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THE 80RANT057 TRIBTT1TE-.PJIIDAY MOItattN'Gr, MAY 21, 1897,
(5e Jcranfon CdBune
Till) nl Weekly. No Sundaj Edition.
By The Tribune Publishing Company.
WILLtA.M CONNELL, Prcsldont.
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SCRANTON, MAY 21, 1897.
Tina mayor of .Scranton has a good
many powers, but not even he can re
move a man for cause without specify
ing the cause. The chances nre that
Mr. Kinsley will get his pay until tho
end of his term, even with Street Com
missioner Dunning confirmed.
An Ado to Small Purpose.
The statement of Mr. Powderly be
fore the anthracite mining Investigat
ing committee, reproduced elsewhere,
Is in tho main a truthful and compre
hensive review of the Industrial situa
tion in this community. Unquestion
ably that situation is most affected at
this time by the stagnation in produc
tive industry which is general through
out the United States. With tne fac
tories and mills of the nation closed or
running on reduced time it follow? In
evitably that there must be a marked
curtailment in tho demand for anthra
cite as well as bituminous cjnl, both for
furnace and heating purposes. The
use of anthracite In parlor grates, at
seasonable times, Is frequently & lux
ury; that is to say, It is a use whicn
can be dispensed with, in favor of
cheaper (fuel, when economy foiccs
such a substitution. This single ex
planation is enough to account for most
of tho abnormal depression now dis
cernible In the anthracite regions.
Tho Immigration evil, to be sure, Is
by no means Inconsiderable, but tho
mining business is not the only busi
ness which has suffered from an over
multiplication of productive capacity,
with tho consequent inducement to a
uurplusageof unskilled labor that oper
ates to reduce tho earnings of 1 ibor.
In fairness to tho mine managers of
this region it must, however, be said
that the mining business is almost tho
only large Industry of Its class In which
the piece rate has remained practically
tho same throughout a long season of
diminishing profits for the operators.
Restriction of working time has been
tho unpleasant necessity; but it Is idle
to hold that this has been practleed
willingly. It has been forced upon tho
operators by unavoidable business con
ditions and they would Join with their
workmen in welcoming a state of af
fairs which would warrant the order
for full time.
Displacement of labor by new Inven
tions, with necompanylng dlsturbrance
of tho Industrial equilibrium, Is a fac
tor open to discussion but hardly at
this late day to be eliminated. Far
more practical is the advice given by
Mr. Powderly, and Indorsed overwhelm
ingly in this region, to hasten the en
actment of a suitable protective tariff,
so that industries in general may re
gain their wonted activity and carry
the coal trade back along with them
to normal conditions. This Is the nub
of the immediate problem. Nothing is
to be gained for cither employers or
employed by fruitless aggravation of
deplorable depression In the mischiev
ous search for imaginary sensations.
In no material respect Is tho coal trade
situated differently from the other
trades In the same environment, and
It did not need a state legislative com
mittee to arouse tho people of Lacka
wanna county to tho necessity for bet
If Senator Penrose can abolish the
tipping system In the Washington
hotels and render it possible for a
Btranger to visit th'e capital without
endangering his pocket book, he will
be entitled to a monument quite as tall
What Will the House Do ?
The Information Imparted Wednes
day by Senator Foraker during the de
bate concerning Cuba is very obvious
ly of tho greatest Importance. Speak
ing as one of the sub-committee of
three senators to whom the executive
department recently confided Its whole
knowledge of tho situation in Cuba, he
bo far drew upon that confidential in
telligence as to state three very ma
terial facts, which stand forth with
the emphasis of official certification.
First, more than a year ago Secre
tary Olney offered to mediate between
Cuba and Spain, and Spain returned an
Secondly, the later consular advices
received from Cuba tell such details
of Spanish mal-admlnlstratlon and
cruelty that the publication of them,
with tho authors' names attached,
would. In the president's opinion, en
danger their lives In the absence of
American military and naval forces to
protect their consulates. '
Thirdly, the administration's objec
tion to the belligerency resolution Is
not that it does not share in the spirit
which prompts that resolution, but be
cause the president considers tho reso
lution in itself upnder present conditions
ineffective to meet the grave emergency
which is presented in Cuba, and favors,
Instead, after tho receipt of complete
official reports, a direct and explicit
notification to Spain that the war in
Cuba must stop, else the United States
will proceed to stop it.
Here, at laBt, wo have the truth made
clear, and It Is superogatory to say that
It reflects conspicuous credit on Will
lam McKinley. We are glad, also, that
It lifts some of tho odium off the shout
dcrs of Richard Olney, although It is
yet to be explained why that deter
mined otlU'lal was so unxlous to nego
tiate for peace on the basis! of (he con
tinued sovereignty of Spain. Surely
ho must have known from history that
such a continuation could not do other
wise tha,n act as a prolific source of em
barrassment for the foreign relations
of tho United States and as a hopeless
irritation to genuine peace in tho gem
of tho Antilles.
The action' of the senate yesterday la
adopting the Morgan belligerency res
olution notwithstanding tho president's
wish to be given untrammolod discre
tion In the premises shows that the
legislative branch regards tho crisis
as too acute to warrant further delay.
Tho Issue now devolves upon the house.
What will It Co7
Wo do not see how the adoption of
the Morgan belligerency resolution,
een If It does not go far enough, can
embarrass 'the administration Of
course, If the president desires to reach
the same result by a different tind, ns
ho thinks, a better method, Ms prefer
ence should receive respectful consid
eration. Hut upon the main -point that
tho United States must now movo to
quick finality In the Cuban matter,
public opinion la Irrevocably deter
mined; and needles.'i delay at any
point will only Irritate It.
An Iridescent Dream.
That certainly Is an Interesting pro
position which John R. Dos Passos of
New York advances for tho pacifica
tion of the agricultural sections.. Ho
desires congress to issuo a charter for
a v'ast loan anil mortgage company,
with a capital stork of $100,000,001 to
be subset Ibed by the people In sums of
$10 and upward, no person to bo per
mitted to hold more than $1000 worth.
The money thus subscribed, it la ex
plained, will be used In making loans.
It will be Invested as a guarantee fund
$25,000,000 In government bonds and
the bulk of the remainder In other ap
proved securities. Then the company
will scattci' Its branches In every
state and county, and its agents in
every town. It will offer to lPtid on
mortgage up to 50 per cent of t'.ie ap
praised value of afarm, for 15 to 75
years' time, charging Interest of not
over G per cent and, as now contem
plated, not over 4.65 per cent, and pro
viding a plan of slight payments on
tho principal with each interest pay
ment, o that the debt will bo bunk
within the time the mortgage runs as
with our co-operative bank loans; but
tho borrower will bo privileged to pay
off his debt as quickly as he pleases,
or buy up the cupons to be attached
to his mortgage held by the company.
Warehouses will be established, by the
company and farmers can pledge their
mora imperishable cropa for loans.
It is claimed by Mr. Dos Passo that
such a company oould readll circulate
Its bonds In place of mon"y, thus vir
tually increasing tho cfrculttln? med
ium. Its profit would oome chiefly in
the difference between tho interest
paid by borrowers, which he averages
at 4.C5 per cent, and the averago in
terest botne by the bonds, estimated at
3.C5 per cent. Of course ther'would be
profit also In the foreclosure of mort
gages, but It Is calculated by Mr. Dos
Passos that this Item would bemaller
under such a system than under any
present banking plan.
The Springfield Republican exposes
tho fatal ilaw in this otherwlso invit
ing project when it remarks that "to
Invest in any private or public cor
poration, or in government Itself, the
power to Issue circulating notes or
bond3 based on land or 1U mortgages,
is to invito all of the dangers and de
moralization and ruin which How In
evitably from unlimited issues of irre
deemable paper. We may," it ndd,
"assume that all the agents of this
mighty financial body are competent
and honest, and that all their apprais
als of real estate for loans aro conser
vative and that all loans are confined
to 50 per cent of tho appraised value.
Yet what may follow? This value Is
the money or price of the property, and
price, other things being equal, de
pends on money volume. That power
therefore, which controls the money
volume controls prices or valuM In
money, and this power would be held
by tho corporation In question. It
cccotdlngly Issues Its circulating bonds
on large amounts cf land, and tho ef
fect Is to expand enotmously tho cur
rency volume. Prices rise. Tho morey
values of these properties rise. Fifty
per cent of that value Is one sum to
c"ay; tomorrow It would be a larger
bum, and the increased loan oould ac
cordingly be called for and made, with
the result of further currency expan
sion, and further Issues, and so on in
definitely. Is there any doubt of what
the end would be?"
Certainly not. It were better 'o
chance free silver at once than to op?n
the door to such unlimited Inflation.
The United States must keep Its legal
tender flat off all usslgnat paper su:n
Is Is 1iera proposed. If tho Dos PaTsoi
loan and mortgage company can cli
culate its bonds on their own unaided
value, well and good. Then each rrn.t
who should take one and got wors'ed
by it would have only himself to blam
Admirable as may be the designer's
aim, his project is qulto as Impractical
as was that of the man who thought to
lift himself up by tugging away at his
Senator Wellington wants the United
States to curry favor with Kutope. The
advice of Washington was to avoid en
tangling alliances. We prefer Wash
ington as a guide to tho Hon. Mr. Wel
lington, of Matyland.
"Why pass a tariff bill?" asks
Because tho present tariff has proven
utterly Inadequate to supply tho rev
enue needed by tho government.
Because the policy of paying current
expenses by raising money on bonds is
expensive and In the direction ot
BecauBo it Is unbusinesslike and un
necessary to Increase the national debt
in time ot peace.
Because sufficiency of revenue pro
tects tho gold reserve and makes cur
rency trouble Imposslblo.
Because tho Industres of tho United
States need moro protection than they
havo under tho present tariff.
Because, finally, the people voted for
a tariff founded on the principles em
bodied In McKlnley's candidacy.
Rochestor Democrat and Chronicle.
The English statistician, Mulhall, as
serts that tho value of tho manufact
uring output of New England has
quintupled since 18M). It now amounts
to an annual per capita of $319 as
against $115 In Great Britain, $88 in
Belgium and $71 In France. In 1850,
where the New England workman got
$216 a year In wages, ho received, in
1800, $460. Astounded by these figures
that tell the great isicry of protection
to American industry, the free trad
ers now declare that we cannot In
future keep up this pace, Suppose we
cannot. Isn't it something to have kept
It up for thirty years? Where would
we S'i today If wo had remained all
those years In the Jog trot pace with
which free trade England contents Her
The Manufacturer of Philadelphia,
representing the manufacturing Inter
ests of the state, announces that on the
occasion of tho Pan-American confer
ence of the Philadelphia Commercial
museum, which will draw to that city
delegates from Mexico, and nearly all
the South and Central American re
publics, It will publish a special interna
tional edition, consisting of 50,000, copies
or more and containing a special report
of the pioceedlngs of this Important
meeting, together with various other
matter bearing upon the extension of
our South American trade. The num
ber will undoubtedly be useful for fu
ture reference, and Its publication will
be awaited with eagerness.
Governor Bradley, of Kentucky,
threaten: to pardon every Juvenile
criminal now in Jail or hereafter to be
put there If the legislature doesn't pro
vide a suitable reformatory. The threat
Is daring, but Its motive Is unassail
able. A state like Kentucky ought to
know better than to make confirmed
criminals out of its first offenders by
decreeing incarceration In the same
Jails and cells with hardened thugs.
Mr. Wanamaker now explains that
he didn't aim at McKinley at all, but at
the "dwadllng senate." Yet we cannot
believe that he woul'd spurn a senate
Tho wholo amount of it Is that our
kindness and forbearance have been
wasted upon the Spaniard, and it is
time to try another kind of treatment.
Special Coircspondence of Tho Tribune.
Washington, May 20.
Reading tho various programmes which
aro appearing In tho dally newspapers,
announcing with apparent "official au
thority" the policy tho president has lor
mulated In relation to Cuba, one can fore
see that the day of censorship of tho press
Is not far distant, at least It Is generally
thought among those whoo attention has
been called to tho matter, that there must
bo some way devised by which tho admin
istration (this and all other ones) can bo
protected from tho misrepresentation
which is growing more and more reckless.
Ignorant inteipretatlon of motives, criti
cism of acts, complete distortion of the
meaning of things, do not hurt, but the
solemn assumption of newspaper writers
of familiar converse with the president, of
the possession of his absolute confidence,
of being tho repositories of his policies on
every Imaginable question, Is something
appalling. Mr. McKinley -will really need
to edit the matter which theso assumed
confidants aro publishing, or, what would
doubtless bo wiser, ohooso from among
them one which may bo recognized as
the administration organ, after tho man
ner of tho governments of tho older world.
Were Is one of theso familiars of -ne
president who solemnly announces vthat
the president has determined upon his Cu
ban policy, that as a matter of form ho
will await the report of Commissioner Cal
houn, and then ho will at onco address a
note to tho Spanish government suggest
ing that the Cubans be permitted to pur
chaso their Independence that is, pay for
tho possession of a God-given right In
cold cash. If Spain refuses, then will
come, with a celerity that will make the
Spanish head swim, tho act of recognition.
This would bo simply amusing if it woro
not announced by a paper which is not
given to lying, and with an air of having
been Inspired by tho president. Of course.
any one who reads carefully will see that
If tho president has decided so absolutely
regarding the matter, It would be hypo
critical and dlshonorablo to pretend that
his policy Is In any way to bo influenced
by any report that 9. commissioner can
make. This would be foreign, assuredly,
to tho frank and manly nature of Mr. Mc
Kinley. Of course, tho fact that theso as
sumed familiars of the president contra
dict each other In tho reports of their
confidences, denudes the statements of
any semblance of truth, but each paper
has Its constituency, which reads no other
print, and so each constituency swallows
what Is given it as tho poJIcy of the admin
istration. The story that the president
will ask Spain to permit Cuba to purchase
Independence, Is Indeed giotesque. Mc
Kinley is not copying the mistakes ot
Cleveland. When Cleveland made that
suggestion It was treated with scorn both
by tho Spaniards and tho Cubans. Tho
latter do not propose to burden them
selves with a debt of scores of millions
when the war haj reached a stage of col
lapse, and the former has no purpose of
selling out until there Is an nbsoluto as
surance of purchaso. It would bo Idlotio
for tho Spanish government to admit de
feat by an agreement to such a scheme,
In tho face of the knowledge that the Cu
bans will not consent to pay a single dol
lar for that which they knjw Is their own.
It Is said the president Is both amused
and annoyed by tho solemn assumption
of familiarity with his plans by somo of
the newspaper writers, and that he has
suggested that they get together and at
least make their "official" statements har
monize. But how would any of the gentle
men get a "scoop" It that wero done?
As It appears that some sort of resolu
tion must be adopted soon by the senate,
even If the tariff bill has to be antagon
ized with It for tho purpose of forcing a
vote, the great dispute Is about to resolve
Itself Into nccusatlon and defense In re
gard to obstruction of tho measures of
recognition. Halo and Hoar assert that
the friends of recognition havo done all
tho talking, and therefore that they are
responsible for the delay. This is Ilale'a
version of It, and It Is slippery and snaky
ns everything Is that emanates from that
adept at shallow cunning. It Is a fact
that on every occasion when the friends
ot the resolution attempted to forco a
vote, Hale Interposed with tho Information
that while he would ask for no unneces
sary delay, ho was riot quite ready for a
vote, as ho had some remarks which were
not yet ilpe, or something to that effect.
It Is a fact that Halo and Hoar havo held
up tho Morgan resolution all along. Its
friends wouM have been ready for a vote
at any time, knowing It would havo a
largo majority, but tho two statesmen
named, for reasons which they havo nover
been good enough to give to the public,
havo Interposed the obstacle of senatorial
courtesy and asked for moro time. As
for poor Wellington, of Maryland, who is
the only one to como valiantly to th,o as
sistance of Hoar and Hale, and the only
one on that sldo so Innocent as not to have
tome secret and personal reason for pro
Spanish affections, he Is already ausgB
splelt. He I J denounced by his Maryland
constituents with a general fury, and, it it
paid, has demolished the last chance ot a
Republican majority In tho legislature
which will cliooso a successor to Gorman,
Tho speech was certainly tho silliest It
has ever been my lot to listen to from tho
senate press gallery. One may forgive
astute and brilliant wickedness, almost,
rather than honest nutnlnity. Wo are used
to tho former, in the senate, but it Is
doubtful If wo can ever look upon the lat
ter with patience.
I am told thnt the officers of the Red
Cross In other parts of tho world are.
much excited by accounts of tho perform
ances of the members ot (he order Jn
Cuba, who seem to have been us sayago
as ths most savage of tho Hpanlsli'sol
dlers, and that steps aro being taken .o
relievo tho organization of their mem
bership. It Is alleged that tho cruelties of
Spanish members of the outer In Cuba,
which hnvo bvtn reported In tho newspa
pers nre but a moiety of the truth. Tho
recent rtcord of tho Red Cross Is not es
teemed to have been very brilliant, and It
is felt to bo Incumbent upon the worthy
branche of tho society that tho process
of purging should be prompt and radical.
Commissioner Calhoun Is not earning
laurel In the opinion of tho administra
tion by his first days at Havana. It Is
thought to bo very curious that he shoull
have passed two or three days In rather
sportlvo performances, at Spnnish din
ners, and tho Spanish Casino of evenings,
In enjoyment of tho characterise pro
gramme of such places, before even In
forming the president of his arrival. Tho
criticism Is that It Is nt tho best prepara
tion for an Impartial Investigation of a
grave matter to allw one's self to bo
dined and wined by tho party supposed to
bo flagrantly wrong from the American
standpoint. Mr. Calhoun, however, may
havo had a purpose which his critics aro
not Informed of at this dlstnncc, and
may yet prove to be In sympathy with tho
power that sent him on his delicate mission.
Broker Chapman Is In the district Jail,
and does not seem to bemoan his fate in
the least. Indeed, he remarked to a visi
tor that ho seemed to have been born for
that sort of thing, meaning not that he
was born to consort with criminals and
to bo Phut In a dungeon, but that It Is to
his liking to be coddled nnd lionized and
fed fat on the best tho markot affords,
prepared by a French chef, without being
compelled to work for the luxury. He has
tho "run" of the best rooms of the Jail,
can wander in tho open air tn tho floor
scented grounds If ho wlllrcan havo a
game of poker with his friends If ho so
desires (though ho has a glut of gambling
when ot his legitimate trade), and Is ap
parently happy for tho chance of this bit
of unlquo recreation. Big with generosity,
he says ho does not wish to Involve tho
president with any complex question of
his pardon. The Jail warden Is a genial
fellow, nnd seems to be cultivating Chap
man assiduously, possibly with an eye to
future tips In regard to probablo Ups
and downs of the market. Tho wholo
thing Is a lark, and tho only regret of the
merry broker seems to bo that he ennnot
have tho company of Messrs. Havemoyer
and Searles. Mr. Chapman s much inter
ested In the other criminals, and Is mak
ing a study of them. It Is qulto possible
he may pick up one among them with a
genius for his own calling, and bring htm
to New York when ho regains his liberty
to play tho stock market for senators of
tho Unltea States.
TO TIP OR NOT TO TIP.
From the Syracuse Post.
Senator Penrose, ot Pennsylvania, lives
at tho Raleigh In Washington, and, like
the good American that ho Is, refuses to
tip tho waiters. Tho result has been sev
eral strikes In the establishment and sev
eral changes of waiters. But the senator
still holds the fort and manages to live
comfortably, even though ho be not popu
lar with the waiters' fraternity. If Sen
ator Penrose will persist In tho position
ho has taken, ho will perform a service
which his countrymen will all appreciate
and will do much toward breaking up this
un-American, uncalled for and obnoxious
system of tipping. As Senator Penrose Is
a man of largo wealth and liberality, ho
can make the tight against tipping with
out being charged with penurlousness, and
his example will mnko it much easier tor
others with less means who want to bo
Tho practice of tipping has grown In this
country enormously In tho last few years.
In some localities It has almost reached
European proportions, but with the added
dladvantage that much larger tips are
expected and they aro given without the
discrimination exercised in Europe. It
has come to pass that in many first class
hotels In tho largo cities gucstr are una
ble to receive decent treatment unless
they fee some one. They must fee the
waiter to have decent service at the table;
they must feo the porter to have their
bnggage handled promptly, they must feo
the servants to have their calls at the
room attended to. From the moment they
enter unt'l the moment they loave the
hotel somebody Is standing with an open
hand expecting a tip, and unles the tip
Is given the guest Is mde to feel uncom
fortable and In many eaes is put to great
Inconvenience. On sleepmg car the trav
eler Is expected to pay part of the wages
of tho Wagner or Pullman porters. It
matters not that he pays a high price ror
his berth or his seat In the drawing room
car and Is entitled to efficient service from
tho company's employes, he must fee tho
porter Just tho same if he expects good
treatment. It is an outrage that theso
wealthy corporations, paying large divi
dends on their stock, charging laigo sums
for tho service they afford, do not pay
their employes enough wages to enable
them to live without the asslstance'of 'tips.
Porters aro not so much to be blamed, for
they receive but small pay from their em
ployers and they cro plainly told that they
must mako up tho rest ot their compensa
tlon from tho traveling public.
'An nntl-tlpplng crusade would enlist tho
hearty support of thousands of Amorlcans,
The class distinction that havo prevailed
for centuries in the Old World have culti
vated the obsequious spirit that takes a
tip as a necessary gratuity, oven whero
no real service has boen rendered. But
such conditions havo not yet been estab
lished In this country. There Is no rta
son why Americans should be obliged to
pay twice for the service they receive In
hotels or on tnocars. n inwa were lumo
Americans with tho Independent spirit of
Senator Penrose, the tipping practlco
wou'jd receive a setback. All that Is need
ed Is for travelers to assert their Inde
pendence at.d, after having paid a good
price for hotel or railroad accommoda
tions, insist upon receiving what thoy
havo paid for and refuse to bo held up for
part of the employes' wages, which stingy
corporations would make them pay.
WHAT AN ODD IDEA!
From tho Honesdale Citizen.
Ron. U B. Hardenbergh has good
cause for an action for libel against tho
Scranton Tribune, on account of the nl
leged likeness of tho senator, printed In
last Saturday's Issue of that Journal. It
Is a good thing that his namo appeared
in bold faced letters beneath It, or no
ono would have suspected who It was.
ONfi SURE HEME I) Y.
From tho Times-Herald.
A correspondent wants to '.mow the
best remedy for nightmare. Insomnia Is
said to be good for that sort of thing.
PHOOr TO THE CONTRARY.
They tell us education brings ideas won
That as woman's mind advances, her at
tire will greatly change. .
But a glorious refutation comes for all the
No lass has yet worn bloomer clothes on
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Tamboured Muslins. An
inspection will convince
you that it is to your in
terest to purchase now.
510 AND 512
Sweeping reduction In all lines to save
moving stock, on account of extensive alter
ations on our first and second floors. Now is
the time to buy
Silverware and House
hold Goods, Cheap.
Economical housekeepers will do well to
attend this sale.
Two 10-feet Black Wftlnnt Counters and
120 feet of good Shelving for sale cheap.
TIE CLEMONS, FEEEER
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,
We are selling ono thousand pairs of men's
shoes. Good value for 3.50. Our prlco
while they last will bo 32.50. All tho toes, A
114-116 Wyoming Ave,
Telephone 24 D 2.
drip from the merciless Sultan's sword
as he plys his terrible slaughter of the
defenseless while J1J,
from tho mightier PEN of Gladstone,
tho Grand Old Man, havo aroused to
Indignation tho Christian World.
We havo 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
plies. STATIONERY Wedding Cards, In
vitations, Announcements, etc., etc.
Key molds Bros
Hotel Jermyn Building.
1 HIPMiDV RP1 JIM HID
General Agent for the Wyoming
Mining, Blasting, Sporting, Smokelou
and the Repauno Chemical
Eafety Fuse, Caps nnd Exploders.
Rooms 212, 213 and 21-1 Commonwealth
JOHN B. SMITH & SON,
E. W. MULLIGAN,
0 o o
THE PLACE TO BUY IS WHERE YOU
CAN FIND THE LARGEST ASSORT
MENT. OUR ASSORTMENT OP
PRICES RANGING FROM 75C. TO 52.00,
COMPLETE, WITH HINGES. WINDOW
SCREENS IN ABOUT 15 STYLUS AND
SIZES. WE LEAVE IT TO YOU, HAVE
WE THE ASSORTMENT?
Coal of tho best quality. for domestio us
and of all sizes, Including Buckwheat and
Blrdseye, delivered in any part of the city;
at the lowest price
Orders received at tho Office, first floor.
Commonwealth building, room No 6;
telephono No. 2634 or at the mine, tele
phone No. 272, will be promptly attended
to. Dealers supplied at tbo mine.