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FREE LA XI) TRIBUXE. Commencing with Monday, February 10, 1890. and continu ing through the year, the TRI BUNE proposes to publish a series of able articles upon subjects of vital and general interest to our readers. Emi nent thinkers and writers of national reputation on Social, Economic and Industrial Prob lems have promised contribu tions upon topics of universal interest. The list of authors, and the comprehensive group of "Live Questions" that will be treated by them, can be seen on this page, and will, we confidently believe, merit the hearty interest of readers who are already interested in these themes, and are anxious to receive the most rational opin ions obtainable. All articles will be prepared in an inquiring and scientific spirit, and will De non-sectional and non-partisan. Vigor and simplicity of statement will be aimed at, and all phases of re form thought will be fairly and impartially presented. Upon subjects about which there is a variety of candid opinions, all sides will receive an equal op portunity to be heard, that the truth may, if possible, be ar rived at. This is the first co-operative attempt upon the part of able writers to thoroughly discuss all the interesting phases of social and industrial life for the masses who would be the beneficiaries of substantial re forms, and the arrangements made by the TRIBUNE give us the sole privilege of publishing the articles in this town. They can be read in no other Free land paper, and those of our readers who are not subscribers should have their names placed on the list without delay. CONTRIBUTORS. H'n. Carroll D. Wright. B. O. Flower. Thomas G. Shearman. Frances E. Willard. Hamlin Garland. Henry D. Lloyd. Bolton Hall. Prof. F. M. Crunden. Louis F. Post. Prof. Edward W. Bemis. William Dudley Foulke. Wm. Lloyd Garrison. Mayor ITazon S. Pingrce. Senator William V. Allen. Ernest 11. Crosby. Lee Meriwether. Rabbi Samuel Sale. Stoughton Coo ley. Prof. James H. Dillard. G. F. Stephens. Byron W. Holt. Judson Greneli. Alice Thatcher Post. Robert Boker. (Catharine Lente Stevenson, .fudgo S. S. King. E. Q. Norton. Helen de Lendreeie. Edward Osgood Brown. Rabbi J. L. Stern. George C. Worth. Josephine Rand. Manuel J. Drennan. Rev. John W. Kramer. George V. Wells. Prof. Thomas E. Will. Dr. Mary Wood Allen. John S. Crosby. A. F. Broomhall. A. If. Stephenson. James C. Fernald. E. Talmadge Root. Mrs. E. Q. Norton. W. F. Cooling. Frances E. Russell. John T. White. E. Stillman Doublcday. Rev. W. G. Todd. J. 11. Quick. M. R. Leverson. Josephine Shaw Lowell. J. A. Way land. R. GraO. Brown. Harry C. Vrooman. W. B. Aldington. J. A. Gay nor. J II Ralston. Jam. s W Bm-klin. H. Martin William?. John F. Baker. Levi Mi-Gee. J. S. David. Prof. M. 11. Chaniberlin. John Filtner. F. B. Livesey. N. O. Nelson. Dr. J. W. Caldwell. C. B. Fillebrown. Bronson C. Kneicr. Benjamin S. Terry. SUBJECTS. Lessons from the Last Census. : Proportional Representation. : Society and the State. The Formation of Trust*. The Remedy for Trusts. Constitutional and Judicial Obstacles to Re j form. The Evils of Restrictive Law. Is Liberty the Solution of Social Frobleras? Direct Legislation. | Why Socialism Is Popular, j The Science of Legislation. , Industrial Conciliation. Is the State Just to Womu? Is the State Just to the Workingmaa? Present Dny Phrases of Reform. Natural Taxation: Social Effects of Natural Taxation. Natural Taxation and the Church. Public Owners of Monopolies. Support of the Btato from Franchises. I Government Ownership of the Telegraph. ! Government Ownorship of Railroads. Socialism fend Social Reform*. Speculation in Food Products. Speculation in Land. Flow To Make Farming Pay. j Land Speculation and the Recent Crisis. 1 The True Functions of Government. The Grant of Corporate Power. The Cause of "Hard Times." The Remedy for "Hard Times." i The Sympathetic Loek-Out. The State Dispensary System, j The Guttenburg System. 1 Prohibition Pro and Con. Free Coinage of Silver—Pro and Con. Foreign Immigration-Pro and Con. How shall we Employ the Unemployed? | What shall we do with our Criminals? j Causes of Large Fortunes and Low Wages. | Home Rule in Taxation. Etchics of Natural Taxation. The Incidence of Taxation, j Taxation of Personal Property. Railroad Pooling, j Taxation of lin pro rem on ts. ! Cause and Cure of Involuntary Poverty. Justice the True Charity. Railroad Stock- Wntcring. Tho Etchics of Money. Election of U. S. Senators by Direct Yt. Thomas Jefferson on Natural Rights. The Victor and the Spoils. The Nationalization of Railroads. Spoliation of tho Social Body. Cause and Cure of Strikes. The Fundamental Question. Public Libraries. . Special Privileges. I The Detroit Plan. The Relations of Poverty to the Social Evil. Natural Wages. Relation of the Church to Social Problems. The Ethics of Speculation in Land Values. , Government Banking. Capital Punishment—Pro and Con. j Scientific Money. Competition vs. Co-operation. Labor Commissioners. Evils of the Gerrymander. Justice as a Curo for Immorality. Should the Patent System be abolished? True and False Patriotism. Would tho Single Tax Tlteorj- tlo.ult In Con flscatlon? j Sooltil Discontent—lta Cause. and Remcdloa. I The Telegraph its a Part of the Foatoflice. Impartial Suffrage. I The Ethlea of Fro. TratH and rrfwtltT. PREELAND TRIBM. RUBEISILBD ICTXRT MONDAY AND THURSDAY. 1 NIOS. A. BUCKLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. >FFICE: MAIN STREKT ABOVE C'RKTM. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. O ie Tear —..fl 00 ix Months T5 Kour Month* 00 two Month* 20 Subscribers arc requested to observe the /urea lollowing the name on the labels of iieir papers. By reference to three they can ic'-rtuin to what rlute their subscription Is aid. For Instance: Groror Cleveland 2 a J*mcflt neans that Grover is pn'd up to June fS, rBSG. voep the figures in vance of the present late, lleport promptly to this office whenever you do not receive your paper. All &rrca* ges must bo paid wiien pu]>er U discontinued r'KEhii.bUi, l'a„ Jd.Maui 20. lojtj. RAILROAD TIMETABLES I"* HE DELAWARE, SUHQUEHANNA ANL SCHUYLKILL RAILROAD. Time table in effect December 15, 1895. Trains leave Drlfton for Jedrio, Ei-kley. Hazle Brook. Stockton Heaver Meadow Koad, ltoan and Hazleton Junction at ft3ll, 000 a in. 415 p ! in. daily except .Sunday; und 7 03 a in, 2 Jit* p m, ] Sunday. Trains leave Drifton for Hiirwood.t 'ran berry, r>jiihieken and Deriuger at 6 30 a in, p ui. daily except unday; and i 08 a ui, 23 p m. Sun day. Trains leave Drlfton for Oneida Junction, Harwood Koad, Humboldt itoad, oneida and sheppton at 6 (JO a m. 4 15 pm, daily except Suu da\; and 703 a ui, 288p m, Sunday. Trains leave Hazluton Junction for Harwood, Cranberry, Toiuhickeii and Deringer at 6 3ft a m, daily except Sunday; and Sunday. Trains leave Hazleton Junction for Oneida Junction, Harwood itoad, Huuiboldt Koad, Oneida and Sheppton at tt 29, 11 10 a m, 4 46 p in, dally except Sunday; and 737 a in, 3 OH p m, Sunday. Tr ins leave Deringer for Toinhickon, Cran berry, Harwood, Ha/leton Jiiiietion. Koun, Heaver Meadow Itoad. Stockton, ilazle Hrook, Eckley, Jeddo and Drifton at 2 25, 610 p in, <lail> except Sunday; and 937 a ui, 007 p in, Sunday. Trains leave sheppton for Oneida, Humboldt Koad, Harwood Koad. Oneida Junction, Hazle ton Junction and ltoan at 7 11 a in, 12 40, 525 p m, daily except Sunday; and 8 09 a IU, 3 44 p ui, Sunday. Trains leave Sheppton for Heaver Meadow Koad, Stockton, ila/.le Pro k, tick ley, Jeddo | and Drifionat 6 25 p m, daily, except Sunday; j and 8 09 a ui, 3 44 p in, Sunday. Trains leave Hazleton Junction for Heaver Meadow Koad, Stockton, Hazle Hrook, liekley, Jeddo and Drifton ut 3 om, 5 47, 620 p m, daily, except Suuduy; und 10 OH a iu, 538 i> m. Sunday. All trams connect at Hazleton Junction with electric cars for Hazleton, Jeunesville, Auden ried aud other points ou the Traction Com pany's line. Trains leaving Drifton at 000 a m. Hazleton | Juuctio'i at 0 29 a in, und Sheppton at 7 11 a in, connect atOneidu Junction with Lehigh Valley . trains east und west. Train leaving Drifton at ft 30 a in makes con- ' nection at Deriuger with P. K. K. train for Wilkesbarre, Sunbury, iiarrisburg and points west For he accommodation of passengers nt way stations between Hazleton Junction and Der iner, an extra tram will leave the former point a 3 60 p in daily, except Sunday, arriv ing at Dermgcr at ft 00 p in. I LLTiiKK C. SMITH, Superintendent. ' | I LEIIIGH VALLEY RAILROAD. November 17, 1895. Anthracite coal used exclusively, insuring cleanliness and cum tort. AUKANOKMKNT or PASSKNGEK TRAINS. LEAVE FREELANI). 6 05, 8 25, 9 33. 10 41 a m, 1 35, 2 27, 3 15, t 34, rt 12, 0 58, 8 0 ), 8 57 p m, for Drifton, Jeddo, Lum ber Yard, Stoekton and Hazleton. 6 06, 825 933 a m, 1 35, 3 15. 4 34 p in. for Mauch Chunk, Allentown, Bethlehem, l'liila., Kaston and New York. 6 05, 9 4JL 10 41 am, 2 27, 4 25. 658 pm, for Mabanoy City, Sh nandoah and Pottsville. 7 20, 9 16. 10 50 a m, 11 54,4 34 pin, (via Higli and Branch) for White Haven, Olen Summit, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston aud L. and H. Junction. SUNDAY TRAINS. 11 40 a m and 3 24 p m for Drifton, Jeddo, Lun • ber Yard and Hazleton. 3 24 p m for Delano, Mabanoy City, Shenuu doah. New York and Philadelphia. ARRIVE AT FREELAND. 7 26, 9 27, 10 56, 11 64 a ra, 12 58, 2 13, 4 34, 5 33, 6 58, 847 pin, from Hazleton, Stockton, Lum ber Yard. Jeddo and Drifton. 7 20, 9 2., 10 50 u in, 2 13, 4 :H, 0 58 p m, from Delano, Mabanoy City and Shenandoah (via New Boston Branch). 12 58, 6 33, 8 47 p in, from New York, Kaston, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Allentown and Mauch Chunk. 1050 am, 12 58, 5 33, 0 58, 8 47 p m, from Kaston, Phila., Bethlehem and Mauch Chunk. 9 33, 10 41 a in, 2 27,0 58 p m lroiu White Haven. Olen Summit, Wilkes-Harre, Pittston and L. am B. Junction (via Highland Branch). SUNDAY TRAINS. 11 HI Ain and 3 10 p m, from Hazleton, Lum ber Yard, Jeddo and Drifton. 11 31 a m from Delano, Hazleton, Philadelphia nd Kaston. •I 10 p m from Delano and Mnhaiiny region. For further information inquire of Ticket Agents. CHAS. S. LEE, Oen'l Pass. Agent, Phila., Pa. ItOLLIN H WILBUR, Gen. Supt. East. Div. A. W. NONNEMACHEK, Ass'tG. P. A , South Bethlehem, Pa. John Augustaitis, dealer in Whiskey, Wine, Beer, Ale, Cigars, E'c. Elegant Pool Room Attached. Corner South and Washington Streets. Easily Arranged. They are telling tho story in London that tho impossible American in Paris ilighted Rt a hotel to fiud it absolutely fu'l. "I have nothing,'* expostulated the host, almost tearfully, "nothing. Tho Ilrat floor is taken by the king of the Ostenders, the queen of Montegaria oc cupies the second, the duke of Cotton opolis is sharing the third floor with the Caliph of Port Raid and the crown prince of Nova Esperanza is sleeping on the billiard table. As for myself, 1 have to make up a bed in the oflice, and there only remains the chamber of my daughter. Of course—" "In that your daughter?" interrupted the American, pointing to the young lady at the desk. "Yes. sir." "All right: I'll marry her after lunch." And, giving his valise to the speechless bonifaee, he added: "Now you can take my baggage up to tuir room."—San Francisco Argonaut. —Shakespeare says we are creatures that look before and after; the more surprising that we do not look round a little and see what Is passing under our very eyes.—<"i r lyle. Wo are sole agents for tho "Fashion" shoe. No other dealer In town has this line. Our price $2. guaranteed to be worth $3. At the Wear Well. POXTO'S CRIME. i HBBP ggr* for a long thru j the most ( m aKa blind confidence JLAM * n k' m * l° ve< ' each other dear brown ears and name '[' was Ponto. Ponto was enamored of a certain ooden ball about the size of a billiard :11. In a moment of weakness 1 had tirchased this one day and brought, t home. Ponto immediately seized it, . oiled it toward me, and said: "Throw that over there in the rose bushes. I w ill find it. You see if I don't." So aid, so done. The ball was thrown, nd Ponto found it. But he became ither irksome with his desire to re lieve the boll, because his favorite re ark to me became: "Play ball." ne had a fashiou of coming into my study with a brisk air, wagging his tail, with l lie ball held in his mouth. Then, plac ing his forepaws on the table, he would put the precious ball in the middle of the papers, letters and books and say: "There is my ball. Now toss it out of the window, and I will go and get it. That will be very much more amusing than wasting your time on nil these stupid papers and books." I would fre quently feign to hurl the ball from the window, and, like a flash, Ponto would disappear. A few minutes would pass before Ponto would reappear with the forepaws at the window and remark: "Say you, you man with the papers, I don't find anything here. The ball isn't in the garden. You must have kept it." Then he would come in at the door, go sniffing around under the fur niture and in the partly opened desk drawers, and then, with the air of a man who smites his forehead and dis covers something, he would look in quiringly at you and say: "I will wager that, it is on the table." He was right—with his intelligent eye he had followed your glance. If you attempted then to conceal the ball, there was an end to the work. He burst, into extrav agant gayety, jumped after the ball, followed your least movements and would not quit you, laughing ener getically with his tail. Ponto made me sometimes think that lie was one of those men turned into dogs, of whom we read in the fairy stories. His eyes were deep, tender and human, and Rt times they seemed to say: "What would you? 1 am only a four-footed beast, but I have a human heurt—a better one than that of many men. I am a beast, and I have suffered much. I suffer still, because I cannot express myself in speech and tell you in those things you cull words, mj' fidel ity and devotion. Yes, lam yours, and I love you like a dog. Whatever belongs to you is secure. Just let anybody touch it, and you will see." But Ponto and 1 fell out one day. Tt was a very unfortunate affair. Only those people, w ho, like myself, believe blindly in dogs, will understand inc. This is what happened: The cook had killed two chickens, and had gone into the ad joining pantry to gotabnsketto put the feathers in as she plucked them. When she returned to the kitchen she uttered a shriek—one of the two chickens was gone. Yet she had been absent but A few minutes. "Ah!" said the cook, reflectively, "evi dently some beggar lias passed by here and has taken one of the chickens through the window." She looked out of the door in order tAnd the supposititious beggar, but there, was nobody there. Then for a moment she thought it must be the dog, but she was at once seized with re morse. "What! Suspect Ponto? Never! He. would not steal. Why, he would watch over a leg of mutton all day without £ HE LOOKED TOWARD ME. •ouchlng it, even when he was perishing With hunger. Besides, lie is there in the kitchen, sitting on his haunches, with his eyes partly closed, and oc casionally yawning. He is not think ing of chickens." The cook was so profoundly puzzled that she summoned her master, and 1 came. The melancholy affair was laid before mo. I looked at Ponto. Ponto was sitting there with a studied air of indifference, apparently half asleep. T called him: "Ponto!" He looked to ward n>e. and lifted his heavy eyelids. "Did you cal 1 me, master V Iv. as oniy asleep.l was dreaming—lwasdroaming of my ball." Of his ball, eh? I became at once sus picious. This was evidently a pretext, But I said: "I think, Katherine, that you arc right. The dog could not have stolen the chicken. Jf lie had stolen it he would now be engaged in plucking it somewhere in the garden." "But look at him, sir—just look at him. Ho has not the air of an honest dog." "What?" "I say that Ponto has not an honest vlr." I turned and gazed at him. "X*ok Ponto." Ponto looked, but bis bead drooped. A\ be grumbled: "Do )ou think t hut I would be banginj around here if I had stolen a chicken Why, I'd be eating it." Hut this remark did notdivert my sus picions. On the contrary, it conilrmed them. "Katherine," said I solemnly to the cook, "it is Ton to. Alas! it is Ponto." \\ bat I had seen in Ponto's eyes was terrible. I swear to you, reader, that 1 am most serious. 1 had distinctly seen there an almost human lie. It is rather difficult to explain my meaning-. Ponto wished to assume an appenrance of sincerity in his glance, and he did not succeed, because that is impossible, even to a man. It is said 1 by profound philosophers that in men the power of lying is confined to speech; that the power of throwing falsehood into a glance is possessed only by wom en. Ponto exhausted himself in vain ef forts to lie with his eyes. But this un successful falsehood was even more in criminating than an avowal. I looked fixedly at Ponto. "Here, Ponto," said I, "take this," and offered him the second chicken, which Katherine had just finished plucking. Ponto looked at me reflectively. "Hum!" he said, "evidently you sus pect me. Why do you give me a chicken to-day? You never gave me a whole chicken before." He took the chicken in his mouth and immediately deposited it on the floor at my feet, and. looking up in my eyes, he said: 'You roust think I am a fool." Instinctively I said to myself: "Thief! Scoundrel! You have betrayed me. You are a perfidious dog. Your honest canine existence of loyalty has now come to an end, and you have been as false o if you were only a man." But patting him on the back, I added aloud: "Good Ponto,honest Ponto,nice Pontc." This dissimulation was rather too deep for Ponto. I'rged on by the savory smell of the chicken, he took it be tween his jaws and started to go. But, before he reached the door lie turned several times and looked at me careful ly in order to see if he could fathom my thoughts. As soon as he hud left the "LOOK, POTFTO." kitchen I closed the door and began spy ing upon him through the blinds of the window. ll© went u few paces as if in tending to devour hin prey, and then stopped, placed hie chicken on the ground, and thought deeply for a long time. Several times he looked at the kitchen door with his false and treach erous eye. Then, giving up all attempts to seek an explanation satisfactory to his mind, he contented himself with the fact that- he had the chicken, picked it up and departed. As he disappeared in the distance 1 could see that his some limcs timid tail, which had hesitated throughout our entire conversation, had again become bold and firm. Ponto's tail said: "Buhl 1 have both chickens. Nobody suw me take the first one. Hurrah!" I stealthily followed him from afar, and 1 surprised him In the act of hastily scratching a hole in the ground with his powerful forepnws. The chickeu that I had given him was lying on the ground, and in the hole which he was digging lay the other chicken. I was broken-hearted. My friend Ponto re tained the instincts of his remote an cestors. the foxes and the wolves, and buried his provisions. But, alas! being p domesticated animal, and having be come the companion of mankind, he hod learned to lie. Under the eyes of the treacherous and shamcd-faced Ponto, 1 made up a little package of the longer feathers of the two chickens, and deposited this little feather duster on my working table. Whenever, thereafter, I was en gaged at work and Ponto came to me bringing his ball, and said, with a light nnd easy air: "Come, come! Lay aside that rubbish and let. us play ball," I would invariably lift the little feather duster. Then Ponto would drop his treacherous head. His tail would slink between his legs and adhere to his quiv ering belly, while the ball would fall from his nerveless jaws. As he looked at. me he would say: "Is it. possible that you are so ruthless, so unforgiving? Do you never pardon?" Weeks passed, and I had not yet par doned Ponto. But he was indefatigable In Ms at temps tc v in me over. So one morning, when he came to me again, wnd when I seized the little feather cluster and poor Ponto was about to withdraw, I said to him: "Look, Ponto," quoth I, 'look upon this for the last time. Thus perishes the only token of your fault," arid I hurled the feather duster into the fire. Ponto carefully watched the feather 'luster bum. Then, without any hys teric manifestations of joy, without enps or skips, but. nobly, simply, with dignity, he came and proffered his paw. The crime was forgotten. We were 'riends agaiu. Ponto was glad that he had been for jiven. But he was not nearly so glad as t that I had forgiven him.—Argonaut, THE UNIVERSAL 30 E. Broad Street, 20-31 E. Mine Street, Hazleton. Everything in the way of Holiday Novelties and Fancy Goods will be closed out, regardless of cost or value! Cloak Department: Tf e arc still showing several pretty styles of the lat est novelties in Ladies' Jackets in complete lines of sizes, which were received specially for the holidays; they will now go for whatever they can fetch, regard less of value. Fur Capes: IT e will off er specially low prices in Wool Seal and XXXAX Electric Seal, trimmed with Marten, also a f w IS-inch, 20-inch and 22-inch Trilby Capes, plain md trimmed, xhich were sent on consignment. Dress Goods: This department is teeming over with choice novel fies, including a few extremely handsome Pattern Dresses, which are marked down so low that they will prove a goo ! bait for the early purchaser. Neck Scarfs and Muff's: These articles in Fur afford* greater means to pro tect yourselves from the bitter and biting weather of this mountain top, at below zero prices. Extraordi,- nary values in Ladies' Children's and Gentlemen's Underwear. Our revised prices will give you a pleas ant surprise. Low prices on Blankets, Comfortables and Quilts. ANDREW J. HAIRE. Are the only HIGH GRADE and strict ly first class pianos sold direct from the factory to the final buyer. Are the only pianos on which you can save the dealers' profits and enor mous expenses, agents' salaries and music teachers' commissions. Are the only pianos every agent condemns, for the natural reason that NO AGENTS are em ployed by us. Are the only pianos which are not sold in a single store in the United States, because we closed all our agencies over a year ago, and now sell only to the final buyer, at the actual cost of production at our factory. We have no store on Broad street, but the factory ware room is open every day till 0 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7ti 10. Kellmer Piano Co. W j PUIS j ___________ FACTORY: CHESTNUT STREET, BETWEEN CUURCE AND LAUREL, < UAZLETON. T. CAMPBELL, dealer In Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes. Alio PURE WINES and LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Cor. Centre and Main Streets, Freeland. GEORGE FISHER, dealer In FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON", BOLOGNA, SMOKED MEATS, ETC., ETC. Call at No. 6 Walnut street, Freeland, or wait for the delivery wagons. VERY LOWEST PRICES. J. F. BARBER & CO. 123 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Dealers in Stoves, Tinware, House . Furnishing Goods, Roofing, Cor nice Work, Mine Supplies. JOBBERS OF GROCERS 1 SUNDRIES.! lie Keeley kite (j Harrissburg, fa. FOR THE CURE OF Alec holism, Narcotic Addictions, The Tobacco Habit. I I None but genuine Keeley remedies are used. No restraint. No risk. 'lhe treatment abso lutely removes all desire for alcoholic stirnu ; lants and drugs. . literature free. Correspondence confl aeutiul. W. S. THOMAS. Mgr., P. 0. Box 594, Harrisburg. Harness! Harness! Light Carriage Harness, $5.50, $7, $9 and $10.50. Heavy Express Harness, $10.50, sl9, S2O and $22. Heavy Team Harness. double, $25, S2B and S3O. GEO. WISE, Jeddo and Freeland, Pa. ; Read - the - Tribune.