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6 THE SCEAXTOl? EEPUBLICAN. SATURDAY MOENESG, FEBKUAEY 10. 1894. The Republican. tAILY EDITION Eight, ten and twelye pages; mail rnbscription ox collar, a year. Fostaee rrenaid. 6VKDAY EDITION Eight pages, man sub scription two dollars a year, ronage pre - paid. WEEKLY EDITION Eight pages, published every Wednesday, one dollar a yeur. rose age prepaid. TWELVE PAGES. SCRANTON. PA FEBRUARY 10. 1894. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. TOR CONGRESS - AT - LARGE, HON. GALTJSHA A. GROW, Of Susquehanna County. ELECTION, TUESDAY. FEB. 20, 189. Grow as Speaker. CHon. W. S. Holman, Father of the House.) "J entered Congress in 1859, and served four years with Mr. Grow, he being speaker during the two last. We became well ac quainted, and a friendship was formed then which still continues. Grow was a good man, young, vigorous, and active. forcible in debate, and one of the best speakers we ever had. In the two years he was in the chair, years in which the most momentous questions in the nation's history presented themselves, he presided with such fairness, impartiality, and courtesy that I do not recall that there was ever a single appeal from his decisions." - No Quorum. It is not creditable to the Democrats that, in spite of their large majority in the house of representatives, business is frequently delayed for many hours because the dominant party cannot maintain a quorum. This is not, as many suppose, due to absenteeism. There has probably not been a day, since the reassembling of congress after the holidays, when there have not been enough Democratic representatives in "Washington to constitute ga quorum, and yet except when some such partisan bill as that repealing the federal election laws is to be acted on, the greatest difficulty is experienced in securing a quorum of the domin - antjparty. This is due to cowardice, tnot tojwholesale absenteeism. There are a very considerable number of Democrats in the house who seem to be acting with their party only under protest. This has been manifested so frequently as to attract attention. When ' the McCreary resolution, endorsing the Hawaiian policy of the administration, was before the house there was an exhibition of Democratic cowardice such as has seldom been witnessed. From forty to fifty Democratic representatives did their utmost to escape going upon record. They did not want to endorse the policy of infamy, but had not the courage to oppose the administration. The authority and power of the sergeant - at - arms had to be invoked to literally drag them into their seats. Once there, they reluctantly voted with their party. On Thursday, when Mr. Bland wanted to get his silver seigniorage bill before the house, the dodging tactics were again resorted to by a large number of Democrats, who, lacking the courage to vote their convictions, tried to escape a record. With a majority of nearly a hundred in the house the Democrats were four hours Securing a quorum, and then succeeded with the speaker'3 vote ODly as a margin. All this only goes to emphasize the fact that the nomirfant party has no policy, no line of action, no fixed purpose, no fully digested measures on any important question affecting the government. More particularly is this true with reference to the national finances, now the most important as well as the most urgent question with which congress has had to deal. There is probably not a single proposition that could be suggested for the relief of the treasury that could command the support of enough Democrats to pass it through congress. Why? Because the party in power has no policy. Neither the president nor the secretary of the treasury has come forward with a well defined policy. The secretary first denied that he had authority to issue bonds under the resumption act of 1875, next he appealed to congress to confer upon him authority to issue a new 3 per cent. bond. Congress paid no attention to the secretary's appeal, and next he announced his purpose to issue bonds under the 1875 act He sold such bonds to the amount of $50,000,000, and now he does not know whether he can us8 the money or not, and his own party in Congress declines to take any action for the relief of the socretary. Senator Teller on Thursday, in the senate chamber, upbraided the.Democrats for not bringing forward "some definite System of finance to meet the exigencies of the treasury. The truth is that the Democrats cannot agree on anything, and the leaders do not want important legislation anacted by the combined vote of the Republicans and a faction of the Democrats. That would only emphasize the incompetency of the party in power to govern the country. The factions of the house cannot agree on a policy, so one faction or the other breaks the quorum in order to prevent legislation. TnE Republicans of Philadelphia are more active than those of any other section of the state. Great mass meetings are the order of the day in Philadelphia, and the people are responding finely. There are predictions of from 50,000 to 70.000 majority for Grow in that city, and that is what the Republicans are working for. The United States Senate was not in session yesterday. Senator Voorhees, on Thursday, in making a motion to adjourn until Monday, gravely informed the senators that yesterday was Good Friday, and not one of them questioned his statement. Subsequently some one discovered the mistake, but the adjournment held good. Something of a joke on the senators. Governor Lewelliko does not feel so very b:idly overhis defeat by Mrs. Mary Ellen Lease. Ths latter can now be as saucy as she pleasei since the court has decided that the governor has no power to remove her from office. This decision, some Jfansas people fear, may pre - vent Mrs. Lease from carrying out ber project of emigrating to California and running a fruit ranche. At all events Mrs. Lease does not contemplate leaving Kansas until she has visited and inspected all charitable institutions. Truth From Democratic Sources. The New York Sun. in a column edi torial yesterday, points out the utter stupidity, absurdity and inconsistency of the McCreary resolutions adopted by the house with reference to the policy of our government toward Hawaii. The resolu tions declare, first, that "neither the an nexation of the Hawaiian Islands nor the assumption of a protectorate ovei them is expedient" If the resolutions had ended with that there would have been little cause for criticism, but the second clause absolutely contradicts the principle in volved in the first The second provides "that foreign intervention in the political affairs of the islands will not be regarded with indifference by the government of the United States." As the Sun very clearly points out, while the first clause declares point blank against a protecto rate, the second serves notice on foreign powers that we have constituted ourselves the protectors of the Hawaiian Islauds. The logic is incontestible. The two declarations are irreconcilable. In one sentence the house resolution squarely declares against a protectorate, and in the next a protectorate is virtually declared. But the Sun is not the only Democratic paper that takes up the McCreary resolutions and riddles them into fragments. The Philadelphia Record of yesterday, in an elaborate editorial, expresses their utter absurdity. It says: ' 'If ex - Minister Stevens deserves censure for interfering in the affairs of Hawaii, with what consistency can the resolution applaud this administration, which sent Minuter Willis to Honolulu to negotiate with the deposed Queen Liliuokalani for her restoration under the very nose of the actual government? Or with what grace can it be maintained that this administration upheld the honored principle of non intervention in presence of the fact that the American minister was under instruc tions to bring a pressure upon the provisional rulers to abolish in favor of the ex - queen, with the understanding that she would clemently spare their heads?'' The case could not be stated more clear ly than is done by these two leading Democratic journals. They demonstrate that the Democratic majority in the house have simply disgraced their own intelli gence, lowered their manhood, cast a re flection on their own independence and placed upon record the most illogical, inconsistent and absurd declaratiou that ever emanated from a house of represen tatives of the American congress. And, as the Record honestly admits, this wretched stultification was deemed neces sary "to cover a diplomatic retreat from an unwarrantable as well as an absurdly Quixotic attempt to set up Liliuakalani as the sorereign of the Saudwich Islands." It is refreshing to know that there are at least two pronounced Democratic newspapers in the land one in New York and the other in Philadelphia that have the courage to tell their readers the plain and unvarnished truth concerning the disgraceful action of their own party's representatives in congress, and to hold them up to the derision and contempt of the country. At least one Pennsylvania industrial plant will be busy for some time. The Phoenix ville Bridge company hns been awarded the contract for the bridge of the Southern Pacific railroad across the Mississippi river. The contract is for $5,000,000, and the work will be of steel. The Inner Iiife of Childs. Now that the philanthropist George W. Childs is dead it is hoped there will be no concealment of the good works he did during his life - time. It was his wish to avoid all publicity of his many charitable acts, and while he lived this wish was respected. Now that he has passed away there is no reason why much should not become known of that hidden side of his life with which only a fcry few of his most intimate friends were acquainted. George W. Childs wa3 a peculiar man. He kept from the world those things which if known would have reflected the greatest honor upon him. The average man conceals those things which are most to his discredit. His matchless liberality toward men in his employ is well - known. Employes, when worn out, were pen sioned and assured of ample provision while they lived, but his benefactions were not confined to those who had been or were in his employ. Although he has been dead only a few days, some of his benevolences, of which nothing was known to the world, are coming to light His good works were governed by a system and seemed to be a part of his everyday life. One fact, of which no one seems to have been cognizant before his death, is that he was educating sixty young girls exclusively at his own ex pense, and fitting them for usefulness in life. These girls are in many cases the daughters of mechanics who were unable to give them the advantages for which they seemed to be fitted. Doubtless Mr. Childs was assisted by others in whom he had confidence in selecting the subjects of his interest and solicitude. Ho made provision for completing the education of these sixty young girls. Who can measure the value of a single benevolence such as this? And it is only one of a great many. What may be called the "inner life'' of George W. Childs ought to be written for the good it may do. Its influence upon mankind would be felt He was one of the few who enjoyed wealth because it enabled him to be as generous with his purse as he was in his heart. The reported massacre of a body of French troops in Timbuctoo, coming so soon after a similar disaster to a body of English troops in another portion of Africa, would seem to imply that the natives are able to take care of themselves. These so - called massacres aro on a par with the destruction of Custer's command by the Sioux Indians. In each case the disciplined troops fell into a trap laid for them by the savages. The alleged plot to assassinate President Piexoto of Brazil will doubtless prove to be a canard, devised to in some way influence the presidential election to be held in that c mntry March 1. Piexoto is not a candidate for re - tlcction, and there seems to be some hope that the Mello Da Gama insurrection will collapse about the time the election occurs. Mello has from the first declared that the revo lution was against Piexoto and not against the republic. Brother Shearman's Experience. Hon. Thomas G. Shearman, not by any means unknown to fame, deemed it to be his duty tho other day to go to Gloversville, N. Y., for the sole purposes of explaining and defending the tariff bilL Gloversville, as is very generally known, is an industrial and manufacturing town, abounding in industries that have been built up under the fostering care of the protective" tariff system. The population of tin town seem to understand this, and just why Brother Shearman should have felt called upon to visit that town for the purpose of telling workiugmen all about the beauties of the Wilson bill is not quite clear. But go, he did. The local Democratic politicians had hired the opera house for the occasion, duly advertised the meeting, procured a brass band and extended a very cordial invitation to the workingmen to come and be enlightened. They came. There were several thousands of them. What followed seems to leave the impression that their object in going to the opera house was to convince Brother Shearman that they were as ready to give enlightenment as to receive it A good many of them have had their wages reduced since Brother Shearman's party came into power; others were in enforced idleness since the Democratic depression came upon the industries of Gloversville. In short, they were not in exactly the frame of mind to listen to the seductive arguments of free - trade. They had read the Wilson bill, discussed it among themselves, and pronounced it bad. Brother Shearman bad some intimation that a portion of his auditors would probably not agree with him, and he had not proceeded very far in his speech before he became thoroughly convinced that the whispers he had heard were well - founded. The meeting soon became very enthu siastic, but for obyious reasons the en thusiasm ran counter to the speaker. Mr. Shearman continued his speech and the "enthusiasm" soon became so great that he had to take his seat. Then the police were called in to restore order and con duct Mr. Shearman to his hotel. The fact of the matter is that the workingmeu of Gloversville were not in a frame of mind to listen with patience to a defense of the Democratic policy in national affairs that has reduced their wages, thrown many of them into idleness and threatens, if fully consummated, to permanently close up the industries upon which they depend for the support of themselves and their families. The violence of the workingmen of Gloversville on this occasion is perhaps not defensible on general principles, but some allowance must be made for men placed in their position. A year ago they were prosperous and happy ; they had an abundance of work and good pay. Then came Democratic agitation and threats to overthrow the protective tariff system, depression followed, business declined and reduction of wages and loss of em ployment was the result. These meu feltiusulted wheu asked to attend a meet ing and listen to a defense of the policy that had brought misery upon them. That is all that can be said about it. BRIEF COMMENTS. No time has been lost in ascertaining that the income tax, if imposed, will not reach the salaries of the president of the United States and the judges of the federal courts. These officials can, therefore, rest easy; they will escape. Conoheseman Quioq has taken his seat in the house, and has the distinguished honor of being the first Republican to rep resent a New York city district in fourteen years. The candidates for president and vice - president of Brazil, to be voted for at the election on March 1, have just been nominated. The Brazilians don't know how to "run" politics. The poor old Kearsarge of honored memory has at last been wrecked in foreign waters. She deserved a better fate. Mrs. Lease will be heartily congratulated on her victory over Lewelling. Tho country cares little for Mrs. Lease, but less for Lewelling. Chauncey Forward Black has been attending a national convention of Democratic clubs at Washington. This is all the happiness Mr. Black gets out of politics these days. President Cleveland lost no time signing the bill repealing the federal election law. At last Mr. Cleveland has done something the New York Sun can endorse. Senator Teller was undoubtedly right the other day when he declared that the country would hold the dominant party responsible for its failure to bring forward some definite system of finance to meet the deficiency in the treasury. But that is not all the party in power will be held responsible for. It has made an all - around failure. The Democrats in the house have hard work to ke p a quorum of their own in their seats, and the Republicans are so mean as not to help them out of their troubles. The late George W. Childs made his bequests while he lived, and his widow will continue the work now that he is dead. There will be no contested will in this case. PRESS OPINIONS. Or Course He Supports Galugha A. Grow And Protection. From the Philadelphia Press. There is nothing remarkable in the announcement that ex - General Master Workman Powderly, of the Knights of Labor, has declared himself for Galusha A. Grow. The fact that Mr. Powderly doeB not have that prominent official relation with the Knights which he held for so many years has not deprived him of his interest in the cause of the workingman, and he knows that the policy and the party which Mr. Grow represents are the only safe reliance of the workingmen at a time when the party in power at Washington is seeking to pull down wages industries and prosperity, ft would be unnatural if Mr. Powderly were not for Mr. Grow, and he will be followed by every working.nan in Pennsylvania who is opposed to hard times. ALABAMA'S DANDER UP. From the Birmingham Age - Herald (Dem.) Let the senate committee know that the business men and manufacturers of the s mt!i are not lulled to sleep by the opiate of official patronage, or intimidated by the administration's displeasure. LEGAL thieves. From the New York Tribune. Judge Prvor used some stinging words on Thursday in denouncing the abuses of the referee system as sometimes practised. Iu a mechanics iien suit ior omy $138, the referee had charged 100 for ten sittings, $25 for deciding the case, and S125 for adjournments. The judge cut down this outrageous bill, but the failure of counsel to object to such exorbitant charges prevented so extensive a reduction as was desirable. What does the community think of a referee capable of putting in such a bill in such a case, and of a lawyer who made no objection? AN HONEST DEMOCRATIC OPINION. From the Philadelphia Record (Dem.) There is no cunning of phrase that can shake the truth in regard to this diplomatic blunder. If it be conceded, though it has by no means been clearly established, that ex - Aiinister Stevens did interfere in behalf of the revolutionists, there is no dispute that Minister Willis interfere under positive instructions, in behalf of the deposed dynasty. SAM. Do yer hear that feller whistlin tbet's a - comin' up the road, A - walkin' 'stead o' ridin' 'cos the hosses hev a load? Thet's our Sam; you'll allers know him by his kind an' 6inilin' way, An' jest the same as ho is now you'll find him every day. Alless whistlin' er a - singin' er a - sayin' suthin' cheery Why, there's sunshine when Sam's round, ef the day is dark an' dreary; An' he's no cow;ird neither, I'd have yer bear in mind, Fer he's jest ez big an' brave ez he is good an' kind. An' when Widder Chase had smallpox an' kep' a - gitt;n' worse, An' everybody left her an' she couldn't get no nurse, Didn't Sam go there an' tend her 'thont a single cent o' pay? An' she says if 'twartf. fer him she'd been dead this many day. An' in summer when they's picnics Sam puts up all the swings. An' keeps the girls from gettin' hurt, an' sort o' livens things. An' when any one's in trouble they come to him the first, Fer he makes 'em see the best side an' covers up the worst. I don't know what we'd ever do 'thout havin' Sam arouu'. We miss 'im even fer a day when he's away to town. Ma keeps lookln' out the winder jest ez soon ez it grows dark. An' even Johnnie in the crib listens for bis dog to bark. An' when the roads is heavy an' he don't git home till late, Ma won't eat until he comes alless says she'd ruther wait. An' when he does git home (s'pose I shouldn't tell yer this), But it don't seem nut o' place a bit fer him and ma to kiss. Louis L. Downing. Mrs. M. Scbaenberger, Beaver Dam. Wis., writes: ',Wehaveus9d Dr. Thomas, ticlectric Oil in our family for coughs, colds croup and rheumatism. It cures every, time." Advertisements of Wants, For Sale, To Let, Loet.Found, &c, not more than four lines in lercth. will be printed in this oolumn for 33 cents each time. Each additional line 10 cents. MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED A SOtjwchhaN, 21 TEARS, wishes a position as clerk or clothing salesman. Would come on trial. Address J. MJJftepublicanji FEMALE HELP WANTED, 7TIRL WANTED AT 4S4 LACKAWAJNJNA JT ave., to do general housework. inti A. J. VAm.fnauu. AGENTS WANTED. WE HAVE A WONDERFULLY ATTRAU - tive and original offer to make any lady who wishes a sure and permanent income. No canvassing for books; no risk. Address C. 8. & W. A. Keeler, Jamestown. N. Y. intl C AA A DAY MADE; STEADY EMI LU Y - J.Uu ment guaranteed; soiling a house - lmlrl TincHssritv and new. cheap kitchen utensil; sell on sight; salary orcommission; particulars free. Clifton Soap & Mfg. Co,, 363 Walnut St., Cincinnati. O. ltlUS AGENTS WANTED TO SELL CERTIFI - catos of the Montana Mining, Loan and Investment Company, at 10, 25, 50 cents and SI. 00 monthly. Liberal commission; we take back what is not sold; nothing to lose, all to gain. Barbers and cigar dealers preferred. Address, Andrew Zemany, general state agent, Freeland. Penna. 0t2 AT LAST WE HATE IT - KEEN, BRIGHT and brainy men and women wanted everywhere to take orders for "Shepp's World's Fair Photographed." Only book of copyrighted photographs of buildings, scenes and exhibits of the World's Columbian Exposition; authorized by the Exposition managers; official certificate accompanies each volume. Bonanza for workers; drop everything and handle it; you will make money fast; book ready; credit given; big commissions; illustrated circulars, terms, free. Address Globe Bible Pub. Co., 358 Dearborn St., Chicago, 111., or Phila., Pa. SITUATIONS WANTED. SITUATION WANTED AS BUTCHER; rhlv under O gooa sausage maker, thoroughly stands the business; can give good reference. Address box M. Republican office. lOtl MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. WTEiTAraiLtTDOUBLEOUE for two familios, about 6 or 7 rooms each, modern improvements, centrally located. Address B. C. D., this office. 9t.' FOB SALE. FOR SALE HICKORY BICYCLE, 2nd hand, good condition. Call at Republican offico. (23eodtf) A. R. ED&ETT. POOL TABLE WITH BILLIARD COMBI - nation for sale at a bargain, in first class condition. J. M. KEMMERER, 8t 120 Franklin aye.. Bcranton, Pa. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. Delaware, Lack'a and Western R. R. Co. I New York. Jan. 2(i, 1804. f THE ANNUAL MEETING FOR THE ELEC - tion of managers and ollic ts of this company will be held at No. 26 Kxcnange place on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1S94. The polls will be open at 10 and close at 1 1 o'clock a. m. The transfer books will close January 3 1 and open February 21. 1894. gtaodta) FRED. F. CHAMBERS. Secretary. LEGAL. IN RE INSOLVENCY OF ABSOLUM Arnold No. 277 January term, 1804. Notice is hereby given that an application has been made in the Court of Quarter Sessions, Lacka. Co., for the discharge of the defendant under the insolvent laws, hearing to bo had in tho court house on the 1 Oth day of February, 1804, at 10 o'clock. 87oawBt3 C. H. SOPER. Att'y for applicant. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN application will be made to the Governor of the State of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the 20th day of February, 1804. by William Chappell, George W. Finn, John Seism, Marion Finn and George W. Beale under the Act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitled "An Act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of cortain cor poratmns," approved April 20, 1874, and the supplements thereto, for the charter of an intended corporation to be' called tho Morris Ridge Coal Company, the character and object of which will be the mining o.' coal and tho transportation thereof to market and tho sale thereof, and for these purposes to have, possoss and enjoy all the rights, benefits and privileges of tho said Act of Assembly, and its supplements. SToawS GEO. W. BEALE. Solicitor. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. goods; also dressmaking dept.; first class trade and location; a groat bargain ; terms easy. Address Barfain, Republican office. l()tr HOTEL FOR SAL IS CENTRALLY Located; elegant fixtures; no better sand inScranton; four years lease; part cash, balance long time. Address Business, Republican office. .. ti FOB RE2TC. HOTEL FOR RENT ON MAIN AVENUE, Hyde Park; licensed for twenty years. Inquire at 1038 Lafayette street, near Main avenue. 23tf FOR RENT FROM APRIL 1. BRICK house, 437 Wyoming ave. Inquire on the premises. 8tf FOR RENT - FIRST FLOOR SUITE OF rooms, modern improvements. 411 Franklin ave. (l(ltf) SAMTER BROS. IOK RENT - SECONl AND THIRD FLOOR - I 417 Lackawanna avenue. Inquire 128 Adameave. (27tO ELIZABETH PARROTT FOR RENT - STORE AT 511 LACKA. wanna ave. . by April 1 . Inquire of Henry Frey, 421 Lacka. ave,, or at the premises. 9tf HOUSES TO RENT ON THE WEST SIDE at 87, $10. Si 5, and 820. WM H ROE, real estate office, Commonwealth building. lotisTu STORE FOR RENT - NO. 1 27 PENN AVE , now occupied by C. M. Harris as a drug store. Inquire of B. A. BilL 131 Washington avenue. 3ltf FOR RENT - STORE AND FLAT ON COR. of Main ave. and Jackson St., suitable for any kind of business. Inquire of Mrs. P. Ward, 221 South Main ave. tf IpOR RENT - STORE 20x150 FEET, AT present occupied by Protheroe's furniture store; possession at once if desired. Address, 8tf F. P. PRICE TjX)R RENT FROM APRIL 1, ONE TEN X1 room house with all modern improve meats, Quincv avenue, near Pine street. Apply to J. B. Woolsey & Co., 312 Forest Court, 6eod2w IXR RENT FOR ONE. TWO OR THREE years, entire store building No. 27 Lackawanna ave., near new depot: especially adapted for a wholesale business: upper floor arranged for two families; possession immediately. ROBERTSON & HITCHCOCK, ft6 404 Lackawanna ave.. ScrantoD, Pa. HOUSE FOR RENT f AVENUE.) FUR - nace, laundry, range, hath, hot and cold water on every floor and laundry; speaking tubes and electrics, sanitary equipments perfect; mural decorations; linen closets; buffet, storage; rent moderate. W. Gibson Jones, 311 Spruce st. It2 REAL ESTATB. "C'OR SALE THE FINE RESIDENCE 474 jT Quincy ave. James Blair, 120 Wyoming avenue. 14tf IfOR SALE - TWO SINGLE HOUSES, NO. 001 Quincv ave.. 7.3(10: (105 Ouincv. Sfl.300. (Kltl) G. F. REYNOLDS. HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE - COR. Pittston ave and Beech st. Price S3.0U0. Address Sam'l Lowenstein, Hawloy, Pa. itoaw&rr HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE ON Beech st. Nos. 41 and 41B. Frico S2.O0O. Address Samuel Lowenstein, Hawley, Pa. luoawstr VI AAA OR Sl.050 WILL BUY LOT ON OltVUU Vine st. Si. loo or Si. 300 or Si. 500 will buy lot on Mulberry st. Each lot 40 feet front. M. F. Horn, 123 Wash, ave. 0t2 FOR SALE - FARM OF 150 ACRES IN Wayne Co.. 3 miles from Hawlev and near the F'orest lake as of New York city, with farm implements; SO acres clpared: good buildings. gOtasw SAMUEL LOWENSTEIN, Hawley, Pa. IjOR SALE - FARM CONTAINING ABOUT 100 acres. Lake townshin. Wavne Co.: IK miles from Lake Ariel; 20 acres woodland; good buildings; fine orchard. itsoawsti x. w tju ijntijn, Ariel, fa SEALED PROPOSALS. SEALED FROPOSAlSWVLL BERE - ceived at tha office of the City Clerk, Scran - ton, Pa. .until 7:30 o'clock p. m. Wednesday, February 21, 1804, to improve Nay Aug ave. approach to the Albright avenue bridge over tne Lackawanna river. The said improvement consists of riprapping the bank of said river and back filline the same. The citv en gineer estimates the riprapping at 233 cubic yards ana tne DacKnuing at 1,100 cnDic yards. Plans and specifications for tho work are at tho office of the city clerk. Bidders shall enclose with each proposal tho sum of fifty dollars, cash or cortined check, as a guarantee to execute a contract if awarded the same. In case the bidder to whom the contract shall have been awarded omits to execute a contract for the work within ten days from date of award thereof, the fifty dollars inclosed with proposal shall be forfeited to the city of Soran - ton. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids. By order of city councils. M. T. LAVELLE, City Clork. Scranton, Pa., Feb'y 7, 1894. Sto MISCELLANEOUS. TiyATE T.TjTOR TVODrrrirrmxTB - - giveu 111 iiigstjuia, uouiuDiij, jiDwiniiivo an! other studios; young men prepared for courses at Lehigh or Cornell. Call at 515 Mulberry street. 6t5 CAL1FORNI A.TEXAS, MEXICO SPECIAL semi - monthly tourist partios over the Southern Pacific Company's Sunset and Ogden routes Cheap rates. Apply to the Southern Pacific Co., 343 Broadway, N. Y., 49 S. 3d st., Phila., or 209 E. Gorman st Baltimore. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD WILL BE HELD at tho Ninth Regiment Armory, Wilkes - Barre, Pa., on saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 1894, under tne auspices or tne xoung uam - brian Aid Society. The following prizes will be awarded to successful competitors: MUSIC. Prize 1. Chorus "O, Great is the Depth," (Men - dels. - hon), to choirs not less than 150 in number $600 2. "Rivulet," (Dan Prothroe) to choirs not over ei ghty nor less than sixty in number 200 3. (a.) "Lenora," (T, J. Davis) (b.) "Meib Y Don," Sons of the Sea, (Jenkins) for male parties not undor 35 cor over 45 in number ' 126 4. (a,) ' Robin Adair," (Dudley Buck); (p,) "Merry Songsters," (by Kenross). For female party not under twenty nor over twenty - five In number 75 5. Quartette, "O Come Every One that Thirstest," from Elizah 16 fi. Duet. tenorand base, "Excelsior,"(Balfo) 12 7.Sopranosolo, "Only tor One,"(Randegger) 10 8. Contralto solo, "O Thou Bringeth Glad Tidings to Zion," from Messiah, (Handel) 10 0. Tenor solo, "Every Valley Shall be Exalted," from Messiah, (Handel) 10 10. Baritone solo, "Rovenge. Themotheus Cries," from Alexander's Feast. (Handel) 10 11. Violin olo, "Eode's Air, with variations," J. Schott tdition 10 12. Piano solo.' Serenata," (Mosykonaska) op. 1 5 No. 1 10 Competitors on No?. 11 and 12 to bo under 18 years of age. RECITATIONS. 13. For men. "Fireman's Prayer," from Feeno's Favorites, No. I lo 14. For ladies, "Jamie," from Elocutionist ADnual, No. 10 10 Conditions: 1. Adjudicators will divide or withhold prize according to merit. 2. Choirs on No. 1 not to compote on No. 2. 3. Competitors must sing wi h an accompanist, their own or the one furnished by the committee. 4. In cases of necessitv.prellminary examination will be held. 5. All choirs competing on No. 1 must ting together after the competition, before the adjudication is given out. 6. Names of competitors must be in the ham's of corresponding secretary on or before March 1. 1894. 7. Copies of music can be had of Perry & Sons S. Main st. Wilkes - ksarre. Further information can be had from tho secretary, David J. Williams, 38 North Me.ide st. Wilkes - Barre.Pa Officers of Committee : President, Joseph W. Lloyd; vice - president, Kvan M. Rowland; conesp inding secretary, David J. Williams; recording secretary, Robert R.Williams; treasurer. Thomas Hammonds. ELECTION PROCLAMATION. Mayor's Ofeice, I ScnA'Tos, Pa.. Fob. B, 1894. ( TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT A 1 general election to be held on Tuesday, the 20th day of February instant, being tho third Tuesday of February, the following officors will be voted for, at the usual places of holding elections in the city of Scranton, to One select councilman, to serve for the term of four (4) years, beginning the first Monday of April, 18i)i, in each of the even numbered wards, to wit: The Second. Fourth. Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, Twelfth. Fourteenth, Sixteenth, Eighteenth and Twentieth wards: one common councilman, to serve for the term of two (2) years, from the first Monday of April, 1894, from each of the even numbered wards, to wit: The Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, Twelfth, Fourteenth. Sixteenth, Eighteenth and Twentieth wards; one school controller, for the term of four (4) years, from tne first Monday of June, 1804, in each of the odd numbered wards, to wit: The First. Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Mnoteenth and Twen - tv - flrat wards: one aldorman to serve for the term of five (5)year8, in each of the following wards, to wit: The Fourth, Tenth and Twenty - first wards; one judge of election, two inspectors of election and one assessor of voters in each and every election district in said city. In addition to the above named officors, and in pursuance of resolution of common council, approved Fobruary 0. 1MI4, there will bo elected in tho Ninetoenth ward one common councilman for the unexpired term, ending the first Monday of April, IMo. W. L. CONNELL, Mayor. REDUCING SALE OF DIAMONDS, WATCHES, SILVERWARE, JcWELRY, Cut Glass and Onyx Noveltlei, at ' DE WITT'S, 203 LACKA. AVE. Every afternoon and evening. To be sold at Auction, Quality considered, we are actually giving Clothes away. See prices on New Goods in windows and case. MARTIN & DELANY CLOTHIERS AND Wyoming Ayenue. SUNDAY NOTICES. THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Green Ridce street - 8: 10:il: 2:30: 8:45: 7:30. ST. LUKE'S DUNMORE MISSION. REV. Samuel S. Marquis in charge. First Sunday in Lent. Evening prayer and sermon, 4. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ADAMS avenue, corner Mulberry street - Rev. E. L. Miller, pastor. Services at 10:3U a. m. and 7:30p. m. PARK PLACE M. E. CHURCH - RE V". J. F Jones, pastor. Preaching at 10,30 a. m., "Tho Doom of the Negligent": 7:00p. m . '!Khe Great Physician." - CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST - SPEN - cer building, 619 Adams avenue. Bible lesson at 10:30 a. ra., and church service at 7:30 p. m. D. N. McKee, speaker. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. WASH - ington avenue Rev. James McLeod, D. D., pastor. Divine services will lr held at 19 a m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath school at l:lu. ST. LUKE'S CHURCH - REV. ROGERS Israel, rector. First Sunday in Lent; holy communion at 8 a. m. ; service and sermon at 10:30 a. m.: evening prayer and sermon 7:30. WASHBURN STREET PRESBYTERIAN Church The pastor will preach at both services, 10:30 a. m. and 7:3UJp. m. Theme. The lest of Discipleship, ana "The uiazea Path." CHURCH OF CHRIST, (SCIENTIST,) Dr. R. C. Hannon holds Christian Science services in the chapel rooms of the Institute SI'S Linden street, corner Madison avenue; eer - vlces at 7:3U p. m. IjMRST BAPTIST CHURCH - PASTOR Collins will preach Sabbath at 10:80 a. in. Theme, "Communion and tho Ordinance Following." Kev. W. H. Conard, D. D , will preach at 7:00 p. m. REEN RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH TRev. W. J. Ford, pastor. Services at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Subject of the morning "The Christiun's Wealth;" of the evening, "A Miraclo of Healing." ELM PARK METHODIST EPISCOPAL church W. H. Pearce, pastor. Morning service at 10.30, subject, "The Human, Divine Helper." Evening service at 7:30, Subject, "Marriage at Cana." PENN AVENUE BAPTIST CnURCH - Rev. Warren Q. Partridge, pastor. Rev. W. H. Conard. D. D., of Philadelphia .will preach at 10:30 a. m. The pastor will preach at 7:30 p.m. Song service at close of evening worship. ' ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH, CAPOUSE avenue, between New York and Marion sts Preaching by the pastor, Rev. J.1 W. Messinger at 10:3o a. m. and 7 p.m. Subjects, "Wheat and Tares," and "God's Manner of Warning." DUNMORE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - J. W Williams pastor. Morning subject at 10:80, "Essential Qualifications for Effective Service:" evening at 7:30, "The Lepers flALVARY REFORMED CHURCH, COR - J nor Monroe avenue and Gibson street. Rev. W. H. Stubblobiue, pastor. Preaching at 10:30 a. m. and 7:' p. m. Morning theme, "An Indisputable Title to Vast Possessions;" evening, "Marvelous Unbelief." GRACE CHURCH (REFORMED EPiSCO pal) Morning prayer and sermon at 10:30, subject, "Marantha;" evening prayer and sermon at 7:3 subject "Inspiration." The pastor, Rev. G. L. Alrich will preach at both services. Rev. A. Ben - Oliel of Jerusalem, will speak next Wednesdny. Next Friday evoning the Rev. George E. Guild of Providence, will preach. All seats free. RAILROAD TIME TA3L29. NFSTroRlcrNTAIOAtHrWESTERN Railroad. Trains leave Scranton for Carbondale at 6:50, 8:30, 11:05 a. m., 4:50 and :10 p. m. For Hancock Junction 11:05 a, in. and 6:10 p. m. Trains leave Hancock Junction for Scranton at 6:00 a. m. and 2:05 p. m. Train leave Carbondale for Scranton at 7:24, 9:45 a. m.. 1:10, 3:34. 6:15 p. DEL., LACK'A AND WESTERN RAIL road Trains leave Scranton as follows: Express for Syracuse. Oswego, Utica, Buffalo and theWest.9:iiO. 12:10and2:15 a. tn.. 13:37 and 1:24d. m.. niakingclose connections at Buffalo to all points in the West. Northwest and Southwest. Eipress for New York 1:50, 2:50, 5:13, 8:00, 0:50 a. m., 12:55 and 3:50 p. m. Eipress for Philadelphia, Easton, Trenton, 5:15, 8 00 and :50 a. m., 12:55 and 3:50 p.im. Pullman parlor and sleeping coaches are attached to all througc trams. Ii'RIE AND WYOMING VALLEY RAIL - J road Trains leave Scranton for New York and all intermediate points on Erie R. R., also for Hawley and all local points at 6:35, 9:45 a. m., and 3:24 p. m. Trains arrive at Bcranton from Honesdale, Hawley and local points at 10:117 a. in., 3:36 and 9 - 43 p. m. From New York, Newburg and all intermediate points at 8:36 and :43 p. m. T - ains leaving Scranton at 9:45 a. m. and 3:24 p. m. and arriving at 3:36 and 9:43 n. m. are through trains to and from Honesdale. Through trains leave Scranton for Wilkos - Barre via Avoca and Port Blanchard. at 6:40 a. m. and 3:41 p. m., and arrive from Wilkea - Barre at 9:35 a. m. and 6:,i8 p. m. Hood connections with L. V. R. R. at West Avoca and Wilkes - Bam. DELAWARE AND HUDSON KAlljttUAlJ - Novomber 13 1892. Trains leave Bridge street station. Scranton, for Pittston. Wilkes - Barre, etc., 8:00, 9:07. 9:37. loT42a.m., 12:10, 1:25,2:36, 4:10. 5:15. 6:15, 9:15 "For'New York and Philadelphia 8:00 a. m., 12 - 10, 1:25, 2:38, 4:16 and 11:36 p m. For Honesdale (from D., L. A W. depot) 7:00, 8 - 30 10:10 a. m.. 12:00 noon. 2:17, 6:10 p. m. For Ca'bondale and intermediate, 6:40 a. m., 7:00, 8:30, 10:10 a.m., 12:Ui noon, 2: 17, 3:25,5:10, 6 - 20 and 9:40 p. m.. (from Bridge street depot) 2:2iia.m., 7:16 and 11:13 p.m. Fast express lo Albany, Saratoga, the Adirondack Mountains. Boston and New England points, 5:40 a. m., arriving at Albany 12:45 p. m., Saratoga 2:20 p. m., and leaving Scranton at 2:17 p m., arriving at Albany at f:60 p. in., Saratoga 12:55 a. m.. and Boston 7:00 a. m. CENTRAL RAILROAD OF NEW JERSEY Lehigh and Susquehanna Division. Tims table in effect Jan. 14. It94. (Anthracite coal used exclusively, insuring cleanliness and comfort.) Trains leave Scranton for Pittston, Wilkes - Barre. etc., at8:H 9:15, 11:30 a.m., 12:30,2:00, 3.80, 6:110, 7:35, 11:05 p. m. Sundays, 9:00 a. m., 1:00, 2:00, 7:10 p. m For Atlantic City 8.10 a. m. For New York. Newark and Elizabeth. 8:10 express, a. m., 12:30 (express with buffet parlor car,) 8:30, express, p. m. Sundays 2:00 p. m. For Long Branch, Ocean drove, etc . at 8:10 a. m., 12:30 p. m. For MAUCH CHUNK, ALLENTOWN, BETHLEHEM, EASTON and PHILADELPHIA, 8:10 a. m., 12:80 3:t, 5:00 (except Philadelphia) p. m. Sundays 2:C0 p. m. For Reading, Lebanon and Harrisburg, via Allentown 8:10 a. m., 12:306:00 p. m. Sundays 2:00 p. m. For Pottsvillo 8:10 a. m. , 12:30 p. m. Returning, leave New York, foot ofLibei tv street North nvor, at 9:10, express, a. m., 1:10, 1:30, 4:30, (express with buffet parlor car,) p. m. Sunday 4:80 a. m. , Leave Philadelphia. Reading terminal, at 8:40 a. m.. 2:00, 4:30 p. m. Sundays 6:27 a. m. THE - mr - LACKAWANNA LAUNDRY DOES FINEST WORK. 308 PENN AVENUE CUSTOM TAILORS. Coal Exchange. CASH COUNTER AT GILROY'S MEAT market, 905 Capouse avenue. I have no mammoth store or stores, only a modest market, and by doing mo9t of the work myself I am able to offer you a better grade of goods at less cost than my competitors, as our list will prove: Sirloin stake 13c mutton. Round lOclBreast 6o Rib roast 9, 10, 11c Back 8c Chuck 7, 8cLeg luo Rump 8c lambs, 7o, lUc, 14c. Shoulder.. i 8e Plucks 8,10c pork. Hearts. )0c Loins llclPigs' feet per lb.... 4c Sausage lOcjSpare rib 5o Boiling meats, etc. 3, 4, 5. 6, 7c. SCIENTIFIC EYE TESTING FREE By Dr. Shirnberg, The Specialist on the Eye. Headaches and nervousness relieved. Latest and Improved Styles of Eye Glasses and Spectacles at the Lowest Prices. Best Artificial Eyes inserted for $5.00. 305 SPKUCE ST. 0PP. POSTOFPI0E fJeaflguait BLANK BOOKS OF A FULL LINE OF EVERY DESCRIPTION OFFICE SUPPLIES AGENTS FOR BUCK'S FLEXIBLE RUBBER STAMPS. ENGRAVING Of calling cards, monograms, wedding invitations, etc., a specialty. GOLD PENS. FOUNTAIN PENS, BIBLES, Oxford and Bagster Editions Reynolds FJros., Stationers and Engravers, 317 LACKAWANNA AVE, WATCIIC8, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, Silverware and Spectacles. Edwin G. Lloyd, 423 Lackawanna avenue. Corbett Qoxing Gloves We have the agency for this city of the champion's celebrated Boxing Gloves. FLOREY & HOLT, 408 SPRUCE ST. HOLLY. AT WHOLESALE. AX G. R. CLARK & CO., 146 WASHINGTON AVENUE. . 1876 - SECOND TO NONE IN AMERICA - 1893 New Enslanl Loan ani Trust Company ESTABLISHED IN 1876. Passed through the Panics of '84, '80, '93 A.tnet D - e. 31, 1892, 4,948,905.1. This Company makes loans in the same localities that the Northwestern Mutual Life In - surance company makes theirs and they loan still more conservatively than that company. The 6 per cent, coupon or registered 5 - 1 0 bonds of this Company in denominations of SaOO.SMOO, S500 and $1,000, interest payable semi - annually in New Wk or Philadel - phia, also principal, securod by mortgages on real estate placed in trust, are for sale by J. S. AMES & CO., Bankers, Hawley, Pa. Write for any information wanttd. ECONOMY IN FUEL A Great Saving. COME TO 027 PENN ATE. for RELIAELE FURHAGES ANDFUGEIH HEATERS, ETC., ETC Gunster & Forsyth V

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