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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY. APRIL 5. 1898.
COUNCILS REORGANIZE Scranton's Fiscal Year of 1898 Began Yesterday. REPUBLICANS IN CONTROL Appropriation Ordinance Was Allowed to Die. C. 13. Chittenden tindJnmcii Molr, lie- publican", ol tho Mutli Wnrel, ICIci't- nil I re i il r n I s f Sclnct nnd Coin mon Council KusiGclivjvillnrtln T. Lnvollc l.e-clccleel City Clerk nml II. C. Hntton, Itcpuhllcnii, Elected to UN Olil Position ns Clerk ol Co in in on Council. AT NOON yesterday or, technlc nlly, immediately following the annual reorganization of the select nml the common council between 10 nml 11 o'clock, the its ne4 llscnl year of IS'.in begun. 'I he business attending the final meet ings of tin., old and the initial meetings of the new councils was watched by scores of onlookers from nearly all the wards. They thronged the galleries and spectators' seats in the rem- of each council chamber and were grouped about the two gallery and four corridor doors. As was expected. C. K. Chittenden nnd .lames Molr. Itepubllcans, both of the Ninth ward, were elected to the chairs of select and common councils, respectively. Harry C. Hntton, the rjepubllcan ex-clerk of common council, was elected to his old position, suc ceeding John P. Mahon, Democrat. The elections were accomplished by a strict party vote, excepting Thomas Norton, Democrnt. representing the Twcnty t'rst vinrd In common council, who voted with the Henubllcans. Had he voted with his party, however, the re sult would have been the same, us the Republicans have a majority of one in each branch nnd a majority of two votes on Joint ballot. Martin T. I-avelle was re-elected city clerk for the twentieth consecutive term. Cummon Didn't Meet. INTKKISRT- naturally centered in common council after 9 o'clock, the hour when that Democratic body was to have convened nnd attempted to pass tho appropria tion and tax levy ordinances. A quorum could not be mustered un til after 10 o'clock, the Republi cans and two Democrats, Messrs. Mc Orall and Norton, being absent, thus preventing consideration of the to the Republicans obnoxious appropriation measure. The Republicans appeared nt tho door of the common council chamber at 10.03 o'clock. The only absentees during roll call were Messrs. McGrnll and Norton, Democrats, nnd Mr. Thomas, Republican, who was waiting to take his scat In the upper branch. President Nealls declared himself ready to receive a motion or other offer. Mr. Oliver, for the Republicans, moved for a sine die adjournment. Mr. Orler, Democrat, asked for rec ognition, but President Nealls ruled that the motion could not be debated or any counter motion accepted, Inas much ns the hour was after 10 o'clock. Mr. Grler, evidently, wished to call for the reading of the appropriation and tax levy measures. When President Nealls put the mo tion to adjourn and declared It carried, the Democrats called for tho ayes nnd nays, but President Nealls would not change his decision. The retiring mem bers then surrendered their seats and the new members entered and made ready for the reorganization. The retiring members were: P. F. Gordon (D). Second ward; Simon Thomas (R), Fourth vnrd; John F. Regan (D), Sixth ward; John J, Flnna ghan (D). Klghth ward; Edward Wen zel (R). Tenth ward (re-elected); Mor gan J. Sweeney (D), Twelfth ward; P. J Nealls (D), Fourteenth ward; Lorenz P Zelrtler (D), Sixteenth ward; James F Noone (D), eighteenth ward, and Thomas McGrnll (D), Twentieth ward. The Reorganization. A FEW minutes later, when the lower branch met for reorgan ization, the following 1S97 mem bers were In their seats: David Reese (in. Klrst ward; James J. Urler (Di, Third ward; John Walker (U). Fifth ward: M. 1 Ullroy (I)), Seventh wan) James Molr ill). Ninth ward; Philip Wlrth (Hi. Eleventh ward; T. It. Jackhjii (It). Thirteenth ward; Joseph Oliver ill). Fifteenth ward; Luther Kel ler ill). Seventeenth ward; R, J, Slierl .dan (D), Nineteenth ward; Thomas Nor ton (D). Twciity-ilit ward. Tho new members were: M V. MorrN (in, Second ward; William V Griffiths (R), Fourth ward; P. K. (,'al pin (D). Sixth ward; Ki eel Zlzleman (It), Eighth ward: J. Mnmihan (D), Twelfth ward, Edward Wenzel (H). Tenth ward (re-elected); C. F. Wenzel (It), Four teenth ward; E. J. Coleman (D), Six teenth ward; Thomas .Morns (it), Eight eenth ward; Michael J. e'uMck (D), Twen tieth ward. Mr. Molr, of tho Ninth, and Mr.Grler, of the Third, were nominated by the Itepubllcans nnd Democni's respec tively, for temporary chairman, and the former was elected by a party vote of 11 to 10. Assistant City Clerk Kvnn R. Morris was elected temporary clerk and Clerk John P. Mahon retired. The certificates of tho election of new members wero read and nccepted. For permanent chairman Mr. Molr was nominated by E. F. Wenrel for the Republicans. Charles F Wenzel, of the Fourteenth ward, u. new Demo, cratlo member, was nominated by Mr. Orler. Mr. Molr was elected by a vote of 12 to 0, each cnndlduto voting for his respective self nnd Mr. Norton, Democrat, for Mr. Molr. President Molr Is one of the veterans of tho city's legislature. He has aery, ed nine successive years In tho lower branch, Having been elected six times from the Ninth ward. Ho was chosen president in 1892, retiring when the common council changed from a Re publican to a Democratic majority The oath to the now president administered by Secretary 10. D. Fel lows, notnry, of tho board of control. Tho new members then subscribed to tho oath administered by President Molr. Mnyor Bnltey wns not present to administer the president's oath ns hns been the custom with previous inayorr. Nominations for clerk were then de clared In order. Ex-Clerk Hntton wna nominated by Mr. Oliver for tho Re publicans, nnd Mr. Mnhon, tho retir ing clerk, by Mr, Culpln and C. F. Wenzel for the Democrnts. IJy tho same vote ns In the election of Presi dent Molr, 12 to n, Hntton wnn elected. He subscribed to the outh ndminlster ed by President Molr. but relegated to Assistant City Clerk Morris the du ties of the clerkship during tho re mainder of the session. A resolution by Edward Wenzel that the lh1" rules prevhll In 1S98 wns adopted as wns n concurrent resolu tion, offeied by Mr. Oliver, directing tho city engineer to submit to councils an approximate estimate of the miles of graded nnd ungraded streets In each ward. Committees Named. THE following committees for 1S98, appointed by the new president, were then read: Auditing Committee Joseph Oliver, Fred Zlzeiman, T. II. Jackson, Thomas Morris, W. V. OrllllthH. It. J. Sheridan, U. L. Wfn.el. M. V. Morris, Philip Wlrth. Estimates Luther Keller. Joseph Oli ver, David Reese, Edward Wenzel, Philip Wlrth. Finance James J. Grler. It. J. Sheridan, F. W. Zlzelman, M. F. Ullroy, W. V. Orif llths. Flro Department Edward Wenzel. M. V. Moirls. Tlminus Norton, Philip Wlrth, Fied Zlzelnuin. Judiciary Joseph Oliver. T. H. Jackto.i, John II. Walkir, Patrick Culpln, James Mnnag'iiili. Light und Water-William V. Griffith. Luther Ke'ler, Philip Wlrth, Thomas Morris. Jnmes Grier. Laws and Ordinances John Monaghan, Thomas Noiton John 11. Walker, M. F. Ullroy, Piittlck Culpln. License Thomas Norton, M. V. Morris, M. J. Cislck, Willlnm V. Orllllths, Ed ward Wenzel. Manufactures M. J. Puslck. T. II. Jack son. Charles Wenzel, F. W. Zizclman, Thomas Morris. Police- Thomas Morris. Edward Wen zel. John Mom ghan, D. II. Reese, Philip Wlrth. Prlntlng-n. J. Sheridan. William V. Orlfllths, James J. Grler, T. B. Jackson, Patrick Calpln. Public Uulldlngs-F. W. Xlzlcmnn, T. H. Jackson, Joseph Oliver, R. J. Sheridan, Edward Coleman. Parks Phllln Wlrth. Edward Weiuel. Luther Keller, M. J. Cuslck, John Mona ghan. Pavements David II. Reese, Luther Keller. W. V. Griffiths, C. F. Wenzel, M. V, Morris. Hallways-John H. Walker, F, W. Zizle man, M. V. Morris, Thomas Norton, Thomas MoiTls. Rules M. F. Gllroy, E. J. Coleman. D. 11. Reese, Patrick Calpln, Luther Keller. Streets anil Hrlelges T. U. Jackson, Jo. seph Oliver, M. V. Morris, Thomas Mor ris. Charles Wenzel. Sewers ci.il Drains M. V. Morris, John II. Walker. Luther Keller, James J. Grler, Patrick Calpln. Sanitary PatrlckCalpln. John II. Walk er. M. J. Cuslck, Thomas Morris, D. II. Reese. Taxes-E. J. Coleman, W. V. Grllllths. M. F. Gllroy, John Monaghan, Edward Wenzel. Treasurer's .'Counts M. F. Gllroy. John Monaghan, Philip Wlrth, Charles Wenzel. W. V. Griffiths. Collectors' Accounts Charles Wenzel. M. J. Cuslck. Thomas Norton, R. J. Sher idan, D. II. Reese. Vlre and Immorality David II. Reese, M. V. Morris, E. J. Coleman, W. V. Grif fiths, Thomus Norton. The fijllowlng resolution In compli ment to the retiring Democratic pres ident, P. J. Nealls, which through an oversight was not offered before tho sine die adjournment, was presented by Mr. Wenzel: That the thanks of this council nre duo and aro hereby given to the president lor the able, Impartial and dignified munn.-r in which he has presided over its dellb eiatlons, and to the clerk for the satis factory manner in which he has fulfilled the duties assigned htm. The resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote, President Molr pre viously taking occasion to bestow con siderable praise upon the retiring pres ident. The latter, while a strict and loyal partisan, had always been a councilman nnd president of consider able worth to the city, and hits ward, the Fourteenth. Ho was never on the wrong side In tho consideration of non polltlcal nnd non-lndlvldual measures. There was no member of councils es teemed more highly by Mr. Molr nnd no member of whom he would more readily nsk or to whom he would more gladly grant a favor. The meeting then adjourned to meet In Joint session. Select Council. THE loot roll in the 1S97 select council wns called at 9.43 o'clock when the following members answered to their names: Mensrs. Ross, Finn, Thomas, Williams, Roche, Durr, Chittenden, Wagner. Robinson, Mnnley, Schroeder. Lansing, Rums, Frable, Coyne, Sanderson. Mr. Fel lows., Mr. McCann, Mr. Kearney and Mr. McAndrow came a few moments later and before the reading of tho minutes ww finished. The only ab sentee was Mr. Clarke. The minutes of the preceding meeting were ap proved. Mr. Roche, the floor lender of tho Democrats, then presented the follow ing resolution, which wns adopted unanimously: Resolved, by tho select council of tho city " ricranton, that a vote of thanks Is ht 'by tendered Mr. Georgo Sanderson for tho able and Impartial manner In which he presliled over tho sessions of this council during the past year. President Sanderson responded to the tenor of tho resolution. He had tried, ho said, to occupy tho chair with fairness nnd good judgment. If ho had erred, the mistakes had not been In tentional nor calculated to Injure any one. Ho thanked the members for the friendly sentiment of tho resolution. The upper brunch then adjourned sine die, tho following members retir ing: W. J. Thomas (R). Fourth ward; M. E. Clark (D), Sixth wurd; Fred. Durr (It), Eighth ward; James J. Man ley (D), Twelfth ward; M. J. Burns (D), Eighteenth ward. When the upper branch convened for reorganization the full number of members, twenty-one, were present. The eleven whose terms had not ex plred were: Flnloy Ross (II), First wards John J. Kearney (D), Third wurd; Richard II. Williams. (II), Filth ward; John E. Rocho m .u. wurij; c. E. Chittenden (R), Ninth ward; Robert Robinson (D), Elev enth ward; Georgo Sanderson (R), Thir teenth ward; Horatio T. Follows (II), Fifteenth ward; J. A. Lansing (11), Sev enteenth ward; Edwin Frable (U), Nine teenth ward; John J. McAndrow (U), Twenty-first wnril, Tho new and re-elected members were: W, M. Finn (R). Second ward (re-elect-ed) j Simon Thomim (It), Fourth ward; Edwnrd James (It), Sixth wnrel; T. C. Melvln (D), Eighth ward; C. F. Wagner (11), Tenth ward (ro-clcetcd); John J. Shea (D), Twelfth ward; Tetcr F. Mc Cann (D), Fourteenth wnrel (re-elected)! Adam Schroeder (R), Sixteenth ward (ro elected); Thomas O'lloyto (D), Eighteenth ward; T. J. Coyne (D), Twentieth wurd (re-elected). It. II. Williams, Republican, of the Fifth ward, was elected temporary chalrmun. The certificates of the elect ed nnd ro-elccted members wero read and a motion prevnlled that those mem bers tnke their seals. Mr. Chittenden, Republican, was nominated by Mr. Finn, nnd Mr. Fra ble, Democrat, by Mr. McCann for pres ident. Mr. Chittenden was elected by a party vote of 11 to 10. The candi dates exchanged complimentary votes. Mr. Chittenden first voting for him self, hut changing his vote to Mr. Frable after the latter had voted for Mr. Chittenden. The vote In detail was n follows: r'or Chittenden Messrs. Ross, Finn, S. Thomas, Williams James, Wagner, San derson, Fellows, Schrofder, Lansing, Fra ble (D). For Frable Messrs. Kearney, Roche, Melvln, Chittenden (It). Robinson, Shea, McCann, O'lioyle, McAndri'W, Coyne. Mr. Chittenden In taking the chair ' announced his thanks for the honor. He hoped he would be regarded as the president of the whole council, nnd not of nny faction or party. Further, he trusted ho could finish his term with the same gooel will existing then ns nt the present time. Mr. Chittenden has occupied a con spicuous plnco in municipal affairs for nearly fifteen years. Ho served two years on the school board, wns in com mon council four years and In the se lect branch six years. He was presi dent of the latter body two years. The oath of office wna administered by Mr. Fellows to the new president who, In turn, swore In the new mem bers. An adjournment was then taken to reconvene with the lower branch In Jolnt'scsslon. Joint Session. PREVIOUS to the joint session, Messrs. Roache, Lansing and McCann, of select council, had been nppolnted a special committee to notify tho lower branch that tho iio per body had finished Its reorganiza tion and preliminary work and was ready for the joint meeting. A similar mission was performed by Messrs. Oliver, Griffiths nnd Coleman, a special committee from common council to no tify the select branch. The roll was called and resident Molr, of common council, was nomin ated by the select's president, Mr. Chittenden, to act as chairman. There were no other nominations nnd Presi dent Molr's election wns unanimous. City Clerk Lavelle left the room after formally notifying President Molr of tho purposes of the session to elect a city clerk and hear the reading of the mayor's annual message. Mr. Sanderson, ex-presldent of the select branch, nominated Mnrtln T. Lavelle to succeed himself ns city clerk. The nominations were declared closed on motion of M. V. Morris and tho election wao made unanimous. Mr. Lavelle, in ussumlng the office for the twentieth successive year, made one of tho few speeches of his life. Ho modestly thanked the members und hoped he would so conduct his office an to enjoy their nnd the public's con fidence. After hearing the mayor's message the document was ordered filed and tho meeting adjourned. The Mayor's Message. MAYOR BAILEY'S annual mes sage, as read i the Joint ses sion of councils yesterday, Is printed In full below. The document is an exhaustive one and carefully re views all parts of the city government: T?i th Select au Common Councils of the City of Scranton. Gentlemen: In accordance with custom and precedent rather than with uny defi nite requirement of law. I herewith transmit to your newly organized bodies the following suggestions and recommen dations for your Instruction, guidance and, perhaps, for your transmutation Into effective ordinances. As this Is to bo es sentially it business message, It Is natural that the first topic hhouia be THE CITY'S FINANCES. As you will observe by the report of tliH city treasurer hereto attached the finances of Scranton aro In good condi tion, tor it city of Scranton's size, Im portance nnd commercial standing, the amount of Its debt Is really Insignificant. Out or all proportion, however, to Its Im portance aro the number and nature of tho modern conveniences of city llfo which Scranton possesses. So few and mi Inadequate to our needs aro these that our rank us a progressive city Is sadly Interfered with thereby. It becomes n question of paramount Importance there fore with every good citizen whether or not this condition shall bo allowed to con tlnuo. lo the consideration of this ques tion of municipal Improvements should be brought Intelligence, liberality and a thor ough knowledge of business methods and nn understanding of vulues. Tho time is ripe, in ray mind, for the passage of a bond ordinance which will sufficiently provide for tho Improvements most need ed by us. What theso Improvements are. I will Indicate In detail in this message. The amounts required for tho several de partments aro for you alone to deter mine. A wiBe economy should bo linked in this matter with a discreet liberality. The tlmo has gono by In Scranton when picayune policies can be pursued and no especial munlepal detriment result. Scranton Is today nt once tho receiving station nnd ttae distributing center for a vast, u productive and a wealthy terri tory. Resides that consideration. It pos sesses great Interests of Its own and it harbors u large and u rupldly Increasing population. Theso things cannot be Ig nored nor their consideration waved aside. o all havofalth In tho commercial nml soo ul future of Scranton nnd, possessing that faith, wo should make provision for the hastening of that future. Tho muk ing of tho Improvements, to which I will hereafter alludo, ncod occasion nei great Increase of our existing tax burden. Our children and our children's children nml the multitudes that will come from Willi out to live In Scranton during the next quarter of a century should bear a pro portion of the cost of Improving. beuutl fylng nnd rruklng more habitable this city of ours. An equitable division of this cost will bo accomplished by your puss ago of the proposed ordinance. I would nlso usk you. In connection with this matter of the city's finances, to pay par ticular attention to the making of tho city's assessment. It seems to me that a reasonable, nn honest and un equitable ussessinent should provide sufficient means to pay ull the ordinary ex penses of the city, besides being ado quato to provide a sinking fund for tho payment of the cost of ull necessary im provements heroin suggested. To you these matters of revenue are delegatea by law. In their consideration you are ex pected to bo wlso and prudent. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. I have horctoforo referred at length to the necessity which exists for the enlarge, ment of Hrmntnn's police fore-e. It re quires only a superficial examination of this subject tit show tho necessity for this Increase. Tho section of the city whore tho most valuable property Is located Is but lnsitfllclently patrolled bv a meager and inadequate number of ofllcers, Ppo rial officer, pale! by Individual property holders, arc tninle n necessity by tluse conditions. Hy far the greatest danger to life nnd property, however, by reason of Insufllctcut police protection, exists In tho suburban wards of tho city. There tho patrol beats are necessarily of grcnt ex tent nnd crimes of every character nre mudo possible by our failure to provldo proper protection. Another danger which arises from our neglect In this respect Is that which nightly threatens tho officers themselves who are compelled to patrol largo nrens of lonesome territory lnr from tho possibility of aid from their brother ofllcers. That wo have not, ere this, been called upon to deplore und make provision for the denth of an oili er r whoso end wns traceable to our fail ure to provldo him tho aid which every other American city affords Its policemen Is Indeed a mntter for wonder and for self-gratutatlon. It Is criminal folly and criminal liegllgenco for us to longer de lay tho remedying of this state of things. And, In connection with thin subject, let mn further call to your attention tho fact that, no mutter how long, how faith fully or how bravely an ollleer hns served the city of Scrunton his only reward nnd recognition Is the sevcnty-flvo dollars which he receives each month. For this he Is expected to risk his llfo und enduro exposure to the elements and vnrlnus other hardships. It Is a tribute to the zeal nnd the fidelity of our policemen that they have done so much for such scant recognition. Other cities have seen fit to establish a system of pensions and rewards for long nnd faithful services and we could do no better than to follow so good nn example. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. It afforded me great and particular pleasure to sign the ordinance providing for an Increase In tho pay of permanent men who work twenty-four houis In ev ery day nt the several englno and hose houses. It would nfford me even greater pleasure to sign an oidlnanco making tho fire department of tho city of Scranton an entirely paid organization. In this connection. I would proposo nn Improve ment In the service of the fire depart ment which It Is In your power to make. At present six nsslstnnt chief engineers are provided for at un annual cost to the city of $CiX). Theso men. for tho plttnnco which ench receives, cannot nnd ure not expected to give much If any time to the work of the department. I woulel suggest that Instead of six assistant chief engi neers, one assistant be named and that. In consideration of a slight Increase over the combined salaries of the six. he bo re quired to devote his entire tlmo to the service of the department. Tho wisdom of such a change Is apparent. Whnt I have said pertaining to a proper recog nition of policemen's services applies with equal force to tho services of Scranton's gallant firemen. 1 congratulate Chief Mickey and his men upon tho excellent work done by them during the past year and bespenk for them your consideration. THE CITY'S STREETS. Vigorous and timely has been tho dis cussion aroused by the condition of the asphalt pavement on Lackawanna ave nue and Washington avenue. It is evi dent that re-surfacing Is tho only practi cal and permanent remedy. Any repairs which are of tho naturo of patchwork will prove to bo of tho most ephemeral and unsatisfactory eharcter. In my judg ement tho only solution is new asphalt. As tho cost of this work falls upon the city It becomes necessary to look about for tho requisite revenue. The ordinary Income of the city, of course. Inadequate to meet this demand and the bond ordinance-, to which I have heretofore re ferred. Is tho only apparent way out of the difficulty. While we ore considering street repairs It Is becoming that wo should nlso pay attention to the pressing needs of the outlying wards, Some of the city's most travelled thoroughfares nre illsgraces to our spirit of cleanliness and thrift. Sections of them are dust heaps In dry weather and veritable quagmires during rainy seasons. Macadamizing these streets should also be con sidered in framing the proposed bond or ellnanee. Councils have done well In tak ing tho necessary prellmnary steps for the onenlnir of Wvomlne avenue. 1 trust that nothing will occur to check this need ed Improvement. THE NECESSITY FOR SEWERS. Tho most necessary requisite for tho health of a city is a well-planned nml well-constructed sewer system. It should be a system which would embraco 3Very poulated section of the city. Scranton's need, In this respect. Is only too apparent. It Is true that we are compelled, ns a city, to assume the cost to a large extent, of these sewers hut this fact does not inuico the need for their construc'Ion the less urgent, nor does it lessen our responsibil ity. Means should be found, nnd that rlgh speedily, to provide for the city's proper ami sufficient sanitation. 1 would, In this connection, re'new the recommen dation made in my Jnnuary message for a system of garbage carts for the purpose of conveying offal from all sections of the city to the city's crematory. THE CITY'S PARKS. It has been the general experience of munlclpallt.es that nothing produces more markeil returns In the way of happiness than a Judicious hives' ment In public parks. Scranton's experience In tills re spect Is rattier limited ns yet and it re mains with you to say whether or not the limitation shall continue. A well-arranged well-kept, well-regulatoel ark Is a place of reci cation where every one. poor und rich, young ani old, may find henlth and rest. It Is the summer tosort of tho Invalid who, because of unkind cir cumstances cannot leave the city. It Is tho fresh nnd invigorating country and the cool and health-giving mountain for the poor children front the oongest-sel sec tions of the central city. Jt should be equipped nnd beautified with all tho ac cessories which go to 'it.iijj up n bcuu.l tul, convenient, dellghL'iil place for the amusement, recreatlnr nnd hetlth of our citizens. It Is unnecessary for me at this tim to suggest to mi what these accef Miles hould be. That is ,t matter which will oe well careei for by the efllelent board of park cominlKS.o i.ts when the revenues therefor haw been provldfd ty you. It Is all in furt. a question of re enue, and I again recommenel to you the consideration of the need for a well equipped public park when ho proposed i nott'i oreimance is ueins triiiuM. ill My j judgment It is well to fit up Nav Aug I park properly before taking up the small i er anil outlying parks this upon the well gr.ui.(teil principle that it Is better to per fect erne work than to leave several works nut ucne. REPAIR THE CITY HALL. I understand that It was only a lack of rectiue which deterred co'niedls tronj providing for the tiling, frescoing inej the general repairing of tho City Hall. Tnli is a matter which moro nearly concerns our municipal pride than uny other. In my Inst message, 1 mentioned the matter at some length. The need for the remilrs i Is beforo your eyes and It Is also before ine eyes oi every visitor to scrnnton who IncluelestheCIty Hall In his round of sight seeing. I trutt that the mero reiteration of my former request will prove to be ull that Is necessary to bring about this im provement. REGULATE BICYCLE RIDING. The ustoundlng Increase In the number of bicycle riders has created a new condi tion which you arb called upon to meet by the framing of a suitable ordinance. JJy a suitable ordinance. I mean ono which will bo fair to cyclists us well as to peelestrlans and which will tend to ward the use of the streets of the city In an orderly manner and without danger to any one who may be thereon. This or dinance should, by all means, Include rules of the road which will lo binding upon persons using ull manner of vehi cles unel which will fully describe tin various legal rights of vehicles and per tons upon tho highwnys of this city. It would bo well If ou would give this mat ter your early uttentlon In order that the provisions of the ordinance may be put into effect at the outset of the sea son for bicycling. In order that such an ordinance may bo effective, It should be just and reasonable. CONCERNING CITY CONTRACTS. A matter which has been forcefully called to my attention within a short time is the looseness surrounding contracts awarded by the clt. In several cases, the parties to whom the contracts wero ler were tliiancliilly Irresponsible. The consequences were that when tho con tracts proved to be losing ventures many men who had worked long and hird wero deprived of tho wuges which they had honestly earned and Important city work was delayed. This is a mutter which is peculiarly within tho province of your committee. It should weigh materially In tho awarding of all contracts. Another tuggestlon which I deslro to make Is that It should bo hereafter stipulated In all or dinances providing for city work thnt the bondsman shall be made liable for the wuges of men employed upon the work and that wage claims shall be considered by tho city controller ns having pn.ee- CoiniollvSlDallact ri2rANi28 Washington Avenue.- Specials for Easter Week Trade. Jouvin Kid Gloves, $1.5o. Our Special One Dollar Glove. Splendid Assortment oi New Ribbons. Early Spring Parasols. ,.',;.. The Latest in Laces and Veilings. Best Leather Belts 25c and 50c. Large Line of Metal Belts 25c up Braids and Braid Trimmings, Fancy Hosiery for Ladies and Men. Choice Line of New Neckwear. A Strong Line of Men's Fancy Shirts. Men's Kid Gloves 75c Up. A Lot of Ladies' Silk Vests, $i Value, 5oc. onno 127 and dence over claims of any other character. The reaon for this Is too apparent td re quire explanation. THE TREASURER'S REPORT. I present herewith the following clear nnd concise report of tho city treasurer: Ualancc, Cash on hand April 1, 1SD7 J9S.03G01 RECEIPTS TO MARCH 1. 1S0S. Received from collectors of delinquent taxes V23,32 13 Sewer assessments col lected 18.755 32 Pavement assessment collected 27,005 11 Grade assessment col lected 1,612 13 From City Solicitor J, II. Torrey 101 23 Prom City Solicitor M. A. McGlnlcy 65 39 Street Commissioner C. It. Klnaley !C uO Street Commissioner A. 13, Dunning 401 00 From Secretary Uoard of Health 113 13 From County Treasur er, for liquor licenses. 78.710 67 From Mayor ."7 00 From City Licenses 611 00 From Building permits. 1,'Js'J 0 Interest on Sinking Fund and Interest Ac count 5.4M 17 , Pole tnx 3,5"o 50 Tax on premises of for eign Insurance com panies 2.278 22 City Taxes. 1W7 212.076 (3 Pfiialty on same 90 76 Salo of old houso on Ilromley nvenuo 31 00 Registered tuxes nnd costs 233 53 Traction company, for dnmgo to fire hose 4 43 3i)7,M7 14 DISBURSEMENTS TO MARCH 1, 1S0S. Sewer warrants $ 1S.S03 Sfi Pave warrants 21.510 47 Grade and sidewalk wnrrnnts 1,54147 General city warrants.. L:o,lb6 OS Commission to delin quent tux collectors .. S.594 93 I.lnelen street bridge warrant CO 00 Firo Department, pur chase of houses and lots t33 63 Interest paid on Inter est and Sinking Fund. lbS6 5,369 00 Interest paid on Inter est and Sinking Fund, 1X90 3,100 00 Interest paid on Inter est und Sinking Fund, 1891 4,050 00 Interest paid on Inter est and Sinking Fund. 1693 6,507 00 Interest paid em Inter est and Sinking Fun'-. 1S91 11,250 00 34I.S81 48 Rnlanco cash on hnnd March 1. IMS J1C2.CX5 68 C. O. ROLAND, City Treasurer. In closing. I venture to express the wish that, in this, the Inst year of my admin istration, tho relations between the ex ecutive and the leglslnthe branches will In of the plcnsantest chnriefr and that wo ntuv be enabled to forvi"l in 'terl-i'v the permanent prosperity unel the general anil hitting welfare of our beloved city. JAMES G. EA1LEV. Mayor, ed friends at Elmhurst Sunday. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Ws ilnlli it n iTirr ilfuturi & er faK lin. WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF OYSTERS Fnncy Kockuwuys, Kut Rivers, Maurice River Coves, Mill l'otids, etc., &c. Leave yuur order for llltio Points to bo delivered on the half shell in currlerd. e e phk. raniiL HBBET Shirt Waists and Tailor-Made & Wallace 129 Washington Mt--44 4- 4- wE would advise i I oil i-1iiVi: onrl rr I X ganizations who will X need athletic goods for X t the coming season to X place their orders now, f so they may be filled be X fore the usual rush be- nritic fc"'" I 211 N, WasMiizloi Ava, Bicycles, Base Ball, Gy m na slum, Golf and Lawn Tennis Goods. 4-f -M- -f -t-M-H- -f-H-f -I NEW YORK DENTAL PARLORS "TEETH MADB PBRPBCr." ORinPflTORS OF PAINLESS DEMIST.). We hue all the latest discoveries for alle viating pain. We extract teeth, till teeth nnd apply roLI crowns nnd bridge work without the least particle of puln, by u method patented and liked by us only. NO CMAKOB for pulnlmi extracting when teeth urei ordered. SJjSjCv FSSSS& Full Set Teeth, S5.00. We siinrantee n tit. Gold Crowns, SS.OO. All other work at proportionately low prices. jTir-tlulel Crowns and tlrldjc Work a Specialty. Ilelnit the oldest nnel largest dantal purlors in the world, we ure o well equipped that nil work done by us la the best to be hud. Our operations are positively painless. All ror.c guaranteed for 10 yearj. NEW YORK DENTAL PARLORS Corner Lackawanna und v yomlng A ves., (Over Newark Huoe (Store.) Hours, 8 to H. hituday, 10 to 4 THE MOOSIC POWDER CO, Rooms 1 and 2, Com'lth BTd'g. SCRANTON, PK Mining and Blasting POWDER Made at llooilo and Ituihdale Work, LAPLIN & RAND POWDER CO'S ORANGE GUN POWDER Klectrlo Ila'tcrlts, Kleetrio Kiploders, tor exploding blunts, ttafety Fu unel Repiuno Chamlca. Go's bx'Svcs sfjgZTVsrP N f I 0liJC,U fYt lV B,V Silk Waists. Suits, Ready to Wear Avenue. DR. E. GREWER Old Post-OlTlco Building, Cor. Sprujj St. u.d I'e.nt Ave. Scranton, Pa lias returned from his Western Trip, and will now remain permanent ly nt his homo office. TUB DOCTOIt IS A OrtATJl'ATE OP THE UNIVBItSlTY OF PENNSYLVA NIA. I'OHMEHLY DEMONSTItA- TOR OK PHYSIOLOGY AND SUK GEHY AT THE MEDICO-CIIIH-UHGICAL COLLEGE AT PHIL ADELPHIA. HIS SPECIAL TIES AP.E CHIION1C. NEIt VOUS. SKIN. HEAHT WOMB AND BLOOD DISEASES. The doctor nnel his staff of English nnel Gorman phslclnns make u specialty of nil form of Chronic Nervous Diseases, Skin, Wornb, Blood Dlsetses. Including Hplleptlc llts, Convulsions. Mys terla, St. VI us' Dance, Wakefulness. BItAIN WOIIKEBS, both .men and wo men, whosj nervcua systems have been broken down nnd shattered from over work, no matter from what cause, can he restnreel by my method. ' All who call upen the Doctor from now on will receive itdvlce, examination, ser vice and examination free. Dr. Orewer s nlKh standing In tho State will not allow him to accept any Incurable cases. If they ennnot cure you they will frankly tell you bo. Llseases ol the Nervous System, Tho symptoms of which ar dizziness, lack of confidence, sexual weakness in men and women, balVribinij in the throat, spots flouting before the eyes, loss of memory, unable to concentrate the mind on ono subject, easily startled when spok en suddenly to. and dull, distivsseel mind, which unllts them for performing the nctual duties of life, making happiness Impossible, distressing the action of tho heart, causing Hush of heat, depression of spirits, evil forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreams, melancholy, tire easy of com pany, feeling ua tired In the mornlnrr us when retiring luck of energy, nervous ness, constipation, weakness of the limbs, etc. Those so affected should consult us Immediately und bo restored to perfect health. Lot Manhood Restored. Weakness ol Younj Met Cured If you havo been given up by your phy sician call upon tho doctor and bo exam ined. Ho cures tho worst kind of Nervous Debility, Scrofula, Old Sores, Catarrh. Piles, female Weakness, Affections of tho Bye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Asthma, Deaf ness and Cripples of every description. Tumors. Cancers nnd Goiters removed without the use of knife or painful caus tics by our newly devised absorbent mtn od known as the "ELECTltO-GEllMl-C1DE." And our OZO-NITE GAS curen Catarrh and Catarrhal Deafness. Consultation free nnel strictly Facred and confidential. OlUce hours dally from 10 a. m. to 8. JO p, m. Sunday from 13 p, m. to 2 p, m. MADE ME A MAN AJAX TABLETS rOSITTVELY CUHK .41., AVrrou. VlaaMt-Ytlllut Uia' orr,lmposaer, tilsplMinsteUv omsihI far Abusa or oeutr iomsm and India craMoas. rAi, tfuUklu ami eurviy r.tor lost Vitality In oldorjoris'.aad fit a man. for stud, ba tsasa or mutlaga. 1'rannt Inraaltr an Consauuittga tf li& lor ii t Inraj alalia. Tbslr mm shows ! medlua Improra. a. iBiiroM idovs la me laota CUHE uliare all a-tog th nnntna Ajst 1 botwandiajid wllleuraroes. i a uarantaa la aflaet a enra ta Imni msaiand sffaqu a CUHE seliars all other fall aSaoti fist upoa baslnB the fta aaanina Alii xaniata. Ths fun vuxaa .ootwaaaa nrad thatwandiand wlllouraTDO. Waalvaann. and wllleuraroo. Waaivaapo. illra writtaa gairant lo nct a cat Eft OTC in aacuoaaaor raruna iba money, rrtoa em w s wipar yy WI wiper pscksgsi or six pkiaa (full iraatmantl far IZftti li mall, la plain wrapper, npon recalpt of trie. Circular -AJAX IEMIYCO.,jtSutu- For aale In Scranton, Pa., by Matthew Bros, and U. 0, tiatideoa, druggists, tti