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For Governor, 1898,
CHARLES XV. STONE, of Warren.
Subject to the decision of the Republican
There is no report yet from t hose
silver statesmen who went to .lap
ail last summer to try to find ma
terial to prove that that country
acted unwisely in adopting the gold
standard. Perhaps they are hold
ing back their valuable informa
tion until the campaign of 1900.
February receipts under the
Dingley law have thus far averag
ed a million dollars a day, and as
the expenditures of tlie Govern
ment only average about that sum
during the year, there is good rea
son to expect that the Treasury
will soon begin to grow a surplus.
Sound-money men, whatever
their past party alliliations. will
cordially co-operate 1 his fall in the
nomination and election of men
of their views on the currency ques
tion. This is made absolutely ne
e ssary by the fact that the l'opu-
Its. Silverites, and Democrats
are preparing to co-operate in the
coining campaign for Members of
More than a dozen'countries en
tered solemn protest at "Washing
ton during the discussion of the
Dingley hill against the enactment
of that measure, intimating broad
ly that if its protective duties were
adopted it would compel action by
those countries which would be to
the disadvantage of our exporta
tions to them. That this was mere
ti ipty threat is shown by develop
ments since that time. The Ding
ley law was enacted without refer
ence to the protests in question
and it now develops that these
count ries have bought more from
us since the enactment of the Ding
hy law than they did in the cor
responding months of the preced
ing' year under the Wilson law.
The figures for January are not yet
c rapleted in detail, but for tlie
live months of the Dingley law
tiding December .'sl. 1*!)7, the ex
portations of the countries which
j otested against the Dingley bill
were $42,247,04N iik excess of those
of the corresponding live months
under the Wilson law in the pre
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 1898.
Some of Mr. Bryan's Democrat
ic friends and associates who have
had practical business experience
in Mexico do not agree with the
glowing picture which he brought
back from that country, nor do they
agree with his theory that the free
coinage of silver is responsible for
whatever of apparent or real pros
perity exists there. Ex-Congress
man McShane, who formerly repre
sented the Omaha, Nebraska, dis
trict in Congress, but who now has
large mining interests in Mexico
and spends much of his time there,
says that his friend Mr. Bryan is
entirely mistaken in the conclusion
at which he arrives. Considering
the fact that Mr. McShane is a
Democrat, a fellow-Nebraskan with
Mr. Bryan, and has had practical
business experience in Mexico for
about as many years as Mr. Bryan
spent days there in his recent trip,
his conclusions concerning matters
so elaborately discussed by Mr.
Bryan on his return from the land
of the 45-cent dollar are interest
i iig. Mr. McShane has been spend
ing a few days here renewing his
acquaintance with members of Con
gress, and in conversation regard
ing Mr. Bryan's recent utterances
regarding Mexican prosperity, he
•'lt is of this sort: The gov
eminent is largely back of it, ami
to the paternal foslering of the Diaz
administration it is mainly due.
The* government subsidizes brew
eries, railroads, industrial plants,
and aids in every way to build up
the material resources of the coun
try. Money is used with a liberal
hand, and as a consequence there
is activity and great apparent pros
perity. The fact that Mexico is on
a silver basis does not figure : it
can't help being on that kind of a.
basis, but 1 should be sorry to see
ilie United States resort to any
"Ten years of experience in that
country has forever set me against
the adoption of a monetary system
which is not only in disrepute
among the leading nations of the
world, but which is about to be
discarded by countries like Japan.
Brazil, and some of the smaller
that were formerly on a silver ba
sis. The masses in Mexico are in
a worse condition than I trust will
ever befall our laboring popula
tion. This I can explain by refer
ring to matters that have come un
der my personal observation.
"When the Sherman purchasing
act was in force, some seven years
ago, silver was worth sl.-1, and a
I'nited States dollar was worth in
Mexico 100 cents in American mon
ey. The dollars of the two coun
tries were on a parity. At this
time we employed about 300 men
in our mines, their pay ranging
from $1 to s'2.f>o per day. It took
approximately SIO,OOO a month to
meet the pay-roll. The money to
cancel this expense was shipped
from ()maha, and it was exchanged
for SIO,OOO of Mexican coin. We
operated general merchandise stores
along with our mining concern,
and. at the time 1 speak of, sold to
our Mexican employees bacon for
2<) cents a pound.
"What are the conditions to
day V We still hive .'SOO men and
give tlieni exactly the same scale of
wages that obtained prior to the
slump in silver caused by the re
peal of the purchasing clause of the
Sherman Act. Our pay-roll still
aggregates 810,000 a month. To
meet this we have shipped us a
like sum of United States money,
and here is where the point of dif
ference comes in. Instead of ex
changing that amount at our bank
for its nominal equivalent we get
for it not 810,000. but 822,000 of
Mexican money. We have here
made a gain of 812,000. Our em
ployees still render us 100 cents'
worth oi' work, for which they used
to get 100 cents, and does as yet as
far as the name goes, but in reality
they receive less than half of what
should be theirs, seeing that the
Mexican coin in which they are
paid has shrunk to less than half
of its former value.
"But there is more still. When
the Mexican miner goes to buy
bacon lie finds that in tendering
payment he cannot buy it with de
preciated money for 20 cents a
pound ; the price now is 4f> cents.
It would still be so if he could ten
der a dollar as good as that given
him for bis Labor at the time of the
repeal of the Sherman law. The
812,000 I spoke of simply comes
out of the labor of the country,
and when the toiling class of any
nation is forced t o such a condition
it is stretching a. point to call the
people prosperous. If the fair and
right thing were done by these
hard-working miners their wages
would be doubled. The man that
now gets 82 a day is justly entitl
ed to 84, but labor will bring only
what price is fixed in market, like
any commodity, and employers are
not yet far enough advanced in
philanthropy to voluntarily give
more than the customary rate.
"So the talk about the prosperity
of Mexico in so far as it applies to
the vast body of its citizens —the
common people—is a myth. If
there is prosperity at all it is not
due to the silver standard, but in
spite of it. "
What it Will Do.
Laxa Tea cleanses the system, aids
digestion, cures constipation and sick
headache. Pleasant to take, does not
gripe. Sold and guaranteed by all
druggists. 10 and 25 cents per pack
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1898.
Personally-Conducted Tour via Pennsylvania
t )ne must appreciate the advantages
of modern railway travel when lit 1 can
leave the land of blizzards one day
and find himself in the land of flowers
To do this take tlie Pennsylvania
Railroad tour to Jacksonville, which
will leave New York and Philadelphia
by special train of Pullman Palace
Cars Tuesday, February 22, allowing
two weeks in Florida. Excursion
tickets, including railway transporta
tion, Pullman accommodations (one
berth), and meals en. route in both
directions while traveling 011 the
special train, will be sold at the follow
ing rates. New York, $50.00; Phila
delphia, ,545.00; C'anandaigua, $02.8!);
Erie, §54.86; Wilkesbarre, §50.35; Pitts
burg, §53.00; and at proportionate
rates from other points.
For tickets, itineraries, and full in
formation apply to ticket agents;
Tourist Agent, 1196 Broadway, New
York; or address Geo. W. Boyd, As
sistant General Passenger Agent,
Broad Street Station, Philadelphia.
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Our readers will be pleased to learn
that the eminent physicians and scien
tist, Dr. Kilmer, after years of research
and study, has discovered and given
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edy, known as Swamp-Boot, for the
cure of kidney and bladder troubles;
the generous ofl'er to send a bottle free
that all may test its wonderful merits
without expense, is in itself sufficient
to give the public confidence and a
desire to obtain it. Swamp-Root has
an established reputation as the most
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Binghamton, X. Y., and receive a
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Fulton & Pearsall.
These up-to-date painters have con
solidated their business and may be
found at their shop in Pax-sons' Bazaar.
Both are practical painters and will
give prompt attention to all work en
trusted to them. Estimates furnished
for all kinds of house, sign and deco
rative painting as well as wall paper
ing and frescoing. Especial attention
given to out of town orders. 47tf.
There's Lots of 'Em.
A newspaper may publish column
after column in laudation of a man or
firm and they think it is only a duty
you owe to the public to commend
them ; but print one line that can be
construed as a reflection, and they are
up on their high horse in a minute,
and all the good things you have said
count for naught, and yet a majority of
people will claim that they like to see
a paper fearless, independent and out
The Northwestern Lumberman in re
viewing the situation in the hemlock
region says in part: "A rising demand
has been witnessed in respect to Penn
sylvania hemlock throughout the last
half of the season and prospects for
next year are considered good."
Adjourned meeting, Isorou»h Council,
Feb. 14, 1898. Present: Palmer, Tulis,
i» alctjin, Burns, Warner, Day. Olmsted,
Moved by Mr. Haeket, seconded by
Mr. Thomas, that a committee of three
be appointed to meet surveyor A. 11.
Shafer and ascertain the boundaries of
lot upon which the City Hall is erected.
Moved bv Mr. I Jacket, seconded by
Mr. Halcoiu, that bill of Grant S. Wiley,
of §25 for repairs to cemetery road be
paid out of the Cemetery Fund. Carried.
On motion the Council then adjourn
ed to meet Feb. 15th, 1808, at 7:30
o'clock, p. in.
C. J. GOODNOUGH, Sec.
Adjourned meeting. Borough Council,
Feb. 15th, IS9B. Present: Palmer,
I'alcorn, Olmsted Burns, Tulis, Thomas,
I Jacket. Absent: Day and Warner.
Moved by Mr. Balcom, seconded by
Mr. B urns, that the Borough of Empo- j
rium buy the lot of land adjoining the
City 1 Jail on the south and pay therefore I
$•400.00. Being §2(50, for the interest j
of John Norris, Jr., in a contract for the j
said lot and together with §2OO, due the I
Philadelphia & Erie Land Co. The j
amount due John Norris, »1 r., to be paid I
as follows : §IOO, cash and the balance
in two tqual payments at six and nine
months respectively and the balance due
the P. & E. Land Co., being payable at
the rate of §25 every three months, i
Moved by Mr. Ilaeket, seconded by
Mr. Balcom, that the Secretary of Coun
cil and Presiding officer close the deal
aforesaid and give such papers as may be j
C. .JAY GOODNOI oil, Sec.
(ireat Hen and Tobacco.
Wise people do not condemn tobac
jco when used in moderation. Profes-
I sor Huxley said, "Smoking is a com
| fortable and laudable practice, is pro
i ductive of good, and there is no more
I harm in a pipe of tobacco than in a cup
i of tea." The late Rev. C. H. Spur
i geon, at the end of one of his sermons,
j said, "I intend to smoke a good cigar
1 to the glory of God before I goto bed
j to-night, for 1 have found intense pain
j relieved, a weary brain soothed and
, calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a
! cigar." Bishop Burnett remarked, "1
i always smoke while I write," and Bish-
I op Fletcher said "I smother my cares
i in tobacco." Lord Clarendon avowed,
| "No man in Europe loves a good smoke
better than 1." Lord Brougham do
| clared, "I certainly derived the great
est benefit from a pipe of tobacco."
Thackeray commended tobacco as "one
of the greatest comforts of my life—a
kind companion, a gentle stimulant,
an amiable anodyne, a cementer of
Somebody who likes to juggle with
figures ban computed from some basis
that there are 10,000,000 in use in all the
world, according to London Cycle. He
goes onto say that if these wheels were
placed in one procession, with thirty
passing in a minute, it would take
nearly a year,day and night, in passing
a given point.
An intelligent salesman in every township.
Exclusive territory. Send for particulars. C. 8.
Smith, 1213 Filbert street, Philadelphia.
An intelligent agent in every township to sell
Mark Twain's new book. Rift success: exclusive
I territory; send for terms, C. 8. Smith, 1213 Fil
bert street, Philadelphia. 49-3t.
IHSSOU Tlo\ \OTUT
N'OTICE is hereby given that the co-partner
ship heretofore existing between 8. E.
Murry, F. P. Kent/, and F. P. Strayer, under the
firm name of Murry, Rentz A: Strayer. doing
plumbing business, has this day been dissolved
oy mutual consent. The business will be con
ducted by S. E. Murry. who will pay all debts of
said firm and receive all monies due.
S. E. MURKY,
F. P. RKNTZ,
F. P. STRAYER,
Emporium, Pa., Jan. 21th, 1808.— 61-3t
J'Qf m Forlß9B
Leading American seed Catalogue.
Brighter and better than ever before. .Mailed
FREE to any address.
; V/. ATLEB BURPEE & Co., Philadelphia. Pa.
CVMPORIUM & RICH VALLEY RAILROAD
JLI TIME TABLE, No. 3.
Taking Effect Monday, April 2d, 1894.
WESTWARD. | | EASTWARD.
5 ® 1 STATIONS ] 2 4 6
P. M. A.M. A.M. STATIONS. | A M p. M . p. M
-43011 00 545 I.Emporium.alio 00 420 fi 45
440 11 10' 555 .. Grangers,..! 950 410 fi 35
445 1111151 600 .Lawn View,.l 945 405 630
14311 18 6 03, Rich Valley, 89 40 100 fi 25
50011 30 615 Lewis Run, 925 345 ti 10
50311 33 618 .. Bigßun,... 922 342 60"
51011 40 625 ..ElkForks,.. 915 335 000
515 11 451 630 ... .Sandy,.... 912 332 557
522 11 521 837 Bustard Hoi., I9 07 327 552
53012 00 645 Robison Run,l 900 320 545
Kiit'fl'jr | SatM'f
j Ei])V* \ Exp'ra
Schedule of afternoon train on Saturday will
he l 1 .; lv.urs later than the above table.
CONNECTIONS.—Train No. 2 connects at Em
porium with Erie Mail weston the P .V E. Divis
ion of the P. R. R., and with the Bull'alq Mai), i
north on the W. N. Y. & P. R. R.
28-11-tf. JOSEPH KAYE, Supp
"The Orand Scenic Route."
BUFFALO & SUSQUEHANNA R. R
The shortest route to Williair. sport, Philadel
phia, Baltimore and all southern points. Quick
time, cioso connections and first-class service.
Time Table taking Effect Dec. sth, 1897.
West MAIN LINK. East.
5 3 1 2|4 Yfi
P. M. P. M. P. M. A. M.|A. M. P. M.
8 10 1 00 Em: orium" 8 30 1 50
738 2 10 855 nr.K't'ng Suit i!|> 9 10 230 750
7 08 1 40 8 25 dp. Austin, ar. , 8 20
7 00 1 22 Costello 9 50 3 0i
fi 501 1 12 Nelson Run 9 59 3 12
li 30 12 58 Logue 10 IB 3 27
B 23,12 45 Hull 10 29 3 40
fi 00 12 22 Cross Fork J'ct, 10 51 402
52011 42 .. .Oerinania.... 11 29 4 10 800
5 13 11 35 dp..Galeton. .ar 11 35 4 18 A. M. ll
ll 25 ar. " dp. 1 05 710
5 00 11 10 Kilbourn— 1 17 1 7 22
44510 55 Brookland, .. 132 730
4 28 10 38 New Held Jet. . j 1 50 7 57
] fi 30 .... • [dp Couderspt ar i3 35 843
j 11 35 iir " dp 100 830
I .... 10 05 dp Ulysses, ar 2 10 850
| ! 2 10 ar •• dp! 10 05 7 42
, 40910 19 ... West Bingham. 2OS 8 14
j 3 58Jo 03 dp .Genesee..ar i2 18 826
ar " dp 1 ....
i 338 Canist'o.WNY&p 9 12
012 9 12 dp " ur 3 38 12 09
5 57 11 10 .... arOswayo " l 35 fi 45
1 35 7 10 dp " " 5 fi7 11 10
358 10 08 .... ar .Genesee, dp 318 826
3 53 10 03 ar.. Shongo .. 2 24 8 31
3 30! 9 40 jdp Wellsville ar j 2 46 i 8 52
12 251 800 dp li'rn'lsvil'ar 520 10 00
8 10 dp Bullo.Eriear 8 00 12 50
AN.SON I A BRANCH.
55 53 51 | 50 52 i54
P. M. P. M. A. M.| A. M. A. M. P. M
4 10 12 55 10 25 ar .Galeton . .dp 8 40 11 40 2 00
1 20 12 40 10 12 (failles 8 53 11 52 2 20
I 35012 20 950 dp . . Ansonia. .ar! 9 15 12 10 300
I 1 10 7 10 W'mport vnRR 12 05 310 ...
430 11 30 Pliila, P&H. . 02310 12
Additional train leaves Galeton at 0 20 p.m.,
arriving at Ansonia at 7 15 p. m„ Willianisport
10 10 p. in.; Philadelphia? 12a.m.,Wellsboro8 55
Returning leaving Ansonia 7 30 p. m„ arriving
; at Galeton at 8 05 p. m. This train connects at
I Ansonia with Fall Brook No. 7, leaving Corning
■ at 5 20 p. m„ \v ellsboro 6 50 p. m.
CROSS FORKS BRANCH.
| 43 !41 I STATIONS. [A.M. 40 42
P.M. A.M lar dp! P.M. P.m
3 20 9 00 ICross F'k June.) 12 22 6 00
2 20 8 00 |dp Cross Fork ar' 1 22 7 CO
j All trains run daily except Sunday.
j At Keating Summit with W. N. Y. &P.R. R.
j for all points north and south.
! At Oaleton with A. P. R. R. for Westfield
I and Addison.
I At Ansonia with Fall Brook R. R. for all points
| north and south.
; At Newlield Junction with C. & I'. A. R. R.
i west for Coudersport, east for Ulysses and points
on Cowanesque Valley branch of Fall Brook R.R.
! At Genesee for points on the New York &
i Pennsylvania R. R.
] At Wellsville with Erie It. R. for points east
! H.c. UNDERHI I,L,Gen'! Pass.Agt.Butfalo, M.Y.
i C. W.GOODYEAR, Gen 1 Wau'gr Buffalo.
CHARLES E. DAVIS,
i Divison Pass. Agt. Wellsville. N. Y.
|i Clearing I
M jßfg I
pi Men's Clothing,
ji|j Boys' Clothing,
I '-ji Children's Clothing, ;
P| Men's Furnishings,
||!|| Hats, Caps Shoes.
r,' Everything in the store®|
regardless of cost.
\\f]j Sale lasts positively only® !
two weeks. f|] i
Here are a Few of the Many I'M
f'K, Men's Black Clay Worsted - ,
suits, former price 814, Wj
P| now - - - $lO
M Men's Overcoats formerly rj ; >'
W «s.r»o, now - $5.00
j& : Men's suils. former price
SB.OO, now $4.50
Children's suits from 81.00 ' ; ■
H 111> - ||
;• Boys' knee pants form l!)c - |
.Men's Cotton half hose j| i<i
<i pairs for 2">c.
.Men's .Suspenders 10 cents,
•lolin Solile, I
I 7 fei
Post-offlce, Emporium, Pa.
(tluumrmco. | c. B. HOWARD & co.
» Mik jfc m #% ißfe jHMfe mt Mki&»akmk&
You perhaps have sonic doubt about what we can >|^
Ml do foi* you in our store. You are not certain, maybe, jjj}|i
how we can sell high grade goods at prices we name.
The only way to be convinced is to come and look at [M|
our goods and see what they are. No matter what ]fll
§your prejudice may be, you will be convinced and it iMj
will be to your advantage to start now and examine our [p/
««> stock of staple and fancy Dress Goods, Flannels, Mus
(j®|| lins, Ginghams, etc. M)
Our new goods are arriving and we have figured |M|
the price down to command the attention of the public. |||
If you look at the goods you cannot fail to find what tffl
you want at very low prices.
NEW PLAIDS. Sj
\Vc have received another 10l of these Cotton ||j!!
Plaids. Call and get the pick of the lotat 12c the yard,
ffi Ilcinembe.' we have the staple brands and widths in
® the market, and will not be undersold l>v any house in ffl
§ the city. . 11
| |jl OUTING FLANNEL. f§
M .Just received anotherl ine of light weight Outings, |;« j
W veiy pretty styles, at 8c the yard. <4>!
j|f| Wo have a full line of excellent Ginghams, Lan
caster's and Parkhill. in both Apron and Dress Checks.
ffi l Come and examine them. jj^jj
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