason; violin, Miss Nellie Hojllster;
elocution, .Miss Paulino Hall. Private
lesson only; no lessons in classes.
Rates for the season, commencing first
week of September, very reasonable.
Collego open for reception of pupils
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tho popular Punch cigar Is still the
leader of tho 10c cigars.
Pure cream, puro milk, puro sugar,
pure Unvoting make puro Ice cream,
That's Hanieys. u spruce street.
: Oils, Paints
Maloney Oil 5 MandfacUiring Company,
141-149 Meridian Street.
SUMMARY OF .
A WEEK'S WORK
GARFIELD ANDERSON HEADS
THE LIST OF WORKERS.
Tho Fifteenth Week of tho Educa
tional Contest Begins Tills Morn
ingLast Week but One No
Chango in Position During tho
Week Emery the Only On in
Table No. 2, to Make Returns
On Saturday Miss Pcdrlck Had
the Largest Number.
1 Standing of Contestants. 1
TABLE NO. 1.
If thli wm lh lut djr, thoie would wlni
1. Meyer Lewis, Scran
8. Miss Wilhelmlna
Griffln, Providence 523
3. Henry Schwenker.
South Scranton... 370
4. William Miles, Hyde
0. Garfield Anderson,
6. Ray Buckingham,
7. Miss Norma Mere
dith, Hyde Park.. 135
8. Miss Vida Pedrick,
Clark's Summit ... 131
TABLE NO. 2.
How miny ol thcue will be In Tabla No,
1 en the closing diyt
0. August Brunner, Jr.,
David O. Emery,
Arthur C. Griffls,
W. H. Harris, Hyde
Miss Minnie Wallls,
E. J. Sheridan, Haw
Miss Jennie Ward,
Green Ridge 3
There were returns from only two
of the contestants on Saturday, Miss
Pedrick bringing In the largest num
ber of points. Miss Pedrick Is now
only four points away from seventh
place, having gained 20 on Miss Mere
dith, the present holder of this posi
tion. Garfield Anderson continued his
excellent work of the week nnd lopped
13 off Wllllart Miles' lend. During
the week he gained 45 points on Miles
nnd If he contlnes thnt sort of work
he should be in fourth place by next
Saturday, as thero Is now a difference
of only 37 points.
The following table shows what has
been accomplished by nine of the con
testants during tho past week:
Mon.T11w.WV1l.Tlmr9.Krl. Sat. Total.
tt i ii 193
Kvery contestant In Table No. 1
made returns but David O. Kmery, nf
Wlmmers, wns the only one In Table
No. 2 to bt heard from. There were
no changes In position during the
Garfield Anderson made the largest
gain of the week, excelling Miss Orlf
lln by 23 points, whllo Miss Meri'dlth
made the smallest and holds seventh
place by only a narrow margin this
morning. During this week several
changes In position are apt to bo made,
as the contestants are getting pretty
well bunched. Today begins tho fif
teenth week and next to the last week
and next to the last ono of the con
test. Medical Books and Surgical Instru
ments, belonging to the late Dr. Blanchard, at
private .sale. Knqulrc of A. W. Dick
son, administrator, or F, K. Tracy, at
torney.Commonwealth building, Scran
ton. Keep Posted Aout Home Affairs.
The Tribune will be mailed to you
while away during the summer
months for 12 cents a .week. The ad
dress may bo changed as often as de
sired und tho paper will bo mailed
direct, promptly, every day. Any
complaint should be made immediate
ly to The Trlhune office.
Yon are Invited to the grand open
ing of tho Oriental Tea Palace, at 321
N. Main avenue, tomorrow. A hand
some Japanese Teapot given away
free. Tho Great Atlantic and Pacific
Smoko tho Pocono Cigar, Bo.
Men's Suits $15.00
Men's Trousers 3.50
Ladles' Suits 12.00
Itainy Day Skirt C.50
King Miller, Merchant Tailor,
433 SPRUCE STP.EET.
T. Am!rrf.n ...1.'. 0 11 27 0 U
Miss tiiiftin HI II (I !i lfl (I
Mis IVdriik ... n 1" li o 0 1.1
W. VilM 0 .1 0 7 ! n
. 1,vU :t II 2 II 1.1 II
II. ninkineli.ini.. 0 o !i u 0 0
II. Siliu-rnkrr .. I il n 0 (I 0
II. O. Kmery II 0 (I 0 fi 0
MIm Meredith.. II tl it 1 1 0
Sale of House
furnishings Wash Boilers
Strpng, solid and well
made, riveted handles.
Sale price, each
Zinc front regular aoc
board. Price, each
Patented extension bars
over 6 ft. high. Sale price
Rival make, warranted
to give satisfaction, 10 in.
roll. Sale price, each,
t During our Great Cfearing
t we have reduced prices as
$:. 50 Neckwear $1.25
1. 00 Neckwear 75
.75 Neckwear 50
.50 Neckwear 39
I Sale now going on to make
f room for fall stock.
130 Wyoming Ave.
When a man buys
a lot he buys not the
land, but the title to
the land. The con
ditions under which
he holds possession
are determined by
his title. By his pur
chase he may obtain possession of
a piece of land, but if he has not
obtained the title the law ousts him
and he has no remedy. A trifling
defect in a transfer made a genera
tion ago may cause the loss of a
man's entire' fortune. The policy
of a title insurance company af
fords the cheapest, quickest, safest
and simplest method of ascertain
ing the conditions of a title.
AAHD TRUST C-
516 Spruce Street.
lu A. Watre, rrnldsnt.
A. U. McCilntock,
II. A. Knapp. V.-Pre
IUlph S. Hull,
SCRANTON CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS,
T. T. FostuV Tresltlcat. Elmer H. Lawril. Tr.
It. J. Foster,
Stanley P. Alltn,
Augast Farnitare Sale
NOTICE the crnwdi whtrh attfndM th
openlnc of cur nxth annuil evmtr Tha
number nt people lio wcrn hfr hiw
that ecnulno lurgaln? are appreciated,
A SVVINO TO YOU OK A TIIIHD TO
carved, voi tli $.(.' ,
fOUIinS. Voloiir, oak
frami', unith $1:.S0
IHON 1IKIK White enamel
full ii', worth 15 .,
IlKDltOIlM St IT&. fvllJ
oak, woitli iVI
Till: HKADV MAIli: CARPET SALE con
tinuea, am) ncrj thins coca at
73c. ( arprl
Lock lor the "HKIl PIIINTED MANILA
T.(i " It niarka tho ihuue thins" at
greatly redmirt rue.
CREDIT YOU P CERTAINLY J
WYOMING AVEN TTE.