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FREE LA XI) TRIBUXE.
Commencing with Monday,
February 10, 1890. and continu
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BUNE proposes to publish a
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national reputation on Social,
Economic and Industrial Prob
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and the comprehensive group
of "Live Questions" that will
be treated by them, can be
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This is the first co-operative
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the masses who would be the
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H'n. Carroll D. Wright.
B. O. Flower.
Thomas G. Shearman.
Frances E. Willard.
Henry D. Lloyd.
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.
Rabbi Samuel Sale.
Stoughton Coo ley.
Prof. James H. Dillard.
G. F. Stephens.
Byron W. Holt.
Alice Thatcher Post.
(Catharine Lente Stevenson,
.fudgo S. S. King.
E. Q. Norton.
Helen de Lendreeie.
Edward Osgood Brown.
Rabbi J. L. Stern.
George C. Worth.
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.
J. S. David.
Prof. M. 11. Chaniberlin.
F. B. Livesey.
N. O. Nelson.
Dr. J. W. Caldwell.
C. B. Fillebrown.
Bronson C. Kneicr.
Benjamin S. Terry.
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
The Evils of Restrictive Law.
Is Liberty the Solution of Social Frobleras?
| 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.
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.
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.
. Special Privileges.
I The Detroit Plan.
The Relations of Poverty to the Social Evil.
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.
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
j Sooltil Discontent—lta Cause. and Remcdloa.
I The Telegraph its a Part of the Foatoflice.
I The Ethlea of Fro. TratH and rrfwtltT.
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I"* HE DELAWARE, SUHQUEHANNA ANL
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, ]
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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. '
LEIIIGH VALLEY RAILROAD.
November 17, 1895.
Anthracite coal used exclusively, insuring
cleanliness and cum tort.
AUKANOKMKNT or PASSKNGEK TRAINS.
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.
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
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).
11 HI Ain and 3 10 p m, from Hazleton, Lum
ber Yard, Jeddo and Drifton.
11 31 a m from Delano, Hazleton, Philadelphia
•I 10 p m from Delano and Mnhaiiny region.
For further information inquire of Ticket
CHAS. S. LEE, Oen'l Pass. Agent,
ItOLLIN H WILBUR, Gen. Supt. East. Div.
A. W. NONNEMACHEK, Ass'tG. P. A ,
South Bethlehem, Pa.
Whiskey, Wine, Beer, Ale,
Elegant Pool Room Attached.
Corner South and Washington Streets.
They are telling tho story in London
that tho impossible American in Paris
ilighted Rt a hotel to fiud it absolutely
"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.
"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.
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
'[' 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
"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
"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
"I say that Ponto has not an honest
I turned and gazed at him.
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
"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
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
He took the chicken in his mouth and
immediately deposited it on the floor
at my feet, and. looking up in my eyes,
'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
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
Ponto was glad that he had been for
jiven. But he was not nearly so glad as
t that I had forgiven him.—Argonaut,
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!
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.
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.
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
Low prices on Blankets, Comfortables
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.
CUURCE AND LAUREL, <
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes.
PURE WINES and LIQUORS
FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL
Cor. Centre and Main Streets,
FRESH BEEF, PORK, VEAL,
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
FOR THE CURE OF
The Tobacco Habit.
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
W. S. THOMAS. Mgr.,
P. 0. Box 594, Harrisburg.
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.
Jeddo and Freeland, Pa.
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