The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, September 15, 1898, Page 8, Image 8

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w iH ma il THE LADIES* HOME JOURNAL, begin
ning with the October number, to January i, 1899,
from the time subscription is received to January 1,
1899, on receipt of only Twenty-five Cents.
In The Ladies' Home Journal
Mrs. Rorer, who writes exclusively
will continue her cooking and do
mestic lessons. In the October num
ber she tells what should, and what
should not, be eaten by men follow
ing certain occupations. Twenty
five desserts are given for all sorts
of stomachs.
churches decorated for Christmas,
Easter, Fairs and Weddings, photo
graphed and described.
Interiors of tasteful and inexpen
sive homes pictured and described,
showing pretty corners, tables set for
dinners, luncheons and teas, etc.
$1.29 per Pair.
WIDTHS, C, D and E.
No. 8 East Main Street.
Hugbesville Fair. s
September 21, 22, 23 and 24. 1898.
This Fair has become one of the
most successful Fairs in the State,
and each year it increases in interest,
this year it promises to surpass all
previous occasions. The horse races
are filling up and already upwards of
three dozen stables are engaged, and
faster horses than ever before will be
entered. The application for space
in the home and agriculture depart
ments exceed that of any former
years ; coming from every section of
the county. There will be single
tare excursion rates on the Beech
Creek, Fall Brook, Philadelphia and
Reading, Lehigh Valley, and Will
iamsport and North Branch Railroads.
Methodist Episcopal Ohoroh-
On next Sunday, September 18,
the Methodists will celebrate the first
anniversary of the dedication of their
new church. It will be a very inter
esting and important occasion. Some
distinguished minister from a distance
is expected to occupy the pulpit.
Special music will be furnished by the
choir. All in all, the services of the
day will be very enjoyable. The pub
lic is cordially invited to be present.
LENKER—PEALER.— On the 7th
inst., at the home of the bride, by
Rev. A. Houtz, Mr. P. M. Lenker, of
Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Sadie M.
Pealer, of Fishingcreek township,
Columbia county.
At a meeting ot the Danville Coun
cil, held last week, it was decided
that the city erect an electric light
plant of its own.
Some Special Features of
Besides the General Departments—Serials,
Short Stories and Sketches—
Men and Women of the Hour
Brief biographic sketches and characteristic
stories of people prominently before the
public, with portrait illustrations.
The Post's Series of
Practical Sermons
Each week is given a strong sermon, simple,
direct and unsectarian, on vital topics, by one
of the best religious thinkers of the world.
The Best Poems of the World
Beautifully illustrated by the best American
artists, are accompanied by a portrait of the
poet, a biographic sketch and the interesting
story of how each poem was written.
Twenty Stories About Mark Twain.
Mark Twain is the next famous
person to be " anecdotalized " by the
Ladies' Hotne Journal, and the hu
morist's closest friends have sent to
the magazine for its next number
some twenty odd stories about him,
none of which have ever been printed.
They are, of course, of the droll sort,
but not more funny than the " snap
shot " pictures of Mark, which his
friends have also loaned the magazine.
These, too, have never been printed.
When They Write the President.
The State Department has given
over to the Ladies' Home Journal
for publication its " Royal letters"
addressed to the President of the
United States by Napoleon I, Queen
Victoria, the Prince of Wales, Napol
eon 111, and Emperor William I of
Germany. Napoleon answers such
events as his marriage to Marie Lou
ise j the birth of bis son, the King of
Rome; his return to the throne of
France from Elba; Victoria announces
her accession to the throne of En
gland in 1836; her marriage to Prince
Albert; the birth of the Prince of
Wales ; the death of the Prince Con
sort ; and the famous letter thanking
President McKinley for his congratu
lations on her Diamond Jubilee will
also be given. The whole collection,
in fac simile, will be presented in the
October number of the magazine.
Without any apparent cause, Rich
ard Chester, a bright young man of
Bear Gap, in the twenty-third year of
his age, took his own life, at his
father's home, Sunday morning The
deed was committed with an old gun.
He was a son of John Chester.
What led him to commit the deed,
no one will ever know, as he was in
good health and at a family picnic,
which he attended the day before, ap
pearing to be in the best of spirits.
When a newspaper was started in
Dallas, some years ago, the publisher
put up for his motto, " Nothing too
good for Dallas." The motto " took"
and the most enterprising and ener
getic people of the place have adopted
it as their own. The result is seen
in everything, but, perhaps, it is more
noticeable in the Dallas Fair than
anywhere else. And this year the
managers have determined to exceed
all previous records and make it the
most popular Fair in this part of the
country. Liberal premiums are of
fered ior all kinds of exhibits. Purses
amounting to $1,700 are offered for
the races, which will undoubtedly
bring some of the best horses in the
country. New buildings have been
added to the equipment and the grand
stand has been enlarged to double its
former capacity. An excellent band
of music has been engaged to give
daily concerts, while special attrac
tions will give free performances be
fore the grand stand. The railroad
facilities have been much improved,
and cars on the new Wilkes-Barre and
Northern will leave Public Square,
Wilkes-Barre, every few minutes dur
ing the Fair. Of course, everybody
within a radius of a hundred miles
will be there, and excursion rates on
all railroads will prevail. The Fail
lasts four days, Sept. 2 7,28,29 and 30.
A New Clock-
The Hazleton Standard says:
•'What is known as the Bundi
clock was received at the postoflice
yesterday. It is an ingenious labor
saving device and as soon as the
Postoflice Inspector arrives, which
will be in a few days, the clock will
be set up. The clocks are being
placed in every free delivery oflice,
and are practically a machine to keep
account of the movements of the car
riers while on duty. Each carrier is
supplied with four keys. The one is
to report when going on duty, the
other when he returns, and the fourth,
when he departs for home. The
clock will be a relief to the carriers,
as under the old order of things, car
riers were supposed to make out their
own returns." ,
DISEASE.— That Dr. Agnew's Cure for
the Heart works like magic, and cures
as proven by the testimony of Mr. L.
J. Law, Toronto, Can. " I was so
sorely troubled with heart disease that
I was unable for 18 months to lie
down in bed lest I smother. After
taking one dose of Dr. Agnew's Heart
Cure, I retired and slept soundly. I
used one bottle and the trouble has
not returned."—6.
Sold by C. A. Kleim.
a. Hart Seen War'* Terrors and Quitted
the Nation out nt a Hanatrat.
The action of President Grant In re
gard to Cuba id so frequently referred
to In certain quarters as a correct prec
edent to follow, that some reference to
the circumstances of that time cannot
fall to be Interesting at the present
In 1873 the Vlrglnlus, an American
steamer, was engaged in ordinary com
merce between this country and Cuba.
She was purchased by some American
citizens who were anxious to wrest the
"Pearl of the Antilles" from the pow
er of Spain. While engaged In head
ing with a mixed cargo of passengers
and supplies for Cuba, the Vlrglnlus
was pursued, overtaken and captured
off the shores of Jamaica,
Those on board were taken to Ha
vana, being starved and insulted on
the voyage back, and then subjected
to a mock trial such as Spain merci
fully provides for military offenders of
the worst sort Conviction followed
without even the show of decorum that
accompanies the ordinary drumhead
court-martial, and the prisoners were
sentenced to be shot. The crew and
passengers shared equally the chivalry
of Spain. The whole proceeding was
carried out with that fierce spirit of
brutality, that celerity of despatch
which the annals of Torquemada em
halm in the pages of European history.
From one end of this country to the
other a wave of popular indignation
swept when the people heard of the ex
ecutions and the heroic spirit, which
bore up the nation's hopes at Vicka
burg and at Lookout Mountain, cried
to Washington to have the flag of Cas
tllle and Arragon share the fate that
had so lately befallen the Empire of
The nation's excitement was quite
ns Intense as in the case of the Maine's
bluejackets. Blue and gray alike
joined In the demand that the honor
of the United StateUfcould not be
atoned for by an apology and could i
only be satisfied by prompt and effec
tive of retaliation. Caleb
CusMlng w®Pthen the American Mlnls
tdl* to Madrid. Hamilton Fish was
Secretaryyof State. Cushlng was the
son-in-law' of the Secretary who did
so much to make Grant's second term
the prelude to a third. Fish was an
able man but In a crisis like this he
was a weak man. He was the repre
sentative also of New York's interests
in the Cabinet, and New York was
then the pivotal state of the Union;
and in contra-dlstinction to the great
virile and unspoiled West, New York
then also represented much the same
forces as it does to-day.
Grant with the true Instincts of a
brave soldier ordered the Navy to be
put on a war footing when the Vlr
glnius affair had stirred the hearts of
the American people. The President
made undoubted preparation to vindi
cate the honor of the country and to
punish Spain. Accordingly Fish was
instructed to tell the Dons that they
would have to let the Cuban people go.
There ensued a long diplomatic corre
spondence, and meantime the still
■mall voice of Wall street passed the
word along to keep cool about the Vir
ginlus affair; to do nothing rash and
to act with the requisite prudence as
well as with the requisite energy. Such
was the gawky phrasing of the period.
While Grant was a firm and patriotic
American he was also the most tender
and humane of men. He had quelled
the greatest rebellion in all history,
and was not anxious to subject a na
tion which he had raised erect and up
on its feet, so soon again to the dread
hazard of war. The era of resump
tion and of reconstruction was in full
swing; and if Spain made suitable
reparation and compensation to the
families of those butohered to make
a Spanish holiday it was said to be
savoring of cruelty to smash Spain in
her distant colony at a time when Ser
rano and his extemporized Cabinet
were earnestly Beeklng to bring the
Spanish Monarchy into the great fam
| iiy of republics. Serrano was repres
ented as the saviour of the Spanish
people, and as a great soldier himself,
and as a Marshal in the Spanish Army
he could toady "the tenderest part,"
the heart of another great soldier, then
too the President of a sister republic
in that new civilization which Spain
had formerly given to the world.
There was a sublime pathos in the
situation that was artfully turned to
account in the case of a man whose
fame was linked with that of Caeser,
Cyrus and Napoleon, and who could
not do a small, petty or inhuman thing
even if he tried to. Grant erred by
not punishing Spain then and by lis
tening to the Influences to which he
was subjected, but he erred on mercy's
side. Thus the vacillations and sud
den changes of policy of that time fur
nish a painful precedent if a prece
dent at all for those of which they
remind us in 1898. The questions
then as now were questions of inter
vention, of Independence and 01 recog
nition of the Cubans in arms.
The President's sympathy like that
of the vast body of the people was
with Cuba. But the casuistry of Span
ish diplomacy and the' flne hand of
Fish provided a wealth and coping of
argument on the other side that the
straight and simple mind of Grant
was unable to resist. Accordingly,
having actually written a message in
favor of Cuba as the dickey birds of
the White House say, the President
was induced to change it at the last
moment, and so the precedent as it
stands, is the very reverse of what it
might have been had the hero of Appo
mnttox been left to his own instinctr
and to his unbiased judgment. This
Is history but history that has yet to
be written.
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Though the Cubans in 1876 were
seven years In arms the President
was persuaded that they had not the
I status of belligerents and that this
| country could not do so without incur
' ring vast responsibilities for tho na-
I tion which undertook to recognize them.
| in his message Grant briefly stated his
I views of the Cuban question transmit
ting at the same time a despatch to
the Spanish Government, written by
Fish, and which waa sent to the other
powers inviting their co-operation
with the United States in putting an
end to the cruel war theu raging iu
Tne Powers to whom the despatch
was sent snubbed Secretary Fish and
the President's message was also re
ceived coldly by Congress, being con
sidered as against our well established
principles to keep aloof from foreign
alliances. The Invitation to the other
Powers was regarded as opening the
door to negotiations that might give
these Powers an excuse to infringe on
the Monroe Doctrine. This passage
indicates how the sympathetic vein of
the President was worked: "Our own
civil conflict Is too recent for us not
to consider the difficulties which sur
round a government distracted by a
dynastic rebellion at home, at the same
time that it has to cope with a separate
insurrection abroad." What Congress
was asked to consider was the belliger
ency of the Cubans and the butchery
of American citizens In the Vlrglnlus
Neither the despatch of Secretary
Fish nor the response of the European
powers, by the way, was ever pub
lished In American diplomatic corre
spondence, and thw entire precedent Is
dlveßted of that authority with which
It would otherwise be Invested* through
the sympathetic circumstances under
which the message was written. Spain
therefore escaped the terrible crisis of
the second Carllst rebellion by almost
as fortunate a chance as she had saved
Cuba twenty years before on the ad
vent of the Crimean war. She there
fore got over the Vlrglnlus affaJ* by
' on apology, and through availing her
self of the same leniency extended to
Great Britain In the Alabama award,
The Night Kettle or Wei Hel Wat Ilevo
lutionlzed Modern Wnrfere.
The battle of Wei Hei Wei revolu
tionized those notions of naval war
fare that have come down to us from
the days of Nelson and Trafalgar and
demonstrated that the fortunes of war
depend upon rather uncertain condi
tions and minor tactical advantages.
The Chinese came out of that cam
paign with a loss of thirty-four pro
tected cruisers and men-of-war. Of
these twenty-two were destroyed—the
greater proportion in the single en
gagement—and twelve were captured.
On the other hand the Japanese lost
but one gun vessel and one torpedo
boat throughout the operations, cap
turing the fort of Wel-Hel-Wel and Its
commander and utterly routing the
Chinese forces both on sea and land.
Five miles out at sea the Japanese
fleet was visible on that fatal March
evening as It kept Its armed vessels
under steam ostensibly waiting an op
portunity to attack the Chinese fleet
which lay at anchor In the bay and
protected by armed forts on either
side. The Japs awaited the cover of
darkness and then quietly sent a flo
tilla of fifteen Bmall torpedo boats to
wards the East entrance of the harbor.
They stole past tho line of torpedoes
and booms protecting tbs harbor of
Wei Hel Wei, and before their pres
ence was discovered they were In the
midst of the Chinese fleet, each deadly
torpedo tackling one of the. fourteen
ironclads, cruisers, gunboats or other
naval craft lying at anchor. Two tor
pedoes were directed towards the more
powerful "Ting-Yuen" and the great
Ironciad sank at once. Suddenly the
greatest consternation reigned In the
harbor; and men were screaming and
dhlps going to the bottom in all di
rections. | Ironclads partly keeled over
and forts now combined opened a wild
Are, while the speedy wasps of war
that Industriously plied their stings
upon every object bearing the Dragon
flag with which they came in con
tact Having caused havoc to the
Chinese fleet the swiftly moving tor
pedoes all shot back around the point
from which they came, having sus
tained a loss of one boat with its crew
of eight men. The more powerful
vessels of the Japanese squadron did
not lift an anchor, though some of
them steamed over next morning to
exchange congratulations with their
brothers who had also silenced the
guns of the forts, or to view the beach
ed vessels of the Chinese fleet strand
ed and crippled In the water.
A Painful Custom.
When ladles g<T to buy a dress in
Japan they tell the shopkeeper their
age and If they are married or not, be
cause there are special designs for
the single and double relations of life,
as well as for ages. The consequence
of this painful custom Is that you can
tell the a£e et every lady you meet,
and know whether she Is married, pre
cisely as though she were labelled or
you were a census taker.
Not n Very Good Boy.
Sammte had Just returned from Sun
day school, and his mother asked him
If he had been a good boy.
"No, not very," was the truthful re-.
"Then you didn't get a good behavior
card?" queried his mother.
"Oh yes, I did," replied the precocious
youngster. "I saved the money you
gave me for the hoaithan and bought
tfro from the other boyu."—Troy Times.
Thursday, Sept 22nd, 1898,!
That are correct In Style and
Priced so low that the tide of trade
will rush here.
The First Sale of the Sea
son Begins this Week.
The Counters, Aisles and
Shelves are filled with
an array of Dress Stuffs
as has never been
shown in Northern Pa.
Here are a few of the
Striking Values that go
' on Sale this Week:
3974 yards of all Wool Black
Henrietta finished with deep rich
luster—will not change color and
full 36 inches in width. You'll say
they are worth 49c. Opening Sale
price, 29c the yard.
New Armure Novelties in all the
new colorings for Fall Wear, full
36 inches in width. Would be a
bargain at" 50c. Opening Sale
Price, 35c the yard.
New Novelties in Black Worst
eds,'a variety that will astonish you.
Full 40 inches in width. You'd
pay 49c and find no better. The
price, 29c the yd.
All Wool French Surah Serge.
Extra weight for Fall Wear in Jet
or Blue Black, full 45 inches wide.
Actual value, 69c. Special at 49c
the yard.
New Boucle Novelties, rich in
colorings, new in designs. Come
in Cadet Blue, Browns, Greens
Navy, Garnet and Black. Full 40
inches in width. The price should
be 75c. Special at 59c the yard.
Cheviot Serges 46 inches in
width. Suitable for Tailor Made
Suits. In all the new Fall Shades
The value so all say is 98c. Open
ing Sale Price, 69c the yard.
Silk Item of Importance.
2700 yards of New Fancy Taf
feta Silks, in a great variety of
Stripes, Plaids and Checks, all new
colorings made specially for this
season's wear. Regular value £I.OO
Special at .75 c the yard.
Buttoricks Patterns.
Dependable for correctness in
We are headquarters for all the
Fashion Publications, Delineator,
Grand Album, Glass of Fashion
and Metropolitan Catalogue.
Our Mail Order Department.
Makes your shopping easy.
Samples send everywhere and any
where for the asking.
Wilkes-Barr?, Pa.