The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 25, 1896, Page 11, Image 11

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It was thought that after Robert
Louis Stevenson had written "Jekyll
and Hyde" and "The Suicide Club" the
possibilities of the horrible In Action
were pretty well exhausted during- this
generation at least; but H. O. Wells.
In his latest book, proves otherwise.
,The Island of Dr. Moreau" (New York:
Stone & Kimball) Is described on Its
title page as "A Possibility." Human
ity can thank their stars it Is not like
ly ever to become a reality. Such a
narrative of horrors, so Intense, realist
ic and Vivid, and yet nowhere sensibly
overdrawn, has rarely before seen print
In any age; It confirms Mr. Wells
claim to the possession of the most am
bitious and strenuous imagination in
contemporary letters.
Doctor Moreau Is a noted vivisection
1st. who. being driven from England by
the burking of unsctentilic sentimelital
iem. establishes himself in a small
Islund In the South Pacific. For ten
years he here experiments uninterrupt
edly. Then a castaway (who tells ihe
story) Is thrown on the inland and sees
such astonishing results of the doctor's
handiwork that lie demands an expla
nation. The chapter headed "Dr.
Morc.ui Explains" ! the pivot of the
book. We yuote from the doctor's talk:
"You forget nil mat a skilled vivlsetlor
can do with llvint, things." said Moreau.
"Small efforts have oeen aiiiput.i
tton, tongue-cutting, excisions. Of course
you know a squint may be Induced or
cured by surgery? Then In case of c.
olHlons you have ill kind of set. on jury
change, pigmentary nlsturba mo fill
cations of the parlous, alt atlon in Ui
secretion of fatty tisane. Thi.-se
are trivial cases of alteration. Surgery
can do butter thir.n than that, '.here i.
building up as wll as orakti.a down i nd
changing. Von navi hoard, iwriiaw, of a
common surgical operation rcJort.J to In
oases where the r.o.o Mrs beer, destroyed;
a flan of skin !i cut from the fore-herd,
turned down on the nos-.i. and heals in the
new position. Tills !h :i 1 1 lid ! grafting
In a new position of rait of mi animal
upon Itself. Drafting or lioMy obtained
material from another animal i nl-v not
slble, the ease of teeth, for example. The
kraftlng of tklr. and lioni i done to la
"llltate heating: the surgeon places In the
middle of the woun J piece.' of ekln siitpotd
from another animal, or fragments of
bone from it '.:ci:iH freshly killel. Hun
ter's coek-siur-pf)i.i: jlv yoii ha-e neard
of that-flourished on the bull's neck; and
the rhinoceros rats of the AUeriau zou
aves are nls t be thaimht ol-m -inters
manufactured l-v traiur-rrlnir a ill) from
the tail of ar. ot -ll.uiry rat to Hs snout, an 1
allowing It to ho il :n that position. '
"Manufactured monsters!" said I.
"Then you mean to tell me"
"Yes. These creatures you have seen
are animals carven and wrought Into new
shapes. To the study of the plasticity of
living forms my life ha been devot.'d.
It's not simply the outward form
of an animal which 1 can change. The
physiology, the chemical rhythm of the,
creature, may ulso be made to undergo un
enduring modification. 'A similar ou ra
tion is the transfusion of blood.
But perhaps my meaining grows plain now.
You begin to see that It is a pussftilt- thing
to transplant tissue from one part of un
animal to another, or from one animal to
another: to alter Its chemical reactions
and methods of growth; to modify the ar
ticulation of Its Jimbs: and lnded to
change It in Its most Intimate structure."
There is further conversation along
(his line, until we come to the follow
ing: "Hut," said I, "these things these on!
muls talk!"
Hw said that wo no and proceeded to
point out tnat the posslbllty of vivisec
tion does not stop at a mere physical n.ctu
nioi pilosis. A pig may be educated. The
mental structure Is even less determinate
than the bodily. In our growing sett nee
of hypnotism we find the promise of- a
possibility or superceding old Inherent In
ctincts by new suggestions, grafting iipcn
or replacing the Inherited fixed lutas. Very
much Indeed of what we call moral educa
tion, he said. Is such un artificial MoCill
cation and perversion of Instinct; peg
naeity Is trained Into courageous self
sacrltice. and suppressed sexuality Into
religious emotion. And the great differ
ence between man and monkey Is In the
larynx, he continued, In the incapacity
to frame delicately different sound-ryni-bols
by which thought could be sustained.
Th Island, In other word, was peo
pled with inuii-mnde animals, having
the shape, the voice and some of the
cruder Instinct of men, set before u
background of ferocity and bestiality.
The pututlve nurrator of the story lived
for nliio months amongst these beast
folk und the novel Is mainly a descrip
tion of his and .their unpurallcled ex
periences. At the end. Dr. Moreau, who
held over his creations u singular
power, is killed by a half-completed
monstrosity that broke away from the
banduges of the vivisection table; and
the beast-men gradually lost the hyp
notic suggestions which nude them
partly human In thoughts, and relapsed
Into their original animal Instincts. The
pictures drawn by Mr. Wells of the con
sequences of this unanticipated emerg
ency are sufficient to convince the un
scientific reader that the old plan of
populating the earth Is decidedly the
A word should be said for the me
chanical appearance of this interesting
volume. It is ideal. A prettier book
was never published.
In a different vein, but every .whit as
Interesting, Is "Dr. Nikola" by Guy
Boothby ) published by the Apple tons
In their Town and Country library).
Dr. Nikola is an Impossible hypnotist
and discoverer of occult mysteries, who
makes all persons bow to his strong
mesmeric force and relentless will. He
learns that in a Thibetan monastary
live a race of monks who have accumu
lated extraordinary knowledge cover
ing thousands of centurlea. He de
termines to penetrate Into this holy
of Oriental holies and possess himself
Of Its wonderful secrets. Hp does this
disguised as u Chinaman, and Is detect
ed at the last minute, with singular
consequences. The leader who begitn
this novel will swallow many improb
abilities before he lays the book down,
Lackawanna Trust and Safe Deposit Co.
Merchants' end Mechanic', 2t Lacks.
Traders' National, 234 Lackawanna.
West Side Bank, lot N. Main.
So ran too Bavins, 123 Wyoming.
The Scran ten Bedding Co., Lacks.
goblnson, B. Bone, 3S N. Seventh,
eblason, Mlna, Cedar, cor. Alder.
Kuppreoht, Louis. 231 Peon.
Williams, J. O. Bro., n Lacks,
Matthews, C, P. Sons Co., M Laeka,
Tho Weston Mill Co., fl-t Lacks.
MeSe. ta Spruce.
but he will not stop until he shall hava
read It through.
Following In the path marked out by
Zangwlll. Abraham Cahan, a Lithu
anian Jew and a political refugee, has
given us In "Yekl, a Tale of the New
York Ghetto" (New York; D. Appleton
& Co.), an Interesting and at -times
vivid picture of the slum life of the
Hebrew colonists of New York. It' Is a
picture of poverty, misfortune and
squalor, with every detail telling elo
quently of the persecutions which have
come to a noble race; yet there ar
human touches to the book which re
veal the underlying thread of common
humanity. The reader of this book will
perhaps not feel much drawn towaid
the characters it depicts, but if he be a
fair-minded man, he will be filled with
unutterable shame to think that it was
the persecution of so-called Christians
which reduced these people to the lev-l
almost of nun tec', bracts.
There is admirable adroitness In the
manner In which Clyde Fitch in "Some
Correspondence and Six Conversations"
(New York: Stone & Kimball) touches
up soclnl foibles. His brutih is feathery
In Its lightness; It gives off only tin
merest bits of color, but In a half-dozen
strokes the artist completes a picture
that Is at once recognizable as accmatc
and Instinct with the true spirit of the
theme. The Idea of packing a wlioh
comedy of modern life Into two, four or
six brief letters Is felicitously conceivej
and consummately executed; while tw
for the conversations, they uiu simply
delicious. If Mr. Fitch's ort hi a trifl ?
superficial, no one can deny that It Is
exquisite ai far as it goes.
. " !l 'I
"Checkers, a Hard-Luck Story" (Chi
cago; Herbert S. Stone & Co.) is dis
tinctively American In theme. In it
Henry M. lllossom, Jr., has drown a
veritlstlc picture of the race track as a
social and financial Institution, with it )
terminology put Into dialect forms that
every one will recognize as true to the
subject. Ho far as we recall no other
writer of fiction has up'proached the
sporting Held from the same half-satirical,
half-humorous standpoint, and
the result Is a book distinctly fresh, or
iginal and. If we may use the word, up-to-date.
Mechanically, too. It Is Worthy
of appreciation. Its naming crimson
cloth covers are appropriately "flashy,"
while type and paper are of the newest
grade of excellence.
"A Daughter of Cuba" by Helen M.
Gcwen (New York; The Merrlam Co.)
is fittingly described on Its title-page a3
"a story of love und wur." It Is a nar
rative spun round the struggle for
Cuban Independence, with Its hero a
brave American who does impossible
feuts at arms, and its heroine a hand
some senorlta who, contrary to all the
law9 of fiction, does not marry the hero
In the last chapter. For the reasons
why we refer all curious persons to the
book Itself.
From the Royeroft Printing shop In
the town of East Aurora, comes an
other of those artistic books with which
this now Venetian band of bookmakers
(we mean no reflection upon the gen
tlemen of the turf) are wont at uncer
tain Intervals to delight bibliophiles. It
Is a sister book to the "Song of Song3,"
Issued lust year; being "The Journal of
Koheleth," otherwise the book of Ko
cleslastos, with an essay by Klbert
Hubburd. But "1- copies) arc to be is
sued: 700 printed on Holland hand-made
paper and twelve on Jayuin vellum, the
whole numbered and signed by Mr.
Hubbard, to be followed by the distri
bution of the attractive Romanesque
types und the destruction of title-pag?,
colophon and borders. The binding Is
In white buckram with rough paper
sides; the size an imperial octavo.
It Is, of course, a delight to read the
musings of the "soli of David" as they
are set forth In this beautiful .wise;
but fur more to the relish of the seeker
nfter modernized wisdom is the intro
ductory essay of Mr. Hubbard. To
say that he has caught the spirit of
the Hebrew monologlst und re-volced
it In the more conventional phraseol
ogy of our time Is to say what anyone
is at liberty to dispute. For to each
mood this message from the ancient
days presents an Individual meaning;
If It were not so It would not so long
have survived. In its depths we mirror
our own mental characteristics a fai t
true of all Inspired Scripture.
According to Mr. Hubbard's reading,
the mun who wrote that book, who
ever he .was (und the (supposition that
it was Solomon does not meet with the
present essayist's approval) did not
write for publication: had. In short, no
ambitious Idea that he was writing for
Immortality. "Most authors," Mr. Hub
bard observes, "are like farmers In a
photograph gullery very different per
sons from the awkward men in shirt
sleeves who so gracefully toss the gold
en sheaves over the cross-beams Into
the mow. In Shakespeare there Is a
careless quality which shows that of
whatever he wrote he never blotted a
line. And although we say with Ben
Jonson, would he had blotted a thou
sand, the work lives ami Is deathless
on Recount of Its very Imperfections.
A lawyer's brief, a malefactor's de
fense, a shop-keeper's advertisement,
may be perfect and complete, but their
author's motives are ulterior, and like
all other selfish things that strive to
clutch and hold they are ephemernl.
Only second rate men have exalted
alms. The great of earth simply en
deavor to do their work, not to be
"To me," the espaylst remarks, furth
er on, "the Book of F.cclesiastes Is
simply the Journal of a man .who has
lived long and studied much; who has
traveled and observed and meditated;
who has tasted of all the so-called
pleasures of life. And now ho has
of Wholesale
Owens Bros., 218 Adsms avenue.
Scranton Dairy Co., Peon and Llndea,
Dickson Manufacturing Co.
The Fashion, 301 Lackawanna avenue.
Kowlsy, P. F. A M. T 231 Wyoming avs.
Kelly, T. J. A Co., 14 Lackawanna.
Megargel A Connell. Franklin avenue
Porter, John T., 2 and 28 Lackawanna.
Rice, Levy A Co., 80 Lackawanna,
Connell, W. P. A Sons. 118 Penrl.
Foots A Shear Co., 11 N. Washington,
Hunt Connell Co.. tit Laokawaaaa.
played the game to the limit, and. Old
Age plucking; him by the sleeve, he
recognizes that he Is about to quit. We
catch him off his guard and hear him
talking aloud."
There la an epigrammatic turn to Mr.
Hubbard's philosophy which often puts
his thoughts In miniature. Lacking
space for adequate quotation, we yet
do partial justice to his perceptive
powers by presenting a few stray pick
ings from the masterly Introduction:
"No man allows his thoughts to ap
pear in dressing gown and slippers, save
with the wife of bis bosom, and she nev
er tells his best, because she can't trans
late it."
"Conversation Is comment and criti
cism on things external: very, very
rarely does It rise to self-revelation or
soul confession."
"Talleyrand was right: Words were
Invented that men might conceal their
thoughts and the purpose has never
been forgotten."
"The average man plays to the gallery
of his own self-esteem."
"Laughter has a certain proportioned
relation to tears, and unless this rela
tivity Is shown hi literature the lines
come tardy off."
"A cheerful resignation is always he
roic; but no phuse cf life la so pathetic
as a forced optimism."
"Hope pushed to the extreme Is only
"There is a sort of skyey metaphysics
that is unlike charity, being exceeding
ly puffed up. It always has an answer
ready. It claps Its calipers to science,
art or philosophy without warning, and
reasons high finding, meanings, por
tents, proofs where'er It lists. What
ever Is not In accordance with Its pre
conceived predilections is boldly argued
down, or calmly waived, or smiled
away. Through its nimble alchemy it
extracts sunbeams from cucumbers', or
resolves the sold of experience into
vapor by the breath of its mouth.
Pressed too closely, like the Ink-fish, It
clouds Its slippery form In misty, mean
ingless words, lieware of these mazy,
hazy, hotly arguing philosophers who
twist and distort all the beautiful things
of earth Into 'proof.' "
"Deep down In our heart we crown
with laurel the literature that contains
the honest doubt. Hamlet is a vast In-tcrrogatlon-polnt;
Faust Is a guetis;
the Divine Comedy u dream: and Abt
Vogler, alb-clad, nmlce-tired and stolcd
with the sacred tippet, Is carried on the
wings of music free and clear of all
the ensnaring tlxlty of faith."
"In these thoughts of the Prophet
there Is at times the strong, well-potsed
Independence of the man who Is con
vinced of his kinship with the Divine;
of one who, feeling his footsteps mor
tised and tenoned lu granite, knows the
amplitude of tln'e. He does not strive
to be explicit, to make his philosophy
synthetic, to convert or to proselyte.
As In all sublime oratory there Is a dash
of indifference to the opinions of the
audience, so In great literature there
Is a quality that says with Browning:
'I do not WPite for you.' "
Aldtn's Living Topics Cyclopedia
reaches us In handsome single-volume
form, comprising; some 300 pages of
crisply stated facts not found In other
cyclopedias because other cyclopedias
are not up to date. There Is to be a new
edition of this cyclopedia each month,
with each subject freshened to the mo
ment of golnjv to pies'", and new topics
added. Each y ;u.- one can pot a new
volume for 35 cents, after l-ivlng $1
for the first one. in the meantime, the
Living Topics magazine, a little pam
phlet Issued fortnightly for a nominal
sum, will keep the purchaser of one of
these larger volumes Informed of all
that transpires subsequent to the date
of his edition of the cyclopedia. New
York: John B. Alden, 10 and 12 Vande
water street.
First twenty-two
McKinley law.
First twenty-two
Oorman law.
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Total ....t273,918.3ui Total ...$237,198,215
Decrease Under "Tariff for Rev
enue Only" 3,"20,144
Acquiring Knowledge. '
"Papa, w hat Is an old saw not the saw
yon saw with, but the kind this paper
speaks about?"
"What old saw does the paper speak
"That's what I want to know. It says:
Everybody 'has heard the old saw, never
look a gift horg In the mouth." ' I want
to know where the saw comes In."
"Well, there's your old saw. An old
taw Is an old proverb."
"Why shouldn't you look a gift horse in
the mouth?"
"Because because It's bad taste. It's
ungrateful and all that sort of thing."
"All what sort of thing?"
"Why. to look a horse In he mouth that
has been given to you shows that It snows
that you are not thinking of the giver, but
at the value of the gift."
"What would anybody want to look a
horse In the mouth for?"
"To tell how old It Js."
(After a pause) "Papa, can you tell how
old a saw Is by looking at it teeth?"
Chicago Tribune.
Not a Mysterious Di nprjeornnce.
"What has become of all your chick
en??" "We have had two church conferences
In our town this year." Judge.
and Retail City and Suburban Representative Business Houses.
Dale A Stevens, 27 Lackawanna.
Cleveland, A. 8., IT Lackawanna.
Kelly A Healey. 20 Lackawanna.
Finley, P. B., 510 Lackawanna.
Keller, Luther, 813 Lackawanna.
Frits O. W., 410 Lackawanna.
Keller A Harris, 117 Penn.
Walsh, Edward J., 33 Lackawanna.
Williams, Samuel, 11 Spruce.
Goldsmith Bros., 304 Lackawanna.
Ford, W. M., 120 Penn. v
Cerantou Candy Co.. 22 Lackawanna.
Vancouver Village, Where the Fair Sex
U ia (treat Demaad.
Lonely Maidens Can Procare Hus
bands to Suit the Most Fastitlons.
Big Soma Awaiting Those Who
Will Be Life Companions.
From the Ban Francisco Examiner.
There Is a city In the western part of
Canada, close to the Pacific Ocean,
which Is named by all who visit It the
most desolate spot upon the face of the
earth. Its climate Is good, its natural
resources excellent. Its houses fair. Its
streets well paved, yet within this town
there Is an ulr of forlorn dejection that
strikes the most careless traveller that
comes within its boundary.
It Is on Vancouver Island, a sweet,
fair spot. And the desolation Is caused
by one thing one only. The lack of
women and girls.
Thi particular town Is scarcer of the
product than any of Its locality. There
are many towns upon the Island, but
this one lucks women so sadly that In a
recent census of the place It was found
nearly 30.000 short. This number in-clud-.s
a count of serving women, wo
m. n to do the work of the house, cook,
wush, and iron, it also Includes work
lug girls and women vfho are not ex
pected to marry. And, of course, It took
in the queus of the city, the fair ma
trons of the homes and the mistresses
of the pretty establishments.
Today the doorsteps of these houses
yawn vacantly and the vines fluttering
over the portals seem to say: "She
comes not yet."
It Is not to be expected that such a
condition of affairs could exist without
becoming unknown. The thrifty long
shoremen of the place and the wood
men, the miners, and the merchants
have written east ubout It, and a few
days ago the mayor of the place was
surprised and delighted to receive a let
ter containing a suggestion. It was
that, as women were loo numerous In
the east to dud the homes they desired
he, the mayor, should devote a part of
the funds or the town to sending east
for a car load of marriageable young
women to come out and settle In the va
cunt homes. The letters suggested that
as the young women were not lu afflu
ent circumstances, most of them living
with married sisters or supporting
themselves, it might be a good thing to
provide each with a small "dowry" with
which to equip herself to come out to
the frontier coast and marry one of the
needy men.
The letter so Impressed the Mayor of
the place that he laid It before a com
mittee of men and women, for there ore
a few women there, and they decided
that nothing could be better. Their
fertile brains hit upon the expedient of
fitting up a hotel or "homo" for all the
new arrivals, and they suggested a re
ception committee of men and women to
meet them. "When they get off the
train," said the chairman of the com
mittee, "we will approach them, shake
hands with them, ond make them feel
at home at once, men as well as women
being there to say. 'How do you do?" "
The scheme at last reports was being
carried out, and a hundred little grip
sacks In the East were being filled with
the small belongings of the femininity,
the same that were to transform that
corner of Vancouver from the most
desolate place upon the earth Into a par
adise. In other countries, especially those of
Europe, women are so much more beau
tiful than men that certain Induce
ments are held out to men to marry.
These people can hardly believe that
there Is an El Dorado for women, where
a woman needs only a wedding gown
and a bouquet to take possesion of by a
delighted and worthy man.
In these European countries the men
have been thinned out by emigration.
They have gone out to Australia, have
gone up Into the high seas, have come
here. But the women have stayed at
home. Hence the dower question be
came Important, and grows more and
more so every year. In France tha
poorest girl must have her dot, and if
her parents cannot give it to her she
must work until she gets It. Here a
girl. If she be poor, works only to give
herself a trousseau, and Is very fortu
nate if Bhe comes to her husband with
a $5 bill In her purse. Women of Amer
ica do not know how like queens they
are compared to those of other coun
There are places upon the frontier of
the United States, villages bordering
upon recently opened places, Territories
and upon the limits of cultivation,
where a woman Is worth her weight
In gold and a great deal more. There
Is a genuine bateiing of women con
stantly taking place.
Let a woman from the city go there
and the "courtship" begins Immedia
tely, and great rivalry there Is for her
hand. The men have gold ore to ofTer
they own "claims." they have partly
worked farms, and they want a good
home to live In. They will hire China
men or half breeds, anything to do the
hard work. If only a good-looking wo
man will light the parlor lamp at night
and sit In the window and wait for them
to come home.
The "price" for a pretty .woman of
good education and family In a new:y
constructed town Is great enough to es
tablish a man In business In the city
and Introduce him to society. The
agent of a matrimonial bureau In Chi
cago, who, as much out of curiosity ns
for business, kept himself In touch with
frontier needs, received a letter from
a wealthy miner of a certain desolate
The T. H. Watts Co., Lt., T23 W. Laeka.
Babcock, O. J. A Co., 118 Franklin.
Scranton Supply and ifach. Co., 131 Wy
Hill ft Connell, 181 Washington,
Blume, Win. A Son, (22 Spruce,
Scrsnton House, near depot
Brown's Be Hive, 234 Laeka.
City and Suburban.
Florey, C. M., 222 Wyoming.
Ouaster A Forsyth, 227 Peon,
territory. "1 nt-ed & wife ' wrnl tfi
miner, "and If you can persuade a good-
luoKing woman to come out here and
take it. look at me I can gamble she will
have me. I won't show her my
bronzed mnr lint I'll l h m a
squint at the ore. If she'll name her
figure ahe can have it. Mines put In her
name the day before she becomes Mrs.
The "price" of a woman for with
such quick matrimonial arrangements
"true love" goes to the wall and poor
Cupid goes home out of his occupation
depends upon the woman and the loca
tion. In thriving villages, where every
man owns his own farm, a pretty girl
want a good house "clear," a big acre
age of land, and a good-looking man.
The live stock la also taken into account
by her. Homelier girls get less. And
so all the way down to the woman who
Is angular and sour, and who must be
contented with a farm hand and lots of
hard work. That Is the way things are
managed In the woman's El Dorados,
where every woman can have a hus
band "as quick as wink," and where
every man Is waiting for a girl to come
In the moat rlaunluti.
Byyt vi cm
where a delegation of women Is expected
l" utmost any aay, tne matrons
of the town are determined that there
shall be romance In their city and
enough courtship to make matters spicy
gossip. The married men are likewise
inclined to this arrangement, as part of
the cost of transportation comes out of
their pockets as taxpayers.
The matrons propose to open the
amusement halls every night and give
sociables, fulrs, and tea drlnklngs. They
have planned an amateur dramatic
company, and as for dances, each
Is to have a dancing class under her own
chuperonage. The girls upon the day
of their arrival are to be given a recep
tion, and all will become acquainted
.The greatest bargain sale of wives
ever known took place upon a recently
opened domain u. four ,un -
- - " afW.
A fiantlo cull was sent to the
citiea ror one hundred women.
And poor girls, out of fun and
curiosity and willingness to have a
home, went out there. The men met
them at the station. The girls looked
them over shyly. By evening all the
girls had found boarding places In the
wooden shanties of the "town." And
by Sunday the parson was kept busy
tying the nuptial knots. The prettiest
girls and the richest ones got the
wealthiest men. A girl with $50 was an
heiress and a man with $100 was a
prince. The plain girls took up with
poor fellows with hope nd chances. It
was a quick, natural selection.
One very handsome fellow, with
blond curls, got a very pretty girl,
though neither had a cent. It was a
case of beauty. The rude courtship was
carried on In the three evenings be
tween the time the girls arrived and
Sunday, and within a week there were
nearly one hundred small wooden
houses going up In the town.
There Is no name for this peculiar
state of society where women are want
ed to make homes and where money Is
laid down for them and paid to them
to queen It over a home. A glaring
headline in an English paper once called
It "The Barter of Women In America."
But among those who see the satisfac
tory after workings it Is merely the
good-natured consent of the girls to ad
Just themselves to their country, which
Is yet new enough not to be as evenly
distributed as It will be when the twenty-first
century man and woman come
From the Times-Herald.
Mr. Hunna Is a man of business and Is
interested in politics only In so far as
politics may be employed to promote the
welfare of the country. It Is his good
fortune to be the disinterested and bosom
friend or the statesman to whom the
country turns for guidance on th road
to prosperity. What he has done to biiim
sbout the nomination of .McKinley has
been done from the most unselfish mo
tives and without expectation of recom
pense beyond Identification with the Pa
triotic work of which his friends, no more
than the country at large, will be the
beneficiary, it Is McKinley' wonderful
good fortune hat the work of the ant.j
conventlon campaign, as well as of the
regular campaign now begun, has de
volved upon men In whose hands his
honor Is safe and who wish no success
apart from his own.
Under -Mark Hannas chairmanship no
Republican leader worthy of the name
will b ignored. No unworthy alliances
wll be made. No unnecessary dollar will
be collected, and no dollar will be ex
pended except for legitimate purposes.
There will be no rainbow chasing. Busi
nesslike methods will prevail at head
quarters. The books of the committee
will be kept so that they may be at any
time open to the Inspection of those who
have a right to see them. There will be
no deficit to be met four years later. No
mud will be thrown. Personal Issues
will not be allowed to becloud the great
questions at stake. The campaign will be
conducted on a dignified plane, and the
methods employed to secure success will
be worthy alike of the candidate and the
From the Washington Star.
But the contest will not be between man
and man. .Mr. .McKinley easily matches
the best man In America In point ot purity
of life and exalted conceptions of citizen
ship. He, as an Individual, as .Mr. Bryan
us an Individual does, stands for home
and country and all things or good re
port. But the platforms of the two fac
tions make the issue. The country Is to
choose between them, and In doing so will
exercise all the greater care for knowing
that thevinan elected will faithfully carry
out his pledge to the people. That the
campaign Is to be free from all coarseness
seems assured, and the assurance Is most
welcome. The two leaders being men of
blameless lives, there will be no excuse
tor personalities, nor for the slightest Ue.
parture from s discussion of the princi
ples Involvtd. This will rule out spouters
of the ba.ier soit, and leave the stump to
men of Ideas and personal excellence.
Cowl. W. C, 1807 N. Main.
Rogers, A. E., 216 Lackawanna.
Goodman's Shoe Store, 432 Lackawanna.
Barbour's Home Credit House, 42t Laeka
Inglls, J. Scott, 419 Lackawanna.
Oiterhout. N. P., 110 W. Market.
Jordan, Jamos, Olyphant.
Barthold, E. J., Olyphant
Snook, 8. M., Olyphant.
Winks, J. C, Ul Psan.
OranA Vnitrn Tta Ce U8 S. Mala,
Advice from a Prominent Member
of this Society.
She Tells a "Moon" Reporter the Secret c' Her
Good Health and Happiness.
When a person has been cared from malady
that has troubled him for year and the best
physician in the country were powerless to
grapple with it. When the patient bad suf
fered for year all the agonies that pn can de
scribe, and then wu cured by a remedy, it is
no wonder that the patient who has that been
cured would be loud In the praise of that
remedy. This h the case of Henry Weston,
whose story was told in the Mo several
moot hi ago. It will be remembered that Mr.
Wetton doctored with one of the best special
ists in the country nnd found no relief, and
then after a lew boxes of Dr. William' Pink
Pill had been Ukea he was well. Mr. Weston
it o jubilant over hit recovery that he never
tires of telling hi ttory to other. It was
through bim that Mr. John Ettell. of South
Avenue, was induced to try them. She Is well
acquainted with Mr. Wetton, and through his
advic and knowing that he had been cured by
thi remedy, the was induced to try them.
A Moon reporter called on Mrs. Estell and
asked her tf the ttory of her cure was true.
She taid that she kuew of the remarkable
cure of Mr. Weston, and the wat tuflerins
from the after effect of the grippe and a baa
case of indigestion. She doctored with a
local physician and received no special bene
fit. Mr. Weston had urged her to try the
pills, and after she had wade up her mind
that it wat uselett for her to doctor with the
physicians any longer, tho decided to try Dr.
William' Pink Pills for Pale People. She
went to Amoerg a Murpny urug ttore and
asked thern about the remedy, ttating her
case. The drumtiat told her that they Jcnew
of many case like hers that had been cured
by the pill, and they had not the least bit
of doubt about her receiving great benefit if
she took the medicine. She bought a box
and iu a very short time she wat a new
woman, the effect of the grippe were all
gone and her stomach which bad troubled
her for to many years was better. For years
she had to eat only the easiest food that could
be digested, aud mauy article! of diet that
she longed for had to be let alone. 8he was
troubled with that awful disease of indiges
tion and the long train of disease that go
with it. She suffered with all of the hor
rors that persont affected with that malady are
subject to, but after ahe had taken the pills
a snort time she found relief and now she
eats everything she desires, and hat no fears
at all. She eat things now, and hat no after
pain, or trouble with indigestion, that a lew
month ago the would not have thought of
taking into her ttoiaach no more than she
would a doae of poison. To a Moon reporter
she said: "The Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
made a new woman of me." Mrs. Estell Is
the picture of health, and tayt the feelt bet
ter to-day than the hat for years, and attri
butes her good health to the uae of the reme
dy that everyone ia taking. She cannot say
enough in favor of it nnd never mines a
chance to tell ber friends of what it ho done
for her. One to look ot her would not think
that she had ever had a tick day in her life
nnd the tayt the feels better than the hat for
many years.
Mrs. Kstell it well-known in thit city, her
husband owns the Eatell cottoget on South
Avenue, where the and ber husband reside.
The lady i president of the Ladle' Aid,
and the it a prominent worker in the Pint
Society of Spiritualist In thit city. She is
knowu in almost every home here and a re
commendation that comet from her bat
weight. When ahe tells her friends of what
thit great remedy hat done for her and they
tee the healthy look on her face, they cannot
doubt it, no matter how much they might
detire. It i certaiuly a marvel what it Eat
done for her.
To the scribe the said that tbt thought it
wat ber duty to her friends to tell them of
what the Dr. Williami' Pink Pill had
done for her. She had been cured and when
the saw others who were trying their best to
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. No more Freckle. Tan. Sunburn, Black
Heads, Liver Spot. Pimple and Hallow Coin-
Elexien If ladies will in mv Superior Face
leach. Not a cosmetic, but s medicine whicU
acts directly on the tkln, removing all ditcol
oration. and one of the greatest purifying
agent for the complexion in existence, a
perfectly clear and s pollen complexion can
on obtained In every Instance by it use. Price
51 per bottle. For tale at E. M. Helnel s Hair
Droning nd Manicure Parlor. 310 Lacka
wanna are. Mail order filled promptly.
M Ckkketer EaslUk DlMHd Braes,
Orastiatu utj vaij Venaia.
arc, af rtllftbta. laoic ul
Vruffttt tor rwcAMftrf Wnft Vt i
otuf m ran it in kssi ana aui nnaiaiiia'
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In tump for ptnWultrt, teatlsMBltU uJ
"tUllef for LtvllesV tttttr, b rtrtara
Ul, ltw,sjejv JeiIIUniisi. AMffOliT.
Clark, O. R. ft Co.. 201 Washington.
Huntington, i. C, 308 N. Washington,
Plrie, J, J., 427 Lackawanna,
Raub. A P.., 425 Sprues,
McGarrah ft Thomas, 209 Lackawanna.
Lo rents, C, 418 Lacks:. Linden ft Wash,
Davis. G. W Main and Markst.
Bloes. W. S., Peckvllle.
Davie, John J., 108 B. Main.
Slmwell, V. A., tit Linden.
Green. Joseph, 107 Lackawanna.
MaroUaa, J. U, He Lackawanna
4U mEAl
get relief from their maladies by doctoring
with the physicians sod after taking treat,
ment for months and secured no rslief, the
believed that it wot time for them to try
something that wonld cure them. In all the
easel that the had recommended thit remedy
for the had not heard of one that had sot
been greatly benefited by it- To the reporter
she said, "Yon cannot pnt it too strong for
me. I am overjoyed at the result of ay
experience with the remedy, and I have sot
only recommended it to friend in this city,
but bare written to a number in other place
who hsve taken my advice and bought the
pill, with the tame remarkable retultt at I
hod. It it a remedy that thould be in every
J. W. Murphy, of the drag Arm of Am
berg & Murphy, wss seen by a Moon re.
pretentative In regard to the esse of Mrs.
Estell. "Yes," said he, "ber cats wat
L..V1 V. I - , '
perhaps hundreds in thit city alone. ' We
never hsve any fear about rteonunendins
mete puis to our cuttomtrs. nioo not si
a rule guarantee patent remedies, but tbert
it no risk to run in guaranteeing this remedy.
no one who bat ever taken it eon say any.
thing but praise for it and what sveryeaa
tayt mutt be true."
Mr. Murphy then cited the esses of
number of our prominent dtisent who hid
been cured by the pills and whose caste had
been almost beyond cure so nuny thought.
We hsve to many calls for these pill and
bear so much sbout their cures that it be
come an everyday occurrence with ut and
we do not keep track of the parties who sre
cored by them," he said to the scribe, "but
if we kept a list of our patrons on the remedy
we could furnbh yon a long list of per.
torn to Interview, who hsve uot only been
made well, but happy alto by thi medicine."
Dr. William' Pink Pillt for Pale People
are handy to take and carry. They can be
carried in the vest pocket and taken st any
time during the day.
The cue or Mrs. Ettell and Mr. Weston
mentioned in this article were treated by
doctor for months. Mr. Weston paying out
hundreds of dollars to doctors and then given
up. lie wat cured with a few boxes of Pink
Pills. Mr. Estell only bought two botes,
just a dollar didihe spend. Thit was vastly
dinerent from paying out a dollar a visit
from a physician. It it no wonder that peo
ple are so anxious to tell their friend of
what thit remedy will do.
Dr. Williami' Pink Pills for Pale People
are prepared by the Dr. Williami' Med.
icine Co., of Schenectady, N. Y., a firm
whose ability and reliability are unques
tioned. Pink Pill sre not looked upon a a
patent medicine, but at a prescription,
having been used as tuch for year in general
practice, and their lucceasfut retultt In
curing various afflictions made it imperative
that they be prepared in quantities to meet
the demand of the public, and place them in
reach of all. They are an unfailing ipecifio
for snch diseases at locomotor ataxia, partial
partly!. St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neu
ralgia, rheumatism, nervous hcadaohe, the
after effect of la grippe, palpitation of the
heart, pale and tallow complexion, and the
tired feeling resulting from nervou prostra
tion, all diseases resulting from vitiated hu
mora in the blood, tuch at scrofula, chronio
erysipelas, etc. Tney are also a ipecifio for
troubles peculiar to female, tuch at snpprea
tion, Irregularities, and all forms of weak
ness. They build up the blood, and restore
the glow of health to pale and sallow cheek.
In men they effect a radical cure in all case
arising from mental worry, overwork, or es
cesses of whatever nature.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pill, contain all the fie
ments necessary to give new life and richness
to tbs blood and restore shattered nerve.
They are for sale by all druggists, or msy be
had by mail from Dr. Wifliam' Medicine
Company, Schenectidy, N. Y., for 60 cents
box, or tix boxes for .50.
are located the finest Ashing and huntln
(rounds In the world. Descriptive books
on application. Tickets to all points In
Maine, Canada and Maritime Province.
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Canadian and
United States Korthwett, Vanvouver,
Seattle, Tacoms, Portland, Or., San
First-Class Sleeping and Dining Cars
attached to all throucht trains. Tourist
ears fully fitted with bedding, curtains
and specially adapted to wants of families
may be bad with second-cla tickets.
Rates always less than via other line.
For further Information, time tables, eta
on application to
E. V. SKINNER, Q. E. A..
383 Broadway. New York.
nceivnco fiinkiii. ,
Made a
lstDay.pji iwweii Man
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rr. OP EAT 30th bay.
jpxuiasaroB x?.xizsxa33ir
produce the above result In SO risy. It act
sowcrf ally and quickly. Cures when all other tall.
Vouug men will retain tlielr lost manhood, and old
men will recover tbelr youthful visor by using
RKV1 VO. It quickly tnd aurely restorea Nervou
nesa, Lost Vitality, Impotency, Nlsbtly Emissions
Lot Power, Faluns Memory, Waetint Diwsse. and
all effecte of w)U-abiue or exceae and indiscretion
which unttta one for study, businesa or marrlase. It
not only cum by sorting at the eeet ot d.seeee, but
1st treat nerve tonic aud blood builder, briar
lug back the pink (low to pale cheeks and r
storing the Are of youth. It wards oil rneatuty
and Consumption. Insist on bavins RKVIVO.U
other. It can be carried la vest pocket. By mall,
1.00 per package, or all tor DS.OO, with a poal
written guarantee to cure or refund
he mouey. Circular free. Address
' urniCiP ..-. OHirfir.
For salt by MATTHEWS BROS., Druggist
Seriates. Ps.
Radln Bros., 128 Penn.
Kresky, E. H. ft Co.. lie . Mala.
Stone Bros., 808 Spruce. ,
Parker, E. R., 821 Spruce.
Caryl's Dining Rooms, 60S Llndea,
Benjamin ft Benjamin, FrankUn ft Spruosv
Robert. J. W 128 N. Main.
telle, J. Lawrence, 808 Spruce.
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