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TUB SOBANTOK TRIBUNE -SATURDAY MOftNING, APRIL 2-1, 1807.
I'll)) inl Wwklr. No Sunday Edition.
By The Tribune Publishing Compnny.
WILLIAM UONNELL, President.
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ITIANIC H. OttAV (T)..
llooni Tribune nulliUug, Now York Cttr.
HiTIRXD AT THE POflTOrpnH AT PCnANTOS. PA.. A3
EICOND-CLABS MAtC MATTKIt.
Tho Tribune receive over n special who
Itndlng into it ntllcu tlio eomplotu report' of
tlio Associated Press thu greatest news col.
lectlug ornunlriitlon lit tlio uorld. Tlio
Tribune wiim the Mrst nownpuper In North
eastern Pennsylvania to contract for this
SCRANTON, APRIL Si, 1S07.
Xn tho Koohler case, If tlio defendant
deserved "the full extent of the law."
why In the name of common sense
and Justice, didn't tho Jury give It to
The Amended Libel Law.
We print elsewhere the text of the
nmended libel hill In the form In which'
It has unanimously passed the state
senate, toEcthcr with an analysis of
Its provisions by the dean of Pennsyl
vania Journalism, Colonel McClure. All
persons who nre Interested In this
subject are urged to lead both the text
of the bill and Colonel McClure's ex
position of it.
The bill doubles the penalty for wan
ton and malicious libel, nnd to this
no decent publisher or editor will of
fer objection. It Is not the duty of the
press to Invade the privacies of life
with an eye to their offensive repro
duction before the public. Nor Is there
any desire among self-respecting mak
ers of newspapers to turn the mighty
enginery of the press Into a battering
ram for the assault of objects of their
On the other hand, tho bill provides
that where damage Is Indicted by an
erroneous publication printed In good
faith In the belief that tho article
printed Is proper for public Informa
tion, tho error, In order to Justify dam
nges, must be substantial, and the
damages to bo awarded must not be In
excess of Just restitution for Injury ac
tually Indicted. In other words, tho
publisher who makes an Innocent error
Is not to be regarded by the law from
the fact of the error, as a wanton
criminal, but Is to sdund on n foot
ing with other managers of commer
cial activities, who are liable only to
the extent of actual damage proved.
It Is Impossible for Just men to find
fault with this proposed law. It will
soon appear whether the house of rep
resentatives at Harrlsburg Is disposed
to treat the publishing Industry fairly.
A church conference the other day
resolved that "tho use of the bicycle
for pleasure purposes on the Sabbath.
Is sinful." Is pleasure sinful on that
day, or Is It simply the wheel that Is
out of gear?
Our Vanishing Timbsr Supply.
The facts lately brought out by the
Federal department of agriculture in
relation to forestry are startling.
Chief of these Is that nt the present
rate of reckless consumption It will
not be more than forty years until tho
United states will be devoid of timber
for building purposes.
The chief of the division of forestry,
Uernard E. Fernow, In a recent Inter
view, published In The Tribune at
the time but worthy of repetition,
said: "Our lumber trade amounts
to $1,000,000,000 a year and, next to agri
culture, Is the largest Industry In this
country. All the mines of metals of
nil kinds nnd the quarries all over the
earth produce but $000,000,000 per year.
Tho United States consumes about 400
feet of board' measure per capita of
carnlferous Imber, which Includes pine,
spruce, hemlock, cypress, cedar, tamn
rock. This consumption Is against
about 120 feet of board measure con
sumed per capita In Oreat liritain and
150 feet In Germany, the latter figures
Including nil classes of woods. In the
United States about TwO feet per capita
of all kinds of woods nre consumed.
We must depend upon the carnlferous
woods for our timber, and at the pres
ent lato of consumption the supply In
sight In this country will not last more
than forty years. At present lumber
men do not cut wood of this kind un
der about 150 years old, and when we
ake Into consideration that It requires
at least 100 years to grow such timber
to a size suitable for cutting, wo can
see readily that tho situation that
faces the country Is a more grave one
than Is generally supposed."
And yet, In the face of testimony like
this, scarcely a night passes that docs
not see our tree-clad hillsides ablaze
with tlame and virtually no effort nut
forth by tho state, the county or the
township to check or prevent the r.iv
ngc3 of these Insidious lires. Truly, wo
are a curious people.
An early renewal of largo gold ex
ports Is Indicated. Tho rise ot busi
ness may be slow, but It Is steady, and
the good effects of It will soon bo evi
dent throughout tho country.
A Native Hawaiian on Hawaii.
In view of certain statements made
In the authorized defence of ex-Queen
Lllluokalanl printed In Tho Tribune
one week ago this morning, It Is possi
ble that some of our readers will bo In
terested In tho opinions of A. F. Judd,
chief justice of the Hawaiian republic,
concerning Lllluokalanl, Hawaii nnd
annexation. We llnd them In an ex
ceedingly Instructive Interview in' tho
Rochester Herald, In which city Mr.
Judd Is now visiting. It should be said
for Mr. Judd that while he Is a native
ot Hawaii, he Is also an alumnus ot
Yale university and a man of uncom
mon learning and Intelligence.
First as to Lllluokalanl. "I know
her well," says Chlet Justice Judd. "I
went to school with her. As an offi
cer of her government, I was well ac
quainted with her. Sho was always
pleasant and courteous to my face;,
she Is an educated and polished wo
man. But you can never know tho
brown race. I nevor felt as though
I knew what the queen thought or
what she would do. She could never
ho trusted. She would listen to her
advisers, make no sign and act as
though sho wan In thorough accord I
with us. Then sho would turn around
on tho sly and do something that
Would nllenatc nil her friend. Site
was constantly trying-to got back net
old prerogatives, while wo felt that
wo would never surrender tho liberties
that wo had secured. "When sho tried
to abrogate the constitution and mnko
a now constitution tho Americans In
the Hawaiian Islands felt as though
tho time to protest had come. It wob
the most peaceable revolution on rec
ord. Not a diop of blood was shed.
It didn't Inst a day. Tho queen liter
ally had no Mipportcrs and tho leaders
deposed her and took possession of the
ABkcd for his view of the lmportanco
of l.llluoknlnnl's present visit to this
country Mi Judd said: "I attach not
the slightest Importance to It. It Is
beyond tho bounds ot possibility that
the American government will over
turn an established, popular, well-gov-erned
-and stable1 republic and put
back monarchy. Tho only effect Is on
the native Hawallans, who are de
ceived by tho letters thnt nre sent from
Washington and printed In tho native
papers. The Incident of tho .visit
shows tho trleklness of tho queen. Sho
signed the articles of abdication vojun
tarlly and after being kept under sur
veillance for months sho was ilnally
released and granted a full pardon.
Sho enlled on tho president, on tho
morning of her departure for America,
thanked him for the generosity ot tho
government and said sho was going
to lioston simply' to visit her hus
band's relatives. Sho never told a per
son that she Intended to come to Amer
ica until that morning nnd few knew
tho fact until sho sailed. Then the
town was In nn uproar and specula
tion as to her mission was rife. We
didn't have long to wait, however, for
after a shirt visit In Uoston, sho went
straight to Washington; she has been
there ever slnco trying to Influence
public sentiment and to make trouble."
Mr. Judd, of course, favors annexa
tion, and while he disclaims a political
mission It Is safe to assume that the
object ot his present visit to tho United
States tho llrst In seventeen years Is
to say a word or two In favor thereof.
"I don't think," says he, "that the
American people understand how-thoroughly
American the Hawaiian repub
lic Is today. The English language
Is spoken everywhere. It Is the only
language taught in tho public schools.
We use the coinage of the United
States. We follow your laws nnd cus
toms. The American spirit predomi
nates In every way; all we want Is the
protection of the United States to en
able us to maintain the republic. All
our trade Is with this country. Our
public debt is much less than tho prop
erty that would be turned over In case
of annexation. I feel sure that tho two
countries are bound In the course of
time to be united. We do not want to
come In as a state. We do not expect
to have two United States senators
and members of tho house of represen
tatives. Some sort of territorial reia.
tlon could bo established, however,
that would leave us our autonomy."
Evidently the Hawaiian drama Is
drawing near to a climax.
An Invitation has been extended by
President Cisneros, of the Cuban re
public to Judge Day, the special Amer
ican commissioner who Is soon to go to
Cuba, to visit the sent of tho Insurgent
government and seo for himself wheth
er It Is a government In fact as well
as In name. It Is difficult to tee how
Judge Day can decline so fair an offer.
Beyond Its Depth.
Tho Philadelphia Ledger raises seri
ous objections to tho Crothers bill de
claring unlawful all contracts between
persons or corporations designed to
restrain trade, or which tend to ad
vance, reduce or control the price of
products or articles of trade to the
consumer. This buncombe bill has al
ready passed tho house, and while Its
enactment Into law would be followed
by no Improvement In business con
ditions, It might give power to mischief-makers
that would in instances
do great harm.
As tho Ledger points out, the bill,
clojsely construed, would "prevent the
organization of a partnership or a cor
poration, particularly If said partner
ship or corporation were composed of
persons who had previously been en
gaged In the same lino of business, for
the reason that such a combination
of persons would tend to lessen 'full
nnd free competition' In that lino of
tiade. Tho Individuals forming the
partnership or corporation are 'com
petitors,' and by organizing In tho man
ner Indicated they cease to compote."
It would further bo likely to prevent
persons from going out of business,
since that also would tend to lessen
Our contemporary surrounds tho
whole subject very effectively when
It says-: "Tho legislature should do
vote Itself to legislation which will
tend not to repel business from the
state, but to stimulate nnd help It.
The country has suffered from trusts
and monopolies, but In the endeavor
to mitigate this evil let ua not plunge
Into a multltudo ot fresh evils through
Ill-advised and improvident legislation
under specious titles."
It does not appear from anything
which It has yet done that tho present
Pennsylvania legislature Is capable of
dealing intelligently with n subject so
complicated as this subject Is.
Tho death of tho anti-cartoon bill
at Albany will bo llttlo rcgrotted. Pub
Ushers may occasionally overstep the
limits of decency, but when thoy do It
Is for their patrons to apply tho lash.
It Is a poor policy to crlpplo ninety
and nlio roputablo newspapers In a
legitimate function In order to hit the
head of one chronic offonder.
A new charity propoged In New
York presents novel advantages. It Is
tho intontlon of Dr. William II. Tol
man, gonerul agent of tho New York
Association for Improving tho Condi
tion of tho Poor, to establish ns soon
as posilble a public wnnh house and
laundry, whero the women of tho tene
ments can find suitable conveniences
for cleansing clothes. This project Is
to bo modeled upon a similar Institution
In London whero many thousand wash
erwomen find employment In tho course
of tho year, and much saving Is accom
plished to the community In tho lm.
proveincnt of Its parjtary conditions.
A Blight chnrge Is to bo mnde for tho
ufo ot tho Institution, but It will bo
simply for the purpose of encouraging
Independence ind pelf-rcpect, nnd In
order to keep the place free from femi
nine loafer. It U very clear from the
bald statement of these facts that the
purpose Is an ndmlrablo one. There
nre few largo titles wherein such a
beneficence would not work Incalcul
It Is reported that President McKln
ley freqently consults Vice President
Hobnrt on matters of party policy nnd
that the two men nre thoroughly fa
miliar with each other's nlms and
Ideas. This Is as It should bo. Tho
vice presidency ought to be more than
a figurehead olllce,
The rivalry between the Scranton Hi
puliilcnn and Tribune- may to good nat
ural, from an outride point of view; but
all the samo wo will venturo tlio opin
ion that It Is cootlntr a Kood deal ot hard
cash. WHkcs-Harro News-Dealer.
To what rivalry docs our contempor
' Senator Mason has been In tho upper
branch of congress not quite two
months, but already ho Is Blck of Its
"eternal babblement." The country
sympathizes with him. It has been In
that condition for years.
Judging by Thursday's voting In tho
house a majority of that body, small
but safe, Is favorable to tho Hamilton
road bill. Lot that wlso measure,
therefore, bo speeded to the governor.
Isn't It rather queer that Professor
Coles, with his electric eye, has not discov
ered the nlrshlp before thl .' Wllkes
Weil wager ho saw It years ngo.
Impartial opinion wo think will hold
that nine years In the ponltentlnry will
be little enough punishment for John
Kelly, tho murderer of Leon Gage.
In the matter of Hawaiian annexa
tion tho Washington Post wants con
gross cither to put up or shut up, and
the point appears to bo well taken.
A mine Inspector whose services arc
worth less ithan $".000 a year to tho
state of Pennsylvania ought never to
Special Correspondence of The Tribune.
Washington, April 13. Ono week from
next Wednesday there will assemble hero
ono of the most Important gatherings of
the decad the llfth world's congress ot
the Universal Postal union. Its deliber
ations ar expeeti'd to occupy two month?,
ni d they will be participated in by 123
delegates and attaches representing i very
country of any consequence on tho globe.
The place of meeting will be the handsome
building known ns the old Corcoran Art
gullcry, at the northeast corner of Sev
enteenth street and Pennsylvania ave
nue, Northwest, opposite the state, war
nnd navy building. Tho principal sub
ject of discussion before the congress will
probably bo the reduction or abolition of
tho rates of compensation ullowod under
the pivsent treaty to each country for
tho conveyance over Its tenitory of mails
of another country In transit to coun
tries beyond tho intermediate country.
The?o rates nro gene-rally considered to be
too high nt present and their mode of set
tlement loo complicated.
As tho correspondent In this city of tho
Providence Journal recently wrote to his
paper: "It is not too much to say that
the formation of the Universal Postal
cnlon has done more to promoto the com
fort and convenience of the people of tho
world, and moro to advance civilization
generally, than nny other social or com
mercial Improvement of the present gener
ation. And In considering tho advan
tages which It has given the whole world,
It 1 gratifying to note that the United
States Is largely entitled to the credit of
taking the initiative and pointing out tho
way to other nations. Thirty-live years
ago there were eight separate conven
tions or treat'os between the United
States and ns many separate foreign gov
ernments, regulating tlio exchange of In
ternational co'riespoiidence. Under tl.c.e
conventions thic w.i.- a great disparity
in the rates of postage to and from coun
tries equally distant, and varying rates
to and from tho same countries accord
ing to tho route taken, and thero were
many confusing differences In the meth
ods of weighing, rating and classifying
mall matter. As a rule, the rate of poet
age was many times higher than It Is now,
and tho essential requirements of spc-d
nnd safety were only measurably ful
filled. In addition, the complex accounts
necessary to be kept with tho various tor
clgn governments begot ein'less delay uud
annoyance. Hut the Inconveniences, dim.
cultlos and enormous postago rates at
tending that Intricate system aro now
happily abolished, thanks to the failc
eessive "ongrcsci's of tlio Universal Poatnl
union; nnd row, through the establish
ment of a universal live-cent rate on all
International K-tlcts without regard to tho
distance or route traversed, and like uni
form and reasonable rates on printed mat
ter and samples, tho whole world has been
placed upon an even footing.
"It was during the old-timo reglmo of
confusion and Irelllclency that Montgom
ery Ulal our postmaster-general, on
August I. 1Si12, at tho suggestion of Hon.
John A. Kasson, then llrst assistant post-mtistor-gtfnernl,
addiessed to our secre
tary of Btate, William If. Seward, a let
ter requesting him to Invite a conference
of tlio postal authorities of Europe and
America, to meet at a time and place to
bo selected by them, to lecommond to
their governments the adoption In inter.
national postal regulations, of a uniform
standard of weight, rates and conditions,
and a uniform basis for s-ea and land
transit charges, etc. Tho invitation ex
tended by our stuto department through
Mr. Seward wns accepted by tho govern
ments addressed, and resulted In a contor
ence which mct'tit Paris from May 11 to
Juno 0, IMS. That conferenco was nt
tc nded by tho loading postal olllclals of
Austria, llelglum, Costa UIca, Denmark,
Spain, tho United States, France. Oreat
ISrltuIn, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal,
Prussia, tlio Sandwich Islands, Switzer
land, and tho Hanso cities. This coun
try was ably represented by Hon, John
A. Kasson, now a. icsldent of Washing
ton, then recently retired from tho posi
tion of llrst asrlstn'nt postmaster-general.
Tho deliberation of that Important con
ferenco resulted In a wonderful simpli
fication of the methods ot thti Interna
tional postal service. The delegates wero
vested with no precise powers, yet thoy
agreed upon certain grnerul propositions,
which they duly recommended to their re
spective governments. Our own govern
ment, fchortly thereafter, negotiated, on
th line laid down at Paris, eight differ
ent postnl treaties with as many owers
embracing- Vcm-zuelh, Great liritain, lid
glum, Switzerland, tho Netherlands, tho
North Oermuii union, Hong Konv, and
"Ilut moro i'mnortant than all, tho sue
ces which attended tho Paris conferenea
and tho ease with which tho prlnolplnt
there promulgated were put into practice,
suggested to tho mind of Dr. von Htophan,
postmaster-general of Germany, tho Idaa
of a Universal Poatnl union. According
ly, unilcr his direction, the postal admin
istration of tho Gormnn states Issued a
call In 1SC9 for an International congress
to negotiate a general postal treaty hav
ing for Its object tho unification of all tho
great powers, In so far as the formation
of m 'Vlnglo postal territory" for the re
ciprocal exi-hiuigo of correspondence
should go. Owing, however, to compli
cations arising- out of the Franco-Prussian
war the huornntlonnl congress did not
meet ui.tll September 15, 1S7I, when tho
llrst congress at Heme was convened.
That congress eventually succeeded la
agreeing upon u general postal union,
with nil that such a union Implied, and
established a permanent International
postal bureau at llirne, at tho Joint ex
pense of tho nctlons at Interest; and tho
next congress, thnt of Pari In 1S78, ampll
lied the general poital union Into tho Uni
versal Postal union. At tho two succeed
ing congrcrtes, at Lisbon and Vienna, still
further Improvements wcro adopted.
"It will thus bo seen that the United
States planted In WA tho acorn which Is
now about to blossom forth Into n full
grown oak In Washington In 1S'J7. Moio
than any other single Individual, Dr. von
Stephen may properly bo called tho
Father ot tho Universal Postal union;
but moro than nny other three Individuals,
ou own Montgomery Ulnlr, William If.
Seward nnd John A, Kason, all worthy
sons ot Undo Sam'c government, nre
properly entitled to tho honor of being
called Us lineal grandfathers, Tho Im
portance and utility of this gigantic com
bination of nations In the Interest ot civ
ilization Is better understood when It Is
remembered that the postal territory cov
ered equally and uniformly by Its obliga
tions and embraced within Its scopo now
contains not less than 1,100,000,000 ot liv
ing human souls."
OUR ARTIFICIAL WANTS.
From the Citizen.
In 1S.10 nn Income of $2,000 a year meant
as good housing, food and clothing nnd
more contentment than $3,000 a year In
1.S97, when, with the exception of rents,
the necessities of life nre no dearer th'in
nt tho earlier date. Satan has Invented
for us so many nrrillclal wants that In
making out th family budget, Instead of
appropriating 73 per cent, of Income for
necessities and 23 per cent, for contingent
expenses, wo have to transposo tho per
centages, grateful that thero Is anything
left to pay the butcher. If civilization lm
piles tho ability to satisfy desires. It ap
pears also to mean the creation of wants
ad Infinitum. There does not seem to bo
a general Impression that pcoplo are hap
pier or moro virtuous than In simpler
times. Wo doubt If they are; but wo be
lieve that there arc greater opportunities
for happiness nnd far less Inevitable mis
ery than of old. It would bo qulto worth
while to discover what really makes for
happiness, and what wo had better do
without than have. It Is only beeauso
Satan has introduced confusion Into our
ideas of values that It Is so hard to un
derstand exactly what Is meant by prog
ress. AN r.VIDHNCi: OF PROSPERITY
From tho Trey Times.
It Is an cvldcrce of its prosperity that,
the Srranton Tribune has been compellod
to Increase its facilities by adding a nw
Hoo press, capable of printing from 2'000
to 21,000 eight-page papers nn hour. THo
continued success of Tho Tribune Is a
source of much satisfaction to the Troy
Tlmen, ns the editor of that journal le a
graduate of the Times establishment, hav
ing formerly been a member of Its edito
rial staff. The Troy Timfs is glad to soo
that he Is mt.klr.g himself felt In Penn
l!ETTi:il SAY NOTHING.
From the Pittston Gazette.
"It's a shame that a lot of Scranton
Inns should be allowed to corner our water
supply," remarks tho News-Dealer.
WIlltcs-Hnrreans had for years all the op
portunities In the world to furnish tho
city with a good supply of water, but
failed miserably in every attempt they
made. Scranton enterprise has succeeded
where Wllkes-Ilarro timidity failed, and
now tho county sent people are whining
about it. The least tho Wllkes-Barre pco
plo say about It now tho better.
From the Syracuse Post.
So far as it Is possible for ono man to
bo u peacemaker, I'resident McKlnley will
have peace, not only in tho Republican
family, but In all his relations with tho
people. He Is pursuing a very different
policy from that of some of his predeces
sors. He mlrht bo called tho Great
Weather nnd Ollior Predictions
the Coming Week.
Sunday, April 2J I-ow Sunday.
Weather fair. A chlkl born on this clay
will suffer greo. t trials and misfortunes. An
Monday, April IC Jupiter stationary.
Weather fair, A child born on this clay
will I19 lucky and will rise in life. Ask
favors and negotlato business.
Tiiv.ulay, Apill 27 Mercury in opposition
to ll'Tschal. Weather unsettled. A
child born on this day will be headstrong
and obstinate. Travel, and deal with
others In tho morning.
Wednesday, April 2S Mercury visible in
tho evening. Weather wet. A child
born on this day will be persevering and
fortunate, but quick in anger. Sign writ
ings in tho morning.
Thursday, April 29 Mercury in opposi
tion to Saturn. Weather stormy. A child
born on this day will bo dlfllcult to please,
but In business will be rather fortunate.
Buy and speculate In tho afternoon.
Saturday, May 1 Weather fair. A child
born on this day will bo fond of pleasure
and fortunate. Marry, and buy carefully
In tho forenoon.
lMlKACHING AND PKACTICKJ
IIo talked about our duty till wo thought
he really knew
Tho theory of politics and what a man
IIo said that every citizen should enter in
Antagonize corruptlonlsts and work with
all his mlulit.
Ho seemed so vtry earnest, that as soon
us he was done,
Wo offered him txn olllce, but ho said ho
IIo told us If we'd prosper wo should keep
th' unrighteous out.
Put up tho best of candidates and ho wa3
rWht, no doubt.
Ho wanted only able men, and men In bu-t-
' ness life,
Whose names would stand for honesty and
fearlessness In strife.
With such ho held a victory could easily
Put when wo asked If ho would lead, ho
said ho couldn't run.
On need of better aldermen he also spono
AdvIslnK business candidates to dvo tho
That only self sucrlflco could make a na
Ho thouRh tho work of politics no honest
man should shun,
But still he kept protesting that ho hadn't
tlmo to run.
He preached with great ability, but prac
ticed not a bit,
And never saw that for himself his ccn
sure wns most fit.
IIo talked ot what a man should do, ana
argued, vory well,
But still I cannot help reerct what aftor
IIo showed reform In all his talk, but In
his actions none
He pointed out man's duty, but he hadn't
tlmo to run,
Chlcaso Evfnlna rout.
Importers are beginning to close out their surplus stock,
consequently we are every day buying finest imported Novel
ties to sell far below opening season prices, which, together
with reductions in our own great stock, keep attractions con
stant. 25-CENT Silk French and Wool Mixtures, our Spring Shades of Grey aud Tan, to
which the interwoven colored threads give a delicate tint of Pink or Blue. A
AT 35 CENTS TO $1.00 New Spring Broadcloths of extra qualities, full assort
ment ol all the fashionable shades, 50 to 54 inches wide.
AT 39 CENTS A wonderful line of Fancy Wool Checks, in fancy weaves and col
orings, medium shades, none of which were made to sell for less than fifty,
Also street shades in Storm aud Summer Serges, 44 inches wide.
AT 50 CENTS 40 inch Figured Novelties, solid colors, Fine French All Wool
Debeigcs. Summer weight Coverts. Novelty stripes and checks, worth 75
and 85 cents.
AT 49 CENTS 50 inch All Wool Vigognes, goods that cost So cents to import.
AT 75 CENTS Crepon Cheviots, light weight fabrics in
grey and green; earlier sold at S5 cents.
AT 98 CENTS Very fine light weight Silk and Wool
dotted hair-lines, blue, green, tan aud grey, worth
In special novelties and staplo wearers
our stock was never moro completo or
nttracttvo than at the present moment.
In flno English' Tweeds, Covert Cloths,
etc., which are In dally demand, wo can
show you every color or combination that
is desirable, and at tho right price.
Cholco line of Black and Colored Drap
d'etes and Drop do Moscovienno Cloth,
tho very latest for flno tailor-made gar
In Silk nnd Wool Novelties, Wool Gren
adines and Etamlnes, our stock Is tho
most completo this sldo of New York
city, and every suit EXCLUSIVE.
Elegant lino of Silk Grenadines In blacks
and colors. These goods have been ono
of tho mest active sellers In the depart
ment this season and aro getting scarce.
Seo Dress Goods window for another
special drive In IJe and 4So suitings.
Strictly all wool. The immense trade
done on these two lines would clearly Indl
cato that thero's nothing to beat them.
510 AND 512
CALI UP 3082.
Maloney Oil and
Offlco and Warehouse,
lllto 101 MERIDIAN 8TUEET,
m, W. COLLINS, Mgr.
AMERICAN GRAPHITE PENCILS,
AMERICAN and REST. Boe
Beiiemaa, Tie Bookmaa
ia7HpruceHtrcet, The Rotunda,
Jlawlaf TruUa llulldlmr.
We Place on salo this week 8lx
Hundred Pair of LADIES'
CLOTH TOP BUTTON SHOES,
lu nil tho various widths and sizes,
common sense toe, wltli patent
This is a good $2.23 Shoe: Our
price while they last will bp
Lewis, Eellly k Mvies,
Always Ilny Sin? Stores.
Wholesale and Keluil. .lephone, No-
Ill nnd 110 WYOMING AVENPE.
drip from the merciless Sultan's sword
as he plys his terrible slaughter of the
Drop of I ok
from the mightier PEN of Gladstone,
the Grand Old Man. have aroused to
Indignation the Christian World.
We have pens and Ink enough and
In all variety to supply whatever de
mand Is made.
ALSO Letter Files, complete, with
arch perforators and covers, $1.00.
DRAFTING INSTRUMENTS a spe
cialty. FOUNTAIN PENS, with gold mount
ing, for $1.50 only.
OFFICE and TYPEWRITERS' sup
piles. STATIONERY Wedding Cards, In
vitations, Announcements, etc., etc.
Hotel Jcrmyn Ilulldlng.
Tie Ernest Lite of
Ever seen m Sc3anton.
Silver Gilt and Silver, set
with amethysts, Cai'bun
cles, Garnets and Tur
quoise, mounted on Silk,
Leather and the Latest
Thing, Leather Covered
May Be Found at
Agents for Hcglnu Jlunlo lloxcs.
130 Wyoming Avenue,
I; -or -?f
m r l
solid colorings of light tan,
Novelties, Moire effect over
Swcoplng reduction In nil lines to snva
moving stock, on account of extensive altor.
iitlons on our llrst and fcecouil floors. Now 1
tho tlmo to buy
Silverware and House
hold Goods, Cheap.
Economical housekeepers will do welt to
nttend this sale.
Two in-feet lllack Walnut Counters an
1'JO feet of good Shelving for sale cheap.
TIE CLEMONS, FEEBE1
I'J'J Lackawanna Avenue.
HENRY BEL3N, JR.,
General Agent for tho Wyoming
Mining, Illasting.Sportlng, Smokeless
mid tho Repiiuiio Chemical
Safety Puse, Caps nnd Exploders.
Rooms 21S, inn nnd till Commonwealth
JOHN II. SMITH A HON,
E. W. MUM.IUAN,
To the Ladles
Do yon know tho advantages of using gas
for fucd? Do you know that gun I cheaper
than coal? l)o you know jou can bake
quicker and better with gas than you cun
with coal? Do you know meat broiled by
gns Is better Mum any other kind of broiling?
Our lino of gas Moves and ranges is com
plete. Wo will be ploufccd to show thorn
to you and explain their uniuy advantages
over tho coal stove.
EOOTE & SHEAR CO.
Coal of tho bC3t quality tor domestls uso
ni,U ot all'slzos, Including IJuckwheat and
Blrdseye, delivered hi any part of the city,
at the lowest price
Orders recolvod at tho OfTlce, llrst floor,
Commonwealth building, room No 6;
telephono No. 2021 or at tho mine, te'.e
phono No. 272. will bo promptly attended
to. Dealers supplied at the mine.