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AN OCTOBER JOURNEY
BY THE ONTARIO ROAD
Life, Though Short, Is Not Wasted in
Top Goats for Fall
A TRIP OVER THE HILLS TO NEW YORK
THE SCRANTON TIUBUNE-SA TUUDAY MORNINGr, OCTOBER in, 189T.
Glimpses oT tlin Unrest Scenery 1"
Tliit Ileglon.-Tlic Hudson Illvcr
nt Close ltnnu'C--.Viitiiinii nt the
Tomb of a IIoro--A Drninn Mhlcli
Affords No Pleasure lo the SpccUi"
If you liave never gone over the On
tario and Western road to New York,
you shouldn't put oft the trip a day long
er than Monday or at least tho Monday
following. There 1s a nice train going at
10.55, and you'd better take It and a lunch
and prepare to revel In a succession of
scenes such as never were painted oil
canvas, and that glow In a light that
seemingly "never was on land or sea."
It Is said that tho original Ontario and
Western projectors did not make n start
llngly profitable Investment In planning
this railroad. They most certainly
succeeded In laying out n routo which
affords a revelation of moro surpassing
beauty than can be found In almost any
other direction In this region.
It Is n long ride. You do not reach
Forty-Second street until 7.10 p. m., but
you havo run to catch so many ttalrs.
In the past; you havo stayed anake
nil night In order to bo ablo to ailso
and go to New York at 5 o'clock,
have shopped iutlously all day and
come homo forgetting the buttons
you meat to buy, and really It
might do jou good to look out of the
window and rest for a few hours with
out reading the morning paper or lolng
anything else, but nllowlng the eye? to
feast oil nature's most gorgeous brush
work beneath tho October sunshine.
The landscape H at Its supreme height
of splendor Just now. Along this route
maple trees seem to predominate, and
as tho country Is richly wooded almost
the entire cMstanco, no words can de
scribe the mugnlllcence of the prospect.
The rugged hills and mountains of Wayne
county ure tho Hrst to call forth ad
miration, nnd ns you reach Poyntelle and
Preston Tark the glow of color Increases,
until beyond Liberty the riot of the gold
and crimson maple, the sumac's pale rose
deepening to cornelian, the mingling of
tender green of beech nnd the ruddy
gloss of oak liame out on every sldo and
tho eye Is fairly dnzzled with the glory
of It all. It is on this trip that you pass
through the famous summer resort sec
tion of Sullivan, Ornnge and Ulster coun
ties. Moro than 17,000 tickets were sold
this summer between this region and
New York, j-o popular are the high lo
cation, ihe sanitaria and tho hundreds of
hotels and boarding houses, From the
fine elevation near Liberty the scenery
In the distance Is exquisite. Beyond the
hill tops, not far away Is situated the
famous Sullivan Country .club, -which le
cently achieved a new nnd undeslrnblo
distinction by reason of the Christian
affair a murder, In which the murderer
Is ns yet uncaught. In tho hill country
beyond is the handsome property of
George I. Pullman, who visits this, one
of his many country places, every sum
mer. Through the beautiful valley gleams
many noted trout streams. The Beaver
kill, Mongaup, Neverslnk, Willowemoc
and Little Willowemoc (with the accent
on tho "we") are the scene of great sport
In the season. There are state hatch
eries at Rockland, and from these and
others, twelve million brook trout have
been placed In tho streams, besides lake
and Brown trout. A 12'4-pound speci
men of the latter was caught last spring,
"You can't shoot deer until after Aug.
1, 1900, but there Is much small game.
Soon tho foot hills of the Shawngunk
mountains begin to appear In their
strange, rugged contour nnd then
suddenly, as thu train sweeps around
a curve, flashes out the Hudson
river, blue and sparkling at tho
track's side; dim and lovely as tho mys
terious shadow of a dream, as It stretches
on beneath the abrupt shadows of the
majestic mountains. For many miles
after leaving Cornwall you ride close
to Its margin, bometlmes above a little
bay bridged by tressllng, passing West
Point, Stony Point and other noted spots.
Then you reach Weehawken nnd the ride
across the ferry In tho twilight Is not
the least pleasant part of the Journey.
Fortunate ure you if Mr. Flltcroft will
Just wrlto to Mr. Webb Harrison, a gen
ial and courteous official of tho road, and
suggest that he come on tha train and tell
you much of Intel est as he rides along
from Rockland to Mlddletown. This lat
ter place, by the way, has a monument to
a former Scrantonlnu In the fchape of a
well equipped electric road running out to
Goshen a distance of ten miles. It was
built through the enterprise of Captain
Will Rockwell, who has slnco removed to
Flushing, L. I.
Of course. If vou are tho kind of person
who always slt"s with the window shade
down and reads Industriously on a Jour
ney, you won't care particularly for this
trip with perhaps the exception of a good
lunch at Mlddletown. But If you have
tho lovo of beauty In your soul and feel
that too often Its plea for recognition Is
stifled in your haste and worry, you
should tako tho time to enjoy this ride
at least onco in your life.
This le a delightful time of year to go
up the Riverside drive to Grant's tomb.
One feels a swift tide of emotion, stand
ing beneath that magnificent marble dome
where the sweet October light tints the
pale columns above the lattice a delicious
lovely blue, and gazing down In the silent
circle, wherei in his sombre granite
house sleep the dead hero, a vacant place
at his side on the black marble pedestal
for his wife. Without, tho blue river flows
on Indefinitely, a vlo'.et mist veiling the
distance In a Corot-llke limning of curve
and peak. Never is this proudest memorial
In our land seen to such advantage as
now In this lingering beautiful autumn
with tho vorduro of turamer unfadeU and
only the tender goldi-n haze over all, nnd
when the white palace, -with Its classic
outlines and noble proportions, seems to
rise before the awed gaze with a deeper
If you go to New York don't try to tee
"The Sign of the Cicss." You can't, for
It will bo taken off next week to make
room for "Cumberland" at tho Fourteenth
Street theater, but you don't ever want
to see It. I fall lo comprehend how any
ono can enduro such a presentation. The
publlo that has crowded the theater for
the past few weeks must be exceptionally
"bluggy" In Its tastes. If thero Is any
thing that the average person likes to
skip In history It Is the gory tale of the
mirtyrs. While martyrdom seemed to
be a necessary protection agalnt the ex
tinction of Christianity it Is not a. pleas
ant theme to sensitive temperaments. It
is extremely unpleasant as depicted on
the stage, nnd to see It with all tho hor
rible accompaniments ot tho tortures of
the scourge and the arena Is decidedly ob.
Jnctlonable, particularly when it Is so re
aiistlo as to present a child under tho
torture screnmlng in tho most blood
curdling, agonizing fashion for several
minutes, It Is without exception the most
horrible play that can be itnaglnod and
yet bo perfectly .proper, decent and no
doubt historically correct. 1 hope It will
not como to Scranton ovun If the people
ehouid take to patronizing the theaters
And hero I was going to tell you a lot
of things about now gowns and tho
proper angle In which to carry your walk
ing stick If you are a man, and how they
do facial massage In New York (not a bit
better than It Is done at home) and ever
so much moro but, dear mo! It musi all
watts for Ihe printer man solemnly esserts
that between u nice advertisement and a
few bits of news thero isn't a scrap moro
room on this page for tho maundering of
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Copyright 1W7 by
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
Under this heading short letters of In
terest will be published when accompa
nied, for publication, by the writer's
name. The Tribune will not be held re
sponsible for opinions here expressed.
The Standard Oil Coinpiuy.
Editor of The Tribune.
Sir It Is not ofien that tho writer
takes exception to your editorial matter,
but your approval, of the 12th, Inn:., of
ox-Governor Flower's defense of trust,
calls for a protest against the whole
premises ns Illogical and false. In fact,
uh the writer Is abundantly ablo to show
If tho writer of that apology had known
anything personally about what ho was
writing, he never would have taken up
tho causo of a monopoly so absolutely
cruel that it has crushed out the lifts
of thousands of business concerns, oil
refineries, etc. Such assumptions are
only worthy of a confidence man, nnd
Me enough to make a brass monkey
Listen to his logic, that thro shoe
bouses were to combine to reduce prices,
by economy in labor, etc. Now what If
those three houses, by the combined cap
ital, would proceed to beggar a dozen
smaller concerns, and rob widow and or
phan? This Is Just what the oil octapui
has done again and again. Then again
he cites another proposition, that the
Standard Oil company has reduced the
price of oil. He don't statu why. All
men know, who caro to know tho facts
"We have a very fine fall overcoat,
niado of fine all-wool covert cloth.
Well made latest cut, full box back,
good, substantial linings; shapely
lnpel and collar, perfect hang a bar
gain. At $10.00
We have a covert cloth fall overcoat
that Is exceptional value from tho
fact that the cloth Is exceptionally
good and the coats were bought at
cheaper times. The description of the
$8.00 coat answers for this one, the two
dollars more In price Is in the cloth.
Our Fall overcoats come In several
distinct weaves of covert cloths and ot
different shades. Some aro lined
throughout with silk, some with only
shoulders nnd sleeve linings silk, Cut
nnd finish Is strictly up-to-date. We
warn you you won't pay $25.00 for a
tailor's coat If you try on ono of these.
-H--H-"H-f t t i
You, a very particular man, are led
here through an advertisement you
try on a suit.
It proves disappointing collar Is too
low; coat sags In or bulges out you
throw It off In disgust.
My dear sir, did that suit you're now
wearing, made bv your tailor, lit you
when vou first nut it on?
We alter, same as tho tailor does,
until It fits.
Our Men's Suits, single-breasted
sacks. Latest cut comes in fashion
able all-wool cheviot weaves, checks,
plaids and mixtures, and Black Clay
(all-wool) worsted, sacks and cut
aways. They aro honest values
staunch making- and are well worth
Our Men's Suits come In a score o
patterns, latest fabrics cheviots or
plaids, checks, etc., blue, black and
brown nlgger-head cheviot, and Black
Clay worsteds. A little higher cost
cloth and trimmings than In cheaper
suits but the same perfect fit.
Our Men's Suits come In a raft of
patterns cheviots, of course little
finer cloth than cheaper ones perfect
fit. Fine worsteds In fancy checks and
mixtures. Grey Clay worsteds In
sacks and cutaway suits. Black Clay
worsted In sacks and cutaways. Com
pare them with the tailor's $20.00 suits.
The boy on the verge o manhood
that particular fellow who wants to
keep abreast of fashion we won't let
him go to a tailor. We have his
clothes, too, on the same plan as
men's. Tailored with utmost care-
newest fabric selections and a fit that's
perfect. It's hard to do them Justice
telling of their mer'ts, so we won't
say another word, but como It's a
pleasure to show such good suits.
because there Is Just cnougu Independent
manhood still left who hnvo not sold
conscience and country for a mess of
pottage, or who have not turned dough
face for a consideration, In other words,
thero Is competition left to hold them
level It Is a slur on the Independent
manly competitor to give the praise to
a leech or a parasite on the commerce
of the country and rob the true bene
factor. Yes, Mr. Fowler's aigument falls
flat to the ground unless he can prove
that tho monopoly was conceived, organ
ized and carried on for a publlo bene
faction. This has never been known, and
all apologies for monopolies never can
prove to the satisfaction of the writer
for he knows better by a sud exper
ience. Here Is another of Mr. Flower's rldlcu.
lou3 statements, that in 1872 they took
compassion on the dear public and be
gan to make good oil that would not
explode. If he had known anything
about the matter In question he would
know that many years later some of the
Standard's agents and one In particular,
a director, sent out oil branded 130 de
grees, purporting to bo 20 degrees high
er than when It was 20 decrees below
Ure test or legal test. This same oil ex
ploded In the bed room where a work
ing girl of a paper mill was asleep ano
set lire to the bed on which she lay
This Is the concern that poses as t
About 75 per cent, of the oil was so
vile and dangerous that the writer had
to tako an Instrument and test the stuff
and expose the rottenness of tho Stand'
ard O.i as he own proposes to expose the
hyproclsy of their assumption of public
A customer who used to pay $35.00 for
a suit of clothes at a well known taildr's,
found the same thing here for $20.00, and
came regularly each season, for we always
had his size.
One day he concluded to experiment
with a $T-5.lo suit, and on his next visit
pronounced it as good as he usually wore,
"Yes," said the salesman, "and our $10.00
suits fit just as well."
'Til try a suit;" and after hard use the
customer declares it to be the best wear
ing suit he ever had.
What a wonderful condition of affairs ?
There are some people who don't believe
in ready-made fitting,which the best ready
made really deserves. Why should they?
To be sure, there are sizes that fit eight
men out of ten (and the ninth with a little
altering.); but only the prosperous clothier
can afford to keep all sizes in various
shapes. You would find it hard to count
two clothiers in Scranton who have most
of these sizes; we know of none who keep
them to the extent we do.
The short of it is this: "Unless you
have tried on a suit or overcoat of ours
you don't know what ready-made is, em.
bracing as it does fitting clothes for tali
as well as short and stout forms.
Thirty years in business has made us
quite expert in selecting cloths. But we
often select fabrics that we fully believe
will make handsome, stylish suits. Sam
ple suits are made; prove so disappoint
ing that some of them are discarded.
Now, if we and the man who spends
his entrre life with and among cloths,
makes such a mistake, what chance do you
stand at a tailors buying from samples?
The distinct advantage in buying a suit
ready-made is the possibility of trying on
different styles, different fabrics, until you
find just the style, just the fabric, just the
fit that suits you. Whatever isn't exact
ly right we alter--at our risk, same as the
tailor does until it is right.
othiers, Furnishers, Hatters.
benefactors. Through these and other
exposures public sentiment was bo
aroused to tho enormity of the frauds
perpetuated on helpless women and chil
dren that the legislature of Ohio during
lilshop's administration wos compelled
to inact laws with heavy penalties. The
Inspector was appointed usually a crea
ture of the Standard, who made about
$7,000 a year out of It. This Is tho rea
son the people got good oil.
No, Mr. Editor, tho Standard Oil com
pany made such phenomlnal wealth thnt
they havo debauched the commercial
business of the whole nation ana there
by havo bocome a public enemy, and
not the least of tho crimes they are
guilty of Is, they havo made posslblo
that other twin cussldncss, the striker.
Ho Is a child of tho monopoly and both
are children of tho devil, and nothing
short of It; and tho country could well
spare both of them. Roth aro public
enemies, and should bn treated nccord.
Ingly. Who ever heard of a strike beforo
the advent of the monopoly? No one,
henco tho first monopoly Is tho legiti
mate progenitor of the striker, which Is
unmanly nnd un-American, and should
both be abolished if It takes tho wholo
power of the national government to
wlpo both from a free country. We will
not bo a country long If bad is called
good nnd good called bad, May Qod de.
liver the nation from fool apologists of
criminals. These are tho true sentiments
of one who sweat blood and who knows
what a freo country cost.
Yours for tho right,
Wm. M. Watson.
Scranton, Oct. 15.
Mrs. G. B. Matthewscm and family
will move to Washington, D. O., about
the 1st ot NnvembT, where Mr. Mat
thewaon is employed by the jjovern
ment. SamuU Ollmore anil Miss Clara
Gardner attended tho Gaidner-Huft
wtddinf; at Horn ..dale i3ct Tib'slay.
G orjsc ti. Pt irtnn was Hllurl.ilv In
jured, lut-i Momlrty by bem, iliw u
out of his waaon en to one ot the
Harry R Reynold, who wan brought
honm HI, from Connecticut, Is able to
be out again. Somotlrmi thin month,
beforo Mr. Iteynolda riiuruv to his
lino.' of business, he will be united Ir.
rnairiago to Miss Carrie Hall, one of
our most estlmablo young ladles.
O'.rcer K. 11. Reynolds arretted 13. E.
Ellsworth in u houHo of questionable
cluractet that stundu on the siibmbs
of this town, last Wednesday mornlnK
at 4 o'clock on thi charge of deser
tion. He wna taken to Foster, where
ho h.is a wife and four children.
Tho Ladles' Grand Army Republic
circle, the Grand Army Republic and
Langstaft Hose company, No. 1, will
attend, In a body, the unveiling of the
tailors' and soldlirs' monument at
Tunkhannock next Tuesday. They will
be accompanied by Keystone band.
i Langatarf Hose company will be the
A Sailor Suit.
Like the picture. A free and
easy Suit, one a boy always likes.
For boys aged 4 to 10 years.
Come in a winter weight blue
serge with fancy trimmings on
the sailor collar and shield.
A Reefer Suit
Like the picture, for boys 4 to 8
years the popular school suit.
Comes in fine all wool cheviots,
fancy mixtures, plaids and
checks and in blue cheviot. The
collar is braided and the pants have
bard and buckle.
Reefer time will soon be here
the time to buy is now. The as
sortment is full to overflowing
with goodness in Reefers in popu
lar fabrics that look nobby and are
so warm and comfortable. Ours
for small boys have a large sailor
collar for bigger boys an ulster
collar if preferred.
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Worn altogether by boys 9 to 16
years. We offer for school wear
this bargain made on purpose to
stand the rough wear of out-door
sport. We have put in all the
wear possibje and can recommend
these suits. Fancy cheviots in col
ors that won't show dirt easily.
Kiiests of Triton Hose company while
Tf the report of suns mean a dead
squirrel, or bird, then was a good
many killed In this section yesterday,
th opening of the season.
Cards are out announcing the uniting
In maniago of Miss Allle C the only
daughter cf Mr. and Mis. C. tt. Bliss,
t Mr. Charles K. Hunt on Tuesday,
Oci. ii. ut 4 o'clock in the MJtliodlst
'actoryvlllo cn.unpmcn, No. 215,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will
nold a special meeting next Monday
About twenty from this place attend
ed th. quarterly oonvjntlon of the
Christian Endeavorers at Nicholson
last Trlday afternoon and evening1.
A POLITICAL POINTER
If you Indorso the free trade and free
silver Chicago platform as tho Lacka
wanna Democracy does, "fully and
without reserve," then work and vote
for Sahadt, Horn, et. a, If you be
lieve In McKlnley, protection and pros
perity, turn these agents of Uryan
Occasionally try tho bearings of a cycle,
so a to atcertaln whether they have
worked looie or not. If any undue slack
ness Is observed they should be imme
diately adjusted, but not too tightly.
WILD FAMILY IN INDIANA COUNTY.
.Montgnincrv 1 in n lllch State of
Johnstown, Oct. 15. Montgomery,
Indla'na county, Is In a high state of
excitement. A posse of farmer,
which was organised last Monday, hno
captured five of the children of a w'ld
family. They were found asleep In an
i unfeque-nt.d forest in a hut that b 'are
every evluence oi savago consirui-'tlni
How many o.irs tin. family had
lived there the authorities cannot de
termlne, but It has been known for
.omo time that very stranre people
were somewhere living In the wocmIh,
Stories are to tho effect that they sub
sisted entirely upon wild fruit and
nuts and committed depredations upon
llelds of grain and garden patches
and that during cold nights they slr-pt
with pwlne, They were In a deplorable
condition when raptured, and bore un
mistakable evidence of savagery
Parties who saw them In captivity
declare that they acted Just like wild
beasts, The captives were taken to
Indiana, where they attracted curious
throngs. They wnr,e thoroughly scrub,
bed and cleaned, and fitted out with
clothing and then taken to the Reform
School at Morganza. The father and
mother ot the children ha.ve not been
located, hut every effort will be made
to run them down!