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THE SCttANTON TRIBTTNE-TUESDAY MOUNTING, JULY 13, 1897.
0e crouton CtiBune
Ulljmnd Wsckly. No Sundr Edition.
Dy The Tribune Publishing totnpany,
WILLIAM' CONNtiLL, President
c VciV HeprMcntMlvo:
FKANK R, OnAY tt).
Hnorri , t rlbiin IWIMln, New York Cttf.
Dally 50 eeni a month.
Weekly $t.oo a year.
MIHID At Till rOSTOmei AT BCRANTOK. M., A3
CICOND-ClAOg UAH, ijATTIH.
SCriANTON, JULY 13, 1807.
It ability, experience nnd precedent
count for aught tonight, City Solicitor
Torrey will be re-elected, nnd the par
tisan raid on his place Will bo called
off for good.
.A Question Worth ConsldorlnR.
In the Blx months ended July 1 only
C22 miles of new steam railway track
nso wero laid In the United States, 111
of them belnK In Louisiana. ThU Is
the lowest amount of new mileage on
record save for the first half of 1S91.
mid It tells several thlims to the reflect
Ing reader. Of course tho general
business depression must bo acknowl
edged as the foremost factor In this
..jjoor showing; but had times been nor
"iiTHIly'pVospeiOus there arc reasons for
believing that the now mileage would
not have been appreciably larger.
The American people are Indebted to
tho railway for the Inestimable part
which It has played In developing the
resources of tho country. Without It
tUcj would be Isolated pioneers doomed
W'the most primitive processes of lo
comotion. Yet they recognize this ob
ligation nine tlmea In ten by viewing
the railroad manager as a fit subject
for Individual cheating In business
transactions and for harassment and
spoliation In legislation. The roward
of Uie men whose enterprise opend up
now territory to the home-seeker nnd
makes possible a symmetrical national
giowth very often is to have their
property branded as a public menace
und made the target of attack from de
magogues and quack economists who
In turn do nothing for the community
but to prey upon It.
Under these circumstances, nnd with
tho statistical fact before him that
ns a consequence no less of repressive
und demagogical legislation than of
faulty management two railroads In
every three have In recent years been
forced Into receiverships, can we won
der that tho railroad-builder pauses
In his work, nnd begins to ask himself
whether the game Is worth tho candle?
Ve do not take stock In the argument
that the natural limit of railway build
ing has been reached In this country.
That to our mind Is nonsense. This
country has only been skimmed ns yet
by the railway business. In the state
of Texas alone thero Is room for new
trackage larger than the wholo coun
try had prior to 1850. The same Is true
of a dozen other states and sections
which may yet become Pennsylvania
In wealth, diversification of industries
The question for the public to con
sider, therefore, is whether it can af
ford to put on incubus on this natural
expansion by an unnatural and in
equitable predatory conflict with the
chief agent of its realization.
Senator Wellington, of Maryland,
lias discovered quite early In the game
that the buzz saw has teeth.
Arguments for Spelling Reform.
neforo the American Philological
association Dr. Francis A. March of
Lafayette college, representing tho
committee on spelling reform, has of
fered a report which renews attention
to the wastefulness as well as the ir
regularity of the customary method of
spelling many words. In the past year
the cause of spelling reform has made
lurgo progress among publishers and
learned societies, and Dr. March Is
hopeful of receiving at an early day
the substantial co-operation of tho
On the storo of economy reform In
spelling is demanded because it has
been found by the committee that the
removal of silent e's woull save four
per cent, of all the letters on a common
printed page; the removal of one con
sonant of each pair of duplicated con
sonants would save l.C per cent. As
far as printing and paper are con
cerned, u. ulx dollar book would be thus
reduced to five dollars. The matter
of six volumes of tho public documents
would cost for printing as much as
live do now. The report of tho super
intendent of public printing and bind
ing for the year ended June 30, 1SD7,
shows an expenditure of Siri6.427.m. It
would seem that the reduction In this
bill would be nearly $20,000, after mak
ing allowance for tho lithographic woik
end binding. The report adds:
If wo trace tho saving of money to
the people from tho use of blmplo spell
ing In all printing and wilting it is
plainly very gieut. All books may cost
une-Blxth less. The "Encyclopaedia
Hrltnnnlca" would make twenty volumes
Instead of twenty-tour, and cost $2t less.
Tho newspnpers would nil Bave ono col
unm In six. One-sixth would bo saved
In all writing, In thu manuscripts of
books and periodicals, the records of
courts, deeds, wills and other legal docu
ments, the' seimons of preachers, t!ie
books of inerchuntH und other men of
business, and coi ruspondenco of all not In.
Jn tho ycur ended Junu 30, 1890, In our
Amerlcun post offices thero won sold
1,147.800,400 two cent pontage stamps, 1.
742,250 stamped envelopes; tho aggregate
of all stamps, stamped envelopes, wrap
pert, and cards wat, 2,342,3CI,&71. Adding
the postage of Grout Britain, It Is llkolv
that three billions of written communi
cations passed through tho malls in that
year. One-sixth of tho labor of writing
It well worth saving.
The committee makes a second argu
ment in the fact that defects In Kng
llsh orthography constitute a serious
Impediment In education. For Instance,
Hon, J. II. Gladstone has carefully col
lected tho statistics of tho English
schools, nnd he finds that the average
time allotted to spelling, reading nnd
dictation Is 32.2 per cent, of the time
devoted to secular Instruction. An
average English child spending eight
years In s6hool spends 2,320 school
hours In' these exercises. Ho concludes
that 720 hours of spelling lessons might
certainly be dispensed with If our spell
ing were simplified, and the same basis
of computation would give a propor
tionally larger saving If applied to the
These and other arguments equally
(strong remain unrefuted, yet spelling
reform Is slow In coming, probably be
cause It is difficult to ettlMt the public's
Interest In flip" subject. Ono reason
why this htt been difficult heretofore Is
to bo found In the qutxotlu elmfaotor
of many of the teforni propositions,
which have covered tho whole move
ment with u certain mcasme of ridi
cule, The reforms proposed by the
Philological association, however, nro
not radical nor rash; they are limited
In the main to the elimination of such
superfluous and misleading letters as
the final "ugh" In "though," tho Until
"mo" of "programme," tho llnal "ue"
of "catalogue," tho final "o" of "genu
ine" and "engine," the final "1" In
"shall" and "will" letters which p..r
form no good function whatever and
serve merely to complicate the lan
guage. Showers like that of yesterday em
phasize tho need of an nsphalt pave
ment on Mulberry street and suggest
nn Inquiry whether the city got such
a rare bargain after all when It ac
cepted tho bid of the Columbia Con
A Pica for the Dog.
Tho Society for tho Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, through Its organ,
Our Animal Ft lends, makes a Just nnd
timely pica for the dog. It objects to
the term "dog days" for the renson
that no particular day or group of days
In the year Is more fraught with the
liability of rabies to dogs than tiny
other; nnd nlso because "greatly and
cruelly as digs have been mnde to
purfer from the general drend of rnblos.
It Is more than probable that human
belm;s have been oven mote extensive
ly nnd ciuelly nllllcted by the tciror of
We recently gave the conclusions of
Dr. Chat lc s W. Dulles of Philadelphia
oh to tho rarity of real cases of hydro
phobia, but tho paper wc aro reviewing
cites a much greater mass of evidence
and opinion to tho same effect. It
notes that In a paper read before tho
Ametlcan Neutologlcal association, nt
Philadelphia, Dr. Irving C. Hosse, F.
It. O. S , did not hesitate to speak of
hydrophobia as a purely Imaginary
dltease, with no more reality to rest
upon than the Imaginary witchcraft
which was punished with death In Now
England not so very long ago. Dr.
Hesse said that during many years
of travel ho had made dili
gent Inquiry of tho oldest prac
titioners of cases of hydropho
bia which hnd fallen under their
observation. Many of them told him
that they had never seen a case, and
tho result of his own experience and
Inquiry had been "about as fruitless as
tho search for well authenticated In
stances ot shark bites," which he had
spent years in Investigating. Dr. Itosse
tinted many facts confirmatory of his
own experience. In Asia Minor and
In Constantinople, where pariah dogs
abound, one never hoars of hydropho
bia. It Is unknown In Japan and Ko
rea, where thero arc more dogs than
In any other country. In Germany It Is
seldom heard of; not a case lias been
reported in Dorlln In many years. In
London, with llvs and a half million In
habitants, only one case was reported
In 1S92, and of tho eight thousand stray
degs which wero captured, not one
hhowed symptoms of rubles. "Tho sta
tistics of Now York for thirty-live
years," says Dr. Ilcsso, "show nine
years in which no death occurred, and
two successive ycurs In which there
was not one."
This, however, docs not exhaust tho
testimony. Our Animal Friends as
serts that during the thirty years of tho
existence of tho American Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
there has been no single well-established
case either of rabies or ot hy
drophobia, and that society makes it a
point to look Into all reports of rabies
and hydrophobia. Furthermore, Dr.
Landon Carter Gray haj publicly dat
ed before the New York Academy ot
Medicine that "there was not a neu
rologist In New York who had r.een n
case In h'ls practice." Dr. PIrdsall has
puld that he had never seen a enso of
rabies, but that ho had seen cases of
hydrophobia from fright excited by tho
bite or scratch of a dog. Dr. II. P.
Loomls has said that "of 20,000 necrop
sies at Bellevue hospital, eight cases
of alleged hydrophobia showed no gross
pathological lesion." And numerous
other physicians of equal celebrity
could be quoted to the same tenor.
Tliat thero are cases where ns a con
quenco of dog bltss and great nervous
strain caused by the foolish commotion
made over those bites patients suffer
severe pain and In instances die Is well
authenticated. Hut unless our ablest
alienists are at fault the scare and not
the dog Is responsible. Tho common
sense of this subject Is well condensed
by John P. Il&Incs as follows:
When you hear a cry of "Mad dog!" In
tho street, tho chances are many thou
sands to one that the dog Is not mad.
When you read in tho newspapers that
somo ono has been bitten by a mad dog.
tho chances are thousands to ono that
it Is not true. If a human being Is bit
ten by a mad dog, is ho not doomed to
die a fearful death by hydrophobia? Not
at all; for hydrophobia in a human Do
ing is much more rare than rabies In a
dog. HxptTt physicians who havo given
special attention to tho subject nro
convinced that hydrophobia is never
caused by tho blto of a dog, and that it
Is simply a hysterical nervous dlBenso
caused by an unfounded dread. Don't
tako that for granted; but remember
theso facts; first, that thero aro moro
than a million of chances to ono that any
dog which U supposed to bo mad is not
mad at all; second, that. In all probabil
Ity, any dog by which a person muy
happen to bo bitten is not mad; und third,
that oven If a person Is bitten by a dog
that really Is mad, the danger of hydro
phobia Is very slight Indeed. What Is to
bo done if you happen to be bitten by a
dog that is supposed to bo rabid? Tho
best thing you can do is Just to tako a
few vapor baths, as hot as you can bear
them. Tho perspiration will eliminate
any poison that tho bite may have intro
duced Into your system. Thon endeavor
to forget all about it. If you follow
this Blmplo advice, tho chances aro in
calculably great that you will bo per
fectly safe. .
In fairness to the dog no less than
In Justice to apprehensive and excitable
mankind, this "dog days" superstition
should bo exploded.
Tho troublo with Japan, like tho sus
pected criminal, Is that she doth pro
test too much.
In reply to thoso who consul e him for
splitting the Democracy Mr. Hryim
tells tho slory of the boy whose moth,
or teproved hlnv for pulling the cat's
tall. "1 am not pulling her tall" re
sponded the boy. "I am Just holding
the tall; It Is the cat which Is doing
the pulling," Mr. Uryan had better bn
wnro lest tho Democratic cat should
turn nbout one of those lino duyrt und
rtntl him with her claws.
llev. Dr. Do Costa, of New York, Is
a clergynmn for whom we have great
esteem; but he makes assertions with
out nroof when he says that men nnd
women who ride tho bicycle aro more
apt to forget tho Ten Commandments
than nny other class of people. It Is a
charge for which thero does not exist
Justification In fact.
A flnnlcal critic complains that most
persons misquote Hlshop Uerkoloy by
saying that "westward tho star of em
pire," Instead of "the course of em
pire" "takes Its way." The misquota
tion, however, Is a distinct Improve
ment, for which the bishop, If alive,
would undoubtedly feel grateful.
The day after that American warship
replied Tanglers tho government of
Morocco fulfilled tho treaty obligations
which for months previous It had been
evading. Thero Is nothing like a good
navy as a civilizing force In interna
And now we are told that tho new
mercantile tax law was a blow aimed
by Senator Quay at Brother Wnna
maker and1 tho Business Men's lenguo.
Is thero anything also that tho sena
tor hasn't yet been accused of?
One of tho Indictments brought
against Mayor Warwick, of Philadel
phia, by factional antagonists Is thnt
ho stands by his friends. It must bo
only lately that this characteristic be
came a crime.
Nearly one-sixth of the revenue pro
vided for In the Dlngley bill comes In
tho shape of a tax on luxuries. Yet the
demagogues will no doubt declare It a
creation of the rich.
What has come over the spirit of the
dreams of the esteemed Pittsburg Dls-
patch that It Is now so suddenly angry
at Senator Quay? Tho senator hasn't
Already tho political atmosphere ot
Philadelphia Is filled with war cries,
and the harmony deal not two months
old. Whence and wherefore this com
motion? Tho story that a "combine" has been
formed at Washington to secure Mc
Klnley's rcnomlnatlon Is evidently a
Special Correspondence of The Trlbuni.
Washington, fluly 12.
On July C last Senator l'ettus, ut Ala
bama was 7(J yeats old. During President
Cleveland's first term he was un appli
cant for a seat on tho United States Su
piemo bench to till the vacancy caused
by the death of Associate Justice Key, of
Tennessee. Ue placed his candidacy in
tho hands cf General l'ugh, then a sena
tor fiom Alabama. Pugh, called on the
president nnd discussed General Pettuj"
eligibility to tho bench. President Cleve
land made inquiry as to his ability and
age. "He Is too old," said Mr. Cleveland;
"I nm not going to appoint a man to tho
bench who Is so near tho ago of tetlre
ment." Senator Pugh, who had not been lying
awako nights over tho success of Pettus,
wus lather glad tho president took that
stand, as ho had another candldato whom
he preferred to sto on the bench. Ho nt
oneo wrote a letter to a friends In Ala
bama, stating that "Pettus was too old
to be appointed."
General Pettus beard of Push's re
mark, and, packing his grlpsnck, started
for Washington to seo him and also tho
president. When ho arrived hero he we'it
tllroct to Senator Pugh's residence. Ho
was mad all over, and when ushered Into
tho presence ot the Alabama senator ho
demanded to know what ho (Pugh) meant
by him (Pettus) being too old.
Senator Pugh endeavored to explain
'at it was not him, but President Clove
land, who said "ho (Pettus) was too old."
General Pettus refused to acci'pt Pugh's
explanation, and upon leaving tho latter,
"I am not too old to succeed you In tho
United States senate."
General Pettus returned to '.abama
and Immediately started to defeat l'ugh
for tho senate, whlcn he finally succeed
ed hi doing.
Senator Harris, whoso death occurred
on Thursday last, died from "inflamma
tion of tho stomach." 1'ioltably no man,
In public or pilvatc life, had less regurd
for his stomach than Senator HarriJ.
He paid no attention whatever to the sort
of food he ate. He always had a good
appetite and ate anything he liked re
gardless of results His favorito lunch,
which ho ato at tho senate restaurant
when congress was Ir. session, was pie
and beer. He rarely, If ever, sat down i.t
a table to eat his noonday meal. Ho In
variably stood up at the counter with
tho employes ot the senato and ato his
lunch, which, nine times out of ten, con
sisted ot two bottles of beer and two or
three pieces of pie.
The senator was never very particular
what kind of pio ho ate, either. His fa
vorito seemed to bo custard, but when
that variety was not on the bill of faro ho
would tako "any old kind" peach, apple,
mlnco or berry pie. His friends remon
strated with him about his diet, but his
answers wero usually as short as tho
crust of the pie ho ate. It Is said thnt plo
was a favorite dish with Senator Harru
at nil meals; and beer, Instead of milk,
his favorito beverage whllo eating. Still,
ho lived to a ripe old age, despite tho ut
leged death dealing qualities of pie.
Few pcoplo aro awaro that most vege
tables they eat are ot foreign extraction.
It Is true that It does not often happen
that tho vegetables themselves are
brought from without the country, but
in a majority ot cases the seed fiom
which they aro raised were imported
from France, Germany, England or Den
mark. Nearly all tho asparagus seeds sold In
this country como from France. Beet
seeds are gcnernlly from Franco and Ger
many. Half the cabbage seeds come from
Franco and tho other half from Germany.
All tho best cauliflower seed comes from
Denmark. Hulf tho celery seeds on tho
market aro from France. Franco and
Germany furnish nbout all ot tho carrot,
tress cndldo kales, parsnips, parsley,
radish, rhubarb, salsify, spinach and tur
nip seeds. The United States Is ablo to
furnish tho market with seed for beans,
about half the cabbage seed, tho chief
varieties ot cauliflower, some celery, ull
tho sweet corn, cucumber, eggplant, leek,
lettuce, musk melon, watermelon, oulon,
pumpkin, squash, tomato, tobacco and
seed for field crops. Nearly all tho flowor
seed sold In this country Is Imported.
Tho Importation of vegetable and flower
seed is chiefly for tho reason that they
can bo brought Into the country cheaper
than they can be raised here, though in
some caBes It Is claimed that tho foreign
seed glvo better results than thoso raised
It is likely In the future that moro of
the soad inert in the country will bo
raised at home, as the pending tariff bill
contemplates n duty ot 40 per cent, ad
valorem on all garden seeds Imported.
Picvloutly tho duty has been but 10 per
cent. Last year 000,000 bushels of peas
camo Into this country from Canada, tho
auty being but 20 cents a nusnei. inf
tarlfl bill pending doubloi this duty. A
good many agriculturalists think that
tho placing of a duty on beet nnd radish
seed, tho former being so extensively ul.
tlvatcd for sugar, will work an Injury
rather than a benefit to them, as It Is
claimed that such seed cannot be pro
duced In tho United States with good re
sults. Commissioner of Pensions Evans Is In
vestigating tho records of his ofllco with
a view to discovering to what extent the
privilege of taking annual nnd sick lcavo
has been abused. He hns been surprised
to find thnt a considerable number of
clerks, both men nnd women, are shown
to be chronic leave tnkcrs. They always
secure their thirty dnys' nnnunl leave nnd
ns much, If nst more, sick leave, and In
somo enses additional lcavo without pay.
Commissioner Evans hns concluded that
this nbuso of the prlvllego granted by
tho government Is ci serious matter and
ho proposes to give It his careful atten
tion In tho future A good many of theso
chronic leave-takers mako a rulo ot be
ing nwny from their ofllco two or three
months In a year. They have apparently
found no difficulty In securing certificates
from physicians. In one case It Is learned
that a clerk consuming soveral months of
leave took advantngu of tho privilege to
make a trip to Europe while on tho pay
rolls of tho government. In nnother caso
tho physician's certificate stated that tho
clerk was unable to sit nt hW dek, which
was a fact, but the certificate did not
tell what was afterward learned thnt tho
clerk was unnblo to sit up becauso ot a
too free uso of alcoholic liquors.
Tho latest presidential slnte of tho sil
ver forces for l!i0 Is Wllllnm Jennings
Ilrynn, of Nebraska, and J. Donald Cam
eron, of Pennsylvania. The Republican
Blate will likely contain tho names ot
William McKlnley, of Ohio, and Garret
A. Hobart, of New Jersey. It ought not
to be difficult to pick tho winners. Bry
an and free silver will not be the Issue
throo years hence. The people of this
country will bo so prosperous by that
time under McKlnley and tho new tariff
law that they will not want a. change t,f
sniii'-oiADn mi:n hest.
From tho Washington Post.
Many of the nblest men who have served
tho republic In congress. In the cabinet,
nnd In tho presidency had only limited
facilities for acquiring knowledge from
text books nnd teachers. Some of tho
ripest scholars wo havo had In public
liro havo been of little practical use.
Tnko the two n en who, for many years,
leprescnted Massachusetts In the senpte,
Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson, and
compare the results of their public ser
vices. Sumner, tho erudite, than whom
a more scholarly man never sat In tho
senate, left as his legacy to tho na
tion a measure which passed through his
Influence, but after his death was de
clared null and void by the Supreme
court. Wilson, the shoemaker, was a
busy nnd useful worker on the senate
military committee throughout tho war,
and contributed materially to the success
of tho Union atms. It would not be dif
ficult to glvo dozens of similar illustra
tions, showing that scholarship Is not an
indispensable equipment for useful em
ployment In affairs of state. The man
who has tho natural endowments of tho
statesman Is pretty apt to gather tire
amount and the kind ot knowledge re
quired, oven though his schooling be lim
ited to the lower grades of the free
school system. Valuable as a collegiate
education undoubtedly Is, It does not
constltuto Its possessor a past master in
IS IT AS HAD AS THIS?
From the Washington Post.
After all. our relations with Great Brit
ain present very few problems nnd com
plexities. Wo have learned by experience
that nothing In tho way ot Justice and
fair dealing Is to be expected of her as
tho result of diplomatic palaver. We
know, on tho contrary, that discussion
and debate are invariably construed by
England as permission to continue tho
policy In question, nnd ns invariably util
ized by her as an opportunity for
strengthening any position sho may pre
viously havo taken. If "Mr. Harrison had
continued a pollto correspondence with
tho British foreign ollico in pwi. Eng
land would never have aided us In patrol
In,? tho Prlbylof waters and luo Cana
dian poachers would havo doubled their
depredations on tho senl herds. If Mr.
Cleveland, in ISM, had left tho question
of tho Venezuelan boundary to the rheto
orlcal tomfoolery of Mr. Bayard and Lord
Salisbury, the Venezuelans would by this
tlmo havo been practically out of houso
and homo. If. in dealing with England,
ono keeps within tho domain of mere
contioversy, his futo is sealed. There Is
Just ono way to secure tho respect and
consideration of that chief of professional
spoliators, and that Is to meet her with
an ultimatum on your lips and a naked
sword In your hand. By no other method
or expedient can you mako sure of hon
THIU'lli; HUIIr THAT WAY.
From tho Troy Itecord.
Secretary Gage declares that now "tho
gospel of depression and discouragement
Is preached to empty benches." That Is
true, but thero aro somo calamity howl
ers who will not cease so Jong as their
voices reach their own ears.
Well does the angler love the fish
That Is squirming In tho air!
With dancing eyes
He will view tho prlzo
As It leaps and struggles there.
But thero Is another toward which his
Is turning from day to day;
And desplto Ill-luck
Ho will toast the pluck
Of tho fish that got away.
Ho knows that It moves through the crys
With never a wavo to show
Tho path It takes
Where tho minnow wakes
And darts In tho sunbeam's glow.
Thero's many a beauty who left tho pool;
Tho prldo of an ldlo day,
But thoso wo caught
Never hold our thought
Like tho fish that got away.
So, here's to the pleasures wo might havo
If fortuno had proved moro true;
For they stand apart
And they cheer tho heart
O'er the things wo may somo day do.
And tho disappointment that now seems
As wo look on It later, may
Braco our nerves onco moro
For tho sport in storo,
Like the fish that got away.
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promptly at reasonable
prices. The stock we use
is the very best we can
buy. Also Reception, Vis
iting and At-Home Cards,
Hotel Jermyn Bldg,
Wyoming Ave., Bcrnnton, To.
40 per cent. We will
upon making a smaU
Wo have Just received our Inst shipment
and are now in Nbaps to supply tbe town
with Hose, ranging In price from seven to
eighteen centx. Wo also havo the varlou
kinds of lawn sprlnklem.
We would like to call your
attention to our win
dow display of
Note prices. Better than all others, yet
cheaper in price. Also full line or
FUOTE k S:
HENRY BEL3N, JR.,
General Agent for the Wyoming
Mining, Blasting, Sporting, Smokeleu
and the Itepauno Chemical
Safety Fuse, Caps and Exploders.
Booms 212, 21!) and 214 CommonwealtU
THOS, FOBD, nttstoa
JOHN B. SMITH 4SON, riyinoutn
E. W. MULLIGAN, WllUes-Barra
Coal of tho best quality for donvstlo usta
and of alt sizes, Including Buckwheat and'
Blrdscye, delivered in any part of the city;
at the lowest Dries
Orders received at tho Office, first floor.
Commonwealth building, room No 4;
telephone No. 2C24 or at th mine, tele
phono No. 272, will be promptly attended
to. Dealers supplied ut the mine.
I T. SM