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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 251, 18JI5.
i .77 ..THE . .
OTHER - QUEST
Copyright, 1MV5, by Bacholler,
It wai a cold Christmas, and a snowy
Christmas, and old-fashioned folks who
remembered the Christmas numbers of
the Dickens days, and had rebelled
against the damp muggy Chrlstmases
which had come In with the new litem-
v ture, rubbed their hands and professed
to be highly iellghted that the sea
sons had shown signs of coming to their
senses again, and returning to the beat
en track of conventionality.
A' broad-shouldered, gray-headed,
vigorous looking man of 60 with signs
cf weather on his face and the cut of
I the colonies about his clothes, stood at
a first floor window of the Fair View
hotel at Great Malvern on Christmas
Day and gazed moodily at, the white
landscape that stretched far away be-
: fore. htm.
Then he thrust his hands into his
pockets and went downstairs into the
coffee room, and Interviewed the wait-
' aaybody Elsa Staying in the House
r, who was stirring the fire with one
bind and stroking a fat. black cat with
"Anybody elsa staying in the house,
The waiter dropped the poker and
turned round sharply with a profes
sional smile of greeting.
"Yes, sir, one gentleman."
"What sort of a gentleman?"
Young fellow, sir, very quiet, gentle
manly looking young fellow, sir. Only
arrived yesterday, sir. London gentle
men, 1 think, sir."
"Has, he ordered his dinner here?'
"Yes, .sir, in the coffee room. Six
"Hum! He's eoinr to dine alone In
the ooffee room on Christmas Day, and
1m going to dine alone in my sitting
room. 1 wonder whether he'd think It
an Impertinence if I asked him to dine
' "Can't say, I'm sure, sir. I can't say
as I've had much conversation with him
up to now, sir."
Mr. John Oldroyd had come to Mal
vern for a few weeks because he was
suffering from an old enemy, rheuma
tism, and a man at the club had told
him that Malvern was an excellent
place for rheumatic patients. People
arrived there limping and hobbling,
and after a few weeks there were climb
ing 'the hills before breakfast, and per
forming marvelous feats of pedestrian
Ism all day long.
It didn't matter very much to John
Oldroyd where he went, and he hadn't
taken Into consideration that he would
be In a hotel on Christmas Day, be
cause wherever he had been he would
have been equally cust upon his re
sources for the festivities of the occa
sion. He had made a fortune in South
Africa by a lucky mining speculation,
after knowing all the horrors of be
ing a penniless loafer In a new land, and
lie had come back to Kngland with the
reputation of being a millionaire. But
he had left no friends In South Africa,
and he had come back to none in Eng
land. His wealth would have given him
hosts of acquaintances, but he had
never been a man to encourage ac
quaintances. He was cheery and ami
able to everyone in business, but out
of business he was what is vulgarly
called "stand-offish." He very soon let
people know that he had no desire for
company, and he had never been known
to accept an invitation, however hearti
ly it was proffered.
And here was this man who had
never cored for the Boclety of anyone
who had lived the life of a recluse In the
grandest hotels of Europe, suddenly
mitten with a desire to have a com
panion at his Christmas dinner table
at the little Malvern hotel.
When the Idea first came to him In
the morning, as he Mat looking out of
his fitting-room window at the quiet
little mountain town covered with
now and silent as the grave, save for
the clanging of the abbey bells, he
had shrugged his shoulders, and put It
down to ill-health. Late In life, he was
developing "nerves." He thought it
might perhaps be the result of the
rheumatic attack from which he had
been Buffering attacks which were
getting more frequent and more severe
every year, and the seeds of which had
been sown in the old days when he
roughed It In a wild, inhospitable coun
try, and spent long days and nights
in the cold and damp, with a pipe of
' tobacco for his only luxury, and an old
horse rug for his only blanket.
"I suppose It'B nerves," he said, "but
I never felt like it before, and it's not
at all a pleasant sensation. Why the
dickens should I want somebody to dine
with me this evening? I've dined alone
dozens of Christmas Days before, and
nothing's troubled me, not even my
conscience. But now"
And then he had a fresh symptom,
which alarmed htm more than the idea
of nerves. He began to' think to con-
, Jure up memories of the past, to see
back Into his life far, far back to a
time that ho had forced himself for
Jrears to forget.
What he saw made his lips quiver,
. and a gcay look came Into his face, and
sent him downstairs in a hurry to in
terview the waiter as to the possibility
of finding a fellow guest to make some
Prevented by A
ASHAflBD TO BB SEEN became of dliflg.
uring facial humours li the condition of
thousand! who lire In Ignorance of the fact .
that in ConcunA Boap la to be fonnd the
pureit, sweetest, and moat effective akin purl- -flor
and beautlfler In the world. For pimples,
blackheuda, red and eily akin, red, rough
hands with shapeleaa nails, dry, tb In, and fall.
l( hair, It la wonderful. ,
MthfihMtthwfM. Blttka dpo4l T. KtWt
Sl.r (hurt, I. Kl Jidwtrt-tt, IjtmAon. Pottss
sua a tiu. Car, .Ma Ftani, autoa, U. B A.
A. M vx ll 1
. ."X I It
Jabnun and Bacholler.
kind of company for him for Christmas
While he was talking to the waiter
the "other guest" came Into the cofiee
room. He had on his hat and overcoat,
and was evidently just going out.
He was a tall.good-looking young fel
low of about twenty and live, but his
face was pale and his eyes had a dull,
heavy look as though he hadn't had a
good night's rest. "An invalid here for
the air like myself," thought Oldroyd.
"Perhaps he'll be as glad as glad of
my company as I Bhall be of his."
The young man called the waiter to
him. You usked me at breakfast what
time I'd dine," he said, "and I said six,
but I'd forgotten It was Christmas day.
Perhaps you'll be wanting to go out
If so. any hour will da for me."
"Thank you, sir." said the waiter.
"I'm going home to my young uns at
one, sir. Just to sit down with 'em at the
kid's dinner, sir, and I must be back for
this gentleman at six. Bir, so six will
suit me very well, sir."
Mr. Oldroyd saw his opportunity.
"I hope you won't think It presump
tion on my part or an Impertinence."
he said, "but we seem to be two lonely
men In an Inn on Christmas day, and if
you would give me the pleasure of your
company to dinner tonight, in my sit
ting room. I er i assure you i miuuiu
be very grateful."
The young man hesitated. "You nre
very good," he said, after a pause, "but
you don't know me, and"
"And you don't know me, that's true.
As there Is nobody to introduce us,
we must Introduce ourselves. My nume
is Oldroyd. John Oldroyd. I believe I
have been written about a good deal In
the papers since my return from South
Africa, and you may have heard some
thing about me. The South African
Croesus, 1 believe, I am occasionally
The young man looked up at Ine
elder one. scanned him quietly for a mo
ment, and then heaved a deep sigh.
"You are a lucky man, sir. I can t
understand you having to ask a stran
ger to be your companion on Christ
mas day, but if It will really give you
pleasure to have my society I will ac
cept your hospitality with pleasure.
My name Is Weston, Arthur Weston,
and I am not a millionaire."
"Thank your lucky stats, sir, that
you are not; but you are going out.
Six o'clock In my room that's under
"Yes. Thank you very much. I m
afraid mv dinner alone In the coffee
room would have been a very cheerless
one. Good morning."
The two men bowed pleasantly to
each other, and Arthur Weston went
out of the hotel and strode oft rapidly
In the direction of the hills.
a vounir fellow, that, a very
nice young fellow," said Mr. Oldroyd
to himself, "but he's got something on
his mind. Well, he hasn't had It there
so long as I have, and so I suppose he
hasn't got as used tp It yet. Walter?
"Let the dinner be the best you can
manage, and the best wine In the cel
lar Bring me your wine list upstairs
and 1 11 look it over: and, by-the-bye,
I wouldn't let you put any green stuff
in my room yesterday, but as I am go
ing to have company you can stick
some holly and mistletoe about. I'd
like to make that young man feel as
Christmassy as possible. He looks as
If he wanted it."
Punctually at 6 o'clock, Authrr Wes
ton came up stairs in Mr. Oldroyd s
sitting-room. The dinner was perfect.
(I have eaten my Christmas dinner
more than once in the old-fashioned
Malvern hotel, never, thank Clod, quite
alone, and I can vouch for the excel
lency of the kitchen and the cellar.)
Both men were genial and amiable, and
under the Influence of the surroundings
became more- and more at their ease
with each other. But the geniality was
in each ease a little hollow and a little
forced, and each of them knew by in
stinct that the other was playing a
The elder man drank as much as the
younger, but he was more seasoned, and
the wine had no effect upon hlln. He
was always John Oldroyd, the cautions,
"Are You Very Good, He Said "
shrewd, reticent man of business, but
Arthur Weston gradually began to talk
more rapidly and with greater em
phasis. By the time the dessert had
been reached, and the port was on the
table, there was an air of reckless
gayety about him which contrasted
strongly with his earlier manner.
Until now. the conversation had been
on general topics; gradually It became
more personal, and when presently host
and guest wheeled their arm-chairs
round in front of the blazing fire and
settled themselves comfortably to the
conee and cigars, both began to be a
little more confidential.
"Odd, Isn't it," said Weston, "that we
two strangers to each other should be
spending our Christmas Day together,
like old friends?"
"Odd, yes,.but none the less pleasant.
I suppose you've genrally spent your
Christmas day with your er family
A shade passed over the young man's
face. "Yes," he replied, fixing his eyes
on a smoke ring that was curling grace
fully up to the ceiling. "Yes, It s my
tirst Christmas away from home.
"Had to come here for your health. I
suppose, too far to go back again just
"No. my people live in London. I
came here to see a friend. He was ex
pected home for Christmas last night,
but he hasn't come. He's been taken
111 abroad, and his wife has started off
to be with him."
"Ah, you were going to spend your
Christmas with them."
"No, I well, I don't see that It mat
ters. I'm your guest and I've no right
to sail under false colors. I was going
to borrow some money of him,"
For a moment the old caution of the
business man sent John Oldroyd back
Into his shell. Millionaires generally
have a preoccupied air when an ac
qualntance begins to talk about money
troubles, but he looked across at the
young man's face and something in it
roused his sympathy at once.
"Ah," he said, "It's an awful thing
how frequently friends manage to be
out of the way when you want them.
tomorrow I supjiose you'll go back to
"Uoing to stay on here for a bit, eh?
I'm glad of that. We shall see inure of
each other, and you'll be company for
"No, you've been awfully good to me,
VIr (U.lmvil hut I don't think we shall
ever meet again after tonight
"But you re not going duck, you nay.
"No, but don't ask me any more.
You'll know everything tomorrow."
Know everything tomorrow! What
could this young man mean? What
was he going to do? What was to hap
pen that he, John Oldroyd, would know
He began to grow uneasy. He had
felt certain from the first that this
young fellow had something on his
mind. He had come down here to bor
row money, and had spent his Christ
mas away from his family. He was
trying to think out the story of his
guest, for himself, when the guest evi
dently divining his thoughts Btopped
"There," he said, "I beg your pardon
for talking about myself and my affairs
it reallv wasn't my fault, you know;
you asked me questions, and I answered
them. Come, let's get on to a more
cheerful subject. Tell me something
about South Africa."
(To be continued.)
Railroad construction In Southern
states during 1SM5 shows a decided In
creaue over the mileage of 1S9-I. The
new mileage of standard gauge lines
constructed this year was CS5, while that
in 1S94 was 593.
Vice President Davenport, of the
Bethlehem Iron company, admits that
the company has received no orders
from Washington to hurry work on
government contracts. The company
Is at work on armor plate and on 100
S-lnch guns for the army.
The iron and steel trade, according to
the Inquirer, shows an improvement
in tone, but there is no clinnse for the
better In prices. The level seems to
have been reached nt last, wire mius
are unable to figure out any profit In
taking contracts and they are there
fore not scrambling for them with the
same eagerness as before. Besides
there are few orders In the market. The
pig iron market is dull and without
change as to prices, and. In fact, every
thing awaits the stimulus that ap
parently can only come with the ap
proach of spring. Pig iron prices are
nominally steady and unchanged at
S13.60 and $14 for No. 1 anthracite. S12.M
and $13 for No. 2 and $11.50 and $12 for
gray fnrge. For finished material the
demand Is light and of a hand-to-
mouth character. Most of the larger
mills have orders booked that will keep
them employed for some time to come,
and the usual holiday shut-down will
be cut short by one or two companies.
but there Is no great volume nf new
business. Prices are lrregulnr there
fore and depend a great real on the
condition of the order books. The
nominal quotations delivered nre: He
ftned bars, 1.30c. and 1.40c; tank steel
and heavy plates, Lfiuc. and 1.6'ic;
ancles, l.GOc. and 1.70c, and beams and
channels, l.BSc. and 1.75c. Steel billets
are somewhat weaker and sales nre re
ported to have been made at $1S.7". but
there Is no confidence on the part of
buyers that this figure will not be cut
while manufacturers talk confidently
of a sharp advance within sixty days.
Steel rails are quiet.
The Lehigh Valley. Reading, Lacka
wanna and Jersey Central are all re
stricting the output. It is probable
the same half-way system of restric
tion will be continued next month. The
return of mild weather has made the
anthracite coal trade dull again. Deal
ers who laid In suplies during the cold
spell have not sold out yet and are not
Under the agreement of the new Joint
Trnflic Association the fust freight lines
while being allowed to retain their so
liciting agents for the present must ex
act full tariff rates. The agreement
shuts uf commissions from the tourist
agencies like Cook's, Whltconib and
Raymond s, as well as from scalpers.
It Is rumored that a new railroad will
be built ere long across the upper sec
tion of Bucks county, to be known as
the Quakertown and Eastern railroad,
to tap the North Penn at or near Quak
ertown. As projected, the new line will
run from Quakertown, through RIcli
landtown. Pleasant Valley nml Spring
town to Klegelsville, Pa., and will strike
the Delaware river a short distance
above the last named place. Thence it
will run along the river to Knston. The
new rond will form a connecting lln .
with the Poughkeepsie Bridge route to
Boston ns it would connect here with
the Lehigh and Hudson's line. It Is
claimed that the new road would short
en the route from Easton to Philadel
phia twelve miles. Among the men In
terested In the scheme Is John Jnml
son, the well-known railroad builder.
The projectors of the railroad want peo
ple llvng along the line to subscribe to
Cla.000 worth of stock or bonds.
Charles F. Mayer has resigned the
preu'dency of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad company, which position he
has filled for the past seven yenrs.
This action was taken at the monthly
meeting of the bourd of directors and
his resignation was unanimously ac
cepted, although the board requested
Mr. Mayer to continue in office until
his successor could be selected. It Is
understood that his resignation was
due to the fact that the newly elected
New York directors wish to put a prac
tical rpllroad man at the head of the
corporation. No one has ns yet been
definitely decided upon, but several
have been mentioned. No date has
been announced for the meeting at
which the new president will be chosen,
mi - . la n,ntni, fnm it M.llni. nl'.lPA
Wi'th broil h swaggers through the skies
The wind as lion ronrs on restless race.
n.Un rMo, mnuai no If It U'pm n rlrnvp.
See, the lightning comes flushing as a
Descending, smashing, killing on Its
O God! ft this the dreadful Judgment
A thundering voice brings echo over hills.
Of war and strife, of nature In distress
The fearful storm with roar and blast re
The souls of men wKa woe and great
Destruction rides upon the ocean wide,
The waves are angry, dashing on the
Behold! the ship upon the rocks, de
Beloved ones are gone, their days are
Speak thou, O Qod! command the storm
O! let thy aun once more upon us Shine,
Destruction Is not of thy graclona will
Compassion, love, forever they are thine.
The Storm of Death! O, what a storm to
Lord, let me trust my soul alone In thee,
Thou are a refuge, strong, eternal home,
There shall 1 rest and bless salvation
free. D. F. Jones.
It Wits Familiar.
"I think I've got a pretty good story
here," remarked the occasional contribu
tor, as he seated himself and lighted one
of the editor cigars. .
The editor glanced over the story.
"Yes," he aald. "I think this Is a pretty
good story. I tell it myself occasionally,
f?R 10 CENTS
THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
Stocks nnd Honda.
New York. Dee. 21. The action of the
senate yesterday In unanimous, y pussing
tnu mil providing ror the rortnaiion oi me
Venezuelan boundary commission led to
htavy selling again 'thl morning for for-
flun account, uii 1 thi.4, with tuit'iii fj.ts
by local uueraiurs, le.l to a sharp break
in M'lCts at 'the evening or the stocK
Exchange, lilocks of stocks for the ac
count of out-of-town oierators who were
ur.aliln to rfs;iond to the calls for mar
gins were thrown over for anything they
would liiliiK ami rnis addi'd to the leellng
of unrest because there was no way o
knowing whi ther the brokers handling t af
various deals had been Involved. Prices
in the first hour broke anywhere from
1 to lli points, the latter In Cordage, pre
ferred. The failure of U II. T.iylor &
Co., of Philadelphia, and Hatch Bros,
and H. J. Hurras Co., of the local
Stock Kxchanse, were announced. After
the early Flump a steadier tone set In and
on buying for investment account as well
uk for .the purpose of covering short con
tract a rally of 1 to 5 per cent.'foXoweil.
London firm were buyers In a moderate
way. The recovery In the market was
taken advantage of by weakend holders to
sell and In the last hour new low records
were made for a number of the leading
Issues. The closing was feverish with op
erators rather anxious as to the course of
the r'.erllng exchange market and the gold
movement next week. Tt was generally
rgrecd that this is the key to the situa
tion. Reports were current of informal
meeting of bank presidents nnd of the
likelihood of the closing of the Stock Ex
change for two or three days next week.
Hut these reports were branded as pure
Inventions by .persons In authority. The
transactions for the day were 315.OC0 shires
an unusually heavy total for half holiday.
American Cotton Trust 1.1 15'i
Atchison nnd Sante Fe 12U 1t"i
Canada Southern W 41!
Central of New .Itrsey Kl Wt
Chicago and Northwestern M BWi
Chicago, Burlington and yulney 71 72
Chicago Ois ti2 M
Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul 2 nt
Chicago. R. I. t- I'nr-lllc R! 59
Chic, St. P. Omaha 31 3"!
C, '., ('. St. L 30 32
Colorado II. V. ft Toledo
Plst. Cattle Feeding Co 11 12
Doinware & Hudson V9 lHVi
Del.. Lack. & Wes,i V ir.5
(icnernl Klectric 22?i 21
I.?k Shore IT)'. 141
I)tiivi'le and Nashville 40i 41.',
Missouri Pacific 20 21
Nn'lonal Cord a fo 3 ?,&t
Natlora! Iad Trust W 20V,
New York Cer'rn' 91'4 SPi
New York. 1k Krle - West.. 10', 10K,
New York. Ontario ft Wet 12 12'
Northern Pacific, common 314 S
Northern Pacific, preferred.... 11 11
N. A 4'i 4U,
Pacific Mail 23'4 21',i
Phl'ade""hli and Reading 7 1
Sugar Trust H4i 81
Texps Pacllp 7"i 7
Tennessee Coal and Iron 21 2t'4
t'nlon Pacific , r,
Wnbarh, referred 1" 13i
Western T'nlon 81',a 84
w. f- L. F., comnon 8ri4
W. ft L. E., preferred
Tohneco 71 70
Ttr.-K.er 24 '
Southern Railway ? f?H
C. F, I 2014 20H
Scrnnton Hoard ofTrndo Fxchango Quotations-All
Quotations Based on Par
of 1 on.
Name. Bid. Askd.
Green R.dge Lumber Co 119
Dime Dep. & DIs. Bank ISO
Bcranton Lace Cur. Co (9
Nat. Boring ft Drilling Co. SO
First National Bank (wO
Thuron Coal Land to so
Scranton Jar ft Stoppsr Co 25
Scranton Glass Co V-
Spring Brook Water Co in
Elmhurst Boulev?.d Co 10
Scranton Axle Works So
Third National Hank 35J
Lacka. Trust and Safe Dep. Co ... 10"
Scranton Packing Co 9,'j
Scranton tiav.ngs Bank 204
Lacka. Iron & Steel Co 150
Weston Mill Co r;
Scranton Traction Co 35
Ronta Plate Olass Co 10
Scranton Car Replacer Co 100
Economy Steam Heat and
Power Co 60
Scranton Clasa Co ... 100
Scranton Pass. Railway first
mortgage, flue 1918..... 110 ' ...
Scranton Traction Co.. 9a
People's Street Railway, first
mortgage, due 191 110 ...
Scranton Plttston Trac. Co. ... 90
People's Street Railway, Sec
ond mortgage, due 1920 110 ...
Lacka. Valley Trac. Co., Brat
mortgage, due 1923 00
D'.rkson Manufacturing Co 100
Lacka. Township School 5 102
City of Scranton Street Imp t ... 10
Bcranton Axle Works 100
New York Produce Market.
New York, Dee. 21. Flour Neglected,
unchanged. Wheat Dull, firm; No. 2 red
More and elecator, 67a68c. ; afloat, 69ia
S91c.j f. o. b., STaOSc; ungraded Ted.
6Ka70c. : No. 1 northern, 644a(iie.; options
unsettled, cloaed firm; January, OIUo.;
February. 6c. March, Wo.; May, WT4e.;
July, Mtto. I December, Oo. Corn-Dull,
firm; No. 2, 3310. elevator: 3l4c. afloat; op
tions firm; December, January,
33"ic; May, S4-'c. Data Dull, steady; op
tions dull, unchanged; spot prices, No. 2,
22-e.; No. 2 white. 2ln2l'4c.; No. 2 Chica
go, 2:P4c; No. 3. 22c; No. 3 whlt 2P.c.;
mixed western, 23i24e.; white do., 2lc.2Si;
white state. 24a2Sc. Provisions D!'l.
steady, unchanged. Butter Quiet. far, y
stfftdy; state dairy. 13a2le.: do. creamery,
2ua27c. ; western dairy, llaltlc.; do. cream
ery, 1!a28c. ; do. June, 17n24o.: do. fac
tory, UlalSc. ; Elglns, 2Sc. ; Imitation cream
ery, 15a22c. ; rolls. HalSc. Cheese Quiet,
steady, unchanged. KggJ Quiet, steady;
state and Pennsylvania, 20a2ilc; southern,
20a21c; western, 2na22c.
Buffalo II vo Stock.
Buffalo, Dec. 21. Cattle Receipts, 2,000
head; on sale, 100 head; market dull; steers
sold, fci.iJaH.HO; an I bulls, 2.2.i3. Hogs
Receipts, 7. MO head; on sale, 8,2.'n) head;
dull, 10 cents lower; Yorkers, f:.r0a3.53;
mixed packers nn l mediums, M.53.r.5;
good to prime heavy, $3.o",a3.i;0; pigs, x:i.fi5a
3.7a; roughs, $'!a;l.l$: stags, S2..Via3. Sheep
nnd lambs Receipts, 8,20!) head; on sale,
7.00 head; dull, except for prime lambs;
mixed sheep, good to choice, $2a2.2"; extra,
t2.4ia2."; culls and common, $1.2r,al.SS;
choice to extra, lu-mhs, $4.;Ka4.50; light to
good, $3.3T.ri4.2:: culls to fair, $2.50i3.25;
Canada lambs, S4.40o4.fiO.
Chicago l.lvo Stock.
Chicago, Dec. 21. Cattle Receipts, 1.000
head; market steady; common to extra
steers, $:ia5.9o; stiK-kers and feeders, $2.40a
8.75; cows and bulls, Si.2Tia3.nO; calves, S2.",0a
C.7',; Texans. S2.fi0a3.uO. Hogs Receipts.
l!i,u;H head: market weak and 10 and 15
ccn:s loiter: heavy Dacklng and shlniiln-r
lots, $3.3."a3."iO; common to choice mixed.
a&Kia&m; enoioe assorted. .i.3ua3.4L'; Hunt,
S3.3Ca3.l7H;: pigs, S2.40a3.l5. Sheep Re
ceipts, 1,500 head; market glow and steady;
Inferior to choice, S2a3.50; lambs, 3al.50.
Toledo Grain Market.
Toledo, O., Dec. 21. Wheat Receipts.
5,500 bushels; shipments, 9,500 huJhela;
quii-t; No. 2 red ensh, 63'4c ; December,
(J3'4c; May, 6l"c.: No. 3 red cash, (il'-ic
Corn Receipts, 45.00 bushels; shipments,
W.OOO bushels; easy; No. 2 mixed cofsh,
2fi'3c: No. 3 do., 2,".','!c.: No. 3 yellow, 27e. :
No. 3 white, 25'.jc. Oats Receipts, 7.000
bushels; shipments none; nothing doing.
Rye Dull; No. 2 cash. 3(!c. Clovrsoe d
Receipts, 110 bags; shipments, 524 b'.g";
quiet: prime cash, S4.10; January, 14.15;
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 21. The oil mprket
here and at Oil City opened SI .28 bid; hlsii
cat, S1.30',i.; lowestLS1.29; closed, S1.32 bid.
From Wellman's Washington letter In
the Chicago Times-Herald: "Senator
Cameron Is out of It. He says he will not
stand for re-elcflon. Everyone knows
why, and the reason Is easiest given by
telling a story. When Senator Quay was
threatened with annihilation by the 'hoat
combine' Mr. Cameron was out of the
state. It looked very dark for Mr. Quay
at first. No one believed he could save
himself. Quay wondered why Cameron
did not come 4o his he?p, with money If
nothing else. But he did not say a word.
He Just went on fighting. Another week
passed nnd Quay was struggling for his
life. Still not a word from hla old side
partner, not a note of encouragement or
an offer of help. Then Quay put hla teeth
together hard and determined there was
one man whose political days were num
bered, no matter how it fared with hlm
eelf. and thnt man was J. Donald Cam
eron. Still Quay did not speak. He did
not break relations with Cameron. They
re still friendly In a personal wiy. Only
wlthln the last few daya has Don peno
trailed the mask ar.d loarned that hi
doom was sealed. Queer man, this Quay."
RCOF THIPIiriG MD SOLDERtfiC
AM done sway with by the use of HAP.TN
IkAN'B PATENT PAINT, which conKietn
f Ingredient well-known to all. It can b
applied to tin, galvaulsted tin, sheet Iron
roofs, aleo to brick dwelings, which will
firevent absolutely any crumbling, crack
ng or breaking of the brick. It will out
last tinning of any kind by many years,
and It's cost does not exceed one-fifth that
of the cost of tinning. Is sold by the Job
or pound. Contracts taken by
A. 1'alS-lt.ffA Urlll.B
Ami ail anuutntc Jimei.t.-i.
L rw li or younrj aim tuwnio
Ifcsssit, flv m"" and women. Tha
RMtiKiiof trfntmont. Kiatnnu, rrofiticin? wwit
tttm, Ncrraiii lie Wl ity , NIrnUy Fraisslon, CooEumrtiofa,
iTiKiuilt y, fcibaui t.im drain! and Jos-i of ixwr of tlit Gn
cntlveOrnniunUUlriroiio for study, oniinewand mnr
rtnmtaquK'klycnrcrl bylftr. Iiodrlrrpail"a !rr
4; rata. Tfccj not only cur b7 Bl!rt ina at the seat of dls
we, but aria (TTPftt KIIUVK XONlU nnd lil.OOD
JM il.DKK, brlnin.T back th rt
rfatrka and mtorinff tho FlltK OK Y 01 Til to tha
patient Hy mail, l.o prr box or3 for with writ
n rarMte t ewe or rrftm4 ! ramie-. BooU
j- !iiivi :"-'nNerv-.
For vale by JOHN H. mLW. Dray
fflst, Wyomlnc ave. and Ppnire tret
P CaMMta Earikk Maaaw. flraa.
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WKshburn-Croshy Co. wish to assure their maDT paU
rons thut tln-y will this year hold to their usual custom
of milling STRICTLY OLD WHEAT until the new crop
is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the market, and
owing to the excessively dry weather many millers arsj
of the opinion that it is already cured, and in proper
condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby Co. will tak
no risks, and will allow the new wheat fully three
months to mature before grinding.
This careful attention to every detail ot milling has
placed Washburn-Crosby Co.'s flour far above other
DIAMONDS, in r!n;s, scarf pins. etc. OPERA GLASSES, EtC.
Also an exceptionally fine line of
GOLMEflDED CANES RND UMBRELLAS
Onr stock embraces ever)tliing in the way of
desirable and appropriate
for old and yonng.
NO GOODS MISREPRESENTED.
107 Wyoming Ave.
DO NOT WAIT
FOR SNOW AND ICE.
Have your Horsos Shoes prepared with proper holes for
"Hold Fast" Calks
SIZES, S-16, 3-8, 716, 9-16.
TaIer . Mf I I I 11$ g 1 I
Calls ia Bhco. vVij a ? t5 WftpW'l tfl
mm mil -sis
pBp Sffl r z
ASK YOUR SfiOER ABOUT THEM.
For further particulars edifrcss
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Arents for Norlharn Pennsylvania and Southwestern N.w York.
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
SCRANTON AND WILKES-BAR RE, PA Manufacturers of
HOISTING AND MPIKIWCiEWRjuitiwjtt
r. .- a. muu u ausLPfi.
Sprue Strootj Scrantsn Pa.
AT LOW PRICES.
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