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THE SCRANTON TIUBTJNE TlTURSnAY MORNING. DECEMBER 31, 189C.
THE SENATORIAL SUMMONS DEFIED Wtll-Kaown Philadtlpblaat Refuse lovitalioa to Testify. NONE OF THE WITNESSES RESPOND Mr. Pettit Says That the Eatire Mat ter Will Be Brought Before the Bar of the SenateDave Martia.Cbarlee Porter nod John 1". Perscli Among the Shy Witnesses. Philadelphia, Dec. 30. The power of the senatorial investigating committee to summon witnesses was openly de fled today, and the entire subject is to be brought before the bar of the senate when that body meets next month. I ne committee met today after a recess of about ten days, and Mr. Pettit. attor ney for the committee, announced that the Mutual Automatic Telephone scan dal would be sifted today by the com mittee. The allegations In connection with this company were that councils granted certain telephone privileges to the company, and It was charged that certain political leaders here and mem bers of select and common council were given shares of stock in exchange for this franchise. At the time the scandal cropped out, an Investigation was started by a councllmanlc committee, but It never came to anything. Mr. Pettit said that he proposed to investigate the granting of this franchise, lie thereupon culled as witnesses David Martin, Charles Porter. John P. Persch, one of the offi cers of the telephone company, and several councilmen. None of those called responded to their names, and Mr. Pettit then said that subpoenas had been avoided by other members of councils and that he purposed to bring the entire matter before the bar of the senate and compel the attendance of the recalcitrant witnesses before that Judgment. DEMPSET'S TESTIMONY. Among the witnesses who testified today before the committee was James Dempsey, an attorney of Peekskill, N. Y. Mr. Dempsey testified that George Persch, who was also connected with the Mutual Automatic Telephone com pany, was in Peekskill In 1895, at which time, it is alleged, Persch was a fugi tive from this state to avoid testifying before the councilmnnic committee. Mr. Dempsey swore that, at the In stance of Persch, he came here twice. He saw David Martin on behalf of Persch and told the Republican leader that Persch did not consider that he was being treated fairly, and that he was unable to, financially, afford to remain without the Jurisdiction of the councllmanlc committee, he should be fixed." Mr. Dempsey asserted that each time he saw Mr. Martin the latter assured him that Persch should not suffer and that he would be looked af ter. When the committee adjourned to day, at the suggestion of Mr. Pettit, it adjourned to meet at the call of the chair, so that the entire matter of the reculcitrant witnesses can be brought up at any time. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. Statement of Comparison of Earnings and Expenses for 1H00 with 1805. Philadelphia. Dec. 30. The Pennsyl vania Railroad company statement of comparison of earnings and expenses for the month of November and eleven months of 1896 with the same periods of 1X95 follows: Pennsylvania railroad lines directly op erated. Gross earning for November, de crease j C31,2"0 Expenses, decrease 41S.4U0 Net earnings, decrease 212,800 For eleven months Gross earnings, decrease 2,033.300 Expenses, decrease 065,600 Net earnings, decrease 1,417,700 Lines west of Pittsburg and Erie, direct ly operated Gross earnings, for November, de crease $1,026,800 Expenses, decrease 461,600 Net earnings, decrease 662,00 For eleven months Gross earnings, decrease 2,829.710 Expenses, decrease 9H2,S'R) Net enrnlngs, decrease l.SW.OOO All lines east of Pittsburg and Erie Gross earnings, November, de crease $ 841,1(10 Expenses, decrease 553,700 Net earnings, decrease 247,400 For eleven months. Gross earnings, decrease 2,80O,W)O Expenses, decrease 585,700 Net earnings, decrease 2,214,800 All lines west of Pittsburg and Erie Gross earnings, for November, de crease 11,093,809 Expenses, decrease 499,9i0 Net earnings, decrease 593,900 For eleven months Gross earnings, decrease 2.955,400 Expenses, decrease 1,086,900 Net earnings, decrease 1,860,500 WAGON DRIVER ARRESTED. William Post a New fork Teamster Accused of llobbing Mails. New York, Dec. 30. The postofflce in spectors have arrested William H. Post, a wagon driver, in connection with the mail robbery of Dec. 20. A quantity of Incoming mall from the west was stolen Sunday, Dec. 20. Many of the rifled packages were found In the water off West Brighton Beach and with this clue the inspectors have succeeded, so they say, in clearing up the case. Keys to mall pouches are said to have been Opposite Wyoming House. 0 ft found on Post, and a number of smaller articles, probably Christmas presents. In his room. He is twenty-two years of age and unmarried. He denies robbing the mails and says he bought the articles found in his room. It is believed he threw the packages of rifled letters In to the North river from a ferry boat. NEW AND OLD LEGISLATORS. A Ulaace at the Persoaael of the Next Assembly The Changes Time Works Among Lawmakers. From the Pittsburg Times. The CXIIth general assembly of Pennsylvania convenes at Harrisburg at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1897. Of the 50 senators and 204 representatives, 99 are new men, new men in the sense, at least, that they were not members two years ago of the respective bodies to which they are now elected. Some members-elect of the senate, Vare, of Philadelphia; Eby, of Lancaster; Mer rick, of Tioga, and Stlneman, of Cam bria were members of the house two years ago, and Losch, of Schuylkill, and Hertxler, of Juniata, served In the low er branch several sessions back, but Brown, of Philadelphia; Sproul, of Chester; Miller ,of Berks; Scott, of Luzerne; Hummel, of Snyder; Chls holm, of Huntingdon; Magee and Crawford, of Allegheny; Brown, of Lawrence, and Gibson, of Erie, are about to make their first entrance In to legislative life. Of the 204 representatives, 121 were not members of the last legislature. Nine of these, however, have served in previous legislatures. H. K. Boyer, cf Philadelphia, served from 18S3 to 1SS!). Inclusive, and was speaker In 1887 and 1889. After a term as state treasurer he was elected to the house again in 1892, but only served one Besslon. Rob erts, of Philadelphia, was a member In 1889, as were Bentley, of Erie; Camp bell, of Fayette; Mackey, of Lackawan na, und Coray, of Luzerne, the latter serving also in 1891, In which session Morrow, of Indiana, was also a mem ber, nnd Schofield, of Center, and Bare, of Huntingdon, were in the house in 1893. Leaving these ten gentlemen out of the list there remain 111 representa tives who have not had legislative ex perience. Of the 83 members re-elected, 19 are from Philadelphia and 6 from Allegheny, leaving a total of 58 from the other 65 counties of the state. The 25 western counties return 26 of these together with 6 more who have served In previous legislatures. As showing how brief is the career of the average legislator. It can be said that of the 60 senators who met at Harrisburg at the opening of the ses sion of 1887, Just ten years ago, but five are members of the senate which con venes next week. These are Gojiln, of Lebanon; Grady, Osbourn and Penrose, of Philadelphia, and Meredith, of Arm strong. Many of those who have left the senate during these ten years were men prominent In politics. Cooper, of Delaware, since collector of the port of Philadelphia; Mylln, of Lancaster, now auditor general; Watres, of Lack awanna, ex-lleutenant governor; Wall ing, of Erie, Just elected Judge of his county; Huff, of Westmoreland, and Kayburn, of Philadelphia, both finish ing terms In congress; Wolverton, of Northumberland, who went from the senate to congress; Williams, of Lu cerne, and McAleer, of Philadelphia, both elected this fall to the Fifty-fifth congress, McAleer having also served in the Fifty-second and Fifty-third congresses, and Delamater, of Craw ford, candidate for governor In 1890. Macfarlane, of Philadelphia, prominent In the sessions of 1887 and 1889, has had a sad fate. Connected with the wreck ing of some financial institution in Philadelphia, ho fled the country, only to return and deliver himself up to justice. "Lew" Emery, of McKean, a sort of stormy petrel In politics, was also a figure In the senate of 1887. Death has claimed some of the most prominent of the senate In that ses sion. Newmyer and Kutan, of Alle gheny, and Boss, of Bucks, were among the leaders, but, with Betts, of Clear Held; Metzgnr, of Lycoming; Taylor, of Philadelphia, and others, they have passed away. Of the senators who retire this year the oldest In point of service Is George Handy Smith, of Philadelphia. He was first elected in 1875, and has been a member ever since. Senator Smith served as president, pro tern., and was for 20 years one of the best known and best liked members of the senate. His departure from oflkial life, and that of Senator Kelfer, of Schuylkill, who was elected in 1876, make Senator John C. Grady, of Philadelphia, the nestor of the senate. Grady was also first elected in 1876, and is now enter ing upon his sixth term. Senator Crouse, of Philadelphia, was first elect ed In 1S74, but was out from 1876 until 1889. The next oldest In point of ser vice of those retiring Is Senator Upper nian, of Allegheny, elected In 1880, and following him Is his colleague, Senat or Steel, whose term of service dates from 188.4. There are only 14 of the 204 members elect who served during the session of 1887. These are Stewart, of Philadel phia, who is the "Father of the House;" Boyer, Keyser, Kidd, Kelbel, Roberts and Scott, of Philadelphia; Marshall, of Allegheny; Bliss, of Delaware; Co ray, of Luzerne; Lytle, of Huntingdon; Mackey, of Lackawanna; Bentley, of Erie, and Campbell, of Fayette. But the senate has a few of the representa tives of 10 years ago. They are An drews, of Crawford; Hertzler, of Juni ata; Kauffmun, of Lancaster; Thomas, of Philadelphia; Rowland, of Pike, and Haines, of York. EXCLUSIVELY. First in Styles. First in Quality. Lowest in Prices. A Saying or from 25 to 50 Cents on the Dollar. THE PARIS, Cor. Lackawanna and Wyoming Ave Scranton, Pa CLOAKS AND KIILLINERY TUNKIIANNOCK. At 10 o'clock Monday morning the Tunkhannock Water company will hold Its annual meeting at the company's office over the Wyoming National bank. B. W. Lewis has been called to Spring Hill en account of the serious Illness of his father. Last evening Miss Hope Northrop en tertained a large number of young friends. The card club were also en tertained at Dr. Bard well's by Mrs. Bardwell and Mrs. Charles Graham. Tuesday afternoon Stanley Toung, a son of George Young, while skating on the opposite side of the river, fell Into an air hoi?. He went under the ice but was soon rescued by a number of the boys. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hungerford spent yesterday In Wllkes-Barre. The laughable comedy drama Joshua Simpkins, will be seen at Piatt's Opera house this evening. The com pany carry their own scenery. In the third act a saw mill scene is Intro duced when a real buzz saw Is seen cut ting through a log. upon which a hu man being has been helplessly bound. Many fine singing and dancing spec ialties are incidentally introduced. A. S. Wintermurth and John Kings ley have purchased the Warren street meat market from Sheriff Knapp. Tuesday afternoon the residence of Ruel K. Billings, on Tiuga street, was badly damaged by fire. The fire caught In the root of the house, probably trom the chimney, and It was irome time be fore the smoke rould be cleared from the upper story and the fire located. Four holes were cut In the roof and the Tritons did good work with the two streams of water. The fire was hard to get at and consequently a large amount of water was used which completely deluged things in general and damaged the interior of the house badly. Billy Campbell was one of the first to unswer to the alarm and on the-way to the fire some of the paraphernalia of the hose cart tripped him, injuring his leg. Mr. Billings was in Wllkes-Uarre nt the time. The household goods have been stored In the building owned by Kugene Havidiick on Tiora street and recently vacated by H. A. Mack. Report was current Tuesday night that Andrew Jackson Ross was dead, but as he appeared on the street yester day mornlnx we doubt the fact. Mrs. William Hoadley. of Plttston, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. PhilunUer Cassidy. AKCIIBALD. Mrs. Patrick Qulnnan, of Laurel street; Is seriously HI. Miss Sarah O'Connor, who has been ill for the past month, is Improving. The fair of St. Thomas' congregation continues to be well patronized. Each evening there are large crowds In at tendance. Last evening the choir cf St. Patrick's church, Olyphant, was present and rendered several selections. This evening and tomorrow evening also there will be a special programme, In which several talented ladles and gentlemen will participate. Rev. John Holmes, who was ordained to the priesthood last week, celebrated the late mass In St. Thomas' church on Sunday morning. Father Holmes resided here until a few years ago. Judging by present Indications the coming local election will be a very exciting one. Scarcely a day passes that does not find a new candidate or two, and there will be little danger of our otlicial positions remaining unfilled. The hardest fighting will be for the of fices of tax collector and Justice of the peace. Patrick McDonnell, E. F. Munley and P. F. Kielty are most prominently named. It was generally believed that Thomas P. Moran would also be a candidate for the office, but it is nut probable that he will allow his name to be used at the caucus. Mr. Moran would make a formidable can didate, and with him out of the field It Is hard to tell who the nominees will be. In addition to those already men tion Max Klopfer Is said to be a candi date for Justice of the peace. John E. Jones Is a candidate for council from the First ward; M. F. Deun Is men tioned from the Second ward, and Thomas CaiTrey from the Third ward. Mr. Gllniurtin. the present councilman from the Third, may also be a candi; date for re-election. The name of Michael Ioftus Is also prominently mentioned. The latest candidate fur school director from the Third ward Is John Shifller. At present things are in a rather mixed condition so that It 1b hard to tell who will be the nominees. It Is likely that the field will clear up before the caucuses, so that there will not be more than two candidates lor each office before the people. FOREST CITY. The Young Men's Christian associa tion received a number of valuable books from Hem. John Wanamaker on Tuesday. The books will be placed In the library for the use of those who frequent the Young Men's Christian as sociation rooms. Frank Lowry, a driver employed at the Delaware and Hudson colliery, had his leg broken In two places on Mon day. He was taken to his home on Main street, where the Injured member was set. He was afterwards taken to the Carbondale hospital. The ball to be held under the aus pices of the Cornet band will be held in the Young Men's Institute hall this (Friday) evening and not on Jon. 1, as was announced in this column a few days ago. The Oermanla band of Carbondale will attend the ball and furnish music. Mrs. Mary O'Hara died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J. Connelly, early on Wednesday morning. Mrs. O'Hara was 82 years of age. She was born In Caren, County Mayo, Ireland. Four daughters, Mrs. J. White, of White's Valley; Mrs. J. Haggerty and Mrs. M. J. Connelly, of Forest City, and Mrs. P. Carney, of Carbondale, and one son, Michael, of White's Valley, are called upon to mourt the loss of one who has been a loving mother. The funeral will be held this (Friday) morning. Requiem high mass at St. Agnes church. Rev. Father Curenor will ojclate. The remains will be taken to Hill Top, Wayne county, via Erie railroad, at S.50, where interment will be made. If the Baby Is Catting Teeth. Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup has been used for over fifty years by mil lions of mothers for their children while teething, with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind colic and Is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Sold by druggists in every part of the world. Be sure and call for "Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup," and take no other kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle, CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. iirm Tit fl- J iiati y ,. bee station yZWHt inn MARKETS AND STOCKS Wall Street Review. New York, Dec. SO. The only redeeming feature of speculation at the Stock Ex change today was a spurt in American Tobacco and SutaT in the lute trailing. The movements In these shares saved the day from being one of the dullest on rec ord. The dealings were in small amounts and changes were omiy fractional, cover ing a range ot from ti 4 per cent. The declaration of a 2 per cent, dividend on Tobacco Preferred and 3 per cent on the common utarteU up a little speculation in the latter. The price first feil to 7'. then rose to 80 and closed at 79 against 80 yesterday. The real feature of the day was the execnutlon of buying orders for considerable amounts In Sugar during the fusel hour of business, which curried that stock tin from llu't to 112. The jump In Sugar fulled to stimulate dealings in the prominent railway storks, and speculation closed strong for Sugur und tirm for the remainder of the list. Tutul sales Were 127.UUU shares. Furnished by WILLIAM LINN, AL LEN & CO.. stO"k brokers, Mears build lug, rooms, 705-708. Open- High- Low Clos. lnir. est. est. lug. Am. Tobacco Co. ... 7T koi 79!i TT Am. Bug. tier. 10..IW 112 111) 112 Atch.. To. & 8. Fe.. 14 14'i 13Ti 14 At.. To. & 8. Kb Pr.. SI 231?, !3 IB Canada Southern ... 46 46 4(i 4S flies. & Ohio lil'i lti'i )' K Chic. Gas 73 7:i1a 73 73's Chic. & N. W HH'i 1017 1014 lill-', Chic. B. & U ti'J'. 7IA. W 70 Chic, Mil. & St. P. .. 7:t: 73Si 73 V3'i Chic, K. I. " Puc. ... M VH -"74 M'l Del. & Hudson 119 118 117 117ak 1.. L. & W 1"H i:ot 1.S If Gen. Electric 32 32 S2' Louis. & Nash 4Vi 4s't 48 ta'i M. K. & Tex Pr. ... 2s3 2s7 St'i W Man. Klevated 8S 89 8S' 89 Mo. Pac 2u4 !Mi 20 20'i N.J. Central lliM, llu',i 11014 luul, Nor. Pac. Pr. 32'4 Si 3-"a Out. & West U-V U lt-4 I4'i tjmanu aj'.j si't Ji'i Jl Puc. Mall l'l"i 21'i 24 2Pi Phil. & Heading .... ' 26'i 'M Southern it. It 9s 9 IW Southern II. H. Pr. . 2li Si.'j Teiin. C. ft Iron 2.V4 2."34 2: 2.7-j, lex. racine 9 9 9 9 Union Pacific i, 9'i 914 9i Wabash t;u 6. i . (ii.. Wabash IT Hi', lli'i lii'4 Western I'nlou 83'i 83Si 8:i9 8:i:1 W. 1, v-t, 1,1. tiKj V. 8. Leather , 9'4 SMj, V. 8. Leather Pr. ... t!24 fi4 fil (11 u. . nuiioer Si'4 ai'i 25'i CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE PRICES, Open- High- Low- Clos. WHEAT. ing. est. est. Ing. May 81 84 S2- 83 July bll 80 7S'i 7S1?; May 20' i 20'i 19'i 19'j May i"i 20 ;if. jr,t:, July 2ti?8 i?4 S-.i 2U',i CORN. January 3.72 3.80 3.7J 3.80 May 3.91 3.tf 3.93 .H7 PORK. January 7."i0 7.T.2 7.47 7..ri0 May 7.82 7.82 7.75 7.S0 Scranton Hoard of Trade Exchange QuotationsAII Quotation Based on Par of 100. Name. Bid. Asked. Dime Dep. & DIs. Bank 143 Scranton Lace Curtain Co 60 National Boring Drilling Co ... 80 First National Bank 650 ... Scranton Jar & Stopper Co. 25 Elmhurst Boulevard Co 100 Scranton Savings Bank 200 Bonta Plate Glass Co 10 Scranton Packing Co 91 Lackawanna Iron & Steel Co. ... 150 Third National Bank ISO Throop Novelty M'f'g. Co. SO Scranton Traction Co. 13 2 Scranton Axle Works 80 Traders Nutional Hunk 123 Weston Mill Co 2M Alexander Car Replacer Co 100 BONDS. Scranton Pass. Railway, first mortgage due ltls US ... People's Street Railway, first mortgage due 1918 110 ... Scranton & Plttston Trae. Co. ... M people's Street Railway, Sec ond mortgage due 1920 110 Dickson Manufacturing Co 100 Larka Township School b 102 City of Soranton St. Imp. 6. ... 102 Mt. Vernon Coal Co 8 Scranton Axle Works 100 Scranton Traction Co Hi Economy Steam, H. & P. Co 109 New York Produce .Market. New York, Dee. 30. Flour Dull, steady, unchanged. Wheat Dull, weaker; f. o. b $l7d: ungraded red, S1c.ail.ol: No. 1 northern. 93.; options closed firm at ;a 1'i iiniep yesterday; January. !H"Sc; March. 92;V.: May, SS'.c; July. Sl'i.o.; Jieceinlier, 91V. Corn Quiet, weaker; No. 2, 2!l'i.c., elevator: 30xn3tFV. afloat; options dull and weak; December und Jan uary, 2!"ic; May, Slfte. Oats Dull, weaker: uetlve December, 21'V'.: Febru ary, 22 v.; May. 23-1ic.; spot prices. No. 2, 22'..c; No. 2 white. 24tc; No. 2 Chicago. 23': No. 3. 20'i; No. 3 white, 2l:VM mixed western. 22a24c.; white do. and white state. 23a30i Provisions Quiet, firm, unchanged. l.ard Quiet, nominal. Butter Quiet, lower; state dairy, loalic; do. creamery, 14a20c. ; western creamery, 14a21e.; do. faetory, 7nl2; Elgtns. 21c; Imitation creamery, llalGc. Cheese Quiet, firm, unchanged. Kgg Quiet, weak: Hutu and Pennsylvania, 19a2W.; Ice house, Inaldc; western fresh, 1Sal9c; southern, ISalS'ac; limed, 14'L-c. Chicago (Jrnin nnd Provision Market Chicago, Dec 30. The leading futures ranged as follows: Wheat December, 8iV., (fl'uc; May, S3:lc; 827Hc; July, 7,c, "'... Corn December, 22V.: 22-c: May, STi'ic. 2.'i!ac: July, 2'i7e-. 2tlc Oats De cember, KiNiC. Ki'i.c; May, 2l'ic., 19Uo.j mess pork January, $7. .VI. V''-';', May, $7.82',, il.M. Lard January. $3.7"U'. 3.: .May, 3.97'4, $3.97',a. Short riln January, $:i.7.'i. $3.7"'s; .May, $3.95, $3.97. Cash quota tions were as follows: Flour was slow but firm: prices unchanged: No. 2 spring wheat, TH'.asic; .o. j io., isanc; ,mi, 2 red. aiK-atW'i.c; No. 2 corn, 23n23l4c.; N. 2 oats. 17al"V-: No. 2 rye, .ra.Tic.; No. 2 barley, 30c; No. 1 flaxseed, 73a"iic: linin Ihv seed, $2.6.1; mess pork. fi..T0ati.7."V; lard, 3.7".a3.80; short ribs sides, t3.'pOu3.W: shoul ders, J4.2."a4.r,0; short clear sliles, $3.ST',2al; whiskey and Sugars unchanged. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago. Dec SO. Cattle Receipts. 9,"0i) heel: market nrm ami nmi.ic nuher; common to extra steers. $3.50a.i.40; stock ers and feeders. 3u4: cows nnd hulls, Jl.iW.i 4; calves, t3.n0an.iM; Texans, $3.r0ai.2."i. Bugs Receipts, 33,000 head; market stronger; heavy packing ami shipping lots, $:U0:i 3.40: common to choice mixed, S:t.20i3. !; choice assorted. 3.3."a3.4.": light, $3.2a3 I.",; head: market steady: Inferior to choice. plus, t2.iHKi3.4ri. . Shee Receipts, 12,'!;0 t2.o0a3.u; lambs, $3.2.u.iu. Hitfliilo Live Stock. Buffalo, N. Y.. Dec 30.-Cattle Firm, best handy steers, t4.1oa4.33; good shipping, S4.40a4.riO. Veals $il.7.1a7 for best: S4.5n.-i (i.fti for common to choice. Hogs Steady ; Yorkers, S3-"si3.B": mixed packets. S3..VU 3.55; pigs, $3.70a:i.75: roughs, S2.P0:i:i.ir,; stags, S2.25aS.75. Sheep and lambs Lower for lambs: stendy for nheep; good to best native lambs, S3a5.25: common to fair, $4.50u 4.90: culls, S3.5oa4; mixed sheep good to choice, S3.25a3.50; wethers, S3.75u3.8i; culls and common, S1.75a2.75. Oil Market. Oil City, Pa., Dec. 30.-Optlon oil not qu.ittd; credit balun"es. 90c. CHIROPODIST AND MANICURE. CORNS, BUNIONS AND INGROWING nails cured without the least pain or drawing blood Consultation and advice given free. E. M. HETSF.L. Chiropodist. 330 Lack awanna avenue. Ladies attended at tbuir residence if desired. Charges moderata CITY SCAVENGER. Afi. BKIUU8 CLEANS PRIVY VAULTS and cew pools; no odor; Improved pumps used. A, BRIG 08, Proprietor. Leave orders 1100 North Main avenue, or Krckes' drug store, corner Aiiama and Mul berry. Telephone 4534 ESI RAYED. 'HO MY PREMISES DEC. 19. A RED COW X with turn down horns; owner can hare am by paying costs and this adrertlMmeut. VINCENT 8LAQERS, Sibley, Pa. Coninolly & Wallace A Substantial mark-down in prices has taken place in our Cloak Room. CONNOLLY & WALLACE, ONE CENT A WORD. WANTS OP ALTj KINDS COST THAT MUCH. WHEN PAID FOR IN AD VANCE. WHEN A BOOK ACCOUNT IS MADE NO CHARGE WILL BE LESS THAN 25 CENTS. THIS RULE AP PLIES TO SMALL WANT ADS., EX CEPT LOCAL SITUATIONS. WHICH ARB INSERTED FREE. HELP W A NT E D M ALES. MEN AND WOMEN OUT OK EMPLOY ment and willing to work can leBrn of a permanent situation at sotri wniri by writing at once to P. V. II., Hox 2X3, Augusta, Maino. At,' ANTED EXPEKT DOUBLE-ENTRY t bookkeciier to take trial balance sheet and audit year IiusIuchs; noue but experi enced need apply: wttb reforenooa. J. D. STOCKRK & CO.. Main atraot, Jormyn, Pa, tVr ANTED AN IDEA. WHO CAN THINK t T of some simple thing to putent f Pro tect vour Ideas: tlioy may bring you wealth. Write .IONH WKDDKHUUR S & CO,. Dept. C, I'atunt Attorneys, Wualiingtnn, D. 0., for their $IS"M prize otlor and Hat ot 'AM inven tion wanted. WANTED-A8 GENT IN EVERY 8EC tion to ranvniw: Si.tfl to JT.n0 a day made ; sella at eight: also a mnn to soil Staple Goods In dealers; Inst side line 875 a mouth; salary ur large commission made: experience unnecessary. Clifton Uoap and Manufactur ing Co., Cincinnati, O. T ANTED WELL-KNOWN MAN IN f t every town to solicit atock subscrip tions: a monopoly; big money for agents: no cupital required. EDWARD C. FISH & CO., Borden Block, Chicago, 111. II ELP XV AN I ED-FEM ALES. 1ITANTED-A G1RI. FOR GENERAL housework. Apply to MItS. F. 8., FRIEND, Jurmn, l'a, IADIES-1 MAKE BIO WAGES DOING J pleasant home work, nnd will gladly send full particulars to all semi Ing 2 i-t-lit stamp. 11188 M. A. K'J EHB1NB, Lawrence, Mich. WANTED LADY AGENTS IN SCRAN ton to sell and Introduo" Snyder's nikn icing: experienced cunvasser preferred: work permanent and veiy profitable. Write for particulars at onre ai'd set benefit of holiday trade. T. B. BNYDER & CO.. Cincinnati, a iVrANTED IMMEDIATELY TWO ENER VV getic Faleswnnien to represent us Guaranteed SH a day without Interfering with other duties. Healthful occupation. Write for l artli-ulitrs. enclosing stamp, Msngo ( Uumtcal Ccnipauy, No. IS John Street, Now York. AfiENTS WANTED. VtTXOTEDATiENR VV ty to sell patent bruci boriug maehlne mid other useful tools combined: s-Ut cheap; very farmer ami mechanic can afford one. Address A. H. HOUE, 4WD Chestnut Htreut, Philadelphia, l'a. ltrANTED- GENERAL AGENTS IN EV- f erv county; also lady canvassers; some thing new; snro seller; apply quick. J, C lill.HKUT. 141 Adams avenue, Scranton, Pa, GENTS WHAT ARE YOU GOIVQ TO dnalinut .Sure Citizenship price 81. Go ing by thousand Address, NICHOLS, Naperville, III. AGENTS-TO SFLL OUR PRACTICAL gold, silver, nickel and copiier electro piasters: f rices from (3 upward: salary and expenses paid: outfit free. Address, with Mump. MICHIGAN MFG CO.. Chicago. GENTH TO SELL (HOARS TO DEALERS; fSi weekly and cxtwiisas: cxperieneo un necessary. CONSOLIDATED MFG CO.. Van Buren at, Chicago, SALESMAN TO CARRY SIDE LlNETa O per curt, rr.nimissioii: sample book united tree, A(idrcs L. N. CO., fc tut ion L, New York. HOARD WANTED. YOUNG GENTLEMAN SEEKS A yUET, refilled Iwardiug place neur Public Li brary; references exchanged. F 'OR MAN AND WIrE, NEAR PUBLIC Library. Address A.. Tribune oBlt e. KOAKI) AM) ROOM WANTED. TVTEAR ELM PAKK CHURCH. ADDRESS 0 CON I R ALTO. Tribune olltce. FOR SALE. lOH SALE A SILVER-PLATED CONN V double bell euphonium, nicely engraved with trombone I ell. pold lined: ncnrlv now and nut tin: will sell lit a bargain. Address this week to E. W. GAYLOlt, LaKaysville, Pa. F'OH SALE-HORSE. AGED SIX YEARS, weight l.COU icui.cls; cun be seen at lt-l Prico street. FOR RENT. L'OK RKNT-N1CE la-ROOM HOUSE, 7S! V Washington avenuo; all modern im provements, by February 1- F'OR RENT-HALF OF DOUBLE HOUSE; modern improvements: rent renonable; corner ot Fine ard Bliikely streets, Dunmoru. VIEWERS' NOTICE. IN THK MATTER OF THE PETITION OP the city of Scranton for the appointment of Viewers to ascertain the costs, damages and expenses, nnd assess the lieiietlts for the construction of sewer of KoMusO'i streot. Lonerguii place, t'liiatnut avenue and Price street. Ill the Court of Common Pleas, Is'o. 44, November term. IstHI. Notice Is hereby given to th following par ties in Interest that the undersigned viewers, dulv appointed by the court In tho foregoing matter, have propared a schedule, showing the damages, costs and oxpenses ascertained and allowed, and the benefits assessed for the foregoing improvement, and that said view ers will meet and exhibit tho samo at No. 14 Lackawanna avenue, Scrauton, Pa., on the Vtu day of January; A. D. IHU7, at U o.olock a m., and will then and thereupon hear all excep tions thereto and evidence thereon: Philip T. Lonergan. Patrick O'Connell, Martin Don nelly, Mrs. P, McOarry, L. Goodman, Mrs. Jainw Uuwartb, Mary Alliro, J. ELLIOT ROSS, D. E. JOHNSON, MORGAN LAKE, Viewer. SEALED PROPOSALS. CEALED .PROPOSALS WILL BE KE O ceived at the office of the Secretary of the l-eranton Board ot Coutrol until 7.80 o'clock. Monday evening. Jan. ill, 1KH7, fortbo heating and ventilation of public school build ing No 'M. in accordance wich plans and spec ifications in the bands ot T. I. l.acey & Son, architects, Scranton, Pa. The sum of $150 la cush or certified check shall be enclosed with each bid, whioh sum shall bo forfeited to the school district in case of refusal or omission on the part of the bidder to whom the con tract nil all be awarded to exxcuto contract within luduys after the awarding ot the sum. Soparate bids will also be receivoil at tho same time for the sanitary system of said building in accordance with plans and specifi cations ij tho hands ot said architects; $.J III cash orcurtilled check shall be enclosed with each bid. under sinio conditions as above stated stipulated. Too Board resolves the right to roject any or all bids. By order of the Scranton Board of Control. EUGENE D. FELLOWS, georetary. SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE ReT ceived at the office of the Secretary ot the Scranton Board of Coutrol until 7.811 o'clock, Monday evening, Jan' 11, ItW. for tho heating and ventilation of the proposed eight-room fiubllc school building, to bs known as No. ft 11 aceordanco with plans and specifications m the hands of Juhu A. Duckworth, architect, Scranton, Pa. The sum of Jl'iO in cash or cor tiflcHl check shall be enclosed with each bid, which sum shall be forfeited to the school dis trict, in case of refusal or omission on the part of 1 he biddor to whom the contract shall lie awarded to execute contract within tn days after the awarding of the samo. Separate bids will also bo received at the samo time for tho sanitary system of said building, in aceordanco with plans and speci fications in the hand of aairi architect; ST0 in cash or cert Hied check shall be enclosed with each bid. under same conditions as above stated stipulated. The Board reserves the right to roject any or all bids. By order of the Scranton Board of Control EUGENE D. FELLOWS, Secretary. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. AUDITOR'S NOT1CE-R. DALE, TKU8 to, vs. O. F. Williams. Common Pleas of Lcckawanua county. No. tel January term, IK)?. The undersigned, an auditor appointed by tho Court of Common Pleua aforesaid, "to distribute tho fund arising from tho sale of t ho iters nal property of the above named de fendant by the Sheriff of Lackawanua coun ty," willuttend tothiidutios of his appoint ment at the Arbitration Room in tho Court Rouse, in the city of Scranton, Pa, on Thurs day, January 18117, at 10 o'clock a in., at which time and place all creditors and per sons interested must appear, or else be for ever debarred from coining in upounaid fuud. W. J. TRACY. Auditor. CHARTER APPLICATION. XTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN 1 application will be made to tho Governor of Pennsylvania 011 Monday, the lxtti day of Janusrv, 1X1)7, by Frank P. Cliristiun. Russell B. Williams. Christina It. Llnds.y, Robert M. Lindsay ami. I. N- Rice, under the Act of As sembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva nia, entitled "An Act to provide for the in corporation and regulation of certain corpor atlons," approved April 2d, 1M74, and the sup plements thereto, for the charter of an in tended corporation to bo called "The RusBtdl H. Coal Company," the character and object whereof Is the mining, preparing for mar ket and selling of anthracite coal and the pro ducts thereof, and tor these purposes to have, Hssess and enjoy all the rights, benefits and privileges of tue stud Aot of Assembly and its supplements. H. C. REYNOLDS, Solicitor. STOCKHOLDERS' .MEETING. 'pUli ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEET 1 ing of The Weston Mill Company will be hold at the First National Bunk, of Scranton, Saturday evening, Jan. nth, at 8 o'clock. A. W. DICKSON, Socretary, nniE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE i stockholders of the Third National Bank of Scrauton will be held in the Directors' room of t'ie hank buildimr, on Tuesday, Janu ary VL Ib'JT, between the hours of 3 and 4 p. m. HENRY UEL1N, .III., Secretary. XJOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE it annual meeting of The Spring Brook Water Supply Company for the election of directors and tho transaction of such other business as may properly coino beforo it. will be held on Wednesday, J uiuary 2llth, 181)7. at tho hour of M o'clock a. iu . at tbeotttca of the company in Scranton, Pa., In accordance with tue by.laws of the company. L. A. WATRES. President Attest:-T. H. WATKIXS. S-crrftary. SITUATIONS WANTED. (rruiMTwrcfEi aged man as driver or teamster; under stands care of horses. W, 11., -47 Jefforson aveuuo. QITUATioN WANTED-BY A BOY. AGE kj 17, to learn some kind of trade or bust lies., ir will work at Buy thing; best of refer ences. Address J. B 't ribune office. DRUG CI.FRK WANTS POSITION REG .stored Q. A.; best references. Address ERNEST GROSS, Wyoming, Pa. WANTED -BY MARRIED MAN, 8ITUA 1 tion as engineer, fireman or watchman; can do own repairing and make himself gen erally useful; good references furnished. E. C, 313 Linden street. CITUATION WANTED TO DO WASHING K? and ironing at home or go out by the day at anything, cleaning offices: will give perfect satisfaction at any place. Call or aduress A. B., Sll Norto Sunnier avenue. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Physicians and Surgeons. DK, MARTHA S. EVEHITT, 3k WAS ii iiigton nve. Oilice hours until 10 u. in.; i to 4, t) to 8 p. 111. MARY A. SHEPHERD, M. D., NO. 233 Adams aevnue. DR. A. TRAPOLD. SPECIALIST JN Diseases of Women, corner Wyoming avenuo and Spruce street, Scranton. Of. tlco hours, Thursday and Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. DR. COM EGYS OFFICE NO. 837 N. Washington ave. Hours, 12 m. to S p. m. Diseases of women a specialty. Tle- phone No. 3232. DR. W. E. ALLEN, 612 NORTH WA3H Ington avenue. DR. ANNA LAW, 80S WYOMING AVE. Office hours, 9-11 a. m., 1-3 p. m 7-8 p. m. DR. L. M. GATES. 125 WASHINGTON avenue. Office hours, 8 to t a. m., 130 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence 30 Madi son aevnue. DR. C. L. FREAS. SPECIALIST IN Rupture, Trusa Fitting and Fat Reduc tion. Rooms 206 and 207 Mears Building. Office telephone 18C1 Hours: 10 to 12, I to 4. 7 to i. DR. B. 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 209 ZZtiZr- 1st on chronic diseases of the heart, lungs, liver, kidney and genlto urinary organs, will occupy the office of Dr. Rooa, 232 Adams aevnue. Office hours, 1 to 6 p. m. W. G. ROOK" VETERINARY 8UR geon. Horses, Cattle and Dogs treated. Hospital, 124 Linden street, Scranton. Telephone, 2672. Luwvers. FRANK E. BOYLE, ATTORNEY AND counsellor-at-law. Burr building, rooms 13 and 14, Washington avenue. EDWARD W. THAYER. ATT Y AT LAW, -J BjLWyomlng avenue. JEFFREY'S & RUDDY. ATTORNEYS-at-law!Commoiiwealth building. WARREN KNAPP. ATTORNEYS and Counsellors at Law. Republican building, Washington avenue, Bcranton, Pa. JESSUP ft JESSUP. ATTORNEYS AND Counsellors at Law, Commonwealth building, Washington avenue. W. H. JESSUP, W' JESSUP. JR. PATTERSON & WILCOX, ATTOK neys and Counsellors at Lawi offices I and 8 Library building, Scranton, Pa. ROSEWELL H. PATTERSON, WILLIAM A. WILCOX. ALFRED HAND, WILLIAM J. HAND, Attorneys and Counsellors, Common wealthbulldlng. Rooms 19, 20 and 21. FRANK T. OKELL. ATTORNEY-AT-Law, Room 6, Coal Exchange, Scranton, Pa. JAMES W. OAKFORD, ATTORNEY-at-Law, rooms. 63, C4 and 63, Common wealth building. SAMUEL W. EDGAR. ATTORNEY-AT-Law. Office, 317 Spruce St., Scranton, Pa, L. A. WATRES. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 423 Lackawanna ave., Bcranton, Pa. URIE TOWNSEND, ATTORNEY-AT-Law, Dime Hank Building, Bcranton. Money to loan In large sums at 6 per cent. C. R. PITCHER. ATTORNEY-AT. law. Commonwealth building, Scranton, Pa. C. COM EGYS, 821 SPRUCE STREET. D. B. REPLOOLE. ATTORNEY LOANS negotiated on real estate security. Mears building, corner Washington ave nue and Spruce street. B. F. KILLAM. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 120 Wyoming ave., Scranton, Pa. JAS. J. H. HAMILTON, ATTORNEY-AT-law, 45 Commonwealth bld'g. Scranton. WATSON. DIKHL, HALL & KEMMKIt ER Attorneys and Counseilors-at-Law; Traders' N'atlonul Bunk Building; rooms 6, 7. 8, 9 and 10; third floor. Detectives. BARRING ft M'SWEENEY, COMMON, wealth building. Interstate Secret Ser vice Agency. Architect! EDWARD H. DAVIS, ARCHITECT." Rooms 24, 25 and 26, Commonwealth building, Scranton, E. L. WALTER. ARCHITECT. OFFICE) rear of 606 Washington avenue. LEWIS HANCOCK. JR., ARCHITECT 435 Spruce St., cor. Wash, ave., Scranton. BROWN & MORRIS, ARCHITECTS. Price building, 126 Washington avenue, Scranton. T. I LACEY ft SON. ARCHITECTS. Trader's Bunk Building. Alderman. OF. KELLOW. 100 W. LACKA. AVE. Dentists. DR. F. L. M'QRAW, 306 SPRUCS street. DR. H. F. REYNOLDS, OPP. P. O. DR. E. T. HARRISON. 113 S. MAIN AVE. DR. C. C. LAUBACH. 115 Wyoming ave. R. M. 8TRATTON. OFFICE COAL Ex change. WELCOME C. SNOVER. 421 LACKA. ave. Hours, 9 to 1 and 1 to 6. Dressmaker. MRS. M. E. DAVIS. 430 Adams avenue. Schools. SCHOOL OP THE LACKAWANNA, Scranton. Pa., prepares boys and girls tor college or business; thoroughly trains young children. Catalogue at re quest. REV. THOMAS M. CANN, WALTER H. BUELL. MISS WORCESTER'S KINDERGARTEN and School, 412 Adams avenue. Spring term April 13. Kindergarten 310 per term. Seeds. Q. R. CLARK ft CO., 8EEDMEN AND Nurserymen; store 14S Washington ave nue; green house, 1350 North Main ave nue; store telephone, 782. Wire Screens. JOS. KUETTEL, REAR 511 LACKA wanna avenue, Scranton, Pa., manufac turer of Wire Screens. Hotels and Restaurants. THE ELK CAFE. 125 and 127 FRANK- lin avenue. Rates reasonable. P. ZEIOLER, Proprietor. SCRANTON HOUSE, NEAR D L. ft W. passenger depot. Conducted on the European plan. VICTOR KOCH. Prop. WESTMINSTER HOTEL, Cor. Sixteenth St. and Irving Place, New York. Rates, 13.50 per day and upwards. (Ameri can plan.) GEO. MURRAY. Proprietor. t Miscellaneous. BAUER'S ORCHESTRA MUSIC FOR bails, picnics, parties, receptions, wed dings and concert work furnished. For terms address R. J. Bauer, conductor, 117 Wyoming avenue, over Hulbert'e muslo store. MEGARGEE BROTHERS, PRINTERS' supplies, envelopes, paper bags, twine. Warehouse, 130 Washington ave., Scran, ton, Pa. FRANK P. BROWN ft CO., WHOLE sale dealers In Woodware. Cordage anil Oil Cloth, "20 West Lackawanna ave. THOMAS AUBREY. EXPERT AC countant and auditor. Rooms 19 and 20, Williams Building, opposite postofflce. Agent for the Res Fir Extinguisher.