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VOL. XVI NO J
SHENANDOAH. PA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 30. 1899.
Music cabinets, Ladies' desks,
Morris chairs, China closets,
Pictures, easels, Picture Irames,
Office chairs, Fancy mirrors,
TOO NUMEROUS TO HENTION.
COME AND SEE.
J. P. Williams Son,
13 S. (VI a In St., Shenandoah, R.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Cor. Lloyd and White Sts.,
Farewell 1899 !
Welcome 19oo !
You will want to
din in ushering
NINETEENTH CENTURY I
We have anticipated your wants
aud novrsliow an immense stock
OF Blank Cartridges,
-Morgan's Fancy Bazar, - 23 N. Main St
iWALM'S JKARDWARE STORE!
E. MANNING, :-: Cor.
o -CANNED GOODS! o
Tr-Nl ATPvrro ChniV-e cold
' Fancy quality, the largest cans and fin
est goods packed, 2 cans ior 25 cents.
Good tomatoes, medium size, 5 cans, 2.rc.
CORN Choice Maryland corn, 4 cans for 25 cents.
Fine N. Y. state sugar corn, 3 cans for 25 cents.
The finest Maine corn. 2 cans for 25 cents.
PEAS.-Fancy Ear,y Junfc
Unoice marrows, 10 ceius.
Good Marrowfats, 3 cans for 25 cents.
, in 1 DC" A MC Fxtra ciualitv. 1 cans for 25 cents.
Fancy quality. Maine, 2 cans for 25 cts.
STRING BEANS. Good.quality. 4 cans for 25 cents.
Choice white wax, 3 for 25 cents.
PLUM PUDDING. Two cans for 25 cents-
SOUPS.-Concentrated six kinds good, cheap con
venient 10 cents a can.
FLOOR OIL CLOTH.
The largest stock and best assortment of Floor
Oil Cloth wo hnve'ovcr offered,
Book cases, Rocking horses,
Doll carriages, Black boards,
Children's chairs, Chiffoniers,
Ladies' toilet tables,
I Fancy rockers, Piano stools,
i Foot rests, Children's couches.
make a noise
;'A Happy New Year."
Put shoes nn tlio feet which fire
t rnitrt1U', styHsli, and durable,
Ouih lire tliu kind to Im y. Good,
i-1 tar throng a. No defects or
purr iraterUl hidden by a pleas
ing evterior KverythtiiK ia a It
should be except priced, which
are a little too low
We arc showing a very pleasing; line
Men's, Women's and
At very modest prices.
Main and Oak Streets.
oacked. x cans for cents.
Fvi-rn nualitv and extra size can. IO cts.
and Sweet Wrinkled, 2 cans, 25c.
I'ancy stnngless, 2 cans tor 25 cts
GERMAN STEAMER. ON TUB ROCKS OFF
Tba Vessel Goes to Pieces, But All Her
Passengers Were Saved British Man-of-war
Takes a German
Steamer at a Frln.
Special to Kve.iinii HnnAl.l.
London, Dec. 30. A largo German mull
steamer, tlio Pctolas, bound fot Rotterdam
from Santos, Urazll, went on the rocks lat
nleht durine a terrific- galo in llast Hay, about
a quarter of a nillo ofTDuugencss, the south-
rn extremity of Kent.
Tncs and llfo saving crow went to tho as-
Blstance of the vessel aud Succeeded in
setting all the passengers and crow safely
ashore Tlio steamer's hull Is bully broken
and the heavy seas will in all probability
beat her to pieces.
A llrltlsll Capture.
Special to RVEKIHQ IlERALU.
I.orcnco Marqucz, Africa, Dec. 30. The
German steamer lliindesrath, one of the fleet
of the East African Lino, has been captured
by a British man-of-war and taken to Durban
as a prize.
Special to KvENino Herald.
Havana, Dec. 30. The Fifteenth Infantry
sail for home to-day. They will bo dis
tributed between Governor's Island nud
Another 'Tease' Sold.
The popular Tease piano, the agency for
which in Shenandoah is retained by M
O'Neill, has found another place in the house
hold of Daniel Bradley, the Last Centre
streot butcher. Tho instrument is beautiful
in design, sweet In tone and of the colonial
style. Through the agency of Mr. O'.Velll
the name Pease" lias become a household
word in Shenandoah.
Mulc null Song Ht Pooler's.
All who wish to spend a pleasant evening
should not fail to visit Pooler's cuueert
saloon, where you nan hear Y. Thomas
Kvaua, the silver toned tenor vocalist and
Prof. John A. Hoyt, pianist and vocalist.
Also John A. Newton, violinist. Mr. John
Pooler will slug some of his old comic songs,
which never fai. to please. There will be an
entire change of program each night. Every
body welcome. tf
The Luther League of the German
Lutheran church held n social gathering at
the residenco of Mr aud Mrs. Hess, on
Locust Mountain, last evening. All kinds of
games were indulged in aud vocal aud in
strumental music was rendered. At n late
hour the guests were invited to the diuiug
room, where they partook of a sumptuous
repast, after which they left for their homes,
being well pleased with the evening's eutur-
Thin Is Overcoat Weather,
Keep warm at a big reduction. You can't
do better anywhere than at Harry Lovit s,
3S North Main streot. 12-2U-tf
The Columbia Brewing Company of town
has issued calendars for 1000 which are of
beautiful design and rich in colors. The de
sign on each is a bunch of roses, a perfect re
production of uaturo except the odor.
T. T. Williams, the insurance agent, has
issued a calendar which is excellently
adapted for omce"as well as household use.
New Year gifts are almost as popular as
Christmas gifts. It s the proper time to re
turn the unexpected Christmas token, or
remember those you unintentionally over
looked. If you want tho right article at the
right piices you can get it at Uruiums. tf
The Coldest Day.
To-day was the oldest experience here so
far this season. At 7 o'clock this moruiug
the thermometers in town showed the
temperature to bo S decrees above zero. At
tho same hour it was 4 degrees below at the
Lost Creek dams, and 6 above at 11:3) a. m.
Attractions at Wyatt'g,
M-, G. Baker, of Mnhanoy CJity, and John
Cv.t, better known as "Johnny Smoker,"
the base ball player, wil be the vocalists at
J. Wyatt's restaurant to-night and New
Year's Day. 12-30-2t
Child Seriously Humeri.
John Brooks, the two year-old sou of Will
iam Brooks, of Buck Mountain, was seriously
burned yesterday while playing -with firo.
The child bad been left alone, for a short
time and amused himself at the stove by
burning a pioce of paper. His dress became
ignited and his screams brought a little girl
to his aid. .
A bpecial Concert
By the Beethoven quartette, of Scrauton, at
Morris' Bijou on New Year's Day. Solos,
duetts, trios and quartettes during the day
and evening. To enjoy a leisure hour, drop
in. ' 12 30-2t
An election of officers held by the Ushers'
Association last night resulted as follows :
President. W. E. Powell; Vice President.
II. Robertson; Treasurer, W. G. Dusto; Sec
retary, J. W Reese; Chaplain, Ocorge James;
Trustees, M. llaessleraud Edward Danks.
A Good Dining Itooni airl
Wanted. Call at BIckert's cafe. 12-21) 2t
Tendered a Social.
A social was hold last eveuing at tho resi
dence of Mr. aud Mrs. Benjamin Evans, ou
West Cherry street, in honor of their guests,
Mr. and Mrs. William Bashore, of Trenton,
N. J. The Shenandoah Choral Uniou was
in attendance. Vocal and instrumental
music and games formed the pastimes of the
evening, and refreshments were served.
Store Itoom for Kent.
April 1st, 1000, now occupied by Frank
Schmidt, 110 North Main street Apply at
Will Locate Hern.
Matthew It Stetu, sou of Mine Inspector
Stein, of town, has sold his drug store at
Miuersvillu and wil embark in (lie same
business here as soon us he cau securu a suit
Bass or contralto solo, a new song entitled,
"Davy Jones," and otbA now music at
Brum ill's. 12-20-tf
v The December Accidents,
Mine Inspector Stein, of the Sixth Anth
racite District, has compiled his returns of
accidents for the month ending to-day. There
were three fatal and eleven non-fatal.
Will Probably be Called,
It Is quite probable that Rev. T. L Martin,
who has occupied the pulpit of the Congre
gational church of town the past two mouths,
will receive a call in the near future to fill
tb pulpit permanently.
THE BOER, BIS
Impressions of Them as
Resident of the Transvaal Now Visit
ing This Town.
GlflGfllBSTAHGES LEADING TO THE WAfl I
Since learning of the arrival of Mr.
South Afriuu, manV residents of town
his personal Impressions of tho Doers, the condition of their government,
tlie relations of the Hoers to the Ultlandors, and the circumstances leading
up to tlie existing war between Great Britain and the Transvaal. Mr. Jack.
son was een yesterday at the home
William Stein, on West Oak street; He is a gentleman of retiring disposi
tion, hut of marked intelligence and displays a thorough knowledge of the
commercial and political status of the South African Republic. His home
of adoption Is in Johannesburg, where he has been engaged as an auctioneer
of live stock and vehicles for several years. He wus boru In Cradock, Cape
Colony. As a resident of Johannesburg he is known us one of that part of
the populace called Ultlanders. The term "Ultlander" interpreted means
foreigner," or "otltlander." "Uit," or
the correct proiiumihition of the term
"The South African Republic," said Mr.
Jackson to tho HerAlu reporter, "is made
up principally of the ltders. Of course, of
late years, there has been a great influx of all
uationallies, principally English speaking
pcoplo, into tho country, creating a very
mixed population. The principal farmer in
r'ape Colony, in the Orange Free State and in
the South African Republic are the Boers, or
Dutchmen, as we uali them. They restrict
themselves principally to farming In the
present generation, however, there are many
of the farmers' sons wild have taken advant
age of tho improved facilities for education
and they havo become some of our brightest
lights. They have proved intelligent aud
apt pupils and have taken up branches in
various professions, such as law, medicine,
civil engineering, etc.. ahd many have proved
themselves remarkably smart. This has been
within the past twenty-five years. But, as a
whole, tho Boers are not progressive. They
prefer an easy going method of exlstenco and
appear to be perfectly satisfied if they can
produco enough to meet the necessities of
life. They are a very hospitablo peoplo and
visitors to their farmt are almost always re
ceived cordially. Of course, you will occasion
ally meet with meu of other disposition, us
you whl in all parts of the world, but as a
whole, they are generous and hospitable. In
u social sonse they are of a very retiring
and modest nature. We business iron
meet them frequently aud have very
pleasant chats, but ' social calls are
seldom, if ever, exchanged ,Tho Boer
will drive Mil from his. farm to the
city, hitch his team to a post in front of a
store, enter the place and proceed to pur
chase the goods he desires. He generally
carries a list of what he wants which ho has
prepared before leaving home. While the
goods are being put up he will scat h.mself in
the store. All his pipe and converse freely
aud cheerfully nn current topics. When his
order Is filled he will place the goods on his
wagon and start back for" the farm. That is
about ail we see of tho Boer.
"The people are rather inclined to idleness
taan industry, but they consider themselves
hardworking people. To peoplo who come
from a couulry characterized by enorgy and
progress this claim appears a fallacy. Of
lato years, however, the Boers have been
taking more interest lu education thau they
lmd in the preceding years, and they are
makiug great strides iu that direction.
Tho government of the Boers is iu peculiar
cuutruit to tho exigencies of the country. It
is a young government and unequal to the
requirements created by the great influx of a
varied population. Iu other words there has
not been a corresponding advance lu the
system of the government with the great
increase of population aud the great aud
steady development und progress of tho Re
public. This is not the fault of the Boers,
but their misfortune. The influx of resi
dents has been too sudden and great fur
them. Their for.n of government is primi
live and their officials lack tho training and
ccpacity to cope with the demands of the
times Tbey think they are doing all right,
and uo doubt are, so far as their own limited
sphere is concerned, but their form of gov
ernment affords neither justice or equity to
THE RATE OF WAGES.
Six 1'er Cent. Above the Itasts for the
Last Half ot December,
The rate of wages to be paid by the P. & R.
C. & I. Co. for the last half of December,
1899, and first halfol January, 1000, is six (6)
per ceut. above tbe f 2 50 basis.
This is tho highest point the basis has
reached within the past two years and a half.
Red flannel, natural wool, camel's hair,
fleece liued underwear, men's and children's,
nt your own price. Harry Lev it's, next door
to M. C. Watsou's. 12-20-tf
A Pleasing Entertainment.
The concert exeicise in the Calvary Baptist
church last night was a source of much
pleasure to a large audience. There was a
distribution of candy upon the close of the
entertainment aud Rev. R. R. Albin, the
pastor, received a substantial purse from the
congregation. Mr. John liunu, who has been
superintendent of tbe Sunday school for the
past eleven years, was presented with a
handsome rocking chair.
The condition of Grant Troutman, -who
was injured at the Cambridge colliery yes
terday, is much Improved to-day and It is be
lieved be will recover. No fracture of tbe
skull has been fouud. The severest Injury Is
that sustained lu the neck, tbe muscles hav
ing beeu badly sprained.
Mokes the food more
Received and Related by a
Robert Jackson from JoliRiinpHbtirt;,
havo expressed a desire of learning
of Ills father-in-law, Mine Inspector
"Oyt," in Boer is always "ate" and
those who have developed the rotintry and
raised It from bankruptcy to aflluenco.
As to the causes leading up to the existing
war between the Boers and England my per
sonal impression is that the trouble is due to
a dispute as to the right of franchise Take,
lor Instance, Johannesburg, iny homo.
About three-fourths, or seventy-live per
cent of the revenues of the South African
Republic are paid by the Ultlanders of that
city. Notwithstanding this the Boer gov
ernment has often refused municipal rights
to tbem. Johannesburg is still regulated as
when it was a rough mining camp that is.
as it was ten years ago. Thero aro many in
stances I can quote to show the existing evils
of the government as to the Ultlander. At
first a residence of ouc year was required to
entitle the Uitlander to become a burgber
(citizen). Then it was increased to two
years, again to three, still again to four and
again and again to Ave years, until recently a
residence or fourteen years was required be
fore the Uitlander could become a burgher.
"Take a local form of government which is
called the Sanitary Board. The Ultlaqder is
given butaslight representation upon it. The
Boers are always the predominating mem
bersand, should any measure pass which the
government is not likely to countenance, the
presiding officer (the Burgbcrmsster, as he
Is called) has the veto power, and exorcises
it. The Burgbermaster is also a Boer.
"Take schools of the city. They receive
government aid and are open to the children
of all residents aud both the Boer and Kugllsh
languages are taught in them, but Boer
teaching predominates. If English schools
are desired they must be private ones, with
out government aid, notwithstanding three
fourths of tho revenues are paid by the
"There is another form of discrimination,
which is brought to my mind by the query
as to why the Ultlanders themselves did not
rebel. The question js easily answored
How could they rebel when the most strin
gent laws are In force, prohibiting tbem from
keeping, or carrying arms of any kind. The
Uitlander Is subject to the severest penalty
should he carry a firearm without a permit
issued by the authorities. The Boer gets his
permit almost for the asking. With the UH
lander it is quite a different thing.
"The Ultlanders, having opened and devel-
oped the resources of tho country, and being
principal taxpayers, ask for equal rights and
representation in the affairs of the govern
'.jent, aud In the disbursement of the
revenues. Petltious after petitions have
been sent to the Volksraad (pronounced
fulks-rabd) which means the Uouso of
Congress, praying for these concessions, but
the Ultlanders have never received auy
redress. To add insult to the disappoint
ment they were laughed at by the Volksraad
"At no time during my residence lu the
South African Republic have I received the
Impression that the Ultlanders were anxious
to have England rule over the Transvaal.
LThey are quite satisfied with the existing
government so long as it is liberal and fair to
thoso who bear the burden of the taxation,
for the Uitlauders have been instrumental iu
developing the country and have brought it
out of a state of bankruptcy."
Michael Uolden Leaves Win, l'enu to Go
Michael Golden has resigned from his po
sition as inside superintendent of tbe Win
Penn colliery, to take effect next Monday
morning. He will be succeeded by William
J. Lewis, now assistant inside foreman at
Luke Fidler colllerv, Sbamokin.
Mr. Golden becomes general Insi 'e super
intendent of the Short Mountain and Will-
iamstown collieries, succeeding William
Reinbart, who has beeu promoted to tbe
superintendency of the Union Coal Com
pany's collieries in tbe Mt. Carmel and Sha
mokin district; vice John L. Williams, re
signed. Mr. Golden was at tbe Wm. Penu
colliery two years and a half.
Buy Royal Patent Flour. It is the best in
Cooper Won the Mutch.
Fen Cooper, the champion wing shot of
Schuylkill county, defeated Miss Uuntzinger,
of New Jersey, known all over the country
as ' t he Little Hawk Eye" in a sbootlug
match at tbe Mahanoy City park yesterday.
The contestants shot at 25 birds each. Cooper
succeeded lu killing 21 out of the 25, while
Miss Uuntzinger killed but 18. Cooper has
accepted the challenge for a return match fur
f 25 a side on New Year s Day.
For Morbid conditions take Beeciiam's
delicious and wholesome
powdis CO., new vow.
BOARD OF HEALTH.
Shert .Meeting Held Last Mght-lludnett
or Itoiitlne Order.
A reKiiUr monthly meeting of the Board
uf Health was held last night. In the Council
hamber. MeMrs. Spalding, Malone and
Holman tfenretary Curtln and Hoa'th Officer
Conry were In altendanre. The seMlnii was
Tho necrology committee reported 17
eatlw awl 3 still births In tho li ninth far
the month ending on the tilth intt. Three
feurths of the deceased wore rhildren. Two
of tbe deaths reported were due to mine ncrt-
lents. None of the deaths were due to con
Secretary Cnrlln reported having limed ts
burial permit. SO lo-al and .1 nen-reeidents
the taller being 2 from Whl. l'enn aud 1 from
Lott Creek All the Interments were made
In town cemeteries. Three scavenger permits
were issued, they I laving been taken up by
Oeorge K. I.e1tzel.
The secretary aim reported having Mid
Borough Treasurer Mullahy fSI.DO. repre
senting receipts for permit and scavenger's
Concerning the Thomas Coal Company's
share towrds the cot for rleaning the First
anl creek, the secretary reported that lie
forwarded a hill for the proportionate
amount (f 111.60) with a letter and received
answer that the company was willing to pay
f200 as Its shire. The letter was turned over
to Solicitor Burke.
After hearing this report tbe Board in
structed tho secretary to notify Solieitor
liu Tie to proceed and collect the claim made
by the Hoard.
The Epidemic Committee re Ivor ted that
uring tho month there was one case of
scarlet fever and one case of diphtheria,
without any fatality. Health Officer Coury
reported having abated 23 cases of nuisance
reported to him.
Health Officer Conry also made a report on
the hoir nuisance. He stated that mini
owners of hogs bad made away with them
ud he expected to have a complete comnli
ance of tho Board's older iu the near future.
"SIIADO., DETECTIVE" TO-NIOHT.
The Irene Myers Company gave another
excelleut production of "The Burglar" be
fore a large audience at Ferguson's theatre
last evening and Little Irene gave an effec
tive impersonation of Editha. Walter Wil
son was strong as Bill Lewis, the burglar.
nd the support given by the company was
commendable. The eugaeraent will close to-
ight with the production of "The Shadow
Detective," a play abounding In thrilling
DeKoycn and Smith's wonderfully suc-
etsful comic opera "The Highwayman."
will be presrutod in this city next Wed-
esday eveuing, January 3rd. Its run of
seventeen weeks at the Broadway theatre.
New York, followed by a triumphant tour of
the United fatatcs aud Canada, assures our
music loving public of a treat in store
Arthur Deagon is still siuging Captain Scar
let aud Is supported by a big cast and a Urge
and remarkably strong singiug chorus. The
original aud complete stage production will
be used hero, including the old English stage
Chattanooga," Lincoln J. Carters thrill-
ng aud romantic war play, will be produced
Saturday, January 0th, afternoon and even
ing, at 1-erguson's theatre. A startling scene
of the play is the running away'of an engine
and tender from tbe audience at the rate of
CO miles an hour. The cavalry charge is
produced iu sucli a realistic mauner as to
take tbe auditor to tho battlefield in real life
The matiuco prices will be 15, 25, and 35
cents. Night prices, 25, 35, 50 and 75 cents.
Reserved seats at Kirlin's.
To Cure I-nGrippe In Two Days
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money If it fails to cure
E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c,
The Iteseue Hall.
The twenty-sixth annual lull of tho Itescuo
Hook & Iiddvr Company of town, to be
held at Bobbins' opera house on New Year's
night, January 1st. 1900, is awaited with
great Interest by pleasure seekers. A first
cla-s orchestra has been engaged for the oc
casion anu uoiegaiious iruni tlio lire com
panies of several towns of the county will be
present. Tho committee is sparing no pains
11 arranging to give the patrous a royal time
Fiue meats at B.iuscr's Choice cuts of
beef, lamb, veal and pork, pickled pigs feet,
tripe, tongue. Full line of smoked meats.
"Eggs and butter.
Dig Vaudeville Attraction.
Beginning Saturday night the following
vaudeville attractions will be offered at
Schoener & Stettler's cafe : Hayes and Con
nelly, champion lingers, buck and wing
dancers. Lately at Keith's theatre. Phila
delphia. John Collins, baritone vocalist, of
louy Pastor s theatre, New York. These
are tbe best attractions yet offered in
Letters testamentary were granted to Til io
J. Marsdcu on the estate of Ruth A. Beyerly,
late of Pottsville. deceased.
Letters of administration were granted to
D. II. Llewellyn on tbe estate of Rees
Llewellyn, late of Shenandoah, deceased.
"I bad u running, itching sore on my leg,
Suffered tortures. Dean's Ointment took
away the burning and itching instantly, aud
quickly euected permanent cure." C. W,
Lenhart, Bowliug.Green, O.
Mrs George Morgan, Mrs. Harriet Brown
Frank Kaufman, Edw. Dress. Uen. M. Betz.
Joseph A. Schneider, K. Radburg, G. L
Willlumsand Dr. R. Stansburg Sutton.
D. W. Bedka, P. M
STUAWHEltHV AND VANILLA IOK
on. am, ou.VNji: watkk ick.
Made daily at Schetdcr's bakery. 27 East
Centre street. Pure and delicious. 12-1-tf
Watch Night Services.
Watch night services will be observed to
morrow night in the Bethany United Evau
gelical church. The services will begin nt
9 u'oluck. A sermon will be preached by Rev
J. R lieusjl, suitable to the occasion. Sub
ject, "Rehearsal of Our Past Lives." AUaie
welcome to be present.
ritBU LUNOllff TO-NIOHT,
Chicken soup, tree, to-night.
Sour krout, pork and mashed potatoes to
New Year' Day we will serve an elegant
turkey lunoh. We don't ask you to call at
certain hour but come when it is couveuient.
We will serve luuch all day,
CU AS. B ADZIKWICZ't.
Mock turtle soup will be served, free, to all
Will purchase a
black or brown.
Special all this
week. Well worth
$2 50 and very
best in appearance.
g" You buy one ol
these hats and you
wont recret the
They give double wear.
he Genuine Stetson Hat
We carry in stock in the
"real" thing. We sell
them nt factory prices
CORNER MAIN AND CENTRE STREETS.
A sum of money during the
rush on Saturday night.
Owner can have same by
? a ...... i r -tt: j f-
I Shades just received.
I From 6 cents up.
I Frickes Carpet Store,
10 South Jardin street.
S TEW country dried I
E IN cherries and apples. 3
Peaches, Eggs Plums, .j.
Green Gages, '
Apricots, Pears. ICANS.
Lemonl'Peel and Citron.
Flavoring Extracts, Spices.
TRY nAQARQLE'S OWN BRAND
126 EAST CENTRE STREET