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THE SORANTON TRIBTJNB-TEONDAT MOIlNINGr, AUGUST 2, 1897.
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By The Tribune Publishing Company.
WILLIAM CONNELL, President.
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tlCOIID-CLASS MAIL MATTIR.
SCItANTON, AUGUST 2, 1897.
As a tnntter of fnct Governor Hast
ing applied moro vetoes two yours, ngo
than ho did this last session. In 1893
lio vetoed 19 per cent, of the legislation
paBsed, nnd In 1S97 only 1G per cent.
Two. years ago Ills veto saved the state
$745,601; this year. $303,720.11. Thus It
Is a mistake to suppose that tho gover
nor's backbone Is of recent growth.
Reforming the Senate.
Word Is given forth that ut tho regu
lar session of congress next winter a
lieiolc attempt will be mude to modurn
lzu.tbe rules of the senalc. Coupled
With tills diiununcemcnt Is a long cu
lu"y of the record made by the house
of the present congress In tho reco it
Slisdal. session, under tho guldunco nn.l
lWital control of Speaker Heed. Th?
eulogy- la deserved, for the house ce--trilnly-.'dld
lis work both expeditiously
fitiJ well, and by Its promptitude has,
, for 'the' moment, llnown Into Hharp
.crritrnst the more lclsuiely methods of
tho senate, planing upon that body
. 5'iostof tho stigma that once was wont
,'to bo divided by popular opinion be
'P.veeh the hfu3e of congress equally
At tho same time t'.iu rules adopted
by tho house during thte special nti-1
pressing ericiKcney ar. r,ot the rul.;s
which shoiilJ over becimp permanent
features of tho government of the sen
ate. In order to make progress at nil,
It Is necessary In a body so large and
complex In membership us Is tho house
to put Into the hands ! the speaker
a'd his chli.-f ouxlllary l.cdy. the com
mittee on lules, power of a potent
character, otherwise tho ussemblag"
would fall Into disorder from shear
weight of numbers nnd multiplicity of
counsel. The senate, or: the other
1 and, Is llm'tetl In memtorshlp and so
vtl! organized and cent pped In tlie
matter of committees, which are mado
Tip for the greater part of men of long
and ripe experience, that It Is possible
for It not only to cover u considerable
ground, but nlso to do eo without the
r.ppcnrnnco of haste. Only when the
People, wrought up by the excitement
InoMcnt to heated partlsrn contention,
grow Impatient for results having In
them something of the catapultlc celer
ity of convention resolutions or caucus
laws, does there appear the argument
that tho senate is dilatory. Ordinar
ily, with the public mind in equilibrium,
the senate's style of doing business
wins respect for Its dignity and the
judicial nicety of Its work.
If haste In legislation bo the only de
sideratum, then unquestionably the
present methods In vogue In the house
of representatives should lie reproduced
without modification In the senate
chamber. It so happened that during
the speclnl session tho people wanted
haste nnd would have given It tempor
arily the preference over every other
quality. But that was an abnormal
situation, not likely, wo trust, tornrlse
again during the present generation.
If tho same methods wero to be applied
under different and moro nearly nor
mal circumstances, instead of winning
popular applause they would be con
demned as empirical and In place of
praise for expedition wo should have
the cry, and the not unjust cry, of
gag law. What the senate needs, and
all that It needs, is a rule providing
that a majority may after a reasonable
time devoted to debate, move the pre
vious question. It Is unrepubllcan on
tho one hand for a minority to hold up
a majority without limit; out It is In
excusable, on the other hand, for a
majority in u body supposed to repre
sent the highest deliberative states
manship of the time to use the mere
fact of its numerical preponderance as
n weapon for the forcible denial of any
right of speech or argument among tho
co-ordinate members who for the time
constitute tho minority. Tho sensible
and equitable rule of parliamentary
government lies between theso ex
tremes. The backdown of England on tho
sealing question, directly following the
publication of Secretary Sherman's
note, Is the worst Jolt the-Mugwumps
have had since Grover laid tho Inw
down relative to Venezuela. When
dealing with England It pays to use
terso Anglo-Saxon and come to the
Having had occasion not long ago
to remonstrate with Hon. John Wana
maker concerning remarks of a crlti
cal naturo which ho had passed when
seemingly in a bilious mood, it gives us
pleasuro to note now the moro cheerful
tone that .sounds through his later ut
terances. For example, to tho Phila
delphia Ledger Interviewer, ho said on
"Tho president's signature to tho Ding
ley bill put tho last spike n tho now
bridge over tho awful crovnsso of llvn
long years of "J3, '91. 'S3. '00 and most of
'07. From tho high banks of tho McKln.
ley basis of 1S90 wo have built up to tho
higher banks of tho Dangley basis of
"Tho tolls nro very high on that road,
Ore ithoy. not?" inquired tho interviewer.
"You'say that tho toll Is very high." re
sponded Mr, AVanamakor, "but,. If the
road Is better, why grtimblo at high tolls,
when thero Is good driving and an equal
chanco for all again? You can afford to
pay higher tolls when earning money,
renting your property nnd gottlng dlvi
vends. When we are wlthput good roads
thero Is no driving, no work, no wages,
only idleness and want. Now let tho pco
plo play fair, stop criticizing nnd try to
work out all tho good that Is In tho bill."
Incidentally it will bo observed that
Mr. Wanamaker falls into n slight
error as to tho relatlvo height of tho
McKlnley nnd Dlngley "banks," the
latter'bbirig on the nverageTmBut two
per cent, tho lower, as Mr. Dlngley
lias himself oxplalned. Hut that Is a
mcro detail, unimportant compared
with tho magnitude und tho signlfi
, trance of tho fact that Ameriea'B fore
most merchant, who but lately was
disconsolate, Is himself again, Hear
"Today tho settled facts nro theso! A
dead halt has been called to the Wilson
and Gorman bill and whatever business
evils that grew under It. New stepping
Rtoupfl have been placed, and business
men know where they nro to walk for 11
time, tho longer tho time tho better.
Three years Isn't long enough to fully try
tho Dlngley tnrlff. I would llko to Im
press this fact. Half of threo years will
bo passed beforo tho over Imports nro
used up and all tho old industries are
under way ngnln."
"Has not prosperity nlrcady come,
then?" queried tho reporter.
"Surely you do not mean to havo mo
bcllcvo that you think prosperity hns
como over night, so to speak." replied
Mr. Wanamaker. "Tho four-year-old stnr
of Hope baa simply given way to tho two
brighter stars of 'Confidence' and 'Per
mission to Uso American Capltnl at
Homo In Employing American Working
Pcoplo; but it will take tlmo and pa
tlenco to get fully started again. We nro
now only on tho front doorstep of nn
empty houxo, with tho key In hand. We
must sweep down tho cobwebs, stop tho
leaks nnd furnish up a bit beforo we can
cook any meals to spread upon the table.
'Prosperity' Is not ono letter, but ten.
You write one nt a time, and you will get
prosperity little by little, ono day ut u
time", but you can wait many days nnd
whlstlo every day If you are really get
ting what you nronftcr."
This Is decidedly more in the tone of
tho John Wnnnmnkcr of old. The rhet
oric may be ornate but tho thought Is
clear and It Is a thought which finds
ready response In the reader's common
sense, ns does this one with which the
distinguished gentleman from Phila
delphia concludes his chapter of com
ment upon current events: "It will do
no good to spend our tlmo picking out
the flaws of the Dlngley bill and say
ing what ought to have been, nnd what
might bo better. Let us look nt tho
ffood that Is in it. It is now tho estab
lished tariff of the government, and the
sooner wo adjust ourselves to It nnd
make Its best provisions available,
and such clauses us arc unsatisfactory
as little hurtful ns possible, tho soon
er the country will feel the throb of
new life and' start on Its onward
bound of prosperity."
Hurrah for John Wanamaker!
Mr. Cleveland, while president, point
edly refused to do what President Mc
Klnley has done In reform of the civil
service, namely, do away with political
removals. But, we must remember
that the present executive Is not a re
former for appearances only.
A Book and Its Critic.
Professor Henderson of tho Univer
sity of Chicago has prepared for the
Chautauqua Scientific and Literary cir
cle a book on "Tho Social Spirit of
America" which has been formally ap
proved and adopted as part of tho re
quired reading In that circle for next
year; but which for some reason falls
to command the approval of the New
York Sun, which "goes for" it as fol
lows: It Is doubtful whether In administer
ing to their students doses of knowledge
In sugar-coated pills, tho Chautauqua
councillors are altogether wise In putting
before them such mental nourishment as
this: "Tho vices of tho rich look so beau
tiful In satin robes nnd evening dress
that they charm llko virtues. Vulgar va
riety thoutrt'g are often very objection
able and coarse, but then many costly
operas on which wealth Is lavished suf
ficient to build many model tenements are
frequently mere nasty crime set to lino
music, and the only redeeming feattiro of
the libretto Is that it is in u foreign
tongue. It would bo amusing, If the thing
wore not so exasperating nnd dangerous,
to hear n flno gentleman declaim against
the extravagance of the poor In periods
made eloquent by expensive champagne.
Thero Is an Immenso amount of cant
about tho wastefulness of tho 'lower
classes,' on tho part of thoso who, if
they were paid nccordlng to the value of
their social service, would bo clothed In
rags nnd fed on hominy lmo other pau
pers." Tho professor further tells us In'
the preface, and In his own peculiar way,
thnt "Enthusiasm for humanity, hopo of
progress, confidence In man, may not
profess to bo religious, but they really
assume and Imply a divine foundation of
happiness through morality." Now, it Is
not easy to understand Just how enthusi
asm, hope, or confidence can profess any
thing, but wo may reasonably doubt
whether any ono of these ndmlrnblo sen.
tlments Is likely to bo fostered by the
diffusion of literature that brings to the
consideration of great economic subjects
the methods of tho sentimentalist and
tho sensational prencher, and that foists
upon the public the sorry fustian of tho
tub thumper and the professional agi
tator. Not having read this book we cannot
say nnythlng ns to its quality; but the
Sun's attack suggests that Professor
Henderson must have used words with
out gloves, in which event he Is to be
commended. Speaking generally, It can
do no harm to inform tho young
through tho books which thoy read
that thero Is a nobler use for money
than to expend It In Idle frivolity
which, if not directly ovll in tone nnd
tendency, is indirectly so because It
deadens tho sense of duty and promotes
selfishness. The theater and tho opera,
for example, may be subjectively
beneficial when patronized discrim
inatingly and in moderation; but
the social spirit which elevates
theso places of entertainment to the
level of the chief objects for which
men nnd women should exist is ns
much nn error on tho sldo of excess
as is the contrary spirit which views
in them places utterly devoid of good.
That which chiefly needs to be guard
ed against in this country is the de
velopment of an aristocracy resting
upon inherited wealth, selfishly em
ployed to pamper tho vanity and starve
tho soul of its recipients. If this Is
tho thought In Professor Henderson's
book, its inclusion among tho approved
books of tho Chautauqua series is cer
Since 1881, It Is charged by General
Duflleld, superintendent of tho United
States coast survey, Canada has pub
lished threo otllclal maps of Alaska,
and each one in turn moved the boun
dary lino so ns to increase British
Columbia and take from this coun
try valuable gold fields therotoforo
recognized as under American domin
ion. This trick Is an old ono In which
Englishmen aro experts; but it won't
It has been definitely decided that
President Andrews of Brown will tako
the presidency of John Brlsben Walk
er's contemplated correspondence col
lego for tho masses. It will bovyell
that bo able an educator shall nol bait
In his life work. jr'l
Colonel Fred Grant, who beeanWin
dlgnant when tho president proffered
him tho appointment of assistant sec
retary of war, claiming It wr.rj beneath
him, has now resinned from the New
York ppllce board In a huff, becauso
the board would not swing around to
his way of thinking, It Is said that
nn effort will bo made to get the presi
dent to appoint him minister to China.
China is nono too remote.
The Philadelphia correspondent of tho
Now York Sun predicts that Senntor
Quay next year will have "tho fight of
his life." He remarks that had Gover
nor Hastings led tho column for Mc
Klnley In Pennsylvania In 1896 as
flerocly ns ho led It for Quay, he would
today stand as tho panoplied lender of
tho opposition to Quay, with all tho
prestige of presidential support and
with every prospect of victory. The
chances In next year's struggle for the
senntorahlp arc, ho adds, "all In favor
of Quay, becauso no ono of high pur
pose, firm resolve nnd strong and com
prehensive mind is likely to enter the
lists ngulnst him." What Is the matter
with the Van Valkonburgs and Willing
Why the Farmer
, Is Now Rejoicing
From an Interview In tho Sun with Presi
dent M. E. Ingnlls.
'During tho pust ten days I bnvo trav
elled over 2.G00 miles of railroad, Tho
country through which I travelled was
tho middle west. Tho first thing I made
It my business to find out was tho condi
tion of tho crops. This Is what I learned:
Not in the memory of tho oldest Inhabit
ant of that country has there been such a
crop of hay. Tho wheat crop, while not
large, Is of as flno quality as has ever
been produced. Of corn there will bo an
abundance, nnd thero nro oats galore,
Fat cattle aro In demand nnd hogs aro
bringing a good prlco. This shows that
the farmers of the middle west havo got
something to sell. If they can dispose of
their products at good prices they will
havo money to spend. They must spend
It, becauso they aro human nnd havo
wants, In proportion to their Income, If
they nro wise, will their wants bo grati
fied. A country enjoys good times when
high prices prevail and tho people have
tho money to pay thoso prices. Don't for
get for a moment that during tho past
four years, when our people havo been
living by tho grnco of God, ns It were,
plenty of business has been done. Your
clearing house statements will show that.
Tho trouble has been that men got little
or nothing for doing business. Now,
then, If the farmer, tho source of all
production, has something to sell. If ho
gets a fair prlco for It und Is thus nblo
to pay a fair prlco for what bo wants,
money will bo put in circulation nccord
lng to tho natural law, and, nccordlng
to the same natural law, prosperity must
"Now, lot's sco what the farmer's pros
pect Is for getting fair prices for his pro
ducts. As If nature had taken particu
lar compassion on tho distress of our
people, tho wheat fields of other coun
tries, that havo usually borne abund
ant harvests, havo this yeur failed to
bear crops of any size, or crops that
promised well havo been 'visited by a
blight of some kind. Tho wheat fields of
India nro ns a desert. Russia's crop Is
away below the average, England, France,
Turkey, Austria and tho Danublan pro.
vlnces are short of wheat, and tho lo
custs havo dropped down on tho wheat
fields of Argentine. Therefore, If tho
world Is to have any wheat this year,
tho granaries of tho United Stntes must
supply it. Under tho Impulse of tho de
mand for our wheat abroad, the prlco
hero has Jumped to 70 cents a bushel.
The market is strong nnd thoso who
should know think it wlllo higher. But
the high prlco of wheat will lead to
economy In Its use. This will tend to
Increase tho prlco of all other bread
stuffs. But when corn Is high cattle aro
high. Cattle and grnln Include about all
of tho farmer's products forth mention
ing. The fields uf tho west need no
voucher from me, or from any ono else,
to nttcst the reign of their crops. They
speak for themselves. Everybody knows
whether or not thero will bo a demand
for those crops. The prlco of wheat to
day is an enrnest of what the growers
of grain will rocelvo for their products.
Therefore, prosperity must bo in store
for the farmer and, through him, for tho
"Now, let us sco what tho effect of this
condition of things Is, or if nny effect can
bo noticed already. During my trip I took
particular pains to talk with those with
whom I camo In contact, that I might
know whether they felt nny more cheer
ful now than they did a year ago. Did
I talk with so-called railroad magnates?
Yes. Did I talk with capitalists? Yes.
Did I talk with farmers? Yes. And with
farm laborers, with bootblacks nnd news
boys In tho cities, with mlno owners nnd
mlno workers, with skilled laborers nnd
with those who havo been glad, during
tho past four years, to get nnythlng they
could to do. to keep themselves and their
families from starving. This Is what I
learned: From all thoso who supported
tho present administration beforo tho
election I got Just what I expected to get.
They could talk nothing but good times
nnd better times. In their opinion tho
gates had flown open and tho horsemen
had entered, bringing In their train pros
perity's triumphant car. That was all
very well as fur as It went. But I was
looking for a consensus of opinion. I
wanted bedrock Information. I remem
bered that thero nro two sides to every
story, and I remembered tho expression
of tho sngo that in tho shadow of tho
two sides of a story tho truth may bo
found.' Therefore I mado further In
quiries. I went to men who had shouted
for free sliver In tho last campaign and
who balled Bryan as tho Moses who
should lead them out of tho land of
Egypt. 1 went to men who had shouted
for gold and McKlnley from reasons of
policy, but voted for Bryan. In theso I
did not find optimists nnd enthusiasts
over the present condition of affairs. I
did not expect It. But I did find that
even those who voted tho Popocratlo
ticket last fall admitted that 'things wore
looking up' and that, with good times In
sight, McKlnley was Just as good a.Moses
as Bryan would havo been. I found that
tho farmers, without nn exception, had
como to the conclusion thnt wheat at 70
cents a bushel, with a demand for the
other products of their fields and their
cattle, Is a better nostrum for tho Ills
from which they havo been suffering than
frco Bllver. In short, I found that Bryan
and freo silver must havo another boost
or they will dlo from lack of advertise
merit and slcop In forgotten graves.
"Perhaps I can best illustrato tho feel
lug of tho pcoplo of tho mtddlo west by
telling a story. I stopped at a little town
In Ohio In tho centro of ono of the rich
est furmlng districts of tho state. I had
been talking at random with thoso I met
about tho business outlook, I camo across
an old farmer who was exceedingly well
Informed, but who, ns I hapened to know,
was n dycd-ln-tho-wool Democrat, of
tho free silver stamp. Ho said to mo:
" 'What's tho prospect, Mr, Ingalls?
Well, It might bo a heap worse. Crops
nro good, and It looks now as If wheat
would go pretty nigh a dollar a bushel.
I don't quite understand, but things seem
to havo been on tho mend over slnco Sic
Klnloy was oleeted. The improvement
has como slowly, to bo sure, but It soems
to bo coming. If tho election for gover
nor had been hold In this stnto a month
ngo tho Democrats would havo had a
walkover. If It wero hold today It would
bo a pretty close light, but I think tho
Democrats would win. But, with tho
election In November, If things keep on
Improving. I'll bo darned if I don't think
Busbnoll will pull through. Of course I'd
lather havo a Democratic governor, but
I don't know's It makes much difference
to me, so long as my crops nro good nnd
I can get a fair prlco for them. Money
talks, Mr. Ingalls; money talks,'
"Thus I found It wherever I went, Tho
pcoplo nro hopeful, and they havo tho
best posslblo foundation for their hopes.
They are getting over tho Illness of hard
times and, In consequence do not fool
tho need of nostrums. It Is tho old story
over ngnln. Tho history of this country
has been that, whenever wo havo had
seasons of depicsslon, somo of our pco
plo havo lost their moorings nnd sot up
tho cry, 'Any port In a storm I' A few
years ago tho panacea for every finan
cial III was greenbacks. Enough pcoplo In
Ohio believed that to elect Allen gover
nor on a greenbnek platform. Later, a
surplus In tho treasury was said to bo
n danger thnt would threaten our na
tional life, and Cleveland frce-trndo was
tho slogan. Last year, after so long a
period of depression, wo saw a spectacle,
tho like of which has never been seen In
this country. Tho cry went up ngalnst
nggrcgutod wealth and trusts, and free
silver wns demanded ns tho cure-all.
"Tho wisdom of our peoplo asserted It
self, ns it always has done, when tho
nation wns passing through a, crisis and
tho danger has passed. Tho sober second
thought of tho peoplo Ih nsscrtlng Itself.
They seo that neither tho Isms of agi
tators, who produced nothing but noise,
nor tho theories of professors of politi
cal economy, who llko sign-boards, do
nothing but Btnnd In tho road nnd direct,
can mako two blades of grass grow
whero ono grew before, or can put a dol
lar Into nn empty pocket. They are re
alizing now that all the money In tho
world cannot bo produced by laws, but by
labor. They aro realizing that prosperity
comes not by talk but by tho natural
laws of trado and commerce, nnd they
havo concluded thnt thoso laws ore now
making things come their way."
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
A Now Orleans dispatch to tho Sun
dated July 30, said: "Leon Godchnux, tho
owner of seven sugar plantations in
Louisiana and the largest sugar producor
In tho United States, today telegraphed to
tho manager of his places to advance tho
wages of all field labor 16' per cent., tho
advanco to begin on Aug. 1, in conse
quence of tho passage of tho Dlngley
tariff law. In sugar circles tho opinion Is
general that this advanco will bo con
ceded by all tho planters to labor em
ployed In sugar culture or manufacture.
Tho skilled labor employed In tho sugar
houses or refineries is paid nccordlng to
tho prlco tho sugar commands, and will
get an increase on wages of from twenty
to thirty per cent, as compnrcd with last
year. D. D. Colcock, secretary of the New
Orleans Sugar exchange, who has been
In Washington for a month, watching
tho Interests of tho producers there, de
clares that tho Louisiana sugar crop will
moro than doublo Itself In tho next flvo
years, as tho planters find now that they
can get all tho capital they need to ex
tend their planting and lmprovo their
Tho Wholesale Grocer, of Chlcago.prlnts
some Interesting statements In Its cur
rent number from grocery Jobbers In
various parts of tho country regarding
the Improvement In tho business outlook.
Out of tho total number of, communica
tions received from Jobbers In twenty
seven stntes, 70 per cent, report signs of
definite Improvement. Tho proportion is
Go per cent. In tho Eastern states, 61 per
cent, in tho Southern stntes, 70 per cent.
In the Western states, and U5 per cent, in
tho central states. Tho very largo per
centage from tho central states tho
Wholesale Grocer finds particularly en
couraging, and regards ns evidence that
crop conditions und tho tariff situation
during tho last fow weeks havo given
decidedly hopeful views to a very large
proportion of the Jobbers In thoso states.
A Miami, I. T dispatch says: "Recent
rainfalls In Southeastern Kansas nnd
Northeastern Indian Territory Injure the
largest corn crop over grown. Somo
fields will give 100 bushels to tho acre.
Wheat Is turning out twenty to fifty
bushels nn acre, and Is moving freely nt
C3 cents a bushel. Miles of wagons load
ed with tho grain may bo seen any day
now going to the elevators. Tho pros
pects for good times wero never better.
Money Is circulating moro freely now
than for five years, and the good results
aro being felt by all In trade, from the
farmer to tho banker."
Announcement was mado on Friday of
last week that tho Boynton Iron foundry,
Jersey City, will be re-opened next
Thursday. Ono hundred and twenty-five
men will be employed. Very little work
has been done In tho foundry for about
two years, and It wns shut down for
months at a time. The re-openlng is
looked upon as a sign of tho coming pros
Tho chartering of steamships to load
grain for Europe continues on nn enor
mous scale. Additional charters have
been made of forty steamships, to load
at New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Newport News for ports In the United
Kingdom and tho continent. About 4,000,
000 bushels of grnln wil bo required to fill
theso vessels. Many ocean freight car
riers are leaving English ports In ballast
for this country to load cargoes of grain.
Tho total charters In two weeks aro es
timated to represent 20,000,000 bushels.
A Lewlstown, Pa., dispatch says: "Tho
Standnrd Steel works aro running night
and day and workers aro making fair
wages. All other local . Industries aro
running full time."
CALENDAR FOR AUGUST.
1. "Jupiter pluv" ceases to weop.
2. Blackberry pie reaihes high water
3. Mr. Vetter's Klondlko cadets hold
their first drill.
i. Twenty-round glove contest between
Colonel Fitsrslmmons and Itichard Little
C. Mayor Bailey decides to Increase tho
rnto of tines for highway robbery.
6. Members of tho Christian Endeavor
society officially deny that they smug
gled candy from Canada.
7. Editor Sam Boyd, of Wllkes-Barre,
enjoys his annual hair cut.
S. Councilman Morgan Sweeney advises
all young men to keep nwny from tho
Klondike region and enter municipal poll
tics. 9. Snow falls upon tho notice of tho
candidacy of John 11. Jones posted on
10. Directors of the Scranton baso ball
club buy city lots and retire on season's
dividends up to date.
11. Dunmore organizes a vlllago im
12. Editor Hockenbury, of Carbondale,
complains of insomnia.
13. Daniel E. Gregory snatches tho
poetic laurels from tho brow of Itichard
H. ProhlbltlonlstB decide that Dr. Swal
low Is a sort of political gulp.
15. Tho Handley executors establish a
school of architecture and design.
10. Stats Committeeman McAskle pur
chases a barrel of essays on political re
form within the party.
17. Wado Finn begins active practice
throwing tho lnsso over dummy delegates.
18. Chairman Jennings recures a supply
of medicine calculated to relieve dizzy
19. Detective Bill Clifford's whiskers
aro singed by the explosion of his dark
20. The Sunday Nowb discovers a mare's
nest In tho commissioner's office full of
21. Town lots on West Mountain go up
by the aid of Masting powder.
22. Prospectors in Wyoming county dU
cover a liquid that gives man a fourth of
23. Lackawanna hospital Is formally
turned over to tho management of tho
21. Mulberry street property holders in
dulge in coasting on the new pave.
23. secretary Iteody prepares a catalogue
of novelties to be exhibited at the Demo
20. Nathan Vidaver announces his can
didacy n district attorney on the anti
Tractlon company rlatform.
27. Charlie Shadt's boom for sheriff Is
overtaken by an August hall storm.
28. noglster of Wills Candidate James
Grler receives otllclal 'recognition as tho
original McOlnley man.
29. Robert Robinson spurns tho coun
cl'.manlo toga and retires to private life.
.30. The Times offer polish for cam
paign' buttons free to the faithful,
31, Tho oyster prepares for his annual
That we were going out
sence of a single yard of carpet in the roll in our store. But we have a few made
up carpets and rugs which arc to be closed out regardless ot cost or value.
Read the description and sizes and we arc sure you will be interested:
1 Light Goblin Axmiuster Rug, 8 ft 3 in. x 10 ft 6 in $28.50
1 Dark Goblin Axmiuster Rug, 9 ft x 12 ft
1 Dark Goblin Axmiuster Rug, 8 ft 3 in. x 10 ft 6 in
1 Light Moquette Carpet Rug, 8 ft 3 in. x 12 ft 6 in
1 Green and Pink Axmiuster Rug, 8 ft 3 in. x 10 ft 6 in
1 Light Tapestry Brussels Carpet Rug, 8 ft 3 in. x 11 ft 6
1 Ecru and Brown Moquette Carpet Rug, 8 ft 3 in. x 12 ft
1 Blue Body Brussels Rug, 12 ft 7 in. x 12 ft
1 Green and Red Jap Rug, 12
1 Red and Blue Jap Rug, 12
Special sale of Momie Tinsel Silkoiines, beautiful new patterns, 10 cents
Silk Finished Silkoiines, new patterns, 9 cents
500 Dowaline Cushions, with ruffles, at 39 cents
We can save you money on Lace Curtains, Heavy Curtains and Draperies.
of Stock of
We lave retool all lap-
ete and lolls to
Former Prices 1 2c,
ISc mi 18c,
510 AND 512
The only real good fruit
jar 3n the market today.
Try them once and you
will never use any other.
We have them In pints,
quarts and two quarts.
TIE CLEMONS, FEME,
422 Lacka. Ave.
of the carpet business, and
ft x 15 ft .'.
ft x 15 ft
During July and August
WHOLESALE AND IlETAIIi.
Tlhtak of It!
OOO-I'AGE LONO DAY IIOOKB, LEDO
KltS OR JOURNALS, FULL DUCK
11INDINO, HI'IIINO HACK, GOOD
QUALITY PArEH, PQJ 5C
TMirak Agano !
A LETTER TRESS, BOO PAGE LET
TER HOOK, ROWLAND BRUSH COM
PLETE 0NLY $5.00.
Rey molds Bros
Stationers und Engravers.
Hotel Jermyn Bldg,
130 Wyoming AVe., Scranton, Pa.
I 8y tic I
I Cloflo ft We
jj ; Many a man as judged. Carelessness in ;
;: dress 3s a fair indication of carelessness ;';'(
i m other things. Benefit by this lesson ;'''(
j: and buy one of our up-to-date suits. If
I! ; it don't fit we make it fit. ;'
I BOYLE 1 MUCKLOW
jj ; 416 LACKAWANNA AVENUE. :j.
the fact is verified by the atJ
6 in 20.00
-; 11.98 '
Ai Albsotale Necessity
Why go to tho troiiblo ot preparing tt a
dozen times a day, when you enn get a cooler
which requires tilling but onco a day? Wo
have the following kinds:
GALVANIZED IRON LINED.
ENAMELED LINED, DELF EFFECTS
All sizes, nil colors und nt very lowest
prices. Wo glvo exchango stamps.
FIDOTE k SHEAR CO.
HENRY BEL1N, JR.,
General Agent for the Wyomlnj
Mining, ninstlng,Sportlng, Smokeleji
and tho Ropauno Chemical
Enfety Fuse, Caps and ExploderJ.
Rooms 213, 213 and 211 Commonwealttt
THOS, FORD, Plttston
JOHN II. SMITH A SON, Plymouth
E. W. MULLIGAN, Wllkes-Barra
Coal or the beit quality for domestlo us
and of all sizes, Including Buckwheat and
Dlrdseye, delivered In any part of the city,
at the lowest rlce
OrdcrB received at tho Office, first floor.
Commonwealth building, room No 6j
telephone No. 2621 or at tho mine, tele
phono No. 272, will bo promptly attended
to. Dealers uuppllod at the mlno.
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