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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE- MOND AY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1897.
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1X7 WYOMING AVB.
There will be a social sntherlns and ten
drinklng tonight at the Green Illilge li
brary. The Delaware nnd Huilson companj paid
Saturda at the Mill Cluck, Delawnio and
Baltimore shafts at Parsons and Dela
The firo department committees of coun
cils will meet tomouow afternoon to In
spect the new anon built for Chief Illek
ey by Conrad Pell
Judge II. M. l.dn arils was on Saturday
elected to 1111 tin- aeaney on the board of
directors of the West Side hospital caubed
by the death of D. M, Jones.
The Wultu Comed companj closed Its
miccissful two weeks' eriKagement at the
Academy of Music Satuiday night. The
house was crowded to the doors.
The Scranton L-odge of filks will hold a
smoker Tuesday eenlng In the lodge
rooms. Prizes will be awarded In euchre
and cinch. Light refreshment will bo
Jerome Kcogh will glo n pool exhibi
tion at tho benellt for I3d. McLaughlin, at
the Arena, In Philadelphia, Wednesday
night. All tho champion billiard and pool
players are billed to be present.
Tho match between the Nicholson and
Walton Gun clubs which was to huo
taken place on tho lattei's grounds Satur
day did not occur, owing to the failure llf
tho Nicholson clubs to put In an apptlr
ance. Scinnton Clearing House exchanges lat
week were: Monday, J172.1SG (U; Tuesday
niSO.623 01; Wednesdaj, $1.11,171 22: Thurs
day, $132,9J7.4S; Priday, $1W,S7S &9: Satur
day, $SC,W121; total. $S30,5S2Sfi; clearings
for the week ended Feb. S, l&UC, wete $720,
"(i 22, an increase of $110,530 01.
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA.
Thnt Ilrnmn l'roduccd at tlio I'rotli
lmm on Sutuiiliiy.
The company of players that pro
duced "Tho Prisoner of Kunda" at the
FrothlnRham Satuiday afternoon and
night was not nil that could be deslied,
in fact it was rather weak, but there Is
no gain saying the meilt of the diamn.
The diamatizatlou of Anthony Hope's
striking stoiy was cleveily done by
ndward Hose. He has preset veil the
romantic and poetic qualities of the
Btory and ho ch-verly welded them to
the stln ing seen i w 1th w hlch the novel
abounds that action Is never too
abundant or fo'iced, yet it never lags
for a moment and Intel est Is sustained
until the final fall of the cut tain. The
audience might llnd fuult with the ter
mination of the drama, In fact some
did, for after all he had enduied It
seemed but leasonable that young Kas
sendyll should possess the Pilncess
Plavla and be happy. That Is the con
ventional way of rounding out a
drama, especially one of the romantic
school, but In real life laiely comu to
such a happy conclusion. ,
The playwrlte's finale Is moro dra
matic and moi cover Is the logical se
quence. As Rudolph Hassondyll and
the Pilncess Plavla lowed their duty
to themselves, and the duty of tho Piln
cess to the kingdom of Huiltanla they
could not have acted othotwlse.
In the duul role of the Hassendyll and
Rudolf V, Edward R. Maw son was ex
cellent and proved a worthy successor
to Sothem In a role the latter has made
famous. Miss Una Abell made a win
some princess and acquitted herself
veiy ctedltatily. The Antoinette de
Mauban of Jane Hveiett was weak and
undecisive. In competent hands It
would have been one of the btiongest
roles of the drama. Kmmett Conlgan,
Benjamin Hendilcks and George C.
Robinson are memueis of tho cast whose
work entitles them to mention.
CHANGE IN CHORISTERS.
I'enn Avonuo Unptibts nnd St. Pat
rick's Have New Oruiuiists.
Haydn Evans yesteiday took chaige
of the music at Penn Avenue Baptist
church, succeeding C. P. Whlttemoie.
He presided nt tho organ and diiected
tho singing at both services and also
duilng Sunday school. For the pres
ent the church will continue with the
solo quartette, but It is the Intention
to organize a choius from among the
members of the congiegutlon In the
near future nnd have both quintette
nnd chorus music nt the pilnclpal ser
vices. Mr. Evans was succeeded at St. Pat
rick's church by Miss Anna Durkln,
of the South Side, one of his pupils,
who is a highly accomplished young
musician. He will continue to drill
the choir this week for the special
services next Sunday on the occnslon
ct tho twenty-Ufth annlversaiy of tho
Father Mathew society. Miss Duiklns
iVjpolntment, it is understood, has not
(.' yet been made petmanent.
ho Scranton Turn Vereln thirtieth
. ual masquerade ball, Monday even
, February 8, at Turner hall. Tlck
udmittlng lady and gentlemen, $1.00;
. '3' single ticket, 50 cents.
G0USE GIVEN ALMOST
THE FULL PENALTY
Judge Edwards Says Mercy Enough Was
Shown by Hie Jury.
TEN YEARS AND THREE A10NTHS
Indicated Again That a Second De
gree Verdict Would IIno llecli Moro
Pitting and Declines to Add An)
thing to thu Leniency llxerclncd hy
tho Jury-Number of Sentences
Imposed Suturduy--Sccoud Week
Perm II cuius This Morning.
Ten years and three months In tho
Eastern penitentiary, $1 line and the
cost3 of prosecution was tho sentence
Imposed by Judge Edwutds, Satuiday,
on John douse, the Atchbuld paulcide.
Twehe years and $1,000 line Is the max
Mr. Balentlne made a plea lor clem
ency, ltmlndlng the judge that Gouse
vus a mere boy, that his former em
ployer In Mahanoy City had wiltten
him that the Job was waiting him If he
bhould secuie his liberty and that din
ing his stay at Mahanoy City he at
tended night school and learned to
speak the English language, all of
which went to show that he aspired to
Judge Kdwaids reiterated his former
opinion that the evidence justified a
vet diet of second degtee, and added
that the Juiy had extended about us
much meicy aa could be extended in
tho case. He also spoko of the tei
Hble cilme of which Gouse was guilty
and enld that the thought of It would
undoubtedlj ever be a punishment In
Itself to the peipetiator. He then Im
posed the sentence.
Edwnid Hagen was sentenced by
Judge Aichbald to pay a line of $1,
costs of piosecUtlon and undeigo 1m
pilsonment In the county jail for a
peilod of nine months for bteallng $23
and a quantity of clothing from C. E.
Plsk, of Wallsvllle. Judge Edwaids
added three months moie for his em
bezzlement from Liveryman W. R. Ed
ONE YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL.
Edwin Jones, who was found guilty
ot leeching stolen goods, was ghen a
line of $1, costs and one year In the
county jail. Jones Is tho young man
who was ai rested In Davldow's while
tiylng to dispose of gold and silver
ai titles stolen fiom tho Polish Cath
olic chinch on the South side. Two
tiamps whom he accused of haing
ghen him the goods were ai tested for
the butglary, but the juty dlschaiged
Geoige C. Pullerton, returned guilty
of wantonly pointing flieaims at Peter
Laf ranee at Elmhuist last Thanksgiv
ing day, was let olf with a line of $25
Maiy Rums-, convicted of keeping a
disordeily house at Rendham, was
lined $1 and given thirty days In the
John Sammon, the "Terror of Slate
Hill," who was found guilty of as
saulting Mrs. Elizabeth Rellly and of
bieaklng windows In her house, was
given $10 fine, costs and thltty days
la jail lor the first offense and $1 line
and ten days In jail for the second.
John LepufsUl, Joseph Matuschak,
and John Ivruplejuk, of Olyphant,,
weie lined $25 each and the costs for
assaulting Andrew LuKatch.
The sentence of John F. Sheildan,
who was letumed guilty of assault and
batttii upon John McDonnell, was ite
fcucd until to-day.
The juiy In the case of Patrick
Ratchfoid, chaiged with assault and
battel y by Maty Wilholm, leturned u
verdict of not guilty, but pay the costs.
Thlity surety cases veie disposed of
Satuiday morning by Judges Aichbald
SECOND WEEK OP TERM.
The second Aeek of the February
teim of ciimlnal couit begins this
morning. Judge Gunster will pieslde
in couit loom No 1, and Judge Edwaids
In couit loom No. 2.
Tho Pollya murder case will be
called In court room No. 1 the flist
thing to-day. It will. It Is expected,
occupy the gi eater portion of the week,
possibly the whole week. Other cases
of note that are set down for the week
ale the libel suits brought against tho
Polish edltois, Joseph A. Llplnskl and
Daniel Langowski, by Rev. Riuno
Iwanowski and his .housekeeper,
Frances Schuchka; tho malpiaetlce
chaige against Dr. E. J. Longshore
hi ought by Nora McGlynn, In which
Samuel Mahady also figures as a de
fendant, the counter chaiges of Claia
Welehel and Robert Davis, and the em
bezzlement chaige against Ailhur
SHE DRANK SODA WATER.
And Alderman JUillur Said She llnd n
Right to Do So.
Because she had been guilty of the
serious offense of di inking soda water
in a hotel at Lansfoid, Manager John
A. Plynn, of the London Gaiety Gills
company, which nppeared at Davis'
theatio last week, deducted $5 from the
salary of Canle Montelle, one of the
dancers. The girl had the manager
aualgned before Alderman Millar Fri
day on a charge of fiaud.
The manager promised to adjust
matters, but on returning to tho thea
ter abused the girl and lefused to al
low her to remove her effects fiom the
place. She had him ic-arrested. When
Aldermnn Millar heaid the case Sat
urday Flynn became boisterous and
said he'd be blanked If he'd abide by
any decision In the Montelle gill's fa
vor. The alderman directed Constable
TIetney to take the manager to jnll to
await tilal in court. This decision
brought the threatened man to his
knees, and with tears streaming down
his face he begged for a reconsldeia
tlon, piomlslng to perform whatever
restitution the alderman might dliect.
The result wns that the girl was paid
her salary In full, her trunk and effects
were delivered to her and she left on
the 1.10 night Lackawanna train for
New York city.
NEW COAL COMPANY FORMED.
Pittston and WilliPb-IJiirro .Men In
terested in It.
The Wyoming and Pond Creek Coal
company Is tho name of a new corpor
ation In which several Pittston gen
tlemen are actively Interested, says tho
Pittston Item. This company has se
cured the leaso of a large tract of coal
land at Pond Creek, near White Haven,
and the erection of a modern bleaker
will soon be begun.
The superintendent of the company Is
A. J. Lathrop, of West Pittston, who
hnB just completed the plans for the
ne'Y bleaker. Tho capacity of tho
pioposed breaker will bo about 800 tons
At first there will bo no subterranean
mining, as the "strupplnga" will fur-
nlsli enough coal to supply the breaker
for a long time. TIilbc stripping-? ll
bo connected with the breaker by the
Kcrnpers, which will carry the unpie
paied doal to tho brenker rolls to be
crushed! This Bystom of conveyois Is
piactlcally new to the mining regions,
the only airangement of tho kind In
this vicinity being that which was re
cently Installed at the Kwcn bleaker.
Heforo leasing tho Pond Creek tract
the members of tho company had a
thorough test made by which several
wotkable veins of excellent coal weio
discovered. Resides Ml. Lathroo. A.
W. Dletrlck, of West Plttstoni A. D.
Searfass & Son, nnd D. O. McCollum, of
Wllkes-Uarre, ato ninonc the men In
terested In the entcrpilse.
MIDDLEMEN TO GO.
Alovcment In New York Clly Coal Cir.
clcs Is AfootSmall Consumer
The profits made by the middlemen In
the coal ttade In the large cities of 'the
east, moie especially New York, have
atti acted the attention ot capitalists
and speculators, and there Is a move
ment on foot which Is stiongly backed
to organize a company In New York
which will handle coal and sell it dl
tectly to the consumers.
The capitalists at the back of this
proposed company say that they can
see their way to obtaining good inter
est on a huge capitalization, and de
clare that they w 111 bo able to sell coal
to tho very pour at almost one-half
what Is now being charged by the ped
lers and groceis engaged In the busi
ness In New Yoik city.
Some Idea of tho pioflts reaped by the
middlemen In the coal business, all of
which hae to be paid by the consumer,
mny be gleaned from the fact that It
Is estlmnted that durlnir last year tho
total amount of money which went In
commissions alone, exclusive of letnll
dealeis' profits on the sale of coal In
this countt y, was $7,000,000.
It Is estimated that there are about
1,800 coal peddleis In Now York city.
Their estimated sales average 520,000
tons for the winter season of about
twenty-llvo weeks. In addition to these
peddlers theie am about 1,300 grocers
engaged In handling coal, whose avei
ages sales ate fiom four to the tons
each per week.
TOTAL FOR THE YEAR.
ThJs Is a total of 21,500 tons per week
handled by these small grocers alone,
or a total of 637,500 tons for the yeai ;
that Is to say, for six months of tho
years. These grocers and peddlers pur
chase their coal at an average of $3 per
ton; probably as low as $4.75 per ton,
but none go higher than $5.25 per ton,
delivered In their cellars. They sell
this clal by tho bushel and the basket
ful, at 25c. per bushel and 10c. per buck
et. These buckets average about
twenty-one pounds each, and the bush
els -vaty from fifty-two to sixty-one
pounds each, averaging about fifty-live
The standard bushel of anthracite
coal phould contain about ninety-one
pounds, so that In selling by their own
measures these groceis practically
cheat the poor consumer, who Is forced
to buy his coal In this way, out of about
thirty-six pounds in each bushel.
Under the present laws the poor peo
ple have practically no lediess. If they
complain, the grocer says that he
bought his baskets as bushel baskets,
and he doesn't know whether they con
tain a standard bushel or not and does
not caie. It Is Impossible for the poor
consumer to take tho matter to the
couits, and he Is compelled to submit
to the Imppsltloii.
SIZE OP A BUSHEL.
According to United States law, a
bushel measuie contains 2,150l,i cubic
Inches, and Its dimensions aio S0l4
Inches Inner diameter, 19' inches outer
diameter and 8 Inches deep. The bush
el of the average giocor Is about haK
this size. In adltlon to this. It mubt
bo lemembered that coal Is sold at tldo
watei at 2,240 pounds to tho ton. In
Pennsylvania tho law requires a ton to
contain 2,240 pounds, but In this stato
theie Is no fixed lesal standard. Theie
Is an cffoit evidently backed by tho re
tail Intel ests, to legalize the present
weight of 2,000 pounds nt which coal
Is sold at letall In this state, which, It
Is claimed, Is radically wiong.
The enormous profits made by letall
giocers and peddleis in this city alone
may be estimated fiom the fact that
duilng the six winter months these men
handle about 1,000,000 tons of coal, and
trom it secure a ptoflt of about $5,000,
000. This all comes out of tho pockets
of the very poor people, who are forced
to purchase their coal by the bucket
or the bushel. The average man, when
he heais of a llse In the pi lee of coal,
Immediately accuses the operators and
lallioads of nuiklni: enoiraous piofits.
This is not the case. It Is the letaller
and tho giocer, nnd the at my of mid
dlemen who make the big foi tunes out
of handling coal. Last year, when the
poor of New Yotk weie paying fiom $7
to S per ton for their coal, the men
who operated the mines were not 10
celvlng on an average more than $1.90
per ton. Out of that thev had to pay
their mlneis, loyalties, various Intel est
chaiges and all the expenses Incurred
mound the mines.
WHAT RAILROADS GET.
Tho lallioads for transportation of
the coal, leceived on an average $1.51
per ton, the commission man getting the
balance, between $3.45 and $4.'J0, at
which tiguie It was sold to the giocer
In lecaid to the number of middle
men who come between the actual pio
ducer and the actual consume!, It may
be mentioned that cases are common
In which It Is known that coal has
been bought by a commission man nt
fit st hand, sold to another commission
man, and again sold by him to a third
commission man, who has sold It to tho
wholesaler, , ho, In turn, has sold It to
the retailer. Eveiy one of these men
has made a pioflt on the transaction,
and the consumer, puitlculaily the veiy
poor consumer, has hud to pay.
The plan proposed now, of which no
details aio at present available, is to
handle the coal at flist hand, and, by
establishing a latge central letnll yaul,
dellveiles will be made directly to the
consumer. Thus tho enormous profits
reaped by the uimy of middlemen will
bo cut off.
TO MODIFY THE INJUNCTION.
New Movo on tho l'nrt of tho Old
I'orge School Dihtrict.
The Old Forge school district on Sat
urday through Attorney H. M. Hannah
petitioned Judge Gunster to so modify
his decree of the previous Saturday
that the district may Issue bonds to
tho amount of $7,218, which Is the dif
ference between 2 per cent, of the ns
'sessed valuation und tho present dls
tilct debt, $8,200, tho sum still owing
on tho high school contract,
A itilo was granted to show cause
why tho Injunction shall not be modi
fled as prayed for, the, heating to take
place Tuesday next at U o'clock.
WAIT ON THE MAYOR
Tell Him Why They Object lo the Sign
ing of the Ordinance.
ARGUMENTS THEY PRESENTED
Sny That Ninety 1'cr Cent of tho
Property Owners oftha Twelfth nnd
Upper l'nrt of tho Nineteenth Wards
Are Opposed to tho Construction of
the Proposed Sewcr--Usini; the
Agltntion for Political Purposes.
A deputation ot South Sldcrs ropie
Bontlng the element opposed to tho
Seventeenth district sewer was 10-
cclved by Mayor Bailey Saturday night
at his olllco in the city ball. Tho pnity
presented In detail and at length argu
ments against tho building of tho
sewer They left without leeching
any hint of the mayor's views, but had
the satisfaction of having made good
Use of their anti-sower ammunition.
Speeches weie mude by Select Coun
cilman Manley, Common Councilman
Sweeney, Mr. Kelly, who organized tho
citizens' opposition movement, James
O'lJoyle and others Mr. O'Boyle made
the mistake of Intimating that If his
honor wanted nny favors fiom the
thrc wnids affected, ho should favor
the nntl-sewer movement. The mayor
with some feeling leplled that personal
motives would not control his consid
eration of tho ordinance.
Tho buiden ot tho arguments wpi:
That 80 per cent, of the pioperty
owners In the Twelfth nnd the upper
pa.it of tho Nineteenth watds weie op
posed to tho sewer; that a very snnll
number would bo able to pay assess
ments. Councllmon Manley and
Sweeney seemed positive In their opin
ion that the assessments levied against
non-abutting properties would not be
collectable, (nnd that the city would
be lnvohed'ln great expense If the
sewer sstem Is constructed.
Mayor Bailey lemaikcd that tho
wishes of antl-sowciites would bo given
careful consideration and the delega
tion left satisfied with the lesult of
their mission. Besides those men
tioned there wore In tho patty: Mar
tin Rocho, William Thless, William
Coleman, Philip Nealon, John Noalon,
Hugh Caffroy, Patilck Weir, Henry
Jotdan and Mr. Frantz.
The opposition of tho proposed sowr
is exciting a good deal of attention be
cause of the olitlcal phase of tho mat
ter. Men who care not a fig whether
tho sewer !s built or not are flguilng
conspicuously In the ngltatlon because
they hope 10 make political capital out
of It. The object directly sought Is
the defeat of George Wlrth, who Is a
candidate to succeed himself as com
mon councilman In the Nineteenth
ward. Mi. Wlrth Is a progressive
citizen and a tiue representa
tive of tho best Interests of his ward
voted for lite passmse of tho sow or or
dinance, and theioupon tho howl of a
number of Democratic politicians as
cended with a view to creating a pub
lic sentiment unfavorable to Mr. Wlrth.
which would result in the election of
Richard Sheridan, the Democratic
It In also hoped by these agitators
that they w ill be able to stir up some
political capital for themselves which
can bo used a yea: hence. Mayor
Bailey has, until next Monday to sign
or veto tho ordinance, and It is strongly
hinted that he w 111 take every hour al
low ed him, as tho election occurs on
the day succeeding the one on w hlch
he must act on the ordinance or allow
it to become a laiV by default.
Tonight and tomoirow night "The
Real Widow Brown" will be produced
at the Academy of Music by one of A.
Q. Scammon's companies. "The Real
Widow Brown" created a creat sensa
tion when fltst produced abioad In
London, and met with unpiecedonted
success. In New Yoik city at tho
Standard theater it sprang into In
stantaneous populailty. "The Real
Widow Blown" Is a. ch'aimlng imper
sonation of her cluss. Tho mistakes
and complications which ailse from an
other endeavoring tc 1111 her position,
aio ludlctous in the extreme.
What Is evety whole considered the
strongest dramatic company on tha
road this season at popular pi Ices Is
the one which sunounds Flov Crow ell,
tho popular favorite who will open a
week's engagement at tho riothlng
ham this evening. Included In tho
company, which eompilses sixteen peo
ple, aio some well known theatrical
stars. A pleasing foatuie of each even
ing's entortnlnment Is the Introduction
of clever specialties by Miss Grayson,
Ed Emoiy, the popular comedian;
Mack Bennett, late of Cleveland's mln
stiols, and Baby Spencer, the most
phenomenal of child slnceis and danc
ers. Sydney Grundv's meiry comedy,
"The Clicus Gill," will bo the opening
bill tonight, ptlces for the week being
10, 20 and 30 cents. Matinees will begin
dally, commencing tomouow, nt which
10 cents will admit to all paits of the
house except Satuiday when tho pi Ices
aio 10 and 20 cents. The lepeitolro for
tho nlslit pel f 01 mances Is ns follows:
Monday, "The Citcus Glil," Tuesday,
"La Belle Russe," Wednesday, "MollyJ
Bawn," Tltuisday, "Temptation of
Money," Friday, "A Vntnl Enor," Sat
uiday, "Dangeis of a Gieat City." The
bills for tho matinees will be announced
Hoyt's "A Midnight Bell" is generally
conceded by pi ess and public to be tho
mustoi piece of nil his comedies, and
the cast that 1ms been specially en
gaged for Its ptesentatlon In this city,
Is undoubtedly an Ideal one. The ln
nilte comedian, Dlgby Bell, and his
chaimlng wife, Laura Joyce-Bell, the
.eminent contralto, will be seen In the
stellat loles of "Deacon Tidd," und the
"Splnstci." They will besuppoited by
an exceptionally brilliant cast. The
new music has been nil aimed for the
piesentatlon by tho famous conductor
of Gllmoie's band, Victor Heibett, au
thor ot "Prince Ananias" and "The
Wizard of the Nile." Complete new
sceneiy and acccssoiles have been
painted by the celebrated nitlst, Voegt
lln, and his assistants. Laura Joj co
Bell and the quat tetto of the company
will be heard In a number of new and
catchy melodies. Tho pioductlon will
bo under the personal direction and
management of Duncun B. Hnnlson
and will be the attraction at the Acad
emy of Music Thursday, Feb. 11.
AI Reeves and his big builesque com
pany, now playing to crowded houses
oveiywheie, will bo tho attraction at
Davis' theater tho first half of this
week, opening this afternoon. It Is
without a doubt ono of tho grandest 01
ganlmtlons of Its kind ever witnessed
on any Amerlcnn stage. Mr. Reeves
has gone under an enormous expense
to make his show a buccoss, which so
far lfus pi oven so. The Ideas ate orlg-
lnally his own nnd tho show lt put on
with grandeur and splendor tlueu big
shows In one, HI2I1 class vaudeville,
minstrel nnd builesquo. TvVenty
whites, twenty blacks, handsome wo
men, beautiful Creoles, gurgcous cos
tumes, elegant clcctilcal effects and a
cailond of new nnd special scenery.
SERIOUS CJ?ARQE AGAINST HIM.
Ilnr Room Comedian Hud Enticed
Two Young llos.
A dissipated looking young man, 23
or 24 years old, claiming to be an, ac
tor, ami giving his name ns Jnnics
Byrne, one of tho Brothers Byrne, ot
"Eight Bells" fame, Is locked In the
central police station under a revolting
Byrne, In company with two boys,
Hany Krrsge, son of Eugene II.
Kiesge, of 312 Tenth stteot, and Pat
ilck Carttn, of Scranton stieet, was
found In Rnlliuad alloy nt 12 15 o'clock
Saturday night by Patrolman Hal t.
Their actlon.s teemed compiotnl
Ing, and Bjrno was put under ar
rest. The Kresge boy tan away,
In yesterday morning's police court
Bjrne admitted tho chat go. Ho said
ho was drunk. Young Kiesge wns not
present, on account of w hlch tho hear
ing was continued until this morning
Tho Cat tin boy says they met Bytno
In a saloon and ho enticed them with
piomlses of money which he showed
Bme has been In Scranton several
weeks, dating which time he has llg
ured as a comedian In Not th End sa
loons. Ho claims to have separated
fiom his biotheis In Coitland, N. Y,
THE HIGH SCHOOL CU RRICU LUM.
It Itccchcs a Very ?icc Compliment
fiom Sunt. Schucller.
The new high school nt Wllllamsport
has adopted tho coure of studies pio
sented for our high school. When the
task of arranging a. cuirlculum was at
hand the city supetlntendent of Wil
llamspott wioto Dr. N. C. Schaeffer,
state superintendent of public Insttuc
tlon, calling for suggestions. His re
ply was a tecommendatlon that the
curriculum of tho Scranton high school
This cannot help but bo a soutce of
gratification to Scrantonlans who take
I)t Ide In our high school, and Is no mean
compliment to Supoilntendent George
Howell, who ai ranged the cuirlculum.
Unwilling to Cripple Corporations.
Columbia, S. C, Teb. 7. The leglslatute
has killed bills putting telogiaph ami ex
press companies undei the contiol of the
ralltoad commission, pioWiling for a la
bor commission, legulating hours of la
bor on electiie loads, and several othus
tending to bind the management ot coipoi
atlons. Anti-Trust Bill Passed.
Montgomery, Ala., Teb. 7. Tho Alabama
leglslatuio has passed an untl-trust law
ldentlcnl with the Georgia law It tenders
Nay Aug Park Collier), ('annum
ii Stokes, Coal Operators.
Eirsy, Sitne and Chestnut.
AT MINES, $2.00,
Collier)', Gibson St , Tenth ward
OHIce, 136 Wjomins avenue. Strict
attention given to orders by mail.
ESI SEIS OF TEETH, S8,
Including tho painles-j octi.ieti'is of
tectti b an rutiicl.v now iiiocuis.
5. C. SNYDER, D. D. S.,
321 Srruce bt , Opp. Hotel Jermyn.
mi. 1. 11.
REDUCED, mm. REDUCED.
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Black Fur Rugs $1.75, former
Javanese Rugs, 26x54 inches, to
close $1.00, worth $1.50.
9x12 ft. Japanese Rugs,
3x3 ft. Japanese
30x60 inch $1.50.
SliEHi i 1TKIR1
void nil contracts made with n view to
lessen free competition In tho silo, Im
portation, or manufacture of nrtlcles of
domestic growth or of raw material, A
coiporntlon lolatIng this law will bo de
prived of Its ch.11 (or, and an. Individual
violating It win be subject to Ilnu and imprisonment.
i'llonto Cnrlo'rf Suicide Record.
Monte Carlo, Feb. 7. During the piesent
Ilherla scasoh slxty-flvc casts of sulcldo
connected with Motito Carlo doings hao
Tlnnlto ,,C for 25c.
"Double Dale" 1 0 for 2"c.
"Suiitcmacj" G for 23c.
"La Hello Scranton" 0 for 25c.
Lucko's Telescopes 5 for 10c.
"Royul Dune" 5 for 25c.
E. O. COUHSEN.
Great bnrgalns In hair switches nt
Konecny's, hair dresser, 317 Laeka, nve.
Tailor made fall suits nnd overcoats,
latest styles, John Ross, 307 Spruco
230 XX White Envelopes for 17c. at 3c.
Store, 623 Lack'a. ave.
Strum Heating mid Plumbing.
P. P. & M. T. Howlcy, 231 Wyoming ave.
SENSATIONAL PRICKS IN
Tor Prldny and Snturda Onlj.
Such prices as these are sensational be
yond nn thing ou've ever known In Mll
'ii StvllEh Trimmed Hats, regular price
from $3 00 to $0 00,
Your Choice, Sl.'i.l
Zi Pino Trimmed Hata, made of silk vel
vet and line Piench felts.
Your Choice, SI. 75
SK doyen Untrlmmed Hats, maiked for
At One Cent Each
2o dozen Coque reathers, all colors, spe
cial sale pi Ice,
One Cent Each
Sole Positively Friday and Saturday Only.
WANTHD A thoroughly experienced
saleswoman, trimmer and maker.
A. R. SAWYER,
Picked Here and There
Knife Trays., A'arnisheil and
Clothes Pins, per do lc
Clothes ihtbkets, small, me
dium and large. . 'lie, 4De, 59c
Cedar Wash Tubs.... 01c, S!c, 03c
Reduced to $1.09
Clothes Bars, 4ft., 4 fold 73c
Wash Hoards 10c
We-stern Washing Machine. $3.98
Folding Ironing Table Sc
Carpet Sweepers $1 .98
Wood Pail, 2 hoops 10c
Our success in the now Kitchen
Furnishing Department nsstnes us
that wo have won tho coufldenco of
the public; and we take tills oppor
tunity of thanking out" patrons for
the manner in which they have lakon
lulvnnlago of our profit-beating cash
system and our unapproachable- low
Piano Stands at tha Head
AND J. V. (lUEKISSEY Stands at the llend
In tlio Unslu ti ick. ou can aluujs get .1
hotter bnrzniu nt Ida brautlfiil uareruoms
tli in Ht nny otllei plnco in tlio city.
Cdl and ecu for join self lieforo buyluf,
205 Washington Avenue,
J. V. GUBfiNSEY, Prop.
Mat size 50c.
406 Lackawanna Ave.
Opp, Wyoming Housa.
ETC 't -Z'Z'iim',nZZZ.tn'r-riwrimi n rh.iVTMl
I Urn vi f eifls Umf
i? iM IW ' twt" Kfeli
423 Lackawanna Avaiiua,
And Cut Glass.
Great Reductions in All
Watches and Clocks Re
paired on short notice.
Our entire stock of
CLOTHING, HATS ID
In both otir storey -112 SnrilCC St.,
and 205 Laekauaiiua Ave.,
will be closed out at
PRICES EXTRAORDINARILY LOW
to facilitate a speedy wind-up
of our business.
Is a new addition to our stock
at Uottoni Prices. Opened an
other new line of
Prices smd styles talk, as wo
are belling lots of it.
0. J. WJEICHEIi,
Mcars Hid;:, Cor. Wash, and Sprues St.
Gas, Plumbing and
Electric Light Wiring.
MOT WATER HEATING
434 LACKAWANNA AVE,
A. E. ROGERS'
2!3 LACKAWANNA AJEYj:
Look at otir $10 Gold Watches,
Warranted 15 Years.
213 Lackawanna Avenm
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