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THE S0HANTONUTBIBUNE-TltESDAir, APRIL 8, 1902.
Imparts that peculiar lightness, sweetness,
and flavor noticed in the finest cake, short
cake, biscuit, rolls, crusts, etc., which ex
pert pastry cooks declare is unobtainable
by the use of any other leavening agent.
Pure; healthful, highest in strength.
ROYAL BAKINQ POWDER CO.,
OF THE RECORDER
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While we dispute the Justice of tliU increased
Mtc iti this city, the Insurance companies cite
the (art that the fire lcsci throughout the
United .States line been Increasing at such an
alarming rate the list few years, that they have
been brought to the point where they must re
echo moio money (or the protection which they
guarantee, or clo, lit many cites, cease doing
biuincss altogether, a situation, in (act, to
which many of the old, established companies
hue already been (orccd.
The numerous recommendations which the un
dcruiltcrs mudc ut different times for the In
creased efficiency of the fire bureau have in al
most ocry instance, and In all essential details,
been scrupulously followed out, and the director
of the department has labored cea&elcssly to se
cure for our citizens the removal of this excess
premium, but In the fact of n gcncial advance
throughout the country of at lea6t 23 per pent.
it is easily understood why his efforts in this di
re cl Ion have been of no avail. Meanwhile, we
may be assured that the money we hate expended
upon our tire bureau, pirtly n t the dictation of
the underwriters, and partly of our own volition,
will prove in the future, in the increased protec
tion it will affoid our homes and business places,
to hive been money well spent.
'J he work of the bureau of health during the
jcar bos been of very great importance tr tho
whole city. During Januiry, the dUeaso knows
as smallpox, which Ins been prevalent to an
alarming extent in Europe and America, made
its appeiri'icc in this city. The health authori
ties with commendable promptness, took the
(situation in hand. A pest-houso or emergency
hospital was ut once put up and a rigid (juiran
tine established over Al infected houses. Wliole
falc vaccination was recommended and phjM
clans were hired to vaccinate, free of charge, any
personi who might desiie treatment.
The number of people who availed themselves
et this privilege demonstrated that the com
munity was thoroughly aroused to the supreme
importance of raising every possible barrier to
the further progress of tnc disease, and this
Bttion on the pirt of rur citizens supplemented
the efforts of the health authorities to a very
great extent. A special approprhtion of ten
thousand dollars was made to meet this emerg
ency and to such good purpose has the money
been put tint the disease is now entirely stamped
out. Any balance lcmainlng in this cinerguey
'mill will be held to apply on the retirement
vf the loan negotiated at that time. The man
ner in which our health bureau lm handled this
emergency has merited for its able superintend
ent and his assistants our wannest cominenda'.ion.
The old crematory, which was constrticlccl many
oars ago for the incinera :ton of gaibage and
efiisc vegetable and animal matter, had become
partially worn out and Is in process of a gen
eral overhauling and repairing at this time.
The Mipcrvlsion over the ford products oflered
for sale in the city has been thorough, and the
division of plumbing, by compelling builders and
property owners to pay a moie strict observance
to the rules of hygienic plumbing and ventila
tion, is: supplementing to a marked dcgiee the
work of the health bureau.
The bureau of building inspection ha, accord
ing to the statistics which the director has ex
hibited in his report to me, and the opinion
which lie espresso.! on its efficiency, shown a de
rided improvement over old conditions. A care
ful examination is nude of all building plans',
and they aie approved in every instance bcfoio
a permit is issued. These penult arc paid for
promptly bv the parties taking them out, and
although this buicau was not cieatcd with tlu
idea of est ihllshliig a lovenue producing of
fice for the city, its levcuues as a nutter of tact,
liavc considerably exceeded its expenditures for
The grouping of the several bureaus which com
prise this department into a single division of
the city government, under one head, makes it
expedient that the various cilices should be as
convenient to the ofllcc of the director a-i pos
sible. As they arc now locitcd throughout the
building they ore inacceslble, inconvenient and
as illy.anangcd irencially as they well could be.
The superintendent of the bureau of fire is in
a small office in the tear of the building on the
third floor, the building, plumbing and food in
peclors' offices aie in the same lucallon, the
health office is on the second tlooi fi out, while
tlic director's own office U on the first floor, It
Is the purine that .is soon as the fourth floor
of the building is finished, as provided for in the
bond ordinance, this entile dipaitment (hall bo
locjted there. The quarter in this section will
be light and roomy and Willi the Installation of
an elevator will be convenient to the general
I believe that the seveial bureaus of this de
partment are in a mote efficient state at this time
than they have ever been before. Tho tupjiiii
tendents I am convinced, aro endeavoring to
their utmost to bring their bureaus to tho
highest Mate of efficiency and to maintain them
there. A compaiiccn of such important branches
of the municipal government as the bureaus of
fire and police und health witli the coriespond
ins divisions in other cities of our size, with
a comparison of the annual appropriations made
for maintenance of the same, will convince any
one inclined to make a research into this subf'rt,
that our citizens aro receiving s good public
lleforo passing this very Important department,
I desire to publicly commend the administra
tion of tho present director. His course lias
been marked by conservative action, jet ha lias
not hesitated to act promptly und villi. decision
in any matter ol first Importance to the publlo
lately, lie has demonstrated a combination of
qualities indicative of true executive ability.
Department Public Works.
The report of tho director of the department of
public works is a very interesting paper nnd
contains a number ol timely suggestions with
refrrenco to improving the condition of tho
public property with which this department his
to deal. Ho has act forth in detail tho vork
Hone during the year by tho different bureaus,
u well as the work which Is planned for the
coming year, and passes opinion on many matters
which I believe will prove of very jjrest value
The director and myself havo discussed a num.
ber of times curlng the jar the uecesslly of
making a rHonition of tho elect rio lights, and
he has given this matter prominence In his re
port, 1 desire to heartily iccommcml what he
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This paper might. ro filled with items
like tho following, und every one he the
absolute truth; I hud rheumatism tor
yonra und tried almost everything, but
got no permanent relief until I used
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, three bottles
of which have cured me. It Is the' best
medicine I ever 3ed.r-PhiIlp E.l(.)ads,
I'ennvllle, Jjo. Fain 3ajm Is for sale by
100 WILLIAM 6T., NEW YORK.
has said with reference to the matter. The city
had in service on Feb. 1, 009 arc light, with
provision in the appropriation ordinance for 4J
more, and tho demand for additional lights from
all quarters of the city still continues. This is
n large number of lights and is costing the city
more than $51,000 per year tor maintenance. I
, would urge upon jour honorable bodies that a
joint committee be appointed from councils,
who in conjunction with the director of public
works shall investigate this matter very care
fully, and make such a rc-lcatlon of the lights
as would seem Just and fair to the whole city.
In my opinion the city has long since reached
the limit of appropriation which should be made
for lighting, und 1 believe that this measure
would result in a more satisfactory light ser
vice, and would arrest tor a long time this
constantly growing item of expense.
The painting and .repairing ot the city hall,
for which provision was made in the appropria
tion ordinance last J ear, has been completed
and the building presents a cleaner and more
attractive Interior than it has for several years.
The director in his report cites the tact that
many of the bridges in the city arc too light
to support the heavy loads which arc now com
monly hauled over them, and still leave the
margin for factor of safety, which prudence re
quires. They were of sufficient strength when
they were built to accommodate the haulage
of that time, but the tendency nowadavs 'is-to
constantly increase botli the weight of truck
and thu load carried at a single haul, until now
loads two or even three times heavier than the
heaviest loads of twenty-five or thirty jcars ago
are commonly carried. This is a matter which
it will be well for us to keep in mind when
replacing the structures which were swept away
or destroyed .by the recent floods. The city
will have to replace these bridges at an early
day, and 1 would advise that the department
of public works be authorized to prepare their"
plans and attend to all preliminary work in con
nection with tills undertaking so that as soon as
an appropriation becomes available no time need
be lost in going ahead witli the work.
Special stress is laid upon the importance of
the proper care of the public highways, and as a
preliminary to this it is urged that the "ity
should utilize the stone whirh is found in a
quarry which it owns in Nay Aug park. This
material is made available by an offer ot the
Scranton Street Railway company to transport
it free of charge to any part of the city where
the department may direct. This is the best
material to be found in this region for road
construction and repair, and this offer by the
railway company would make it as cheap to the
city as ordinary roll. To utilize this material
it will be necessary for the city to have c stone
crushing plant at the quarry, nnd the dhector
is confident that the economy of making repairs
and the improved condition of our highways
would amply warrant the expenditure, which
he estimates at $2,500.
During recent jcars the attention of the city
has been repeatedly called to the variability of
the Lackawanna river, both with respect to its
volume and its course. The vital dependence
of this city on the this stream as the outlet for
its sener system makes it an object ot special
concern to the municipality, and its recent
inclination to leave its natural course, to the
great Injury and damage to abutting propeity,
with the subsequent possible liability of the city,
places a financial aspect on the matter as well.
The confining ot this stream to a fixed chvi
nel and the preparation of its bed to best seive
the purposes of the city, and remove this long
standing menace to the public health, is an en
gineering task which the city will probably
have to tako up at an early day. As a prcllmi
naiy preparation to this work the engineering
bureau has made a map showing the boundrlcs
of the stream from 1S57 to lS90f which is now
on file in the office. This map shows many
variations in the course of the river during that
period, and ns an aid to a ciretul study of
the nature of the stream is a very valuable
work. The director of public woiki, has very
aptly summarized the relation ot this stream
to the city when he savs in his report "as a
matter of fact the liver now is but a sewer and
as such it appears to me that a regular cour.-c
should be .decided upon and a uniform width
Tho depattment of public works is exerting it
self to the utmost to prevent the filling up of
the liver bed by the dumping of iisl.es and
lefusc matter in the stream, but even with the
total cessation of this practice the trouble
would be only partially overcome, and the
stream can never properly perform the service
to the city, which nature intended that it
should, untirtts courrc is straightened and con
fined to one fixed channel aud Its bed properly
dredged and kept clean thereafter. The prob
abilities arc, however, that if the couisc of the
river through the city was straightened the nat
ural freshets would, to a very great extent, keep
its bed clear, and i educe the dredging necessary
to a minimum.
This question is of so great importance to the
city that it should receive the early and aretul
attention of your honorable bodies. The constant
dimuultion of its annual volume ot water will,
in a very short time, forco the problem upon us
for solution, willing or not as we may be to
consider it, and I believe that the question it
woithy the appointment of a special commis
sion of competent engineers, who, in conjunc
tion with our public vvorks department, should
make a careful and exhaustive study of the mat
ter, and report with a plan and cstinuto ot cost
for this work at t lie earliest time practicable.
The question ot the proper manner of clean
lug our paved streets is one which has been
seriously considered by every administration for
many jcars. After a number of experiments
our public works department lisi como to the
conclusion that tho sjstcm ot flushing, all
things considered, is the best. This method is
especially adapted to tho heavy grades which
prevail to a considerable extent in this city,
where the ordinary cleaning forco of tho water
is assisted in carrying off the loosened dirt by
the action of gravity. The abundance of water
in the city at all seasons of the jcar, and the
reasonable rest ot the came to the city, is rn
other argument in favor of this method, Whether
the work can bo done most economically by tho
city Itself, or by letting it out by contract to
private parties It a matter on which tho do
pal I men t is not fully decided, and on which it
may have something to report later on.
The department has been greatly In need of
a yart! for the storage and protection ot (lie
machines and tools used in its work, I am
very much pleased to note that jcur honorable
bodies have made a provision in the bund ordin
ance for this purpose, and feci confident that
the wisdom of the expenditure will show Itself
in the increased efficiency of tho depaitment.
Our parks come In for a good share ol the
attention of the public works department, and
the money which has so far been expended on
Nay Aug park bas greatly improved that resort.
Tho 2S,0Q0 which tht bond ordinance provlics
(or park improvement will bo equitably divided
among all of th parka. It la the intention of
the administration that tho two (mailer parka
shall; not be neglected 'in favor ot the Urge
one. Among the Improvements which the direc
tor urges for Nay Aug park are suitable quar
ters (or the animals, a swimming pool, a wading
pool (or children, an aquatlo garden, additional
walks and drives and protecting wall and
VUe drain atonic the ravine.
Tho numerous Important city works which are
prosrnilrd under the supervision ol lli depart'
inent, have been carried on In a very rjslematlr.
and buslnrss-llkn manner. Tim director has de
voted much of his time lo n careful and scien
tific study of the details of the many widely dif
ferent problems wllh whltli hli department hat
In deal. Illi object has been lo sjsteiiiatlra and
bring around In an economical and rfilelsnt basis
the manner tif conducting I lie wnrl: ol thu dif
ferent bureaus. The progress which the depart
ment has alinwn this jcar Is mnt gratifying end
promises well for n si lit further Improvement In
these Important bureaus.
The report of the city solicitor Is a ronclo
and satisfactory ttatement of the afTaln of
this department during tho period extending
from April 1, 1001. to Feb. 1, 1102. It eho'vs
that there was collected from municipal lm
provcmcnU during that time the sum of M,
272.07, n very creditable showing for tho depart
At tho usglnnlng iof the fi.cal year tho illy
was a party to a large number of suits which
were In the hands of rcfciec", ome of which
were partially tried and othcis In which time
had been no meeting. Thee cases liavu nil
been tried and settled or referred tinder the net
of assembly authorising same to be done. Many
of thceo claims before referees have been very
large, aggregating thousands of dollars, but the
city linn been generally successful so far In this
class of cases,
The Jury cases have been for negligence and
for taking property under tho statute. The
negligence cases have been very Important, the
damages claimed being large, but fortunately
so far no verdict has been secured ngattut the
city in these cases. I consider this a particularly
fortunate circumstance, and a worthy tribute to
the vigilance and ability of our law department.
Several small Judgments have been secured
against the city on cases growing out of the
taking of property, but the solicitor states that
he is about lo ask court to relievo us from pay
ment, with good prospects of success.
The city has been engaged in three very Im
portant cases which have appeared before the
Supreme court tlds spring, but the outcome has
only been determined in one of them.
In the case of the City of Scranton xs. II. IJ.
Sturges, wherein tho city was endeavoring to col
lect the price of a lien for pavement in front
of defendant's home, the decision ot the lower
court was against us. The case vvai taken to
the Supreme court and here nlso the city was
defeated. The case arose on the question ut
the right of the city to include in on assess
ment for raving, the cost of keeping such pave
ment in repair for a term of jcars. There is
very great danger that unless tho city Is re
lieved by legislation at Harrlsburg at tho next
session of the legislature, the effect of this de
cision will be to entail great loss on the city in
the collection of its paving liens, since this
question first came up, in all subsequent paving
work the cost of the pavement has been epa
rated from the cost- of maintenance, so that this
later work will not bo effected by this decision.
The second case Is the one which has become
historical as the viaduct case, nnd is of very
great interest to a large number of our rltlzcns,
as it involves our right to build a viaduct (vcr
West Lackawanna avenue, under certain legis
lation already passed. The last case Is that of
Jenkins xs. the City of Scranton, wherein Mr.
Jenkins is seeking to establish his claim to the
collcctorsliip ot delinquent taxes and to receive
compensation for his services.
The solicitor in his report states that during
the next six months it will be necessary to file
in the neighborhood of 4,000 municipal Hens,
and to issue scire facias on municipal liens al
ready filed, to the number of 1,000 more, and
many suits will have lo be brought to protect
the citj-. The burden of work whirh this will
place upon the solicitor and his one assistant
will bo very great, and tho provision which
jour honorable bodies have made for clerk hire
in this department, thus relieving them of a
great deal of the routine work of tho office, is
timely, and I am cspeciallj- gratified that this
bas been done.
The- jcar just closed bis been one of the most
important in tho history of tho assessors' of
fice, in that it has witnessed an entirely new
departure in the manner of making the as
sessment. Whereas this work has heretofore
been done by twenty-one different men, in as
many different wards, it was attended to this
year by a single board of five men, who in the
course of four months, succeeded in vicvvlnsf and
assessing all taxable real estate in this city.
This manner of making the assessment necessarily
entailed a vast amount of very hard work upon
the board, but its results, in giving the city
what is probably tho first fair and uniform
assessment it has ever had, will amply- justify
any extraordinary clfort it may have tost.
It was nlso our first assessment made under
the second class citv law, and necessitated a
new rating and clatsification (or all real estate.
Considerable assistance was rendered our own
board by the advice and suggestions we le
ccived fiom the boards of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny, whose experience in making assessments
under this law naturally ante-dates oms by
many jcars, and the- sjstcm followed out in those
cities wxs copied as closely as conditions v.-ould
permit, in our city. The classification made in
this city, briefly stated, is as follows: All
blocks in which a majority of the lots were
built upon, also coil breaker), washerlcs and
all machinery pertaining to the mining of coal,
and all othery manufacturing industries, regard
less of locution, ure a-scactl as first class. Itlock
that contain a majority of vacant lots, as sec
ond class, and wild and agricultural lands as
third class. These classes pay respectlv t y, full
rate, two-thlids of full and one-halt of full
rate of levy for taxable purposes.
The liw governing the assessment In second
class cities requires that all taxable property
shall be assessed at full value and this lias re
sulted In raising our assessed valuation fiom
$23,000,000 to $63,000,000. The fact that the
present assessment is only $0.1,000,000, whereas
the old one, which presumably was on a one
thlid basis, was almost 2J,000,000, can bo ac
counted for by the general re-adjustment of values
which the board made on this asscsment. The
probabilities ore that the ptescnt assessment is
much neater coircct than the picvlous ones have
Tin- new assessment gjves councils a debt in
curring power up to $1,210,000, a responsibility
which I trust will bo fully appreciated by all
future councils-, nnd n power which should not
bo exercised except when entirely Justified by
the public needs.
Tho financial condition of the citv Is excellent.
With a net debt of 1cm than $nX),O0O anil an cs-sc-saed
valuation of $03,000,000, tho pioportlon
They Are Often TogetherThese Bays.
They vVork Havoc All Over the
Country and in Scranton.
"Weals, nervous, the digestion out of
order that Is what alls a host of peo
ple. It comes about in this way: First
from overwork or other causes, the
nerves aro burdened beyond endurance,
nerve waste Is not replaced, nerve
forco Is weakened, then tho stomach
loses its nerve-controlllntT power nnd
indigestion follows, with falling
strength. "When first Dr. A. W. Chase's
Nervo rills camo to Scranton people
could hardly bo convinced that this
great medicine would remove these
troubles. Now It Is un uceepted fact,
because of their cure of very stubborn
cases no other medicine would Influ
Mrs. J. l. Johnson, of No. 720 North
Main stret, Scranton, Pa says; "Dr.
A. W. Chase's Nervo Pills aro excel
lent. I wus bo dizzy und nervous, and
tho stomach digested Its food badly,
'fills condition Induced u feeling of de
bility and lassitude. Hearing of tho
nervo pills at Mathews Uros., 320 Lack
awanna avenue, I got u, box, und the
result has certainly been line, They
gave tho stomach strength to hniMlo
the food properly, the nervousness and
dizziness dlsappeated completely, and
my genorul strength atid vigor re
turned. Consequently I am pleased and
glad to recommend tho medicine."
Dr. A. W. Chuse's Nervo Pills aro
sold at 60c a box at dealers, or Dr. A.
W. Chaso's Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
See that portrait aud signature of A.
I W. Chabe, M. D., are on every package.
our debt bears to our properly value Is less
llian 1 Ijcr cent., a showing which very tew
cities in the llnlttd Stales can make. With the
refunding of our outstanding Jmlgnuhts tho en
tire debt will be cared for In a bmlncsvtlke
manner and our llnaneUI showing will be still
The buvlncw of Hie clly lronurer' oulcr rltir
Ing lire period between April 1, loot, and Keb.
li 1DOJ, shows tra-actlons aigrrgatlng almost a
million dollars. The total rash hntam-e on
April 1, loot, was fil'.lO.Sl, to which was
added receipts between then and Kelt. I. I'M, of
$724,017.03. The disbursements during that period
fooled ttirt'.ttj.ai, leaving n cash balance on
I'cb. 1, of $300,603.15, the three prlnclptl llrmi
of which were credited to general city, $101,000;
interest and sinking fund, $172,000, and lowers,
loan account, $10.1,000.
In addition lo $li2,000 rash which the illy has
In Hi slnUnrf fund. It Is also the possessor of
Its own bonds to the extent of $181,000, tinklnj
the cash nnd bonds In this account amount to
t.lOfl.OOO, which Is ample to care for the prin
cipal and Interest of our debt as the same falls
due. During the jcar the city redeomrd or
purchased for the sinking fund more than 5V
000 of Its own bonds.
Our special thanks arc due the five gentlemen
who so carefully nnd satisfactorily look after
the sinking fund. These gentlemen have to u
very great extent the honor of the municipality
In their handi and as the compensation which
Is allowed them Is merely nominal, the city
Is doubly obligated to them for the responsi
bility they assume and the faithful manner in
which the interests ot this Important office arc
Detorc closing this communication I desire to
Invite the attention of ycur honorable bodies to
a few matters for which I think it advisable mat
new legislation should be provided.
It has long been a nrlnclnio of law that all
legislation carrying with, It penalties against its
infraction should be properly nuvertiscn or pud
llslied In some manner so that the law rhould
be ncccHiIblc and convenient to the people and
Its provisions familiar to them, j-et we ate con-st-mtly
turning out legislation of this charac
ter, without making any provision for Its pub
lication. As a step tow arils this end I would
suggest that jou authorize the city solicitor to
prepare a digest of all city ordinances which
carry with them this penalty clause. A work of
this kind would vastly simplify the application
of our city laws, and would be of incalculable
value to our magistrates, hifore whom many of
these cases arc tried.
I would nlso urge that j our honorable bodies
enact a law that all cases for the Infraction of a
city ordinance, shall be tried before one of our
regular magistrates, so that the city shall re
ceive the full revenue from these cases, as it
was no doubt originally intended it should be.
I shall also ask for legislation providing for a
place of dctenlicn for female prisoners and for
the appointment of two police matrons. In the
manner in which we now care for the unfortunate
women who arc 'taken in from our streets, we
are but little advanced bejend the Dark Ages.
There are many matters which some police au
thority must attend to In relation to our female
prisoners, such, for example, as searching the
prisoner, which can only be decently done by a
woman, and the need of providing for a woman
to attend to these matters b urgent, as the con
tinuation of the present method ot treating this
class of prlsoneis would be little less than a
disgrace to the city. Provision should also be
made for the special care of the children who
from time to time aro brought into our police
quarters." These also could be attended-to by the
matron, but they should be separated as far as
possible from the degrading influences which
necefsarily surround the police courts.
During the year I snail ask jour honorable
bodies! for tho necessarj' legislation to thor
oughly establish our pelice and fire bureius on
a civil service basis. This is a duty imposed
upon the municipal authoiitie.s bj- tho charter
act under which we now operate, and should bo
provided at the earliest moment that a satis
factory and Just plan can be devised. In con-iee-tion
with this change in our police and fire bu
reaus I shall also ask authority for the crea
tion of a pension fund for these bureaus, nnd
the diversion of the moneys received nnnially
from the state tax on foreign fire insurance com
panies, to the benefit of the firemen's portion of
this pension fund.
The present time is a period of special signific
ance and importance to this city. Our transi
tion from a third class city to one of the sec
ond class is bringing with it many new prob
lems and questions which will call for our most
painstaking and conscientious consideration. The
precedents which wo establish now will be last
ing and far-reaching in their effect, and the
wisdom or lack of wisdom which wo display in
shaping our legislation, will undoubtedly affect
our city In future j-cars moie than we at this
time realize. It is a fact, with which wo can
not too strongly impress ourselves, that we
are to a very great extent laying the foundation
stones of the legislative structure ot the second
class cltj- of Scranton.
In conclusion, I beg to thank the heads ot de
partments for their faithful and earnest efforts
to perform the work of their offices well, and to,
unitedly, bring credit upon tills administration.
My requests for information have invariably
not with a full and detailed explanation, and a
desire has been constantly manifested bj- all de
partments to earry out suggestions that I might
make. I believe that tho prospects for a suc
cessful and economical administiation ot city af
fairs for the coining year are excellent.
I trust that the harmonious1 relations which
have existed between jour honorable bodies and
this office during the past jcar may continue.
The courteous tieatment which I have lecolvcd
at jour lunds i deeplj- appicciatcd, and jour
continued nnd unanimous support ot my of
ficial acts is especially gritlfjlng.
1 am verj- ic-poctfully jours,
W. L. Council,
Wall' Street Review.
New York, April ". The upward movement of
stocks which had attained some headway during
tho latter part of last week did not piospcr luday
in face of the rapidly contiaeting supplies in
the money market. Tho Flocks which weie made
thu leaders of l.iet week's movement were the
chief sufferers from the selling. The total vol
ume ot dealings fell considerably below the
million share maik touched on I'uday but run
tlderabl mure than oue-thiul of thu total was
made un of .St. Paul, Louisville and Xochvillo
and Union Pacific. The selling cost St. Paul
2-Js, Louisville and Nashville lis and Union Pa
cltlu l?a. The rather abrupt reaction in the stocks
as a mult of the development In the money
innihet was considered rcm.irl.ublc fiom the fact
thai those developments weie generally admitted
to bo impending last week. Tho answer made to
this was that the abundance of capital in the
we.t would lelievc the situation and give free
scope to the buying of stocks. Hut when tha
call money rate fhot up to 7 per cent, this
afternoon, the highest point of the season, this
assurance did not avail to prevent throwing over
of laigc amount of stock. The foreign exchange
mirket was- apparently not in the least ulfeeted
by the outgo of $1,3X1,000 showing that the con
signment is lu pajment ot foreign uhllgitlons,
as has been the c.iu with preceding shipments
for some time, llcside the gold sHlpmcnt the
banks hive lost to the sub-treasury slino the
weekly bank statement some it-WS.ooo. As the
bank statement on Saturday showed the surplus
reserve down to V.UIVi-'J, it will lie perceived
that today's demands weiu sufficient to wipe out
the surplus. All departments ot the lUt were
affected nnd the daj's lossea run quite generally
fium 1 to 2 points and over that' in exceptional
rases. Amalgamated Copper ignored tho general
tendency ot the maiket, as It did when the mar
ket was going up, and rose brakly at the last
of the day to l'i over last week. Other firm
pots vveio In the local tractions, some of thu ex
press stocks, Wcstliie'house Klectilc, Chicago and
Alton, the Wisconsin Central stocks, the l)u
luth, South Shore and Atlantic stocks and come
minor stocks, The market closed active and
easy and generally at the lowest. Total sales
today, 017,100 thsres. A few- of the newer bond
issue were udvauic-d but tho general tendency
was sllKhtly easier In sjnipatliy with storks. To
tul sales, par value, 1,010.0. United Mates
bonds were all unchanged on last call.
Tlit following quotations are furnished Tha
Tribuna by Halght ft i'reesa Co., OU-Jlt) Mean
building. W. D, lluuypn, manager,
Open. High. Ivow. Clot
Amal, Cupper ., til ui! tii ut
Amer. Car Foundry .... 2')?i '-"'34 i 2
American lie .,,,,,,,,, IS IS 17', is
Amer. locomotive ill .'I Hi 31 .11
Am. locomotive. Pr .... l',!i Wt tuU Vi'i
Am, hiuclt. (i llrf. Co,. 47!-i if i7',j mi
American fcugar , 1111.- l?J'i Will Hli
Atchl-son 78 78I 775i 77'4
Atchison, Pr .,.,...,.., 1'a'Ki tsi H7U 07
Halt. A. Ohio ..,..,,... KH'i imTd 0T 10
Drookhn II. T. ., ut U f'.V-j -''7i
('lies. & Ohio ,.,,, Jii'i 4'iU 40 40
rhleago k Alton 3o .' IlMi 37
t'hte. k n, W ,.,. 2Hi 2ta Mil 2 Hi
lhlc- Mil. k St. P ....lO'l'S lOOVa 1071 WZ
Chic., Mil. & tt. I' 1lfi ltlU'j 107? 107U
Chic. II. I. k V ...,..,17794 17S 17l)li ITU'S
Col. Fuel k lion lOHi 101 on ryiU
Col. k Southern ., 2SV 2Sii 2I?i 27
Col, k Southern, Pr .. U i 41 411,
CHICAGO 01M1N & PROVISION
NEW YOItK COTTON MAHKF.T.
Open. High. Iw. Close
May S.04 8.0.r. S.n:i 8.05
July R.!M 8.01 R.B2 8.01
August 8.74 8.74 8.73 8.74
Scranton Board of Trade Exchange
Quotations All Quotations Based
on Far of 100.
STOCKS. Bid. Asked.
Uckawanna Dairy Co.. Pr. no
County Savings Hank & Trust Co.. 300
First National Dank (Carbondalc) coo
Third National Bank B50
Dime Deposit and Discount Bank.. 300 ...
Economy Light. 11. k P. Co. 4)
First National Bank 1300
Lacka. Trust k Safe Deposit Co.... 105
Clark k Snovcr Co., Pr. 12s
Scranton Savings Bank mo ...
Traders' National Bank 225 ... ,
Scranton Bolt k Nut Co 125 ...
People's Bank 135 ...
Scranton Packing Co 35
Scranton Passenger Hallway, first
Mortgage, due 1020 115 ,;.
reopie-a street naiiway, nrs: mort
gage, due 1013 U5 ...
People's Street Ralhvay, Qcneral
mortgage, due 1921 113 ...
6cranton Traction 6 per cent US ...
Uconotny Llgnt, Heat k Power Co 07
Nortn Jersey k Pocono Ice Co 97
Consolidated Water Supply Co 105
Scranton Wholesale Market.
(Corrected by II. 0. Dale, 27 Lackawanna Me.)
Butter Fresh creamery, 30c. ; June creamery.
20c.; dairy, 22c.
Kggs Nearby, 17c: ucstcrn, ItialOWc. .
Pens Per bushel, $1.75.
Marrow Beans Per bushel,, ?2.33a2.10.
Potatoes Per bushel, ic.
Onions Per bushel, $1.60. ,
New York Grain and Produce Mirket
New York, April 7. Flour Unsettled and about
steady at old prices. Wheat Spot steady; No. 2
red, 82c. elevator; No. 2 red, 83e. f. 0. b.
afloat; No. 1 northern Duluth, 80c. f. o. b.
afloat; options strong at first and considerably
higher, but the market broke at noon. S xlg
orous was the unlading, however, that tradeis
were ocrsod and in the last hour rallied prices
in an effort to replace miIc.n the close being
firm ot UaUe. net advance; Mav ilced 77c.;
Jiily, 77,,4c; September, 7iH5c; December, 77c
Coin Spot easier; No. 2, 04T4e. elevator and
6Jc. f. o. b. afloat; options at first improved
but meeting heaey western selling on the bulge,
collapsed ut noon, losing le. per buohel. Later
It rallied and closed ac. net lower; May cloed
03c.; July, 03V4c; September, blKc Oats
Spot kteady; No. 2, 47'fcc; No. 3, 47c; No. 2
white, 50c; No. 3 white, 4IH4c: track mixed
western, 40&i48c; track white. 43ao3c,; options
opened steady und then eased off witli corn.
Butter Firm; cieamery, 25aHlc; rcnoxated, 20a
28c. j imitation creamery, 21a2Sc-.; htate dairy, 2Ja
29c. Cheese Firm ; state full cieuu, small early
make, fancy colored, 13al3Hc; state full cream,
small early make, fancy while, 13al3',4c; full
cream, large, fall make, fancy colored, 12il2',4c;
full cream, large full make, fancy white, I2al2'4c.
1-ggs Strong; state and Pcnusxlrjiila, ICe.;
western, 15'ialOc-.; southern, lflaisy.c.
Chicago Grain and Produce Market.
Chicago, April 7. Grain speculators held con
flicting opinions legarcling the outcome of the
winter wheat crop, which, when they attempted
to leconcile them with the weekly statistics, pro
duced tomelilng of a jagged market. Pi lees lose
and fell with the changing sentiment but in the
end, in spite of corn weakness, May wheat showed
a gain of c; May coin closed Vic lower and
May oats Mc down. I'ioIsloua lost ual2ije.
Cash quotations were as follows: Hour Steady;
N. 2 spring wheat, ; No. 3, 70?sa72V4e. ; No.
2 red, 77c: No. 2 com, : Xo,2 jellow, 150c;
No. 2 oatB, 02!4e.; No. 2 white. 4"i',.j40c ; No. a
white, 44Va454cj No, 2 ijc, 67c; good feeding
bailey, ; fair to choice malting, Kla07e. : No.
1 flax seed, 81.07; No. 1 northwestern, VI. 73;
mem pork, S10.35al0.40; lard, per 100 pounds,
$f.45a0.47',5j bhort libs side-,. ir3.70a8.S3; dry
salted shoulder:.-, 7a7lo,; shoit clear side.-,,
$9.20a9.30j whiskey, if 1.30.
Chicago Live Stock Market.
Chicago, April 7,-Cattle Ueccipts, ltj.600, in
cluding 22 lau wci-tcnis; strong to lOc.highei;
good to prime tteeis, fO,(Ula7,.,.'0; poor to medium,
$t,2Sa(i,60; blockers and feedcis, $2.50a5.2!; cows
il,23.i3.7J; heifers, "-' ifl; cinncis, xl.tOa2.IO:
bulls, ?J.S0a5.23; cahes, !.B0ail; Texn-i fed
tteeiv, $5aU; western ttccrs, hal fed, $3.20a3.U).
Hogs ltecelpts today, 24.000; tomorrow, 21,000;
left ocr, 4,000; mostlv 10V, higher; mixed and
butchers, U,ti.'ia7; good to choice heavy, $().h3a
7,03; roughs heaxy, fS8.G3i0.83; light, tfil.40i0.70;
bulk of sales, tffl.73a7. Micep HctrlpN, 17,000;
slieecp steady to 10c, higher; lambs mostly 10e,
higher; good to choice wethers, 13.'-Vij.'i.73; west
,ern sheep ami yearling-., R-I.WuO; native lambs,
$l,73a7; western lambs, ifj.'J'iiT,
Buffalo Live Stock Market.
l'.ast Buffalo, April 7, Cattle ltecelpts, 3,W;
market actln and 15.i20e. higher III .ill good; lOe.
higher on common; hri.t slccrs, $0,20.73; me
dium to good shippers ami e.xpoit slrcni, f.UO.23;
light to Uno butchers, $3.e0atl; prime heifers, ?3a
5.03; others, SJI.50.i3; best fat cows, M,73a3.23;
ranners to good butchers, $2.30a3..rn; best bulls,
fl.SOari; common to good, $J.73a4.23: fresh cow a
and springers, strong for good at tjUUaSO; cay
anil common, IM3jU5; blockers and feedeis, lfia
25ei. lower: .tockers, S-I.ll. 10; light Canada
Blockers, 40O to 4W pounds, (54.Mal.73: choice
feeders, 5: fair to gooil, $4.50at.73; cals, topi,
fl.75a7; fair lo good, ijfla0.r0i light to eoniiinn,
f3j.fi.73. Hogs ltecelpts, 4,500; active; lUillc.
hlgherd; heavy, Vu7.l5; mixed, 53.40aO; pier,
M 60u0.fi0s roughs, W lOjn.UOs Hags l.25a4.70.
Mieep and Lambs ltecelpts, 14,000 head; aetlte;
lamlis, I5a25c higher; tJice-p litronsj toU mixed,
f5.75a(l: fair to good, f5.40.i5(l'ij lulU and com
mon, ).60a4.75; jearllngs, 8i).25a0.50; top lamlw,
S7a7.21; fair to good, !J0.73a7; culls and common,
Oil City, Ta,, April V.-Credlt balance. 113;
rertiflcatcs, no bid or offers; shipments, aw,'!
barrels; aieragc, 100.114 barrels; luus, 10.1,300
barrels; uuragc, 78,671 bariels.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES,
xxrJVMXrxJXri- nj"ijei j'-bw!'
Bchedulo in tlflect Juno 2, 1901,
Trains leave Scranton: 0.3t a. in., week days,
throuah vestibule train fiom Wllke-Uarre. Pull
man IiurTet pjilor ear and coaches to Philadel
phia, via Poiuvlllcj stopj at priudpat inleime
dtate kUtlonj. AUo tonuecw (or Suiiburj, Har
rbbura;, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and
for Pittsburg and the west.
0.38 a. in., week dajs, for Sunburj, Harrlsburg,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Pitts
burg .lid tho west.
.ti p. 111., week dais (huudSvs, 1,6? p. in.),
for bunbury, llarrlsburjr, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Washington and Pltuburg and the west.
3.28 p. in., week dars, through vestibule trajn
from xulkes-Barre. Pullman butfet parlor car
and con hea to Philadelphia via Pottsviltc. Stop
at principal intci mediate stations
4.27 p. ui.. week dj), for Hailcton, tiunbury,
lUrrUbur.', Philadelphia anj Pittsburg.
J. 11. HUlCillNbON. lien. Mgr.
J. I). WOOD, (Jen. Pas, Act.
Del. & Hud iui, .hi. ,.11
Krln .LUt.,.!..,,!,,,,, ,itU
Krle, lat Pr .,i,i.,,v,,, nH
Hocking Valley i.m.u W
Illinois Central ,ll1',i
Louis, k Nash .,,,,,!. ,.1W
Manhattan ....i. ..,,.. ,111
Metropolitan St. fly ....lav'i
Mexican Central .,,.,,. 20
Mo Kan. k Texas, I'r.i fit's
Missouri I'arlric! ,..,....101
N. Y. Central M
Norfolk & Western,,,., f7
Ont. k West Zl
Pacific Mill ,.i.i 42
Perm. It, It ,UV
People's (las ,...102
Heading ,. A7s
Heading, 1st Pr ft!
Heading, 2d Pr fi,
Hepubllc Slccl If!
Republic Steel. Pr "A
Southern Pacllla nv4
Southern It. It M',i
Southern It. II., Pr .... P4-H
Tftm, Coal k Iron no'
Texas Pacific AA
Union Pacific 1 02 Vi
Union Pacific, Pr RS
II. H. Leather l.TH
U. S. leather, Pr H4t4
U. H. lliibber 10H
U. S. lltibher, Pr ...... tVHi
U. 8. Steel 42Vs
U. H. Steel, Pr ntV,
Wabash, Pr 41U
Western ttnlm Wt'4
Total sales, 028,920 shares.
A Five Per Cent. Investmenl
Wo olfcr subject to advance
Consolidated First Mortgage Forty Year 6 Per Gent. Gold Bonds
Webster Coal and Coke Co.
Free of ,Tax in Pennsylvania. '
Redeemable at 110 and Interest
Price, JRar and Interest
FOR FULL PAKTICULABS WRITE OR GALL '
M TITLE GUARANTY AND TRUST COMPANY
135 Wasiilnloi Avjmib, Scranton, Pa.
on the Investment with tho price I
of atock nt 2S cents n iharo (pax I
tbiuo n.u ta paid or tbo
This means $21 a year on s S100
lnveitment. Put In your I10O now
licfore the riao. l'rlco will post
tlvely advance within thirty
Eighty-firs producing oil wells,
over 30,000 aerea of rich oil land In
Ohio ana California. Tho opportu
nity of tho year lor afe Investment
i.. L. I'iki- iH.n.. 4llu ltci.l IMatel
Tnit liW'c.. Philadelphia. Open I
ondar and ihurmav pvcnlnga
Before maklne comml'lmcnta, please
record ui t'lu privilege of submitting
our descriptive list ot investments.
SpencerTrask & Co
27 & 29 Fine Street, New York
MEMBERS If. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE.
ON TO BOULDER!
The little wave of excitement over findine Oil
in tho Boulder Holds la but the precursor of the
larger and steadier wave which is now betting in.
Piom all over the country Inquiries arc pouring
in for Oil lands in the Boulder field. Thousands
and ten thousands aie becoming interested. Great
fortune) will be made by those who set in be
fore tho other wclla strike. We have one producer
and tcveral more welts nearlng the oil bjiiJ.
Those who get in first will necessarily make the
The best chance for profitable investment in oil
shares is offered by The Consolidated Oil Co., the
Pioneer companv of the Boulder Oil district. The
Consolidated is backed by unlimited capital, ami
controla thousandi ot acres in the Center of the
Oil Belt. Location it essential tu secure Oil.
We own the Arnold, now pioduclng, the hiNt
pumping well In the Held. Work now being ac
tively prosecuted on a dozen or moie companies
owned und controlled by the Consolidated. We
guarantee the Consolidated a u dividend pner.
Tho Alamo will lie our nlt pioducei. Will
down todiy 2,000 feet. Will leach oil nevt week.
We guirantcc the Alamo will get oil. If It fail,
we will give juii Mock in oui next company in
e.change. btock trom 3c. per sluic to Sjc.
Tha Consolidated Oil &D3V sloping Co.
W. W. DEGGK, Secretary, Boulder, Colo.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.
In Effect Nov. 3, 1001.
Traliu leave Scranton for New ork At 1.10.
3.15, 0.03. 7.00 and 10.03 a. ill. i 1".J, 3.10, 3.3J
p. m. For New Voik and Philadelphia 7.60,
10.03 j. ni.. and l.'.tS and 3 23 11. in. Tor Tobj
haniu At 0.10 p. m. I'or Buffalo 1.13, C22 and
0.00 a. in. J 1,33, 0.60 and 11.33 p. in. Tor Blng
hainton and way station's 10.20 a. m. and 1.10
p.'m. I'oi Oswego, Syracuse ami Utica 1.15 and
0.2J a. in. ; 1.53 p. in. OJvvego, Syracuia and
Utlca train at iuii a. in. da!!), except bundoy.
Tor Montrose 0.00 a. lu.; 1.10 and 0 50 p. m.
Nicholson accommodation 1.00 and 0.15 p. in.
liloombui-g Division I'or Nortliunibeilond, at
6.33 and 10.03 a. in.) 1.53 ami 0.10 p. in. For
Plymouth, at 8.10 n. in. I J.10 and 0,00 p. 111
buiidav Trains For New York, 1.40, 3.18, fl.OS
and 10.03 a. m. s 3.10, 3.38 p. 111. I'or llutlalo
1.13 and Cii a. in.: 1.53, b.60 and U.L5 p. m.
Kur lllnghainton and way station 10.20 a. ni.
Illcomsburg Division Leave Scranton, 10.03 a.
in. and 6.10 p. m.
Delaware and Hudson.
In Effect November 21, 1001.
Tialm fur Curbondale leave Peranum at 0.20,
8.00, 8.53, 10.13 a. in.) 12.00, 1.20. 2.31, 3.32,
6 "0,1 0.25, 7.57, 0.15',. 11.20 '. in,; 1.31 a. 111.
For llonewlale 0.20, 10.1a. m. ; 2.31 and 5.29
P'For WIILci-Jlarre as", 7.13. S.ll, 0.38, 10.13
a. m.i 12.03, 1.1J, 2.13, 3.23, 1.2f, e.:o, 7.13,
10.11, U. jn p. m.
For U V. It. II. roln(.-0.38, 0.33 a. m.; 2.13,
1.27 and 11.30 p. in,
For I'tMin-yUuiiIa It. II. Points 0.33, 0.33 a.
in. ; l.li. 3.2a and 1.27 p. 111.
For Albany and all point, north 0.20 a, m.
and 3.52 11, in.
For Carbondalc i.50, 1I..1J a. m. 2,31, 3.32,
5.62 and 11,17 p. m.
lor v llkc.i-lhirrc-U.33 a. in.; 12.01, 1,53, 3.23,
0.32 ami 0.17 p. in. ,
For Albany uid polnti north 3.82 p. m.
For llonevdale s 50 a. in. and 3.62 p. m.
W, I PlrtOU, I). P. A., Scranton, Pa.
New York, Ontario and Wastera,
In Lllect luowlav, Sept. 17, 1W1.
licave lcave Arrlit
Trains. Scranton. Caibonilale, Cadoia.
No. 1 l0;,,?-"l,i lV."V'm', 'twl. m.
No. 7 solixu MOUM) W "
hcavo Leave Arrlv
Trains. Cado.la. Carbondalc. Scranton.
No. li ........ , J.oOj. in. 7,IQu. in.
No, 2 2.11p.m. 1.00p.m. l.iap. iil
bU.SU.WS ONLY, NOItriMJOUNU.
Leave Lcavo Arrive
Trains. be union. (aibondale. Cadoia.
No. 0 ........ S.SO a. m. P.lOp.m. 10 13 a. ni.
o. 6 T,0UT!l BOUND. !jlC7'Wl'' PL
Ixavo Uav-e Arrlvo
Trains. C'adosla. Carbondalc. Fcranlon.
Ni, 0 ........ 700a. 111. 7.10a.m.
No. 10,,..,,, 1.30 p. in. OOilp.m. 0 15 . 111.
Trains Nos. 1 on week di), and 0 on bundax,
male main lino connection for New Y01L. city,
Mlddlctown, Walton, Norwich, Oneida, Oovvtgo
and all points went.
For further information re mult ticket agents.
J. C. ANDKltbON, (J. P. A., New York.
J. K. U'ULSii. T. V- A- Svrantcm. pa.
In price without notice the
' .. 1,',
Pays 3 interest on
savings accounts whether
large or small.
Open Saturday evenings
from 7.30 to 8.30.
The new patterns we, are
now Bhowlng are beautiful
specimens of the metal
worker's and designer's
skill they possess charac
ter and finish that appeals
to the exacting purchaser.
The prices, too, are as at
tractive as the designs.
We invite inspection and
Have you seen the new
patterns in the twin beds
we've something worth
seeing, whether you wish
to buy or not.
Many new and beautiful
patterns in odd Dreasera
and pieces for the bed
room. Hill & Cornell
121 Washington Avenue.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
New Jersey Central.
In JItlcct jsov. 17, 1W1.
Stations In New Yori., foot of Liberty street
and Sou 1I1 Ferry, N. H.
Trains leave biranto'i for New York, Phlladel
phla, Dutili, llethleluni, Allcntonn, Maucb
I'hunl;, W'liit.- Haven, Ashley and WllLei Barre at
7,30 a. m., I P. m. and 1 i, m. bunday, 2.10 p. m.
Ouuker City Kxpicas Icavrn Scranton at 7,30
a. ni through solid vestibule train with Pullman
Buffet Pallor Cam, for Philadelphia, with only
enc change of can for lhltlmorc, Washington,
1). 0 and all principal points .outh and wet.
Tor Avoca, Pituton and Wllkcs-Iiaire, I p. in,
and 1 p. ni. bunda), 2,10 p. m.
For Long Branch, Ocean drove, etc,, 7,30 .
m. and 1 n. in.
For Heading, Lebanon and llarrliburg, via AN
teuton n, at 7.30 a. in. and 1 p. in. Sunday, 2.U
For Pottsvlllo at 7.30 a. m, and 1 p. m.
For latcs and tickets apply to agent at station,
C. M. HUH F, den. Puy. Agt.
J. S. SWISHKIl.
DUt. Pa). Agt., Scranton.
Lehigh Valley jOailroad,
In ClTect, Nov. 3, 1001,
'trains le.ivo Scranton,
I'o- Philadelphia and New York via D. k II.
It l'l., at 0 38 ami 9.3S a. m., and 2.13, 1.27
(lilack Diamond JCvprc..), and I1..10 p, m. Sun
dava, I), k 11. ". II... I-' k--J I'; m- ,
For White thvin, llajlfUm and principal polnla
in the coal region, vli D. k II. It. II., 0 38, 2.18
iiid 1.2T l. I"- for FolUville, 0.33 a. in., 2.13
'''For llclhlehcm, Fasten, Bead'ng, IlairUburg,
and principal intermediate stations, via I), k II,
It. It., 0.38, 0.33 a. 111.; 2.13, 1.27 (Black Ilia
moml llxpieu), U.U) p. 111. bunda), D. k It,
11. It., 0.3m a. 111.; l.i t27 p. 111.
Fur TuiiUiimiiick, Towanda, Klmlra, Ithaca,
Genet a and principal iiitu mediate .tatious, vi
1) . L. and V, It. II,, S.lu u. in. and 3 M p. 111.
F01 fivniva, Ituiliciter, lljttalo, Niagara Falls,
Cliicagu and all points nest, via 1), k II, 11. It,
7,1. IJOiu. m. 1.1.', 2,23 (lilack Ulamnid Lx
press), 7.13, 10.11, 11.30 p. m. Sutidaja, 1). & It,
Jt. It . 12.0J, S.27 p. 111.
Pullman p.irloi and lrplng or Lchlch Vallry
Parlor can un all iralm between Wilkes I!jrt
and New York, 1'liiladJi.lila, Uullalu and Suapcn.
HOLI.IN II. AMI.BUIt, (Un. Supt., 20 Cortland
.licit. New York,
UIAIIIXS h. I.F.K. (in. Pa.3. Agt., 20 Cortland
.licet, New Yoik,
A. W. N'ONHMAUlUlt, DIv. Pasj. A3L, South
For tickets and Pullman reservations apply ta
city ticket clllu, 09 Public Suuarc, WilkuUinc,