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THE SORANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY - MORNING-, AUGUST 20, 1897.
It's a caso of cut to coat or
carry over. So all the Sum
mer SI1003 uro shorn of profit.
What wo paid is nil wo ask.
In somo caso3, ovon less.
Men's, Womon's, Misses' and
Children's, all have shared
in tho price-shearing. Some
of tho lots aro broken, but
tho chances aro we'll bo able
to fit you.
Ono lot wo linvo In nil nl7cs.
They're) Misses' l-'Itio Shoes,
In brown nml chocolates,
with patent leather tips and
fronts, luce or button, $1.25
410 SPRUCE STREET.
Linen Slip Covers mado
for parlor furniture.
Visit our Drapery De
partment, the largest and
most complcto in this
part of the slate.
Tny your gas bills today and savo tho
Tho lAmcrJcun Volunteers conducted
tin" meeting at tho ltcscuo mission lust
A poster entertainment for tho bene
fit of tho Green Itldgo library this eve
ning at tho library.
M. J. O'Hora Is a candidate for dele
gate from the First district of the Seven
teenth ward to the Democratic county
Henry I.utz, Jr., and C. It. Xothacker
will bo candidates for delegates to tho Ue
publlcan county convention from tho First
district of the Thirteenth ward.
Andrew Hljniski, who la charged with
false pretenses, whs admitted to ball yes
terday by Judge Archbald In tho sum of
;'00. Ills own recognhjanco was accepted.
There will be a meeting of Company
P. Thirteenth regiment, tonight nt S
o'clock, for the election of a. tlrst and
second lieutenant. All members must be
present In full uniform.
Marriage licens-cs were granted yester
day to Isadoro Flnklesteln and YpIIu, Har
vey, S"ranton; Michael Possorotta and
Itos.i Murgole, Old Forge; l'eter Itouss
Inngo and Itoso Goodman, Jessup: Georgo
Klmeto and Anr.Io Polokovleh, Taylor.
While driving home from Taylor, where
3io was called professionally, hist night,
Dr. John P. Walker, of Hellevue, was
thrown from his carriage by reason of
the horso running away and painfully
bruised on the light leg.
Tho will of James Purcell, late of this
city, was admitted to probate yesterday
by Heglster of Wills Hopkins. Tho wltl
of Annie Casey, lato of Carbondalc, was
also admitted to probate, nnd letters te.?.
tamentary granted to her sons, Martin
V. and John .1. Casey.
At a meeting of tho text committee of
tho board of control last night In con
Junction with tho superintendent of
pohools, tho number of new text books
that will bo required during tho next
school year was ngreed upon. Tho com
mittee will present Its report at Monday
Tho Rim Park church and Sunday
school excursion will go to l.ako Ariel
tomorrow morning at S.Su o'clock. Tho
excursion tickets will bo good for any
trains during tho day. From present In
dications a largo number will go to tho
Lake, and they expect to havo u delight
ful time. Thero will bo games, tho win
ners of which will bo given prizes; and
refreshments, ice cream, etc., will bo
"Somebody told me that that young
man who was Just Introduced to us Is an
actor," remarked Maud.
"No," replied Mamie, positively; "I'm
euro ho Is not."
"Ho looks like one."
','l don't care, Hq isn't."
'''Htnv do you know?"
"Wo wcro talking about the stage, and
Jig named as many as 11 vo or six people
whose acting ho admired." Washington
;, "Madam," said Meandering Mike, "hov
ye get any cold coffee?"
"No," replied young Mrs. Torklns In a
tono of sympathy, "but you wait a few
minutes and I'll put somo on tho re
frigerator and cool It for you." Wash.
i -H-H -m-H-
We will be head
quarters from today
until the season closes
THE SMI GASH SIORL
WENT TO COMMITTEE
Alnyor Bailey Names (lie New Board ol
WILL SERVE FOR FIVE YEARS
1. J. McCnim Is Kenppolntcd nml tho
Now .Member nro lion. J. A. Scrim
ton nml A. I. Ucilfonl--Ordlimncc
lutroilticcil Providing for tho Mini
lior in Which Firomon'a I'm id Shall
Ho lInndlcd--Othcr .Mutters Thnt
Were Acted Upon.
At last night's meeting of the select
council, Mayor Bailey sent a communi
cation appointing P. J. McCann, Hon.
J. A. Scranton nnd A. P. Bedford n
board of park commissioners for a
term of live years from Sept. 1 to suc
ceed Col. 13. II. Ripple, Thomas Jlooro
and P. J. McCann. Mr. Manley wanted
to have the appointments confirmed
forthwith, but the proposition was de
feated by the following vote:
Yeas Chittenden, Manley, Fellows, Mc
Andrew. Sanderson, Kearney, Durr,
Itoss. Finn 9.
Nays Thomas, noche, Wagner, Burns,
Schrocdcr, Frable, Coyne 7.
It required a two-thirds vote to sus
pend the rules and confirm the ap
pointments forthwith. Tho following
bids for the construction of the Cherry
street sewer, between Stone and Pros
pect nvenues, were read and referred
to the sewers and drains committee:
Flannghan & O'llorn, S5 cents per lin
eal foot; V. H. O'Hara, 99 cents per
lineal foot: Hugh Gllmore nnd P. J.
Mahon, $S4S; P. J. Thornton & Co.,
HAD SEWERAGE SYSTKM.
A communication was received from
the board of heulth calling attention
to the sewerage system of Scranton
street and the bad sanitary condition
of that part of the Fourth war.l bou til
oil by Lafayette nnd Swet'and streets.
The filthy condition of Forest and
Breck courts, between Linden and
Spruce streets, was nlso complained of.
The resolution settling tho claim of
Michael Reap, of Piovldoncc, for J000
was amended to read that the amount
should be for damages ui. o date, .nd
was referred to the city so'liitur.
A common council resolution extend
ing the time allowed tho Columbia
Construction company for completing
the paving of Mulberry street was re
ferred to the paving committee. A
resolution directing that money duo
Contractor Peter Mulligan ba held by
the city until certain laborers employed
by him are paid was improved. It
came over from common council.
A common council resolution award
ing the contract for building the Far
ber court lateral sewer to P. J. Thorn
ton & Co. was concurred in, as was a
resolution providing for the purchase
and removal of a frame building on the
easterly side of Bromley avenue.
An ordinance directing the city treas
urer to deposit funds received from
the state of Pennsylvania for the re
lief of disabled firemen and directing
how tho fund shall be managed, was
Introduced by Mr. Schroeder and re
ferred to a committee. The ordinance
provides that nil claims of firemen
against the fund shall be acted upon
as other claims against the city nre
by the city councils.
Before the claims are presented to
councils they must be passed upon by
the Firemen's Relief association. This
fund shall bo available only for tho
relief of firemen, actually hurt, killed
or suffering from a sickness Incurred
while actively engaged In fire duty,
death from sickness so incurred to be
A resolution providing for a fire
hydrant on Woodlawn street, near
Washington avenue, was adopted.
An ordinance allowing the property
owners of Lackawanna avenue, be
tween Washington and Jefferson ave
nues, to enter Into a prlwato contract
for tho paving of that portion of tho
street passed on first and second read
ings. Ordinances passed on third read
ing: Prov4dlnc for paving and curb
ing DIx court, between Linden street
and city property, with brick pave
ment and concrete base: for construc
tion of sewer Section D, Fifth sewer
district; for construction of sewer Sec
tion C, Fifth sewer district.
FOURTH DISTRICT SEWER.
"When the common council resolution
directing the city engineer and street
commissioner to Inspect the Fourth
district sewer and ascertain -what can
be done to remedy the difficulty which
causes the properties along Phelps
street to be flooded at every severe
rain storm, came up for consideration
Mr. Roche Insisted that it was time
the trouble was remedied. Tho city
has already paid thousands of dollars
as damages and will be compelled to
pay much more for what can be pre
vented by the expenditure of $700 or
$S00. Mr. Roche said:
The resolution directing tho city
cleric to advertise for proposals for
erecting part of a building for the Cum
berland Hose company was on motion
of Mr. Chittenden referred to a com
mittee to ascertain what the entire cost
of tho building will be. Ho said the
present method of going about tho
erection of the building smacked
strongly of school board methods and
ho was opposed to It.
An adjourned meeting of the com
mon council was to havo been held
last night but a sufficient number of
members to constitute a quorum had
not appeared up to S o'clock and those
NIAGARA'S GEOLOGIC IIISTOKY
The Itivcr nnd Fulls Intimated to lie
l'rom 9,000 to 55,000 Years Old.
Tho Niagara river, which had been
first a strait Joining Lake Erie to the
Ontario gulf, grdually became a wide,
shallow, rapid stream; and then, as
tho waters of the lower lake subsided,
its bed narrowed and its tall increased
to 420 feet. But tho river wus soon
greatly enlarged, The land was rising
to the north of Ontario as well, and
ultimately the outlet from Lake Huron
to the Ottawa valley was blocked, and
the surplus waterc of the three greatest
lakes llowed by their present course to
Lake Erie, and thence to tho Niagara
With tho continued rise of tho land,
especially toward the east of Ontario,
tho water level rose until it attained its
present elevation, and the fall of the
river between the two lakes was re
duced to tho present 360 feet. Can
dates be assigned to those events? The
first estimate of the ago of Niagara
river was given by Elllcott over a cen
tury ago at 65,410 years: Blakewell, In
JJ.30, gava 12,000) Lyall's estimate of
35,000, was accepted for many years af
ter 1811, but recent writers, using th
mean rate of recession during 4S years,,
as determined by surveys, made tho
valuo about 0,000 years. Dr. Srxmcer
has mado a new and careful computa
tion of the ago of Niagara river and
Falls. He shows that tho recent esti
mates have not taken Into uccount tho
vnrlous chnngns that have occurred In
tho fnll and volume of the river. Ills
calculations result In a vnltie nearly
that of Lyall's. Dr. Spencer believes
tho Niagara river was formed nearly
32,000 ytars ego, and that 1,000 years
later tho falls were In existence.
For 17,200 years tholr height was
about 200 feet; thereafter the water fell
420 feet. Seven thousand eight hundred
years ago tho drainage of Lakes Super
ior, Michigan and Huron first llowed
through tho Niagara gorge, nnd 3,000
years ago the water rose In Lako On
tario until tho level reached that of
today. The falls, then, are 31,000 years
old. This estimate, calculated from tho
rate of craslon, is confirmed by another
made from the terrestrial movements.
Two deductions may be given one us
to the past, the other concerning tho
future. The lakes came Into existence
after tho glacial epoch, and Niagara
t.fter tho lakes; and calculations based
on the mean rate of rise of the beaches
in the earlier period of the lakes' his
tory show that the close of tho Ice age
may safely be estimated at CO.000 years
COMMON "PLEAS" JURORS.
They Will Serve During the Three Weeks
Term Which Begins on
Jurors for tho three weeks' term of
common pleas court beginning Sept.
20, were drawn yesterday by the
sheriff and Jury commissioners. They
are as follows:
MONDAY, SEPT. 20.
Georgo Mark, merchant, Scranton.
John. Clark, laborer, Carbondalc.
J. H. Mllroy, tinsmith, Wuverly.
Thomas Garvey, laborer, Scranton.
u. D. Holllster, farmer, Newton.
Peter McDermott, laborer, Carbondalc
John Tuthlll, pulley rigger, Blakcly.
1. J. Diskin, tracklayer, Mlnooka.
A. H. llelph, merchant, Scranton.
Ebenczer E. Jones, miner, Scranton.
Charles Hoban, laborer, Olyphant.
Thos. Thompson, brakeman, Elmhurst.
Jacob HasH, blacksmith, Scranton.
Thaddeus M. Hoth, farmer, Newton.
John C. Clark, clerk, Scranton.
Edwin W. Pascoe, clerk, Carbondalc
Patrick Swtenev. motorman. Scranton.
Geo. II. Bingham, sashmaker, Dunmore.
John J. Johnson, farmer, Greenfield.
Philip Hartman, machinist, Scranton.
John Hull, miner, Scranton.
Thomas Gllllgan, miner, Scranton.
Henry Smith, freight clerk, Scranton.
John McN'tilty, builder, South Ablngton.
Georgo. Callahan, gent, Scranton.
John Wolfe, hornessmaker, Scranton.
Lionel Wlnshlp, farmer, Covington.
Reeso W. Davis, merchant, Prlceburg.
Willis Stone, farmer, North Ablngton.
Fred Goebel, foreman, Scranton.
Frank J. Dougherty, operator, Covington.
Nathaniel Halstead, carpenter, Scranton.
Arthur Miller, farmer, Scott.
August Weber, Jr., carpenter, Scranton.
John U. Bevan, laborer, Scranton.
Wurren H. White, farmer, Dalton.
David Gabriel, laborer, Scranton.
William P. Evans, miner, Taylor.
John ti. Davis, miner, Olyphant.
Frank Pickering, foreman, Blakcly.
J. B. Gardner, constable, Gouldsboro.
James Eckersloy, nsst. foreman, Scranton
Michael Brennan, motorman, Scranton.
Frank McAndrcw. laborer, Scranton.
John Cawley, ex-aldcrman, Scranton.
A. G. Kehr, tax collector. Old Forge.
jonn uaiorne, mm nanu, scranion.
John A. Neuls, gent, Scranton.
F. II. Bailey, merchant, Wavcrly.
James Morrison, miner, Carbondalc
Harry Edwards, miner, Scranton.
John F. Williams, bookkeeper, Clark's
William Stevenson, clerk, Mosslc.
John F. Davles, gent, Bellevuc
Thomas F. Carden, miner, Carbondalc.
Jacob Schlagcr, gent, Scranton.
Michael Gallagher, tlmberman, Carbon
dale. John R. Mcltale, laborer, Olyphant.
J. L. Medway, foreman, Scranton.
Thomas Mullen, miner, Carbondalc
MONDAY, SEPT. 27.
Preston Brown, farmer, Scott.
Ralto Gavin, laborer, Carbondale.
Jacob Shafer, foreman, Scranton.
C. F. O'Boyle, fireman, Olyphant.
S. A. Whitney, Justice of the peace, West
W. J. Roberts, clerk, Scranton.
Thomas Kearney, laborer, Cnrbondalc.
Barney Schenk, blacksmith, Moscow.
Thomas Reese, miner, Bellevuc.
Georgo Collins, clerk, Carbondale.
Humphrey Williams, miner, Scranton.
T. B. McCllntock, florist, Dunmore.
William Blrker, miner, Scranton.
Ilmlnev A. H.irvcv. carnenter. Scranton.
Morgan Richards, farmer. Spring Brook.
Fred C. Ehrhardt. clerk, Scranton.
Martin Moran, laborer. Carbondalc.
John Gibbons, hotel, Dunmore.
H. E. Capwcll, farmer, West Ablngton.
John Bell, police, Carbondale.
L. B. Courtright, labo-er, Ransom.
11. L. Evans, Janitor, Scranton.
John Lynch, laborer, Scranton.
W. G. Itozellc, carpenter. Roaring Brook.
John Noone. miner, Scranton.
Samuel Davis, railroader, Carbondalc
John Relrdon. laborer, Scranton.
Albert Kibler, axemaker, Scranton.
Robert R. Williams, miner, Scranton.
David Powell, farmer, Scott.
W. R. Davles, restaurant, Olyphant.
William Hollenbeck, gent, Carbondalc
Thomas Fldler. miner, Scranton.
F. P. Gelder. gent. Carbondalc.
S. A. Hndsell, painter. Bald Mount.
John Walsh, laborer, Carbondalc
Oscar Rozelle, farmer, Schultzvllle.
Davton Lewis, farmer, North Ablngton,
William Larkln, blacksmith, Scranton.
nonius uoyie, miner, cnrijomiaie.
Reeso S. Davis, miner, Prlcoburg.
John J. Krnan, printer, Scranton.
Thomas Nealon, miner, Carbondale.
Daniel Tufcbs, laborer. Taylor.
D. G. Jones, undertaker, Olyphant.
Peter Lynott, minor, Scranton.
Thomas A. Ruddy, agent, Scranton.
Archibald F. Law. accountant, Dunmore.
Pardon Lewis, farmer, Fleetvlllc
T. II. Wntklns, coal operator, Scranton.
William Chnppell, met chant. Scranton.
James F. Cummlngs. clerk. Scranton.
A. B. Cowles, merchant, Waverly.
Ellery Stanton, farmer, Scott.
Charles Goth, laborer. Scranton.
Thomas Rich, merchant. Jermyn.
Daniel Shea, mlllhand, Scranton.
Michael Hannlck, gent. Taylor.
Jesse E. Clifford, timekeeper. Scranton.
Arthur Leyehon, tea agent, Scranton,
MONDAY, OCT. 4.
John S. McCabe, manager, Scranton.
Evan Walters, chalnman, Scranton.
P. J. Roche, hotel, Scranton.
M. D.. Smith, Justice of peace, Waverly.
Wm, Brennan, driller, Green Grove.
Thomas K. Jones, car builder, Carbondale
John E. Neat, miner, Scranton.
Charles Raynor, clgarmaker, Scranton.
Michael McAmlrew, yeoman, Dunmore.
Leander Yeagor, carpenter, Dunmore.
John Thatcher, clerk, Scranton.
Patrick Conahan, miner, Carbondale.
Sidney J. Jones, laborer, Scranton.
James Ratchford, miner, Scranton.
George Fassoldi gent, Scranton.
James D. Evans, Irs. agent. Scranton.
Anthony O'Malley, bollermukcr, Scranton.
A. T. O'Neil, agent, Carbondalc.
II. D. Jones, engineer, Blakcly.
II. S; Gardner, tax collector, Scott.
John It. Brooks, clerk. Scranton.
John Tlerney, constable. Scranton.
C. S. Qumaer, farmer, Marshwood.
Charles Foster, farmer, Amasa.
Frank Sweet, machinist, Scranton.
Emery E. White, farmer, S. Ablngton.
Frank Rommelmyer. clerk, Carbondale.
David Evans, mlno foreman, Soranton.
P. J. Mulherln, laborer, Mlnooka,
Eugeno Kennedy, farmer, Greenfield.
Charles Monle, engineer, llooslc.
W. L. Black, constable, Scranton,
John Karnoy, laborer, Scranton.
W, II. Cobleigh. Jr., farmer, Dalovlllo.
Rudolph Buenzll, clerk, Scranton.
Charles Graff, grocer, Scranton.
Anthony Klotz, farmer, Clifton.
William Coleman, miner, Carbondale.
John Burke, bollermaker, Soranton,
Nell 'McTague, manager, Scranton.
Horace Q. John, machinist, Scranton.
Judson Callendar, farmer, S. Ablngton.
John F. Gallagher, gent, Carbondalc
Isaac Evans, miner, Scranton.
John P. Emerlck, clgarmaker. Scranton.
John '.. Jones, machinist, Scranton.
Jacob Wester, farmer. Spring Brook,
Nicholas Moon, butcher, Carbondalc
James 8. Randolph, painter, Scranton.
J. E. Ward, farmer, Newton,
C. JI. Eschelbach, farmer, Gouldsboro.
Isaao Mendelssohn, bookkeeper, Mayfleld,
Alex. McDonald, conductor, Scranton.
Mark Duggan, miner, Carbondale.
John Whltfccck, hotel, Olyphant.
Jflmes White, mlllhand, Scranton.
William Oliver, Jr., laborer. Gouldsboro.
Richard Davis, carnenter, Dalton.
John Casey, cent. Scranton.
I M, A, Farrcll, fireman, Mayfleld,
EVANS AND HATTON
Chosen nt a Convention ol First Dis
They Endorse .McKlnloy's Admlnls
trntion, tho Dlnglcy Tnrlirillll nnd
tho Work of Roprcscntntlvo I'nrr in
tho Sytto LcKlslnturn--S. II, Itoblu
son nnd Kichiird Edwards Named ns
Altcrnntes--Nnmcs of the Delegates
Who Attended tho Convention.
Tho delegates from the several dis
tricts of tho wards which comprise tho
First Legislative district convened In
Co-operative hall yesterday afternoon
to elect two delegates to represent tho
district at Harrlsburg. Tho stato con
vention occurs there Thursday, Aug. 26.
Previous to the hour of convening,
little groups of tho delegates gathered
hero and there on the sidewalks and
their conversation seemed to Indicate
that tho convention would be harmoni
ous and short. So it proved.
Promptly at 4 o'clock the assembled
delegates were called to order by
Chairman Dr. W. A. Paine, with John
H. Reynolds and Price Thomas acting
as secretaries. Tho districts were
called and each delegate presented his
credentials. There existed no contests
in any district. While the credentials
were being handled, a committee com
posed of Marshall Preston, chairman;
Thomas II. Davles, Charles Lowry,
Alamanza Porter and William C. Beau
mont was appointed to present resolu
tions. Tho roll of delegates being complete,
permanent organization was effected
by making the temporary organization
permanent. The committee on resolu
tions then reported through Chairman
Preston. The resolutions were as fol
lows: THE RESOLUTIONS.
Resolved, That we, tho delegates to the
First legislative district hero assembled,
do heartily endorse the McKlnley admin
istration, and the splendid work of the Re
publican congress In tho enactment of
the DIngley tariff measure, thus estab
lishing confidence In business and Indus
trial circles and guaranteeing prosperity
to tho American people.
Wo heartily commend Representative
Farr for his earnest and effective work
fcr tho people. Wo endorse the eight
hour bill Introduced by him and now a
law, as In lino with progress. Wo con
gratulate him on his success In getting
a second appropilation for tho West Side
hospital, thus assuring Its exlstenco and
continuing tho great good that It has al
The above resolutions were imme
diately adopted. Nominations were
now In order for delegates to the state
convention. Hon. John H. Fellows was
recognized, and placed the name of
James A. Evans, ex-school controller
of the Fourth ward, In nomination.
His remarks were brief. II. C. Hatton,
of tho North Scranton section, was
nominated and nominations closed.
Election by acclamation resulted. It
had been expected that Attorney W.
R. Lewis and Thomas II. Davles would
also be placed in nomination, but har
mony was the word, and so it re
mained. THE ALTERNATES.
iS. B. Robinson, II. T! Fellows and
Reese A. Phillips were named as al
ternates. Mr. Fellows' name was with
drawn and Messrs. Robinson and Phil
lips were chosen- by acclamation.
"I move we adjourn," quoth a dele
gate. "Second the motion," said an
other. The convention accordingly ad
journed sine die. The delegates pres
First ward-First district, Daniel R.
Williams, David R. Reese. David Lloyd;
Second district, Albert Stevans, Evan
Protheroe; Third district, James Smith,
David Evans; Fourth district, Lewis A.
Johns, Alfred Piorce: Fifth district, Jo
seph W'ebb, John Pryde.
Second ward First district, S. B. Hobm
son, W. J. Owens, John B. Gillespie; Sec
ond district, Marshall Preston, Charles
Lowery, G. A. Phllo; Third district, W.
L. Holbort, Edwin Gearhart; Fourth dis
trict, Thomas Gwynne; Fifth district,
Third ward-First district, Jenkln Will
lams; Second district, Alfred Carwardlnc
Fourth ward First district, Robert Eld
rldge, Hon. John R. Farr; Second district,
Thomas II. Davles. Richard Roberts, Da
vid J. Williams; Third district, William
J. Williams, Thomas Williams, Edward
Williams; Fourth district, David C. Fleh
ler, Chris Robertson.
Fifth ward First district, John II. Rey
nolds, Dr. W. A. Paine, John Zlntel;
Second district, Prlco Thomas, John
Hltchlngs, David J. Davis; Third district,
Simon Jones, Evan Davles, T. E. Jones;
Fourth district, Georgo Carson, William
D. Morgan, W. R. Lewis.
Sixth ward First dif trlct, J. C. Vaugh
an; Second district, John Johnston.
Fifteenth ward First district, David J.
Davis, Enoch Hnrrls, Hon. John T. Will
lams; Socond district, Hon. John II. Fel
lows, John T. James, Edward Williams.
Eighteenth ward First district, Henry
M. Williams, W. C. Beaumont.
Twenty-first ward First district. Henry
Jltklns; Second district, John Roberts,
Thomas J. Thomas.
You will find very desirable goods in these departments at prices far
below their real value.
COME AND SEE.
SIDE CONTACT TH.OLLEY.
A System l)olKncd to Dinpenso With
Mnnr I'oles nnd Wires.
From tho Provldenco Journal.
While all who havo an eye for beau
ty condemn, or at least criticise tho
ordinary overhead construction of elec
tric trolley lines, tho trolley railroad
people themselves are awnro of tho
drawback constituted by Its high cost
and tho necessity for a virtual du
plication of tho work whero a doublo
track Is Installed. To aid In overcom
ing tho objections to overhead con
struction for electric railroads as cus
tomarily Installed, John C. Henry, of
Denver, Col., has devised a form of
construction which moots tho opposi
tion half way by dispensing with one
half of tho poles and wires commonly
used. His schema comprehends a sys
tem of doublo track electric railway
with tho cars traveling In opposite
directions nnd making contact against
tho sides of a single trolley wire which
in this case Is suspended between tho
doublo tracks from span wires at tho
usual height. The poleB instead of be
ing located opposite each other, nro
staggered and occupy diagonal posi
tions on opposite slde3 of tho street, so
that one-half of the number ordinarily
used may bo dispensed with and tho
strain on the remainder greatly re
In the construction tho span wlro
strain Is exerted in two directions on
each pole, namely, laterally and In a
line parallel with the track, the latter
component being comparatively small.
With poles spaced 200 feet apart on op
posite sides of the street, CO feet be
tween the curbs, the lateral strain on
the pole Is only one-half as much as
the pull at right angles thereto (paral
lel with the track), and tho lateral pull
is a balanced one. Tho fact that but
one trolley wire Is used for both
tracks Is also a relief to tho poles.
Each car In place of the present long
trolley pole would carry a fixed vertical
arm or mast rising from tho roof from
which collecting arms mounted on tho
top of this upright will swing out on
either side far enough to engage side
contact with the conductor wire. Cars
on adjoining tracks use different verti
cal sides of tho common central wire.
LIFE NOT WORTH LIVING.
Tho nurse bent over hlmjjas ho showed
somo signs of returning onsclousntss.
His legs wcro broken, but these discov
eries were not all mado at once.
When he finally learned how badly ho
was hurt ho still seemtd to have somo
hope left, but his expression was Indeed
piteous as ho faintly asked:
"Is tho bicycle broken, too?"
"Alas, It Is," answered tho nurse, for
she dared not Ho to him.
Ho turned his faco toward the wall.
"Why strugglo longer against fate?" ho
Bald. "Discharge tho doctor and send for
an undertaker." Chicago Post.
NOT THAT MELANCHOLY.
Job sat in a secluded corner, with his
head In his hands, and his halo was sadly
"It seems to me," sold a fellow angel,
"that for a person so pleasantly situated
you are sadly In the dumps. Wlhat's hap.
pened to you?"
"I'm trying not to bo rebellious," re
marked the venerable and saintly sufferer.
"I havo about run tho gamut of affile
tlons, but I draw the lino on this."
And he held forth In his wrinkled palm a
newspaper clipping which announced that
a Brooklyn preacher had compared him
to Hamlet. Now York Herald.
IN DOLLARS OR .?
From tho Cincinnati Tribune
Said Baglsey "I hear that Newdule
sold himself to the rich girl there by his
side. Wonder how much ho got?"
Said Jawklns, as tho handsome heiress
moved away: "I should say a pretty good
SHE HAD HER DOUBTS.
From tho Tammany Times.
It was on an ocean steamer and the
weather was pretty rough.
Could you keep a secret?" ho Whispered.
"I am not quite furo about my being
able to keep anything, any more," sho
At It Again.
She "You don't hear of women cash
iers running away with tho funds of
their employers. It Is always a man cash
ier who does that."
He "Of course. Tho he-cashler hasn't
any hope of marrying tho old man." In
WILL YOU GIVE UP all that health
means to you? If not, look out for Im
pure blood. Cure bolls, pimples, hu
mors and all scrofulous tendencies by
taking Hood's Sarsaparlllo.
HOOD'S PILLS are purely vegetable
and do not purge, pain or gripe. All
Por Infants and Children.
We have made big reductions in the prices of
Shirt Vaists, Parasols,
' Shirt Waists, White Goods,
'Tailor-made Suits, Wash Goods andi
' Separate Skirts, All Summer Goods,
Wo are still doing business at the
same old stand where Wo havo been for
twenty-two years past and most re
spectfully solicit the patronage of tha
publto as heretofore in awnings, tents,
flags and all kinds of society goods
S. J. Fuhrman & Bra,
No change of cars of any class be
tween your station and Cleveland, Fort
Wnyno and Chicago via D L. & W.
and Nickel Plato roads. Lowest rates.
Mndo of pure alumi
num. Aluminum docs
not corrode. This is n
feature that will bo par
ticulnrlv welcomed bv
tlioso who havo found
how easily tho tinned
liiiliip of tho ordlnnry
Chafing Dish is scrap
ed away by the stirring
of a spoon.
Cheap aa tho nlckel-platcd kind,
Millar & Peck,
134 WYOMING AVENUE.
Walk in and. look around
Of our August Improve
ment Sale, then the change
of departments Pictures
come down stairs, Pianos go
up. Every day new things
are cut in price to hurry the
selling. Today we cut Pic
Of Fine Etchings,
steel Engravings, Ar
totypes. Pastels, Wa
ter Colors, Photographs, plain and
hand tinted, Oil Paintings works
of art every one of them.
Special discount of 10 per cent, on
Pictures except the following:
Etchings Size 14x28 oak
frame gold corners.
Double A French glass and No. 1
mat. Cheap at $1.25. Today
may go at 7aC.
Oval gilt frame,
with best mat
and class, cize
16x20. Frame alone worth $5.00.
Complete today for S5.98.
Boats at the Italian
Coast," a master
piece by the celebrated artist, A.
Boughe, surely has not been appre
ciated here or it would have sold
some time ago. The price, $25.00.
The Rexford Co.,
303 Lacka. Ave.
415 and 417
Lackawanna Avenue Scranton.
DID YOU EVER
LOOK AT OUR
There are some
very good things
that we sell at
Handled Beer Mugs, ground bottom. ,ic
Tln-top Jolly Tumblers 2 for to
Plain Glass Table Tumblers, 2 for....4o
Fancy Glass India Salts, 2 for 4o
Glass Beer Goblets 4o
C-ln. Jelly Stands 4o
Glass Tea Sets, 6 pieces, each piece. ,4o
Fine cut class Wine Goblets 4o
Flno cut glass Plcklo Dishes 4o
Fine cut glass Sauce DlsWes 4c
Fine cut glnss Tooth Pick Holders. .4c
Load glass-blown Whiskey Tumblers,4o
Lead glass-blown Champagne Tum
Lead glass-blown Beer Glasses 4c
Lead glass-blown Pony Beers 4o
Lead glass-blown Wine Beers 4c
Lead glass-blown Engraved Tum
Lead glass-blown Lemonade Tum
Lead glass-blown Swell Tumllers....4c
Heavy Bottom Whisky Glasses 4o
Cream Pitchers 4c
Nest Eggs, 2 for 4c
Lead Cups for bird cages 4c
Bird Bath Tubs 4o
Glass Olive Dishes 4c
Glass Measuring Glasses 4c
Nickel-top Salt and Pepper Shak
Mustard Cups 4o
Deceptive Wines 4o
Open Table Salts 4c
Opal Salt and Pepper Shakers 4c
Nickel-top Jelly Glasses 4o
Fruit Jar Tops. 2 for 4c
Fruit Jar Rubbers, 1 dozen 4o
Fruit Jars, Mason's 1 qt. size, 1 doz..45o
Many Other Good Things.
310 Lackawanna Ave.
J. H. LADWIG.
Hy the uio of my now local anaesthetic. No
eleep-produclng agent, it Is Hlmply Inpplled
to tho gums nnd the tooth extracted without
a particle of pain.
All other dental'opcratlons performed posi
tively without pain.
tut 1 (Pv
WARRANTED 5 YEARS.
These nre tho f.imo teeth other dentists
charge from 15 to if 25 u set for.
TEETH WITHOUT FLUTES.
Gold nnd Porcolnln Crowns; Gold, Silver
and Cement Fillings, nt one-half the usual
cost. Examination froo. Open evenings 7 to
8. Sunduys O to 11 a. m.
316 Spruce Street,
Next Door to Motel Jermyn.