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First Meaeaoe ot the Ghlet Maols-
.rate ot New York Uraes
Economu of Government.
Recommends Centralization of Mun
icipal Powers Single Head for
Police Department, Subject to Re
moval by Governor or Mayor Mu
nicipal Ownership of Water Supply
Favored Justice for Corporations.
How Inequalities In Taxation
Could Be Adjusted.
By Kxclustrs Wire from Tin Assoclalnl Press.
New Vorls, Jan. 2. Governor Oilell's
flint mex'uiKo to the Now York legisla
ture, transmitted today:
The governor's message in a general
lerommendation for the reduction of
the expenses of the state and a plea
for a more rigid economy In the differ
ent depnttmentH nnd commissions. He
rccommendH the consolidation of the
board of mediation mid arbitration, the
bureau of labor statistics and the state
factory Inspection department Into one
commission, to be known as the de
partment of labor. He asks that the
state board of charities and the pris
ons commission be abolished and the
uork of these departments be done by
a single commissioner. He nlso ob
jects to the present system of employ
ing special legal ndvtce nnd recom
mends that the compensation of attor
neys bo fixed by statuto on a percent
age basis.
The governor Is of the opinion that
the corporations are treated more lib
erally In other states than they are In
New Tork. The burdens placed upon
domestic corporations, he says. Is forc
ing capital to go to other states where
more favorable laws exist nnd as a
consequence New York Is losing reve
nues which other states are enjoying
nt its expense. The legislature Is asked
to enuot amendments which will liber
alize and make more popular the state's
corporation laws. "We should exercise
the same supervision over foreign cor
poiatlormvliri seek to do business with
in our state," says Mr. Odell, "as over
our own, and they should be subject to
the same limitations. Many complaints
now ninde- against large combinations
ot capital are Just, but owing to our
lack of Jurisdiction we are unable to
control, nnd therefore no law can he
framed which 'will reach foreign cor
porations effectively. Even though we
deny their right to Hie certificates, the
greatest penalty is the withholding of
the right to use our courts, and this In
effect Is but a slight embarrassment,
as the United States court can be used
for the same purpose. Liberal laws,
therefore, which will accord the same
rights as those given to Individuals,
restrictive as to their powers and the
safeguarding of the people's Itjterest,
will accomplish much more than decla
mation against corporations, and will
at the same time aid us by relieving
the burden ot taxation upon the homes
af those who can 111 afford to bear
Taxation of Corporations.
The governor says that he has looked
forward with pleasuieablo anticipation
to the day whe i the state of New York
would no longer find it necessary to
levy a direct tux for state purposes. In
referring to the taxation of corpora
tions Mr. Odell says:
"All corporations receive from the
state cert? In rights, it seems to me,
therefoie, that capital of this charac
ter In our state should pay a tribute
to the creating power for that which
they hae received. This Justifies the
present laws taxing corporations for
state purposes, and all future corpora
tion tax laws should be based upon
this principle. That the present law
works hardships to some nnd Is not
fully enforced In other cases Is appar
ent. This no makeshift remedy will
correct, but an entirely new system
should be framed to meet existing con
ditions and a fair and equitable recom
pense from all corporations enjoying
state protection and favors should be
exacted. Exemptions should be given
by the localities rather than bv the
state, because It Is the former which
receives the greatest benefit and all
corporations should therefore pay a
tax based upon their earning power.
But few of the many corporations In
the state are now taxed In this mnnner,
and therefore an unfair discrimination
As to the correction ot evils In the
Ity of New York and the need of hus
banding the resources of the cltv, the
governor says:
"Every department of New York
needs corrective legislation. Especial
ly Is this true of those departments
whose udminlstiatlon Is confined to
county lines. In this direction I desire
to call your attention to the fact that
many of the public officers In that city
are receiving a larger remuneration for
their services than that which Is given
to the president of the United States.
Your attention Is called to a few In
stances of this character. Tho sheriff
of the county of New York receives an
annual salary of $20,000, and one-half of
the fees, which are said to amount to
160,000 per year more. The claim has
been made heretofore that the sheriff
lakes great financial responsibility and
is therefore entitled to additional com
pensation. This Is not now truo in et
effect, because ho can at all times de
mand a bond of Indemnity nnd thus
save himself from all harm. It would
seem to mo that a salary of $20,000
would be ample for this office. The
same may be said of tho county clerk
and the registrar of the county of New
York, whose salaries are excessive. In
the county of Kings tho combined sal
aries of tho sheriff, county clerk nnd
registrar amount to $300,000 per nn
num. This could be reduced by abol
ishing the fee system nnd substituting
therefor salaries, the balance to bo paid
Into tho treasury for tho purposo of
reducing the tnxes upon property,"
Police Department.
The police department of New York
cltj' recelvewconslderablo attention In
te governor's message, Mr. Odefl Is
tho opinion that much of the dlfll-
I'lty now oxlstlng In this department
la tyio to divided responsibility nnd a
lacx of a centralization, of authority.
"What remedy have we," ho usks, "for
this manifest evil which has brought
the police force of the cltv oi Now
York Into such disrepute? A stato
JonsUbuVary hasTegesV hut
the strong disinclination upon the part
of the other municipalities throughout
the state to acquiesce in this nolutlon
renders this plan valueless. A metro
politan police system la open to tho
criticism that It Is a. violation of tho
principle of home rule euaranteed by
tho constitution. Wo are therefore
brought to face this proposition, with
no apparent remedy as yet suggested.
In my opinion there should be a com
plete centralization of power. There
Is no necessity, It seems to me, for a
commissioner who Is not In effect as
well an In name tho absolute head ot
the police system of tho city of New
York. An efficient man, the choice of
tho mayor, as a single headed commis
sioner, with all the Dowera now pos
sessed by the chief of police, would at
once narrow down the responsibility
nnd place It within the power of the
chief executive of tho state to hold
accountable the mayor and the com
missioner thus appointed. This sug
gestion, If given effect by legislative
enactment, would, in my opinion, be
no violation of the principle of home
The message recommends the entire
separation of the bureau of elections
from tho police department of the city
of New York nnd the creation of a bi
partisan election.
Among the novel features advocated
by the new governor Is the enactment
of nn employers' liability law, or the
establishment of a system of forced In
surance of the employes by the em
ployer, the object being to place tho
employes on tho same footing as Indi
viduals not employed, in cases ot ln
Jury or death to tho employe resulting
from negligence on the part of the em
ployer. The message further recommends ex
empting mortgages from taxation, the
consolidation of the forest preserve
board and the forestry, fish and game
commission nnd the improvement and
enlargement of the state prison nt
Sing Sing.
Bomb Found in La Salle 3treet Tun
nel Under Chicngo River.
Ily Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Jan. 2. On Information
from a source which he declines to
make public, Detective Sergeant Mc
Laughlin found a gas pipe bomb In
one of the niches ot the LaSalle Btreet
tunnel shortly before midnight. The
bomb was taken by the policeman to
central station nnd thence carried to
the lake front and exploded.
Detective McLaughlin said he re
ceived a hint to the effect that nn ef
fort would be made to blow up the
tunnel used for tho passage of tho
North Side cable cars. Ho hastened
to the scene and found a piece of
thiee-lnch gas pipe about fifteen
Inches long. In one of the small arched
openings In the dividing Mall of th
tunnel. A half burned fuse protuded
from one end.
Earlier In the night one ot tho
sweepers employed In the tunnel saw
a man about 25 years old and shabbily
dressed lolterlnff there. When asked
what ho was doing he replied: "Noth
ing." The stranger loft the tunnel
hurriedly. s The police suspect that the
bomb waa '.placed there by a dis
charged employe of the company.
Pour Young People Are Found
Alone In a Flat.
By Kxcluslvo Wire from The Associated 1'im
New York, Jan. 2. Joseph. Lizzie
and Charles Polombe, 10, 8, 7 and C
years old respectively, were committed
to the care ot the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Children today In
the Harlem police court. The children
were found alone In a flat, where they
had been deserted by their mother. The
father, Peter Polombe, Is a Parser, and
Is employed nt Washington. The neigh
bors say he sent money each week to
Mrs. Polombe for the support of the
children. A few days ago, It Is claimed,
he Bent Mrs. Polombe a sum of money
nnd Instructed her to pack the furni
ture and movo to Washington.
It Is charged that Mrs. Polombe did
pack up her furniture, but that she
did not ship It to Washington, and that
she deserted the children, leaving
them in the attic without food and
with but little clothing. The society
ngents are looking for her.
Eight Celestials Arrested for Illegal
Ily IJxclu-lvis Wire from The Associated Press.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Jan. 2. Eight
Chinamen, arrested at North Bulken,
near Malone, N. Y December 31, and
four others arrested at the same place
on New Year's duy, for alleged illegal
entry into the United States, were
brought here tonight and nrraigned be
fore United States Commissioner
Woodward. The cases were adjourned
until tomorrow.
Four Chinamen were arrested ut
Swanton, Vt., and two others at St.
Albans, Vt this week on similar
charges. All these Chinamen started
from Montreal. There are several hun
dred Chinamen In Montreal and Otta
wa, and despernto attempts are being
made to get them into the United
States before the imposition of the
$100 head tax Imposed by Canada.
William Sullivan Arrested nnd Mis.
Thierry's Boy Recovered.
Uy Kxcluslve Who from The Associated Pie.
Houghton. Mich., Jan. 2. William
Sullivan, who kidnapped the 5-year-old
son of Mrs. Raymond Thierry, of
Dollar Hay, Saturday, was caught by
Sheriff Lean nt Halfway, eighteen
miles south of Houghton, lust night.
The kidnapped boy was uninjured, al
though he had walked nearly thirty
miles In as many hours during zero
weather. He was restored to his
mother. Sullivan was lodged In Jail.
A bill greatly to Increase tho penal
ties for kidnapping will probably be
Introduced In the Michigan legisla
ture next week.
Semi-Monthly Pay Days.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlio Associated Press.
Shamokln, Pa Jan. 2. Tho Union and Mineral
Coal companies announced today that beginning
with tho present month, semi-monthly pay
would go Into operation. Kho thousand men and
bojs are cmplojed at tho six operations of the
companies between hero and Mt. Carmel. All
other companies and individual operators are
now paying armt-monthly In this region as a
result ot tho anthracite atrlVe last tall.
Mrs. Wlnslow'a Soothing Syrup
Has been used for over FIFTY YHAItS ..
Is the best remedy for DIMIIIIIOKA. Sold 2
Druggists In every part of the world. Be sum
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Thursday Burke's Vaudeville company. Mat
inee. l"rlclsy-"AH en Account of Ellea."
Academy of Music.
Last Thres Dar"9pan of Life."
The Gaiety.
I.vt Three Di)a-Sam T. Jack! Burlesquers.
Vaudeville at Lyceum Today. .
That Manager Ludlow, of the Hutke Vaudeville
companies on the Pennsylvania circuit, did not
exaggerate in pronouncing his attraction for this
week the best of the aeries up to date, was
demonstrated at the Nesbltt theatre in Wilkes
liirre jesterday, where the troupe gave enter
tainments to delighted audiences. Representa
tives of the Scranton newspapers, who, In com
pany with Maniger Duffy, of the Lceum, were
permitted to witness the performance, do not
hesitate to recommend the company ns one
calculated to please tliealie-goers of the KIcclrlo
City. The troupe is headed by the author, com
edian and dialect artist, Joseph lfart, and the
talented soubrette, Carrie De Mar, who are too
well known In Scranton fo need an Introduction.
It is probably sufficient to My that their sketch,
entitled "The Quiet Mr. day," Is one of the
funniest upon their repertoire, and their Scran
ton friends may be assured that n good laugh
is In store for all who witness the sketch.
Ilinrl French, undoubtedly the best comedy
juggler, performs feats not hitherto attempted
on any stage, that are entirely new and novel
and arc most marvelous. Among the most
amusing ot the numbers, and one that was par
ticularly enjoyed by the children yesterday, was
the performance of Coakley and 1 lusted, singing
and dancing comedians, and their funnv little
dog, an animal that sits quietly in a baby car
rlago and apphuds with his paws at the proper
In addition to songs by Hart and De Marr,
vocal numbers ore rendered by Laura Comstock,
one of tho best of interpreters of coon songs,
and the Prouty Ilrothcrs. Among the other ex
cellent features are tho performance of tirelle,
the aerlel artist, and the wonderful mlnd-rcadlng
tests of Prince Albene and May La Brant. The
programmo closes with a one-act farce by the
llempsey ami Mack company, which Is a fitting
finish to a menu of good things in the amuse
ment line.
Tin-re seems no question that the great popu
larity of the entertainments furnished by the
Burke companies In Rcranton will be Increased
by the performances to be g!en at tne Lyceum
this afternoon and evening.
Sam T. Jack's Company.
Potion' the croud on Thursday, January .1, to
the Gaiety, and witness the opening performance
of tho Sam T. Jack's Own Burlesque company.
This company hardly needs any further Intro
duction to the patrons of the Gaiety, as its
past reputation is still fresh In their minds,
and It is safe to say that the company -vill
more than keep up lis past reputation, i'S the
company Is larger and better than ever th's
jear. The performance commences with a lan-'i-able
burlesque satire, entitled "A Hayseed
Soubrette," and It is said to be one of the
best burlesques on "Sis Hopkins" and "A Hot
Old Time" ever offered, and it affords the en
tire company ample opportuntles to display 'heir
various talents.
The vaudeville portion conta'ns such Will
known artists as Mabel Hazleton, I'ete Grlmu,
Lulu Darrell, Julia Katus, Host and Neff,
Fisher and Clark, Mile, Beatrice, James and
Flora Simpson, Lulalne and Darrell and Wal
lace and Allen. Two special features are an
Oriental "Pas Ma La," performed by eight hind
some Turkish ladles, with all Its oriental splen
dor, and an original production of Bam T. Jtc'c s
Living Pictures, with special sctueri, electrical
and mechanical effects, and calling for the Mr
vices of twenty of the handsomest formed ladles
ever seen in Scranton with a similar organiza
tion. The closing burlesque, "The Sapho Trl il,"
while following the leading points ot that lam
o s trial recently held in New York, is leplcto
with comedy, music ami laughter. So come
prepared to laugh, for in the classics "It'i to
"The Span of Life."
There is no melodrama more popular than "The
Spin of Life," in spite of the seasons it has
been before the public, nnd its production at
the Academy, commencing today, .will ba wel
comed by the levers of that soit of entertain
ment. The play is too well known to need any
especial comment.
One of the finest presentations of the play
ever given is premised, both as to the (ompany
and the staging. Tho scene where the ocean
llmr, aglow with lights, is seen about to dash
on Co'fln Kocks, and is just saved by the burst
of light from the lighthouse, is said to have
been worked tip to a wonderfully realistic pro
duction. The usual matinees will be git en.
"All on Account of Eliza."
The admirers of Louis Mann and Clara Llpman,
and this city holds hosts of them, have for
so long a time admired and applauded the en
tertaining work of these two plajers, a exhibited
In "The Girl From Paris," "The Telephone Girl"
and "the Clrl In the Ilarracks," that they will
find it a difficult task to imagino them in
a piece dealing entirely with the doings of a
little village in the Interior of New York state,
and enacting the central figures in a group
of characters as rustic in tvpe as those to be
found In "The Old Homestead." Miss Llpman
and Mr. Mann have, however, fulfilled mi am
bition, cherished for several jears, of display
ing their talent In comedy of a thoroughly legit
imate and wholesome nature; and that the am
rnltlon was not gratified sooner was owing to
the lack of a suitable comedy In which to seek
the good will of their admirers.
In "All on Account of I'.lUa," written es
pecially for them by Leo Dltrlchsteln, they
they have found the vehicle for which they
sought. It affords them cliaucters In which
they are uproariously and continuously funny,
and it enables them to keep the risibilities of
their audiences at concert pitch without once
resorting to even a trace of ...e French nig
gestlveness which characterized some of the
founer productions in which they found them
selves cat. The piece made an emphatic success
In New York. That success, It Is pretty safe
lo mj will be duplicated at the Ljceuin tomor
row night. The adancc sale of scats opened at
the Ljceum box office yesterday morning, and
from present Indicat.ons the Ljceum will be
"The Parish Priest."
'The Parish Priest," which plajs a return
engagement at the Ljceum Monday night, will
bo found by theatre-goeis a ccllghtful play,
where dramatlo effect Is sacrificed for natural
nets, and the heart, not the backbone, Is ap
pealed to by the 'dramatist. It is a human story,
a story of home, where tne glow of the peaceful
fire lights the faces of reunited friends, who
at sunset were separated, as they thought, for
cer. In that glow Is Father Whalen, who
by srts diplomatic has brought about the happi
ness of his friends.
In so doing, he has unconsclouly placed him
self In positions where for a time lie is de
nounced by those he has attempted to befriend.
Comedy and pathos result from these complica
tions which deulop the peculiarities of the
cnaractcrs, who are alwajs Interesting, as
Father Whalen, Mr, Sully has a character which
demands from him more artistic work than
any of his previous successes. He has surprised
the most srdent ot his admirers, and has siored
an individual success long and pleasontly to bo
remembered. The play has Just made a long run
at the Fourteenth street theatre, New York, and
last season had a four weeks' run In Iloiton.
Concert by Sousa's Band.
The honors of the present musical season fall
to the lot of John Philip Sousa appropriately
enough, for the "March King" Is easily the
most conspicuous of American musiclsus at this
time because of his recent unqualified triumphs
in Europe. It was twenty-two jears since an
American band bad been heard on the rontlnent,
and the experiment of a concert tour of Europe
with such an rxtensho and espensbe organisa
tion as the Sousa baud might well have been
considered harardous, but so emphatic was the
success of tho American conductor and com
poser that tho tour really became a series of
orations throughout France, Delglum, Germany
tnd Holland.
At Farls the band was one distinct and as
sured success ot the Exposition, its concerts
being attended by thousands dally, and in every
city on the rontlnent where the Sousa band
played it established new records for attend
ance and receipts. And now, with the well-won
plaudits ot the Old World, John Philip Sousa
comes to this city with the same great band
for two concerts at the Lyceum on Wednesdiy,
January 0, afternoon and evening. The soloists
aro Blanche Duffleld, soprano, and Ilertha Duck
lln, vlollniite, as well as Arthur I'ryor, whose
astonishing virtuosity on the trombone made
his playing l sensation in Europe,
"Side Tracked."
There are til ktr.ds ot vlays, some serious,
somo merry, and some with a slender thread of
atory to an intrrtalnment that passes away the
hours given to amusement. Of this latter kind
"Side Tracked" lias been selected by the man
agement for the Academy on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday. A truly merry entertainment
and one evoking continuous laughter, with here
and there a slightly serious vein almost as soon
turned Into merriment as it has appeared. A
merry tramp, thejeemlng creature of an hour,
appears at constantly opportune tlmts, and con
tinually protects two pretty sisters from an
noyance, by thwarting th Mian's attempted
He is ever present, from his first appearance
In a box car conveniently barked Into stage
prominence, until the end, when he turns gc.v
tlcmsn and wins the hand of the pretty younger
sister. lit Is the one IMng witness of the rnur.
der that takes place, and the one final prosecu
tor. He Is alwasa at hand when wanted, when
not wanted, am' at any time in any circum
stance can be looked for. The perfoimance is
enlivened with taking muslcil and specialty fea
Mrs. Edward Hughes Thinks Her
Husband Was Killed by Abuse nt
By Excluthe Wlie from The Associated l'rcv.
New York, Jan. 2. Mrs. Edward
Hughes, of this city, but formerly of
P tsburg, made a statement to tho
E ining World today to tho effect that
he husband, who died in St. Luke's
hot vital about a year ago, lost his life
because of Injuries received in Belle
vue hospital. .Mrs. Hughes charges
'that her husband was taken to Helle
vue in June, 1898. She says she saw
film In a straight Jacket, nnd made to
trot up and down n corridor In tho
Bellevue insnne pavilion while an at
tendant flogged him with a long strap
tipped with metal.
Later the man was taken to the Man
hattan state hospital, where It was
found that seven of his ribs had been
fractured. He was In bad health, Mrs.
Hughes says, from that time until
his death, a year and a half later.
National Committeeman of the Mine
Workers Back in Scranto.n
Frederick Dilcher, of the national
executive committee of. the United
Mine Workers, leturned to this cltv
last night, after having spent the holi
days at his home In Nelsonvllle, O.
Mr. Dilcher proposes to change his
residence to Scranton nnd bring on his
family In the near future.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Washington. Jan. 2. The monthly statement of
the public debt shows that at the close of busi
ness Dec. 31, 1MX), the national debt, less cash
in the treasury, amounted to SI.OOT.IO, a de
crease for the month of $l,0H3,5fi.ri. The debt Is
recapitulated as follows:
Interest bearing debt, M.001,119,770; debt on
which Interest has ceased since inatmlty, $.,,0."l,
070; debt bearing no interest, $.183,111,800. To
tal, S1,3S!),2M,010. This amount, however, does
not include $754,012,371) in certiticatca and treas
ury notes outstanding, which aio offset by nn
equal amount of nsh on hand. The cah In the
treasury Is classified as follows:
Reserve fund in gold, $1 ,10,000,000 j trust fundi
In gold, siler and United Mates notes, $7ol,012,
370; general fund, M50,5,!, 178. In national bink
depositories, to the credit ot disbursing offlceis
and the United States tieasuiei, $'W.GXG94. To
lal, $1,131,271,53.!, ngalnat which tlieic ore de
mand liabilities outstanding amounting to $tt,-lGi,'-Il
leaving a cash balance on hand of HO,
107,3.10. Tho cash in the treasury ini reused din
ing tho month, $930,Jti.
By F.xclusite Wire fiom Tho Associated l'lcss.
Philadelphia, Jan. 2.-Samuel V. H. Hill, (.en
eral ogent of the Adams Kxpress company in
this i Ity, died today at his heme in this cltv.
Death was due to plcuio-pncumonia, lie wns
about CS cars of ac and bad been thirty-nine
scars in the service of the company, worl'lng his
way from an humble position to that ot general
Westchester, Tu., Jan. 2. Captain IMnard
Hoppey, United States army, retired, died iud
dculy ot apoplcvy last night at tils home .it
Frarer, near here. He sorted In the rcgul.ir
army and lost en arm at the battle of Bull Hun.
lie was erne of the oftlccn who were detailed
lo guard tho penitentiary when Mrs. Surratiand
the other conspirators were hanged for plotting
tho arsrsinatIon of President Abraham Lincoln.
Ho was also one of the officers detalleel lo guard
tho funeral cortego that boie the boly of Lin
coln from Washington to Springfield. He was
tho posseesor of .1 medal, struck by order of
congress, and presented to him and to each of
the officers who took pait In that duly.
Tunkhannocl., Pa Jan. 2. A telegram fiom
Fureka Springs, Ark,, announces tho death nt
that placp this inoimng of Mrs. Maria Sittscr,
wlfi of Hon. John A. Sillser, ei-prculdent Judge
of the Forty-fourth Peimstltaiila district. Mr.
and Mrs. Sittser wort there two weeks ago fer
the latter' health. Mis, SltUcr was i daugh
ter of the late C P. Miller, a banker at this
Atlantic Cltj. N. I., Jan. 2,-Oeneial l.lias
Wright, a veteran of tho Civil war, riled here
today. He was 71 jears old. He was born In
1630 at Durham, Greene tountv, X. Y. In 1SC1
he was commissioned as second lieutenant in the
Fourth New Jersey volunteers, nnd was nieces.
Itely promoted to captain, major, lieutenant col
or.el and colonel. He was breveted brigadier gen.
eral before retirement, felnee lsett he lias been a
rcMdent of Atlantlv City onl followed the profes.
slon of citll engineer.
Attempted Suicide.
By Kxclusltc Wire from Tho Associated Pi ess
Bethlehem, Jan. 2. While in Ids cups this
afternoon, hating been on a spree slnco Christ
mis day, lra Ache, a clganiuker, shot It's wife
twice and then sent a bullet into his own abdo
men. Ho will die. Mrs, Ache's wounds arc not
considered fatal, 'I Key had been married twent).
file sears. Ache teas a professional bake hall
iii teller a number of jrais ai-o.
Costly Christmas Tree.
By Hxcluslte Wire from Tie Associated Prc-j.
Hatlcton, Pa,, Jan. 2. A lighted candtct on a
Clulstinas tieu in the house of Dr. Kftutr, In
Hatleton, ignited coma di apery shoitly uefore
midnight, reusing a fire which dcslrojcd two
double dwellings. Loss, ((111,000.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the car. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and Hut Is by constitu
tional remedies. Drafncns is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining of tho
Eustachian Tube. When this tube Is IntUmed
ton hato a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing,
and when it Is entirely closed, Deafness Is tho re
sult, and unless the Inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to Its normal condi
tion, hearing will be destroyed forever! nine
cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which Is
nothing but an Inflamed condition of the mucous
Wo will glto One Hundred Dollars for any case
of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars,
F. J. CHKNKY k CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the belt. "
Wall Street Review.
New York, Jan. 2. Today's slock market open
ed with an upward rush of prices and closed
with something very like a slump and with the
list in a very ragged condition in the matter
of net changes. The profcMlonal bear traders
tell upon the market today with vigor ami enthii.
alasm. Tho market showed an astonishingly largo
demand for stock nnd In the early dealings the
supply was sufficiently limited to causo a vol
stile upward spurt nt prices In a. number of
stocks. The general level of the market was in
fact lifted to attractive profits even In a day's
spurt and a great volume of the selling was due
to profit taking. Ths rrallilng was well ab
sorbed, If regarded from the standpoint ot buy
ers of stocks on Monday, but the I elapse froi.i
ino rop prices louay at wmen ineie was n con
siderable volume of purchases, mikes disappoint
Ing results for those who got in at the high
level. The market must be ronsldeied also In
connection with the positive elements of weak,
ncss which developed. The violent break in
sugar was a decidedly disturbing lnllueme and
had more effect than similar breaks hate bad In
the Immediate past. This rtock was pushed tip
Hi this morning on tho published reports that
the proposed advance In the prlcj of pickagc'
colTcn was the forerunner of settlement of the
sugar trade war which has been a pilule to
Wall street for many months. This comforting
assurance for holders of sugar certificates re
retted a rude shock from the announcement
which quickly followed of a rut in the price
of granulated sugar by the Ainerlran company
whleli teas followed by the other coinnvnles.
bringing tho prices by all to the same basis.
As tho American company has been holding Its
prlco r.boto that of the other companies tho
liNrglng of prices to the sani bisls Is alleged tn
be equivalent to a settlement. Hut this did nt
avail to rave sugar from n drop of 74 points
to 140. with the closo only slightly better. The
New York public utilities suffered from the io
marks of tho new governor nf New Yolk un the
svbjcct of taxation oflorpoiatlons and franchise
and the rubber stocks violently reacted from a
buoyant early rise, t'omlng on top ot the gen
eral movement to rcnllre the effect on the gen
eral market was decidedly oppressive and stocks
were carrieil down very generally lictween 1 and
2 points. The most prominent slocks in the earlv
rise were, however, comparatively firm and hand,
some, net gains were conserved for St. Paul,
Vcnnsvlvanla, Uiltlmore and Ohio, Union Pacific,
the Hies ami Headings As to the recipients
of the annual disbursement of ditldends and In
tercst thev were not much In evidence. Total
sales, l,5S7.0")O.
Business In bonds was very large nnd widely
llstrlbvletl and prices were aencially higher.
Total sales, par value-, .1, 153,000. U. S. is ele
cllricd M per cent, on the list call,
The following quotations are furnished The
Tribune by M, S. Jordan il Co., rooms 703-700
Uears building, Scranton, Pa. Telephone 500.1:
Open- High- Low. Clos
ing, est.
American Sugar 147 117'S
American Tobacco ....ll3li 1141J,
Am. Steel & Wire 40 47Ji
Atchison ssi;
Atchison. Pr SO'
Brook. Traction 87
Halt. & Ohio M'i
font. Tobacco .TUfc
dies. & Ohio UK
Chic. &Gt. West 17's
Chic. II. & Q 1I2H
St. Paul 148,i
Hork Island UlTs
Del. & Hiid-oi 1.13U,
.ackawauna It. It. . ..lW'i
Federal Steel 37',i
Federal Steel, Pr. .... 77?
Kan. fc Te Pr. ..,
Iouis. & Nash
Man. Flcvated
Met. Traction
MIsko. Pacific
People's Gas
., .1. Central lib'
Southern Pacific ...
Norfolk & West. ..,
Northern Pacific . ,
North. Pacific Pr. .
N. Y, Cuitral
Out. k Western ...
PcntM. It. It
Pacific Mall if',
Heading Ity. 2"
Heading lit-., Pr. 71
Southern It. It 2JU
South. It. It., Pr. .... 72)4
Tcim. Coal tc Iron .... 03'i
II. S. Leather 14&
U. S. Leather, Pr, .... 70
II. S. Hubber 29'i
Union Pacific MU
Union Pacific, Pr. .... f5H
Wabash, Pr. ., 2tl
Western Union SS1
ing. H-ja,
March ....
Scranton Board of Trade Exchange
Quotations All Quotations Based
on Par of 100.
STOCKS. nui. Wed.
Fiist National Hank 12W ...
Scranton Satlngs Bank .1,30
Thiid National I! ink H)
Dime Deposit and Discount Bank.. 2.W
r,conomy Light, II. & P. Co
Lacka. Trust safe Deposit Co 150
Clark & Snover Co., Pr 125
Scranton Iron Fence S Mfg. Co
Scranton Axle Works
Lackawanna Dairy Co.. Pr
County Satlnga Bank k Trust Co.
First National Bank (Carbondale).
Standard Drilling Co
Traders' National Hank
Scranton Holt nnd Nut Co
Scranton Passenger Hallway, first
Mortgage, due 1020 115
People's Street Railway, first mort
gage, due 10J8 113
People's Street Hallway, General
mortgage, due 1021 113
Dickson Manufacturing Co
Lacka, Township School 5 per cent. ...
City of Scranton St. Imp. 0 per
Scranton Traction 0 per cent 115
Scranton Wholesale Market.
(Correctid by II. Q. Dsle. 27 Lackawanna Ave)
Butter Creamery, 24a23c.
Kggs Select western, Sic: nearby state, Sic.
Cheese Full cieam, new, 12c.
Beans Per bu., choice marrow, $2 60,
Onions Cos, per bu.
Flour Best patent, ,4,co.
Philadelphia Grain and Produce.
Pldladelphla, Jan. 2. Wheat Firm, lUc. high,
er; contract grade, Jan., TO'ia'Gftc. torn Quiet
but steady; No. 2 niixen, Jan., HUUi!. Oits
Firm, fair demand; No. 2 white clipped, 31c.
Flour Firm and 10c. pel barrel liighei; do.
evtras, winters, $2.03,i.,.03 : Peiuu. loller dear,
$.1.10x1.30; do. do. straight, .l.33aJ,00; western
winter clear, &3.23a3.IO; do. do. straight, ?3.la
3.G3; do. do. intent, $3.70a3.0U; Kansas htralght
In sacks, $J.40a3.oO; do. patent In sacks, fc.l.Ma
3 S5; spring clear, 2.S3a3.J0; do. straight, $.1 W
n3.1); do. patent, $..il.20; do. fatorlte brands,
81.23at.40i city mills, extia, &J.7l)j2.M; do.
clear, (J..13a3.SU; do. straight, 0.5Oi3.O3; do.
latent, V."3a4.S3. Hjc llnur Steady at 1 per
barrel for cholco Pinna. Butter Steadv; fanee
western crcuiueiy, 23,,$c; do. prints, 27c. i:t,:s
Firm, good demindi ficsh nearby, 27e. ; ilo.
western, 27i'., do. soutl.wctcrn, 2tlc.j l.
southern, 23c. Cheese Quiet but firm; N. V.
lull cretms, fancy small, UtialSc-.; Jo. do. elo.,
fair to choice, lOftallUc Helmed sugais Dull
and 0 tn 10 points low el, powdcitd, !t3.u0;
tubes, J3.75; crown a, 3S3j granulated an I
crtstal a. ijeJ.50, (luifrctloncis a, P3.30; No, 1
at $5 13 down to ''LSO for No. 10. Cotton Firm,
'ic. higher; middling uplands, 10e, ' allow
Unchanged; city prime m hhds,, 4sic, ; eoun'ry
do., bbls., 4Ual9ic.; cakes, riV,e. Lite poultrv
-Firm; fowls, OalOc.; old roosttis, 7c; chick',
ens, SMaBVic; ducks, lOVialllsC ; geese, palOc;
turkejs, OalOc. Dressed poultri Steadr, fowls,
choice. OaO'.ic. ; do. fair to good, SaSlic; old
roosleis, fie. ; neaiby chickens. lOallc-,; western
do., flallc. ; turkejs, choice to (amy, Cal.'e,
ducks, tVJl.
New York Grain and Produce.
New York, Jan. 2. Flour held S lo 10 cents
higher on the strength of wheat checking de
mand; winter patei.ts, IM.70.W; winter rtralghts,
HB0a3.o.i; Minn, pitents, l,10af.4d: winter
extras, $2.53a2 03; Minn, bakirs, t)i?.31; winter
low giades, f.43a2.W. Wheat Spot 1.1st; No,
2 red, b2ic f. o. b. afloat, and 7'Jlic. eletatnr;
No. 1 northern Duluth, 87c. f. o. b arlo.it.
Options opened weak, adtauccd to Monday's high
point and closed weak at A&ie, net loss. Jan.
closed 6015c; Jlarch, BiYtc; May, SJHc. Corn
Spot sttady; No. 2, 43lc delator, and 43Ti.
f, ii, b. afloat. Option market was quiet all dav
and closed easy at &c net loss, Jan. close!)
4',c; May, 42ic. Oats Spot firmi No. .',
MUc; No. 3. S7c. No. 2 white, XHl31Hc.l
No. 3 while, SlHcj track mixed western, 2714a
liO'ic; track white, Jla'Wc Options qubt end
about steady. Butter Firm; cieamery, 17a2Je.
factory, lllialOc. ; June cieameiy, l7uUe, ; iml.
tatlon creamery, ItHalOe-.; state dairy, Ka.'.ic,
Cheese Finn; fam-y hrgc, fall made, UVta
HMc.i fancy small, fall made, llaUr. Cggs
Firm; state and Penna., 2VJ7c.; western,
average packing, 21a2lc; western, loss off, Gc,
Chicago Grain and Produce.
Chicago, Jau. 2. Wheat scoied the lilanctc
price of tho season today on hcaty general buj.
ing, but broko sharply later on profit taking and
est. Ing Z
lit) nou
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P7M, 81 H:,a S
tV 81 hi',4
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7S 7712 7714 7
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Wt MT 874 wV 5
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72?; 7IH 71V, W
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The First Friday Sale of MCBttl
If vnu h.ive nol itcntiired thi
to do so now, at the commencement of the New Century, They
me woiiiicriiuiy uiieresung events to inose wno practice economy,
because they offer so many uncommonly good opportunities- to
Our Great
Friday Afternoon Sate
Will try to make new records through the New Year to grow
better with each week, always presentintf the strongest of attrac
tions to meet public approval. First sale at Two O'clock, suc
ceeding sales at Three and Four
sixty minutes. BE ON TIME.
Sale No. 1. In the Basement at 2 O'clock
These Basement Sales of Household Utensils at 2 o'clock are
the very best that we can make
terest each week judging from the
profit that accompanies their visit.
At I wo O clock 5harp.
DINNER SETS Fine quality
English Porcelain, full 100
plece sets, worth $10; Qp
Friday at 2 o'clock.. U. O
Sale No. 2. Ready at
Some very important events at this hour bargains that don't
come with every Friday Sale. It's your good fortune that they're
here this week.
At Three O'clock Shnrp.
Very best quality of plain col
ored Eiderdowns In tints of red,
pink, blue, gray also cream.
Full 27 inches in width, firm
and heavy fleece. Cheap nt
20c. Friday nt 3 1Q
o'clock 1 -
Prunes nnd soda crackers. The
prunes are first quality Call
fornlas, small, meaty and ten-
. vjSiLf. ',., iV ,sX jy
Sale No. 3. Ready at the Stroke of Four
Most important at this hour is the sale ol Taffeta Silks; not
much less so is the sale of Ribbons and other things, including the
Parlor Tables,
At Four O'clock Sharp.
greatest offering ofthe day
one thot will be haid to beat all
through the year. A lot of
about one thousand yards of
finest Taffeta Silks of itch
lustre nnd firm, heavy quality;
shades of pink, cadet blue,
nlle, brown, navy, gray, green,
tan, light blue and lavender;
a regular 75c. quality; A T
Friday at 4 o'clock. . . rJU
On Second Floor
BOY'S CAPS Made up from
heavy blue serge with double
! 1 irU JI E
Jonas Long's Sods
cIomsJ weak, ilay V.'. lower. Corn ilooJ ,a
He lower, oats Uc lildlirr, anJ provisions prurf
llially iincluniful. ".jIi qiioUtlonj were us (ol.
rioui Ailhe, slomliicl bumls 10c. IiIkIicis
No. J spring wheat, (ea7lc. i No, 2 red, 74a7lTc,j
,i, 3 coin, HOa'tiliiiv, .No. -J jelluw, ailaSOc. j
So. 2 oats, 'ilUnlili.. No. 2 white, i!?a2fl'iC, ;
.Nn. a while, 2s.ba.lIUr,; No. 2 r)f, B.'ailt,: No.
1 flak. $l.S7i llmotlij, ).70i pork. 12tthil2.M;
l.inl, lj.0 is)a0.0.'i; rllw, $il.lUa7i shoulders. OUa
OHc.i sides, iHl.R0a0P0; wlibkry, I.S7. hilars
Cut loaf, A29j Bramilated, $3.70,
Chicago Live Stock Market.
Chicago, Jan. '.. Cattle lleci'lpts, U.OfO; rcii.
rrully strong In 10c. higher, uitlie; Kood to
prinio steers, $3.t3a0.20; poor tn medium, jil.Mu
oidj stockeis and (eiders, about steady, $2Ma
iSO. Cows, strung to 10c. higher. J6Ja.S0;
helleia, fr2.Mai.30; tanners, steady, ?Js2.ai; hulls,
steady, 3aM0. Cahes. strong, attle, !.50aU;
lexas fed steers. SJ.105: Texas grass (tcrrs,
I (3.0al,lS; Texas bulls, 2.i0aS.60.
"Frldnv snlp" h.illlt . irnnti -time
One Hour
O'clock. Each sale lasts Just
them. They are glowing in in
extent of the crowds and the
WRINGERS About the best
of any kind you enn buy. Full
size nnd wnranted to give the
best or service ifri
dny at 2 o'clock
from the best Porcelain, all
pure white and perfect. Or
Friday at 2 o'clock. ... "-
WATER PAILS Your choice
of wood fibre or real cedar water
palls, worth 29c. Frl- 1 Q
day at 2 o'clock 1 -
TEA SETS Handsomely dec
orated, finest porcelain, 08
pieces to tho set. Big O OQ
value Friday. 2 o'clock
pall wash boards, the best
make; verycheap at 15c. Q
Friday at 2 o'clock. ... -
the Stroke of Three
bers the best that money can
buy. You cannot associate the
price of these with the quality,
for they're Al. All sizes and
cheap at G5c the pair. 52
Friday at 3 o'clock.. OOK,
EES, of fine ribbed cotton,
close knit, finely finished with
pearl buttons. An ideal win
ter garment. Friday 1 r7
at 3 o'clock 1 L
A great offering if you re
quire material for children's
dresses or waists for yourself.
Exquisite patterns in cotton
plaids, many colorings; good
width: Friday at 3
der; the soda ciackers are the
best we can buy. Your
cholco for an hour, six
Here is just the material for It;
a fine quality of 30-inch frieze
in exquisite shades of gray,
blue and brown. Very heavy A
and durable
able. Cheap at 50c. t
Friday at 3 26C !
Just the thing for winter wear.
They come in red, blue, black,
green ana tan. or best felt,
lined, lacing style with white
bows. Sizes 1 to 3. Worth
35 cents. At Four 1 7
o'clock 1t-
First quality of cambric in nil
the shades; ti;i opportune time
for diessmakers and others to
buy at 4 o'clock on 5 T p.
Friday, yard O OC
est grades of satin and gros
grain ribbons in nil the newest
nnd standard shades and in
widths of 2 and 2 1-2 iches.
A big lot of it for Friday at
the very special one 1 f
hour price 1 UC
bands to pull down over the
ears makes skating on Lake
Scranton comfortable. Buy the
youngster one of these 50
cent ones on Friday J Q
On Fourth Floor
come in both oak and fine ma
hogany finish, cut with serpen
tine tops and largo undershelf ;
good size and finished with
brass claw feet. Nobby and
worth S2. Friday at 1 on
4 o'clock 1 0
Hogs ltecelpla today, 2il,0Oflj tomorrow, 2S,.
CKiOi strong to Co. highcrj top, $.U3 j mixed
and butchers, $I.Sia5,15j good to clml-n I,l.iv,
l.l)5a5.13i lough heavy, SlSOal.TO; light, M.80
aS.10; hulk of sales, $Ui0a3.10.
Sheep Itecclpts, 12,000. Sheep nrl lambs,
ojxncU aliout stea.d,v closed inc. lower! good to
choice wethers, &.I.MU1.7&! fair to choice mixed
$J.I0o3.Mi western sheep, If3.76s4 M Tests
sheep, $.J.Na3.M); natho lambs, Jl.15s3.ffl w,t.
em lamlu, 3a3.50.
East Liberty Stock Market
I'.ast Mherti. Jan. 2. Cattlo tsteadjs estm,
3.40a5,rsi prime, 3a3.23j common, $33.73
Hogs Light; all grades, $3a3.0V, roughs, ji.3i)
Oil Market.
Oil Ctly, Jan. 2. T'lodit balances, 1.5ft car.
tlflcates, nri l,Jd. Shipments, Dec. SI, lr,l.t$5.
average, fil,t)D2. 'Huns. Dec.' Hi: ll9,9ll;'"aifra(,
W,33i. Shipments, Jan. I, 01,110; runt. Han. 1,
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