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SHENANDOAH, PA., SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1891. ONE CENT. THE SUREST ROAD TO WEALTH IS THROUGH LIBERAL ADVERTISING-! A READING BOOM. The deal made by the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company with Coxo Bros, was a glgautlo one and will ultimately result in putting the former in a moat prosperous condition. By fcho agreement of Wednesday tue Reading is to receivo the entire an thracite tonnage of Coxo Bros. & Co., for a period of thirty years. At the same time we are informed thut, as consequences of the agreement, a Tamaqua, Hazleton & Northern Rail road will bo formed and the Reading will have its own line to "WHUea-Barro and Scranton within two years. It now looks as if the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad has at last struck a trail that will ultimately lead it to prosperity. For years it has dragged along in a half-dead state, active only when attempting to de fend Itself against the more aggressive Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania roads. But now, with renewed vigor, it steps forth to push and win. It is the young blood and brains in the Reading management that is do ing this. President MoLeod has ' sifted the old hulk thoroughly and has shown those dependent upon his man agement that to regain its place in the railroad world tho Reading must "strikeout" and take the aggressive. The steps already taken must be high ly gratifying to the stockholders. We envy the Hazleton region, but we cling to a hope that tho Reading will soon show the same aggressive spirit in-this seotlon and practically demonstrate to us that 1c intends to re gain its long lost laurels. Bill Tweed lived in the Sixth ward or New York City. He lived in nice shape. He had a nice wife and pHasant-faced children. He smoked good clrs! he spoke kindly even to his neighbbws, notwithstanding tho important fact yhat he was born of a 1 Tweet-volced wdman in the metropolis. He carried a fi'no silk handkerchief, .and frequently blety his nose, but he rifled the cltv Treasirrv. wronced the taxpayers, violated th?Vacred oath of is 0333XTTS yd'ipr the BEST TABLE OILCLOTH Sold In other stores for 35c. AH floor Oilcloths reduced. Call for bargains C. D. FRICKE'S Carpet Store, 10 South Jardin St, near Centre ADYAHOES. Aituougn syrups nave auvanccn in prices we in nit; no change In tlie quality of our Fine Table Syrup At io and xajc "We liave a Fair Sugar Syrup Our New Orleaus Baiting Molasses 2 quarts for 2&c is a strictly choice article. CofTees are also a little higher. price ot our Fine Old Java our 30c Roasted. ZEIEIDTTQTIOILNrS. . Just received a lot ot Choice goods at reduced prices. Jsine Prunes, 2 lbs, for 25c. Wiin.n.ii ft'ii.ftp.st. pentfn. In.vnu. Ilin. nipfp. Qftn. . ; - . - . J r ,7 "J J ' " ' - " " " . Fancy Evaporated Jellied Apricots, 20o, were 25c. JJ lilt JUVUIIUI -llt(. J. OWllllVB, SELLIKTG IF.A.ST. Hew Valencia JRaisins, Good Jtlce, slightly broken, White Soaj), one pound bars, five Currant, Jttspberry and Quince Jelly, five Plum, Peach and Pineapple Preserves, 2 1-2 Good lomatoes, - - . 3 cans Jiine Ginger Snaps,, choice (food, 3 lbs. G-DTVJEJ SATISFACTI02ST On Account of Huperlor Qiinltty. Our "DAISY" FlOur, Our I'atcut llllmtuHotu Flour. Our Flue Fretilt itali-y nnd Creamery nutter we don't buy latent mmcr, nnu tnerciore iiuvu uoue to nell. Our Chipped neefmttl Hummer Hnuuasre. ' tlilutr lu the market. Will do dry. will not hurt we ltumlu, ' V 100 Lunch Baskets, from twenty floe cents up. office to guard the interests of the city and notwithstanding his gu flaws over tho efforts of honest-minded tax payers to call him to account, and his courageous (?) defense by unscrupu lous and conscienceless maniacs, who thought to fool the people, the robber chief wasurled from power by an outraged public, and the world knows the balance of the story relating to his ignominious end. AU of which goes to show that some public officials are not always what they would have the public believe even though they "are the people" and are to the manor born. Anyhow it is a foolish policy, as Boss Tweed learned to his sorrow, for public officials Jo seek to explain thoir public acts by striking a don't-care-a-d in attitude or to rely for de fense upon the purchasable columns of rickety sheets sometimes called news papers. We hope there are no Bill Tweeds In Shenandoah and that tho town will never have any. But when we sometimes listen to and look upon some of our public officials we are tempted to yield to a senBe of fear that our confidence may sometimes be shattered. And this feeling on our part is intensified when we hear offi cials mako threats of discontinuance of patronage in order to stifle the press. Tue present Legislature is Republi can. Its legislation will stand the oriticism ot the opposition. After the Legislature gets through with Its work the Mugwump papers will have little to say. Ttie Boyer tax bill will pass. Ballot Reform sure. Letter List. Tho following letters remain uncalled for in the Shenandoah, Schuylkill county, Pa., post office, May 23, 1891 : Lott, Harry E. Macgregor, Duncan Masenhelmer, Jacob Wallace, Charles Parties calling for advortisod letters should please say "advertised." One cent will bo charged on all advertised letters. H. 0. Boyer, P. II. To Nervous, Debilitated Men. If you send us vour address, we will nail you our illustratod pamphlet exploiti ng all about Dr. Dye's Celebrated Electro Voltaic Bolt and Appliances, ana, their inarming eflects upon tho nervoifa de bilitated system, and how thoy will quickly restore you to vigor, and manhood. Pawph i&iiree. If you are thus afflicted, we) will lenu vou a uoit ana .appliances on a trial. VOExaic Beiv Co.. Marshall. Mioh. Advertise in tbwdlERALD. : : L V at 6c a quart. We nialce no changb in the and improve the quality ot California Dried Fruits flue JLiV, IUVI C liUV. four lbs) for 25c. five 6 :. more worn, Itecaune it In oldViud tueref ore cannot hurt the clouVuu NEWS GLEANINGS. MATTERS REPORTERS LEARN AND WRITE ABOUT. REVISION OF THE HOLIDAY LAW. Tho Laws Rovlaod So That They are Now Governod by a Gen oral Statute Interesting for Business Men. The legal holiday laws of the state of Pennsylvania have boen revised so that they are now covered by one general statute. The bill has been approved by the Govornor and eevoral doubtful questions of practical moment to business men have boon cleared up. Thoro aro some important special pro visions relating to the Saturday half-holidays which should bo well understood in business circles. Ono is that for the pur pose of protesting or holding liable any party to a note, draft, etc, which shall not have been paid by 12 o'clock, a demand of acceptance or payment may be made at any time on that day, and notice of protest may bo given on J,ho next succeeding busi ness day. Another is that any person re ceiving for collection any chock, draft", etc., shall not be deemed gujlty of neglect for not presenting Buch papor for payment or acceptance on that day. "While tho holidays and half-holidays designated in tho law aro "publio holidays and half- holidays for all purposes whatsoever as re gards tho transaction oi business," issu ance, ontranco and service of any writ, summons, confession of judgment or other legal process may bo done on any of tho Saturday afternoons named as holidays, and uny bank may keep open its doors for business if its directors decide to do so. "Whon New Year, Washington's Birth day, Independence Day or Christmas shall occur on Saturday, tho following Monday shall bo a legal holiday and all bills, etc., falling duo on Monday will- be held as due on the preceding Saturday, excepting in tho case of Independence and Labor Days, when the same shall bo due and payable at or before 12 o'clock noon on Saturday. When Decoration Day, tho 30th of May, falls on Sunday, the precoding Saturday ahall be observed as a legal heliday. By this act the varied and sometimes confusing legal holiday acts have heon harmonized in ono general law defining and regulating holidays, and it is important to all business men to be well advised of the changes mado by the new statute. Tbo legal holidays inJPennsylvania now uro: 1. New Year's Day, January 1. 2. Washington's birthday, February 22. 3. Good Friday. 4. Memorial Day, May 80. 6, Independence Day, July 4. G. Christmas Day, 25th Docombor. 7. Labor Day, first Monday in Septem ber. 8. All days designated by tho Governor or President, for thanksgiving, fasting or prayer. 9. Saturday half.holiday, from 12 o'clock noon until midnight,; beginning 15th of Juno and ..ending 15th of September of each year. All of those days as declared by tho new legal holiday law, "shall for all purposes whatever as regards Iho presenting for pay ment or acceptance, and as regards tho pro testing and giving notico of tho dishonor of bills of oxchange, checks, drafts, promissory notes, mado after the passage ot this act, bo treated and considered as tho first day of the week, commonly called Sunday," and "all such bills, checks, drafts and notes otherwiso presontablo for acceptance or paymont on any of the said days shall be deomed to be payable and be presentable for acceptance or payment on tho secular or business day noxt preceding such holi day, or in case of a half-holiday, shall be deemed to bo payable and be presentable for acceptance or payment at or before 12 o'elock noon on such half-holiday." Picnic at Columbia Park, May 30th Music by the Scboppe full orchestra. 3w A New Business. P. J. Oleary has opened a store in the Ferguson's building, on East Centre stroet, and is prepared furnish tho local trade with flno leather and shoe findings and all kinds of shoemaker's supplies. His stock is a largo ono and well equipped to fully supply all demands of the trade. 6-15-tf Spoctacles to suit all eyes at F. J. Portz's book and stationery Btore, 21 North Matn street. 8-20-tf Special Meeting. A special meeting of the School Board will bo held in tho Superintendent's offlco on Monday, 25th Inst., at 7:30 o'clock. From The Nation's Capitol. Mr. A. N.Hazen. Washington, D. C.says: The ruinous Hed Flag Oil, Is a perlect family medicine, and hits ne equal lor Kueumatlsin, Neuralgia, Hprulns, outs, minis, una nil botillv ualn. Price IS cents. At Klrllu'si drug store, Buy Keystone flour. Bo careful that tho lame Lksbio & Co., Ashland, Pa., is 1nnted on every saclc. 3.3-3taw UNION SERVICED, To bo Held in the M. E. Ohuroh To-morrow Evening. Miss Floronco E. Willard, president of the World's W. 0. T. U has issuod an appoat asking for Co-operation, in financial way, looking to the raising of a fund to prepare for the World's W. O. T. U. con vention to bo held in Boston on Nov. 12, 1891, tho day precoding that of tho Na tional VY. 0. T. U.i and urgos that on tho 24th of May, tho W, 0. T. U. of each town hold a meeting in tho interest of the World's W. 0. T. U., and that at the close thereof a collection bo taken to help meet tho oxpensos of the World's conven tion. In accordance with tho requests con tained in tho circular the local W. O. T. U. has decided to hold a Union mooting in tho Methodist Episcopal church, cornor of Oak and Whito streets, at G:30 o'clock to morrow (Sunday) ovoning, with tho co operation of tho M. E., English Luthoran and Presbyterian churches. Tho sorvico will comprise hymns, readings, song and prayer, concluding with a collection spooch for tho World's W. 0. T. U., tho collec tion, temperance doxology and benedic tion. Sunday Specials. Presbyterian church, Kev. J. M. Wicker, pastor. Services to-morrow at 10:80 a. m. and 6:30 p. in. Sunday school at 2 p. m. Trinity Reformed church. Sorvicos to morrow at J a. m and 0:30 p. m. Proach ing by Mr. S. A. Brandt, of Collegevllle, Montgomery county. All invit9d. Sun day school at 1:30 p. m. English Luthoran church, Rev. D. B. Troibloy, pastor. Services to-morrow as fol lows: 10:30 a. m. and 0:30 p. m. Sunday school at 1:30 p. m. Ebenezor Evangelical church. Rev. H. J. Glick, pastor. Services to-morrow at 10 a. m. in Gorman, and 0:30 p. m. in English. Sunday school at 1:30 p. m. All aro heartily invited to attend. All Saints' Episcopal church, Oak streot near Main, Rov. Floyd E. W est, rector. Services to-morrow as follows : Morning prayer, litany and sermon by tho rector at 10:30. Evoning prayer (lay service) at 0:30. Sunday school at 2 p. m. Rogular meeting of the Ladios' Guild of tho Parish Friday evening at 7:30. Welsh Baptist church, corner West and Oak streets. Rev. D. I. Evans, Pastor. Prayer servico to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Sunday school at2 p. m. Preach ing by. the pastor at 0 in the ovening in thd English language. Watkin Waters Post, No. 146, G. A. R., will attend tho evening servico in a body. Prayer meeting on Monday evening, at 7 o'clock. Young Peoplo's sermonette Wednesday ovening at 7 o'clock. Class meeting Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. All aro cordially in vited. P. M. church, cornor of Jardin and Oak streets. Services to-morrow at 10:80 a. m. and 0:30 p. m. Sabbath school' at 2 p. m. Young Peoples' Christian Endeavor at C p. m. every Sabbath. Classes meet Tuos day and Wednesday evonings at 7 o'clock and Sunday at 9:80 a. m. General prayer meeting Thursday at 7:80 p. ni. H. G. Russell, pastor. First Methodist Episcopal church. Roy. Wm. Powick, pastor. Divine worship at 10:30 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. Morning sub ject,' "Class Meetings." Evening : A union meeting will be held in tho interests of the World's Woman's Christian Tem perance Union, for which a special pro gramme has been prepared. Sunday school at 2 p, m., to bo followed by the de votional meeting of tho Epworth League. Biblo study Monday evening. General prayer meeting Thursday evoning. All are invited. English Baptist church, South Jardin street, Rev. H. G. James, pastor. Preach ing at 10:30 a. m. and 6:80 p. m. by the pastor. Morning topic: ''The Elixir of Life." Evening topic: "Active Religion." Sabbath school at 2 p. m,,' Deacon John Bunn, superintendent. Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock tho Rev. M. Mesropian, of Turkey, will lecture and sing in several Unguagos. Tuesday evening at 7:30 tho Young Tooplo's Christian Union will meot. Wodnesday evening, at 7 o'clock, a gee oral prayer and covenant meeting. College fuihmer Curo Will Count. Boston, May 28. All coursos in tho summer school of Harvard College, be ginning with tills summer, in fe-eulogy, physios, Genuau nnd engineering, will, by direction ot tho faculty, bo counted toward tho students' doaroe. This Is tho first step in allowing nil summer coursos to count in the regular university work. Suicides nt 31 unto Curio. Lo:)ON, Mny 23. At Monte Carlo yes terday n banker of Munich, named Speok art, committed suicide because of, heavy gambling Ipssa. Six suicides havo occurred nt Monto Carlo since May 1, Queen Vlctiirlu'a Illrthday. London, May 30. Oucen Victoria has arrived at Balmoral, wliero sho will spend to-morrow, the sovonty-second anniver sary of her birthday. ninilatoiiu'n Til J) to Ilawiirden, f London, May 23. Mr. Gladstone ar rived nt lluwaydeu none tho worse for his Journey, aud drove in an open aso to the rectory. Waters' Weiss beer is tho best. John A. Ruilly solo agont. 5 G-tf BLAINE RUMORS! FRIENDS DENY THAT HE IS BREAKING DOWN. SIMPLY A VICTIM OF OVERWORK. Soorotary Tracy Says Mr. Blaine is as Strong Mentally as He Ever Was The Matter Fully Discussed. By National I'rcts Association. Washington, May 23. Secretary Tracy in an interview about published state ments casting doubts upon Secretary Blaine's real condition, mentally and physically, denies emphatically the truth of such statements, "and any statemont," ho said, "that Mr. Blaluo is not as strong, sound and alert mentally as ho ever has been does him grave Injury. "Tho Inst timo I saw Secretary Blaluo," he nddod, "only a few days beforo ho left for Now York, wo wero together a long timo in consultation over a most impor tant public document. It was criticised and discussed nt groat length, and I havo never seen him when ho npponred to bet ter advantages than he did on that occa sion." Tho statement as to tho Secretary's health was discussed in the Cabinet, and, while there was no divorgonco thoro from tho general opinion as to tho character of the publication, novorthloss somo of tho Cabinet members were inclined to think that tho misleading statomonts given out from day to day in regard to Mr. Blnlno's condition 'were largely responsible for tho publio uneasiness. TV'lmt Kmiuons lllalno Says. New YonK, May 23. Emmons Blaine, when asked rogardlng tho reports about his father, said: "Tho story is a lio and a gross misrepresentation. Any denial of it would bo almost useloss, as tho state ments nro merely gonoral and refer in a great degree to what Is past aud gono." Young Mr. Blaino wont on to say that in his opinion the wholo story was tho result of personal s; ito. His father, ho sold, was simply the victim of over-work. Regarding the statement that tho busi ness of the Stato Department suffered on account of tho mental inability cf its chief, young Mr. Blaino said that tho official records of his fathers ofUco would completely dlsprovo such a grouuloss as sertion. Sir. Blaino Mnoh Improved. New YonK, May 2& Dr. Dennis said this morning that ho would not tako Secretary Balno out riding to-day as ho feared tho weather would bo too wnrni, Mr. Blaine is now ablo to be up and about the bouso, and Dr. Denni3 says that bis complete recovery is only a matter of a few days. ' THE PENSION MONEY. Bocrotary Foster Tliluks Ho 1VU1 Havo No Trouble Jn Meeting the Demand. Washington, May 23. With referonca to tho quarterly pension paymonts, duo June 4, aggregating 20,000,000, Secre tary Foster says that ho does not antici pate any difficulty in meeting the de mand. He had no doubt but that tho ro coipts over tho expenditures wou.d bo sufficient to meet this amount. There, was already on hand nearly $16,000,000 surplus. Thore would bo no necessity of calling in tho deposits held by the National banks on account of the Government to meot pension obligations. Tho amount of Government funds on deposit with National banks was $23,000,000. Tho Secretary thought it likely that an opportunity to renew tho $50,000,000 4 1-2 per cent, bonds would be giver? to the holders of sai'd bonds, after Sopt. 1, nt tho rate of not moro than 2 per cent. He had no doubt that definite steps would bo taken in tho matter in a short time. With regard to tho shipments of gold, Secretary Foster said that it con clusively showed that tho credit of the United States could not bo shaken by any drain upon it. Promoted on Ilia Dcnthbod. Washington, May 23. A telegram ha Deen received uy tue nujutaut-gouoral or the army announcing that Capt. Franlt. Hamilton, 2d Artillery, Is lying nt the point of death ot his post, Fort Wads worth, New York harbor. Ho has just been promoted to bo mnjor of the 3d Ar tillery on account of the retirement oi Col, Gibson. Tho announcement of his promotion was sent by telegraph from tho department. Tho Sttlo of tho Guluna llccoiumondcd. Washington, May 23. The board of officers appointed to survey the United States ship Galena, which was wrecked on the coast of Massachusetts, near Guy Head, has made its report to tho Navy Department. The board finds that the vessel cannot bo repaired within tho 20 per cent, limit and it recommends her sale. The Galena was an unarinored cruiser of tho third rate. i. Concert To-Puy for the Children. Washington, May 23. Tho Prosldont directed that n concert bo given !y the Marine Bund in tho Whito House grounds to-day for the children in lieu of tho Eastor Monday ogg rolling, which was ubandonod becauso of tho bad woathor at tho time. Jfo I'ontponement of the World's l'nlr. Washington, May 23. Tho Austrian Minister has received a telegram from Secretary UutterwortU douyinir tho ro port that tho World's Fair would have to bo postponed till 1801. He characterizes tue report as false una prouauiy malicious. PASSED FOR A YEAR. Tho Gnornl Atsembly Disposes or thtf Confession of Faith Problem- Detroit, Mich., May 28. The cxpec ed dobato on Revision of tho Confession was closed for this year by the adoption ot Dr. Hayes's motion that the report of tho committee bo sent down to the Presby teries for criticisms, etc., using which tho committee continued nt its request till next nssembly can then mako its final report. President Pntton, of Princeton, proba bly represented thoBO who havo urged Important modifications of the report if thero had been any proposition that tho assembly should adopt as its own tho recommendations of the report boforo sending It down. He mado the principal address urging that it bo sont down with out any adoption or endorsement. It is rumored that Professor Brlggs has announced his determination to contest every point in his case, carrying them into tho civil courts, nnd up to tho high est courts any points Involving civil rights, and thus keeping up a conflict it may be for years. KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION. Ten Nogro Convicts Meet Death lu n Mlno in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala., May 23. At tho Pratt minos an oxploslon of gas in a shaft whoro convicts nro worked killed ton negro convicts and ono free miner named Tom Moore. It is believed that tho men had l n somo way knocked off a plank from a door which stood across an old chamber nnd on which tha word "Gas" was writ ton. The gas rushod out and caught flro from the lamp. Ulllcers of tho company went to tno rescuo and worked to save tho men, but were themselves sullocateu and narrowly scaped, being dragged out uncpnscious. Tho bodies of tho dead havo all been ecovored. Tho mines aro not considered in dancer from gas as a rulo, and this is the first uccldent of tho sort for a long timo. Two life convicts worked faithfully with tho rescuing party. THE DEPUTIES ACQUITTED. They Wore Chnrccd With Murdering tho Mnrowood Hloters. GnEENsnurto, Pa., May 23. At 0 o'clock last night tho jury in tho cose of Capt. J. A. Loar, Harry Wilson, Louis Davis, Richard Burns, Caryl Brown, Horace Ruco, Jacob Zundel, Harry Gilbort, Miles Hann, Elmer Nichols and Jesso Borger returned a verdict of not guilty. Tho nccus3ed were on guard as doputy sheriffs at Morowood Coke Works on the morning ot April 2 last, when several riotous Hungarian and Sluv strikers were shot dead. Tho deputies woro sub sequently arrested for murder and in dicted. BIG FAILURE REPORTED. Tho Star Rubber Compnny of Treuton In Financial Trouble Tkenton, N. J., May 23. Tho Star Rub ber Company, ono of tho largo concerns hero, Is reported as having failed. Tho officers deny this, and say they expect to patch up matters. Thoy claim that tho banks huve refused to discount tho company's paper becauso of tho general lack of confidence oxistiug among tho banks. If tho Star Rubber Company falls soveral other concerns will go down with it. Favor Dr. ISrooks for Illshop. St. Loots, May 23. The trouble over the election of Dr. Philips Brooks to bo Bishop of Massachusetts is sottlod, tho standing committee of the diocese ot Missouri havo decided to improve of his election. Indianapolis, Ind., May 23. Tho stand ing committee of tho diocese of Indiana voted unanimously to confirm tho elec tion of Dr. Philips Brooks as Bishop ot Massachusetts. Collapso of the Ills Fool Scheme. NeW Haven, Conn., May 23. Tho grand pool Bchemo involving $100,000, organized under tho name of the Nevr Haven Jockey Club, has collapsed. Tho scheme wns backed Uy a syndicate ot pool-room and policy-room proprietors, nnd tho plan wts to give prizes to tha holders of tickets bearing tho names of tho first, sotand nnd third horses in tho Suburban Handicap, which is to be run at Shoepshead Bay on June 10. Churgos of Fraud Suutuiacd. CniCAGO, May 23. After much debate? tho Important matter before tho National Trotting Association, tho expulsion of tho, stallion Nelson' was decided by the Board of Review. The decision was avorso to tho horse und its owner, and will areata somewhat ot n sonsation in sporting cir cles. Tho obargos of fraud woro sus tained. AT SCHOSlT Teacher Nov,Tommy,wheu should n capital T be used ? Tommy Always, Teacher Always! What do you mean ? Tommy Why, we use Graf's Tea always at home, aud mamma says it is a capital tea, Aud Tommy was right. For a cheap tea we defy competition on ourSo-cent goods. We have an excellent mixed tea at 40 cents, and better out at 60, 00 and 76c. No presents. AT GRAFS, No. 122 North Jardin Street