The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 18, 1894, PART 2, Page 14, Image 14

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No. i, Alaska Seal Saccules, -
No. 2, for - n
No. 3 for -
No 2, Electric Seal Sacque,
No. i, Electric Seal Sacque,
No. i, Astrakhan Jacket,
No. 2, Astrakhan Jacket,
Russian Lynx Circular Capes, length 30-inch, at
Electric Seal Circular Capes at -
Astrakhan Circular Capes at
Monkey Circular Capes at -
Mink Circular Capes at
Brown Marten Circular Capes at
Stone Marten Circular Capes at
Beaver Circular Capes at -
Otter Circular Capes at
Seal Circular Capes at -
10 dozen
10 dozen
10 dozen
10 dozen
10 dozen
10 dozen
10 dozen
10 dozen
50 dozen
Electric Seal
Mink -Beaver
Stone Marten
Brown Marten
Nutria Beaver
American Seal
$1.49 each,
1.49 each,
2.98 each,
8.49 each,
8.49 each,
8.49 each,
8.49 each,
2.49 each,
1.49 each,
20 dozen Electric Seal - - $1.49 each, formerly
20 dozen Brook Mink - 1.49 each, formerly
20 dozen Brown Marten - - 3.49 each, formerly
Children's Fur Sets 50 dozen different styles of Children's Fur Sets at 51.49. Children's Carriage Hugs at $1.49.
A special oiler after 6 o'clock in Ladies' Neck Scarfs with Animal Heads at y8c. Gents' Seal Caps and Gloves at lowest prices
$ 3.00
4- 50
5- 50
$ 3-
One lot of Coats, formerly sold for $25.00.
Your choice for $17,49,
LOT No. 2 Formerly sold for $15.00.
Your choice for $11,50.
LOT No. 3 Formerly sold at $18.00.
' Your choice for $13,50,
LOT No. 4 Formerly sold from $12.00 to
$2o!oo. Your choice for $7.00,
LOT 1 In Cloth Capes, formerly sold
for $25.00, we offer for $15,00.
LOT 2 Formerly sold for $15.00, we sell
fc $10,00.
$3.50 ; formerly $5.00.
These Prices Will be Good for Saturday
and Monday Only.
We offer you the handsomest Trimmed
and Untrimmed Hats and Bonnets for
less than cost,
We can also show you an elegant
line of Children's Silk Hats and Caps
at half price.
Will close out the balance of our
Feathers, Birds, Jets and Ribbons at
prices that cannot help but please you.
Feather Boas, $2.49; formerly $4.
The newest thing in a Child's School
Cap, 79C; formerly $1.50.
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Why fh? West flsks
for Fre? Coinage
Interesting Trcsentation of the Other
Side of This Question.
The East, Even Mure Than the West, lie
Contends, Is Interested in the lies
toratlon of Silver as a
.Money Mctul.
' 'At the time of Senator John P. Jones'
Onnounced withdrawal from the Re
publican party, of which he had long
been an able and distinguished leader,
The Tribune, In reviewing his reasons
for that step, took occasion to say:
Let It even be assumed that the mosses
Of tho Republican party of today enter
tain beliefs Inimical to freo colnaKe. Is
the prospect of continued Democratic ad
ministration more auspicious for the pros
perity of the silver states than the re
turn to power of intelligent and reason
able Republicans, upon whom manly ar
gument and rational explanation uro sel
dom lost? The position of tho great ma
jority of the rank and lile of the Republi
can party upon this coinage question may
tie expressed without recourso to bewil
dering figures or recondite discussion. It
is ono not of preconceived hostility to
silver, but simply of profound regard
for the honor and stability of a currency
"every dollar of which," In the forceful
Words of General Harrison, "shall bo the
purchasing equal of every other dollar,"
end have behind It, if necessary, the
quivalent of a dollar In real value. "We,
In the. east, do not believe it to be feasi
ble to open the nation's mints to the sil
ver of the world; but few of us are so In
sincere In our dovotlon to protcctlon as to
Wish ill fortune to come to the silver pro
duced In American mines by American
capital giving employment to American
labor. The use of silver as a money
metal, up to the limit of the safety of the
national credit and up to the limit of tho
Solvency of the American treasury, Is
conceded to bo wise, right and proper;
but we submit, for tho consideration of
our western friends, that this limit will
be sooner reached under Democratic su
premacy than it will be under the wine
control of experienced and prescient Re
publican statesmen, to whom the for
mulating of progressive linanclal legis
lation Is not an impossible task.
Among the numerous letters which
this expression elicited was ono of par
ticular merit from the pen of Judge O.
C. Goodwin, editor of the Salt Lake Trl
bune. The increasing interest taken by
all classes of people, east and west, in
what may be conveniently called the
currency problem, and the apparent
certainty that this question will ilgure
more largely in the politics of the com.
ing eight or ten years than it hus fig.
tired in the past, Induce us to give
rpace to Judge Goodwin's letter. At
the same time, we throw our columns
open to a general discussion of this sub
Ject, conditional, of course, upon space
limits; and Invite contributions from
thoBe of our readers who may wish to
supplement or refute statements in tho
following expression of western opin
Judge Goodwin's Letter.
"You are entirely right when you ny
that you find no provocation to flip
pancy In the loss of comrades like Sena.
tor Jones. When you say, 'We cannot
bring ourselves around to the radical
belief that they are less honest and less
patriotlo than the inhabitants of other
places,' you make people in the west
smile, because, If you knew something
of the hearts and the heads of the west
ern men, the motives that prompt their
private and their public actions, you
would never talk about there being any
question about their honesty and their
patriotism. You declare that from your
standpoint 'they are mistaken, and
from this distance they have acted
unwisely.' That is possibly true. In
Jones' case I think it Is quite true, ex
cept that Senator Jones desires to suc
ceed himself, and to do it he will have
to have a majority vote of the legisla
ture of Nevada, and the men of Nevada
have grown tired of waiting for the men
of the east to devote a few hours to the
study of the silver question, because
they know If they would, the east would
be as clamorous for silver as the west.
You misunderstand the motive of Sen
ator Jones and the other men who, like
him, wander away from the Republican
party, because their real position is
that they do not believe that either the
Republican or the Democratic party
will do Justice to silver. They believe
a new party will have to be started.
In that I differ from them, because I
believe that enough of the prominent
Republicans of the east will see be
tween now and nomination time in 1S00
that unless, they begin to do Justice by
silver they will be utterly overthrown
In the presidential election, and that
with that overthrow, their party will
gu where the Whig party went.
The Value of a Dollu r.
"You state the position of a great ma
jority of the rank and file of the Re
publican party upon tho coinage ques
tion. Are you sure that what you stale
is true? Y'ou assert that It Is not one
of preconceived hostility to silver, but
simply a profound regard for the honor
nnd stability of the currency, every dol
lar of which, In the forceful words of
General Harrison, shall be the purchas
ing equal of every other dollar, and
have behind It if ncces.sary the equiva
lent of the dollar in real value. Did you
ever Btop to think what made the value
of the dollar? Did you ever stop to
think that neither gold nor silver has
nny intrinsic Value; that dt Is only the
recognition of the nations of the world
of these metals as money that gives
them any value? If you were dying of
thirst on the desert and had $1,000 in
gold in your pocket, you would gladly
give that money for a pint of cold
water. That shows you that gold of
itself Is not of any account.
"Now, up to twenty-one years ago
gold and slWer in our country were
both held as 'money of ultimate re
demption, and when so recognized, sil
ver In our country was worth a per
centage over gold. In that year, the
government of tho United States, by a
statute, declared that silver was no
longer money. That Is, It made a Blngle
standard of gold, and everything had
to be measured by gold, everything had
to be redeemed In gold. You know the
effect of that. Was It not to reduce
tho money of this world, so far as our
government could, one half? Did you
ever realize the effect?
Some Pennsylvania History.
"I do not know haw old a man you
are, lut df you cun remember back far
enough you will recall that gold lost
half its purchasing power in Pennsyl
vanla between 184!) and 1859. That Is,
measured In anything like property, it
took twice as many dollars to buy any
thing In 1859 as It did In 1819. Why?
Pimply because the placers of Call
fornla and Australia had doubled the
money of the world, and property Is
valued by the amount of money In any
country of the world. Now, when our
government, Joining with Germany,
did what Great Britain did In 1810, re
fused to recognize silver as money and
put nil the burden of the world's work
on gold, the natural results followed;
gold began to appreciate. If you look
around you In Pennsylvania you will
see that it has appreciated 50 per cent.
That is, measured by anything that
you gentlemen In Pennsylvania have to
sell, it takes twice as much to buy $100
worth of gold as It did In 1872. There
Is no exception to this, whether It be
wheat, 'iron, coal or anything that you
have to sell, or, stated the other way,
anything you have with which to buy
gold. You kmiw that the products of
Pennsylvania nre worth more every
year than all the products of all the
silver states combined. That being
true, then you men in Pennsylvania
are much more Interested in having
silver restored than are the men of the
silver states, ns what you have to sell
Is worth more than what they have to
sell. And when you say the great rank
and file of the Republican party In the
East believe tin you do, can you tell why
they do? Have they ever studied the
question? Is It not true that they get
their opinions manufactured for them
In tho great press of the East? Is It
not true 'that that press Is controlled
by the creditor clans of this nation, and
that the great musses are being out
rageously robbed all the time without
knowing that fact?
As to 1 arm Mortgages.
"If you have time, go up to the coun
ty recorder's odlce and n:ik him how
the mortgages on the farms will com
pare with what they were twenty years
ago, and see If they have not doubled.
Investigate a little and see If the farm
ers will not tell you that their farms
have fallen 50 per cent. In value In the
last fifteen years. Go beyond that.
Write to the keepers of the Insane nsy-
lums and the prisons of Pennsylvania,
and see if the ratio has not increased
50 per cent. In that time. Investigate
the matter thoroughly and see If really
Pennsylvania is not slowly going Back
to barbarism, because that Is the effect
when, In a piwperous country, the
volume of money Is stricken down.
'You have one gentleman In Penn
sylvania who understands tho ques
tion. It Is your senior senator. Send
to him and nskliis Ideas.
"You talk about silver as a money
metal up to the safety of the National
credit and up to the limit of the sol
vency, of the American treasury! Did
you ever think that perhaps It was a
little Btrnnge that the world used sil
ver, all they could get, for 4,000 years,
and that the safety of no nation was
ever Jeoparded by tho amount of it?
Do you know that it was .silver from
Nevada which Bteadled this nation
through the war of the rebellion and
enabled the government to meet Its in
terest churges? Do you know that the
trade of this country Is 87 per cent,
domestic, and that If something can be
done to make that prosperous, we will
not have to worry about the 3 per cent,
that goes abroad?
Charges Tliero Was a Conspiracy.
"I mean no disrespect to you, but I
beg to tell you that you are groping
simply in the rudiments of this ques
tion, because you have never tried to
understand It. You have taken the
word of the great press of New York
and Philadelphia, and perhaps of some
money-loaner dn Scranton, and believe
that because tho money-loaner deals
In money, he must understand the
question, and you do not know that
this condition oama because there was
a conspiracy organized by some men
beyond the sea to destroy' half the
money of the world and put the tollers
of the world in perpetual bondage.
"Do you knw that we have to pay
dn Interest and dividend to Great Bri
tain every year an amount of gold that
Is equal every twenty years to all the
gold In tho world, and do you want to
wait until England shall agree to re
duce that gold one-half In Us value?
"The mil estate of the United States,
according to the last offlclal statement,
was mortgaged to the amount of $6,000,
0(10,000, drawing interest at an average
of CO per cent. That involves all the
workers of this country. The proceeds
go to the few money-loaners. Can you
not Bee how much to their Interest it Is
to keep men like you declaring every
day that every dollar must be as good
as every other dollar? Try to take
other views; that what our government
says is good is good, and that If our
government would open an unlimited
demand for silver, it would be worth
as much as gold in a week, and that
that change would be like a transfu
sion of new blood to all the shrunken
nrterles of business In this country and
It would be us though we had discov
ered a new mining region from which
$3,SOO,000,000 could be exhumed In a
"Finally, let me tell you that unlws
you people of the east make this dis
covery and act upon It, in '90 there will
be no Republican party west of the
Mississippi river or south of the Ohio,
and you will have Democratic rule or
some other rule until there will come
such an upheaval as will be to our
government what the cataclysm whloh
is known as a geographical period is
to the earth."
Scnotor Jones' Views. ,
Accompanying a copy of the pub
lished statement In which the senator
from Nevada .explained tho reasons
which dictated his withdrawal from the
Republican party, Senator Jones, In a,
personal letter to the editor of The
Tribune, written soon after that sever
ance of political ties was completed,
"I thank you very much for the kind
ly tone of your article, and the sense of
fulrness by which It Is pervuded. I
have not been equally well treated
everywhere, I can assure you.
'If you havo read my speech of 1S90
on the protective policy I need not ex
press to you the extreme regret with
which I have seen the Republican party
sever all connection with silver money
In this country. The party which stands
for an Independent Industrial Bystem
for the United States should not be
afraid of a monetary system which, If
it did nothing else, could keep every
man at work In this country, letting the
people of other countries to attend to
their own monetary affairs. The Re
publican party favors, of course, Inde
pendence of Europe, bo far as concerns
our industries that is, so far as con
cerns the production of commodities in
this country, yet in so far as concerns
money, with which alone our indus
tries can be conducted, It appears we
can only use such material as Is used
by the people of Europe! A protective
policy can be but lumely protective
while so Incongruous a monetary sys
tem prevails."
THE . . .
A New England Parson.
It shall be said of him, ho found
A Mower In every human face;
In pathways where most thorns abound
He lingered for some hidden grace.
For those who sang of sunny days
And those who sorrowed he hadcheer;
Yet could ho walk through lonely ways
And find communion ever near,
Tho world was sweeter for his care,
The heights were won he sought to win:
For love through him made all things fair,
And all things fair through love are kin.
-Charles K. Bolton.
Twas Christmas eve, and Kitty and
I sat before an open grate watching
the dying embers, Just as they do In all
stories where lovers sit up late and
make remarks that would appear very
Hilly In print. It Is needless to Inform
the reader that Kitty and I had been
"keeping company" for several months,
and that the progress of our affairs
had been so marked that no youth of
the town had ever ventured to offer to
escort Kitty home from choir practice
or prayer meeting, or, In fact, any of
the after dark social gatherings when
I' was In the vicinity and I was gener
ally on hand at the proper time,
As we sat by the fire on that Christ
mas eve It seemed as (though we were
both controlled by some strange in
fluence. Kitty was unusually non-communicative
and there was a far off,
dreamy light In her round brown eyes
as she gazed steadily at the coals upon
the hearth that occasionally brighten
ed or died away as the breezes of ithe
night shifted and turned In their mad
waltz through the leafless branches of
the forests, or over the barren snow
mantled Holds.
"Kitty," said I, ns the conversation
began to lag, "It seems as though I had
meit you before."
"Why, of course you have," replied
Kitty, "lots of times."
"No, I mean that I feel as though you
and I had known each other long ago;
that when we were Introduced at the
church fair last year, we were resum
ing a friendship that had been discon
tinued herotofore."
"I am sure that Is very strange,"
mused Kitty. "I know that we have
never met before and yet I have often
been surprised at myself to think how
eoslly I I learned to like you, almost
before we were even on familiar speak
ing terms. As the theosophlsts say,
perhaps we were the nihilities of some
other age and have again been united
on our progressive march toward a
higher state of being. It Is strange,
very strange," said the girl dreamily,
"and mysterious but hark! what Is
that?" And she sprang to her feet ex
citedly, as a sound like the clashing of
cymbals, accompanied by hoarse cries,
was heard outside the door.
"Christmas serenaders, probably," I
remarked as I prepared to go out.
"Oh, do not leave me!" pleaded Kitty
tearfully, as I reached the door.
"I will return In a moment,".! replied
as I stepped out.
And whait a strange sight greeted my
astonished eyes!
Before the door was a horde of sav
age looking men, armed with Bpears
and axes and clad In armor and carry.
Ing shields. By a mysterious unseen
force I was Impelled to yield to their
wild gesticulations and Join them. Al
most before I was aware of it I felt that
I was encased In the glittering armor;
a shield hung upon one arm while a
shout, double-edged sword was In my
right hand. A strange exuberance
took possession of me, and as I waved
the sword over my head in response
to the wild shouts of approval from my
fierce-looking companions, it felt like a
feather In my hand.
On we mardhed, I knew not whither.
Nor did I care. The spirit of reckless
bravado itliat pervaded the band was
upon me and I longed for an oppor
tunity to test the steel in the terrible
weapon that I carried.
Suddenly a moving mass of humanity
appeared before us, and the cries of my
companions were answered by shouts
of defiance from the enemy. We pressed
on unflinchingly. The blood-curdling
yells of the 'barbarians In front of us
only seemed to whet our desire for
Soon we reached them, and the great
hairy brutish creatures dressed in skins
and armed with terrible looking clubs
and Javelins rushed upon our army.
One veritable giant, who seemed to be
the leader, Blngled me out for a combat.
As he approached I felt It would be a
battle to'the death, yet I was not afrlad.
His great bleared eyes seemed to emit
lire as our weapons clashed In mortal
combat. At last I succeeded In reach
ing an unguarded point and my sword
went crashing into his skull and he fell
with a groan.
As their leader went down the bar
barians retreated sullenly and shouts
of victory from m'y warriors rent the
air. The battle was ours. Joyfully we
turned our faces homeward and accom
panied by many prisoners marched In
the direction from whence we came.
As we approached a strange walled
city the gates were suddenly opened
and lovely maidens, dressed in flowing
robes and with garlands of fragrant
blossoms In their hair ran out to meet
us, chanitlng 'hymns of thanksgiving
and praise. They were followed by
hosts of strange looking people of every
age who welcomed the victors with
tokens of admiration and respect.
While I stood gazing upon the bril
liant scene In wonder, a pair of arms
stole about my neck and brown eyes
gazed Into mine.
It was Kitty.
Like the others, she was attired In a
white robe of some clinging material;
her hair was confined by a band of
gold and wide gold bradets of curious
design encircled her plump bare arms.
"Oh, my hero!" she exclaimed, Im
pulsively. "They say you were the
bravest of the brave. The victory was
due to your efforts. I am so proud of
"But where are we?" I asked as my
wonder increased. "What means this
strange gathering?"
"Why, don't you remember, you said
lost night that we had met before. So
we had. Once In a thousand years the
world moves backward and spirits that
have been blessed by a second com
munion with each other then. If they
so desire, may resume their former ex
istence. We have returned to our old
life. Time has moved backwnrd thou
sands of years since we sat by the lire
HgM. I am again your wife and you
you are the conqueror; the hero of
many bloody wars. At your frown na
tions of the earth quake with fear.
"Your last act in slaying the barbar
ian chleftlan Is but the crowning of
many deeds of valor. But come, let us
to the feast that awaits you and your
sturdy warriors. Sweet muslo shall
fall upon the ears of the brave; red
wine shall flow In itorrents, and I I
will be ever near."
"But how can this be?" I Bald. "Theo
sophy teaches progress. The world
should not turn backward. We are
lauR'ht to look for something higher ait
each stage) of our spiritual existence."
"Ah! thlsls because Inst night, instead
of looking forward to a higher state of
existence you seemed anxious to recall
the scenes of past nges. You were
dimly sea roll Ing for the clue that would
bring back some forgotten dream. The
time was right for the transmigration.
You desired to unveil the past at the
instant that one of the thousand year
lapses of our alllnlty had expired, and
your wish was granted. When you
Joined the army of wild warriors, our
souls were released from our bodies of
the nineteenth century, and we have
now begun again our pilgrimage to the
state of perfection which we were sev
eral thousand years nearer last night
than we are at present."
"Where are our bodies now?" I asked.
"Come with me and I will show you."
In an Instant we were again In the
dimly-lighted room before the flicker
ing fire. Two forms were faintly out
lined sitting side by side In front of the
fireplace. Kitty's head rested upon
the shoulder of her companion, whom I
recognized as myself. Both were ap
parently asleep. And yet Kitty still
stood by my side arrayed in Uie garb
of centuries gone by.
"When It is again day here," said
Kitty, solemnly, "they will be found
dead. No one will know why they both
were suddenly cut off In the bloom of
youth. 'Heart failure' perhaps some
will say, others may suggest poison.
Tost mortems may follow, and sorrow
ful scenes will result. But the mystery
of their Btrange death will never be
"Come, let us away. We must not
IiRik upon the house of sorrow. We will
begin our existence again, and seek for
greater spiritual achievements later.
Come, my hero! a thousand noble lords
would bend the knee in thy presence.
Let us away.
"I cannot! I cannot!" I groaned.
"Oh, why did I thus turn the scale of
our progress. Curses upon my folly I
"Merry Christmas," rang a voice In
my ear. "Why, Tom, what's tho mat
ter with you? Do you know that we
have both been asleep? What made
you groan so?"
"Why I It was our transmigration,
you know," I gusped. Then I discov
ered that my armor and sword had dis
appeared and that Kitty's arms were
encased In large sleeves of the prevail
ing fashion; her head dress, too, was
decidedly up to date.; and I further ob
served that we were sitting side by sido
In the chairs.
There is no doubt that my counten
ance wore a ludicrous expression of
Blckly bewilderment as I related the
foregoing to Kitty.
"Well, you are my hero, any way!"
said Kitty Impulsively," even If you did
not slay the barbarian." And ns the
clock tolled the hour of midnight I be
gan to feel proud and warlike again.
By the way, I am employed during
business ihours as superintendent of tho
ribbon counter In old Ben Serge's dry
goods store, and In our courtship ut
least Kitty and I are progressing.
Don't make your own dresses unless you
cun do It really well.
Don't dress your head at tho expense of
your hunds and feet.
Don't wear feathers In your hat and
patches on your boots.
Don't wear a Bailor hat and a blouse
after your 40th blrthduy.
Don't pinch your waist. Fat, like mur
der, will out somewhere
Don't clothe yourself In man's apparel
and expect the courtesy due to a lady.
Don't forget that although veils are be
coming to most faces, feet veiled in lace
stockings do not look well on tho street.
Don't emulate the ostrich; the new flower
In your hat does not divert attention
from the ragged condition of your skirt
lining. ..
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