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THE SCRASTTON" TRIBUNE-TIIOOSD AY MORNING, MAY 20, 1807.
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By The Tribune Publishing Company.
WILLIAM CONNELL, President
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IMIMO AT THI rOSTomrit A VRAVC31 TA.,
ttCOKD-CLAIl VAli, VATTin.
SCUANTQN, MAY 20, 3S07.
Tlio defeat of the Kcator ballot re
form bill adds nnothcr Item to (lie largo
account which the members of the
prentnt k-jrlslaturo will have to settle
with their constituents.
Patience Ceasing to Be a Virtue.
The argument that If we should rec
ognize Oubin lii'lllRi'ienc.. It would
giyfy?aln the rlsht to soaitu our Hh'ips
nrid.thus open the door to xorloui nils
olilnf "may be replied to by nswtltiR
thnt Spain, lnclect, already exerciser
thli rich!. Her spies lnuert every
Cuban-bound carco erw It leaves theno
shores, and if It is not to their liking
thy complain to the government and
thrs guveimiienl rettit.es clearance pi
pers.' This Is really the right of search
In an underhanded way. It In decided
ly more nrfonirte than Mould be an
Iimis!t challont'e at open ski In that
case tile Yankee s-Uloper could ute his
discretion In hravlnpr to, In showing his
lieys pr.ln twinging out I1I1 guns nnd
teUIng the Spanlnul to search at his
Ii Is not UKely that Spain would e
erclvtiio rlr;lit of seaich In such man
ner as to prooke war. unlets indeed
Phe deslrea-to go to war with the I'nl
t'nrt' ShitVs, and'lf suMt should become
her wlshv we could scarcely hope to
avert pretexts. On tho other hand, the
recognition of Cuban belligeienc,
without giving just ground to Spiln
for offence, would offer ueh authori
tative testimony to the strength of the
lr.suiprent position In Cuba, an would
lender It I'l'inrnr.itlvely easy for the
insurant trove n ien fiom that mo
ment to negotiate war loans, equip new
military foiccs and movp more rnpldlv
forwoid to tl-.e goal of final liberation.
Although Spain retoenbed the bel
ligerency of the Confederate states
vlthln 90 daj-i Jftc (he filing en Port
Sumter, tho United Htntcn In the cas.
of Cuba have wilttd more than two
yens b'fotv Inking any steps what
ever. The political and commercial In
terest of Spain In th Southern confed
eracy was practically nothing: but the
interest t the United States in Cuba,
whether measured In the dollars of
American capital Inve-ttd theie or In
the larger light of ultimate political
destiny. Is of the ver griatest Import
ance. We havo been patient far be
jond the precedent set by Spain hersHf.
No power on earth could herenftr
question out long-suffeilng moderation.
If now the dccMou should bs made at
Washington to a3.sume a more detei
mlntd attitude in support of American
Intel ets and the dictates of humanity,
where In all the earth Is the civilized
man who could reasonably object?
As we understand It. Senator Mason's
belligerency against the British is In
110 sense personal
Our Incomparable Lake Commerce.
A letter In the Sun from Sault Ste.
Rlarle, Mich,, giving statistics ot last
year's lake commerce, ftirnltdies food
fur thought. In 1193 th" total value of
all freight passing Into and out of l,ako
Supeilor U'nounted to MGfl.nST.lS!), but
last year, though the average value of
commodities was 1 educed about 14 per
cent., the total value was raised $3t5,
000,000. Hart the values of 1S9.1 prevail
ed in WC thcro would have been more
than $230,000,000 worth of products sent
through the cnnal at tho eastern end
of Luke Supeilur. Ten years ago It
cost 2..10 mills for freight a ton a mile,
and the rale has steudllv decreased
since then East year the 10,231,001
tons of fiui&ht that passed through the
Sault Canal ieiesented an average
mlo per ton-mile of .9) mills, nbout
one-fifth of the rate charged on the
most economically managed railroads
of tha country on lung-dlntaneo trnltle.
Ten yeats ago the value of the vessels
ptsslng the canal In a year was about
JID.IOfl.OOO while last year it was $lr.,U0,
onn. Ten yearn ago 7 per cent of the
business Into and cut of Lake Superior
was done in Canadian and Uritlih bot
toms, but In lS9(i they carried only 4
per cent. Xinety-slx per cent, of this
vast commeico was carried in ships
that lloated the American Has.
Last year, according to the Sun cor
respondent, one steam vessel, the Quean
City, ow ned at Duluth, carried tho lar
gest steamship cargo through the can
al, amounting to fi,3T6 tons, but was
beaten by tho barge Auranli with 5.SM
tons. The lptgesl cargo in the preced
ing year was 1,291 tons, carried on the
steamship Penobscot. Three years
ago tho first of the 4,000 ton ships
was a latlty for u yr-aj; but In 1!9G
there wtia thirty-two steel ships that
carried more than 4,000 tons to a load,
and'iiQ fewer than eleven that carried
more than 5,000 tons, avoiaglnsr n,2.V)
at a raise Si jcais ago a vessel
that would cairy 2,500 tons on 14 feL
draught was a monster for the upper
lakes, and theio was serious discussion
at that time whether tho size of lako
craft was ever to become giealer, or
whthor a greater size could be made
profitable, even If possible. Today tho
big chips nra loading to a depth of 10
feat, and have assurances that bcfori
tho close of tho year they will be ablo
to settle a foot further Into the water,
With tho progress of tho government's
project for the 21-foot channel be
tween Duluth, Chicago and Uuffalo,
Another foot of water for tho biggest
ships on tho lakes will mean about COO
tons more cargo, so that tho lecords for
carrying capacity will all bu changed
before tho present year Is much further
'"JIany of the notablo recent advances
In marina architecture," the correst
pondent add, "have originated, on tho
Amerlewi lakes. The first quadruple
expansion engines to be used lit the
merchant marine wete put Into tho two
express paesonser steamships of th'o
Great Northern railway, which arc
scheduled for shuttlc-llkc tuns between
Duluth and Iluffalo at a sustained
speed of twenty mllea an hour week ni
ter week. Twenty miles nn hour on
tho lakes and tho eonnoctlnc shallow
channels, Is very different from the
Km speed In a sonway with plenty of
water under tho keel, no tortuous riv
ers to thread, no currents to push
agulnst, and no stops at wa ports and
lilt locks. On the lakes, too, were first
used In merchant nervlco tubulous
steam generators In place of the tlinc
honortd boilers. The lakes have devel
oped, under ttrcss of circumstances,
now methods of steel construction for
hulls, and the chant, el system In uso at
most lake yards for the larger ships Is
supposed to bo ahead of any othe"
nifthod for strength and saving. Tho
lakes, too, have the only exclusive pas
senger express steamships In the world
In U9e for lonR-dlstnr.ee travel. They
havo facilities for cargo despatch that
nip the wonder and admiration of all
who see them. Lake ships can bo load
ed with grain at tho rate of 1,000 bush
cId n. minute, or with ore at the iaU
of 1,000 tons an hour, or with coal by
whole car load at once, the loaded
freight cars being picked up In hoists,
run on the ship, lutnul bottom side up,
and returned to the dock, all In less
thnn two minutes. Ore and coal are
unloaded from the vessels' hclds, either
by hand shovelling or by great auto
matic dredslng machines, nt tho rate
of 1130 or 300 tons an hour. This rapid
1( spate h Is necessitated by the short
season, the Miort dlstnnco travelled,
and the enormous amount of freight to
bo moved. U Is probable th'at not less
than KO.000,000 tons of freight will be
moved on all the Inland lakes of the
chain this year."
Kvery Ameilcan who can afford the
luxuiy should hasten to make a trip
over the great lakes. It Is an object
lesr on In Amerlcnn pati lollsm.
Mrsnw h!U what Commissioner Cal
houn doesn't see In Havana he has
merely to nsk for.
Has Come to Stay.
Thus far surprisingly little criticism
hns been offered upon the recent en
actment and approval at Harrlsbuig of
the emergency direct Inheritance tax.
That tax is entliely distinct fiom the
G per cent, tax on collateral Inherit
ances, and applies at tho rate of 2 per
cent, to all direct Inheritances of per
sonal property exceeding $3,000. It was
enacted because of the peculiar revenue
necessities of the time and is to con
tinue only for two years, unless other
wlse ordered; but tho chances aie that
It will lemaln on the statute books In
definitely. Its yield will, It Is estimat
ed, amount to fiom $1,000,000 to $2,000,
000 per annum; and the advantage of
It Is that It leaches a class of property
far too liable, at other times, to es
eape Us Just share of taxation.
"It Is an open secret," remarks the
Philadelphia Times, "that millions of
personal property escapes taxation In
this statf. Theie have been Instances
In this city where men of high social
position have returned but little if any
of the large amount of bonds, mort
gages, etc., they have for taxation, and
In sevetal Instances, when the fraud
was discovered after the death of tho
person thus concealing his property to
avoid taxation, It was necessarily dis
covered in the dlstilbutlon of his es
tate and the collection of tho taxes en
forced with the penalty. Under the di
rect Inheritance tax law the peisonal
pioperty of every decedent must como
under the otllclal cognizance of the reg
ister of wills, and all ftauds attempted
by concealing taxable bondp, mort
gages, etc., must be discovered." The
extent to which evasion of taxation on
persona' pioperty prevails among the
well-to-do is forcibly shown In the last
report of Comptroller Itoberts, of New
York. A careful examination Into the
recordsof that state revealed that In 107
estates property of this kind worth more
than $215,000,000 was fraudulently con
cealed fiom the tax-gatherer. Such a
condition of nffalrs Is simply Intoler
able; and a moderate tax on direct In
heiltances Is a conset votive step In
lemedy Iheicof. The state might with
leason resort to more drastic measuies.
It Is not likelv that the operation of
this new tax will be teslsted in Penn
sjlvanla on constitutional grounds. An
endeavor was recently made In Illinois
to nullify u similar enactment, but
tho Supreme court of that state very
sensibly overruled the effort, icmark
Ing: "The law of descent nnd devise
being tho creation ot the statute law,
the power which cioates may tegulatc
and may Impose conditions or burdens
on a rlrht of succession to tho owner
ship of pioperty to which there has
ceased to be nn owner because of death
and tho ownership of which the state
then piovides for by the law of descent
or devise. The Imposition of such a
condition or burden Is not a tax upon
the property Itself, but on the right of
succession thereto. To deny the right
of the state to Impose such a burden
or condition, Is to deny the right of the
state to regulate the administration of
a decedent's estate."
This decision, In fact, covers even
more than the Pennsylvania law. for
unlike our new law, the Illinois statuto
graded Inheritances Into different
classes, concerning which fact tho court
ruled that "no person Inherits propeitj
or can take by devise extept by tho
Btatutes, and tho state, having power
to tegulate this question, may cieato
classes and provide for uniformity with
refetence to classes which were before
unknown," thus sustaining tho entire
pilclple of Inheritance taxation In the
broadest possible manner. The affir
mation in this commonwealth by the
Pennsylvania Supreme court of the
validity of the existing collateral Inher
itance tax applies with equal force tc
the principle governing the direct in
heritance tax, and It Is fair to conclude
that this latter tax has come to stay.
The Mugwumps, it seems, may abusa
publlo ofllclnls all they please, and It Is
perfectly proper; but when a man like
Governor Black, losing patience, hits
back, then the giannlea of tho press all
look horrified, dreat Is humbug.
AVe have iccelvcd the Initial number
of the I)cal News, a weekly paper pub
lished In the Intel est of Dalton and
neighboring; towns. It piesents In In
telligent manner the local happenings
of Its community and merits generous
support. A well-supported local news
paper is the best Institution that any
community can have, next to a school
and a church.
The senator who objected to fighting
Spain because our coasts arc not de
fended might leassure himself by re
moving Into the Intel lor.
The Proper Uosls of Comparison.
Mayor Nichols of Wllkes-Uarre, who
ardently advocate a thntr-w of Hint
city' charter, supplies In support
thoroof a comparative stutemont of tha
costs ot government In Heranlon and
Wllites-ltarre, as follown:
As'essed valuation ot tuxuble
Heil vnlmtlon ),M.m
ltato nf toxes on asacsjeel valu
ation 13 mills
llnte of taxes on leal valua
tion 1 2-C milts
AseeM valuation $ B.7W.4I3
Heal valuation S0.1lis,2ll
Unto of trxp.s on usse'sed valu
ation 22 mills
Unto ot tuxes oil teal valtli
t!on 1 3-5 mills
"Thus you can see," adds he, "that
notwithstanding Hip fact that tho city
of Scranton occupies a tenltory whose
area is 19 C-10 square miles and our
city a territory of only I S.'S square
miles, thus compelling tho former city
to support a much larger police force, a
larger number of street lights, and pay
much larger expenses for the Improve
ments, etc of longer nnd a greater
number of streets, thev aro able to
support and operate their third class
government with the proceeds of a
smaller rate of taxation than 13 re
layot" Nichols unconsciously over
lookstwofnctors requisite to a fair com
parison. First, which city Is getting
the better government? and secondly,
might not Scranton, under a charter
like Wllkes-Uarro's, have as good a
government as It has now, or a better
one, nt even less than the present tnx
rate? If Wllkes-liaire's real valuation,
area, and population were as largo as
Scranton's, could not It govern Itself
under Its present charter on a, tax-rate
of 4 2-5 mills and have money to spaie?
AW are Inclined to believe that It
could; or, In other word 4, that the lower
rate In Scranton Is due, not to any
superiority In our scheme of municipal
government, but simply to the ne
eessuilly greater economy of govern
ment on a larger scale. It ought to be
possible under almost any sstem to
govern 120,000 persons at u lower rate
per dollar of real valuation than to
govern 40,000 persons.
It Is charged that a group of senators
nt Harrlsburg demanded of a promi
nent Insuiance company $50,000 to de
feat certain bills. An Investigation Is
ordered, and Its first move is to ex
clude tho press. AA'hat does this mean?
Special Correspondence of Tho Tilbune.
Washington, May 19
An Investigation Is likely to be made
of tho charge against anil denial by ex
Asslstant Secretary of Stato Itorkhlll that
during tho last administration ho notWed
the Putted Sutes consuls In Cuba to sup
press Infoimation favorablo to tho Insur
gents Notwithstanding Mr. Itockhlll's
denial thereiro at lca.it three persons In
Washington who aro ready to make atli
davit that such instructions were lsuecl
by tho stato department, because thoy saw
tho letters containing them.
Tho proceedings of tho meeting of Cu
ban sympathizers In this city last Sunday
havo smoked out at least one Spaniard.
In 11 letter to tho Post ono Juan Oonsalez
sputters ami fumes in indignant protest.
"We. In Spain," he says, "know that this
rebellion would never have been started,
much loss continued, were It not for tho
active aid In money and arms which has
been given to the insurgents by a limited
number of the citizens of a nation pro
fessedly friendly to Spain; wo know that
tons of .dynamite havo been successfully
landed In Cuba and employed In blowing
up trains crowded, not by soldiers, but by
women and children, nnd peaceful passen
gers. This Is tho warfare which has
called forth tho active sympathies of some
of tho reverend ministers and belligerent
senators of this great nnd glorious coun
try. Has tho dinnmlte plot In Chicago
faded from the memories of the gentle
men? This surely was an object lesson to
bo remembered. AVere tho authors of
that plot hanged according to the rules of
Continuing, Senor Gonsnlez a?ks: "Who
started the trouble In Cuba? AVas It
Spain? No; for Cuba, beforo ths Inaut
rectlon begun, was In the enjoyment or
greater material prosperity than one-half
of the states of tho Union, and Spain was
actively engaged In discussing legislative
reforms which tho most advanced liberal
politicians In the Inland advocated, and
was only anxious to meet their view 3 In
any reasonable way. Was it tha inhabi
tants of Cuba, themselves? No; for at
tho very commencement of the rebellion
nn energetic protest wus tiled by all tho
liberal parties on tho Island, Tho rebel
lion was orgnnlznd, encouraged, paid for,
nnd Anally started In tho United States.
Maximo Gomez, n Sanfo Domlngan, was
smuggled Into Cuba as commnnder-ln-chlf-f
with the openly avowed Intention
of driving the Spaniards to abandon tho
Island by tho destruction of nil property
cnpablo of destruction. Frcm that mo
ment eleath and desolation stalked
tliuMigh Cuba, nnd only qulto lately has
It been clear that the end of the rebellion
Is at hand HI,no llloo lacrymoc' among
me rcvei enu ami political sympathizers
with the rebellion. May the bloodshed
thoy have provoked be on their heads."
This Is probably tho secret thought of tho
Spanish minister, Senor Depuy de Lome,
only hols too sht e wd a diplomatist to give
his feelings away.
It Is not appaient that any one has stop
ped tOHSk-nlth much dotnll how tho char
ity thnt has been voted by congress Is to
be dispensed in Cuba. It Is easy to appro,
priato tho $50,000, but how to got It into
tho hands of those for whom It Is Intendod
or, rather, how to get Into their mouths
tho food It will purchase, Is quite an
other thing Speaking in his message of
tho destitution In Cuba, the president
says: "This applies particularly to the
rural districts of the central and easturu
parts. Tho agricultural classes have been
forced from their farms Into tho nearest
towns where they are without work or
money." Tho money Is to bo dispense I
under tho riiieci'un of the secietnry of
state, and It Is suggested that at his dis
cretion it may bo used tor the transpor
tation of citizens who desire to return to
tho United States but are without tha
means to do so.
I have mada a deal of Inquiry among
thoso who should be best able to give an
opinion, nnd It seems lo bo the Impression
that troublo will result from an attempt to
distribute food or medicine. An outbreak
of Spanish opinion, le'scntfnl and rabid, Is
expected as soon as It Is known at Ha.
vana and Madrid that tho appropriation
Is an acssmpllshed fact. The Held for ex
penditure designated by the president la
In the heart of the region devastated by
tho war. It has been a. part of tho policy
of General lAVeyer to stnrvo the luliabl-
inH n .i. u.i.K t.. liApillncf thanr in
the towns, his purposo being to mnko thorn
submissive una to prevent mem ih i""
duelng anything that could b used for the
.1.1 .....1 --. tl. lMal,l-ITnf It III ft
urn iiiu I'uuuui l vi ii iiib'"!.'- -- -
direct Interference with a chief feature of
tho plan of tho Spanish Rcnerai-in-cnici,
and which has been endorsed by tho gov
ernment at Mudrld.
It Is the conviction, tlurfare, of those
whose minds have been directed to this
phase of tho matter, that no difference
how Secretary Sherman may elect to
distribute the $50,(A thnt It may do tho
most gooi', whether unJcr direction ot
consuls, aided by tho lted Cross people or
by special agents, thero will bo Interfer
ence with tho operations of tho govern
ment representatives, nnd that serious
troublo will ensuo. It mny be said that
whllo this Is not desired by tho adminis
tration, It Is Just what Is expected, and
that tho president and his advisors have
looked torwnrd to the production of A
crisis by this act of humanity. All tho
predictions may not be made good, but It
Is not to bo doubted thnt In the very
hWhost otllclal circles It Is believed that
the time Is near nt hand when, at the very
least, the recognition of the Cubans ns a
war force will be promulgated regardless
During the Interval kindly presented tb
tho Democrats by tho senate committee
on lltiir.ee, before calllmr up the tariff
bill for formal consideration, the Demo
crats are working with might nnd matn
In collusion with Populist and silver He
publicans to unite on tho mort drnstlc
nmendmerts to the measure, and possibly
they may be so numerous nnd fnr-reach-Ing
that they may be put In tho form ot a
sub'tltule, A determined attempt Is be
ing made to unite n majority upon rbe
piopoeltlon to give an export bounty ou
farm products 03" a counter Irritant to tho
protection that Is afforded to manti
factuicrs nnd ns a sop to tho farming In
tel ests generally. No ono seems to be ablo
to say Just how this would benefit the
small farmer, as little or no expoitlrg
would bo done by Individuals. No onfl Is
able to show that prices to tho Immediate
producer would be advanced in the least
by nn expoit bounty, but that makes no
difference to tho Tlllmans or tno snnaie.
It Is the name, and not tho fact, whlen
they tiro otter.
The work of harmonizing tho antl-lte-publican
forces Is not proceeding as suc
cessfully as the leaders could wish. Thero
Is a division of opinion nmeng them upon
all of tho new pioposlllons. Many of llv
older faction of Democrats nre opposed to
tho export bounty, and aro almost cer
tain to hold out against It to tho end. Soma
aro with tho finance commltteo on the
sugar schedule, others aro with tho su
gar producing senators In favor of tho
house schedule. Others think the sched
ule of the AVI I son law Is proper, though
It was written all over with the trail
of tho trust. In fact tho Democrats aro
divided In their opinions In relation to all
of tho provisions which have wrought de
struction to harmony In the Ilepubllcan
ranjts, and when tho bill comes to a final
vote It Is probable tho country will seo a.
new and curious alignment or. tho tariff
Much eagerness Is manifested among
Pennsjlvanlans to hear whethei tho con
ferences which aro now on In the east,
to bo followed by others, It Is said, In tho
west, between Senator Quay and hlJ
friends, will result In any legislation
other than has been contemplated In tho
Interests ot municipal reform. Nono of
tho Phllode'phlans hero will admit for p
moment the possibility of Quay's contnt
ing to nny such legislation as Is proposed
In tho "ripper" bill, as It has been dubbed
much to tho confusion of outsldo etymolo
gists. One eastern member of congress
assures me that he hus the positive prom
Iso of Governor Hasting that nono of tho
much discussed bills will receive his signa
ture If pnsseJ. This congressman Is also
convinced that Quay will adhoro to hl3
promise to Phlladelphlans who vvero hero
a week or so ago, thut lie would In no way
favor legislation that was considered by
Phlladelphlans to be inimical to their In
terests. He Is certain that now legisla
tion for Pittsburg alone will bo drnftcd,
or that there will be no legislation at all
In that direction.
Hon. Jaok Robinson Is tho recipient of
no end of sympathy from his old asso
ciates in tho house, on account of his
bad luck In seeing positions wKlch ho
sought pass Into tho hands of others, but
the Hon. Jack frankly admits that ho
would prefer an ofllcc rather than a world
ful of sjmpathy. Tho trouble with Itob
Inson Is that ho has always had a surplus
ago of conlldence. He asked for olllces
ho could not got, and Is disappointed be
cause ho could not accomplish the im
possible. He has been sevorely chastened
by his fnlluro to securo either tho post
of assistant secretary of tho navy or ot
the treasury, and has about concluded to
abandon otflco seeking or to ask for some
very modest place, like governor of Penn
sylvania for Instance.
That governorship, by the way, promises
to afford tho liveliest race that has over
been run In Pennsylvania for a nomina
tion. No less than eight congressmen and
three c-congresmen are said to bo In tho
field so far, with tho rural districts to hear
from. The beauty of It Is that they aro
all good men, and all but ono or two nre
warm friends of Quay. The senator looks
with dellyht on tho prospect, as ho will
not be asked to dccldo among so many
of his personal ft lends, but will let them
run as they please.
xo ciiAxcn rou him.
Prom tho Times-Herald.
A Chicago undertaker who has lately
been In AVashlngton for several weeks,
nursing tho hope that lie may secure a
consular Job, has given up the fight and
"Washington is no placo for a man in
my line of business," he says. "Tho town
is running over with fellows who died
long ago, but who won't lie still long
enough to bo burled."
THE NUB Or THE SUBJECT.
From tho Philadelphia Press.
There Is no reason why every dollar
of the state funds should not earn in
terest all tho time, no matter In what
bank It is deposited. Tho money of tho
city of Philadelphia and the city of Pitts
burg does this, and it would bo humiliat
ing to havo to confess that the great com
monwealth of Pennsylvania could not
manage as well.
YES, AND STOPPING THE
WHOM! INrKItNAI. BUSINESS.
From tho Times-HoraU,
If Spain denies to men and women who
havo dono no wrong the prlvilcgo of earn
ing their dally bread und eating It In
peace thero is no treaty, human law or di
vine command to prevent tho United
States from Interfering In behalf of Its
WIIEKE AUE YOUK EYESt
From tho Honesdalo Independent.
Tho only feature of tho cut labeled E. D.
Hardenbergh in last Saturday's Scranton
Tribune that In any way resembled our
popular senator was the mustache.
OF FINE STATIONERY
fteglns Saturday, May is. Lasts Oae
AVcelr. AVatch the Window.
437 Spruco Street, Tho Itotunda,
Hoard of Trade Bulldloirj
Everything ill it is yours bought for you; to be sold to you at a reasonable, hon
est margin of profit. To serve your best interests avc have pressed into this service
the accumulated experience of years, boiled it doAvn, fashioned it to fit the needs of
the hour. It it this crystalizing of all that is best in merchandising that makes
this business more helpful to you as the years go by,
Dress Goods Do5 ngs
Always something of special interest to talk about here. The value of the follow
ing lots are completely divorced from the prices. Overstocked makers take the loss
this time. 40 to 50 cent values lumped into one and all sold now at 25 cents.
lira Cloak amid Suit Departmeirat
Anew line of Children's Pique Reeters Avith sailor collar, embroidery ( -,
trimmed, in pink, blue and white, at ; cJyIIo2?,2)
Ladies' Storm Serge Skirts of the finest quality,lined throughout Avith (fcfC Q
the best Taffeta Silk, would be cheap at $10.00. Our price cpvLDoJDaj
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Buny Carpets airad Mattnegs Now
You know Ave are going out of the Carpet business.
30 cent Art Carpets, fast colors, 20 cents
35 cent Ingrain Carpets 25 cents
50 cent Iugrain Carpets 35 cents.
65 cent best of all Wool Ingrain Carpets, 45 cents
70 cent Tapestry Brussels Carpets, 45 cents
75 cent Best Quality Brussels Carpets, 59 cents
Body Brussels, Velvets and Moquettes from 70 cents upwards.
Heavy China Straw Mattings 10 cents.
Genuine Cotton Warp Mattings from 17 to 25 cents.
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We offer this week, to
reduce stock, extraordi
nary values in Curtains:
40 pairs Nottingham Lace, GDe. a pair;
30 paire Nottingham Lace, S8c. a pair;
18 pairs Nottingham Lace, $1.15 a
pair; from $1.37V.
20 pairs Nottingham Lace, J1.S8 a
pair; from $1.75.
15 pairs Nottingham Lace, $1.65 a
pair; from $2.00.
12 pairs Nottingham Lace, $1.93 a
pair; from S2.30.
20 pairs Irish Point, ecru and white,
$3.75 a pair; from $4.50.
10 pairs Irish Point, ecru and white,
$4.55 a pair; from $6.60.
12 pairs Irlnlt Point, ecru and white,
$5 60 a pair; from $0.:5.
10 pairs Irish Point, ecru and white,
$6 60 a pair; from $7.60.
10 pairs Irish Point, ecru and white,
8.87Vi a pair; from $10.00.
12 pairs Brussels Net, $5.50 a pair;
12 pairs Brussels Net, $6.75 a pair;
12 pairs Brussels Net, $7.75 a pair;
12 pairs Brussels Net, $8.50 a pair;
12 pairs Brussels Nt, $10.25 a pair;
A!so special prices on
Tamboured Muslins. An
inspection will convince
you that it is to your in
terest to purchase now.
510 AND 512
Sweeping reduction in all line to lava
moving itoclf, on account of extenslvo alter
atloiia on our first and second floors. Now 1
tho tluio to buy
Silverware and Mouse
hold Goods, Cheap.
Economical housekeepers will do well to
attend tills wile.
Two ic-foet Black AValuut Counter and
ISO feet of good Shelving for Bile cheap.
JLa v k 1
423 Lackawanna Avenue.
Suppose you try a new line of economy this
season and pay us for your New Suit just half what
you expect to pay the Merchant Tailor.
Can't wear Ready-Made Clothes?
You can if they are the Boyle and Mucklow
kind. Try it. Scores of the best dressed men in
town wear them and they like them.
BOYLE & MUCKLOW,
416 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
AVo have placed on Bale today one thous
and four hundred pairs of Ladles' IUneet
Shoes, all u Id tin, from 11 to K, on the Phila
delphia Toe. They are pood vnluo for $1.20.
Our prlco v hllo they lust will bo
50c, a pair.
Always Ihisy Shoo Stores. AVholesalo
and Retail. Telephone No. 2452.
11M10 WYOMING AA'E.
drip from the merciless Sultan's sword
as he plys his terrible slaughter of the
from the mightier PEN of Gladstone,
tho Grand Old Man, havo aroused to
Indignation tho Christian AVorld.
AVe 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 INSTItUMKNTS a spe
cialty. FOUNTAIN PENS, with gold mount
ing, for $1.50 only.
OFFICE and TyPEAVHITEnS1 sup
piles. STATIONERY Wedding Cards, In
vitations, Announcements, etc., etc.
Rey miolds Bros
. . Hotel Jcrmvn Uulldlnc.
HENRY BEL1N, JR.,
General Agent for the AVyomlns
Mining, BlastlngiHportlng, Smokeless
and tho Hcpauno Chemical
f-aftty Fuse, Caps and Ktploderd.
Rooms 212, 21.1 and 211 Commonwealth
JOHN 11. SMITH i SON,
i:. W. MULLIGAN,
AM WINDOWS. . o
THE PLACE TO HUV IS WHERE YOU
CAN FIND THE LARGEST ASSORT
MENT. OUR ASSORTMENT OF
PRICES RANGING FROM 75c. TO $2.00,
COMPLETE, AVITH HINGES. AVINDOW
SCREENS IN ABOUT IB STYLES AND
SIZES. AVE LEAA'E IT TO YOU, IIAA'H
WE THE ASSORTMENT?
F0OTE k SI
Coal of tho best quality for domcstlo u
and of all sizes, Including Buckwheat and
Dlrdseye, delivered In any part of tho city
at tha lowest prlco
Orders received at tho Ofllco, first floor,
Commonwealth building, room No ;
telephone No. 2821 or at tho mine, tele
phone No. 72, will bo promptly attended
to. Dealers supplied at tho mluo.
L T. Sf