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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 44 1901'.
the Mocnns HAnnwAnn stom.
Who looks Into the future
who buys the ST13ltMN
RANOK, a rungo which
hits weight, consequently
wearing finalities. A trans
parent oven door, which
penults Inspection of In
terior of oven without let
ting In cold a If, 1m one of
the Sterling's features.
Sterling am made for
coal or wood.
Footc & Shear Co.
JJ9N. Washington Ave
Of Winter Coats for Chil
dren in the New Colors
and Cuts. Our Styles have
never been as pretty. Your
Th? Baby Bazaar,
SIO Spruce Street.
baikau-anna Businesi ('allege. Good light,
Rood instruction. Triers lik'ht.
It's not so much what
you earn that makes you
rich, as what you SAVE.
Interest paid on savings
THE PEOPLE'S BANK.
.linns s. Cuiiiliiclit, .in attmnc.v it-law ot
iknt!' ", ! in I ho i liy.
The heme ot .Mr. and .Mis. Daniel ,,.icnh, !
W" Pine Mieet, w.W ej.iildcncd vcMeiikiy liy the
uiival ol .1 baby bill.
Ml.-. .1. J. JliChauK nf SuiilTi AT.i ,ii avenue,
loll yiMclllay nr ItlCuklvil, .. i., lu atlciiil
tlio ti'.noiil uf .1 iiicnd.
l)i. nml Miv. Mein, of Vi.ioiuiiis .-ivotiur, left
ycslciihiy lor .i week's m.ij nl the I'.iu- incri
c.in, M.iuata ValU 'tnd Toioulo.
Ml-. , it. MiCntliy ami iim-in. Mi-- c-llii-
-osr-jin.. i'l llud-on, .Mas-., are tlio yuvtA of
Mr. and .Mt'. M. .1. J'inncity, if (,'uin ltidKO,
I. aid-, .no mil miniim ins I ho ni.mi.igi' nl llm
A. Ileo-, ot Nlimil (-licit, ami Mi-, .Vina .J.im--.,
Ilio rnriii'iny lo ho potfoinioil at the homo of
tin' bride' I'.ni'iil-. i his I'iflli t-tif-t, Hlakcly,
WedncMlay omiiIus:. Oiloher !'.
Willi.ini I nunhliii, win, -daved sin li a lull,
hunt same .11 Ihiiil ba-e lor I lie Wa-hitiKlnii
Anieiii.in n -social ion le.im llii.- ,-c n, ,it rlvrri
in tho lily viMi'id.iy .mil will -piml iho win.
tt at Iho homo nt In- p.nrnl- 011 I'liolp- Mien.
llo i.- piio nf tho lour mrinlioM ot this uti'a
Xi.iin who have hi'fti ir-i'iu'il lor next.
CLUB TEAM VICTORS.
Match Between Club and League
Teams of Green Ridge Wheelmen,
The Club League bowling team oC tho
15 recti Ridge AVltcelmon ilot'cnted the
.-Corthcasloi'u Pennsylvania team of
tho "Wheelmen in :i Jiitttch gainu on
their alleys last night. Tho complete
l.i:.(il 1: 'lT.WI.
Foauuii' in. I'.'J 1-'.
I'.nlor :n.-, pi.-, 1 ,
Moure 1,,T ,- i:i
M.i-mi I .-,11 17) ,;l
tt'ciclicl 11:; 1,-hi i,-,i,
Totals S-fil i- Til
( 1.111 'ii:vm.
n.i i-: no 11;: 'j.ii
Hovvlsuti w, i.,:i ..-us
Mcol ..,,.,, 17- i"ii iii
X'oml l.-bi i, 1 inr!
Fowler 1-J I'i'i lr,
Total Mil .-.!.! ,
Kennedy lolled the third game in
.ilaro of Fowler, who was compelled to
Wanted Conductors and Motormen,
Apply to II. II, Patterson, superinten
dent of transportation of Hip SVran
ton Hallway company, :!.'SI Lackawanna
nvenue, Scr.inton, Pa,"
Smoke the now Kloou 5c. cigar,
We Have For Sale
Pl.it I. . ('novel' Tuh.nui ( o. tck,
t.'uii-iniioi.-' ho l u. Mo, ,
Sii.intou lleddiii;.' ( o. ,1,11 k.
.iti'f bomb, villi .lock Iioiiih.
Blew cry boml.- su-hllii;; nlmnst 7 J,
Kcwioiuy . A: ( . imnd
llr, llanil'i, foinl. Mill, ( (i. t,nL
Title (iiiiMiitra Tnut to, (.toil,-.
Houslii, sold ami rv tnngril.
R. E. Comegys & Co,
Dime lliiil. liiiihlliii;, s, uimiii,
We Want tu Buy
l.'nlteil ,elnlr I.unihcr (.'o. tio, L.
Colli, ry Diiilli'ir ( o. elm I..
Sn.'iuU'li llalillic lo, lotl..
(i.lll; ,' hiiniii' 'lulouo Lu. ,(,k1v,
Sciaiiluu Holt nml Nut ( u, ticl..
iStiaiilou lion I', lie .Ml. Co. ttiuk.
tounloii Al WoiM sloth.
.iil.ju.iiiii.i Daity Lo, ttoik,
iniiIoii ImiIIIii; ( n, nl(,(L,
.mosiui ami i i u. i,k.
' ha. I in.-1 unit jio ijcji. in. aIixk,
Innty tavino ami lin.t Co. loik.
in; IKio,li aii't l)i, lluik .-'oik.
(IT.' .MKIWIJl llllli. ttoib..
lot ljuL alcl:.
BATTLE IS ON IN EARNEST
Conference Failed to Do
Anything Toward Set
tling the Strike.
POSITION OF COMPANY
It Was Mode Plain to the Men Yes
terday by Mnuagef SUlininn and
Director Clarke Two Discharged
Conductors Will Not Be Re
instated Under Any Circumstances
and Hereafter the Company Will
Be the Sole Judge of Cause in Dis
charging Men They Will Admit
of No Arbitration as to That.
The street railway strike Is now on
In deadly earnest. Tho conference held
yesterday, between the officials of the
company and the strikers' executive
hoard, served only to widen the breach
between tho men and tho company, and
to shatter all hopes of an Immediate
settlement of existing dllllcultlcs.
Thu conference between the strikers'
committee and (ieneral "1111110301' Silll
ninn and Director K. AS'. Clarke, jr., of
the company, began In the company's
olllee yesterday morning at ! o'clock
and lasted for considerably over two
hours. The men tried to hove Na
tional Hoard "Member Iteeves admitted
to Jhe conference, but the company
oltlcliils would not allow this, 011 the
ground thut they would confer with
their own members and none others.
Director Clarke outlined the com
pany's ultimatum to the men, He said
that the Incident of the two discharged
conductors was closed; that they would
not bo reinstated under any consider
ation, and Hint the company would not
agree to submit the proofs of any man's
dishonesty lo an arbitrator In tho
future, in case that any man was dis
charged. "Ml'ST TIETVUX TO WOTtK FIRST.
He further announced that the men
would be taken back as individuals and
not as a union, and that tho company
would not agree to say whether or not
the contract entered into last spring
would be lived up to. In other words,
he would not agree to say what the
company -would do for the men until
they return to work. The committee
informed him that this meant an un
conditional surrender on the part of the
men and left, announcing that the
question would be put to a vote at a
meeting to be held In the afternoon.
The meeting was held in Carpenters'
ball In the afternoon and was attended
by all but a few members of the union,
"t was unanimously and enthusiastic
ally decided to remain on strike, and
to make a light to tho bitter end.
National lioard "Member Reeves said
last night lo a Tribune man that the
question now at stake is the preserva
tion of the life of the union. The re
instatement of the two discharged con
ductors does not enter into tho light
now at all. he said. These men are lo
bring piocedings in libel against (!en
ernl Manager Sillimnn to compel him
to prove his accusations, and the strik
ers will have nothing more to do with
their cases for this reason.
"The men will now Insist," said Mr.
Reeves, "that they be taken back as a
union. They will insist on a new con
trad, to continue In force for one year.
The executive board will get together
tomorrow and will agree upon certain
demands, which they will insist upon
having Inserted in 11 contract before
tho men go back to work.
"WILL ASK AN INCREASK.
"Among these demands will be one
for an Increase in wages. Mr. Clarke
told the men they would have to make
a Dirht when the life of the present
contract expires In a few months, and
they have decided to mako that fight
now. Let It be understood that the
question of the two discharged con
ductors does not now figure in the case.
The men are lighting for the continu
ance of their organization."
The company succeeded yesterday In
running about half a dozen cars on the
Vetersburg and Green Ridge Suburban
lines, in addition to the two mull cars.
These cars were manned partly by otll
clals of the company and otlice help,
and partly by six men who were im
ported yesterday. A few passengers
There was not much disorder of any
consequence. One of the Orpen Uidgo
cars was stoned by boys 011 North
Washington avenue, near Trice and
Howarth's lumber yard, and one or
two windows were broken. Tho work
of obstructing the track still continues.
Tho men had their usual pickets on
duty all day at the several railroad
stations, but they didn't succeed In get
ting a line on any Imported men,
(ieneral Manager Sillimnn Issued the
following notice yesterday, announcing
that those who apply lirst for position'
after noon today will be given the best
places on the seniority list:
Su'Jiiton Hallway (.'oiiiiany.
To l'ni ilu.ws of lln' naiii)ii I'jlltt.iy Coiniuny
"uw Alwnt 110111 Woik;
If .Mm ilolio lo lunliniK! lu Iho ruiploy nl
ihl, min'Miiy "" n-k vm I" notify in, in poiMiu
or liy Iclln, on or Iwfoic I'ridjy, IKt, 4, H"J,
Allrr lli.it llnio ,ii-irjiun will lio lctehnl
for ('in'!o.tiit'iil ami iiill(.iul'i will W ii-ilncil
In plans 1,11 III,' M-iiluiit.i Hat ill Iho fcuiuo Older
in v.in.li they aio ii'ioiwil,
Tliriin nut lb In;; n ol llu'lr uViiie in woik
ami tho, i' win, apply for 1 iiipluyuiput will 1m
i-olnni-il to "oil; .,-, souii as I'luiimslaiiii"! will
prinijt ut t In-1 f ilulli; mi in pi'lli'it tali'ly.
Ml.inlnn Hallway Company,
liy ruiiik Silliiiiau, jr., lii-ner.il Manager.
A copy of the abovn notice was
mailed 10 each of tho striking em
ployees, lloih I'ieiieral Maiiiigor Sllllmun and
J J. V. Clarke, jr., of Philadelphia, a
member of the board of directors of
tho company, were een yesterday af
ternoon by a Tribune man in tho for
mer's nftlee. Uoth gentlemen talked
freely about the conference held in the
inotnlng. Said Mr. Sllllmun:
"Ic Is proper that the public should
have a proper understanding of tho
stand which wc have decided to take,
A committee of thu men called on us
litis morning urn! asked for u mora
thorough understanding of my letter
of lust night, "Wo thought this rather
strange and informed them that It
meant just what it said, namely, that
we will refuse to consider any proposi
tion from them or state oflielally what
wo intend doing until they return lo
"In other words wo desire to hav
the condition of affairs which exist 4
prior lo the strike rcstoied befoio we
wilt treat with the men. They dis
turbed that condition on Tuesday
morning after t had sent llieni it prop
osition on Monday night and until
they hre back at work wo will not out
line what wo propose to do,
"The Incident of the two dliehnVged
conductor', we told them, 1st now a
scaled book. It is closed. These men
are discharged and they are not going
to bo ('(Instnted, We art not going
to agree lo have the question as to
whether we had Jttt cause for dis
charging them arbitrated. We were
willing to have It submitted to an ar
bitrator on .Monday believing that no
fair-minded man could do anything ele
but decide In our favor, but since the
men wouldn't accept this proposition
and went on strike we have with
drawn It altogether and will positively
refuse tinder nny circumstances to put
these two discharged men back ut
"Vou know thl question of arbitra
tion Is entirely extraneous lo the con
trad. There's nothing In the contract
ttbotti arbitration. It says that tho
company shall have thu right to dls
choige men for incapacity or dishon
esty. It does not say that as a condi
tion precedent to their discharge wo
must piove their incapacity or dishon
est y to Hie satisfaction of an arbitra
tor. If was the men wlio suggested
the arbitration plan and we agreed to
It merely In the Interests of hurmony.
"U'e gave them to understand that In
the future we will refuse to submit ttje
question of a man's honesty or inca
pacity to an arbitrator. If we find thai
he is Incapable, negligent of Ills duties,
or dishonest, wo shall simply refuse
to consider his case any further.
That's simply a business proposition.
It's simply what every business man
In the world does when ho has cause
to discharge an employe."
"D0P3 the notice sent out today mean
that If the strikers don't report, for
work tomorrow they will be dis
charged? asked the Tribune man.
"No, it doesn't mean that," replied
Mr. Sllliman, "but II does mean that
the first applicants for positions will
bo given the ilrst places on tho senior
ity list and that they'll stay there. It
moan? that If tin; men who have work
ed for us for several years and who
now head the list don't send in their
applications at once they will find
themselves at tho bottom ot the list
or out of a job altogether when the
strike is over. The men who go to
work for us now will be kept at work
as long as they want lo stay."
MIC51IT L1VK VP TO IT.
In 1 espouse to an inquiry as to
whether the company considered the
contract made with the nieu abroga
ted by the strike and therefore not
binding on the company, Mr. Sllliman
said that while tills was undoubtedly
true, nevertheless the company would
probably agree to live up to it until
the year ran out.
"We won't promise to tell them so,
however," said he, "until they return
to work. When they are back at. work
we will outline to them what we pro
pose to do."
Mr. Clarke appeared to heartily con
cur in all that Air. Sllliman had said.
"Tills strike was forced on the com
pany," said he. "The men didn't have
a sufficient grievance to warrant them
tying up the street car sys.tem of this
city. They know Hint and Hie general
public knows it, too.
"Kvcr since thi.s contract was signed
last spring, the company lias been
mixed up in trouble because the men
have sought to impose conditions upon
us that were onerous. A'e have agreed
to do a great many things during the
past few months thut there are very
fiw businciss men would ever agree to
do. "We did this for the purpose of
maintaining harmony and Hie men
decided finally Mint they had us com
pletely in their power.
"They believed that, to use a strong
expression, they bad the bulge on us,
and that wo would willingly agree to
dance to their music, Tlmy have been
mistaken, however. They've got us
cornered now and we must and will
TIIK ONI.V CONTRACT.
"I am interested in a great many
street railway companies and this is
the only company in which wo have
a contract with the men. Wo have
more trouble and more dissension In
this city than in any other and the
reason for it, I believe, can be found
in the existence of this contract.
"Tho men tried to show mo this
morning that the management has vio
lated certain sections or provisions of
the contract, but oven admitting: their
complaint to be true there wim not
sulllcient ground for the declaration of
a strike. These matters could havn
been llxed up, nil right, if the men had
not been so precipitous in declaring a
"They are still complaining that we
are not paying them nn honest wage.
They ald that this morning nt tho
conference, Yet, as 11 matter of fact,
we are paying them more thnn tho
street railway employes In Philadel
phia and other big eastern cities are
"Does your company propose to op
erate its cart.','" asked Tho Tribune
"V certainly do," replied Mr.
Clarke. "Wo shall make every effort
po.-lble to run nil the cars we can.
AW will lake back all the men now on
strike who mny desire to coino back
and will endeavor to secure a sufll-
It Is to Eat
The Perfect Nut Food.
We sell 1 jc size for 10c
We sell 25c size for 20c
We sell 50c size for 35c
Great Drive on Finest
Regular 23c size for 15c
Fancy Boneless, ,,.,,,...,.,. 35c
Club size 18c
Large Qiicen Olives , . , . 30c
E. G. Coursen
clout number of other men In this city
to operate the turn, it we can't get
enough niPii here, we'll Import them,
AW propose to run our cats tttid We
won't be stuppedi
"There are n number of decent men
011 strike, Men with families who will
probably be placed In deeqierute cir
cumstances by this strike, I'm sorry
for thein. I'm sorry thut they have
not bettor sciist than to continue lo
The following statement was Issued
liy the men last night:
To Hie I'ublle ami I'tlnnl of Oigaiili-cil Labor
of Siranton ami Vicinity 1
hi ili'ir of Hip met Hull the utiugRle lielwfcn
Iho ''1 union 1'ailw.iy ininpaiiy ninl it mi'
Inn.'ei lin nrpniltiRl.v leatlitil a po'nt bo.ioinl
billnrili.Uo iitnlc.ihl-' iiiljll'lmelit, U l nu"'-.ii.v
Unit .ion, a Jiul-re-i, InniM liaie ,111 oppoilnnily
ti l.i.ou tho line fiu It leadlnn up lo the pii'ienl
-.itl-iilli'ti, that joii may decide i-hollier the rm
pto.MK aie Jii.tlllrd In the stand lliry ate UldiiR.
II li v.oll Known tli.il we weir dihen lo or
ffiinl.v by the Mui'iefiil tiral'tirnt wo leeched
in Ihe liapi- of loin; limit , low wage and
iii.ct.iln ruble iuti' ami mi a 11 trlcltj of under
Thi! recent lille it still fresli in Hie inlmli
nl the public, to whom, with otgnnlrcil labor,
im owe a deep debt nf gialllurit- for Its Hie
ies. Now, we did not think we would lie ion
III 'tally annoyed by coiulmit IkiioiIiib of tiit
rcr.had then liuide, 011 pail of the j-cneral
lraii.-ipi-r of the lonipan.v and Ilia under nfli'
rial, lull Micli ha-i been the cae, Not one
thu-,-, even (he waiie iluui of thai ronlrait
ha-i ruaped bifiailloti by the company nml.
lunch to (he illniotiliiit of Hie employes, the.'O
V'l'latlnni have licin fieipienl mil peri-Uli'iil,
and no .K-urauoe could be elicited that Mich
veulil lie ilbeonlltiued, lint, on the military, by
died and wold. Hie men wrie given lo under
ttatni H1.1l the compact would be pi.ictlc.illy 3k
l'Cled by Hie company. 'I'liU cotulllioii b"o.inie
tubeaiable, and finally, in the dif-clnirae nt Iwo
c undue Iom fioni the Caibondalc line for "thoit
aae nn the regKler," in utile li the company
po-ltliely Ignou-il the .en-e ol the oouliacl in
left-run to ubc the dl-chaiRcd men 11 fair
haillti',-, It wa? colli litded that the only way
a proper uliif rrnnoc of the contiact iniild be
.'.'.iiicd would be lo dbeontlnue work until sitih
tiu.o as tho company would clve in proper a-,-M.'1'once
Hut our agreement with them would It
luMly adhered (0.
Wo teqiel the great incomnileiiio fo Iho
public --.ninl-) by a Riispeii-'on of Itarllon er
iu but if we wcie to routine in llm senile of
Hi1 cnup.my ai union men thin Mop it ncrc-iiy.
and from our pa.t evpcilence we are t.allajed
that if we Rive up our union, our conditions
will soon rcvcit In a condition wui-e tiun thut
er.Cuted befoic orsMiii.atlciii,
AVRITTHN AGREEMENT OBTAINED
At, Iho tittle, of (lie settlement of (lie Decem
ber ..li!l.c, .1 rcib.il aitricment w.n made, which,
it Mull became apparent, wa- bcine; foiROtleu
lv the iiMuscnient, ami after much trouble on
one pail a wiitlen inliimient u.n teenred,
bet thi-i 1i.h been Ic-i ob-oiird than the vribal
one. The vviiltcn lonliact wa seemed nt a
tedium coiifeienifi of six lioun with Pre.-iil"nt
Cl.'ik, a diiector and Konoi.il Maniicer hilllniin.
Alter the contiact had been atiaiiKCil, Mr, Kill!
man po.-ilhely icft-.-d to i-i-rn it and insisted
on tbe in'cilion of 11 clause which would ab-o-liitcly
cut oft' any icdiess for dl'chaiRcd men,
an I in older not to discommode Iho public by
another it like, vvhiih it wai appaienl Mr. Siili
Mill wai, tijini; to provoke, a committee w.n
Hiit to Philadelphia, at considerable c.pen'c
: ud ii convenience, wlieio, Willi IVsidenl Ll.uk,
'.he matter was -alUf.-icloiily settled.
Hbet. the recent stiike was dedaied off, vvn
vveic as-med bv Mr. ( lark, Mr. Siltin.iti and
tin ibiortoi-. 1h.it all aninio-ities springing fioin
flic li ike should ce.i-e and be foigotlen. but we
aie Sony to -dale that such ha- not been the
e.:-(. The i-onilm ( of the mana-dug officials lias
l.crn such a- lo continually epre.a tlielr ani
u.Osiiy lovvaid in, and when the altriitiou of
Mr. Silllinan was lulled to this by our committee
h, slated tli.it it wa- beyond human naliue to
tiiR-cl the pa-t and live up to such an lindei
MnndiiiR', which fully eNpres?es Ihe poor faith
of the company's ollkiaU.
('011tinu.1l pioildinm and iiiuendoes haie been
it diilRCil in to ciealc di-eonlenl and inilale our
members and Hie life of our orerauiafion.
Tickets for Iranspoilation have been taken fiom
11;, fmeiiiR- us lo pay our own faie when jidlmr
ill c-itlens clothe, which is a. viilual lcduc-lini-
of our wag,-'. Men ilUeluiROd have been
-old by (ho eompiii.y: "Wcie it not for Ihe
IieeiiL .-dike and iiie pie-enl cuiMini: conditions
fun. miliS the niqanteil loudillon of the ine-i),
tcinilliins could be done fur .vou." Mich iiieuii
dies have been conliniioii.5.
lr. Hie pie-enl -IiiirrIo. so far as the fwrn
di el.aiaed Ciiibonilale l.uu Is eoniemed, every
thing fair was niged by our committee, 1'iir
aihittation wa- otfered and lejcrtrd by Nil. Silli
Man, and when tl.c I'.uiuptliig policy of the
lonip.iny wa' again imposed upon m. no be
lieved, as wo tni-f you may believe with u.
Ilia1 Iho lime was foiccd upon us 1n prnlc-'l, in
the inteicl of Ihe lite of our oig.iniz it inn. and
a strike was again dedaied by our member.
Since Hie -hike was deilaied, much ha- been
iiinl lelalive lo Ibc- proposition to arbitrate
made by Mr. .Silliiiiau. Now, we vvi-li to state
II, .,1 at Ihe eleventh hour Mr. Silliiiiau did
p.'fpn-e to siibtnlt hi., evidence to Hisliop Ilolun
lcl.itive lo (lie di-cbargeil Carbondale inneliietors
lo let flUhop llohan p,i-s upon vvhethei Ids In
foiliialic.il was sull'.cient lo i'ntabll-li Ihe i barges
l.pon wliiiii the two 101 due tors vveie di-i'haiRid.
Till? v as too one-sided In be of any ue in o-lib-ll-hln;'
tl,e innoeenie or Riillt nf Ihe men, and
eotiiil not, in jtisliee lo our mcinheis, be ac
cepted as a piecedenl. lo deal Willi this or fu
lure ca-e. T'pon Ihe attir.il of Peeielaiy
liuvrs, Ihe tlilke was cm, but, at his urgent
lcii:ol, faitber offers of aibitratlon wcie made,
end lcjielcd by the coniprmy. Not ath-ilod with
tl,l-, mhI de-lions of leaving nn slone iiiiturned
ti liing nboiil an eaily, amicable and bouorablii
riijii.-iiiienl, Ml, ltcovc- planned a confeienie, tn
be had by the commttlee with .Mr. Sllliman at
! a, in, today.
llir ronference was liebl at llje tiaclion oflnes,
Mr. .Sllliman lefiitlng Peuelaiy Iteeves adnils--.Ion
to the conference room, At (Ida conference,
Illnctci Clark, nl the Traction company, was
ieent. Agiln the etloils of our uallonal ofTI-
er mcl vvltli blank failuie. a- the uiaiiagctui'iit
r.ave tlie eoniinitleo to imdei-land thai they
would rnleitaln nn proposition other than for (he
niiinliii.- of the union to nlinn to woi'c with.
out condlllons and as individiials. rarther, the
1 omiiaii,- cftlciaN Matfil that "Ihe fiulit wou'ul
be feucfd upon tln oiganlatlou later In the
jrar injliovv, and Iliat now, as it Is on, II may
as well be fought to the bitter end." V.u ion's
;rivai'ies were pieMjntri' at Ibis confluence and
Mr, Silliiiiau adiiillled violations of our ioi
trail ami looked liglilly upon budi lueacli of
fiiltb. The ic-iilt of this couteieiice was n..
polled lo our member and they delci mined, In
,1 man. In -tu hail In woik as union men or not
go bill; at all, cull (.loiliviii-j; l.i- Mipp,nt lo
Now lint we luve met with alTnuil at ev ,-,
bun finiii the (ompiiiy, au, the maiiageineiit
h.n .ibio'jaled nil loin it nnileivlamlliigs, ind
as the innipan.v desiie tu light some dilute 'ml
iiiifoi'eeu battle and In cousideiatiun of the
fae1. that our wj-jes an- tnuall and ilUcrlmiiiil.
lug, being fioni II lo 1!) eents per hour, in tills
eoiilut ivv ludieve Ihe publle will nidui,e our
ril'-u In ii'iiklng an liKio.i-e of pay in n living
wage, Citu- of the boiies of Ibis .uujtlc fr
Hie mi 'iivalion of our union.
In Vuiut; this ilulldiRC to u, Ihe Siui,l,,n
Hallway loinpany rhallcngii to bailie oigaulceil
lilcr of Hie illy of Siinnioii, and by our not
ilc. 1 1 in:; our union, nigauied labor aiupts ihe
cliillin-ir, ami It bicomi's th old coioUou of
"ilgiit asMntt might," and lu this is.-e we tinuly
lill've riglit will prevail, lj bad been .tn
by Mr. -i:uau tliiougll lini pics- that Ids ci
ieo 11 iltgineiatlng by in leased mmoi.iflly of
IN lout llice I lie union was foiiued; H1.1t In
tdiipirancii lias imrej'i'd, etc. or, thii t
di'i ; . Vil i-lioiild ueli be Hie tiutli, m, li an ad
iiilakion fioni .Mr, silliin.ui -.peaks not veiy will
foi Ins ba.hiosi tigjciiy in Hie 1 iiiploiiucm .,f
mil). We ihi nol iuiipue In leflect upon tiie
will l.uown iiioi.il iliar.iilir .aid Inblis of some
cf the vll'dals 0' the loinpany, biiiiUp ; lei ny,
we it'uid not reenuiiuiiid I hem n examples to
Now, e hope our poi'tiou 111 tj, be faiily nn.
d.'i toil as not sl.iiidiii';' aUululely upon il.c
dlsclwue of tvv.i of our number. It Is the n,1-"-lion
of Ihe life of our org'iiilatlnti, better
iui-j-ys ami belter londillons. und luoie letpeclful
u.ige i- the pail of (he lnanaRtnii'iil.
We Lave liciein Hied, fu a, loni-bc wjy,
to il.icv (lie situation betoir the public and
icinnii'Uil tur c.iu,e to the people and frlcudi of
ort.ii(ld labor mid flriul.v believe we win re
iclii) jour support. Very u.pcclully,
Ororse 0. Kigler, tcuclary.
Py order ot conunittte
IT WENT THROUGH SELECT
The Vote was n Big Surprise to the
Supporters of the Ordinance.
President Chittenden Wnnted to
Know if a Revival Meeting Hnd
Been In Progress Ordinance Will
Now Oo to Common Council for
Concurrence in Two Amendments.
Other Business Transacted.
Select council last night passed the
coiporatlon llci'iise lax ordinance on
third anil thiol reading by a unani
mous vote to the great surprise of the
supporters of the nipnsure.
The ordinance was called up by D.
AV. A'aughan who seemed to have a
very confident air about him. As the
roll was called and each member kept
answering "yes," the expression on the
faces of tho supporters of the ordi
nance grew gradually Into an expres
sion almost of amazement. AVhen
Clerk Morrla announced that the ordi
nance had received eighteen nfflrmn
tlve votes, President Chittenden was
the most surprised man In the city,
"Well, well, well," said he audibly.
"What's up, I wonder? Has there
been a revlvnl meeting or what?"
The following councllmon present at
last night's meeting are registered as
voting for the ordinance: Finn, Coc
tello, Morgan, Regan, Maloney, Mel-,
vln, AVagner, Schneider. Shea, Cos
grove, Oliver, Schroeder, Clpmens,
O'Boyle, Wughun, O'.Malley, McAn
drew and Chittenden, Messrs. Evan",
Ilofs and Merrimau were absent.
Tho ordinance as passed provides for
a tax of five per cent. 011 the gross re
ceipts of street railway, water and
gas companies and for a tux of two
per cent, on the gross receipts of tele
phone, electric light, and steam heat
companies, It w.ill now go over lo
common council for concurrence in the
amendments incroaiilng the tax on gas
and water companies from two to live
Th following resolutions were In
troduced and passed:
liy Mr. Morgan Extending for seven
months the time for the completion of
the Scranton street sower.
By Mr. Maloney Providing for the
payment of tho viewers award of S1U30
for damage done to the property of
Bernard Dolan by the opening of AA'yo
By Mr. AVagner Providing for the
payment of a claim of $100 presented
by Mrs. Mttldoon.
Mr. Morgan Introduced an ordinance
providing for the narrowing of the
roadway and widening of the sidewalks
on AVashburn street between Sumner
and Van Buren avenues. Mr. Cos
tello introduced an ordinance provid
ing for the vacating of a portion of
Liorge street and for the diverting of
about a quarter of a mile of the road
way to a now course. Both ordinances
were referred to committee.
Mr. Costellos ordinance was accom
panied by a resolution giving Director
of Public Works Roche power to con
tinue tho work of improving (Jorge
street pending the passage of the or
dinance. This was passed.
ON THIRD READING.
Th" following ordinances were passed
on third and final reading: Giving
permission to tho property owners on
the northerly side of Lackawanna ave
nue between Adams and AVyoming, to
lay an asphalt pavement by private
contract: providing: for the grading
of certain streets in tho Twentieth
ward: providing for the laying of
flagstone sidewalks on certain streets
in the Twentieth ward; appropriating
funds for the heating of Hie North
Scranton police station: providing for
the construction of an extension to the
lotaining wall on Robinson -street: pro
viding for tho narrowing of South
Main avenue between Oxford and Eel
lows streets; appropriating $6fiS for the
payment of certain deficiency bills.
ANOTHER PECKVILLE BURGLAR
Store of F. A. Peck, on Depot Street,
Tho store of V. A. Peck, 011 Depot
street, Peekville, was burglarized at an
early hour yesterday morning. Mr.
Peck was at the store until nearly
midnight, when ho locked up and went
homo. The burglars gained entrance
through a cellar window and by dig
ging under the door of the furnneo
room were able to enter tho cellar. At
the foot of the cellar stairs is a door.
This they pried open and made their
way to the store above.
The safe was not locked, but the in-
Our Fall Stock
of Shoes Is
THE DORCAS, for ladies, at 33,50
is the best shoe bargain obtainable.
LADIES' OXFORDS, $2,50 and
93.00 kind. Now 1,50
MEN'S OXFORDS, $3.50 and
84,00 kind. Now 2,00
SCHOOL SHOES, guaranteed,
f of 75c
Many other bargains too numerous
Dauies & Miirpbq,
330 Lackawanna Avenue,
Oils, Paints and Varnish
Malon?y Oil & Manufacturing Company,
141-149 Meridian Street,
First Mortgage Five Per Cent.
Gold Bonds of the
United Power Company
Of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Dated Jan. 1st, 1901.
Coupons payable January and July.
These Bonds are recommended to the public as a af
and conservative investment. Circular containing full in
formation on application.
Title Guaranty & Trust Company,
OF SCRANTON, PA.
516 Spruce Street.
tier draworswoi'o.und the burglars took
a jnckkulfc and a russor from Hie show
case and succeeded in cutting tho
wooden partitions, so Hint the small
cash drawer could be taken out. The
razor and knife were broken by the
thieves' efforts to set at the money
diawer. The drawer contained about
$8.",. This was secured and several ar
ticles about thu store were- taken, In
cluding cigars and a eiuantlty of
tobacco, It Is thought that tin work
was done by the same gang who robbed
the olllee of Vnndervort el- Renrilslee,
some two weeks ago.
OFFICERS OF COMMITTEE.
Were Not Chosen at Yester
Tlie Republican county candidates
and others interested in the formation
of a county committee met yesterday
and considered tin: men who will com
prise it, bill more especially the olll
cers of it.
No definite action was taken yester
day, but another meeting will be held
Saturday, al which the officers of Iho
county committee and the members of
tho executive committee will be ap
pointed. The popular Punch cigar is still tho
leader of the 10c cigars.
The sweetest, purest
and best butter sold at
Uveijbody Is iuleielid in Ihe "U. his, ,t d
wiiat tli outcome ol ihe lace wl lie Wuat
should be uf quite a- much inlcicM tn all U our
line of I'udeiwr.n, for ioi uuivelous value.
sivii.R I- bound lu huou. cninpelition ky hl'li.
Wu covet luutidcnce und cliallcnuo coni-ii'liHo'i,
,z Sprite Street.
Try our 10c, Linen Collars,
Due Jan. 1st, 1926.
We are noAv prepared X
to give instructions in Z
Embroidering and Purse I
Making, having engaged Z
the service of Miss I
Whittemore, of Phila- 1
delphia, to take charge Z
of the branch of our Z
per hour 50c I
In class of four,
per hour 2c I
Cramer-Wells Co., i
130 Wyoming Ave.
A" comfortable fitting shirt Is a real
One of the strongest points 'of ex
cellence that we claim for our shirts
is comfortable, easy litting. Then they
are well made and cut from fabrics
that are stylish in color and pattern.
"A Gentlemen's Furnisher,
305 Lackawanna Avenue.
Jackets and Skirts roade
very teasonable. Rainy
day Skirts 5.50 and up.
King Miller, Merchant Tailor,
! 432 Spruce Street.
To thoso in need of extra
beddings especially blankets
and comforts, we would invito
particular attention to our
new department in this line.
With the nppioach of win
ter's cold blasts nothing' is so
Important and necessary as 'a
good warm blanket nt night.
Tlie variety we have just plac
ed in this department includes
the choicest patterns and ef
fects of Satteeus and Prints in
Down and Cotton Comforts and
an immense assortment of wool
and mixed blankets In all sizes,
grades and prices.
A Good Heavy Conitort, 70c ,
A Good Heavy Blanket, 69c
Both the kind that kept one
Our Fall stock of Furniture
and Stoves is more complete in
its entirety than, ever before.
Wo invito yotir inspection
CREDIT Y0UP CERTAINLY1
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