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THE SCRANTON TEIBTTNESA IURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER -Ml, 1896.
11 WORLD OF SOME NEW DOCKS. Nothing to surpass In mechanical beauty and elegance the latest work of the Koycrott Printing shop at East Aurora, Mr. Elbert Hubbard's two volume novel. "The Legacy." has yet made Its abearance In this country. It is evidently a labor ot love, for there are only 700 copies, and each Is signed by Mr. Hubbard. The vol umes are printed on dekle edged, hand made paper, and bound In blue cham ois, satin-llued. We put the books manner before Us matter not because the latter Isn't Interesttns. but bectiits" in any fair estimate it must be ranked secondary. Mr. Hubbard is a philosopher and satirist rather than a novelist. In touching o!T fads and foibles and In putting caustic to the shams of the time he has feu- equals among the younger of our writers; but his la not the equipment for sustained Imagina tive work In Action. His story that of a simple-minded Harvard profes sor who suddenly receives a legacy by the will of an admtrlnK former pupil. Is tricked into putting It into stock speculation in the hope of being ablo tn make enough profit to endow a chair of biology, in fleeced, to be sure, be comes temporarily Insane and while laboring under the hallucinations of that mental aberration flees with a favorite pu:ll to the far west, where he takes up with a typical RUlchman. Rattlesnake Pete, and lives for a per iod as a hermit In the wilderness pre sents good opportunities for artistic treatment, but Mr. Hubbard only In places rises to them. His drawing of the cowboy Is superb. But nobody not esoterlcally enlightened can figure out Johnson's share In the professor's In sanity nor perceive the propriety of waiting until near the last chapter to have the professor's wife fall over a precipice. The merit of the work Is really In Its epigrams and in its little dashes of peppery description. They scintillate in nearly every chapter. Helow are some of them: You seldom catch a weasel In the arms of Morpheus; the snake always sees you first, and the fox has his inward eye on a hen roost, not on a theory. Admiration and imitution being first cousins, we unuoiisulously become like that on which our thought Is fixed. The wife of a sjenlus often takes his tits Of abstraction for stupidity, and having the man's Interest at heart, the endeav ors to arouse him out or his lethargy by railing at him. Occasionally he uwakens ens enough to rail back. And so it has become an axiom that genius is not do mestic. It Is hard for a frank und generous soul to keep a secret. A secret gnaws the more you hug it the more you suffer. The confessional is a necessity for great souls and small. , , If you were a stranger and chanced to call at Pete's cabin he would have taken you In, warmed you. clothed you. fed you. and he would have felt Insulted had you offered to pay. If you hail fallen unions' thieves, been beaten sore, and left by the roadside, half dead, and Pete had chanced to pass that way he would have stopped, bound your wounds, set you on his own beast and taken pursuit of your enemy; thus not only acting the part or the Good Samaritan, but senilis his bluff and going lilm one better. I! II II "The Windfall" by William O. Stod dard (New York: 1. Applcton & Co.) is a story of the mines, written es pecially for boys and spiced as all Mr. Stoddard's stories are with liberal (lushes of love, heroism and adventure. The young hero of the tale goes through enough explosions, Hoods and miscel laneous perils to satisfy the most ex acting, and In the final chapter no doubt n-ini hii n.vvfirri Wo haven't read as far as the final chapter, but we would If we had the time. II II I! The Appletons publish in their Town nnd Country library a capital sea tale by F. H. t'ostello, entitled "Master Ar dick, Buccaneer." It Is a yarn spun in the day of the second Charles, when daring spirits roved the main and hon est enterprise often went foul through mutiny of crews or encounter with the black flag. In the very vestibule to this story, as It were, we have a choice sea tight between a modest British merchantman and a Hollutidish plra teer, ami a few pages further on a mutiny is served up in language that does It Justice. Indeed, the reader of this book will be a singular personage If he does not feel before laying the volume clown that he has got his money's worth. II !! II "A Woman in It" Is what "Rita" ?alls her latest novel, whlcn reaches us from the Lippincotts. of Philadelphia. The woman In question is what migui be culled a feminine dead beat, but there are probably some persons who will find her interesting. II II II Those who read the papers on Spain by H. C. Chatlleld-Taylor which were printed in recent Issues of the Cosmo politan will welcome the handsome vol ume In which the Chicago firm of H. S. Stone & Co. has sought to preserve them. It appears In orange-and-scar-let covers under the title "The Land of the Castanet," and Includes In all ten papers, or double the number which saw light In the magazine. Mr. Tay lor's sketches of Spain are interesting In themselves because drawn with a free hand and set down without ma nipulation; and they are interesting co incidental! by reason of the light which they unintentionally shed on cer tain diplomatic problems now before the world for settlement. . BOOKS AND AUTHORS. The first number of the Tatlcr contained a most sympathetic and appreciative te view by V. D. Howells of James hit comb Klley's latest and most ambitious offering, "A Child World." "He has chos. en," Mr. Howells informs us, "for the ve hicle of his poem that leisurely and com fortable decasyllabic rhyme which long ego comically got Itself called heroic and which here gives me the effect of be ing put Into commission without being much dusted off, but with the cobwebs und the strawy litter of a venerable dis use still upon It. As it creaks gently along under the poet, with a pleasant clatter of loosened bolts and nuts. It stops now and then and lets him break into a lyric, and then starts quietly on again. From beginning to end It moves through the world of childhood, the childhood of forty or fifty years ago, the childhood of that vanished west which lay between the Ohio and the Mississippi, and was, unless memory abuses my fondness, the happiest land that ever there was under the sun. There were no very rich nor very poor In that region, which has since become the very hotbed of milllonalrlsm, but an equality of condition never matched before or since, so that the pic ture of the peaceful, kindly life in one village family, which Mr. Itlley gives, Is the portrait of all village family life then and there, except when It was marred by vice or tainted by guilt. In the lur.ee towns It was not quite so simple, but it was still very simple; the towns were not so large nor so old, but their citizens were still nearly all of village growth and had known the village life. It Is a phase of this life which Mr. Itlley translates Into rhyme with a most conscientious mor ality and a perfect courage. Allowing for the fact that life ordinarily talks prose, and not heroic couplets, or blank verse, or even so much as hexameters, I do not see how rhyme could possibly be truer to It. As for the spirit of It, that is as perfectly expressed in this poet's gentle art as unaffectedly and unambitiously as I think we can ever hope to have It done; for once, here seems something ultimate, final. There Is no American poet who has done so much as James Whlt riomb Riley to divine the familiar Amer ica of most Americans, or to reveal the heart of our common life In terms of such universal Import and appeal." t II II II Perhaps a quotation from thlt poet would not be out of place: The Child-heart Is so strange a tittle thing 80 mild so timorously shy and small, When grown-up hearts throb, it goes scampering Behind the wall, nor dares peer out at ai!- It Is the veriest mouse That hides In any house So wild a little thing Is any Child-heart ! LETTERS- Child-heart! mild heart! Ho. my little wild heart! Come up here to me out o the dark. Or let me some to you! So lorn at times the Child-heart needs must be. . . With never eoe maturer heart for friend And comrade, whose tear-ripened sym pathy And love might lend it eomfort to the nd, . A, Whose yearnings, cches and stings. Over poor little things Were pitiful as ever any Child-heart. Times, too, the little Child-heart must be so young, nor knowing, as we know. The fact from fantasy, the good from bad. The Joy from woe. the all that hurts us so! What wonder then that thus It hides away from us? So weak a little thing is any Child-heart! Nay. little Child-heart, you have never need To fear us; we are weaker far than you "Tls we who should be fearful we In deed Should hide us. too. as darkly as you do.- Bafc, as yourself withdrawn, Hearing the World roar on Too willful, wotul, awful, for the Child heart! Child-heart! mild heart! Ho, my little wild heart! Come up her to me out o' the dark. Or let me come to you! The Child-heart long and long since lost to view A Fair Paradise! How always fair It was and fresh and every affluent hour heaped heart and eyes With treasures of surprise! O Child-World: After this world-Just as when I found you first sufficed My soulinost need if I found you again, With all my childish dream so realised, I should not be surprised. II !l ii Says the Tatlcr: "There are three Stephen Cranes the one who Is advertis ed by his loving friends; the one who is reviled by his adverse critics; and the man he really Is. The last We may only know from the things be really says. Aside from and beneath his bizarre color schemes, his profanity and bad English, and his magnificent collection of adjec tives, there is a marvelous fount of origi nality, a great and during imagination, and a power of forcible, graphic descrip tion. Added to these Is a decided talent for exaggeration, which Is perhaps the keynote of his popularity. But 'nothing is reprehensible if you're clever at it,' and clever at his exaggerations Mr. Crane certainly Is," Arahur Sherburne Hardy, author of "I'asso Rose." "Rut Yet a Woman." and "The Wind of Destiny," as well as some of the best verse of his time, was beguiled Into the office of one of the enterprising young publishers of Boston the other day. "Now, my dear Colonel," said the pub lisher, dropping Into the familiarity that lavishes military titles, "I want to tell you hutv much I ve enjoyed your poems in the magazines lately. They are g-reat! Hut, of course, poetry In the nmguzlnes doesn't amount to a damn nowadays. Ev ery one knows it's put In Just to fill up a pa ao. What the public wants is fiction, good fiction. Now," he concluded, strik ing an attitude, "I believe you could write good fiction." Mr. Hardy shrugged his shoulders de precatltigly, and tried to blush. "Yes. I'm sure you could, Colonel," the publisher went on. "Now, why don't you try it? Write a novel for me." For a moment Mr. Hardy was absorbed in picking a phrase. At lust he suid thoughtfully, as if recalling something in the remote past: "I've tried It," "You have? When?" "'h. I began several years ago." "And I suppose you gave It to one of thosu little publishing houses that are simply the graveyards of novels? In this business you've got to push things, and push 'em nurd. Now, It's all very well to talk about genius " "Houghton, Mltflin published them," Mr. Hardy tnterruptsd nervously. "There aid three altogether." For n motnunt the enterprising young publisher looked (luzed. Then he pulled himself together; but Mr. Hardy had al ready arrived at the door, and a moment later his heavy tread could be heard slow ly descending the stairs. The Tatlcr. The December MoClure's Is to bp a "bird," so its publishers say and they ought to know. II !! I! The boom In green has begun. We have had a surfeit of "Red Book Titles." "The Red Badge." "The Red Cockade," "Tilo Red Republic," "Red Man and White," and many others, but their day is past, arid we have begun the new era, says the Tatlcr. with "Green Gates." "Green Fires," "Green Graves of Balcowrle," "Green Arraa," und "Green Mountain Boys." II II II Most of the notes in this column. It will be observed, are credited to the Tatlcr, Stone A Klmliall's little literary daily. The reason Is that It is printing more and better mutter of this kind than any other publication which we see. The exchange shears go to It instinctively and there Is no better Indorsement possible. Reply ing in a recent number to a correspondent w ho hud complained of editors who boast of turning down certain authors the Tat lcr, for Instance, presents this sharp shaft (nnd we cite It as a fair specimen of Its kemiess of fencing): "We suspect that the Harpers don't do much bragging about the way they 'turned down' Hud yard Kipling when he tried to sell thorn some of the best of his Indian stories a few years ago. They don't even say much about their rejection of Gallagher, which Richard Harding Davis offered them in the young enthusiasm of his early days In New York, and those seven editors who rejected the story before Mr. Burllngame of Scrlbner's accepted it have kept very quiet. And so far Mr. Davis himself has never been known to tell of his persistent rejections of stories by Mr. Gilbert Parker during his brief autocracy at Harper's Weekly. No. beneath much of the editorial reserve that young writ ers from the country find so Impressive during their early months in New York there lies many a pain from wounded van- lty" I.ITKKAHV OTE. Richard Le Oalllenne's "Quest of the Golden Girl" Is out. Sir Robert Peel has written a romance about "A Bit of a Fool." Sprightly Menle Muriel Dowe has a new book In press on "Some Whims of Fate." S. Baring Gould's new historical ro mance concerns "Guavas the Tinner." Professor Ma ha fry is preparing for pub lication a fragment of a Greek novel which he has found on a papyrus of the first cen tury In the Fayyum. "New Jersey," by Frank R. Stockton, and "Georgia," by Joel Chandler Harris, are the titles of two delightful Illustrated books to be published immediately by D. Appleton tk Co. In a series called "Stories from American History." Richard Harding Davis' South Ameri can story, "Soldiers of Fortune," which will begin its serial course In the next Hcribner's. Is his longest and most ambi tious work. Mr. Davis' travels in South America gavo him a great deal of the ma terial, which he has now for the first time used in Action. The story opens tn New York, but Is Immediately transferred to an Imaginary South American Repub lic, where all the subsequent action takes place, the plot turning on a ri.uiutlon in this South American state. The hero is a young American elvil engineer, while the heroines of the romance a.e two New York girls, who are sisters. Conan Doyle's new novel, "Rodney Stone," will be published Immediately by D. Appleton & Co. The Prince and Beau Brummel. the dandles of Brighton and the heroes of the prize-ring, reappear in the pages of this stirring and fascinat ing romance. Every one knows the sanity and spirit of Dr. Doyle's work, and here he is at his best. He Is dealing with a time which, despite Its affectations, was full of virility and plcturesqueness. Those were the palmy days of the coach, and the amsteur whip was constatly tn evidence. The road race described In this romance will rank among the classics of its kind, and there are other episodes throughout the book which show that the author of "The White Company" has here excelled himself. "The Seven Seas" Is the title of Rud yard Kipling's new volume of poems which Is published by D. Appleton & Co. Mr. Kipling's new volume Is one of special importance, in that It represents in an admirable and conclusive manner not only the verse of the soli iter s life, but also the poetry of patriotl.fn of adven ture, and of the sea. and jf a modern held, to be termed roughly the romance 01 apii:eu science, waicn in autaor nas made bis own. In this Jew book of verses the qualities which have distlti guistaed Mr. Kipling's best expresson in the verse are shown n a riper and fuller development thau before. M'KInTeY AMD HANNA. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Mark Hanna. chairman of the Republi can national committee, ; was honored with a banquet reception by the Union club in Cleveland on Mo iday night. The occasion was chlelly interesting for the speech of Mr. Hanna binaelf. though able response to toasts werj made by other speakers. The Mark H.'iiiua of the cari caturists and the opposition press and the real Mark Hanna uifear to be two en tirely different Individutls. The former ts a coarse, brutal and mercenary charauler, destitute of public sfrlt, private honor or worthy principles M any kind, an un MUpulous and vulgar plutocrat who en tered the political anena simply to sub serve his own selfish interests. The real Mark Hanna is entirely another man. Judging from his rtuord and his public utterances. Some passes of his personal ity are Just coming to the knowledge of the public. During the campaign he in dulged In speech oijiy when it was neces sary. He possess? the rare and valuable power of reticence when silence is golden. Everything he huj to say to the public prior to the electijn was thoroughly con sidered and wisUy directed to accom plish the one end se had in view, the elec tion of McKlnley. He never condescend ed to notice the numerous attacks made upon him personally. These, In his estimation,- were of no account and he left them to be dealt with by the common sense of the American people. But since the election thj restraint Mr. Hanna placed upon himself has been relaxed and he has been rigiorted In Interviews and speeches quite freely and very much to his credit. For one thing. It has been made very clear that Instead of being the coarse and commonplace person with only the one talent of busineis organization his enemies declared him to be, he is a man of broad and liberal views, generous and patriotic In his impulses and a very happy public speaker. II II II At the banquet above mentioned Mr. Hanna spoke frankly, freely and feeling ly of his personal and political relations with Major McKlnley. One thing he made very clear to every unbiased mind was that there' existed between him and the successful ' candidate a feeling of strong personal friendship. Whatever other peo plo may think of the character and per sonality of Major McKlnley, It Is mani fest that Mark Hanna thoroughly be lieves in and loves him. It was the con fidence In the latter inspired by these amicable relations, which led Hunna two years ago to undortake the movement that culminated In McKlnley's nomina tion and election. In the course of his Cleveland speech Mr. Hanna said: "I bad been with him" Mr. McKlnley "In the conventions of 'M, '81 and '82, and I know of their trials and their temptations, and It was then that 1 learned to know the heart and character of William McKln ley." This reference to the president, elect's course tn the national conven tions of the years named will recall to many who were present oil at least one of those occasions the noble stand McKln ley took when he found that some of the delcipates were voting for his nonilnati.vM. He was there In the interest of John Sher man. He had before him the precedent of another convention when the great prize hud gono to an Ohio man also in charge of (Sherman's candidacy. It looked us though possibly that strange experience illicit be his also; but his high sense of honor resented the thought of being placed for a moment in a false position before the convention and the country; and, taking the floor, he delivered a speech so manifestly sincere, so earnest and Im passioned, that he impressed every mind in the vast assemblage with the convic tion that he would regard It as a personal affront to his honor If any more votes were given to him. That was character istic or William McKlnley, and it was ono of the incidents to which Mark Hun na alluded when hu spoke of the trials and temptations to whljh bis friend had been subjected. II H H . It Is gratifying to every American voter. Republican or Democrat, whose ballot was given to the successful candidate to hear the man who had charge of his In terests testify to the conditions upon which the former consented to enter the field. As quoted by Mr. Hanna, McKlnley said to him two years ago when the can vas was begun: "Mark, there are soma things 1 will not do to bo president of the United States, and I leave my honor in your hands." The man who suld that would not, as was recklessly charged dur ing the campaign, mortgage himself or sign away the solemn obligations of that great office to any man or any combina tion of private Interests. Hanna, on his own account, doubtless, and certainly In doferunce to the trust thus placed in his hands, obeyed the injunction, and, after the nomlnatton, returned to his chief with the declaration that his candidate would enter the struggle unfettered by a single promise or dishonorable deal. The cynic may sneer at disinterested friendship ami the honor of public men; but It Is fortunate for our land and Its In stitutions that his degraded view of hu man nature is bulled by the facts of hu man experience. EDUCATION NOT A FAILURE. From the New York Tribune. The question may 'be asked In all seri ousness, provoked by more thnn one cur rent or recent incident. Is our education a failure? A great Issue of national poli cy Is brought to the fore. It demands consideration of political economy, his tory, Industrial statistics, present condi tions In all parts of the world, and what not. It is (in issue, one would say, to the determination of which the most thor ough knowledge of such topics should be summoned. But a man. a college-bred man, declares that the most Illiterate and Ignorant is as competent to deal with It as the most highly educated. Again, in dustrial evils, widespread, afflict the land, Business is piostrate. Men are Idle, pen niless. Vast discontent prevails. And a colleue-bred man Bays It is because the masses of the people are too highly edu cated. They are educated above their station, and thus made discontented. They remain Ignorant, as it Is fitting that hewers of wood and drawers of water should be. Are these men right? If so, the question Ii rs t asked may readily be answered. Kducation Is a failure. Schools and colleges are ghastly mockeries. If the one be right, "the dream, the fancy," of the poet are real. The squalid savage Is the truest type of manhood. In his condition Is not only more Joy but more profit than "in this march of mind." Or If the other be right, and education be fitted only for the favored few, then is the republic ltelf a failure, and a tyrannical oligarchy Is the best form of government. I! II 4 But they are not right. Humanity re volts at the very thought. "Knowledge Is power," as the old copybook legensd used to tell, and It Is a iiower of univer sal benettcence, if only It be properly tm ploed. "The practiced hustings liar" may tell his audiences Ignorance Is as competent as Is wisdom to deal with great question of science and of state craft, but they know, end he knows In his heart. "0, that he lies. There is no rational farmer In the land who does not seek the superior knowledge of a physi cian when he is ill, or even when his horse or ecw Is ill. What wretched twad- I die, then, to say no txptrt knowledge Is , required to heal the aliments of the Xolv ! K otitic! 1 nose who have done this latter ave invariably been men of knowledge. The founders of the republic Washing ton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison and their colleagues were scholars, every one of them, given to much reading and to diligent study. So were the men who saved the nation from disruption a gen eration ago. Now end then an unlettered gsnlus ashes upon the world and llluml. nates It with meteoric lustre. But the constant radiance that makes life bright and progress possible conies from men of true learning, who are men of action, but also men of thought, 1 n ;i Nor Is the other theory more tenablo, that learning should be denied the many an granted only to the few. The truth Is that which John Morley has eloquently expressed: "Not only the well-being cf the man, but the chances of exceptional Jenlus, moral or Intellectual, In the gifted ow, are highest In a society whete the average Interest, curiosity, espsclty art all highest." Nothing could be mor- apt or more significant. The whole great world-scheme of evolution requires its truth. There is no general who would not prefer an anny of intelligent men to an army of blockheads. What Is essential Is, of course, that they be educated in the right way. A soldier educated only as an artist or as a "hem 1st would be of ll'tls service. If collegia te and other educa tion fall of beneficence It is not because It is education, but because It Is not the right kind of education. If the "scholar In politics" be a failure, It Is because he Is merely a scholar In politics snd not a scholar of polttcs;because, that Is to say, his education is deficient In respect to the one thing he is trying to practice. So would the scholar be a failure In law, medicine, srlonce and what not, if Ms scholarship failed to comprise the very thing he was engaged in. It is not true that liberal education spoils a farmer s son for being a runner. He is spoiled, If at all. because his education Is not lib eral, but partial: because his college cur riculum includes too little; because he has not been taught how to aiiply all the tri umphs of mechanics and meteorology, and chemistry, and electricity to the culture of the soli: yes. and to apply to the ca reer of a farmer the mental discipline he has acquired by the study of philosophy, and the classics. II II I! It Is easy to scoff at these things, as at anything, but It Is idle and mischievous. The story of the world ts the best vindi cation of the right of the humun mind to freedom, to growth, to culture, to the at tainment of the highest possibilities. The attempt was made to enslave men spirit ually. It failed, snd the world is the bet ter, speritually, for the failure. The at tempt was made to enslave them pollti cally. It has failed, ami is falling, and the world is for that reason the better off, polllfrjllly. Krunlly Ur wocOd Intelr lertual beneficent re of fuilure, and equally beneficent would such failure be to the world. Not for nothing was man endowed with mind superior to the blind instinct of the brute. Not uselessly is that mind developed and enriched. Our education is not a failure. It has only Just begun Its work for the welfare of the race. THE HUMAN HOADS. Some of Them Still in Use aud Call lor No Itcnairs. From the New York Independent. The Roman road as built for eternity. When the roadbed had been prepared by excavation It was carefully refilled, regardless of expense, with layers of sand, stones and cement. The surface was so solidly dressed that the wear and tear was reduced to a minimum. Investigations with regard to the prep aration of the roadbeds were made years ago by Kergier on Roman roads that are still In use in France, and with the following results: In one road the ex cavation down to hardpan was three feet deep. This trench was filled up first with a layer of sand and cement an Inch thick; then came a foot layer of flatfish stones and cement; then a foot layer ot small traveled stones and cement. These last two layers were so hard and firmly knit together that tools rould break off fragments only with great difficulty. The next layer con sisted of a foot of cement and sand, cov ered with a top-dressing of gravel. In another rond In France the foot layer ot cement and sand changed places with the layer of cement and traveled stones. A third road In France was examined ot a point whert It had been raised twenty feet above the level of the sur rounding country, and a vertical sec tion revealed a structure ot five layers. First came the great till of 1CV4 feet; on top of this All they pluced first a foot layer of flatfish stones and cement, then mortar of any kind, then a half foot layer of firmly packed dirt, then a half-foot layer of small gravel In hard cement, and lastly, a half-foot layer of cement and large gravel. Paved roads were exceptional. An example of paved road is the Via Ap pla, whose pavement consists of a hard kind of stone, such as is used for mill stones. The stones of this pavement are carefully hewn and fitted together so precisely that the road often appears to be solid rock, and has proved to be so Indestructible that after 2,000 years of continuous use it Is still a magnifi cent road. Ordinarily, however, the too dressing of the road consisted of gravel and hard cement, and when, in the countless inscriptions such and such a governor Is said to have restored a given road, reference Is made to this top dressing of gravel and cement. Tho width of the military road was usuany sixty feet; the raised center being twenty feet wide, with side tracks each of the width of twenty feeet. In some roads the raised center was paved, while the side tracks were dressed with gravel and cement. The viae nrlvatae and the feeders of the military roads were usually dirt roads. They were much narrower than the military roads; sometimes they had a width of only ten feet, and, indeed the feeders of the Via Appla were only two feet wide, but paved. The width of the Roman roads, all told, varied therefore, from 2 to 120 feet. Radway's Pills Always Raliabla, Pure! Vagstable, MILD, BUT EFFECTIVE. Purely vegetable, act without pain, ele gantly coated, tasteless, smnll and easy to lukn H ,t tj.ll. ...I. ....... . 1 - - 1 . ing to hualthful activity the liver, bowels and other dipestive organs, lean 11 the hownlstn a umvuimi vvuuimuii Ktiuuut Kuy niier euOCbS, Sick Headache, Biliousness, Constipation, Piles -AXD- All Liver Disorders. RADWAY'S PILLS are purely vegetable, mild and reiiablf. t ua Pnect JJlestl )n. complete absorption and hpalthfulreiruiiirltir. S3 cents a b x. At Druggists, or by mail, "book of Advice" free by mail. R AD WAY & CO.. No. 53 Elm Strett, New York. S GAIL BORDEN BEAGLE Brand -CONDENSED KIIX. Hrs- Mx Cminl 1 las iu sUtf uai w SOLO EVERYWHERE S3 DUPONT'S mm, cusTi.16 and spoRTins Vanufaotured at the Wapwallopen Mils, Luaerne county. Pa., and at Wil mington, Delaware. HENRY BELIN, Jr. Oeneral Agent for the Wyoming Dlatriet lit WYOMINO AVENUE. Scrsateo, Pa Third National Bank Building. AGENCIES: THOU. PORDPIttston, Pa JOHN B. SMITH SON. PlVBOUth. Pa, E. W. MULLIGAN. Wllkes-Barre, Pa. Agents for the Repaune ChamlcnJ Com taay'e Ills a Explosives. POWDER TWOW The Storiss ef the Etossuod Orgs as Told to Our Roporicr. From Vu Qaittlt, Port Jervit, X. I'. Mrs. A. A. Pinncy, of Mutumoras, Pike County, Pennsylvania, until two years ugo was the embodiment of sound health. Then without uuy apparent cause she began to iroop iu health and spirits, ami eveu her tuentul faculties became impaired. Nervous iebihty was the name given the disease by the physician but it would not respond to bis treatment, and grew daily worse. The physiciuu was changed but his successor could do nothing to aid her, her weight was iteadily decreasing, her complexion grew lark snd unhealthy, und all will power was iu a state of suspension. On the fourth or Inst July, Mrs. Pinney, by the udvice of a friend begau to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and before the first box was empty olie was ou the road to re covery. By the timo she hud finished the ix boxes she hud bought, she was in restor ed health, and slio declares that her heultli is even better thuii it was iu her girlhood. The above information was obtained from Mrs. Piuney by a reporter and though the lady lias a horror of newspaper notorietr, she consented to have her story told, in the hope tlmt it might be teen by others- simi larly afflicted to what she had been. Farmer Hnrvev Vail, a well-known and respected citizen of Ureenville, was also visited hy the reporter, as Ir. Williams' Pink Pills were said in his neighborhood to nave urougui nini troin tne verge of the grave to sound, bodily health. Mr. Vail said that heart disease and a complication of ailments, which the physicians could not reach, had brought him so low tlmt all labor was given up, and he looked for but ou relief. Ho was in this unhappy condition when he read of a case of a man who hud been uil imr as he hud been, that was cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, und he determined to give them a trial. The result whs perfect restoration to health, and now Mr. Vail looks as though he had never hud a day's illness in his life. Mrs. M. A. Quick was the third person fl-om whom the reporter sought information. As apace is valuable her own concise state n'en' ' printed as given at her home, 101 Pike Street, a tew days ago : "As a cure for rhciiuintism certain find aulck I can strongly recommend Dr. Wil ams' Ifink Pills. The distress in which I was for several weeks cannot be imagined. After trying several other remedies which failed I was relieved through the use of Pink Pills. I have no dread tor a return ot rheu matism so lontf as I can procure Pink Pills. They tire good and I can recommend them to anybody afflicted with rheumatism." STRUCK IN THE BACK. The Carious Accident Which Befell an Aged Lady. From the Prcu, Vtlca, X. T. Mrs. Nancy Lappeus. the widow of the late Mr. John Lappeus, of Kden, Krie County, Ijcw York, and now residing with her son, Baptist Church of Brookfield, New York, is sn old I lady nearly seventy-seven vears of age. well known in the locality where she now resides, and in Eric County, her husband hov. Big been one of the "forty-niners," or Cali UP TO I1niiim11111m.il mi.....itimii.uiilw..iii1iiil Eshblishid 1868. ICS the Genuine 9 E PI AIMO C3 11 At a time when many manu facturers and dealers are making the most astounding statements regardiugtliemeritsanddnrability of inferior Pianos, intending par chasers should not fail to make critical examination of the above instruments. 6: EL C. RICKER ticucrnl Dealer In Northeast ern Pennsylvania. 4 New Telephono Exchange BulMlnfl. n9i Adams Ave, IIIMMiniMMttMTIIHHIMIIIIIIIIJsjiasi-iiwiii.1 uiiuuiiiijiuiiii..in.uiiiiiiiir.m1.1ttM Th) Leading Dentist. Eiftbt YiEts' Eipsileace, New Lecaled at AO 9 Spruce Street. omen m (M man. fornia pioneers. Severs years ago she seci. deutly received an iajury to her spine, which resulted iu creepiug paralysis or palsy of lxith hands and wr sis, from which she has been cured. Her case being a remarkable one on account of her great age, Mrs. Lap peus' own statement of her cure is given: BnooKf ielo, New York, July -il, 1S96. " My name b Nancy Lappeus, I am nearly seventy-seven years old, and the widow of John Lappeus, deceased, who died some three years ago, at Eden, New York, since which time I have resided with my son, Rev. Daniel P. LRpprui, a clergyman of the Baptist Church, and living now at this place. "About five years ago I was overtaken by a curious accident, through some boys who were playing on the street with boxing gloves at Eden, New York. By some means, while going into the post office, I was struck iu the back by one of the boys, the blow re sulting so seriously that for months I was unable to lie down, but had to take my rest in a chuir, and suffered great pain from injury to the spine. I was gradually affected by creeping palsy in both hands, which would become deadly white, beginning at the finger ends, the nails being blue, and the sense ol touch or feeling in the affected parte sua psmled. " The physicians, when these attacks an. rred, would order me to immerse my hands hot water, end this generally gave tem porary relief, but the attacks became more t'reouent. and I knew itjthey were not stayed, I sluiuld entirely lose the use of my hands, if not my arms. The doctors said they ootild do no more for me, but I determined not te leave any stone unturned that could afford me possible relief. "At this time I learned through the news, papers some of the extraordinary cures thai had been effected in all manner of diseases, by Dr. Wllliuma' Pink Pills, and with my husband's full consent I begun to take them. Improvement began in my condition almost immediately, and in a few months all syrop. turns of the palsy left me, avul have never returned since. 1 am a firm believer in the effieucy of Pink Pills, and slwaysshsll beso. "Nancy Lappkvs." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are prepared by the Dr. Williams' Med icino Co., of Schenectady, N. Y., a firm whose ability and reliability are unques tioned. Pink Pills sre not looked upon as a patent medicine, but as a prescription, having been used as auch for years in general practice, and their auecesslbl results in curing various affliction made it imperative that they be prepared in quuntitica to meet the demand of the public, and place tbrm in reach of all. They are an unfailing speciflo for such diseases ss locomotor nlnxiit, partial paralysis, tjt. Vitus' dunce, sciatica, neu ralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the after effects of la erififie. nulniintton ,,r 41. heart, pule and sallow complexions, and the tired feeling resulting from nervous prnrtia. tion, nil discuses resulting from vitiated hit mors in the blood, such as cemfnlu rhrimtn erysipelas, etc. They ore also a specific for icvuuiea ircuiiar io icmaics, sucn as suppres sions, irregularities, and all forma of weak ness. They build up the blood, and reHtore the glow of health to pule and sallow cheeks. In men they effect a radical cure in all cases annular iroin menial worrv. overwork np .... cesses of whatever nature. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all the ele ments necessary to mve new lite ami i.i,. to the blood and restore shattered nerves They are for tale by all drotrgists, or amy be' had by mini from Dr. Willianiir' Medicine Company, Schenectady, N.Y., for 60 cents a box, or six boxes for fi.JO. DATE. Over 16,000 ia Uai. 4 II II Seranton, Pa. tit?! LU iff $ WlLLIAHZADflAiRv f( rORHAJfINC PASSED )1 HI f THf RrCT ,S S -' w ia 1 aV " 1 MANSFIELD STATU NOR1 AL SCHOOL. Intellectual and practical training ft teachers. Three courses ol study beetdea preparatory. Special attention airsa t preparation for collesre. Students ad mitted to best eollesjcs on certificate. Thirty KTsduatee pursuing further studies last year. Great advantages for special studies In art and nmslc. Model school of three hundred pupils. Corps of slxteea teachers. Beautiful grounds, llasnlflceat pu'.ldlnts. Large grounds for athletloa. Elevator and Infirmary with attendant nurse. Pine gymnasium. Everything! furnished at an average cost to normal jtudpnu of Uil a year. Pall term. Aug. & Winter term, Deo. Spring term. March 16. Students admitted to olaaeeeal any time. For catalogue, containing fatf information, apply to S. II. AXBRO, Principal. Mansfield Pa., THE HUNT I CONNELL CO., Gis nl Eeotrlc Fixtures, The Welsh a eti Light At Reduced Prices. 434 LaekawaiiHa ava. THE CO.. looisiMtu ccriTNrL'irt; 8CRANT0N, PA. POWDER MAX) El AT MOOSIC AND DALE WORKS. LAPUN RAND POWOER CO'S 0RANOE OUN POWDER Bleoerie Batteries, Blootrlo Exploders, for ex ploding tfasts, Safety ruse, sod Eeparao (Mlcal Co. s HIOH BXPLosives, Brewery Manufacturers of the Celebrated CAPAClTYl 100,000 Barrels per Annum . 9 What Sarah Barahard says RE VIVO restores, vrrALrrr. 1st Day. 15th Day. TKf. VJPEAT SOth 1 FZUUfOB ZVj sroflaces the above malt c in'30 days. It sets Mwertallr sad quieklr. 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