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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY, APRIL 11', 1902.
HSrORT Or THE DIRECTOR, HON.
JORZT 2. ROCHE.
Xt I Addreised to the Recorder, and
hows Some of the Things Ttant
Hera Been Bone hy the Depart
raent During the Tear, and Also
the Heeds of the Department . for
ringing About Xmprored Condi
tions to Meet the Growing Needs
of the City.
Below is given the report of Hon.
John E. Roche, director of the depart
ment of public works, which was pre
sented to Recorder W. L. Connell as a
resume of the work dono by the de
partment during the year.
The work of organizing: the depart
ment was undertaken a year ago by
Mr. Roche, and the results achieved
during that short time are, to sonio ex
tent, set forth In the report which fol
lows: lion. W. 1,. Connell, City Recorder.
Dear Sir: I 'have the honor to submit, for
your consideration my first annual report a di
rector of tlic Department of Public Work.
This department is charged by the Act of
March 7, 1901, with "the supply ami distribu
tion of water and gas; the grading;, paving, :c
rulrlnp, cleaning and lighting of sheets alleys
nd highway: the construction, protection and
repair of public buildings, bridged and structures
of cicry Kind for public me; public squares, real
eitate (except such as now or hereafter may be
used for educational or police purposes, alms
houses, hospitals, pesthouses and ground), tur
.cys, engineering, sewerage, drainage, parte, and
II matters f.nd things in any way relating to
or affecting the highways or footways, shall be
under the direction, control and administration
of the Department of Public Works."
The work is varied and extensive and the du
ties constant and exacting. There is more and
greater variety of detail and a greater ncces
lty for the exercise of sound judgment than in
any of the other department!. All the work Is
aubject to the view and criticism of the public,
nd In a community of thinking people like ours
indifferent work cannot past unnoticed. An of
ficer tinder these circumstances is hound to do
the best work the means at his disnosal will
It has been my aim to peiform iny duties
faithfully, using the best judgmrut I am cap
able of in every case, but in some case-) it is
impossible to carry it out on account of restrict
It is clear from the language of the law that
It was Intended to give to the department com
plete control of these subjects, and it natuially
follows that it shall be held responsible for the
judicious expenditure of the appropilatlons made
by councils for such purposes.
It also follows as a matter of course that the
appropriation made for this department should
not' be so distributed as to prevent its use for
such purposes as your honor and the head of this
department deems judicious under the kw, oth
erwise the responsibility would be divided and
the purpose of the Act defeated.
As it has been the custom of councils to spec
ify the amount of expenditure for each and every
improvement and repair, I submit this 'argu
ment with the hope that It wilt bring about a
change in the custom, that appropriations will
be less restticted, so that the department may
be better enabled to meet the many conditions
that cannot be forscen and consequently cannot
'ic provided! for specifically.
ELECTRIC STKKLT MOHTS.
Since April 1 there was installed under omi
ttances forty-fhc street lights. Their locution is
selected by councils, and the lights are placed
as ordained. I find that they are not well
placed in many instances. Many changes can
he made that would be advantageous, and I cm
of the opinion that this department bhould have
ft fund to use at its discretion for lights, and
frctdom to make changes where it can be shown
that changes are beneficial.
The total number installed on December SI,
1001, was 601, and five additional lighta were
elected in January, 1002.
'flic painting and repairing of the city hull is
completed, and will, I trust, meet the expecta
tions of your honor and councils. I belieie the
York will be enduring and I trust that the se
lection of tints and trim will be considered
suitable for,a building of its chaiacter.
I urge that an appropriation be made for an
elevator and the finishing of additional offices
to accommodate the increased number of officers.
A ladies' toilet room should he provided, and
the cement floors of the second unci third ttory
should he replaced by something more substantial
and sightly. Au estimate of the cost of this
and Other repairs and new work about the build
ing has already been submitted to your honor.
If the appropriation for 1902 i sufficient to
vrarrant the rxpenditiiic, the stone steps and
flagging at the entrance to the building should
be reset and a pipe railing placed on the stone
eeplng about the men way in rear of room con
taining the heating plant. It is not only im
nightly, but dangcious In lis present condition.
A neat, low iron fence should be placed about the
glass plot south of the building.
find that the provision made in 1901 for
lighting city hall is not sufficient. The appro
priation for this year should be $701) instead of
foOO, the amount set aside foi that purpose last
SEWEItS AND DRAINS.
I'.er years it has been the custom in this city
Vi carve put a small sewer district In territory
here thcie la a demand for sewers. If the loca
tion happens to be on a hillside (and it cannot
well be clscwhcro In this city) the sewer (which
under the law cannot bo built larger than is
necessary to drain the district described in the
oidjnance providing for the work) is obliged to
take the drainage of the more elciatcd ground
of the basin of which it la a part, The result
is that the sencr is overtaxed, and if damages
do not follow, the complaint goes out that the
sewer it not of sufficient capacity, etc. The pro.
pie in a sewer district cannot be taxed to pay for
sewer of a gieutrr capacity than is necessary
to drain the particular division of territory speci
fied. The proper way in my opinion Is to drain
a basin, In other words the sewer system should
he complete in every portion of the city that
can be drained to a icitaln point. This will
atoid the overtaxing of any sewer, and if suf
ficient basins and receiver arc placed along the
line, the advantage will not be alone to the
sewer, but streets not graded as well as Those
graded will when put In repair lat longer rml
be alwajs in better condition.
BASINS AND RECKIVRttS.
fcuBldent sewer basins and lecehcrs wric not
provided for alopg tho older lines of sewers. This
nlstake it illustrated cry forcibly in the block
In which the city hall it located. The flow la
fiom Washington avenue east on Mulberry street,
ta Adams avenue, tlicnco southerly on Adams to
Linden atieet, thence wcsteily on Linden street
to Washington aunuo where it empties into a
basin at the latter corner. It Is apparent to the
mdlniry observer that in rainstorms o( the vio
lence and frequency that wo suffer from that In
this cjio there aro not sufficient openings for
the reception, of water and the necessity for an
Increased number grows with tho growth of the
cltjr. U compactly built up sections the rainfall
hat leu opportunity for passing into the earth,
and the percentage of water that gathers' in the
street and passes I no sewers through the open
ings provideo, Is correspondingly increased.
l'roUfon tbuuld be inada for iuireaiiuc; the
number ot basins and receiver!,
The old drains some of which ore now parts
of sewer sj items in many instances are In va
riety of material and method of repair tearfully
and wonderfully made. Many ot these will re
quire extensive repairs during the present year,
1 find, too, that open water course and ipen
drains are frequently put to improper uae by the
public. In such tlmpo closets and privies should
not he connected (herewith. When used In this
way they are a menace to, health as well .11 of
fensive to the senses.
t find also that exhaunU ot breaker and oilier
stationery engines are connected In many cie
with city sewers. It hts been Impossible la In
spect seweis wlure stirh connections exist, and
In tome cans where tmlrtpped basins aro used
the steam escapes through the basin openings
nnd Its constant presence Is objectionable. This
department is making every effort to correct
llltlDOl'.S AND CULVKtlfS.
Some of the city bridges are not adapted for
the present heavy street traffic of this city. They
wero sufficient at the time of rontructlon, hut
drays are used now to carry four and Hie tons
when In the days of their construction half that
tonnsge was a fai,' load.
I refer mme particularly to the Cedar avenue
bridge which will in the ery near future have
to be replaced with more substantial ktructmea
Init the statement applies to Green llldgo street
and Albright avenue bridges si well.
The planking used In the roadway el unpaved
bridges will in future be of a unltoira width of
8 inch for the purpose of economy in time and
the avoidance of errors In meaauicment rnd
waste of material. Hereafter If n "plank Is de
fective It can be replaced without measurement,
nnd tho time heretofore devoted to selection ne
paved to the city.
Councils have pawed a resolution directing this
depattment to prepare plans for a bridge on Rey
nolds street In the Tenth ward, to take the p'ace
of the bridge washed away on the IStti of Decem
ber, 1001. I recommend before ijic approval of
the ordinance providing for such bridge that
council! obtain possession of this street. It is
ox yet private property.
Tho partial destruction of the Ash street hi Idge
and abutments by the sime storm makes ncces
ssry the building of several yards of heavy
masonry as well ns extensive repairs to tho bridge
itself. This bridge was put in place temporarily
within forty-eight hours after the storm sub
sided, and the D I,, b W. It. It. at the request
of this department laid a teraporaiy crossing over
its tracks at Master street so that the travel for
merly passing over the Reynolds) street bridge was
accommodated and the people shut off by it da
struction have not suffered except in the distance
It must be admitted that the uupaved streets
of this city compare unfavorably with those of
other cities and it is only fair to say that this
condition is as much the lesult ot inadeqvutc
appropriation as from other causes. The $22,000
which is the gross amount appropriated in 1001,
is grossly inadequate for what is actually not the
care and maintenance, but the construction ot
streets. The streets cannot be made even pass
able for this sum. With the exception of a few
streets in the 17th ward nearly every dirt street
In this city is worn out to a depth varying from
6 inches to 2 feet. This means a reconstruction? cf
streets. It means filling to the extent ot from
.'1,000 to 10,000 cubic yards to every mile.
I think, too, the time has anived when some
consideration should be given to the material
used in the construction of streets. Building
them of poor material to be washed away by the
next passing shower is about as good a way to
waste money at can be found.
The city owns a quarry at Nay Aug paik and
the Scranton Railway company has agreed to
build u switch to connect it with its line of lall-
way and will transport broken stone for the ic
pair of streets wherever Its line extends within the
city free of charge. This will make the best
material to be found locally as cheap us ordinary
soil, and as the proposition is so very much
to the advantage of the city it would be good
business to accept it. As a preliminary it is
necessary to elect a stone ciushintr plant, and as
this means an cxpendituie of but if2,"00, it ap
pears -to me that the benefits to be derived from
such a small expenditure will command the prop
osition to your honor and councils.
Another featuie of importance in the making
and rare of streets is the rolling. From my ex
perience I am convinced that a dirt street well
rolled will give three or more times the service
than if not rolled. Our roller is antiquated out
of repair and no longer capable of good work
without expensive repairs, and one roller is not
sufficient to do the work required.
When a street is repaired it should be rolled at
once, and if a rain storm intervenes between the
repairing and the rolling much of the material
is washed away and the work must be dono over
again. Wc need two rollers and if tho revenues
of the city does not warrant the extra expendi
ture, then I recommend that the amount be
taken from the amount asked to he appropriated
for repairing streets. It will pay not only in
dollars and cents, but it will also give us better
To get the full force of this suggestion it
6hould be borne in mind that this is a city of
hills where the lightest lairs damage the dirt
All streets should have pavt'd gutters. The
paving costs less than cuiblng, and as between
the two the paving is vastly more beneficial.
in connection with the maintenance of streets
I imixt again lefer to drainage. It is an extreme
ly difficult matter to keep streets on hill sides
in repair unless the flow of water over them
during lain storms is controlled. If sewers and
sewer openings, basins or receivers, were pro
vided, while the expense would probably not be
lessened below the piesent cost they would be
alwajs in better repair, In other words a better
return in service would be obtained from the
I urge upon your honor the wisdom of im
pressing upon councils the importance of the
essentials to good sticcts. herein briefly referred
I am indebted to the Scranton Railway om
pany, Conrad Schroeder, Sprukt Brothers, Mul
hcrin k Judge Lumber company, and manv other
public spirited citizens for material placed and
services rendered on city streets.
The Lackawanna river is constantly dunging
its course, its width and depth within the city.
Tho natural causes of these changes are assisted
by tho dumping ot waste matter by corporations
and others on one or the other bank. During
rainstorms tho deposit is washed into the river,
part is carried away and purt remains in the bed
of the riv;er diminishing its capacity and in dry
weather it become dust to be wafted about the
city by cveiy wind that blows.
This department has established a system ot
dally patrol for the purpose of discovering what
corporations and persons are using the Uvcr and
its bsnhs for a dumping ground.
I am pleased to say that up to this time the
Elk Hill Coal k Iron Co., tho Scranton Fire
Brick Co., the' Economy Light Heat Jc Power Co.,
and the Scranton (las k Water Co,, have agieed
not to use tho river in future.
As a matter of fact the river is now but a
sewer and as such It appears to me that a regu
lar course should ic decided upon and a imifoim
A map prepared by the chief engineer sho.vlng
tho boundaries at intervals from 1837 to 16i now
on file in this department shows many depar
tures from and returns to its true course,
I take pleasure in inviting jour attention to the
report ot the superintendent of bureau of high
ways and sewers, especially to that pa it that
treats of stiret celanlng, With the funds at his
disposal ho hat douo excellent work and his cc
cmimndatlon aro worthy of our consideration.
Worthy of Consideration.
An editor's opinion Is always worthy
of consideration, for he Is accustomed
to (riving a matter duo consideration
before expressing his Iduas of It, David
R, Forbes, editor of the Sun, Quarry
vllie, Pa., says: "Tho name Chamber
lain is synonymous with everything
that Is good, Chamberlain's Cough
Renitdy I can particularly endorse,
having used It myself quite frequently
with the best results, whenever boh
eft with a cald." For sale by all
REPAIRS 01' SIDEWALKS.
Many questions of law have arisen duiing the
consideration ot the subject of repairs of side
walks that had to be settled before acting. Tlieia
aro now practically decided and as soon as the
frost Is out ot the ground the department is in
a position to compel, if necessary, the woik of
CLEANINO SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS.
There Is a disposition on the part of maqy
propetty owners to shirk the duly imposed on
them by law to tlean snow from the sidewalks,
but I assure you that tin Uw U now fairly well
observed. The duty of enforcing the law In this
particular It onerous and unpleasaut. To cover
this city after a mow storm for thtt purpose It
utoie 01 a task tirnn appears at ortt Iia-,
ICE IN THE STREETS'.
In the ptrt of the city that is uot Mwcrcd it
has become a custom with householders to drain
their properties Into Hie streets. la f reeling
weather the water is pcimlttrd to run during the
night to prevent; its freezing and bursting water
pipes, and at a result (lit streets in theie lo
calities are filled wjth ice. This entails great
expense upon the city. Thousands of dollars
htvo been expended to open gutters tad make
streeti passable during tbe present winter, most
of which could be avoided jf the property own
C drained their ninnerlle In a prooer way.
The proper remedy It the constitution ol sewers
compelling connection therewith, but a material
Improvement In the present condition would be
effected by the use of self-ctoslug hihhs and locks
of pattern that cannot he tied open.
t recommend that such legislation he parsed
by council at will prevent or limit the repetition
of this slate ef affair.
llits department is much In need ot a jnrd
Improved with a workshop, bm and shed for
the storago of wagons, lumber, brick, road roller,
road insklng mtchlne, portabte engine and bolter,
tools, etc. At present the road roller Is at Nny
Aug park, the rond making machine at. tlreen
llidge, and the portable cnejne and holler rn
South Washington avenue. Neatly alt nf these
machines are exposed to the weather and the
cost of their maintenance is Increased 011 that ac
count. The yard should bo near & railroad
tw Itch, tumbcr for bridge repair, brick, etc., ere
purchased by the car load ana the unloading and
hauling Is quito expensive. -
EXCAVATIONS IN STREETS.
The excavations made In the streets for the
purpose ot making repairs to pipes or putting in
new pipes are always badly filled. In some cases
filling hat to be done a second and even n third
In my judgment the belt remedy is to have
such fills made by this department collecting;
the cost thereof from the property owner .or
corporation out of a deposit obtained when the
permit is upplied for. There tic serious objec
tions to this method, but I can think of no better
plan. To appoint one or more inspectors to over
see the filling is not praollcable. Fiom any
point of view it it a perplexing proposition.
There are alarge number of grad: crowing
in this city, many ot which can be nvoldcd. I
am preparing a list of the latter and propose to
prepare plans showing how It can be done. At
present each of these should be equipped wttli
an electric light maintained by the coiporntion
operating "the railroad. At the "V" on ljcka
wanna avenue travel Is impeded by the constant
ly pasilng trains. I recommend that an overhead
footway bo constructed by the D L. k W. rail
road company at 4hls point. A viaduct should
be constructed over the tracks of the same com
pany on West Lackawanna avenue, ami a sub
way under South Washington avenue. The latter
is one of tho changes now urged by this depart
ment on the Lackawanna company.
The removal of pler.i in the middle of a street
supporting railroad bridges has been the subject
or prolonged negotiation, and as a result that ot
the Lackawanna railroad company on Caihon
street is to be removed the coming summer.
While the Scranton Coal Co. have not yet agreed
to the removal of the columns in the street at
the same point I have hut little doubt of their
Tho improving of Mattes street is alo under
SOFT COAL SMOKE. '
The use of bituminous coal it on the increase
'and the smoke and dust arising from its use are
the source of frequent complaint.
This department has had correspondence with
several cities as to the resulatton of the same.
In the near future I will try and have this an
noyance reduced to a minimum by appealing to
the local pride and public spirit of the manageis
of the industries that find it's use necessary.
Theie is no public work in which the people of
this city" are more interested than that of park
improvement. Every visitor at this office mskes
it a feature of his conversation, and all urge its
continuance. There is much to be done in tin's
direction. The work is expensive and slow on ac
count of the formation of the soil.
NAY AUG PARK.
Considerable work was done in this park dur
ing 1001, nearly all of which was of a permanent
character. Caring for the improved grounds is
quite an expense during the growing 6cason. The
cost ot thii care will be diminished by connec
tion with the high pressure water main. The
pressure now is not sufficient to turn a sprink
ler, and two men were icquircd to keep the grass
plots and shiubhery properly sprinkled. Connec
tion with the high pressure main will eliminate
this item of expense. This will be the first
work undertaken this year.
Another great need is sewerage. The cleanli
ness and health of Hie animals) depend upon its
A more fitting home tor the animals must be
provided. A swimming pool, a wading pool for
children, an nquatic garden, additional walks and
drives, protecting walls and pipe rails along the
ravine and many other improvements, some of
which are enumerated by the superintendent in
his leport hereto attached.
That part of the right of way of the Elm
hurst Boulevard company not used for a drive
way should be acquired by the city by condemna
tion or otherwise. An effort was made early
in 1001 to bring about such a lesult but no ar
rangement satisfactory to this department could
be agreed upon. The company has notified me
not to trespass! on their properly and unless
some arrangement is made there will be a strip
on each side of the boulevard remain unim
proved. CONNELL l'AFK.
This park will rival Nay Aug in popularity in
the near future. It is naturally a fine landscape
and as the work of improvement progic.sses ac
cording to the plans it will surpass Nay Aug
in many featuie.'. '
Its improvement will cost relatively lcs than
the former, and it would be not to the credit of
the city to neglect it any longer. It also needs
increased water pressure, a new fence, the com
pletion of walks and drives partly constiuctcd
during 1001, shade trees, .shrubbery, etc. Seats
and a shelter house should be provided also.
LYCEUM-"Way Down l'.jvt." Night,
ACADEJIV Walto Comedy" company.
noon nnu nigiii, ,
HTAH-"The Devil's Daughter." Afternoon
"Rudolph nnd Adolph."
Slason it Majon, in "lludolplt and Adolph,"
presented ivt the Lyceum last night, are just 111.0
Rogers Bios. It yen say It allegro furloo. The
only thing they did that even ordinarily good
was me singing ot some coon songs in (letma.i.
The Laurence sisters In acrobatic specialties
and Lottie Willlams-Salter In souhrctte doings
pleased the house fairly well, nnd Uw II. New
comb and Rcatrlce MeKcnrio won a double en
core with operatic patodics. On the whole the
show was half a block too far down the avenue,
"Way Down East."
"Yy Down East," which comes tn the Ly
ceum tonight and Haluulnv afternoon nnd nlirh't.
is another "Old Homestead," nnd, like that fa-
motts piay, is Mended Willi n k-iIcs of New Eng
land types with rutlo surioundlngs, quaint thai
acters and a heart interest thut cannot fall to ho
"Way Down East" ls"n true .story of the coun
try gentleman and its serious Incidents am inter
mingled with the comedy side of llfr, which
makes It entirely wholesome. Manager William
A, Brady has surrounded "Wuy Down East"
with one of tho stiongest companies nf pl.ijcrs
traveling. Tho scenlo clfocts will be eiltlicly
new and very beautiful and very elaborate.
"The Bostonians." "
The beat Known and most popular coiucdlm
on the comic opera stage Is Henry Clay llama
bee, who has been so long Identified with "The
Bostonlaas," which will appear heru on Tiiesdiy
evening. .o great a favorite Is he and so'versa
tile has been his work that he has been duhhed
by a well known critic us "the dean of conito
Mr. Barnabee has been bcfoic the public over
thirty-five years, and music lovers vie with each
other to do him honor whenever he appears in n
favoiltc role. Among his impersonations, which
cover quite a range of charucteis, rthc Duke of
Santa Cruis in the opera "The- Scienade" nnd the
sheriff of Nottingham in "Robin Hood," nrc
probably the best known nnd liked. Mr. Barna
beee has but recently celebrated his 6lxtj -seventh
year, and lias entered into thoi present eeason
in admirable voice and superalmdnaiit spirits, lie
is singing in their latest success, "Maid Marian,"
which will be seen at the Ljccum next Tuesday
The Harry Jenkins Company.
Tolly Harry Jenkins, the well known com
edian, with a supeib company of twenty acting
people and a vaudeville entertainment of the
very highest order will open a week's engagement
at the Academy, commencing Monday, April 14.
The opening bill will be "The Parisian Prin
cess," a strong sensational society drama in five
acts. High class vaudeville between the acts
by the famous McCann family. Will F. lluike,
Flank E. Lynch and Harry Jenkins. Matinees
daily begining Tuesday. Prices 10, SO and SO
cents. Matinee, 10 and !!0 cents.
There is room for improvement here aKo, but
proper care, a few shade trees, flower beds and
seats are its present needs. It V city property
and sufficient appropriation should' be made to
make it creditable to the city as well us a. de
sirable place of if sort for that part of the city.
I am deeply indebted to you for advice and
counsel and for the uniform courtesy with which
you havo treated me,
Hard work has been exacted fiom the heads
of bureaus in this department.
It is but .fair to say that they have responded
cheerfully to every demand made upon them
and Iuvp labored earnestly and unitedly in the
interest of the city without regard to the lines
of separation ot duties observed in the law.
"Where duty calls there you will find them."
I would not he just if I did not say this much
of their services. Very respectfully,
John E. Roche,
Director of Public Woiks.
Stuart Robson will revive the "Comedy of
Errors" next season.
Pauline Hall's proposed stairlng tour has been
postponed until next season.
"St. Thercde," by M. Catulle Mcndes, is to be
produced next season by Julia Marlowe.
May Irwin is reported to be definitely en
gaged for Weber k Fields for next season.
Paderewskl lias wiltten the music for another
opera, and is now looking for a book to suit it.
Adelo Farrington has becen engaged for the
part of the music hall singer In "A Modern Mag
"The Golden Mine" was presented last night
by the Waite Comedy company at tho Accdamy
of Music. This afternoon tho bill will be "Slaves
Providing it comes to pa?s, as forecasted in
tho papers, that Edna Wallace Hopper, tho Lady
Holjiood of the original 'JFIorodora" company,
is starred next season In a musical comedy, we
shall have for tho fust time a "Mr." and "Mr.."
of the same name starring simultaneously as
counter attractions. For it also has been an
nounced that De Wolf Hopper is to star again
Rudyar Kipling's stoiy, "The Light That
Failed," is to be played next season hj Nat
Coodwin and Maxlnc Elliott. The dramatization
is reported to bo almost completed, and Mr.
Goodwin expiesscs himself as thoroughly satis
fied with Its dramatio possibilities. The only lib
erty that is to be taken with the story will be a
change in the part of Maisic, whose character
will bo drawn on kindlier and more effective lines
than those portraved in the boook.
Isnnc HosFttr, a miner itt the Arch
bald, wns tho victim ot nn 'ncclilcnt
yesterday, which will" probably Inca
pacitate hint from work for ninny
month. He wns In the net of pulling
down 11 plpco of top coal, when, with
out warning, a largo slab crime down,
almost coverlntr him. His laborer, who
wns In tho chamber at tho time, riivo
the nlttrni. Fellow workmen extricated
RoHsar from Ills perilous position, lie
na conveyed to his home In the com
pany ambulance, where medical aid
The Taylor Oratorio society will meet
this evening- for rehearsal. A full at
tendance ot tho members Is re
miesled. The Urutll Vereln Swiss lodcn will
hold a grand entertainment on Tues
day evening next at Weber's rlnlc. The
programme will be furnished by the
Swiss aieo club, assisted (by Prof. T.
R. .Davis. A donee will follow the, en
tertainment. One of the musical treats ofhe sea
son wNI bo the performance of "Judas
Maccabeus," to be held nt tho Calvary
Baptist church on Monday, April 28.
lJrof. D. K. Jones, director of the Ora
torio society, under whose auspices the
performance will be given, is working
hard for its success. Tho chorus Is
under tho direction of Prof. .Ioiipm.
Four high-class soloists, together with
Ratter's full orchestra, will complete
Prof. R. M. Davis, superintendent of
the Dumnorc borough schools, was a
visitor In this borough on Wednesday.
Frof. Davis Is u candidate for county
Washington camp, No. 492, Patriotic
Order Sons of America, will meet this
Charles Gaul, ot Keyset1 street, Is con
fined to his homo with an attack of
Mrs. Kdward K. Davis, of Railroad
street, attended the funeral of the late
Mrs. William Coslett, of West Scran
Invincible commandery. No. 252.
Knights of Malta, will meet in regular
session this evening.
Mrs. David S. Price and son. Bert, of
Clark's Summit, Is visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Davis, of North
The concert held Inst evening at the
Archbald Primitive Methodist church
wns a success.
FIRST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT-Xotlce is here
. py.K'J6.11 l0 "'O Republican voters of the
First Legislative Distilct, that a primary elec
tion will be held 011 Saturday, Apiil 2(1, liXE, be
tween the hours of four and seven p. m for tho
purpose of nominating .1 candidate for the Leg
islature to represent the-distiirt and to elect two
delegates to the Republican State Convention to
be held at Hairisburg June 11, 1002.
The convention to computo tho vote will be
held on Tuesday, April 2D, at 10 o'clock in Co
operative Hall. Each candidate must register,
with the district chairman, his full name and
postoffice address, and pay his assessment fifteen
days before the election, or his name will not be
placed on the official ballot.
The district vigilance committee, in the vari
ous precincts, will conduct the election, and the
Jesuit will be reported by the ictuin judge to
tho district convention, which will bo composed
pf the return judges. A wiittcn notice .contain
ing their instructions will be mailed to the mem
bers of the vaiious district vigilance committees.
GEO. W. JENKINS, Chahman.
Attest-W. W. SIMPSON, Secietary.
Austrian Gamblers Fined.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Vienna, April 10. Nine titled members of the
Vienna Jockey club, tharged with gambling in
contravention ot the law, have been fined a
thousand crowns each. The trial erode from the
great gambling at the Jockey club, December 21,
when Count Joseph Potockl, a Russian nobleman,
lost 1300,000. Polockl and two other foreign
ers, in uddltlous to being fined, have been pel
niancntly banished from Austria.
John Jenkins died at his home on the
Rldgo Wednesday morning, after a lin
gering Illness of asthma. Deceased
was 33 years old and was a respected
resident of the Ridge for many years.
The funeral will take place this after
noon at 2 o'clock, from the family
Mrs. Mary Fanner passed away at
her home on Bell street yesterday af
ternoon, after a lingering! illness. De
ceased was 51 years of age. She Is sur
vived by three children. The funernl
will be held this afternoon at 2.30
o'clock. Interment will be made In St.
One of the largest houses of the week
greeted tho Jolly Horry Jenkins com
pany at the opera house last evening.
"The Berkshire Hills" was produced In
an excelylent manner. The specialties
by Jolly Horry Jenkins, Frank E.
Tjynch, the MgCann family, and tho Il
lustrated songs by Will F. Burko wero
welcomed by repeated encores. To
night, "Wicked London" will be pre
sented. The following unclaimed letters re
main In the Olyphant postofllce: F. H.
Crandell (2), John Cortnoy, A. J, Drls
coll, George II, Evans, James Evans,
James Fagen, Mrs. Mary Sawry, Miss
Bella Williams, John A. Davis, Mrs.
Maty Foy Healey. Held for proper ad
dress: Miss Sarah Miller, in care of
Peter McDonnell, of Blakely, Is ser
SECOND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT Xoticc It
hereby given to the Republican voters of
tho Second Legislative district that a primary
election will be held on Saturday, April 2(1, 100J.
between the hours of four and seven o'clock p.
111., for the purpose of electing two delegates to
lepresent said legislative district in the coming
Republican stale convention to be held in liar
rlsburg on June II, 1002. and to nominate a
candidate for the legislature.
Tlie convention to compute the vote will be
held on Tuesday, April 20, 1002, at 1 n'rlrck p.
m., in the rooms ot the Central Republican dub
In accordance with the rules governing this
district the candidates will he voted for diiectly
by the voters at the polls. Each candidate must
register with the distiict chairman his full name
and postoffice address and pay his assessment
twenty days before the election or hii name will
not be placed in the official ballot, neither will
anv votes cast for him be counted.
Tho district vigilance committees in the vari
ous precincts will conduct the election and the
result will be leportcd by tho leturn judge to the
district convention, which will be composed of
the roturri judges of the various districts. A
written notice containing further instructions will
be sent to the membcr3 of the said district vigil
FREDERIC W. FLE1TZ. Chairman.
Attest: WALTER E. DAVIS, Secretary.
Of High Art
Thai's what every new wall-paper in our store is.
The mechanical, calico aspect has been entirely,
Skilled artists, better processes of manufacture
and better machinery have made wonderful changes
in wall papers during the past two years.
Those who have visited our Wall Decorating"
Department have been surprised at the high quality,
of our goods and the extremely moderate prices.
Wc arc able to offer the best, at prices as low,
and often lower, than you have previously paid; for.
inferior wall coverings. This is because wc buy in
large quantities and arc willing to give you what wo
save by s'fS&ng.
For the same reason moderate prices 'govern
our other departments. , ,( .
Floor Coverings, Furniture,
and Window Shades
Williams & McAnulty,
129 Wyoming Avenue.
Wear the Pdlstrian
THIRD LEOISLATIVE DISTniCT-Xotke U here
by given that there being only one candidate
for lepicsentattve, two delegates and two alter
nates o the State convention having li-gliterpd,
we, the chairman and socictaiy of tbe Third Leg
islative district Republican committee, hereby de
clare the same to ho the nominees of the Republi
can party in the said district, in accordance with
the provisions of Rules 21 and 23 of the parly
The peisonnel of the klardlng committee is
to icmaln as at present constituted.
By order of
THURSTON S. PARKER, Chairman.
J. E. WATKIXS, Setrctaiy,
$3.00 $3.00 $3.00
For Policemen, Railroad Men. Letter Carriers, Etc
Made of Caribou Calf on foot form lasts with
heavy double sole, extension edge and low flat
heel. Our guarantee with every pair.
Shoes Shined Free.
1 The M. J. Cox Shoe Store
109 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, Pa.
for all America
CLOTHING (pay QN CREDIT!
for both sexes.
Spring Clothing that's Right
Tht date d.Urmi&e tbe value
fee this epece tomorrow,
Save Your Quarters
Every quarter in the
valley will be worth
' from 50c to $20.00 in
a few days.
Tou pay while you wear.
That's our proposition.
And It's a proposition that doesn't cost you a cent extra.
You get the Spring Clothing now when you need It most. I
You don't have to wait till the season Is half over.
What do We sell ?
Worthy Clothing, Hats and Shoes, for Women, Men
Will we trust you ?
We'll trust any one who Is on the square, and we'll
give you just as inuch style and quality for your money as
any store In the city.
Come and open an account and be properly and
stllshly dressed now
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We're an unmually attractive .liaujiii; of
tliesc popular garments in Molic J ml TjIIcU
KilL; also other in Ilrojilrlotli aml j r-v
Covert. Tlioo lumlaomc long coats' I II
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