VOL. VI.--NO. 138.
SHEKAOT)OAH, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1891.
THE SUEEST EOAD TO WEALTH IS THBOTJGH LIBEEAL ADVERTISING!
POSTAL SAVINGS BANKER
A Democratic contemporary aays
Postmaster General Wauamaker wants
postal savings banks, and as It Is gen
erally conceded that Mr. Wanamaker
is one of the beat postmaster generals
fcjhat t! e country has ever had, his en
Ahuulasiu on the subject is worthy of
careful attention. Not only Is he a
sound financier, an excellent manager
and a level-headed business man, but
lie has in his various walks in life
been brought into such close contact
with the working people that he is
fully competent to judge of their need
of savings banks. In short he is in
a 1 position to both judge of the advan
tage to the government and to the peo
ple of .bucIi institutions, aijd his recent
pamphlet on the subject is a strong
declaration of his belief in their efficacy.
It seems strange, indeed, in the
light of Mr. Wauamaker's revelations
that the United States has been so
long in coming to n consideration of
the postal savings matter. In every
.European nation save Germany .such
fbustttutious have been long in exist
QPkice. And even Canada and Cape
Colony have gotten considerably
ahead of us in the matter. At the
close of last year thero were 0353 poH
oflloe banks in Great Britain, with de
posits amounting to $306,803,149; that
Is one depositor to every eight inhab
itants with an average per capita bal
ance of $G8.18. The- interest credited
to those in one year was over $700,000.
France's postal banks have been in
existence for less than two years, yet
there are already over a million de
positors. Austria has still later adopt
ed the savings policy and with scarce
ly less success. There is nearly $700,
000,000 deposited in the postal banks
o'f till the nations that have adopted
the plan, and this fact alone should go
a long way to recommend the move
ment to our own authorities. When
a scheme of several years' experience
s popular, it is pretty sure to have an
erent cause for its popularity. If
it has worked successfully and help
fully in so many climes and under
such varying governments.that should
OIBISTTS per yd for tho
BEST TABLE OILCLOTH,
Bold In other stores for S5e. All floor
' Oilcloths reduced. Call for bargains
C. D. FRICKE'S
Carpet Store, 10 South Jardin St, near Centre
AltUougli Syrups have advanced In prices we mnlce no
change in the quality of
"We have a Fair ugar Syrup
Our New Orleans Baking: Molasses 2 quarts for 25c is a
Strictly choice article.
Coffees arc also a little higher. We make no change in the
price of our Pine Old Java and improve the quality oi
our 30c Roasted.
st received a lot ot Choice
goods at reduced prices.
JhinePrunes, 2 lbs. for 25c.
Fancy Prunes, extra large, t.5c, ioere 20c.
Fancy Fuajwrated Jellied Jprlcots, 20c, were 25c. .
Fine Evaporated Peaches, 15c, tvere 25c.
JVeio Valencia Raisins,
Good Mice, slightly broken, five
White Soap, one jwund bars, five
Currant, Jt tspberry and Quince Jelly, flM.
Plm, Peach and Plneapjilo Preserves, 8Mj&
Good Tomatoes, .? ,oans
l'iue Ginger Snaps, choice good,
on Account of Nuiierlor Qtuitlty.
u r "MA.IHY" lMOur, Our I'aieut itlliiueHotri' Flour.
nr Flue I'rcMlt intry nud creamery nultcr-we U'jii' "jay Patent
uimcr, ami luerciore unve none 10 neu. .'
ur Cliiiipetl Ileefmirt Summer Sauttne, t
nr Old Style Yellow liar Hoh;. Jtnre m.,, neftbr 8oan tlinu any
tlitui; In tlie murlieti Will dp
dry. Will not Hurt tre lunula,
100 Lunch Baskets, from twenty five cunts up.
serve as an earnest of its success under
the best government of all.
The bureau drawer and old stocking
method of saving money is about
played out. The fad of accumulating
dimes in a pocket contrivance that
will not give up its shining storo until
$5 has been garnered in will very soon
go the way of all fads. None but the
largo cities have banks wherein the
workingman, the hired girl and the
school boy may drop an occasional
nickel or lay by a quarter for a rainy
day. There is a crying need of some
such institution in every populous
centre. Men and women and child
ren, too, need to be encouraged to
store up their odds and ends of coin in
preference to spending it thoughtlessly
for what satlsfieth not. School sav
ings do not fill the bill. Private en
terprises such as are really helpful and
trustworthy are apt.to be few and far
between. Unless a wholesale move
ment, such as Mr. Wanamaker pro
poses, be set on foot, many communi
ties will never have acLanco to learn
this sort of economy.
If the nation should grant facilities
to everybody tosave,it would accumu
late a great fund toward paylug all
the national debt. According to the
suggestions of the postmaster general,
it could be placed in national banks
and be made a preferred claim on these
bauks. It would be profiting the peo
ple who loaned the money and profit
ing the government that borrowed it.
It would appear to us that Mr. Wana
maker knows just what ho is talking
about. It would be well for Congress
to take him at his word.
Our innocent Democratic friends,
assisted Dy the Doyles, would have
applied for the appointment of viewers
In a very short time, had they not
been anticipated by others. The cry
against "a few pot-house politicians" is
but a wail of disappointment.
A New Business.
I". J. Cleary has opened a store in tho
Ferguson's building, on East Centre street,
and is prepared to furnish tho local trado
with flno leather and shoo findings and all
kinds of ehoeniakor's supplies. His stock is
a large one and wnll equipped to fully
supply all demands of tho trade. 5-15-tf
Spectaclos to suit all oyos at F. J. Portz's
look and stationery storo, 21 North Main
Buy Keystone Hour, lie careful that thf
name Lkssiq & Co., Ashland, Pa., ii
printed on every- sack. 8-3-3taw
our Fine Table Syrup at xo
at 6c a quart.
California Dried Fruits fine
- four lbs. or 25c.
morn worlc. itevmiHe It ts old and
tlierelore ciumot litirt tile clothes.
A GIRGUSFIGHT !
DESPERATE FIGHT AT MAHA
NOY CITY LAST NIGHT.
TWO MEN SHOT-OTHERS BEATEN.
One of tho Men Shot in a Dan
gerous Condition Ono Man's
Skull Praoturod by a Stono.
A Midnight; Brawl.
Special to, the Hekai,i,
Mahanoy CtTY, May 27. A desporate
fight botweon tho canvasmen of Wallace's
circus and a larg,e crowd of boys and young
nion of thl3 an other neighboring places
took place her i at a late hour last night.
Thero was ft regular blood-thirsty battle,
in which two mon wero shot, ono man had
his sku'U broken by a thrown stone, and
sjveral wero othervMso injured.
A young man named Quinn, said to be
long in Shenandoah, was sjiot twice and is
in a precarious condition. His companion,
a young man named McCauloy, residing
in this town, was also shot, but his injuries
are not so serious.
'Jocko" Keose, a prominent momber of
tho Citizens' Firo Cdmpany of this town,
was also seriously injured. His skull was
fractured by a stono supposed to havo been
thrown by one of the canvaasmen.
Reoso says he had nothing to do with tho
fight and that he wa3 standing some dis
tance away from tho scone when struck.
So far as is known none of the circus
men were injured and nono of them wore
Tho tents of Wallace's circus wore
pitched on the base ball grounds, which
aro surroundod by a high beard fonce.
During the afternoon ard oveningconsidor
ablo bitter feeling was created between tho
circus mon and tho town people, on ac
count of gambling conducted in ono ol tho
tents. The rough element took advantage
of this tooling as an excuse for opening
hostilities against tho circus people.
After tho regular performance a platform
was carried into ono of thoj rings for the
usual concert. As soon as it was laid down
a crowd ot toughs rushed from the seats
and took possession of it, dancing, jumping
and shouting like maniacs. Tho manage
ment decided to abandon the concort and
ordered the crowd off tho grounds. As
soon as tho '.onts wero cloared tho canvass
men commenced taking down thoj;iouts
and at tho samo time the toughs stormed
tho fence of tho grounds with stones.
Tho canvassmen replied with stones and
sticks, and a hot battlo was in progress.
Suddenly a number of them appeared at
the gate of tho ball grounds and warned
the toughs to desist, but tho warning only
provoked a fresh volley of stones.
Suddenly one of the canvasmen stopped
to the front with a revolver in his hand and
commenced firing. An oyo-witness says
the man fired about ton shots. The shoot
ing dispersed tho toughs and the circus
people were not molested again.
Tho Qulnn referred to in the above is
Patrick Quinn, about 18 years of ago, and
residing on South Main street, this town.
A report received this afternoonStatod thai
the young man is not expected to live.
Resolutions of Approval;
At a regular meeting of Major Jonning
Council, No. 367. Jr. O. U A. M., held on
the 2Gth Inst , the following preamble and
resolution wore unanimously adopted :
Wukrkas, The action of the Schoo
Board in adopting the resolution offered by
one of the Dire-tors, Robert A. Davenport,
deciding to have the exerotaes of the grad
uating classes of the public schools ol
town opened with prayer, has causod 6ome
criticism from a few ot our oitizuni; thore
fore, bo it
Jiesohed That wo, as an American or
iraniz ition, always ready to further tho in
terests of our common school system,
hereby publicly oxpress our approval ol
tho action of your honorable body in
adopting tho resolution of tbo above namnd
director, and further believe that recogni
tion of tbo Supremo Being ttbuuld be made
in'all matters of publio good.
Mary, relict of Daniel Coaniey, died at
her homo on East Lloyd street this morn
ing aftor a brief UlnoM. Tbo deceased was
fiO years of age. She left a family of, re.
spected young mon, One of them being
Councilman Daniel Ooak;ey. Tha funeral
will take place on- Saturday and tho re
mains will be interred at St. Clair.
Harry Bechtel, of Philadelphia, w
Win. Crawsbaw, of the firm of Kirjsgy
Orawshaw, Pottsville, was ;n town y,eiter-
day calling on his relatives.
Something About Ono of Schuyl
kill's Protty Hamlots.
New Kinggold is not only ono of tho
prettiest, but is also one of tho most enter
prising little towns Of Schuylkill county.
It is a milroaders' town and many of the
"Knights of the ltoad" havo their homos
there. It is not a business centre, tho peo
ple mainly deponding upon farming as a
means of support, and it has two stores,
one shoemaker's shop, ono blacksmith sup
and two hotels ; but tho basis of its claim to
ontorprise is a shoe factory, which givos
employment to a number of hands and is
doing a good business, Tho streets of the
place are kept nico and clean and tho
houses havo the appearance of freshly
painted structures. The P. & It. dep I is
an object ol admiration. It is a neat
structure, surrounded by sodded grounds
studded hero and thero with beds of
flowers. The depot is In cbargo of John
P. Iteoser, formerly of Tamaqua. Ho has
been in charge of it for tho past twenty
five years. Ho first went into tho employ
of tho Littlo Schuylkill .Navigation Com
pany. He has raised a large family and
three of his sons are filling first class posi
tions in difierent parts of the state. Mr.
Iteesor isa member of Camp 100, Sons of
America, (tho Roundheads, as they call
them). Tho camp has a handsomely and
very comfortably furnished hall. Among
tho decorations on the walls is a framed
copy of tho Evening Herald of years
ago, giving tho particulars of the murder
of Policeman Yost, of Tamaqua at the
time of his death and formerly a resident
of New Ringgold. Tho paper is lookod
upon ns the camp's most valuable relic and
they would not part with it at any price.
Tho camp is in a flourishing condition.
The Blakor Funeral.
Tho funeral of tho late I. M. Blakor took
place yostorday afternoon, from his late'
residence on North Bowor street. Tho at
tendance wa3 very largo. Services wero
held in tho Evangelical church and the re
mains wero interred in tho Odd Follows'
cemetory. Tho' members of Washington
Camp, No, 200, P. O. S. of A., and delega
tions from Camps 112 and 183 were in at
tendance. The pall bearers wero Joseph
Kehler, Levi Kessler, G. W. Hassler, T.
H. Snyder, John B. Eisonhart and Joseph
SENATOR CALL ELECTED.
Groat Exrltcmniit Over tho Ilreiiklng of
tli Florlrtu Deadlock.
Tallahassee, Flo., May 5:7. The mo
tion in tho Democratic Senatorial caucus
to adjourn without day was curried early
in the morning, alter an exciting all
Tho nnti-Call men played their last
card a few hours later, leaving tho city
In n body, so that they thought no quo
rum would bo present nud a joint session
would bo rendered impossible.
The presidout of tho Senato issued or
ders to tho Sergoant-at-Arms, and, with
a posse, this officer started out on the
track of the filibusters.
At 12:30 all the members of tho two
Houses present in tho city assemblod in
the hall. A roll-call showed 54 prosent,
which was a quorum.
Sovoral anti-Calls wero present, but
they refused to answer to their names
and appealed from tho decision of Uio
Voting began at once for TJnitod
States Senator. Fifty-ono votes were cast
for Wilkinson Call and ono for Mays.
Tho presidont then declared Call re
elected for the six years, amid tumultu
ous applause, members cheering nnd
yelling their joy over tho breaking of the
deadlock.' Callmndo a brief address.
FATAL KNOCK-OUT BLOW.
PuellUt limns Dead nnd Harry Tracy Ar
rested far Manslaughter.
Lynn, Hnss, May 27. Another case of
a prize fight ending fatally has been
added to the list. James Burns, a
local pugilist, died yesterday in the
hospital hero. Hnrry Tracy, of Cam
bridge, knocked him out on, Monday
evening in eight rounds in the rooms of
the Lynn Athletic Club. Tho blow dint
knocked him out ruptured n blood vestel
in his braiu, and ho was iu an unconscious
cc- ditlon until his death.
Tracy was arrested and charged with
manslaughter. Tho roferee and others
who assisted in the fight will also be ar
rested. Burns onoe fought and killed Nicholas
McGlono of Nntick, the latter dying from
congestion caused by blows upon the
body next the heart.
Withdraw from tho National Union.
PrrrsBuno, May 27. Twenty-one dele
gates from the Pittsburg District of the
United Mine Workers of Amoricn met
hero and decided to withdraw from tho
national organization. The convention
represented about 1,200 miners, thero be
ing about 10,000 in the district. Tho
cause for tho withdrawal lies iu tho stand
taken by tho national otllcors In refusing
to prccipltnto a general eight-hour battle
ou May 1 lust.
P. O. of T. A. Notice.
A meeting of Camp No. 40, P. O. of T.
A., wi 1 be held on Thursday
Jlay xa. at 7 o'cloelc. sharp. All mem
aro urgently requested to- be prosontBy;
order ot fe
Miss Tillie Evans. P-raftv...
K7-2t Miss Sawaii K. BuowjpfJ
W?' Beautiful I
Is what everybody says of tho tUpJay,of
jiSfikwear at "The Fam us"
a.- SjW-tte ft:
COMMENTS ON INTERESTING
AND TIMELY TOPICS.
SENSIBLE AND SPIGYSEN1IMENTS
Paragraphs That Will Interest
and Occasionally Amuse the
Reader if Carefully Perused
and Properly Digested.
Whatever tho opinion of my neighbors
may bo I will bet my wife's last summer's
bonnet that tho parties who have a hold of
Lakosido have one of the best paying in
vestments in tho stato. Thore is no reason
why it should not be made tho popular
summer resort of tho region and I believe
it will bo before the close of tho season,
which will open on Decoration Day.
Whilo l yas in New York tbe other day
I stopped into tho General Post Office and
learned a thing or two which I considered
ample reward for tho time and money ex
ponded on the trip. Most people haven't
tha remoter idea of what a Rigantic insti
tution the postal service of this country is.
Ono of the first inquiries I made was rola-
,: . .1 . , . T . , .A" rttlouuaui;t3 LU UbLUll. IjUO Will UIO.
tivotothesea postal service. I ' learnedTwi. i -i
mere aro ion sucn omcea in successful op
oration. Beginning with tbo arrival of tho
Havol on April 9, there havo been fourteen
inward trips mado from Bremen and Ham
burg to Now York. Thore havo been
brought on those trips 800,000 unregistered
and more thaa 11,000 registered letters, be
sides a lare amount of printed matter.
This mail was worked up roady for de
livery either to the addresses in New York
or to the railway post offices running in
every direction out of New York. T..e
United States clerks, who wore very care
fully selected from tho forco of the New
York City Post Oflico and the railway
mail servico, have done thoir work well.
The timo gained in tho case of letters ad
dressed to people in New York City is at
least six hours, while in tho case of corres
pondence addressed to distant narts of the
country there is a gain in some instance of
nearly two days. The largest mail worked
up on ono trip was that brougbt by sea
Post Office No. 2 on tho steamship Col
umbia, which arrived at New York from
Hamburg on May 0 with 91,415 lettors.
But while watching the gigantic strides
being made in )bo improvement of the
TJnitod States mail service we must not
fail to note tho progress in tho samo lino
nl ado on the other side' of the water. 1
see that tho English Postmaster General
has given permission for an experiment to
determine whether postage stamp3 can be
supplied to the publio by means of an
automatic machine attached to the ordin
ary pillar boxes. Tho machine to be used
is about eighteen inches high and a few
inches square, and it can be attached to a
pillar box without dilficulty. A person
desiring to purchaso a penny postage stamp
drop a penny into tho slot at tbe front of
tho machine, and a white envelope comes
out at the back containing a memorandum
book with a penny postage stamp in a small
slit in th o cover. Should tbe oxperiraen1
be t uocessful machines will be attached to
all the pillar boxes in London, at which it
will thus be possible to buy a stamp at all
hours of tbo day and night, Sunday in
eluded. This new method of distribution
of stamps has been organized by a limited
liability company, whioh looks to recoup
itself out of advertisements to be inserted
m the pocket memorandum book bearing
What has got into our food? Only a
littlo while since a wedding party of forty
or fifty persons were poisoned by eating
canned mushrooms; another party was aim-,
ilarly affected after partaking of Chicago
corned boef ; another by co cream, and in
liuolts county and In Frenkfori several;
families were poisoned by oating choose.
Tliis is certainly not a pleasant aspect of
affairs. Who, in vlow of thoe cumulative
facts, is able to say with positive certainty
what may bo eaten with abiolute awuanuo
of safety ?
' T nnd a nnnvaraatlnn mltVi o ...mllAmnn
(below tho mountain the other day and
What Jie said Interested me very much. Tho
gentleman to whom I refer is in tho sixties
and he is probably one of the bo.-t puted
men m the o unty. He traveled through
Shenandoah repeatedly when It contained
' nly a farm house and years ago ho mado
prod ictions that other pooh-poohed, but
thoy havesmco boen verified. -.When the
project of running the Pennsylvania rail
road into Schuylkill county was stamped
as ridiculous, on the ground that two com
panies could not make profits out of a
divided tonnage, ho maintained a view to
tho contrary, vory wisely, too, as shown
by developments of to-day. "When tho
Heading Bailroad was first proje'ted,"
aid he, "thero wero not more than 4,000
people in the county. The population is
now nearly 100,000. In twenty years from
now the county will havo double that num
ber of people and the two railroads passing
through tho Schuylkill Valley will havo
more than they can do. Tho development
of its resources havo hardly been com
menced. Property will ereatlv enhanco
in value and the valley will bo a hive of
industry. There is an enor nous quantity
of coal, iron, limestone, etc., to bo de
veloped, but I will not live to see it. I
have been a oloso observer and Z. could toll
many things that would surprito you."
Tho same gentleman said, concerning
Lakeside: "II it is true that the park at
Eat Mahanoy Junction was purchased or
10,000, I must SHy that the price was very
low. I remember when tho late owner
bought the place. Ho piud 2,000 for it
1.000 in cash and ?1,CC0 on ono year's time.
It was a good speculation for the company
that owns it and will increase in valuo
NEWS OF THE DAY.
General Jamea B. Longstreet is in vory
feoble health at his home in Athens, Ga.
Dr. Henry J. Van Dyke, tho prominent
Presbyterian preacher and lecturer of
Brooklyn, N. Y., is dead.
Tho Grand Commandery, Knights
Templar, of Pennsylvania, are holding
their annual conclavo at Erie, Pa.
Mr. James, McIIenry, the well-known
lawyer and financier, of London, formerly
prominent in Erie Railway affairs, is dead.
William Hill cut tbo throat of Robert
Leo nt a dance at which both men were
I., J T t T- ,1, ,,
Charles P. Johnson, a wealthy Phlla
dolpbian, died suddenly at bis summer
cottago at Asbury Park, N. J. He was 53
years of ago.
Tho prize fight at Melbourne be
tween Joo Choynski and Mike Dooloy
resulted in tho latter's being knocked out
in ono minute nnd eleven seconds.
Charles H. Ritter pleaded guilty in the
Federal Court at Evansville, Ind., to em
bezzling tho sum of $80,000 whilo he was
paying teller of tho First National Bank,
i John M. D. Franshawo, who way con
victed in tho March Term of arson in the
first decree nt New York, was sentenced
to twelve years and six months imprison
ment. Fivo desperadoes attempted to hold up a
train at Enfield, Me. Tho train was bound
for St. John, and when it passed Enfield
station several shots wero fired nt tho
Tho wool sorters employed in tho
Arlington Mill, at Lawrencoj! Mass.,
about eighty in number, nro on strike
ngaint a reduction in the price paid for
work on certain grados; of wool.
John H. Robinson, Chief Clerk of tho
House of Correction at Baltimore, Md.,
and a well known politician was struck
and instantly killed by n passenger train
on tho B. & O. railroad near Jessups.
Two variety actors named Gilmoro and
Leonard shut themselves in a room at
Seattle, Wash., and fought a knife duel
about a woman. Leonard received terri
ble cuts in tho body from thok effects of
which ho died.
The hearing at Providence, R. I., of tha
probate of tbo second will of the lata
Josephine A. Barnnby has been postponed
until Juno 20, pending proceedings !n tho
case of the Stato of Colorado virsun
Executor Thatcher Graves for the mur
der of the testatrix.
The Hon. John M. Hale died yesterday
at his home at Ellsworth, Mo., aged
yi years. Ho was gsllector of Customs
during the administration of tho older
Harrison and Tyler, and had held othor
positions of publio trust. For many
years ho hold a large mail route contract.
Vf ashinqtox, Mn' 27. For Now England
and Eastern Now York: Pair; cooler; north
For Now Jersey: Fair, except rain on tha
ooast; slightly oooler; northerly winds.
For Western Now York: Fair; gtntlonary
temperature; northerly winds.
From The Nation's Oapltol.
Mr. A. W. Hazen. Wakhlneton, D, C, says :
I'lie Famous Ilod Fiae Oil. Is a perfect family
medicine, and has ne equal lor Hheuniatlsm.
Neurnliila. Bnmlus. cms. Hums, and all
bodtls uuln. I'rloeaS cents. At Klrlln's drne
YOU ALL WANT
Now is tho time to make it.
"We have Raaor's and Hiro's
No. 122 North Jardin Street
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