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THE SCTUNTON TTMBTJISTE-tfRTDYY MOIINING. J AND" ATI Y 1, 1807.
OF THE YEAR 1896
A Period of drcat Fluctuation in Trade
CAUSE OF FAILURES IN THE WEST
No IMouctnry Pressure to Cnusc
Trouble I'lnnnclnl Pisturbtuica
Caused by Too Liberal Assistance
CSlven to Speculative Operations.
Incrciiso in tlic 1'rieo of Wlicut.
Itftllroail UiirniiiKS, Etc
New York, Dec. 31. IX. av Dun & Co.,
In their weekly review ot trade Satur
day, Jan. !!, will say:
There have been more commercial
failures In 149G than In any previous
year Blnce 18'J3, about 1-1,800 uguinst 13,
11)7 last year, with liabilities of $225.
000,000, against $17:1,000,000 last year, an
Increase in number of about 12 per cent,
and In liabilities of 29 per cent.
The year closes with an epidemic of
failures, mainly at the West und In
hanks, loan und trust companies, or
concerns dependent on them. The ac
tion ot clearing houses In various
places Indicates no want ot confidence,
and several banks which have failed
will be enabled to pay In full, hut dis
closures of unsoundness In a few wide
ly known Institutions, lit the abnormal
state of popular feelliiK after an excit
ed contest on monetary Issues, has
caused distrust and suspicion, where It
Is frequently undeserved. There lias
been no monetary pressure to cause
trouble, nor have Important western
products declined In value. There has
evidently been too liberal assistance
Klven by some llduclary concerns to
speculative operations. No drain on
eastern funds has resulted Blnce the
hist alarm at two lurire failures, and
the money then sent has nil returned.
Failures often crow more frequent as
annual statements approach.
The year 1SDC has been one of singu
lar and confusing lluctuatlons In prices;
Wheat rose to SI cents Feb. 8. fell to
GO'i June 29, and rose to 92 cents Dec.
9. Cotton closed the year at 7.12 cents.
"Wool rose to an averaue of 14.74 cents
for all domestic grades Feb. 1, fell to
12.10 Sept. 1; rose to 13.C5 Dee. 1 and has
since declined, Iron und its products
rose 3 per cent, to April 1, and then de
clined every month to Dec. 1, in all
about 20 per cent. Hoots and shoes fell
13 per cent. In the spring, then rose
gradually 20 per cent, to December.
Cotton goods were at the highest point
Jan. 1, fell 17 per cent, to Aug. C, rose
about 7 per cent, to Nov. 0 and have
Mnce declined 2 per cent. The incon
gruity of these changes shows what
obstacles business has had to face.
In none of the Industries mentioned,
has there been activity the past week,
llollduy dullness has been intensilled
by the failures and the efforts of great
combinations to make new arrange
ments. AVlth iron, coke, wool, cotton
and hides all lower, there Is almost uni
versal confidence that business will
soon become larger and safer than for
a lopg time.
Cotton mills have enormous stocks of
unsold goods In some lines, the surplus
of print cloths being the largest ever
known and about a quarter of a year's
consumption. Wool sales decreased 24
per cent. In the ilrst four months, and
were smaller than for five years; de
creased tifi per cent, in the second four
months when new wool was coming for
ward, and were much the smallest ever
known, except In the panic of 1S73, but
enormous sales, mainly speculative,
made the aggregate during the last four
months nearly equal to that ot last
year. The volume of business during
the year has varied remarkably. Pay
ments through the clearing house were
slightly larger In each of the ilrst four
months than in 1895, but 20 per cent,
smaller than In 1892. In the six months,
May und October Inclusive, payments
were every month smaller than last
year, 15 per cent In September, and in
that month and October about 24 per
cent, smaller than in 1892. In Novem
ber n small Improvement over 1883 and
the decrease from 1892 was but 12 per
cunt., but In December payments were
9.C per cent, smaller than last year, and
20.S per cent, smaller than in 1S93. Kail
road earnings were slightly larger than
last year In each of the first seven
months, and smaller each month than
in 1SU2. "Wheat has risen to the highest
point since June, 1892. Western re
ceipts in five weeks have been but 13,
250,000 bushels, against 22,500,000 last
year. The exports from New York In
December were 5 per cent, larger, and
imports 12 per cent, smaller than last
DEPENDS ON THE TARIFF.
Prosperity 11ns Keen Delayed by Uu
certainty in This Direction.
New York, Dec. 31. The "Evening
Post" today prints the following:
The leading bank presidents In this
city were asked today to state what,
In their opinion, was the reason why
the signs ot prosperity noticed after
the election had not since been multi
plied, or. In other words, why Instead
of not beginning to enjoy general pros
perity, the country was still suffering
from depression In business. Summed
up In a sentence, the unanimous an
swer was that there cannot be general
prosperity In this country until uncer
tainty with regard to the tariff, the
currency and our foreign relations
gives way to certainty.
When asked on what they based their
Opposite Wyoming House.
belief In a resumption of business nc
tlvlty and a return of .prosperity gen
erally throughout the country, the
banker said that the, balance of trade
In favor of this country "today, the larg
est ever known was the basis of a con
dition of prosperity that must noces-'
sadly be brought about soon,
NEW SHIPS FOR JAPAN.
Contracts Arc Hindu with thu Crumps
mid the Union Iron Works.
Washington, Dec. 31. Contracts
were signed today at the Japanese le
gation In this city by Henry Scott,
president of the Union Iron Works, of
Han Francisco, and Charles Crump, ot
Cramp's Sons, Philadelphia, for the
construction of two unarmored cruis
ers, slsteV ships of about forty-eight
hundred tons displacement, one to bo
built by ench contractor, for the Jap
They are to cost a million and n half
each, to have a speed of 22',i knots an
hour under forced draught, and to be
completed In 24 'months.
A similar contract will be given to
an English shipbuilding ilrtn with a
view to testing the relntlve merits of
American and English skill, if the two
vessels In question prove satisfactory
they will, It is believed, point the way to
future contracts for American build
ers, SUICIDE OF A TEXAN.
A County Trensiirur Ilcconics Victim
of Sharpers and Shoots Himself.
Austin, Texas, Dec. 31. County
Treasurer A. J. Jernlgun, shortly after
reaching his otllce this morning shot
himself through the body, the ball Just
missing the heart, and he will die. He
states that he let u colored porter about
the county court house have $4, BOO of
the county funds to put Into a scheme
to dig for Mexican gold, supposed to be
burled In the vicinity of this city.
Two slick colored sharpers Inveigled
the porter into the scheme," fleering
him out of $6,000 in addition to the
amount Jernlgan let him "have. The
scheme was exposed u few days ago
and the sharpers arrested, and It prey
ed on the mind, of Jernlgan.
ARRESTED AS A BANDIT.
John Kennedy lletuscd totiive Infor
mation to Ollieur.
Kansas City, Dec. 31. John Kennedy
was arrested here this morning by Spe
cial Agent Byrne, of the United States
Express company, of Buffalo, and De
tective Cain, of Chicago, charged with
being the leader of the gang of bandits
who held up and robbed u Chicago and
Alton train in Blue Cut, on the night
of December 26.
Kennedy was "sweated" by the of
ficers all day, but refused to give any
BELIEVE MACEO DEAD.
Thu Cuban Junta Places No I'nith in
Reports That Ho Is Alive.
New York, Dec. 31. A representative
of Dr. Palma was seen at the Cuban
Junta In this city this morning and
asked ubout the despatch printed to
day that Maceo is alive and In a Cuban
hospital recovering from his wounds.
Dr. Palma's representative said:
"You can say the Cuban Junta be
lieves that Maceo Is dead, and that he
died In the manner described in the cir
cular recently Issued by the Junta. AVe
have fully satisfied ourselves of his
sleuth, and are working under that con
clusion. We place no credit In these re
peated reports that JIaceo is ullve."
STEEL RAIL CONTRACT PLACED.
l'ennsy Cives Orders for 10,000
Tons at 2! Per Ton.
The Pennsylvania llallroad company,
after some mouths' delay, has finally
placed Its orders for a portion of Its
steel rail supply for 18H7. The con
tracts awarded are for -10,000 tons, dis
tributed as follows: Cambria Iron
company, 10,000 tons; Pennsylvania
Steel company. 10.000 tons; Carnegie
Steel company, 10,000 tons; Lackawan
na Iron and Steel company, 4,000 tons;
Illinois Steel company, 4,000 tons.
The price at which these orders have
been placed is $25 per ton, the current
price. The orders Just placed represent
about one-half the actual amount that
will be requited byt the company during
the coming years 'and the balance, as
Is generally customary, will be ordered
during the coming summer. Philadel
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PROF. COLES FOR JANUARY.
From Storms and Signs.
The new year, 1S37, will bo born with a
veil over its face, so to speak, und will go
down In history us the moat eventful year
of the last decude of the nineteenth cen
tury. The blighting Influence of the mad
microbes that .Mars showered down upon
the KaVth lust month, will be felt during
thu whole of this month, and ueeldents,
suicides, murder, sudden deaths und hor
rible outrages too hideous to record will
occur throughout the wholu world.
The sltudow of the approaching eclipse
which will strike along the Atlantic coast
means serious trouble, perhaps war.
Pestilence and famine, earthquakes and
awful storms will fall upon the old coun
try. In America storms und Hoods will
pluy havoc In some sections, while In
other sections fair weather will predoml.
Another largo meteor Is headed towaid
the Earth, and wherever It strikes it will
cause an earthquake, Another comet
will bo la reach of the large telescopes
Two kinds of strange disease microbes
First in Styles.
First in Quality.
Lowest in Prices.
A Saving ol from 25 to 50 Cents
on the Dollar,
Cor. Lackawanna and Wyoming Ayes
Lots of women RUlTer constantly,
and suldom utter complaint,
Good men rarely know tho pain
endured by tho women of their owu
liou.schold, or tho efforts they make to
appear cheerful and lmppy when they
ought to bo in bed, tholr suffering la
really bo great.
Our habits of life and dress tell
sadly upon women's
and how to
need of our de
scribing thu ex
here, they are
too well known y those who have suf
fered, but wu will impress upon every
one that these are tho never-failing
symptoms of serious womb trouble,
and unless relieved at once, a life will
Lydia 10. l'inkham's Vegetable Com
pound never fails to relieve the distress
ing troubles above referred to ; it has
held the faith of tho women of America
for twenty years.
It gives tone to tho womb, strength
ens the muscles, banishes backache
and relieves all paius incident to
that will attack both man and beast will
become epidemic this year that will def
the skill of physicians, viz.: the illooil
Tappers and the Flesh-Enter. The blood
tappers will get Into tho throal or stom
ach, and tap the blood veins with their
long, sharp augur-shaped bills; and the
flesh-eaters will bore uwny and coiisumo
the flesh from tile outside. After the
many proofs that we have given of our
knowledge of the coming of microbes and
the destruction they have made, are there
not some men, rich In money, willing to
contribute largely toward a means to
check and deliver the people from these
awful microbes that are Increasing In size
and power every year and cairylng away
tens of thousands of human beings?
Sweeping gales will spread destruction
along the Atlantic coast und thu Eastern
and Middle states will feel a blast htat
will remind them ot our prediction, un
less the electrical currents ground und
cause an earthquake. Thu Northern,
Western and Southern states may receive
terrible allllctlon by storms und blocks les.
Let those troubled with heart disease or
In a run-down condition avoid all over ex
ertion or exposure on tho 11th and 15th of
Watch the beautiful sunset scenes from
the 5th to the 20th.
The new moon will appear south of the
equator on the 5th Inst., and on the 0th
Inst, it will appear veiy near the bright
shining star, Venus. On the 14th Inst, it
will appear by the side ot old red warrior
Mars. And, on tho 21st hist., it will ap
pear very near tho great planet Jupiter.
The positions and dates, are all shown on
our Storm nnd Sign Calendar, which will
be sent free, to any address.
The vital forces will be at high flood not
quite one-half of tho time this month.
Look out for bank failures and failures In
Next month Earth will turn her back at
Jupiter, our financial Indicator, nnd great
financial embarrassments may follow as
tho result. Earth will leave the House of
Marriage on the 2Uth Inst, and enter Into
the House of Death, under tho reign of
Leo, the king of "low ebb" vital forces.
Professor C. Coles,
Editor Storms nnd Signs.
Kingston, I'a,, U. S. A., Dec. 24, ISiW.
Tours to California.
California has been most fittingly
termed the "Italy of America." All
the delicious balm, the cloudless sky,
and the rich verdure of the great Eu
ropean peninsula are duplicated in this
sunny land of the Pacific. Here na
ture basks in the sunshine of her own
beauty; and here sho has established
her own sanitarium, whero eternal
spring inspires everlasting youth. With
the snow-mantled peaks of the Sierras
upon the one hand, the calm Pacific
with Its soft breezes upon the other
and a veritable paradise of llowers,
fruits, and plants between, man can
find and needs no lovelier land. To
visit such a country Is a privilege, a
The Pennsylvania Railroad company,
recognizing the need of a more com
fortable and pleasant way of crossing
the continent has Inaugurated a series
of annual tours to California, running
a through train of Pullmun palace
cars from New York to the Paclllc
coast, and stopping at the principal
points of Interest en route. The great
popularity of these tours demonstrates
the wisdom of the movement.
For the season of 1S97 three tours
have been arrunged to leave New York,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg, January
27, February 24, and March 27.
The first tour will run direct to San
Diego via St. Louis und the Santn Fe
route, ond return from San Francisco
via Salt Lake City, Denver and Chi
cago, allowing five weeks In California.
The second tour will run via the
Mammoth Cave and New Orleans to
San Diego, stopping at the "Crescent
City" during the Mardi Gras Carnival.
This tour will return via Salt Lake
City, Denver, Omaha, ond Chicago, al
lowing four weeks In California.
The third tour will run via Chicago,
Denver, and Salt Lake City, allowing
passengers to return by regular trains
via different routes within nine months.
All of theBe tours, either going or
returning, will pass through the fa
mous Colorado region, Olenwood
Springs, Leadvllle, and tho Garden of
Hates, from all points on the Penn
sylvania railroad system east of Pitts
burg: First tour, $310; second tour,
$350; third tour, $210 round trip, and
$150 one way,
For detailed Itineraries nnd other In
formation, apply at ticket agencies,
special booking ofllces, or address Geo,
W. Boyd, Assistant General Passen
ger Agent, Broad Street Station, Phila
delphia. If the Hr.hy Is Cutting Teeth.
Mrs. Wlnalow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by mil
lions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect sucees? . It
soothes tho child, softens tho gums,
allays nil pain, cures wind collo and Is
the best remedy for diarrhoea. Sold
by druggists in every part of the world,
He sure and call for "Mrs. Wlnslow's
Soothing Syrup," nnd take no other
kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
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MARKETS AND STOCKS
Wall Street HevliHV.
Now York, Dec. 31. Speculation at tho
Stock ExohaiiRe today was chnrnctrlzed
by extreme dullness, Sugar, the Gran
gers, Louisville and Nashville, Manhuttnn
and other leading shares yielded U to Hi
per cent., but subsequently Chicago Gas
was taken In hand and advanced Pj. Man
hattan ulso developed strength, rising
l?s on the rcfusnl of Judge Truax to re.
strain payment of tho dividend. Near thu
close the stock receded to S9!i, and Chica
go Gas at tho same time ran oil' to 73.
.Speculation closed dull and business was
almost it a standstill, Tho total trans
actions were only 87,000 Bhnrcs.
Furnished by WILLtAM LINN, AL
LEN CO., stock brokers, Meara build
ing, rooms, 703-700.
Open- High- Low- Clos.
ing. est. osf lug.
Am. To. Co 79',4 7U 77! "STi
Am. Sug. Itef. Co. ..HHi l!17i 1104 110)1
At., To. ' S. Fe ... 13 1.1'i, 13 13
At., To. &. S. Fo 1'r. . 2.114 M'.i -2 -"
dies. & Ohio lGVs 10',!. 10'i ir,i
Chic. Gas 73',& 71 73'd 73
Chic, & N. W 102 10J 10:! 102
Chic, II. & Q C9ii I!!)-; B3i Kl'i
Chic, Mil. & St. P. . 7314 73 72V ',3
Chic, It. I. & Pnc...B5Vi CVJ4 G.V.4 3i
Del. & Hudson 116"l 11G:,4 11514 HO
Dlst. & C. F HTfe UTi, HTi n'b
Gen. Electric 32'i 32'i W, 32,i
Louis. ,t Nashville . 4S 48 4S 43
M. K. & Tex. Pr 2S"j 2STJ 28'!. 2S'H
Man. Elevated &Ss W S,3"j &9',i
Mo. Pac 20'4 20"4 20 20
Nor. Pac Pr 32 52 32-1; 52
Out. Va Western 14"i 1411 UU 14,
Omaha 47 47',4 4ti! 47
Pac. Mall lu. 24Vj 24'.& 21 Mi
Phil. & Heading .... 2G'4 2tlTj, 2014 M
Southern It. H iit-4 J',4 9',i 0',4
Tenn. C. & Iron 23i 2JVi 25,. SJij
I'nlon Pacific 9 U '
Wabash C'4 C',4 CJ G'4
Wabush Pr 15?i 154 15','j 15'i
Western Union M',4 83U b2'i SS4
W. L C ni C f
V. S. Leather 8 8' 'J
IT. S. Leather Pr. ... CI (il Wli C'J-
ir. S. Hubber 2I4 2lli 21' 21
CHICAOO UOAI1D OF TIIADE PIUCES.
Open- High- Low- Clos-
WIIEAT. Ing. est. est. ing.
May R2?s W'i 82i S3'j
July 73!4 78Ts 75 7fc'4
May 19?i 19 19 19'i
May 2.-, 25 25 25
July 20 20 20 20
January 3.S0 3.S2 3.77 .1.77
May 4.00 1.00 3.93 3.05
January 7.50 7,52 7.15 7.47
'-May 7.S0 7.S2 7.S0 7.10
Sornutoii Hoard of Trnde Kxchungc
U.iintutloiit--AII (Juotutlon Ilased
on Inr of 100.
Name. Bid. Asked.
Dime Dep. & Dls. Bank H5
Scranton Laco Curtnln Co W
National Boring & Drilling Co ... SO
First National Bank 630 ...
Scranton Jnr & Stopper Co 25
Elmhurst Boulevard Co 100
Scranton Savings Bank 200 ...
Bonta Plate Glass Co 10
Scranton Packing Co 93
Lackawanna Iron & Steel Co. ... 160
Third National Bank 350
Throop Novelty M'f'g. Co 90
Scranton Traction Co IS 10
Scranton Axle Works 80
Ti odors National Bank 123
Weston Mill Co 250
Alexander Car Beplacor Co 100
Col'ry Eng. & Metul Miner.. 110
Scranton Pass. Railway, first
mortgago duo 1918
People's Street Railway, first
mortgage duo 1918
Scranton & Plttston Trac. Co.
Peoplo's Street Railway, Seo
ond mortgago due 1920
Dickson Manufacturing Co. t.
Lacka. Township School 6..
City of Scranton 9t. Imp. 6.
Mt. Vernon Coal Co
Scranton Axle Works
Scranton Traction Co
Economy Steam. H. & P. Co..
New York Produce .Market.
New York, Dec. 31. Flour Neglected,
unchanged. Wheat Dull, easier; f. o. b.,
$1; ungraded red, 81cu$1.01; No. 1 north
ern, 9314c.; options steady; January, 90'fce. :
Maivh, 928c; May, SSic.i July, K5'8e. Corn
Dull, steady; No. 2, 29c, elevator; 30e.,
afloat; options dull, firm; January, 29'tc;
May, 31e. Oats Dull, steady; options
dull, firm; March, 2:iV4c.j May, 23.; spot
prices, No. 2, 22'4c; No, 2 white, 24", e.:
No. 2 Chicago, 2314c; No. 3, 20'4e.; No. 3
white, 2l?4c ; mixed western, 22,i4o. ; white
do, nnd white state, 23a30c. Provision!
Stuady, quiet, unchanged. Lard Quiet,
about steady, unchanged. Butter Quiet,
steady, unchanged. Cheese Firm, quiet,
unchanged. Eggs Weaker, qulute; state
and Pennsylvania, lSal9c; ice house, 15c;
western fresh, 10al7c
Philadelphia Provision ."Market.
Philadelphia, Dec. 31 Provisions were
steady, but there was little trading except
In a small way to cover actual Jobbing
wants. We quote: Beof hams, $lSal8.5i',
as to age and brand; pork, family, $10al0.5U;
hams, S. P. cured, In tierces, 8a9c; do.
smoked, aUallc, as to average and brand;
sides, ribbed, In salt, I'.iatc; do. do.
smoked, DVjuSVsc; shoulders, pickle cured,
Bt4a5,,4e.j do. do. smoked, Ct&utS'ic; picnic
hams, S. P. cured, SUuSe. ; do. do.
smoked, OUaCc; bellies, in pickle, ac
cording to average, loose, Sl&uiie.; break
fast bacon, 7aSc, as to brand and average,
laid, pure city refined, in tierces, Ca5',4e.'
do, do., In tubs, 5Ua5Vic ; do. butcheis',
loose, 4n4'4c; city tallow, In hogsheads
3e. ; country do., 28a3c us to quality, anl
Chicago Grain nnd Provision .Market
Chicago, Dec 31. The leading futures
ranged as follqws: Wheut December,
10c, 797ic; .May, 82Hc, S3',4c; July, 7814c,
78!i,c Corn December, 224c., 224e,; -May,
25'i.c, Si'.sc; July, 20e 2(i',ic Oats
December, 10c, 10'ic; May, 19c, 18se.
.Mess Pork-January, $7.51), $7.47',i; May,
$7.80, $7.80. Lard-January, $3.80, $3.77',j;
May, $1, $3.95. Short ribs January, $3,77',..,
$3.73; .May, $3.97',;, $3.93. Cash quotations
were as follows: Flour, quiet and firm,
unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat, 7!BUS0Uc.;
No. 3 do., 7Ga77c; No. 2 red, 90-n9Jc;
No. 2 corn, SSa'tfc; No. 2 outs, 104al7c;
No. 2 rye, 37'ic; No. 2 barley, 33c; No. 1
flax seed, 74Va7Sc.; timothy seed, $2."."i;
mess pork, $7.50; lard, $3.80a3.S21i; short
ribs, sides, $3.0)43.90; dry salted shoulders,
$l.25a4.50; short clear tides, $3.&7',2a4; whis
key and Sugars, unchungud.
Iliitlnlo Live, Slock.
Buffalo, N. Y Dec. 31. -Cuttle-Steady
to strong; light to good fnt cows, $2,25a3,
Veals Slow at $5.75a(i,50; common to fair,
$la5.50. Hogs Active, higher; Yotkers,
$3.GOa3.70; mixed packers, $3.50a3.55; medi
ums, $3,45a3.50; pigs, $3.63a3,70; roUKhs, $3a
3.10; stags, $2.25u2.73. Sheep and lambs
Steady; good to extra native lumbs, $5a5.2.V,
culls to fair, $3.25a4.75; mixed slieep, good
to choice, $3.25a3.50; culls to fair, $2aJ;
mixed ewes und wethers, J3.00a3.73; choice
heavy exports, $3.S5ul.
Oil City, Pa.. Dec 31.-Optlon oil not
quotod; credit balances, 90c.
CHIROPODIST AND MANICUltl.
CORNS, nUNIONR AND INGROWING
nails cured without tlio least pain or
drawing blood Consultation and ndvlro given
frea. E. 31. IIETSKL, CuiropodUt, DM Lack,
awanua nvenue, Ladles attended at their
reildonco It deslrrd. Charges moderate.
All, HltlQHS CLEANS I'liIVY VAULTH
t and cess pools: no odor; improved
pumps used. A. IlItlGOS, Proprietor.
Loavo orders 1100 North Mala avonue, or
Krokos' drug store, corner Adams aud Mul
berry. Tulepkouo 45B5.
in prices Si as
WANTS OP ALL KINDS COST THAT
MUCH, WHEN PAID FOB IN AD
VANCE. WHEN A HOOK ACCOUNT
IS MADE NO CHARGE WILL HE LESS
THAN 25 CENTS. THIS HULE At'.
PLIES TO SMALL WANT ADS.. EX
CEPT LOCAL SITUATIONS. WHICH
AHE INSEItTED FREE.
HELP WANTED MALES.
MUN AND WOMEN OUT OF KMl'LOY
mnt and ullliiif; to worlc can lonrn of a
permanent situation ut oo1 wages by writing
ut ouco to 1". V. II., Hux :','!, Augusta, llalnu,
tVT ANTED-AN IDEA. WHO CAN THINK
V of somo simple thlntf to patent ? Pro
tect your ideas; tlioy may lulnL' voti wealth.
Wrlto JONII WKDDBUBUKN A- CO,, Dept.
f 23, Patent Attorneys, Washington. D. O.,
for their 3111) prizo offer aud list of 200 inven
ANTED-ASAOENT INEVKKY SEC
tlon to canvass: $t.(K) tn 5.(X) a day
mado ; colls at tlplit; also n man to soil Staple
(foods to dcalara; best sldo lino $75 a mouth;
salary or largo commission mdo: experience
unuecosKary. Clifton Soap and Manufactur
ing Co., Cincinnati, O.
rANTED - WELL-KNOWN MAN IN
cverv town to solicit, etook imlismn-
tlonsi a monopoly! big lummy for ugentx: no
capital required. EDWARD C. FISH ic CO.,
Borden Block, Chlcairo, III.
AT5mXulmTFoii oen eu a l
housework. Apply to MRS. I. S.
FRIEND, Jonnyn, Pa,
T ADIES-1 MAKE HlfJ WAOES DOING
u pleasant homo woi k, and will gladly send
lull particulars to all sending 2 out stamp.
MISS M. A. STE11DINS, Lnwience. Mich.
WANTED-LADY AOF.NTS IN SCUAN
tou to sod und intioduee Snydor'a I'.-ilce
icing! experienced cnnva&Eor preferred: work
lermanent and very profltuble, Wilto for
particulars nt enrn and net benefit of holiday
trade T. 1). SNYDEIt & CO., Cincinnati, O.
WANTED IMMEDIATELY-TWO ENER
getlo saleswomen to represent u
Uuaranteod Sli a day without Intcrferrlu
with other duties. lleulthlul occupation
Write for paiticulars, enclosing Btanip, Mangn
Chemical Ccmpany, No. 72 John Btruet, Nuw
WANTED - fi.000 AOENTS FOR HCJS.
sell's authorlied "LIVES OF McKIN
LEY AND I1011A11T;" Wx) paes, elegantly
Illustrated; price only $1,00: tlio host and the
cheapest, anil outsells ail others; 50 per cent
to agnuts and the frolRht raid. t3t7IlooKs
now ready; suvo time by Hciultii,' f(i cents in
stamps for an outfit at once. Addross A. D.
V.'OHTHINOTON&CO., Hirtford, Conn.
XT'PI?T flPVV'nM AMTi-VTU lMI.-
. Ul V cuillliy, uisu limy .iiuviisai'i,., ruimi-
thing now; sure cellor; apply quick. J, C
HILHEHT, 141 Adams avenue, Scranton, l'a.
OENTS-W'ilAT ARE YOU GOIVO TO
do about Sufo Citizenship price SI. Go
lug by thousands. Address, NIUHOLH,
A QENTS-TO BELL OUR PRACTICAL
gold, silver, ulckel ana copper olectro
plasters; prices fiom $!! upwatir. salary and
expenses paid: outfit free. Addicbs, with
stamp, MILIIIOAN MFG CO,, Chicago.
A" GENTS TO HELL GIG ARSTO DEALERS;
$25 weekly and expeuxes: experience un
necessary. CONSOLIDATED MFG CO.. ii
Van Huron St., Chicago,
S ALESMANTO CARRY SIDE LINK- Hi
per cent, commission: sample book mailed
free, Addrefcs L. N. CO., btatiou L, New
?OR MAN AND WIrE, NEAR I'UHLIC
Library. Addrefs A . Tribune onlcn.
BOARD AND UOOM WANTED.
1 CONTRALTO, Tribune otllce.
L-Olt SALE-A SILVEHI'LATED CONN
I double bell euphonium, nicely engraved
with tiombnuu loll, gold lined; neurit new
and ccst !MJ: will sell at a burgaln. Address
this weok to E. V. GAYI.OR, LaRaysvllio,
770H HALE-HOUSE, AGED SIX YEAHS.
i weight 1,000 poui.ds; can be seen at 1021
I.iOR RENT-THE THREE FLOORS OVER
V No. 410 Spruce strout, now occupied by
tho Rowing Asiociatlon: nonst-sdmi April 1st.
Imiulro of FRED. WAGNER, fill Lnckawauua
1,1011 RENT-NICE US-ROOM HOUSE, U!
J1 Washington nvonue; all modern iin
provements, by February 1.
70R RENT-HALF OP DOUHLE HOUSE;
1 modem improvements; rent rea-onuble;
corner of Pine and Hlhkely Mieets, Duumore.
TnTtH i K i Ji : ATTKK OFTii K FETITioN "oF
J- the city of Hcranton for the appointment
of Viewers to ascertain the costs, damages
and expenses, and assess the beiiellts for
the construction of suwor of ltobluson street,
l.ouorgaii jiluco, Chestnut avonuo und 1'rlce
stiuet. In tho Court of Common Pleas, ho.
41, Noveiubor term 1MW.
Notice Is hereby bIvdii to the f dlowing par
ties in Interest that tho umWrsl-'ticd vluivors,
duly appotutsd by tlio court In' the foregoing
matter, huve prepared u schedule, shuwiiig
the damazes, costd und expjnsos ascortaluud
and allowed, and the bouetltpt,sptsed for the
foregoing Improvement, nnd that said vlwe.
ers will meet and exhibit tho same at No. 211
Lackawanna avenue, Scranton, i'a.. on th.-i tltti
duy of Jauuary; A, D, 1 V7, atu o.clock a. 111.,
and will then and thereupon hear all excep
tions thereto and evidence thereon: Philip
T, Lonergan. Patrick O'C'onnoll, Martin Don
nelly, Mia. I'. McGarry. L. Uoodmuii, Mrs.
Jamej Howarth, Mary Albro.
J, ELLIOT ROSS,
D. E. JOHNSON,
VJEALEI) PROPOSALS WILL UE ItE.
iJ culvod at tho otllce or tho Secretary of
tlio Scranton Hoard or Control until T.ili)
o'clock. Monday evening, Jim. Ill, 18!", forttie
heating und ventilation of public school build
ing No 20, in accordance with plans and spec
ifications In tlio hands of T. 1, Lacoy.t Won,
HichltectH, Scnmton, Pa. Tlia mini of SIM In
cush or lertltlod check shall be enclosed with
each hid, which sum shall bo forfeited to tlio
school district in oaso of refusal or omission
on tlio part nf the bidder to whom tha con.
tract Hlinll bo awardoil to execulo contract
within 10 days utter the awarding of the mmo.
Soparuto bids will nlio bo rocelvod at tlio
namo time for tho sanitary systmn of sdd
building in accordance with plana and spoclli
catjonsla the bauds of sild Hi-chltects; S3II in
ln.h n. , in,.. l!ln.l .hn.l' al..ll 1... ... .,...1 .!...
-... w. . ... .... ., ....cit aim., uu Vlll.iui.tm will!
I each bid, under simo conditions ns nbove
Tnn Hoard reseivestbo right to reject any
or all bids.
Hy order of tlio Sciantou Hoard of Control.
KUUENE D. FELLOWS, Bccrotary.
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL HI" IIeT
eclved at tlio olllceof tho Socrotary of tlio
.Scranton Uo.ird of Control until 7.UU o'clock,
Monday evening, Jair 11, 1HU7, for the heating
and ventilation of the proposed olglit-room
public school building, to bo known as No. 0,
in nccordanco with plans and specifications In
tlio hands of John A. Duckworth, arehltoct,
hcranton, I'.i. The sum of SIM in cash or cor
tided check shall uu onclosod with encli bid,
which Hum shall bo forfeltod to tho school dls
trict, hi case of refusal oromlsiion on the part
of tlui bidder to whom the contract sbullhe
awarded to exocuto contract within ton days
aftor tho awarding of thoh.imo.
Separate bids will also bo rccolvcrt at the
0.11110 time for tho hanlturr Hvsteni of said
mlliiiiiK, In accordance with plans and speci
fications in tho hands of said architect; Sill In
c.ibh or certified chock shall bo enclosed with
oieh bid. under saiim conditions as above
Tlw Hoard reserves tlio right to roject any
o- all bids. .
Hy order of tlio Scranton Hoard of Control.
EUGENE I). I'ELLOWS, Socrotaay.
CI1 AltTER APPLICATION.
TV0T1CE1S HEREBY" OIVEN THAT AN
J- limilicatioll will bo made to the Onvernnr
I of Pennsylvania on Monday, the IStli day of
January, 1S07. by Frank P. Christian, Russell
' H. Williams, ChrMiiia 11. Llnds.y, ltobert M.
I LtndHuy und J, N. Ulci', under the Act of A-
homily of tho Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia, entitled "An Act to provide, lor the in
I corporation and regulation of certain corpor
1 ntloim," apnrovod April 21). 1874. and tlio sup
plements thereto, for the charter of uu in-
tcnaeu corporation to to calleu -'TUo Itussell
U. C'o.d Company," tlio character and object
whereof Is the mining, pr.opurlug fur mir
ket and selling of anthracite coal and the pro
ducts thereof, aud for those purpososto have,
possess and enjoy all the rights, benefits and
privlleces of tno said Act of Asombly and its
II. C REYNOLDS. Solicitor.
I ing of Tim Weston Mill Company will bo
held ut the First National Hunk, of Scranton,
Saturday oveiiing, Jan. Ilth, nt 8 o'clock.
A. W. DICKSON, Secretary.
'IMIE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
L stockholders of the Third National Hank
of Hcrnutun will ho held in the Directors'
room of the hank building, on Tuesday, Janu
ary 1'., ISP", between the hours of a arid I p. in.
HENftY BEL1N, Jn Secretary.
"VTOTICE IS HERESY GIVEN THAT THE
11 unuual meeting of Tho Spring l)roo
Wntor Supply Company for tho election of
directors aud the transaction of such other
busluoss as liinv proporlv como before it. will
be held on Wednesday, January 20th, 1MJ7, at
the hour of 10 o'clock a. m , at tho otllca of the
company In Seranton, l'a., in accordance with
thu by-laws of the company,
L. A. WAT RES, President,
Attnsti-T, II. WATKINS, Secretary,
1" OST-A WHITE HULL I'UI'; FINDER
l- will be suitably rewarded upon return
to WSI. HANLEY, J 11., 61 Munroo avenue.
SITUATION WANTED-HY AN EXPEHI
O ouced enginoor, as engineer, fireman or
wntchmau; can do repairs and be generally
useful; marrfod man und anxious for work;
good references. Address E. C, 31U Linden
SITUATION WANTED TO GO OUT
O washing nnd Ironing: washing- and ironing
taken liiiuio also. Call or address L. K.,MS
. irt n. it lf
CITUATION WANTED-BY A MIDDLE
O u god man as driver or teamster: under
stands cure of horaoj. W. 11., 247 Jefferson
QITUATION WAN TED-BY A BOY, AGE
O 17, to loam some kind of trade or busi
ness, or will work at nuytMng; best ot refer
ences. Addrcbs J. H., Tribune ofllce.
DRUG CLERK WANTS POSITION-REG-istered
Q. A.; beht references. Address
ERNEsT OKOSri, Wyoming, l'a.
WANTED -BY MARRIED MAN, SITUA
1 tion us engineer, tlreniau or uatchmuu;
can do own repairing and make himself gen
erally useful; good references f uruistied. E.
V., 'Mi Linden btreet,
QITUATION WANTED-TO DO WASHING
O and irouinc at homo or go out by the day
nt nnythiug, cleaning offices; will give perfect
satisfaction at nuy place. Call or address A.
11., Hit Noitn Sumner avonuo.
Physicians anil Surgeons.
1)11, .M.UtTHA S. EYKIUTT, 30S WASlf
lugtu.'l 4e. Otllce liuiils uiitil 10 u. III.;
2 to 4, U to S p. 111.
MARY" A. SHEl'HERD,
M. D., NO. 232
DR. A. TnAI'OLD, SPECIALIST JN
Diseases of Women, corner Wyoming
uvenuo nnd Spruce street, Scranton, Of
flco hours, Thursday and Saturdays, 9
u. m. to C p. in.
DR. COMEGYS-OFFICE NO. S37 N.
Washington ave. lloura, 12 m. to 3 p. m.
Dlseafcc-s of women a specialty, TsU
phono No. 2232.
DR. W. E. ALLEN, 512 NORTH WASH
DR. ANNA LAW, 308 WYOMING AVrl
Ofllcehours, 0-11 am., 1-3 ji. fn.jjf-8p.jii.
DR. L. M. GATES, 12J WASHINGTON
avenue. Ofllce hours. 8 to 9 a. m., 1 SO
to 3 and 7 to S p. in. Residence 309 Madi
DR. C. L. FREAS, SPECIALIST "iN
Rupture, Truss Fitting nnd Tut Reduc
tion, Rooms 200 and 2i7 Mears Hulldlng.
Ollico telephone 1363. Hours: 10 to 12, 2
to 4. 7 to v.
DR. S. W, LAMEREAUX, A SPECIAL-
THE CLOAK TRADE
Has had a trifle the
worst of the weath
er. Mild weather
and a brisk cloak
trade seldom come
together. That's why
this mark-down has
been found necessary
1st on chronic diseases of tho heart,
lungs, liver, kidney nnd genlto urinary
organs, will occupy tho ofllce of Dr.
Iloos, 232 Adams uevnue. Ofllce hours,
1 to 5 p. in.
W. G. HOOK. VETERINARY 3UH
Keon. Horses, Cattle nnd Dogs treated.
Hospital, 124 Linden street, Scranton.
PRANK 12. HOYLE, ATTORNEY" AND
counsellor-at-lnw. Hurr building, rooms
. 13 and 14, Washington avenue.
EDWARD W T1IAYER. ATTYATLAW,
211 Wyoming uvenue.
JEFFREY'S & RUDDY, ATTORNEYS-at-law,
WARREN & KNAPP. ATTORNEYS
and Counsellors nt Law, Republican
building, Washington avenue, Scranton,
JESSUP & JESSUP. ATTORNEYS AND
Counsellors at Law, Commonwealth
building, Washington avenue.
W. II. JESSUP,
w- " JESSUP. JR.
PATTERSON & WILCOX, ATTOR
neys und Counsellors at Law; otllcca 6
and 8 Library building, Scranton, l'a.
ROSE WELL H. PATTERSON,
WILLIAM A. WILCOX.
ALFRED HAND, WILLIAM J. HAND,
Attorneys and Counsellors, Common
wealth building. Rooms 19, 20 and 21.
FRANK T. OKELL. ATTORNEY-AT-Law,
Room E, Coal Exchanue, Scranton,
JAMES W. OAKFORD, ATTORNEY-at-Law,
rooms C3, CI and CI, Common
SAMUEL W. EDGAR. ATTORNEY-AT-
Law. Office, 317 Spruco St., Scranton, Pa.i
L. A. WATRES, ATTORNEY-AT-LAWM
423 Lackawanna ave. Scranton, Pa.
URIE TOWNSEND, ATTORNEY-AT-I
Law, Dime Hank Building, Scrantond
money 10 loan in largo sums ut b pel
C. R. PITCHER. ATTORNEY-ATI
law, Commonwealth building. Scrantonl
C. COMEGYS, 321 SPRUCE STREET.
D. R. REPLOGLE. ATTORNEY-LOANS
negotiated on real estate secur tv.
Mears building, corner Washington uve
nue and Spruco street.
B. F. KILLAM, ATTORNEY-AT-LAWl
120 Wyoming uve Scranton, Pa.
JAS. J. H. HAMILTON, ATTORNEY-AV
law, 45 Commonwealth bld'g. Sera; .uril
WATSON, D1EHL. HALL & ICEMMER
KR Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law;
Traders' National Bank Building; rooms
G, 7, 8, 9 and 10; third floor.
BARRING & M'SWEENEY, COMMON,
wealth building. Interstate Secret Ser
Eli WARD H. DA.VIS, "ARCHITECT?
ltooms 21. 2,'i and 20, Commonwealth
E. L. WALTER. ARCHITECT. OFFICE
rear of COG Washington avenue.
LEWIS HANCOCK. JR., ARCHITECT;
435 Spruce St., cor. Wash. avo.. Scranton.
BROWN & MORRIS, ARCHITECTS"
Price building, 123 Washington uvenue,
T. I. LACEY Si SON.
, Trad ci Ban kB 11 1 hi I n g.
GIELLOW, 1004W.LACKA. AVE.
DR. F. L. M'aitAW. 305 SPRUCE
DR. H. F. REYNOLDS, OPP. P. O.
DR. E. Y. HARRISON, 113 3. MAIN AVE.
DR. C. C. LAUBACH, 115 Wyoming ave.
R. M. STRATTON, OFFICE COAL Ex
C. SNOVER. 451 LACKA.
Hours, 9 to 1 and 2 to 5.
MRS. M. E. DAVJSL 430Adamsjiynue.
SCHOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA,
Scranton, Pa., prepares boys and girls
for college or business; thoroughly
trains young children. Catalogue ut iu
quest. REV. THOMAS M. CANN,
WALTER H. BUELL.
MISS WORCESTER'S KINDERGARTEN
nnd School. 412 Adams avenue. Spring
term April 13. Kindergarten $10 per term.
G. R. CLARK & CO., SEEDMEN AND
Nurserymen; store 140 Washington avo
nue; green house, 1350 North Main uve
nue; storo telephone, 782.
JOS. KIIETTEL REAR CU LACKA
wanna avenue, Scranton, Pa., manufac
turer of Wire Screens.
Hotels unit Kestaurants.
THE ELK CAFE. 125 and 127 FRANKS
lln avenue. Sates reasonable.
1'. ZEIGLER, Proprietor.
SCRANTON HOUSE. NEAR D.. L. & W.
passenger depot. Conducted on tho
European pjan. VICTOR KOCH. Prop.
Cor. Sixteenth St. and Irvine Place,
Rates, $3.D0per day and upwards. (Ameri
can plan; GEO. MURRAY,
BAUER S ORCHESTRA-MUSIC FOR
balls, picnics, parties, receptions, wed
dings and concert work furnished. For
termr address R. J. Bauer, conductor.
117 Vyomlritr avenue, over Hulborfs
MEGVRGEE BROTHERS, PRINTERS'
supplies, envelopes, paper bags, twine.
Wtrehouse, 130 Washington ave., Scran.
PRANK P. BROWN & CO.. WHOLE
silo dealers In Woodwnre. Cordage and
Oil Cloth, 720 West Lackawanna ave,
THOMAS AUBREY, EXPERT AC
countant nnd auditor. Rooms 19 and 20,
Williams Building, opposite postottlce.
Agent for tho Rex Flro Extinguisher.