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THE SORANTON TltlBTJHE- SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE C, 1897.
Personal Traits of
An Insight Into the Character of the Man.
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NEW YORK STATE TWENTY-THREE MILLION DOLLAR
-New York State's Big
'New Capitol Swnedlleo
- ', It Has Cost $22,250,000 to Date and Is
Yet Far from Finished.
Albany Letter, la Times-Herald.
New York's state capltol building
has cost more money than any other
etructuro In America, and It Is by no
means finished yet. The people of the
state have thus far been taxed the
stupendous sum of $22,250,000 for tho
mero building. Its maintenance Is quite
another Item, costing upwaid of $100,
000 a year.
This building, with Its porticos, occu
pies an area of three acres. The na
tional capltol building at "Washington
covers on area of four acres and cost
Governor Black has announced his
Intention of pushing tho work on the
capltol and of having It finished before
the term of his office expires. The gov
ernor Is an able man and one who gen
erally carries out his plans, but New
Cork people who have seen what It la
possible not to do In the matter of the
statehouso smile with pity when they
fancy "Mr. Black or any other governor
turning over tho building to tho peo
ple In a completed condition.
A WASTE OF TIME.
In fact, most of the people of New
York who pay any a'ttentlon whatever
to tho big "Job" are reconciled to the
chronic demands for more money for
the uork and have made tip fhelr minds
to be robbed until they die and to die
without over seeing .the building fln
Jshed. Protests are regarded as a mere
waste of time.
Seldom does the legislature of New
York adjourn vIthout approprlAtlng a
Bum of money, ranging from $100,000 to
$1,000,000, fcr the carrying forward of
the work. Into this Insatiable, vortex
of Jobbery enough money has thus far
disappeared to havo built ten state
liouses of magnificent design and ma
terial. The match for this capltol project
cannot be found! anions the historic
churches and palaces of Europe, and It
Is doubtful whether the tombs of the
Rameses dynasty, constructed to pre
serve tho memory of Egypt's kings,
cost as much as It has cost the people
of the Empire state to have a head
quarters for their business.
BEGUN THIRTY YEARS AGO.
The statehouse was begun in 18G7.
Since that tlmo nine governors have
sat In the chair of New York. Nine
overnorB havo attempted to do some
thing with tho incubus, and nine gov
ernors have failed.1 Investigations
havo been made of charges of fraud.
jAjglslatora havo come to Albany full
c enthusiastic) purposes to "do some
thing" and havo left It hopeless and
'yrushed in heart. Contractors have
.Srown rich out of the enterprise, died
a?; left great fortunes to their chil
dren. A generation has passed away,
and no ono knows today when or how
tho capltol will bo finished, If ever. In
deed, its unfinished condition has come
to bo regarded as the normal one, and
New York would not feel natural if
there wero no more work to be done
and no more appropriations to be made.
The legislature which recently ad
journed made an appropriation of $1,
250,000 for the capltol, but expressly
on the condition that It should suffice
to finish tho structure. Of this amount
$800,000 is to bo expended this year. All
this is only a repetition of what has
gono before. There is no reason now to
suppose that the end is any nearer than
it ever was.
PROLIFIC OF SCANDALS.
The size and cost of, capltol are not Its
sole claims to 'notoriety. No public in
stitution in thb country has beea so
proline of scandals From tho very
outset politics - has, figured largely in
the construction of the building. It
no envoys ueen the- same whether
Democrats or Republicans have been
Jn charge of the state administration.
The patronage connected with tho Im
mense work has been tho undoing of
more than ono public official.
In tho early days of tho building's
construction contractors grew sudden
ly wealthy at the expense of tho tax
payers. All sorts of Impositions wero
practiced In order to get money from
tho state without rendering an ade
quate return. The original plans of
tho structure wero juggled with, with
tho result that they bear only a par
tial resemblance- to those used in the
final stages of tho capltol work.
Occasionally tho legislature ordered
an investigation into tho way in which
tho work was being pushed ahead, and
then another scandal was almost suro
to bo added to tho list of thoso with
which the history of the building is
Borne years ago the discovery was
. niado that the foundations of the great
oastern staircase on the assembly side
wero settling. An examination disclos
ed the fact that an unequal distribu
tion of weight had caused some of the
enormous stones and pillars to crack.
Tho dofect was remedied by means of
nomo delicate engineering work at a
cost to tho state- of several hundred
, ASSEMBLY CEILING A FRAUD.
When tho assembly chamber -was
3ompIete its celling was of sandstone,
md four great pillars, four feet in dia
meter, sustained the largest groined
arch In the world, tho keystone being
llfty-slx feet from the floor. The di
mensions of the chamber are 81 by 100
feet. In oider to keep the keystone
securely In place It was weighted down
with tonsf stone, making the total
wslght of 'the ceiling something enor
mous. Despite the protestations of the
nrchltect that everything was safe
enough, tho assemblymen who had to
sit beneath the calling never felt at
their ease, and their feelings were of
ten harrowed up by "scare" stories
in ithe local newspapers about the
threatened collapse of tho big arch
After a few years it was found that
the pressuro on the celling was too
great for Its component parts to with
stand. Pieces of stone were frequently
being chipped off, and before long It
became dangerous to occupy the cham
ber. Then it was decided to replace the
stone celling with one of quavered
The work was done during the legis
lative recess. To nil appearances tha
oak celling was a great success. One
of tho newspaper men, however, dis
covered that tho new celling, which
had cost a small fortune, was not oak
at all. It was nothing but papier
PROMINENT MEN ACCUSED.
The scandal that followed this expos
ure gave tho politicians of both par
ties a great shaklng-up. A protracted
legislative Inquiry disclosed the prin
cipals In the fraud. The speaker of the
house, several members of the assem
bly, and a number of state department
attaches were shown to have been more
or less Implicated in the job. Their
only punishment was being retired to
When the capltol was first occupied,
earty In the winter of 1879, one of Its
features was what was styled the
"golden, corridor," which was on the
second floor looking out upon the in
ner court. This corridor was gorgeous
with Its brjlllant frescoes, and cost
thousands of dollars. Now It Is but a
memory. In Its" place are legislative
committee rooms, handsomely fur
nished, but In bo respect equaling the
famous corridor. Its beauty lasted but
a short time, as the ponderous walls
soon began settling and their frescoed
surface became grotesquely marred as
a consequence. Nothing remained but
to pull It apart.
No doubt tho cost of building the cap
ltol would have been several millions
of dollars less had the original plana
been adhered to. As matters hav
gono on, however, there has been a con
stant pulling down of walls erected at
great outlay, and other changes In con
struction, all of which has served to
waste money with a wanton disregard
of the people's Interests.
FAR FROM COMPLETION.
A good deal of work still remains to
bo done before the capltol can be con
sidered in any sen.e completed. The
beautiful western staircase, while well
advanced, has still to undergo much
curving. The big eastern tower, with
Its baso 110 feet square, has only Just
been fairly begun. The magnificent
eastern approach, to oost nearly a mil
lion dollars, Is probably half finished.
Tho same is true of the entrance to the
south. The northern entrance has not
The foundation of the capltol is a
wonder in itself. It extends down to
a depth of nearly 10 feet. The subbase
ment extends down over 19 feet and
contains 735,000 cubic feet of stone,
while the brick walls, some of them
5 feet In thickness, contain 11,000,000
uncus, in the subbasement are no less
than 114 different apartments used for
heating, storing and ventilating pur
poses. Inasmuch as some half a dozen ar
chitects have had to do with tho con
struction of the capltol down to tha
present time, it is not at all surpris
ing that the result has been a mixture
of ideas that makes it difficult to deter
mine Just what particular style of ar
chitecture Is most in evidence. For
want of something better, it has been
dubbed the free renaissance, although
some experts claim that there Is a
pronounced French touch to tho plans
oi now agreed upon.
CONQUERING TIII3 ORIENT.
1'iirpoics of Itussin in tho Enstorn
World Aro .Subtly Iloing Carried
Forward-. An Intorostiuir Articlo by
Russia is a nation that moves in the
dark. Its statesmen aro crafty and
persevering, accomplishing far more by
diplomacy than they could by force of
arms. Where Germany threatens.Rus
sla cajoles, and. its victim 1b often lull
ed Into a sense of falso security by
tho honeyed words of tho Muscovite
ambassadors. England, In Disraeli's
day, was ever on the alert against
Russian schemes for Increased domain
at the expense of the British. Now
Salisbury tamely submits to Russia's
leadership in diplomatic affairs and
raises no protest at the continued ex
tension of the Russian domain in Asia
Henry Norman, tho English Radical,
gives In the Contemporary Review a
graphic account of tho advantages that
Russia has acquired within tho past
few years. By the czar's alliance with
France, Russia has secured the aid of
the French army and navy, and of the
powers, and is supposed not to have
given anything In return more valu
able than a Bhadowy promise to aid
France If the republic ever risks a war
of revenge with Germany, which Is also
a great commercial rival of Russia. To
day Russia holds a practical protector
ate over Turkey, with the prospect
that it will get the best picking when
tho Sultan's dominion finally falls to
pieces. Bulgaria is completely under
Russian Influence. Montenegro Is
friendly, and Servla and Roumanla are
slowly but surely losing their Indepen
dence under tho all-compelling pres
sure of the great Northern power.
Even Abyssinia down in Africa Is now
designated as a Russian ally.
SITUATION IN ASIA.
But in Asia tho situation Is most
alarming, viewed from English eyes. A
few years ago England was aroused to
a patriotic fury by the cry that Rus
sia was at the gates of India. Yet to
day Muscovite engineers aro building a
railway straight to the city of Herat,
which is the most important position
from a strategio viewpoint on the
frontiers of India. Persia has como en
tirely under tho Influence of the czar'n
diplomats. But tho greatest of all Its
achievements has been wrought by the
new- tieaty between Russia and China
by which the Chinese grant not only
the right to construct the great Trias
Siberian railway across Manchuria, but
many commercial advantages as well.
The New York Tribune thus summar
izes Mr. Norman's statemerts regard
ing tho treaty:
"That extraordinary instrument
places the whole of China north and
east of Peking, and Peking Itself un
der Russian control. Russia is to grid
iron it with railroads, dot it with fort
resses and garrisons, make Its best
ports armed naval stations for her
fleets. She is to have a practical
monopoly of developing Its trade, mines
and agriculture, and It comprises some
of the richest provinces of the whole
empire. Manchuria alone has a popu
lation of more than 22,000,000. She Is to
occupy positions giving her absolute
control of the Gulf of Pe-Chill and of
the seaweed approaches to Tlen-Tsln
and Peking. In brief, not the Amoor
but the Hoang-Ho Is to bo tho south
ern boundary of Eastern Slberlu. The
total foreign trade of China In 1893
was nearly 315,000,000 taels, of which
Great Brltlan had 213,500,000 and Rus
sia only 17,500,000: yet henceforth Rus
sia Is to have the regulating of the
Strangely enough Great Brltlan
raised no protest against this great
blow to Its power In Asia. The Brit
ish lion allowed the Russian bear to
take up his abode in China without so
much as a roar. Taking, advantage of
China's weakness, resulting from the
war with Japan, Russia relentlessly
grasped at everything In sight and
of China without the firing of a gun.
So much has diplomacy accomplished
for Russia. What limit would there bo
to its empire if a really great ruler
should arise, another Peter the Great,
to recognize Its antiquated system of
government and lead its united people
against the nations of Western
Europe? Militarism is the controlling
spirit In Russia. In spite of nongov
ernment the Russian masses show a
devotion to their Emperor that is not
found elsewhere, in Europe. What
could not a military despot accomplish
If a few wise reforms should give him
a united Russia at his back? Every
European nation has had Its dream of
universal conquest. Spain, England,
Sweden, Germany and France, have all
played tho part of tho world conquror.
If It Is now Russia's turn, Europe may
well tremble. There Is something very
like destiny in these constant advances
Lookln' at tho sunshine,
Slant'n' on the wall,
Watchln' whero tho shaddcrB
Uv the maples fall;
Jest a lazy swayln',
Wav'n' to an' fro
(Where tho sun 'n' shadders
Kinder como 'n' go.
Ain't a-thlnk.'n' nuthln', '
Jest a-layfn' here,
Soakln' in the gladness,
Soak'n U3 the cheer.
What's tho use o' Uoln'
Anythln' at all?
D ruther watch tho sunshine
Slant'n' on tho wall.
Thad Stevens Varnum, Jn Tho Clock
IT WAS ON.
"A ha I" and ho laughed fiendishly as he
read from tho morning paper: "The
burglar shot at the man, whose life- was
saved by the bullet striking against a
button of his clothes."
"Weill" snapped his spouse, "what of
"What of that?" said he, as he felt his
collar going up steadily to tho nape of his
neck, "Oh, nothing, except that the but
ton must havo been on." Tid-Ults.
Horn du Combat.
"My man can't meet you 'tomorrow,"
said tho ambassador of one pugilist to
tho envoy extraordinary of another.
"What'e tho trouble?"
"Uo has sprained his"
"No: ho has sprained his tongue," New
From tho Washington Star.
Very Httlo Is known among tho thou
sands of ofllco seekers who flock to
Washington and go to tho White Houso
of the personal characteristics of Presi
dent McKinley. This Is also true of
hundreds of men in publlo life who
have known McKinley for years. They
have met him as a dignified man, with
solemn and Important duties resting
upon his shoulders. They have not
twinkle of humor In his eye and a good
met Ihm as McKinley, the man, with a
story on his lips. It is only those who
have been intimately thrown with him
for years who enjoy and appreciate the
lighter and more Jovial side of his na
ture. This part of the chief executive
of the nation does not develop itself
except to those ho knows closely.
Among such men aro Senator Hanna
and James Boyle, who for six years has
been tho private secretary of McKinley,
but who now goes as consul of this
country to Liverpool. It Is doubtful if
there Is a man living who knows more
of the nature of the chief executive of
the land than Mr. Boyle, who has a
Jovial smile playing on his face for
every man. It may be that this smile
Is one which was ncquired by Mr. Boyle
from political necessity. At any rate,
it is there.
Secretary Porter has not yet begun to
learn tho man he stands in such close
relations to. He knew little of McKin
ley until he was called to Canton and
offered the position he now holds. Since
he has been secretary to tho Dresldent
he has had few opportunities to find
out tho sunny side of the man who is
admitted by political enemies to be
making a popular president personal
ly. After they are toge.ther longer, and
after some of tho burdens of anpolnt
ingRepubllcans to ofllces are laid aside,
Mr, Porter will get a chance to study
the man he Is now serving. So far
neither tha president nor Secretary
Porter have had opportunities to find
out Just how they will like each other,
or rather how they will like tho per
sonal traits of each other. From 5.30
o'clock each morning until 12 o'clock
each night they work together, more
like machines than anything else. -t
Is altogether on matters relating to the
political fortunes of other people.
A GREAT TEASER.
After a while, when the horde of
ofllce seekers got all which is then in
sight, and the disconsolate return
mournfully to their homes, the presi
dent an J his secretary will then be
thrown togethpr so they can talk about
affairs less Important than those of
state. Then, If the president thinks
that his secretary Is not hlm'clf too
dlgnllled fcr that kind of fun, he will
begin to tease the Connecticut man.
Ho won't do that unless he likes Mr.
Porter more and more each week. The
better ho likes him tho more he will
tease. Former Secretary Boyle and u
number of the young men who have
been close to the president for years
know how thoroughly he enjoys this
Innocent sport. Mr. Boyle has often
been tho victim of tho president's
sportive turn of mind. That fact en
deared tho president to the former sec
retary. Those who have enjoyed the honor of
being selected as tho victim of thl3 ex
ercise on the part of the president,
say that the better he likes a man the
harder ho teases him. He never se
lects a subject on which his victim
is fbo sensitive, but picks something
not personal enough to be dlsagree
nble. The young men who know and
love the president have found their
love Jiffalrs with the charming sex
touched upon at times, without refer
ences which were too personal. The
state of their pulses beat each minute
when away from their best girls, and
such little things havo given the pres
ident topics for merriment at their ex
pense. Of course there has been little
of this for some months, because of
the multitude of duties devolving upon
Mr. McKinley, but occasionally finds
time even now to "joke" some of his
friends on various matters.
The president is not a wit, but he
loves humor in a mild form. Nobody ,
ever heard him tell a coarse story,
which many men think contain the pith
of humor. His stories are of the kind
which can be told In tho presence of
women. He enjoys a joke on himself
and tells it more often than others do.
Since he has been In the white houso
there is a splendid story going to show
that ho loves a good Joke and has a
keen sense of humor. What the story
was Is not recorded. The facts aro
that some one of the president's friends
was telling a story after supper one
night, when all were smoking. The
story was so good that the president
laughed almost Immoderate1!-. Ho con.
tinued to laugh and in trying to return
his cigar to his mouth before his hilar
ity was over he put the wrong end be
tween his lips. It didn't do much
harm, but the warm end stopped his
laughter for a few minutes.
'A SAMPLE STORY.
A story which the president used to
tell illustrates tho chatacter of his
stories. Ho says he went to Oberlln,
Ohio, several years ago to make an
address. He stopped1 with Professor
Monroe, the head of Oberlln college.
Every man who has been to Oberlln
knows what a straight-laced town it
Is. There Is no drinking, no chewing
of tobacco, no smoking. After supper
with his friend Monroe, McKinley told
the professor he believed ho would go
to the smoking room to enjoy a cigar.
"Why, we haven't such a thing as a
smoking room in tho town," said Mon
roe. "Nobody smokes in this town,
but we'll find a place." He led the
way to a secluded room, whero no one
could seo the operation, and McKinley
lit a good cigar and began to con
tentedly puff away. In a few minutes
he looked around for a cuspidor, but,
not seeing one, ho inquired for one.
"There Is not such a thing in town,"
said tho head of the college. "Well,
I will see that you get some when I
get back home," answered McKin
ley. True to his word', but more as
a Joke than anything else, McKinley
wroto to a mutual friend of himself
and Professor Monroe of the predica
ment of i the latter.
Tho friend immediately sent a bar
rel of cuspidors by express to Profes
sor Monroe. Several months after the
incident McKinley again went to Oberlln,-
and, once more desiring to Indulge
In a cigar, called for a cuspidor. "My
gracious, man I'm sorry," said Mon
roe, "but my wife used all of them
,for flower pots, not knowing what they
were for." When ho finishes thU story,
told In an attractivo way, the presi
dent always has a good laugh.
Since thoso days the president
smokes fewer cigars. Ho has had a
number of boxes of tho finest cigars
eent him, but he nover smokes when
, on duty at his office, and It Is against
his wishes that there should bo any
smoking In any of the rooms. A good
many congressmen have been remind
ed of this wish of tho president, and
few lighted cigars are found among
tho visitors to the White House. A
dozen men puffing at an equal number
of cigars of various grades of tobacco
In a room Is sufficient cause to have
the woed tabooed. Smoking is prohib
ited In tho rooms and hallways ad
joining the president's rooms.
ANOTHER OF HIS JOKES.
In one of his campaigns for congress
McKinley made, as was his custom, a
tour of the counties of his district.
All Ohio politicians know something
of the rock-ribbed Democratic county
of Hqlmcs, the home of tho Amlih
sect. Until last year It was never
known to vary 100 votes In the Dem
ocratic majority it turned out. It was
in this county that the' Democratic
politicians sold the country people tin
dippers for $1 each Just after the pas
sage of the McKinley bill, and charged
that the enormous increase was due
to the high duties on tin. On his way
to one of the almost solid Democratic
towns In Holmes county to make a
speech iMcKlnley noticed, a long time
before he got to the town, that the
leading buildings were gaily decorated.
Conspicuously displayed on one of tlio
principal buildings was a big placard
filled with words. His heart went out
in satisfaction. He thought the town
had been decorated In his honor, and
that at least he was beginning to make
an Impression upon tho Democrats.
Judge of the change in his sentiment
when ho got to the town and found on
the placard something like this: "This
town gavo Foraker 13 votes in the
last election. This time It will glvo
McKinley but 2 votes." Notwithstand
ing this dire prediction McKinley made
a good speech.
Of his power as a speaker It is re
called that when McKinley began his
political career he could not speak ex
temporaneously. He had to write ev
erything down. Ho was campaigning
one tlmo with a brilliant young fel
low named Ohance, a fellow Republi
can, and they wero booked to speak at
Navarre, a small town. Chance was a
wit and a wag. He and McKinley
started to Navarre In a buggy together.
On their way Chance asked McKinley
to let him look over his speech. Pos
sessing a remarkable memory, Chance
easily memorized the speech while go
ing over It. The two men agreed that
Chance should speak first that night,
as McKinley had been ln the habit
of leading off. McKinley was almost
paralyzed when Chance delivered his
speech almost verbatim, making but
few changes. When McKlnley's time
came to speak, he floundered around
In helpless shape, and tho Democrats
present wore tickled. As years rolled
on McKinley began extemporaneous
speeches, and Is now fairly good In
HOW HE GOT A VOTE.
President McKinley Is a shrewd man
in a political fight. Those who think
that Chairman Hanna exclusively
furnished the generalship for the last
campaign don't know (McKinley. He
was consulted on many things, and his
Judgment accepted. His success pre
vious to receiving the Republican nom
ination for president wero largely due
to his own political foresight. In the
campaign of 1890, when McKinley was
beaten by 306 votes for congress. In a
f district which had been gerrymandered
until it had nearly 3,000 Democratic
majority, McKinley displayed wonder
ful generalship. Four days before th
election McKinley and his managers
knew how nearly every man In the
districts would vote. They saw the
probability of defeat, but were plucky
enough to put up the greatest light
known In the district. In figuring up
the prospects McKinley decided that
every vote was needed. Some one told
him that one of his best friends, then
absent on a bridal tour, would prob
ably return if he (McKinley) sent a
telegram. The young fellow had been
married about a week, and was in
New England with his bride. He had
Intended to be away a good while.
McKinley sent him this telegram:
"It Is right to be married, and I con
gratulate you with all my heart, but
every man owes a debt to his country
That debt can bsat be paid by voting
as his conscience dictates on election
The young friend returned in time to
vote. This was long remembered by
GREAT RACE FOR GOVERNOR.
The great race which McKinley made
when he was elected governor of Ohio
in 1891, the year after his defeat for
congress, was full of amusing Inci
dents, besides Illustrating the shrewd
ness of tho Republican managers and
of the candidate himself. Expecting
that the Democrats would make the
fight on tho tariff issue, the Republi
cans, It Is charged by Democrats, re
sorted to a scheme which was a tell
ing one. At the various meetings the
Republicans had Imported men who
would rise, declare that they were
Democrats, but were going to support
McKinley because of his protection
views. This was done at hundreds of
meetings, and was heralded all' over
the state as showing a big change in
sentiment. Ono day McKinley got on
a train going to Cincinnati. He found
James E. Neal, the Democratic lead
er, on the same train, Neal was the
Democratic manager of that campaign,
and two years later was the Demo
cratic opponent of Governor McKinley
In the race for governor. Governor
McKinley and Colonel Neal eat togeth
er and chatted pleasantly. McKinley
was booked to speak in Cincinnati that
night, but wa3 also to make a speech
at Xenla on his way. When tho train
received Xenia a delegation of local
Republicans boarded the train and pro
ceeded to announce their programme.
They did not know Colonel Neal, and
coyly talked along. "And, governor,"
said the leader, "we have paid five
reached Xenla a delegation of local
distance and are not known to rise
and say they havo always been Dem
ocrats, but aro going to vote for you."
Governor McKinley smiled, and then
Introduced thorn to Colonel Neal. The
politicians were badly frightened.
President McKinley Is oa fond of
flowers b his wife. He loves to have
them on his desk, ami politicians who
see him frequently notice a big bou
queH of flowers. Every morning a man
takes a waiter of cut flowers to the
president's room and puts them on his
desk. They are cut In tho White
House conservatory and connlBt of all
kinds and varieties. The beautiful and
tho fragrant are mixed. Tho presi
dent likes fragrant flowers, but tho
beauty of soma attract him.
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Opiutn.Morphlnc nor Mineral.
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Relsman & Solomon, 103 Wyoming ave.
ATIILI'.TIC OOODS AND MCYC1.ES.
C. M. Florey, 222 Wyoming avo.
AWNINGS AND HlUinFII OOODS.
S, A. Crosby, 321 Lackawanna ave.
Lackawanna Trust and Safe Deposit Co,
Merchants' and Mechanics', 429 Lacka.
Traders' National, cor. Wyoming and
West Side Bank, 109 N. Main.
Bcranton Savings, 122 Wyoming.
nr.DDlNG. CARPET CLEANING, ETC.
The Scranton Bedding Co., Lackawanna.
Robinson, E. Sons, 435 N. Seventh.
Robinson, Mlna, Cedar, cor. Alder.
iiicyci.es guns. etc.
Parker, B. R., 321 Spruce.
City Blcyclo Livery, 120 Franklin.
BICYCLE REPAIRS, ETC.
Blttenbender & Co., 313 Spruce street.
HOOTS AND SHOES.
Goldsmith Bros. 304 Lackawanna.
Goodman's Shoe Store, 432 Lackawanna,
BROKER AND JEWELER.
Radin Bros., 123 Penn.
Scranton Candy Co., 22 Lackawanna,
:aiipets and wall paper.
Ingalls, J, Scott, 419 Lackawanna.
CAKHIAGl'.S AND HARNESS.
SImwell, V. A.. 815 Linden.
Blume, Wm. & Son, 622 Spruce.
Huntington, J. C, 303 N. Washington.
CHINA AND GLASSWARE.
Rupprecht, Louis, 221 Penn ave.
J, V. Flore, 223 Spruce street.
CONrECIIONERY AND TOY.S.
Williams, J. D. & Bros., 311 Lacka.
CONTRACTOR AND nUILDER.
Bnook, S. M Olyphant.
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
1 Harding, J. U, 215 Lackawanna.
Caryl's Dining Room, 503 Linden.
The Fashion. 303 Lackawanna avenue.
Kelly & Healey. 20 Lackawanna,
Finley, P. B., 610 Lackawanna.
DRY GOODS. SHOES, HARDWARE, ETC.
Mulley, Ambrose, triple stores. Provi
dence. DRY GOODS. FANCY GOODS,
Kresky, B. H. & Co., 114 S. Main.
McGarrah & Thomas, 200 Lackawanna.
Lorentz. C. 418 Lacka.; Linden & Wash,
Davis, O, W Main and Market.
Bloes, W. 8., Peckvllle.
Davles, John J., 100 S. Main.
ENGINES AND BOILERS.
Dickson Manufacturing Co.
PINE MERCHANT TAILORING.
J, W. Roberts. 126 N Main ave.
XV. J. Davis, 215 Iackawanna.
Brio Audren, 119 S. Main ave.
Clark, Q. R. & Co., 201 Washington.
TLOUR. BUTTER, EGGS, ETC.
The T. II. Watts Co., Ltd.. 723 W. Lacka.
Babcock Q. J. & Co., 116 Franklin.
JTLOUH. FEED AND GRAIN.
Matthews C. P. Sons & Co., 34 Lacka.
The Weston Mill Co,, 47-49 Lackawanna.
(rilUITS AND PRODUCE.
Dale & Stevens, 27 Lackawanna.
Cleveland. A. B , 17 Lackawanna.
Union Home, 215 Lackawanna,
Hill & Connell, 133 Washington.
Barbour's Homo Credit House, 42 Lack,
Kelly. T. J. & Co., 14 Lackawanna.
Megargel & Connell, Franklin avenue.
j'orier, jomi i.. "" J-acKawanna,
I Hlce, Lovy & Co., SO Lackawanna.
, rirle. J. J.. X Lackawanna.
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BUSINESS IB. '
Osterhout. N. P., 110 W. Market.
Jordan. James, Olyphant.
Bcchtold. E. J., Olyphant.
Connell. W. P. & Sons, 118 Penn.
Foote & Shear Co., 119 N. Washington.
Hunt & Connell Co., 434 Lackawanna.
UlAKDWAlti: AND I'l.U.MUINO.
uuuaier r orsyin, szj i-ena.
Cowlea, W. C, 1007 N. Main avo.
HARNESS AND SADDLERY HARDWARE,
Fritz. O. XV.. 410 Lackawanna,
Keller & Harrio. 117 Penn.
HARNESS, TRUNKS, BUGGIES.
B. B. Houser, 133 N. Main avenue.
Arlington, Grimes & Flannery, Sprue
Scranton lloute, near depot.
HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTER.
Wm. Hay, 112 Linden.
HUMAN HAIR AND HAIR DRESSING,
N. T. Llsk, 223 Lackawanna.
.EATHFR AND FINDINGS.
Williams, Samuel, 221 Spruce.
I.IME. CEMTNT SEWER PIPE.
Keller, Luther, 813 Lackawanna.
MILK, CREAM, BUTTER, ETC.
Scranton Dairy Co., Penn and Linden.
Ston? Bros., 303 Spruce.
Mrs. M. Saxo, 14S N. Main avenue.
MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING.
Mrs. Bradley, 20G Adams, opp. Court
MILLINERY AND FURNISHING GOODS.
Brown's Bee Hive, 224 Lackawanna.
MINE AND MILL SUPPLIES.
Scranton Supply and Mach. Co., 131 Wyo.
MODISTE AND DRESSMAKhR.
Mrs. K. Walsh, 311 Spruce street.
Owens Bros., 218 Adams ave.
Grrat Atlantic 13 Pants Co., 319 Lacka.
PAINTS AND SUPPLIES.
Jtencko & McKee, 300 Spruce street.
PAINTS AND WALL PAPER.
Wlnke, J. a, 315 Penn.
Orecn, Joseph, 107 Lackawanna.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
Stelle. J. Lawrence, 303 Spruce.
H. S. Cramer, 311 Lackawanna ave.
PLUMBING AND HEATING.
Howley, P. F. & M, F., 231 Wyoming av.
Horatlb N. Patrick, 328 Washington.
RL'BIIER STAMPS, SIENCILS. ETC.
Scranton Rubber Stamp Co., 533 Sprues
National Roofing Co., 331 Washington.
W. A. Wledebusch, 231 Washington ave.
J. A. Barron, 213 Lackawanna and
STEREO-RELIEF DFCORATIONS AND
S. II. Morris. 217 Wyoming ave.
TEA. COFFEE AND SPICE.
Grand Union Tea Co , 103 S. Main.
THUSS1S, HATTl'IlIE!!, RUBBER GOODS
Benjamin & Benjamin, Franklin and
UNDERTAKER AND LIVERY.
Raub. A. R., 25 Bprtce.
UPHOLSTERER AND CARPET LAYER.
C. II. Hazlett, 220 Spruce street.
WALL PAPI R, ETC.
Ford, W. M.. 120 Penn.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Rogers, A, B., 215 Lackawanna.
WINES AND 1 1QUORS.
Walsh. Edward J., 33 Laikawanna.
WIRE AND WIRE HOPE. 1
.Washburn & Moen Mfg C-a.v 119 Frankllf ,