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Vt THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE- FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1899. l'nbllhiil tUlly, r.xnap' SuncUr. by llm Tribune rubllablnzC'anirsiny, at Fifty 0nt nMontlk Ntw York Olllco: l.o Niimuu st, KH. vui:hi.,vni, iclo Agent or Foreign AilvortUIn?. kKTFiirti at Tim rcnToPTtcK at mt.axtos, I'A., AHMtCONn-Cl.ASN MAIL MATTKII. SCUANTON, JtARCH 3, 1803. The 1)111 which litis linen Introduced it HnrrlsbiirR authorizing n larger em ployment of convict labor within prls ans, but luovhllng npaliist unfair com petition with free labor, should bo adopted promptly. An Idle prisoner lupable of work Is a public shame. A Pleasant Outlook. Hon.. Chuuncey M. Dcpow, ulnco his return from CIiIcuro, where ho made mi nddiess to the League of Kallroad Telegrapher." and Employes, has given utterance In umiunlllled terms to the ImpreFslonn he received on this visit. When the Invitation came for him to go there and cpeak he had no Idea of the organization these men had and what u powpp they can be. The most remai liable thing Is the change which lias been wrought. A few years ago tho railroad managers ami the em ployes of that legion were at each oth cr'.s throats, and Federal troops had to be sent to iiuell the riot. There uro now fiovrtity-flvi' thousand members of llo order In that r I'ttoti of the coun try. "They arc banded together," flays Senator Depew, "not to light the rail way tnanaijers, but t help them so far as they 'iui. and at the same lime maintain their own rights. They watch legislation and light any thai threatens the honest Interests of the lallnndsi." One of their lt-udors told hlni tho sltuatl m In the following words: "We railroad nvu have been thinking the manor ovvr. This organization Is not like the olio t)ebs led. We realize that lallroail maiiagenn'iu in this country today Is far different from what It used to be when a single man owned n road and ran It to get what he could out of It: or a crowd of speculative schem ers got hold of a road to do what they wanted with It. Now, tho great public owns a road, controls It by a board of directors, and that board has a gen eral manager. We know that his In terests are our interests, and wc are going to help him all we can. It has been the fashion for political agitators to come to us and say that these same managers are our enemies and nsk for our suppoit tit they can get olllces and then attack the loads. We have found that hard times for the road means bard times for us, and that a prosper ous road usually treats Its men well. Wo have decided that when these fel lows come around with their hue and cry. to tell them to send their speeches to the newspapers and not give them a legislative background, by our votes, to talk from and enact laws that ham per the road and eventually hurt us." The senator Is much gratified at the way the men of the organization re ceived him as one of their number and because nearly to n man they are dis posed to stand by sound money. Ho expresses, however, a slgnlllcant view of the whole matter when he says that be does not know what will be tho out come of this, but that it Is a serious thing for the politicians to study. The railroad men hold the balance of power In nearly every close or doubtful state. If they become convinced that any clique of politicians or any party Is opposing their Interests they can make It lively for that element. He believes It possible that this great force can bo directed to make It a mighty engln 1'or the good of the railway employes and of tho country, but realizes that to ffect this end will necessitate tact and brains. The long-range editorial on the deadlock at Ilarrlsburg, which appear In some of the papers about the coun try. Indicate that the writers know less about the politics of Pennsylvania than if the Internal affairs of Guam. The Experience of England. Mr. .lames Uryce, In the current num ber of the Century, gives a detailed de scription of Iiiitlsh experience In the irovernment of colonies, his Idea being i hut perhaps the United States may I rotlt thereby. At the beginning lie states that If he were a citizen of this lountry he would vote against annexa tion of tho tenitoiles recently acquired from Spain, after which ho proceeds to nmUe suggestions as to what we shall do with our new acquisitions. Ha believes colonies are scarcely In themselves a blessing, but are ood and bad an they are used, und that every thing depends on the nature of the rri ony Itself nnd on tho way In which It Is managed. While In the colonies located In temperate ellmutes, tho uroblom of self-government solves Itself nnd rend ers tltuiu easy to control. In the bub tropical nnd tropical colonies thete uro much more difficult questions to be settled. Among these Mr. Hryco enu merates tho following: "How aro tho social relations of the whites with the native or colored race to bo ndjusted? Is Intermarriage to bo permitted or forbidden? Is social Intercourse to be encouraged or re pressed? Aro both races to be nllkc admissible to the same kinds of public functions? May both alike move freely about whoro they will? How aro the religions of the natives to be treated? Are they to receive the samo recog nition that Christianity does? Where they sanction immoral or offensive cus toms, aro these to bo tolerated? How far may the principle of religious lib erty bo Invoked on behalf of sects or castes which, though primarily relig ious, uro to tho eye of civilized man actually or possibly noxious? And how fur nri Christian missionaries or the zealots of any one native faith, where thero nro several, to be allowed the sumo full freedom of action which might properly be allowed In Kngland or France? Mr. liryco mentions a number of othor matters that may produc'o trouble. Among these Is the disposal and management of land, tho revenue questions, educational plans and the adjustment of equitable laws. Tho sumo ditllcultlus urlsu In the military department and particularly In tropi cal countries where there are not enough white men to form nn army and where a native i till tt lit Is a menace. In most of the tropical colonies of Kugland the homo methods of self government have boon rejected as un suitable. Tho llrlttsh safeguatd has been found In the creation of a special colonial service and an experienced colonial office, the lnttcr in lymdon. Mr. llryce states emphatically that no such experiment would be tried by an Kngllsh statesman, a was tried In this country after tho civil war, when full rights of suffrage were conferred on tho lately emancipated colored people of the south. Ho strongly deprecates a slmllnr experiment In the case of tho negrooH In tho West Indies or the Malays of tho eastern- archipelago, and this wnrnlng It would be well for the United States to heed, at least to- tho extent of mnklng haste very slowly with regard to the government of the newly-acquired Islands. "With respect to tho Philippines this writer says that Knglnnd would prob ably proceed to select for a governor the best man she could find among per sons of Indian or colonial experience. Hhe would give him wide powers with n large salary, and would assign to him a stnff of capable olllcers. A grant of money from the Imperial exchequer would bo made. Tho police would bn reformed and placed under a Ilrltls'i chief, while the courts would be re modeled, although native usages would be respected as far as possible. Lot teries, a main source of revenue under the Spanish rule, would be promptly extinguished and nn effort mlghL be made to restrict or stop the sale of drink to the natives. In one tespect, at least, Mr. l'.ryce should be sustained and that is in his advice to "go softly, go warily," nnd make a thorough Investigation In order to nscertaln the facts. "Most of the blunders In India," ho says, "have been due to Insullkient information produc ing Incorrect views. These facts should be ascertained by men specially quali fied, by scientific observers, by experi enced travelers, by practical econo mists. Ordinary politicians are 111 fitted for such Investigations. Politicians, In deed, are not the men to send to these new countries at all; their habits of thought and action are out of place." Now this will scarcely be pleasant reading for a large number of men in this country who will clamor for tho olllco of Investigator and who would uccompllsh such a task much after the fashion of a ICtook's tourist, and with results equally valuable to the govern ment. The idea, of an investigating committee of somf sort Is a good one, but still better is the suggestion that politicians be given no opportunity to accept such a position. TThlnktng Americans have had little doubt of the friendship of the home government of Germany in spite of the strained relations between command ers at Manila at the opening of the Spanish-American war. Germany, no doubt, has her Jacob Coxeys, Kdltor Hearsts and Hilly Masons, but recent events have demonstrated that the ac tions of the powers aro guided by good sense and a spirit of peace. May Go to Princeton. itev. Dr. Ucnry Van Dyke, pastor of the liiick Presbyterian church of New York, seems to be about as much in demand these days as even the most popular of preachers could de sire. It Is not that ho Is receiving so many calls to other churches, although many a congregation would gladly wel come him as Its pastor, but that his scholarship and prestige are coveted by some of the greatest universities of the land. It was supposed from his refusal to accept the chair of Ungllsh litera ture at Johns Hopkins university on the plea that his duty at present was to his church, that he could scarcely be Induced to make a similar chance. However, much activity is noticed among the alumni nnd friends of Princeton In behalf of a new chair of Kngllsh Literature In that university and it Is understood that all this is being done with a view to asking Dr. Van Dyke to accept It, which there seem to be very good reasons to bellevo that ho will consent to do. So large have been the subscriptions tnat tho chair will be richly endowed and will provide a line salary to its professor. While some Incongruity may appear to exist between this prospect and Dr. Van Dyke's recent declination of the urgent offer to go to Johns Hor klns, tho explanation In part may ha read between the lines. The learned divine Is a Presbyterian and In Prince ton he would And the most congtnlal surroundings nnd tho leisure for the most mature and valuable literary woik. The prevailing tono of agnosticism at Johns Hop kin? university may also to some degree have Influenced his decision. Whether or not thin has had an effect will probably never bo confided to tho public but it is certain thnt the most flattering Inducements were held out by the Baltimore Institution. Dr. Van Dko lias always maintained that a man may servo God and His fol lows ns well by writing as by preach ing and there Is no doubt that his arduous laboni as a city pastor render him physically as well as mentally In capable of doing hla best work In liter ature now at a period In his lifo when his powers should bu at their best. I Us wide reputation as u crltio of ISnpilsh literature, his undoubted talents as a connoisseur of art and his own fame as a writer would make him Indeed u val uable acquisition to his Alma Mater, of which ho Is alto a trustee. Dr. Van Dyke's jellglon is so broad and divine In Its outlook that It nuiut appeal to all who long for tho better ment of mankind. It is concisely em bodied in tho following extract front his sermon or last Sunday; "i have no sympathy with that kind of Clulsllunlty which will not Join hands with nn honest Jew to relievo human suffering; I have no sympathy with the Protestant who will not take up one end of tho litter because a Ro man Catholic 1ms hold of the other ond; I havo no sympathy with the Presbyteilanlsm which btlloves that all outside its creed uru wrong; I have no sympathy with the kind of a church that Is merely n- aocl.il club nnd thnt cares for nothing besides Its own mem bers nnd communicants," Representative Skinner, of Fulton county, who broke down nnd wept while replying on tho Hoot' of tho house to tho aspersions upon his character and record cast by tho panting pack of AVnnnmnker organs In pursuit of him because he refuses, to nlllllate with tho Combine Democrats, Inkea these mat ters much too seriously. Ho knows perfectly well, ns does the public, that tho same men who now are railing him vituperative names would swallow every one of their accusations and cover hltn fathoms deep with dally dis pensations of gush and palaver If they could only use him as. they would like to, The Philadelphia Inquirer, in com moinorntlon of its tenth anniversary under the present management, yester day distributed a handsome slxteen pago Illustrated supplement giving views in half-tono of all the depart ments of tho paper nnd portraits of the principal workers. Coupled with It was a luminous description of the making of a modern newspaper. The Inquirer under James Klverson has risen from a merely nominal place In Philadelphia Journalism to rank along side tho ablest nnd most profitable papers In the country nnd we gladly note this latest commemoration of Its success. General (loniez may be a testy old gentleman In his personal mannerisms but ho Is showing a great deal of timely common sense In his exposition of the gospel of reconciliation and unity In Cuba. To develoix! In that ravaged island a civilization capable of sustaining tho burdens of a success ful Independent republic will neeid the co-operation of all the present Inhabi tants nnd many more too. A bill to appropriate $4,000,000 to cover tho cost of completing the pres ent barn-like new cnpltol has been in troduced at Hanisburg. which would make the cost of the whole structure, with furnishings, nbout $.",000,000. It Is more than enough. In these days of cheap material und construction $2,000, 1)00 ought to build as fine a capltol as any state has need for. The resignation of Sagasta Illustrates anew that there Is a limit to human endurance. Sagasta did not flinch at tho baptism of lire during the war, but the present baptism of wind from the Spanish heroes who were so auiet a few months ago, is more than he can stand. Hobson's ten-number advancement for extraordinary heroism might have been even greater but for his equally extraordinary subsequent uslnlnity. The newspapers are beginning to print the portrait of Mrs. Kipling. She Is not as 111, however, us tho pictures would indicate. Tho Nicaragua revolution has Just closed. It was one of the liveliest revolutions the country has had In sev crul mouths. Secretary Alger Is wise In postpon ing Ills visit to Cuba until General Gomez Is through lesponding to en cores. Agonclllo, who has Just been ship wrecked at sea, should profit by the omen and hereafter bo good. TWO POEMS BY KIPLING. The Coastwise Lights. Our brows are bound with spindrift and the weed Is on our kncis; Our loins are bntttied 'neath us by tho swinging, smcklng seas. From reef and rock and skerry over headland, ness, and voe Tho Coastwise Lights of Kngland watch the ships of Lngland go! Through the endless summer evenings, on tho llneless. level floors; Through tho yelling channel tempest when tho siren hoots and roars liy day the dipping house-flag and by night the rocket's trail As tho sheep that gruzo behind us so we know them where they hail. Wo bridge across the dark and bid the helmsman have a care. The Hash that wheeling Inland wakes his sleeping wife to prayer: From our vexed eyries, head to gale, wo bind lu burning chains The lover from the sea-rlm drawn ids love In Kngllsh lanes. We greet the clippers wing-and-wlng that nice the Southern wool; We wain thu crawling cargo-tunks of Hremcn, Lclth, and Hull; To each and all our equal lamp at peril of the sea The white- wall-sided war-ships or the whalers of Dundee! Come up, como In from Kastwurd, from tho guard-ports of the Morn! Heat mi, beat in from Southerly, O gip sies of tho Horn! Swift shuttles of an Kmplre's loom that we.ivo us main to main. Tho Coastwise Lights of Kngland give you welcome buck again! Go, get yon gone up-channcl with tho sea-crust nn your plates; Go, get you Into London with tho burden of your freights' Haste, for they talk of Kmpire there, had say, If any seek. Tho Lights of Kngland sent you nnd by silence shall yp speak! The Answer. A rose, In tatters on tho garden path. Cried out to God and murmured "gainst His wrath, Rocauso a sudden wind at twilight's hush Had snapped her stem alono of all tho bush, And Gnd, Who hears both sun-drlrd dust and sun, Had pity, whispering to that luckless ono. "Sister, In that thou sayest Wo did not woll Wlmt voices hrardst thou when thy petals fell?" And tho rore answered, "In that evil hour A voice said, 'Father, wherefore fulls tho flower? For lo. tho very gossnmors are still.' And a voice answered, 'Son, by Allah's will!' " Then softly as a raln-mlst on the sward, Camo to tho rose tho answer of the Lord: "Sister, before wo smote, tho dark In twain, Kro yot tho stars stw ono another plain, Time, Tide nnd Bnuce, Wo bound unto tho task That thou shouldst fall, and such un one should ask." Whereat, tho withered flower, nil content, Died as thoy dlo whoso days am Innocent; While ha who questioned why tho flower fell Caught hold of God and wtvrd his soul from hull President's Pouter Between Sessions. From tho New York Sun. SOMF. PUOPLK In Washington are giving themselves needless anxiety about the president's light to maintain order In Cuba, Porto Rico rind the Philippines nftor tho expiration of the present congress. They assert thnt his war powers lapse when peace shall have been definitely concluded, und they want to know bv what warrnnt ho can, thereafter, keep troops In those Islands nnd subject their inhabitants to a mllltnry govern ment. They Insist that, to do these things lie needs the specific authoriza tion of the national legislature, for which an extra session of tho nest congress Is Indispensable. Let us see what the legal status of tho Islands now Is, nnd what It will be during the Interval between the ratifications of the peace treaty and the nnnetment rf legislation on tho subject by the Flfty elxth congress In Its regular session. The first question can bo quickly an swered. No ono denies that the war powers now exercised by the chief magistrate will continue until the rati fications of the peace treaty by the United States and Spain shall have been formally oxchangeo.,'1 . transaction which, to Judge by precedents, may not bo completed until a good many weeks, nnd, perhaps, some months, shall have elapsed. Until the exchange shall havo taken place there will havo been no definite transfer of sovereignty over Porto Rico and tho Philippines, while tho renunciation of Spain's sov ereignty over Cuba will have been car ried out do facto, but not do Jure. Let us assume, however, that the ratlilca tlons have been exchanged, and con sider whnt, thereupon, becomes the legal relation of the president towards the Islands In question. o First, as regards Porto Rico and the Philippines. These islands will have become American territory at a time when no congress Is In existence. For the sake of the Inhabitants themselves, no longer owing allegiance to the Span ish government or possessing any regu larly organlred government of their own, nnd nlso for the sako of resident forclgnets, whoso lives and property would be. otherwise Jeoparded, It will be Mr. McKlnloy's duty to take ade quate precautions for the assurance of peace and order, and for that pur pose to establish provisional systems of military or civil administration. As for tho so-called insurgents under Ag ulnaldo, they are, at present, simply rioters and marauders who are defy ing the authority of Spain, by which power tho occupation of Manila was ceded by the protocol pending the con clusion of a treaty of pence, and by which power, also, wo were substitut ed guardians of order In the Vlsayan Islands after tho evacuation thereof by General Rlos, the Spanish governor general. Tho moment the ratifications of tho treaty shall have been exchang ed, Agulnaldo's adherents will be transformed Into rioters and marauders defying tho lawful authority of tho United States. Mr. McKlnlev will then have precisely the same right to suppress disorderly persons in the Philippines as he would have to dis charge a similar function In any Amer ican territory for which no definite form of government had, ns yc-t, been provided by congress. o This would bo at once his right and his duty. This was settled In the case of California, wherein tho United States Supreme court upheld the acts per formed by the president after that ter ritory had been ceded to this country by Mexico, but before any definite plan of government for It had been devised by the national legislature. What Is true of tho Philippines Is true of rorto Rico. The only difference Is that, in the latter island, there has been, as yet. scarcely any rioting or marauding, so that, there, only a relatively small force Is needed by the president In order to enforce obedience to the pro visional government. o There are those who Imagine that Cuba will occupy a position radically different from that of Porto Rico and the Philippines after the ratifications of the peace treaty shall have bepn ex changed. It Is true, us they say, that tho sovereignty over Cuba Is not trans ferred by the treaty from Spain to thd United States, Indeed, our commission ers refused to accept any such trans fer. It does not follow that the treaty deliberately consigned Cuba, even tem porarily, to anarchy, by which wo mean the non-existence of a govern ment regularly organized nnd generally, obeyed. On tin contrary, we pledged ourselves by the treaty to protect the Uvea and property of tho Spaniards resident in the Island, so long as It should be occupied by our forces, and to use our Influence to obtain the same protection for them from the Cubans after the latter should have put in working order a constitutional system of administration. The treaty, oncj ratified, becomes the supremo law of the Innd, and the pledge given thereby It is the president's solemn duty to carry out, Neither this congress nor the next can absolve him from tho duty. He must keep In Cuba a suf ficient number of troops to fulfill hU treaty obligations until the Cubani shall have organized nn Independent government which shall take upon itu own shoulders the task of discharging international responsibilities. o So far ns Cuba is concerned, the con vocation of the now congress In extra session would be utterly superfluous. The congress which is to expire by limitation on March 4 made an exhaus tlvo announcement of the national pol icy with regard to that particular isl and when, less than a year ago, It pass ed the Joint resolution declaring it to be our Inflexible Intention to give Cuba independence. Unles3 the new con gress wishes to retract that declara tion, there is no pretext for calling It together in extra session, so far as Cuba Is concerned. As for tho Philip pines and Porto Rico, the duties of the president of the United States will be confined during tho coming nlrn months, as they wero at a correspond ing Juncture in tho history of Califor nia, to the enforcement of order und to the collection of such extensive nnd trustworthy Information regarding tho political, social and economical conditions of the Islands named as will ei'iiblo the next congress to frami forms of government adapted to the stato which they shall bo found to havo reached In tho scale of civiliza tion. NEWS AND COMMENT. Joseph L. Stlcknoy. the ox-naval oftlcer who, by Dewey's side, reported tho hou buttle of Manila for the Now Voile Her ald, Is not much of nn expansionist him self but a a matter of common sense. now that wo are In for tho Philippines, he saysi "Hvery ono familiar with tho orien tal races knows that tho only way In which negotiations with them can ba conducted satisfactorily Is lo Icavo them no alternative. As long as there uto sev eral coursis open to them they will never ullow themselves to bo forced, by rea son merely, Into making a choice. For tho good of tho Filipinos, quite ns mucn as for our own, It Is necessary to make them understand that it Is usolias lor them to try to resist us. As soon as they reach that stato of mind It will ba afo to begin training them for bolf-govorn-incut. Hut until then It will bo us Impos slblo to control them as It would bo ab surd to try to soften the spirit of a gor illa by reading to him extracts from tho sermon on the mount." 8ny the Sun; "Ocean fcteamshlp pas senger rates will bo very low this sum mer. Tho White Star lino has announced a general reduction In saloon rates and tho other big lines will probably moot tho cut. Last season tho minimum rato for first cabin passage on tho best stcumcrs was $100. Tills summer the Whlto Star lino will sell saloon tickets for the Majes tic and Teutonic for $7.". while for tho Ger manic, Urltnnnlo nnd Cymric tho mini mum saloon rato will be $J0. Last season tickets for tho Cymric sold for $J0. whlio those for tho llrltnnnlc und Germanic sold for $73. For the emainder of tho winter season tho White Star's rato fiom New ork, ui to nnd Including tho steamer snllng on April 12. nnd from LI v. erpnol, up to and Including tho steamer sailing on July lit. will bo $u) for the .Ma jestic and Teutonic, a cut of $15 nnd JM for tho other ships, tt.cut of $10 for two uf them. Tho summer season at this port begins on April ID nnd ends on Juno :'s, and nt Liverpool the reason begins on July 2C and ends on Oct. IS. Tho Whlto Star will not change Its second cabm lates this bummer, but for tho remainder of tho winter season the minimum rato will bo $37.W Instead of $I2.W." Prof. George.' D. Hcrron, Instructor of sociology and economics at Iowa college, claims to possess a copy of a compact drawn up by American capitalists, nuinu fucturcfs nnd contractors to consplro to embroil tho United States into tho war with Spain, In tho hope of profltlng to tiia i.xtfint of millions. Prof. Hcrron claims to have lndlsputnblo evidence that the al leged consphators met In ono of the gieat cities, and made plans for subsidizing Im portant newspapers, for conuptlng con gressmen, for furnishing munitions to Cuban Insurgents and for other purposes which would In nil likelihood bring about tho results which they so much desired. Tho expenses were boino by all. Tho profits wcro to be derived from govern ment contracts and by stock jobbing. These profits. Prof. Hcrron says, amount ed to $30,01.10.01X1. Ho promises to muKo public tho alleged compact, when the troubles of the United States growing out of tho war with Spain aro settled. It is announced that Senator Genrgo Gray of Delaware, lately a member of tho Spanish-American Peace Commission, wll be appointed United States Judge for tho Third Judicial circuit. Tho date of his appointment has not yet been llxed, but It will not be mado until nfter tho expiration of his present term In tho sen ate. Tho Third circuit Includes tho states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Dela ware, and tho vacancy was created by n recent act of congress authorizing nn ad ditional Judgo for that bench, owing to a gradual Increase of its work. Mr. Gray is a Princeton man who graduated in law at Harvard, llo is one of the ablest and one of tho best members of the pre.sont senate. After congress adjourns Piesldcnt Me Klnley will probably take a vacation. For over a year he has devoted from twelve to sixteen hours a day to work, after two years' Incessant work Just bufoio enter Ing upon tho presidency, and until lately has not been ablo to rest on Sundays. Ar rangements nro now being mado for a posslblo sea voyage along tho roast of tho Southern states on the dispatch boat Dol phin. Tho party will consist of only tho president and Mrs. McKlnley and a few of their Intimate friends, If he deter mines to go. In order to get complete separation for a time from olllclal business. 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ArifwilIpaoVftentAlnlnirTivr.iriKnutrialnmirrrartfn(KlUi(.utKlM)ljnowforlMfoiii dnjir ior yonruerNT lhi low urk'.Hl irt u Intemiwl turilw iworienlilntiualC4 omirterra ot ino tlteoMit .rton ll Ju tohuMrl uitli ! twl lyr mail 1,t m'nitliitf fnrtv-c Uhl nt tn lh l(ll'4k Cllljlli.il CWui-iiii, Ku. It itptuio mrm, ."" Yvrt-r u.k carton lira Tiui'ua) will be teut fur Uvi cttU. Odd Lamps Wc have a number tliat we will close out AT COST This is a cliaucc to get a good lamp for little money. CIMONS, Fi, GrMAtliEY GO. I'-".' Lackawiitiun Avomw ALWAYS BUSY. 'rn?,hhj i-pir Our Shccs In quality alwnys on top, al ways easy on your feet and very easy on your purse keep us "Always Busy." At tend our 23 dayB' sale. s, !y WRITii IT DOWN As your needs surgets anything lu the olllco nnd stationery line and when your list Is full bring it to us and wo will sur prise you with the novelties we have re ceived In up-to-date supplies for your of fice. We have everything lu the Plank Hook line. Piling Cabinets. Document Poxes. Postal Scales. 1'cix Files and tho largest assortment of Uox Stationery In tho City. Whiting's Wertguwood Hluc, the very latest color, lu all sizes la slock. Reynolds Bros STATIOXBKS ami EXfiRAVEKS. 139 Wyoming Avenue. Scranton, Pa. Book Bnedflinii N1SAT, Ul'IiAULi: HOOK 15INDINT IS WHAT IOU UKCKIM-l IP YOU LKAVK YOCIt Uitbl-Hl WITH THU TTUlill.Vi: UlNDKUY. i VJPM i23 WWBi A r" tf vs. vV tic .3 FIN LEY'S During the last days of our Din ait INEN ALE Which will positively close on We have prepared a few special inducements, which you caii hardly afford to let pass without an inspection. 25 dozen all linen Pillow Cases, size 36x45, hemstitch ed, at only 69c a Pair 6 pieces extra heavy Cream Damask 64 inches wide, a regular 65c quality,at only 48 ceete ' 1 pieces Cream Damask German "Silver Bleach" and full bleached at 39c, 50c, 59c and 85c Worth fully J3 more. All our high class Table Linens at from 25c to 35c a yard below our regular price Fine Table Napkins in like proportion. Special prices on Fine Towels wMle sale lasts, 510and5I12 LACKAWANNA AVENUE Tun Modkrx llAitnvvAUR STonr. Ware Is cleanly, looks well, and lasts long. It is Economy to purchase these goods and we invite inspection to our carefully selected line. FOOIJE & SMEAR CO, lit) WASHINGTON AVK The Hyot & CommieM Co0 Heating, Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Electric Light Wiring, Gas and Electric Fixtures, Builders Hardware. (Hi J. iAHNiL L way 434 Lackawanna Avenue ' HENRY BEL1N, JR., ouneiu. Agent tor til J Wyomm: Hikirict. j' itiulns, IllUbtlns.Sportltis, Hmolialeli und tlio oiauni C'UomlcX l o..iiiaiiy' HUM EXPLOSIVES. tiilety fuse ciip nml Kxptolsrv. Ituom till t'ouiioll UuUillus. rtjrur.jo. KM1TPS POlOEBo AUKNUUMi Tiios roiuv, ntuto JOHN U. KMITH .t JON Plymouth W.K.UULLIUAN, WHltei-flarr r v 1 . ..j Sjt